Friday, April 30, 2010

Show Us What Ya Got!

Good morning everyone and Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!!  Welcome back to Sew Many Layouts Challenges!  After a short break the DT is back and ready for action!

In honor of National Scrapbook Day, the DT have created layouts using some of their favorite scrapping goodies.  I have been scrapping for about 9 years now and I love it.  The new thing I have to say that I am excited about is digital scrapbooking.  One more thing to add to my list of collections!  ;O)  I love that I can change everything around in the blink of an eye, all my "cuts" are always straight, I can create my own backgrounds...all without ever having made a mess!  You will certainly be seeing digital layouts right here...I hope you come back frequently and see what I've been up to.

Create any sized layout and use ANY digital image (we would love to see you use a SMC image).  Share your favorite supplies and techniques with us too!

Complete the challenge to be entered to win $10 for Kristen Powers Ink Etsy Shop.

For my layout today I used the sweet Butterfly image from Sew Many can you resist that face?  Our sponsor today is Kristen Powers Ink, so I have also incorporated her awesome digital images as well.  The mushrooms (2 not shown) and the small butterfly all come together!

Be sure to come by Sew Many Layouts Challenge Blog and join us!  Stop by the other DT member's blogs to see their creations too.  :O)

Also entered into Sew Many Cards Challenge - anything goes with Sew Many Cards image.  :O)

Things that ROCK!

Hello everyone!  Before I forget {again}, I wanted to remind you all that The Digi Shack is partying tomorrow for Digi Day on SNR!  Be there at 5:00PM CST for the fun, challenges & chatting...after the 1st hour is up we'll be heading over to U Stream to watch/listen to was a blast last time!!!  Join us tomorrow!

Now on to my project.  I joined in today with the challenge at Sketches! {by Tamara}.  There was no sketch today..."Your challenge is to make a layout about the 5 Material Things you can not live without."  FUN!

Have a lovely day!  :O)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dudley the Dragon is HERE!

Hello all you Doodle Dragon Studios fans!  As promised I'm back today with a card made for Dustin Pike's new release today!  WOOHOO!  Dudley is here in 15 different digis for the low price of $ them RIGHT HERE!

There is a graduation Dudley as the freebie today too!  Be sure to go by Dustin's Blog and pick it up for yourself!  Stop by the other DT's blogs to see what they made with this fun release...links on my sidebar!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It's Wild Flower Wednesday!

Hello again, friends!  My dear friend, Jen Shults' challenge is today...Wild Flower Wednesday!  It was a fun color combo, so I decided to play along.  :O)  Your challenge is to use a digital image and the colors ORANGE & PINK.  Fab!  I used the Wild Flower Kids image Birthday Ivy.  Isn't she great?  Join along in the challenge this week!

Have a great night everyone!  Don't forget to stop by tomorrow and see what Dustin Pike has cooked up for his next release!

A Fluttery Sketch...

Good morning everyone!  It's time for 2 of my favorite challenges!  The Digi Shack's Sketchbook Wednesday and Flutter By Wednesday.  These two went hand in hand this week!  Toni's simple and beautiful sketch was perfect for the challenge at FBW...Clean and simple with butterflies!

I used this gorgeous butterfly digital image from The Digi Shack and colored it with monochromatic colors to add to the simplicity of my design.  I love this quote and thought I'd add it to my card this week.  I am very happy with it as a whole!  :O)

I hope you enjoyed my card this week!  Please visit all of my design team sistahs and show them some love as well!  The Digi Shack & Flutter By Wednesday DT's are on my sidebar!  Join us in both challenges this week...we would love to see what you create!  :O)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Toot, Toot!

Not to toot my own horn or anything...LOL!  I was asked to be a part of the Summer DT for Sew Many Layouts!  Sarabeth of Scrap Happie made my day by asking me...I obviously accepted!  Thanks Sarabeth!!!
Be sure to join us on May 1st for a meet 'n' greet new DT blog hop.  It starts right HERE!  Kristen Powers Ink is our sponsor, so be sure to come by and see all the fabby layouts and maybe win some prizes!  :O)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Inktegrity's Hump Day Inspiration #8

Hello again everyone!  Here is my last post of the day.  It's time for Inktegrity's Hump Day Inspiration #8!  Diane gave us another great sketch this week.  I used a sentiment from the fairy's out of the norm for me, but I like it just the same.  Won't you join us this week?  If you're chosen as the winner,  you can win free images from the Inktegrity store!  :O)

Visit the rest of the design team to see what they came up with!  :O)

Flutter By #106

So sorry I'm late again!  I swaer, today has been the day for lateness!  GRRR!  It's time for another Flutter By Wednesday.  This week we have a sketch from Mercy Kerrin!  Use it for inspiration along with your butterfly, fairy or angel!

I used a photo printed on cardstock this week.  A friend of mine took this photo of a painted lady I thought this sentiment was appropriate.  :O)

Check out the rest of the DT's creations and show them some love!  Have a great day!

Sketch Wednesday @ The Digi Shack...

Good morning to you all!  Happy Hump Day!  So I went to bed last thinking that I was definitely forgetting to do something.  After mowing for over 5 hours yesterday I just couldn't put my finger on it, and I was so tired I didn't really care!  Now here it is 4:30AM as I type up my Sketchbook Wednesday post for The Digi Shack that was supposed to post at 12:00!  Shame on me!  *sheepish grin*

Before I show you the card I made I want to remind everyone that The Digi Shack is having a DT Call!  The term would be for June 1 - Sept. 1...check out all the deets HERE!

Without further is the card I made with Toni's sketch.  I used a very cool swirly bird (though I colored mine and now you can't see it) that Toni gave away at one of our SNR Digi Days.  :O)  I am also entering this card into the Simon Says Challenge...things with wings!

We would love to have you join us this week!  Also check out what the rest of the DT did...links on my side bar!  :O)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Want an AMAZING Deal?

Hey everyone!  I just wanted to stop by and let you all know that it's Dustin Pike's BLOGAVERSARY today!  TODAY ONLY you can grab over 200 of Dustin's digital images for just $10!!!  There are a few sets of new images too...$5 each or all 3 for $10!  Get your patooties over to his blog for some awesome deals and a freebie or 2!  WOOT!

Here is a super cute layout of my super cute great nephew...I used the Dino Train set that's new today!  :O)

Slusser the Penguin from Inktegrity!

Happy Tuesday all my crafty friends!  It's a new release day over at Inktegrity!  Joni has 3 new adorable Slusser the Penguins for your release today!  Too fun and just in time for warmer weather! 

I used Volleyball Slusser for my card today.  I love him with his visor and swim trunks...he's definitely ready for the beach!  Hop over to Inktegrity and pick him up for yourself!

Check out my other teamies to see what great creations they came up with!  All links are on my sidebar.  :O)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Cleaning? But...

DUST BUNNIES ARE OUR FRIENDS!!!  Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend and are refreshed for this week.  ;O)

I made this card with an older Card Patterns sketch {#56} and this cute Dust Bunny image from Wink Wink Ink.  I used the pre-colored version of the digital stamp along with the included sentiment.  A cute card to send someone just because.  Be sure to head over to the WWI blog to check out the ongoing challenge (ends April 26th) and then hop over to the WWI Shop and buy yourself some super cute digital stamps today!

Have a great day everyone!  :O)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Doodle Dragon Studios is Sketching it Up!

Happy Sunday all!  Sorry my post is up a little later than usual...I don't even have an excuse today!  :O)

Today is Challenge day at Doodle Dragon Studios Challenge Blog!  I have created a sketch for you to use along with your DDS image.  Come and play along!

I used the giraffe from the Party Animals set...I love all the little guys from that set!  :O)  I flipped the sketch on it's side for my card.  I colored with my Copics and gave him some subtle shimmer to his spots with the clear Spica pen. 

You have 2 weeks, until May 1st to join in with up with Mr. Linky HERE!  Even if you just use my sketch, leave a link here so I can see what you came up with.  I love seeing your interpretations!  Visit the other DT to see what fabulous things they came up with...links on my sidebar!

Wanna be a Shack Sistah???

Calling all Sistahs!
The Digi Shack Design Team Call
It’s that time again where we are looking for a few fresh faces to join The Digi Shack.
If you LOVE digi’s you’ll love being part of our family!  We are looking for new design team members.  We’ve recently lowered our prices on our images to just $1 each to do our part in saving the world of paper crafter’s money!  We are also adding a few new lines to our shop including some fabulous templates!
Open to:
U.S. and International English speaking applicants
Please read the following very carefully before submitting your application.  It is very important that you follow the directions as that too is part of the determining factor of you becoming a DT member
·         3 pictures of your VERY BEST work.  Photos must be sized at 640x480.  This can either be cards, layouts with pictures or altered items
·         A paragraph (not a sentence) about you and why you want to be a Shack Sistah and what you will do to promote The Digi Shack.
·         A clickable link to your blog
·         A clickable link to your online gallery or galleries
·         A list of clickable links to all Design teams you are on.  It is favorable that you are not active on more than 3 design teams while you are with TDS.

What is expected of DT members?
  • Complete weekly challenges and post to your blog on the challenge day(s).
  • Post comments and photos on SNR and PCP and other social networking sites.(this means you will have to have a user account at SNR and PCP)
  • You will also be required to leave comments on blogs for all of our TDS fans that participate in our challenges and your sistah’s blogs
  •  Participate in ALL TDS events where sufficient notice is given. 
  • It is not required but we encourage all DT members to submit their artwork to magazine publication at least once a month. A list of publications will be provided for you on the DT blog.
  •  You will also be required to participate in Digi Day on SNR on the 1st Saturday of EVERY MONTH for your term.(this date is subject to change without notice) as well as our monthly Ustream live video feeds (you do not need to have a webcam but you do need to sign up for a free Ustream account so that you can participate in the live chats).
  • You must use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your internet browser in order to view all of our images – both safer than IE and free to download.  Our images are not always visible on IE.  This does not mean if you use IE you have to delete it, you just need to use Firefox or Chrome while working with TDS images and blogs.  You can have more than one browser installed on your computer and it should not harm or interfere with your system.
  • You must also know and understand how to use digital images.  No special software is required but you must be able to print digital images in order to showcase them.  Further, you must have a working knowledge of blogging software and understand the basic principles of inserting links, adding photos, etc.
  • A digital camera to photograph your work is required.  No scanned images please. 
  • You will be required to promote TDS by placing a clickable blog button on your blog. (This will be provided to you by TDS if you are chosen to be on the team)
  • You must have a blog that is updated at least 3 times a week.
  • You must be willing to commit to a 3 month term (June 1, 2010-Sept 1, 2010)
  • You will be required to check the DT blog daily to check for updates or new events.  This is our main form of communication.  You must be willing to work under short notice.  I am not a planner and more often than not, I plan things at the last minute.  

Failure to comply with the above terms may result in termination with or without notice.

What do DT members get as part of being on the team?

You will receive free TDS images!  This round we are doing things a bit different.  Once selected as part of the DT you will receive 3 images of your choice to create with to announce your position on the team.  Once I see that these three images are used you may choose 3 more and so on.  I’ve found that if I freely give out images then they are not being used to showcase TDS.  This isn’t just about getting free images, your position on the DT is to showcase and promote The Digi Shack.  As long as you are creating with our images and showcasing them, you will receive all of your requested images.  Please remember that this is a serious commitment and I expect that you treat it as such if you are chosen.  Please do not apply if you can not commit.

Monthly we will be releasing new images and you will automatically be sent those images before the release date so that you can sneak peek those new arrivals.  Those new releases do not count towards your images of choice.

If you think you have what it takes to be a Shack Sistah email your application with DESIGN TEAM in the subject line by May 15, 2010 – Any applications with anything more or less than DESIGN TEAM in the subject line will be disqualified.

Good luck!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mother Hen

Happy Friday everyone!!!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend planned!

I wanted to come by today to share a Mother's Day card with you.  I used one of Wink Wink Ink's fun digital images today and paired it with the sketch at Card Patterns.  I actually used my Prismacolor pencils this time instead of my Copics...imagine that!

While I'm here I wanted to remind you that Wink Wink Ink is having their first ever challenge and you still have plenty of time to play along!  All you need to do is use any WWI image (there is a freebie on the blog!) and border punches!  That's it!  Let's see ya get punchy with us!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dustin Pike Releases New Toby & Buster Digis!

Good morning all!  The birds are singing and the sun is shining...even though it's tax day for all of us in the U.S. it's a great day!  This marks mine and hubby's 1 year anniversary of being NON-SMOKERS!!!  Woot!

All Dustin Pike fans...REJOICE!  Doodle Dragon Studios has released a new set of Toby (the turtle) & Buster (the bunny) images!  Also released today are a new set of pirate images!  Dustin has outdone himself again!  Be sure to head over to Dustin's Blog to see the awesome only!

I used one image from the T&B release and one image from the Pirates release.  Hope you like them...I couldn't find my mojo, so I am not happy with these at all.  :O(
Be suree to check out the other design team's creations too...links are in my sidebar.  I also wanted to take a minute to welcome Jenn, our newest teamie...her first card for the DT is amazing!  Stop by and show her some love!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Inktegrity's Hump Day Inspiration

Good afternoon everyone!  I love it when Blogger eats my posts, don't you?  This was scheduled last night and now?  POOF!  It's gone...not just not posted...gone!  Grrrr.

Anyway, it's time for another fun round of Inktegrity's Hump Day Inspiration...we're on sketch number 7 this week!  Fun!  Be sure to play along with us (you DO NOT need to use an Inktegrity image, though we would love to see it if you have them!) and you could win 3 digis from the Inktegrity store.

I couldn't get crafty with paper yesterday, so I made this cute digital layout of my DD instead.  Doesn't the sea horse fit right in?  :O)
Be sure to check out the rest of the design team's creations too!  Their links are on my sidebar!

Sketches, Butterflies and Coloring, Oh My!!!

Good morning everyone and Happy Hump Day!  I have a combined post for you today...The Digi Shack's Sketchbook Wednesday and Flutter By Wednesday all rolled into one! 

I have been dying to use this chair image from The Digi Shack.  Since Flutter By Wednesday is an open challenge (just use a butterfly, fairy or angel), I thought it was the perfect combination.  I imagined Spring and the butterfly sitting on the arm of the chair seemed a great choice.  Use the following sketch and join us at The Digi Shack...add a butterfly and join us at Flutter By Wednesday as well!  :O)

Check out my teamies from The Digi Shack AND Flutter By Wednesday...they are sure to have awesome creations for you!  Links are in my sidebar!  :O) 

Come on back at noon for my Inktegrity Hump Day Inspiration challenge!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Slamming Saturday Challenge at the Digi Shack!

OK, so it may not be slamming, but did it get your attention?  LOL!  Happy Saturday everyone!  I'm probably out as you're reading this getting inked up, so it's a very happy day for me!  Woohoo!

Today at The Digi Shack Toni has challenged us to make any 3D item and showcase a TDS image.  No flat stuff allowed here {I'm a walking example of no flat stuff} cards, no scrapbook pages.  Let's see what awesome 3D creations you have up your sleeves!  I made an accordian file "box" that will house all my printed digital stamps.  If I can find where I got the instrux, I will come back and edit this post to include the link.  As it is, I printed them out long ago and now I'm not sure where I got them.  :O)  I'd love to know what you think of it! 
Be sure to join us for this challenge and visit the rest of my teamies and show them some love!  Their links are on my sidebar!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Awards Ceremony!

Hello everyone!  I got the sweetest award from Abby this afternoon and I wanted to be sure to get it right up!  Thank you Abby {and Mom too}!
For this award the rules are: Choose 10 bloggers, notify and link to each one and also link to the person who sent you the award.

Here are 10 blogs I love to visit that have the SWEETEST owners:

Toni @ Kharlie Bug
Debbie @ Debbie Dolphin Made with Love
Rowena @ Crafty Pagan Designs
Ramona @ Create with Joy
Teresa @ T's Scrappin' Spot
Curt @ Curt's World
Danni @ Danni's Dreams
Gini @ BEADZ
Laurel @ Laurel's Place
Summer @ Summertime Designs

Thanks to all of you for inspiring me in some way!  :O)

Mojo Monday Winks!

Hello everyone!  I actually did another Mojo Monday this week!  Woot!  Two weeks in a row!  While I'm here I want to remind everyone that Wink Wink Ink is having their first ever challenge...and it's an easy one too!  Just use any WWI image and border punches on your creation!  As if that's not easy enough...Melanie has a FREEBIE you can use too!  Check out the WWI Blog for all the deets!!!

I made this cutie using another of Wink Wink Ink's adorable images.  Pup and Boots is the name of it...does this this look like Princess Lizzi Bear, or what?  See her on my sidebar!  *grin*

My ornery Griff would never sit still long enough for a photo op like this, but she's small enough to fit in a wellie for sure! That bow in her hair?  It took me 15 minutes to get it in there and took her about 15 seconds to get it off!  Also, while she's cute in her little hoodie in that pic, she refuses to wear anything and come out...if I dress her in anything she goes and hides and won't come out for anything!  HEH!

I popped up the entire image to sit above the ribbon and then colored another flower pot and popped it up one more time to create some dimension.  For some reason I can't see the shading on the pup in these photos, but it's there.  ;O)  What do you think of these puppies?