Monday, August 31, 2009

Digital Ink Co. Design Team Call Out!

Digital Ink Co. is looking for 8 new DT for their new company. The call ends tonight at midnight! I hope I make the deadline. I am not usually this late with stuff but I "Hemmed and Hawed" over applying and then decided.. heck yeah! So... here are two of my cards for the entry.They are both digital images. The birds are really 1 image that I flipped to get the second image so it looked like two birds fighting over the same worm! I am sorry if my followers have seen them already but...!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dare u2 Digi Challenge

I did this card for the dareu2digistamp Challenge #20 using 1 ribbon, 2 patterened papers and 3 flowers.
I used the digital Yoga Mama image from Modern Sugar Blvd., and a digital quote from Paper Makeup Stamps. I did this card twice as I thought it said 2 papers (not two patterned papers) and had only used the kraft paper and the blue patterned paper around yoga Mama.When I went to post it on my blog, I re- read the instructions and saw it said 2 patterned papers! Now technically I have only used 2 papers totally as the kraft paper has the pattern on the other side of it! This was a cool challenge and one that I will revisit as I love digital images! How about you?

Modern Sugar Blvd Saturday Challenge!

This week's challenge finds us using any image from MSB and adding some bling! Sparkle, glitter, glimmer, rhinestones...anything to make it pop! I couldn't decide on just one image so I did two! What's that old saying about "more is always better" ?! Well I sure thought so! I had a blast adding the bling to these cards. If you look closely you will find glimmer mist , rhinestones, glitter glue, glitter pen, Stickles, and more on these cards. Check them out then head on over to Modern Sugar and give the contest a chance. You could be the proud winner of not one but two images from us! (See I told you, more is better....teeheehee!) Have a super week and check out the other Sugar's creations too.
P.S. What I used:
Quick Quotes dp
SU card stock
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
Jelly Roll glitter pen
Glitter glue
Martha Stewart punch
assorted ribbon scraps
Little Black Dress rhinestones
Copics and Prismmarkers to color

Friday, August 28, 2009

First time for Mojo Monday !

I found a new sketch challenge while blogging on Monday and thought wow! I knew I had to give Mojo Monday a try. They are on sketch # 101...which means that I have been living with "my head in the sand" for the last 100 sketches! LOL! that I found them I will most certainly try their sketches out as much as my time permits {school IS starting :( }. Thanks for the cool sketch! I used a Hanna stamp Moose Riley, who is riding out the last waves of summer! Cowabunga Dude!
I used SU card stock and copics to color. My background square was done with glimmer mist and stencil of a dragonfly. Ribbons were just scraps from my ribbon drawer. I love it when all the colors just come together! I used my cuttlebug and my crimper on the background papers. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

With Sympathy

I have such a hard time making sympathy cards... I guess cause I like to do upbeat, happy cards. I made this card for my husband to take to work after the passing away of one of his co-workers' father. I used a retired SU stamp that I have always loved and found the inside verse online. (It's amazing what you can "Google"!) Thanks for looking... Hopefully everyone is doing fine in your lives!

Midnight Madness Challenge #16

Here is my card for the weekly challenge at Midnight Madness. The image is from Doodle Palace. My DP is from Quick Quotes. Scraps for the other paper. I colored it with Copics, and Colorbox ink. Various buttons, ribbon, and a tagboard covered corner finish off the card. I turned the sketch on its' side.I hope you like it!

Monday, August 24, 2009

My Granddaughter's new blog

My 7 year old grandbaby Isabella is totally into stamping with me. She watched me put uploads onto my blog and was so into it. She said she wanted her own blog and so, I said sure! She loves art and does "crafting" with me every day. So... today she asked me how many followers she has! I told her 1 (me) and she said "I hope I get a lot of followers who will leave comments about my pictures". How sweet is that!
So I am asking all my viewers to click on her blog( just click on the title on this post) and leave her a little comment if you have the time and/or become her follower. I know she will love it! Thank you so very much!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

One of Those Days...

I made this card with a digital image that I printed twice. I just flipped it to look like there was a tug of war over the worm!

The inside of the card reads...
"I don't know if I'm coming or going!"
The papers are just scraps that I had on my work table, cardstock from SU. I used brads and bling from Joanne's. The flowers are from a Martha Stewart punch that I colored to match my paper.

Let me know what you think of it, OK?

Fun at SNR!

I made this card using the free image from Modern Sugar Blvd that was posted on the SNR blog site for their Challenge day. Go on over and check out the fun...there's still time to give it a try!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Your Next Stamp 1st Design Team Call

I made these two cards for the "Your Next Stamp 1st Design Team Call". The cute little boy is a digital image I found at an online coloring book. The Fairy God Mother is a digital image from Squigglyfly. I used copics and prism markers along with chalks on them. I chose these two images to show my coloring abilities. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Midnight Madness Challenge #15

This weeks challenge at Midnight Madness found me using this cute image from Squigglyfly. I really can get into this singing elephant as I love to sing! I sing everywhere... I sing at work, I sing at home. I sing in the shower and the grocery store! LOL! I used sharpies and copics to color this digital image and SU cardstock. My ribbons are just some scraps I had in my ribbon drawer.

The DP is from a pad I bought at Big Lots. I don't know who this will be for but I always need birthday cards.

Monday, August 17, 2009

What's the Poop?

Isn't this image a hoot? It's a release from Squigglyfly and it was created by Crystal;one our Sugars on the DT at Modern Sugar Blvd.I love the image and had to get it! I will send this off to a friend that I haven't heard from in a while...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Releases on Monday at Modern Sugar

Here are 3 of the new releases tomorrow at MSB... I love the cherry cola and the lollipop images and really think the Fabulous Mom is fabulous! Check out the store at Modern Sugar Blvd tomorrow cause there are lots of new images being released! We also have new scents to go with these cute images and many others!!! What could be sweeter than a lollipop for your sweetie?

Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge

The deadline for this weeks challenge is in about 1 hour! I was away for most of last week and just got home about 2 hours ago. I had stamped these images (SU) before I left with the intent to do this challenge. When I got home today; I saw them on my work table and went to work. I thought it was time to start thinking Halloween cause it will be here before we know it! Great sketch Melissa!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday Challenge at Modern Sugar

Happy Saturday everyone! The challenge today at MSB is to use any MSB image and make a banner! This was a lot of fun to do once I figured out what image to use from all the cute ones we have. I decided on the champagne glasses image and made a banner to use for an anniversary or wedding party. I colored the images once I sized them to the size I wanted. That's what is so cool about digital images... you're not stuck to the original size but can make it the size you need for the project you choose! How cool is that! Next I made tags using my Cricut (Tags, bags and more cartridge). I used some pretty lace that I had for the ribbon and also to tie each tag to the banner. I used Stickles on my images for the bubbles to make them "pop" ( kind of like the popping bubbles in the real thing... I LOVE the bubbles!).
So... pop on over to MSB and give it a try and you could just win two images of your choice! That would be Sweeeeeet!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

MMSC14 Challenge at Midnight Madness & Bee Crafty challenge #10

I used this cute image that I got from Bee Crafty as a freebie for my card. I thought I would use some nice fall colors as we are soon going to be in Autumn...( I love this season the best!)This card is for 2 challenges: Midnight Madness weekly sketch and Bee Crafty's color it up challenge. Why don't you check out both of these challenges? Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sweet Child of Mine...

I love this little boy picking flowers in some lovely mountaintop meadow. How do I know that's where he is? I do cause that's where I decided he is! LOL! This cute little guy is from a coloring book I found on line. I just want to squeeze those cute little cheeks of his!!! How about you?

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Rock On!

I did this card using a Squigglyfly image. I picked up the guitar paper clips at the Christmas Tree Shoppe. I thought this would be a cute card for my nephew who is turning 14. What do you think?
Sorry for the short post but I am on my way to Canada for a Karoke party with my brother and sister-in-law! My Hubby refused to go cause he's afraid they won't let him back into the States without a passport...I like to live on the edge! LOL! So... hopefully I will be back tomorrow with another post! Have a fun evening everyone, I know I will!

PS I'm back...I made it safely back over the border from Canada!

Saturday at MSB and a Call Out for new designers!

Today's challenge for the Modern Sugar Blvd blog is "Simplicity". This week use a single image on a note card and add a word.. We want to show that even the simple cards are cute. I had an off week for Modern Sugar Blvd and it wasn't my turn to do a card. But, Wendy, Jodi, Tenia, Sharon,Lindsay and Jacquie (Our guest designer) did do this challenge and you can find their cards by visiting the blog at: Modern Sugar Blvd., or by going to their blogs. Just click on their names listed on my sidebar below the heading of MSB design team.
Now for the second part of my title... There is a call out for new designers to become part of the Modern Sugar Blvd, team! So... if you would like to try out for the next "round up" have your cards or other creations in by August 10th. Go to our blog(click on the highlighted words above) and give it a whirl. We would love to have you join our team. Use any MSB image and create away. I can't wait to see what you make! Good Luck!

Friday, August 7, 2009

It's all happening at the Fair...

I spent the day yesterday at the Niagara County fair with my grandchildren, 3 nieces,1 nephew, 1 son, and 2 sister-in-laws... Boy am I tired! What a great day we had. The sun was shining, the cows were mooing and the roosters were crowing! Enjoy some pics and I'll be back later tonight or tomorrow with a new post. I promise (4 H promise)!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Another Saturday Challenge from Modern Sugar

The challenge this week is by Lindsay. You are suppose to use flourishes, flowers, and/or bling! You may use any MSB image that you would like. I chose Hippie Mama cause she reminds me of me! I was so like her back in the late 60's & 70's! (I am really aging myself with that one! lol!) I used to wear the low waisted wide legged bell bottoms and thought I was so cool... My Father is still on my sh-- list cause he refused to let me go to Woodstock! Oh well... I would have gotten really muddy anyway!But I still regret not seeing Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin!
The designer paper I've used is from Quick Quotes( I have tons that I won at a class of theirs at Convention this!).My card stock is from AC Moore. The bling is from there too.I used Copics and Sharpies to color my image.
So...anyway; cruise on over to MSB and try your hand at the challenge and check out all the other DT cards while you are there. You may be the winner of two free images of your choice!

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