Monday, October 31, 2011

PMS Digi Makeover Challenge #9

This week we have a fun sketch for you to try with your favorite Digi Image. Please join us by creating something with this sketch and adding a link over at the PMS Digi Makeover Challenge blog post for this week. You could win some FREE digi images from PMS.

Here is the card I made with the sketch.

I used the Moody for Fall image. I also pulled out some new K&Co. DP I bought recently from Michael's. I love the little matte stacks. perfect for creating cards.

Friday, October 28, 2011

CSS Alumni Sketch Challenge

We have a fun sketch to share with you for this StampTV CSS Blog Hop. You can make some fun simple cards with this one. You should have come from Miesje's blog. Wasn't that a fabulous card? If you did not find your way here from her blog, then you will want to start at the beginning over at StampTV. And make sure you leave comments on all the blog posts for a chance to win some FREE stamps.

I made two Christmas cards using some older sets. Here is the sketch.

And here are the cards I made with the sketch.

Now head over to Melissa's blog to see what she did with the sketch she designed for us to use.

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (November 1), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

Stamps: Very Merry Christmas & Versatile Verses

Monday, October 17, 2011

PMS Digi Makeover Challenge #7

For the challenge this week, we are using the Spotlight Technique. Stamp or in this case print your image in one color and then print a portion of that same image again and add color.

For my card I used the cute Aurora Fairy with the doll and added the spotlight around her doll.

My card is a split panel card. I scored it so each side folds into meet each other. I love this card fold and don't do it enough.

No go print your favorite digi image and try out this fun technique. Make sure to share it over at the PMS Digi Makeover Blog for your chance to win some FREE Digital Images.

Friday, October 14, 2011

CSS Card Drive For Kids

For this CSS Blog Hop we are sending cards to some amazing children and have a chance to win some stamp goodies. So you will want to pull out your supplies and play along.

We are sending uplifting cards to one or more of the following children:
Madison - Age 2
Logan - Age 2 (turning 3 on October 17th)
Tanner - Age 2 (turning 3 on December 25th)
Rebekah - Age 9 
To get you inspired, some of the CSS Alumni are sharing the cards they have made to send to the children. Here is the card I made for Rebekah.

You should have come from Melissa's blog. If not, please make sure you start from the beginning to the entire blog hop.

If you would like to play along and send cards to one or more of these children, please do the following:
Create age specific uplifting cards (NO Get Well or Sorry cards).
Write a message to the child and/or family and sign the card, including where you are from.
On the envelope write the name of the child and don't seal the envelope since the parents may want to read the cards first.
Mail the cards by October 31st to
Giovana Smith
Card Drive for Kids
181 Perry Way
Yakima, WA 98901
Include with the cards a piece of paper with your name, address, email address and blog (if you have one).
Here is a picture of the prize package

Including goodies from the following companies
Heartfelt Creations: 8 stamping sets + 1 Coordinated Die Set. Value: $150.00!
Gina K. Designs: 2 StampTV Kits: Value: $70.00 (Gina will send the prize direct to the winner!)
Unity Stamps: 10 Itty Bitty Stamps. Value: $70.00
SP & Company: 3 Stamp Set. Value: $40.00
Lawn Fawn Stamps: 2 Stamp Set: Value: $30.00
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps: 1 Stamp Set. Value: $11.00
Spellbinders: 2 die sets!! (Not included in the picture)
Tombow: 6 packs of markers and several packs of adhesives (Not included in the picture)
Now head over to Miesje's blog to see what she has to share. And then start stamping some fun cards to send to these amazing children and make their day brighter.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Digi Makeover Challenge #6 - ABC

This week our Digi Makeover Challenge for Paper Makeup Stamps is to make Anything But a Card.

I pulled out an old template to make this cute little box.

I used the leaf stamp from the new Color It Autumn Digi Set and the Sentiment is from the new Thankful Essentials Digital Set. I made the leaf much bigger than the original size and added the sentiment. I colored the leaf with some orange, red and brown Copic markers and then cut it out with a square Spellbinders die. I used a stipple brush with some Distress Inks to grunge the edges a bit. I used some Kraft card stock from Michael's for the box base. The striped pattern paper is from a mat pad made by K&Co. I found all the fun ribbons I used at Hobby Lobby. The button and twill were in my stash and I thought they finished it off nicely.

Now grab your favorite digital image and play along. If you need to find a template to use for some fun packaging, you can visit the Mirkwood Designs site for a large library of free templates.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Autumn Thank You

I made this card for The Outlawz Greeting Challenge and for Deconstructing Sketch #22 for this week.

Stamps: Thankful Essentials, Color it Autumn Digital Stamps {Paper Makeup Stamps}
Ink: Laser Printer, Copic markers, Distress Inks
Paper: Pumpkin and Autumn Words paper from Hobby Lobby, Tangerine Tango, Close to Cocoa {Stampin Up}, X-Press It White Card Stock
Other: Pumpkin Ribbon, Loopy trim, embossing folders, brown half pearls, Spellbinders dies

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Unscripted Sketch #126

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I adore snow. I pulled out a cute image I printed a while back with a cute Pure Innocence girl with a snowman. I used the Unscripted Sketch for this week.

I used the Rock and Roll Technique on the letters to get a darker edge. You ink up your sold image stamp with a lighter shade and then roll the edges of the same stamp in a darker shade of the same color. It looks very cool.

Stamps: Pure Innocence Digi Image {purchased from the artist's site}, Retro Alpha Lower {Stampin' Up, Retired}
Paper: Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky {Stampin Up}, Snowflake DP {Unknown}
Ink: Laser Printer, Copic markers, Memento Pear Tart and Bamboo Leaves
Other: Pink Lace {Hobby Lobby}, Baker's Twine, Snowflakes Embossing Folder {Sizzix}, Grand Circle Die {Spellbinders}

Monday, October 03, 2011

PMS Digi Makeover Challenge #5

This week we have a color challenge for you. This one was tough for me. That made it a great challenge.

I used the Digital Image, Moody for Reading. For the colors I used Elegant Eggplant, Soft Sky and some Kraft card stock. You can use whatever colors you have that match the closest to the image above.

Now pull out your favorite Digital Image and play along with us this week. You could win some FREE Digital Images from Paper Makeup Stamps. Check out the details here.

Stamps: Moody for Reading Digi Image {PMS}
Ink: Laser Printer, Copic Markers, Distress Inks
Paper: Soft Sky & Elegant Eggplant {Stampin Up}, Kraft {Gina K}, White {X-Press It}
Other: Striped Ribbon, Edge Punch from

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Feelin' Groovy

I found another company with adorable digital images. The Paper Shelter has the cutest images. I added a few to my shopping cart yesterday. I made this groovy card using sketch #4 from Freshly Made Sketches. I hope it is "clean" enough for the challenge.

Stamps: Hippie Girl Digital Image {The Paper Shelter}, sentiment from Groovy Girl {MFT}
Paper: Always Artichoke & Sahara Sand {Stampin Up}, Life of the Party 6x6 pad {Basic Grey}
Ink: Vivid Chocolate, Copic Markers, Laser Printer
Other: ribbon & lace, peace sign charm

Saturday, October 01, 2011

World Card Making Day - TGF Challenge

Do you ever sit down to stamp and end up spending more time organizing your area than you do stamping? I had that kind of day today. Nonetheless, I was able to get a few cards done. Here is a card I made for The Greeting Farm's World Card Making Day Challenge. The challenge is to CASE one of the Design Team's cards. I decided to CASE the card made by Lisa found in this blog post.

I CASED the layout.

Stamps: Rain Snow Shine {TGF}, Christmas Tags {Sweet & Sassy Stamps}
Paper: white card stock base, X-Press It White for stamped Anya, pattern paper {K&Co}
Ink: Distress Inks, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, black glaze pen
Other: paper doily, ribbon, buttons, baker's twine, mini brads, snowflakes embossing folder