Thursday, October 29, 2009
OK, technically there are TWO layers, but I had to hide the coloring on the backside somehow. Other than a cardbase, there are NO other layers. There is always a great giveaway if you win one of her challenges, so I encourage everyone to play along!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
So this card, based on sketch CPS138, uses a super cute image from Softpencil (that you can find at the AiF store) for challenge AIF009 (remember to use these keywords when uploading to other online galleries). The original digi is the flower and bee, and I added the sentiment in Word. It's super easy to customize digis in Word.
Monday, October 26, 2009
So to enter, head on over to the Character Cafe Blog and upload your creation by Thursday evening. The winner will get a free digistamp!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
This adorable digi stamp is from TCC. This isn't usually my style of stamp, but when I saw it, I couldn't wait to use it. First, it's just so lovely, and second, I thought it would be a challenge to myself, and last, it works perfectly for the latest Mojo Monday challenge.
Monday, October 12, 2009
So head on over to AiFactory Challenges to enter your card based on the sketch for a chance to win a free digi stamp set. You have until next Monday (Oct. 19) to play along! Super easy! Hope you will join us.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
These are the challenges I have included in this card:
- Pile it On: 3 dimensional
- 365 Cards: weaving
- Cupcake Craft Challenges: Thanks a Bunch
- Mojo Monday: card sketch
- My Grafico: use pink
Pfew! Now, this card didn't turn out exactly as I had initially planned, but I tried. The DP is M (Just Chillin), stamps from Stampin' Ups Upsy Daisy and sentiment stamp is from a $1 acrylic set from Michaels, inks from Ranger, and rhinestones.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
First, I turned him around and made the background white (using the Paint program). Then I enlarged him in Word so I would just have a "body shot" on the card. I used the George cart for the word balloon on "flip" (I think this is only on the Expressions and not the baby bug) at 2 1/4" (both regular and shadow cut). Still using George, I cut out DUDE (at 3/4" for the first "D" and 1/2" for the other letters). Added some brads and popped up the word balloon.
So head on over to the AiFactory for the challenge or to the AiFactory Store to pick up Ivan - who is now available as a Pirate!
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
First, this card is for my DH's birthday this month. Since I was "bad" for our anniversary, I thought I'd be better prepared for his birthday - so that's my someone special.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
This little guy is Christmas Scamp. I decided to go with a CAS layout to better show off the image. I colored him in with my Bic Marks It markers, and used a puff pen on the white areas. Here's a close up:
Would you like a chance to win this digi for FREE? Then leave me a comment and I will use Random.org to pick a winner on Friday, Oct 9, 2009. Digi's work just like stamps, but you print them out on your printer in any size you want - plus there's no stamp storage necessary. Also, these can be colored with pencils and gamsol, Copics, and Bics with absolutely no bleeding.
Here's a little more info on the blog hop:
- 30% off at the Character Cafe from Oct. 2 - Oct 9, 2009
- A chance to win this digi on My blog by leaving me a comment
- A Freebie at the end of the hop
- A chance to win the Grand Prize at the Character Cafe by leaving a comment
Now, hop on over to Heather's blog for more inspiration!
So I used the George cart for the balloons cut at 1 1/2", shaded lightly and on pop-dots. Got three of the colors there! Then I used my sewing machine for the strings in white and stamped the sentiment in chocolate chalk ink. All 5 colors!
I'm really liking the look of the long cards. It uses more CS but they also fit in a long envelope so no special envelope making required...so it's a trade off. I must admit, this was my second attempt. My first try, I put the balloons on chocolate CS (4.25" by 5.5" regular size card) and it was just a mess. I left it for the night and gave it some thought. The next morning, I woke up with this idea...yes, I often dream of paper (no lie). Either way, this layout is MUCH nicer.