Thursday, July 29, 2010

You Asked for GLITZ... You got GLITZ... PAPER PRETTIES!

The Challenge at Paper Pretties this week is to use glitter...well SAY NO MORE!!! Starting is easy... it is stopping that I struggle with!!! I had so much fun making this card and Heather... if you are out there...I am now hooked on this little gal and I will be going broke... so THANKS!!! HEE HEE HEE... like I need encouragement to buy stamps... NOT! I was so happy to play along with this challenge and I stamped for ME...not DT commitments... just for creating!!! I love when I can do that! Anyway... here is my card and here is all of my glitter and i hope ya love it! I used a glue pen and glitter dots on the skirt, glitter pens on her earrings and glitter paper for the background for the sentiment! Somebody stop me! Thanks for popping in and check out the challenge... and be prepared to SHINE!!! 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Scrolls Work Water Color Card... and a Sale!!!

I LOVE this stamp. Thank you Jacque for giving it to brightens my day! I love the sailor suit as my Daddy was in the navy for 20 years and the little boy reminds me of my precious son...Jacob. I love the soft palette that I chose and I think this would be a great card for someone who is having a baby boy or also as a baby thank you card as well. it was really easy to do and i used water color paper and ink to color him in! Thanks for stopping in and be sure to look at the Scrolls Work site to see the new items on the clearance page... Unmounted AWESOME quality stamps for as low as $2 or LESS...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ARTful Inkables Think Ink 25...Shaker Card with SEW YOU!

This week your challenge is brought to you by DT Member, Marti Wills, and she wants you to: Make your own background paper or use a special background technique. Well, I did both! Inside the shaker, I wove some paper strips together. Then, for the front of the card, I used my cuttlebug folder and embossed and sponged it for another background look.

     * You are not required to use AI stamps, but if you have them, we'd love to see you use them! **IF YOU USE AI STAMPS, YOU GET 2 ENTRIES FOR YOUR CREATION! JUST ENTER YOUR NAME/LINK TWICE ON MR. LINKY!!!

* You have until Monday, August 2 , 2010, midnight Pacific Standard Time to link your creation to this post. A winner will be chosen Tuesday, August 3, 2010 to win a GRAB BAG of AI STAMPS!

* When posting your link, please post the link directly to your creation- so if it's on your blog, please link it directly to the specific post with your creation.

*Please make sure that you link your creation back to the AI Blog.

* If uploading to SCS or PCP, please add the keyword AIC25

Can't wait to see what you come up with! Tell your friends!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Walk on the Wild Side with DRS

Well...I was looking through my DRS Designs stamps and I just HAD to create with this super smiley elephant. She said she wanted a pedicure and a bow. The earrings were my idea! Anyway... I followed the sketch that by now you ALL must know about and I this is my creation. I HAD to use the sentiment because ... well it is PRECIOUS and just fits perfectly! And how could I not ink this little lady one more time before she went back into the stamp binder?

So... why don't you play along? You have a chance to win some awesome stamps and i think sketchs are a great way to get the mojo flowing! So... what are ya waiting for? Join us... There is still time and the prizes are wonderful! Thanks for popping in!

Stamps Used: Jungle Jim the Elephant and Walk on the Wild Side Greeting

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Woodware USA Mermaid Easel Gift Card

I made this super cute easel card by using my nesties for the fun shape and my WOODWARE USA stamps! I LOVE mermaids... I kinda like to think i used to be one... but that is a whole other post... ANYWAY...I stamped her on neenah paper and colored her with my copic makers. I added Teal Shimmerz to her tail... cuz, she is a MERMAID and they HAVE sparkly tails ya know! Then I thought that this would make the cutest gift card holder just by slipping one in there... so I used a rub on that I had that had that sentiment of a GIFT FOR YOU! Who doesn't like to see that? Well... thanks for popping in and keep your eyes peeled as we will be announcing the WWUSA DT and I am sure that there will be festivities to follow!    

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

DRS Designs Pet Sympathy Stamp...Because it Happens.

They are members of the family and it hurts to loose them. What makes it better is when someone acknowledges that they have a friend who is grieving the loss of a pet friend. DRS Desings have come up with these images and the perfect sentiment to show that you care. I sponged the background to make it look like Heaven and added some bling...( I believe in a blingy heaven) and I used a stamp positioner to make sure my sentiment was in the perfect place... and here is my card. Make sure you stop by  DRS Designs to see all of the other new releases that they have and stop by the blog to play along with the sketch challenge for a chance to win some of them!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

ARTful Inkables...A Retro Dress Card using Sew You!

I LOVE the new SEW YOU set from Artful Inkables. There are 11 stamps in this set and I just cannot seem to stop using it! The sentiments are wonderful and the images stamp so clean and nest... LOVE IT! Anyway... here is a card I made using this awesome new set and a fun dress template that I found online. I cut the dress on the fold to have an A2 size card. Then I embossed the front panel of the dress on my cuttlebug. Nest, I cut another layer of pink paper and I stamped the swirl around the neckline and the bottom of the dress. I cut out the apron and used a fun lace edge punch to dress it up a little bit. I stamped and embossed the scissors and tucked them into the pocket of the apron on the front. Then I stamped another image and a sentiment on the inside of the card and here you have it! Thanks for popping in!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

ARTful Inkables... SEW YOU...

Ya happens to everyone. You get a new awesome set of stamps or 2 (thanks Kristin) and then YOU GET SICK!!! And I mean Hospital sick and YOU CANNOT STAMP!!! SERIOUSLY???Well... this is one of the cards I made before all of that silliness happened and I wanted to make sure that I showed you this gorgeous set from ARTful Inkalbes. It is called SEW YOU and has everything to do with sewing. This is a brand new set that goes so well with our OTHER new and awesome set called SPOT ON SUMMER and you can use dots or BUTTONS to complete the stamps. I love the versatility of these sets because they make really precious cards...QUICKLY! Take a look at the AI blog to see the other creations and thanks to everyone for the well wishes and know that I will be back at it soon!

Friday, July 9, 2010

In Style Stamps Color Challenge...Come and Play!!!

Over at the In Style Stamps blog ... we are having a color challenge... and I LOVE all of the different looks that the DT came up with! I used this sweet little Chloe image and of course added all my bling and embossing and sponging! So FUN to do! And it is refreshing to make a Christmas challenge in July AND to make one with non-traditional colors... Please check out the blog and be on the look out for these images... they go on sale July 16th! Thanks for popping in! 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

It Is Time For Some DRS Designs Sneaky PEEKYS!!!

Ok... At DRS Designs... we usually DON'T use background paper because we don't have to.WHY, You ask??? Because they have so many wonderful background stamps that you can MAKE your own background paper with... THAT'S WHY!!! But I made this quick because the baby was sleeping and Ava was drawing and I stole like 10 minutes. So please forgive me DRS... and know that this sentiment HAD to be made into a bra card!!! I thought this paper was perfect and the lace trim just really set this off perfectly!
This sentiment and the other new releases will be available for purchase on the DRS Designs web store beginning on July 1oth. So please keep your eyes peeled for all of the sneeks that will be shown by me and the DRS Designs DT! Thanks for popping in!

Monday, July 5, 2010

ARTful Inkables Blog Hop! 2 Fun New Releases!!!

Welcome to the Artful Inkables blog hop! If you haven’t come here from Patti , then you will want to start at the Artful Inkables Blog  so you don’t miss anything along the way. You are going to love this release, we are releasing 2 fabulous stamp sets, you will not be disappointed! Be sure to follow us all the way to the end and make sure to leave a comment on everyone’s blog, you never know which blog we’ll be choosing a winner from! You will have until Friday, July 9th at midnight Eastern Standard Time to comment on all the design team blogs for a chance at this amazing prize. This month's Blog Hop winner will receive both of the brand new stamp sets plus a set of five new aquatic charms!
Today, I’m showing you a card made with a new set called Spot On Summer. This set is PRECIOUS and I cant stop using it! For the flowers on this vine, I chose to use flower buttons. How cute is that? and the possibilities are ENDLESS! This is one you are gonna want for your collection for sure!

The next stop on the hop is the lovely and talented Joy!
Thank you once again for joining us today for the Artful INKables July Release Blog Hop, be sure to head on over to the store to order these fabulous stamp sets right away

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Hallo-WHAT?

So there was this sketch challenge over at In Style Stamps... Did I tell y'all that they are nice enough to let me design for them? ANYWAY, this is one of the new digi images that is available from them! I don't know about you... but I am diggin this lady's groovy style! Please hop on over to the ISS blog, Check the super fun sketch and get ready to play along.AND GUESS WHAT??? PRIZES!!!If the person who's name is drawn to win uses an ISS image, they will win 4 digi images.
If the person DID NOT use an ISS image, they'll win 2 digi images.
 Thanks for popping in!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

YUMMMMM... Latte!

I am never happy with the weather. I live in the south... and for the last 847 days in a row.... it was over 90. With like 1000% humidity. Well, then it cooled off to like the 80's... and yeah... I am really in the mood for a latte... a HOT one. I keep my home COLD... and when it is hot outside... no problem. Well, when is cools off... I freeze! But don't tell  my family that because they will probably turn the air off! I came across this card that is made with all DRS Designs stamps! It really put me in the mood for one of these delicious HOT latte's now... and to share it with a friend WOULD be espresso-ly wonderful! I colored this image with copic markers and used a glitter pen in the steam. I made the card a fun shape... but it will still fit an A2 envie! Thanks for stopping in...and don't complain about the weather like I do sometimes... just adjust your Latte... they are yummy iced too! 

My First Ever Whimsy Blog Hop!

I am so happy and proud to be part of Whimsy Stamps Digital Design Team! AND... this is my first blog hop with them!!! SO here goes.This is the order of the hop,in case ya get lost...                                Whimsy Inspirations Blog
Dawn **(ME)
The blog hop will remain open from 12 noon EST 1st July and will close on Wednesday the 7th July at 12 noon EST.

Please leave a comment on this post as there will be 2 random blogs chosen among us. The 2 chosen blogs will then pick a winner. The winner can then choose a Digi of their Choice, there will also be a grand prize of 5 digi images of the winners choice which will come from the last stop on the hop which is Debbie’s blog!

I used this darling LOVE ME ANYWAY image from Crissy Armstrong and it couldn't be sweeter! AND... wait til ya see what the rest of these lovely ladies have created... such gorgeous eye candy!!! so have fun, get hoppin' and then get shoppin!

These images will be available at the store website at 10 am... so be sure to hop over there and get these darling images!