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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Louise - Part Two

I used Louise to make another card! I love that I can easily crop and resize digital stamps! This one is using sketch #65 from Tuesday Morning Sketches. When I saw the sketch, it reminded me of a card I made earlier this week with another great Guylou digi. Remember, Louise and Gabrielle are both available now as freebies at CDAC but not for much longer! If you want to get your hands on some of the other digis Guylou has, check out her store!

Paper Sundaes says that I can enter their challenge 3 times, so I'm putting both of my Louise cards in their current challenge, #41 - A Natural Woman. She's also going to hang out at the Anything Goes challenge at Crafty Purple Frog Challenge and Crafty Cardmarkers since Challenge 32 is to use a freebie!

Louise - Part One

Guylou's Inimitability gave us another cute freebie over at CDAC. This one's named Louise, and she was given to all members to use for this period's embellishment challenge. Guylou wanted us to use buttons and bows to make our cards. Well, I realized that I may need to hit up Goodwill or something because trying to find a brown button that I knew I would never need again was challenging! I tried coloring a white button and a metal button, and neither looked right when I finished. I found a tutorial for making a ribbon flower thinking that we were supposed to use ribbons and buttons... Oops! Once I finished, I didn't like that big ol' flower down there, so...

I switched it up! I used the current sketch (#47) from Sketch and Stash. Louise is part of my newest stash! She can be part of yours too if you hop on over to the challenge before Nov 3!

Paper Sundaes says that I can enter their challenge 3 times, so I'm putting both of my Louise cards in their current challenge, #41 - A Natural Woman. She's also going over to the Anything Goes challenge at Top Tip Tuesdays.

Monday, October 25, 2010


I'm laughing to myself because I was really about to start with "So" again. Then I was wondering about a title and thought about that show Scarecrow and Mrs. King. I don't remember anything about the show (except that I used to watch it with my mother), but it popped into my head as soon as I typed "Scarecrow" as this post's title... (I'm dorky; I just Google'd it.)

Anyway, a few days ago I got a gang of stamped images from an image swap on PCP. Can I just say that I fell in love with Neenah paper when I started coloring some of the images? I usually use Recollections or GP cardstock without issue, but I now know why people love this paper...

This cute scarecrow was one of the images I received; I wrote down who made the stamp but can't find my note... Ha! I didn't need it. The stamp is Scarecrow Boy from Serendipity Stamps; they have some really nice stamps. They even have quarter and dollar stamps!

The sketch I used is #90 from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I got my first Glimmer Mist when I went to Archiver's this weekend. It was my first time there, and I'm very happy it's so far from my house! If only I had too much money... :) He was given a quick spritz, and now I know why y'all love that stuff! I also used two new Sakura pens I got from Theresa as part of my SSC blog hop prize to accent the argyle, buttons, and leaf border.

I'm throwing him into challenge 29 at Craft Your Passion. This week is add glitter/sparkles... He's also joining in the fun over at The Pink Elephant (challenge 86 - Brown & Orange), Top Tip Tuesday's Anything Goes challenge, and Crafty Ho's picture-inspired challenge for the week.

*Don't turn your Glimmer Mist upside down!  Anyone know how to get that stuff out of fabric?  :)

Guylou's Cute Freebie...

I like to start stories with "So." I'm not sure why, but it seems like that's the word I'm typing every time I start a blog post... So, anyway, remember that cute freebie I told you that Guylou gave us for having over 200 members in her group on CDAC? Well, I made a card with her today. This angel's name is Gabrielle, and I love that happy look on her face. (She's available FREE until Nov 12 so get on over and join the group!)

Yes, those squares are seriously crooked on the top row... Would you believe I actually drew a pencil line before I started so that I could line them up?! You know, I have a brown stamp marker; I think my sentiment would have looked better brown. There's always next time, right?

** Since my crafty friends are being nice, I'm going to enter this card in challenge 26 at  I Did It Creations. This week is "Anything Goes." She's also hanging out a Simon Says Stamp (Simon Says - Give Thanks!), No Time to Stamp - #162 Count Your Blessings, and Stamp Something's October Digi Day Challenge.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Guess What?

I just got a message letting me know that I was chosen as one of the new DT members for Guylou's Inimitability! I love the images Guylou makes, especially the new line of manga digis. Plus, everyone in the GI group on CDAC is so nice! I don't know if any of my followers aren't members of CDAC, but you should all be. (You are such a lovely group of twenty...) You won't be sorry if you join the GI group, talk to the other members, and start cranking out projects with GI digis! ...psst, there's a really cute freebie right now since the group has 200+ members!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I never win anything...

If you're like me, you see blog candy and never believe you'll win. You enter, but you really don't think anything will come of it... Well, I can personally assure you that it is possible to get goodies from some of these nice people in blogland! Just this month I've won:
Thanks again to everyone who shares their work, time, and goodies with the rest of us! Now, if you're looking for someplace where you might win, check out:
There are also some giveaways in the sidebar. Good luck!!

2 in 1!

It's after midnight, but I did finish this card before yesterday was over. I haven't put my batteries on the charger so the phone camera is still on duty. I've been trying to edit the pic in Picnik and since my monitor never shows pics right, I have to keep checking my changes on the phone... This picture looks like absolute garbage on my monitor.

This is Ice Cream Tia from Some Odd Girl. I used sketch #77 from Unscripted Sketches. They had a breast cancer awareness blog hop last weekend sponsored by my online buddy Anita from Anita Be Stampin. There were some great projects shown by the DT over there, and I won a prize!

I entered this card into Challenge 40 at Paper Sundaes - For Someone Little.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Spinning Wheels...

Hopefully, this will only be today's first card. I have so many cards floating in my head, and I'm doing a bad job of making them happen. My friend Hope asked me to make some cards for a bunch of different situations. We used to teach together, and a lot of the cards would be for school-related things. I've already colored some images and picked paper to go with them; however, I was trying to find a sketch or two to use to make sure I like the layout in the end.

I started this card with a sketch but didn't like how it was going. So, I just made it how I wanted. (Why not?) This little guy is Super Tobie from Some Odd Girl. Is he not just the cutest thing with undies outside of his pants? (Sorry the pic is a bit fuzzy. My rechargeable batteries need to be plugged in so I used my phone's camera. I think there's probably some oily finger goo on the lens, but I'm not planning to take the pic again right now. Maybe I'll change it later... Maybe. Nope! Unsharp Mask is my friend! Well, actually I did it too far, but...) Tobie was colored with a combination of Copics and my Staedtler colored pencils. I have some pastels that softened up his background. The paper is from Colorbok, but I couldn't find a name on the package. I got it from Target for a dollar... I used the ribbon loop punch from MS for the little border around Tobie, and the "WOW!" stamp is from Recollections.

One down!!  :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Still no cards to post, but I do have some things you might want to check out if you're a fan of free!

1. Christy @ Tiddly Inks is giving away some great candy. The best part of her giveaway is a CD with your choice of $50 of Tiddly Inks digital stamps! You have until November 4 to enter...

2. Snappy Stampin' w/Arielle has a free breast cancer awareness digi available TODAY only! You'll need to leave her a comment or send her an email to get it...
3. Jane's Lovely Cards has chosen some gorgeous poinsettias for this week's Friday Flowers from Simon Says Stamp. She'll draw the winner on Friday, October 22, 2010.

4. Bev at All the Things I Love  is giving away a Blueberry Magnolia stamp from Simon Says Stamp. She gives away something every weekend I think. You can enter the drawing until Sunday night in the UK. I'm around 3:30 p.m. EST right now, and the Mr. Linky says you have about 23.5 hours.

5. Create with TLC is having a scavenger hunt right now...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Where did the week go?

I think I made one card this week, and I can't figure out where the time has gone. I've been running family around a lot and haven't been able to just sit and create anything. I have been coloring though. A friend asked me to put some cards together for her (Thanks Hope!), and I've colored up some stuff for them. I've been working on some cards for my Secret Pal on PCP.  And I'm planning to start working on something for the new challenge at A Day for Daisies. The challenge is Black Out, and there's a cute, FREE!! digi if you want to participate!

Since I don't have any cards to post (yet), I'm sharing the cards I got the other day from my Secret Pal... She also sent me a rubber stamp. My Secret Pal is awesome!

UPDATE: I did finish two cards for my secret pal. I hate that I can't show them to you; I don't know how hard my pal will try to figure out who's sending her stuff and don't want to make it easy... I'm going to make a post for next Oct (!) when we all reveal ourselves. I'm just gonna update it every time I make something for her.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Let It Snow

I'm having a moment. I can't think of anything I want to say about this card. I like it; I think it came out really cute. I just don't feel like thinking about something to say...

The cute digi is Hot Co Co from A Day for Daisies. It's one I picked when I won the challenges the other day. (FYI - Every day is "the other day" for me...) Hope you can see the little pink nose & cheeks from the cold, snowy air! The sketch is #27 from Craft Your Passion Challenges.

I'm trying to make a few more cards this week, so I'm going to try not to enter this card into every challenge that I know it fits into... :)  I am going for Craft Your Passion - Sketch 27, Alphabet Challenge Blog's X is for Xmas, Craftalicious Challenge - #10 Anything Goes, Paper Sundaes - #39 A Change of Season, Stamp Something - Something Punchy, A Spoon Full of Sugar - #125 Winter Wonderland, and Ooh La La Creations Challenges - #64 Nothing Floral.

And in case you were wondering... Papers: DCWV - Christmas Combo & Glitter, atd - Christmas Party; "Let it Snow" - Mary Engelbrett; Copics; Colorbox Ink - Baby's Breath (blue); Sakura Gelly Roll pen (white), unnamed silver gel pen; MS Snowflake punch

Thursday, October 7, 2010

It's Coming!

My Inkie Fingers: Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog launches this Friday! There's a 3 digi giveaway going on before the launch...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I live in the South...

So, this past weekend was seriously like my crafting birthday. I won the second Flower Basket Challenge at A Day for Daisies. (Challenge 3 - Lots of Layers is on now...) My name was pulled for the September Show Us Your Stuff Challenge in the A Day for Daisies group on CDAC. Michelle Perkett was so awesome and put one of my Snow Goddess cards on her blog for the big blog hop at CDAC. AND, I won a free digi from a new stamp company, Anita Be Stampin! I was way too excited all weekend... :)

Since it's been almost a week since I made anything, I really wanted to get to my new Tallulah digi from Anita Be Stampin. Anita & I sent a couple of emails back and forth after I found out I won, and I was telling her how this stamp reminds me of the Kentucky Derby and Designing Women. (Don't you miss that show?) I live in GA; this woman is - without question - a Southerner. I used Mojo Monday's Sketch #159 and came up with...

Leopard, right? Owww... She couldn't just be plain with that big ol' hat on! :) I called myself paper piecing that dress but didn't like how it came out. (The paper was too thick.) So I ended up free handing those leopard spots. And as football and Lisa @The Purple Place have recently reminded me, it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so she got some pink too, Sugah!

I'm entering this card in the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #159, Karber's Challenge 8 - Go Digital, Paper Playtime's Challenge #19 - Ribbons, Buttons, or Rhinestones, Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge - Anything Goes, Crafty Emma's #6 - Get A Hat, Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays - Open, Fab N Funky Challenges #43 - Use a Digi, and Freshly Brewed's Anything Goes/Girlie Challenge. Also, Anita from Anita Be Stampin is giving one of her rubber stamps away in a challenge she has on PCP. To enter, all you have to do is make a card using one of her images before midnight (CT) on Saturday; she even has a free one waiting there...

**Totally unrelated, but if you use Picnik to edit your pictures, have you seen the stuff they have for Halloween? Fangs, fake beards, spiderwebs, eyeball frames, ghoulish fonts... They set it out. Picnik even has the pink Breast Cancer Awareness Frame that I used...

Friday, October 1, 2010

You Wanna Check Out...

1. Bev @ All the Things I Love is giving away some mega candy for getting over a million hits. If you aren't one of the 800+ folks who have already signed up, go check it out... There's a little less than 4 more days to enter.

2. Jane @ Jane's Lovely Cards is giving away some BEAUTIFUL flowers from Simon Says Stamp. You have until next Friday to enter.

3. Creations with Cristina is hosting a bunch of challenges for World Cardmaking Day. She also has 8!! giveaways just for leaving comments on the giveaway posts. I think the challenges are only good today, but the giveaways are accepting comments until Oct 4...
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