Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge - Think Green


Tomorrow is St Patricks Day and Digital Tuesday is going green. That's right. Our challenge this week is to use lots and lots of green... or even make a St Patricks day card.

My card is a delightful image from The Stamping Boutique... this week's sponsor who is offering up a great rubber prize for the winner. I colored with Copics and layered her on Garden Green cardstock. The paper, ribbon and lace are all from my stash. I thought this lace had such a lovely celtic feel that it went perfect. The punch is from SU.
Don't forget to visit the challenge blog and check out the other great DT inspiration. Then play along with a card that has lots of green and a digital image!
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful digital Tuesday!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Anna's Card for Karen's Doodle Kids Challenge


Karen's Doodles has a new challenge blog just for kids! My DD Anna was so excited and jumped on making a card right away. Here's her card and here's Anna's to tell you a little about the card:
I used Karen's "I didn't do it" image. This image is a lot like my dog Copper. I
really like blues and greens. This was a recipe challenge to use 1 Karen's
Doodle, 2 pattern papers, 3 buttons and something black. I hope
you like my card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love when I have a chance to stamp with my kids but for this one, Anna did it all on her own while I was baking the cake for her brother's birthday. Hopefully, for the next challenge, we can work on our projects together. Thanks for looking everyone and hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge - Try a Little Piercing


What a fun challenge this week at Digital Tuesday! Come play along:

1) Use a Digital Image, Sentiment or Paper

2) Use Piercing

3) Submit your entry on the challenge blog and get ready to win


Our sponsor this week is Digital Stamp Oasis and this little critter is one of Ellie's new releases. Isn't he adorable? The image is printed on Neenah Classic Crest, colored with Copics and cut out using a circle nestie. The piercing is done using a circle template. So fun and I just love being able to line up all those dots! Papers are SU Chocolate Chip and Garden Green and DP from my new 6x6 Cosmo Cricket pad. Love it! You might wonder how to make this grass... do you recognize the punch? It's Martha Stewart's icicle punch turned upside down! I also got to try something new for this card. I knew I wanted my brads to match the yellow of the flower centers and I just didn't have anything suitable in my stash. I just went ahead and colored the closest ones with Copics -- voila! What a neat trick that is!

Well, thank you so much for looking and have a wonderful Digital Tuesday kind of day.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I've Been MIA....

Hi everyone, just wanted to share some news. You might have noticed that I've been almost completely MIA this week..... no posts, no comments, no cards... I haven't even managed to say hello on most of my PCP groups.

Well, my DD Anna has been working on a group program called Odyssey of the Mind and the competition was yesterday. We've had intense practices (3 hours a day) for the last week helping the kids get ready. The great news is that they did FANTASTIC! They placed 2nd out of 20 teams for the Regional competition. I'm so proud of all these guys.

If you haven't heard about Odyssey of the Mind, check out the website here. It's a wonderful program for kids that teaches them to think outside the box and explore different ways to be creative. My DD's team "the Odyssey Eagles" worked on the Nature Trail'r problem -- they had to make scenery, build a person powered vehicles, a camper, write a skit, make costumes and act out an 8 minute solution where they encounter obstacles that the vehicle clears, meet wildlife and repair the vehicle. Dang, they all did so good! Proud mama here!

Well, I'm hoping for some creative time today so we'll see if I can sneak in a card later. In the meantime, I hope you are all well and having a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge - Scallops


What a fun challenge this week at Digital Tuesday! Our wonderful hostess Maria is asking us to use scallops on our cards with a digital image. Oh, I thought, I LOVE scallops. And, I have to make a baby card.... scallops are just perfect for baby cards.
I had a wonderful set that our sponsor My Grafico let us play with but I just could not make it work. I'm like that sometime.... I have a stamp that I absolutely love but, for whatever reason, I cannot make a card with it. Do you have stamps like that? So, after a few attemps....
I pulled out this wonderful Sleepytime Fairy from Michelle Perkett. I love her designs and she's become one of my go-to artists when I need an image that I know will color up well and look fantastic on a card. And, she's having a 50% off sale this week so I just had to pick up a few items! I added a little bit of Barely Banana cardstock and some Pink Pirouette. I like to keep baby cards relatively clean and simple so there's no dp, just a lot of pin-dots and lots of scallops. Voila with a couple of ribbons, one of my new Prima roses and the sentiment from SU.
I'm so happy with how this turned out! I hope the mom-to-be will love it too.
Now, it's your turn. Go ahead, check out the challenge blog and all the awesome inspiration this week. Then play along by making a card with a digital image and Scallops. You can win a prize from My Grafico.
Thanks for looking and happy tuesday!

Monday, March 1, 2010

You Are My Sunshine


Happy monday! I wanted to share this card with you and, surprise, it's not for any challenges or any dts. I made it just because I felt like it. How fun is that?


The image is from All That Scraps. Isn't she sweet? The impetus for this card is actually the ribbon. I LOVED this ribbon and wanted to make a card to go with it.
Hope you all have a fun day!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Welcome to Wonderland!



For this Digi Day, Michelle Perkett asked us to come up with our own version of wonderland.
Here's my entry! Wonderland is bright and sunny. It's a little bit classic (scallops); it's a little trendy (the ribbon); there's just a little glitz (on the teacup, shoes and flower center) but lots of flowers and ABSOLUTELY NO SNOW!!!!!!! Of course, Alice has to be right in the middle of it all! This Alice is a digital image from Michelle Perkett, available in her Etsy store. Isn't she sweet?
I grouped her with Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango cardstock and some old DP from Daisy D. The ribbon is SU, flowers are Prima and brad is from Recollections.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!