Saturday, July 31, 2010

Apple Picking

Apple picking time will soon be upon us! I had fun with this one. Just to clarify (I know the pictures are differing in lighting and such) The ribbon is white-not pink :)

This card was entered in the challenge The Scenic Route at Lots to Do.

Christmas Tree

If you look closely, you will notice that the red paper is glittery. It is hard to see in the first picture, but more evident in the last one. I thought I was done with Christmas in July cards (as I had done a couple others), turns out, not yet! One last one for the challenge at Stamp Something.

Fairy Birthday

This little beauty was a freebie, but I couldn't find the site to trace her back, I am so sorry! I typically get my freebies form free digital stamps, but going back through the past few weeks, I couldn't find her. Maybe she was a limited time free image? Anyways, I love her cuteness, and I hope you do as well.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Digital Tuesday Challenge
#115 Flutterby

Cool Cat Card

This little guy is super cute and can be found here. He is free to download and fun to color!
This card is used in the following challenge:
Crafty Creations #78Summer Lovin'

Inspired Bunny

I have had the music paper for a long time and had never used it until today. The image is darling and can be found at Beccy's Place. Next time, I think I would make it smaller, so I have more room to play with the positioning etc. I felt I was somewhat restricted, because of the size I made the bunny.

This card meets the following challenges:
Challenge #69-Dazzle
Challenge #63 Dressing Up

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Something New for Me-ATC!

These are some artist's trading cards I made for a swap I am a part of. There is a third one that I am still deciding how to finish. There wasn't a theme, but I loved Digital Two for Tuesday's Alice in Wonderland Collection, so I decided to do them with those digis.I had a lot of fun with the Madhatter. He challenged me to think crazy and do things I wouldn't normally do (such as the blue frame being shorter than the digi and going behind the top. I'll admit-I went a little mad with him :D

Tree Necklace

When I saw this image today at Dexinaworld (the original image is black and white), my first thought was, 'that would make an awesome necklace!'. So I brainstormed and made it into one. I am pretty proud of the fact that I didn't go out and buy jewelry clasps, or something to adhere it to. I just looked around the house to see what I had and used it. This picture is better. It shows my coloring and the image much more clearly. As you may be able to tell, I cut out and adhered the image onto a black bottle top (the bigger ones, like what sports drinks have). I then attached a piece of cardboard to the back (to keep it from scratching my neck), and used a colored energy drink tab to weave some ribbon through (my husband drinks the energy drinks, just to clarify). You could probably color a pop top just as easily.And there you have it, one earthy (and made from recycled materials) necklace!

Birthday Iris #2

I did two, just to make sure I had the technique down. I have yet to try any other shapes or patterns.

Iris Birthday

I learned how to do Iris cards yesterday from a card magazine I picked up at a garage sale (it was in the free bin *happy dance*). I have seen multiple cards done in this fashion, but didn't know how to do it myself until last night. It was frustrating at first, because I kept messing up the pattern and having to redo it. But, I finally got it right!

Close up! Sorry about the blur.

Blog Candy!

Pink Piggy has lots of blog candy. Click here to see!

Monday, July 26, 2010


Isn't she precious?! I picked her up over at Creative Mind of Sylvie. The flowers were cut out of Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge (one layered one shadowed), and the ribbed circles out of the Stamping Cricut Cartridge (1 1/2 and 2 1/2 inches).

She is so lovely I decided to enter her into a few contests:
Crafty Creations #77-Happy or Sweet
AllSorts Challenge #62- Baby/Child
Stamp Something-Flowery
Digi Doodle Shop's Best-Anything Goes


So I went on a search for free digital stamps for boys. And I found a couple that were sporty, eh. Those are ok, but what about those boys who are into different things, like say, Spiderman?! I hit the jackpot on that one!
Click HERE to get this cutie. He is located on the left sidebar.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


This digital stamp is a cutie from Digital Two. The hose I crafted myself after being unable to find one I liked. I have been mulling over how to use the shouting fireboy for a couple of days, then this funny sentiment popped into my head-perfect! Enjoy the humor in this one!


Sentimental Sunday #13
Stampin' Royalty #29
Crafty Creations #77
Allsorts Challenge #62

Barbie and Ken

When I spotted this image at Sylvie's, it immediately made me think of that childhood toy we all loved-Barbie. Then I came across Sentimental Sunday's Challenge #13, (I also entered her in Crafty Creation Challenge # 77) and I knew that Barbie could pass this challenge. If you take a closer look, there are glitter dots throughout, to pretty it up a bit. The flower is from the Stamping Cricut cartridge (three cuts 1 1/2 inches, slightly overlapping). The papers are a variety of scraps I had laying around (the majority of them are probably Paper Studio, because that is what I tend to use most). If you scroll down, you can see close-ups of the various embellishments.

Hope you enjoyed her!

Anniversary Card

entered in challenge #54
My parents' anniversary is coming up, so last night I decided to make them a card. This is what came out. The blue and gray was their wedding colors. My mom gave me the ribbon she found leftover from her wedding a couple years ago (I believe she used the blue on her flowers and the gray on the bridesmaids fans). The lace is to represent my mom's gown (it was covered in lace). The image was a freebie from Pollycraft. It is on the left sidebar, if you are looking for it.

Flourish Frenzie

This vine image was a freebie from Steady On! Lovely image and fun to work with. I loved the versatility and that I could rotate it to create a unique design. I used watercolor on the image, but virtually anything could be used. The paper is from Paper Studio (both blues, I think, but I am sure the closest one is). The ribbon was just some I had laying around, but I think it added a nice touch and brought out the pink in the flourish.

Challenge: Lots to Do week 29-Shapes

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fell in love and went crazy, again!

If you have been keeping up with my blog of late, you are well aware that I am loving free digital stamps. For most of the daily freebies, I view them and then add to my quickly growing folder (which I had to organize into sub-folders of themes today) of digital stamps. But not today. I fell in love with Bugaboo's latest freebie, and I had to try it out; in several formats and sizes and colors (of course). So here are the results!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Jumping on the Bandwagon-Christmas in July

Since I have discovered free digital stamps, I have been playing around with them, coloring and painting them, and I have made a few cards. Since everyone has been posting Christmas in July cards, I decided to take a few of the new digital stamps and make a Christmas card myself. Of course, since these were digital freebies, I have to give credit where it is due. The cat on the sled was from Becky's Happy Crafting Place.

The tree is a part of a digi from Pink Gem.

The digital images are painted with watercolors. The snowflakes are some old rub-ons (they didn't even have the brand on them anymore). And the sentiment was just a sticker I had (also old and no longer in the original package).

Hope you enjoyed viewing this as much as I enjoyed making it!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Beautiful Freebie!

I just stumbled across this blog. Most of the digital stamps are a couple of dollars, but there are at least three very beautiful freebies!

HUGE blog giveaway!

Have you been wanting to try the new cake cricut? How bout winning it at this site?!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

In awe!

I knew there was a realm that existed online and included digital stamps. But for some reason, I thought you always had to pay for them, something I am not willing to do. Tonight I decided to look into it, and boy am I glad I did! I found a blog site that puts up free digital stamps every day or so. This is wonderful, as I can expand my stamp collection without spending any money-and my husband will appreciate it as well :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Blake and I went shopping yesterday for canvas to put fabric around, to decorate our wall. The fabric should be here next week. There are three prints, and I am excited about them all. View them here. Looking around, canvas is kind of expensive and hard to find in sizes bigger than 12x12. While at Joann Fabrics, I found foam boards that would work in the same fashion, and for nearly half the price! The best part about it was that they had a 15% off discount for students and I had a 40% off any one item coupon. So I took the coupon and the most expensive item, and Blake bought the rest with the student discount. Combined we saved $8! This is why we work the system, people! So, I'm super excited for the fabric to come in so I can get started!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Inspired by a sketch

Today I was looking through blogs, wishing I was as talented as some of the creative ladies out there. And I decided that I would take one of their sketches and try it. It was intended to be used with a particular set of stamps (I believe), but I put my own spin on it. I liked the first one, so I made a couple more. They vary slightly, but I like them each for their own reasons.