Friday, October 29, 2010

Digi's With Attitude! Challenge #4 "Sketch"

Digi's With Attitude! has a sketch challenge today! I love sketch challenges. It takes care of most of the design work for me! All I have to do is pick my image & papers and start to create!

This week the Inkie Inkprintz Girls used Grumpy Gretchen "Big Deal Birthday I just love this digital stamp. It is so much fun to color!

Come play along with us!

I also am totally in love with this ribbon! It has such a smooth and silky texture. I have it in green and yellow. I am rationing it as I got it in Sudbury (which is 1 1/2 hrs away). I will be so sad when I run out *pouty lip*

Of course I had to add a lot of flowers to balance off the left corner. Another 'Ink-Bellishment' I cannot live without *grin* If flowers and ribbon disappeared from the paper crafting world tomorrow... I just know I would end up in a rubber room!! haha

Paper: Basic Grey - 6X6 Sultry Pad
Stamps: Digi's With Attitude! - GG Big Deal Birthday
Coloring: Skin 939/927
Cake: 1005, 911, 1018, 946 & 1052
Pants & Head Band: 930
Hair: SU Creamy Caramel & Barely Banana Markers
Misc: Sakura Shimmer Gel Pens
Ink-Bellishments: Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads, Flowers & Stickles.

Challenges I entered this card in:
Digi's With Attitude! Challenges - Sketch

Girl's Night Out Blog Hop Winner!!

Thanks so much for playing along in the Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog's first Blog Hop!
 It was a lot of fun!
I used the random selector to draw a winner from everyone that made comments on my blog.
The selector chose.... *drum roll*
Lucky Number SEVEN!!!

Cleota has won Queen Gretchen! YAY!!

Cleota please email me to claim your prize
(I am away until Sunday night so I will get to your email as soon as I can)

Thanks again to everyone that played along!! (((Hugs)))

For DWAC Winners please visit the Blog

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Emo Amber Prays - Pray for a Cure

These "Emo" Digital Stamps by Just Some Lines are just too stinkin' adorable! I own quite a few of them. This particular one is "Emo Amber Prays" I had bought her a while ago. Then my girlfriend posted something about Breast Cancer on her Facebook Page, and this stamp came to mind. I have been meaning to post it for some time so I can send her the card, as she inspired me to make it. I don't think she reads my blog, as she is not a papercrafter. So she may not even see the card until it reaches her house in California.

Have a safe trip Amber! *grin*

The card actually sits like an easel card.  I love the ruffled ribbon look. It is fun to do too!
Normally I sew it down, but this ribbon is thinner, so you lose a lot of the ruffled effect.

On the front I wanted to make Amber look like she was in a picture frame. So I pulled out some Christmas Decoration hooks I got on sale years ago. They are an "S" shape. I placed them at the bottom of the matted image and then placed some Rhinestone Flowers in them and one at the top to give it a framed look. The little butterfly came in a pack of about 20 at the Dollar Store for a buck.

Paper: Making Memories - Simply Fabulous 6X6 Pad
SU Regal Rose & Garden Green. Conqueror Diamond White
Digital Sentiment: Created by myself
Coloring: Prisma Colored Pencils - 911, 1089, 1012, 914, 929, 927, 1018 & 938
Ink-Bellishments: Christmas Hooks, Prima Flowers, Button, Ribbons, Butterfly & Rhinestone Brads.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Digi's With Attitude! Blog Hop & New Release Info

Hey you! Just wanted to remind you that there is only a short amount of time left to play along in the Digi's With Attitude! Blog Hop. There are some awesome prizes up for grabs, if you have some time to spare, there is still a chance to enter to win! Come play along *grin*

Monday is "New Release" Day at Digi's With Attitude! We are going to start releasing a few images each week. There are 15 new Grumpy Gretchen's moving in next month. Then.... are you ready for some really exciting news?? Are ya?? Are you SURE? Ok I will spill it... lol
In December... *drum roll please* Animals With Attitude! are coming!! Of course they are packed with the 'tude! Wait until you start seeing some sneak peeks. OMGosh! They are ubber cool.

I am so excited about this new line! They are just going to blow you away! I can barely wait to start coloring them up. I know you will be over the moon for them too!

Watch for Grumpy Gretchen this November, then again in February when she will return with some more seasonal stamps in time for Valentine's, St Pat's & Easter.

My Grafico Challenge #72 - Sparkly Clip Art Fun!

I am so thrilled I was asked to stay on with the My Grafico Design Team!! Yay Me!!
I was originally selected to be on the GDT for October, but I was thrilled when I found out I was staying on longer. So I am now an offical MG DT Member!

This week over at the MyGrafico Challenge #72 brings some Sparkle fun!
I thought these little clip art owls were so much fun! (If I type 'fin' one more time I give up! lol)
Did you know that when you pick up the Halloween Owls you get the Digi Paper too!?!?
How cool is that? Check out the set we used this week HERE

I had so much fun adding the shimmer with my Sakura gel pens to the owls.
Not to mention the googly eyes! I much preferred ONE google eye on each owl tho. Too stinkin cute!
My mum picked me up a bunch of plastic spiders last week at the $1 Store so I had to squish the spider onto my glue pad then pour some sparkle all over her. Loooove it! The spiders even came with cotton, so I was all set to put her on the card!

I finished off the card by adding some itty bitty rhinestone stars over the stars on the clip art, and rhinestones on the circles on the digi paper. It almost looks like the owls are on stage ready to preform their little Halloween skit! tee hee

Digi Paper & Digi Clip Art: JW Illustrations
Coloring: Sakura Shimmer Gel Pens
Misc Items: Rhinestones, Spider & Cotton

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Christmas Party Invitations Order

I had a recent order for 60 Christmas Party Invitations. I do not normally take on such an order, as I really really REALLY hate repetition. Did I mention really? haha

However, this order was from my 'other mother' Sharon, (my mom's best friend - who acts like my mom too! tee hee) so I really couldn't refuse. When I take on a larger order I do consider my time first, then the cost of materials. My time is the hardest cost to collect on, supplies are easy to charge for. Regardless, for the amount I was paid I think we both got a good deal.

I knew I was going to do a post card style invitation. So I started there. Deciding that the printed part of the invitation (which I made in Word) would lay on a red piece of card stock. I wanted something to 'pop' off the invite, so I decided to go with a classy looking reindeer.

The MTC file has all 12 reindeer on one page that I placed as best I could to use the least amount of paper.

I applied some glue from a glue pen on the antlers and dusted them with Gold Martha Stewart Glitter. Then, did the same with the nose, except I used red on the noses. I decided it was easiest to use a Sakura Shimmer Gel Pen and draw in the eyes to save time. I placed a tree brad on each invite, then finished them off by adding some Gold Stickles to the Title.
They turned out simple, yet classy. Which is exactly what I wanted.

Paper: 15 sheets of SU Real Red CS & 15 sheets of Conqueror Diamond White CS
5 Sheets of 12 X 12 Bazzill Textured Black CS
Misc Items: Martha Stewart Gold & Red Glitter, Gold Stickles
Sakura Shimmer Gel Pen & Tree Brads

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Candy Cane Christmas!

I am not sure how I came across this image, I am thinking it was a freebie from The Stamping Boutique. But isn't it adorable?!?! I was sifting thru my Christmas Digi Images, and this one hollered "Color Me"! How could I refuse? So I pulled up the weekly Mojo Monday Sketch, and found that this image was a perfect match! My lucky day =)

She is just too much fun! So many places to put sparkle and glitter! I love it!
I noticed that I didn't like the strong blue eyeshadow, so I softened it by adding shimmer in the pic below.
I was much happier with the sparkle look, than the blue.
The Stamping Boutique even has a month long challenge right now so be sure to check it out!

Paper: Deja View - Flurries & Frost DP,
SU Garden Green & Bashful Blue
Digital Stamp: The Stamping Boutique
Sentiment: A Muse
Coloring: Prisma Color Pencils; 927, 939, 925, 908, 1087 & 940
Sakura Shimmer Gel Pens
Misc Items: Ribbon, Rhinestones & Clearance Xmas Tree Snowflakes.

Challenges I entered this card in:
Mojo Monday - Sketch # 161
The Stamping Boutique - Use a Stamping Boutique Image

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MyGrafico Challenge #71

Wednesday brings another MyGrafico Challenge. This is the 2nd last week I am on the GDT there. I will be so sad to leave at the end of the month *pouty lip* It is such a great team and I really love all the stuff MyGrafico has!

For this Challenge, which required EMBOSSING I created a coffee date card!

The cup is actually clip art. So I used my Sakura Shimmer Gel Pens to color on the grey image to make it pop a little more. Then I added a rub on shape (flower) so give the image a little design. I topped off the cup with some Liquid Applique (I considered that embossing as I had to use a heat gun! haha) to give it a foamy look. I was super excited about the big brown button as I thought it kinda looked like a giant coffee bean (even if it is round lol)

Come play along with us as I am sponsoring the challenge this week with a $10.00 Digi's With Attitude! Gift Certificate! YAY!

Conqueror Diamond White CS & Misc Brown
Coloring: Sakura Shimmer Gel Pens & Liquid Pearls
Misc Items: Buttons, Ribbon, Liquid Applique & Flowers

Challenges I entered this card in:

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Let's Get Nutty!

I really love playing with all the Digi's With Attitude! Images, but I have to admitt, that sometimes there are just other images that appeal to me. I am sure I am not alone in the fact that we all have our favorites, but we dabble in playing with other companies too! I really like Character Cafe. They have some ubber cute images. This particular image said BUY ME as soon as I saw it... No No!! Not coz I "AM" totally nutty!! lmbo!

Isn't this image just NUTTY!?!? haha
I made the acorns for the card and uploaded the SVG HERE and the MTC file HERE.
My sharing guidelines can be found here

Paper: Basic Grey - Archaic 6X6 Pad
Digital Stamp: Character Cafe - Syd Nutty
Coloring: Prisma Colored Pencils - 946, 1090, 1021, 1084, 1032 & 1082
Misc Items: Buttons, Brad & Ribbon

Challenges I entered this card in:
Sugar Creek Hollow - Color Challenge

Monday, October 18, 2010

I got a Sweet Blogger Award! & MyGrafico Hop Winner

Dardi over at DtsArt Blog sent me this sweet blog award last week. Thanks so much Dardi! (((Hugs)))
I am on the MyGrafico Design Team with Dardi, and she is such a sweet gal! Not to mention she is just starting up her very first line of digi stamps. So check her out. They are adorable!

To receive this award, I must now pass it along to 5 bloggers. I never know who to pick, because I want to pick everyone!! However, in no particular order here are just a few of my loyal readers that have commented regularly and recently.

1. Martha @ Creating is Fun
2. Brandi @ Creative Happenings
3. Maureen @ Mo's Crafts... And Other Things
4. Celeste @ Touched by a Butterfly
5. Natacha @ Scrapbooking, Card Making and ME!!


I wanted everyone to know about a fun challenge at MyGrafico!

Check it out! There are some really cool prizes =)

1st Winner: Cuttlebug Combo
2nd Winner: Scrapbook Combo
3rd Winner: Spa Combo

Check it out!


The MyGrafico Blog Hop Winner

Prize #3 Will be offered by each DT participant that you visit. Each DT participant will picking a random winner to receive the Digital Stamp she used to make the project for her blog hop. These winners will be announced on each of their blogs on Monday, October 18th. So check back to see if you won. Or better yet subscribe to the RSS feed so it comes to your inbox! (RSS feed is the little orange box on the top of this screen to the right)

The random selector picked #2 DQ!!
Please email me at to claim your FUNKY WITCH!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sarah Paris Blog Hop!

The blog hop starts at Sarah Paris Styles blog. Sally (that's her name) will have a freebie (Prize #1) for you on the day of the blog hop but it is only up for today (Friday).

Prize #1 All you have to do to win is comment on each participants blog hop post then on then Sarah Paris blog. Comment Prize: Mish Mash Monsters Cupcake Wrappers and Toppers Set plus 1 and 1.5 inch circles collage sheets.



Prize #2: To be eligible to win the main prize, all you have to do is enter the Challenge over at the MyGrafico Challenge Blog. Prize: Bewitched Cupcake Wrappers and Toppers Set plus Bewitched clipart set and Funky Witch and Pumpkin Fairy digi stamps.




Prize #3 Will be offered by each DT participant that you visit. Each DT participant will picking a random winner to receive the Digital Stamp she used to make the project for her blog hop. These winners will be announced on each of their blogs on Monday, October 18th. So check back to see if you won. Or better yet subscribe to the RSS feed so it comes to your inbox! (RSS feed is the litle orange box on the top of this screen to the right)

Here is a list of blogs you can hop over to:
Sarah Paris Styles (Sally)
Cindy-Lynn < You are here

Here is the card I made with one of Sara Paris' totally de-lish Digi's! Post a comment on ALL participating blogs and you will be eligible to win this Digital Stamp! YAY 
If you have commented on all blogs and I pick you as the random winner you will win the Digital Image I used below =)

Isn't she just too stinkin' adorble!? I love the witches hat I stuck on her afterwards! I thought it was just perfect. It really added the final touch I was looking for.

Paper: My Minds Eye - Blackbird , Black & Conqueor Diamond White
Sentiment: A Muse Stamps
Coloring: Prisma Colored Pencils
Skin: 927
Dress: 1005
Hair: 1032
Broom: 1034 & 941
Misc Sakura Shimmer Gel Pens
Misc Items: Ribbon, Rub Ons, Felt Witch Hat Sticker

Here is the Digital Stamp you will be eligible to win by playing along. You have until Sunday night to comment on ALL participating blogs to win this Digital Stamp =)

GOOD LUCK!!! (((Hugs)))

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Grafico Challenge # 70 - Margarita Card

I saw the digi stamps for us to use for the MyGrafico Challenge #70 and I knew right away that I had to do a Margarita Card! I have been wanting to do one, so this Challenge was perfect. I made the card & lime myself in MTC and have the SVG file to share with you FREE HERE. If you would like the MTC FREE file it is HERE. You should really come play along in the MyGrafico Challenge. The prizes are fantastic =)

After I was completely done the card and taking a picture of it, I have to say I slapped myself as I created the sentiment "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere" myself, and thought it was perfect... BUT then I noticed the clock read 8:30!! *shakes head* I have to laugh at myself sometimes! haha

Paper: Bo Bunny, SU Not Quite Navy & Summer Sun
Coloring: SU Markers: Ruby Red, Garden Green, Summer Sun & Not Quite Navy.
Misc Sakura Gel Pens
Misc Items: Martha Stewart Glitter & Other Misc Glitter

Just a little FYI: The MyGrafico Challenge Blog has a blog hop coming up on Friday! I am so excited. There are so totally de-lish prizes and lots of inspiration to see! I hope you come play with us =)


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Check this out! TailGate to Challenge Launch! Blog Candy

The Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog is having a Tailgate Blog Candy Party! Click Here to play along!

There is also a NEW Digi's With Attitude! Sneak Peak over there on the Sneak Peak Page.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Blog Candy Winners, Sneak Peak Winner & DT Reveal

The random draw winner for 5 Digi's With Attitude! Grumpy Gretchen's is...
Natacha!! Congrats my fellow Canadian Stamper!

Stacie and KC tied for referring your friends and telling them to mention your name so I will give you both 5 Digi's With Attitude! Grumpy Gretchen's.

The Grumpy Gretchen Sneak Peek winner is Hestia's Helper YAY!

Ladies you can email me at to claim your prizes! Congrats =)

Wanna see who made the Digi's With Attitude DT call? The the newest Inkie Inkprintz Girls are listed Here!