Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Crispy Cool Snowman & A Blog Award!!

I came across this snowman freebie a few weeks ago,
now normally I am VERY good at saving things
with a blog name, but for some reason all I have is
snowman_doveart for his name.

I can't find the blog that posted it. *hangs head in shame*
So sorry!! If you know where his mommy is please
let me know so I can credit her for the freebie =)

He really is too adorable! I colored him up with my Prisma Color pencils
(My copics are STILL on the way - please hurry up Mr. Postman)

I colored the arms and branches with a silver Sakura Gel Pen
to make them look really really frosty!
Then I added some flocking all over to make him look crispy cool!
I cut the snowflakes out on the cricut, then heat embossed them
with some white shimmery powder. Added the shimmer ribbon
and it was all done! I love the way he turned out =)


In other news, Kimberly, over at Scrap It Girl awarded
lil' ole' me this beautiful blog award!!

EDIT: Sharon also sent me this award. Thanks so much!!
I'm really feelin' da luv dis week *grin*

Now I am to,
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this - Check!
2. Share 8 things about yourself - Check!
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered - Check!
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards - I'm on it as soon as this posts!

8 things about me:

1. I love love love the snow!
2. I want to go skiing & snowmobiling this winter
3. My family (and my dog lol) are the most important people in the world to me.
4. I have no kids
5. I don't have a 'real job' outside of teaching classes, and Digi's With Attitude!
6. I love to cook, and miss BBQ season!
7. I drive a previously loved car - that needs snow tired BADLY!! lol
8. My birthday is in December, and I have been telling people I am 28 1/2 for 10 years!! lol
Shhhhhhh!!! Don't tell!!! haha

I am passing this award along to the following 8 people. As you all know I hate to play favorites, so I am sending the award to the FIRST 8 people who applied to be on the DWA Design Team!

3. Tammylee
4. Brandi
5. Radwa
6. Tanya
7. Julia
8. Dawn

Thanks again Kimberly & Sharon for the award! Be sure to check out all these wonderful blogs!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Pugly Santa & New Images.

 The new images are in the store!

I had to have a Pug Digi Stamp, as I own a pug.
I am always dressing him up for different occasions,
so I figured a Santa suit was perfect!
I have to admitt, he really isn't very impressed when I do this,
so I figured Pugly Santa was perfect for the Animals With Attitude! line.

I colored him up with my prisma colored pencils in all the colors
of my pug, Gizmo. Then I added some glitter to the Santa outfit.
I thought the little letter to Santa was a cute added touch.

When I was at Walmart with my mum last week, I was looking for some
poinsettia flowers, but came across some silver branch like stuff,
and little balls covered in glitter. I grabbed a bunch in Silvers
and Reds, as I thought they were perfect for holiday cards.

Tee Hee... I giggle every time I look at this image!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Havin' a Cocktail for Challenge #8 - Color Challenge

Grumpy Gretchen - Martini is sportin' a cocktail on her pink, black & silver card for the Digi's With Attitude! Challenge #8!

Doesn't she look like the most adorable little 'snoot' as she sits there with her Martini? Speaking of Martini's. have you ever tried a Chocolate Martini? Omgosh!! My boyfriend makes them for me as a treat. I just love them! Only trouble is you are done for after you drink a couple as they are 100% alcohol! Tell me, what's your favorite Martini?

Gretchen loves Chocolate Martini's too! Just don't mention to her that it is ALL ALCOHOL!! You may not like the response! tee hee

I have to mention the embelly on the bottom left side of the card.
I am like a cockroach in the dollar in my town. You would not believe
the things you can find! One day I found some bobby pins,
with a bunch of rhinestones on them. I knew when I saw them that
they would be PERFECT for my cards! I got a bunch in all
different colors. I just love em!

I colored Gretchen up with my Prisma Colored Pencils,
added some Sakura Shimmer Gel pens here and there.
Then made the black flower myself. Ever notice how hard it is
to find really nice black flowers? Geeze!

The sentiment is Digi's With Attitude!

Challenges I entered this card in:

Alphabet Challenge Blog - D is for Doodling
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything Goes
Fab n' Funky Challenges - Go With The Flow
Hodge Podge Shop - Anything Goes
Darling Cardmakers - 3 of Something


NOW - Sunday @ 11:59 est

Click on the button for more details!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Bringing you Sparkle & Fairy Dust!

The Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog
Has a FREEBIE Digi 
Check it out!

Now on to my card =)

The SCF Design Team was given this adorable image to work with.
As soon as I saw her in my inbox I knew she had to be Glitter-ized!
Can you imagine how much sparkle love she can spread?
Check her out in the MyGrafico Store HERE

Walmart sells some really good Zig Glue Pens.
One has a felt tip, and the other has a ball point tip.
They are perfect for applying glue to adhere any glitter!
Personally, I use the Martha Stewart Glitter,
have you seen the NEW Colors??
Maybe they are not new, but they are new to our store.
(up here in Nowheresville!) lol

Love things that are Glitter-ized! *grin*

Challenges I entered this card in:

AI Factory - Friendship Theme

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

MyGrafico Challenge #76 - Pink Unicorn Cutie

Wednesday is here again, and with it comes the MyGrafico Challenge!
This week for Challenge #76  the theme is GIRLY and we got to
work with Blackleaf Studio's Unicorn Digi's! I really love their stuff =)

Funniest part is, I actually asked Blackleaf Studios to make this a Digi Set
as they already had a clip art set of these adorable Unicorns.
The next day they had a digit stamp set made with them,
so of course I purchased them RIGHT AWAY!!

2 weeks later, Tazza (the MG DT Coordinator) selected
them for us all to work with for this challenge!

So needless to say this was a super easy challenge for me!

I couldn't resist adding all the sparkle after I colored her up
with my Prisma Color pencils.
Added some bling, flowers & rhinestone brads,
the A Muse sentiment and VIOLA! I was done!

I know exactly WHO I am sending this card too *grin*

Challenges I entered this card in:

AI Factory - Bring on the Bling


In Other News.... Check out this Oh So Thankful Sale & GIVEWAY!!

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Check out the Giveaway!!!

There is still ALL DAY to enter to win this.
Hop over to Claudia's Blog and show her some love!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Digi's With Attitude! DT Call

Calling all Designers With Attitude! Digi's With Attitude! is currently accepting applications for the next term. Be Brave! Be Sassy! Get the 'Tude and apply TODAY!


Must be willing to commit to a 4-month term. January 2010 – April 2010

During your term you will submit 1 project a week using Digi’s With Attitude! Digital Stamps. Therefore you must understand how to use Digital Stamps.

In an effort to share your creations, you must have a well-maintained blog that you will be required to post your projects on.

You may be asked to participate in Blog Hops (no more than once a month - with a min. 2 weeks notice). You may also be asked to post promotions, or events for Digi’s With Attitude!

If you currently a DT member for another company you are more than welcome to apply if you think you can fulfill the above stated requirements. However, no experience is necessary.

Application deadline: Midnight (EST) December 27th, 2010 (first project due Jan 5th 2011)

Design Team Benefits:

As a DT Member, you will Free digital stamps from Digi’s With Attitude! You will also receive a 50% store discount during your term. All images that are given to the DT will be new releases chosen by your team leader with the exception of the “your choice” challenge once a month.

Your Name & Blog will appear on the Digi’s With Attitude! Challenge Blog.

You will receive a Designers With Attitude! Badge to place on your blog so that you can proudly display that you are a DT Member.

As a DT Member you will be the first to see Digi’s With Attitude! new releases!

If you get published in a magazine while you are on the DT you will receive a $50.00 Store Gift Certificate. If you win any challenges while you are on the DT you will receive a $10.00 Store Gift Certificate. All gift certificates may be used in combination with your DT discount.

All DT Members will be invited to join a private yahoo group that is exclusive to the DT/GDT & DT Leader. This allows us to communicate with one another and post important messages or questions, Challenge Information, and other important news. Not to mention get to know one another on a personal level. You are not just a DT, you important to Digi’s With Attitude! and one another, we would love to see you all build friendships that will last a lifetime =)

You will get to meet new friends, earn free stamps, get more exposure for your blog, and enhance your Stamping Resume!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Animals With Attitude! KitKat is HERE!!!

Tell me this image is not just the cutest kitty you ever did see! 
KitKat is the latest release in the Animals With Attitude! line

There are also THREE New Grumpy Gretchen's this week!

Working Girl
Tres Chic
& Hates Mornings

See them all HERE

I had so much fun coloring up Kitkat!
I really do giggle every time I play with
one of the Animals With Attitude!
They are just too adorable!

I did use some grey prisma colored pencils when I
colored up Kitkat but it is hard to see in the photos.
Next time, I am coloring her in PINK!
What is it with me and coloring animals in Blues & Pinks? lol
I figure it this way, they are cartoons, so you can color
them in any color you like! Right?

I finished off the card with a Digi's With Attitude! Sentiment
which I thought was perfect for KitKat.

Run over and adopt KitKat TODAY!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Ya Ya Go Team - DWA Challenge # 7

The new Challenge is up at Digi's With Attitude!
and it is just in time for FOOTBALL!

You all know at least ONE person that will be glued to the TV
soon for the Grey Cup so why not make them a card and let them
know what you think of that *grin* 

Personally, I am that girl that rolls her eyes and thinks...
Hmmm... good time for me to hide in my Studio! haha

 Digi's With Attitude!
Challenge #7 - SPORTS

I know the Dolphins are not playing in the Grey Cup, and frankly our Thanksgiving is over as it was in October and I am not too pleased about missing out on all the turkey that will be on your tables soon!

I printed the Dolphin Logo offline, and added some glitter to spice
him up a bit, as he was rather drab. Then I stamped the "M"
on Grumpy Gretchen Cheerleaders' top too. I used Dolphin team colors
when prisma coloring her. Then finished it all with some more
sparkle and shimmer. Ya, I know it's a guy card...
but I always chick-er-ize everything! haha

Grumpy Gretchen Cheerleader is a FREEBIE this month
so come play along with us!! It will be so much fun =)

Challenges I entered this card in:
Digi's With Attitude! - Sports Theme
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Digi's
Hodge Podge Shop - Anything Goes
Lili of the Valley - Glitter & Glitz

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Angry Anabelle says Furr-Get it!

Another stamp I'm jus lubbin' in the Animals With Attitude! line.
Meet the colored up version of Angry Anabelle.

Anabelle has some SERIOUS Attitude,
I certainly do NOT want to mess with her! haha

I almost colored her up in blue... but figured for the debut I should
do her up in browns and settled for blue for her bow.

I imagined her colored in blue, thinking;
"That dang groomer mixed up the dye colors"!!!

*Snort* I just crack up every time I see her face!
Can you imagine what she must be thinking?

I can't wait to see the sentiments that you come up with =)

Find AWA Angry Anabelle in the Digi's With Attitude Store HERE

Don't forget to send us a link to your cards, or email them to us

Challenges I entered this card in:

Stamp Something - Digi's

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

MyGrafico Challenge #75 - Gretta Gobble & DT CALL

I am posting this on the RIGHT day this time!
I accidentally posted this last week,
sometimes I am such a scatter brain!

When I saw the set available for our challenge this week at MyGrafico,
I just knew that Gretta Gobble was going to fit perfectly with the theme.

I just love this stamp inside the awesome frame made by

The autumn frame was a PNG so I could easily print Gretta in it.
I used a glue pen and made the entire frame sticky and added Martha Stewart Glitter.
Embossed some copper paper, used some DP, colored up Gretta, and voila! Done!

Come play along in the challenge this week at MyGrafico Challenges!
Digi's With Attitude! is sponsoring it, so you have a chance win a $10 Gift Certificate.
Who can pass that up? *grin*


My Grafico DT CALL!!!

Everyone should apply, you really get the COOLEST Stuff,
and the team is such a fun place to be =)

Click Image to enlarge

Click Here to be taken to the MyGrafico Challenge Blog

For a Special Friend - Miss You

You gotta love those cards you leave until the last minute that keep you up til nearly midnight! I absolutely adore this Digi Stamp from AI Factory. Love You Ella is just too adorable. I knew I wanted to use her to enter yet another card for their DT Call. But of course, one thing leads to another and then I realized that I had to have it in tomorrow to meet the deadline. Normally I have all my DT work in an organizer, so I guess I really should have written this in there too, rather than just save the RSS Email. My bad!! *blushes*

In all truth, the coloring didn't take me long at all, it was the layout and choosing the flowers & ribbon that took me nearly an hour! Yes! I said an hour! What threw me off was the colors in the DP. I really am not fond of these Basic Grey papers. Which is odd as I buy anything that has a BG on it! However, I was not liking this paper set at all. I do need to use it up tho, so I forced myself to use it. Then, when it was all staring me in the face I just couldn't get to a point that I was happy with it. *pouty lip* So hence the hour playing with it. However, sometimes you just have to get on with it right? So this is what I ended up with =)

This weeks AI Factory Challenge called for a die cut or a punch, so I decided on little tiny heart punches to go along with the heart Ella is hugging. This card is for a very special friend I have in the USA. I haven't seen her since she came to visit me in Sept 09 when I was living in Vegas. So hopefully this makes her smile, and makes her get a darn passport so she can come up to the Great White North to visit me! *grin*

Challenges I entered this card in:
AI Factory Challenges - Die Cut or a Punch
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Distressing (I distressed the DPs)
Stamp Something - Anything Digi

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Who really wants to HANG IN THERE anyhow?

Have you seen the new Animals With Attitude!? I am lubbin' Mikey Monkey!
When I was coloring him up, I came up with the sentiment
"Why do they say HANG in there"?
Tee Hee... I thought it was just perfect for Mikey in this pose!

I would much rather that what ever it is that makes people say
"Hang in There" would just pass so I can get on with it! haha

I think Mikey agrees =)

He really was a joy to color. The Animals With Attitude! come to life
right before your eyes, and it's like they speak to you =)

Okay maybe I am off my rocker, but I normally cannot wait to
pull out my prisma color pencils.

I had a perfect vine ribbon in my stash to add to this card.
Not to mention I was lovin the Basic Grey Papers.
Everything went together so perfectly.

There are 3 New Releases in the Digi's With Attitude! Store
this week, AWA Mikey Monkey as seen here today
along with AWA Angry Anabelle and Grumpy Gretchen Naughty Cop!

Challenges I entered this card in:
Kaboodle Doodles - Recipe Challenge
Cards for Men - Animals
Design Dollies - Color Challenge

Friday, November 12, 2010

Digi's With Attitude! Challenges #6 - Mechanic Gretchen

There is nothing better than a woman who can fix her own car,
change her oil, or better yet, fix her hubby's car!! haha

Grumpy Gretchen Mechanic is not just another pretty face! She knows how to get the job done.
How's that saying go? "If you want something done right, do it yourself"? LOL!!

Recipe Challenge

I tried my hand at another easel card for this challenge. I really love em!
They are a lot of fun to make, not to mention they look darling on
someones table!

I colored Gretchen up with my Prismacolor Pencils, added my own sentiment,
some Rhinestones (for the sparkle), and finished off with flowers & ribbon.

Come play along with us in Challenge #6 over at DWAC's
We love seeing your projects =)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remberance Day - Let's Remember

~Remeberance Day~

Please do not forget a moment of silence today (I do it at 11:11) to remember our fallen
soldiers, and those who continue to risk their lives so that we may be free.

My dad was in WWII. He passed away over 20 years ago.
Miss you and love you dad XOXO

Thank You to all those that serve.
God Bless those we have lost.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ants at Play & A Birdie Friend DT Entries *Corrected*

I often browse my favorite digital stamp sites, and recently came across a DT Call over at AI Factory. As many of you know I love AI Factory. So I was elated when I saw their DT Call. I nearly missed the deadline tho, as I penciled it in my planner on the wrong Wednesday! Grrrr! Thank goodness I had a peek there this evening to see how many entires there was, as I noticed the deadline was TONIGHT!! OMGosh! I busted a move to make 2 cards. I really only needed to make one, but I wanted to go the extra mile =)

***Correction*** The Challenge deadline was last night, NOT the DT Call. You still have time to apply for the DT. Read the details here.

The theme for the Challenge/DT Call is "Garden Party"
It was so much fun to play with Spring & Summer Digi's for a change.
I bought this bird a couple months ago, and this was the perfect time to color her up!
I used my prismacolor pencils, and then added some flocking to her feathers.
I think that was the perfect added touch!

I think it is important to play in other challenges when you are part of a DT,
in order to help expose the company you are designing for so I entered in
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch Challenge #75
This really was a fun sketch =)

For the second card I entered in the AI Factory Challenge/DT Call
I chose these adorable ants! Isn't this the cutest image?
I was going to use a "Hurry Up! It's MY Turn" sentiment, 
but settled for "Have a Beautiful Day"... I am wishing I would
have created the first sentiment tho.  

I used some liquid pearls to the water to make it pop and some
Sakura black glaze to the ants hands and feet so they stand out
a little more too.
Colored with Prismacolor Pencils again, and Stickles on the flowers.

I entered this card in:
Sketch Saturday - Week #128

Wish me luck! I would LOVE to make the AI Factory DT!