Thursday, December 23, 2010

AI Factory Challenge - Elegance

Who doesn't just love Ella? She is just too innocent and adorable!

This week AI Factory has an awesome challenge.

Color up your stamps, and put them on ANY elegant project
 and come play along with us =)

Here is what I came up with.

After I colored Ella up with my Prisma Colored Pencils,
I went to TOWN on the flowers & Stickles! haha

The rose buds are actually pretty tall... so in order to
match the larger flowers I had to raise them up with
4 foam pop dots. So they are really raised up.

My mum asked me how on earth I planned on mailing
this card to someone!! I guess I will have to give it
to someone nearby rather than attempt to mail it.

Come Play along with us this week CLICK HERE

I can't wait to see what you create =)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays!! See you in the New Year!

As the holidays are upon us, I am taking a much need break =) I will not be posting on my blog much, if at all until the New Year, with exception to my design team posts of course. I hope that each and every one of you have a safe & happy holiday season. Oh, and if you need any snow let me know, we have HOARDS of it! haha

See you all in the New Year! (((Hugs)))

Thursday, December 16, 2010

AI Factory Challenge - Anything Goes!! Whoop Whoop

Don't cha just LOVE "Anything Goes" Challenges?
They allow you to just PLAY with an image and
see where it takes you =)

I really like the image "Sweet Pea" we got to work with this week over at AI Factory.
She is just the cutest little princess!

After I colored her up with an assortment of Prima Pencils
and Sakura Shimmer Markers, I added some ribbon,
rosebuds, and a cool bobby pin I found at the Dollar
Store in a set.

You can find  "Sweet Pea" HERE in the AI Factory Store
Join in the fun and play in the CHALLENGE
NOTE: This challenge runs for TWO WEEKS!!! YAY

Don't forget to check out this awesome new set too!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winter Diva Tween - Brrrrrr!!!! It's cold outside

Well it is defiantly winter now! At least where I am it is. We got hit with a lot of snow this last week. Which I must say I am very very pleased about. I am sure Gizmo would beg to differ tho, as each time he goes outside he nurses his cold paws... awwww... I always feel so bad for him. Maybe I should start putting his Muttlucks on him even for short potty sessions in the yard!

Yesterday you met Winter Diva Tween, so today I thought it was best to show you her all colored up.

I wish wish wish my Copics would hurry the heck up! I am just
DYING to use em! I have never even tried them... so it is such a
tease knowing they are in transit but not here yet.

Sigh, I used Prisma Color Pencils yet again! lol
Then I added some Martha Stewart Shimmer to the image
It gave it such a frosty look! I love it!

The sentiment is A Muse... I know, I am behind on
making sentiments... so many things to do!

Challenges I entered this card in:

Karber Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes - Use a Digi
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Sparkle & Shine
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Woodware USA - Winter Theme

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Tweens are here!! Check em out =)

The Tweens With 'Tude are finally here! They were a stubborn sassy little bunch and I had a hard time getting them to pack their bags and move into the store! I cannot believe how much a tween can pack up. Those suitcases were sure heavy! However, they are here and settled now.

Bruiser, the latest Animal With Attitude, guarded Rockband & Winter Diva Tween as they made their way past all the Paparazzi so they could walk down the red carpet today for photos. (tee hee) They really are sooo adorable. I am sure you will come to love them as much as I do.

Check them out in the store in the Tweens With 'Tude! Section.

I just had so much fun coloring this tween up. I think I will
save this card forever, as it was the first card I ever made
with a Tween. I wish I could find little shadow boxes
perfect for displaying and preserving cards!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Blog Hop Winner & New Images in the DWA Store!!

First order of business this morning is the random winner chosen from the Blog Hop last week. I hope you all had a lot of fun hopping around at the Office Party =)

The random winner chosen from my blog posts was #10 SmilynSteph Congrats! Please email me at to claim your $5 Gift Certificate.

This week new in the DWA Store is TWEENS this week! I am just trying to get them into PNG so they may be up later today or tomorrow. Hang tight! They are definitely worth it =)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Grumpy Gretchen Elf - Ho! Ho! Ho!

I am so far behind and backed up this week with pc issues, and it being my birthday I am going to post a super short post. Please forgive me! I will release some new Tweens With 'Tude next week and beg for your forgiveness!! haha


Here is my card =)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

AI Factory Challenge - Winter! & HB 2 ME *grin*

This week at AI Factory we bring you a WINTER Challenge!

Are these Holiday Birds not just too adorable?

I colored up the digi stamp with my Prisma Colored pencils, and added
some Martha Stewart Shimmer. Perfect touch! (IMHO)

I also added some awesome holiday branches I found at Michael's
and a ribbon and I was all set! Eazy Peezy!

I am especially happy about this Challenge as it was Winter,
and winter has finally arrived here in North Bay!
I would have been so upset if there had not of been snow
on the ground for my birthday (which yes, is today *grin*)

I am going to give myself the gift of safety and go out
and buy some new snow tires... I figure I should keep myself
safe at least until my 144 Copic markers arrive lol...
which should be ANYDAY NOW!!! YAY!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Grafico Challenge #78 - Winter Wreath

I especially loved the set we got to work with this week,
but I was so upset the card just did not turn out the way I wanted it to.
You can't tell at all in the pic that the image is completely covered in Crystal Effects,
and even worse, it wouldn't crack for me!!
Maybe I have forgotten how to do the 'cracked glass' effect??
I donno... but here it is just the same =)

I was even more disappointed that Crystal Effects makes printer ink bleed.
Trial and error I guess. However, it didn't bleed too badly, I am not even
sure you would have noticed unless I mentioned it, but we can't all
be perfect right? Then it's just not 'homemade' anymore!! lol

I did merge the 2 Digi Stamps together so the sentiment fit
perfectly in the beautiful wreath, which I was very pleased with.

I loved coloring this up with my SU markers... as I am STILL
waiting on my copics!! Grrrr!! I wish they would get here already
I am DYING to play with them!!

Here is the set we used by Cheryl Wenger

Come play with us in the MyGrafico Challenge this week!!
The Challenge is - ANYTHING GOES!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

New Images in the Store!

This week we bring you 3 new images!!



These animals sure got the "Tude!!

Watch next week for the new


They are sassy and full of an innocent attitude!

You are sure to love them =)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Office Party Blog Hop!! $115.00 in Prizes!! Whoo Hoo!!

Welcome to the very first
Combined Design Team Office Party Blog Hop!

We all worked really hard this year and wanted to have some fun, so time for a truly unique Blog Hop!
Our theme is Office Party and oh what fun this will be! We Teamed up with Digi's with Attitude / Drunken Stampers to give you a wonderful time.. with so many chances to win and so much inspiration to see your sure to have a good time!
All Prizes  have Attitude that much is for sure, see what you could win at the Digi's with Attitude! Store  Total Prizes worth a whopping $115.00!!!!   Who needs more??

Now to find out all the details... so you too can score!
As we're mingling at the office party (blog hopping) with the fabulous gals from Digi’s with Attitude & Drunken’ Stampers be sure to leave comments along the way!! Each designer will draw from the comments left on their blog and one winner will receive the digi that was used on that designer's blog post as well as a $5 gift certificate to the Digi's with Attitude store! How cool is that???!

Be creative & Play along in the challenge For a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate from each challenge blog !! Make a new card with Office Party as your theme or for someone at your Office! (Digi’s with Attitude stamps are not required But The DWA December freebie is available for download from the Digi's With Attitude! Store. Post it on your blog and enter the link to your card on the The Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog or the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog by Thursday, December 9th at 11:59pm EST
You can enter more than once with a new card but no duplicates, your post must be a new as of December 3, 2010... Non-eligible entries will be removed.

The Digi’s With Attitude! Challenge Blog  /  Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog will draw one winner each for a $20 Gift Certificate to the Digi's with Attitude Store too!! All winners will be posted on December 13, 2010 . Winners from each designer’s blog will be posted on their blogs, the 2 main winners will be posted on the Digi’s With Attitude! Challenge Blog and Drunken Stampers Challenge blog respectively. So be sure to retrace your steps to see if you are a winner!

We hope to see you at the Office Party!

Below is a list of the designers in the hop in case you get lost along the way!

1) Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog <---- Add your Challenge Entry Here!!!
2) Mari
3) Peg
4) Viv
5) Spike
6) Tracy J.
7) Cindy-Lynn 
8) Bettina
9) Tazza  
10) Jeanette
11) Linda
12) Jenny
13) Louise
14) Tracy
15) Juanita
16) Tammylee
17) Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog   <---- Add your Challenge Entry Here too!!!
Other Important Links:
Digi's With Attitude! Honorable Mention & Best Card of The Month!

Here is my project!

One of my BIGGEST problems is remembering my passwords
for all the accounts I have online. I try to make them
different each time I make one, so that if I was ever
hacked and someone figured out a password,
they would not be able to have access to everything.

Get my drift?

Well... I decided that the office party blog hop was the
perfect opportunity to make a Password Ledger.

So now I can keep all the info I need in the same place.
Now all I need is a safe to put it in!! haha

Leave a comment on my blog and be entered to
win a $5.00 Digi's With Attitude! Gift Certificate.

I will choose a random winner... and who

Good Luck!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I made the AI Factory DT!! & This weeks AIF Challenge

I found AI Factory a few months ago while I was
roaming around online, and really liked a lot of their images.
I have never really been much of a challenge player,
until I started my own challenge blog.
So after I did that I noticed a lot more challenges
out there and saw AI Factory had one too!
Then I noticed they had a DT Call, and I was all over it right away.
I have only recently been added to the team,
but I know I will be very happy there over the next
few months as they are such nice ladies!
You definitely need to go check out the store and challenges =)

For this challenge we got to work with "Alicia Skating"
She really is a little cutie!

I colored her up with my Prisma Colored Pencils.
Of course I had to add some snow to the image!
So I used some flocking. Did you know that you
can put Styrofoam balls in a really sharp super blender
to make your own flocking? I use the Magic Bullet!
It works perfectly!! If you add a few drops of food coloring
or ink (if you don't plan on using it for food again) then your
flocking comes out in different colors! Neat huh?

Maybe I will do a tutorial on this soon. It's so easy =)

I am hoping to see many of you come play along in the AI Factory
Challenge this week! The theme is WINTER so it's super easy to play along!

Other Challenges I entered my card in:

A Crafty Little Place - Anything Goes
Scrap Creations - Anything Goes
(Digi's With Attitude! is sponsoring them this week! YAY)
Tuesday Throwdown - Embellish It!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Grafico Challenge #77 - Elegant Reindeer

I just love this set from Blackleaf Studios!
Well... there really is not any of their digi's I don't absolutely love!
Tee Hee!! Check out the set we got to use this week!! Isn't it beautiful!??!

I did this image all in Martha Stewart glitter. It was very
deserving of all the sparkle and shine! Then I added a bunch of glitter
and sparkle to the BG paper too. Which I think turned out beautifully!
(The sentiment is A Muse)

This was a super quick card! Anyone can do this in less than 30 mins
and look at how elegant it looks! Perfect for the holidays =)

Come join me in the MyGrafico Challenge this week!
The Challenge is - ANYTHING GOES!!