Monday, June 29, 2009

Live Big

Here is the card challenge over at Simply Scrapping.
You must use the color pallette displayed above. A Combination of 2 or more colors. They must be a summer theme.Each Card must have the following items on the cards--Ribbon__Gems or Glitz ( whether it be prepackaged or Stickles, Pearls, and some type of Medium)--Some where on the card must be something hand written or drawn. (either the journaling, doodling, etc.

Here is my take on the challenge and sketch.
I used Paper Studio paper pack "Pink Armadillo" and it has glitter on it. I did do some doodling, well very little but it's on there! I used the Doodle Genie from ChatterBox that I got from Judy. The pink paper already had the dotted swirls so I then used the template to follow the swirls from the pink on to the green paper. I used my glitter pen on top of the black to make it sparkle some. I also added some sparkle to the swimsuit with the glitter pen. I took some very small bling and added it to make it look like she was wearing diamond earrings.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Free on Fridays

I do most of my journaling for my scrap pages on the computer so I like to have fun and unique fonts to use. Here are some links to get free fonts for your computer. You can also use them to make sentiments for cards.

ScrapNfonts offers 3 free fonts if you sign up for their newsletter. Then every so often they offer free fonts in their newsletter. Also Lettering Delights you get 4 free fonts when you sign up for their newletter and they have free downloads as well. Another place is Kevin & Amanda have a lot of free fonts and some pretty cool ones at that. Here are some other links that provide free fonts.

1001 Fonts
1001 Free Fonts
Acid Fonts
Daily Free Fonts
Fonts 101
Font Face
Font Freak
Font Reactor
Font Space
Font Stock
High Fonts
Simply The Best Fonts
Urban Fonts

Whew! That's a lot and there is even more out there. : O This should keep you busy for quite a while though. Have a great weekend!

Simply Scrapping Card Challenge

Here is the card challeng going on at Simply Scrapping right now.

This an easy color challenge for a card. Fourth of July is right around the corner so lets do Red, White and Blue colors in a card. Even those not living in the USA can participate because the card doesn't have to be a July 4th card and it can be any shade of these colors.I did make a July 4th card and I plan on sending this to a friend for her birthday that is close to July 4th just to mix it up a bit and not send a traditional bday card. Susan, I hope you are seeing this!! : ) I used Simply Scrapping card sketch #6 for this also.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Free on Fridays

Well it's Friday again and I have some freebies for you. Since Sunday is Father's Day I thought I'd list a few sites where you can get free printable Father's Day cards. But of course, we are all making our fathers and husbands cards RIGHT??!!!! ; ) But just in case try these out.

Family Crafts

Parenting Teens


Family Fun - Also has home made gift and dessert ideas

Free Coloring Pages 4U - This also has tons of coloring pages that you could use as stamped images

Now for an actual digital stamped image that you can get for free. It's from a new company called Whimsie Doodles and on her blog there is a turtle on the right hand side that you can download for free. Here is the image and you also get the sentiment too. I printed it on white cardstock but it just didn't look right since there really wasn't any white in the card so I took my red cat eye chalk ink and tapped it over the paper so it wasn't white any more. I used Simply Scrapping Card Sketch #1. The paper line is the Evelyn collection by Scribble Scrabble and the brads are from 3 Bugs in a Rug "Blossom". I used my SU Top Note on the Big Shot - for the first time YEAH!! I pop dotted the turtle and sentiment. The turtle is colored with Copics and Bic markers.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Simply Scrapping - Card Challenge


This week's card challenge is nothing too complicated...a sketch with a little extra! Use the following sketch to create a card!
Now for your little extra...Your card must also feature POLKA DOTS! Have fun...can't wait to see what everyone does. Don't forget all participants of the June Card challenges are in the running for a $15 grab bag compliments of Judy and Simply Scrapping!
Here is my take on the sketch. I used paper from Scribble Scrabble - Evelyn's collection. There were so many polka dots in the papers so I knew I had to use this line for it.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Little Monkey Business

Changito and Sock Monkey that is. Here is another set of goodies that I sent out from the blog candy RAK. The stamped image is a Changito and the paper is from Daisy D's it was an 8x8 pad. I used the Cricut - Doodlecharms to cut out the cupcake shape, then I used the ScorPal to make the lines in the cupcake wrapper.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Free on Fridays

I'm going to start posting every Friday with something free that I have found on the internet or maybe something you have at home that you can use in scrapping or cards that would be free basically because you already have it. Today I have several freebies. First is summer titles from Scrap N Fonts. The next one is from Lettering Delights, it's a Father's Day card bundle and Father's Day candy bar wrappers that you can print out. While you are there you can also get a couple very cute candy bar wrappers for free too. You can sign up for newsletters from each of these companies and get emails from them when they have freebies OR...... you can just get them from me when I post them on Fridays!!

I'm really wanting to try and pick up the activity on my blog and I figure freebies are one good way. So pass the word along to your fellow friends and bloggers. : )

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Color Challenge at SS

Over at Simply Scrapping there is a color challenge one for LO's and one for cards.
I found this was definitely a challenge because I really don't have a lot of blue paper. I used an acetate overlay that I attached to the blue polka dot paper. I just put glue dots behind the flower and leaf to hold it on. I really like the saying and have never heard it before. It says "To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else." It's kind of funny and true too.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Cards and Altered Matchbox

This is some of the Blog RAK stuff I sent out to the ladies who signed up for it about a month ago. They should have all received their stuff by now so I won't be spoiling any of the surprise for them. I made these cards and the altered match box out of this really fun paper pack I bought at the garage sale from the LSS were I teach. I did really well and sold $212 myself and then only spent about $42 in buying other people's stuff. So I still came out ahead! There wasn't a ring on this girl's finger on this image. The way she is holding her hand and then the other two looking right at it, I thought it needed to be her showing them a ring. I just popped a small piece of bling on there and ta-da it looks like it was suppose to be that way. I used Copics to color both of these images.
This is just a little 3x3 card. These are so fun to make. Isn't this scooter too cute?!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My Little Secret is Out

I said I was going to share a secret with you and I guess it's about time. But before I do I wanted to let my Blog RAK ladies know that their goodies were sent out on Monday. Ok, now for my little secret. Well it's not really a secret it's just a little something I found out and I'm probably not the only one who know this but I'd like to think it was all my idea. ; ) Have you ever bought digital stamped images? I haven't but they are a lot less expensive than the stamp. With a few draw backs you can't just stamp anywhere you want, you'd have to print the image out and I guess then you could cut it out and put it where you want. So what about free images? Oh yes there are FREE images out there to be found, printed and colored for a beautiful stamped card. Here is one I found:
Are you sitting there saying "WHAT??!!! Isn't that a Sara Kay stamp?" Yes it is Sara Kay but it actually a coloring page I found online for free. I just reduced the size and printed it on the cardstock I usually use for my stamped images. It is colored with Copics and I didn't have any problems with the ink bleeding. So you want to know where to get these cool images? Ohhhh I bet you do!! Guess what else I found? How about some Strawberry Shortcake images, Holly Hobbie, Hello Kitty, Bratz, Barbie, Groovy Girls and just about any Disney character from any of their movies and so much more. Here are some of the coloring page sites that I found that have some great pages.

Funny Coloring - Dora, Sesame Street, Bob the Builder, Nemo, Paddington Bear, Teletubbies, Spongebob, holiday pages, Bible pages, animals and much more
The Coloring Book - This one has Sara Kay pages, Groovy Girls, Littlest Pet Shop, Minnie Mouse, Stanley, Backyardigans, and TONS more
Kids-n-Fun - Bambi, Bratz, Barbie Pippi Longstocking, Cars, just way too many to list.
The Coloring Spot

You can also check out clipart. Of course, you need to make sure these are royalty free and all that good stuff. Sorry, I don't know all the rules of uses images.
Clipart ETC

I mentioned one of my favorit bloggers the other day Mel Stampz well she posted something about this about a week or so ago. So HERE is her post about some freebies she found and also some free images she has on her blog.

There I did it! I shared my secret. I may never have to buy another stamp again!! Yeah, right!! I hope you like this info and find it as awesome as I do. Also feel free to share this information with all your fellow stampers and I would love a link back here to this post. You know, so they too can show me some love. : )