Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Back to School Challenge @ Simply Scrapping

Earlier this month at Simply Scrapping I participated in The Back School Challenge.

* Must use all 4 colors posted (You can add others if you want)

* Must use 1 recycled item (example something from a wrapper-for instance candy bar, school supply wrapper/price tag, product tag, I know you can think of something

* Must use a SHOE LACE from a shoe

* At least one paper clip

* The word School must be somewhere on the layout using chipboard letters, if you do not have chipboard, make your own letters using cardboard

* Must use one rub on

* Must use 3 buttons

* Must use 1 circle

* Must use 1 Brad

I thought this was kind of a hard challenge. I got everything on there from the list but not sure if I'm overly pleased with the results though. I almost forgot the circle so I punched out a small circle and put it in the middle of the "o" in school. Also the recycled item it a bottle cap, it had a button on it by the tag with the date. The rub on is "first day of". I think the rest you can see pretty well. The only product name I can tell you is the pp and that is from the Grade School Pack - Die Cuts With A View.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Stamp by Step - Spooky Circles challenge

Stamp by Step is having a fun Halloween challenge that I entered and here are the details.

September 14 - October 4
Spooky Circles
Looking for a fun design challenge? We've got one for you! All you need to do is include circles in your Halloween design and submit an electronic photo of your creation to: cheryl@stampbystep.com with the subject line: Spooky, by Sunday October 4th, 9:00pm for a chance to win this prize package.

The skull stamp is from Imaginisce and I stamped it in purple then covered it in purple glitter. The paper is also from Imaginisce called Hallowhimsy.

Digital Ink Co. (D-IC) - Color Challenge

For the challenge this week over at Digital Ink Co. Challenge Blog - it is a color challenge. So this is the color combo we are suppose to work with.

Does that look like burgundy, light blue and dark blue to you? I didn't think so and neither did most of the design team. I thought it was minty green in the middle. So this color challenge was pretty much "open to interpetation". : )

I used an image from Stitchy Stamps available at Digital-Ink Co. I don't know where the guitar image is from sorry I don't remember where I got it. I colored both images with Copics then went to town on the bling. : ) Me loves the bling!! I also used my clear Glaze pen on both images. I pop dotted the girl image to add dimension. The paper is from Cosmo Cricket "Cogsmo".

Now check out Honey - isn't she a cutie pootie from Beary Dust [Sue]!!If you would like a chance to win this image you need to go enter the challenge. While you are there you can check out what our other DT's did or should I say how the other DT's interpretated the colors. ; )

The Digital-Ink blog hop starts this Friday, October 2nd and the Blog Candy drawing is October 19th. There is so much going on at Digital-Ink Co. so come join in on the fun!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

SSDS Sketch Challenge

At Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday Challenge Blog this week the challenge is a sketch.

I followed the sketch pretty much to the "T". This is a simple card for me, not too much frou, frou. The B&W paper from a paper pack The Paper Studio. The green glitter paper is from a scrap pile and I think someone else gave it to me. I did have glitter on my face though when I was done. : ) I used the glitter paper to punch a small flower and put it in the middle of my B&W flowers. The Happy Birthday image was also given to me. So besides this being a simple card it also didn't cost very much to make.
This is a pretty easy challenge so you need to go to SSDS and play along. There will be a prize involved too. : ) Be sure and check out what our other DT's made also.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Simply Scrapping Card Challenge - with Tutorial

This weeks challenge at Simply Scrapping I made another tutorial for you. This is another very simple card to make and just what you need when giving someone a gift card. You can make this for a birthday, thank you or Christmas. Do you know some friends or family you are giving a gift card to on Christmas? Well if you do this challenge, you'll be one step ahead of the game come Christmas time. Once you see how easy these are you may want to make them in advance so you will have these ready when you need them.
I did the tutorial using just a solid colored cardstock in hopes it would show up easier but on my final card I used different paper. Here is what it looks like finished:

Gift Card Holder - Card Tutorial

Cut cardstock or double sided paper 5” x 12”; then score at 4”, 6” and 8” (ignore that second score line on mine – I made a mistake when doing my 4” in score line)

Fold card as shown – valley, mountain, valley (that’s how the folds should go)

Turn the card over on the back side and add adhesive to the fold around the edges as shown. You want to make sure you don’t add adhesive the middle section because that is insert for the gift card.

Fold the card together and turn over. This is looking at the inside of the card.

Now you need to make an opening for the gift card to slide into the middle section. I used a punch from Stampin’ Up and punched it a couple of times to make it wide enough. You can experiment with different styles of punches to get this opening or you can just cut an opening with scissors too.

I used scissors to cut off the little rounded part left by the punch to make it a straight edge (where I’m pointing on the picture).

Now the opening for the gift card is done.

On my finished example, I used a scallop punch just a decorative touch. Not necessary but just another place to embellish and I love to embellish!!

Put adhesive on just one side of the punch and adhere below the opening for the gift card. Just decorate the front as desired.

Here is my finished card again.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Digital Ink Co. - Challenge Blog - and - BLOG CANDY

BLOG CANDY ---- Go check out Digital Ink Co. Challenge Blog for all the details. You are going to want to get in on this one - just look what is up for grabs!
This week's challenge is a recipe challenge: 2 designer papers and 3 brads/buttons/ OR eyelets! It's a really easy one to so be sure to enter for your chance at this digi image from April Reece Designs:
The images the design team used this week are from the Shoppe and belong to Beary Dust [Sue] - thanks Sue
I used paper from Sassafrass "Serendipity". I added a little blink to the middle of her hair bows and colored the image with Copics. To make the beary fuzzy, I added brown flock to him. Isn't that fun?!

So go to Digital Ink Co. - Challenge Blog and check out the challenge for this week, the creations from all the other Design Team members and of course the blog candy!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday Challenge Blog

It's Saturday and time for another Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday challenge. This week it is a color challenge. I love these colors!! Ok so my take on it didn't really play up the great colors from the pictures but I really wanted to use this paper. Plus when I'm making these cards I try to think of something I could really use. Since the kids are back in school, I know they'll be getting invited to the birthday parties so I can always use a birthday card. This one will end up going to one of Austin's friends. I only used the paper and cut outs from the paper line which is Cosmo Cricket "Cogsmo" line. All I added was a few brads and I did color the lines on the guage looking thingy. I pop dotted the robot on for extra dimension. I found a font that I thought would go along with a robot and just typed it out and printed it off the computer. So now skeedaddle on over to Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays challenge blog and try this challenge out. There is a prize involved!
Also be sure to check out what the other design team members did with the challenge too.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Digital Ink Co.Challenge Blog - Sketch challenge

Digital Ink Co. Challenge Blog this week has a sketch challenge.

For this challeng I used an image from Reece's Designs the Haunted House. You can find this image at the Digital Ink Co. store.
The paper is from Daisy D's and I've had it in my stash for quite a while. I colored the image with Copics. You really can't tell from the picture but I did you a clear glaze pen over the windows, pumpkins, door and bat. I cut the Trick or Treat bag image out and added a little bit of orange tissue paper sticking out the top. It's just taped to the back of the image, then I pop dotted the image on with black pop dots.

Head on over to the Digital Ink Co. Challenge Blog and give the sketch a try for your chance to win this:
While you are there check out all the other design team members projects. All the images can be found at Digital Ink. Co. store. She has some really cute stuff and you can't beat the price of a digital stamp.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday Challenge Blog - Recipe

This week over at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays Challenge Blog the challenge is a recipe. The recipe is to use 1 image, 3 patterned papers and 1 lace or ribbon.

Here is what I did for the challenge.
I used Giftabella from Stamping Bella. Colored the image with Prisma colored pencils. The patterned paper is from a glitter paper stack and I can't remember the name but I got it from Hobby Lobby.
So go check out the challenge and enter for your chance at some goodies. Here are the goodies up for grabs.
Be sure to check out all the other design team members creations too.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Simply Scrapping Card Challenge

This week's card challenge over at Simply Scrapping is a color challenge. Which means all you have to do is make a card using the colors from the picture below.

I love this color palette! I had a lot of fun playing with this one. The main colors of your card should be based on this picture. You are allowed to use a small amount of white or black.

This is the second of our 4 card challenges for the month. Here is the prize up for grabs for those who complete all 4 challenges by the end of the month.

Just remember the rules to be entered into a drawing for the monthly prize:

Here is the card that I made for this challenge.

Image: Dahlia - The Greeting Farm -- Isn't she adorable??
Colored with Copics
Gelly Roll: Pink Glitter Pen for highlights on the image and as eyeshadow
Paper: Piggy Tales "ba ba black sheep"
SU Top Note: Behind image (polka dot paper)
Flowers: Flora Doodle
Misc: ribbon, bling & flowers

Monday, September 7, 2009

1st Challenge over at Digital Ink Co. Challenge Blog

We are having our very first challenge over at Digital Ink Co. Challenge Blog. The challenge is to use this beautiful image by Jules' Junk called Poppy which is at the Digital Ink Co. But you can get this image FREE!! Just go to the Digital Ink Co. Challenge Blog and you can find it there. I made a card for the challenge and used paper from Basic Grey "Ambrosia-Zest", BoBunny - "Gift of Love". The square bling is Glitz - Black Frosting. I added black Stickles to the middle of the flower and colored the image with Copics.
Now you need to go to Digital Ink Co. Challenge Blog and check out all the other new designers we have on the team too. Some very talented ladies! Plus you can get the free Poppy image by Jules Junk . How would you like to get your hand on this adorable image??

This is what the winner of the challenge will receive - Lil Cowboy by M&M Designz. Now how stickin' cute is he?!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Need help and a blog award

First I want to thank a fellow DT member Kim at Digital Ink Co. for a sweet blog award she gave me. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it!
Now, down to business. I would like to see if I can get someone to help me. I am wanting to get a watermark for my photos. Not that I think anyone wants to steal my stuff or anything. ; ) I just think it looks professional and kind of cool. I'm sure I could figure out how to do it but it would take me hours and hours of learning it then making something I would be happy with. So instead I'm going to see if I can "pay" someone to make one for me. Now by "pay", I mean in products. I will customize the "payment" according to whoever makes it. I have clear stamps, flower, brads, buttons, chipboard, paper, dew drop/skittles or whatever - you name it and most likely I have it. Just to give you an idea of what I'm looking for I'm going to want my name and blog name along with a small crown (a princess needs her crown - right?) and probably some swirls - I love the swirls. Oh if I could get a Fleur de lis on it too that would be fabulous. So if you know how, can and will do this for me in exchange for some goodies from my scrap room just email me and let me know. diane.davies@yahoo.com If you don't how to do this but know someone who does pass this on to them and maybe they'll cut you in on the "payment" when the get it. : )

Saturday, September 5, 2009

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Week Five Challenge - 16 & Under over at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays Challenge blog.
Week Five and we are having a blast!! Take a gander at the loot up for grabs this week:

Our sponsor this week is April Reece - Reece's Designs and Digital Ink Co. Perfect and just in time for Fall.

The Challenge: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

This is a special challenge that allows you to enter your work, your child's (can be niece, nephew, son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, neighbor's kid, scout troop) work, and/or both. You'll see below that some of our team members got their little ones to join in the fun! The apples do not fall far from these creative ladies' trees. The Design Team Spotlight this week is Carlie our very own 11 year old Design Team Member.

As soon as I heard the name of the challenge I knew I wanted to use Firefigher Ian from The Greeting Farm. I can not think of the paper I used for this - sorry! For the sentiment I just typed it out on my computer using a fun font I had. Then printed it out and cut it apart.

Go on over to Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays challenge blog to check out what all the other designers. Some of them got their children involved too. Since this is a holiday weekend here in the US why don't you take the time and make a card or some other project with you child and enter it into the challenge. Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Blingy Pink Christmas

Here is the first card challenge for September over at Simply Scrapping in the Card Forum.

Hello all! Welcome to the first card challenge for the month of September. Can you believe we are heading into the fall and winter months??? This year has flown! In preparation for some things we have coming up . . . your challenge today is: Create a Christmas (or winter holiday, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc) card with just one requirement...you must use the color PINK! That's right...PINK!

Check out the prize for September. It's fabulous!! This has a stamp set, paper, rub ons, chipboard and bling.
Be sure to check the post for all the details on how the challenge works and the requirements.

I had fun with this challenge. I pulled this paper out of my card scrap pile so I have no idea what line or brand it is. The sentiment is a Studio G $1 stamp that I got last year at JoAnn's. The trees I have had for a loooong time. This is a perfect card to give to one of my girlfriends.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ooops!! I goofed!!

I screwed up yesterday!! Yes it was time to annouce the new design team for Digital Ink Co. and the challenge blog butttttttttt....... the first challenge doesn't start until next Monday, September 7th! There is something though that I didn't put in my post that I have since found out about the challenge. Oh it has something to do about getting something free or something like that. ; ) Yeah that's right, I know something and I'm not telling!! Well you got a preview of my card and the prize but be sure to check out Digital Ink Co. Challenge Blog for the list of all the new DT's and then check back on Monday for the challenge.