Saturday, February 27, 2010

SSDS - Sparkle Challenge & DT Call

Hi everyone! I wanted to let you know that this is my last post as a DT for Scrap, Stamp and Doodle Saturday challenge blog. I have had a great 6 months with these gals but I'm stepping down now. Thanks girls for a great ride! There are a few spots open now for their DT so they are having a DT call. Link at bottom of post for details on DT call. But now on to this weeks challenge at SSDS. What you need to do for this weeks challenge is to create a project with sparkle and shine.

Here is what I came up with for it. I used TGF Anya stamp and colored it with Copics. To make the sparkle I used a Gelly Roll Stardust pen. I colored in the guitar and I probably should have just outlined it. It lost definitition with it all sparkly but hindsight and all that. ; )

Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Characters. Be sure to stop by her etsy shop, Digi Stamp Characters! The winner will receive 3 digis of their choice!
Check out SSDS for the other DTs sparkle creations and enter your own sparkle creation. Now on to the DT call info. SSDS is looking for at least 4 more ladies to add to the team. Check out all the details right HERE. This is a fun group and I highly recommend you try out for it.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

SSDS - So Charmed

At Scrap, Stamp and Doodle Saturday challenge blog is a fun challenge this week. The challenge is to use a charm on a card. I love the look of charms but rarely if ever have I used them myself. I didn't want to go out and buy a charm so I looked in my stash of broken and old jewelry to see what I could find. Here is what I came up with for the challenge.

Be sure to check out SSDS to see what the other DT's made and to get in on the challenge. Our sponsor for this week is Ellephantastic Cards & Crafts.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Helpful tip that I bet you didn't know...

First let me tell you that this has absolutely nothing to do with scrapbooking or crafts in any way. But I bet you will find this helpful. Ever been in a rental or borrowed car and not know which side the gas tank was on? What about the first few times you fill up your brand new car. You pull in the gas station and strain to look out both side mirrors to try and see the gas tank? Well guess what?? You can usually tell which side the gas tank is on by looking at the gas gauge. There’s an arrow or it says right or left.
What?? I didn't know that, did you? My husband shared that with me last night and I thought it was such a revelation that I had to share with everyone else too. I told Eric that if everyone read the manual that actually came with their car they would know that too. But what does anyone ever use the manual for except maybe to figure out how to set the clock or radio. : )

Saturday, February 13, 2010

SSDS - Sketch Challenge

At Scrap, Stamp and Doodle Saturday challenge even with the blog hop going on we are still having a challenge for the week. This week is a sketch challenge.

Tiddly Inks is the sponsor this week and I used one of their designs for my card.
I colored the image in Copics and used the sketch (below).
You have several chances to win from SSDS. Get in on the blog hop and do the challenge for this week. Check out the images you can win from Tiddly Inks on the SSDS blog and what the other DT's did with the sketch also.

Friday, February 12, 2010

SSDS - Love is in the Air - Blog Hop


Welcome to SSDS's Love is in the Air Blog Hop! You should have just come here from Lisa Vaughan. If you didn't you need to start at Scrap, Stamp and Doodle Saturday challenge blog so you can get in on all the fun and prizes.

For my "Love is in the Air" theme, I made a card for my MIL's birthday. Her birthday is on Valentine's day.
3 Prizes Up for Grabs:
* For someone who leaves a comment on every blog in the hop.
* For a new follower of SSDS.
* For someone who completes the sketch (below) by the end of the hop.

Thanks for stopping by on the hop and your next stop on the hop is Cheri Graves. Don't forget to leave a comment if you want to get in on one of the prizes. : )

Saturday, February 6, 2010

SSDS - Valentines with a Twist...No Red

Love is in the air... oh no, wait not yet. hehe That is our blog hop coming up next weekend. See my blinkie on the top right hand side of the blog. Be sure to join us for some love, fun and prizes. This weeks' challenge at Scrap, Stamp & Doodle Saturday is also about Valentines but with a twist. The twist is to create a Valentine without using any red.

My camera is not working so I had to scan my project so it looks a little funny. What the real bummer is about my camera not working is that is stopped working the day we got 6" of snow. I was so pretty outside and the kids played in it but I didn't get any pics. : (

I used a Magnolia image and colored it with Copics. I can't remember the line of papers I used.
I went ahead a decorated a little bit on the inside of the card because I wanted to add the sentiment that I printed out. It says "Sending you the sweetest thoughts on this special day". A great card for a friend. Now let's see if I ever get it mailed out. : P
See what our other DTs did for the project and also join in on the challenge at SSDS. This weeks sponsor is Michelle Perkett Studio. She is a wonderful artist and she turns her art into digital stamps. Be sure to check out her Etsy Shop, her art is almost magical.

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Sweet Blog Award

I received this sweet blog award from one of my sweet online friends Kathy - Stitchy. Stitchy is starting a new challenge blog called One Stitch at a Time. The grand opening for the blog is on February 14th, so be sure to go check out my friends new blog and her assortment of digi stamps that she offers.

Now I'm suppose to name 10 things that make me happy.
1. Hearing my children laugh.
2. Laying on a beach.
3. Scrapping - of course!
4. Vegging out and watching tv.
5. Hanging out with my girlfriends.
6. Shopping - retail therapy ; )
7. Organizing just about anything.
8. Eating a really good dessert. Yummm
9. My online friends. : )
10. The Twilight books, movies and Edward. Sigh.....

I have such sweet online friends that several of them had already rec'd this award like Boni and Micki. Hugs to you girls!

The award goes to:
Christine - a good friend I met on CafeMom and ended up meeting in person too.
Michelle Zindorf - she does the most beautiful cards and I was able to take one of her classes last fall and loved it. She is super busy doing tutorials for her blog and going around the country teaching classes so she may not have time to pass on the award but she deserves it all the same.
Kristy - Also a CafeMom friend, fellow DT member at one time and now she has opened her own online digi store called Some Odd Girl
I guess that is all for now but I have many more online buddies. Divas of the Digis -- I'm talking about you. : )