Saturday, May 30, 2009

Release Day and Sweet Saturday Challenge!

When I first colored the image for today's MSB challenge I wasn't sure if I was going to like the result. I don't often use purple. After I finished I decided I was going to start using it more often! :) I colored the boots with Bic markers and added a little bling to the flowers. I stamped the background paper with VersaMark ink using the SU set "Beyond the Basics". All paper is SU. I made the dots with my white gel pen.

Check out this challenge later today on the MSB blog or swing by the store and get your hands on some of the amazing new releases!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sneak Peak #2 for MSB

As promised, here are my final two sneak peeks for Modern Sugar Blvd's big release event tomorrow! There are lots of new images being coming out and you can see some of them on the rest of the "Sugar's blogs". So, without further adieu:

Look at this fun gal, sewing seeds of friendship! The sentiment is a stamp from the SU set "The Fine Line". The flower is a Jesse James embellie from HL, which is where the jewels are from too. I colored the image with Bic markers. The ribbon is from Archiver's.

I used the new phone image from MSB to make a cell phone charger box. The DSP is from SU. I colored the images with Bic markers. I used my Crop-a-dile to punch the holes in the back of the box for the phone cords.

Only one more day before the big event over at MSB! I can't wait. There are some crazy cute images being released! There's never been a better time to "go digital"! You can satisfy your sweet stamp tooth with all the amazing stuff going on at Modern Sugar Blvd!! :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Patriotic Kitty

Image: Squigglefly
Paper: SU
Coloring: Bic Markers
Accessories: Stickles, Buttons, Floss
Sentiment: Birthday Banter (SU)
Sketch: The Pink Elephant Challenge

I made this birthday card for my aunt whose birthday is the 4th of July! :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Releases at Modern Sugar Blvd...Lots of them!

May 30th is a big day at MSB!! There are going to be some incredible new images released. You will definitely want to check them out. So, to get you all geared up here's a sneak peek of two of the images: Check out Disco chic! Isn't she groovy? She was so fun to color! I used Bic markers. The PP is from HL as well as the jewels and ribbon. I printed the sentiment from my computer. This coupon I made using the new washer/dryer images. I would like to make about 50 copies of this coupon and keep them on hand! :) Colored with Bic markers. The flower punches are EK Success. The coupon wording was printed from my computer.

Ok, that covers two of my projects! I'll be posting two more in a few days. You can see some different images being released on the blogs of my fellow DT members. I really think MSB is covering ALL the bases with this release. Cruise by on May 30th and see if they've got something for you!! :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sneaky Sneak Peeks...

Here are some quick, little snippets of what's to come from MSB in the NEAR future! :)

I hope these tempt you to check out MSB! If you're curious for more I'll be posting full views of these projects on May 27th. :) In the meantime hop around the other DT members' blogs and see what they have up their sleeves! :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Squigglefly Challenge #2

Since I am coming in late to the Squigglefly design team; I *just* missed last week's challenge. It was a recipe challenge. In all the hullaballoo I got my dates confused and made a card anyway. :) I didn't want my efforts to go to waste, so here is my creation:*The inside of the card reads: If that's what the early bird gets, I'm sleeping in!

I colored the cutie image with my PrismaColor pencils and then pop-dotted him. The blue line along the middle is blue floss that I threaded along the curve. The orange dotted paper is from DCWV. The "W" is chipboard.

Here is a link to Challenge #2 over at the Squigglefly blog. While you're there you can check out the current challenge as well. :)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Red, White & Blue...thank you!

God bless all the men and women serving in our military. Thank you! With love for all those who have fallen defending our freedoms and protecting us.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Whooo Hooo!

I am so excited to tell you all that I made the Squigglefly DT! Yaa!! :)

There are some amazing things over there! Check 'em out while you're kicking back and enjoying your holiday weekend!

Modern Sugar Blvd Challenge #3

It's that time again! Time for a new challenge over at MSB. This week it's a color challenge. Here's my creation: The challenge is to use pink, brown and ivory on your project as well as this sketch:I printed the cupcake onto a couple of sheets of different PP. Then I cut each piece out and in the case of the bottom of the cupcake redrew the lines. I added some sparkle to the candles. The satin ribbon is from Michael's.

Good luck with this week's challenge. You can't go wrong with that color combo. Try it out and see what you think! :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dustin Pike, Post Pals and Blog Candy!!

Dustin Pike is giving away blog candy! Whoooo! Check out his blog for all the details!

Here's a basic overview. In order to be in the running for the blog candy you need to make a card and send it to Post Pals. Post Pals is an organization that allows sick children in the UK to receive cards from around the world. It's like pen pals on a higher level! :) Here is the card I made:I left this Dustin Pike image blank so that my post pal could color it himself. I thought that would be more fun. :) The PP is from the DCWV "All Boy" stack. I embossed the blue paper with the Cuttlebug "Distressed Stripe" folder.

Even if you don't want to enter for a chance to win Dustin's blog candy, check out Post Pals. It's a great organization and I guarantee you'll be putting a smile on a special child's face when they get a card from you! :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #7

For the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #7 the requirement was to use the colors pink, brown and green. The pink and brown were no problem for me, but the green had me stuck. :) This is what I finally came up with:The image is a digital stamp from Modern Sugar Blvd (Doodler - I'm Here). I colored the image with Bic markers. I embossed the pink CS with a Sizzix flower folder. I can't remember the name of it, but I'm looking around. :) The sentiment is from the SU set "So Many Scallops". All the CS is from SU.

I was able to get a lot accomplished while my DS was napping yesterday. This challenge, my swap on SCS and a card for Post Pals. It doesn't happen very often, but sometimes I am actually pretty productive. :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New releases at Modern Sugar Blvd

New release day is so much fun at MSB! The images just get better and better! (Not that the first weren't awesome!) :)
Take a look at two of the brand spankin' new images you can get today at the MSB store!!
Both of these images were so fun to color! I used my Bic markers on the first image and my PrismaColor pencils on the second.

There are plenty more amazing images being released all month! Don't miss all the fun! You can also join in on some of the challenges on the MSB blog. The Create-A-Card contest gives you a chance to win an entire set of new digi stamps! The Saturday challenges are still going on too! Whew!! What an exciting month for MSB!! :)

**Check out the MSB blog today for some "Sugar Sweet Savings" on digital stamps. You gotta hurry though, this special only lasts until tomorrow (5/20)**

Monday, May 18, 2009

Rock-N-Roll!!! (And a tutorial)

I made this card for the CAS14 Rock and Roll technique challenge on SCS.

The Rock and Roll technique is VERY easy. So easy in fact, that I decided to do my first tutorial. If my instructions don't help, you can click the previous link to get some more details.
It's that easy. I think it makes for a very cool look.

Yaa for expanding my crafting horizons! :)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Cupcake challenge and a birthday!

I made this card for the Cupcake Craft Challenge 39 - Card for a man or boy. It was the perfect challenge this week since my little cousin had his 1st birthday party Saturday. I was able to make a card for him and the challenge! :)

The image is from Dustin Pike. The patterned paper is from DCWV-All Boy stack and the cardstock is from SU. The sentiment is from the SU set "Birthday Banter".

Don't forget to check out the MSB Create-A-Card digi set giveaway! Two winners will get the entire set of digi stamp images that will be released on the 30th!! There will also be two additional winners that will recieve 3 Free Digi' that is a total of 4 winners!! Get all the details on the MSB blog or by clicking the balloons!
Here are a couple of pictures from my cousin's birthday party. Let's just say he was really into the cake! :)

Happy 1st birthday baby GAR!! :)

Challenge #2 at MSB

What a great challenge last week at MSB!! The cards were awesome! I hope everyone had a great time creating and getting their hands on some incredible new digi stamps!

Now get ready to do it again! Cruise on over to see this week's challenge. But before you go, here's the card I made for this week's event:I made the "flower" using three different sized circle punches. I then distressed them. The sentiment is from the SU set "A Little Love". The images are all from MSB.

Enjoy today's challenge and good luck!! :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Card for New Homeowners

Challenge #2 will be up at MSB tomorrow! Check back here for the info and my entry.

In honor of the event, I decided to share a card I made using a super cute MSB digi stamp. I made this card for a friend of mine who just recently moved into a new house. To be honest I never would have thought to make her a card until I saw this image. Here it is:I had to rework this card because my first attempt just looked a little "hectic", if that makes sense. Here is the original: It's hard to tell from this picture, but I had originally stamped the background with the SU set "Sprinkles". It just didn't look right to me. So, in true scrappractical fashion I peeled the image off and slapped it onto the back of the cardstock and started over!:)

I've been trying to get used to embellishing my projects more. It's not easy for me because I am a CAS kinda girl. I think it has to do with the fact that I don't like to spend days working on one card. This one is a good blend. It's embellished but it didn't take me long at all.

Now if I can just remember to mail it out! :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mad Hatter Card

I made this card for the Digital Tuesday Challenge this week. Non traditional folding or non traditional shaped cards.

Stamps: Wonderland (The Greeting Farm)
Cardtock: Black (HL), Purple (SU)
Accessories: Crystal (HL), White Gel Pen (Archiver's)

I just got this stamp set from TGF and I thought it would be great for the DTC. Since Ian is the mad hatter, a top hat card seemed perfect. I made the card shape using clip art that I traced onto cardstock. I had to tweak it quite a bit to get it to work for this project. I drew the white lines to highlight the card a little bit more. I colored the images with Bic markers. I drew/cut the flowers freehand and then distressed them.

Another challenge down and no end in sight! :)