Sunday, January 29, 2012

It's all about the BLING !!!!!

I can finally post this now that I have given my girlfriend her birthday card & gift  : )
She just LOVES bling, and I couldn't resist when I saw this Stella image from Bugaboo. It's all about the bling - isn't she just a hoot!!!

I colored the image using my colored pencils and gamsol.  I am so hooked on this lately! And then of course I had to BLING her out - 'pearl' earrings, 'amethyst' ring and 'diamond' brooch. I just love how it turned out!!



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Be Mine.........

Valentine's Day is fast approaching !! I have been seeing some awesome cards around blogland lately and have been inspired to create my own "antique/shabby chic"  Valentine's card. 

I distressed some corrugated heart pieces w/chalk inks, and also distressed the edge of the DP on which the hearts are placed.  I just love this new paper pack I got @ Hobby Lobby a few weeks back ~ My Minds Eye - Lost & Found Union Square.  It is so great for Valentine's or those other 'romantic' cards.

I also found some wonderful Memo Stick pens by Tim Holtz which holds the Be Mine 'sign'.  And I also used my Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Shape Studio to make the epoxy embellishments to match the dotted background paper.


Craft Your Passion~Color Bingo
The Corrosive Challenge~I {Heart} You
Cupcake Craft Challenges~All You Need is Love
The Pink Elephant~Photo Inspiration
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge~We're Going DOTTY!!! (polka dots on your card or project )
The Poodles Parlour~Valentine/Love

Friday, January 20, 2012

Big News............

Remember when I said big news was coming your way from D2D. Well, today is the day you’ve been wondering about! It’s the January Reveal of the NEW Release of digital stamps, and digital designer papers. Every 20th of the month - Faith will release new images and the Design Team will have a blog hop showcasing their creative, handmade cards using the latest from Designed2Delight.

You should have come here from Peggy's blog. I just love her rainbow snowman....didn't you! If you missed anything, please go back to D2D's blog and start again.  All the ladies have such GREAT inspirations!!!

Spend $10 on NEW releases, and you can receive 20% off your entire order.Enter code JAN20REVEAL to your cart to receive the discount.

**Discount is only good for 24 hours. (It expires 01/21/2012 at 7:00 AM.)

Here are my creations using Faith's new digi stamps and digital designer papers.

 I used Snowman Valentine on the above card, along with the Razzleberry Doodle and Razzleberry Stripes paper.

I just LOVE this one!!  I couldn't wait to play with it : ) Sweet Love Cake along with the  Heart Paper.  The frosting looks so sparkly and yummy!!

Well, gotta run for now! REMEMBER - check back on the 20th of each month to see what 'goodies' we have for you!!


Lexi's Creations~Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious~Valentine cards or projects
Alphabet Challenge~Y for Your Choice/Anything Goes
DYSU(Do You Stack Up)~Patterned Paper
The Poodles Parlour~Valentines

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Designer's Challenge

This weeks Designer Challenge @ D2D is Winter Flowers.  It is hosted by Kim McDonald. Let's see your creations with winter flowers (or any flowers) on them! I decided on the last part and made a great "Thinking of You" card.

Usually about this time of year here in the Midwest, we have fair amount of snow on the ground.  This year is an unusual one as we are WAY below our total accumulation of snowfall.  So seems how the ground is still 'green' here - I decided to use the flowers from Faith's set 'Lovely Day'.

I tried my hand again at the colored pencils & Gamsol.  I am really starting to like this stuff!!! My poor ProMarkers are collecting dust.....LOL. I carried the green and blue from the bigger flower thru out the papers in my card. 

I hope you like it and can join us this week for our challenge. 

There are some big changes coming your way on the D2D site.  SO stayed tuned!!


Inky Impressions~Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!!!!

Happy 2012 everyone!!

I hope you all had a great holiday season.  I did, and now I am ready to take on this new year!  I am starting off this new year by using a new technique.....well new for me : )  Back in Sept of last year while at Scrapfest, my girlfriend & I both purchased some Gamsol and just couldn't wait to use it.  Well needless to say, my first attempt was not a success.  After watching a few tutorials and experimenting - I have FINALLY made my first card using an image colored w/Gamsol.

My girlfriends lil girl turns 2 in a couple days, and when I seen this image I knew it would made a great card.  I used the Bugaboo image Birthday Penguin~Gift. It is so adorable!! I really liked how it turned out.  Of course like anything else - I will get better with time, but it was so fun to make.

I can't wait to get using my Gamsol on some more images!!  Again ~ I hope you have a great 2012 and see you soon.


Party Time Tuesdays~Something New
Incy Wincy Designs~Anything Goes
DYSU~Rainbow of Colors (use at least 3 colors from the Inspiration Photo)
Stamping Scrapping Challenge~Punched Out
The Pink Elephant~Anything Goes
Stamps R Us~What You Got For Christmas or Anything Goes
Lawnscaping Challenge~Birthday