Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wednesday Sketch Challenge from The Digi Shack!!

Good Morning!!! Up for a challenge today? Well Toni has another wonder sketch to use!! The Digi Shack has released some really cute new images over at their site!!! While you are over there taking a look at those, make sure you click on FREE IMAGES at the top of the page and get yours today!!! For the sketch today, I chose to use one of the new images, the spring boots. They are just so cute!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Digi Shack Sketch Challenge

It's the last Wednesday of the month and this will finish out the Sketch Challenge Wednesday for The Digi Shack. Keep a watch for some fun new things on the horizon!! In the meantime, try out the latest sketch challenge Toni has given us!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Up for a challenge??

It's Wednesday Sketch Challenge at The Digi Shack and I want to challenge you to make a card using the sketch below. C'mon, it won't take long :) I used a great image from TDS.....poor little bird is so frustrated trying to get the worm....image how the worm feels...LOL. Head on over to TDS and pick an image....try the sketch challenge and post me a link so I can see it :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Design Team Call!!!!

Calling all Sistah’s!
The Digi Shack Design Team Call
It’s that time again where we are looking for a few fresh faces to join The Digi Shack.
If you LOVE digi’s you’ll love being part of our family!  We are looking for new design team members.  We’ve recently lowered our prices on our images to just $1 each to do our part in saving the world of paper crafter’s money!  We are also adding a few new lines to our shop including some fabulous templates!
Open to:
U.S. and International English speaking applicants
Please read the following very carefully before submitting your application.  It is very important that you follow the directions as that too is part of the determining factor of you becoming a DT member
·         3 pictures of your VERY BEST work.  Photos must be sized at 640x480.  This can either be cards, layouts with pictures or altered items
·         A paragraph (not a sentence) about you and why you want to be a Shack Sistah and what you will do to promote The Digi Shack.
·         A clickable link to your blog
·         A clickable link to your online gallery or galleries
·         A list of clickable links to all Design teams you are on.  It is favorable that you are not active on more than 3 design teams while you are with TDS.

What is expected of DT members?
If you are chosen to be a Shack Sistah you will be expected to:
·         Complete weekly challenges and post to your blog on the challenge day(s).
·         Post comments and photos on SNR and PCP and other social networking sites.(this means you will have to have a user account at SNR and PCP)
·         You will also be required to leave comments on blogs for all of our TDS fans that participate in our challenges and your sistah’s blogs
·         Participate in ALL TDS events where sufficient notice is given.
·         It is not required but we encourage all DT members to submit their artwork to magazine publication at least once a month. A list of publications will be provided for you on the DT blog.
You will also be required to participate in Digi Day on SNR on the 1st Saturday of EVERY MONTH for your term.(this date is subject to change without notice) as well as our monthly Ustream live video feeds (you do not need to have a webcam but you do need to sign up for a free Ustream account so that you can participate in the live chats)
You must use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your internet browser in order to view all of our images – both safer than IE and free to download.  Our images are not always visible on IE.  This does not mean if you use IE you have to delete it, you just need to use Firefox or Chrome while working with TDS images and blogs.  You can have more than one browser installed on your computer and it should not harm or interfere with your system.
You must also know and understand how to use digital images.  No special software is required but you must be able to print digital images in order to showcase them.  Further, you must have a working knowledge of blogging software and understand the basic principles of inserting links, adding photos, etc.
A digital camera to photograph your work is required.  No scanned images please. 
You will be required to promote TDS by placing a clickable blog button on your blog. (This will be provided to you by TDS if you are chosen to be on the team)
You must have a blog that is updated at least 3 times a week.
You must be willing to commit to a 3 month term (June 1, 2010-Sept 1, 2010)
You will be required to check the DT blog daily to check for updates or new events.  This is our main form of communication. 
You must be willing to work under short notice.  I am not a planner and more often than not, I plan things at the last minute. 
Failure to comply with the above terms may result in termination with or without notice.
What do DT members get as part of being on the team?
You will receive free TDS images!  This round we are doing things a bit different.  Once selected as part of the DT you will receive 3 images of your choice to create with to announce your position on the team.  Once I see that these three images are used you may choose 3 more and so on.  I’ve found that if I freely give out images then they are not being used to showcase TDS.  This isn’t just about getting free images, your position on the DT is to showcase and promote The Digi Shack.  As long as you are creating with our images and showcasing them, you will receive all of your requested images.  Please remember that this is a serious commitment and I expect that you treat it as such if you are chosen.  Please do not apply if you can not commit.
Monthly we will be releasing new images and you will automatically be sent those images before the release date so that you can sneak peek those new arrivals.  Those new releases do not count towards your images of choice.
If you think you have what it takes to be a Shack Sistah email your application with DESIGN TEAM in the subject line by May 15, 2010 – Any applications with anything more or less than DESIGN TEAM in the subject line will be disqualified.
Good luck!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Little Crabby....

me? crabby? HECK no....I'm leaving for Arizona today!!!!!!! Vacation at my sisters!!!!! I am anything BUT crabby!!! However, for this weeks Wednesday Sketch Challenge at The Digi Shack, I chose this cute little crab image :) I don't think I have mentioned it on here before, but all of the single images over at The Digi Shack are only $1.....yep, you read that correctly......for you....A DOLLAR!!!! (LOVE that commercial). Now you can't beat that deal with a stick. Why not go check out the site. I'm sure you will find lots of images you will like over there!!! BUT, before you go, won't you please try the sketch challenge? I would love to see what you come up with!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ah, my little chickadee......

Ok, so I'm a little young to actually remember WC Fields.....but that saying came to mind while I was coloring this adorable image from Sunshine's Stamps. This little guy was a lot of fun to color. Especially with all the real birdies flying around outside, now that Spring is officially here :) Like this little guy? Go ahead and check out all his feathered friends over at Sunshine's are in for a "Tweet"......lame right? Sorry about the image quality....I just could not, for the life of me, get a good shot of this one. I think it's all the yellow :)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Don't ya just love 3D????

3D movies for me....not so much.....but 3D projects.....LOVE them!!! Toni, owner of The Digi Shack, challenged the DT to make a 3D project that was NOT a card or scrapbook page. This was a perfect challenge with perfect timing for me this week. With it being my son's birthday this month, I chose to make a gift box for my 3D project. We decided to get him the Ipod Touch (lucky kid) for his birthday and this box fit the Ipod perfectly!!! I got the template for the box HERE. I used the cupcake image from The Digi Shack to finish it off and make it look 'birthdayeeee'......ok, so that's SO not a word and Marlene, the spelling police, is sure to let me know that, but it works for me :) Go ahead, try the was a lot of fun!!! Check out all the images over at The Digi are sure to find one that will make your gift box beautiful!!! When you finish your gift box, leave me a comment with a link to it so I can check it out!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Digi Shack Sketch Challenge!!

It's Wednesday Sketch Challenge day again at The Digi Shack!!!! Our challenge, which I am passing on to you, is to make a card using this sketch:

For this challenge,  I used one of Toni's new images, just released for this month!! This one is the Hibiscus Bud.  Go take a look at the other will love them!!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Digi Day at SNR Card Universe!!!

The Digi Shack is hosting  Digi Day over at SNR Card Universe Saturday,  April 3 at 7:00 pm CST. Just click HERE to be a part of something fun and exciting!!! Hope to see you there!!!!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Son, Jeremy!!!

Ok, so his birthday isn't until April 13th......but actually having a card done this much ahead of time makes me super happy :) I used this super cool monster image from The Digi Shack. This week, Toni gave us a sketch challenge, that I am passing on to you to try, using this sketch:

I used Copics for the base colors, then shaded and highlighted with my Prisma pencils....I love my markers and pencils!!! Keep your eyes peeled for some NEW IMAGES from The Digi Shack in the very near future!!! But in the mean time, head on over and see what cool images she is offering now :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Soggy Tuesday...

I am just about finished building my ark.....OY!!!! We have just been pummeled with rain the last two days. Today was absolutely horrendous though!!! Thank goodness it's not cold enough for snow otherwise we would probably be buried!!! It may be rainy out there, but on here it's SUNSHINE TUESDAY!!!!! Take a look at this 'tweet' little bird :) He can be found, along with a few other adorable feathered friends, over at Sunshine's Stamps Now if that isn't enough to get you over about a free image? That's right...head on over there to see what image she is giving away for FREE!!! As for this little blue dude, I used my typical technique on him......base colored with Copics, then highlighted and shaded with my Prisma pencils. At least he is Springy looking....even if the weather outside isn't.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Digi Shack Wednesday Challenge...

This week, Toni gave us a really fun challenge. It was to design a 'non typical' size card. I am SO guilty of sticking to the normal size cards, so I was very excited to make this one!! I folded a piece of card stock in half, placed a Spellbinders die on the fold and ran it through my Sizzix. This gave me such a cute mini card. Then I simply took the next size down of the same die and cute out this adorable image from Digi Shack. Snail Mail...LOL....boy isn't that the truth in this day and age of technology!!! When you get a chance, head on over to the Digi Shack and take a peak at the wonderful images Toni has to offer!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sunshine's Tuesday

Yep, it's Tuesday and it's time to show you all another great image from Sunshine's Stamps . Today I want to introduce to you  "Who's The Bunny", one of the newest additions to the Sunshine family! If you think she is cute, you have to go take a look at all her friends for this Spring/Easter!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday challenge for Digi Shack

Ahhh...I think I have totally recovered from my trip to AZ!! Boy it sure is hard getting back into the swing of things after you have been gone for a week!! My first official 'ok,, back to work now' card is the Wednesday Challenge for the Digi Shack. Our challenge this week was to make a card with the focal point being green. And speaking of green....HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY. I'm soooooooooo not Irish, but hey, it's a holiday right?? I'm not a huge green fan...but I just LOVE I put a bit of that in there too!! If you get the chance, go on over to the Digi Shack and look this little guy up. While you are there, take a look at all the wonderful images she has to won't be disappointed!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Today kicks off the Grand Re-opening of the Digi Shack....can I get a woot-woot?? If you are not familiar with the Digishack then you are in for a real treat!! In honor of her re-opening, we are having a Spring Blog Hop. The Blog Hop starts HERE

 I am CHALLENGING you to create something fun! All you need to do is create a PASTEL COLORED card, using four pastel colors and the same layout as I used on my card. Post your link to it in the comments section below, along with your email address and I will send you for FREE, on behalf of The Digi Shack, the adorable bunny image posted below (not the one in the card, you can get that one for doing Marlene's Challenge when you get to it).... just for participating! (If you had already created a card with the criteria I just posted, by all means use that one and you get a free pass!)

The order for The Digi-Shack Spring Blog Hop is below, in case you get lost! You should have arrived here from Carlie's blog. Your next stop is Christy's blog. If you haven't arrived from Carlie's blog, then you need to go HERE to start Go check out what they're offering in terms of inspiration and prizes!

Christina (you are HERE now)

On your marks.....get set.....HOP to it!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Prickly Pear Rubber Stamps

As March Guest Designer for Prickly Pear Rubber Stamps, I had to challenge myself on this card. I chose to do a card with no image to color. WHAT??? Me? Not color? I know, right? Amongst other products, PPRS has a great assortment of sentiments and transparencies. The transparency on this one actually comes off of one of their "Fall/Halloween"  ATC sets found here. On this card, I combined the two to make a pretty focal point to the card. Keep a watch out for more cards using their sentiments :) In the mean time, go take a look at their site to see all the goodies they offer!! I apologize for the poor quality of the image. I took the pictures then sent the cards out to Nicole before checking to make sure I got a good picture of them. 

Ahhhhhh....tis almost St. Patty's Day...

As we start the month of March, I look forward to SPRING!!! It has to be right around the corner.....right??? I have had just about enough of this white stuff. Oh, don't get me wrong, the first snowfall is wonderful. So pretty, so serene, a beautiful act of Mother Nature. Then comes along the second....ok....I can handle watching this beautiful white stuff fall from the sky again. After that, all bets are off...I'm My kids have been off more days because of said white stuff then they have off for Spring break!!! OY!! On a good note, my tush is heading out to sunny Arizona on Wednesday to visit my sister for 8 long WARM days!! While I'm gone.....take some time and go visit Sunshine's Stamps, where you can find the lucky "Sean O'Hare". Maybe he will bring us an early Spring :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

2 Cute Rubber Stamps...

As I told ya'll earlier, I am the March Guest Designer for 2 Cute Rubber Stamps. I just can't get enough of these cute images!!! For my first card, I chose to use their Happy Crabby digi stamp. Psssstttt......want to know how you can get this adorable little guy for free? Check out their first challenge here. Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of the post for the rules of the challenge and instructions on getting this adorable little guy yourself. Check out the awesome samples made by their talented DT! And if you think he is cute, take a gander at the other images they offer. The owner, Heidi shows you her sketches on her blog here, and wow, are they great!! Hope you all try the challenge. Have fun and good luck!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday's Card...

For today's Sunshine's Stamps card, I chose to use Romeo again. However, there is something missing from good ol' Romeo...his extended heart. (scroll back a few cards to see what he looks like normally) I wanted to show you all the versatility of using a digi image. Hopefully this doesn't get me in any trouble with Sunshine :) I was looking to make an Easter card and just LOVE Romeo....but his 'heart' just wasn't working for Easter.I opened him up in Paint Shop Pro and simply 'erased' his heart, added a few lines and altered image :) This is one of the main reasons I just love working with digi images. The same thing was done to "Huckleberry" on Stephanie's Blog.....Hucks heart was removed and an Easter egg was put in it's place. THIS is Huck with the heart...and THIS is him with the egg. Yep, I LOVE digi images :) If you get a chance, click on her link and check out her images! I actually didn't use any Copics on this's all Prisma pencils!! It's hard to really see it, but I also used white fun flock on his tummy, snout and ears.

Blog Candy!!!

Vanessa is giving away some Spellbinders Nestabilities!!
Go check out her blog HERE

Friday, February 19, 2010

MORE exciting news!!

I was asked to be Guest Designer for March for Prickly Pear Rubber Stamps also!!

This may possibly be a monthy Guest Designer spot :)
I am in the works of creating some cards to be displayed
at the stamp show at the Mesa Convention Center in Arizona,
March 6 & 7.
The really fun thing with that is, I will be attending said show while
I am in AZ visiting my sister!
I am looking forward to stopping by the booth and meeting them!!
They have some really nice stamps to choose from.
Click on the logo and go check them out!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Exciting news!

I have been invited to be March Guest Designer over at
2 Cute Rubber Stamps!

Her stamps are, well, 2 CUTE!!!!
She has a wonderfully talented  DT so make sure you check
them all out!!!
Keep an eye out in the weeks to come for a card made
with one of their adorable images!

Hippity Hoppity..

Easter's on it's way......
Oh I just love the colors of Easter.....pastels....ahhhhhhh.
Plus, Easter means that Spring is coming!!!
The image is from Whipper Snapper. 
The coloring is base copics and highlighted with Prisma pencils.

Check this out!!

InStyle Stamps is giving away a digi image...and
WOW are they cute!!!!!! I have never seen these before
and am SO glad I found them. Click HERE to go
get yours!!! Super CUTE!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ice Cream....mmmmmmmmm.....

My favorite? Mint Chocolate Chip.
Unfortunately mint choco chip colors didn't
go with what I had in mind for this pic....soooo
orange sherbert it is :)
The image is a C.C. Designs stamp from
All That Scraps

Carrots anyone?

Check out this cute little dude, Hopscotch,  from Sunshine's Stamps ....
he just screams "cool dude". I am lovin this little guy!!!!
Hop on over to Sunshine's Stamps to get him and check
out all the other fantastic digi images she has to offer!!!
All colored with Copics as the base and highlighted with Prisma pencils.
The carrots are hand drawn and colored. I used the Martha Stewart
branch punch for the tops.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Party....postponed......

Well, thanks to Mother Nature....Paige's Valentine's Day party at school
was postponed until Tuesday. It gave us a bit more time to work on her
'mailbox' though, so it's all good. She was very happy with how it turned out.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Is it Spring yet???

Ah yes, just as good ol' Punxsutawney Phil claims 6 more weeks of
winter....we get hammered. Super. AND to top it off, with the combined
snow days and Presidents Day vacation days, my kids are off for a total
of 6 days in a row. Apparently Mother Nature has a sense of humor.
Again, super. NOT that I don't like having my kids's the
catastrophe of a mess that they seem to leave behind. Not to mention
the slew of winter clothes that 5 kids leave behind when returning from
frolicking in said snow :(
At least it's pretty to look at!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Just around the corner......

Valentine's Day is just a few days away....are you ready??
Hopping in just in time for the big day is Huckleberry.
Another absolutely ADORABLE image from Sunshine's Stamps
I just LOVE pink and brown together. Perhaps not the traditional
Valentine's colors, but they work :)
I colored the image using Copics and Prisma pencils.
I also used a Martha Stewart border punch, and some
Kaiser pearls.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Racing in for this week's card is this great image of
a 71' Mustang from Sunshine's Stamps I colored this image
in the Grabber Yellow from that year :)
I used my typical copics as base and prisma pencils
for shading.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Oh Romeo!!!

Check out this little cutie "Romeo".
Isn't he just so adorable??
This little guy can be found at
Sunshine's Stamps under the holiday
I just loved coloring him. He has so many

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This weeks

cards using Sunshine's Stamps digital images.
For this card I used her Sweet Bee 5...isn't he cute??
I wanted to see what I could do with some basic layering.
I used the Cuttlebug hearts embossing folder with black/yellow
coordination paper.
For coloring the image, I used my basic tools...copics and prisma pencils.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Having fun

 just loved this sketch from Friday Sketchers so much that
I decided to do another one using a Whipper Snapper image,
Making Memories patterned paper, ribbon and some buttons
from Recollections.
I am pushing Spring with the bright colors!!

Friday Sketchers sponsered by Sunshine Stamps

I can hardly believe that it is coming up on Valentine's Day already!!
Where is the time going??

This week Sunshine's Stamps has teamed up with Friday Sketchers in one of their
wonderful sketch challenges. This sketch was done by the VERY talented Claudia Rosa.
Check out her will be inspired!!
I have used one of Sunshine's many fabulous Valentine images for this challenge.
I used just basic Bazzill paper, some ribbon and black Dew Drops.
Be sure to check out Sunshine's Stamps and
Friday Sketchers today!!
The winner of the challenge receives 3 images
from Sunshine's Stamps!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010


In my hurry for Spring to come, here a a few cards I made for last Easter.
Can Spring PLEASE hurry up and get here???

A fun card

I made this card using an image from Sunshine's Paper Obsession