Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Digi Bells Is Having A GDT Call

Do you love Elisabeth Bell images?  I do!!!  When I started getting into serious stamping and card making back in July my first images were Elisabeth Bell rubber images.  I love the cute facture and I can use them over and over again.  So imagine when I found out that she now has digi stamps as well.  Whoo Hoo!!!  You can get them here.

The GDT call is open until January 2nd.  I know it's not a lot of time but if you want a part of this awesome team you have to act now.  There are 2 sketches to choose from. 


I chose sketch #1.  I used the stunning new papers from Graphic 45 - Once Upon A Springtime.  I love each and every paper from this collection.  The flowers are from I Am Roses.  You have to check out the store.  These flowers are all handmade and they are super affordable.  My chipboard flower is from Riff Raff and I used the stunning new Liquid Pearls Flamingo color.  First I colored the entire flower and went back around the edges.  I used the image "I Love You This Much" and she is colored with promarkers.


I loved these papers so much I had used another Elisabeth Bell image "A Tasty Read" and here is the card.  Once again the flower is from I Am Roses.  The image is colored with promarkers.  The butterfly is from The Dollar Store.  The leaves are cut using Make The Cut.  TFL!




Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

On the eve of Christmas I would like to take this moment and wish all of you a Merry Christmas!  Be safe and please watch out for reckless drivers!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

TSB Challenge #9

Good morning everyone.  This is the last challenge for 2010.  2010 was a pretty exciting year.  Marina Neira opened The Stamping Bazaar and I was a witness to all her adorable lovable stamps that keep filling the store.  2011 is going to be even more exciting as we bring you awesome challenges which starting January 7 the challenges will go live on Fridays so you will have the weekends.

Todays challenge is not a sketch.  Our challenge this week is ALL THAT GLITTERS! You can stickle, add glitter, use gems or anything else you can give your project a shine.  You have until Sunday 11:59PM EST to enter.  Please do not back link projects, your project must be new and linked directly to your project.

For my card I used the image "Party Time Louisa".  She is colored with promarkers.  I embossed my background with the snowflake embossing folder and randomly inked in different colors.  The glitter I used for the inside of the champagne glass and all around is with champagne stickles.  I used Basic Grey gems on both sides of my sentiment. The papers are from Crate Paper - Snow Day.  TFL!

Friday, December 17, 2010

A few Holiday Cards

Happy Friday everyone.  This is the last weekend until the holidays.  I hope you are better than me and have everything pretty much done for the holidays.  I just can't believe this time next week we'll be celebrating Christmas.  But I have to say I am looking forward to ending 2010 and seeing bigger and better things in 2011.

I have another wonderful image to share.  Di's Digi Designs has so many sweet holiday images.  This time I used the "Christmas Kiss Me" image.  Once again I colored using the Promarkers.  The beautiful chipbard is from Riff Raff and I had to use half of it.  I colored it using acrylics paints.  My sentiment is from Hero Arts and the papers are from My Mind's Eye - Holly Jolly.


I haven't been doing challenges lately because of DT work and life gets in the way.  But a few days ago I was blogging and came across this site.  I had just finished coloring a magnolia image and knew it would be perfect for this challenge.  I found this to be quite the challenge.  A white background and white accents.  The only things pretty much allowed in color is the image.  But I am happy to say I love the results and love the softness. 


I am entering this for the Magnolia-Licious challenge "Lots of White".

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

TSB Challenge #8

We are a little late this week with our challenge.  It's challenge #8 with another wonderful sketch. 


The Stamping Bazaar team and Marina Neira worked hard to bring to you holiday images.  By now you've seen them all.  I hope you take advantage of the special sales going on for the digi bundles that are underway.  You have to act fast because those specials will only be here for a limited time.

I used the image "Little Angel with Puppy".  Another sweet image and I colored it with Promarkers.  The papers are from Crate Paper - Snow Day.  I used Platinum stickles and glitter paper from Best Creations to create snowflakes using my slice the Fa La La cartridge.  And lastly I used some gems from Basic Grey.  TFL!


Remember to link your card back here no later than Sunday 11:59PM EST to be eligiable to win. Please also no back linking or you will be disqualified.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Di's Digi Designs - Hugging Snowman

I truly am a big fan of Di's Digi Designs and her characters are just the sweetest.  I was so excited when Diane asked me to join the team.  There is nothing more exciting than designing for a product you believe in. :D

What could be more fun than hugging a snowman?  We've all done it when we were kids.  Hurry to get your winter/holiday digi stamps.  It's not too late! 

I used the image "Hugging Snowman" for my card.  I colored it with Promarkers!  See my previous post for a contest for the Promarkers.  I used flower soft on the girls coat and diamond stickles on the snow.  For the lantern I used yellow stickles to give it a glow.  I used My Mind's Eye - Holly Jolly papers and chipboard (the tickets are also from the collection :D).  Beautiful traditional papers without being over the top.  And lastly I used a prima flower.  TFL!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Letraset's New Website

Visit http://www.letrasetuk.blogspot.com/ to see a contest going on with Letraset.  They launched a new website http://www.letraset.com/ and if you help spread the word you have a chance of winning 10 5 pack set of promarkers.  Now how awesome is that.  All you have to do is show the two sites I posted above and link the place you mentioned this.  It could be blogger, facebook, twitter, etc.  Good luck!!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

TSB Challenge #7 and A Surprise

Happy Monday!!! I hope all of you enjoyed the 5 day blog hop we had at The Stamping Bazaar! For all of you who left comments thank you very much! Please check TSB for the winners.  As a special thank you from Marina she has a freebie for everyone! "Gingerbread Plushie"! He is so stinkin' cute!  Head on over to TSB to get him!!!

Today is the release day for the 5 new images you saw on our blog hop.  If you want the entire set you will save $5 for a limited time only.  So hop on over and order your digis now.

Ok onto this week's challenge.  Here is another fabulous sketch.


I used the image "Merry Mouse" and colored her with Promarkers.  I used the papers from the Cosmo Cricket mini deck - Mitten Weather.  I just love the non traditional colors in this collection.  I used a snow writer on the edges of my tree to give some dimension and then quickly added glitter.  This stuff is great.  I used my slice to cut out a snowflake on glitter paper from Best Creations.  The scalloped circle was cut on my cricut using Make The Cut.  TFL!




Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Stamping Bazaar's Blog Hop Day 5

Whoo Hoo! Welcome to the last day of the Christmas Blog Hop.  Hello everyone, if you are coming from Piali then you came from the right place. Remember in order to be eligiable for our daily giveaways during this Blog Hop you must leave comments from all the blogs.


Marina Neira has done it again. In the new release of the second wave you will be introduced to one new image each day for a total of 5 days. You read correctly there is 5 new digis at The Stamping Bazaar! On Monday, Dec.6 you will be able to purchase these digis. Each digi will be revealed 12AM EST.

Today on our Fifth and final day of the Blog Hop we are introducing

Allie And Percy On Sled

They are colored with Promarkers. The papers is from the Winter collection from Echo Paper. The flowers are handmade.  I embossed the edges using versamark and white embossing powder to give a wintery feel.

You are now heading over to Tori. Remember leave comments along the way to be eligiable for the daily giveaways during the blog hop.

Here is the list of the Blog Hop.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pollycraft's challenge #72 - Chipboard

It's time to whip out your chipboard.  This week's challenge at Pollycraft is to use chipboard.  Although I have quite a stash I always forget to use it.  The chipboard I used is from Magenta - Swirls.  I used the pearl paint dabber and then I used Glimmer Mist Chocolate Covered Cherries.  The image I used is "Codi With Flowers".  I colored her with Promarkers.  The flowers are handmade.  I have a tutorial a few posts back on the mini roses and I will have another tutorial for the larger flower.  Please check back in a few days.  The leaves are from I Am Roses.  I used the Chandelier Garland from Magnolia.  The papers are from Prima - Annalee.  TFL!

The Stamping Bazaar's Blog Hop Day 4

Hello everyone, if you are coming from Piali then you came from the right place. Remember in order to be eligiable for our daily giveaways during this Blog Hop you must leave comments from all the blogs.


Marina Neira has done it again. In the new release of the second wave you will be introduced to one new image each day for a total of 5 days. You read correctly there is 5 new digis at The Stamping Bazaar! On Monday, Dec.6 you will be able to purchase these digis. Each digi will be revealed 12AM EST.

Today on our Fourth Day of the Blog Hop we are introducing

Bikkie's Snowman


They are colored with Derwent Pencils and Mineral Spirit. The paper is from SEI Kris Kringle.  The snowflakes are from the FA LA LA cartridge for the Slice and the glitter paper is from Best Creations.

You are now heading over to Tori. Remember leave comments along the way to be eligiable for the daily giveaways during the blog hop.

Here is the list of the Blog Hop.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Stamping Bazaar's Blog Hop Day 3

Hello everyone, if you are coming from Piali then you came from the right place. Remember in order to be eligiable for our daily giveaways during this Blog Hop you must leave comments from all the blogs.


Marina Neira has done it again. In the new release of the second wave you will be introduced to one new image each day for a total of 5 days. You read correctly there is 5 new digis at The Stamping Bazaar! On Monday, Dec.6 you will be able to purchase these digis. Each digi will be revealed 12AM EST.

Today on our Third Day of the Blog Hop we are introducing

Marvin With Candy Cane
He is colored with Derwent Pencils and Mineral Spirit. The papers are from the Mini Deck "Mitten Weather" from Cosmo Cricket. There is flower soft white on his hat and some diamond stickles.

You are now heading over to Tori. Remember leave comments along the way to be eligiable for the daily giveaways during the blog hop.

Here is the list of the Blog Hop.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Stamping Bazaar's Blog Hop Day 2

Hello everyone, if you are coming from Piali then you came from the right place. Remember in order to be eligiable for our daily giveaways during this Blog Hop you must leave comments from all the blogs.


Marina Neira has done it again. In the new release of the second wave you will be introduced to one new image each day for a total of 5 days. You read correctly there is 5 new digis at The Stamping Bazaar! On Monday, Dec.6 you will be able to purchase these digis. Each digi will be revealed 12AM EST.

Today on our Second Day of the Blog Hop we are introducing

Josie With Pinecone


She is colored with Derwent Pencils and Mineral Spirit. The papers are from the Mini Deck "Mitten Weather" from Cosmo Cricket.  The flowers are from Prima.

You are now heading over to Tori. Remember leave comments along the way to be eligiable for the daily giveaways during the blog hop.

Here is the list of the Blog Hop.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Blog Hop for The Stamping Bazaar Day 1

Hello everyone, if you are coming from Piali then you came from the right place.  Remember in order to be eligiable for our daily giveaways during this Blog Hop you must leave comments from all the blogs.


Marina Neira has done it again.  In the new release of the second wave you will be introduced to one each day for a total of 5 days.  You read correctly there is 5 new digis at The Stamping Bazaar and one will be revealed each day.  On Monday, Dec.6 you will be able to purchase these digis.  Each digi will be revealed 12AM EST.

Today on our first day of the Blog Hop we are introducing Susie's First Snow.  She is colored with Promarkers.  Love them!  I used last years collection Be Merry from My Mind's Eye.  It's still one of my fav christmas lines.  Susie's outfit has some trimming.  My fav item to have this year for Christmas cards.  WHITE Flower soft.  You absolutely need this.  It's hard to tell on a photo but there is a little sparkle and it really looks great.


You are now heading over to Tori.  Remember leave comments along the way to be eligiable for the daily giveaways during the blog hop.

Here is the list of the Blog Hop.

Monday, November 29, 2010

TSB Challenge #6

It's that time again.  This week we have another wonderful sketch from The Stamping Bazaar Blog.  You have until 11:59PM Sunday night EST.  You must link to the actual post with your card and no back linking or you will be disqualified.  We will also be having our second Blog Hop starting Dec.1 for the second wave of Christmas digi images.  The hop will last 5 days.  Be sure to mark your calenders.


Here is this week's sketch.

Here is my card.  I used the Echo Park Merry Christmas Line.  My image is the adorable "Duckling Christmas Morning".  The image is colored using Promarkers.  Yes I still am super happy with them.  I used some Distress Stickles - Rock Candy for a glacier kind of look.  I also used white flower soft for the hat.  Another item I am super happy with.  TFL!




Saturday, November 27, 2010

As Promised My First Video Tutorial

Hi everyone.  A few posts back I promised to do a video for the mini prima roses.  It is my first video and it was done with my iphone4.  I am quite happy with the quality however I had to make a platform so I could film without holding the camera.  It is on a slight slant but pretty good quality considering it is my phone.

I hope you like it.  What I didn't mention in the video is that afterwards you can decorate the flowers using stickles, glimmer mist, etc or just leave them plain.  I hope you enjoy and would love your feedback. TFW!!!



Thursday, November 25, 2010

Look Who's Having A Design Team Call

Mo's Digital Pencil!!!  I stumbled on these awesome digis when I was blogging.  The only problem I had when ordering is staying within my budget and had to figure out which ones to buy.  That wasn't easy. LOL. 

My following card is with the "Fairy Kiki" image which is the one that caught my eye and introduced me to Mo's Digital Pencil.  Isn't she a darling?  I colored her using the Promarkers and for her wings I really wanted them to stand out so I used Crackle Accents.  I just love the effect it created.  The papers are from Basic Grey Curio 6x6.  I inked the edges with Vintage Photo from Distress inks and the cluster of flowers are from Prima.  The brads are also from the Curio collection from BG.  TFL! And good luck to all who apply!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Feeling Blue

Is this week's challenge at Pollycraft.  My favorite color is Blue and it gave me the excuse to use the new Bo Bunny "Midnight Frost" patterned papers.  It's gorgeous! I colored the image "Codi Christmas Candy" using the Promarkers.  I pleated my PP and used the stunning ribbon from Webster's Pages.  The whole ribbon pack "Holiday" is absolutely stunning.  I treated myself to the Holiday magazine from Magnolia and came across this awesome technique...using my versamark on the edges of my PP and using white embossing powder to give a snowy effect.  I love it and it's my second time doing this.  I am entering this for the Feeling Blue challenge at Pollycraft. TFL!


I am also entering this for the following challenges
Blue and White challenge at Incy Wincy Designs
Christmas with no green and red at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge
Your Favorite Thing at Paper Romance
Blue Christmas at Wild Orchid Challenges

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday Sketch Challenge at TSB

Are you ready for another sketch challenge?  Then head on over to The Stamping Bazaar!  Right now there is an exciting sale going on.  8 new digis have been released and if you buy them all now you pay only $25.  You save $7.  So hurry and get them at The Stamping Bazaar Store because the sale won't last long.

Here is this week's sketch.  Remember you have until Sunday night 11:59 EST to enter.  While you are there check out what the rest of the team did.  PLEASE IF YOU LINK YOUR CARD IT MUST BE TO THE ACTUAL POST WITH YOUR CARD!!!

For my card I used the Derwent Pencil Crayons with Mineral Spirit.  The papers are from Basic Grey 6x6 Pyrus collection.  The flowers are from I Am Roses.  The pearls are actually from the Dollar Store.  TFL!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Random Cards

Hi all! I just bought some new Promarkers.  I took a chance because I didn't have much success with the copics.  Maybe because they are a fortune to buy and you need at least 2-3 shades of the same family color.  It's a b-day present to myself and guess what???? I LOVE THEM! Oh my...at first try I was in a comfort zone and I am super excited with the results.

Here is a Pollycraft digital image "Sydney with Christmas Present".  She is colored with the promarkers on the whisper white cardstock from Stampin' Up!  The gorgeous papers are from Pink Paislee.  I used my slice to cut out the trees and used the Friskers punch to cut the scalloped edge.  The flowers are from Prima.  My green gems were too light so I colored them using the promarkers.  They won't fade because they are alcohol based.  Flower soft now has White and it's absolutely gorgeous.  There is a little glitter in there so the results are so similar to a shimmery winter summer day.  I recommend this on your winter cards.
This next card is the most adorable stamps from Penny Black "Xmas Snapshots".  I used Memento Tuxedo Black on whisper white cardstock and once again used the Promarkers for coloring.  The papers are from Bo Bunny.  I absolutely love this line.  I used my slice to cut out the tree and then stickled to edges.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  TFL!

I am entering my first card to the Pollycraft challenge - A Glittery Christmas
Penny Black Blog - Sketch Challenge

Exciting Digi Sale!

Marina Neira the artist and owner of The Stamping Bazaar just came out with 8 digi stamps in a first wave.  There is a second one coming out with a blog hop.  The first wave is now available at The Stamping Bazaar store and if you buy all 8 you can buy it for $25, you will save $7.  They are all soooooooooo adorable and perfect for those winter/Christmas cards.  But you better act fast because the sale won't be there for long.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

DDSB Anything Goes

Happy Thursday everyone!  This week at DDSB it's "Anything Goes"!  Yeah!!! So whip out those stamps and create a card and enter it so you can have a chance to win a Digi Doodle Shop $10 gift certificate.  You do not need to have a Digi Doodle stamp however if you use one you are entered twice!

For my card I used the image "All Dressed Up".  Isn't it just darling?  I colored using the Derwent pencil crayons with mineral spirit.  The papers are from the 6x6 pad Sassafras "Mix and Mend".  They are gorgeous soft papers however I found them hard to use together.  Most of the papers are already layered up and I have a problem with using one paper and then calling it my own. KWIM?  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  The flowers are hand made and they look exactly like the mini flowers from Prima.  I will be posting a tutorial in a few days so be sure to check it out.  It is super easy and much easier than the 6 petal x 3.  There is no cutting except your flowers.  TFL and don't forget to head over to the DDSB and see what the rest of the amazing team did! :D

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cardabilities Sketch #15

Today is the 15th and it's reveal day at Cardabilities Blog, where you will never lack for inspiration again.  Karan makes the most awesome sketches and this one is no exception.


Gorgeous isn't it?  I couldn't wait to get started.  My card finally got me to bring out my Flower Soft Box that has been collecting dust.  To make those awesome stems and leaves I used the die cut from SU!  Totally worth it.  The vase and flowers are from the Flower Soft starter kit.  The papers are from Kaiser Craft - English Rose collection 6x6 pad.  TFL!  Be sure to check out the Cardabilities Blog to see what the rest of the DT did. 


For some reason my Oct.30 reveal never went live.  I had some much going on that I didn't notice.  Here is the reveal for Sketch #14.


 

TSB 4th Challenge

Good morning everyone! Once again it's Monday and The Stamping Bazaar has another sketch challenge for you! :D  Before I start I would like to say what an honor it has been working with Marina and her new adventure.  I have learned a lot and have enjoyed working with each and every stamp she has created.  I am happy to announce that I will be staying on for another term and I can't wait to see what's in store.  Thank you Marina for everything and I look forward to another 3 months here!

This week's challenge gives you 2 chances to win.  The first winner will receive 2 digis of their choice and 2nd winner will receive one.  You must use a TSB digi to enter so head on over to The Stamping Bazaar store.

Here is the sketch for this week's challenge.  Remember you have until Sunday 11:59PM EST to enter.


For my card I used pencil crayons (this time testing out with crayola) with mineral spirit.  I have to say this is becoming one of my fav ways of coloring right now.  I also can't wait to try out the promarkers which i hope to get this week (It's a birthday request) :D  I used the gorgeous papers from Prima 6x6 pad Jack and Jill.  It's so soft and went perfect with my "Little Angel" digi.  TFL!  Also check out TSB Blog to see what my fellow team members did.  They are just amazing talent!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Color Challenge

How about using Fall Colors?  This week's challenge at Glitterbabe is using the colors Red, Orange & Green.  The winner will receive 2 digi's of their choice from the Glitterbabe Art Store and Stef is throwing in a surprise.  I have no idea what it is but she seems really happy about it.  I can't wait to find out what it is. :D

I decided to be a little different.  Instead of using Fall papers I decided to use the Jovial line from Basic Grey.  I used the very own Glitterbabe image "angel" and decided to color her orange.  Of course since the challenge wouldn't be complete without the glitter as this is a must for any challenge at Glitterbabe I used stickles Champagne color for her hair.  I used the Derwent pencil crayons with Mineral Spirits and a stump.  I will be showing a tutorial soon about it.  Keep your eyes posted.  IRL she is just darling!!!  With Fall I don't get as much opportunities for natural light. GRRR.


Now head on over to Glitterbabe and check out what the rest of the team did and also give a warm hello to our new DT member Tracey! :D

Don't Forget Our Men

This week's challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best is cards with a manly theme.  Would you believe I found this challenge very hard.  I realize the majority of my cards are feminine or cutesy.  But who could resist this adorable image from the Digi Doodle Shop - Uncle Jesse.  He made me think of Yosemity Sam from Bugs Bunny and I just knew I had to use him for my card.


For my card I colored Uncle Jesse with Derwent Pencils and mineral oil (baby oil works as well).  The papers are from the Oliver collection from Basic Grey.


Don't forget to link your card at the DDSB blog and remember if you use a DDS image you will be entered twice.  And while you are there check out what the rest of the team and our GDT did this week.  Also please check out the store because there are two specials going on.



Happy Crafting Everyone!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bugaboo Is Having A Design Call

This time they are doing things differently.  They want one image/card to be Bugaboo and 2 other cards that show your style.  Deadline is tomorrow and if your picked you move onto the next round.  Here is the Bugaboo Blog for all the details.  Good luck to all who participate.

Here is my card using their freebie.  Isn't he adorable?  I used Derwent Pencils and mineral oil to color.  The papers are from Echo Park's new collection "Wintertime".


And here are my two additional cards that best show my style.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Ready For Another Sketch Challenge At TSB!

The Stamping Bazaar's Monday Challenges have kicked off it's 3rd week!!! Every week there will be a first prize winner (will receive 2 digi stamps of their choice) and 2nd prize (will receive 1 digi of their choice).  If you haven't used a Marina Neira stamp then now is the time to start.  You can get your digi or some rubber stamps at The Stamping Bazaar's Store.

Here is this week's sketch


For my card I used the adorable image Jolly Josie which is in the store now and in time for Christmas.  I used the Jovial 6x6 pad from Basic Grey.  The coloring is with pencil crayons and mineral oil and blending stumps.  The buttons and flowers are from prima.  TFL! 

You have until Sunday 11:59PM EST to partcipate.  You must enter your card at The Stamping Bazaar Blog and while you are there see what the rest of the DT did.