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Friday, April 24, 2015

FUN/FANCY FOLDS CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS

Happy Saturday to everyone!   More soccer this weekend, seems like that is how I will spend every weekend until end of May.  Don't get me wrong, I love watching my boys, but sometimes it does seem never ending and this weekend they are in 2 different cities, so I only get to see one and hubby gets the other.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is FUN/FANCY Folds, so we are looking for anything other than the traditional folded in half card!  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, May 8 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line - Set 6 has been shown on Create and Craft UK and can be purchased there as well as other online retailers.


Today my creation uses one of the newest adorable images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS "Butterfly Mia."  I think this fold is called rocking circle fold or something similar.  I chose DP from Penny Black, flowers from Prima and sentiment from My Craft Spot cut with Taylored Expressions die.  Image is colored with Copics and cut out with scissors.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Sexy and Sassy with Karleigh Sue Digis

Hello everyone!   I am, back to share another creation using one of the brilliant images from Karleigh Sue Etsy Shoppe.

Today, I am using Sexy Irie image which can be found in Karleigh Sue Etsy Shoppe.  This is a super fun an versatile image.

For this creation, I decided to go with a color scheme outside of my usual comfort zone, and I have to say, I am really please with the results.  I hope you like it as well.  The DP is from Kaisercraft, bling from Queen and Co. and ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Image is cute with one of my brand new dies from Nellie Snellen.  Sentiment is from Jaded Blossom and cut with die from there.


Copic colors used as follows:

Hair - Y31, Y21, YR24, E99
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Boot - C2, C4, C6, C9
Belt Y17, Y28, E35
Beer mug/beer - C4, C2, C1, Y14, Y18, Y15
Shirt C2, C4
Dress and Shamrock - BG11, BG13, BG32, BG34, C4
I added gold Atyou Spica for some glitter on the trim of her shirt

Image is highlighted with C1 and grounded with E42, E43 and E44.


I sure hope you like how this came out and hopefully it has provided some inspiration for you:)  Remember to check out New Karleigh Sue Digi ShoppeKarleigh Sue Etsy ShoppeKarleigh Sue Facebook Fan Group and Karleigh Sue Challenge blog.  Have a great day!!

Hugs:)

Monday, April 20, 2015

WE'RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE - NEW RELEASE WITH DIGI MY WORLD


Hello everyone and welcome to the Digi My World NEW April digital release - images will be available in Digi My World Shop at Noon EDT on Friday, April 24, but the DT will be showing off sneak peeks all week long at Digi My World Blog!   Everyone has made some wonderful inspirational projects to share with you!


My Project today uses Glinda from the new Wizard of Oz inspired images.  I think this image is so cute and she was so much fun to color.  I have to admit that this may be the best coloring of hair that I have ever done!  Image is colored with Copics, and I added a yellow brick road for her to stand on.   I chose DP from First Edition.  Flowers are Prima and I used Tonic Studios dies for the oval pieces.  Sentiment is from A. Jillian Vance Designs and cut with Nestie.  I sure hope you like it!

Hope you will also join us at the  Digi My World April New Release Facebook Event.   Pop over and check out everything we have going on and see all the wonderful releases!!

Also, you can win some of these new digital images by playing in our:

***BLOG CANDY***
Its easy and fun to do!
Each day we will pick one random winner from the comments made on the blog!
To enter all you need to do is:
1- Follow  Digi My World Blog
2- Follow the DT's blogs (see listing in Digi My World Blog side bar)
3- Leave a note in the comment section

You may enter EVERYDAY you wish.  We will randomly select names and which digital stamp each day.  Thank you!!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

PJ PARTY BLOG HOP WITH LACY SUNSHINE!!

Today at Lacy Sunshine we are taking part in a PJ-yama Party blog hop.

I have made a mini easel painting using the digi called Sleepytime Haley Hippo Stitched Collection and it can be found in the Lacy Sunshine Shoppe

My image was colored using with a combination of Shinhan and Copic Markers and cut out with La La Land stitched die. I chose DP from Basic Grey and CS from Bazzill. This adorable mini easel and frame are from Taylored Expressions. I sure hope you like it. Here I am having a pillow fight with my youngest daughter.



I hope you like my project and would like to leave me a comment as I enjoy hearing what you think. Also, if you are not a follower on my blog, I would love to have you join me as one:)

You should have arrived from Erin (CT), if you did not arrive from her blog, please go back and begin at the first stop, which is Heather/Lacy Sunshine Inspiration Blog

Audrey (DT)-------> You Are here and I am the LAST STOP on the hop (ooh, that ryhmes) Hope you have enjoyed your time with us and remember to check back on Wednesday for winner announcements!!

Thanks for hopping with us.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

SORT OF NEW RELEASES AT KARLEIGH SUE DIGI STAMPS

Happy Thursday everyone!  I am still feeling pretty bad, although I did get up and shower this morning, which is a step more than yesterday, so I guess that's progress:P  Definitely have 1 kid home today and possibly more - I won't know for another 45 mins. on the other b/c his start time is later.

Anyway, enough of my boring stories.  I am excited to announce that we have some sort of New Releases this month and the images can all be found at KARLEIGH SUE ETSY SHOPPE.  Cheri, the brilliant artist who draws Karleigh Sue, had some personal business to attend to this past month, so instead of having a full blown New Release, we are showing off the images which were released in between the last release and now.   Hope you will check out what the DT gals have done with the New Releases by visiting Karleigh Sue Inspiration Blog.


The New Release image I have use is called "Mer Friends."  She is colored with Copics and cut out with Sue Wilson die and then Simon Says Stamp die behind it.  DP is from Bella Blvd., buttons are SU.  Sentiment is from Jaded Blossom and cut with Frantic Stamper die.  Sure hope you like it!

We also have a special deal for you along with this release at Karleigh Sue Etsy Shoppe, so hope you will take advantage of it!!


Hugs:)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New Challenge at ALL DRESSED UP

Well, it's been good and bad here - the good - Peanut, my puppy, got her staples out and her cone off on Monday and is doing really well.  The bad news - I had 1 sick kid home yesterday and 3 today plus I have been sick since yesterday:(

Anyway, I am now here to announce our New Challenge at ALL DRESSED UP BLOG.  Our challenges are always ANYTHING GOES with an image from ALL DRESSED UP - you can find a large variety of our images at ALL DRESSED UP ETSY SHOP and they are amazing, so you will want to visit there and pick some up!!!  Wendy has also generously offered some freebies and you can find them HERE - please be respectful of the rules regarding the freebies.

You can see all the Challenge samples made by the DT Team B at ALL DRESSED UP BLOG.  Trust me, you will be inspired by all the beautiful projects.  I also hope you will join us on our ALL DRESSED UP FACEBOOK GROUP page where you can chat about All Dressed Up and share your creations as well.  We also have challenges at the ALL DRESSED UP FACEBOOK GROUP, so another opportunity to win more All Dressed Up images!!


My creation today features I Love My Puppy digi image from ALL DRESSED UP ETSY SHOP.    She is colored with Copics and cut out with Sue Wilson die and the I cut the bottom off so that it fit better in my card layout.  I chose DP from JillieBean Designs.  Sentiment is from Hero Arts and cut out with die from my stash.  Flowers and butterfly are Prima.  Tag is cut with Marianne Designs die.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Amelia's Bunny fun at Digi My World

Hi everyone and happy Monday!!  Hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful weekend.  I spent my weekend on the soccer fields - my 12 yr. old son had a game Friday night and 2 games Saturday and my 14 yr. old had 1 game Sunday.  Super glad the weather has finally gotten warmer.

Today I get to share my newest creation with you today using one of the adorable images Digi My World Shop!  This time I chose an image from the Amelia's Bunnies - 4 fun girly images in this set, so lots of fun options:)


Image is colored with Copics - it is a really fun image to color - I hope you  will try this image set.  I used E31, E35, E57 and E79 for her hair.  Skin color is E000, E00, E21, E11 and E04.  Jeans are B91, B93, B97.  Grass is G20, YG13, YG17 and G28.   Flowers are Y04, Y09, BG53, BG49, Y32 and Y38.   Bunnies are C0, C2, C4 and C6, E35, E57 and E79 and I added various spots using Sharpie paint pen.   Amelia's shirt is RV52, RV55 and RV66.  Chick is Y15, Y18 and Y17 and shoes are E43, E44 and E47.  Image is cut with Nesties and decorated with Nestie cut outs.  DP is Doodlebug, flowers are Prima.   Sentiment is from Scrappy Moms and cut out with Nestie.  I sure hope you like it and will pay a visit to Digi My World Shop.

Hugs!!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sparkly Birthday Wishes with Karleigh Sue Digis

Hello everyone!  I am back today on the Karleigh Sue Inspiration blog with another creation to share using one of the brilliant images from Karleigh Sue Digi Shoppe.

Today, I am using Baby Shower Cake image which can be found in Karleigh Sue Etsy Shoppe and Karleigh Sue Digi Shoppe.


There is a lot of detail in this image which makes it super fun to color.  I used it for a baby birthday card, but it can obviously be used for a baby shower card, baby shower invite or any other type of baby related celebration.  Another great things about this image is that is can be used for a boy or a girl.  Since I found this cute DP from Kaisercraft, I decided to color my image more girly.

Copic colors used as follows:

Bear E31, E35, E57, E79
All blues BG000, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18
All pinks RV11, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV09 
All yellows Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28 and E33
Greys C0, C2, C4, C6
Browns used on bottom layer of cake, polka dots on top layer and in center of flowers are E43, E44, E47
Browns in middle cake layer are E30, E31 and E33

Image is highlighted with BG000 and grounded with C0 and C2.

Image is cut out with Taylored Expression dies.  Sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's and is cut with Whimsy die.  Bling flourish is from Prima.

I sure hope you like how this came out and hopefully it has provided some inspiration for you:)  Remember to check out New Karleigh Sue Digi ShoppeKarleigh Sue Facebook Fan Group and Karleigh Sue Challenge blog.  Have a great day!!

Hugs:)


INCLUDE AN ANIMAL CHALLENGE at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!

Happy Saturday to everyone!   More soccer this weekend.  After an entire week of rain, it finally stopped yesterday and is supposed to be nice this weekend before the next round of rain returns to start the work week.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is INCLUDE AN ANIMAL!  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, April 24 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line - Set 6 has been shown on Create and Craft UK and can be purchased there as well as other online retailers.


Today my creation uses one of the newest adorable images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS "King of the Castle."  I love to color scenery, so I especially enjoyed this image.  I also really like mushrooms/toadstools, so this image was doubly fun for me to color.  I added DP from Fancy Pants Designs.  I cut circle piece with Tattered Lace die then used Fiskars punch for border.  Image is cut with Sue Wilson die as is sentiment, which is from Taylored Expressions.  Flowers are Prima.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

NEW RELEASES AT FAERY INK!!

Happy Sunday and also Happy Easter to everyone! Sorry I have not been posting so much lately - still dealing with the new house, kids were on spring break this past week, and if you follow me on FB, then you know we had a major scare last weekend with one of our puppies.  She was spayed on March 26 and last Sunday, she ripped out her internal stitches while we were at my 14 year old son's soccer game.   What resulted was a horrific drive to the ER Vet and thank goodness God and the dr. at the ER Vet were looking out for us, because otherwise, she would not have survived.  She is doing much better now, but still on major antibiotics and has to be kept quiet for another couple weeks.  I will be much happier when her stitches are removed and she is fully healed.

I am happy to announce we have NEW RELEASES at the Faery Ink Shop. Trust me, you will want to visit the shop and see all the DT samples using the New Flora and Fauna releases.   You can find everything in one place at Faery Ink!


My card today features Gabby Flora and Fauna from Faery Ink Shop. I love this gorgeous image and tried mostly softer colors to color her while throwing in some hotter oranges for her hair.  I hope you like the contrast.  I chose DP from My Mind's Eye, one of my favorite paper packs.  I cut the butterflies with Memory box and Frantic Stamper dies.  Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Image cut out with Wild Rose Studio die, sentiment is cut out with Sweet n Sassy Stamps die.  Sentiment from MFT.    Prima pearls added to top butterfly.  Sure hope you like it and will check out Faery Ink and don't forget come join our Faery Ink Group on Facebook.  Hugs:)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

SPRING IS HERE CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!

Happy Saturday to everyone!   More soccer this weekend and temperatures today only expected to be in the 30s, so going to be a chilly one:(  Hope everyone is doing great and had a fabulous week.  My kids are off school for the next 9 days, which I am excited about b/c it means not having to drive them all to and from school daily, but also a little nervous that they will spend much of their time off fighting with one another.  Hopefully the latter will not happen!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is SPRING IS HERE!  I don't know about you, but I cannot wait for the arrival of spring type weather!  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, April 10 to come join the fun. Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line - Set 6 has been shown on Create and Craft UK and can be purchased there as well as other online retailers.


Today my creation uses one of the newest adorable images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS "Bunny Greeting."   I had so much fun coloring this image with my Copics.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  Image it cut with Cheery Lynn Designs die and I added Prima flowers and a sentiment from Scrappy Moms cut with Nestie.  DP is from Doodlebug Designs.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

I Heart Kitty with Karleigh Sue Digis

Hello everyone!  I can't believe it's almost the end of March and we have snow on the ground - yuck!  I was ready to be done with winter some time back in January LOL!  I am sharing on the Karleigh Sue Inspiration blog with another creation using one of the brilliant images from Karleigh Sue Digi Shoppe

Today, I am using I HEART KITTY image which can be found in Karleigh Sue Etsy Shoppe and Karleigh Sue Digi Shoppe.


I have kept this creation pretty clean and simple so as to showcase this gorgeous image.  Image is colored with Copics:

Hair YR31, Y35, Y26 and E34
Skin E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R22 and R21
Pants and vest G20, G21, G24, G28
Shoe E41, E42, E43 and E44
Shirt RV14, RV25, RV29
Kitty W1. W3, W5, W7, W9
Ground C1, C3

Image is cut out with Tonic die.  I chose DP from Prima - love the kitty background.  I added some sheer Offray ribbon and sentiment is from Taylored Expressions, cut out with Nestie and Prima bling added.

I sure hope you like how this came out and hopefully it has provided some inspiration for you:)  Remember to check out New Karleigh Sue Digi ShoppeKarleigh Sue Facebook Fan Group and Karleigh Sue Challenge blog.  Have a great day!!

Hugs:)


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Layering Tutorial with Inky Impressions

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful day.  Today I am sharing a tutorial on layering over at INKY IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATION BLOG.  I hope you will go check it out.

Do you ever get JPG images and want to layer them, but have trouble getting them to look right?  Well, I have an easy and FREE way to help you get those clear, layered images you've always wanted.

Today I am working with 2 images from INKY IMPRESSIONS STAMPS New March Release.  The first one is Carrot Patch Background and the other is Bunny Ears LiLi.

Your first step is to convert those JPGs to transparent PNG files (you can also convert to GIF files).  You can do this in 2 easy steps using Free Online Image Editor.  Open the program and go to where it says Choose File and then follow the steps to find your image and press "Upload"


Once you have uploaded your image, you will be looking at the screen below, click on the Wizards tab at the top and then click on "Transparency" (I have it highlighted with my cursor on it,


After that, click on the part of the screen where your image is and voila, the background is transparent while the rest of the image (or at least solid parts) should remain white - this makes layering much easier.  Make sure to save your image (upper left of the choices bar) before opening another one.


After you have completed your uploads of all the images you want to layer, you can use GIMP - another FREE program - you will need to download this one.


So first you want to make a place to put your new image.    Change the image size to inches and put in 12.000 in both width and height.  Click on advanced options and choose Transparency in the "Fill With" line.

Next, find the image that will be the bottom layer of your combined image and open it.   Then you will copy it and past into the transparent box.


Now it's time to resize and then move to where you want this image on the page.


Once you have the image in place, go to Layer and click on Anchor Layer.


 Within the Layer tab, you will next find New Layer and click on that.


You will now repeat the process of Opening the file you wish to add, copying and pasting, then resizing and move it to where you want it on the image underneath.


Once everything is in place, you will choose Export from the File menu and then choose the name you wish to save it under and the folder you want to find it in and click save.


 And VOILA!  There is your nicely layered image:)


(Please note that mine is double watermarked so as not to be copied.  You will obviously be able to save a clean image.)



Hope you have found this helpful.  Hugs!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

NEW RELEASES AT KARLEIGH SUE - MERMAIDS!!

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Are you ready for New Releases at KARLEIGH SUE DIGI SHOPPE???  I bet you are!  Images can also be found at KARLEIGH SUE ETSY SHOPPE.  This month we bring you the fabulous Mermaid Collection - 6 brand new, and totally amazing, images!  Hope you will check out what the DT gals have done with the New Releases by visiting Karleigh Sue Inspiration Blog.


The New Release image I have use is called "Mother's Heart Mermaid."  She is colored with Copics and cut out with Nestie.  This image has a lot of nice details that were really fun to color, especially the mother mermaid's beautiful hair and her tail.  I know you will love coloring her as well.  I chose Papers from Bella Blvd. and Echo Park to go with this gorgeous image.  I added circle Nestie die cut and SU buttons.  Sentiment is from Craftin' Desert Divas and is cut out with die from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.


Hugs:)