Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Happy Froggy' Fall & Design Team Call

If you are looking for the Design Team Call please read through to the bottom of this post.

I wanted to share this cute fall card I made using Primsy Doodle Designs Happy Fall stamp set. This is a digital stamp set, and if you haven't tried using digital stamps yet, you really need to. 

There are so many wonderful reasons to use digital stamps. Like no ink pads to buy, no waiting for the rubber to come in the mail or going out to the store to buy them.
You can change the size to fit any project you need. You get instant download as soon as you buy them. You can use them over and over, and you just print them out using your home printer.
 I use way more digital stamps than I do rubber stamps. I have a lot of rubber stamps. But I like that digital stamps can be saved to a disk and take up hardly any room.
I especially love Lisa's digital stamps. They are so cute. And I love the .99 cent price tag for a WHOLE set. So many online sites charge $3 and up for a single stamp! You just can't beat the quality or the cuteness.

My card was printed on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I added a matching bow and rhinestone embellishments, and finished it off with one of my handmade daisies.

Lisa of Primsy Doodle Designs is looking to add one more member to her design team. If you like creating cards, and can commit to her DT requirements, and would like to try out for the position please contact her through  this link.

Till next time, have a great day :D

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Giraffe Chalkboard Cutie.....

My daughter came over to play (work) in my craft room with me today, and we spent all day cutting out baby shower invitations for my oldest grandson's first baby.

 While she was here, I taught her how to paper piece. Check out her darling giraffe chalkboard project!

Of course it was created using a Treasure Box Designs file This is just one of the files in the Treasure Box Pals cutting file. So cute!
We added the baby's name, a cute heart, and matching bow to finish it off. When she gets it home she will add a string with an attached piece of chalk
I love the way it turned out and I think it'll look perfect in the new baby's room. (Thanks Toni for a wonderful day!)

My Time Made Easy......

I am so excited to be a new design team member for My Time Made Easy Pretty Palette Challenge. Each week we are presented with a color palette, and we use the digital stamps from My Time Made Easy shop to create our project.
Here is the palette we were presented with;
and here is my card.
If you'd like to play along with the challenge the details are here.

For my card, I used the Bee-Loved and Bee-Loved Sentiments, digital stamp set. I love this set!

I created and printed my own paper so I could match the color palette precisely. My image was colored using Copic markers. I added a piece of matching ribbon for my sentiment by coloring white twill ribbon with a Copic marker too. It's a great way to match whatever color you need, and you save money by purchasing just white ribbon.Perfect match every time.
Check out all of the cool stamps, digital stamps,papers and templates at My Time Made Easy. And while you're there check out all of the gallery photos too. They are awesome and so motivational!
Thanks for looking and have a great Sunday.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Here's my latest Design Team card for Primsy Doodles.
 I love working with Halloween colors. I'm getting a head start on my Halloween cards :D
This little pumpkin is so darn cute. I had fun coloring it up with my Copic markers. I also like to doodle some on the images to add my own touch.
I added my highlights using a white gel pen and then doodled some lines and dots with a fine point Pentel Slicci pen. I loved the pen so much I ordered a dozen of them from Amazon.
I cut the image out with a Cuttlebug Nestabilities Label Die and colored around it with a black marker and added dots for interest. The bottom border is from  K & Company that I bought last year at Michaels.
The brad is a button with a rhinestone flower added to the top. Thanks for looking :D

Monday, August 22, 2011

Crunchy Leaves......

I love Autumn....the golden color of the sun, the pumpkins and cornstalks, the apple cider and donuts, and of course the colorful crunchy leaves.

As soon as I saw the 'spooky' tree in Treasure Box Designs, Spooky pattern file, I knew I wanted to make this card.
I used several other Treasure Box Design files from different sets to make the fence, pumpkin and leaves. I like being able to use the files in ways, other than they were originally intended. Like the tree here was designed to be a spooky Halloween tree. But on this card there's nothing spooky about it.
I added highlights to the tree branches, pumpkin and fence using a white gel pen, and chalked the background sky using Decorator Chalks. I left the rest of the card simple, keeping the tree as the focal point.
Check out all the Autumn design cutting files that Treasure Box Designs offers. I am planning on using some of the files to create decorations to place on my tables, and mantle for the season. A cute and cost effective way to decorate for the fall season without spending a lot of money.  *U*

Friday, August 19, 2011

Round Fall Owl Card

Before I go out to tackle my lawn chores, I wanted to drop by and show you this round Fall Owl card I created.
It was made using Treasure Box Designs Freebie Christmas Owl from last week. If you haven't signed up for the newsletter yet, you need to go do that. It's the only way to remember to grab Dina's freebies every week.
I just love her owls. I mean, I am mad for them. This was actually a Christmas owl file. This is my twist on it.... substituting the wreath in the file with a scroll pattern and the berries for leaves.
I wanted something other than a traditional square card, and I thought the round card worked just fine.The scroll pattern is from a Christmas card file from SilhouetteAmerica. I just changed it up to work with my Fall theme, by using earthy colored card stock.
The leaves were made using a Paper Studio punch and were punched out of paint sample cards from Lowes paint department. I love using the paint sample cards and they're free. And they come in ton's of colors. I always grab a bunch whenever I have reason to visit their store.
 Check out all of the newest Fall cutting files at Treasure Box Designs.
And don't forget to sign up for the newsletter if you haven't already. Thanks for stopping by :D

Friday, August 12, 2011

Back to School Doorknob Hanger

It's time to start getting the kiddies accustomed to the idea that school will be back in session soon. The lazy summer routine of sleeping late, playing until sunset, and long carefree days, will be replaced with a more hectic schedule. So why not make it fun by hanging this cute tag on their door as a gentle fun reminder that school is just around the corner.
The adorable frog with her box of crayons is a product of Primsy Doodle's Lisa Mullins-Craig. I just love her artwork!
This is a new digital stamp from Primsy Doodles back to school images.
I printed the digital stamp on to white cardstock using my printer and then colored it in with my Copic markers. I then mounted it on to decorative paper, and adhered it to my door hanger. (The door hanger template I created using my cutting machine software.)
I finished it off by adding some ribbon, a daisy button and doodling with a white gel pen. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Spookville Coffin Box

Today I'm sharing this little coffin shaped box that's perfect for holding any Halloween treat.
I used the new Spookville cutting file from Treasure Box Designs.
This is such a cute pattern kit and has everything you need to make treat bags, boxes, cards ,scrap layouts and other Halloween crafts. (The coffin box is not included in the file.)
 I added the skull and crossbones from the kit to the inside of my box lid to add an element of surprise.
Tuck a little colored paper inside, add your treats and you have the perfect little box to add to a party table.
Stop by Treasure Box Designs and check out all of the newest Fall and Halloween cutting files and get a jump start on your holiday projects.
Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Digital Scrap Page Layout

Today I'm sharing a scrap page layout I did using Treasure Box Designs  Digital Zoo kit.
(Click on the photo for an enlarged view.) I used just three of the digital elements from the kit. There are so many more.
The monkey is the same image each time, just used in different ways.
That's what I love about using digitals. The images can be layered and manipulated, to achieve whatever results you want. My blog banner at the top of my page, is another example of using digital images from Treasure Box Designs.
The adorable girls in the layout are my niece Shannan and her niece Aubrey. Check out all of the digital kits that Treasure Box Designs has to offer. There are more on the way. And if you haven't tried digital yet, you really need to. No paper mess to put away afterwards, and you can burn the pages to a disk to share with everyone.
Thanks for stopping to look :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

It's a hoot.....

It's another card using a cute owl file pattern from Treasure Box Designs.
I am crazy for these owls.
I love their big eyes and their cute whimsical little faces.
This is the owl file from the Treasure Box Pals kit. There are tons of different little animals and pets included in the file. This is just one of the many cute images.
I embellished with some of my own hand made flowers and a leaf punch from The Paper Studio.
Here's one last look!
 Even if it is in the upper 90's today, I felt fall inspired! Thanks for looking :D