Monday, April 27, 2015

Spring has Sprung -- for Eureka Stamps

It's Monday, and time for a new challenge at Eureka Stamps.  This is my last post as a design team member (at least for now).  I've been on the team for a year already, and it's time to give someone else a chance at these delightful images!
This week's challenge is "Add bling", so I added a little:
I used 2 Eureka Stamps digis -- Bunny with Flowers (digi13703) and sentiment "Spring has Sprung" (digi8804).  I colored the bunny with Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils. I used 2 sizes of the same Spellbinders label die.  One, I cut with Close To My Heart glitter paper to add bling to the card.
The shaped card is a cutting file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.
The designer paper and the butterfly bling are from Close To My Heart
I hope you can join us this week at Eureka Stamps for our "Add some Bling" challenge.  It's going to be fun!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hoppy Birthday!

I have a fun card to share today.  I've been participating in the Outlawz Progressive Challenge each month since it began in January, so I wanted to make sure and use the adorable image provided for us by Encino Stamps this month.
I colored this frog with Copic markers.  The sentiment is from a Unity Stamp Company/Phyllis Harris stamp set.  I cut the frog and the sentiment out for a Spellbinders label 1 die set. The shaped card is an SVG cutting file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.  The designer papers and card stock are all from Close To My Heart

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Happy Day Shake, Shake, Shaker! for Timeless Twine

It's Shaker Saturday on the Timeless Twine blog today, and I love shaker cards!  I had a blast with this one!  The hardest part was deciding which one to make.  Since I also love canning jars, I combined two loves in one:
This shaker card is a cutting file from The Cutting Cafe. It is part of the "13 Shaker Cards Cutting Files".  I used papers from My Mind's Eye Love Me Do Collection.
Everything else is from Timeless Twine/Bella Creationz:
The sequins
2 colors of Sorbet Timeless Twine (I used Watermelon Sorbet and Key Lime Sorbet)
White Heart Sticker

Happy Days Stamp Set

I seriously LoVe this stamp set.  It can be used in so many different ways.  Versatile to the MAX!  
Thanks for shaking up your Saturday with me!

Hello -- for Crafty Sentiments

I'm posting today for Crafty Sentiments Designs, on the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations blog.  I'm 1/2 way through my 6 month guest designer gig already.  It is going fast!
Today, I am featuring the sophisticated Lola.  
This is Lola - You're the Best.  She is a digital stamp.  I made her big, so she would be the focus of the card.  I colored her with Copic markers, then used a couple of Spellbinders label dies to cut out the image and back it.  The tag is also a Spellbinders die.  
Papers on the card are My Mind's Eye Cut and Paste "Flair" 6x6 pad. There's a teeny bit of Timeless Twine on the tag in Key Lime Sorbet. 
If you enjoyed this image of Lola, check out the other ones in the Crafty Sentiments Designs store.

Friday, April 24, 2015

I Get a Kick Out of You! for QKR Stampede

It's Friday, and time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede challenge blog. This week's theme is generally a bit tougher for us card makers -- it's Make a 'Guy' Card.
I think I succeeded quite well with this one!
I used QKR Stampede image, Armadillo (digi15613) on this card, and colored it with Copic markers.  The sentiment, also from QKR Stampede, is digi15107.
The boot-shaped card is a file found in the Silhouette Design store
The designer paper is retired, and is from Close To My Heart.
I hope you join us this week at QKR Stampede for our 'Guy' card challenge.  It's always good to stock up on those!

Thursday, April 23, 2015


I have a card that's serving double duty today.  It's part of a new release for Crafty Sentiments Designs, and is on the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations blog today.  I'm also using it as my 3 Girl JAM post, as the little bit of ribbon really makes a difference. 
Today's Crafty Sentiments Designs  new release is Isobel - Apple Tree.  She is a rubber stamp, and will soon be available in the store.  She is colored with Copic markers. 
I used designer papers from Simple Stories Smarty Pants 6x6 pad.   I used the same Spellbinder die twice, turning it 180 degrees behind the image and adding a bit of bling.  
The pretty crinkle ribbon that pulls the whole card together is 3 Girl JAM Sterling from the Celebrations Bundle.
To get some beautiful ribbon (and other great products) of your own, use code JO10 at checkout in the 3 Girl JAM store to save 10% on your entire order. Or, use code APRIL to receive the Spring Flowers Bundle for just a $1.  But you better hurry.  This month is winding down fast!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Party Time!

It's time to CELEBRATE the 1,000 LIKES milestone on the Digistamps4Joy Facebook page (

To thank you, Margy is giving away OODLES of prizes from Monday 20th April to Friday 24th April. Come back each morning to see our fun challenges/games and the prizes you can put yourself in line to win.

Here's a taste of what's to come:
Free digistamps, Gift Certificates to the DS4J store, Guest Designer spots in our challenges, the latest batch of new releases, sponsored digistamps from The Earth Wind and from Nana Vic's Digistamps, and MORE digistamps.

So, don't pass "GO" and don't go HOME until you have joined Margy and her Digistamps4Joy Team in this fabulous celebration week.

See you there!

Margy and the DS4J DT

It is "Party Time".  I've used an image from The East Wind (one of the sponsors of the DigiStamps4Joy 1000 likes party), and a sentiment from DigiStamps4Joy.

I colored Aurora 'Gift' with Copic markers, then used a Spellbinders die to cut her out. The party-like designer papers on this card are from Close To My Heart.  I used a silver Wink of Stella marker on the Party Time sentiment. The tie dye crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.
What's a party without prizes?  Here's what you can win...
  1. DS4J is giving away a free digistamp (“Party Time”) to everyone who LIKES the DS4J FB page.
  2. Any person who visits any of the 4 DT blog names provided and leaves a comment goes into a draw for a DS4J GDT spot.
  3. A Birthday theme Colouring competition starts today – can use the DS4J freebie, an East Wind image, or a Nana Vic image and post into the DS4J FB album. Prize is $10 GC from DS4J store. Closing date is Friday night 6pm South African time.