Wednesday, March 31, 2010

First Tri Fold Card

I finally made my first tri fold card. I thought it was much more complicated than it was, I think that is why I kept putting off trying it. But it was really simple! I designed it for this weeks challenge at Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog. As I have said before...I just love her digi stamps! They are so cute and full of character. This week the requirements were to use the colors from this photo.

Here is my take on the colors

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenge

This is Karen's Doodles third challenge on her new challenge blog. This week it is "Fancy Folds". We have to make a card in a shape other than rectangle or square. Of course the main focus has to be one of Karen's awesomely cute digi stamps. I am fairly new to card making, so I had to really think about what to do. While researching, I found some really cool ways to fold cards, but I was afraid I wouldn't have enough time to complete the challenge by the deadline, so this is what I came up with.

I just love this Fairy Ballerina that Karen has designed, so I took her and made a mirror image, then attached them. (I had to clean up the one side that would make the back of the card). I then printed them out, cut out around them, making sure to leave the spaces where they connect in tack so it would be in card form. After cutting them out, I began the fun part, which is, coloring her in. I used my Prismacolors and blended and shaded using baby oil with a blending stump. I love how that technique makes the colors really vivid and pop. And of course I had to add a bit of sparkle with Stickles.

Come on over to Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog and check out all the entries.

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

More Cards

I'm taking a break from doing 12x12 scrapbook pages. Since my models are mostly my grandchildren Dax and Josslyn, I figured we didn't need a hundred of each of them at their current age, so just taking a small break awaiting growth spurts. In the mean time, I have been making cards featuring digi stamps from different designers.

This one is  designed by Phindy. You can find more of her great digi's on her PCP group, Phindy's Place.
She also has some great challenges and freebies....come join us!
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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Another Card Challenge

This weeks challenge at Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog is Easter/Spring. The only requirements this week is of course, you have to use one of Karen's awesome digi stamps and the card/project must have a Easter or Spring theme. Come on over and join us, you could win some of her digi stamps! Here is my card for this weeks challenge.

Karen also shared some news with us, she has written and illustrated her first childrens exciting is that?! To see the details, visit her blog at Karen's Doodles.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010


What is Meljens you ask?...well it's a new digi stamp group over on Paper Craft Planet. The group is new, but it sure has taken off! That's because Melissa has some of the cutest digi stamps. Hop on over and join us in the fun! While there, look for her awesome freebies. Here is a card I created using one of her fab freebies.

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Dax's First Card

There's a new challenge blog designed for kids, it's Karen's Doodles Kids Challenge . There will be a new challenge for the kids every two weeks. Today began the first challenge.

Here is the criteria:
Use one of Karen's Doodles Digi Stamps
2 Patterned Papers
3 Buttons or Brads
and something Black

And here is my grandson Dax's first card. We are just learning to color inside the lines. I think he did an awesome job for only being 3. He really enjoyed coloring. And using the glue stick (with my help of

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Karen's Doodles New Challenge Blogs

Exciting news....Karen's Doodles from Paper Craft Planet has a few new challenge blogs!

If you are not familar with Karen's digi stamps, head over to Karen's Doodles on Paper Craft Planet...beware will fall in love with her images, they have so much character.

I am crazy about digi stamps! I love that you can resize them to fit your needs unlike traditional stamps.

Anyway, on the United States Blog, they are have their first challenge. Of course you have to use one of Karen's Doodles (look for her freebies) and then follow a simple sketch. There will be a first, second, and third place winners, winning some of her awesome digi's. Here is my take on the challenge. Just look at this lil fairy...isn't she just the cutest?!

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Life is a circus

Here is a card I made using an image from Karen's Doodles (Bigsby the juggler). Karen has some of the most awesomely cute digi stamps to be had! You MUST check them out! The other images were free from unknown authors.

I colored in the images using water color pencils then blending them with baby oil...that's oil! It gives a very smooth effect and doesn't ruin cardstock like water can. And the colors are so vibrant.



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Monday, March 1, 2010

Scrappy Accents

The new sketch for March has been posted over at Scrappy Accents. You can find it on the main page. Also be sure to check out the Design Teams creations to spark some inspiration. Here is my take on the sketch. I used some digi stamps from Tiffany Doodles on this layout. I think they look great!

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Contest at Tiffany Doodles

March 1 - March 15, 2010
Winner to be announced March 16, 2010

Who doesn't want a $10 gift certificate to Tiffany Doodles store? Well...let me tell you how you can get one!

1. For EACH person you refer that joins
Tiffany Doodles here on PCP, you will receive 2 entries into the drawing.

2. For posting this contest in the body of your blog, you will receive 1 entry.

3. Post Tiffany Doodles blinkie in the side bar of your blog, you will receive 2 entries.

ALL new members that have been referred will also get into the drawing by completing the above steps.

A referred joining member MUST post that you were the one who referred
them under this discussion for you to receive credits for the drawing.

Once you have posted to your blog and/or added Tiffany Doodles blinkie,
please post the link under this discussion. Once verified, you will
receive credits into the drawing.

Good Luck and Have Fun!
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