Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sketch Girl #6

Sketch Girl 6 is now up! I made this card to coordinate with a scrapbook page that I'll be giving my cousin for his birthday. (I'm hoping to get a better picture in the daylight, flash never looks as nice) The page is about our Hooters trips on our annual vacations. When we drove to Florida we visited 5 Hooters in 4 states and my little cousin gets his picture taken with the Hooters girls. So for his birthday I made a page to include all the pictures. I suppose the paper on the LO may seem a little girly but I'm planning to add journaling over it so there won't be much showing in the end. Plus with all those cute Hooters girls I don't think he'll be paying much attention to the paper. Also to explain the overwhelming number of owls the Hooters restaurant symbol includes an owl (Hoot-ers).

Sketch Girl is particularly exciting this week because we have Amber as our lovely guest designer. So check out her card as well as the work of all the talented Sketch Girls who you can find on my sidebar.
I feel bad for not being able to post more, comment more, or participate more but grad school and my two part time jobs have kind of taken over my life. I hope to catch up on the blogs of many talented ladies this weekend.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Digiments September Release

There are many exciting things happening this week at Digiments. There are two contests and some fun new free Digiments! Plus you'll be the first to see the new Digiments that will be part of the release. Best of all 50% of the sales price of full Digiment sets that are sold will go to Tina Fussell (aka TravelingMama) and her mission to help children and schools in Morocco. This means that when you buy all 30 Digiments for $15, $7.50 will go to help this cause! Please check out the site for more details.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Digiments Sneak!

The Digiments release is this Saturday! Here's my first sneak peek but be sure to check out all the festivites at the Digiments blog. There are some amazing tutorials for new ideas on how to work with Digiments plus amazing inspiration from all the Digiments designers!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sketch Girl #5

The new Sketch Girl sketch is up and it is fun and fresh and funky. I love it! When I saw the sketch I immediately thought of the tags I won from Every Jot and Title on Etsy. I'm determinedto get a head start on holiday cards especailly since I might take part in a holiday craft show. So it may seem a little early to some but its better than scambling at the last minute. The puffy sparkly stickers were ones I found on clearance at Borders bookstore. They have some really cute stationary stuff that can be used for scrapbooking so if you ever see their clearnance bins take a peek. I can't wait to see your take on the Sketch Girl sketch and remember there is a prize this week so be sure to check it out!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sketch Girl 5 Preview

The new Sketch Girl sketch will be posted on Tuesday! Here's a sneak peek of what I've created. With the prizes and Guest DT opportunties in store at Sketch Girl you will defintely want to check out this fun new challenge blog!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Caardvarks Sketch #3

I have quite a few design team projects I should be working on but for some reason when I saw this Caardvarks sketch I knew I wanted to play with it. The papers, tags, and letters are all from GCD Studios. The ribbon has been in my stash for quite awhile and I was happy to finally find a card I thought it really worked well on. The sponsor of Caardvarks this week is DRS Designs and they have a lovely prize to offer up so take your pick between the fun sketches and give it a go. Also this card fits the Paper Blooms challenge to incorporate bling. I have lots of gems but also the fun GCD glitter letters. Paper Blooms is the challenge blog for the Etsy store by the same name. She seels fabulous felt and crocheted embellies.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

ICS #33

I've been feeling much more creative now that I've settled into school. My schedule this week hasn't quite normalized yet but I'm back in school mode at least. So when I got the time to be creative (i.e. decided some of my readings can wait until tomorrow) I went right to ICS to find some inspiration.

This summer my boyfriend and I spent quite a bit of time hiking and taking wildlife, specifically bird pictures. I printed extras of some during Walgreens recent photo week but sometimes the bird was quite small in the picture. I think I need to zoom in for better scrapbook pictures. But I have these prints now that my boyfriend took and I find quite inspirational. So inspired by the Paper Crafts Mag blog's mention of photo cards I decided I would turn the photos into card embellishments much like a stamped image might be used. So for this week's sketch at ICS I used the picture of a common yellowthroat warbler and GCD Studios paper. The orginal picture is below. What I like best about this card is I can see it equally being a wall hanging, scrapbook page, or a card really its just how you look at it.

Speaking of design teams, the Digiments design team, myself included, have recieved the new September release and are busy making projects with the awesome new sentiments. Also Michelle has a fabulous surprise this month that I know will make many people even more eager to get their hands on this month's Digiments.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sketch Girl #4

Sketch Girl 4 is up! And if that's not exciting enough, this week you have the opportunity to become a Sketch Girl Guest Designer just by participating in the sketch. So this week when you share your interpretation take special care to make it your best work and you could become a Sketch Girl for sketch 6 and 7! I'm so excited to see what you all create! My take on this week's sketch is a folder for my door at school.

In other news, sorry for being so inactive. I usually love to do lots of challenges but last week I moved back to school and I am a mentor in residence for the new freshmen. We've had lots of activities planned for them and lots more things to plan. Besides just all the hanging out and fun that are standard with college. I'm a bit sore from beach volleyball and tired from all the craziness but super excited to be back at school. The freshmen I'm living with are a great bunch and I'm excited to be helping them out. Hopefully things will settle down a bit since I start classes today and I can get some crafty time too. When I did get crafty this week for the Sketch Girl sketch I decided let me get two things done at once and make a little folder for the residents to leave any notes while I'm out.