Three of my blessings

Three of my blessings

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Under the Wire Again!

Happy Sunday evening! I hope you had a nice weekend! Here I am again under the wire for a challenge I've been wanting to get into all week! It's been one of those weeks where something always comes up to keep me out of the craft room. I think it's called "Life". My life is blessed even when it keeps me out of the craft room, so I can't complain at all!
So I got these new digis from Deedee's Digis and I've been anxious to color them and design with them. There's a nice sketch to use on the challenge that started last Monday Nov. 1 over at Deedee's challenge blog HERE. I think I have about 3 hours to get this entered into the challenge.
I ended up taking pictures inside the house which I try not to do, but the colors are right on this time! Good Stuff! I did not use a flash, but I set up the card under my tensor lamp.
This card is for Thanksgiving of course.....The pilgrim image might have given it away! I used a cute image from Deedee's called "Thankful for You". It comes with 4 sentiments. I used one on the inside, and one on the front, but I needed to rearrange the placement of the words, so I generated it in Photoshop. If you click on the Deedee's Digi badge on my sidebar you can look at her wonderful selection of images. This month she's got all of her Autumn digis on sale for $1.00! What a great deal! Check it out! This image was colored with Photoshop and gel pens and copics. I love combining the different coloring mediums! All the papers are from S.U. except the white that I printed on. That is Neenah. MS. punch for the leaves.....S.U. punch for the small flowers.....Marvy punch for the large flower. Antique bronze brads are from my stash.
Close-up of the sweet little couple. These are actually two separate images that I merged together. They make such a cute couple!

This is one of the sentiments in the digi set. I used a MS punch for the green and an S.U. punch for the flowers.
I believe this will be just in the knick of time for the challenge. Truth is that I love coloring Deedee's images whether or not there's a challenge going on! Thanks for stopping by and have a great and blessed week ahead!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


One of my sweetest blogger friends has nominated me to receive this Blogger with Attitude Award! Thank you very much Marilyn from Marilyn's Cards and More. Take a hop over to Marilyn's blog to see all her lovely creations. I'm sure you will enjoy your visit. With this award I can get a prize from Digis with Attitude! All I need to do is tell 3 things about myself and nominate 5 blogger friends with attitude to receive this award also. Then put this badge on my sidebar with a link connecting it to Digis with Attitude. Three things about me...1. I just discovered digi images in spring of 2010 and I think they are the best thing since sliced bread!

2. Other than creating my own cards and projects, I really enjoy checking out all of the blogs of the cool people I've met through this craft.

3. I'm always looking for "new" things to add to my projects from some of my "old" embellishments that I'd forgotten about. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn't.

The bloggers I would like to nominate to receive this award are as follows. This is going to be a random choice since I love ALL of my bloggy friends.

1. Amber Staying Crafty

2. Lisa The Purple Place

3. Jen ABC Art, Bellydancing, & Crafting

4. Barbara Diane Barbara's World of Whimcees

5. Debbie Schneider Pardon My Passion

I would like to say thank you to these ladies for sharing their beautiful talents and for giving me and so many others inspiration in crafting. Thank you ladies!
Don't forget to hop over to Digis with Attitude to receive your $5.00 gift certificate and to display their badge on your sidebar. Have a great day!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Scotty Scarecrow "Get Well Card"

Hi bloggy friends! I hope you had a Happy Safe Halloween! I actually ate NO candy last night, but my daughter made up a trick or treat bag of goodies for me. She brought it over this morning while I was at work. What a sweetie! Thanks Shell! Snacks while I watch Dancing with the Stars!
Here's a get well card I made. I wanted to use this scarecrow as an Autumn card or a Halloween card, but I decided to start stocking up on the get well cards since the flu season will soon be in full gear! Scotty Scarecrow was my next in line of the digis I wanted to get colored up so here he is on a get well card! Scotty is an image from Boni Boutelle Jones from "BoniBleaux Designs" . Boni has some really awesome images if you would like to take a look over at her store HERE. She has offered Scotty as a free image over at CDAC for the "Freebie Challenge". Love the face on this guy! This card is for someone with a sense of humor and who is only dealing with minor illness, like a guy who thinks he's dying from a cold. I thought this sentiment went perfectly with the scarecrow. Deets are at the bottom of the post. And a zoom-in on Mr. Scotty Scarecrow below.

Papers...Regal Rose from S.U. All other paper is in my scrap stash. Inside and outside sentiment was done on Photoshop in the Kirsten ITC font. Buttons....S.U. Doodling by me. Colored with photoshop , Copic markers, and gel pen. Mesh from my stash.
What do you think? Is this too mean to send to a sick person? But Scotty is so cute! It can't be mean! I appreciate your opinions on this one. Thanks for the guidance and for the visit!