Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I used this adorable "Bunny Gift" image for my card:
What do you think of the lacy oval mat? This was done using a straight edge border punch and this punch technique I shared with you in a recent Fab Friday.
Stop by the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog to check out the rest of the design team's cards and then play along with us for the chance to win a great prize! See the Sweet Sketch Wedesday blog for details!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Update: Here's my card, better late than never...
Hopefully that was worth the wait. :) I just love this little guy from Bugaboo! He was a lot of fun to color in. The dp is from a paper pack I purchased at the dollar spot at Target several years ago. I don't often use any of this particular pattern but it worked perfectly with the image.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Congratulations Melissa! Email Arlana at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
Here's the complete listing of all the prize winners. Congratulations, ladies!
SSW Grand Prize: Debs
Friday, March 19, 2010
Here comes Peter Cottontail... Hopping down the Bunny Trail! Are you ready for some fun? Yes!!
So, pull up a chair, grab a refreshment of your choice and join us in Sweet Sketch Wednesday’s first quarterly Blog Hop. We are joining with Digi Stamp Boutique for this celebration. The winning images will be awarded by Sally Ann at the end of the Blog Hop. Let’s get hopping!!!
Here are the rules of the contest for a chance to win:
Comment on each of the Design Team blogs and become a follower.
Comment on Digi Stamp Boutique blog and become a follower.
Return to Sweet Sketch Wednesday after you have completed the blog hop and leave a comment and become a follower.
By doing this, you will have a chance to win an image or images from Digi Stamp Boutique. That means you will have 12 chances to win a prize.
After participating in the Bunny Hop, create an Easter or Spring card with the Bunny Hop Sketch or create an altered Easter/Spring item. Then post it on Mr. Linky. Completing all of this will qualify you for the grand prize on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog.
Head on over to Arlana’s blog and see her gorgeous card. Then hop on over to the next blog and so forth in order. The next Design Team name will be posted so that you will be able to follow from one blog to the next. i.e: From here hop to Donna’s blog.
Remember, you must leave a comment on each Design Team’s blog and on Digi Stamp Boutique and become a follower to win. When you are finished, be sure to return to Sweet Sketch Wednesday, become a follower and leave a comment that you have completed the Blog Hop.
Happy Hopping and thanks for joining us for this Easter celebration. Hoping to see your creations too….Hop to it!
You are here: Arlana
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I am just LOVING these cute spring images from our sponsor, Sally-Ann of DigiStamp Boutique. Be sure to play along with this week's sketch for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the shop.
And don't forget that we are hosting a fun blog hop along with Sally-Ann later this week! I know there will be some awesome projects and I bet there will be a prize or two, as well...
Monday, March 15, 2010
This card is for the inspiration challenge. I used the red & orange colors and the polka dots in the inspiration piece in designing my card.
This card is for the color challenge, which was to use kraft, pumpkin, yellow and celery. I used a sketch from the spring TAC magalog for my layout.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Bordering circles and ovals with your border punches
You can find another sample on the 7KidsCollegeFund blog:
7Kids card (it's the pink Tilda card - you have to scroll down past a few others)
I started playing around with the technique myself tonight. You do really have to cut almost all the way through to make the strip bendable.
Supplies: Wonder and Joy (TAC), Penny Lane dp from My Minds' Eye, Copics, self adhesive pearls (Michaels), ribbon (Michaels), Bazzill cardstock.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I was lucky enough to win this set - "You Sick Thing" - in a previous TCP blog hop. It was appropriate because that's how I've felt the past few days! I was out sick from Monday & Tuesday and finally went back to work today. I'm still not over this bug so I hope it clears out of my system soon.
The printed papers are from My Mind's Eye "Bloom & Grow" collection. I really like buying & using coordinating papers on my cards. It makes it so much easier when a designer has done all the matching up work for me! I don't normally paper piece much on my cards, but I had fun dressing up this little scene. :)
Here's this week's sketch:
Our former SSW DT member, Kelly, is now an Ippity rep and sent us each some stamps to work with. Here's the card I came up with using the stamps she sent me.
Be sure to stop by the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog to see the great cards from the other DT members. You could win one Ippity stamp set of your choice from Kelly!
Monday, March 8, 2010
I have two awesome stamped jewelry tutorials to share with you, both featuring stamp sets from The Angel Company (TAC).
Here's one that also gives a tutorial on using odorless mineral spirits with Prismacolor pencils:
Here's another one that features this month Stamp of the Month, "Snail Mail", as well as the special, limited edition "S is for She" stamp set:
She Adds Beauty necklace
I have box of microscope slides that I bought years ago and bought some hinged frames at Michael's yesterday. I'm going to try my hand at making a necklace or two. They look like a lot of fun to make & would make a great Mothers' Day gift.
Have a great week!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
What better way to celebrate spring than with this new release from Sally-Ann of DigiStamp Boutique. Here our friend Coco is having some fun with his Easter friends.
Be sure to check out the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog later this month. We'll be hosting a blog hop in conjunction with the DigiStamp Boutique. I suspect Coco might be carrying a few blog hop prizes in that basket!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I chose this pretty Valentine Floral Wreath for my image.
Head on over to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog to see the other design team members' cards. Join us in this week's challenge and you will be entered into a drawing for 3 digi stamps of your choice from KLM Digital Designs.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Click on over to the DigiStamp Boutique to check out Coco and his adorable springtime buddies! I've already colored in several of the images and will have a card or two to share with you tomorrow night.