Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pink Cat Digital Release Day!

Are you ready to see the cutest Easter images ever?!
Oh, how I love Miss Lily with ponytails!
 I'm so happy that it's finally time to bust out the bright, happy Spring colors!
Here's a cute image that can be used for Easter or any other occasion.
This is Itty Bitty Betty and her homemade bunny.
He was absolutely begging for velvet flock.
I thought that this sentiment was perfect for the image.  I used an oval punch and then did some faux stitching with a black pen to mimic the stitching on the bunny.
 And here's Miss Betty in her fanciest Easter bonnet...
Adorable, no?
I colored in some grass and flowers and then accented the white Easter basket with a glitter pen.
I added some cute flowers,
and an even cuter sentiment.
Next up is Itty Bitty Baby...

For my last project today, I made an Easter "hair pretty" for mini-me.
I printed out the image on Shrink Plastic and paired it up with ribbon and felt flowers.
Now it's your turn - You can hop on over to the PCS digi store and get these goodies for yourself today!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Melissa!

One of my favorite people is celebrating a birthday today!  Melissa from Pink Cat Studio is the birthday girl and I couldn't just let it go by without doing a little somethin' somethin'.  I've organized a mini birthday blog hop with members of the PCS design team, present and past.  We've all made a birthday card to share with Melissa and you today!
Here's my contribution to the party...
This fun image is definitely a favorite of mine and perfect for a birthday card.  It's called "Birds Make a Giant Cupcake" and can be found right here.
I colored the image with my Copics, popped up the bird wings with dimensionals and accented all of the sprinkles with glaze pens.
Then I finished it off with as many flowers and jewels that the USPS can handle!
So here's to you Melissa!  Have a wonderful birthday!
The next stop on the birthday hop is.....

Monday, March 28, 2011

Meet Miss Harlow

Still playing with my new Creepin' Creeper Crew Collection from The Greeting Farm.
(Wow - say that 5 times fast, creepin' creeper crew collection, creepin' creep....)

This is Harlow...

I fell in love with this crazy pattern by Crate Paper when I was at the scrapbook store yesterday. It's part of the "snow day" collection. The brown pattern is the reverse side and I paired it all up with some Elegant Eggplant and a touch of Bermuda Bay cardstock.

To make everything matchy-matchy, I paper pieced her hoodie and finished it off with some ribbon and jewels.

Thanks hoppin' over to my corner of blog-land today! Be sure to check out the details of my latest challenge over at CSAYL. We have an awesome sponsor and freebies this week!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long

I've got a new challenge posted over at CSAYL!  This week I want you to make your own patterned paper.  Our awesome sponsor this week is

I love these templates!
This is the first time I've had the opportunity to play with one, and I'm hooked!  You can check out all of Leigh Ann's super affordable templates right here.

I decided to use "Top Notch" for my project today.
I decided to go for an elegant look this week.  I used a flourish stamp set that I picked up from JoAnns ages ago.  It's hardly ever seen ink and this was the perfect opportunity to bust it out again. 
 I used one image from the set and stamped it in VersaMark ink.  Then I added gold embossing powder and melted it with a heat tool.
Here's a peek at the back of the box. 
And this is how it opens.
I added a cute sentiment under the flap that is hidden when the box is closed.
So now it's your turn!
Hop on over to CSAYL for all of the prize details and a linky tool for your project.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monochromatic Creeper

Did anyone else order the Ginormous Creeper Kit from The Greeting Farm?  I absolutely fell in love with those creepy little kiddos and had to have them when they were on special pre-order on March 1st!  I got them in the mail soon after, but never got around to opening them because of everything going on in Japan with my hubby's family. 
Well, we got some fantastic news over the weekend - the cousin and wife that have been missing since the quake and tsunami were finally tracked down and found to be alive and well!!  It's simply amazing that they survived and we're so thrilled!  We also got word on the rest of our dear friends out there and everyone is fine!  It's such a relief and so wonderful to finally have some good news to tell our kiddos.

After hearing all of the good news this weekend, my crafting mojo returned and I spent lots of time in my workshop playing with my creepy new goodies. 
The Greeting Farm has a monochromatic challenge going on, and I thought this little cutie would be perfect.

This is Jill...and she's super sassy.

I left some parts of the image white, and then colored over them with a glitter pen.  They're super SPAR-KA-LAY in person!

I used a double-sided pattern by American Crafts, a rub-on sentiment and embellished with white flowers, black leaves, buttons and ribbon.  The only color that I used on the card was some blue ink for her eyes.

Thanks for stopping by today to peek at my latest creation. 
I'm off to go do our taxes - don't be jealous.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long

It's challenge day over at CSAYL!
Our sponsor is InStyle Stamps and 4 digis are up for grabs to one lucky participant!
This week our challenge is.....
"I can see right throught that!"

Hop on over to the challenge blog for all the juicy details.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pink Cat Digital Release Day

Melissa's on her gnome kick again...
Aren't you glad? too! 
This is "Bibi", the gnome baby.

For my first card today, I used one image five times.
Don't you just love "copy & paste"?! 
One of the benefits of using digital images is the ability to manipulate them any way you want.  For this card, I shrunk down the image, copied it four more times and then lined them all up in a row.
I used tiny alphabet rub-ons to spell the word "happy" across their cute little coneheads.  To finish off the main panel, I drew in some grass and flowers.  You can check out my tutorial for that right here if you like.

For my next card, I paired up some great new patterns from American Crafts with some Soft Suede cardstock.
I used dimensionals to pop up the top of the mushroom and the little guy peeking over it.  Then I finished it off with some bright yellow Doodlebug Sugar Coating
Ready to get your hot little hands on these cuties?!
Hop on over to the PCS digi store for instant gratification.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Instyle Challenges

Did you know that InStyle Stamps posts a new challenge every week? 
And the best part?
You have an entire month to play along!
Check out the color challenge for March...

Definitely not my normal color palette, but with the Spring season just around the corner, these colors are perfect!  I used a brand new image from a set called, "Patty Bunny Wuv".
You have until April 11th, 2011 by 11:59 pm PST to enter. You could win either 1 or 2 digital stamps depending of if you use an InStyle Image or not.

And here's the Inspiration Challenge for March that was just posted today...

Here's what I came up with...
 I used another image from the new "Patty Bunny Wuv" set and took the opportunity to practice my blonde hair coloring technique.

InStyle Stamps aren't required to play along with the challenge, but if you got em', use em'!  Thanks for stopping by.  I'll be back tomorrow.