WOOOPS! I fell asleep early last night snuggling in bed with my 6 year old and I just woke up realizing, i never make my post last night! So sorry this is a bit late for those that like to check early in the am. I'm sure that honestly, no one really cares that my post is late. haha!
Today's challenge for the digimakeover is "Endless Summer"! Which is just PERFECT since last tuesday we released a special digi set in honor of own of our design team member's Jen Scull that is all about SUNSHINE! It truly is coincidental! The digi set will have ALL proceeds go directly to Jen and her family. You can read all about Jen's Sunshine on the company blog or by clicking THIS LINK.
And now here is my card for an Endless Summer!
And now i have to jet to a doctor's appointment so i will leave it as i colored with copies and used October Afternoon paper!
Have a wonderful day!
>> Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Today, Paper Makeup Stamps is releasing a charity digi stamp set for one of our design team members. Before I simply type the same post all over again, I will direct you to the PMS company blog.
Did you read it? Jen has been such a sweet sweet team member and fan of PMS before she ever was a team member. I was heartbroken when I learned the news of her breast cancer. Not heart broken for myself, but heart broken for her and her family. As she continues treatment, I know that the financial struggle must be, well, a struggle! I really hope that you take a moment to check out the new digi stamp set. ALL proceeds will be going directly to Jen and her family.
Here is my first card made with this set...
When I first asked Diem if she would illustrate a matching sunshine to the Jen Fairy, i didnt realize it would be the CAHUTE! I love love love this sunshine. it lights up my face!
I do want to give a shout out to Måns Grebäck who gave me a pretty good deal on a font bundle since there were too many of his awesome fonts for me to purchase each one separately. You ROCK, Måns!
I printed the sunshine out on Copic XPress It cardstock and colored with Copic markers (Specifically, Y13, Y15, Y19, YR04, YR07, YR09, YR02) and then cut it out. I layered papers from American Crafts (ones from the PMS Will to Daydream kit!) and used some ribbon by Stampin' Up.
>> Monday, July 23, 2012
What is YOUR favorite holiday? Well making a card for your favorite holiday is exactly what we were challenged with for this week's Digi Makeover challenge at PMS.
I had a hard time deciding what my favorite holiday is! haha! I guess i just love to celebrate. I love to decorate. I love the excuse to wear silly socks, eat candy and cookies. I like to act like a kid.
Birthdays, Christmas even valentine's day and halloween. All fun!
but then i really started to think... ok.. if i had to narrow it down to one... whats my favorite.
Then I got a little sappy, and thought about my kiddos (who are currently in another state, visiting my parents for a week) and i thought... ya know... i just really love being around family at Christmas time.
I really love the surprise and excitement over the entire christmas holiday. not because of the gifts you get (honestly, i like to give them more than I like to get them) but just the warmth and love of Christmas. So obviously... i need to make a christmas card.
Then i remembered a PMS stamp... it's one of my favorite movie lines of all time.
I knew exactly what to do for my card. :D
I love digis because i was able to make these work perfectly with each other! :D
Be sure to check out the company blog for more samples BUT also make sure to come back tomorrow (I know, 2 posts in a ROW) but i have a very very special post about someone near and dear to my heart and a NEW digi set being released just for her!!! You won't want to miss it!
>> Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Well fiddlestix! You cant be gone a day! haha! I had my post scheduled to go since I was traveling, and apparently it didnt post! So here we go! Trying again!
It's another Monday so another day for a PMD digi makeover challenge!
Ironically, last week was the monochromatic challenge. In my effort to be ahead, a few weeks ago I colored a bunch of images so that after a long wedding weekend, I could grab an image and make my card. I even thought ahead and colored my monochromatic image! AND THEN I FORGOT! hahahahaha! So i made my card for the monochromatic challenge and plum forgot i already had a colored image. Ah well. I used it this week!
This week we were challenged to use some dimension on our cards using digis. Here is what I came up with!
This is Moody for Rock colored with Copic Markers R00, R20, R21, R22, R24, R59)
Here is a side view. I only cut out Miss Moody herself leaving the droplets behind her. :D
Be sure to check out the company blog to see more awesome samples from the design team!
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>> Monday, July 9, 2012
Anyone who knows me, or has followed my blog for a bit knows that i absolutely LOVE monochromatic! So when the challenge leader, Michelle Van Patten, issued the challenge to use monochromatic colors so way on our cards for this weeks challenge, i was THRILLED!
You can see more monochromatic-ness i've done by clicking on the label monochromatic.
And here is my card for today...
I used a new to digi (but one of the first fairy images for rubber) Emma.
And since i was using her in a digi form, I decided to enlarge her a bit, but then cut off her legs so that the image was a little more about her sunny disposition on her face. Though i really love her little rain boots so it was a bit painful to not include them. haha!
I also used the sentiment, a cloudy day.
The image was colored with the topic marker cool greys and then the rain and wings were drawn over with a glitter pen. How could you not smile if you lived in a world where it rain glitter! (please refrain now from breaking into the Ke$ha song in your head like i just did... and if you did, i apologize!)
Now be sure to go on over and check out the company blog to see samples from the challenge team!
>> Monday, July 2, 2012
Its Monday, so it's time for another Digi Makeover Challenge, but wait... i never got my card from LAST week posted! HAHA! I was having some internet issues, so I did get my card sent via phone to Michelle who posted it on the company blog, but I just realized it never was posted over here!
Last week was so crazy, I was on 2 production jobs, so between those, home life and other work related this and thats, well, i guess i just never realized it wasnt posted. Better late than never, right?
So here is my card from last week! I used Wally monster. I just love that guy!
The papers are from one of our old card kits, Will to DayDream. (manufacturer, American Crafts)
And now into this week's challenge... to make an Easel card!
Here is my card duo...
The great this about easel cards is that there are a lot of things you can do with them!
In this case, I created cards but put my boys teachers names on the base.
The names were printed with my favorite font (you might notice it's the same one I use for Paper Makeup Stamps!) and the digi is While We Teach.
The inside has a sweet thank you note from the everyday thanks set (actually hand stamped in this case as it was a last minute though and I had already glued down my paper!)
Be sure to check out the company blog for more great samples!