Saturday, July 31, 2010

Blog Candy!!!

UPDATE - BLOG CANDY IS CLOSED! Thanks for playing!

Hello all! Tomorrow my digi download-a-day starts to celebrate the month of August. August is special for me - my anniversary (12 years!) and my birthday (not telling!) are in the same month. I'm doing several things to celebrate. The first is off
ering this blog candy. The second is a new free digistamp download each day for the month.

This is the summer/beach themed candy that I'm offering:
5 - 8 1/2 x 11" summer papers
3 - 8"x8" papers
2 glitter mats
1 pack of summer stickers
blue and pink Prima flower buds
knit hat embellishment
set of beach and summer brads
9 - 24" pieces of ribbon and lace
little bag of "sparkly things" and buttons

What do you need to do to win?
  1. Become a follower of my blog
  2. Post on your blog or in your sidebar about my candy - if you don't have a blog you can still enter.
  3. Post a comment on this post
UPDATE - I reached 36 followers (and then some)! I have some great additions to the blog candy. If I reach 60 followers, I'll add some more candy - get the word out!

36 Followers Addition

Robyn's Fetish Rose Fairy Digistamp - Thank you Robyn!
DCWV Summer Dream Matstack
Dana Simson alphabet
Cardmaking and Papercraft - August
2 ki memories self-adhesive ribbon (shoes and pink flowers)
Colorbok layered flowers
JoAnn decorative gem buckles
Colorbok metal dots

UPDATE - I reached 60 followers so I have one more addition to the candy!
4 - 12"x12" papers
1 - 8 1/2"x11" paper
Inkadinkado birthday stamps
Pink brads

The entries for this candy close on August 31st.

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

(4 of 4) This is my last post for tonight. I had so much fun crafting today. Make sure you come back tomorrow. I have some exciting news!

This challenge came at just the right time. My anniversary is Sunday. Peanut and I made cards for Daddy.

I used the image from Pollycraft. I really love these sweet bears. I used the colors from my wedding - navy blue and pink. I colored the image with colored pencils and added glitter. I made sentiments using Fonts for Peas Pea Aimee. I added some ribbon and a prima flower. The inside says "I'm so glad I married my friend."

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. Pollycraft Monday Challenge #54 - Love and Marriage
3. Sarah Hurley Challenge #2 - Anything Goes
4. Crafty Angels #42 - Something old, something new - I used old papers from my stash and a new image.
This is Peanut's card. She worked on it for Daddy. She likes Promarkers. Actually, she likes any markers. She chose to cut the image in a circle and picked out the sparkly things she likes. She does her own glitter now. We're working on little dots of glitter, but she's doing really well spreading it out over her design.

Happy Scrapping!


Jennifer

Moose Kisses Card

(3 of 4) I won this stamp from Lacey at the ABC Christmas Challenge blog hop. I used a white card base. I took black card stock and tore the bottom to create the horizon line. I added lots of glitter to make snow. The mooses (meese?) are on foam pop-ups to make them stand up a little. I colored them with colored pencils. I added silver glitter to make stars in the night sky. I think this would be a great Christmas card for a hubby to a wife or a wife to a hubby.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. Latte Lounge - glitter it up
2. Charisma Cardz #30 - something with a tail
3. Winter Wonderland - no designer paper
4. Polka Doodles #30 - Generic Male or Female
5. Stamp Something - Christmas in July Somethings
6. Bah! Humbug! #29 - Torn Paper

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Kitty in a Basket Card

(2 of 4) This is my Kitty in a Christmas Basket image. I had a lot of fun coloring it with colored pencils. Kitty will be available one day during the digi-download a day in August. I used paper from my stash.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
2. Cupcake Craft Challenge #101 - Pastel Christmas
3. Simon Says Challenge - Going Dotty
4. Treehouse Thursday #60 - spots and dots

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Happy Birthday Cutie

(1 of 4) I've been busy in the craft room today and I have four cards to share. Stay tuned tomorrow because I have some exciting news!

I've had this cute from CC Stamps for a while, but I hadn't inked her up yet. I added a sentiment from my Everyday Sentiments collection. I used pink glitter paper from DCWV. The black paper and plain pink paper came from my stash. I colored the image with colored pencils.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
2. Fab 'n Funky #33 - buttons and bows
3. One Stitch at a Time Challenge #23 - Black, white and one color (pink)
4. Stampavie #103 - black, white, and one color (pink)
5. Wild Orchid Challenge #2 - lovely lace

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Glitterbabe's Challenge #5 - Back to School DT Card

It's time for Glitterbabe's Challenge. This week the theme is Back to School. I had a hard time choosing what to do - so I made 2 cards!

I created this card using my new Back to School printable featuring Rosie the Cheerleader. You'll get the printable in blue and pink in my store at I Did It Creations. In Glitterbug spirit, I added glitter to her skirt and pom-poms.
Glitterbabe also gave us some great images to play with. I used apple with worm and school days. I glittered the worm and added green glitter paper from DCWV. I colored the images with colored pencil. I used the sketch from 365 cards day 147.
Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sweetly Simple Bears

I found out that I won a Woodland Whimsies CD from the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog Hop. I'm really looking forward to getting it in the mail!

I love this freebie from Nana Vic on CDAC. I used the sketch for the CDAC Sketch challenge. I colored the image with colored pencils. The red paper is from DCWV. The blue card and rhinestones are from my stash.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
2. Just Cute Bears #27 - Clean and simple

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Audrey the Farmer card

I won this cute digi - Audrey the Farmer from The Stamping Boutique. They had a fun Digi Day last Saturday on their SNR Cardiverse Group. There were three challenges about going to the fair. Challenge #2 is a color challenge - red, yellow, blue. I colored the image with colored pencils. I used a yellow card and paper from my stash. I added a sentiment from Cardmaking and Papercraft, three ribbons, and three buttons.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
2. Rosie D's Challenge #76 - all creatures great and small
3. Craft Your Passion #16 - three different ribbons
4. The Crazy Challenge - All About Birthday
5. Party Time Tuesday #9 - Anything Goes Birthday
6. Pile It On #29 - stretch that plastic

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Monday, July 26, 2010

Rose Fairy Card

Did I say already that I love the Rose Fairy image by Robyn's Fetish? You saw the red/pink version a few days ago. Today, it's blue and yellow. I wanted to make a simple card that really focused on the image. I colored her with colored pencils and added glitter to her wings and dew bubble.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
2. Cowgirl Sunday - Anything Goes
3. Creative Inspirations #39 - Anything Goes
4. Magical Mondays #1 - pixie and fairy dust

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Summer Festival Card

I had a great time at The Stamping Boutique's Digi Day yesterday. I won 2 images in the fun games the group had planned! There are three challenges still going on. This is my entry for the sketch challenge.

I used Hero Arts stamps colored with colored pencils. I added DCWV paper - summer stack and sweet stack and stickers from my stash. I bought the stickers in Japan probably about 8 years ago!

I'd like to enter this card in these challenges as well:
1. 365 cards Day 146 - Summer fun (use at least 3 images associated with summer). I made this card thinking about festivals in Japan in the summer time.
2. Catch the Bug Challenge - Sweet, sweet summertime

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Jak's Candy

Jak has great blog candy - a set of the new Aquamarkers. Check it out!

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Rose Fairy


(3rd of 3) This is going to be a longish post, so settle in. I absolutely love this image - Rose Fairy - by Robyn's Fetish. I won it in a bingo game at the I Did It Creations Forum. I want to encourage you to head over to the forum - there are lots of great challenges going on and many prizes to be won (I love prizes)! Both dark pink papers and the light pink paper are from Robyn's Fetish and are part of the freebie challenge at I Did It Creations Forum. The pink and green flower paper is from Basic Grey and it was part of the prize that I chose from Simon Says Stamps for winning at Winter Wonderland.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
3. Stamp Something - Something Flowery
4. Secret Crafter #93 - Fairy Tale

Finally, I want to tell you about a fun party that will be happening at I Did It Creations Forum.
Mark you calendars for August 13-15. We're having a beach party. There will be challenges, games, prizes (I'm sponsoring a game) and FUN!!!

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Butterfly Box

(2nd post of 3) I've not made very many non-card projects, but I thought I would give it a try with this butterfly image by Michelle Perkett. I colored the image with watercolor pencils and added glitter. I used Modge Podge to adhere the image to the box. I added some satin ribbon and paper from my stash around the sides.


















I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. Michelle Perkett Studios #39 - color combo and butterflies
2. Crafty Angels #41 - Shabby Chic (I don't know if this is shabby chic, but I thought so)
3. Treehouse Thursday #59 - watercoloring

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

McMonkey

(1st post of 3) When I was little, I had a sock monkey called McMonkey. As I was writing this, I tried to remember why he was called that, but I have no idea. This cute image is a freebie from AI Factory. I added paper from Chatterbox and K&C Company, flowers, bling, and ribbons to make a cute boy's card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
1. AIFactory Challenge - Glitter me happy (check out the blog hop for prizes this weekend)
3. Papertake Weekly Challenge - Cute Patootie
4. Crafty Creations # 77 - happy or sweet
5. Allsorts Challenge #62 - baby or child

I've been busy in the craft room and haven't had time to post, so look for several from me today.

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wild Orchid Candy on Bev's Blog

Great candy today on Bev's Blog to launch Wild Orchid's new line of pearls and lace.

Check it out!

Jennifer

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Glitterbabe DT Card Challenge #4 - stitching

My post is a little late today - sorry! It's time for Challenge #4 at Glitterbabe's Challenge. This week the challenge is stitching. I used Glitterbabe's doll with heart. She's so cute AND you get your stitching in automatically : ) I added some papers from my stash that had a country feel. I glued buttons on the doll's heart and added glitter to the "patches."

I'd also like to enter this card in a few challenges:
1. Pollycraft Challenge #53 - Happy Birthday
2. Digital Tuesday #68 - birthday

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Zen Paper Pack

I created this paper pack for the Brownie Scraps Unbaked Challenge. I found a great product at Brownie Scraps - the Pattern Maker Bundle by Snuggle Berry Pie. I've never used actions in PhotoShop Elements before. The directions provided with the product were GREAT! I use a Mac, and often I have to guess at the directions from the Windows directions. The directions provided had Mac specific directions. The papers in the upper left and lower right were created with the Pattern Maker bundle.

This paper pack will be available as a free download until the end of the month. After July 31, it will be available in my store at I Did It Creations.

Edited to remove download link

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Card and New Releases

This is a longish post, so settle in and relax. First, I have this cute card to share. The image is Eris by Sew Many Cards and is available as a freebie in the Holiday/Special Occasions challenge on Crafters Digital Art Center. I colored him using watercolor pencils. I addedglitter to make the lights and stars shine. I used a sentiment from my Everyday Sentiments at I Did It Creations.




I have several new releases in my shop at I Did It Creations. I'm featuring two of them - Rosie and Rosie the Cheerleader - here. My loyal readers will remember that I'm planning to offer a digi download-a-day during the month of August. I've got posts planned up 'til the end of the month! These two images won't be available for free download (I can't believe I've done over 30 images!)

You can find a coupon code for purchases at I Did It Creations Shop here.

Finally, I found a new challenge blog - Craft Your Days Away. They're having a blog candy giveaway to launch the new blog. The first challenge starts on Saturday, August 7th. Check it out!

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Monday, July 19, 2010

Christmas Card


I won this cute image by Chrissy Armstrong from the Whimsy Stamps July blog hop. I wanted to really feature the digistamp, so I didn't add any embellishment to the card. I made the card from paper from my stash about believing. I colored the image with colored pencils and added glitter accents.

I'm entering this card in the ABC Christmas - O is for Ornaments challenge.

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Whimsy Blog Hop Candy

There's a new release Whimsy Blog Hop and candy this week. See Bev's blog for details.

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Rach's Candy

Rach has a double candy available on her blog - these Hangler sTanglar stamps and paper. Check it out.

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Fruit and Flowers

I had an idea for a Christmas present for my Grandma. She likes to send cards, and I thought she might like a box of handmade cards for different occasions so she doesn't have to worry about getting to the store. I told this idea to one of my best friends and he said it was a great idea and he'd like a box for Christmas too! Well, that's two people off my Christmas list.

This is the first card for my Grandma's box. The image is by Fanyella available in the I Did It Creations Store. I won two images from Fanyella at the I Did It Creations Challenge blog.

I colored the image with colored pencils and added some glitter to the flower pot and fruit. The sentiment is from my Everyday Sentiments (It's only $1 at the I Did It Creations Store). I created these printable pages to have sentiments available in my craft room whenever I need them. I was tired of being almost done with cards and not having simple sentiments to put on them. The purple paper is from DCWV's Summer Stack.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamps - Let's get fruity
2. One Stitch at a Time #22 - Digi Madness

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer Vacation Frame

I cleaned up my craft room today. I don't think it's been this clean in YEARS! I can actually see the floor. It took me all morning, but I really feel like I accomplished something.

I really liked the woven frame in Cardmaking and Papercraft. However, it was late last night and I wasn't making any trips to the store, so I made the frame out of white cardstock. The woven strips are from two different double sided papers by Chatterbox. The flower stamp was a freebie with Cardmaking and Papercraft. The message stamp is from Cloud 9. I added glitter to the center of the flowers.

The picture is of my sister on our recent trip to Paris. I thought this might make a nice gift to remember our trip.

I'm entering this frame in the following challenges:
2. I Did It Forum - Summer themed challenge - the challenge doesn't close until 20 July, so there's still time to enter
3. The Latte Lounge July Challenge - anything but a card with a summer theme
5. Allsorts #61 - summer days

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

A Mousey Birthday and Claire's Blog Candy

I've been looking at this image from Digital Two for Tuesday for a while and wasn't quite sure what to do with it. There are several sewing challenges this week, and that got me inspired.

I colored the image with watercolor pencils. The brown and green papers are from DCWV's Sweet Stack. The Happy Birthday is a download from Papercraft Inspirations magazine. The little bolt of fabric and the pink paper are from my stash.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
2. Dare U 2 Digistamp #42 - stitching - there is faux stitching on the green/brown paper and an overall sewing theme
3. Town Scrapper - Anything goes - this is their last post/challenge for the summer - check it out!
4. The Stamp Man #1 - Anything goes
5. Stamp Something - something digital

Claire at Hope Jacare has exciting news - here images have been turned into rubber stamps. She's giving away one of the stamps to a lucky reader. All you need to do is comment on her blog. Check it out!

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Friday, July 16, 2010

And the Stockings were Hung...

(3rd post) I thought about spacing out my posts, but I just want to share when I've made cards! I love this great freebie image from Create with TLC. I colored the image with colored pencils - I'm rediscovering how much I like them after being totally watercolor pencils recently. I used a green glitter paper from DCWV's glitter mat stack. The papers and buttons are from my stash.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
2. Cute Card Thursday #121 - Get a Head Start (Christmas)
3. Bah! Humbug! #27 - Christmas Stockings
4. Fab 'n Funky #31 - Christmas in July
5. Latte Lounge - Christmas in July

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Birthday Bear

(2nd post) I spent quality time in the craft room this afternoon. That always makes me feel better! This is a simple card featuring stamps and digital paper from May's Papercraft Inspirations magazine. I colored the stamp with watercolor pencils. The Happy Birthday is from a printable by Creative Cottage. The sparkly paper is from DCWV's glitter mat stack.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
2. Party Time Tuesdays #7 - Anything goes birthday
3. Lexi's Creations #18 - Real or faux stitching - the hearts have faux stitching around the inside
4. Charisma Cardz #28 - all pink week - all the papers and accents are pink (the glitter looks peach in the picture, but it's pink)
5. Craftalicious #4 - birthday

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

I Did It Creations Scrapbook Challenge

This is my entry for Scrapping with I Did It Creations Challenge #2 - a sketch challenge. I really liked the sketch and turned it on its side.

The papers and elements are from MiniKitz 4 by DeDe Smith. She's part of a blog hop this week with freebies every day!

There is still 3 more days for this challenge! You can also get a coupon code for the I Did It Creations Store for 20% a purchase of $4 or more. There are new images and digital scrapbook kits added at the store every day.

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Asian card

(2nd post) I've gotten back into the craft room after a brief absence for travel. I'm so happy!

I made this card using Hero Arts stamps and Basic Grey paper. I cut the girl's dress out of paper and colored both stamps with watercolor pencils. I added glitter to the umbrella.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Crafty Creations#76 - sketch challenge
2. Wild Orchid #1 - say it with flowers
3. Stampavie #102 - Anything Goes
4. Papertake Challenge - In the Garden
5. Bunny Zoe #2 - Summer Days (festival time in Japan is during the summer and I think this girl is dressed for a festival)

Peanut made a card today too. She really loves this large tube of red glitter that I have and she wanted a red card to match. She chose her stamps and stamped them herself (also from the Hero Arts collection).


















Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer

Glitterbabe's DT Card

It's time for challenge #3 at Glitterbabe's Challenge this week - a sketch challenge this time. I used Glitterbabe's script flower image, which I really love. I colored it with watercolor pencils and used a purple Prima flower accent (with a rhinestone center). I chose some gold papers with shiny elements on a black card to finish it off.

I hope you'll join us this week at the Challenge.

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Crafters Companion Blog Candy

Crafters Companion is having a new release and they're giving away a free set of their new SWALK stamps. They're also having a blog hop with candy along the way.

Check it out!
Jennifer

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Simon Says Stamps Blog Candy

Simon Says Stamps are giving away fantastic blog candy for Christmas in July. They'll be drawing at every 10 comments. Check it out!!

Happy Scrapping!
Jennifer

Friday, July 9, 2010

Stars and Stripes Digital Scrapbooking Layout

I love this little outfit on Peanut. She wore it to celebrate the fourth of July. The paper and star are from Americana Bearz and the teddy bear and frame are from the April RAK add on - both by DeDe Smith.


I'd like to enter this layout in two challenges:
1. Stuck on us Sketches - Stars and Stripes
2. Scrap it With a Song #12 - America the Beautiful

I've been blog hopping and looking for new candy tonight. Check out my sidebar with candy from Pink Gem, Fleur, Andrea, The Stamp Man, and Jodi.

UPDATE - This layout won the top 5 at Scrap it With a Song.


Happy Scrapping!
Jennifer

Thursday, July 8, 2010

New Items in I Did It Creations Shop

I have new products in my store at I Did It Creations - including this cute printable. Everything you need to make a card - stamp, paper, ribbon, and sentiment! The entire I Did It Creations Store is on sale until July 15th - 30% off. Check it out!!!!

Happy Scrapping,
Jennifer

Glitterbabe's Challenge DT Card

It's time for another sparkling challenge at Glitterbabe's Challenge! This week it's a color challenge - orange, turquoise, and pink. I used this great baby chick image from Glitterbabe and word art from Raindrop Echo Designs. The pink flower paper is this week's freebie from Glitterbabe and the orange paper is from my stash. Since Glitterbabe's Challenge is all about the sparkle and the bling, I added a rhinestone accent. It's hard to see the rhinestone colors, but they're alternating orange, turquoise, and pink.

Happy Scrapping!
Jennifer

Monday, July 5, 2010

Rosie on a Hobby Horse and Peanut's Card

I was inspired to create a new digi today. This sweet girl is called Rosie. Today she's riding a hobby horse. The Pink Elephant challenge this week was three layers, two die cuts, and ribbon. I had these horseshoe die cuts, but no stamp, digi or otherwise to go withthem! So I made one. Rosie riding a hobby horse is available in my store at I Did It Creations.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
1. The Pink Elephant #74 - recipe challenge
Sporty image/theme - I was thinking of horseback riding, my favorite sport. This is what cam
e about. Hope it qualifies!
3. Crafty Pad #78 - Animal fun - a hobby horse?




Peanut has a card this week too! We found the Little Hands Do Crafts Challenge blog. Since Peanut loves bling, this month's "Bling it Up" challenge was perfect for her. She still asks to go in the craft room at least once a day! She cho
se this rubber flip flop stamp I got at Michael's. It's one of her favorites. I think because of the size. It fits her hand really well. She's entering this card in the challenge. I think she's a little young at 2 3/4 to have her own blog, so she'll just share mine!









Finally, I wanted to tell you about Blog Candy from the newWild Orchid Challenge Blog. This new challenge blog will be focused on using embellishments. The challenge kicks off July 12th. The candy will close on July 11th.

This is my last post for today. Sorry there were so many. I just had to get all my crafting out.

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer