Monday, April 18, 2011

~Monthly Inspiration at The Cutting Cafe & Giveaway~

We're having a new monthly inspiration over at The Cutting Cafe!!!  The DT challenge was to use Shaped cards and the samples are super spectacular!! I chose to post a few shaped cards that I posted over the past that were my favorites. I love the shapes of them and they're soooo easy to work with!!

So head on over to the link below and you could possibly win your choice of 3 shaped card templates just for leaving a comment!
Just click here to see all the DT creations!! Such yummy and awesome talent and creativity!!



This week's challenge at One Stitch At A Time is to MAKE IT SASSY, and I do think this image is sassy and HOT!!! If any of you are familiar with an awesome artist Keith Garvey, then you'll recognize this beauty below. Garv is extremely popular in the tagging world. You can see a lot of Garv's work at his site HERE but be warned that's it's very adult in nature! Garv is considering allowing Stitch to carry some of his artwork as digi's, so I was lucky enough to be asked to guest design and use one of these beauties!!

I took the layout and sketch from a previous card I made. I thought it would work with this image as well, with a different sentiment, which I chose since my 19th anniversary is coming up in a few weeks. Too bad I didn't really look like this lol but I'm sure if my husband closes his eyes, holds his breath, turns the lights off and bangs his head against the headboard a few times, I'd be a close 2nd hahaha
Anyways, enough of me...I hope you enjoy my card and THANK YOU to Garv and Stitchy for allowing me to work with this awesome image called SMOKIN'! Hopefully Garv will be a regular at Stitchy Bear Stamps very soon!!!

 This beauty was colored using my copics, and then glossy accents put over her lips and undergarments. Sentiment was made using the font LD Soccer MOm....hey Soccer mom's can be sexy too!!!! 
Anyways, thanks for looking and hope you enjoy!!!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011


The cutting cafe blinkie

Happy Hump Day and Happy Spring!!
It's a beautiful day here in Arizona! Bright and sunny with a nice breeze! Weather just like I like it. Hopefully it won't be too harsh of a summer or Monsoon season this year. The Cutting Cafe has some adorable new little girl images. Regina definitely took me back to my paper doll days with these little beauties!
For my project this week, I chose to make a Spring sign and really wanted to work with Elisha Jean from the Everyday Elisa Jean and Friends release. I gave her a nice paper pieced dress from my DCWV Spring Stack. Again back to my paper doll days! I then pulled out this cute Spring Title Printable Stamp, also from The Cutting Cafe, choosing to use the colored version printed multiple times to give it depth, and then using patterned paper for my background on my sign from my DCWV Spring Stack!

I used Copics 
Hair - C3, C5, C7
Skin - E25, E33, E34
Bow, Socks & Shoes - Y17, E17, R20, R22
I used various ribbons from my ribbon wall and a piece of chipboard to give my sign sturdiness.
Elisha Jean looks so cute on my Spring sign but she and her friends, Ruby J and Mikala Ann, would make adorable paper dolls for that special girl in your life!!! 



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