Thursday, July 30, 2009

ShortCuts Window tutorial

Well this week has been a very busy week. Thank goodness tommorrow's friday! I have a tutorial for you on how I put the window in the Gable box found here.
I used ShortCuts clear sheet to make the window because I knew it was the best as far as being strong and easy to work with.

ShortCuts clear sheets for the window.
Use coupon code “DT{Melyssa}10 and start crafting!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Bombshell background stamping

Well gooooood monday morning!
Today's card was created using Bombshell Stamps Hawaiian Girl. I used the flower in the set to stamp my own backgroud. I used white ink from CTMH and stamped on Kraft cardstock. Then I coloured in the flowers using Prisma Colouring Pencils. The just for you and oyster are also from the same Bombshell set. This set is so versatile and full of sweet images.
Hawaiian Girl stamp set-Bombshell Stamps
White Daisy pigment ink-CTMH
Pearls-Hero Arts
Kraft paper-Stamp'n Up
Colouring Pencils-Prisma

Friday, July 24, 2009

LAD sketch card challenge

Well I have to tell you what I watched last night. Pimp my ride!! LOL. Ok so I wasn't watching but my husband while channel surfing stopped and called me out to see what they were doing. The pimped out a car complete with Digital Scrapbooking supplies! Can you believe that?? Lucky girl not only got a sweet new ride (rootbeer finish) but she was also outfitted with a laptop, new digi camera and portable scanner! All in her trunk! I tried but I can not convince hubby to pimp my ride! hehe were would I put my groceries then??

Ok so here are my last two entries in the LAD sketch contest. That's it I'm done, I'm not making anymore cards for this challenge!! Well today IS the last day to enter so I don't have a choice really.haha. Have you seen the new stamps they are releasing?? CUUUUTE. I want them all!!

Lizzie Anne Designs-Things that go rubber stamps

Thursday, July 23, 2009

ShortCuts Thursday

Wow the week is almost over, can you believe that?? Well it's thursday and that means another ShortCuts project.
The other day I decided I should drag out my little stash of Gable boxes. I have about 6 boxes and never did anything with them. Did I mention I've had these for YEARS!!!
I saw these boxes with windows in them and thought "hey I can do that". hehe and so I did. The clear sheets from ShortCuts are perfect for this kind of project because the sheets a thick and could handle this box being stuffed full without a problem. I'll have a tutorial next week for you.

Window-ShortCuts clear sheet
Digi stamps-Whimsie Doodles

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bombshell Mahalo

Well can you believe it's Wed already?? Yikes! I have only 1 more month of being on the DT for Bombshell. If you want to be a Bombshell DT visit here to learn how to apply. The new team starts Sept 1st.
Today I have a Bombshell Stamps card for you. It's from their new stamp set "Hawaiian Girl". What a fun stamp set this is. The Hawaiian girl is gorgeous! Check her out for yourself.
And yes I've used flowers!! Can you believe that. I know I'm still shocked! hehe
Hawaiian Girl rubber stamp set-Bombshell Stamps
Prisma Markers

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

ShortCuts and Memory Works

Have you ever purchased paper and once you brought it home and took another look at it you thought "what the heck was I thinking???". Well I do that! And so the paper sits and collect dust but ever now and then I get a brain storm of inspiration and I actually have a use for that alarming paper!!
Well as a DT member sometimes you get goodies in the mail from "sponsors". They choose the products they want you to feature. So this month am challenged to combine ShortCuts and Memory Works to make anything I want. Well one of the kits was not a favorite, but I thought the kit is very masculine and I should try to make boyish cards. Well after all was said and done loved the kit!! It was so easy to work with, the cards were masculine (which I find hard to do) and just sorta came together on their own.

Of course I used the clear card from ShortCuts for the card base because I LOVE CLEAR CARDS!! I'm hooked on them! The stars are stamped using White StazOn and the dew drops are glued using Diamond Glaze.

Clear Card Base-ShortCuts (use coupon code DT{Melyssa}10 to save 10% off ShortCuts products)
DP, ribbon, dew drops and stamps-Memory Works (from Deborah)
White StazOn
Orange ink-CTMH

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Digi Beach Borders

I hope everyone has a very happy saturday today! I am off to see the Tall Ships today and do a little shopping in my favorite store Michales. I thought I'd show you some cards I made using the new "Beach Borders" from Whimsie Doodles. The cards also feature "Flip Flop" the bear.

I also used the new "Beach Sentiments" for these cards.
Beach Borders, Bear and sentiments are all from Whimsie Doodles.

Friday, July 17, 2009

ShortCuts and Memory Works

Oh my goodness I recieved the best kits ever in the mail! ShortCuts and Deborah from Memory Works teamed! The result? well I've made a couple of cards I'll be showing throughout the week combining both products. The first card I'm showing you used the Designer Paper, lace and brads from "Craft Fair" theme set. The set is from Deborah Cariker a Memory Works Consultant and I just love them!! You have to check out Deborah's Site for kits and supplies.

I instantly feel in love with this theme set!! They were so fun to play with, hehehe.
I have more cards to show you featuring more kits next week!
Clear Card-ShortCuts
(use coupon code DT{Melyssa}10 to save 10% off ShortCuts products)
Craft Fair Theme Set-Memory Works, Deborah Cariker
Patience Pixie, Voodoo doll digital stamp-Whimsie Doodles

Thursday, July 16, 2009

ShortCuts and 365 Cards challenge

ShortCuts teamed up with 365 Cards .

If you want a new challenge every day of the year then 365 cards is where you'll want to be. You'll never run out of ideas when you have a new challenge EVERY day.
For today the challenge is to use a quote anywhere on your card. That's it a quote!
So I combined ShortCuts frosted card and a CTMH quote and here's what I came up with!

Frosted Card blank-ShortCuts
If you want to try these fabulous card blanks there's a coupon code to the right for you to save!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tiki Party invites

Ok I wish I could explain in words about how very excited I am over a new set of stamps from Bombshell Stamps called Tiki Party!! At first I'll admit I didn't know if I'd use it or not, but after playing with the set today I KNOW I love this set!! There is a very nice selection of images and they are so easy to come up cards to make!! I have so many ideas as to what to make I had to stop and sketch them out as not to forget when I have time to use them.

For today I'm showing a little card box and mini invites I made to store in the box.

Here's the box for storing the invites till you need'em!

Here's a pic of the actual stamp images.
And here's a tutorial just incase you'd like to make this to!

Tiki Party stamp set-Bombshell Stamps
Prisma Markers

New Release Day at Whimsie Doodles!

Whimsie Doodles has Tooth Fairies
for boys and girls!

The little Tooth Fairy poem fits Spellbinders Labels 4 perfectly as you can see inside the box.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Such a Pain

Today I have a sneak peek from Whimsie Doodles for you. This new digi stamp set is called "Such a Pain". Oh but isn't she cute??

Friday, July 10, 2009

2 more LAD sketch cards

Eeeeek! My Lizze Anne Designs stamps arrived yesterday and I couldn't wait to play! These cards are based on the LAD sketch birthday sketch challenge.

Stamps: Sweets & Treats, Loads of fun-Lizzie Anne Designs
DP: Girl Firday-Cosmo Cricket
Pretty Please-My Mind's Eye
Glitter dot-Doodlebug

Thursday, July 9, 2009

ShortCuts and Caardvarks

ShortCuts teamed up with Caardvarks for their first challenge of the month.
Their team will be using the latest SheetLoad of Cards sketch (July '09) and our ShortCuts products and they have created some pretty amazing cards! Caardvarks host a challenge on the 5th and 20th of everymonth and always have prizes for these challenges!

Want to win some ShortCuts products?
Head on over to Caarvarks new challenge post to find out how you can play along and win ShortCuts goodies!!
Stars-ShortCuts clear sheets
Spellbinders Star die
Voodoo digital stamp-Whimsie Doodles

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Good morning

Well I don't have anything to show you today sorry! But tommorrow I'll have two cards for ShortCuts to show you. One is a sneak peek for Whimsie Doodles new digi stamps! Hopefully I'll get some cards made today, I just bought new DP yesterday and that always gets my MOJO going.
I have a question or two to ask you:
Did you ever do a "hybrid" project/card?
Or have you ever purchased digital papers?
Have you thought about purchasing digital papers?

Monday, July 6, 2009

A card for LAD

I was busy all weekend working on new stamps, a website and making cards! I finished a set of monkey cards for a swap I'm in. It's not due till sept, but it was bugging me to have it hanging over my head so I sat down and made all the cards. Now I just have to get off my butt and mail the things! LOL.
I do have a card I can show you. It's for the contest over at Lizzie Anne Designs. They are celebrating by hosting a birthday card sketch challenge. With lots of prizes to be had! Click here to learn more.
Here's my entry, this card is based a sketch #80

Guest Designer for ShortCuts

I'm really excited to share some ShortCuts news with you. We have our first Guest Designer this month!!! Her name is Lisette Gibbons. She is so creative and talented! I know you'll love her work!

Starting this month, and each month through the end of the year, ShortCuts will welcome a new Guest Artist. You will be able to see their creations using our products on every Friday for the month.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Paper Crafts Card Creations

Guess what was in my mail today? Paper Crafts "Card Creations"! I forgot about this issue until I flipped through the pages and found my card. LOL. What a great issue, there's a card for everything in it. And it's sectioned off for easy referrance.

Here's my card!

Stamp set-New fallen snow from Close To My Heart

Yeah it's Friday!!

I flipped it's Friday! So I'm going to show you a card I made using Whimsie Doodles digital stamps. This stamp is called "Flipped" and you'll see why. hehe

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sneak Peeks for ShortCuts

Well it's another month and a new week. I have a couple ShortCuts cards coming out every Thursday this month. Starting with the sketch challenge for Sheetload of Cards and moving into a week with Cardvark's followed by a week with 365 Cards and of course a 3D project and tutorial. So that's a look ahead for ShortCuts and here's a couple sneak peeks of some of the cards you'll be seeing.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

25% off ShortCuts!

Wooo hooo ShortCuts is offering 25% off
the first 20 people who make a purchase in July!
All you need is the coupon code found here on the ShortCuts Blog!
Have fun and save!

Happy Canada Day!!

I'm celebrating Canada Day with a release of my new stamps over at Whimsie Doodles. Whooo hooooo I'm so excited about this. There are 6 new stamps and 1 set of sentiments.
Here's a card from the Kitchen Gingers Collection!

Hope you have a great day!