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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sharing is fun, Freebie !

I tell my kids to share with each other all the time. I know that  sharing and being kind to one another is something that you will always need to do in life...
Sooooooo I am in the mood to give you all a lovely freebie to play with... 
these are the ones i had given away  previously but now in jpg  and in transparent PNG so you can merge with other digis...   yippy! LOL make sure to  do a preview before printing to make sure it is fitting your margins I think I might have had to bring it down to 98%  to give me plenty of room for cutting... anyway  hope you  enjoy! =D

Hope you enjoy!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Scrapbooking & Crafting Friends DT

Hi again everyone! ,
Did you know the very first Design Team I was ever on was the Scrapbooking and Crafting friends.
Back then it was a NING site group and I loved it ... I had just gotten my Cricut and was trying to learn how to us it, I had never made a Card before then ...let along made anything "digital" .
 So I have to say I was lost  the first  time I got that set of digital stamps from Jennifer Bliss ! LOL... I had to do a bit of looking to find out how to use them and I had only MS word then too!  I have to admit I loved it right  from the start and  never looked back... I am now a Head Design team leader for 2 awesome Challenge blogs ( who is also sponsoring  SBCF DT) & Digi's with Attitude! (Whom MyGrafico sponsors with Digital papers as well.)  I also am on the Sarah Paris Styles Design team, the DtsArt design team and work on stuff for my sister when I have time.
Through it all I have fun making beautiful ( most of the time) cards and scrapbook LOs... I have also made some freebie SVG & MTC cut files and 2 sets of everyday sentiments. Which I  plan on adding more & more now that I feel like I have the hang of this never a free or dull moment life I have right now...

... The Scrapbooking Crafting Friends Design Team Blog is gaining some momentum right now we have some really great ladies on the team and we all plan on working to add some new stuff all the time... here is a card I just finished  made from the former clip art and scrap artist JUST SOME LINES located in the store ... go check it out you will fall in love with her little emo girl Angel soooo cute!
The sentiment comes from the wonderful blog TLC creations

Sorry the color is off I am not sure what happened on this one...

 Thanks for all the inspiration and love Scrapbooking & Crafting friends!
You all help me become the paper enthusiast I am today!
And a big thanks for those of you who take the time to read my RSS and stop by my blog!
You rock too! =D

Oh and I got a Gypsy and will be posting about that too..Muhahahaha.... so stay tuned!

Digi's With Attitude! "I got the Attitude! Blog Award"

Hello Again everyone!

Scroll down to the next post if your looking for this weeks Digi's with Attitude! Challenge.
 Now.... on with my Award!
I was nominated for the Digi's With Attitude! "I got the Attitude! Blog Award"

What this means is not only did I get a $5.00 Gift Certificate for Digi's With Attitude! Store but now I can brag that "My Blog's got the `Tude!"

All I have to do is tell you 3 things that make me different from everyone else and nominate 5 blogs. What gives me the `Tude?

1. Craft time wins every time over housework... my house may not be perfect but I enjoy being creative =D
2. I always go for it regardless of what may happen, you aren't really living unless your passionate about life & what your doing in it.
3. I love Glitter, Jewels & all that Sparkles...some people think it's gaudy, I think it makes me stand out! =D

The 5 Blogs I nominate are:

Please display this badge proudly and link it to the Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog. To qualify for the $5.00 Digi's With Attitude! Store Gift Certificate please read the guidelines HERE

Can't wait to see your attitude award in your sidebar! Toot toot!

Digi's with Attitude Challenge #4 and a Winner!

Hello Again everyone!
I am excited for today's Digi's with Attitude! Challenge
mostly because I just love these digital stamps!!!
They rock and have lots of attitude which is perfect for me!

Challenge #4 - Sketch

This week we have a sketch created especially for YOU!

You DO NOT have to follow the sketch exactly.
Just as long as we can tell it is the DWAC Sketch #1 is all that matters.
You should however follow our guidelines =)

Our Sponsors this week are:

The winner (one for every 20 entries) will receive 1 Digital Stamp of their choice

Winners are posted on Mondays so check back to see if you  won!

Check out the Digi's With Attitude! Store for our current images
Watch for some new releases on MONDAY!! YAY!!

The Digi's With Attitude! Monthly Freebie is HERE with a new one popping up THIS Monday!

 Wow! don't you just love that !
Remember Don't forget to join in our challenges.
And now for a winner from the Digi's with Attitude Blog hop & Challenge.

Winner is ....

Cleota said...

What a fantastic idea to decorate both sides of the card. That way you can put in on your desk at work and everybody gets delight in it! I love the "fuzzy" on her coat! Simply fabulous!!

Awwww Thanks ! Your comments were super sweet!
 Please just get ahold of me through the comments to this post  to claim your prize and I will send it to you!

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

What is a Digital stamp... & how the heck do I use it ??

This is a guide on what exactly a digital stamp is & how to download, store, use, and color your images.
Digital stamps or "digi stamps" are black & white digital images (Digital image files - JPEG, PNG are the most common) that are downloaded onto a computer where they can be altered before printing. When they are printed out digital stamps are just like traditional rubber & clear stamped images with a few perks. The images can be re sized & flipped and merged or layered with other digital elements before printing & colored the same way a rubber stamped image is colored.

What is a JPEG? a JPEG is a digital Photo image file this is the simplest way to use the digital stamps. It has a white background.
What is a PNG image? PNG files have a transparent background (this is nice for layering images & for digital scrapbooking).
Digital Stamps come in a zip file (files grouped together) after you download them right click on the file and select “Extract files” and choose where you want the stamps to go, or “Extract Here” and the stamps will show up wherever you downloaded the zip file. Your computer may even unzip them automatically.
You can then simply print them using whatever photo editing or graphics program software you have . If you have programs like Photo shop, Photo shop Elements, Paint shop, Adobe Illustrator or any similar program. They will give you more of a choice on how to arrange , layer , color, & save your images as either a JPG or PNG file.
Coloring the Digital stamped image is just like coloring a rubber or acrylic stamped image. I use markers (Bic Mark-its, Prisma-color,Copic markers, colored pencils and chalk) depending on the look I want to achieve.

If you want to use water-base markers, watercolors or other wet media heat the printed images with a heat gun to set the printer ink so it won’t smear. You can also used your freshly printed image to heat emboss the image. You will have to sprinkle the heat embossing powder over the printed image as soon as it comes out of the printer then heat with the heat embossing tool.


Benefits Of Using Digital Stamps:
Low cost -- Digital stamps cost a lot less than regular rubber stamps since you are just buying the right to use the image, instead of the actual stamp. Digital stamps can be bought online and downloaded to your computer -- which can save on shipping, gas, and even time since you don't have to wait for it to be delivered. and most digital stamp images are much lower in cost than their rubber and acrylic counterparts

Multi-use -- Digi-stamps can also be used as transferred images -- they can be applied to fabrics, glass, hard surfaces, canvas, etc.

Eco-friendly -- A digital stamp uses limited resources. If bought online, digital stamps save on wasted packaging materials and delivery for each stamp not to mention the ink and paper saved because you print the perfect stamped image every time and can squeeze as many on one sheet as you want.

More creative -- Unlike rubber stamps, digital stamps can be any size, flipped, mirrored, layered & printed in any color.

Easy to store -- The digital image is stored on your computer or put on a CD -- which saves space & time. The images can be easily organized into different files & folders.

Free to try -- many companies offer free digital images so you can try them out.

Lifelong use -- Unless you delete it, the digital stamp doesn't degrade and can't become damaged.

Mess free -- With digital stamps there is a quick and simple way to clean up, close the window your working in. (No more ink messes or scrubbing stamps.)

Instant gratification -- quickly print out and most companies offer instant downloads or will email the image withing 24 hours of purchase.


You can use Microsoft Word to print or arrange the digital stamps in a grouping. Here’s how:
Open a new document in Word. Click insert, picture, from file. Find the folder where you have stored your digi-stamps (I have mine in a folder named Digital Stamps & then separated by Designer) and select the stamp you want.

The image will appear in the document. Click on it and drag the corner handles to re-size it ( only click on one of the 4 corners otherwise the image will be distorted , if this happens click undo to change it back ). Now print. I l use a smooth white cardstock for printing.

Using a Jpg file in Word means a little bit more work for you if you want them to be layered or merged. You will have to change they way your image appears in front of the text to have them layered ( this takes some work to figure out which one will work best for you & the image your working with)

If your using a Transparent PNG file things get much easier. You can get them to be close once you have added one behind the other in word.  The PNG file is what I like to use when I want to merge a few stamps (or Clip Art ) together .

If you have any other photo editing and art program like the ones I mentioned previously. Your in luck they can make working in digital so much easier!  They also have many many tutorials available through their own sites and in the programs themselves you should have no problems at all... But if you hit a snag and need a hand just ask and I will see what I can do  for you.
Thanks for stopping by this tutorial.
I hope it helped you out if it did please leave a comment and let me know!

Meet the new kid on the block... DtsArt Store Grand Opening! & a freebie !

Hi again everyone!
First off I wanted  to thanks you all for stopping by you all are freaking fabulous for stopping by!
So as a thanks to you all I have made up some new FREEBIE sentiments to play with as a Thanks!
You can just click on the links below to grab them. =D Enjoy!

Now I have a special Something to share today... The Grand Opening of DtsArt !!!
You will love the stamps I know you will...Take a peek!
 find all her stamps in her store here...
She gives away a freebie every Tuesday( Tuesday Takeout) and it is only up for a limited time .... so make sure you follow the blog to know when they are added! I love all the wonderful SVG files she shares.
Visit the DtsArt Blog .... 
Right Now she has a Freebie stamp that is just for YOU! 

 so go grab it and color away... I know I am ... this is what I  made up so far.

I made a pocket card.
 The 2 tags are for pictures or a nice poem etc... then in the back there is a envelope section for  a letter or even more pictures! =D
I think my mom will get this one she is due for a picture CD!

A close up view of the cute little guy (or gal)
Of course I couldn't leave the stickles out so even though I think of him as a boy...LOL
shows how much the addition has me right!?

Made some flowers to go with the butterfly... I think he is in love with them ( did you see is look of Adoration?)

 I also was lucky enough to play with another little beauty...

This one is for Christmas, Yule, or just some winter cheer for you all... do you believe in Fairies?? I DO! =D
She reminds me of Tinkerbell which I love so I might make her up like that next! =D
I went and bought the Christmas countdown embossing folder to go with this image .. it is perfect for it!
What do you think??

I left the card out side a bit bare to draw the interest to the stamp and the embossing... I am thinking I should add some Christmas flowers or something more... I might update this card later if  I decide to change it...

OK Back to my sick child who has been up all night. 
 Thanks for stopping by !

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

MyGrafico Challenge #72

Hello & Happy hump day!
Thanks for stopping by today for the MyGrafico Challenge!
One of my Favorite Holiday is Halloween... it's so fun the way everyone decorates and dresses up...
So I just loved this super cute set we got to play with this week, the Owls are so adorable...=D

Halloween Owls digital kit by JD digi designs....

I made this quick LO for this years Halloween pictures... I can't wait till this weekend... so fun!

 Thanks for stopping by today and hope you come back soon!

I will  post  more from this set I made a card but I didn't get a picture taken yet...
You  will love it I tell you! =D

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Ok I don't know about you  but I have always wanted to say that! LOL...
Anywho... ;D
I Just realised after going over my blog here that I never posted my
AGHHHHH!!!! Seriously Guys if you knew me IRL you would understand ...
I have had just so much going on that I just plain forget to do stuff! Good Grief!
 Sooooo I just  did my number thingy and ( Drum Roll Please! )
The Winner of the Sarah Paris Halloween Blog hop comment prize for my Blog is....


~*Joni said...
Oh she's a cutie! I love all the layers of your card, this is a great way to use up coordinating papers and scraps. Wonderful job with the image!!
October 15, 2010 10:11 PM

Thanks Joni! Your comment was so super sweet! 
Please contact me  this week so I can send you out your stamp. 

To everyone who participated in the Blog Hop Thanks so much !  I hope you  had a great time and grabbed you a few discount stamps while you were at it .. these were so much fun! 

In case you forgot what the prize was.
I worked with the Pumpkin Fairy Digital stamp 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Digi's with Attitude! Girls Night Out! Bling it on! Blog Hop & Challenge!!

Welcome to the...
Girls Night Out! Bling It On! Blog Hop & Challenge!


In order to be eligible to win hoppers must comment on ALL blogs in the hop. The hop will begin and end on the Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog where you will post a comment stating which Digi's With Attitude! image is your favorite once you have visited all blogs and the shop.

If you choose to play in the Digi's With Attitude! Challenge you will be eligible to win the Grand Prize!

If you choose to comment on all blogs AND play in the Digi's With Attitude! Challenge you will be eligible for the BIG INKIE ATTITUDE PRIZE!

The hop will close on Wednesday, October 27th at 11:59 EST.
Prizes: Digi's With Attitude! Digital Image, Digi's With Attitude! Gift Certificate, MyGrafico Digital Papers & a CSN Store $65.00 Gift Certificate!!!

(CSN Gift Certificate is open to US and Canada residents only)

WOW! That is oh IDK Almost 90.00 worth of prizes! Better tell all your friends! Better enter such a great Blog Hop challenge! You Do NOT want to miss out on this !
What are YOU going to win?
3 ways to win:

1. DIGITAL IMAGE: I will pick a random winner from all who commented on my blog and post it on October 29th. The winner will receive "Grumpy Gretchen Santa's Helper" Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize. So check back or subscribe to my RSS feed to get instant notification if you won! If you do not claim your prize another winner will be randomly selected.

If you have already purchased this image from the store and have your receipt we will substitute for any other image.

2. GRAND PRIZE: One random winner will be also selected from the Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog. This person will receive 2 sets of Digital Papers compliments of MyGrafico and a $10 Digi's With Attitude! Gift Certificate . You must be a Digi's With Attitude! Challenges follower to win the Grand Prize.

3. THE BIG INKIE ATTITUDE PRIZE: One random winner will be selected for a $65.00 gift certificate for CSN Stores. So you can stock up on paper crafting supplies or shop for a "Drop Leaf Table" to add to any space in your home or studio. The gift certificate is good at all CSN Stores (not including taxes and shipping) You must have commented on all blogs, played in the Digi's With Attitude! Challenge and be a follower to win this prize.
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prizes so be sure to check back on October 29th to see if you are a lucky winner =)

Blog Hop Order:
Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog  < Blog Hop Starts & Ends Here!

Cindy-Lynn  ( you should have came from here!)

Tazza < You are here!





You will find the link back to the start of the hop on the HOME Page of the Digi's With Attitude! Store so you can post your final comment on the Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog.

Just like it says, Bling It On!! Add bling to any project and enter to win!

Here is what I came up with to inspire you.
OHHHHHH.... Isn't she Pretty! =D
Are you  wondering what the whole card looks like ...Tehehehe...


I made this super cute Tri-shutter card!
Here is a Above view...

Now I love these tri-shutter cards but I do something I don't see many people do on them...
I decorate Both sides of the card.
Here is the "Back"

Hope you like my card! Now Hop, Hop, Hop, your way to see Jeanette !

 Have a Great day!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

MyGrafico Crazy Digi Sale!

Hello again to you all!
Mygrafico is have a CRAZY sale today only! 

Visit the store and save!

Just a reminder!

Hi Folks!
Just a reminder that you only have 1 day left to enter in the Digi's With Attitude! Color Challenge. The deadline is Thursdays at 11:59 EST. We are always excited to see what you come up with.
On another note, I have exciting news! ...
We are celebrating our very first Digi's with Attitude! Blog Hop this FRIDAY!!
Wait until you see all that is in store!!
There is some really cool stuff to win and a fun challenge to play along in! I can barely wait til Friday!! I'm on the edge of my seat. There are Gift Certificates, Digi's, Digi Paper, & a HUGE $65 Gift Certificate from a very special sponsor!! WOW HUH!?!? I know!! You just have to SEE it to believe it =)
Be sure to come visit us bright and early on Friday to get a head start =)
See you there!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MyGrafico #71

This week we worked with the following sets...


The Challenge -

Embossing - Any type of Embossing or Embossed items.. like embossed papers, embossing with stamps, embossed elements, dry embossing ect

I made some super quick and simple cards...
I dry embossed all of them with my cuttlebug and then added some heat embossing on  a few ...
I am not as happy with the CAS cards as I am with my Normal loaded up cards
but I do try to experiment and try other types of card styles.
I also tried to add some Humor in the little sentiments i  typed up on the computer.

Hop on over to the Mygrafico Challenge blog
Vist all the other talented DT's Blogs
and enter your Embossed creation to our InLinkz at the bottom of the post.
Good Luck!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sarah paris Blog hop card

Hey Guys I wanted to share a quick card I made for the Sarah Paris Blog hop.... 

Sentiment by TLC Creations
I used this Funky witch digital stamp from
you can find it here...
 Thanks for checking it out I had fun working with these super cute stamps...
see you soon!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Digi's with Attitude! ...Challenge #2 !

Hiya , Good Morning today I  am participating in  2 things today... the Sara Paris Blog hop is the previous blog post. scroll down to access it.

Now this is the 2nd Digi's With Attitude Challenge
I just loved this stamp she was such fun to color...
the sentiment is by TLC Creations

Love this...  close up  off the card.. lots of details ...

Close up side view
Button to wear on your shirt.... (image is meljen's freebie)

Inside of card I used Martha Stewaer bats corner.
close up of the skeleton...
  EK Success Bat punch onBack of card

I used the Sexy Witch for my image and This Grumpy Gretchen is probablly  tryiong to decide which warlock to date tonight...

 Our sponsor is which is kind enough to donate this super Digis paper set...

So  join us on our Challenge ( Use Halloween Colors)  at the Digi's with Attitude! Challenge blog!
enter your creation  to our challenge and you can win Gretchen and some digi papers! Yay! ;D
Good Luck!

 I have entered this Challenge into the following challenge

1) Fussy and fancy friday challenge...  ( Halloween )
2) Creative Craft Challenges ... ( Halloween)