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Monday, January 31, 2011

MyGrafico Monday's Anything Goes challenge!

Well we had a great time yesterday at Chucky Cheese for Rory's 2nd Birthday! 
Still can't belive it has been  that long since he was born.. My  how time flys! 

Anyway, Thanks for stopping by today
 for the MyGrafico Monday Anything Goes Challege!
today is the last entry day for this months but  don't worry  the next one starts tomorrow !
I am loving the month long challenge... and seems all of you  do to! We have had so many  entries I am actually overwelmed trying to reply to them all! =D not that I am complaining!  I am very happy that the change has been so successful!
 I love anything goes challenges! =D

Ok so this week  we got to  work with the
 They are $3.00 ! That is such a great deal for these cuties!
They are really good quality digital stamps.
Anyway...when I made this card I wanted a really clean look to it  and I love how it turned out.
In addition to the digi stamp (which I popped up with scotch foam tape)
 I used the Cuttle bug Asian embossing set -  Bamboo folder
isn't it the cutest! 
 I love how it turned out once I colored it with Prisma colored pencils...
I then addded Viva glass effects to the leaves.
 I also used Autumn leaves clear stamp set - "Forever " for my sentiment on the side.

 I have a "coloring" picture tutorial that will be on the MyGrafico challenge blog and on my own blog here on Tuesday! So check it out if you want to see step by step how I made this card. =D

 Oh and don't forget today  is the last day  for this months Anything Goes Challenge!
 But don't worry another one will be starting on the first for the whole month! 
 Join in & have some fun.. The more entrants we get the more prizes to be given out!

Hope to see you all joining in soon! Good Luck! =D

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rory turns 2 & a Guy Valentine's Day card!

Good Morning!
Today is Rory's 2nd  Birthday so we are heading to Chucky Cheese
 for some lunch & lots of fun later.
He already received his gifts from Mommy, Daddy & Griffin which he is very excited about...
He received a Cars (Lighting McQueen) ride on , 2 sets of the Disney cars die cast,
& a Little Tikes Car bed! 


I have been  busy working at  my desk making lots of special cards
& one of them is this one for valentine's day for a guy...
I don't know about you but Guy cards are kinda harder for me to  do because (most) guys
don't want a frufru girly glittery floral kind of card... LOL
Soooo I went for a Clean and simple style card  made with
it's only $5.00! and has some really cute images on it.

I hand wrote the sentiment.. ( yes I know I  need to work on  my Penmanship! LOL) ,
colored with Prisma pencils, & added some stickles to the corners to add a tiny but of embellishment.
Thanks for looking !

Don't forget to add any  of your projects to the Anything Goes Challenge at MyGrafico! Challenge is open till the 31st, Winners will be announced that Wednesday! The more people to enter the more prizes!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Mermaid Board Book! Digi's with Attitude! #15

Challenge #15

Use Digi People!
 As long your project has a digi person
you are good to go!
 See our challenge guidelines here

So this week at Digi's with Attitude! we released the Mermaid Tween which I so totally  love. I just had to make a project for my Little niece who is a little mermaid in her own right ;D 
My sister (The little mermaid's Mommy) has done her room up  in  mermaids
& last year I made a cute frame for her... I have worked on another album since (still not completed) & Now this! It is going to be a counting / number book! =D I  might even laminate it to make it live longer.

It looks alot better in  person  but I couldn't get a good  picture of the sheen of the papers... they are that  peralized looking paper and looks really neat, it's not completed yet but I love the cover so far...
I am going to add a title (still working on one Any Suggestions) 
 & adding  more stickles to the diecuts... Oh !
I will also be adding more ribbons and such to the  rings...

  the diecuts are from  the Cricut cartridge Spongebob Squarepants
( bubbles, seaweed, jellyfish)

I colored my mermaid with  copic & prisma markers
the added stickles.
I also added some pretty  jewles to the sea weed! LOL... Glam it up right?

Our sponsor this week is:

Winners (one for every 25 entries) will receive

Don't forget the Digi's With Attitude! monthly freebie is HERE

 Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 24, 2011

MyGrafico Monday! #81 Tweet Tweet your so Sweet!

Ok So back to Business! =D
Today I wanted to share with you  a few lovely sets now available at the Store!
The first one is a digital ( digi ) paper set

 These papers are so cute! I hope to share with you a Sweet Digital Layout I made this week with them.

We also worked with the
These super cute little guys make it quick and easy to finish a few cards or
make some cute invitations up for a Valentine's day party!
My Favorites from this set are the ladybugs and the snails. =D sooo adorable! 
The team worked on some great inspiration for you so check them out!

Tazza ( That's Me! )

Cute huh?   =D
I used  the hearts PAP set by Martha Stewart from last year's line, the Stampin' Up! paper piercer template set, and some left over cardstock from other projects. I wrote the hand written sentiment but I think I better work on my  penmanship! LOL maybe it's because I made ( & colored) a ton of cards and my hand is a bit sore... LOL ok ok .. maybe I just  have sloppy handwriting..=P
I sometimes try to break out of my personal card making style but OMG it is so hard!
For this card I kept it clean and simple ( well it is for me anyway) so I hope you will forgive my feeble attempts Hahaha...  
I tried.. it is ok... but not my favorite card ever... LOL..

That's it for today I am so excited to see how many of you all are playing along in our New format.
Keep your projects coming!
Anything goes Challenge is at the top of the MyGrafico Challenge blog &
 you have till the end of the month to enter!
 Everyone is allowed to play along, it's Anything goes as long as you
made it & it's a new project, no entry limits & no required Images!
 Just join us for some fun! Win some great prizes and enjoy!


Friday, January 21, 2011

Digi's with Attitude! Challenge #14

Challenge #14

Our Challenge?? 
 shows us how YOU make RAINDROPS
 See our challenge guidelines here
I used kit kat digi stamp from the Digi's with Attitude! Store.
I played around & drew on  some extra tuffs of hair to her tail & head...( see the orginal to compare)  because I was going to use a cute digi sentiment from DWA but at the last minute changed my mind. I had this one already printed and it fit perfectly! Glad when those little things work out the right way!
I used a stapler to adhear the cardstock topper and sentiments together. made the flower with 2 scallop puncheds and some tulle , used  Martha Stewart Swirly lace punch, Copic & Prisma markers.
 Had a blast making this card.  I think it turned out pretty good.

I have entered this card to the following challenges!
Whew! Thanks to all the Challenge blogs ! Fun Fun Fun!

I tried to join in  on the fun at Pile it on challenges - Anything goes but took to long piling it on! Lol soooo BoooHooo! =P

Copics challenge #42 - Anything New ( Stamp)

CYDA - Challenge #12 - Love

Tip Top Tuesday #18 -All Sentiments

  - Freehand something on project - Design Dollies

Bingo - Simon Says stamps  (punch- flowers- gems)

- Anything goes - Pennys Challenges

 - Animal Magic - fab n Funky Challenges

 - Cute n Cuddly - Creative craft world

- Anything goes - Digi Doodles

 - Anything goes - AiFactory Challenge

 - Use your punches - Simply Create Challenges

 - Cute somethings - Stamp Something Challenges

 - use a lady on your card - Alphabet challenge Blog

- get well or cheer em' up card - Delicious Doodles Challenge blog

 - Flowers - Fairy tale challenge
 - Anything goes - Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges

- Color Challenge ( with inspirational photos) - Off the wall Challenges

Back to bussiness. !
 Our sponsor this week is:

Winners (one for every 25 entries) will receive

Don't forget the Digi's With Attitude! monthly freebie is HERE!

 I also wanted to apologize for being late to post my last 2 weeks cards
they were ready but my watermark wasn't.
I have since fixed this problem and they will be posted this week!
Thanks! (((Hugs)))

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Paper Piecing Digital Stamps Tutorial.

Hi guys!
I did this Tutorial for MyGrafico on Tuesday & I wanted to share!
If you're like me.. you want to learn the latest Techniques,
& Learn how to use those New Gadgets that are out there.
So I hope this will help you all and ourselves learn  Lots of new things!

Today's tutorial  is a quick and simple photo tutorial on how to paper piece your
 Digital stamped images for a twist to your digi images!

Paper piecing with Digital Stamps
(similar to the masking technique in traditional stamping)

Here is what I used for this Tutorial

The Dilek designs Chic girl stamp set 1

 The First thing to do is to choose the stamp your using on your computer

you will need to tape your paper to the cardstock
(You can either "eyeball" where you  need to add it or print a test sheet then tap over that)

Once you have taped the paper down to your cardstock then print
2 times for every one final image you want.

Next you will need to cut your images apart
( I do this before I remove the pattern paper since sometime the tape rips the cardstock)

Next separate the pattern paper from the cardstock &
then cut your image pieces  out.

next you should color your image in then
 glue your pattern paper to the image you printed to the card stock
for your final result.

I made some really cute bookmarks. I used my markers to color in the belts and straps after 
I glued them on. 

Thanks for stopping by today!
Don't forget to add any of your new projects to our new Challenge!
it's Anything goes & it goes to the end of the month !

Monday, January 17, 2011

MyGrafico Monday, Anything Goes Challenge!

Welcome to the first  of many
MyGrafico Monday
Anything Goes Challenges!
Challenge # 80

Today we are going to show you so really fabulous sets.
I am  in  love with them  they are sooo cute!
 First off is the  Ultra Sexy 
it has a printable file as well as SVG so you can also cut it out by hand
  for those of you who want to make the impact but don't want to buy a Diecut machine like a cricut.
I have a cricut but cut it out by hand &  it was super easy!

Next since we were on the sexy bend...
would fit in perfect. ;)

I am going to  make a bunch of these cards with both of theses sets
 They are going to extra sexy Valentines day cards for my sweetie!

 I made these at this weekends MyGrafico Birthday Party.
I cut them out by hand even though I have a cricut because I wanted to see how easy/hard it was to do.
verdict : Easy! =D

The Bra or Bikini top card

 the Undies or Bikini bottom card

I used Stickles, micro beads, a heart charm , foil heart confetti to embellish.
I used my Paper piercing tool to make the stiches along the edges,
 then followed them with a black micro pen.
 I like how they turned out I have some more ideas for my next ones...
so you will see this design again!


 New changes to the Challenge blog... 

The linky will now carry over to the till the end of the month. So keep  visiting & adding your awesome creations to our Challenge!
 This is an Anything goes Challenge so Anything is allowed.
Digital, altered, cards, scrapbook LO's ect.
We will have 4 winners each month and 1 favorite of the month!
(please note if we have over 100 entries for the month we will add 1 winner per every additional 25 entries!)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hello Everyone Thanks for taking the time
to once again stop  by our little spot of the online world for a quick visit. =D

Today as you  may have already  know is MyGrafico's 2nd Birthday!

To Celebrate we are having a huge Birthday Bash at our MyGrafico Papercraft Planet group.
You should stop by to join in our Scavenger Hunt & Challenge,
 maybe partake in a round of BINGO,
a Photo Guessing game, Search & Find ...
even an Online Crop!

 Now for the best  part of this weekend !

The Sale!!!!
25% off  Yay! Love that! 

Happy shopping! MyGrafico is proud to serve you all.

Now for Our Scavenger Hunt! Muahahahha...

 Did you notice anything about the  post ??
  That you  could say was just different from all the rest?
Take this as your Clue and go find the rest..
 Oh and if your  still wondering.. LOL

My Letter was ...


If you missed the orginal  link to play go to our Papercraft planet group and start from there..
Remember to take notes on where each letter came from!

  ** Start HERE**  PaperCraft Planet MyGrafico   **Start HERE**
Lisa-  8AM EST 
Kim  - 8:30 EST
     Michelle - 9:00 EST
**You are HERE** Tazza - 9:30 EST **You are HERE**
  Lynn - 10:00 EST
    Jovita - 10:30 EST
      D'Anne - 11:00 EST
                  Challenge Blog - 11:30 EST  
     Martha - 12:00 EST

Lynn's Blog is Next!
 Remember the papercraft planet group is last  so you can tell us your answer is.

Winner of the Scavenger blog hop will recive a set of choice from the Mygrafico store worth 5 USD or less!

Now if your here to Enter the Challenge .....
With ANY MyGrafico products(Freebie allowed) & link your blog post here to enter.
If you do not have a blog and would like to play please send me an email and I will post  it for you.

One winner will be choosen Randomly as our Challenge Winner and will win a set of choice from the Mygrafico store worth 5.00 or less
One card will be choosen as our Honorable mention and will recive a set of the DT's choice.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

MyGrafico Retirement sale

Start off the new year with some mega savings!!!
All retirement sets only $1.00 - (SALE IS only at RETIRING PRODUCTS CATEGORY)
Sale starts Jan 6th and ends on the 9th at midnight
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  Retired set will be removed from our database, These links CANNOT BE ACTIVATED IN FUTURE DATES.
Please back up your files as these can be downloaded once and then GONE!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New year!

Hey everyone!
I just wanted to wish you   all a Happy  New Year!
Stay tuned for some big things happening ...
lots of changes for the MyGrafico Team & The New  Digi's with Attitude! Team has just  been Decided! Woot woot... check out the official announcement tomorrow!
I had some major computer issues so I have MIA for about a month now... totally sucks but I am ready to get crafty and have a whole bunch  of new ideas  I can't wait to try  and share with you all...
 My New Years Resolutions for 2011....
1) Remember that I am Important just  like everyone else... and start making myself a priority. ( Like most  people this  means  Yup you  guessed it working out more, a makeover, and  not putting the kids first all the time.)
2) start the 365 project... one of my Mommy friends does it and I love her albums... I think it is a great "IDEA" ( if I can stick to it IDK...=D )
3) To get more scrapbook Albums pages done....  I would love to get say 4 pages a week done but that  is a lot.. LOL... maybe shoot for the 4 but not beat myself up if I only get 2 done! heck who  am I kidding.... 1 ... I will do 1 scrapbook page a week... ( then I can give myself a pat on the back if I get more done! Yay.. works for me...
4) try  more techniques....  I don't know about you but I love learning new techniques  now I'm actually  going to  do them...  hahaha...