Thursday, September 30, 2010

D2D Artist's Challenge {Peace and Comfort}

Here is my creation for the Designed2Delight Artist's Challenge Week #4. Once again, I am diving in under the wire!

I really wanted to make a circle card for this gorgeous set, called 'Peace and Comfort'. The images are so lovely, and are the perfect set for care & concern cards.

You are not going to believe all the fun that is in store for you on World Card Making Day! The D2D team has been working incredibly hard all week to bring you fun surprises and inspiration! Do not forget to log on to the CDAC Designed2Delight group first thing Saturday morning!! :)
It's going to be a GREAT day!
Peace and Comfort Sympathy Card
4" round
papers: Cameo Coral, Vanilla cardstocks; Raspberry Tart dsp; watercolor
inks: Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral
etc: SU! pearls, nesties, twill, sewing machine, SU! large oval and scalloped oval punches, dimensionals, aqua brush

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Let's Get It Started....the Designed2Delight Party has begun!

Heads up!!
Faith has posted the first two challenges for the World Card Making Day Party at the CDAC group site! You have one week to create your projects and upload them to the CDAC site for your chance to win some awesome prizes!
Then, on Saturday, October 2nd, there will be so many great things going on ALL DAY LONG! You'll want to pop in throughout the day, leave comments, and show us your stuff!

You are not gonna want to miss out!!

Please be sure to RSVP for the party! We want to know who is gonna be there!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

{R.S.V.P} For the Designed2Delight World Card Making Day Party!

Are you a participant in the D2D Artist's Challenge?
Then you are gonna want to RSVP for the Designed2Delight World Card Making Day PARTY on October 2nd!
Then, keep an eye on the discussion board in the D2D group site for announcements VERY SOON!!
We are going to give you an exclusive/members only heads up!!
So if you are not a CDAC/D2D group member'd better join...there's gonna be prizes and tons of chatting and fun!
WOOT! It's gonna be awesome!
Can't wait to see you there!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Brand New Designed2Delight Digi {Bearing Gifts}

Are you itching for a new digi from Designed2Delight Digital Stamps?
Well, wait no more! Take a look at the latest digi, 'Bearing Gifts'!

Isn't it the sweetest??
When Faith posted it, I immediately new that I would create a birthday card for my nephew, Owen. It is a perfect digi for kids birthday cards, and I am thinking baby shower invites and thank you notes also!

Here is what I created this weekend:

Do you see the little frog under the wagon?! I love him!!

Well, what do you think?? Super sweet, huh?
Better go grab this delightful digi today! What are you waiting for?
Have a fantastically creative day! :)


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Designed2Delight Artist Challenge {September}

Hey again!! Another post for me...what's that make, 3 in one day?? Wow! I am getting things done!! :)
This is my card for the Designed2Delight Artist's Challenge! The first freebie this month is this gorgeous Oak Wreath! It is free for a limited time only, so you'd better grab one HERE before it's too late! Make a card or papercraft project using this image, upload your creation to the Delightful Inspiration blog HERE by Thursday midnight, EST....and you will receive another FREE image in your email box Friday morning! And it all starts over again! Great, huh??!
It is so much fun, and I honestly LOVE checking out everyone's projects! Each person who plays along makes a unique and wonderful creation every time!
I used the current MojoMonday 155 sketch for my inspiration, and love how it turned out! It was super easy and fun!
The Double Delight Challenge this week was Autumn Colors, so that was a breeze! :)
And this image from Faith is gorgeous and so easy to work with! I love Autumn themes!

For the interior of my card, I wanted those two cute acorns to accent the sentiment panel, to bring the outside in. So I printed the 'Oak Wreath' digi out full page sized, and colored and cut them out! It's like getting two digi's free this week!! :) I love them!
Here's a close up:

So fun! I thought afterwards that I could just use photo editing software to crop the image down to the acorns and save it as an individual digi stamp. Maybe I will do that tomorrow, when I have some play time. You could do that too! :)
Thank you to everyone who has left encouraging comments here for me. I have been in a bit of a slump lately, but feel the load lightening on my shoulders. Every sweet comment made things more bright! You are all so wonderful, and I am glad to know each of you, my online friends!
Keep your fingers crossed for me Wednesday...I am going to 3 different job possibilities to put in applications and (hopefully) interviews. I will let you know how it goes!
Love, love, love, love!
Autumn Blessings
4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches
stamps: Designed2Delight 'Oak Wreath' digi; PTI - sentiment
papers: RidingHood Red, More Mustard, Kraft, Whisper White cs; Autumn Splendor dsp, other Autumn theme paper from stash
inks: RH Red, More Mustard, Really Rust, Peach Parfait -SU markers, Black
etc: RH Red ribbon, nesties, half pearls, dimensionals

Sketches by Carly Challenge #10 {Cat's Meow}

Thought I'd better get my card in for Carly's Sketches in before she draws another one! :)
I managed to use the digital stamp 'Cat's Meow' from Designed2Delight Digital Stamps, which was a freebie, but is now available in the shop HERE.
It is only $1.00!
Here is my take on the sketch:
I colored the digital image with my SU markers, and it turned out alright. I usually watercolor with the inks and an aqua brush, but the water smears the printer ink.
No smears this time ~ woot!
Okay...times a wasting....gotta link this one up to Sketches by Carly!
Be sure to play along could win a free digi stamp from Designed2Delight!!
Have a great night!


Etsy Treasury {September Song}

Hey there!!
I just want to share some fun news with you today!
I just found out that a card I have listed in my Etsy shop has been included in a Treasury called September Song. I know it is a little thing...but it makes my heart sing when one of my cards is selected! :)
Please click on the link and check out all of the wonderful handmade items included in the treasury! They are all gorgeous! Soaps, jewelry, art, dresses, and CARDS!
Here is the card I made that has been included:

Thanks for looking! Everyone on Etsy appreciates the comments and efforts of their peers! So be sure to leave some love! :)
Have a fantastic day!

Friday, September 3, 2010

{Carly's Sketches}

If you are looking for some fun inspiration this week, be sure to check out this blog by Carly, an 11 year old artist who creates card sketches for everyone to use!
And for added excitement, Designed2Delight Digital Stamps is sponsoring her sketch challenges for the month of September! Each week a winner will be announced from the linked participants, and that person will receive any one digi from Faith's shop for free!
Here is the latest sketch:
Be sure to link up your creation using this sketch and any image to Carly's blog within this week HERE.
And have fun!!