This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Moon Charlie

**If you're here for the Bombshell Stamps' Hump Day Hop, please scroll down to the next post**

Happy December!!! It's the first Thursday of the month so that means it's time for another new release from Digital Delights!! There are so many adorable images being released today!! I'm here to introduce you to Moon Charlie. Isn't he cute??

This little guy has such a sweet face:

I didn't adorn him much. I thought the striped paper with the glitter was enough adornment. I love this little guy and I can see myself using him a lot! Make sure to stop by the Digital Delights Blog to see the fabulous creations the rest of the DT has to show you using this month's brand new images!

Stamps: Moon Charlie by Digital Delights
Papers: Real Red, Soft Sky, striped DSP (all Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white
Accessories: Copic Markers, red glitter stick-on adornments (Michael's), pop dots

Bombshell Hump Day Hop- a Color Challenge!!!

Hello, and welcome!!! It's time for our monthly Hump Day Hop! You should have arrived here from Laura's Blog. If you did, you're on the right track! If you didn't, head on over to the Bombshell Stamps' Blog to start the hop from the very beginning!

This month, Alison, our Hump Day Hottie, challenged us with a beautiful color combination! Check it out:

Aren't these colors fabulous?! I had originally wanted to use all 5 colors on my card, but I couldn't "fit" them all on there, so I settled for 3 colors. Here's my card:

A close-up of those gorgeous koi:

A BIG thank you to my friend, Jane, who came to the rescue by giving me a couple of sheets of Soft Sky cardstock!! Of all the blues that I had, none of them were even close to matching the swatch. I think Soft Sky is perfect! Thanks, Jane! You saved the day!!

I thought the koi images worked perfectly for this color combo. I hope you like it. Now, head on over to Torrey's Blog to continue on your journey.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you again soon!!

Stamps: Lotus Garden by Bombshell Stamps
Papers: Marigold Morning, Appealing Apricot, Soft Sky, patterned paper (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Bubbles embossing folder, Square Lattice embossing folder (Stampin' Up), Nestabilities, gold stick-on rhinestones (Studio 18

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Sale at Bombshell Stamps!!!

It's Bombshell Stamps' Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale!

Receive 25% off your entire purchase NOW through Monday, Nov. 28!

Just use coupon code "CYBR30" at check out! Hurry! Go check it out at Bombshell Stamps!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Rudolph "Spares"

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Even though it's Thanksgiving Day, it's Thursday, and that means another Digital Delights inspiration piece!

Can you believe that Christmas is ONLY a month away?!?! Here is a really cute little stocking-stuffer or little gift that's fun and easy to make! We've all read the story about Rudolph and his shiny nose leading Santa's sleigh through the fog, but what happens if his nose burns out?? Hmm, have you ever though about that?? Well, here is the solution- "spares" for his red shiny nose!! (I apologize for the poor pictures- I just couldn't get rid of the glare from the flash!)

I used the reindeer from Digital Delights' Christmas Toppers 1. Isn't he cute? Here's a close-up:

On the back is this poem:

Rudolph with your nose so bright
In case your light should dim,
I've made these handy "Rudolph Spares"
tucked safe inside this tin.

Here is a different poem in case you like this one better:

Rudolph has a job to do
Every Christmas Eve,
it's true.
His nose will always
light the way
For Santa and his tiny sleigh,
But if his nose should
ever go out
Don't cry or whine
or yell or pout.
Take out this jar and use a bit.
From Rudolph's
Red Nose repair kit!

I hope that you've enjoyed my project for this week. Why not head on over to the Digital Delights by Louby Loo Blog to check out what the rest of the design team has created for your enjoyment and inspiration!

Stamps: Christmas Toppers 1 (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Papers: Real Red, Cool Carribean (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, Eskimo Kisses DSP (Basic Grey)
Accessories: 4x6" cello bag, metal tin, red M&Ms, Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Snowflake embossing folder, snowflake brads, stick-on red glitter adornment (Michael's), oval and scalloped oval punches (Stampin' Up), "Rudolph Spares" and poem computer-generated

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I'm A Birthday Sundaes Guest Designer!

I'm SO excited! I am a guest designer on the Birthday Sundae's Challenge Blog this week!!! This week's sponsor is:

The winner of this week's challenge will win 3 digi-images from Karen's Doodles! Stop by her store to check out her adorable images!!

Okay, on to this week's Birthday Sundae's Challenge...our challenge this week was to use old or neglected "stuff" from our stash!! Well, I have LOTS of old and neglected items just waiting to be used!! For my cards here, I've used some patterned paper from a very old paper pack- mostly scraps that I found in my scrap bin. I've also used ribbons that have been laying around collecting dust, some leftover glitter brads, a Sakura Sparkle Jelly Pen that was bought a while ago and still in the package, as well as a single lone flower that was floating around in my stamp room.

This images were so much fun to color. I hope you like the cards that I have to share with you!

A beautiful little birthday fairy:

Close up:

Check out this adorable little guy!

Cute AND bearing gifts! :) What more could you want?

And finally an adorable tiger dropping in with a birthday "Hi!" Adorable image, however this card didn't turn out quite like planned!! Oh, well... :)

Thanks for stopping by! Now head on over to the Birthday Sundae's Challenge Blog and join in the fun!!!

Card 1:
Stamps: Fairy Princess image by Karen's Doodles, Make A Wish sentiment by Stampin' Up
Papers: Green Galore, Summer Sun (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper unknown from scrap bin
Accessories: Copic Markers, Sakura Sparkle Jelly Pen, flower (Prima), 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" circle punches, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, 1/16" hole punch, glitter brads (Stampin' Up), pop dots

Card 2:
Stamps: Bigsby Gift image by Karen's Doogles
Papers: Brocade Blue, Summer Sun, striped patterned paper (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white
Accessories: Copic Markers, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up), Cuttlebug, Labels Eleven Nestabilities, pop dots, red stick-on rhinestones

Card 3:
Stamps: Tiger Fun, sentiment is computer generated
Papers: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper unknown from scrap bin
Accessories: orange satin ribbon (Offray), Copic Markers

Friday, November 18, 2011

Digital Delights Design Team Call!

Digital Delights by Louby Loo is having a Design Team Call!

Do you love digital stamps and love to create? Do you like to be on a fab team? Are you organized and able to meet deadlines? If so then come apply for Digital Delights by Louby Loo's fantastic team!

Our call is open for anyone from anywhere, all applicants will be considered! You MUST have a well-maintained blog and be willing to share your Digital Delights projects on a weekly basis. The DT term will run from January 12th 2012 through the July 26th 2012. This call will remain open from November 18th through November 30th 2011. All new members will be notified 1st week in December.

Before submitting your application for our team, please read through the DT requirements listed below. Please do not apply if you cannot meet our requirements.

1. Required projects are once a week, with one project a month being new releases. All creations will be posted on your own blog to coincide with Digital Delights posts every Thursday. Therefore all creations must be uploaded to our Gallery no later than the Tuesday evening.

2. Links will be given for our badges and must be placed on your sidebar for the duration of the DT term

3. You will be required to check and participate in our Private group and be able to check it frequently to keep up with our plans. This is where you will add your stamp requests.

4. Creations should be entered into challenges and galleries as much as possible as well as becoming members of our various groups.

5. You must also know and understand how to use digital images. No special software is required but you must be able to print digital images in order to showcase them. Further, you must have a working knowledge of blogging software and understand the basic principles of inserting links, adding photos, etc. A digital camera to photograph your work is required. No scanned images please. All photos must be submitted in JPEG format.

6. You will be required to do one Hostess Monday posting on the Digital Delights blog.

7. Your term will be for a period of 6 months (or as stated in the dates above)


Your photo and a short bio including blog links will be placed on the Design Team page on our website for the duration of your design period.

You will receive a badge to display on your blog showing that you are a designer for Digital Delights.

All digital stamps/products received during your design period are yours to keep and use forever. Our angel policy/terms of use must be adhered to at all times. All artwork you’ve created for Digital Delights is yours to keep using as you wish.

As a DT member you will receive a 50% discount on Digital Delights products (excludes custom blog design, watermarks and dvd's), for as long as you are on the our design team.
Most of all this is a fun and friendly group, so you will have a great time!!!!!!!!!!

To apply:

All applications should be emailed to Wendy at along with a short bio and links to your blog. Please put "Digital Delights DT Call" in the subject line.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Joyful Song of Christmas

Well, can you believe it's just a little over a month until Christmas!! Today, I want to introduce you to a pretty little girl named Caroling Penny. Penny is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

Here is the inside of the card. The sentiment is from Digital Delights' Caroling Sentiment set.

Make sure to head on over to the Digital Delights blog to be inspired by our fabulous design team!! While you're at it, make sure to stop by the Digital Delights store! They're having a Thanksgiving SALE! You can get 20% off all products (excluding DVDs, watermarks and custom blogs). But hurry!! The sale ends November 23rd!!

Stamps: Caroling Penny, Caroling Sentiment Set by Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Papers: Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper by Basic Grey (Eskimo Kisses pack)
Ink: Old Olive (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, felt poinsettias and leaves, glue dots, gold stick-on rhinestones, sponge

PTT Is Having a Design Team Call!!

Have you ever wanted to be on a design team? Do you LOVE working with digital images? Do you LOVE to color? Well, THIS is your chance to be part of a fabulous design team!!! Here are the deets:

Party Time Tuesdays Challenge

This term is for 4 months and will start on January 1, 2012 and end on April 30, 2012. The requirements are as follows:

~Have an active blog where you post 2-3 times a week.

~Have a gallery on SCS where you post your weekly projects

~Be able to complete 1 card a week and post it to your blog and your gallery.

~Commenting on our Challenge participants’ blogs is a must!

~Be able to promote the PTT blog where ever possible. Also place our badge on your personal blogs sidebar linking back to PTT.

~Take excellent photos of your work.

~Bea able to work with Digital stamps.

~Have excellent coloring skills

~If you belong to other DT’s no problem just make sure you can meet our deadlines of a card a week!

The Perks: Getting your name and designs out for the public to see! Your name will be featured on the PTT blog. Getting DT experience if you have never been on a Design Team. Support in a team environment...The Senior DT is a great help! They are all very friendly and helpful! You will also receive products that our generous sponsors give the team to feature in their designs!

To Apply: If this sounds like a team you would love to be part of, please email the following to Please submit your application no later than Friday, December 2, 2011 by 8pm mountain time. Applicants will be notified by December 5, 2011. Team will be officially announced on January 3, 2012.

Full name
~A link to your personal blog~SCS gallery link
~Craft Resume
~Best email for contact
~3 photos of your favorite projects featuring your best coloring skills. Please make sure 1 of those projects includes a digital stamp that is colored.

Good luck!!

OBG Blog Hop

If you've come here looking for the Design D.I.V.A.S. Oldie But Goodies blog hop, you're on the right track, however, I didn't get my card made in time...please hop on over to Cindy G.'s blog to continue with the fun!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Yesterday my friend, Gloria, and I spent the day at the Queen's Ink in Savage Mill learning all about how to create Zentangle tiles. What FUN!!!! Who knew there were so many different patterns! During our beginner class, we learned the basics of creating these fabulous pieces along with some really fun patterns! Here is my first-ever Zentangle tile using 4 different patterns:

We created a second tile using 4 more patterns and learned a little about shading. I need to work on my shading!

After a delicious lunch at Ram's Head, we took a second class where we learned 8 more patterns. I really like this tile:

I can see where this can be VERY addictive! The Queen's Ink offers 7 more classes for learning more patterns. I sure hope we can make it to another class soon!!! Now, I need to learn how to incorporate these designs into my cards!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

You can WIN!

You can win a set of Digital Delights 12 Days of Christmas digi images!!!! Check 'em out:

Want a chance to win a set?? We are giving away TWO sets !! All you have to do is leave a comment on the Digital Delights Blog telling us which DAY you like the best and whether you would like to win colored or uncolored set (of course become a follower of our blog too if you are not already.)

You have until MIDNIGHT SUNDAY to comment and winner will be announced Monday.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Happy Couple!

It's time again for me to spotlight another adorable Digital Delights by Louby Loo image. This week I'm introducing you to Bride and Groom and the Wedding/Anniversary sentiments. The bride and groom are just too cute and they were lots of fun to color using my Copics!!! Here's my card:

Remember the images are available in black and white or a colored version!! Make sure to check out what else Digital Delights has to offer!!!

Stamps: Bride and Groom digi, Wedding and Anniversary sentiments by Digial Delights by Louby Loo
Papers: Basic Black, Real Red, flocked DSP (all Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Labels Eleven Nestabilities, mulberry paper roses, glue dots, pop dots, scalloped oval punch

Monday, November 7, 2011

On the 7th Day of Christmas

Digital Delights is celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas...just a little early...and here is one reason that we're celebrating!

Digital Delights by Louby Loo is releasing the 12 Days of Christmas digi-images just in time for your Christmas card-making pleasure! Today is the 7th day of the celebration and here is the 7 Swans A-Swimming image. Each and every one of the 12 images is SO cute. Make sure to stop by the Digital Delights blog to check out the other images!!!

Stamps: 7 Swans A-Swimming by Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Papers: Cranberry Crisp. Creamy Caramel (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper (Penny Black)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, felt poinsettias and leaves, glue dots, striped ribbon (Stampin' Up), gold stick-on rhinestone

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November Release!

Take a look at this cute little guy:

His name is Skiing Snowie McFee...and he's one of Digital Delights' brand new releases for November. Head on over to the Digital Delights storefront to see the other adorable images they have released! Make sure to also visit the Digital Delights by Louby Loo blog to see some fabulous creations by the DD Design Team using the brand new images!

Stamps: Skiing Snowie McFee
Papers: Bashful Blue, Old Olive (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, Eskimo Kisses DSP (Basic Grey)
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Labels Eleven, pop dots, beaded ribbon trim (Walmart), 1/8" hole punch snowflake brads

Countdown Recipe Challenge- Bombshell Forum Re-launch Party

The Bombshell Stamps Forum Re-launching Party is still going on!!! Kelli gave us a great and fun challenge- a Countdown Recipe challenge.

We were to use:

4 patterned papers
3 rectangles
2 circles
1 ribbon

Here's my submission for her challenge:

It was a lot of fun trying to get all of the components on my card...I used 4 different patterned paper, although one is a little hard to see (it's beind the ribbon and coin.) My 3 rectangles are the panel with the Japanese symbols (which means "Beautiful"), the striped DSP behind that image and then the DSP under the ribbon. The 2 circles are the coin and the circle behind the coin, and finally the one ribbon. Then, of course, there is my Bombshell image- the new Geisha digi-image.
If you'd like to play along with Kelli's Countdown Recipe challenge go to the Bombshell forum and this thread- Countdown Recipe Challenge but hurry, you only have a little over 24-hours to play along. The deadline is midnight tomorrow night!!

Stamps: Bombshell Stamps' Peek-a-Boo Geisha digi-image
Papers; Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned papers unknown
Accessories: Copic Markers, pop dots, Wild Wasabi stitched ribbon (Stampin' Up), Chinese coin (The Shoppes at Somerset by Stampington & Co.), Japanese symbols computer genereated, glue dots