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Monday, August 31, 2009

Ildi Monday

Wow, it's Monday. Today seemed like a hard day for me to get organized and "together" so-to-speak. But today is Ildi Monday so here is a new card. This is from their new line of digi images the clownkins. This one is clownkins school girl. Super cute. I think she might be my favorite image.

I used silver cardstock and a thick shimmery silver cardstock, a pattered DP, primas, brads, and my copics to color along with a bit of stickles. And since today is also my first day back in classes I thought it would be appropriate to dedicate this card to all those that have been supporting me through this journey of college at 30!
Have a great week.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Blog hop and release of new images for Ildi Co.

Today is the day...the big "first" blog hop for Ildi Company. You will also get to see the full card with one of the many new release images. Let's get right down to business. You should have come here from Nicoles blog.....if you did not, start at the beginning with Jennys blog....take a look at the new release images we all have for you to see, be sure to write down each letter and move through until you end up at the store. If you are ready to proceed from here you need to now go to Trinitys blog. I hope you all are having a great time hopping around and seeing all the new images Ildi has to offer this month. Oh, I guess you would like your letter letter is C. Okay here is the new image.....they are wonderful clowns...clownkins. Besides the clownkinprince which is what I did I think my favorite is sure to check her out! She is so much fun to color!

Here is clownkin prince........the latest from the Ildi Co.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Border sets

Can I just say I'm totally frustrated with not being able to move my pictures around like I want to. GRRRRRR.....
Anyway, this is the other border set I did for Mnewbys seasons border swap (I wrote this all below).
The season was summer and I wanted to do a fourth of July set. It came out a bit Americana but I like it. I am a bit country with my decor so I'm glad it took this turn.
This is one of the accent pieces, the stamp is from American Stamp Art. And I just layered the image and used some sheer red ribbon in the corner and a red button.

And here is the whole set. Simple but pretty.

I am in a swap for Mnewby for season borders. You needed to make two borders, one journal box, one picture frame, and two accent pieces. This set I am in love with and honestly wanted to just keep them for myself!! The top border I cut out the letters with the cricut I think I used Storybook it's been my favorite lately. I had this great snow DP from SU! and I also used the glitter paper I had.

I love these accent pieces. I stamped with silver an SU! stamp then used stickles for the blue and used a pearl bauble for the middle.

And here is the whole set. The other accent piece I just used my SU! tag punches and the silver ribbon is also SU! I used my SU! stamps on the journal box and more SU! ribbon across the top and for the frame I used Martha Stewart corner punch.

And of course it wouldn't be snow and it wouldn't be from me if everything didn't glitter!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Cuddles Monday

Yes, you have seen right.....Ildi Co. is having their first blog hop on the 29th Saturday and it would be great to see all my fellow bloggers take advantage of this and hop around to the design teams blogs until you hit the store and have a chance at winning some blog candy.

Their new relase is also coming up and I have a sneak peek for you:

Sorry, that's all I can show you for now but if you come back to see me during the blog hop you can see the whole image. Let's just say they aren't clowning around in the month of September! I'm super excited about some of these new release images!
Have a great day everyone!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Cuddles Monday!!!

Today is my Cuddles day as part of the Cuddles Ildi DT so here is my card today. I had not been very happy with my coloring lately...I had been feeling I had been getting worse instead of better (and I spent way too much money on my copics to get worse!!!) but todays card I think came out pretty good. I still can't seem to figure out the shading and dimension and all that but I'm happy today!
So this is Cuddles-Kuma forest he not adorable? I think so! The paper is from SU! and the black paper (which is velvet) is from DCWV. I used ribbon from SU! and two jeweled embellishements. The saying is also from SU! I've had this set for a while and finally thought of the perfect card to attach it to!
Enjoy and have a great week everyone!

The inside!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Another Digi Image!

Yes, I am on fire this week. I guess it's the fact that summer is finally winding down here. Yes, in Germany the summer is over around this time. I know, where I'm from this is the hottest month of the summer.
Well....I think I'm officially addicted to digi images. I found this great little blog/store called doodle palace and they have some of the cutest images. So this one is pop on over and get it (and take a look at their store too), please bare with me, I'm still trying to figure out how to adjust the size and make them come out right so I think he's a bit big but that's okay!
I am trying out for their design team...again, I'm this is my submission card. Wish me luck!
I used SU! new In Colors for the cardstock, colored the owl in with copics, and the little hello is from an SU! set and I also used two SU! punches. The ribbon is from Martha Stewart and the buttons...are from my own personal collection of buttons off of clothes (I'll take anything I can get my hands on!! LOL!)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My very first Digi image!

Yes, that's right, this was my first usage of a digital image. This is from the new line from Ildi Company------> link on my sidebar! This little bears name is Cuddles Picnic. You can get this image for free by emailing them and they will send you the image!
The saying is from SU!, along with the cardstock. The DP I don't know where it came from...I got a bundle of paper as a gift but I just love it! Then of course I added stickles in a few places and colored Cuddles in with my copics.

Please take a peak at the Ildi store, I'm sure you can find something you like! They are a new and upcoming online store and I am designing for them so you will see lots of plugs for them on here. Speaking of plugs:
A super deal is going on right now: buy all 10 images in the Cuddle set for just 20.00...that is a 6.50 savings! If you want this deal you will need to once again go into their store and contact them directly and ask for this wonderful savings!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Boys Border Set

Here is the boy set that goes along with the girls set I already showed. It ended up being a pirate theme. It was intended to be that but once I got started I went in this direction.

Above are the two accent pieces. I used stickles on the treasure chest and then colored everything in with copics. Then I used Calander Chicks pirate stamp for the other accent piece and added an SU! brad.

Here is the whole set. I used this awesome shimmery black and silver paper I found at the craft store on base (the picture doesn't do it justice), I also got the blocked DP at the craf store also. So there are two photo mates, one journaling box, two borders and the two accent pieces.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Design Team

I am so excited to let you all know that I am part of a design team. Thanks to Melanie, she sent me the link to this great you digi company just starting up who were looking for people to be part of the design team and help to promote the company. So here I am! The company is Ildi and you can check out their store here. Please help them to get started and take a look at what great digital images they have to offer...I'm sure we can ALL find something we love!