Thursday, August 18, 2011

Got Attitude?

Well, these new images from MelJen's Designs have Attitude aplenty and to spare. They totally grew on me. Reminded me of my 2nd son's desire to dye his hair his Sr. year in his high school colors, Hay Baler Red, while running track. Then let's see ... there was Purple to match his track shoes for a regional meet and we must not forget Royal Blue to match his date's dress for the Winter Formal and all the colors in between as it faded out. He was an awesome kid, good student, Eagle Scout so yes, we his conservative parents relented and said OK. Go figure... my sloppy dresser is now serving in the Air Force and was recognised in Basic for his superior grooming and is also the very strict but loving father of 2 gorgeous lil girls with his lovely wife, who also went through a bit of a goth period herself. Take heart....Teen Years do not last forever and it is amazing how smart and wise parents become once their children reach their mid to late 20's. That said enjoy these fun new images.

This card utilizes both Little Goth Girl Face 1 and Cutie Skull. I used a small size of the Cute Skull for her headband and popped it up with dimensionals. Also added a bit larger skull to the sentiment. The other images in the new release are uber cute as well. I love the cute lil skirt and stripey leggings on the image Lil Goth Girl. She looks alot like one of my lil granddaughters and I am looking forward to coloring her up in some neon brite colors with blond hair and layer a flower or something over the skulls on her shirt and headband, making it age appropriate for a 3 year old.

You can find the new 'Sparkle, Shine and Glitter' Challenge at MelJen's Blog. Come join the fun and WOW! everyone with your Glitz and Bling. 

Thanks for stopping by and remember, 'Attitude Is Everything'...

Friday, August 5, 2011

Don't Worry....Be HOPPY!

Some days I just feel a little Quirky and the other day was one of those...This lil Quirky Kangaroo from Doodle Pantry immediately hopped  in to bring a smile and a laugh to my day.  

This fun and quirky set is complete with B/W outlines, precolored images and the 3 digi papers shown here in this project. I printed several of the precolored images and went 3-D with the head, pocket, leg and arm. Making the pocket allowed me to tuck in a lil flower tag with a tiny message on the back.

Currently Doodle Pantry has a great 'QUIRKY BUNDLE', at a reduced price through the 19th, which includes the 4 new August quirky releases, a kangaroo, skunk, crab and lizard. Enough to satisfy even the quirkiest of days. You can find all the New Releases for August, as well as Sales, Specials, and Bonuses at Doodle Pantry and don't forget the new Challenge with a special surprise for participants.

The Corn is as High as an Elephant's Eye.....' it looks like it's climbin' clear up to the sky.....Since I now reside in the Corn Husker State of Nebraska (and absolutely love it, there is just something about America's Heartland.) Laurie of Doodle Pantry's new image 'MAIZE' immediately caught my eye and I knew I just had to do something with it. Browsed around the Internet for a good 'corn' quote and then I was well and truly hooked. Nothing better than fresh sweet corn right out of the field. A burst of sunshine in every bite. My husband's favorite thing to grow in the summer, that and watermelons. I am such a  lucky woman.

I used 2 of the images out of the set 'MAIZE' , so much fun to color up and work with...just keep a napkin handy for they are guaranteed to make your mouth water at the mere thought of fresh, sweet corn on the cob.

If that wasn't enough to whet your appetite, Doodle Pantry has a wonderful crop of new images ready for you to 'Harvest' and several Specials, Sales and Bonuses to 'sweeten' the deal. You can find all the particulars at their site and blog including the new challenge. Each participant who follows the guidelines will receive a selected set of FREE images. WOW! How is that for a end of summer DEAL!

If since reading this blog entry the lyrics from "Oklahoma' keep running through your head, join the club....just thought I would share the 'LOVE'. I've found myself singing or humming them since I started working on this post several days ago.

Thanks for stopping by and may your day be filled with sunshine and laughter, no matter what the weather...

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hi Ho Hi Ho, It's back 2 School they go....

It's almost that time again, Back to School Time. My boys are already mourning the end of summer, especially my ingoing Freshman. When school starts he will have to be out of the house for a 6:15 early morning religion class....Oh yeah, drat...that means I have to get up at 5AM too....

Meljen's Designs is sponsoring a fun 'Back 2 School' Challenge and has a fun new release with some great School Daze images. I used both Checkered Apple Frame and Desktop Mouse for this card that I will send to my lil sister who teaches younger elementary age children in Escondido California. 

I cut out and layered Desktop mouse and used 3-D tape to pop him up printed a second image to pop- up the top piece of paper, same with the stars and the apple. The paper-clip is real. Glossy accents on the stars, apple (of course), stamp, mouse tail and as a bit on the pencil top. White Gel-Pen for the chalk on the chalk board. Tip: For nice crisp edges when I 'fussy cut' an image I run a matching sharpie marker around the newly trimmed edges, works with Digi Paper too after cutting the size you need- no more white edges to distract from your project.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the last few weeks of summer....In truth I enjoy having the guys home for summer, they keep the days eventful to say the least. Guess I am in mourning too for the end of summer, ....Bummer... Hope these images bring a smile.