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Thursday, May 28, 2015

I'm ready for a SWIM with 2 CuteInk Digital Stamps

 The temps are indicating that it's time for a SWIM around here-Such Humid days-Whew!  Well at 2 CuteInk, they have just the images to help you express the SEAson to your friends. 
I'm using the image "Scuba Owl" from the
2 CuteInk Store and am using the phrase "Come and SEA me" on the front and a friendship verse on the inside.  Have some great
water paper-when used with the diamond stickles on the bubbles and on the verse, it makes you feel like the reflection of the water!  I hope you'll take a run through the store and catch some of the Father's Day images Heidi has available-Looks like a lot of fun!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Rainy Days go away! Puddle Bug wants to come out and play at 2 CuteInk!

 Our theme at 2 CuteInk this week is ~Water~ so of course I thought of RAIN and one of Heidi's adorable images called Puddle Bug.  Doesn't she look so CUTE(ink) with her perky umbrella and boots?

I used some great paper from my stash that when you place it horizontally, it could be used for scenes with Pools BUT when placed vertically, what perfect paper for RAIN!  I used a scrap from a digital image from Fred she Said that was depicting a sidewalk-so so lucky to have that.  I've been really drawn to using these tear-drop crystals (from the wedding aisle in HL-by David Tutera) as rain drops-they are SO reflective!

On the inside,I used a grouping of flowers and dragonfly from Fred she Said also from my stash.  The sentiment comes from Doodle Pantry and the generalized statement could be used for many different things.  So you can see it took many different elements to pull this card together! 
We've heard through a little birdie that hopefully very soon Heidi will be including a sentiment with her images, probably randomly, but how exciting!!  Then you will have a complete project with one purchase!

Be sure and show us your creations this week on our Challenge Blog!  We can't wait to see what you've done!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Ant Family Watermelon is a picnic at 2 CuteInk!

 Well...summer will soon be just around the corner and I can't help but think of a cold, juicy watermelon!  But it looks like the Ant Family from 2 CuteInk got there first~
This is my Thursday post where I get an additional chance to play with one of Heidi's great images from the 2 CuteInk store.  Using an A7 card sideways, I matted the circle cut and sentiment to *pop* it off the wonderful, 2-sided chevron paper from Adorn iT.  The inside of the card is the backside-isn't that fun?  The sentiment is from my stamped stash and could be used for many occasions. 
Be sure to join in our Challenges here and you could win some great images!  I'm planning on sending this to a great friend -I bet you can find something that will make YOU smile too!



Monday, May 18, 2015

A Little Bird Told me over at Sweet Pea Stamps & One Sweet Challenge!

Norma J Burnell is a wonderful artist over at Sweet Pea Stamps~ she creates very whimsical detailed images with sweet faces that are a challenge, but a JOY to color.  This image is called A-little-bird-told-me and I just hope I did it justice!  This Get Well card was made for the 2nd part of the May Challenge. I cannot believe that we are almost at the half-way mark for 2015. Our theme this month is a perfect one for May, “Things with Wings.” We want to see your art using “anything with wings.” Your art can be anything you want, but you must follow the OSC rules and that month’s theme.  The One Sweet Challenge Blog can be found here
So that I could accent the "tendrils" that were hanging down from the image, I decided to do a fancy cut on them and use the background paper to bring them out front.  I added the blue mat, ribbon, and circular sentiment.
There are so many interesting artists to choose from at the Sweet Pea Store, both for the purists that use rubber stamps and the digitally minded.  You'll have a wonderful experience there!  Can't wait for you to join us soon~
Carolyn, DT



Aurora Wings is sponsoring our Anything Goes Challenge at Craft Your Passion!

We're starting off this week with a Great Challenge (Anything Goes) at Craft Your Passion AND we're thrilled to have Aurora Wings sponsoring us!  The winner gets $10 worth of digital stamps from their store!  Well worth jumping in with your creation~
The image I'm using is called "Pearls" and I love this wild mane of hair and the beautiful face. I love the color combo of browns and pinks so found a complimentary heritage-like paper in 2 styles.  I used an olive green paper lace piece with a heavy cream lace placed on top. I used white liquid pearls to accent the earrings and ropes of pearls.  Finished off the inside with a Happy Birthday stamp on a die cut.  Oh and on the front papers, they were nice and heavy so I distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz distressing tool.  Love the vintage look...  Please come and play with us in our 2 week challenge and show us your creations!  We get such great ideas from our guests!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Lacy Sunshine is celebrating "Arabian Nights" this month-come join in the FUN!

I wanted to try something different this week with an image from Lacy Sunshine's monthly theme of "Arabian Nights", Bahie found here.  Typically, you find these images depicting veils and sheer, filmy material swirling around right?  Well, I created her with a twist, using a close up instead of the full body view that I did earlier this month AND you can see that my gold glitter was calling to me!  I think it makes her look exotic!
I used a deep patterned paper and sheer ribbon and jewels to accent her beauty.  Also used some stickles to accent her jewels and chains.  On the inside you can see a better view of the design paper with a special note stamped on the double sided paper.
Be sure to check out the wonderful site of Lacy Sunshine:  to shop in the store, to see the blog challenge she has every 2 weeks, to see what the Design Team and Creative Team has developed for the week.  We'd love to see you there and joining in the fun!


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Ladybug, Ladybug Fly Away Home...to 2 CuteInk!


I'm using a new image at 2 CuteInk called Garden Bug Ladybug-Isn't she cute!  Nothing says Spring like lifting back the fall leaves and finding a swarm of red ladybugs.  Makes me always think of the saying, "ladybug, ladybug fly away home..."
I did a Fancy cut carefully around this delicate little bug that I colored with Copics and added a sticker.
You'll find many different images of all designs at 2 CuteInk- They're always guaranteed to put a smile on your face!  Be sure to join in our Challenges here and you could win some great images!  I'm planning on sending this to a great friend -I bet you can find something that will make YOU smile too!