Thursday, February 24, 2011

Delightful Challenges | Use Your Scraps

For this week's challenge we want to see you


We know you have them so get those scraps out and use them!!!
You do not have to use a Digital Delights image to play but if you do you will receive two entries.Just add your card twice to inlinkz
to enter twice you need to when you use a Digital Delight image1st entry use your card link,
2nd entry use your blog address and add 2nd entry after your name
**Please be sure the card you link follows the challenge and the rules or it will be removed**We have a wonderful sponsor this week,

is offering a
$5 gift certificate
to there store!

Dilly Duck and Ladybug Friend Card with DigitalDelights by LoubyLoo

I LOVE this challenge! I collect a lot of scraps...I try not to keep anything I can't send back through my that usually limits me to no smaller than 3×5". That size is good for card making. I will also keep pieces that are a few inches across and LONG [like 12"]. I scrapbook in an 8½×11" size and since most paper on the market now is only in 12×12" I get a lot of scraps! I love the long skinny 1" piece for running through my BigShot and making into quill strips or using for punchie art. and the pieces cut making the paper 8½" wide are great for cards.
I store my scraps in a little basket and when the basket starts to get full, I usually sit down and punch out some fun shapes or die cut them and craft with my kids, make some cards or some tags.

I hope you enjoy this cute card that I made for you!


CS AND PAPERS: Bazzill Basics
MARKERS (if any): BIC Mark-Its
ACCESS. AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Embossed paper with ProvoCraft Emboss Folders, punchies, and wire antennae with silver beading wired.
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any): used scraps in printer for ticket and for punchies and for background "grass".l

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Weekly Challenge #9 | Use New Artoo Tangle

As we celebrate the return to good health of baby Artoo in Laura's family, we are challenged to use the New Tangle called Artoo, developed by our Diva. To follow the weekly challenge and to get the details on the new tangle, go to Laura's blog here.
Artoo Tile rotated into a mandala!
Above is my tangle with the New Artoo Tangled right in...I created my tile [1/4th of this image]...and could not decide how I wanted to turn my tile. As I played with the rotation of the tangle in Publisher, the above design developed! I could not be more thrilled! I LOVE this image! I hope you enjoy it as well!
So glad you are better Artoo! Thank you for looking!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Delightful Challenges | Animals

For this week's challenge we want to see
(Must use an animal anywhere on your creation)
Bongo the Dog Thinking of You Card with DigitalDelightsbyLoubyLoo

CS AND PAPERS: Bazzill Basics Paper & Diecuts with a View
MARKERS (if any): BIC Mark-Its
ACCESS. AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Tim Holtz Fragment Charm, Offray Ribbon, brads, Zig pen, Diamond Glaze, Quickie Glue, Gliter
You do not have to use a Digital Delights image to play but if you do you will receive two entries.
Just add your card twice to inlinkz
to enter twice you need to when you use a Digital Delight image
1st entry use your card link,
2nd entry use your blog address and add 2nd entry after your name
**Please be sure the card you link follows the challenge and the rules or it will be removed**
We have a wonderful sponsor this week,
One lucky player will win a $10 Gifter Voucher to Michelle's Store!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

KinderStampO's My Vintage Valentine Blog Hop

Hi everyone and Welcome to KinderStampO's 34 My Vintage Valentine Blog Hop.
If your came here from Sigrid Martin's  blog, you are in the right place. If you would like to start from the beginning, hop on over to Kinder's Blog!
For this project I made a 6×6" Valentine card. All 2-dimensional products used in this card were from free digital downloads on the internet! It's amazing all the fun free digital stuff you can find. A list of resources for this project is below.
I hope you enjoy my card!

Ranger Distress Crackle Paint Rock Candy
Ranger Distress Ink Spun Sugar
Tsukineko Walnut Ink
Beads, white silk flowers, DMC Gold Thread, Red Tape ,Foam Tape, Zots 3D gluedots, homemade glimmer mist [perfect pearls & reinker] ; crochet lace
Digital Sources for images and paper:

Thank you for looking!

Your next stop is Sandra
Here is the complete list if you get lost along the way. Be sure to keep me company this weekend as I rest to get better. I will have my phone by my bedside to hear what you thought about the beautiful projects : )

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Delightful Digitals Challenges | Let's Get Punchy & Digi Day at SNR

Happy Thursday to you!!
It's time for another Delightful Challenge and this week is....
(Use your punches and Die Cuts)

Shaker Card with Happy Birthday Pippin and Ticket Sentiments Set by Digital Delights by Louby Loo

CS AND PAPERS: Bazzill and Diecuts with a View
ACCES. AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Offray ribbon, Stampin Up Hardware, acrylic sheet (Bazzill), mini star confetti/glitter, foam tape, EK Success Punches (star and flower), Marvy Punch (Scalloped Circle)
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES: shaker box created by punching window out of top layer of cardstock and backing with an acrylic sheet of paper. Added 2 layers of foam tape to form a shadowbox. Added punchies and glitter for the “shakings” and placed the colored digi stamp over the back so that it could be seen through the window.
Now of coarse we have a Fabulous Sponsor for our Delightful Challenge as always and this week we are sponsored by

One lucky player will win Two Stamps from Baby Bud Designs.
Aren't they just adorable!!!

We also have our Digital Delights Digi Day Challenge going on Today over at SNR Card Universe.

Our Challenge image is Peeking Heart Larry.
The Challenge: To come up with Original Sentiments to put in Larry's Banner.
You can find all the details HERE.

Valentine Card with Peeking Heart Larry by Digital Delights by Louby Loo
ALL DDSTAMPS USED: Heart Peeking Larry
CS AND PAPERS: Bazzill Basics and Bazzill Bling, paper scraps
ACCESS. AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Martha Stewart ultrafine glitter (yellow gold), Quickie Glue Pen, Foam Tape, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, paper stumps.
COLORING MEDIUM (if any): Gamsol
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any): color blending with Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol and paper stumps. Glittering with Quickie Pen and ultrafine glitter. Three-Dimensional paper piecing using Foam Tape.

Our Digi Day Challengers will have a chance to win 3 Digi Images of their choice from Digital Delights by Louby Loo :0)

I hope you take the opportunity to participate in BOTH of our challenges at Digital Delights!
Thank you for looking! 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Weekly Challenge #8 | Replay 2 with Heart

This has been a particulary difficult week for many in my life and The Diva was no exception to that. For the full story read her blog post on the I am the Diva Challenge Blog.  My heart goes out to Laura and her family and to all the families in my life touched by anniversaries of death, death, loss, and difficult times this week. You all are in my heart and in my thoughts.
Laura, or rather Laura's husband, suggested that for this week's challenge we revisit past challenges and use two of them to create a heart. I spent this tangle meditiating not just to Laura but to all in my life that needed some positive warm energy in their lives, to heal physically, mentally and spiritally. I chose to replay my two favorite challenges, Orbs and Ixcorus. And springing from all over are hearts in various sizes. I hope this tangle brings you all the healing you need. {{{hugs}}}
Thank you for looking.
Replay 2 with Heart by leslierahye

Monday, February 7, 2011


Digital Stamps by Digital Delights by Louby Loo
It is my extreme honor to announce to you that I have been named as a new designer for Delightful Challenges at Digital Delights by Louby Lou. Wendy [AKA Louby Loo] designs the cutest digi stamps and I love working with them. You've seen them on a previous card [You Had me at M♥♥!] and now I get the pleasure of working with them every week as a designer! I'm very excited and I hope you enjoy all the cards and papercrafts that I bring you with Digital Delights stamps!
This card uses Darby the Duck and the blank ticket in the Ticket Sentiment Set. I printed out 2 copies of Darby each in yellow and orange and 1 copy of my sentiment in pale blue. I trimmed out an extra head and wing out of the yellow and an extra hair and beak which I used as a template to make a 3-d beak by folding some orange in half and trimming around the beak on the fold. I used chalks to highlight the edge of the cardstock and used a zig pen to penstitch around each element of the body. I highlighted the eyes with a white opaque pen and diamond glaze for the dots in her eye. I layered the pieces and added dimension with foam tape.
I brought the ticket blank into my Publisher program and added a text window inside the ticket. I sized the font to fill the space for the word "Hi!" [font is Clink--a free font found at]. The layered background was embossed using a Tim Holtz Texture Fadz. Buttons Galore buttons were stacked and tied with a piece of silver jewelry wire.
Thank you for looking!
Delightful Sketches

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tumbled Tangled Tile | a video

After the encouragement of several online friends over at Creative Ed-ventures and the Sisterhood of Papercrafts, I have moved forward on my year-long trek to amp-up my creativity. I have made a video of the process of tangling on a marble tile.

I hope you enjoy this, my first video, showing how I created the zentangled tile!
Thank you for looking!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sn-ICE tangles

Well we are starting Sn-Ice day #3 in Texas--snow+ice+bitter cold. So, how do we pass the day in our house on Sn-ICE days? well, we watch some movies, cook lots of comfort food, and draw--or more specifically we TANGLE!!
Below is a zentangle my son [nearly11] did today--I love it! His tangle has birds of prey in them! Great work Will!

Birds of Prey Zentangle by Will H. Strickland
This one is a tumble tile tangle for my friend Jessica, She can use it for a coaster! Tumbled tile with BIC Markers.
Tumble Tile "J" for Jessica
Thank you for looking! We will keep ourselves warm and continue creating through the Winter of 2011!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Weekly Challenge #7 | Breathe

This is an awesome challenge for us tanglers this week from Laura at I am the Diva Challenge Blog.
Being a partaker of yoga, I completely follow Laura's logic and made myself comfortable in my zone, put on some music, lit a little nag champa incense and proceeded to b.r.e.a.t.h.e.
Very relaxing and at the same time totally stimulated to create my tangle! I hope you enjoy it! I made a point to use a lot of new-to-me tangles that I've barely used in my work.
This tangle comes with the reminder to Relax. Breathe. Smile.

Tangling on a Tuesday

Yesterday we were sniced in with the kids [snice=snow + ice] and so I took the time to do some event planning and crafting for my son's upcoming 11th birthday party. Also, rather than working on Laura's challenge for this week, I decided to just relax and revisit last week's inspiration...I am loving the ixorus tangle and was inspired by all of the submissions at the I am the Diva Blog last week to investigate this more. Below is one interpretation of Ixorus that I'd like to share with you...I'm sure there are more to come...this little tangle pattern has gotten under my skin!
Ixorus relaxing

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Samantha's Dragonoligist Party | 2010

My nearly 4 year old expressed to me that for her 4th birthday she would like a Dragon Party. As I discussed this further with her, she wanted to dig up dragon remains in the back yard like a paleontologist would and do some dragon crafts--make a necklace, paint an egg. So began the planning for a not just a party but an event!
I take pride every year in creating unique one of a kind invitations for my children's parties and knew that this party invite could not be like any I had created before. After much searching through dragon books, I decided that her invitation needed to take the form of a newspaper announcing the discovery of Dragon Remains!
To create this I downloaded an old map of our area, some photos of paleontologist's tools and a skeleton of a dragon [which would later serve as pattern for the skeleton that got planted in the back yard for our budding dragonologists to find]. The newspaper is complete with the article about the discovery, ads, and classifieds--where the actual invite can be viewed under the Employment Opportunities section!

Strickland Gazette page 1

Strickland Gazette page 2
I'm sharing the invite with you today, other elements of this birthday party will be shared in weeks to come.
Thank you for looking and I look forward to your feedback.