Thursday, June 30, 2011

Digital Delights Celebrates with a Blog Hop!

 

You PROBABLY already know that today is the celebration blog hop for Digital Delights, but just in case you just love to visit me daily ;) you really should start this hop at the beginning on the Digital Delights Blog. If you came here from the OTHER Anita then you are in the right spot!



The theme of this hop is CELEBRATIONS!! At Digital Delights by Louby Loo we are celebrating the new store! Wendy (aka Louby Loo) just completed the move to a new and improved store! In honor of this, each stop along the way will have a Digital Delights stamp from their project to be given away. There are amazing sponsors for the grand prize at the end.



This is a hop with a different twist as along the hop there are letters to find in the postings - not all blogs have the letters but if you gather all the letters then at the end of the hop on day 2 assemble them to create a Digital Delights related word. You then return to the Digital Delights blog and enter your name in the inlinks at the bottom of the post (do not reveal the secret word yet). After the hop you will be contacted if you are selected at random--at which point you will be asked to reveal the correct word.

Here's my project for today using Laid Back Lucy, a picnic table and my favourite ticket sentiment set....I did have to add the Happy Canada Day to the blank ticket, but I love having that option! You always have just the right sentiment that way. Lucy is out on Canada Day (July 1) enjoying a nice Canadian Cranberry Martini at her family picnic LOL.



I will be giving away the following Digital Delights by Louby Loo image which I used to complete my project:



In order to be eligible to receive this digital stamp, please leave a comment below, become a follower if you fancy. In your comment please provide an email address so that you can be contacted when I draw the prize.

Now back to the hop - but WAIT...take this letter with you:




Remember to collect all the letters from the hop and assemble to form a Digital Delights related word then return to the Digital Delights blog to enter.

Thank you for stopping by! The next stop on the hop is Audrey.

Just in case you get lost along the way...here's our line up:






Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Katie!

Happy Birthday Katie Cotton! As you've probably guessed, a bunch of us are having a birthday hop for our fabulous friend Katie, owner of Paper Makeup Stamps. Katie has been so fabulous to work with and is so generous...who could say no to that? I had the perfect little birthday cake stamp that I haven't had a chance to use yet, so voila! Add a little Mojo Monday sketch and you've got a card! Happy Birthday Katie...hope you enjoy your surprise hop! In case you've just dropped in on me, or you get lost along the way, here's the hop lineup:


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Digital Delights day

I just love Briley...she's so adorable. Today I've merged Briley with Balloons and one of the Postage Stamps to create a focal piece. I also added a little sentiment from the Postage Stamps set. One little trick I'll share...instead of cutting all the circles by hand, I used the large hole punch on my Crop-a-dial to get them all and then just trimmed the black lines off! Easy peasy!

Have you applied for the Digital Delights Design Team yet??? NO???? There's still time...check out THIS POST for all the details.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Quixotic Paperie Hop with Paper Makeup Stamps

Today some of the Paper Makeup Stamps Design Team are joining with the Quixotic Paperie Design Team to throw the spotlight on the Paper Makeup Stamps range as part of Quixotic Paperie's 2nd Anniversary celebrations (Quixotic Paperie are the UK online stockist for Paper Makeup Stamps)!
As you may be aware - Paper Makeup Stamps is owned by Katie Cotton and to give you a clue as to where the name of her company came from - Katie is a professional makeup artist. Katie has some fabulous artists contributing to her company including Steve Hammond with the Monsters range, Diem Pascarella's Beautiful Day Fairies, Moody Girls by Cynthia Liu and the Retro Cutie Critters by Diem Pascarella.
The Paper Makeup Stamps range is available in the UK/Europe at Quixotic Paperie
If you're in the US then you can of course find the stamps at Paper Makeup Stamps direct!
As part of the celebrations and the spotlight today, we have a PRIZE GIVEAWAY!  
Pop on over to the Quixotic Inspirations blog to get all the details and enter the draw to win some fantastic Paper Makeup Stamps and more!

The other day I found a whack of great papers on sale at my LSS... so I FINALLY got to pick up some DeLovely from Cosmo Cricket and I am in love with it. I couldn't wait to use it with some girly fairies, so it was perfect for my card today! The colors also inspired me to give my fairies some very fairy-like hair :) Some days I wish I had bright pink hair...wouldn't that be fun? I've paired my Hugging Fairies with one of the recent Freebie Friday sentiments. 

Now for some more inspiration! Hop on over to each of the blogs below to see some 
fantastic Paper Makeup Stamps creations!

Elaine Judy - Kim Dellow - Mary - Rowena - Andrea - Tangii - Stephanie - Tina - Katie - Dawn - Randee - Lisa K - Jami - Anita (you are here) - Michelle - Shaela -

Thanks for joining us and we hope you are enjoying all the Paper Makeup Stamps loveliness.

I'm also entering this card in the Sentimental Sundays challenge (Summery or Sparkly)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Digital Delights Day - Christmas in June

This week I felt like doing something a little different so I decided to make a Christmas card. I found this layout at Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge and thought it was just the right thing for a quickie card. This Santa image is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo...it's an oldie, but a goodie! Have you been over to DD lately to see the new store? Make sure you check it out and the blog challenge too.

My term on the design team is almost up...that means it's time for a design team call! Click here for the details on how you can apply to be on the Digital Delights Design Team starting in August. Call ends July 3.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

PMS is for men too!

Yup...PMS has stamps for men, too... what did you THINK I meant? LOL I got this image Me & Pops specifically for making Father's Day cards this year and I cannot believe I nearly missed out! This is the card I'm sending to my father this year... and here's the inside:

This is an old freebie from last year...it's no longer available. Oh...that reminds me...there are some new freebies on the PMS blog...you should go check them out before they are gone!

I don't know if this one will count for Sentimental Sunday's Father's Day challenge or not because the sentiment is on the inside...but I'm linking it up anyhow ;)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Digital Delights Day

This week I thought I would make a cute card for our school bus driver for the end of the year. I'm TRYING to get ahead LOL. Both the School Bus and the Ticket Sentiment are from Digital Delights by Louby Loo! If the site looks a bit wacky, don't worry...we're upgrading to a new & improved store site! So check back again to see the new site.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

PMS Summer Hop!

Summer is finally here in Nova Scotia. We have acutally had a little bit of sun this week...and maybe two days in the last month without ANY rain. So, since we've been missing it, I've been thinking about the bright, yellow SUN a lot lately...thus, my bright, yellow card for today's Paper Makeup Stamps Summer Blog Hop. I hope you've been following along from the beginning at the PMS Blog, and came to me via Jami's post...if not, head back to the start so you don't miss anything!

I've used Kat the Pinwheel Fairy and a sentiment from Celebration Sentiments... I love the font these ones are in! The white paper is Cryogen White from Paper Temptress (still my fav paper for coloring with Copics). The layout is Mojo Monday 194. I'm also entering this at Corrosive Challenge (Summer Colors).

Your next stop is Michelle! I hope you have a great, sunny day (besides all these summery cards LOL). Just in case you get lost, here's a full list for the hop. And don't forget to pick up the freebie word art on the PMS Blog while you're hanging out with us!


PMS blog 
Lisa M 
Andrea 
Tangii 
Stephanie 
Tina 
Katie 
Dawn 
Randee 
Lisa K 
Jami 
Anita 
Michelle 
Ginger

Shaela

Friday, June 3, 2011

Raise the Bar - Summer Vacation

No...seriously...the Raise the Bar challenge team is on Summer Vacation! WHOO HOOO! But don't worry, we're not leaving forever. We will be back on August 5th! Have a great summer :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

SOOOOOO Late with this PMS Freebie Post

Life just needs to slow down for a while! I've had this card done for about 5 days, but I just couldn't find the time to take a pic and get it uploaded! WOW I am so busy lately with my new business. This is LAST week's freebie wordart from Paper Makeup Stamps. And there's another one due tomorrow. Come visit the PMS blog every Friday to make sure you don't miss out on any of these fabulous freebies. Also, June 7th...holy, that's next week, we're having our monthly PMS Hop...so don't forget to come back and check out our Summery Stuff!

It's a Jungle at Digital Delights today!


There's a great new release today at Digital Delights by Louby Loo... Jungle Buddies. Here I'm featuring Safari Daisy and Timmy Tiger along with one of the Jungle sentiments. My grass is the Martha Stewart icicle punch turned upside down and embossed with the Cuttlebug Bird Call embossing folder...ingenious, isn't it? I do have my moments LOL Head on over to DD to see the whole set!