Monday, November 30, 2009

A Tri-fold Card

The challenge this week at Cardmaker Cardswap is to make a tri-fold card. I haven't made one of these in a long time so it was fun to do something different. I used an image from Dustin Pike which I colored with my Copics. For the Cuttlebug Challenge I made it a winter theme and used one of my embossing borders. The buttons make it work for the All Sorts challenge.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Stretch N Bubbles-Mitten

It's getting colder outside...heck, you may already have snow where you live. Perfect time for Alison to release this cute little mitten image. I made the image about 3.5 inches high when I printed it but you could make it much smaller and make a cute mitten border for your card or scrapbook layout. You don't have to be limited with digi images. Go check out StretchNBubbles and see all the awesome images Alison has...some of them free! You won't be disappointed.
Image: StrechNBubbles "mitten"
Copics: B21,B24,E57,Y21
Embossing: Snowflakes and Swiss Dots
Other: ribbon, popdots, snowflake punch

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Two Just for Fun Cards

I made these two cards with images from Elizabeth Dulemba. Not for any challenges and not for anyone in particular but just because I thought the images were cute and I wanted to use them.
Elizabeth has a lot of cute images available so go check out her site.

A Simple Card

The challenge this week at Pals Paper Arts is a KISS challenge...KeepItSimpleSweetie. Well, that's generally not a problem for me because I think almost all of my cards fall into the "simple" category. I combined this challenge with Cute Card Thursday which was to make a card for a little boy and the Our Creative Corner challenge which was to use the colors cocoa, chocolate chip, pumpkin pie and white. I got this image from Elizabeth Dulemba. There are lots of free images on her site so go check it out.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Stretch N Bubbles-Leea

I just love this image from Alison at StretchNBubbles. It's today's new release and it's available for purchase over at Alison's blog. Visit Alison's blog to see more of her amazing creations and to check out her blog candy. It's fantastic! And don't forget, Alison is having a Design Team call! You have until December 5th to apply and I really hope you do. I know you'll love being on Alison's team and creating with her wonderful images.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Just Buggin Challenge # 13 -Sew It

The challenge this week at Just Buggin is to use sewing on your creation. Thankfully FAKE sewing is allowed because that's about the only kind of sewing I can do. Since it's a Just Buggin' challenge, you have to use a Cricut cutout somewhere on your card. I hope you'll join the challenge this week! You have until December 1st to post your creation.
I used this super cute image from Dustin Pike. I used my Doodlecharms cartridge to cut the brown heart at 1 inch and the pink heart at .75 inch. My "sewing" was done with a white gel pen.
Image: Dustin Pike from the Festival of Trees Thank You set
Copics: RV11, E31,E57,YR04,C5
Sentiment:Stamps N Smiles "Jolly Set"
Ink: Memento "Tuxedo Black"

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Christmas Stocking Giftcard Holder

This week the challenge at the Cupcake Craft Challenge is to make a gift card holder. Riley from the Color Dare made this super cute gift card holder. You can find the template here. It's super easy and I think it's super cute. I used the colors from this week's SPCC Color Challenge which were hunter, kraft, celery and vanilla. Deanne, if you're reading this please notice the button with the twine tied through it. :)
Here it is closed:
Here it is open:

Copic Color Challenge & Throwdown

Today I combined the Copic Colour Challenge with the colors from the Color Throwdown. The Copic challenge is to use E29,YR16 and G99. If you don't have these colors, use something close. I don't have YR16 so I used YR18. The colors from the Color Throwdown are Dusty Durango, Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive. I used this image from StretchNBubbles called "Free as a Bird".

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman is one of my favorite Christmas movies. The Corrosive Challenge this week is to be insipired by a movie and the All Sorts challenge is to be inspired by a Christmas Song so I made this Frosty card to cover both of those challenges. This also works for the Papertake Weekly challenge and the Crafty Creations challenge which were both to make a Christmas card. I used the sketch from CPS Cardsketches and the colors from A Spoonful of Sugar which were brown and either pink or blue. I almost put "Happy Birthday" as the sentiment because that's what Frosty says when the kids put the hat on him and he comes to life. But...I thought the Happy Holidays would make for a more useful card.
The image is from Dustin Pike and I used my Copics, Swiss Dots and Snowflakes embossing folders. The sentiment is from the "Jolly Set" from Stamps and Smiles.

Stretch N Bubbles-Apple Basket & Color Dare #44

Today is Wednesday so you know what that's FREEBIE day at StretchNBubbles and it's time for a new challenge at the Color Dare. Today you can pick up this Apple Basket image totally free at StretchNBubbles and make a card using the colors from the Color Dare which are Soft Suede, Real Red and So Saffron. Hope you'll join us at the Color Dare. You could win a guest DT spot!
Image: StretchNBubbles "Apple Basket"
Copics: W1, C5,R29,R46,E31,E55,E57
Ink: Tim Holz distress ink "antique linen"
Embossing: Houndstooth
Sentiment: from Just the Sentiment swap at Cardmaker Cardswap
Buttons: Bo Bunny "Mango Luau"

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pucker Up! and a DT Call

In case you haven't heard, my friend Alison at StretchNBubbles is looking to add a few people to her design team! So, if you love Alison's images as much as I do and you love to create with digi images check out the details here. I hope you'll try out for the team...I know you'll love working with Alison as much as I do!
In other StretchNBubbles news, Alison released this awesome image called Pucker Up! to celebrate 100 followers on her blog. It's free so hop on over and get it.

Cherry Kisses Fairy Socks

I love this image from Pollycraft from the Cherry Kisses line of stamps. I used it for this week's Playdate Cafe challenge which was to use the colors purple, blue, grey and white and the Stamp Something challenge, Digital Tuesday challenge and 2 Red Bananas which were to make a "thank you" card.
Image: Pollycraft "Cherry Kisses Fairy Socks"
Sentiment: Stampendous "flower chat"
Other: purple ink and brads

Monday, November 23, 2009

Stretch N Bubbles-Earl the Penguin

Who can resist a super cute Penguin all bundled up for winter. This is the new release from Alison at StretchNBubbles called "Earl the Penguin" and he's a cutie. Hop on over to Alison's blog to pick him up for yourself and see all the other super cute images available in Alison's store.
Image: StretchNBubbles "Earl the Penguin"
Copics: YR04,110,R29
Sentiment: Stamps N Smiles "Jolly set"
Ink: Memento "Ladybug"
Embossing: Swiss Dots, Snow Dots
Nesties:Scalloped Ovals
Other: pop dots

Snow Fairy

I'm hosting the challenge this week at the Cardmaker message board and the theme is "snowy days". All you have to do is make a card with snow on it. It can be a snowflake, snowy embossing, a snowman...anything you want as along as snow is represented somewhere. I hope you'll come check it out and join in the fun.
This card is also for these challenges:
Color Throwdown: chocolate, olive, cream and dark red
Dare U 2 Digistamp: digital image and glitter
Colour Create Challenge: green, red and white
One Stop Craft Challenge: snowflakes
Whimsy Stamp Challenge: Christmas
Pollycraft: Christmas
Image: Pollycraft

Ink:Memento "bamboo leaves"
Sentiment: SU Holiday collection
Embossing: none...this is some old white core paper I had and embossing doesn't look good
Other: ribbon, snowflake punch, pearls colored with R89, red glitter glue, frosted lace stickles

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Copic Colour Challenge

The challenge this week at the Copic Color Challenge is to use the colors RV24,YR04 and YG06. If you don't have these exact colors use something close. I don't have RV24 (yet!) so I used RV25.
Image: Dustin Pike from the Festival of Trees "Thank you" collection
Copics: BG10,YR04,YG06,YG09,E57,RV25,110
Embossing: Snow Dots
Sentiment: SAS "Jolly set"
Ink: Fuchsia
Other: Ribbon from the $1 bin at Target

Merry Christmas Jillyan

I love this image from StretchNBubbles called Jillyan and Kit. I used her to make this card for these challenges:
Cute Card Thursday: Teen Terror-make a card for a teenager
Crafty Creations:use metal or metallic finishes
Tuesday Taggers: use the colors red, gold and green
SAS The Fresh Batch- Sketch
The whole time I was making this card, the song "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club was running through my head because of the "Red gold and green"-those of you who are close to my age or if you just like 80s music know what I mean!
Image: StretchNBubbles "Jillyan and Kit"

Copics: E00,E29,E37,E53,E57,E93,BG10,BG72,BG75,C3,C5,R00,R11,R14,R19
Sentiment: SAS Jolly set
Ink: Memento "lady bug"
Other: dew drops

Friday, November 20, 2009

Stretch N Bubbles-Birdcage

Here's another cute little image from Alison at StretchNBubbles called Birdcage. It's a sweet, simple image that you can use in so many different ways. Hop on over to Alison's blog to get this image for yourself.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Unity Stamp

This image is available today at StretchNBubbles. Alison is up to 75 followers so to celebrate she is offering this stamp FREE on her blog for the next 24 hours. Hop on over to pick it up for yourself.
When you head over to StretchNBubbles and pick up this image (or one of dozens of other images Alison has for sale), you can pick up yesterday's Cow Farm image for free as well! If you haven't tried digital stamps yet, this is the perfect way to give it a try. If you have questions about how to use a digi stamp, email me and I'll be happy to walk you through it.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Santa and Some Penguins

Here are a couple of new images from Alison at StretchNBubbles: Santa Relaxing and a trio of Penguins.
Head over to StretchNBubbles and pick them up for yourself. They're so much fun to color and use on your Christmas cards you're getting ready to start on. :)

Win Some Blog Candy

Okay, I don't usually do this but I really LOVE Deanne's blog and you probably will too if you go over and take a look at it. She is offering some great blog candy but you only have until 11/20 to get entered to win it. Even if you don't win, you'll be glad you found Deanne...she creates the most beautiful'll be inspired!
Check it out here

Stretch N Bubbles-Cow Farm

Another Wednesday...another FREE image at StretchNBubbles. This one is called Cow Farm..isn't it adorable? You can pick it up today, totally free, and use it on those last minute Thanksgiving cards.
Image: StretchNBubbles "Cow Farm"
Copics: E08,E43,E31,E55,110,YR04,Y21,C5,R46
Sentiment: Hero Arts "thinking of you"

Color Dare #43

It's time for another Color Dare. This time the colors are Rose Red, Green Galore and Chocolate Chip. Hope you jump in and make a card with these fabulous colors. Link up your creation by next Monday night and you will be in the running for "Top Three" and you could also be chosen as a Guest DT member. Can't wait to see what you come up with!
Image: Digital Stamp Boutique "Lily"
Paper: My Mind's Eye "Summer Days"

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lemon Lime Lily

I love this sweet image from Digital Stamp Boutique called "Lily". I used her to make this card for the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly: Sketch
Kaboodle Doodle: Use buttons, bows and bling
Rosie Dee's Challenge: Lemon lime and a touch of ribbon
Pile it On: use flowers and 5 pearls
DieCutsRUs: make a girly card
Image: Digi Stamp Boutique "Lily"
Copics: R00,E00,E93,E95,Y21,E31,Y11,Y15,YG06,YG09,YG67
Other: ribbon, buttons, pearls and lime green ink

Stretch N Bubbles-Presents & Coal in Santa's Sleigh

Another image released today at StretchNBubbles suitable for all those Christmas cards you're ready to start making. Head over to StretchNBubbles to get this and while you're there, take a look at all the other super cute images Alison has for sale.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sugar Cube Snowman

I used this super cute FREE image from Dawn at Lost In Paper Scraps called "Sugar Cube Snowman" Go check out Dawn's blog-there are tons of free cute images there. I made this card for twelve challenges:
Cardmaker Cardswap: use a digi image and the colors red, green and brown
Papertake Weekly: use a digi image and bling it up
Cupcake Craft Challenge: use a digi image
Corrosive Challenge: embossing
Secret Crafter: represent a season
2 Red Bananas: sketch
All Sorts: make something for a child
Creative Belli Blog: Use Christmas themed embellishments
Crafty Creations Challenge: make something snowy
Cute Card Thursday: use glitter
Frosted Designs: glitter or sparkles
Pals Paper Arts: Christmas Cheer
Image: Dawn Moore "Sugarcube Snowman" FREE
Embossing: Swiss Dots and Snow Dots
Copics: R00,YR04,E46,G24
Sentiment: StampsNSmiles "Jolly Set"
Ink: Memento "bamboo leaves"
Brads: Spareparts flocked snowflakes
Other: red glitter glue and buttons

Stretch N Bubbles-Polar Bear and Just Add Snow

Here's a new image available at StretchNBubbles today. It's a baby Polar Bear.
You can pick him up along with this new one called "Just Add Snow".
Details for Polar Bear Card:
Image: StretchNBubbles "baby polar bear"
Embossing: Snowflakes
Sentiment: SU Holiday Collection

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Two More for Sunday

These two images are available at StretchNBubbles today "The Stockings were Hung" and "Gingerbread House". Again, perfect timing for you to start your Christmas cards. Head on over there now and pick them up for yourself.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Two New Images Today

These two images are available today at StretchNBubbles. They are "Nativity" and "Sleigh".
Go over to StretchNBubbles and pick them up for all those Christmas cards you're getting ready to start!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Stretch N Bubbles-Phil the Robot & Snowballs

Check out this new image from Alison at StretchNBubbles. He's called Phil the Robot. I think he's great for a boyish birthday card...I always have trouble coming up with a boyish card but this image makes it EASY. Hop on over to Alison's blog and pick one up for yourself!
Image: StretchNBubbles "phil the robot"
Paper: TPC Studio
Ink: Memento "Ladybug"
Other: buttons

The other image being released today is called "Snowballs 5 cents" I just love snowmen and I think this guy is just adorable.
You can get both of them at StretchNBubbles along with tons of other super cute images.
Image: StretchNBubbles "Snowballs 5 cents"
Copics: BV000,BV02,V04,V17,C1,C5,E43,YR04
Ink: Memento "Angel Pink"
Buttons: Bo Bunny "Delilah"

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Suprise FREE Digi

Alison has a surprise for everyone today. It's this free digi stamp! Hop on over to StretchNBubbles to see how to get it. THANK YOU ALISON!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Exciting News

I found out yesterday that I was selected to join an awesome group of crafters on the Just Buggin' design team! Just Buggin is a blog that challenges its players to use their Cricut. Challenges are posted weekly on first official post as a member of the DT will be November 26th, but in the meantime you can play along with this week's challenge which is to use an animal die cut on your project. I really encourage you to play'll be amazed what you can do with your Cricut and this challenge is for everyone from beginner to can play whether you have just a couple of Cricut cartridges or dozens, it doesn't matter. Just play! Check out the blogs of my fellow DT members posted on my sidebar. Hope to see you over at Just Buggin!

Jillyan & Kit and Color Dare #42

The colors this week for the Color Dare are Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Bashful Blue. I used them to make this card with this sweet image from StretchNBubbles called "Jillyan and Kit". I love how Alison draws her people. So sweet looking. This is a really fun color combination so I hope you'll join in the Color Dare this week. Remember, if your card is chosen as one of the top three, you are in the running for a guest DT spot!
If you love this image as much as I do, you can pick it up now over at StretchNBubbles. Since it's know what that means..this image is 100% FREE today. Go check it out and get this cutie and see all of the other amazing images available for sale.

Image: StretchNBubbles "Jillyn & Kit"
Paper: Bo Bunny
Sentiment: Hero Arts "Thinking of You"
Other: Buttons from Bo Bunny

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Welcome Winter

That's the name of this adorable digi image from Softpencil. I colored it with my Copics and blinged up the snowflakes with silver glitter glue. I embossed it with the Snow Dots embossing folder which is quickly becomming my favorite.
This card is for these challenges:
SPCC: Use the colors pink, black, navy and yellow
Spoonful of Sugar: create a scene with your card
Die Cuts R Us: Use embossing
Peachykeen: sketch
Tuesday Taggers: No patterned paper allowed
Digital Tuesday Challenge: Digi image with holiday wishes
Papertake Weekly: Digi image with sparkle
Image: Softpencil "Welcome Winter"
Copics: RV14,Y21,E00,110,C5,B29,R00, R93
Sentiment: SNS "Jolly set"
Ink: Memento "Tuxedo Black"
Other: pop dots, ribbon and silver glitter glue

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mojo Buggin for the Playdate Cafe

This week's Playdate Cafe challenge was set by my friend Alison and it is an inspiration challenge. I used the colors red, black and white. I combined this challenge with the Mojo Monday challenge which was a sketch and the Pollycraft challenge which was "no cards allowed" and this week's Just Buggin challenge was to "bling it up". So I made this gift tag with the colors from Playdate and I blinged up Santa's hat and the edge of my tag.
Image: Dustin Pike Santa
Copics: 110,R00,C1,E00,R29
Paper: DCWV "The Stack 6"
Nesties: Scalloped Circles
Stickles: Frosted lace and Stardust
Cricut: Tags,Bags, boxes and more "beveled tag" cut at 4inches


I love my new Snowman stamp. He's an actual wood mounted stamp...I know, shocking since I'm always using digi images nowadays. I first spotted this guy at Hobby Lobby last summer but didn't buy him because, well, what am I going to do with a Snowman stamp in the middle of the summer? But now, he's mine and I used him on this card for several challenges:
2 Red Bananas: recipie challenge 3 eyelets, 1 ribbon and an oval
Colour Create Challenge: use blue, white and silver
Corosive Challenge: Sketch
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Snow much fun
Image: Penny Black "warm and cold"
Copics: E57,YR04,B24,B29
Embossing: Snowflakes
Nesties: Scalloped Ovals
Other: ribbon, eyelets, blue ink

A Stamp for Henry

You may have heard about this stamp that is being sold by Pink Cat Studio to raise money to plant a tree in honor of a little three year old boy named Henry who died unexpectedly last Monday. You can purchase the stamp here. Such a sad story and my heart goes out to Henry's family. I know I'll think of his sweet little face everytime I use this stamp.
This card is for the following challenges:
Stamp Something: recipie-use 1 ribbon, 2 papers and 3 embellies
One Stop Craft Challenge: make a card for a kid
Stamps N Smiles: Sketch
All Sorts: Use sparkle/bling (I glittered the balloon and the polka dots around the image)
Cute Card Thursday: Use the colors red, yellow and blue
Image: Pink Cat Studio "Giraffe and Monkey" for Henry Anderson

Copics: E57,E29,E31,E37,110,Y21,B29
Paper: DCWV "Nana's Kids"
Other: Buttons, ribbon, blue glitter glue and clear glitter glue

Stretch N Bubbles-Zeke the Turkey

With Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks away it's the perfect time for Alison to release this new digi image called "Zeke the Turkey". He's a cutie and you can use him so many different ways, you don't have to be limited. You can keep him this size and make a card. You can make him smaller and put him on your Thanksgiving dinner placecards. You can make him bigger and make a Thanksgiving banner or centerpiece. There are so many possibilities with digi images-that's what makes them so much fun. Hop on over to StretchNBubbles and pick up Zeke for yourself. Check out the rest of Alison's collection and enter to win the awesome blog candy she's giving away.
Image: StretchNBubbles "Zeke"
Copics: E08,E29,E31,E43,E57,Y221,R46,YR04
Sentiment: Stampendous "flower chat"
Other: brown pigment ink and ribbon

Friday, November 6, 2009


Love this image from Alison at StretchNBubbles called Cherry on Top Cupcake. It's so versatile and cute. Pop on over to StretchNBubbles and pick one up for yourself.
Image: StretchN Bubbles "Cherry on Top Cupcake"

Copics: R00, R29,E57
Sentiment: Stampabilities "Happy Birthday 06"
Other: Red glitter glue, brown ink, button

Frosted Designs Guest DT Card

I'm a guest DT member of Frosted Designs this week! The challenge is to make a card using only the colors brown, orange and teal. I used this new free image from Dawn Moore called Leaf Coffee Mug. I also used the sketch from Cupcake Craft Challenge.
I hope you'll join in the challenge at Frosted Designs this week and you could be the next guest DT!
Image: Dawn Moore "leaf coffee mug"
Copics: 110,E08,BG72,BG75,E37 and E57
Embossing: Floral Fantasy and Swiss Dots
Other: pop dots, buttons by BoBunny

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Spoonful of Nested Fall Thank Yous

Yep...another one of those crazy combined titles trying to represent every challenge that I used to make this card. In case you couldn't figure it out from the title, here is the list:
Pile it On: Thank you card
Cuttlebug Challenge: Thank you card
Spoonful of Sugar: sketch
2 Red Bananas: use the colors brown, yellow, orange and red
Die Cuts R Us: Use Nesties
Kaboodle Doodle: make a card with a Fall theme or colors
Image: StretchNBubbles "bonnie"
Copics: E00,R00,E93,E95,E31,Y21,E57,R46
Sentiment: Stampabilities "Thanks 02"
Nesties: Circles and Scalloped Circles
Embossing: Floral Fantasy
Other: brown pigment ink

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Paperbloom Cardsketch

I combined three challenges for this card: Paperblooms which was to use the colors blue, orange and white. Cardmaker Cardswap which was to make a Christmas card with a stamp and at least one embellishment and CPS Cardsketch which was a sketch.

StretchNBubbles-Ellie the Elephant

Today over at StretchNBubbles, Alison is releasing this image called "Ellie the Elephant" isn't she adorable? Pop on over to Alison's blog to get your very own Ellie! And since it's Wednesday...Ellie is FREE. Yep, that's right, you can have this super adorable little elephant for FREE! How awesome is that? And, since she's a digi image, you can make her as big or little as you want. Don't you just love that about digi stamps?

Image: StretchN Bubbles "Ellie the Elephant"
Copics: B21,B24
Other: ribbon and popdots

Color Dare #41

This week the colors at the Color Dare are:
Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede and Whisper White
As always, if you don't have these exact colors, we invite you to play along with something similar. Everyone who plays is in the running for the "top three" of the week and you could be chosen as a guest designer in the near future. How fun is that? Check out the blogs of the rest of the Color Dare DT to see their amazing takes on this color combo.
This is a free image from Dawn Moore at Lost in Paper Scraps. Check out her blog for lots of other freebies including some super cute coffee themed images she just released this week.
Image: Dawn "flower turtle"
Copics: R00,E31,E57,BG75,BG72
Die Cuts: Doodlecharms flowers
Other: ribbon and popdots

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Frosted Designs Winner

WOW! My Snowman Heart card was chosen as the winner of the Frosted Designs "Make it Pop" challenge! So now, I am this week's Guest Designer on Frosted Designs. YAY! Come back on Friday to see my card for this week's challenge and play along yourself on Frosted Designs for your chance to be a Guest DT too!

Monday, November 2, 2009

An Exciting Announcement-and BLOG CANDY

Today I'm super excited to announce that Alison at StretchNBubbles has asked me to be a designer for her awesome digi images! I know you've all heard me rave about Alison's images and if you go check out her blog, you'll agree that they are fabulous and fun to work with. So is Alison! Here's a little bit about her so you can get to know the woman behind these adorable images:
I have to tell you. When I first asked Lori to be on my Digi Stamp Design Team, I was so nervous. I hate rejection, and I was stalking the computer all day. I am so lucky, and blessed that she said YES! She has been such a joy to work with. About me? Where to start..
I have a wonderful husband who I love and cherish. HE is AMAZING!!! We have two beautiful children. Stretch who is 9 years old and Bubbles who is 15 months old… that’s where I got my blog name.
Stretch N’ Bubbles. The names came from my dad.. Poppie who gives each of the grandchildren “magic names” after they are born. so those are their magic names and we love them...

I have been crafting all my life. Ever since I can remember I have made/created things.I really started “Scrapbooking/Card making” in 1996 when my dear friend Lisa Bearnson introduced to her new magazine Creating Keepsakes.. after that I was HOOKED!.. I do both scrapbooking and card making.. I enjoy each for different but similar reasons. I love to create, design, and do anything with my hands.. I have never taken any kind of art class (though I should have) but I have just started my love for Digi Stamps. I have found I have a special place in my heart for drawing, and if I can share them in the process. I am happy to do that..
I have been published in many magazines, worked for Creating Keepsakes as a designer for products sold on QVC (still do occasionally), and won many contests. I am truly excited to be starting this new adventure with Lori on my Digi Stamp design team. She is so talented, creative, and such a sweet person. She has inspired me in so many ways. I have had such a fun time getting to know her. I feel like we have been kindred spirit friends our whole lives.

I hope to inspire you with some of my designs. I can’t wait to meet and be inspired by each and every one of you.

I've made lots of cards with Alison's images but this is my first as an official part of her team. It's funny, it has all my favorite cardmaking ingredients: a digital image, colored with Copics, embossing and of course a bow (tied with my Bow Easy!) I promise not all the cards I make with Alison's images will use this formula! :) I'm really looking forward to working with Alison. She's super sweet and amazingly talented. I hope you'll love her work as much as I do. When you head over to check out Alison's images you can also find out how to win her AMAZING blog candy. You get one chance for being a follower of my blog so if you aren't already, sign up as a follower today. Read all the details at Alison's blog and see a pic and description of everything you can win.
Image: StretchNBubbles "humpty dumpty"

Copics: E00,E31,E43,E55,B21,B24,C5,W1,R00,YG09, 110
Ink: Memento "bamboo leaves"
Embossing: swiss dots
Other: ribbon