Monday, April 26, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I am a sketch freak and look for ways to think out of the box. I came up with this card using some older papers that i found in my stash (I love being thrifty...). The ties are so cute! The Digi Shack has amazing digitals for only a BUCK! You can participate in any of our challenges or sketches using ANY image of your choosing and you are not limited to The Digi Shack images in order to particpate!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Our card templates, at a mere 99 cents are so economical and versatile. They can be used as cards or they can be used on layouts too. Have you paperpeiced one of our cards? Here is how I do it:
Print out your card template on white cardstock or even scrap ugly cardstock for that matter. Cut out one of the image sides. I used my imagination and free cut the icecream scoops.
Useing the peices, I traced them onto my patterned paper:
VOILA! I embossed the cone and inked the edges:
The scoop on my layout:
Sassafrass printed paper, die cut stickers, and alphas: Nerdy Bird
Cardstock for cone base
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Thickers puffy letters
What can you do with our theme of icecream this week?
Head to our site at What's the Scoop and load a NEW project for a chance to win an AWESOME PRIZE! While you are there, check out what the other designers did and browse the store a bit too!
Thanks for looking and happy scrapping!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
This Sweet Peas image was so vintage and cool. I couldn't resist using some watercolors on it and jazzing it up with my Shimmerz.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
A message to all members of SNR Card Universe
Ok, is everyone ready to step through the looking glass?! Thursday is DigiDay, here at the Card Universe, and our host- Cheeky Radish- is taking us on an themed adventure. This is the very first CU event for Cheeky Radish, and I am seriously excited to see what they have planned for this fun theme! There are challenges planned that will last for 4 days, plenty of time for everyone to play along. There will be fun, friends and visiting, too.
Plan to join us Thurs http://snrcardiverse.ning.com/group/cheekyradishdesignsdigitalstampsin the Cheeky Radish Group Page:
Visit SNR Card Universe at: http://snrcardiverse.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
If you LOVE digi’s you’ll love being part of our family! We are looking for new design team members. We’ve recently lowered our prices on our images to just $1 each to do our part in saving the world of paper crafter’s money! We are also adding a few new lines to our shop including some fabulous templates!
U.S. and International English speaking applicants
Please read the following very carefully before submitting your application. It is very important that you follow the directions as that too is part of the determining factor of you becoming a DT member
· 3 pictures of your VERY BEST work. Photos must be sized at 640x480. This can either be cards, layouts with pictures or altered items
· A paragraph (not a sentence) about you and why you want to be a Shack Sistah and what you will do to promote The Digi Shack.
· A clickable link to your blog
· A clickable link to your online gallery or galleries
· A list of clickable links to all Design teams you are on. It is favorable that you are not active on more than 3 design teams while you are with TDS.
What is expected of DT members?
If you are chosen to be a Shack Sistah you will be expected to:
· Complete weekly challenges and post to your blog on the challenge day(s).
· Post comments and photos on SNR and PCP and other social networking sites.(this means you will have to have a user account at SNR and PCP)
· You will also be required to leave comments on blogs for all of our TDS fans that participate in our challenges and your sistah’s blogs
· Participate in ALL TDS events where sufficient notice is given.
· It is not required but we encourage all DT members to submit their artwork to magazine publication at least once a month. A list of publications will be provided for you on the DT blog.
You will also be required to participate in Digi Day on SNR on the 1st Saturday of EVERY MONTH for your term.(this date is subject to change without notice) as well as our monthly Ustream live video feeds (you do not need to have a webcam but you do need to sign up for a free Ustream account so that you can participate in the live chats)
You must use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your internet browser in order to view all of our images – both safer than IE and free to download. Our images are not always visible on IE. This does not mean if you use IE you have to delete it, you just need to use Firefox or Chrome while working with TDS images and blogs. You can have more than one browser installed on your computer and it should not harm or interfere with your system.
You must also know and understand how to use digital images. No special software is required but you must be able to print digital images in order to showcase them. Further, you must have a working knowledge of blogging software and understand the basic principles of inserting links, adding photos, etc.
A digital camera to photograph your work is required. No scanned images please.
You will be required to promote TDS by placing a clickable blog button on your blog. (This will be provided to you by TDS if you are chosen to be on the team)
You must have a blog that is updated at least 3 times a week.
You must be willing to commit to a 3 month term (June 1, 2010-Sept 1, 2010)
You will be required to check the DT blog daily to check for updates or new events. This is our main form of communication.
You must be willing to work under short notice. I am not a planner and more often than not, I plan things at the last minute.
Failure to comply with the above terms may result in termination with or without notice.
What do DT members get as part of being on the team?
You will receive free TDS images! This round we are doing things a bit different. Once selected as part of the DT you will receive 3 images of your choice to create with to announce your position on the team. Once I see that these three images are used you may choose 3 more and so on. I’ve found that if I freely give out images then they are not being used to showcase TDS. This isn’t just about getting free images, your position on the DT is to showcase and promote The Digi Shack. As long as you are creating with our images and showcasing them, you will receive all of your requested images. Please remember that this is a serious commitment and I expect that you treat it as such if you are chosen. Please do not apply if you can not commit.
Monthly we will be releasing new images and you will automatically be sent those images before the release date so that you can sneak peek those new arrivals. Those new releases do not count towards your images of choice.
If you think you have what it takes to be a Shack Sistah email your application with DESIGN TEAM in the subject line by May 15, 2010 – Any applications with anything more or less than DESIGN TEAM in the subject line will be disqualified.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Today I would like to expand the handstitching category:
You can stitch with thread, ribbon, yarn, raffia, jute, fibers, and embroidery floss, such as DMC. Floss is inexpensive, widely available, and comes in every shade imaginable. Plus you control the thickness because each floss is made up of 6 strands. Use them all, or just one or two. Or use one or two strands of more than one color.
Once you've had a little practice, you'll start sewing on everything.
A few ideas:
- Create your own backgrounds and borders by piecing together cardstock blocks or strips.
- Embellish and attach diecuts for a custom, dimensional look.
- Create paper or fabric pockets to hold journaling blocks, extra photos, or simple memorabilia.
- Stitch around lettering and titles.
- Embellish journaling blocks.
- Draw attention to a photo by stitching on the mat
- Adhere vellum to your background. (Vellum is translucent, so it will often show the glue that lies beneath it. Try stitching it on instead.)
- Create decorative handmade accents that you attach to a page. One popular technique combines sewing with tearing. Sew along an edge first, then tear just on the other side of your stitches. Push the torn edge up.
Take a look at what the designers did at What's the Scoop with the Paper Popsicles' digitals this week and how they incorporated stitching.
What can YOU do? Create a NEW project using stitching in some way and load it HERE with Mr. Linky. Who knows, you might be "scooped" on Saturday and you just might win our weekly or monthly RAK!
This weeks challenge is a fun little sketch. Our DT's interpretations of this sketch is just amazing. Check them out (their blogs are to the right) and leave them some LOVE! We invite you to join in on the fun and create a card using this sketch - turn it, flip it, shrink it or enlarge it. The possibilities are endless. Please post your links using Mr. Linky HERE.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Be sure to head over there and grab it while it is there. While there, check out the other images she has for sale, most of which are priced at only ONE DOLLAR! Toni always has unique digital images to share and these drums are no exception! Thanks for looking at Happy Scrapping!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
The CHALLENGE: Create a springtime layout that includes at least 3 pictures and the word spring in the title. Your layout can be any size and 1 or 2 pages.
Link your entry to this challenge HERE. Entries can be linked up until Wednesday April 21 at midnight. A Helmer designer will choose a winner and it will be announced on Thursday April 22.