Saturday, April 28, 2012

Note Card

Today I've decided to post a card that I made a while ago.  I posted it on Splitcoast Stampers for entry in a challenge at memascrafts before I started my blog.  Today I decided to write a note to a friend using this card, and so decided to post it here.  It's just a cute girlfriend card, good for any occasion, which is why it has no sentiment.  I used a friend's stamp and ink so I don't know what I used, but I think my friend will like it. 

I find it nice to sometimes create cards without sentiments.  Then I can either use it as a note card or add any sentiment that I would like when I have a need for that card.  Does that work for you?

In a couple of days, we'll be having a new challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions.  Be on the look out!  I hope you entered the challenge that ends tomorrow night - hurry, it's not too late to enter our CAS challenge with a twist!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Jackson's Digital Expressions CAS Challenge: Family Matters

Hi, CAS is definitely my style.  In fact, I seldom create anything that is not CAS because that's what comes to me naturally.  When I didn't know what CAS was, I thought I just couldn't create "pretty" cards and layouts. After surfing the web endlessly, I discovered that my natural style was CAS - it had a name!! I still struggled for a while, trying to imitate other more ornate styles.  Finally, I realized I have to do me.  Here's my card:

I used Robert's "Cuddle" image. Have fun - enter our challenge!  I can't wait to see what moves you.  Go to Jackson's Digital Expressions and join in!

Here's what I used for my card:  Copics E57 and E35, CTMH Dutch Blue ink, Tea Dye Distress Ink, CTMH Make My Day stamp; CTMH Kraft CS, Recollections pearls, Bic Mark-Its, Sharpies, stipple brush.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Child's Birthday Card

This card was created for my sweet little neighbor, the middle boy of three adorable brothers.  We went to his party a couple of weeks ago.  I had fun making the card, coloring the hippos with the only two Copics that I own.

I used a few CTMH items:  Kraft cardstock, Little Reminder stamp, Chocolate ink.  Also used:  Mindy's Zoo (Autumn Leaves stamp), printed paper from my stash and Copics E35 and E57.  I love making cards for children!


First, a big THANKS to all of you who participated in our first blog hop challenge!  You made our challenge a great success.  The Design Team had a lot of fun, and we hope you did also.  Congratulations to the winner on my blog, CYNTHIA,  who said, "It's always nice to see inchies used" at 7:04 pm on April 13. Cynthia, please e-mail me at so I can arrange for you to receive your rose digi from Robert Jackson. 

Everyone, don't forget to go to Jackson's Digital Expressions to see who won the prizes there. We hope you continue to participate in all our upcoming challenges.  Again, a big thanks to everyone who participated!

Our next Design Challenge starts on Tuesday, April 17th and will be a Sketch challenge.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Jackson's Digital Expressions Blog Hop

 Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Launch Party for Jackson's Digital Expressions.
This is my challenge project:  Using an Inchie.  I made a large gift tag. Be sure to leave a comment because one lucky commenter will win the rose image.

The Inchie is Inkadinkado Heartful of Love; sentiment:  Close to My Heart From Me to You; VersaMagic Spring Pansy Chalk Ink; Lavender cardstock: Reflections: Watercolor paper: Bazzil; Watercolor Pencils: Artist Lofts; bling: my stash.

I think I should invest in some smooth watercolor paper.  This paper is textured.  I also need some better quality watercolor pencils - looks as if I've got some shopping to do!!

If you came here from Kim, then you have landed in the right place. If not, return to Jackson's Digital Expressions and start the hop there! We are having a BLOG HOP and Design Challenge to introduce our DT members and to introduce many of you to our Resident Artist, Robert Jackson. We hope you will HOP along with us, PLAY along in our Design Challenge, and BECOME a new follower
For the Hop: Follow the path to each DT member's blog. Make sure you leave a comment on each and that you FIND the MYSTERY LETTER. When you complete the hop, return to Jackson's Digital Expressionsand leave a comment that includes the MYSTERY WORDS. Each DT member will have a random drawing and award a prize to some lucky visitor to their blog, and we will have A GRAND PRIZE drawing here for those who collect all the letters and correctly Identify the Mystery Words.
For the Design Challenge, our theme is "Anything Goes."  You may submit cards, layouts, altered art, or ATC's. We would love to see you use an image from
Fine Arts By Robert Jackson , but it is not required.  Prizes: Grand Prize - Our grand prize winner will recieve 5 digital Images from Robert Jackson and a $15.00 Oozak Gift Certificate. You have until Sunday, April 15th at 11:59 pm EDT to complete the hop and to get your challenge entries uploaded here at our blog. So, I bet you're ready to start hopping?!? Your first stop is Jackson's Digital Expressions



Challenge Deadline:You have until 11:59 pm on April 15th to link your project to the InLinkz . Please make sure your project matches the requirements before you link it.

How to participate:
You can enter only ONE project per challenge, but if you use a Robert Jackson image, your project will count for two entries. New entries only, please, no backlinking.

A winner will be selected by the Design Team and will win:
1. A gift certificate for 5 digis from Robert's online store. 

2. The winner will also be invited to be a Guest Designer on one of our upcoming challenges.

We will also recognize 3 additional designers as our Top Three. Normally, we will not give prizes to the Top Three, but to celebrate our launch, our Top Three this Week will receive a Gift Certificate for one free Robert Jackson Digi.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Welcome to my Blog!

I can now cross starting a blog off my bucket list!  I used my Art Philosophy cart for the bunny and eggs; EK Success label punch; Recollections stamp.