Tuesday, July 31, 2012

JDE Anything Goes with a Sketch Twist

Happy Tuesday!  Jackson's Digital Expressions has some good things going on today:  Our sponsor - Bugaboo Stamps - is offering this week's winner 7 digital images!  Our challenge is Anything Goes, but the twist is to use a sketch. The team's designs and projects are fabulous. Be sure to take a look.  Here's the sketch:

Sketch 10 3 color combo

I decided to use Robert Jackson's "Mrs." image.  She's an old fashioned school teacher.  My teachers in grade school did not look like her, but believe me, they channeled her mentality!  I think I'll send her to my grandniece along with a back to school gift card. Here's my take on the sketch:

Supplies:  Inks: CTMH Black, Memento Lady Bug; Copics; Bic Mark-Its; White Gel Pen; Blending Pen; Marvy Scallop Circle Punch; Ribbon: Michaels; Cardstock & DP: my stash; Stamps: CTMH Beautiful Day; CTMH Liquid Glass; Pop Dots

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:  Make It Monday (Anything Goes), Tammy's Scrappin Corner (Anything Goes), One Stitch At A Time (Use a Digi), and Mema's Crafts (Anything Goes).

And don't forget that this is the last week of our month long challenge - make sure you enter!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Beachy Birthday Card

This is a birthday card that I made for my youngest son.  He loves the beach so I thought this was appropriate.  Everything came from my stash. I don't know who made the palm tree stamp that I stamped, colored and fussy cut. The sun is a circle punch with Stickles. And I hand cut the sand and inked the edge.  The sentiment is from CTMH.

My son liked the card and I hope you do, too!  I entered my card in two challenges:  Make It Monday (Anything Goes) and Alphabet Challenge Blog (For Men Only).

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

JDE Anything Goes Challenge #15

Oh, my goodness - you have got to go to Jackson's Digital Expressions to find out about our new sponsor Mayzy Art, our new challenge, our Guest Designer, and to see what the DT has created.  The Altered Arts Challenge Team has outdone itself with some wonderful projects.  Additionally, we have some beautiful cards. Believe me, you are in for a treat.  Click on the link and be ready for some great viewing.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Sponsor and Challenge at JDE

We have a new sponsor and challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions.  Be sure to go there and see what the DT has created.  The Anything Goes Challenge #14 features our Inks and Such Team.  Have fun with any color medium ans show us what you made.  Challenge #13 winners are posted - is your name there?

We also have two Guest Designers and two new members of our DT.  And our month long challenge is still going on.  JDE is the place to be!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

CAS Card

This evening I worked on a single card for two CAS challenges - Less is More (#76 - one layer, three of anything) and Cas-ual Fridays (CFC 61- use strips of color or pattern).  I've never entered a challenge at either of these sites, although I look at them every week.  So I got up my nerve, finally, and decided to enter:

Supplies:  Cardstock: my stash; Inks: CTMH Pear and Dutch Blue, Versa Magic Spring Pansy; Stamps: CTMH Live Life (Lucky Workshop of the Month), True Friends.

I like the script detail on the parenthesis. The middle one is Spring Pansy, a lavendar color. It shows up darker in real life than in the photo.  I love the colors.  It could be for a man or a woman, and I could easily use a different sentiment.  I think this design is very versitile.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sympathy Card

Today I have a sympathy card. I'm one of those cardmakers who makes sympathy cards as needed. I just can't bear to have a stash of them. I know some folks prefer to make them in advance of need, but that just doesn't work for me. I think they are hard to make under any circumstances, don't you? 

I decided not to color the stamped image. To me it appears more delicate that way. This time I shot the picture in my kitchen with backyard in sight through the window. My table is glass so you can see a slight reflection. It was slightly overcast so it was dark in the house. I needed as much natural light as I could get. Click on the image for a better view.

Supplies: Cardstock: My stash; Stamps: CTMH Lovely Lily, unknow wood stamp (sentiment); Ink: Memento Grape Jelly; Sizzix Dots embossing folder; pop dots.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Color Challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions

We have a new sponsor at JDE this week - A Day for Daisies.  Some of our DT are using images from ADFD in the challenge.  The color twist at our Anything Goes challenge at JDE this week is to use Purple, Red and Blue. I thought I would have a hard time with this color combo, but I really didn't.  I used Robert's "With All Her Might" image. I think the woman could be singing or she could be preaching. But whatever she's doing, from her body language, you can tell she's doing it With All Her Might:

Supplies:  Cardstock, Ribbon & Bling: My stash; Sentiment: CTMH Card Chatter Sympathy; Bic Mark-Its, Watercolor Pencils, Blending Pen; Fiskars Corner Punch; Corner Chomper.

Go on over and see all the projects the DT has created.  You're in for a treat! And don't forget our month long Anything Goes Challenge #11.  It ends August 6 so you have lots of time left to win some great prizes. At the end of our month long Party, we will have a special drawing from all eligible entries.  The winner will win a Sizzix Big Shot and the entire July Image Release.  But remember, you have to be a follower to be eligible!

On a side note, I just want to say that it feels good at use my stash! I've entered my card in these challenges:  Make it Monday (Anything Goes),  Crafty Creations Challenges (Free for All),  Word Art Wednesday.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Jackson's Digital Expressions Mini Blog Hop!!!

Good Morning!  The JDE Design Team is pleased to welcome you to our mini blog hop from today, July 6 -July 8.  We're introducing one of our new sponsors, DigiDarla DesignsDigiDarla creates wonderful digital stamps which we are showcasing on the hop.  You have a chance to win 6 images from our resident artist, Robert Jackson, and 5 images from DigiDarla!

The rules are simple.  We are asking this "Burning" question:  What has Red, Yellow, Black, Green, and Blue Rings? Start at JDE.  As you visit each blog, look for mystery words which are hints to help you answer the question.  Return to JDE and leave a comment which includes your answer to the Mystery Question. 

Here's the hop order:

Jackson's Digital Expressions (jacksonsdigitalexpressions.blogspot.com)
Kim (kimskuties.blogspot.com)
Sheila (you are here)
RJ (thriftycrafterdude.blogspot.com)
Lawren (ahobby-holic.blogspot.com)
Katya (kattyxotica.blogspot.com)
Carol (happyexpressions.blogspot.ca)
Sharon (sharonshowcase.blogspot.com)
Vicky (crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca)
FranCine (confiseriespapier.blogspot.com)
Chana (redoralee.blogspot.com)

Here's my card using a pre-colored Digi Darla image.  Isn't she gorgeous? 

Gymnastics is one of my favorites at the Summer Games.  I wonder how many Medals the Team USA will win.

I've entered my card in these challenges:  Milk Coffee Challenge (Sports), Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge (Olympics), Mema's Crafts (Anything Goes).

Go to RJ's blog next to see what he's created and to get more hints for the answer to our Mystery Question.  If you just came to my blog without following the hop, go to JDE and get started.  Remember to leave a comment at JDE along with your answer to our Mystery Question.  We have some awesome prizes!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


I've got lots of news regarding Jackson's Digital Expressions in July:  Robert has created 6 new images for the Design Team - you could win all 6.  The site will have "Featured" Designers and the Design Challenge IS ALL MONTH LONG.  Additionally, there's a Mini Blog Hop July 6-8. There will be weekly prize drawings and surprises throughout the month, plus a Bonus Mystery Prize for someone.  Finally, we have fabulous new sponsors and new Design Team members.  You will want to join in and have a great time with us.

This week's Challenge from the CAS team is Anything Goes with a twist - A Rose by Any Other Name.  We would love it if you put a flower or flowers on your card, but not a rose. My card uses a particular favorite image of mine called Doing the Wobble.  I absolutely love to line dance.  In fact, I line dance at least 3 times a week and usually more.  I take classes, belong to a line dance club, and attend work shops and jamborees regularly.  I am one dancing sista, believe me!  So I had to have this image.  The Wobble is an old line dance, but it is immensely popular - folks of all ages dance it everywhere.  I love this image and this card!  It makes me want to dance!!  If you don't Wobble, learn it - you'll have big fun!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  my stask; Stamps:  Hero Arts Cling-Musical Clef, Recollections, CTMH Atomic Lower Case; Copics; Sharpies; Bic Mark-Its; Sankura White Jelly Roll Pen; Ink:  CTMH Blush, Memento Grape Jelly; Flowers: CTMH White Daisy Just Blooms.

I entered my card in some challenges:  Make It Monday (Anything Goes),  The Crafty Bloggers Network (Anything Goes), Mema's Crafts (Anything Goes), and Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges (Anything Goes). Create a project and link it up at JDE.  You don't want to miss out on a good time and some great prizes!