Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Monochromatic Challenge at Pixie Dust Studio!

What's your favorite color? Use it to create a project for this week's Monochromatic Challenge!
 I chose Pink! It's the color I use most on my cards. I am always running out of Bazzill Watermelon Sensation CS; my favorite shade of pink. That's what I used for today's post. The adorable image is "Belle of the Ball" from the Have a Ball Collection.
 I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge!
Enter your project HERE for a chance to win a Pixie Dust image of your choice and a Pixie Star Award Badge for your blog. Need some inspiration? Stop by the blogs of the talented Pixies to see the images they are showcasing. Their links are in my sidebar. Stop by the Pixie Dust Studio and see all of the adorable images that are available! Have you checked out the Oh Baby Collection? Take a peek! You'll be glad you did!

Monday, July 25, 2011

My First Digital Image Designed by......

...MOI! ME!
I was working on another baby carriage, and I found the cutest pale blue ribbon with little rocking horses on it. Seeing the ribbon made me decide that I wanted a little rocking horse digital stamp to place on the carriage and matching card.

 Hubby has been telling me for months that I should draw my own images. I majored in Art and Education in college. I've been creative all my life, but haven't just sat down and "sketched" in ages. So....I took a deep breath......and came up with "Rocky" COPYRIGHT  ©2011 Cat Darling.

I'm pleased with how he turned out. The template for the buggy is a Lauren Meader Design, "Bouncing Baby Buggy", from My Time Made Easy.
The side
The punch is a MS dotted scallops.
Stamp Something- Something Embellished
Whoopsi Daisy- Let's Get in Shape
Frosted Designs- Buttons 
Totally Gorjuss- Punch or Die 
Moving Along with the Times- Cute and Cuddly with a Punch 
Papertake Weekly- Getting Cute
Paper Cutz- Anything Goes

Friday, July 22, 2011

It's Release Day at Pixie Dust Studio!!!

It's Release Day for the Oh Baby Collection at Pixie Dust Studio! Here are all seven images! Stop by the Pixie Dust Studio to see the special price for the entire collection!
 We also have New Pixies in the Studio! A BIG Pixie Welcome to 
Suzi  (A returning Pixie!)
As promised, I have THREE peeks for you today!!!!

This image is "Pixie Ark" and it's just perfect for a Baby collection! I even added a little pink rickrack wave. LOL

Next is "Baby Bun Bun". The sentiment  I wrote inside says, "Some Bunny Loves You!" Just perfect for a baby shower or first birthday! The DP is from My Time Made Easy, "Spring is Here".

This image is "Baby Girl", and it's an enclosure card that goes with.......

this baby carriage. I used the same image for the front of the carriage.

Here is the back with "Strollin' Princess".   

A closer look.

A side view of the carriage. The template is "Bouncing Baby Buggy" and is available at My Time Made Easy.
I hope you've enjoyed my peeks for the "Oh Baby Collection" Release. The Pixies have peeks for you too! Stop by their blogs, and see their creations! I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge. All the deets are HERE.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Pixie Dust Studio Sketch Challenge and Sneak Peek!

Tomorrow is Release Day for the "Oh Baby Collection" at Pixie Dust Studio!
Today's Peek is doing double duty as a sample for this week's Sketch Challenge.

  This image is "Strollin'  Princess". I paper pieced the hood of the buggy. Pop dots were placed under the bird, baby, and balloon. 

 I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge!
Enter your project HERE for a chance to win a Pixie Dust image of your choice and a Pixie Star Badge for your blog. Need some inspiration? Stop by the blogs of the talented Pixies to see the images they are showcasing. Their links are in my sidebar. Stop by the Pixie Dust Studio and see all of the adorable images that are available! You'll be glad you did!
 Please stop by tomorrow. It's Release Day for the Oh Baby Collection!!!!! I'll have THREE peeks for you!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day One of Sneak Peeks for PDS "Oh Baby"!!!!

Two more days until the Pixie Dust Studio Release of the "Oh Baby" Collection!

I used the image "Baby Boy" for today's peek. I couldn't resist pinning him to the clothes line! LOL
I drew the onesie and the pants myself. Just too cute!  

My second peek is "Dear Baby Deer". Isn't it sweet! It can be colored so that it's suitable for a boy or a girl.
Speaking of boys and girls, this image is "Strollin' Prince". The colors and embellies I used are more suitable for a girl, but you can decorate it any way you want. I just HAD to add a little bow to the hair!
Stop by the blogs of our talented DT to see which images they are previewing today. Their links are in  sidebar. I'll have another peek for you tomorrow along with our weekly challenge. I hope you'll stop by and visit!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

It's a Girly, Girly Challenge this Week at Pixie Dust Studio!

It's time to use ribbons and bows on your project this week for the Girly, Girly Challenge at Pixie Dust Studio! I had a hard time choosing which Girly image to use. There are so many adorable ones available in the Studio. I finally chose "When Will my Prince Come?" from the Have a Ball Collection. I used a MS punch to make the flower borders. The flowers are actually silk flowers that I purchased on a stem. I pulled them off, colored them with a Copic marker, and then placed a rhinestone in the center.
Pixie Tip
I have a tip for you this week. Have you ever colored an image, and then couldn't find the perfect DP to match? Choosing the DP first will eliminate this problem. Then you can choose the same colors in the DP to color your image. You hardly even have to think about it! It's so much easier! That way everything can match or coordinate.

I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge! Link your project HERE. You could win a Pixie Dust image of your choice and a Pixie Star Award for your blog! There are many images to inspire you in the Pixie Dust Studio as well as fabulous creations on the blogs of our talented DT! Stop by the Studio and the DT's blogs. Their links are in my sidebar.

Friday, July 8, 2011

It's Release Day for New Twilight Images at Pixie Dust Studio!

SQUEE! SQUEE! AND SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 It's what you've been waiting for! New Twilight Images are available today in the Pixie Dust Studio!
 Here is my final page for this release. 
I had so much fun making this page for my "never ending" Twi Book. As you know, Jasper fought in the Civil War. I went searching on the web for something Civil War related, and I came across this photo from Harper's Weekly. Perfect! I had a jar of Vintage buttons purchased at a Flea Market, and inside was an old metal button. I punched out a star, glued it on top, and attached it to the page. MS punches added a nice touch.

Gotta have a quote from the book!
Maybe you'll be inspired to make a Twi book. If you do I'd LOVE to see it! Missed some of my pages? You can see them HERE. Stop by the Pixie Dust Studio, and pick up your Twi images today!
Deets are HERE. Call ends today!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

It's an "Old Photos, Black and White" Challenge at Pixie Dust Studio and a Twi Peek!

This week's challenge at Pixie Dust Studio: Old Photos, Black and White,was just perfect to use for my first Halloween card of the season. I LOVE Halloween! You gotta love a holiday that let's you dress up and eat candy! I also LOVE seeing my grandkids dressed in their costumes!
I chose "Dumbledore" from the Harry Potter Collection. The bats are "Just Batty" from the Fun House Collection. I cut the clock from a piece of DP. The fence is a MS punch. I found the spider web ribbon at Michael's.

What will you create for this week's challenge?
Please Note our Revised Challenge Rules:

Challenge Rules

- Challenges will be set every Thursday and must be received by Wednesday 6pm (CST) prior to the new challenge giving you almost 1 week to complete.
- All entries must be posted on your blog with a link to Pixie Dust Challenges.
- All entries must be direct links to your projects. Please use Mister Linky to link your post.
- Please DO NOT back-link to older projects. Only entries that are dated within the week of the challenge will be accepted.
- Only 3 entries per person will be allowed to enter to win.
- The winner will be chosen by the DT and winners will be announced on the same day the new challenge is posted.
*Although it is not compulsory we would be delighted if you used a Pixie Dust Studio Digital Image on your projects.
*We encourage you to combine your entry with other inspiring challenges.
*Most of all, use this challenge blog to have fun, get inspired and meet new friends ;)
Thank you all for playing along!!!
 Enter your project HERE for a chance to win a Pixie Dust image of your choice and a Winner's Badge for your blog. Need some inspiration? Stop by the blogs of the talented Pixies to see the images they are showcasing. Their links are in my sidebar. Stop by the Pixie Dust Studio and see all of the adorable images that are available! You'll be glad you did!
Coming tomorrow!
 This is Carlisle. If you follow my blog, you know that I am working on a Twilight Book featuring Pixie Dust images. I added tags that describe his role in the family. I found the medical symbol for doctor on the web and placed it prominently on the page.

 Of course, the page wouldn't be complete without a quote from the book. If you want to see previously completed pages in my Twi Book, Click HERE. Stop by tomorrow for the final peek. It's also Release Day, and all three new Twi images will be available in the Pixie Dust Studio! 

Deets are HERE. The call ends tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Twilight Images are Coming to Pixie Dust Studio!!!!!!

It's happening this Friday! THREE New Twilight images are on their way to the Pixie Dust Studio! Now I can add more pages to my "never ending" Twi Book!

This is Esme.

I added a quote from the book.

The flower is handmade using organza wired ribbon. The Cullen Crest was found on the web, and glued to a stick pin.
If you want to see what my book looks like so far, you can see all of the pages by clicking HERE.
Stop by tomorrow for this week's Pixie Dust Studio Challenge, and I'll have another Twi peek for you!
Allsorts- Free and Easy July
Stamping for the Weekend- My Favorite Things (Twilight, flowers, punches, ribbon)
Digital Tuesday- Bling It Up
Digi Doodle Shop- Anything Goes

Pixie is Having a DT Call!
All the deets are HERE! The call ends on Friday.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

It's a Thank You Softpencil Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Softpencil Thank You/Farewell Blog Hop! If you arrived from talented Betty's Blog then you are in the right place! If not, and you want to join our hop, then start at the beginning at Creative Kerry's Blog.
Softpencil Studios is discontinuing digital stamps. They will be available only until August 1st. So if you want any images hop on over to the Softpencil Studio, and snap some up! You can get 5 stamps for $10. What a bargain!
Softpencil is the first DT that I was on. I have enjoyed working with Elizabeth the past 19 months, and meeting the girls on the DT. This is the very last posting we will do as Softpencil Design Team members :(.

This is my first card that I posted as a Softpencil DT member. It is
"I Will Cook for You", and it is one of my favorite images. I added Michu, the cat, peeking around the corner.

I made my very first sidestep card and included some of my favorite Softpencil stamps.  Thank you, Elizabeth for the opportunity to work with you and your adorable images! I wish you much success and happiness in the future!
Thank you to friends and followers who visit my blog and leave such lovely comments! Although digital images are being discontinued, Elizabeth is still busy creating Tshirts, Art prints, and skins. The Angel Company is also producing rubber stamps for her with the Tinytwinies! Next on the  Hop list is the very talented Dawn. Stop by and see her Thank You/Farewell to Elizabeth posting. The Hop will end at the Softpencil Studio so be sure and leave some "love" for Elizabeth and wish her well!
P.S. If you missed my Softpencil slideshow featuring all of my Softpencil creations, you can find it HERE.