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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

D2D free Digital image and LOTS of ATC's today

   Today I made a card with the Designed 2 Delight digital image for this week.  Faith offers a free digital image the first week of each month, and if you play along and post a card, you get the next digi image free.  If you want to jump in at any time, you can purchase the next image.  If you play along, you are considered to be a member of her Artistic team. I colored the image with Copics R85, C2, C3, E33, E35, E37. I used a new Valentine Cuttlebug folder that my Blogging sister Karli 'enabled' me to get.....she twisted my arm- from the Home Shopping network.....I used a technique from the Technique Junkies called AI Foil and Red Stazon Ink.  I layered on Metallic Silver paper and SU Purely Pomegrante card stock.  I added some bling on the bow and the collar-rhinestones in Valentine colors from Archivers. Yummy- I love PINK (and Blue), so I have to say I am really loving this time of year and crafting!
Challenges for today:
Designed 2 Delight (D2D)-Digi Freebie
Belli Challenge-Hearts
Crafty Creations-Valentines or Love
PaperTake-Pink
Incy Wincy-Favorite Coloring Medium
Corrosive-Let's go Digital
Polka Doodles-Love, valentines, Anniversary or Wedding
Practical scrappers-embossing (Cuttlebug)
Gingersnap Creations-Metallics
Caardvarks-Red hearts-BG Cuttlebug AI Foil

Next- this was a gift from a friend Diane.  She is multi-talented and can do anything!  We did a little stamping Years ago, and she has a newfound interest in stamping- Stamp TV is teaching her ALOT!  I challenged her to a swap (which I have not made yet by the way......) to make ATC sized shutter cards- Diane has mine finished- isn't it awesome???  I LOVE this- the silver is recycled and is Wrapping paper.
These two ATC's are also done by Diane- Dang!  I am working on getting her to join the Technique Junkies, but  honestly, she is making wonderful cards as is- I will keep working on her when she runs out of fun things to do, she will not be able to resist!  In case you do not make ATC's they are 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 and are samples of Art.  They are not really supposed to look like mini-cards- they are more for expressing your artistic talents..........  Some of mine look like little cards, some look like techniques I am learning.........

 Next, I have a Technique Junkies ATC share- I sent in 5 ATC's and recieve 5 ATC's back.  It is an on-going perpetual swap run by Juliet A- here is what I found in my mailbox today:
Deb Lovett: Cling and Scrunch
Cat Gondek-Color outside the lines
Juliet Arrighi-Cracked Glass
Brandy Jarvis-Janes Coat
Judy Parlin- Herringbone






Finally, this is what I did last Sunday and Monday...organized a corner of my paper crafting room.  I took all of my mounted stamps and put them in Portfolio cases or the Stampendous " storage containers my friend Nancy found. I took all of my stamps out of clam shell cases- such a great space savings.  I still have a ton of re-organizing to do, but what a huge job to have behind me!  I am also going to index these stamps- eventually.  The wire baskets at the bottom are my background stamps and my unmounted rubber stamps- I have more on the other side of the room......... (I went into Office Depot and found this bookcase on sale for $15.00!!!).

Thanks for listening to me today..........
I also spent yesterday and today getting ready for the Firecracker Designs by Pamela Blog Hop this weekend- Please join us for a fun Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and I combined my post with my Friday Bloggers Challenge.

Shelly

38 comments:

Annie said...

Oh my Shelly, looks like you've been a busy little bee! I just love your creations, especially the blue card with all those folds! (I've never tried one of those before, but you have inspired me to try it - thank you!)

Liz Williams said...

Love your puppy love card. Very pretty background as well. Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge.

Micki Switzer said...

Good Shopping, Shelly...Wow $15...I've been moving around my scraproom tonight too....but no pictures...I just stand in the middle of the mess and stare at the stash....Now where does this go??? Love your stamp organizing...come do mine please!!!

Rhonda said...

The puppy love card is adorable! I cannot imagine an ATC sized Tri-Shutter.
i would like to try that...I love ATC's and Tri-Shutters.....hmmmm! Thanks for sharing.

Carrie said...

Wow Shelly you've been busy!! Great organization btw. All the projects are wonderful, that little penguin is the cutest and love your puppy heart.

Karen Howard said...

Love your D2D card... don't know what AI Foil is but it looks great!!! Makes the perfect background for the puppy love image which you did an awesome job coloring!

JazzyH said...

Pretty card!

brenda said...

Hi Shelly

You do looks nice and organised.

A great card and the background is brilliant.

Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles this week.

B x

Cheryl said...

Boy you have been busy!

I love the cards!

Have a great day

Jamie Lane said...

Wow, that is a lot of projects! They all look wonderful...love the embossing on the puppy card, super cute! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!

Juliet A said...

There isn't a thing in this post that I don't like. I love your puppy love card, I want to swap Trishutter ATCs with you, your scan of your swaps is great, and I need you to help my organize my craft stuff.

Did I forget anything? Recruit that friend of yours into the Technique Junkies!

Liz said...

Lovely image really nice colour and layout Thanks for joining Incy wincy this week

Liz x

Tami said...

I have always wanted to make a shutter card. Real cute.

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Love those cute dogs! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Metallics Challenge!

Loretta Rodger said...

Just love the cards and watching your fun stuff here on the blog!

Great creative space, I'm sure you enjoy it!

jimlynn said...

Love the puppy card! Is that "True Love" or what! Just great.

Vicki said...

Hey, Shelly, Karli got to me, too! She should be on their payroll! I love the folders, tho'! YOU have been a very busy lady! Such awesome work! And your craft space looks wonderful! Blessings to you!

Kathy said...

Shelly, that dog valentine is amazing! Your coloring rocks and the bling on the collar is so cute. As usual, I'm amazed by your techniques junkies background. So glad you are getting everything organized, looks so clean and neat.

Chrissy D said...

I agree with Annie, Shelly! Busy!!! Love the puppy card and all of the ATC's you have gotten. Beautiful work! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge!

lcamacho said...

beautiful cards.And awesome deal on the shelf

Rose said...

your cards are wonderful, and way to go getting so organized, can you do that for me now? LOL
thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week :)

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with your LOVELY work!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Cheryl said...

this is so sweet love the image great coluring too thank you for joining us at incy designs this week love cheryl xxxxxxx

Melisa Waldorf said...

Great way to start the new year girly! I've been doing the same thing! Getting rid of alot of stuff too.

Faith S. said...

OMGosh!! That paper you made using the foil technique is GORGEOUS!! All of your cards and ATCs are wonderful!!

Amanda said...

BUSY BUSY BUSY! Great cards! The ATC are great and love your storage!

Glitterbee Love

Kris L said...

I love anything with a dog on it and this is super cute. Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles this week...Kris

ribenaruby said...

Super technique used on your card, really nice and image is sooo romantic. thanks for joining the fun at Polka Doodle!

Nikki said...

You've colored this just great :)
Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki

Anne said...

Goodness you've been busy! Love that free digi and you look very organised now :)

Julie said...

I just finished about half of my craft room. It is exhausting, but your nice, neat and organized area has inspired me to go and finish my goal. Thanks.
Julie SBS29

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along in our Love/Valentine Challenge at Crafty Creations! Cheers Claire x

Tip Top said...

Fantastic storage!! And great card - I do like the background! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Katie said...

Sheely,
I love your Puppy Love card!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Kerry said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

Fern said...

Looks like both of you are having fun!! Wonderful cards, and I really love the "puppy love" one.. Great BG, I'm going to have to try that out... Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge!!!

Fliss said...

Really cute card and lovely image.
Thanks for joining in with this week's Polka Doodles challenge.

colourmehappy said...

Those ATC's rock, love your work!