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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sparkly Bee Picnic

I really went crazy with this card! Stickles, Crystal Lacquer, Pez-A-Bling, Shimmerz ... you can't tell so much in the picture but it sparkles like crazy! I used the newly released Picnicin' Bee stamp from Pez-A-Doodle Designs - isn't he too cute?

Recipe
Stamps: Picnicin' Bee
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor Pencils
Embellishments: Crystal Lacquer, Pez-A-Blings, Stickles, Shimmerz

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wishing You Well

This is my card for the SCS sketch challenge. I used a Flower Soft stamp that, at first, I was a little scared to use. The flowers aren't real well defined so I was afraid that I wouldn't put the FS in the right spots. But I think it turned out well and actually having less definition for the flowers worked out better. It was fun and easy to do. I wish I had made the card a little shorter because it ended up looking a little plain, but everything is stuck down so there's no going back now!
In the closeup you can get a better view of the Flower Soft - LOVE that stuff! I got the stamp and the Flower Soft from one of the best stores out there: Pez-A-Doodle Designs. PDD now has a Flower Soft sampler kit if you're looking to get a variety of products and want them at a great price! You can find the sampler kit here.

Recipe…
Stamps: Flower Soft Wishing Well

DP: Basic Grey
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Brown, watercolor paint
Tools: Aqua brush
Embellishments: Sweet Pea Flower Soft

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Time to Hop Again!

Put on some springy shoes because it's time to do the hop again! This time my DT sisters are showing off the third and final new release from Pez-A-Doodle Designs. Be sure to head on over to Gretchen's blog to start the hop!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

PDD Hint #3 for Stamp 3

Do you know what the third new release is yet? Be sure to head over to Marti's blog for your last hint and while you're there, leave a guess for your chance to win a free digital stamp!

Monday, April 20, 2009

PDD Hint #2 for Release #3

Have you figured out from Taylor's hint yesterday what the third stamp is that's being released from Pez-A-Doodle Designs? How about another hint? Be sure to visit Gretchen for another hint and remember to leave a guess on each hint for a chance to win a free digital stamp!!

**Check back here tomorrow for the link to the final hint for this stamp!**

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the second stop on the Pez-A-Doodle Designs blog hop! Your first stop should have been Catherine's blog so please make sure you checked out her great project. And now, I'm proud to introduce Princess Cleo:

Isn't she just the CUTEST?! She was super fun to color and I added some turquoise Stickles around her eyes. I know you're just dying to get your inky hands on her! Great news - you don't even have to wait for the stamp to be released on April 22nd. For THREE DAYS ONLY you can buy the digital stamp at Pez-A-Doodle Designs! You'll definitely want to take advantage of this because she's the first in a series of stamps. Here's a close-up of her:


I hope you've enjoyed your stop here; now it's time to hop on over to Kelly's for the third stop on the blog hop!

Recipe…
Stamps: Pez-A-Doodle Designs
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black, watercolor paint, gold Ziggy pen
Tools: Aqua brush
Embellishments: Stickles

Saturday, April 18, 2009

PDD Hint #3 for Stamp 2

Did you enjoy hint #2 yesterday? Do you know what the Pez-A-Doodle Designs new release is yet?! Most likely you need a little more help so head over to Ashley's blog for the third hint. For a chance to win a free digital stamp you have to make a guess on ALL THREE blogs so make sure you check out all three hints if you haven't already!

**Tomorrow is the BLOG HOP during which we'll reveal the second stamp! The hop will start with Catherine TOMORROW**

Friday, April 17, 2009

PDD Hint #2 for Stamp 2

Did you enjoy hint #1 yesterday? Do you know what the Pez-A-Doodle Designs new release is yet?! Most likely you need a little more help so head over to Kelly's blog for the second hint. For a chance to win a free digital stamp you have to make a guess on ALL THREE blogs so make sure you check out all three hints if you haven't already!

**Check back here tomorrow for the link to the third hint for the second stamp to be released!**

Thursday, April 16, 2009

PDD Hint #1

I'm excited to be the first one to give you a hint for the second new stamp release from Pez-A-Doodle Designs! Be sure to leave a comment here for a chance to win a FREE digital stamp!! In order to be entered to win you have to leave a guess on ALL THREE of the blogs that give hints so check back here tomorrow for the location of the second hint. Ready? Here's hint #1:




Think you've got it? Leave a guess here for a chance to win! Whether you guess correctly or not, you'll still be entered in the drawing as long as you leave a guess for all three hints. You'll definitely want to win this digital stamp because it's super cute and it's the first in a series of images that all go together! Good luck and remember to check back here tomorrow for a link to the next hint!

**Today is also the day for the blog hop to show off the first stamp released! If you haven't already, head on over to Catherine's blog to start hopping!**

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

PDD Hint #3

Did you enjoy hint #2 yesterday? Do you know what the Pez-A-Doodle Designs new release is yet?! Most likely you need a little more help so head over to Sandie's blog for the second hint. For a chance to win a free digital stamp you have to make a guess on ALL THREE blogs so make sure you check out all three hints if you haven't already!

**Check back here tomorrow for the link to the blog hop and the first hint for the second stamp to be released!**

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

PDD Hint #2

Did you enjoy hint #1 yesterday? Do you know what the Pez-A-Doodle Designs new release is yet?! Most likely you need a little more help so head over to Cheryl's blog for the second hint.

**Check back here tomorrow for the link to the third hint!**

Monday, April 13, 2009

PDD Hint #1

Today's the day that we start all the new release festivities for Pez-A-Doodle Designs! Head on over to Catherine's blog for your first hint and chance to win a FREE digital image!

**Be sure to come back tomorrow to find out who will be giving the next hint**

Sunday, April 12, 2009

New Releases!!

It's almost here! Starting Monday, all my design team sisters and I will be giving you clues to help you guess the THREE new stamp releases from Pez-A-Doodle Designs! So how's it all going to work, you ask?

Instead of the typical sneak peeks where you get pictures of portions of our completed cards, we're going to use other things to give you hints. You might get a picture of something related to the stamp, a video, or some other kind of hint - you just never know what we have up our sleeves!

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday you will receive hints about the first stamp to be revealed. On Thursday some of the DT members will then participate in a blog hop so you can see their creations with the new stamp.

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday you will receive hints about the second stamp. On Sunday some of the DT members will then participate in a blog hop so you can see their creations with that new stamp.

And finally, on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday you will receive hints about the third stamp with a blog hop on Wednesday to reveal the final new stamp.

How FUN!! I'm super excited for all the festivities to begin and you never know, there just may be some prizes involved!

Be sure to check back here on Monday and I'll direct you to the first hint for the first stamp!

**Don't forget to head over to Pez-A-Doodle Designs and take a look at the BRAND NEW, COMPLETELY EXCLUSIVE new embellishments called Pez-A-Blings!**

Friday, April 10, 2009

Congratulations Bride


This is my entry for the SCS sketch challenge SC223. I like the clean layout of this one - something I don't do too often! Believe it or not, I used one of the cute Studio G stamps on this. It's difficult to tell in the picture but I painted the dress and veil with Perfect Pearls. It looks kind of gray in the picture but it's actually very pearly and shimmery in real life. And I can't get enough of the BRAND NEW Pez-A-Blings available ONLY at Pez-A-Doodle Designs!

I colored her softly with Prismacolor pencils, added some Diamond Stickles to her veil, and just had to add some Sweet Pea Flower Soft on her bouquet. Simple but I like the way it turned out.


**Be sure to stop back Monday - all my design sisters are gearing up for some NEW RELEASES from Pez-A-Doodle Designs!!**


Recipe…
Stamps: Studio G
Ink/Coloring: Colorbox black, Prismacolor pencils
Tools: Aqua brush, Martha Stewart border punch
Embellishments: Perfect Pearls, Stickles, Flower Soft, Pez-A-Blings

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Lilac Fairy

Happy PDD Wednesday!! My card for today features a Lilac Fairy stamp that I blinged up with Stickles and the brand new Pez-A-Bling embellishments! I absolutely LOVE these new little guys and the only place you can get them is at Pez-A-Doodle Designs. They come in tons of different colors, some are sparkly, and some are bigger than the ones on my card.


Aren't they great?! It's something different from all the round embellishments and add something unique to your creations. You can buy them by the color or as a mix of colors. Some of the mixes are made to specifically coordinate with certain DP! Go take a look at the website and see all the different ones you can buy!

And while you're out looking at those, please take a look at the blogs of my DT sisters listed on the right!

Recipe…
Stamps: All Night Media
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black, watercolor paint
Tools: Aqua brush, distressing tool
Embellishments: Pez-A-Blings, Stickles

Friday, April 3, 2009

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Purple and Pink Basket

The latest challenge over at the Paper Craft Planet Studio G Collectors group is to create an Easter treat holder. Fun! I went the traditional route and created this Easter basket using a couple different Studio G sets. I really wanted to add some shine to it so I used tons of Stickles and also white opal Liquid Pearls, although it's hard to see the Liquid Pearls in the picture.


Now let's talk about Studio G stamps. The reason the Studio G Collectors group was started was to encourage people to actually USE their stamps instead of just COLLECT them. These cute little stamp sets are only about $1. You can't beat that price! Pez-A-Doodle Designs carries Studio G stamps and you can't beat the price or service.

For those of you who are hoarding these stamps but not using them, here are some tips that I find helps me get a good image every time:

* The first time I use one of the stamps, I clean it with water or an alcohol-free baby wipe and then use an eraser all over the surface of the stamp. I do this with every brand of stamp because it helps clean off any chemicals used to produce the stamp and primes it for use. I've also heard people say you can lightly sand the surface of the stamp.

* Although Memento dye ink is my favorite ink in general, pigment inks work best with Studio G stamps so I use Colorbox ink. I've also heard that people have success with Brilliance and Versamagic inks.

* I always use a stamping pad under my paper when I stamp (no matter what brand of stamp I'm using). This REALLY helps get a good, clean image every time you stamp.

* I always remind myself not to press too hard. I have a tendency to press too hard when I stamp and that's usually not a problem when using wood-mounted stamps, it makes it hard to get a clean image when using acrylic stamps. So be gentle!

Now go and use those Studio G's! I'm very stamping challenged so if I can have success with these stamps, so can you!

Be sure to check out the projects on the blogs of the other PDD DT members!! The links are on the right at the top of the page.



Recipe…
Stamps: Studio G
Paper: Bazzill, watercolor paper
Ink/Coloring: Colorbox black, watercolor paint
Tools: Aqua brush, Nestabilities
Embellishments: Stickles, Liquid Pearls

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Lilac Tilda


Have I mentioned how much I love Flower Soft?! This image of Tilda holding lilacs just called out for it. I've been battling a bad cold lately so I was happy that this card came together quickly. Flower Soft is so easy to work with and, although it's hard to tell in the photos, I put a couple layers of it on so that there is a dimension to the lilacs. All you have to do is wait until the first layer is completely dry (I always wait overnight) and then you can put more glue on top of the first layer and sprinkle more FS on. The result is a dimensional, more realistic flower.

Pez-A-Doodle Designs has a great selection of Flower Soft and Stickles, which I also used on Tilda's shoes, bow, and wings. I've provided links to her store for these items (as well as the Memento ink - my FAVORITE) below in my recipe. Be sure to check out all the items in her store because she has super fast shipping and great service. Coming soon there will be some great new embellishments that you won't be able to find anywhere else. Stay tuned!

Pez-A-Doodle will also be releasing all NEW and EXCLUSIVE stamps in April so be sure to check back here often!



Today is the first day the new PDD DT gets to strut their stuff so please make sure you visit my DT sisters. All the links are to the right.

Recipe…
Stamps: Magnolia
DP: Penny Black
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxeda Black, PrismaColor pencils, Le Plume markers
Tools: Nestabilities
Embellishments: Flower Soft, Stickles