Saturday, September 29, 2012
This is the first set of paper piecings I have made from start to finish. I still need some practice but I think they turned out okay. The lighting was horrible when I took this picture of them so the colors are a little off. (You can tell because the paint set is white but looks pink in the photo. Yuck.)
The pattern is "U Color My World" from Treasure Box Designs. They have fantastic paper piecings. I altered the crayon to look more like a real crayon, because it was bugging me, and I added in a glue stick and pair of scissors from another Treasure Box Designs file. That is the cool thing about paper piecings, you can mix and match from different files.
Check out my mom's site, AleneyBeany.com, if you want to see some full layouts. She is a Design Team Member for Treasure Box Designs so she has crazy cute stuff.
Monday, September 24, 2012
I started getting back into scrapbooking recently. I was drawn in by all the cuteness and of course my need to do something constructive and not destructive. (huzzah...) I discovered 2 Cute Ink and loved Heidi's drawing style. She has so many adorable digi stamps for sale, as well as some freebies. :) Not only that but she holds contests or "challenges" as she calls them. If you participate you have the chance to win free digi stamps from her store.
Seeing as how I enjoy entering contests, I couldn't pass it up. This weeks challenge is the Black, Orange, and Purple Challenge. I'm a newbie to digital stamps AND card making so I decided to go with the Candy Corn Bat freebie to try it out.
I used prisma colors blended with mineral oil to color in the bat and candy corn. (That was my favorite part because I love coloring.) Then I picked out some things from my mom's massive supply of scrapbook materials and put this together. Not bad for my first digi stamp card.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Anime Studio Pro 8 and Manga Studio by Smith Micro Software. They are really cool programs that let you make your own animations and comic books. Perfect for the budding artist. The giveaway ends on Jan. 18, 2012 at 12:01am EST.
Sam's Club $25 gift card. Sam's Club carries General Mills items that include Box Tops for Education. By turning the Box Tops in, you earn cash for your child's school. Over $59 million was earned through Box Tops in the 2010 to 2011 school year. What a great way to give back. The giveaway ends on Jan. 16, 2012 at 11:59pm Alaska Time.
coupon for Purex Triple Action Laundry Detergent. Everybody washes clothes so everybody could use this prize. :) The giveaway ends on Jan. 16, 2011.