Monday, May 3, 2010

This Week's Digi Giveaway


Greetings Friends! How was all of your weekend? I hope all was swell. Weekends are too short I tell you. I'm like a day behind, for some reason I thought today was Sunday...

I try to take the weekends 'off' now so that I don't drive myself insane. Don't get me wrong, I loooove designing and sending out orders and making sure all emails are answered and issues taken care of so that things run peachy smooth but somedays, it does feel like you're running on empty. So if you're sending me emails on the weekends, I'll try to check at least once but Ray's pretty strict on me chilling out and doing some crafting so I appreciate your patience if I don't answer your weekend emails right away.  

I have a card to show today! I've been working really hard to discipline myself with card making, so I hope to be able to share a card a week. I'm going to try to devote my 'free' weekends to card making and scrapbooking.

For today's card I used the new Cuddle Anya. I think she's very cute! I colored her first and then chose the paper. I know it's probably easier to do it the other way around and color according to your paper collection but once I start coloring, I usually color several images at once. I really loved the yellow dotted paper and also because I'm not much of bling-y ribbon-y person, I tried accessorizing with just a simple button that is similar to her coat color. :)

Winners of Last Week's Digi
email me for the file!

Madeleine Bouquet
moccavanila
Lisa and Eddy
Sue D
Shaela

And now this week's digi giveaway is... 
 
 Chibi Flute by Jessica Hymas

I hope everyone has a fab day! I will mailing out all the weekend orders today so you'll be getting your May 1st releases soon! Remember to leave a comment this week for a chance to win this cute digi!

Today's Question is: What is your favorite part about stamping?

I like the coloring part the best!

88 comments:

sweet craf-tea chick said...

my favorite part of stamping right now is embossing. i love making different layers of embossed images.
i love TGF images. they are so adorable. thanks for the chance!
*hugs*
steph :)

gail said...

my favorite part is to color. I just starting taking copic on line classes with Suzanne Dean and it is super fun. It rejuvinated my interest back to rubberstamping (I got involved with scrapbooking)...so it's nice to come again!

Tracey Feeger said...

My favourite part is seeing the faces of people who receive my cards. It makes it all worth while.
mwah
Trace

Margreet said...

I love colouring the image best!

I love your card too....geat DP and fab colouring Cuddle Anya with her cute cap!

xxx Margreet

Buttercup said...

Believe it or not, my favorite thing about stamping is GIVING IT AWAY! I do enjoy the process but it is freeing to put work into something and then release it over to someone else. I love addressing envelopes, taking the wonderful creation of a greeting card or whatever the design is, and sending it to some unsuspecting friend.

Christine said...

I love to color! It makes me feel like a little girl again!

Blessings,
Christine

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous card, lovely layout love cuddly Anya! My favourate is learning to use my copics, I am currently taking one of Suzanne classes too! Can see lots of uses for Chibi Flute, she is gorgeous. Take CareX:)

MrsK said...

My Fav part of stamping has to be picking out the stamp and finally deciding what to use! Then trying to stamp it perfectly LOL

Sal xx

chrilvian said...

coloring.....and what a nice digi

rstuck2003 said...

My favorite part of stamping is the satisfaction I get knowing that the military people receiving my cards truly appreciate them!!

sandee said...

My favorite thing about stamping is coloring the image.

Fika said...

i love coloring and cut out the image, my fave is layering the image two or three times to add dimension on it.. :) Lovely cuddle Anya.. and thanks for the chance to win :)

Carol Meadows said...

My favorite part of stamping is if whoever sees my card or work that it grabs them to where they want to give it a try and see how much fun and joy you can get for yourself on making something to share with others. Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

CathyK said...

My favorite part of stamping is taking an empty image and begin to give it a life of it's own. To see what emerges when I start to see the personality of the image come to life. It begins to have a heart of it's own and then I can share that heart with someone else and see them be blessed by what has come to life.
Hugs Cathy

Kristy Young said...

Aww Marie your card is absolutly gorgeous!!
My fav part is defiantly the colouring!! Its so relaxing to sit and colour.
Kristy xx

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

Im am new at stamping, copics and making cards. Im loving all of the techniques Im learning. My favorite is coloring with my copics, Im self taught by looking at others great talents and yes I probally willneed to take a class but until then Im having fun just playing with my copics and stamps :) Love putting it all together too.

kupukupukuning said...

my favorite part of stamping is the stamping! :) I love seeing the blank page turn into something beautiful. Thank you for giving the chance to win your cute stamp
jovita

drandomvideocritic said...

Your card is co cute!

My favorite part is coloring. I find it hard to combine papers and embellies :)

charscards said...

My favourite part is the colouring in,i love promarkers and they really make the images come to life,stamping,digi stamps and colouring is the best thing in cardmaking x

Sparkle said...

Your card is darling! My favorite part of stamping is paper. :) I love just feeling and smelling new paper before I cut into it, lol.

Angie said...

Such a wonderful card! I too love teh coloring part best. I will sit and color many images, and never get them onto a project! lol!

Sonya said...

My favorite part of stamping is the coloring as well. Though I do enjoy the entire creative process.

I'm glad to hear you are taking weekends off. You MUST take care of you 1st or you won't be able to take care of anything else. Ray is great for insisting on that, good man!

Rachet said...

I love colouring too, but when making a card I live finding the perfect accessories! Hehe x

moccavanila said...

OMG...Love your card Marie...Soooo cute!
My favorite part of stamping is Coloring! still need to learn use my copics :D

bunbun2 said...

my favourite part has to be the colouring. I find it very relaxing!

Sian said...

Gorgeous card, love the bright colours.

My favourite part of stamping is the colouring the image (and being pleased with the results!!!). I just love to have fun!

Pjay said...

Whats not to love about stamping! I love it all picking out the stamp,colouring, embossing, cutting out, glittering, decoupaging!!! Pjay xx

Susie Sugar said...

Yes I agree with you the colouring is the best bit for me too.
And Chibi Flute is just darling
Hugs Susie xx

Jenn Borjeson said...

Although I do love the coloring, I think my favorite part about stamping is when it all comes together at the end and you have a gorgeous card. :)

Thistleblue said...

Beautiful card!

My favourite part at the mo, is colouring my images. I've just discovered promarkers a short time ago and i'm loving the results on skin and hair! I still have a lot of practice to get though. :-)

hugs
Michelle
x

Fran said...

Hmmmm, at the moment it would be colouring, but it does change :)

craftykitten said...

Oooh what a cutie. My favourite part of stamping is definitely the colouring - seeing them come to life on the paper is fab.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Sue D said...

My favorite part of stamping is figuring out the layout of the card.

Randi WS said...

Oh, such a cutie! ;)
My favorite part is coloring the beautiful images!! :)
Hugs, Randi

~*Joni said...

Your card is awesome Marie!! Cuddle is sooo super cute. Love the new digi, perfect as my daughter started playing the recorder. My fave part is definitely the coloring. It's soooo relaxing...

Carol said...

I have to agree, my favorite part is the coloring. I will stamp several images (or print up digis) put on my favorite show and just color away. I have a ton of images colored so if I need a quick card I just grab match and go!

I love your card BTW! And dont be apologizing for taking a few days off! You deserve it! It's stamps people, not life or death!! Er...well - lol!

Renie said...

I love so muh about stamping...but I really enjoying the final stage when the whole project comes together. You have an idea in your head of what you want, but when it's finished and you see your idea complete it's exciting.

karen In Houston said...

Good morning, my favorite part about stamping definetly is coloring and then using that image to create a project.
BTW love your card and it is so striking, the yellow makes your girl just pop....

Chelsea said...

my favorite part of stamping is just the creativity. I like being able to alter images, or mask them or whatever, there are just so many possibilities.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

I love picking out everything I want to use on the card!! Love embelli's!!

GobeaGirl said...

Gosh! This is a hard one. I love to color my stamps and I love to give them away and she how others love them so, but I really have to say that my Favorite part would be spending time with my soon to be 12 year old Daught. She has my set of Ciao markers that I bought before I switched to Sketch, so she will sit with me at our desk and color and design. We both Love it! Great card! I love the colores. Hugs, Lisa G

Tammy D said...

Ink on my fingers. Honest truth. I love the messiness of it.

Mary said...
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Mary said...

I enjoy all the creative process but I love to color.

Tracy Ross said...

My favorite part about stamping is seeing the finished image on a card that I just love. I also love stamping onto paper and paper piecing the stamped image back together also.

Judy McMullen said...

My favorite part of stamping is seeing the completed project and the pleasure it gives the recipient!

Claude said...

I love coloring the stamps!
It brings me back to my childhood!

Bobbi said...

My favorite part is to color too. It is a stress reliever. It is like reading a good book, you are imagining where the character is and thinking of various things that could be going on with them.

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

I love the opportunity to recycle -- I use lots of patterned tissue boxes and cut up bits of commercial greeting cards when I put together a card of my own.

Gwen said...

Customizing my colors to match my projects. It makes one stamp have such endless possibilities. Better than any sticker could ever be. I also like that I can switch them up a bit and interchange pieces of my little stamps to customize a look too. I think Anya must be the most customized character I've ever seen.

Smiles!
Gwen

jigglymills said...

I love the coloring and then the embellishing. Of course, picking out the right stamp to start with can be lots of fun too! :)

Huzzah616 said...

I love this digi!! My husband is a band teacher so it would fit right in for card making and scrapbooking.

My favorite part of stamping is to use fun images and color them.

Kimberly S said...

The Cuddle Anya card is absolutely darling! Congrats to the digi winners from last week, and oh isn't this new Chibi cute!

Lisa and Eddy said...

Coloring...it is like a release...a creative energy release! xo Lisa

Kris said...

You did a wonderful job on your coloring and putting the card together!! She's a CUTIE!! =D

Mimi said...

I love the coloring! Ever since I was a kid, coloring was my favorite pasttime. ;)

Brenda said...

I'd say my favorite part of stamping is coloring. I recently invested quite a bit into Copics and LOVE them. Can't get enough coloring in....LOL

WickedPixie said...

I'm glad you are taking the time to craft some! I love seeing your cards!
My favorite part is a two way tie - coloring of course, and collecting supplies, especially patterned paper! :-)Traci

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Coloring is my fav also. I also think the best part of stamping is the finished product. You start with scraps and at the end really have something special for someone special. Can't get any better than that.

Stampi said...

colouring and collecting all the images...I am an avid collector of things..lol

Martha said...

how I actually was able to make a card with a stamp. Bring the image to life ;)

Brandy said...

Ditto! The coloring of all the cuteness is certainly the best part :D (Which is why I have a file folder full of colored images, I can hardly keep up with myself LOL)

April said...

My favorite part is putting it all together....love the tactile part of it!!

Geri said...

My favorite part of stamping....by a kazillion country miles, is coloring with my Copics! Give me a stamp I can color, and I am one happy stamper!

Crafty Jenn said...

it's starts out with just plain paper and black ink, but then it's colored and combined with beautiful prints to make it truly unique.

Erin said...

Having some time to myself.

southernscraps said...

I like coloring too!

Paperzilla said...

My favorite part of stamping is that it gives me an excuse to buy/use Copic markers! Oh and you have a broader range to create with. :)

Deena said...

My favorite part of stamping is finding that one perfect stamp for my card recipient. Like Nurse Anya for my nurse sister!
I am a flutist, so that digi would be perfect for ME! ;)

Kathryn B said...

I love to color them and gibve them a personality. They are the perfect size for coloring in!

AShu93 said...

I like the coloring part.

North Shore Craft Girl said...

My favorite part is see the joy it brings to those who receive the items I make. Also just the creating process of making something out of nothing.

Corina said...

My favorite part of stamping is looking at a clean stamped image and deciding if the image is going to be an abstract of colors or traditional coloring.

Corina
www.scrapbookingInk.com

saris pysselblogg said...

Oooooh, I just love these Chibi characters... They r so cute!

Shauna said...

I had to think about this a little. I don't think it is one thing I like about stamping. I love to stamp cuz it makes me relaxed. Makes me feel good to create something that might make someone else feel good inside. I love to find the perfect stamp to go with my creation. I don't know...I just LOVE it!!

djones said...

Finding the right designer paper. I love DP!

Kathleen said...

my fave part about stamping at the moment is getting to use my copics to colour them in. thisis still a fairly new phenomena for me, so getting a bit better with them with every card.

Devlin said...

Guess my fav part is the coloring and searching the right colors and papers. And to see the difference between the images once they're colored.

Toni said...

I just know it has to be coloring. I matching up paper too, but coloring has to be it.

Karyn Schultz said...

I love so much about stamping - the endless availability of amazing images, colouring them in, and seeing the smile on peoples faces when I give them one of my cards!

Jessie said...

My favourite part is colouring the image:)

Madeleine Bouquet said...

My favorite part is coloring.

I can't believe I won last week's digi! I'm so excited! Thank you!

hugs,
Laura

Myriam said...

My favourite part of stamping is of course coloring! It love it, because that's what makes your image 'come to life'. Everyone needs some color in his life, isn't it? (^_^)
xx Myriam

Christa said...

coloring is my favorite too,, great card hugs christa

charlee said...

My favourite part of stamping is paper piecing,i love to see all the lovely papers i can use for cute little dresses,i think thats the best part of stamping.

Country Mouse said...

My favorite part of stamping is actually surprising someone with my creation!! I love being able to make someone smile and letting them know I am thinking of them!:)

pinkthunder said...

it's got to be the coloring

Jean said...

Oh gosh its got to be the coloring and the creating and the pleasure of giving it to someone!!