Saturday, January 29, 2011

Anyone Wanna Make Samples and Win Images?

I would like to have amzing samples for each of my digi images, but some of my listings in the shop are lacking an example...makes me so sad. :( But rather than try to make 100 new cards, I thought I would ask all my lovely artists out there if they already have samples made up? If you have a favorite image that doesn't have a sample in the shop listing, please link your card below and I will pick some to add to the shop, plus select 10 random artists to receive at least 3 digis each. Please use a watermark since others who view your card can track you down by your blog addy and it gives you credit for the sample.

I know that I need a lot of samples (the boys, animals and robots are sorely lacking in samples), so if you have time, please look through the shop and see where I need samples. If you already have a card created with that image, you can link it below----feel free to create a fresh card too...:)

I will choose as many samples as I can from the below pool and possibly add your card to the shop under that image listing in an effort to provide samples for people buying the digis. I will be picking up to 10 random artists from those who link samples below to win 3 digis each (if you enter multiple times, you might win a few more than 3:D).  I will also pick the top 10 cards (or more) to be in the shop gallery, not just in the listings. I am always looking for round cards to go on the front page as well, so  you might just end up on the front page and win a $10 gift certificate for that too.

You may enter as many cards as you like...either in one blog entry or mutliple times as you get the cards done or entered. Feel free to submit cards for the listings I already have samples for too...I can always combine examples and have multiples. Here is an example of where I add the cards:
 

Remember to add a watermark so that we know who created your lovely sample. 
This little experiment will close around the middle of February. Hope you choose to participate. :)



Friday, January 28, 2011

Happy Friday

If you need a bit of inspiration, you can check out the challenge blog for some fabulous cards from the Tiddly Inkers design team. Thanks Melissa for adding those for us to enjoy! :)

For my contribution, I combined Gothic Window and Rapunzel just for fun. :)

I also have a few new images added to the store. :) You can check them out here.



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sneak Peek of Images Coming Soon

Just thought I would show you a sneak peek of some new images. 
I painted these in Photoshop, but they will soon be available in outline form as digital stamps. 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Images from Stamping Bella, Challenge from Tiddly Inks and Sale

Most you know that I design stamps for Stamping Bella too and Emily has a fantastic deal for you today...She released a TON of new images, not just mine, but a new artist too. Fun!!
You can find the images below and many more HERE!



And she is having a sale too to celebrate her CHA visit at the end of the week. Stop by and say hi if you are in California this weekend....me? I will be at home wishing her tons of luck. :)

And if you haven't been  by the Tiddly Inks Challenge, you need to go see the amazing cards from the Tiddly Inkers....the challenge this week is Quote Me. Use your favorite quote and create a card around it.
My quote is: 
"I don't paint to live; I live to paint!"
So here is a digital painting of the little pixie above...she is one of my favorites. :)
And final reminder, Tiddly Inks is having a sale for the next day or so. :) Just click the icon at the top to shop.

A Valentines Sale and a Competition with Cool Prizes

Hi everyone, 
Instead of freebies and new images this week, I have decided to host a sale!! :) I have a ton of new images already this year, so I decided to offer them and the whole shop at a 30% discount on purchases of $15 or more. The percent off is automatically deducted when you check out, so just check out and get what you like---oldies or newbies. :)





Also, if you remember back to the fundraiser I mentioned for Katie, a fellower crafter, mom and survivor, there is a little competition going on with the images that were donated for her fundraiser. You can find all the deets on Jak's blog, but here are the prizes. :) 


If you want to enter, it is open to any who meet these rules. :)
Rules....
1. The card must be made from the donated Help for Katie images.
2. No back links will be accepted; this must be a post made after 24th January
3. You must provide a link to the Help For Katie fundraising
4. You may only enter 1 card or project per blog.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Need Website Builder Recommendations

So, I am currently without a spiffy portfolio and as an illustrator, that is really bad for drumming up business. LOL I have a design I like (mostly???), but I need someone to turn it into an actual functional HTML site with 3 galleries/portfolios which I can  fill with my illustrations.


I need some recomendations on web designers who could help me turn my design into a functional web site. I would need 3 galleries (line art, colored art and books) with secure hosting options so that my art is viewable, but not stealable....LOL Any suggestions????


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Bella Images coming soon - Sneak Peek

If you haven't been by Stamping Bella's blog this week, I suggest you rush right over...I mean, right now! LOL She has two sneaky peekys at some new images coming and I love them all..


This is a new rubber stamp image coming out soon: Annie as colored by Paula---check out that hair! I wanna color her  hair RED!!! LOL

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tiddly Tuesday - Valentine Images, and a Sweet Freebie

Welcome to Tiddly Tuesday and some brand new valentines images...

Here we go with the previews of the images since this is a long post...have fun! :)

All of these images are  now listed in the What's New section.  I have a new Love section too, where you can find other Valentine images. :)

I used to be a science teacher, so I created these just for fun (and for one of my favorite lab rats...squeak, squeak :D). So for all those geeky lab rats out there....ahem, I mean sauve laboratory lovers, there are two Chemical Love options to choose from: the set with the colored scientists and 3 papers (one plain beaker paper, one with the exploding star  and one final art paper with the whole set as shown below) or the digital stamps....or maybe both the papers and the stamps. :)
Geeky Gertrude (I say this with complete love of my geeky self) :D
Geeky Glen
Love Potions....maybe number 9. :) 
The zip file comes with the colored version and the digital stamps (3 beakers and flasks on one page ready to print and cut...you can combine them as you like--they do not come stacked up like this).
This digi is inspired by Danni's daughter's image. Cute, huh? :)
Meet Annabelle and her special delivery...
 
This one is inspired by my daughter's image: 
In a Little Bit of Love zip file, you get the  5x5 inch paper, 
a colored single heart butterfly accent square, and the butterfly digital stamp. 
 This version of Love Bites covers all the bases....LOL 
You get the color versions (as png and jpg) and the digital stamp in the zip.
 I think this paper could swing both ways too....maybe not? LOL
Love is the Bomb
You get the 5x5 inch paper and the single love-bomb (as a png and jpg) in the zip.
I always wanted my initials carved in a tree. :)
U + ME 4ever
And finally, our trusty Robot with his heart: 
Dr LoveBoto
I added a new Robot section too. 

The freebie for the week is a little joke for my daughter and an anti-valentine of sorts: 
Whenever I ask her for something funny to post, she just grins and says "Blah, blah, blah!"
So here is a sweetheart candy just for her---and for those who might not be fully in the loving spirit. LOL
You can click on the image here for a larger version or you can find it in the PCP group if you are a member...if not, just ask to join. The freebies are in the discussion section.
If you are in the creative spirit, you can jump on over the Challenge blog. It is pretty much wide open this week with a "Create Something For Yourself" theme. That means, whatever works for you---just do something that makes you smile. :0

Remember that sharing digis is not allowed and I ask that you please respect my copyright. 
Please do not post images accidentally or on purpose so that they can be stolen or copied. 
I am happy for you to sell hand-made creations with my images, but please add a link back to my shop so that others get to join in the fun too....:) 


SMILE! :) CREATE! LOVE! LIVE HAPPY!

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