Monday, May 31, 2010

Spotlighting Softpencil Digital Stamps

Spotlighting


May 31 – June 6, 2010

About Soft Pencil and the Owner
My name is Elizabeth Pujalka. I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am happily married, have a son and sweet cat, Michula. I am an immigrant’s granddaughter (Macedonian & Austrian) who transmitted their cultures and customs to me. This tends me make me feel like I am from here and there. I love knowing different cultures, and thanks to my work, I have lots of friends around the world!
My illustrations are a homage to the nature and beauty of their creatures, where a sweet child, a simple flower or a fragile animal become absolute protagonists. I hope you enjoy my whimsical world of lovely characters!
In addition to running my own business, Soft Pencil Shop, I also design on a freelance basis.
Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoy your visit

Elizabeth’s images are a delight to work with. She has captured the whimsy in each creation to perfection. If there is someone you know who needs to be cheered up, her images are just the ticket. If you have not used her images before and would like to give them a try she also has a freebie section. Be sure to stop by and have a look at http://softpencilshop.blogspot.com

Elizabeth has generously agreed to sponsor my spotlight this week by giving a $15.00 voucher for images of the winner’s choice. How cool is that? You even get to choose which images you want!
How do you get a chance to win these lovely images?
1. Leave a comment on my blog telling me you have visited Soft Pencil Shop
2. Post about my spotlight on your blog
3. EASY AS THAT

All are welcome to enter. Just be sure if you don’t have a blog and are posting as anonymous that you leave your name and an email address. Without those you will not be included in the drawing.

Winner, as always will be chosen by Random Generator and posted by 8 AM June 7.

Here are some Cards I have made using a few of her images.

Winner of Glitter, Glitter & More Glitter!

It seems from the many posts that I received that you all love glitter as much as me, even if it is messy to work with! To me that is half the fun of working with it. I just plan for a day to get "down and messy"! If you really want to have a glittery mess, be sure to let your 5 yr old help!

With out further delay the winner is:
Congratulations
Who said...
This glitter looks amazing! Just have to participate! Love how it looks and love to use it.Hugs Sandra


Sandra please email me your snail mail address using the link in my side bar... Again Congratulations!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Spotlight--Glitter, Glitter & More Glitter

SPOTLIGHT FOR
May 24 -30, 2010
Be warned this is a long post, so grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit back and enjoy!
Are you like me and love anything that sparkles, but are afraid to wear it?
There are all different kinds of glitter, there is coarse, inexpensive, fine, ultra fine, semi-transparent and opaque. All of the glitters even the inexpensive ones can be made to look like a million bucks on your image if you use it in moderation. In my projects for this week's spotlight I have used all types of glitter. Semi-transparent glitter doesn't give full coverage so you can still see the image underneath the glitter. Opaque is full coverage so if you are using it on an image and want the lines to show be sure to not cover them with opaque glitter.

This week I have chosen to not spotlight any particular company or product brand. I thought I would do some fun stuff with glitter. Yeah, I know it's messy but sooo much fun.
At the end of this post I have posted what is up for grabs for some lucky winner this week, be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post!

Picture of the supplies I have used in this spotlight
punches, glue pad, stamp, digi images, glitter, stencil, glue pen, lace, sticker paper, glitter and more glitter



In this image below I have stamped an image using a glue pad, glitter that I mixed (don't be afraid to experiment with mixing colors), doublesided tape and the glitter is a mixture of opaque and semi-transparent
The next image is done using a brass stencil, using opaque and semi transparent glitters and sticker paper. I peeled the backing from the sticker paper, placed the stencil on the paper, carefully glittered my image. When I finished I carefully removed my stencil and then glittered where the brass stencil was, using semi-transparent inference green, (clear with a greenish tint)

Next up is a digi image. I wish I had taken a before and after photo, but if I had you would be here all day... Just added glitter in specific areas to bring dimension. I didn't glitter the actual flame but did glitter the yellow glow, added a semi-transparent glitter to the edges of the candle,
added opaque red glitter to a few choice berries and some green opaque to give some shadow depth to the leaves. I used a glue pen for this project.
Next I used a glue pen to just glitter the edges of the flowers. Totally changes how they look.

Here I punched some butterflies out of sticker paper, covered them with both semi-transparent and opaque glitters. This is a really quick embellishment when you don't have the time to spend coloring images.


My last project is probably one of my very favorites. It is using lace to make a background using sticker paper. Peel off the protective covering on the sticker paper and adhere the lace.




Generously sprinkle glitter of your choice onto the lace and work it into the areas using your fingers (messy).. Dust off the excess glitter onto a paper so you can return it to the container.




Carefully remove lace and choose your next color.




Again generously sprinkle the glitter over image, but this time do not use your fingers just gently roll back and forth to cover the area completely.. Tap off excess glitter again on a sheet of paper so to put it back in the container.

This is what it looks like when both colors have been added.


Now you are ready to use it as a background or you can even punch flowers from it for embellishments. The possibilites are unlimited when using glitter.
To make an easy clean-up of your craft area use a swifter floor cloth. Cleans the glitter up without a problem.
Now for the FREEBIE
Includes:
Bumper crop of glitter (16 pots of glitter)
6 sticker papers 4.25 x 5.50
2 pieces of lace
1 Quickie Glue Pen by Sakura (I forgot to photo it)
How do you qualify to win?
1. Just leave me a post telling me why you like to use glitter or why you don't like to use glitter. LOL
2. Post about my spotlight on your blog
Now how easy is that?
Everyone is welcome to enter. Anonymous entrants please leave your name and email, without those you will not be included. Same goes with those who do not have a blog.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Some Cards I Have Made Lately Mostly Graudation

Sorry about republishing this. For some reason it unposted? Weird!
I needed a "Just Because Card so thought I would make this one. The floral stamp is SU, Just Because sentiment is Heart and Soul Rubber Stamp Co and inside sentiment is SU.. I saw this card on a blog, but can't remember where I saw it. There were no instuctions so I "winged" it and made my own. Was pretty happy with out it turned out.


These next 3 cards are my version of money cards for graduation




forgot to photo the inside of this card.

These next 3 cards I also "winged" as there was no instuctions on the blog on which I first saw it, however I needed a place to put some money and a place to write to so on the back I added a tri-fold area in which I could add money, gift card and write on.

Front
Back
Front

Back
This last card I made for My Miss V's PreSchool graduation this coming weekend. She loves pink and I thought this House Mouse image would be perfect. She told me she wanted "lots" of money in her tri-fold. Cheeky little thing isn't she? Love how these cards turned out. They are adorable. Wish you could see them IRL.



Monday, May 24, 2010

The Winner of DZDoodles

I am so excited to announce the winner of DZDoodles today! Their Digi images are fabulous and I know you are going to love everyone that

you choose, so without further delay the winner is:

LINANNA DESIGNS

Who said...
Oh my goodness Sally you've been busy with so many gorgeous cards. I dont know how you find the time, they are all fabulous. Loving the images, will go take a look at that site now! thank you for the inspiration and sharing, have a lovely afternoon hugs Linda x

CONGRATULATIONS!

Please email me as soon as possible so I can forward your information onto DZDoodles. My email contact info is in the sidebar of my blog.

Monday, May 17, 2010

A New Company To Spotlight This Week!

Proudly spotlighting DZDoodles Digital Stamps May 17 – 23, 2010

About DZDoodles Digital Stamps

Diane Zyla, owner and creator of DZ Doodles Digital Stamps is a multitalented artist who calls herself a ’stampcrafter’. As doodler, it’s her mission to offer you new and innovative digital stamp images that allow you to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment in your work. If you love digital stamping, then she’s sure you’ll love her collaboration of well-designed digital stamps that is a must have collection for any art-loving stamper!

Diane offers weekly (limited time only) Friday Freebie's on DZ Doodles site. Also their Design Team Coordinator, Valerie U. and DT Members have some fantastic weekly challenges for you to participate in and win free images, at Oodles of Doodles News deedledeedoodle.blogspot.com . Be sure to stop in and join the fun.

I have been using Diane’s digital images for awhile now and I can’t tell you how fabulous her images are. You will just have to try them for yourself. When you download them, there is no pixilation at all and I even print them as coloring pages 8.5 x 11 for my granddaughter to color. Her images are very detailed and she has a nice range from conservative to whimsy. Her images are for all groups of crafters, so if you like conservative (like me) she has it, if you like whimsy, it’s there too. Her service is also exceptional. She is friendly and caring.

Diane has kindly offered to sponsor my spotlight this week with not one, or two, but 5 digital images for one very lucky winner this week.

How can you get your little paws on these magnificent images?

Easy-peasy
1. Visit DZDoodles Digital Stamps

2. Come back and tell me what you like about her images and if you have used them what you like about them or if you have not used them, why you would like to use them.
3. Spread the word about my spotlight on your blog
4. Easy as that!

****All are welcome to join even if you don’t have a blog. Just be sure to leave a name and email address in your post. Also anonymous posters in order to be in the drawing you MUST leave your name and email in your post. If it’s not there you will not be included as I have no way to get in touch with you, should you win.
Good Luck!

Here are some cards I made using some of the lovely images she has, also several of these were "Friday Freebies" (They are not up for grabs long so you have act fast)




Winners of iCopics

There were so many wonderful emails this week. I wanted each of you to win, so since that isn't possible I am so glad for random generator. I know you are anxiously waiting to hear who won so.... Congratulations
Please email me your snail mail addresses using the link in my sidebar.


Winner Number 1: Primary Color Markers:


Joanie said..I just recently started using Copic markers...they are wonderful! No bleeding & the colors go on so smooth!!! Thank you for the chance! Got to get me some more of these lovlies!!!!
Winner Number 2: Muted Color Markers

stampinfrog said... Sally your cards are gorgeous and your coloring with the copics is just so exquisite!Love your clouds!!!Thanks hun for the chance to win the copics! I have put your spotlight on my sidebar.Hugs,Connie

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Another iCopic Spotlight

Proudly Spotlighting iCopic

May 10 - 16, 2010

About iCopic:
iCopic.com is an online retailer dedicated to providing high quality Copic products backed by superior service and affordable prices. Our huge selection of Copic products and Price Match Guarantee program make us the one stop shop for supplying all your Copic needs. With you in mind, we’ve designed a site that makes shopping a breeze and most orders qualify for Free Shipping! With a shared passion for stamping and art, iCopic.com is proud to sponsor Sally’s Creative Corner,where two lucky winners will either win a Set of 8 Copic Ciao –Primay Color Markers + 1 multiliner Pen or a set of 8 Copic Caio Manga Muted Colors + 1 multiliner Pen.


My Personal testimonial:
Having been a customer of iCopic (will be linked on my blog) for some time now I wouldn’t buy my markers any place other than iCopic. I have found them to be truly knowledgeable of the product they sell so don’t hesitate ever to ask them what you need to know. Their service and mail order is unquestionably some of the best ever. Copic Markers are my favorite medium to color with. I can see the two of us having a very long relationship. I have owned several copics for over a year now and they are just as good as they were the day I purchased them. I can’t say the same for other markers I have used. Please stop by iCopic (will be linked on my blog) and have a look around. I am sure you will be inspired to do a little “shopping” while you’re there. BTW, if you become a Gold Member…your shipping is free and they have made it so easy to become a Gold Member. I should know.. I’m one!

Set one: Set of 8 Copic Caio Manga Primary Colors Markers + 1 multiliner Pen


Set 2: Set of 8 Copic Caio Manga Muted Colors Markers + 1 multiliner Pen


How do you win these lovlies?
Leave a comment on my blog telling me why you like copic markers or if you haven't used them why you would like to give them a try
Post on your blog about my spotlight of iCopic
Easy as that.

All are welcome to enter. For those who don't have a blog be sure to leave your name and email address. Also all Anonymous entries MUST have a name and email address. Without those you will not be included in the drawing.
Good Luck
(All images used for these cards are from Soft Pencil Digital Stamps)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Winners of Heart and Soul Rubber Stamps Spotlight

I am posting this early because it's Mother's Day here in the USA. I had my family over for dinner today and am pooped so thought I would call it an early evening.

I have been buying a few extra stamps from Heart and Soul each time I order because I had planned to give at least 1 stamp to each person that left a comment during this week as it ended on Mother's Day. I only had 6 comments so everyone who left a comment has won this week. I didn't use Random Generator, I just had Miss V choose your names from a basket and put them on the baggies of stamps. It will be a surprise when you get them. I hope you all enjoy them and Happy Mother's Day.


The Winners Are:
Congratulations to all of you......
Ladies Please email me your snail mail addresses using the link in my side bar.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Spotlighting Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Company

May 3 - 9, 2010


We are joyfully celebrating 12 years in the stamping family! Like many companies, we began with the love of a hobby and a desire to share it with the world! Our Mission Statement: To serve Him by serving you with unique and creative Christian stamp images; Excellent customer service; an “Angel Policy”; The promise that we will never sell or share our mailing list with anyone; And a satisfaction guaranteed return policy ☺ At Heart & Soul we truly believe that it’s possible to make a difference in someone’s life by sharing your time and talents with those around you- Maybe even an eternal difference by sharing God’s Word with them! We gladly support K-Love Christian Radio, Shared Hope International and the American Cancer Society as good stewards of the blessings God has graciously allowed us! We appreciate your business!
With having read what Sue has written about her company I can certainly vouch for everything she has stated. It is a joy to work with her. Their service is excellent and prompt. I even made a mistake all mine, nothing to do with Heart & Soul. A few days later I received a correction. It was even their fault. I was so overwhelmed to think that someone cared enough to make sure that things were completely right. Sue has several ways that you can purchase stamps so that it is right for your budget. She readily answers your questions, even my dumb ones, without making me feel like a ditz. Sue has generously sponsored this post with some wonderful stamps. Please stop by and visit her store today at Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Company/

I have a BUMPER Crop of stamps to give away this week so this is what you have to do in order

To be eligible for the stamps just leave a post below telling me that you have visited Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Company website and what stamps you like most.
Post on your blog about my spotlight
That's all there is to it.
The winner will be chosen by Random Generator on…..May9, and posted on my blog by 8 AM on May 10th.
I have made the following creations using the rubber stamps that will be givien to THREE lucky winners. (Of course yours will be new)
Good Luck!

Set One:


Set Two:



Set Three