Thursday, October 29, 2009

New PCS Digi Images!! Mmmm....Cocoa

Hey Peeps! Hope you are having a Happy Thursday! Today, I have another class party to go to today, this time for my first grader's class! My other son had his yesterday, so we are almost done with all of this partying! Yesterday wore me out - 18 four year olds in much work! LOL!

Today is New Digi Release Thursday over at Pink Cat Studio!

I have 3 new cards to share with you, so grab a cup-o-joe and settle on in!

The first project I am sharing with you today is the new Lily Hot Cocoa image. As soon as I saw these images, I just had to make another cocoa packet holder!! They are so quick and easy to make. Here is the template for making them. Isn't she so sweet with her cup of cocoa and marsh mellows? I {heart} hot cocoa....when it's cold of course! We got up to PA in the winter to visit family and being from FL, I freeze my keister off and tend to chug hot cocoa to stay warm! I am not much of a coffee drinker (except Starbucks Frappucino's of course), but I will fix a coffee with a packet of cocoa and a little milk in it - but only if it's not too hot here! It's still in the upper 80's in FL!! It got colder for about 2 days and back to the heat!

I am trying to use up some of my old Christmas Basic Grey DP lines. For these cards, I opened up Fruitcake. Yup, you read it right....I've had that paper pack for over 2 yrs and never opened it! I love the snowflakes on this DP and it matches Ocean Tides cardstock perfectly! The sentiment is another one of Melissa's awesome FREE digi sentiments available HERE. I used a label nestie to cut it out and then airbrushed it as well. My snowflake embellishment was made using a Martha Stewart punch, a PTI button and some linen thread. To tie the card shut, I used some white swirl organza ribbon from Creative Impressions - love this ribbon so much, I bought a whole roll (25 yds) in white! I have a ribbon obsession! LOL!

Here is a close-up of Lily with her chocolatey-concoction. I colored her with my Copics, cut her out and popped her up using foam tape. I used my Copic ABS system to airbrush Lily's background with a BG72 marker.
Here is the inside of the Cocoa Packet card. These Cocoa packets are so yummy! This one is actually a Cappuccino mix.
Here is a close-up of the sentiment inside. It comes from the PTI set Warm Happiness.

For my second card, I used the Cocoa Billy image.

He is too sweet! My little boys love 'hot cocoa'. I grew up calling it Hot Chocolate, but they are insistent on calling it cocoa! I used some more BG Fruitcake DP along with some Riding Hood Red and Old Olive cardstock. This snowflake embellie was made using a Marvy snowflake punch and an olive button and more linen thread. This is another FREE sentiment! I also added some stitching around the edges of the DP.

I colored Billy with my Copics, cut him out and popped him up. I used the Deckle Rectangle Nesties and airbrushed the background using a G02 marker.

For my third card, I used the Lily Elf image. Isn't she a cutie?

I wanted to use more of the Fruitcake DP and paired it with Blue Bayou and Old Olive cardstock. I added some whimsical stitching around the DP and some straight stitches around the colored image. I also sponged some Blue Bayou around the image and sentiment (yet another FREE sentiment - go check them out peeps!)

Here is a close-up of this little elf!

Ok, I am off and running....thankfully my kids are off school tomorrow, 'cause we have another busy weekend on tap! Happy Trick-or-Treating if I don't get anything else posted! ~Tori

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Joy To the World!

Happy Wednesday Y'all! I will make this one quick, since my 4 yr old has his Halloween parade and party today.

I have an easy Christmas card to share with you today. Last year, I made a wreath card and it gave me the idea to make it into a tree instead of a wreath.
I punched lots of fern branches from the Martha Stewart fern punch using Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke cardstock. I cut a triangle for the tree base and glued the branches on from the bottom up. The bling on the branches is from KaiserCraft. I ran a panel of Very Vanilla through my CB with an embossing folder and layered it on some Artichoke paper. The sentiment is from PTI's new Signature Christmas set. I used some red polka dot ribbon (Offray) and a Nestie ribbon tag for the sentiment. That's it! It takes the longest to glue the branches on and let them dry! Very simple, but it looks so intricate with all of the layers in the tree!

Thanks for checking it out! Have a great rest of the day! ~Tori

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Can You Guess Who They Are? You Could Win Free Digi's!

Happy Tuesday....again! Just a quick note to let you know that Pink Cat Studio is starting a fun contest today!

~~~~Digi DT Bio Betty Contest~~~~
(say that 5 times fast! LOL! Feeling a bit punchy today!)

Melissa asked each one of the Digi DT members to create a Betty that tells us a bit about herself. Can you figure out who created each Betty ?
If so then you could win some free digi stamps!! (Who doesn't love free digi stamps?)

Visit the Pink Cat Studio blog to learn how to enter the contest.
Aren't these too cute? My fellow DT'ers did an awesome job!

Check out all of the DT member's bios here:
----->PCS Digi DT Bios<------

Gotta run! Hope you are having a fab-o day! ~Tori

Celebrate Today & Everyday - Day 2!

Good Morning Ladies! Hoping today is as productive as yesterday, so I will make this a quick one!

I love this stamp so much, I just had to use it again! I got my inspiration for this card from here.

This time, I stamped both the large and small flowers and the large leaf in the Friends 'Til the End set. I colored everything with my Copics and cut them out. The top flower was popped up using foam tape and Stickles were added to the center. I stamped the smaller flower on Ripe Avocado using Vintage Cream ink and stitched it to some Hibiscus Burst cardstock. I used the Modern Label punch (SU) to create the tag and stamped it using one of the sentiments from the Autumn Abundance set with some Avocado ink. I added some pearls (KaiserCraft) to the tag as well. The card base is Vintage Cream and the total card size measures 4.25 x 4.25.

Here are the Copics I used:

Supplies: Stamps - Friends 'Til the End, Autumn Abundance (PTI); Paper - Vintage Cream, Hibiscus Burst, Ripe Avocado, Stamper's Select White (PTI); Ink - Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, Copics; Accessories - Stickles, Pearls (KaiserCraft), Modern Label Punch (SU), foam tape, sewing machine

Hope you liked my quick birthday card! Have a great day! ~Tori

Monday, October 26, 2009

Celebrate Today & Everyday! and an awesome find!

Happy Monday Ladies! I am on a roll today! This is a busy week with class parties, Halloween, etc on top of all of the sports activities going on too, but I feel like I am in front of the 8-ball for now!
(Hoping to stay there all week! LOL!)

~~~~I added new stuff to my Etsy store this morning!~~~~

I have a cheery and bright birthday card to share with you today made using all PTI ingredients.

I stamped the small flower and leaf from the Friends 'Til the End set, colored them with my Copics and cut them out. I popped it up using foam tape and added some Stickles to the center of the flower. It's hard to see, but I stamped the small flower on the Ripe Avocado layer in Spring Moss ink(you can click on the picture and see it better close-up). I used the Threading Water border punch from Fiskars with some Spring Moss Cardstock. For the base of the card, I stamped polka-dots from the Polka Dot Basics II set onto Hibiscus Burst cardstock. The sentiment is from the Autumn Abundance set and was punched using the Modern Label punch from SU. I added an Avocado button and some linen thread to the tag.

Here are the Copics I used:

~~~~~~~~On to my Awesome Find!~~~~~~

Remember my Cocoa Packet post from last week? Well, my BFF, Dee, found these awesome mugs at Target!! I think they were about $2.99 each! How perfect of a match is that? LOVE it!

I plan to make some teacher gifts with these this year and include some marshmellows and maybe even a Starbucks card! She found some that also were a good match to the PTI colors: Spring Moss and Ocean Tides! Look for more of these from me soon!

Gotta run! Busy, busy, busy.... Hope your day is productive! ~Tori

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A New PCS Contest and some Halloween pics!

Happy Sunday to Y'all!

I am wiped out! It was a mega-busy weekend at our house. On Friday, we went to the Jacksonville Zoo for their Spooktacular event! The kids had lots of fun dressing up and trick-or-treating around the Zoo. On Saturday, we had soccer games and then my daughter had a costume party to go to. She dressed up as Mrs. Lovett from Sweeney Todd, who also looks like Bellatrix Lestrange (played by the same character in both movies) from the Harry Potter series. I did not take a picture of her yet, but her costume and make-up looked awesome. I will get her on Halloween! Onto today, Sunday.....Katie had lacrosse practice for 3 hours and then I took her and some of her friends to a haunted house in St. Augustine. I could not stop cracking up at them screaming throughout the whole thing!

Here are some pics of the kids from the Spooktacular - be sure to scroll down to see the deets on the new PCS Contest!!
(Here are the boys dressed as Optimus Prime from Transformers and Iron Man - it was too hot and they ditched the masks pretty quick!)
(This is my daughter and her friend 'pretending' they dressed up as teenagers to get candy! LOL!)
Here are the boys and their Daddy!

Onto the contest business.... :)

Pink Cat Studio is hosting a Digi Image Contest!

To enter the contest, leave a comment in this post and suggest an idea for a new digi stamp. Each week I will select an idea and turn it into a digi stamp. The person who made the suggestion will receive the new digi for free in advance of the release and will be invited to create a card with it to be displayed on this blog during the new release. Sound like fun?!?

For more info and contest rules, see this post!

Boy, I am wiped out and going to crash! Happy Sleeping! ~Tori

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Winter Pink Cat Studio Digi's and a FREE Digi Download!!

Happy Thursday to ya! It has been a very busy and stressful week for me. Our router died on Tues, rendering our Internet non-existent! I went and got a new router and the software to load it crashed my computer! Ack! To add insult to injury, Parker, my 6 yr old, woke up with 102 degree temp and a slight case of bronchitis. He is on some antibiotics now and feeling better. The cherry on top was Tues evening when I opened my garage door to leave and a live snake fell out of the garage door (still wondering where it was), landing about a foot away from me! I screamed so loud! LOL! I finally coaxed it out of my garage and went on my merry way! And that was just Tuesday! You can only sit back and laugh at a day like that...or drink! Hee hee! I did get a new router and we are back in business. My 6 yr old is on the mend, so things are looking up!

Sorry for the book! LOL! Now on to the really important stuff!
~~~~~~Free stuff!~~~~~~

Would you like to try digital stamping for free?
Melissa has created an informative tutorial to show you how easy it is to download and print digital stamps. In the tutorial there is a free digi stamp that you can download and try out.
Here is a link to the tutorial if you would like to give it a try:
Check out these sweeties that are now in the Pink Cat Studio digi store! Don't forget to check out the FREE sentiments too!

This is Winter Coat Lily. She looks so sweet!I colored her with my copics and cut out using Oval Nesties. I layered the colored image on Cool Caribbean. It is a good match to the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses DP I used along with some Pretty in Pink. I ran a pink panel through my CB with a snow flake embossing folder. I added some stitching in a random pattern around the edges of the layered panels. This fabulous sentiment is one of Melissa's free ones in her store! (Check it out using the link above.) If you look close, I added a tiny punched snowflake with a blue pearl to the knot of the ribbon. The snowflake was punched using my EK Success snowflake border punch.
Here's a close-up of Lily. I added some white Fun Flock to her hand-warmer to make it fuzzy and soft and some white gel pen to her cheeks!

For my second card, I used the Santa Owl Tree Digi Image. The 2 little owls snoozing in the trunk are adorable! Maybe I went a little crazy with the embellishments - I added some Liquid Pearls to Santa Owl's cap, Stickles to the star and Christmas lights, Liquid Glass to the gifts and some Martha Stewart Snow Glitter to the ground! Yikes! That's a lot! I swear, it is really too cute in person, tho! I reached way back in my Basic Grey stash and found some Figgy Pudding DP. I paired it with some Riding Hood Red and Always Artichoke. I sponged a little Artichoke around the edges of the colored image and tag. I used another punched snowflake and some bling on the tag as well.

Here is a close-up of Santa Owl!

Well, that's all for today. I am taking my 4 yr old to the allergist today to discuss his multiple drug allergies. He is allergic to 3 classes of antibiotics already! We are trying to figure what he can take when he gets sick so he stops having reactions. Wish us luck!

Have a great day! ~Tori

Monday, October 19, 2009

Cocoa Packet Holder

Happy Monday to ya! Hope y'all are staying warm and toasty! Fall has finally hit N. FL! On Thurs, it was in the upper 80's and I comfortably wore a sleeveless dress to the Brad Paisley concert and then Friday night it was in the 60's! Saturday & Sunday were chilly and windy during the soccer games and lacrosse practice! I had to go buy new Under Armor for my kiddos! I know you Northerners are chuckling right now that I am a wimp about weather in the 60's, but you are not acclimated to that kind of weather in FL! Your blood thins out!

Anyhow, I have a nice toasty gift to share today! I got the idea and template for this Cocoa Packet Holder from Debbie (Thinking Inking). If you are not already a fan of hers, check her out - she is amazingly talented! This box holds one of those yummy gourmet cocoa packets!
She was so kind to share the template for making these on that post above. They are super easy and quick. I printed the template onto Kraft cardstock, cut and scored, etc. I created some background paper using my Guidelines 2 set from PTI using VersaMark ink on Dark Chocolate. The mug (from the Warm Happiness set - PTI) was stamped using Dark Chocolate & Aqua Mist onto Kraft, cut out with Nesties and layered onto some Aqua Mist. The sentiment for the tag is from Holiday Treats set. I added some linen thread and an Aqua button to finish it off. I ran some Aqua Mist polka dot ribbon under the background paper and around the back of the box, so I could tie it closed.
For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Warm Happiness set and added more of my home made background paper.

Here is a close-up of the inside sentiment:

I hope you enjoyed this quick project! I am planning on pairing some marshmellows and a cute mug with these for teachers gifts this season! Maybe throw a Starbucks card in there too! I try to show my kids teachers how much I appreciate all they do! I help out in the classes when I can, but I could not do what they do - it requires patience I do not have! LOL!

Supplies: Stamps - Warm Happiness, Guidelines 2, Holiday Treats (all PTI); Ink - Dark Chocolate, VersaMark, Aqua Mist; Paper - Kraft, Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate; Accessories - Nesties, Aqua Mist Ribbon, Scor-Tape, Aqua Mist button, linen thread

Have a fabulous day! ~Tori

Friday, October 16, 2009

New PCS Digi's - Hoot, Hoot!

Happy Friday! Yay, the weekend is finally here! My kids are off school today - I am so glad that I did not have to get up really early today! LOL! The Brad Paisley concert was awesome last night, but we stayed up a little late!

I have 3 cards to share with you today for the Pink Cat Studio Digi Stamp release. They are available over here. She is also adding a section for some free sentiments that will be great accompaniments to the digi images!This one is the Christmas Stump digi image. Aren't these stitched owls to die for? I chose to use non-traditional Christmas colors for this card. This DP is from Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses line. I also used Pretty in Pink and Cool Caribbean cardstock. I colored the image with my Copics and added lots of Stickles to the candy canes, Christmas balls and to decorate the tree. I also sponged some Cool Caribbean around the edges of the colored image and then stitched around the edges. The tag was created by using a Nestie tag, some Cool Caribbean ink, a PTI button and a Martha Stewart snowflake punch.See the owl's cute flower bling? She is a very stylish little owl! I thought it was the perfect addition to this card.
Here are the Copics I used:On to my second card.... Isn't he a Hoot? Gosh, I am so corny today! LOL! I hope Hootie Pie - Santa comes to visit me this Christmas. I have been really good! For this card, I used some new Bo Bunny DP I just bought on Monday. It is so pretty - I could not wait to use it! It goes great with Old Olive and Riding Hood Red Cardstock. I used an EK Success snowflake border punch I picked up a few weeks ago. For the embellishment, I used a Prima Poinsetta flower along with some punched fern leaves (Martha Stewart) and a blingy brad. I added some Stickles to the branches of the leaves - gotta glitz it up, right?
Here is a close-up of our Santa Owl. I thought the Liquid Pearls was a perfect addition to his fur trim!

Here are the Copics I used for this one:
My third card uses the IBB - Dino Costume image. Isn't he sweet? My 4 year old loves dinosaurs, so of course I instantly fell in love with this image! I thought he would make a cute boy birthday card. I colored him with my Copics and cut him out. I popped him up on some cardstock I airbrushed in B91. I went into my Basic Grey stash and pulled out some Oh Baby Boy! DP and paired it with some Summer Sunrise (PTI). I printed the sentiment and die cut using a nestie tag and airbrushed it as well. The ribbon is also Summer Sunrise.
Here are the Copics for this one.

Here is a sneak of the stuff available over at the PCS Digi Store! Also, be sure to check out her FREE sentiments that coordinate with the images HERE! Hope you have a fabulous day! I am off to the store and to play some video games with the boys. (Shhhh.....yes, I love to play video games - it will be our little secret! I even have my own pink Nintendo DS!) Tonight I am taking my daughter to play with the high school band (she plays the flute) at the football game - it will be another late night, unfortunately! But, it is great practice for next year when she will be a freshman and in marching band. The hs band director likes to see the middle schoolers come play - it's great recruitment for him!

Off and running! Hugs, Tori

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Halloween Treat!

Happy Thursday! I hope you are having a good day so far! We are going to see Brad Paisley tonight, so I have a bunch to get accomplished before tonight!

I have started making some super quick Halloween Treats for my kids to give out to their friends. I saw this idea last week on this & this Stamp TV episode. Hers are a little more fancy, but these are for 1st graders and pre-schoolers - they only care about the candy! LOL!

I got a screamin' deal on the clear acrylic pillow boxes. I ordered 200 of them from Uline. They worked out to be about $.36 each after shipping - much cheaper than other places I looked! I need to make about 40 for Halloween for my kids' classes. I also plan to do something cute for their classes for Christmas, so that's 80 total. My daughter also plans to make some goodies for her friends and loves to give her teachers chocolate during the holidays, so I felt it was a good investment!

Here is a close-up of one of them. I stamped them using SU's Batty for You set and punched it out using a 1 3/8" circle punch. I then layered it on a punched scalloped circle. I decided to use up some of my Ghostly Greetings DP from SU. I am really trying to use up what I have. My treat pillow is filled with 2 tootsie rolls, 1 smarties, 1 dum-dum pop and a small pack of candy corns - Sure to send any kid into sugar shock! What the hay, it's Halloween right? (For the record, I do not give my kids a lot of candy! In fact, we end up throwing out last year's Halloween candy right before the current Halloween, so we do not end up with ancient candy!)

Supplies: Stamps - Batty for You (SU); Ink - Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Black, Orchid Opulence; Paper - Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Orchid Opulence, Black, Whisper White, Ghostly Greetings DP (All SU); Accessories - Pillow Boxes (Uline), Circle & Scallop Punches (SU), glue dots

Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see the new PCS Digi's being released! ~Tori

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Celebrate The Day!

Happy Wednesday to ya! Sorry I have been MIA lately, but it has been really busy lately. It seems I managed to over-extend myself this month and it seems as if there are not enough hours in the day! This is going to be a quick post, as I am going with my 4 yr old son's class to the pumpkin patch today! He is really excited!

For this card, I used one of Hero Arts clear acrylic stamps. I was in a hurry last week and my Mom asked me to put together a card for one of my Aunt's birthdays. I immediately thought of this set that I bought in the spring and had never seen any ink. My poor stamps - some of them are so neglected! LOL!

Anyway, I am still on a Basic Grey Lemonade kick, so I paired it with some Pretty in Pink and some PTI Aqua Mist. I think it is a very cheery card! I used a pink prima, some punches and a pearl to make a quick embellishment. I know I use this technique a lot, but it is so simple and packs a huge punch! I also added some lime green stickles to the spots around the cupcake and some clear stickles to the icing for lots of shimmer. Lastly, I added some Liquid Glass (CTMH) to the cherry on top!

I stamped the image multiple times so I could create lots of dimension with layers. The base is just the image stamped and colored; the second layer is the bottom part of the cupcake; the third layer is the icing popped up and lastly, the cherry is even popped up on top! I created the background by blending a few colors of BG and my colorless blender.

Here is a close-up of the layering:My Mom never writes inside the cards I make. She includes a slip of paper inside with her hand-written note, so someone could re-use it if they wanted. She sent it to my Aunt last week and I got the nicest email about it. She has it displayed in her house and plans to send it to one of her cousins in Nov with a note about keeping it moving through the family. She wants each person to use a separate sheet of paper, so it can be used over and over. She wants to see where and to whom this card travels! Well, let me tell you, this warms my heart that they love my card so much AND I think it is a really neat idea! :)

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts; Ink - Memento, Copics; Paper - Pretty in Pink, Aqua Mist, Stamper's Select White (both PTI), Lemonade DP (Basic Grey); Accessories - Nesties, Lime Green and Clear Stickles, Prima, Pearl (Basic Grey), leaf punches - Martha Stewart & Ek Success, foam tape, sewing machine, Liquid Glass (CTMH)

Gotta Run! I will be back tomorrow with new digi's from PCS! Have a fabulous day! ~Tori

Thursday, October 8, 2009

New PCS Digi's Now Available!

Happy Thursday, Y'all! I am really looking forward to the weekend! It will be busy, but I am looking forward to it. We have soccer games all day on Saturday and then we are going out with some friends Sat night. We plan to decorate for Halloween this weekend too! I am just ready to get past all of the 'sickies' that have been floating around my house!

Check out these precious new digi images now available at Pink Cat Studio's Digi site HERE! My first card uses the new Betty Baked A Pie image:
I colored Betty with my Copics and used my circle nesties for layering. I sponged some Sweet Blush ink around the printed image. I thought she went cute with some of my new Basic Grey Indian Summer DP. I added some Primas, buttons from PTI, stitching, and some paper punched with the Martha Stewart fern punch.
Here is a close-up of this cutie-pie (no pun intended...well, maybe a little!) You can see I added some pink pearls from Basic Grey to her pig tails!

For my second card, I used the Bobby - Turkey Costume image.

This reminds me of my boys, who love to play dress-up in their old Halloween costumes! They are counting down for Halloween this year! Anywho, back to the card Tori! For this one, I used Autumn Abundance DP from PTI along with coordinating cardstocks. Bobby was colored with Copics and cut out using Labels 1. I inked the edges with Dark Chocolate ink. I added a little zig zag stitching, a PTI button, some linen thread and some more fern leaves punched.

Here's a little close-up of this lil man - his skin is a little darker than I like, but I ran out of E000 right in the middle of coloring him and had to finish up with E00. The good news is I did get a refill in the mail yesterday. The bad news, about an hour after I ordered the refill and few new sketch markers, I ran out of E30 and E31! I guess I used too much on these 3 cards! LOL! They are just some of my favs. I have never ran out of multiple colors all at once.

My 3rd card uses the Betty Rides a Turkey image!

She is another total cutie-pie! I used some more Indian Summer from Basic Grey along with some Crushed Cherry and Tangerine Tango. I am really on a fern punch kick! In my defense, they go so well for fall cards, tho! I had to tone down this orange prima with some tangerine tango and brown versa mark chalk ink - it was too bright!

Here is a close-up of this sweet girl!

Hope you enjoyed these cards! Hop on over to the other PCS Digi DT's blogs to see what they have created! Their blog links are on listed the right side of my blog. ---->


Pie Betty - sentiment (All That Scraps), Paper - Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate, Stamper's Select White(all PTI), Indian Summer DP (Basic Grey); Ink- Copics, Sweet Blush (PTI); Accessories - primas, buttons (PTI), Nesties, Word Window and Modern Label Punches (SU), linen thread (SU), fern punch (Martha Stewart), pearls (Basic Grey), corner rounder

Turkey Bobby - Paper - Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate, Autumn Abundance DP, Stamper's Select (all PTI); Ink - Copics, Dark Chocolate; Accessories - Nesties, button (PTI), linen thread (SU), fern punch (Martha Stewart), sewing machine

Betty Turkey Ride - sentiment - PCS Digi; Paper - Crushed Cherry, Tangerine Tango (both SU), Stamper's Select White (PTI), Indian Summer DP (Basic Grey); Ink - Dark Chocolate, Tangerine Tango, Versa Mark chalk ink; Accessories - Prima, button (PTI), linen thread (SU), fern punch (Martha), Nesties

Sorry for such a long post! ~Tori

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Little Update!

Happy Wednesday Y'all! Sorry I don't have any posts for today, but I wanted to post an update. Things have been very hectic lately.

First, my husband and I came down with Carson's stomach virus last week and then one of our other kids got it this week. I have either been taking care of sick people or have been one of the sick people for almost 2 weeks now! Ack!

To top it all off, my hard drive died almost two weeks ago. I finally got my pc back today with a brand new hard drive! I spent the day reloading software and copying over my 32 GB's of pictures from my external hard drive. Luckily, I had everything backed up onto it!
{External Hard Drive, I LOVE you!}
As if all of that was not enough, my printer went on the fritz leaking ink and smearing it all over everything I printed! I bit the bullet and bought a new printer today! Yay - now it's like everything is shiny and new!

Thanks for listening to me whine! I will be back tomorrow with some brand new digi images available from Pink Cat Studio! Be sure to stop back by! Until then, toodles! ~Tori

Friday, October 2, 2009

Cute New Digi's and a BIG Announcement!

Check out these cute new digi's from Pink Cat Studio!! These are now available over here!
Sorry I am late posting this, I came down with a yucky stomach virus Wednesday night and have been in bed since then. (The only reason I had a post yesterday was because I had time to pre-post it earlier this week! LOL!!)

Now for my

I made the PCS Digi DT!!

I am so excited to be included with such a wonderful group of talented girls! If you have been following my blog, you know I am a big fan of digi stamps! I {heart} the new Pink Cat Studio Digi's!

Here is a sample I made using Itty Bitty Betty - Butterfly. She is so cute! My neighbor has a little girl that reminds me of her. She is 4 and often wears her ballet outfits to the bus stop to pick up her big sisters! She has a crush on my 6 yr old and often waits for him to get off the bus to give him a flower she just picked!

I printed Betty using my Epson Stylus CX7800 printer on PTI Stamper's Select White CS. I really like this paper the best for copics. I colored her with my copics and layered her with some Blossoms II Nestabilities. I ran the largest one through my cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. Of course, I had to use some more of my Basic Grey Lemonade stash along with some Kiwi Kiss and some Basic Grey pearls for her skirt, flower and on the tag. The sentiment from the Lily & Tweet Set.

Here are the copics I used: Supplies - Itty Bitty Betty - Butterfly (PCS Digi), sentiment (Lily & Tweet - PCS); Paper - Stamper's Select White (PTI), Kiwi Kiss, Lemonade DP (Basic Grey); Ink - Copics; Accessories - Stitching, Swirl Ribbon (Creative Impressions), Pearls (Basic Grey), Word Window & Modern Label Punches (SU), Blossom II Nestabilities, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)

Thanks for stopping by! I am off to the Land of Nod - my dd has an 8:30 AM soccer game and I am still not feeling 100%! Have a great night! ~Tori