Friday, March 26, 2010

Frugal Fridays: $1.00 Easter treat, new CDT member, and Easter digi stamps.

Hello everyone,
It's Friday yet again! So that means it's time for my Frugal Friday special. For today only you get my Easter Candy Bar wrapper for $1.00. The price will expire at midnight today Friday, March 26, 2010. So hurry and click below to purchase the wrapper and give someone a sweet treat for Easter! But...please before you go scroll down check out what else I have to share with you below.

I'm proud to announce a new member to my Creative Design Team. Caroline Stedman has agreed to be a part of my team.  Yeah!  Those of you who are familiar with Paperthreads and the forum are probably thinking Caroline..who is that!?!  Well she is better known as Aussie Caz!  I'm sooo happy to have this talented lady from down under on my team!  As I told her  she is "well-rounded" dibbling in all types of papercrafts and also digital scrapbooking including hybrid techniques.   So I'm sure she will be a great asset to my very talented team!  Caz shared a small bio about herself along with a photo check it out below.

"I am a SAHM to one very adorable boy, 14yo, and a Mum to four fantastic girls who are not living at home, 26yo, 25yo, 23yo and 21yo. I am married to my soul mate, Gary. We live in a rented farmhouse in rural New South Wales, Australia.

I have been scrapping since I was a kid, but recently discovered Digital Scrapbooking about 4 years ago. Then, about 2 years ago, a new world opened up for me. I purchased a Craft Robo and ventured into the world of Personal Cutters. 12 months ago a new Cutter hit the market and I traded in my Craft Robo for a 15inch KNK Maxx. Now I am broke through purchasing all the gorgeous files created by talented Designers that I just have to have, but the fun I am having overrides the expense . I love that this area of creativity joins together all the things I love, Scrapping, my KNK Maxx, Photography and my Computer (without which I am lost). I use PSCS3 and am learning about KNK Studio. "

It's only been a few days since Caz joined the team but she already has a project to share.   She took my Cupcake Card cutter file and turned it into a digitally created whimsically wonderful  card.    I love the little gems on the cupcake icing!  Psst..the sketch this card was based on is designed by Caz too and will be used for my April card sketch challenge on the Paperthreads forum.  I can't wait to try out the sketch's a great one!  Oh and Caz does designing of digital scrapbooking kits so if you'd like to get a glimpse of her work you can pick up a wonderful floral kit with awesome colors here on her blog. 

 I did manage to make a few cards myself.   Here is one using birthday monkey from Bugaboo Stamps.  I just think this little monkey is soo cute!  I wish I had a sewing machine or time to hand stitch but I had to get this card in the mail quick before it was late.  (One of these days I'll make up some birthday cards ahead of time!)
I used paper paint on the icing to give it more dimension.  Glitter glue was used on the hat, candle and platter.  Silver fabric paint was used on the fork.  Copics were used to color the image as well as the clear dew drops. The paper I used came from Transparent Touches kit #3 for March.  I just love this paper line and this kit!  To see another card made from the kit and more info on how to get your own kits delivered right to your door refer to this previous post. 
I finally got my Easter Tree digital stamp in the store.  I am pretty happy with the way it turned out!  I even drew up a title to match.  Check out the card I made with it below.  I experimented with my new Copic airbrush system for the stamp backgrounds.  I should have chosen more contrasting colors...oh well live and learn!  I do love the soft look it creates and if you used the brush makes wonderful little dots!  I'm looking forward to using it again!

 I just love this stamp mostly because it's so easy to embellish with glitter glue, flocking or flower soft.   I used glitter glue on the eggs but I bet crackle paint would look awesome too!  Can you tell I love my embellishing tools!   This is a based on a Mojo Monday's sketch.
Click on the image below if you'd like to purchase the Easter Tree digital stamp.   

 I have another Easter digi stamp just about ready.  I just am working on some sentiments to go with him/her.  See a sneak peek of it below.  

Okay I think this post is getting too long so I'll be back next week with some layouts to share.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fabulous weekend!  


debenj said...

CONGRATULATIONS to both you and Caz! Love all the cards shown as well as the digi stamps (am waiting for the chick to hit the PT store :) )

Elizabeth said...

Congrats to the new wonderful team member. I cannot wait to get the newest digi stamp :)

Sue aka barracudasue said...

Congrats to you and Caz!!!!! How very exciting for you both!

LOVE the cards and the new digi is just adorable, Shelly!

Caroline said...

Thanks for the great intro :) I am so excited to be a part of these great Team! Love your Easter Tree card!