Tuesday, December 31, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR & RESOLUTIONS

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season as we did and are ready for a wonderful 2014.  

I took a break from the cyber world, and spend lots of time with my boys.   Did a lot of shopping, gift wrapping, cooking, cleaning, organizing, movie watching, and we have been hitting the gym every day.   Other than that, not much, no work, no waking up early, just fun, fun and more fun.

I did some changes to my blog and store though, as part of the fun.  Do you like the new look?   I do, so I will stick with it for a while, but since I am truly considering switching to WP from blogger, I don't know what is going to happen. (jeje)

The SKdigis store is open again, also changed the look to match my blog and purged some images.  I will be adding new ones soon, I just need to make some samples first.

Resolutions:
- Learn WP.
- Join some challenges.
- NO design team work this year (don't want responsibilities, datelines or any kind of pressure)
- Go out with my friends more often.
- Enjoy life outside the cyber world.

Monday, December 30, 2013

IN THE SPOTLIGHT - SKdigis Guest Designer

Today we have a new guest designer at SKdigis.  She is a FANtastic linking party winner and it is great to have her "IN THE SPOTLIGHT"... Please visit her blog at http://ktdesigns2013.blogspot.ca/ and stop say hi!  you'll love it there... :)

I am excited to be a guest designer today at SK Digis - I love Sonia's designs!  I live in Nova Scotia, Canada, and I'm in my late 40s.  I've been making cards for about 8 years; a friend asked me to do some stamping with her in 2005, and I had a lot of fun.  A few months later I took some card-making courses given by the recreation department in a nearby town, and I was hooked!  It's so fulfilling for me to make cards - I get the pleasure of making the card, and the recipient gets the pleasure of receiving the card - it's a win-win!  I started my blog on June 21, 2013 - I wanted to enter all of those fun challenges!  I enjoy making cards, and I love the inspiration I get from other bloggers.  You might be wondering how I chose my blog name.  Well... KT are my initials, Kitty is a nickname, and Fit Kitty is my user name on a fitness web site I used to frequent.  Since I was already set up with the name Fit Kitty on Google and Gmail, I decided to stick with it.  It would make me so happy if you would stop by my blog for a visit::  http://ktdesigns2013.blogspot.ca/

Here is the gorgeous card she made with the Snowboy Digi.  Isn't he the cuttest?...



Thanks for accepting my invitation! :)

Monday, December 23, 2013

IN THE SPOTLIGHT - SKdigis guest designer

Hello everyone!... Today we have a new guest designer at SKdigis.  She is a winner from the FANtastic linking party and it is a great pleasure to have her "IN THE SPOTLIGHT"... thanks for accepting my invitation Edwina! :)


Hi, I am Edwina Brown. I live in New Jersey right now. I was born in Kentucky. I have 3 brothers who made life very interesting when we were kids.
I love animals but especially cats. We have a strawberry blond cat named Goldie. She is 18 years old.
I have had 10 years in art classes learning Oil painting, Watercolors, Pastels, and Acrylics, Charcoal. I like Oil and Watercolors best.
I have been crafting somehow in something since I had my first box of crayons. I was introduced to Scrapbooking in 2003. I then started making cards with Stamps and other supplies in 2004. In 2010 I tried my first digis. I used colored pencils. I decided I had to have Copics to get what I wanted. I watched several videos on using them then purchased my copics and started coloring. I now have over 100 Copics. It is very addicting this hobby. I love making cards and it makes me so happy when someone lets me know they like one of them.

... I love how this cards came out, very very pretty and I love how you mixed both digis on the first card...   Now, let's go say HI to Edwina.  Her blog address is http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com   She will be very happy to read tour comments... 



 

Thanks Edwina!   It is a pleasure to have you here! :)

Monday, December 16, 2013

IN THE SPOTLIGHT - SKdigis guest designer

Hello everyone!... today is I have a new "In the Spotlight" segment at SKdigis and she is one special lady, not only because she loves SKdigis.  Karen and I have been cyber friends for quite some time, she was in my first design team and we have very long chats on FB from time to time...so, I am very happy to have her here once again, and this time as my guest designer... Thank you Karen for accepting my invite, it is a pleasure to have you here... :)    Please visit Karen's blog HERE you will see awesomeness there...

My name is Karen, and I am Simply Frenzied about papercrafting, sharing and inspiring others with my creations. I absolutely love using Sonia's images, and as a former DT member, I have many to choose from.  Papercrafting is my passion, keeps my life balanced, and takes me to my happy place. I have been blogging since January 2012 and have had the opportunity to work on several other Design Teams.
I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Washington. I currently live in the city of Tukwila with my hubby, Kurt. We have been married 30+ years and we have two handsome sons, Kyle 28 and Kory 24. I am a Finance Tech II for a large school district during the work week. Evenings and weekends I try to spend time in the crafty space whenever time allows.  Besides having a passion for papercrafting, I also enjoy baking, red wine, dark chocolate, laughing and cracking myself up! Basically, I just want to have fun and enjoy life!
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.” ― Audrey Hepburn
You can find me at http://simplyfrenzied-karen.blogspot.com/ Catch the Frenzy!
Thanks Sonia for the opportunity to Guest Design
Karen

An here is the wonderful card Karen made using my latest digital stamp... YEAP! another one from Lollipop RD.  Isn't he the cutest?... OH MY! and she did a lovely card as always ...hope you like it and leave Karen some love... :)









Thanks Karen!   It is a pleasure to have you here! :)


Saturday, December 14, 2013

JUST A NOTE! and SKdigis STORE NEWS~!

Hello peeps! hope you are all doing well, cause I am dying here!... last week my not so little one anymore got sick and of course, we got it... yeap! hubby and I are sick too...  So I can't barely move, my body eaches, runny nose, caugh, fever and a little bit of all those symptoms of a bad flu, cold or whatever they call it this days...,  and here I am taking care of hubby too... or we are taking care of each other, cause I can't put him down on this one.

We open all windows this morning in hopes of re-newing air and taking all the negative vibes out... will see how it goes...


OK! now about the SKdigis digital stamps store.... It will be closed for a couple of weeks, must likely will re-open on January 1, with a new FABULOUS look and an easy to follow index.  Some images will be gone for good, but awesome new ones will be uploaded every month next year.


So please stay tuned for more info... :)




Monday, December 9, 2013

IN THE SPOTLIGHT - SKdigis guest designer

Good Monday everyone!... today is the day for a new "In the Spotlight" segment at SKdigis.   Amy Almeida is my guest designer today.  She is one of the Top 2 winners of the October FANtastic Linking Party.  Please welcome Amy and visit her blog HERE


Hi my name is Amy and I'm super excited to be today's guest designer at SKdigis! Sonia's one talented lady! I live in beautiful Victoria, B.C. Canada, with my family and dog, Bubbaganoush (Yep, he's as cute as his name suggests! lol ). I have been crafting for several years, but it wasn't until May, 2013 that I discovered the wonderful world of craft challenges and blogging- and I've been hooked ever since. I love all things crafty: Stamping, Paper crafts, Die cuts, embellishments... the list goes on and on. I look forward to getting Crafty with you!  





THANKS AMY!   It is a pleasure to have you here! :)

Saturday, December 7, 2013

All that Stickles - HAPPY HOLIDAYS - Greeting Card made with Lollipop RD SKdigis digital stamp

Hello everyone! here is a little cute card I made for my last linky party post as DT member for All that Stickles.  Wow! time when by super fast, and they are having a DT call.  So go ahead and apply, it is one of the best design teams I have been, very nice talented ladies and a lot to learn.    I created this cutie pie with one of my latest digital stamps, isn't he the cutest?    His name is Lollipop RD (Rain Deer) get it?... jejej.  I have 3 more that will be showcasing in a few days...  Hey! don't forget our last blog hop of the year is going to be on December 15.   Hope you like my card cause ... I looooove it! :)


Image colored with Copic markers
Body and head:  E31, E33, E35
Red: R22, R27, R37
Blue: BG000, BG01, BG04, BG05
Shadow: C0
Nose & Feet: W0, W2, W3, W5

Stickles Used
Diamond

Darice Embossing Folder
Snowflakes

Challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Winter Wonderland
Mojo Monday - Sketch
All that Stickles - Happy Holidays linky party - DT sample
Crafty Cardmakers - Clean & Simple
Come and Get It Challenges - Anything Goes with a twist (Use a digital stamp). 
Created with Love - Christmas
Lexy's Creations - Christmas
My Craft Spot - Sparkle and Shine
Sparkle N Sprinkle - ATG with glitter
The Crazy Challenge - Snowy Winter
The Pink Elephant - Winter
There She Goes - Christmas Critters
Sweet Pea Stampers - It's Cold Outside

Anything Goes Challenges:
Creative Inspirations PaintColour Me Creative Challenge, Sister Act Card Challenge4 Krafty GirlzCrafting from the HeartMake it Monday, Paper Playtime, Stamp and Create

Monday, December 2, 2013

IN THE SPOTLIGHT - SKdigis guest designer


Welcome to "In the Spotlight" segment here at SKdigis.  My guest today is Lucy Patrick!... I have been admiring Lucy's coloring skills and carmaking in general for many years now. Her cards are amazing, always with gorgeous embellishments, pearls, rhinestones, flowers... rich of beauty and color.   I am very happy to have you here Lucy, hope you enjoyed coloring my digital stamps... Thank YOU! ... and here is a bit about Lucy...

I am a happily married mum of 2 living in Australia who is obsessed with cardmaking! I started out scrapbooking but about 3 years ago I fell in love with cardmaking. I love using cute digi images mostly and I colour them with Copic markers. I also own an embellishments company called Flourish with a Bling. My two business partners (who also happen to be my best friends) and myself decided 4 years ago to start designing our own products. I hope you’ll drop in and take a peek at the store and/or my blog at lucylovesscrapping.blogspot.com.au.  XOX Lucy



THANKS LUCY! LOVE YOUR CARD!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

SKdigis FANtastic LINKING PARTY - December 2013

Thanks to all SKdigis fans who linked last month in my

... A progressive Challenge ... 
 All the cards where gorgeous, and you did great coloring my digis.  This time around my son selected the cards he liked the must, cause as always ... I liked them all!!! :)





Congratulations ladies and thank you for using SKdigis so beautifully! 
I will be contacting you within 24 hours to 48 hours to invite you to be in the spotlight.

And now a sad note...

This is it for 2013!... thanks to all SKdigis fans for your support, but the Fantastic Linking Party has come to an end.  

And now a happy note...

None the less, I am offering all of you who linked last month, 2 digital stamps of your choice, so head on to my store HERE, select the (2) images you want, and leave me a comment in this post with your choice.  I will send the images to the e-mail you use on your link last month.

Thanks for taking the time to read, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

NATIVITIES - PESEBRES - A work of ART by Silvia Rivera

Hello my friends, today I have a very different post, but one I couldn't pass.  My only sister Silvia makes gorgeous nativities every year, and posted them this morning on Facebook and I wanted to share with you.  Aren't they the cuttest?  Well, she is in crafting paradise... our farm in the mountains in Colombia, there is where we learned all the basics of crafting from the best teacher we could have ever had... MOM!...  Ever since we where little girls, summers where spend up in La Papunga.  Back then, we only had black and white TV with 2 channels, so mom had to keep us busy and what better than crafting right?... We did lots of sewing, cross stitch, pyrography (wood burning), crochetting, but one I love the must was coloring books... we had lots of them and every year we had to go back and fix what we did wrong the year before... It was kinda boring sometimes back then, but now that I think about it, where the must wonderful days of my childhood... always creating...

But let me stop cause I am getting a bit melancholic.... AHHHH! those good old days when technology was not in the way! :)

So here they are

...MINIATURE NATIVITIES...







I hope you leave some love on this post so I can pass it along to her, and maybe it will convince her to join us in blogland...  She is a wonderful artist graduated from Miami International Fine Arts College back in 1987.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

BUNNY LOVE greeting card - SKdigis

Hello there!... I am changing the way I showcase my cards.  Yesterday I was playing with  my camera, settings and lighting, and ended up with this.  Let me know what you think... :)
This image is one of my latest drawings and one of the cuttest I have drawn so fa I believe... The name of the digital stamp is Bunny Love and can be used for many occasions, Valentine, Easter, Mother's Day... they look super sweet hugging each other right?... Hope you like my cutie card.


Image and ribbon colored with Copic markers
Bunnies:  C0,C1,C2,C3,C5,C7
Ears: RV000, RV02
Ski: B000, B00
Grass: YG6, YG9, YG11, G7
Ribbon: RV02, YG6, B00

Coloring Technique
Stippling

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Love Language

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - embossing - heat or dry.


Saturday, November 23, 2013

ALL THAT STICKLES - Christmas Decorations

Hi there! Today we start a new linky party at All that Stickles, and the theme this time around is Christmas Decorations.... I had a lot of fun working on my last minute ornament, cause frankly, I did not know what I was going to do until yesterday.  Hubby came with 3 pairs of jeans he did not want anymore, and I came up with this!!!... here it is and a tutorial will be posted next Tuesday at All that Stickles... Hope you like it... now  am going to make some more...jeje...

The stickles I am using in my ornaments is Platinum and I added it randomly and love the results... it was easier than expected... :)


Challenges:
All that Stickles - Christmas Decorations
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons -  Stitching Real of Faux
Creative Knockouts - Snowflakes
Cute Card Thursday - #296 Anything but a Card
DRS Designs - Star Spangled Christmas
Happy Campers - Glitter It
Crafter's Cafe - Metal
Crafting for all Seasons - Stitching
Crafty Creations - American Thanksgiving/Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky -  Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie - Christmas Decoration 
Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge blog - Christmas
Clear it out -  Anything goes with old stash item - snowflake 
Craftyhands - Sparkle and bling
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 2 -  Anything goes Christmas
Creatalicious - Christmas time
Creative Corner - Heavy metal (snowflakes) 
Creative Fingers -  Anything goes with optional use metal (snowflakes)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

PUNK AVERY - The Paper Nest Dolls

Hiya my friends!... today is a very special day.   Last week I was chatting with Christina, and she invited me to color and create with a new cutie she is releasing today at The Paper Nest Dolls.  Her name is "Punk Avery" and I am in looooove with this cool girl, so much, that I couln't stop at one so I made two cards to showcase this cutie in two different colors and also because I wanted to practice hair coloring.   I also designed some digital paper to match this little girl, of course it was with Christine's approval.  So if you want to get the digital papers, I have them available in my store bundled with 3 sentiments that will match this image perfectly...   The great thing! they are in black and white, so you can color them to match YOUR paperdoll...  





Paper colored in Adobe Illustrator to match the girl.
Punk Avery colored with the following Copic markers:
V4, V9, V15, C0, C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, 100, E00, E4, E00, E4, E11, E41, E43

<-------Challenges for this card: 
Sweet Sunday ---------> 
Paper Playtime - Sparkle
The Squirrel & the Fox - Use Violet
Less Is More - Use Designer Paper in a CAS way
A Little Bit Crafty - Sparkle & Shine

Challenges for both cards:
Seemacrafts - Bright Colors
Created With Love Challenges - Anything Papercraft Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Girly creations
Lady Anne's Challenge - More than 1 Layer
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Digi stamp
Through the Purple Haze - Pink, Purple OR Red
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes  


Paper and Punk Avery colored with the following Copic markers:
R22, R27, R37, R59, W0, W1, W2, W3, 0, E00, E4, E00, E02, E11, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, EE41, E43

<------- Challenges for this card
Just Us Girls - Color Combo
Craft Dee Bowz - ATG with handmade bow
Ooh La La Creations - Stitching, real or faux
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes + Optional theme: Embossing
365 Cards - Stamping and Stitching













. 4 - 6" digital papers.
. 4 - 1" circled sentiments
. Line art is 300dpi for crisp print.

Availability:  Download link e-mailed immediately after payment.

Price USD $1.00

Sunday, November 17, 2013

ALL THAT STICKLES - Black Diamond Deals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Black Diamond Deals Blog Hop brought to you by the All that Stickles design team!


The biggest shopping day of the year is just around the corner, and the ATS design team has put together some fun, sparkly shopping projects to help inspire those shopping lists! (And maybe the shine from all the glitter will help wake you up in the middle of the night to hit the stores!)

 If you've come from Cathie's blog, you're in the right place! If you've just come across the hop, please visit All that Stickles.

And here is my card... it is supposed to be a project, but time has been very limited for me this days.  Between real work and "soccer mom" obligations, I have been super busy, but I was able to put this cutie together last night.
When I think of Black Diamond Deals, I think about shopping, shopping and more shopping, so I made this card to give to hubby and inside will say .... "How about NYC?"

The stickles used for this card where "Diamond & Black Diamond" 
Black Diamond for the sentiment (glad the dropper has a tiny tip) and Diamond for the snow. I added some drops and rubbed it with my finger... Love the results!!!  hope you do too.  


You can buy this image HERE
The image is one of my digital stamps, I colored it with the following Copic markers:
R22, R27, R37, R59, YG03, YG11, YG17, YG67, C0, C1, C2, C3, B99, E31, E33, E35



Challenges:
Deconstructed Sketch - # 127
365 Cards - Stamping & Stitching 
Colour Me Creative Challenge Winter, Frosty and Cold
Word Play Saturday - Snowman
A Little Bit Crafty - Sparkle & Shine
Crafters Companion - Christmas/Winter
Creatalicious Challenges - Christmas Time



We have blog candy for those who are a follower of All that Stickles and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Wednesday November 20th at All that Stickles.

$15 Gift Certificate
7 Digital Stamps of Winner's Choice

3 Digital Stamps of Winner's Choice
(If you email TSC letting them know you're hopping with us, you'll receive a free image!)

2 Digital Stamps of Winner's Choice

Your next stop is Angeline's blog! 

Here's the complete lineup:

Thanks for hopping! :) Don't forget to check out our Let's Talk Turkey Linky Party!