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Thursday, August 18, 2016

INSPIRATION WITH LADY LAHLA ANTHEA FROM FAERY INK

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday!   Well, I blinked, and *poof* summer ended.  I guess in terms of the lunar calendar, it is still summer here, but my kids returned to school today so figuratively, our summer is over.  In a way I am sad to see the kids head back to school, we had a fabulous summer, however, it does give me some more time to do my own projects, like crafting, tie dying and re-organizing my craft room for the hundredth time:)

I am sharing some inspiration with you today using one of this month’s new releases from Faery Ink Shop.   I have chosen the fabulous Lady Lahla Anthea Digital Stamp this month for my inspiration post.  This stunning image can be found in the Faery Ink Shop.  As always, Amanda's images from Faery Ink Shop are super fun to color - always so many options and often great scenery included in the image.

I decided this beauty was a bride (a bridesmaid would have also suited this gorgeous image, but I wanted to make her a bride).  I chose very soft colors this time around, something I usually stay away from, but I do like to push myself to try new things and do not want all my creations to look too similar.  I think the softer colors worked great and really help bring out the true depth of this wonderful image, I hope you agree.  I chose a fancy fold, I actually combined two fancy folds to make one large fancy fold and I just love how this fold nicely showcases the image without detracting from all the details of the image.

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Image is colored with Copics and cut out using my Cameo.  These papers are from an Echo Park collection, ribbon is seam binding from my stash and the presents on the left side are stickers from my stash.  Additionally I added some Prima pearls.

Copics used:

Hair:  E79, E47, E57, E23

Face/Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R21

Lips: RV34, E04

Gown: RV34, RV11, RV10 and lots of colorless blender

Flowers are various combos of RV66, RV55, RV53, RV34, RV32, RV11, Y08, Y11, Y13, B00, B02, YR23 and YR21.

Flower leaves are YG67, YG17, YG03

Sure hope you like my creation and hopefully it has given you some inspiration.  Please pay a visit to the Faery Ink Shop to see all the wonderful images there, especially the most recent New Releases!!  Also, come play along in our monthly FB challenge - FUN IN THE SUN  - you can check it out at Faery Ink Facebook Group.  Wishing you all a great week!
Hugs:)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

NEW CHALLENGE AT THE PAPER SHELTER–BIRTHDAY WISHES

Happy Wednesday, it's time for a New Challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.    Before I get to the details of the challenge, I just want to say sorry for my absence of posts recently.  My kids went back to school today and the past few weeks have been just insane getting ready for that as well as my older son’s soccer tryouts and first few weeks of practices and scrimmages.  Then, on Sunday, my laptop stopped booting up and I have been without it since Monday.  I am supposed to have it back today.  I am thankful to have other computers in the house, but I adore my laptop and I miss having it and being able to transport it vs. being stuck in one room at the same desk with the desktop computer that is ethernet connected.

 

Anyway, if you are unfamiliar with The Paper Shelter Shop, I suggest that you go pay a visit, they have so many awesome images and they come with digi papers, backgrounds, etc.  Plus, there's a customer rewards program that is awesome.   Trust me, you will love it!!

The Paper Shelter :: Digital stamps, Papers, Printables, Scrapbooking, Greeting cards, Accesories and More!
 
We also have a weekly challenge, with each DT team rotating weeks, so this week it is Team B hosting the challenge.  Challenge rules can be found here and our New Challenge can be found at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge is BIRTHDAY WISHES!
 
Our very generous sponsors are Veronica and Pedro, owners of The Paper Shelter, and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend at The Paper Shelter Shop - you win this prize if you have used one of their products on your card, this could be an Image, Backing Paper or Printable.  If you do not use one of their products for your creation, they will give you a prize of 3 digi images of your own choice from The Paper Shelter Shop - wow, you can't beat that!  Please don't forget if you wish to enter several times that we limit this to 3 entries and at least one of those must carry one of our The Paper Shelter Shop products.

 
For my card this week, I chose
Birthday Present digital image
from The Paper Shelter Shop, I colored her with Copics and cut out using the Print and Cut feature on my Cameo.
I used papers from Doodlebug Designs, stickers from my stash, bling dots from Your Next Stamp, ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and a cupcake charm from my stash that I tied on with hemp cord.  Flowers are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
 
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As I often do, I decided to make a fancy fold card.  I think I saw this called a “double fold” somewhere, but not sure exactly where I found it.  I think it displays the image really well.
 
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I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!  HugsSmile

Saturday, July 30, 2016

WINNERS OF HippieAud New Relase Set

Woo hoo, we have winners of our most recent New Releases at Imagine That! Digistamp shop!   Please pay a visit to our blog, Imagine That Creative Playground, where you can check to see if you are a lucky winner of one of the New Release sets and also see some more samples using our fabulous new releases by the Imagine That! Digistamp DT gals.


Reminder that our challenge can be found at Imagine That Creative Playground  - a new one starts next week, so you still have some time to play along!    Please visit the blog for our rules as well as to come play along with our challenge and to see all the other DT gals awesome creations. 


Finally, make sure to visit Imagine That! Facebook Friends and Fans group where our FB DT will be showing off more New Release creations today as well as having their challenge.  Sure hope you will come join us there as well.

For my winner’s post New Release creation today, I used HippieAud set, which I am honored to say was named for me.  I want to thank Kris for making this beautiful set for me, I absolutely LOVE it and I know you all will too!!   I made 2 different creations for today, both featuring the image and one or more sentiments from the HippieAud set.

 

For this first card, I colored the hair brown so she looks like me and used papers from K & Co. stack and these awesome Prima flowers and bling flourishes.  The papers match so perfectly with the colors in the sentiments from the set and I colored my image with my Copics to represent these colors as well.

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The second coloring I went with blond hair and hot colors, I love dark reds, oranges and yellows and really like how this one turned out.  I chose these fabulous Bo Bunny papers and my bling is from Your Next Stamp.

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Both images and all sentiments are cut out with my Cameo. 

I sure hope you like it and will come visit  Imagine That Creative Playground to see all the winners and additional New Release samples as well as check out Imagine That! Digistamp to see all the amazing sets, papers, etc. for sale!!
Hugs!!

ANIMALS ACTING LIKE HUMANS

Happy Saturday to everyone!    Hope you had a wonderful week and are enjoying the start of your weekend.   I love weekends, especially because they allow me the opportunity to sleep in!   Life has been so busy as the kids get ready to start back to school – older son has soccer tryouts, younger son starts back to club soccer this week, all kids trying to finish their summer reading books, etc.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS Challenge and it is ANIMALS ACTING LIKE HUMANS.   We are looking for images of animals doing things usually done by humans – cooking, reading, sailing, etc.    Di has tons of images that will fit this challenge perfectly.  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, August 12, 2016 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS Shop to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.   You may also use a CandiBean rubber or clear stamp to have an extra chance to win the 2 Di's Digi images.

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.  There's also a BIG SALE going on now at  DI'S DIGI STAMPS, so hope you will check that out too - new stamps are being added to the SALE all the time.  You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line - the newest set has just been released!  Hope you will check them out!  
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I used this adorable image “nap time” from DI’S DIGI STAMPS.   This adorable image is colored with Copics.   I used my Cameo to trace the image and then cut out with a slight border around the image.   I chose papers from Stampin’ Up.  My card shape was created using a Tattered Lace Card creator die set.  Buttons are from my stash.  Sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp clear set and cut out with Nestie.   Sure hope you like it and will come play along in our Di's Digi Designs Challenge!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Special 2 week challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER–ANYTHING GOES!

Happy Wednesday, it's time for a New Challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.   If you are unfamiliar with The Paper Shelter Shop, I suggest that you go pay a visit, they have so many awesome images and they come with digi papers, backgrounds, etc.  Plus, there's a customer rewards program that is awesome and new images are added to the shop continually – always something fabulous you will want to purchase.   Trust me, you will love it!!

The Paper Shelter :: Digital stamps, Papers, Printables, Scrapbooking, Greeting cards, Accesories and More!
 
We also have a weekly challenge, with each DT team rotating weeks, HOWEVER, for the next 2 weeks, we have both teams hosting a special challenge in order to give the DT a little break for summer.  Challenge rules can be found here and our New Challenge can be found at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  This 2 week challenge is ANYTHING GOES!
 
Our very generous sponsors are Veronica and Pedro, owners of The Paper Shelter, and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend at The Paper Shelter Shop - you win this prize if you have used one of their products on your card, this could be an Image, Backing Paper or Printable.  If you do not use one of their products for your creation, they will give you a prize of 3 digi images of your own choice from The Paper Shelter Shop - wow, you can't beat that!  Please don't forget if you wish to enter several times that we limit this to 3 entries and at least one of those must carry one of our The Paper Shelter Shop products.
 
 
For my card this week, I chose
digital image Summery from The Paper Shelter Shop.  This image can also be found in the Summer Collection Special Pack – 6 items for the price of 4, also available at The Paper Shelter Shop
 
I colored this lovely image with Copics and cut her out with Crafter’s Companion die.  I daubed the edges of the die cut with Distress inks.  I chose papers from Doodlbug, Karen Foster and Bo Bunny.   The sentiment is from the Doodlebug paper I used.
 
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I added flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon, stickers from Little B and Jolee’s Boutique.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!  HugsSmile

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

New Challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER–RIBBON

Happy Wednesday, it's time for a New Challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.   If you are unfamiliar with The Paper Shelter Shop, I suggest that you go pay a visit, they have so many awesome images and they come with digi papers, backgrounds, etc.  Plus, there's a customer rewards program that is awesome and new images are added to the shop continually – always something fabulous you will want to purchase.   Trust me, you will love it!!

The Paper Shelter :: Digital stamps, Papers, Printables, Scrapbooking, Greeting cards, Accesories and More!
 
We also have a weekly challenge, with each DT team rotating weeks, so this week it is Team B hosting the challenge.  Challenge rules can be found here and our New Challenge can be found at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge is RIBBON!
 
Our very generous sponsors are Veronica and Pedro, owners of The Paper Shelter, and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend at The Paper Shelter Shop - you win this prize if you have used one of their products on your card, this could be an Image, Backing Paper or Printable.  If you do not use one of their products for your creation, they will give you a prize of 3 digi images of your own choice from The Paper Shelter Shop - wow, you can't beat that!  Please don't forget if you wish to enter several times that we limit this to 3 entries and at least one of those must carry one of our The Paper Shelter Shop products.
 
 
For my card this week, I chose
digital image Refreshing Time from The Paper Shelter Shop, I colored her with Copics and cut her out with my Cameo using trace and cut feature.  This image is great fun to color and has so many amazing details.   I chose papers from Graphic 45 and some from my stash.  Die cut on backing image as well as die cut for sentiment is from Cottage Cutz.  Sentiment from Echo Park and bling also from Echo Park. 
 
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I chose ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and added a bow I made using my Bow Maker from Embellishment Attic.
 
I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!  HugsSmile

Sunday, July 17, 2016

FUN IN THE SUN WITH BELLA POOL SIDE FROM FAERY INK

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday!   Summer is my favorite time of year, but it always goes so fast.  Our summer has been awesome, we've had family visit, we have visited family and the kids have been busier than ever.  Hope you are all having a great month!

 

Today I am sharing some inspiration on the Faery Ink Blog.   For this month's inspiration project, I chose Bella Pool Side Digital stamp as the image I wanted to create with.  This stunning image can be found in the Faery Ink Shop.  As always, Amanda's images from Faery Ink Shop are super fun to color - always so many options and often great scenery included in the image.

This time around, I found this awesome Silhouette cut file that I felt lent itself perfectly to the Bella Pool Side Digital stamp.  For the project, I chose Doodlebug  papers for the pool water and the border around the base of the project and then some design paper from my stash for the sand.  Flowers are from Petaloo, sentiment is from a clear stamp and cut out with die from my stash.

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Image is colored with Copics.

Hair:  E49, E57, E25, E21

Face/Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R21

Lips: R24, R22

Chair: C7, C5, C3, RV69, RV55, V05, RV63

Table: E44, E42, E81, E41

Sand: E35, E34, E31, E30

Drink: Y17, Y15, R22

Bathing suit: BG09, BG49, BG57

Flower in her hair: BV08, BV17, BV13

Sure hope you like my creation and hopefully it has given you some inspiration.  Please pay a visit to the Faery Ink Shop to see all the wonderful images there, especially the most recent New Releases!!  Also, come play along in our monthly challenge - FUN IN THE SUN  - you can check it out at Faery Ink Facebook Group.  Wishing you all a great week!

Hugs:)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

HOT/BRIGHT COLORS AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS CHALLENGE!

Happy Saturday to everyone!    Hope you had a wonderful week and are enjoying the start of your weekend.   I love weekends, especially because they allow me the opportunity to sleep in!  We are visiting family since Wednesday and it has been lots of fun.Smile


We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS Challenge and it is HOT and/or BRIGHT Colors.   Di has tons of images that will fit this challenge perfectly.  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, July 29, 2016 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS Shop to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.   You may also use a CandiBean rubber or clear stamp to have an extra chance to win the 2 Di's Digi images.

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.  There's also a BIG SALE going on now at  DI'S DIGI STAMPS, so hope you will check that out too - new stamps are being added to the SALE all the time.  You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line - the newest set has just been released!  Hope you will check them out! 

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I used this adorable image “Carnation Penny” from DI’S DIGI STAMPS.   This adorable image is colored with Copics.   I used my Cameo to trace the image and then cut out with a slight border around the image.   I chose papers from Echo Park.  Sentiment is clear stamp from Reverse Confetti and is cut out with Nesties die.  Buttons are from my stash and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.   Sure hope you like it and will come play along in our Di's Digi Designs Challenge!!

REMINDER CHALLENGE AT IMAGINE THAT!–FANCY FOLDS

It’s time for the reminder post for our challenge at Imagine That! Creative Playground - our challenge posts on the first Saturday of the month and then a reminder on the 3rd Saturday, so this post is for our reminder.  Our challenge is can be found at Imagine That! Creative Playground and our theme this time is Fancy Fold/Shaped Card.  Please visit the blog for our rules as well as to come play along with our challenge and to see all the other DT gals awesome creations.  Our challenge runs until 11:55pm on August 5, so hope you will come check it out and play along! 

 

Finally, don’t forget about our Imagine That! Facebook Friends and Fans group and our FB DT that has a challenge of their own.  Plus, we’d love you to share your Imagine That! Digistamp projects.  Sure hope you will come join us there.

For my creation today, I chose Leesa's Dust Bunnies set.  I used one of the images sentiments from this adorable set on my creation. 

I am not sure the name of this fold, but I found the tutorial from a Pinterest link.  This is the outside

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I used a sentiment from Riley and Co. that I cut with Nestie and then added ribbon and an eyelet.  Buttons are from Bag O Buttons.

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I colored this amazing image with Copics - I cut her out with MFT stitched die and added buttons from Bag O Buttons and Prima bling flourishes.  My design paper is from my stash.   I sure hope you like it and will come join our challenge at Imagine That Creative Playground.

Hugs!!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Time for a Lemonade Stand with Imagine That! Digistamp

Hi everyone!  Hope you are all doing great.  Things continue to be super busy here and I am not on the computer as much as I was a year ago, but I am still having a wonderful time coloring and creating cards/projects. 

 

I am here to share a card I made using 2 images and one of the sentiments from Kimmie's Lemonade Stand set that you can find at Imagine That! Digistamp Shop.   Both images I used from the set are colored with Copics and cut out with my Cameo.   Sentiment is also cut out with my Cameo and then added to a die cut.  I chose to make a center step card as I thought this layout best showcases the images.  I added some bling and glittery buttons from my stash.  The paper from Bo Bunny is from a set called Lemonade.

Additionally, just want to remind you our current challenge is still going on at Imagine That! Creative Playground - our theme this time is a FANCY FOLDS.    Our challenge runs until 11:55pm on August 5, so hope you will come check it out! 

 

Finally, don’t forget about our Imagine That! Facebook Friends and Fans group and our FB DT challenge.  Plus, we’d love you to share you Imagine That! Digistamp projects.  Sure hope you will come join us there.

Hugs!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

NEW CHALLENGE AT THE PAPER SHELTER–SUMMER DAYS

Happy Wednesday, it's time for a New Challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.   If you are unfamiliar with The Paper Shelter Shop, I suggest that you go pay a visit, they have so many awesome images and they come with digi papers, backgrounds, etc.  Plus, there's a customer rewards program that is awesome and new images are added to the shop continually – always something fabulous you will want to purchase.   Trust me, you will love it!!

 

The Paper Shelter :: Digital stamps, Papers, Printables, Scrapbooking, Greeting cards, Accesories and More!
 
We also have a weekly challenge, with each DT team rotating weeks, so this week it is Team B hosting the challenge.  Challenge rules can be found here and our New Challenge can be found at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge is
SUMMER DAYS – please use a summer image!
 
Our very generous sponsors are Veronica and Pedro, owners of The Paper Shelter, and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend at The Paper Shelter Shop - you win this prize if you have used one of their products on your card, this could be an Image, Backing Paper or Printable.  If you do not use one of their products for your creation, they will give you a prize of 3 digi images of your own choice from The Paper Shelter Shop - wow, you can't beat that!  Please don't forget if you wish to enter several times that we limit this to 3 entries and at least one of those must carry one of our The Paper Shelter Shop products.

 
For my card this week, I chose
digital image Pineapple from The Paper Shelter Shop, I colored her with Copics and cut her out with Nestie.  This image is great fun to color and has so many amazing details.  I displayed her in the double fold card – not sure the exact name of the fold, but I just love how it beautifully showcases the image.  I found the tutorial online from a Pinterest link.

 

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I chose my papers from my brand new Authentique paper pack.  I love how the paper has pineapples to match with the pineapples on Pineapple’s shirt.  I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp clear stamp, also cut with Nestie, pearl flourish from Zva Creative and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.
 
I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!  HugsSmile

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Gabbie Poppy Fae from Faery Ink and a SALE!!

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday!  Can it really be July?!?  Summer always goes so fast.  Our summer has been awesome so far with lots of family coming in for visits and lots of activities for the kids.  Hope you are all having a great month!

I am here to share some inspiration with you today featuring one of the newest release images from Faery Ink Shop.   For this month's inspiration project, I chose Gabbie Poppy Fae as my image.  This stunning image can be found in the Faery Ink Shop.  This image was super fun to color, I loved doing her wings and the flowers in front of her.

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I enjoy making fancy fold cards and I felt this image lent itself beautifully to a fancy fold.  I chose a file from Silhouette Studio.  I added Prima flowers on the outside of the card.  When you open the card, you get to see Gabby Poppy Fae:)  I chose a sentiment and papers from my stash.  I added some lace to my die cut tag.

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Images is colored with Copics.

Hair:  E49, E57, E25, E55 and E31

Face: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R21

Lips: R22, R21

Top and outside of wings: RV69, RV19, RV17, RV09

Inside of wings and flower leaves: G24, YG25, YG23, YG03

Flowers and shawl: E23, Y17, Y18, Y15; E08, YR18, YR16, YR14

REMINDER - We have an awesome SALE going on all weekend, code is listed above and it's a great deal, so make sure you take advantage of it!!

Sure hope you like my creation and hopefully it has given you some inspiration.  Please pay a visit to the Faery Ink Shop to see all the wonderful images there, especially the most recent New Releases!!  Also, come play along in our monthly challenge - FUN IN THE SUN  - you can check it out at Faery Ink Facebook Group.  Wishing you all a great week!

Hugs:)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Winners of New Release Images at IMAGINE THAT DIGISTAMP!

Woo hoo, we have winners of our most recent New Releases at Imagine That! Digistamp shop!   Please pay a visit to our blog, Imagine That Creative Playground, where you can check to see if you are a lucky winner of one of the New Release sets and also see some more samples using our fabulous new releases by the Imagine That! digis by Kris DT gals.


Reminder that our challenge can be found at Imagine That Creative Playground  - a new one starts tomorrow!    Please visit the blog for our rules as well as to come play along with our challenge and to see all the other DT gals awesome creations. 


Finally, make sure to visit Imagine That! Facebook Friends and Fans group where our FB DT will be showing off more New Release creations today as well as having their challenge.  Sure hope you will come join us there as well.

For my winner’s post New Release creation today, I chose to play with Mermaid on Rock set.  I used the image, which I colored with Copics and added some dots using Sharpie paint pen, as well as one of the sentiments.  Both image and sentiment cut out with my Cameo.  I used distress ink to daub the edges of the sentiment.

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I chose to make a shadow box using a Silhouette Designs file.  I chose papers from the newest Echo Park Mermiad collection and stickers are from Doodlebug. 
 
I sure hope you like it and will come visit  Imagine That Creative Playground to see all the winners and additional New Release samples as well as check out Imagine That! Digistamp to see all the amazing sets, papers, etc. for sale!!
Hugs!!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

FACEBOOK HAS SUSPENDED MY ACCOUNT:(

Please be aware that my account with FB has been suspended due to claims that I am not who I say I am.  I am trying to resolve this issue - I AM Hippieaud Ernst, that is how everyone in the craft world knows me.  Hopefully this will be sorted by the time I get up from my sleep.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Please find my posts for

Digi Choosday with POLKADOODLES Challenge

and

New Releases from Imagine That Digistamp below.

Thanks!