Friday

Whew, I'm Back Finally With My Post!





Sorry about that! I've had all kinds of craziness going on today! But what a great day it is! Kinda like Christmas morning for a kid ya know? It's almost hard to believe after so many many months of working on this that it's done (well sort of!), it will never really be done because I plan on coming up with new stuff and new idea's regularly, and I'm hoping to be able to share lots of tutorials with you because I know some of you have a lot of questions about how to work with a digi and really they ate so much more fun when you really know how to make the most of them! So watch for tutorials coming to my Tips and Tricks page in the store very soon!

Before I forget tonight at midnight on my blog I will be giving away 3 free stamps or sets to one random winner, this a "door" prize of sorts to celebrate my opening day(**yay!!!!** cheering and applause!) So all you have to do is comment here! Easy peasy! Now for the BIG PRIZE we are starting a bi-monthly challenge and for the first challenge to kick off the store you are to use one of the pages in my store as inspiration for your card, sort of like casing a store page but not exactly. You can either use the actual page as a card sketch, or use the color combo, or use the theme from the page. So pick your favorite page and get busy! Kidding, I sound like a game show announcer, LOL! But really it should be fun and the winner will get to choose 3 free stamps or sets from the store *PLUS* every new release foe the next 3 months!!! Sound cool? Head over to our CHALLENGE BLOG to play, you have 2 weeks.

Where to begin? I want to tell you all about the store and what's in it without boring you to death sooo, hmmm... All of the images are in color and line art and you always get both, I know it's cheating but hey, sometimes your in a hurry right? Now I have to be honest and tell you that the surfer I did to announce the store several weeks ago is the version I painted in my computer program. :) It's pretty fun really! Most of you know I've had trouble with a very fussy baby who now thinks she has to be held all the time, kinda makes putting together a card more difficult! I miss making cards so I'm trying to come up with solutions that will make it much faster for me and for you because I know these days everyone is busy busy! I have sets that come with coordinating digi dp, how fun is that! I have to pat myself on the back with that one because I'm loving it! No more digging through mountains of paper because before I can usually pick out my dp my daughter is crying for me. I even grouped together on one sheet the dp, border, sentiments and image to put together one card really super fast by just clicking print one time! I call it Card On A Sheet and it is included in addition to all of the separate image files that are in a set. And I have something I call Quick Cards that are basically a printable card. I can't tell you how many times I have forgotten to make a card I needed and didn't have time to stop at the store. You can customize them a little or just print and go. Part of my inspiration for these is so my Dad can print off his own cards! :) I was working on more of them when a lot of issues came up with the store that I had to fix so at the moment there are only two of those but more on the way!

I think I've rambled enough for one day so I'm going to post a card I made with a set called Birdsong Serenade (Birdsong for short!) I used the black line art version and colored with prisma pencils on my card because (gasp) my printer tore up in the middle of everything! can you imagine! The irony, but I just got a new one last night so hopefully you'll see me back with a lot more cards really soon! I have one to post tomorrow and if I forgot to mention anything I'll let you know then! Besides I still have a little more work to do in the store, blanks to fill! c-ya later!

27 comments:

Courtney said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card! Great job! Congrats on your "Grand Opening"!

debb said...

Beautiful card- Congrats on the grand opening!!! Exciting times.....

Emily Painter-Davis said...

BEAUTIFUL AND CONGRATS AGAIN!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

OMGosh Girl! That is sooooo amazing. Really! What an awesome card. I'm going to need some of those tuts myself. Going to study my Photoshop right now. Hope you get a good nights sleep!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

I just got back from visiting your store and really like your products! I like that you offer the filled in and outline version of digi images. A great idea! Off to see the DT gallery! Best of luck to you!

Cassie said...

Oooo Love the card, Shawne, and again, I am sooooo excited for you ;D

Chef Mama Lori said...

So excited for you! What a beautiful card! Off to check out the store!

Lisa Lou said...

Stunning card. Love the bright colors and all the texture.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Congratulations - that font is fabulous~~

Miss Iowa said...

Best wishes to you in this new endeavor. I wonder if I could get my dad to print out his own cards? (Doubtful...) LOL!

beadz said...

Shawne, this is going to be such a great adventure! Your card turned out gorgeous! Best wishes!

hugs,
Gini

Michele said...

what a gorgeous card this is!!! Congrats on your new path.....you will do fabulous!!!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Shawne, I just love your card! It came out fabulous. I'm so excited to be a part of the team and to be on part of this journey with you.
Can't wait to see what other people make with your beautiful artwork!
Hugs,
Charlotte
XXX

Jen said...

OH my gosh, talk about an awesome piece of art! You made that bird spectacular! Cheers to a great beginning, and may your success reach the stars!
Jen

Kristine said...

Oh I love birds... and this one is super CUTE!! LOVE your cute stitching on this too --- I never thought to combine stitches! *Ü* Beautiful card.

I wanted to thank you for your comment on my M5D card today! Sue is amazing with drawing flowers! Thanks Shawne. Have a great weekend! I'm gonna check out that Birdsong Serenade set very soon. Is it for sale now at CDS??

Lori said...

Oh this card is simply gorgeous! good luck with your new venture Shawne, you are going to do so well, your images are gorgeous, heading to check out the challenge blog now!!!!

Vicki said...

Congratulations - how stinkin' exciting is this!!!! Gorgeous card too!!!

True :) said...

So happy for you my friend! I am sure your shop will do well. Your images are soooo cute!
Love your bird card!
I am going to play with one of your digis sometime this weekend when things slow down!
Congrats and hugs,
True :D

Brenda said...

Congrats to you and your grand opening! Very cute card

iluvmybugs said...

Congrats on your Grand Opening...your card is sooooo cute..love the little bird and the colors are great!! TFS

Terry

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Congrats on your new store Shawne, Awesome Design Team you have. Hugs, Jane

Craftypagan said...

Soooo beautiful Shawne! Those colours are amazing-very striking and elegant at the same time!

Cindy Haffner said...

Shawne this is GORGEOUS.

Silke Ledlow said...

Shawne this card is super cute!!!! I'm so glad I stopped by...I had no idea you illustrate stamps and they are all AWESOME!!! WTG keep them comin'!!! Hugs ~S~

Gloria said...

First of all Shawne, a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your new Digi Store. It is fabulous! I love the look of the store. I have always loved creating with your images and look forward to seeing what you have that is new. I have yet to use a digi image.....but I am getting there!!lol

Hugs
Gloria

Karen B said...

I love this bird and the colours are so cool. What a great card. Your talent is oozing. Love it.

Karen Lynn said...

Very pretty card. I like the texture on the bird!