Thursday, September 30, 2010

Flower Freebie

The flowers below are based on some of my daughter's artwork.

I had fun making this little garden into a digital stamp and some design paper. The pumpkin paper below is a freebie (just click for the larger version), but the paper in the shop listing comes with several color variations in a zip.

Hope you see something today that makes you giggle and brings a big smile...or that you give one to someone else...:) 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Thanks! Soccer Pin-Back Button Design Freebie

I have been pretty busy lately (with what I am not really sure, but I have been I doing know, important stuff LOL) and one of the things I created was this design for members of my daughter's soccer team.  I won't go into why, but we quit said team....I am not a team person (I was the school newspaper nerdy editor....which is definitely the closest I ever came to a team LOL) and apparently it is genetic. During the first game, my darling little athlete spent the time making shadow puppets with her body and inspecting people on the sidelines instead of kicking the ball. She couldn't care less and, guess what, she is 6...we gots lotsa time to make that a relevant lesson...say, when she is a much more mature 7 or 8...or maybe 40. LOL
So we decided that our family is better off spending those 4 hours a week playing at home and relaxing, instead of driving, dressing, shin-guarding, and shadow puppeting!!!! It is all about priorities you know. :)

Before we quit though, I had to make the gift bags and snacks (yup, the players got weekly gift bags...hmmm, maybe we should re-evaulate LOL), so I made pin-back buttons (I have one of those neato Tecre machines :D) with this design and their team name.
I thought I would offer it as a freebie to anyone who has a button maker or circle cutter...You can click on the image and then save it. The digital stamp version of soccer Annie is available here. :)
Don't forget to check in Friday and see the new images and the will last about 36 hours (Friday, October 1 12 AM CST to 12 PM CST on Saturday, October 2).

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Freebie and Challenge 23 - Crackle or Diamond Glaze

Hi ya everyone,
Can you believe it is already fall? Wow...well, I hope you enjoy the swiftly moving calendar becuase we are ready for a new challenge....let's break out the crackle or diamond glaze!

And just a note that you are going to want to check the blog every day this week for a goodie.... :)

For Challenge 23, my project used part of a new stamp--Door of Dreams. This is a book/box decorated with a red dream door as a gift to go on my hubby's desk at school, so it is pretty simple and ribbons or sparkle. LOL
The door stamp set also comes with a second open door with a creepy pair of eyes and hands....great for halloween.:) You will have to paper piece the hands and eyes...or you can use photo editing software to layer the elements.

I also have a freebie for you today...a crackly background paper. Download it here on the blog by clicking on the picture below and then saving it (or go to our PCP page. :) 
This design paper would be great for the challenge this week. :)

On Friday October 1, I will be having a mini-release with more new stamps (a wide mix of stuff) and papers...
And a SALE to kick off fall and the release...:)
Feel free to post this little badge to remind yourself and others.
Happy fall and happy Friday!!! See you then. :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Freebie and Challenge 22 - Sketch It

Hi everyone, 
We have a great sketch (find it here) for our challenge this week. I hope you enjoy. This one is for my dad using a new image I created for him and another special dad. :) My dad's favorite color is green (because my daughter assigned it to him...mine is purple) and he built my house when my daughter was born---so thus he can never get too many thank you cards for that. :)

Carpenter Joe is the new image in the shop this week and he comes with the hammer and the workbox all zipped in the file. :) Those would be great on their own too. :)

Our freebie this week is actually 4 small files all zipped together. You can find them here in our PCP group. You must be a member to download the zip file, but if you aren't, just ask. :)

Two books, a toolbox (shown above) and a hammer.
Boys and their toys, you know? :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sharing Some Love

Hi guys, wanna share some love? I just registered on a digital stamping rating site and I was hoping for some help rating my site. If you would like to rate Tiddly Inks (pretty please, be nice LOL), you can stop by this site and I am currently number 10....of 10. LOL I think it is a new site, but hey, all publicity is appreciated. :) 
You might find some new digital sites there too...but don't forget about me. :) 

And speaking of other digital companies, I found an adorable one tonight. I don't normally promote the "competition," (you know what I mean...LOL) but I really loved each image on this site and I think you guys might in the interest of good karma for all, take a look at the lovely designs on A Day For Daisies---seriously cute fairies and unique flowers. :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Help me make a tutorial on photographing cards :)

I am assembling a blog tutorial on taking good photos of cards and I wanted  your suggestions for links. 
If you have a good link that has helped you, please share it. I think this is the other half of carding that is so hard to master: A beautiful presentation of an amazing card takes your breath away and I often wonder "How did they do that?" If you know of a gorgeous crafter that shows off their cards in a way that inspires you, please share the link. Photos are copyrighted, so be sure that you aren't copying them, but you can apply techniques in your own special way. :) 

Once I get some information together, I will post relevant links and some how-tos for us all...I would like to improve my shots for sure. :) It is often just a matter of lighting and angles, but you have to know let's see if we can't assemble some of the best tricks and tips. :)

Share your best tip, trick, lighting source and links below. :) Thanks.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Music Challenge to Check Out

MelissaMade is a very faithful and talented participant on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog and she also helps coordinate another challenge blog---Crafty Creations Challenges.

I am sponsoring them this week and I was blown away by many of the DT cards. 
Here is Melissa's card, but you can check out the rest here. If you like music, you might want to enter their weekly challenge. :) 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New Card on the Shop Front

I have selected a new card for the shop front! :) It was created by Jen of Pieces of Me...You can see it in the gallery and the shop home page. :) Isn't she adorable? Jen also creates great tutorials on her blog and a few of those have made it to our challenge blog...:) Thanks Jen! :) I am happy to show off your great work for the next month. :)

If you are interested in submitting a card for consideration, please follow the rules posted here.

Challenge 21: Our pets

Morning all, I hope you have fun with the pets challenge this week.
One of my favorite animals (well, birds LOL), although not so much a pet, is the chicken....cluck, cluck. :)
Have a great week.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Replacement Fairy House Freebie--and lots of freebies

Okay, it seems I am all about freebies the past few days. LOL With very good reason...thanks to all the lovely new members and old ones too. :)
In case you need a recap, you can find three freebies in the shop (here) and 4 freebies on our PCP group.

And one (well, really two :D) below..:)
I offered a fairy house as a freebie about a month ago, but I have updated it since and made it more whimsical. The original didn't really match the dainty fairies. I like this one better with the roses to match Fairy Fae. I need a favor though...I would like you to replace the old version with this new version. I won't be keeping the old version in the shop and don't want people to be confused and looking for it, so please don't use the old one anymore. Switch to these new versions....I have two versions blank for paper piecing and one with delicate roses.
Just click on the picture below and you will get the larger versions or you can go and download the zip in the PCP group. :)
Thanks and have fun with all the freebies...LOL Don't forget there is still an actual shop. :)

And don't forget about the open spots on the design team and that a new challenge starts tomorrow. :) See you then.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

2 Freebies for 2,000 members in the PCP group

Hi happy people, 
We have passed 2,000 members in the PCP group and are at almost 500 blog followers!!! Wahoo and thanks for joining. :) Since that makes my day, I am so very happy to pass along 2 new freebies (2 for 2, you know LOL)

Do be sure to stop in and participate in the challenges for the next month if you are interested in being on the DT. You can find the details on that here

You can find the two new freebies under the Wanna Try before you Buy section of the shop. I am going to see how it works adding a few there. 

If you haven't found the Facebook fan page for Tiddly Inks, you can find it here. :)  I would love for you to add your pictures to the wall and share your creations there. :) 

This is one of the freebies. Meet Ellie. :) 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Spider Web Design Paper Freebie

I have added two spider web design papers to the freebie section of our PCP group
One is posted here (click on the picture and save it) but if you want both (one not shown here) you will have to go there to download the zip. We are close to 2,000 members so this is also a thank you for the PCP members. If you aren't a member, request to join. :)

New DT! Welcome

I am so excited to introduce our new DT members. They have already produced some amazing and truly gorgeous images over the past week and I ...