Thursday, April 29, 2010

Graduate Bumble Bear

My little one is graduating Kindergarten this year and this was created for her. :) I hope it works for other graduates too. :) The digital stamp is now available in the shop. :) You can find it under the Bumble Bear section.

Please stop into the Challenge Blog and participate in our Mother's Day challenge for this week. The amazing Tiddly Inkers have posted samples and prizes/rules are up. We would love to have you join in. :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Double the Trouble, Double the Fun

I am the proud aunt of two adorable twins and the proud sister of their mom...:) Here's to all moms of multiples that make it look fun. :) This digital stamp is now available in the shop under the What's New section.
Aunt ChoChi

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Happy Mother's Day samples and Freebie posted on PCP

This digital stamp is now available in the shop. :) You can find it in the What's New section along with new images for graduation and other mother's day ideas. Father's Day is coming next week. :)
The bear card is for my daughter (reverse mother's day card LOL) to say how happy I am to be her mom. :D.

Don't forget to stop by our Challenge blog and see the new is a Mother's Day theme....lucky thing I added new mother's day images, huh? LOL
Here is Lysa's card from the challenge blog.....just some inspiration. :) Love the hair....I think we need a tutorial on that technique, Lysa. :0

Oh, and I posted this freebie on PCP today...You must be a member to access downloads, so click here to find the image or join.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Some AMAZING samples...challenge ends Monday

I pulled these samples from contributers to our PCP group and thought they were the perfect way to say Happy Friday and inspire you to join in our first Tiddly Inks challenge. It closes on Monday night at 10 PM and one lucky winner will receive a $10 shopping spree to the new Tiddly Inks shop. :)
I hope you have a great weekend creating cards. :)

Shopping is cautiously open

Okay ladies. :) I have had several people testing the waters for me and it has gone smoothly. :) I think we have caught any bugs, but please let me know if you hit any snags. I am happy to help. :)

You must return to the store after Paypal to claim your images, so be sure not to leave until you get confirmation and an email with your download links. :)

The grand opening will be on Tuesday May 4. :) Set your calendars for a fun blog hop on Saturday May 8. :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day and a Berry Kind Freebie

Happy Earth Day! :)
I have this cute image available as a line digital stamp in the new shop....a little too late for this year, but I just like the idea for any day of the year. :)

I also added this free digital stamp to the PCP yesterday, but I didn't get a chance to post here until today. You have to be a member of the PCP group to access the freebies, but you can request to join if you aren't. Click here. :)
Have a berry sweet day! :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Thank You PolkaDotDandy and all 900 PCP members!

Now it is not always pleasant to start a website or blog, but I have had the best experience with my new favortitest person in the world, Michelle of Polka Dot Dandy. I have to give her a big thank you for exceptional patience, a very clear vision, and quick responses and changes to my very picky vision of how I wanted my new site to work and she has made this experience so easy and pleasant that I have been amazed.

If you need a blog background or website template to suit budgets large and small, you might want to give PolkaDotDandy a peek (I don't get any referral credit or points for recommending her, but I just think she is that good. :D). You will see tons of crazy-happy recommendations from her clients and now I know why. She does exceptional work! So no matter what you need for a site, she probably has it in pre-made templates (blogs and websites) or through custom work. I can't recommend her services enough. :)

The Tiddly Inks site is almost ready and has about 50 files loaded...we should have the rest up and loaded in a few days. We are ironing out the downloading process and then it will be ready for shopping! Wahoo! No more emailed files...All of files will now be available as soon as you purchase. :) You pay through PayPal and then follow the link back to the shop and get your files in a link...It isn't completely ready to go yet, so please wait until I give thumbs up before you shop...I will be having an opening sale, so double incentive to wait...LOL

I will be working on adding more files after the first set as soon as I can, so check back each Tuesday to see what is new. This will be an evolving process and I look forward to providing many more digital images and papers (and in the future, physical gifts like baby blankets, mirrors and notecards). :)

Thanks for all the amazing support of Tiddly Inks to this point. It has been a blast so far. :)


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

800 member freebie posted! Thanks

I was in a doodling mood last night and came up with this image. Thanks everyone for the good suggestions. They got me thinking. LOL I don't think anyone suggested a lighthouse, but thanks all the same for the help.:)
You can download the line image/digital stamp at the Tiddly Inks PCP group. You must be a member, but if you aren't you can request to join. Click here.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Yay! :) Help me with an 800 member freebie

Okay, so I was going to do a freebie every 200 PCP members but you ladies are way ahead of my time schedule. LOL For which I am very grateful, so I will try to get an 800 member freebie up by tomorrow. :)

It has only taken a week or so to gain the most recent 200 members and I just haven't been able to keep up. I need some ideas...LOL I am saving most of the shop images for the store opening and I have been creating the freebies just for the group...but I am stuck today for a quick and still needed fun image...Wanna leave me a thought?

Leave me a note with an idea for the next freebie and I will see what I can do by Saturday. :) I will credit you with the idea for the stamp and give you a pick of any image in the store right now if I use your idea. :) Please be specific though...if you just say Mother's Day, there will doubtless be others listing the same idea. :)

Thank so much to each person who is posting a badge and sharing the Tiddly love....:)
It makes me happy. :)

It's Friday!! :)

Happy Friday! :)
I had a few minutes to make a card a few nights ago with Annie. :) She will be available in the new shop that will be open....very soon. :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Plug for my Rubbah Half :)

Just a quick reminder that Stamping Bella is having a new release this week...and she scored a coup by getting Mo to design some images for her. I am a huge fan of Mo! :) Her images all make me smile, but especially that lovely-shaped grandma dancing. :) I wanna be that sandal-wearing grandma in about 30 years. LOL

This is my last year to do so, but I teach reading 3 days a week at our local school and the other day I was reading with students and thought the illustrations looked like Mo's digis....I checked and sure enough the illustrations were by MJM herself. I giggled out loud and I am sure the kids thought I was kooky (well, I am, but you know). :)

So a big welcome to the very talented Mo and go peek at da Bella's new stuff on Friday and see what is up. I have some Izzies coming out (I think :D).


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

How To Download Files on the PCP Group

I have had a couple of questions about how to download the zip files with the free images, so I thought I would post a little visual tutorial for those of us (like moi') who need a picture. Click on the image to make it a bit bigger.

To actually get to the Tiddly Inks group on Paper Craft Planet, you must request to join if you are not a member. Click here to either visit the group page or join.

I hope it helps. :0


Monday, April 12, 2010

DT posted and free image for 700 members! :)

Thanks so much for the well wishes yesterday. I think I am going to live, despite my desire to not do so for a few hours yesterday :). Thanks also for waiting patiently for the design team announcement and for the freebie image for 700+ members. Yay! :)

This is the free digital stamp for this week. You have to be a member of the Tiddly Inks PCP group, but if you aren't, you can request to join. :) You can download a black and white line JPEG with Bo---our favorite basset hound. :) We are huge basset hound fans at our house due to a stray who adopted us. He is the sweetest dog ever and so here is an image in his honor...:) Have fun with it! :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

DT announcement postponed until April 12

Hi everyone,
I am here to apologize for a delay in the announcement of my design team...they are picked and they have been notified, but I had some other guest spots lined up too and I want to do the announcement justice and I just can't today.
I have been run over by a truck---well, the germ-filled truck that got my daughter on Friday and I haven't left my bed today except to write this apology. If it runs a course similar to my daughter's illness I will be fine tomorrow, but for today, I am going back to bed. I have a very high fever, so if none of this makes sense, I apologize for that too...LOL
See you all tomorrow and thanks for understanding.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tiddly Tuesday hedgie posted...and 600 members. Wow!

As I write this we are one member away from 600! Hehe! :)
I decided to post the Tiddly Tuesday digital stamp a bit early and celebrate the crazy fast growth of our PCP group. Thanks to each of you who has posted a Tiddly Inks badge on your blog. :) I really appreciate it.

Have fun with the little hedgie. :)

You have to be a member of our PCP group to download this digi (in black and white line art), but please click here and request to join our quickly growing group. :)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Design Team - Thank you gift

So, if you are one of the 25 Super Stampers who submitted a card for the Tiddly Inks design team, this digital stamp will be emailed to you this evening or tomorrow as a thank you gift. :) If you haven't gotten it by tomorrow night (U.S. central time), let me know (check your spam box :D).

I really appreciate each entry and this is my way of saying thanks. This is just for you, so please don't share it as Super Stamper will be available for purchase after the shop opens. All the angel rules apply to this image. :)

If you haven't stopped into the challenge blog to see all the amazing submissions, please do. :) We are voting for our favorite 7 cards and I know the ladies up for review would love your vote. There are 25 amazing entries and it will be tough to choose a team by April 10.

Thank you to all the voters and thank you to each entry. :) Have fun with the Super Stamper...each one of you really is super. :)

Thanks to Betty Boo for this great idea for a stamp. :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Just wanted to say...

This is one of the little digis in the Etsy shop....can't wait until downloads are available in the new shop in a few weeks. :) there will be lots of new ideas and images....yay!

Have a wonderful, peaceful weekend. :)


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Deep Thoughts and Thanks :)

Over the past week, I have gotten many lovely notes and personal correspondence from artists trying out for the design team and just from people who wanted to say something positive. It has really touched my heart and motivated me to want to do more. :) I can't thank each of them enough for making this so much fun and for being involved enough to send me a neat is that. :) I love hearing from you with photos of your creations and links to your blogs. Seeing what stampers do with the designs makes my day. :) I can't always make it to your blog that day, but I try to. When I work from home, it is on a dial-up connection (we are very rural), so sometimes, I can just stop for a second and browse without commenting. I still want to hear from you....I still want to visit, so please share. :)

When I started making stamps several years ago, I wondered how I would feel when seeing my doodles out there, but it is an amazing thing. Once it is out there, it becomes transformed by the artists that take over from my line drawing. It feels like a new art piece every time I see that neat design and layout. Just think of the variety of cards that happens, even with the same image. (Go take a look at the design team cards to see what I mean.)
That is my favorite part. If I kept all these doodles to myself I wouldn't get to participate in that amazing process. I do a little happy dance each time I see a card with an amazing color job and a great design...and it is my line drawing. I feel so happy that something special and unique was created....

Am I sounding cheesy?? LOL It is true though. :) I really do feel lucky to draw what I love and then have others love it enough to create something even better with it....It is a great combination. :)

Thank you for participating in this process and for sharing it with me. Let's hope we do so for a long time. :)

Have fun creating!

PS: In the notes, a couple of people have asked if I am still making stamps for Stamping Bella...and yes, I am. :) The designs I will have on the digi site are just for my pleasure and mean something personal to me. I absolutely love Emily (the owner of Bella) and we are friends....our brains just fit together and she gets me. I will be sticking with Bella (for her great brain and hair LOL and for the simple fact that she believed in my art enough to help me believe in it too). Just an FYI though, the designs for Bella are not going to be digis and the digis are not going to be Bellas, so you get the best of both worlds. Thanks for making a spot in your art world for them both. :)

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