Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hope to Cling To

I always enjoy the time I spend browsing through Splitcoaststampers. One of the members (and Dirty Dozen designers) Dawn B has really amazed me with her incredble creations and generous spirit. She really makes each of our email chats a pleasure. :)

She is hosting the Hope to Cling to Challenge, so I wanted to share that information with you. You can find out more information on her blog. This is the card she created in honor the challenge and her mom, a hospice provider.

Thanks Dawn for sharing a great cause and a tremmdously kind and lovely spirit. :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Simply Betty Collides with Tiddly Inks Blog Hop

Welcome to the collision of Tiddly Inks and Simply Betty Stamps. :) One fun, fun, fun blog hop and crash 'em up! Betty (of Simply Betty Stamps) and I are big Halloween fans, so naturally we had to put together a fun Trick or Treat Blog Hop....Boo!

How to Participate: Post your creation (which I hope you already created) on your personal blog today between 12:00 PM CST (noon) and 5:55 PM CST. The title of your post should be "Trick or Treating with Tiddly Inks and Simply Betty Stamps." If possible, your post is to include a Trick (a technique) or a Treat (a gorgeous card :D).

Once your blog post is completed, visit the Simply Betty Stamps blog and link your exact URL in the Inlinkz list at the bottom of the her post in order to be qualified for the prizes. There is no need to sign up in advance, but the Inlinkz list will close at 6:00 PM CST. Then we hop, Halloween style, from the Simply Betty Stamps blog. If you don't plan to enter a card, still come along and comment. :) Everyone would appreciate it and you might get super inspired---or spooked. :)

Prizes: Two blogger participant winners will be announced November 5 and highlighted on the hosting blogs, Tiddly Inks and Simply Betty Stamps. Both winners will receive a $10 gift voucher from Tiddly Inks and some digital images of her choice from Simply Betty Stamps.

Many of the design team members are offering freebies and prizes along the way, so even if you don't plan on entering a card, come along and find all the tricks and treats.

Now for my trick and treat! :)
 I have to say that Betty's digital images are simply fantastic...the quality is great and the details are amazing. :) I had so much fun creating this little she-devil.
For my treat, I included the sentiments and one of the side accents. Just click on the picture to grab the freebies (a larger version will pop up). 
After that, head on back to the list of the blogs and keep on hopping to find more treats and tricks. :)

Now, don't crash on the way back to the list...yup, this is a prime example of the humor that happens with a cracked up blogger. LOL

Below is the list of the design team members for both companies if you want to start with a few blogs and see some amazing cards----and maybe find some goodies along the way. The rest of the participants are on the inlinkz list on Betty's blog and you can find those starting tonight at 6 PM CST....please come back then to see the oher entries. And also be sure to come back on November 5 when we will be featuring 2 participant bloggers.  So much fun for days and days...:)

Start with Christy

Happy Halloween and happy colliding! :)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Blog Hop Tomorrow

Hi guys! I wanted to share a Simply Betty card that I made when I was getting ready for our Trick or Treat Blog hop! You can find all the details on the blog hop here!
 I am really looking forward to it and I hope you decide to participate! I gotta tell you that Betty has some great images...they printed out wonderfully and had incredible details. They were so fun to color. :)

See you tomorrow! :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Fun Toy

I so love all the features of my iphone, but my sister turned me onto this camera app, Hipstamatic...So I have just been playing when I should be working. LOL How fun would this be to make backgrounds out of??? LOL The camera app turns the photos into old looking it! :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Spin Me Right Round, Baby and a Freebie! :)

Happy Tiddly Tuesday! :) This week our Tiddly Inks challenge is to create a spinner card using a Tiddly Inks image, so I got a bit more dizzy than usual. LOL
This is my first card with a spinning element and I had a ton of fun figuring it out. My star spins in place, so that is a bit hard to show in a picture. :)
I used Starr Bugg from the shop and the star is made from a chipboard star that I covered with paper and colored. I then punched a hole through my paper and mounted the star on a set of two sandwiched pennies that allows it to spin in place. 
This is the tutorial I adapted to make it work. :) 
Our freebie this week is a set of papers. You can download it from the shop or the PCP group if you are a member. It is a big one though...about 9 MB, so be prepared to unzip it for a while if you don't have DSL. The set has 6 different star backgrounds, all sized 5x5 inches.

Don't forget to chack back on Oct 29 for the joint blog hop that I am having with my fabulosa amiga Betty of Simply Betty Stamps. :) We are starting at 12 PM and you can find all the details here.  I will be giving away a treat....wahoo!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Treat Boxes, New Images and Freebie, plus the Winner of Ellie

Happy Tuesday everyone. :) 
Our challenge this week is to create a Tiddly Inks treat bag or box and there are so many cute examples on the Challenge blog that I can't stand it. LOL Pop on over and see them. 
I made these today using some new images---Love Hurts and Harmony at Home
The new stamps and papers were developed as grungy accents and although they aren't cute characters, I can envision lots of ways to use them. :)
I love to paint paper machie boxes and had a ton of fun decoupaging and distressing these today. After I wrapped them up in paper, painted, distressed, added the new stamps and papers (then distressed some more), I filled them with my other favorite thing----chocolate! LOL

Our freebie this week is the music border that I used around the top of the Harmony box. :)
You can grab it here (click to get the bigger image) or join the PCP group and find more goodies there too.

I picked a winner of the original Ellie watercolor ATC from last week. DQ, if you would, email me at tiddlyinks87 @ with an address, I will send it to you. :) 

Have a wonderful week. :) 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Blog Candy - continued

Hi all, my original Inlinkz list has become too long since I foolishly included pictures, so I started this text link list, but you do NOT need to link twice. In fact, do NOT link twice.

To get qualified for the candy, link your specific blog post showing this candy. Feel free to grab a photo below.  Get linked by Nov 4 at 11:59 PM and I will pick a winner on Nov 5. :)

This blog candy has a bit of everything:
3 sets of acrylic stamps, stacks of paper, cardboard, bits and pieces of goodies, mirrors and magnets, some cardstock and envelopes, a few finished cards and most important a CD of Tiddly Inks images worth $ pick the ones you want up to $50. :) Wahooooo!!!!

Again, if you linked in the first list with the pictures, do not re-enter your link. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tiddly Inks in Rubber??? YUP!

Well, if you are a fan of Stamping Bella, you need to go see what she released today....
I am going to have to eat some of my earlier words because Emily has released 3 of my digis in rubber...LOL This is one of mine that is not a digi, but I love it.
 There are also some super, duper cute Mo digis in rubber too...omg, so cute! Look at the froggie on his pocket...LOL

Go check out the latest goodies...she is also having free shipping...more goodness. :)

Blog Candy

Happy Wednesday! :)  I have been trying to get this posted for a while and finally I finished it up. :) To get qualified for the candy, link your specific blog post showing this candy. Feel free to grab a photo below.  Get linked by Nov 4 at 11:59 PM and I will pick a winner on Nov 5. :)

This blog candy has a bit of everything:
3 sets of acrylic stamps, stacks of paper, cardboard, bits and pieces of goodies, mirrors and magnets, some cardstock and envelopes, a few finished cards and most important a CD of Tiddly Inks images worth $ pick the ones you want up to $50. :) Wahooooo!!!!

If you haven't stopped by the challenge blog, you ought to pop on over. We are announcing some new members on Friday and you get to see awesome projects showcased like Portia's halloween tree ornaments....aren't they cool....
and there are many other ideas just as neat...go take a peek. :)  

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Challenge 25 (Halloween) and Freebie

This is a perfect card for your ghoulfriends...LOL Happy Halloween!!!
There are a couple of new stamps in the shop tonight...and this is one of them. :)
It is also my entry in the Tiddly Inks Challenge 25 - Anything Halloween. 
The paper in the background is our freebie for this week...just click on the image for a bigger one or join our PCP group and download it there.

The other new stamp in the shop is this little bathing fairy, Take Me Away. I thought about hanging her wings up on the wall, but figured I would be the only one to get it. LOL

Monday, October 11, 2010

Blog Hop coming up/Freebie

Hello everybody!!! :)  Happy Monday, right? LOL

Well, it was a very relaxing weekend around here. We went to the library on Saturday and I checked out and read several books---something I don't get to do often. I love to get transported away for a bit, ignore the dishes, and just veg. 

I also got a chance to do something else I rarely do and that was color another artist's work. LOL My dear friend and DT member Betty has her own shop of gruesome and cutely gothic digital/rubber stamps and we are having a joint blog hop on Oct 29, so I tried out several of her images (they are so well done) and made some was so much fun. :) 

Here is my first card using a Simply Betty Stamps image.

I have attached a feebie too----the sentiment that I used on the card below. Feel free to grab it by clicking on the picture to get the bigger version. :) 

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