Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My New Obsession...

My new Obsession: Digital stamps from the Can You Digi It? Store which is having its grand opening starting this week. You should check it out because many of the artists are discounting their images and the non-digital items can be purchased for 15% off until January 27, 2012.

Can You Digi It? (C.Y.N.I.) was just started up by Michelle Single who is very active around the crafty community and on SCS. I am going to be a guest designer for awhile, and I am so excited! The C.Y.D.I. blog launches its first challenge today. It is an inspiration challenge and you can find the inspiration pictures and the rules here. The winner of the challenge will receive a $10 C.Y.D.I. store certificate.

I used my very favorite image from the store for the challenge. It was created by LilyPink Designs. I love what the artist said about it; she said it has a "slightly grungy, text-based, messy look that seems to be so hot at the moment..."

The challenge pictures are all about iPhones or iPhone based food. I am one of those late-adopters - actually, I am a late, late, late-adopter for a million reasons including: my kids take all my money so I can't afford a new expensive phone; I tried to use my daughter's iPhone and I couldn't get the screens to enlarge, slow down, or go where I wanted them to; and I don't have the time to stay in touch enough to justify an iPhone (hello, I post on Facebook like once a month). So I have to just dream about a day when I get more money, more time, and more coordination. LOL! Are you suppose to have an inspiration card that requires that much explanation? Oh well..

Here is a quick way for you to check out the digital image and other items I used from the store:

Other products I used include:
Paper: SU! Almost Navy, Whisper White, and Bashful Blue cardstock; The Paper Studio (the blue paper) and 7gypsies Conservatory (the paper with the script) dp
Ink: My printer ink, SU! Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip, and Prima red colored pencil
Ribbon: SU! Seam Binding
Other: SU! Faux Sewing Kit, Black Marker, The Paper Studio pearls, SB dies (oval and scalloped oval), MS punch, a strip of paper towel, and a pin I won at Card Club two weeks ago (thanks Kelly!)

Techniques used: Stampscapes torn paper towel technique
(thanks for the link Pat), fake sewing since my $10 machine broke, sponging (lots of it around the image and I totally changed the color of the middle strip of 7Gypsies paper), and distressing

Check here or the C.Y.D.I. blog tommorrow to see that else Michelle has come up with - I promise it will be awesome.

Hugz to all!


  1. Simply gorgeous creation, Nancy! I love the way you used the image!


  2. Nancy, this is lovely. Love how you used the image and all the other elements on your card to go with it. Had to laugh about the iphone, same problem here, darn kids, they think their so smart (oh yeah, they are!)


  3. Lovely touch with the stitching and use of DPs. Great card.

  4. That's a beauty, Nancy! I love what you did with that digi image. iPhone? Are you kidding me? I've barely jumped into the 1990s with my clunky flip phone cell. Does me just fine!

  5. Wow - I love how you used my digi!!! I'm very new to the digi artist bit so this is such a thrill seeing something made with one of my designs :-)
    The distressed look of the card is just perfect, great technique!

  6. Well now- look at this kitchen counter! Sistah, I am so proud of you!!! Your work will do C.Y.D.I proud! iPhone? Uh...is that those new "cordless thangs"? Yeah, I am so there! Lol! (((Hugs))) and a BIG, proud smile! LYMIMIMIMI

  7. Hey where was I when you uploaded this card. I just love it. That image is so cute and your creativity delightful. Congratulations on your Guest DT assignment.