Wednesday, July 21, 2010

AIFactory Blog Hop! It's Glittery

AiFactory Glittery Challenge

Welcome to my blog and to the AiFactory Blog Hop!

This delightful little squirrel is an image available from the AiFactory Store.

I printed him out of Photoshop and coloured using Copic markers. For the tree trunk I used VersaMark ink and Heat and Bond Powder, I sprinkled on Martha Stewart Glitter. The tree trunk rubber stamp is a red rubber woodmount stamp from Inkadinkado. I broke out the oval Coluzzle and the deckle edge Nestabilities in two sizes. Dark Brown satin ribbon tied around the pretty blue Martha Stewart cardstock.

Thanks for visiting all of us on the hop. If you got here from Georgia's blog you are on the right path! If you landed here first, please click on the first links below -- that's Fink.

There are chances to win prizes at the AiFactory store for those of you that enter this weeks design challenge.

Please leave a comment on each blog you visit for a chance to win prizes. We will randomly pick one commenter from one of the Design Team Members to win a $20 Gift Certificate. Make sure you leave a comment on all the DT blogs since it's a secret as to the blog our winner will be drawn from. There is also a 3 Months Kit Club Membership for one lucky winner!

Visit the challenge blog and leave a sample of your work, I know that I will get to see all your great creations!

Here are links to the rest of the team!
Audrey E
Terrie (that's me)
Challenge Blog

Special prize just from me to you -- I will use the randon generator tool and someone who leaves a comment on my blog -- I will send you a package of Prima Leaves -- check out my Crafter's Coop to see them. Great to colour with shimmery sprays, chalks or Copics!

AiFactory Creative Team Open Call

Be a new Creative Team member!

Well, three months have past and my friends at AiFactory are on the look out for creative team members. The images we have used are delightful, the team is great and very supporting, and this is an outstanding way to begin working with digital files and making traditional as well as hybrid projects.

Here is the scoop of what you do to apply for a position:

1. Follow our blog and become a member of the AiF community
2. Make a post on your blog about the AiF DT call
3. Take part in at least one of our challenges at the AiF challenge blog using at least one AiF Stamp or clip art (there are lots of freebies to use, check here). Leave a link on the challenge blog
4. Complete the application that you can find here

Creative Team member responsibilities:

* You must be willing to take part in all the activities going on at the AiF community. As a team member you are willing to reply, post,discuss and take part in the AiF community.
* You must be able to create cards, hybrid, embroidery, stationary or any kind of project using AiF stamps provided. You must also make a post at the blog and take part in challenges at AiF .
* You must be willing to post all AiFactory Challenge Blog cards/projects to the Splitcoast Stampers gallery and any other galleries that you are a member of. (example: SNR, PCP,etc.)
* Promote AiFACTORY Stamps/graphics through your blog,and wherever you see an opportunity to help promote the team.
* You must be able to join our Group at Paper Craft Planet and promote our group there also!

Creative Team will be rewarded in form of :

>You are eligible for 15% off all the purchases that you make through AIF store
>You will be provided digital stamps before they are released every week, (or sometimes stamps already available for purchase). Expect to receive around 10-15 digital stamps to work with during your 3 month period .
>Team members who bring in more users to the site are awarded further with incentives and free downloads of their choice every month.
>Your profile and bio will be posted on all AiF sites (challenge blog, AiF Blog, AiF community and AiF store).

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY is 28th July 2010

Please do not apply for the DT position here on my personal blog.
Follow all the links above to get to the right place!

We are having a blog hop on Thursday July 22nd so make sure you check it out for chances to win some great prizes!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Christmas in July Greeting Card - Designs by Mia

Here is a silly new card. These images are totally fun. They come from a digital set available on AiFactory - The set of robots has a number of other fun kid like images. I colourized it red in Photoshop and as I looked for coordinating paper I saw green trees I was just inspired. So I added the text with a funky font that said space man to me. I printed the file on my HP Inkjet printer and added some stickles and bow. Visit the AiFactory Site to see the images.

Design by Mia Project - AiFactory

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Cutting Cafe - Hybrid Birthday Card

Hello everyone,

I have been a bit behind in blogging lately and have not been crafting as much as I would like... I spent the Independence Day weekend cleaning my crafting space, moving around furniture and beginning the supply sort. The Supply Purge is about to begin in earnest stay tuned for great deals and give-aways! I have a major challenge that when I craft one seemingly simple card my craft space is a disastor afterwards... My goal was to use supplies and put them away as I go... I have to constantly remind myself to do this or the pile of supplies, paper scraps, gluedots, glitter and markers is crazy. I am open to any tips on working smarter so you don't have to work so hard picking everything up after a craft making session.

I feel like the space is finally working better for me now and I thought I would use a really cute digital set called the "Birthday Fun Set" from Regina at The Cutting Cafe.

As I mentioned the images and sentiment are from the Cutting Cafe. The card layout uses the Mojo Monday design for this week.

This is technically a Hybrid Card because I used Adobe Illustrator to digitally colour the images and re-size them to be mini postage stamp size. They are super easy to colour with Copics too but I wanted to play with the images in Illustrator.

Supplies: PDF images from the Cutting Cafe, Adobe Illustrator, white card base from Neenah, decorative scissors from Provo Craft, Martha Stewart red and white tissue paper, brown cardstock from Recollections, red cardstock from American Craft. Scallop cut with Silhouette and oval cut with the Colluzle, and brown satin ribbon from the stash.

Mojo Monday Design

Sample of the Cutting Cafe images.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

AiFactory Challenge - Green with Envy No. 43

In Challenge #43 our design team has been challenged to create a card or project using a recycled or upcycled item such as packaging or the like.

The aqua blue part of the card with the "wave" patterns is the inside flap from an Always box. Take a look at the rest of the design teams great projects. Submit your own project at the AiFactory challenge and enter to win a gift certificate to the AiFactory store!

The details: Images: Digital Stamps by Design by Mia available from AiFactory. Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Deep Lagoon. Sentiment: Everything Happy Set from Stampedous Perfectly Clear line. Copic markers to colour image. Glossy Accents by Ranger to give the life preserver some dimension. Martha Stewart Seam Binding ribbon.

Visit the team members to see what fab creations they have made.

Audrey R
Audrey E
Terrie (that's me)