Please feel free to use any of the vintage images on the website in your artwork. Be sure to share your artwork with us. This is a labor of love and I love to see what you create. Please do not post the original unaltered image on the web but post your artwork and link back to this site for the original image. Please do not sell or post the image alone or in a collection without my permission. Thank you. I can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Digital Two for Tuesday 20

Wow, we are up to 20 and I hope you are enjoying the guest designers interpretation of our digital images each week as much as I am. This week is no exception. We have some amazing cards from Esther. I just love what she has created with these images. Her use of color and texture make her cards really stand out. Here is her bio in her own words. "I'm a wife (for 10 years), mom (for 7 years), and crafter (since I was a kid). I started sewing as a teenager and have made everything from curtains to rag quilts. I've enjoyed cross-stitching and crocheting as well.
About 11 years ago I saw my first scrapbook and knew it was something I wanted to do.
My first attempts are interesting to look back on (so are the supplies that were available "back then"). It wasn't until 4 years ago that I became interested in making cards, and I've been hooked ever since! I think it's my all time favorite "crafty" activity. Not only does it "scratch" my itch to create, but it caters to my impatient nature in letting start and finish a project in one day. I enjoy finding new tools and techniques to use in my "trade," and especially enjoy using the free images Cora gives us every Tuesday. I was particularly thrilled when she ask me to guest design for this week.
For more information on the materials I used in these projects you can visit my blog."
So here are the two images for this week. I challenge you to create something amazing.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Digital Two For Tuesday 19

Another week has gone by and we have two more vintage images. I hope you have been enjoying the journey our guest designers take us on each week. I know I am. Our amazing guest designer this week is Diane and she has created two exciting projects for use to enjoy. I just love what she has done with these two unique images. Here is her bio: "Hi, I'm Diane and I live in Broken Arrow, OK which is basically Tulsa. I am SAHM married to Eric for over 11 years and have 2 children. My daughter Kaitlyn is almost 9 years old and has Down syndrome. I also have a son Austin who is 6. I love to shop - especially bargain shopping, travel and organizing just about anything. Over the past 20 years I have taken classes in cake decorating, flower arranging, interior design and scrapbooking. I teach classes at a local scrapbook store in the area which I really enjoy. Just about 2 years ago I got into stamps and card making and fell in love with it. Doing altered art is always so much fun too. I started a blog last year called Princess Scrap Girl so I could share my art with others who appreciate the process and also to connect with others who love it as much as I do. I am currently on two design teams. One is Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday challenge blog and the other is Digital-Ink Co. store and challenge blog. " I hope you will stop by Diane's blog Princess Scrap Girl to see more of her talented work.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Digital Two For Tuesday 18

Here are two new images for this week. These are both originally from an old advertising booklet from the late 1800's. The second image of the bottles is small and better used for accents and inchies. This weeks's guest artist is Cathryn. I love Cathryn's sense of style, her use of papers and her beautiful coloring. I know you are going to love her work as well. One of the things I love the most about have guest designers is seeing how different people use the images. I hope you will be inspired by these awesome projects. Here is Cathryn's Bio: "I live in Omaha, NE with my husband, with whom I just celebrated my 39th Anniversary. We have 4 adult children, 3 crafty girls and a son who works construction. We have 12 grandchildren ranging in age from 16 to 2 mo with #13 arriving in Feb.

I have always loved are and crafty things. I have done Tole Painting, I have sewn all my life. I made rag quilts and then I found rubber stamping!

I went to a Stampin Up party that my daughter had and I was hooked. I became a SU demonstrator but life got in the way of building it as a business and after being my own best customer and discovering there were tons of other Rubber stamp companies out there I just went with what I liked.

I would consider my style for Vintage stamps or images as modern vintage where I love the images but I love to color them with copics and use distress inks and sponging to create the vintage effect.

Fact is, I love to color, My motto is: You never outgrow your need to Color! That's my story and I'm stickin to it!!! I think of my coloring as an art form and it makes me feel good. I get really grumpy when I don't get to color for a few days. Does that make me addicted? Maybe, but it gives me a real sense of accomplishment when i look at a card I have created and say " I really like the way that turned out".

Copics is my weapon of choice. I am copic certified to teach but there isn't really any place in Omaha to teach and I stay busy with my full time job and my 4 DT's. I hope that you like my samples. Cora chooses wonderful images for us each week.

I was thrilled when Cora asked me to be a Guest Designer and it has been so much fun to get to play with these images first :).

I hope that you play along with us and I look forward to seeing what you create!!!"

Check out Cathy's blog:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Digital Two For Tuesday 17

So have you taken the challenge? Every week I try to post two images that get your creativity flowing in hopes of seeing some amazing designs. I love to see how many ways an image can be used. This week I have a few images for those of you requesting images for all the men in your life. Our guest hostess Cheryl has certainly taken the challenge. When I first sent her these images I know she was thinking what did I get myself into but Cheryl is a wonderful and creative artist whose work never ceases to surprise and intrique me. So I was glad she accepted the challenge. Here is Cheryl's bio in her words. " I have been crafting for about 2 years,but started to really get into when I became a member of Trimmcraft,and was made ATC maker of the year after only being on there 3months. Then a friend Jude asked me to become one of her design team members,which I jumped at the chance. Then after that I got my own blog and have never looked back.
I am now a DT member for and just recently
I have also been published in an American magazine called craft Uk the lady saw my work on my blog and contacted me,and had one of my cards published last month. When Cora asked me to be one of her Guest designers,I jumped at the chance as by finding the blog through a friend,have not looked back since,and have tried to join in each week. Having never used digital images before to create cards with found it really exciting and also a great challenge which i love.
Stamping is my first love followed by Atc's and altered art,adore old images,and vintage. I never thought I would be able to craft as getting into it through watching QVC and through illness,it has opened up a fantastic world of many blogging friends and such talented and kind people,and I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of them.
Hope you like what I have created with the images
love Cheryl xx"

Cheryl's Detailed Directions: I took an A5 card,then used the badge for some backing paper,took some red card slightly smaller than the main card. then adhered it onto the card,printed the badge and added 3d foam pads then mounted it to the top left of the card.
Took the car reduced it in size then cut it out,adhered it onto red card then silver mirror card. Cut out another image of the car and added 3d Foam and attached to the main car. Added some red glass gems to the headlights of the car,then added some glaze to the wheels Finally added Best wishes to the card to finish.
4x4 card
I used backing paper from the autumn collection at . Then printed out the badge,and adhered to the card, took smaller images of the sign and adhered with 3d foam. Took 2 chipboard circles,and stamped onto them with a butterfly crafty individuals stamp and added to top of the card. Then printed out smaller image of the car and adhered to the base of the 4x4 with 3d foam pads and stuck to the bottom of the card. Took the words and also added those to the card added some old postage stamps then finished with green glass beads on the chipboard,then used crackle glaze to the chipboard too.