Saturday, August 15, 2009

Blog Hop with The Digi Shack Mauiwowies



Happy Saturday! Today the Digi Shack's design team, the Mauiwowies, are having a blog hop just in time for the Holiday image release later in the afternoon. To join the hop, start at the home base...The Digi Shack. We are celebrating the holidays. {There I go again on my holiday card making kick ;)}

My first card is this gorgeous shoe image. The inside reads, "Hey, Girlfriend, Happy Thanksgiving!" Paper piecing is so easy with digital images, just load your printer with your DSP. I kept the design very simple in order to keep the focus on the Houndstooth shoe. The DSP is from the new SU! holiday mini catalog {sales start 9/1; see my SU! sidebar}; it is called Autumn Meadows.

My second card for our Mauiwowie blog hop is the Christmas Chandelier. Even though, I chose to use it for a Christmas card but it would be great for Halloween or New Years'. It might be a little hard to see but after I printed my image, I colored over the chandelier chains or links with a silver sparkle jelly roll pen. The DSP is actually from the DCVW 'Safari Kids' matstack. I like the glittery dots and thought the colors worked well for a holiday card.

Have a great weekend! Time to hop over to see the Jazzy Tenia.

Recipe for Shoe Card:
Image: Shoe 7 (The Digi Shack)
Paper: Chocolate Chip textured, WW, Autumn Meadows DSP (SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel (SU! Markers)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 15/16' satin ribbon (SU!), Bow-Easy

Recipe for Chandelier Card:
Image: Chandelier (The Digi Shack), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Paper: Real Red textured, Tempting Turquoise, WW (SU!), DSP-Safari Kids Mat Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Silver Glitter Jelly Roll pen (Sakura), Crushed Curry (SU! marker), Real Red (SU!)
Accessories: Top Note Die (SU!), Modern Label punch (SU!) red gemstones (the Paper Studio)




24 comments:

Christy Dillman said...

Those shoes are fabulous, love that card! Love the layout of your other cards and colors you chose!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous cards, lady!!!!!

~*Joni said...

You know I love these!! I am still hurting from falling off my chair with the email you sent. Lol! I need those shoes, now I am on a hunt for somewhere near me. Houndstooth is just so super classy. ;)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Fab cards!

Kim Nath said...

Great cards and I love the christmas chandelier card, very creative!

kssdesigns said...

I'd buy those shoes in a heartbeat! I love the patterned paper you chose. I also like the non-traditional Christmas card colors. Great creative use of the chandelier.

Maria Matter said...

Oh, I'm lovin' these shoe images...and would you believe I had a pr of heels with a houndstooth pattern at one time!!! lol
Your right, the chandelier could be used in sooo many ways for different events...I can see it decorated with cobwebs for Halloween!
Fabulous cards Marilyn!!!
Blessings, Maria

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Cute cards! I think this new shoe one is really cute!

Alysabeth said...

Absolutely fabulous:o)

Tricia said...

I love how you paper peiced the show! So fashionable!!!

Crystal said...

Wow girl these are AWESOME!! LOVE that shoe!

PaperCrafty said...

Wonderful cards!! I just love the new shoe image.

Chrisd said...

great paper piercing on those shoes..wwwoohoo!

Melissa Craig said...

I love those shoes!!

Jodi said...

Cute cards, but I absolutely love the houndstooth shoes!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so prety, I really love that shoe!!!

Joan Ervin said...

What a wonderful blog hop!!! I love your cards, Marilyn....the Christmas card is sooo pretty with that AWESOME chandelier and the shoe is fabulous!! Thanks for coming to the CDS blog hop...you asked about the Fly on Over card. I folded the cardstock and then positioned the die just over the fold. That way the 3 sides were cut and the top fold remained. You can do that with any of the Nesties. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out!!! Have a great day!!!

MsJay said...

Very pretty cards.

my5bratz said...

those shoes are a headturner...fab set of cards :0)

Carolyn King said...

They are both so much fun. What great images!!

Betty Wright said...

These both are fantastic and so different, Marilyn. I must confess I LOVE the shoe card best only because I have a serious shoe fetish and I LOVE the houndstooth print. LOL!!! Great cards!!!

Amy Johnson said...

Fabulous cards! I never thought of paper piecing with my digital images before. Great idea! Love the shoe card! The colors, houndstooth paper, and bow are gorgeous! The chandelier card is cute too!

Silke said...

Marilyn - both cards are awesome!!! Love them!!!

I've been meaning to tell you that I used to live in St. Louis..I sooooo miss it :(!!! Hugs ~S~

randomonpurpose said...

Both cards are very cool, but I LOVE the shoe one! Great choice on the dp, FABULOUS bow (must get some of that ribbon!), great image - love it!