Friday, October 9, 2009

Sinatra Loves Purple (and Freebies)!

Digital image 'Sinatra' by Mo Manning at Digital Pencil. Stampendous sentiment. Cardstock: Digital cardstock by Fred, She Said (Blossom Kits, Simple Striped Papers) and Squigglefly (Pawprint Paper), GP110 white, black. Ink: versamark, Copics. Accessories: Adornaments fiber, white detail EP, flocking, square Nestabilities.

Have you seen the adorable images by Mo Manning yet? I fell in love with the cute and creative little gal, Bella, and her faithful pooch, Bronte, the first time I saw them. Check out their adventures, along with the other fun images (such as the rascally Sinatra above) on Mo's blog, The Digital Pencil.

Now Mo has a brand new challenge blog, too!! The first challenge is to create a project using Bella and Bronte's favorite color 'perple'. It was a bigger challenge than expected since I realized I only had one sheet of purple DP. Instead of heading out to my LSS, keep reading to see how I came up with the great DPs in the card.

The news keeps getting better -- Mo is extremely generous with the freebies! Check out her blog, or join her groups on Papercraft Planet or SNR Card Universe (links are on Mo's side bar) and you will have several adorable images to join in the challenge fun!

That's not the end of freebies, either. Surfing the net can be rewarding, like when I found the Fred, She Said site. Tracey 'Fred' Miller is also extremely generous with free images and digital DPs like the striped and textured purples I used on Sinatra's card. Check out some of her fabulous freebies and amazing projects HERE.

At the risk of sounding like an infomercial, that's not all! At Squigglefly I found a perfect pawprint paper that I printed over top of the textured purple paper from Fred, She Said. Isn't it fun how you can layer with the digital images?

Last, but certainly not least, I used the Midnight Madness Sketch #22 to pull all these elements together.

See, who says cardmaking has to be so expensive?? Of course, now that I have these free samples, I've seen so many store items I 'need' to buy!


  1. Oh Jessica..this is just so dang A-DOR-A-BLE!!! love that fibers they fit perfectly. What a cute card and wonderful take on the sketch. Reminders.. you can get an extra entry for the MMSC22 Weekly Bonus Prize just for adding the Blog Hop logo to your side bar. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week.
    MMSC Hostess

  2. This is a perfectly marvellous card - the image is brilliant and the layout works beautifully. Glad you could join us for Mo's first challenge.

    Caryn xxx

  3. Those fibers are the perfect touch! Great card!

  4. A very cute and sweet card! Love the yarn for embellishments!
    Jodi =)

  5. Oh my goodness!! Jess, this is just too dang adorable!! I really LOVE the purple with the purple yarn embellie!! How perfect!! Love your take with the SF paw prints!! :) HUGS

  6. AWWW Jessica this is soooooo ADORABLE!!! That image is soooo sweet, and LOVE the purple...TOOOO CUTE!

  7. Thanks Jessica, I added you to Mr. Linky again for the blog hop entry :)

  8. Jessica that is incredibly creative putting the fiber around the image. It looks like part of the ball of yarn!!! Very looks amazing. Just as sweet and adorable as can be. Thanks for playing along with us at MMSC. Be sure to mark your calendar for Oct 16 for our blog hop and your chance to win one of 25 prizes.

    MMSC-Guest Designer

  9. That is such an adorable image!!! Love the addition of the yarn, and the colors are so pretty. What a great job! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the MMSC. Hope you will play with us again.


  10. wow - what a sweet and fluffy kitty!! I love it ! and thanks for all the great links!

  11. I love your take on the MMSC22 challenge. The colors and that sweet kitty are darling!! The added yarn is perfect!! You rock girl!!

  12. Angela (SCS monkeymama)October 10, 2009 at 7:03 AM

    Darling card, Jessica! You are so resourceful! I love the fiber; it's perfect for this card and looks so warm and cozy!

  13. Fabulous card, thanks so much for joining in on the fun at Mo's challenge blog. We hope to see you again soon.

  14. This is the "cat's meow"! So stinkin' cute! I love the image, and I have it too just haven't gotten around to use it. But after seeing this I think I should print it out and get busy!

  15. Wonderful card, Jessica! Mo's images are wonderful. And purple is my fave. Thanks for entering the FSS WCMD Challenge :)

    Hugs, Fred

  16. Just love your Kitty card. The simple color choice really makes this card pop! Love all of your choices for embellishments too! Great take on the sketch challenge!
    Thanks so much for sharing your artwork with us! I hope to see more of your art next week too!

    Also, if you are interested I also have blog candy available this month!

    Midnight Madness Design Team

  17. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in with Mo's first challenge...and hope to see you again x

  18. Sinatra is looking good! Thanks for playing in the Challenge!

  19. The yarn is a great touch! Thanks for playing along in the challenge this week.

  20. Just beautifu. Love what you did with this image. Thanks for participating in the challenge and sharing your creativity. Best, Peggy

  21. Really beautiful card... I love the colours you chose xx


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