Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer Fun Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to the Summer fun blog hop day one. You should of came from katinas blog. If you happened here by change make sure you head over to so many crafts to see the whole hop. And to see the giveaways.

For my project I made my first colored digi card.
Its not the best but I feel like a little kid learning to color again. I used the tim holtz distress markers, I am in love with these markers.
I cut the image out kind of random size. It was sized at 3.9 by 2.94 and printed out.
I just did a google search for free digi stamps. Its called beach bum.
I inked around the image with vintage photo and broken china.
Im loving coloring with these markers.
I used some scraps of paper for the mat. And the base is an A2 size in kraft.
I also used some brown buttons, and some of the natural Jute Twine, which is available in the My life in arts n Crafts store. (click the store tab) 

Im going to do a small giveaway.
 Comment today and tomorrow as well as be a subscriber to win some of the My life in Arts n crafts Jute twine.  If you win you will be able to pick the color you want before it hits the store.
Make sure you come back tomorrow.

Make sure your head on over to Pams.

Anita and Bugs is also giving away a $20gift card to Michaels.
To enter to win you must comment on every blog on the hop, this will complete your entry to win 4 summer theme digi stamps and the gift certificate. 
For each blog in the hop that you become a follower, that is an extra entry, now wait . you can even get one more entry by
commenting at Scrapbook Stamp Society.  
Please keep your entry usernames and email addys coordinating with your entries so we know who you are and how to get ahold of you.
The prize will be drawn next Wednesday July 11th.


  1. Not bad for your first time. I felt like that when I learned how to color in photoshop. It's a cute card!

  2. Your card is too darn cute! I wonder if he had a sunburn when he got up. lol TFS. Lorby A.K.A. Jearise

  3. Cute card! I'm happy you finally got your markers, especially after knowing the ordeal you went through to get them! Lol. It'll be fun to watch how your coloring will change over time and all the techniques you'll learn and make videos about :)

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    misshoanggg (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. LOL, I've BEEN that beach bum in my past so I enjoyed the image very much. I think what you'll find when using the markers is that it's not so much the markers that makes the difference, but the paper. Try experimenting with different card stocks with different finishes. For example, I wonder how the Tim Holtz markers would work on a glossy stock paper? Some papers -- even very expensive ones -- just don't blend as well and can leave streaks or "marker marks". Grrr, I hate that, especially when you've spent a good bit of money on quality markers.

    Enjoy your new markers! It was nice chatting with you the other day, and I'm glad to see Craft Warehouse held your set for you and that you could use your coupon!! GOOD SHOPPING!!!

    Happy coloring!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  5. Great job, I've tried the digi craze before and I'm not very good LOL Really like how you added sand and sky to yours!

  6. hahah, cute card, love this stamp.

    Smiles Sher

  7. Cute card. Gotta love "learning to color all over again". Way to use up more of your scraps too!!!


  8. cute! they look so comfortable there in the sand.. TFS
    Janet Royer

  9. LOL!!! I love this image!!! What a fun card!!

  10. I have also been one of those lazy beach bum in Huanchaco, Perú, thank you for the fun memories with your fun card!

  11. cute card! I love the markers too. i've found that coloring with a water brush get the results I like the best.

  12. Cute card! I am happy you are enjoying your new markers!
    <3 Pam

  13. I haven't tried to use a digi stamp yet, or this coloring technique, but it is definitely on my to try list. Thanks for sharing your trial with us!
    kristyscraps at sbcglobal dot net

  14. I am a new follower. I love digi stamps; new to them this year. Cute card.