Saturday, August 27, 2011

Digi Makeovers Are Coming!

Paper Makeup Stamps is searching for a Design Team for their new Digi Makeover Challenge!  The new team will be announced on September 2nd and the first challenge will be on September 5th.  Check out the PMS Blog for all the details on how to apply.  {wink}  There are two digi stamps there for your use and one of them is the utterly sweet Argus with Teddy that I have used on my card. 

Now admittedly, I have little experience with digi stamps.  I have always thought of them as "glorified clip art" and wondered why stampers would use them!  {LOL}  But as my stamping space becomes more and more crowded with cases, and tubs, and shelves of rubber stamps, I'm beginning to appreciate the appeal of something that can be stored in my computer instead.  {grin}  And I've seen so many clever creations using digis.  I like making an image different sizes, or flipping it to face a different direction, or omitting part (like fairy wings) to get a different look.

So, I'm looking forward to the new Digi Makeover Challenge and learning some tips on clever ways to use them! 

Now for my card, I used GIMP to change Argus from black to a nice teal color and I changed a few of the words in the digi saying I'm Here for You to match.   I saved both an original version and a flipped version, then used Word to size and arrange a few images for a background.  I used a retired SU! punch for the WordArt and cut a couple extra shapes in half to make a frame for it.  Love the new Indigo Island ruffled ribbon too! 

Challenges entered:
4 Crafty Chicks - 4CCC-52 Inspiration
Crafty Creations - #133 Inner Animal
Fab 'n Funky - #87 Mono Madness
Freshly Brewed Challenges - FBC61 Emboss It
Little Darlings - #6 Ruffles/Pleats
The Paper Shelter - #28 Die Cuts & Punches
Deep Ocean Challenge - #6 Light Blue

Stamps: Digi Stamps Argus with Teddy and I'm Here for You by Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Indigo Island
Ink: Printer
Accessories: SU! retired Punch, SU! Indigo Island ruffled ribbon, Adhesive Pearls, Cuttlebug Oriental embossing folder


Kristie said...

Awesome creation, Michelle!! I love what you did with the digis, the background paper with Argus is very clever!

Tracey said...

Fab card Michelle, I love that image & that sentiment is just perfect!
Thanks for joining us at TPS this week.

Lori said...

Awww...super cute card Michelle! I love how you took the colors from our inspirational photo :) Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks....

Stacy said...

Adorable! Love how you copied the digi!
Thank you for joining us at
Stacy D.

VanessaB said...

what an adorable card! i feel/felt the same as you re: digi. my number #1 thing now is that printer is always giving me issues.... but i admit, i've definitely warmed up to digi...

Sheryl said...

Hi Michelle! How Sweet is this card?!! :-) It's so cute! I love how you inked the sentiment too!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our "Emboss It" challenge!
Hugs, Sheryl

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I love how you used the monster to create your own patterned paper....he looks fabulous in blue!! Love it!!!!

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing the Inspiration Photo Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Michelle said...

Very fun card. I just love how you've explained everything. I have yet to dabble in any digi stamping but you make it sound so simple and easy. Thanks for the inspiration!

Franz♥ said...

Hi Michelle, your card is so cute and amazing! I love this little monsters!

Thank you for joining us at Deep Ocean this fortnight, hugs, Francesca.

Heather said...

What an ADORABLE card!!! I love the image and how you printed it multiple times. What a great fun idea!!!

Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges Emboss it challenge.

Heather D.

papertrails leaver said...

Very cute card! I like the use of the image repeatedly! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Oh Congrats on the new PMS digi team! It looks like you are a pro with this new software. Are you giving lessons? You rocked it!

Anne Temple said...

I'm so excited to be a part of this team and really look forward to working with you and the rest of the team. I also made a card with this cute monster (but haven't posted it yet). It was hard to choose between the two.

Jennifer Scull said...

what a wonderful card! I love how you made great dsp out of this cutey little monster! just fabby!
I am truly looking forward to this new DT! I think we will all have great fun together!

MrsK said...

This is fab Michelle! I'mLooking forward to working with you at Digi PMS! Im now following you too! Hugz Sal x

Queen B said...

I love it. It is aDORBS!

Head Twirp said...


Louise said...

Hi :)
This is such an awesome card :)
Stunning colourcombo :)

Thank you so much for joining us at Little Darlings this fortnight