Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Not me, but today's free digi. SHe is surely going to fall on that banana peel >.<

I hope you like her, I worked hard in Illustrator on this one. She isn't perfect, but she ain't bad, if I do say so myself. Hugs to my blog peeps for showing me the love in the comments section o my last post, from the bottom of my heart, YOU RAWK!! All I can hope for is that they keep rolling in for this post as well! If you like this file, by all means click on it to be taken to the larger, downloadable file. And before you wave me adeiu (I totally had to look up how to spell that lol), leave me a comment, won't you?? Oh and if anyone makes ANYTHING with ANY of my files PLEASE SHOW ME!! I would love to see!!! Thanks for coming by to see me today :) I hope your day is happy.

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Snowman Freebie!!!

I created this guy over the weekend. I hope you like him. If you take the file, be sure to leave me some love in the form of a comment :) Wink, wink......wink :). By the way, today is my 19th wedding Anniversary!! GO US!!

Click the image to be taken to the larger, downloadable version.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Coloring In Photoshop

I have been practicing coloring in Photoshop this week, and this is the sketch I came up with for my experiment.
Experiment you ask? Why yes, thanks for asking. Anyone that uses photoshop probably knows that there are literally hundreds of brushes at your disposal. Add to that all the different settings you can apply to them, and your choices are astounding. If that isn't enough, merely do a search for Photoshop Brushes, they are out there, by the thousands eagerly awaiting your hard drive. Armed with so many choices I didn't know where to start. But start I did! And, let me tell ya, you need not worry. You can simply and painlessly open a new document in the size of your choosing, pick a brush that appeals to you for whatever reason and start playing. See what all the different textures do, if multiply reacts differently to your brush than say, color dodge, and my goodness is it ever FUN! Now I know this sketch, let's call him, "lil dood", that I am about to show you is by no means perfectly redered. Far from it. And that's ok. What he IS, is practice. WHat he is, is 2 hours of yesterday evening. And what he did is make me feel like a kid with a new coloring book and a new box of crayons. A box of crayons with millions of colors! Suffice it to say that I thoroughly love coloring in photoshop. I love adding a watercolor texture to my brush and using a clipping mask. I have Dani Jones to thank for that most glorious of tutorials. Here is a link if you want to check that out. Here is part one, for the digi stampers out there, take note that this first part teaches you how to remove the line drawing from the background. You know what that means??!!?? It means if you download a digi stamp in .jpeg format, you can use this tut to remove the line art from the background! WHich is fabulous if you want to color said image in photoshop before printing it out. Follow the tut, it makes more sense than I do. Next is part two, where she teaches you how to use a clipping mask. Masks are one of the things in any photo editing program that I couldn't wrap my brain around. No matter how much I read about them I just didn't get it. But, I finally understand them and some of what they can do. The colorful version of , "lil dood".
I am putting him here to remind me what I can do and where I started :O) My hope is that I will continue to do this and see an improvement in my work as I progress. Special thanks to Dani Jones for so graciously sharing her process and her talent with the world at large :) She is currently in the middle of her "12 days of A Christmas Carol". SHe paints a character each day Tues. - Friday at 10 am est. And on Fridays she holds a drawing and the lucky winner gets a print of each of the characters she has drawn for that week. All you have to do is show up and log in to your ustream account. Click the link up there and click on blog to read all the deets, or just click here . On another note, how great would it be if she created digi stamps??!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Put that pencil down!!!

I pick up a pencil these days and this is what leaks out all over the paper O.O I don't know what to say, except; "WOAH! Weird, and how would that translate to a card?". Probably wouldn't but they will make great sketches to practice from in Photoshop. I am attempting to color images digitally, like I have seen Dani do on UStream so many times in the last few months. She makes it look so easy. It isn't easy. It is however fun :) With that, I leave you with my latest geeks, freaks and weirdos.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

2 Freebies

Left me preface this post by saying how sorry I am for not having any freebies last week. In the interest of not repeating that this week I have these 2 files for you. They are very simple, but I hope you can find some use for them in your holiday crafting and/or card making. Click each image to be taken to the large, downloadable file. Thanks for stopping by. If you take a file leave me a comment ok? I will be oh so happy that you did :D

Lil House

Ornament 1

Monday, November 30, 2009

Joy to Holiday Decor :)

I love a project that comes together without a hitch and in no time at all. This is one such project. Or maybe it just seemed fast because I was enjoying myself. So, I started with a 10" x 20" canvas, which I flicked paint on, waited for it to dry and then covered that with green paint. Then I cut paper mats, inked em, stuck them together and then embellished each rectangle with a letter and other paper and bling, etc. I finished it off with stickles and ribbon around the edge. I can't wait til the stickles are dry so I can hang this on the wall :) Click image for larger view. Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

No freebies this week :(

Sadly, I haven't had time to make anything this week. I am trying to prepare my house and Thankgiving meal this week along side of trying to finish a 20 page 12x 12 album for a family member in 3 days. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. I hope to be back to it next week. For those in U.S. who celebrate it, Happy Thanksgiving and for those brave souls that are going out for Black Friday, Happy Shopping! Here's hoping everyone survives and finds all the gifts they are looking for on sale :) Hugs my friends!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

More Winter and Christmas Freebies!!

I hope you all like these images as much as I do, if I do say so myself...and apparently I do lol. I have to run over to the bus stop in a few minutes so I will keep this short. If you take a file leave a comment. The files are like a car and your comments are like the gas, they need each other to run properly. So please fill up the tank lol. How bout that metaphor!! LOL. Here are the files, clicking each one will bring you to it's larger, downloadable counterpart. Thanks for stopping by :)
Angelic Angel
Sledding Snowman
Santa with Bag

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sugar Cube Snowman and Friend :)

I took the idea of my "Sugar Cubes" to the next level. I created this lil cutie from a block of wood I had left over from a perpetual calendar I once made. Painted the cube white, drew on a face with Bic MArk-Its, drilled holes for his twig arms (unevenly I might add, gives him character.....right? lol), and made him a hat and scarf with felt.
I took a pic with my cell phone and showed him to Jeanne, who responded with "He's so CAAAAUUUUUTE!!", she has a thing for snowmen. So I made her one too, here he is with his new BFF. I crocheted his hat and scarf myself!!
Two posts in one day, wow!

I made a Christmas wall hanging!!

I bought heaps of Bo Bunny "Tis The Season" papers, flowers, bu....suffice it to say that I love this line and went a little nuts with the embellishments at the Scrap store. (I don't always do that, but sometimes you just gotta have it all lol). I thought to make my own Christmas cards with it this year, but the more I looked at the Autumn wall hanging Jeanne made for me, the more I wanted to create something similar for Christmas. So that's exactly what I did. It was so fun to put together (minus waiting for the decopauge medium to dry that is, bleh). I finished it off by punching holes in each corner and connecting each piece with jump rings. I may make another one for my Mom but instead of jump rings I will try ribbon instead. I think it will look cuter. Anyhoo thanks for stopping by. I hope to have some free files posted in the next couple of days.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ready for some Winter/Christmas Digis?

I call them Sugar Cubes. I was playing with the idea of creating characters set inside a cube shape. It's harder than it sounds, at least it was for me. I do however hope you find something you like and can use in your crafting. Remember, if you take a file, leave me a comment. I love getting your feedback. It makes my entire day, week, month, year BETTER! WHHHHEEEEEEEE!!! Got a little excited thinking about it, sorry. Uh-hem, if you create something using my digi images, please feel free to show me!! Without further ado here are the freebies for today: Click each image to be taken to its larger, downloadable counterpart. Thanks for coming by :) don't forget to let me know you were here :)

Cube Angel

Cube Reindeer

Cube Santa

Cube Snowman

Cube Elf

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I received a request for coffee themed digis last week in the comments section.These 5 files are what I came up with. I hope they suit some or all of your coffee needs :D I really had a great time creating them, and it's my hope that you will have fun using them in your creations (Which I treasure seeing, so please come back and link me up to your cards, gifts, etc. I will leave you some love....promise). The cost of my files is, as always, a comment. I love getting your feedback. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! I sound a little fanatical huh? That's because I am LOL. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look and perhaps a file or five. Hugs internet pals :) Have a FANTASTIC day!! Oh I almost forgot, I made the lines a bit thicker on some of these, what cha think? Are they too thick? I can't decide.
Click on each image to be taken to the LARGER downloadable version.
Table For Two
Leaf Coffee Mug
Dotty Coffee Mug
Coffee Cuppy
Coffee Beans

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

3 New Freebies

I just typed up a post, added pics and then I have no idea what happened to any of it. It poofed into thin air, never to be seen or heard from again. Doncha hate it when that happens? I call it a blog burp. So here I sit redoing the post and trying to remember everything I said. Unfortunately, I can't remember anything I said. So I will just leave you with today's files and hope you find something you like. If you've been here before you already know that the cost of downloading a file or many is a comment :D Because I love them, and you for leaving them! If you are new here, WELCOME, and if you take a file leave me a comment, k? Thanks in advance and see you again soon :)

Click on each image to be taken to the larger downloadable file.

Cute Butterfly
Cutie Pie

Mom, I was relieved to read your messages this morning. I love you and I hope you are having a fantastic day. air hugs and kisses :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

4 Free Digi Stamp Files Today

I swear I draw such random things. I am not sure how these "go together", but I do hope you like something. As usual leave me a comment if you take a file. I'll smile and think the world of you. Love and hugs to my internet peeps :) Thanks for coming by and taking a looksy. Oh I almost forgot, just click each respective image to get to it's big (and I do mean big) downloadable counterpart :).

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I digi scrapped!!

I haven't done this in quite a while and I am way out of practice (pardon my drop shadows), but had fun creating this digital page with the newest freebie kit (Momitude) from http://www.peppermintcreative.com/ Pics are of my daughter Sarah, the "paint" strokes aren't from the kit, just a free brush I downloaded from somewhere. THanks for having a look.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

YEP! Freebies, 2 days in a row! WEWT!!

How 'bout that folks?!! Two days in a row that I am offering up digital stamps, (insert Adam Sandler's character's voice here , from Bedtime Stories), foooooor frrrrrrrrrrrrrrree?? Yes, absolutely free. OK that isn't entirely true because they cost a comment :) So leave me one if you like. It's win/win. You like free digis.....(psst so do I ;) and I like comments.....I left you free digis, sooooooooo........pay up lol. Here are the files for today, I hope you like them:
Click each file to be taken to the larger downloadable version (these files are huge, I need to figure out what the industry standard is for them. Anyone know?


Shoe (Jeanne this one's for you!!! Hope you like it....lol)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Multiple Freebies today

Today's files are a mish mash of whatever popped into my head when I put pencil to paper. I hope you find something (or several somethings) you like. Post a comment and let me know, ok? I'll love you forever.....really I will.....promise :D Just click the file/s you want to be taken to the larger version for download.
Robo Bike
Dancing Lion
Bird Legs
Thanks for stopping by to have a look.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I've gotten a couple of links in the comments section recently alerting me to the fact that my digital stamps are being used. I can NOT tell you how excited I get about seeing how you all use my images. Please continue to show me, I love visiting your blogs, and I promise to leave you a comment :) It's things like this that keep me inspired to create and draw, so thanks for the inspiration ladies!! Check out their blogs to see how they used y stamps, as well as their other wonderful creations. I sincerely hope I didn't forget anyone, if I did, send me a flaming email so I can rectify the oversight.

LOri's Purple Giraffes : (Lori used one of my bird digis)
A Sticky Situation: (Joni used my doggie digi)
Stretch N' Bubbles:(Alison used one of my bird digis)
ETA Penny Candy: (Chris used my Boot Monster digi)

On another note, I created a couple of cards last night using more DoodleBat fonts from Lettering Delights. Both of these images are from DBJust4Udoodles.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look. I love your company :)
Mom, if you are reading this, I want you to know I love you and miss you.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

In honor of world card making day.....

.........I made this card.

Thanks for taking a look :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Some random, free digi stamps

These may not be for everyone, but hopefully they can find a home with one or two of yas? To download, simply click one of the images to be taken to the larger downloadable file. Right click and save as you normally would.


Droopy Dude (for lack of a better name lol, I am not good at naming my files)

THanks for stopping by, and if you take a file, please leave me a comment, k?
Hugs, Dawn