Friday, January 8, 2010


Yes, that's right- to welcome in the New Year, we are having a HUGE blog hop and New Release Party today through the 11th. There will be more than 20 new images released into the store!!!!! Doodle Beans

is our sponsor for the blog hop this month and will be giving away a great prize package A.$10 Gift Certificate to Doodle Beans Stamps  and a $15 Gift Certificate. Doodle Beans Digital Stamps has a growing number of stamps for use in card making, crafts and scrapbooking. The images are unique and fun, and designer Randa Clay the owner of Doodle Beans hopes you'll find them to be useful for all kinds of occasions and projects!

Now if you came to my blog for another reason I want to thank you but if you are here to hop it is best to start at the beginning that way you will not miss a thing.  Now if you came here from scrappy Kim G's blog you are in the right place.  Please be certain to get to all of the talented Design Teams blogs and leave a comment. Each team member will be giving away the stamp that they used to create with to one lucky person that leaves a comment. You could be the first to get a new release!!!!!!

Here is the list in case you get lost along the way!!!

Amber H
Audrey E
Ceal P 
Cheri G
Dawnn S
Deanette W
Gloria M
Jeanette C
Jeri Moody 
Jessica K 
Kim G
Kym W
Maria L
Mary D
Mary S
Melissa W
Michele L
Patricia G 
Patricia St. M 
Sarabeth Burke
Sarah T
Sherry L 
Suzanne K
Tammy M 

Our new releases have some things for boys and some new animals that are joining the SEWN Together group.
That is not all that is new , our challenge winners will get a badge for their blogs this year! We will also be having a top 3 too. The day has also changed and our challenges will start on Friday and end on the next Thursday. We will announce the winners on Fridays with the new challenge and they will also be announced in the newsletter. There are sew many prizes lined up too!

A Newsletter, Freebie Friday, New Challenges and Sponsors. Fridays will be the day you get a FREE image to play with and remember we changed our challenges from Tuesday to Fridays to make it easy for you to use your free image in the new challenge- Sew sign up for the newsletter and your image will be delivered to you in your mailbox.

Are you ready to see my image!!!!!! My little guy is called Duncan The Duckling! Isn't he just to die for????
I of course colored him with my copics and then highlighted him with some crystal effects on a few parts to give the shine and some stickles to give that bling.  As most of you know I put the glitter or stickles on just about everything.  Got to love the sparkle.  I made the sentiment on my computer - the font was 4 my love.
As an extra touch and something I learned from a friend of mine Suzanne Dean I added a few touches with my white highlight pen.  I really agree with her that it just finishes the coloring off.  To soften the whole card instead of ribbon I used a peace of tule as my tie.  This image is so darling I had a hard time deciding what sentiment to use..... "Singing in the rain" came to mind "Turned Upside Down For You" but I wanted it to be able to be used as either a baby card for a shower or a valentine so I chose "Showered With Love".

Here is a close up of our DEAR DUNCAN!!!
Doesn't he have the sweetest face?

I hope I have Inpired You To Kreate and hope you all become my followers. Now onto the talented Kym W., no it is not a typo!!!! There are two of us on this Design Team, go figure!!!!!! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win your image a Darling Duncan The Duckling!

Challenges Entered: Cupcake Craft Challenge - Baby Card
"Life 's Beauty Inspires Me To Kreate"


  1. Duncan is just too cute and you done an amazing job with him!!! What a great baby shower card, especially using the sentiment as a play on words. So creative! Awesome!!

  2. Oh Kym I just LOVE that stamp so cute and the colouring is Amazing I will come back tonight to do the hop too
    Liz xx

  3. Awesome. Your coloring is just wonderful.

  4. Beautiful! Duncan looks awesome! Your coloring is amazing....What's not to love! And I agree with you, everything needs a little sparkle! :)

  5. Ha ha ha, he is trying to float away on a little puddle, how she comes up with ideas for images I can't imagine. The only problem is they are ALL so cute, I NEED every one of them!

  6. Ahhh, Kym, isnt he just the most darling of characters. what a gorgeous loveable face and your card is just beautiful, so fresh and bright looking.
    Have a lovely day.
    Love Sandra xx

  7. You did an amazing job of coloring and I love this image - btw the card is cute too :-)

  8. What a cute card love the coloring you picked. Gloria M

  9. I love the new duck images. You picked great shades to show her off and did a fantastic job of coloring.

  10. Cute card. That duck is sooo cote.

  11. what a versatilve image! You can use this for anything! Wonderful card

  12. He is just so cute! Great card!

  13. so cute, love the coloring and the papers, but who would have expected anything less? lol so stinking cute happy friday honey!!

  14. Wow, love the sparkle and extra shine --- Stickles are one of my fave things-- nice work!

    Sew Many Cards

  15. great coloring kim :)


  16. Nice work Kym & welcome to the SMC DT!

  17. What a cute baby shower card! And you're right he does have the sweetest face! Can't wait to get this one!


  18. Perfect colours for this card!! Love the netting you used on it! All your cards are beautiful!!

  19. Great job, love how you colored the image and the added sparkle too. :-)

  20. Awesome job with Duncan! Your coloring is fabulous!

  21. Such pretty colours and beautiful colouring. Love it!!

  22. Wow nice card, this image is perfect for a Baby/Bridal shower!


  23. What a cute card. I love the image and the paper is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  24. Love the colors! This is SO cute!

  25. Such a cute baby card. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  26. Wow - I love the idea of the white so gonna use that idea! Thanks~ for showcasing it with this image!

  27. Wow, fab card and love those highlights.

    Hugs Ali x

  28. What a cute image will make a great baby card or eastercard nice spring colors. ( its snowing here)

  29. Very pretty card..I love the little ducky.

  30. Your card is beautiful! I love it!

  31. Beautiful baby card for our challenge at Cupcake this week, thanks for playing along with us :) Donna x

  32. HI KIM!!! I tried following you once and for some strange reason it wasnt let it me i'll give it a try again today. You did a great job on duncan.Im already learning their names lol!! I like the other recent card you did wow!! your colors are awsome. ok well on with the hoping now im off to the next blog take care :)


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