Saturday, December 31, 2011

Little Blog Candy

So I am super excited about the new WRYN and FRIENDS images that are coming out soon....I hope I am not the only one.

To help share the excitement, I created some badges (see them over there in the side bar?) and I would love some help spreading them around. :) If you are in the mood, just pop one on your blog and then link your blog addy below. I will pick 2 people from those linked below to receive one of the new girls in about a week...

So in the next week, link your choice of the new badges (just grab the code and post in an ADD HTML gadget in the LAYOUT of blogger) and then add your blog in the Inlinkz list below. After that, just wait a week for me to select a winner. :)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sneak Peeks

So...we are getting ready to get back in gear for the new year with some new images, new team members, and new goodies. :) So I thought I would share some peeks of the new images. They will be released on January 3 when we come back for  our new and improved challenges.



And I think we are in need of a blog hop soon to win some of these new images. :) If you are up for a blog hop in the first week or two of January, let me know by leaving a comment below. :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays Gift Tag Freebie

Merry Christmas and happy holidays! :)

I thought I would take a minute from my holiday fun (sitting in front of a delightful fire with my family after a delicious roast chicken supper) to pop up a cute little gift for you. If you would like this little gift tag, just click on the picture to download/save it. :) Print away and attach it to a gift! :)
I will be back later on in the week to share some sneak peeks of the newest images coming up soon---January 3 to be exact. :)

Wishing you many wonderful times today (or tomorrow) and a great day with family and friends. :)
XOXO
Christy

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tiddly Inks Tuesday

How was everyone's week? Tell me a happy story...:) It is very happy around here as it is the last week of school and our family is almost off for Christmas for 2 weeks and boy is that a good thing. LOL Now confession time: I still do not have up a Christmas tree or a single decoration yet. And let's not even mention all the Christmas cards I did NOT make this year. I have yet to get my annual christmas letter together with photos from the year either....hmmm, I pretty confident I can get done this weekend....just need some elves. LOL I do have plans for the Christmas tree tomorrow, so that will be fun. :)

Anyway, this is our final Tiddly Inks challenge this year (can you believe it???), so the challenges will return on January 3 with some new members and images too.

I have a whole new character coming out in January so I can't wait to share those with you...they are inspired by my daughter and all her quirky loveliness. I swear she is the neatest kid in the world (of course, every mother thinks that about their kiddo, right?). LOL

Anyway, I don't have a card for you this week, but I do have a quick freebie and a link to see all the marvelous creations by the Tiddly Inkers. I will be having sneak peeks and a Christmas present for you soon, so don't disappear entirely until the new year. 

I hope you have a great week! :)

This freebie will be up for 24 hours only as a Freebie. Click HERE to download it. The image is now for sale in the shop.


EDIT: Ooops, I forgot to take the price tag off for the first 6 hours, but now it is off, so I will count the freebie time from now, 6:00 AM....

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tiddly Tuesday - New images

Hi guys! This has been a super busy week at our house----guess it is always busy at our house. LOL It definitely doesn't feel like Christmas yet either, so I am trying to get in the mood....not working yet. Maybe by next week??? LOL

So since I can't seem to do Christmas yet, we are have a couple of new non-christmas images. :) Here is a new Sugar and Spice girl...Meet Crafty Angel and Crafty Devil.  If you check out the challenge blog, you will see two amazing samples using these new girls, plus a few other kickin' "Warm Ya Up" cards!!

Crafty Devil
And I am still continuing on the baby theme this week with some more cute babies with chipmunk cheeks!! :)

Meet Baby Girl
and a matching Baby Boy 

Hope you enjoy! :) Have a wonderful week and I hope YOU are in the mood for Christmas and getting more done than I am. hehe

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sale Over, but new samples

Hey everyone! The sale is now over, but I had a few more cute little samples to share! :) Have a lovely Sunday and see you on Tuesday for a new image. :)

All 3 of these are by Joey....she was "beary" sweet to make them!! :) 
And aren't they adorable?
And this one is from Kindra! :) So cute with the buttons!
Hope you enjoyed the lovely inspiration---I know I did!! Thanks ladies! :) See you on Tuesday!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Little Somethings! :) Sale still going on

Hi everyone...I wanted to share some more delightful cards showing off the Little Somethings. The 30% off sale is still going on so drop on by and save a little sum-thing, sum-thing. :)

Here are some lovely cards by my coordinator Melissa and my DT member Cheryl---just a note that both Cheryl and Melissa are incredibly talented crafters and artists---check out their blogs for constant inspiration....I love their style. :)



 


And check out these cute cards by lovely Tiddly Inkers on the net. :)


Hannah using Minnie

Hannah using Owlette (look at those folds!! :D)

Hope you enjoyed the inspiration....:) Have a lovely Friday

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cyber Thursday and New Release!...oh, and a SALE!

Hello my friends!! I am so excited to show off these new images. I drew these after spending the weekend with my delightful new niece in her hilarious little bear hat (see HERE) and I knocked these out in her honor. :) Yay for cute babies! Meet a few of the new Little Somethings below.

And I have to thank my lovely DT members who put out a huge last-minute effort to help me make some cards to show them off...thanks ladies! :)

So scroll on down and view everyone's lovely cards and then check out the sale details below. :)

Card by Joey

Card by Joey


Card by Lou

Card by Me (Christy)

Card by Arabella

Card by Donna
and the one idea that started it all (except she ended up being a boy in my mind) LOL
Card by Me
And now for a LITTLE SOMETHING on SALE!!! Click on the shop and use the following code during checkout to deduct 30% on ALL orders....Have fun picking up a little som'thin'!!! :)
CODE: SOMETHING


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cyber Monday Festivities.....coming Thursday!!!

So instead of having a Cyber Monday, I am going to have a big day of goodies and (probably some sale goodness) on this coming Thursday.

I doodled some new images this weekend and I want to get them finished and included in the festivities...Yay!! :)

So if you can come back in a few days, we will have a belated Cyber Monday!! :)
See you then....

PS: Here is a sneak peek at one of the new images coming on Thursday....do you like it??? :)


Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Friday!!

Hi everyone!!! I am sure you are all out shopping, but we are home and relaxing today. hehe We ate a bit too much yesterday and just spent time sniffing the delicious baby smell that arrived with my new little niece Lily Claire. :) As some of you might remember, I designed a stamp for her when she was born 6 months ago and it turns out that she really does have red hair....LOL I get such a kick out of that. :) Well, anyway, we got to meet her for the first time since she lives out of state and here she is....a delightful little bear cub. :) I foresee that I will definitely be drawing her with a bear outfit very soon. :)

I hope you all had as great a Thanksgiving day as we did. I suggest you check back in the shop on Monday for a Cyber Monday sale...I have almost talked myself into a good sale. hehe See you then. :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

With Grateful Thanks - a free gift

Hello all my dear friends. :) I am so very grateful for so many things today. When holidays such as Thanksgiving roll around I often find myself reflecting on my life and all the wonderful things that are part of my life. :) I am always grateful for my family---my sexy bald hottie, my gorgeous and brilliant daughter, my sisters, my nephews and with each year that passes that my parents are still with us. This year I also have a new niece to be grateful for---Lily Claire and her cute little red head.

I mean, it isn't perfect here (no way!! LOL) but without these moments of just being grateful for the little things---my job, my dogs, a good book---and big things----all the love that surrounds me, joy, simple pleasures, health, and a blessed life---the life itself sort of slips by without notice. And that is one thing I don't want to do----just slip by. I want to be here, enjoying my choices, my curves (LOL), my family, my joy. I want my cake AND my pie---and then a good group of people to share it with.  :) Maybe they will bring pie too. LOL

And you are part of the pie-sharing group in my life. :) I am so grateful for the opportunity to be an artist and share creativity with you. :) I marvel every day when I know that someone is creating something with love for their family, or supporting their family, using my images....how very cool is that? Never gets old. :)

So to say thank you, I brought you some pie. :) You can download this freebie in the shop.  EDIT: Annie is no longer a freebie...but she is still available in the shop. :)
I hope you have many wonderful things to be grateful for this year. Keep the love (and pie) flowing. :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tiddly Tuesday - New Image, New Freebie, New DT members

Hello, hello and welcome back to Tuesday. We have a lot going on and it is right before the Thanksgiving holiday....for which I am very grateful. :) But that is another post to come this week...hehe For today, we have a new image and freebie and finnnnnaaaaaally, I am announcing our new DT members. :)

First, I drew up a final version of the little genius kid from a few weeks ago and I like how he turned out...a little different, but quirky and cute. :)

Meet Genius. :)
Now onto a cute little freebie to match little Genius! Genius, no?? LOL This little friend mouse comes in the listing when you purchase Genius. :)

And the I saved the best for last...I have the final selection of the new DT members and it was soooo hard to choose. I took much longer than I thought I would just going back and forth and trying to narrow it down. Over time, I ended up with a final Top 10 from which to narrow down the finalists. I really appreciate everyone's time and effort to apply, so I have included a Top 10 badge and a freebie thank you sentiment for those who tried out at the bottom of the post...please scroll down. :)

Here was my final Top 10 group in no particular order.
http://yougotinkwhere.blogspot.com
http://chickiechirps.blogspot.com/
http://calypsocandycraft.blogspot.com/
http://stampingdownsouth.blogspot.com
http://sherbertink.blogspot.com/
http://stampingseasons.blogspot.com
http://cardsbyrbowen.blogspot.com/
http://creationsbykindra.blogspot.com/
http://8ers.blogspot.com/
http://joeysworldofstuff.blogspot.com/

I then narrowed it down to 3 full-time members and one guest spot...

Our  Top 3 finalists, in no order, are: 

Our guest designer is: 

Welcome lovely ladies! So glad to have you join the team. :)

Thanks again to all our applicants. As a little thank you, here is a Top 10 badge

and a freebie sentiment for everyone...just click to save and download it. :)
Don't forget we have a 2-week challenge over at the Tiddly Inks challenge blog since we are taking a little bit of extra time for family this week. It is our final Anything Goes week, so pop on over and join in with anything that makes you happy from the TI line. :0

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tiddly Tuesday - Freebie Ice Skater

Hi guys! :) I am happy to say it is Tuesday again. :) My post is rather short today, but I wanted to get up a new image for you. :) It is a freebie and you can download it directly by clicking on the picture. :)  Did you know that all the Terms of Use still apply to free images? You still need to credit Tiddly Inks and direct people to my shop (http://tiddlyinks.com) rather than offering it yourself. The best thanks you can give me is word-of-mouth blog advertising. :) Not that I am opposed to hugs and love though. LOL

I am checking out some last-minute DT applications, but I wanted to send a huge thank you to each lovely lady who submitted. :) I will happily take any applications for the next 24 hours, so give it a shot if you were worried you missed the deadline. :) I will be sorting through every link and blog a few more times while I decide on a finalist. :)

I said I would announce the finalists today, but I have gotten several last minute applicants and will need a few more days to sort them all out. :) Thanks for bearing with me. :)

Have you checked out the amazing and I mean SPECTACULAR, samples by our lovely Tiddly Inkers this week??? Wow! It is still an ANYTHING GOES challenge for the TI Challenge Blog, so I hope you get to join us this week. :)

Have a great week!! :) I shall return later this week, so check back. :)