Friday, January 27, 2012

Freebie Friday Week 4 from A.J.'s Digi Shoppe™

Printable Valentine Cards!  I hope y'all like them (my daughter loved the Super Hero Heart and the Bee!) To download your very own set click on the picture.

Four (4) Printable Valentines - Black White and Color

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

For my valentine

I had fun using inks and paper edgers with A.J.'s Digi Shoppe's Hearts Paper to create this Valentine's day card.

Card Design: Dawn Taylor
Digital Paper Design: Amanda Marks
Papers: Forever in Time card blank
           Staples cardstock
Inks: Colorbox pigment inks
        Ranger Tim Holtz distress inks
Rubber Stamps: You are loved stamp by Katie and Co. for Studio G
                        tiny heart and lipsmack stamps (maker unknown)
Embossing Powder: Uptown Accessories clear
Paper Edgers: Fiscars ripple
Adhesives: Beacon 3-in-1 advanced craft glue
                Dollarama foam tape
Misc. Supply: Dollarama bling

You can read more about how I created this look on my personal blog

Friday, January 20, 2012

Freebie Friday Week 3 from A.J.'s Digi Shoppe™

Once again watching the Toy Story Movies gave me the idea to scan in my son's green plastic soldiers.  I hope y'all enjoy them.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Have you made your Valentine's Day card(s) yet ?

If you're like me then you usually leave it to the last moment !

So I'm well in time for it this year.

For this 5"x5" card I've used Amanda's gorgeous new heart papers as a background for her "Hey diddle, diddle" cow digi stamp.

After printing off the two papers I applied them (cut diagonally) onto my card.
I made a white circle with a red trim on which I printed the sentiment then decoupaged the cow on top using foam pads. adding glossy accents to the eyes and little heart, then used Sakura gloss over the text to make it pop!

I hope you like it.

Vince :0)x

Card design - Vince Ballard.
Backing papers - Amanda Marks.
Cow Digi Stamp - Amanda Marks.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Owl Love Card

It's no secret that Amanda's Owls are probably one of my favorite sets created! They are perfect for Valentine's cards. I paired them with her baby dots and stripes in pink from her digital paper collections to create a simple Love card.

for this project you will need:
Digital Stamps: Owl Couple
Digital Paper: Dot Pastel Paper Pack & Stripe Pastel Paper Pack
Markers: BIC Mark-Its
Accessories: Stampin' Up Heart Punch, Ranger Distressed Ink Worn Lipstick, Inkadinkado Stamp Sentiment, Foam Squares, Quickie Glue Pen and Prisma Glitter, Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer and ribbon.

Thank you for looking!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Freebie Friday Week 2 from A.J.'s Digi Shoppe™

Week#2 of Freebie Friday once again involves Monkeys!  This paper was so much fun creating this paper and I know it will make some very cute scrapbook pages!

To Download the file click on the photo.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Two Hearts One Love

K so I wanted to make a valentines card since I am on a roll making them and also wanted to show off Amanda's heart paper . This would be the first time I printed out a paper design and I have to say it turned out pretty darn cute I have to say. I cut the base out and then cut my cute hearts out on my cricut. I next stamped a couple of peachy keen faces to them. Last but least the sentiment which is from my pink stamper stamps and  added ribbon which was from good old walmart. I hope you love this card as much as I do.

HOW old ?

A simple, effective and slighty evil 6"x6" card using Amanda's Laughing Dog from her "HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE" range.

I coloured him digitally and added some text onto the background papers which are also from Amanda, I've used two of the blue hues from her "DOT PASTEL PAPER PACK"

After printing off the papers and dog I simply cut out the little fellow and used foam pads to lift him off the page.

Lastly I added some Clear gloss Sakura to the black text to make it stand out more and some

3D Lacquer over his nose and pads.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sneak Peek Wednesday

I am creating NEW My Little Brother Series with Paper:

Alice In Wonderland is coming soon to A.J.'s Digi Shoppe™

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Understated Birthday

I made this card, using A.J.'s Digi Shoppe digital stamps, for someone who is wishing to downplay their birthday this year.  I matched this card to the tastes of the recipient using autumn colors and animal print.  I used the very versatile brown paper from the Gingerbread Paper Pack as a background matte and used the Birthday Candle (colored digitally) to represent the idea that this is, in fact, a birthday card. 

Card Design: Dawn Taylor
Digital Paper and Stamp Design: Amanda Marks
Papers: Forever in Time card blank
             Staples White copy paper
             Staples Ivory cardstock
             Recollections Animal Kingdom patterned paper
             Paper-azzi Fantasy Shimmer cardstock, gold
Inks: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Spiced Marmalade
         Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stain, Wild Honey
Glues: Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft glue
           Dollarstore Glitter Glue
Tape: Scrappin' Gear double sided tape

Friday, January 6, 2012

Freebie Friday from A.J.'s Digi Shoppe™

I have decided try something new this year as a Thank You to all my Fans and Followers.  Freebie Friday!  Every Friday I will have a NEW FREE digital stamp or Paper Set that you can download.

Our first free set is inspired by the Barrel O' Monkeys, my son loves the monkeys and I have been playing with them quite a bit.

To download click on the paper.

Stay tuned for next week to see what we are offering as a Thank You!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Store Rebuild and Free Digi

As we grow (adding colored digital stamps) I am redoing certain parts of the Digi Shoppe.  I will eventually get through all sections of the Digi Shoppe but I am doing it in stages.  I am currently rebuilding the Duck Page to include colored ducks as well and black and white.  It is one more step but I think this new look will really help everyone see what the stamps look like.

What the new screen looks like.

What the purchase screen now looks like.
I am really excited to finish this and please check out the newly redesigned Freebie Section of the Digi Shoppe (not the blog) to see what new items I added this weekend.

I also want to apologize to my faithful Newsletter Readers with attaching last months Free Digital Stamp.  Please click on the picture below to get the Digital Stamp that was suppose to be in January's Newsletter.

Happy New Year from A.J.'s Digi Shoppe™

To download this file:  Right Click --> Save to your computer