Sunday, April 29, 2012


I thought this cute Digi by Amanda would make a great card topper, if you'd like her you can get her HERE

I coloured the image digitally to match the Dot Pastel backing Paper (which I really like) also by Amanda. HERE.

After making a sentiment I printed the whole thing off on a sheet of "Whisper White" card and assembled the 6"x6" card.
I then simply added a small flower and some gem "buttons".

I hope you like it :0)

Vince x

Digi image - Amanda Marks.
Backing Paper - Amanda Marks.
Coloured - Digitally.
Card Design - Vince Ballard.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Freebie Friday Week #17 from A.J.'s Digi Shoppe™

Click on the paper to download your set of Free Papers!  

Saturday, April 21, 2012


I used Amanda's FREE Digi stamps, available from her A.J.s Digi Shoppe , to make this sweet little card.

By using pink and yellow as the main colours as I thought it would make it fresh looking.
I simply coloured and printed the digi's and attached them to the card, the flowers were then punched out and attached using foam pads.

I hope you like it    :0)

Vince x

Card design - Vince Ballard.
White card 12"x6"
FREE Digi Design - Amanda Marks.
Digi coloured - Digitally.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Freebie Friday Week #16 - A.J.'s Digi Shoppe™

Can you believe I have made it to week 16 on Freebie Friday? (I can't either)  I love Earth Day I love everything about it Reuse, Reduce, Recycle is something I try to live by daily.  I have a garden (sorry as it maybe), I do a lot of recycled crafts and I try not to use harsh chemicals.  My goal with these papers is to inspire the "green" in all of us!

Click on the paper to download your Freebie Friday Paper Pack

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Forever in time

Today's offering is a very simply made ATC (artist trading card) using A.J.'s Digi Shoppe map paper.
Dollarstore 3D sticker elements were altered with Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Bic-Mark Its and Sharpies and afixed to the map paper with Beacon 3-in-1 glue.  Easy as 1-2-3.
ATC Design: Dawn Taylor
Digi Paper Design: Amanda Marks

Friday, April 13, 2012

Freebie Friday Week 15 - A.J.'s Digi Shoppe™

Map Paper - I thought I needed to do some "vintage style" paper for the Digi Shoppe.  I hope y'all like them.
Click the Map to download your Freebie!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Freebie Friday Week #14 - A.J.'s Digi Shoppe™

I made an extra set of papers when I designed the Easter Paper.  These papers match perfectly with the NEW Easter Paper Set!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hopping down the bunny trail...

Use these great Easter digital papers to create your very own easter egg cards.  Print out the paper then cut it out into egg shapes, ink them up up with a clear or light colored embossing ink and emboss them completely.  The effect is very pretty, if I do say so myself.  Use double sided foam tape to pop up your eggs and bunny.  Also don't forget to create a pretty background from things lying around your studio, like this inked up coffee filter.  Have fun making your own cards with this great new set of digi papers.

Card Design: Dawn Taylor
Digital Images Design: Amanda Marks
Paper: Staples Cardstock and Dollarstore Cardstock
Inks/Powders: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
                      Top Boss Embossing Stamp Pad
                      Creative Stampworks Embossing Pearls and Powders
Coloured with: Bic Mark Its 
                       Stabilo/Schwan Funcolor Aquarelle Colored Pencils