Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Challenge at Jen's Digi Stamps

Hi Everyone!
It's Challenge Monday #8 at Jen's Digi Stamps Blog and it's FALL in full swing.  Jen has come up with some fall cuties that I have enjoyed coloring with my Copics.  One of the things I have had a hard time with since joining Jen's Design team has been how to use my Cricut with the digi stamps.  I had never used them before and to be honest it kind of "threw me off my game" a bit.  Not to mention that I did an update on my Imagine that almost killed it and made more than half of my cartridges useless.  Enough whining....I finally got the new update on my Imagine (it fixed all the problems, yay!!!) and just couldn't wait to use it so this is what I came up with to go along with Jen's fall stamps.
It's the world's largest card!!!  Not really but it is big.  Lesson learned...cut out the card first, then decide how big you need to print your digi image.  I printed and colored my digi first and wasn't about to do another one when I realized how big my card was going to be.  So truthfully, it's probably more like a center piece!  hahaha!! Lol!!!!  Now with that said, I think it turned out pretty cute.  I was so happy to combine my digi with my Cricut Imagine cut, it made me smile.  Girl is gettin' her groove back :)
The leaf is cut from the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge built into the Gypsy and it is filled with colors and patterns from Enjoy the Seasons Imagine Cartridge.  Love that one!  I cut the leaf once filled with orange and then cut the shadow out two times filled with the leaves pattern and just glued them together at the stem.  Talk about an easy shape card!
I usually don't like leaving white around my digi when cutting it out but I had used a nice blue and brown fanned out from the image and I didn't want to cut it off.  So to keep it from looking too much like a sticker I inked around the edges with brown ink and I ended up liking it.  I cut the tag from the built in images from the Imagine and used my favorite stamps from K. Andrew Designs on it.  The sentiment is from her "Fall-O-Ween set that is mix-n-match.  Love how versatile it is.  Of course being from Texas, I loved that it had "ya'll" in it!  Hehe!  The ribbon is from Doodlebug Designs.
I love how my sentiment stamps from K. Andrew are playing so nicely with my digi stamps from Jen's Digi Stamps and then of course, my Imagine had fun jumping in to make them all "fall" together :)

Be sure to go to Jen's Blog to check out the challenge details, link up your project and have a chance to win some goodies!
I have also entered this project in the following cahllenges: - anything goes + brown - digi makeover plus blog hop - Cricut cuts using leaves an acorns, my acorns are on the ribbon :) - fall colors, yellow, orange, red, brown

Anyone else notice I have 99 followers???  Come on people, help me's my birthday!!!  :)


  1. That is such a fun shape! I love it. Thanks for playing at PMS this week!

  2. Great job on the card and I love big! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut this week.

  3. Well it seems like you mastered that cricut now! What a fantastic shaped card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at the PMS Digi Makeover Challenge!

  4. Such a fun card! Big cards are just as great to receive as regular sized ones. :-) Thanks for playing along with the Digi Makeover Challenge. Melissa

  5. So fun! Love that big leaf for the background to your digi. And I hope you enjoyed a fabulous birthday today! :) Thanks for joining the Digi Makeover Challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps!

  6. Fantastic card!!! Love it! Thank you for joining us at Exploring Cricut!!! :)

  7. What a great shaped card!!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges and Good Luck!!


  8. Love your leaf shaped card. So glad you joined us at Paper Makeup Stamps' Digi Makeover challenge this week.

  9. Happy Birthday!
    I love that card, the shape is great!

  10. Awesome card. You did a fantastic job on it.

  11. Happy Birthday! Love your card!

  12. So cute... love it..

    thanks for playing with us at DIgi Papermakeover @ PMS blog.


  13. Love your cute leaf card! Thanks for taking the challenge at Kaboodle Doodles!

  14. I really love your leaf card! Thank you for joining us this week for our anything goes + brown Challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Hope you are having a wonderful week and good luck.


  15. Girl is definitely getting her groove on!!! It's like Jack & the Beanstock, but with a What it is, is fabulous, I love it Jana! You're good to use your Imagine, mine has just been sitting, I could probably use some tips from you. Maybe you could have a Imagine tip day, seriously.
    Puppy Hugs my friend,