“A little Tutti Frutti” humorous Valentines card

I’ve been wanting to color this one for a while, but was waiting for the right moment to hit…  I am a creature of mood, so an image has to “speak to me” for me to really get into creating with it. Sometimes it is instant and I know the second I see it exactly what I need to do with it… specially those ones that tickle my bad sense of humor.  Others I have to let them grow on me and I bounce ideas around and then it hits me…

This was one of those projects.  I had the main image and the fun paper  done and sat waiting for  the finishing touches.. when it hit me.  I was just gonna have to write me a poem  LOL.   I hope you like it.

This is my DT project for the February 2017 Crafty Awesomeness Challenge and was created with an image from Cute As A Button, who is the February Sponsor.  Come on over and join in and share your projects.

This is IMG00221 Chiquita by Cute As A Button she was print and cut on the Cricut Explore and colored with a mix of Zig Kurecolor and Chameleon Pens. I popped some Glossy Accents on  the grapes and necklace for a subtle 3D feel.  The patterned paper is one I found on Etsy by AT Art Digital and you may have seen my “Do you digital?” post last week or two about these.

I printed this on my Epson Eco Tank, and then trimmed that down with my wavy blade on my cutter.  I added a black layer behind for impact which also has a wavy edge and then mounted it all on a card base cut from a Craft Smith paper pad using Zig Photo Tape.  The Pineapple was one of the Michaels $1.50 stamps and I stamped, hand cut and colored that. Sentiment die, I think was  a cheapie import???  cut on my Sizzix Big SHot

and the poem.. yup….  the poem…. that was all me…. sorry, having a “moment”  LOL.

Let’s face it.. not every girls is flowers and hearts.  I’ll take a good laugh over a bunch of flowers any day of the week.

Love this image, reminds me of Carmen Miranda…. yup… I know..showing my age again lol.

Hope you like it  🙂

 

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Do you digital?

I have to be honest;  I rarely EVER  use digital papers, but I liked this new store I found and she has a great sale on this weekend… so I figured I would share 🙂

I usually buy my paper, or decorate my own backgrounds…BUT … once in a while I have an idea and I don’t have the paper, and it’s something I either can’t do quickly and easily, or don’t want to take the time to create from scratch.  Plus I have an Ecotank now so printing my own papers is not such a big deal… LOVE this printer  lol.

And that is when I go on the hunt… usually I start off with google images as a quick place to source visuals. Once I see something I like, I track it down .. sometimes to an Etsy store, sometimes to Pinterest etc.  I love it when it’s a direct hit to the store, so I don’t have to run around like a headless chicken in Pinterest circles trying to find the original source.

Sometimes I head straight for Etsy…. and tonight..I needed BANANA’s !!!  I poked around and finally landed at this store AT Art Digital which apparently is run by by a lady named Tanya Kart.   So I had a poke around, found the paper set I wanted.. and a few more, but was trying to be good.  went to check out and saw this… 50 % SALE this weekend.

Well Why didn’t you say so !!!  LOL

So yup I went back and grabbed the other ones I wanted too lol.

Now as with most collections, there are usually one or two that grabbed your attention and you really like.. one or two that are.. “yeah I can probably use that at some point”..and the .. “hmm probably never gonna use that”.  And we all know that sooner or later that “never gonna use that” is going to be  “OMG, that is just what I needed for this”  Happens all the time lol.


So if you ever wanted to try out some Digital Paper, now’s a great time to grab some  and save some pennies..  or grab a 2 for 1 deal.

I think it will be fun to have a few back up papers I can print at will…and maybe they will inspire some projects along the way.

Spotlight Series Day 27, Sarah – StarStampz

Who are you ? Sarah, though I can go by Star online and with friends. My website / art studio is “StarInMyPocket,” a line a liked from a poem I wrote when I was young. My usual username online is StarMasayume (Masayume meaning ‘dream’s come true’ which I added so I had a name ID that is always available..)

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Where are you ? In a land of sunshine (aka Florida)

 

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously? I doodled most of my life and for my “career” cube in 6th grade I chose artist which I discarded after as being unreleastic lol. When I was 12 I got a spark after discovering the anime Sailor Moon and would copy paused scenes on my VHS recordings, followed by finding Naoko’s gorgeous manga illustrations online and copying those. I stopped drawing for nearly 2 years feeling I was only good at copying, but my interest renewed another 2 years later after discovering digital art and oekaki board communities online. It was hook line and sinker from there!


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The Book Elf

 

 

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale? I’m not even sure. I began selling art prints and stickers at a convention in 2005. Years later I began putting my art items on Etsy, everything from keychains and buttons to sketchbooks and bookmarks. I opened my digital stamp store (Star Stampz) more recently but uploaded a number of them at once. “The Book Elf” is among my older arts

 

 

 

 

 

When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go? Not far but recently went to Disney to celebrate my 30th birthday as I hadn’t been there since I was 4 and always wanted to go back. I figured if I was going to turn the big 3-0 might as well do it with my BF, her husband, and my fiance where my inner kid could gush freely.

 

What’s your favorite horror movie? So I am NOT a huge fan of horror genre, but there’s one Japanese movie I love enough to rewatch many times. Hansel and Gretel, a korean horror movie with a creepy “Coraline” feel. A young man crashes his car, getting lost and trapped in the woods where a family lives and the children aren’t what they seem. Their sweet cottage and toys alone give you the eebie jeebies but the plot twists are great and I like the twisted fairy tale aspect.

 

Princesses Collection

Princesses Collection

 

 

 

 

What is your favorite piece in the whole store? There’s many I’m fond of for different reasons which makes it so hard to choose. I will go with my princess set though as I LOVE fairy tales and Disney.

 

 

 

 

Name your favorite cartoon? Sailor Moon? I love it enough to put themes of it in my wedding after all lol. Though if we’re going for a list… that would get very very long. You can check out myanimelist profile for all my favorites.


What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?
Waldenbooks (I think half of my paycheck went there), followed by caricature artist at Busch Gardens, SEO/graphic design at a local startup web design company, and assistant for a successful invitation business by an entrapreneuring mom. This is my first year I’m solely freelancing which I was nervous but excited about.

 

What was your favorite subject in school…? English. If I didn’t get so hooked into art I would be writing books. Instead, I just have a lot of unfinished fanfiction.  =P

 

Alice Chibi

Alice Chibi

 

 

 

What is your most popular item in the store/shop? Definitely my Alice Chibi digital stamp 

 

 

 

 

If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with ? Does a book count???

 

 

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Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them? It took me until my twenties, but I fell in love with Mate Kamaras after seeing him as Death in the German musical “Elisabeth.” He’s gorgeous with a beautiful sexy singing voice and not to mention trilingual and also played the same role in Japan (in which he reminds me of Jareth from the Labyrinth which I have no problem with).  If you enjoy musicals, do yourself a favor and  youtube it! And yes I have drawn him…  Elisabeth The Last Dance Art Print

 

 

How long have you been in business? I’ve had business cards to my art website since I was 14? lol People would see me sketching everywhere so I would hand them out. I’d say 2005 as for how long I’ve been actually selling my art. Jacon, one of my favorite conventions, chose my art for their light/darkness theme on the con guides and badges so I got a free dealer’s table which was awesome and really the start of it all.

 

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?  For full digitally painted art, anywhere from a day or two to weeks sometimes months if I put something aside and pick at it.

 

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When you are working, what is the view from your window like? I love the backyard view from my two story window! <3 I’m so going to miss it if/when I move. It looks awesome when it’s raining.

 
What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere? I have a tie for two currently…  Boku ni Invitation (from the anime Polar Bear Cafe) and You’ll Be Back (a broadway song… just look up Hawk Moth’s Ballad on youtube lol)

 

Autumn Fall Girl Reading

Autumn Fall Girl Reading

 

 

 

 

Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise. Autumn Fall Girl Reading
 

 

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work? Connecting with people all around the world and those with similar loves and interests. I was always the shy loner in school as a kid but art has helped me meet so many great friends and people so I feel really blessed by it. <3 Sometimes the people I meet suggest or introduce me to new things which is also great.

 

Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection? “Alice in Wonderland” from StarInMyPocket  from my ink / digital stamps “Maiko in Spring”

Alice in Wonderland Art Print

Alice in Wonderland Art Print

Maiko in Spring

Maiko in Spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Portal Site: http://StarInMyPocket.net
StarInMyPocket Etsy Store: http://starinmypocket.etsy.com
StarStampz Digital Stamp Store:  http://starstampz.etsy.com

FACEBOOK
Main Art Page: https://www.facebook.com/StarInMyPocket
StarStampz Page: https://www.facebook.com/starstampz/
StarStampz Fan Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StarStampzFanGroup/

 

 

Spotlight Series Day 20, Sherri- My Besties

Who are you?  Sherri Baldy, My-Besties

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My Besties Designs Color & Create Facebook Group
My Besties shop
www.My-Besties.com
scrapbookstampsociety
Sherri Baldy Etsy Store

Blog: http://sherribaldy.blogspot.com/

 

Where are you?

Riverside, California

 

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously? 

I sold my first works of art in the 4th Grade, so that was it for me I was a forever artist.

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale?

Paintings

 

How many people work with/for you?

We are a small family based company that is run from our farm… www.Urbanfarmdiva.com We have over 150 from staff to designers.

 

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Img031 New Fluffy Besties

 

 

What’s your guilty pleasure ?

Loads of Chocolate, Cafe Mochas every morning !

 

What job did you have BEFORE you started drawing/designing for a living?

I have always been a artist in one fashion or another, Makeup artist for Ester Lauder, Designing clothing for the Country Music Awards, Illustrating Books…Creating and licensing my art for years, as Doll, Figurines, greeting cards and more and now many years in the crafting and scrapbooking.

 

What’s your favorite color?

PINK

 

What was your favorite subject in school…?

ART!

 

What’s your favorite horror movie?

Jeepers Creepers …. 🙂

 

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?

Yes often 🙂

 

What is your most popular item in the store/shop?

My Besties digis and Coloring Books on Amazon.com XO Mybestiesshop.com

book1

book2book3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?

Pencil and eraser!

 

Which decade do you think had the best music?

50’s 60’s and 70’s ..Sorry couldn’t pick just one…

 

Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so.. was it fun, or a nightmare?

No, but I have had a Nightmare date before …Haven’t we all 🙂 LOL

 

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax? 

..Draw, Color, Gardening, Cooking!

 

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?

“Miss Otis Regrets she is unable to Lunch today!” Bette Midler

 

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The Night Before Christmas

 

 

 

 

What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?

Hummmm that is a hard one I love them all… But I would have to say a Mix between Christmas and Halloween!

 

 

 

 

 

Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around?

NOPE Never! LOL

 

If you were offered a trip to the moon, would you go..and if so .. which of your images/products would leave on the moon??

Don’t like to fly or heights, but I would ask someone to take a Messy Bessy Bestie and put it on the moon!

 

If you were a classic car…. what would you be?

Hummm I love so many, but a Thunderbird convertible would be so FUN!

 

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?

From start to finish if I color it in takes a full day! If I am just drawing, I can whip them out! 🙂

 

Charlie_Sue

Big Eye Big Head Dolls Charlie Sue

If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked?

Charlie, Loved that name for a girl when I was a kid 🙂

 

When you are working, what is the view from your window like?

… I see the back side of our farm… Our Barn, Gardens and horses and across the valley..its very peaceful .

 

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?

I have been so Blessed to meet so many amazing wonderful and talented people with my work! I just feel so very Blessed and Thankful! to have the opportunity to work with them and have them create with my work it is truly wonderful!

 

Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?

Hmmm another very hard question, I am so thrilled that My Besties have be made into so many things, Stamps, crafting products, figurines, Dolls, Fabric, Back to School products and so much more …BUT that said I am so over the moon to say that Oprah Winfery has one of my Dolls that was hand made by me …Commissioned by Mark Victor Hansen Author of “Chicken Soup for the soul! He came to me and asked me to design and make a Doll for Oprah for him to give her for Christmas .. so that was pretty exciting when she had it on her show …

 

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Spotlight Series Day 17, Andrea – SheepSki Designs

Who are you?

Andrea Norris – SheepSki Designs


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SheepSki Designs

SheepSki Designs Digital Stamps Facebook Group

Sheepski Designs Blog

 

 

 

Where are you? 

Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

 

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?

I’ve always drawn, I remember sitting outside the local library when I was a kid with my sketch book.  I managed to tackle digital drawing properly in December 2015 when my dad told me to try an iPad app (everything else digital was so weird and disconnected) I produced my first “real” digital drawings in January 16 when my fellow DT at Outlawz didn’t have any images to work with for the month so I did some.  I opened my shop in February 2016

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Annabell

 

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale?

Hmmm… well I sold a few watercolour paintings when I was in my 20’s but I haven’t any pictures of those.  On my Etsy store it was Annabell

 

 

 

 

 

 

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?

I still have my job I’m an accountant Zzzzzz….

 

If you could hang out with ANYONE in the world ….  who would it be?….and what is the one question you would want to ask them?

My hubby, family and close friends – how do you put up with me being like Tigger!

 

If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?

Jack Skellington

 

What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?

ProMarkers, and craft knife – definitely essential

 

How long have you been in business?

Since February 2016 – I’m an infant compared to most.  I’m probably one of the few that uses a lot of other artists materials and still work on other artists design teams

 

What’s your favorite color?

PINK!! Have you not seen my blog – LOL!

Morpheus

Morpheus

 

 

 

What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

Now that’s a difficult one.  I think I’ll have to pick one of my newest creations – little Morpheus is just so cute

 

 

 

 

 

Who is your inspiration/muse?

Life and nature around me around me we live on an incredible planet full of wonders

 

How many people work with/for you?

No one directly, I have no design team yet I may be looking for DT soon 😉

 

Name your favourite cartoon?

The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

What was your favorite subject in school…?

I had two geography (although it was the geology side I wasn interested in) and maths.  Funny that much later in life I did a degree in geology and ended up an accountant

 

If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be? 

I have four already and thought i’d better stop there 😀
My last one was a mouse on my ankle

 

What is your best and worst personality trait?

My drive, determination and loyalty are my best – worst not telling 😉

 

When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?

April 2016 I went to the Lake District with my hubby hiking

 

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes?

God yes when do we go

 

If you were a Cluedo Character, who would you be?

Er… never played but I know the game so I’d probably be Mrs PINK in the dining room…..

 

What’s your favorite horror movie?

Dracula

 

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?

Nope but I sing in the car – no one can here me there – ha ha!

 

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Becca

 

 

 

 

What is your most popular item in the store/shop? 

So far Becca but there are a few close runners

 

 

 

 

 

If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?

I still have my day job and unfortunately and I can’t see me ever giving that up.  I would have loved to have been a marine biologist though

 

If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with?

Oooo my hubby / or my mum / or my friend Diane.

 

What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?

Halloween – I love all the spookyness (is that a word)

 

Would you go cave diving with sharks?

Yes definitely but I’d have to learn to do the under water bit first

 

Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so..  was it fun, or a nightmare?

Yes, I met a guy who signed for the deaf – incredibly interesting guy but definitely NOT my type

 

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?

Reading a good book, I hardly ever get to read these days

 

What should be written on your gravestone when you die?

Restless soul beware of haunting – LOL!!

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Rudolf’s Selfie

 

 

If you were offered a trip to the moon, would you go..and if so .. which of your images/products would leave on the moon??

Yes definitely, chance in a lifetime.  I think I’d leave Rudolf up there to see if I can see his grin

 

 

 

 

 

Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?

What does gracefully mean?

 

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?

To sketch out the idea usually about half an hour, it’s the tidying up that takes hours after.  I’m such a messy drawer

 

When you are working, what is the view from your window like?

I have various views because I sit at home, work and in my car, none of them are very exotic.

 

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?

Children Robert Miles

 

Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man?

Definitely my parents

 

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?

There creativity and talent, there are so many amazingly talented people out there

 

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Flamenco

 

Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise

That’s got to be Flamenco – I’m a dancer and this one is the closest one or Lilly I love the serene peace of this image and crave it

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Lilly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you were a classic car…. what would you be?

Jaguar E-Type

 

If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked?

Hmmmm not sure I’d change it – I just wouldn’t be me!

 

Which decade do you think had the best music?

Love the 80’s and 90’s

 

Favorite quote?

I’ll sleep when I’m dead

 

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Bread and olives – I could so live off that, and Lindt Chilli Chocolate and ginger covered with chocolate 😀

 

Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?

That’ll be Strawberry Season, but mostly because of how I coloured it, the strawberries just look amazing 😀

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Strawberry Season

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Strawberry Season – colored

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spotlight Series Day 11, Naz- Sasayaki Glitter


Who are you ?

Personal Name : Naz Smith
Company Name : Sasayaki Glitter

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Where are you?
Melbourne Australia

When did you start drawing/designing seriously?
Approximately 2 years ago I got started but started dedicating a lot more time to it about 12 months ago.

What’s your guilty pleasure?
My husbands baked New York cheesecake

If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?
Any of the princesses.

If you were a classic car…. what would you be?
Liberaces Roadster

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?
I fit my work in around family so it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours depending on my day.

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Baby Shy

 

 

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale?

Baby Shy Digital Stamp

 

 

 



What was your favorite subject in school…?
Geography

If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be?
I have several Roses and a butterfly on my back and a quote on my arm but I’ve promised my husband no more….except maybe if I can convince him to get one 🙂

If you were a Cluedo Character, who would you be?

Mrs.Green. She wore a tiara.

What’s your favorite horror movie?
Insidious

If you could hang out with ANYONE in the world …. who would it be?….and what is the one question you would want to ask them?
Taylor Kinney. I don’t want him to talk.

What is the one question you are really glad I didn’t ask ….and dare you answer it anyway? Lol
Any question related to Taylor Kinney….and no I plead the 5th.

If you were offered a trip to the moon, would you go..and if so .. which of your images/products would leave on the moon??
Absolutely. It would have to be a custom image though…and I’d never release it.

What job did you have BEFORE you started drawing/designing for a living?
Office Manger at a tech company.

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Drummer Shy

 

 

 

What is your favourite piece in the whole store?

Drummer Shy Digital Stamp 

 

 

 

 

 

Who is your inspiration/muse?
My son “Shy” is the inspiration for me, I have drawn him heaps of times.

How many people work with/for you?
Around 20 but the number fluctuates a bit over time.

Name your favourite cartoon?
Adventure Time. That show is nuts.

Favorite Quote?
“If you wait, all that happens is that you get older” – Larry McMurtry

What’s your favorite colour?
Pink and Purple…ooh and yellow….and sometimes green….and orange.

What is your best and worst personality trait?
I’m decidedly stubborn which is a blessing and a curse. I like to be thought of as a loyal friend.

When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?
We’re blessed and get to travel quite frequently. In fact I’m currently in Madrid, Spain for another day or two before we head down to the Costa Del Sol and then on to Portugal and Morocco.

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted house/castle etc.. would you say yes?
In a second….but I’d make my husband go with me.

If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life?
A European princess definitely….any of the ones that didn’t end up losing their heads or dying young.

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?
Yeah…I don’t care if anyone is listening 🙂

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Meg and Kitty

 

 

What is your most popular item in the store/shop?

Meg and Kitty Digital Stamp 

 

 

 

 

 



Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?
Oh my. There have been so many and I’m sure answering would reveal way too much 🙂 I’ve never drawn any.

How long have you been in business?
About 12 months

What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?
Sketchbook Pro Software

If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with ?
My husband. No way he’d be content to stay locked in a elevator for 6 hours and would find a way out.

When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?
Green tea and plain cake.

What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?
Christmas definitely. Awesome season for crafting decoration.

What should be written on your gravestone when you die?
“Someone let Taylor Kinney know there is a plot next to me free if he wants it.”

Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around?
I had to ask my husband what this was. No.

Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?
My significant other says that it’s too late as I appear to have opted for disgracefully already.

When you are working, what is the view from your window like?
Well I’ve been designing a few bit this week in my hotel room….so my view is of the tree lined Calle De Velazquez in Madrid. Love the buildings here.

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?
“No” by Megan Trainor is my latest. Great message too.

Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man?
Parents.

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?
I like the consecutiveness of it all. I’m surrounded virtually by a tonne of lovely talented people that inspire me to be better at what we do.

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Shopping Meg

 

 

Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise


Shopping Meg Digital Stamp

 

 




Would you go cave diving with sharks?

Hell yes.

If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked?
Princess Naz Smith

Which decade do you think had the best music?
2010+

Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so.. was it fun, or a nightmare?
I married my first blind date.

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?
Drawing, Colouring

Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?
I love them all but I love the ones from “Shy” a bit more


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Spotlight Series Day 6 – Heidi, 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps

Who are you ?

My Name is Heidi Arrowood and I am the Owner/Illustrator of 2 Cute Ink2cute


Etsy Store

Digi Stamp Club

Blog

 

Where are you ?

I live in Southern IL with my husband, 2 dogs ( German Shepherd and Chihuahua) and fish 🙂

 

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?

Back in 2010 I decided to start drawing with an intent to create some type of business/freelance work.  But I have been drawing since 5th grade!

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale?

let’s see the very first image I would have to say is “Cat Knit” digital stamp ( which i think still is one of my favorite designs today!

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What’s your guilty pleasure ?

I love Swedish flop cake!  which you can’t get really anywhere lol ( favorite childhood guilty pleasure) now would be angel cream filled donuts 🙂

 

Favorite quote?

right now I think is…If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.  -Dolly Parton

 

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?

I use to work for the Bradford Exchange

 

What’s your favorite color?

Purple

 

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes?

lol ha ha i couldn’t do it!  I would be too scared!  that reminds me when we went to the smokey mountains we went though this haunted castle, which I didn’t think was going to be scary and yes it was!

 

What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

I really Love My doodle digital stamps. Let’s see i would say Octopus doodle

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Who is your inspiration/muse?

Let’s see I am inspired by anything and everything!  I love to participate in monthly doodle challenges which gets my juices flowing with an inspiration word everyday.  ( Doodle a Day- @ellolovey and 365 Doodles- @JohannaFritz on instagram)

 

How many people work with/for you ?

Just me and I have 5 Design Team Members that make card/papercraft samples.

 

Name your favorite cartoon?

Hmm…How about favorite cartoon movie?  Monsters Inc 🙂

 

What was your favorite subject in school…?

Biology I had the best teacher, Mr. Brusa

 

When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?

oh gosh I would say last real real vacation was back in 2001 when I went florida with my aunt/uncle and cousins lol..  though I just recently went to the smokey mountains with my mother/father in law and husband which was pretty cool too!

 

If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?

Anna from Frozen! I love her hair, outfit and personality!

 

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?

oh yes!  lol

 

What is your most popular item in the store/shop?

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Owl You Need Is Love digi

 

 

 

 

 

Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?

Ha ha my first celebrity crush I think was Thomas Ian Nicholas when he played in ” Rookie of the Year”  ha ha I never drew him but I did write him a letter  ha ha… and then there was justin timberlake back when he was with Nsync.. i was obsessed with Nsync and Justin.. made banners drew some caricatures Oh and managed to score front row seats at an Nsync Concert way back when!  ha ha

 

If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?

I am not sure …something from home, and something creative…..maybe jewelry business?

 

How long have you been in business? 

Well I started back in 2010 but I have done different things, not just digital stamps.

 

What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without? 

Right now it is my iPad!  I ink all my digital stamps with it so it is a must have 🙂

 

When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?

cheese its lol the four cheese kind lol

 

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?

I love that people can take my artwork and make it their own little pieces of art 🙂

 

Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise

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well I created this digital stamp called “Heidi and Cosmo” Based on myself and my chihuahua cosmo.. lol doesn’t really look like me but maybe the hair and the version with glasses lol

 

Which decade do you think had the best music?

I love the oldies station- 50’s, 60’s and 70’s!

 

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?

It depends it can take 1-3 hours

 

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?

Right now “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake 🙂

 

Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?

 

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I think Snowman Couple because I love the overall drawing, line widths and concept 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oversized Christmas Card ..so much fun

This card was so much fun to make,  most people have heard of Rick St Dennis and are well aware of his “darker” images.. the witches, the zombies the skulls and all the interesting things he has in his Etsy Store.

But something I noticed recently while chatting with people was, that they had no idea that Rick also has a more “mainstream” store too.  Let’s face it Rick’s never going to be accused of  producing “cutesie” images, but these are much softer subjects.. with  his distinctive style & flare still apparent.

I wanted to go ahead and show you  one of these  images today, as part of the new Crafty Awesomeness Challenge Inspiration Team.  I  had so much fun picking out this image… I managed to narrow my selection down to 6 images and that was a challenge all in it’s own I tellya.  Then I narrowed it down to two…. and finally decided on this one.

This image is so versatile…   looks great all on its own or  with all the extras… so it’s an image that can suit any style of card making.  My original plan was to make a CAS with a humorous  poem about a drunken Mrs Claus, but I think I’ll save that for another time  🙂

Anyway.. here she is .. this is Ricks St Dennis – North Pole Ho Down

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Spotlight Series Introduction..and final sneaky peek !!!

spotlight seriesWell it’s finally upon us,  just a few  more hours  till the start of the Spotlight Series… woot.

The idea behind this spotlight was to give you an insight into some of my favorite artists, designers and small craft business owners.  None of that  stuffy “About Us” stuff we all have to put on our pages..  the fun stuff  🙂 ..and of course to celebrate the blog First Anniversary.

Each spotlight guest was sent the same 50 questions; with the instructions to choose at least 10, or more if they wanted to and answer them in any fashion they see fit…. and some of them surely did LOL.

Here are the 50 questions I asked our Spotlight guests to answer…. not all of the questions are relevant to all of the guests.

  • Who are you ?
  • Where are you ?
  • When did you first start drawing/designing seriously
  • What was the first product you ever had for sale?
  • What is your favorite piece in the whole store?
  • Who is your inspiration/muse?
  • How many people work with/for you ?
  • Name your favorite cartoon?
  • Favorite quote?
  • What’s your guilty pleasure ?
  • What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?
  • If you could hang out with ANYONE in the world ….  who would it be?….and what is the one question you would want to ask them?
  • What’s your favorite color?
  • What was your favorite subject in school…?
  • If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be?
  • What is your best and worst personality trait?
  • When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?
  • If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes?
  • If you were a Cluedo Character, who would you be?
  • If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?
  • What’s your favorite horror movie?
  • If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life.
  • When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?
  • What is your most popular item in the store/shop?
  • Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?
  • If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?
  • How long have you been in business?
  • What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?
  • What is the one question you are really glad I didn’t ask ….and dare you answer it anyway? Lol
  • If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with ?
  • When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?
  • What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?
  • Would you go cave diving with sharks?
  • If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked?
  • Which decade do you think had the best music?
  • Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so..  was it fun, or a nightmare?
  • What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax
  • What should be written on your gravestone when you die?
  • Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around?
  • If you were offered a trip to the moon, would you go..and if so .. which of your images/products would leave on the moon??
  • Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?
  • If you were a classic car…. what would you be?
  • How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?
  • When you are working, what is the view from your window like
  • What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?
  • Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man?
  • What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?
  • Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise?
  • Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?

So who are these brave souls who dare to bare their inner secrets ….

The list is still growing, so I’ll be adding to it throughout the month ..only 10 slots left.. who will it be??.  Gathering together this many fab, but busy people at short notice and in a short amount of space is a major undertaking.. so props to all these fab people for taking part and who already sent back their Q&A’s and coupon codes and sponsoring all the fab prizes coming up in the End of Series Giveaway… and  thanks to everyone who opted in and is feverishly trying to get their completed 🙂

Thanks for celebrating the blogs 1st Anniversary with me  🙂

In no  particular order…..

 

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Sweet Escape Digis Bundle Sale! For very limited time

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If you are a Kit and Clowder Group member you will already be familiar with Sweet Escape Digi’s since we had that fabulous contest last month featuring one of the Sweet Escape Digi’s.

Here is your chance to snap up some more of these images and get a great deal at the same time…. It’s a deal you won’t want to miss.


Grab them before this deal expires!!!




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