Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Delightful Discovery

Each weekly Card Patterns Sketch Challenge has a sponsor - this week's is Designed2Delight digital stamps.  I had never seen them or heard of them before - but they are fantastic!!

First of all, they have wonderful images.  Check out these darling birds  - they so make me smile!

They have quite a variety of images, from an angel for "Sisters in Christ" to two darling puppies with their noses together forming a heart.  It was a "delight" to browse their stamps!

Then, they have this exciting program - each week they highlight an image.  If you make a card with that image and link it to their blog, you get the image for the next week - for free!!  How exciting!! An endless supply of fun digis and all I have to do is make cards.  Here is their link so you can browse: Designed2Delight digital stamps

And here is my card with this week's image.  (You do have to buy the image for the first week. When I went shopping for it, I ended up buying this image and 11 others!)

Just for fun, I went with a totally different color scheme.  I also added lots of glitter - the bottom snowflake border is all glittered, the white snowflake is glittered and his cuffs and muff are glittered!

Birday Party:
  • Stamps: Designed2Delight digital stamps, Stampin' Up Tiny Tags
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Markers: Kiwi Kiss, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight and a very lt blue Tombow marker
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Marina Mist, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Basic Grey Marjolaine
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up Daffodil grosgrain, Kiwi Kiss Button, Crystal Effects on balloon, Tiny Tag punch, Cuttlebug dot folder, Nestabilities ovals and scalloped ovals
  • Challenges: Card Patterns Sketch and the Color Throwdown

For the Birds Snowman:
  • Stamps: Designed2Delight digital stamps
  • Ink: copics
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Peach Parfait, Crumb Cake
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up Baja seam binding and snowflake punch, other misc snowflake punches, Cuttlebug European embossing folder (at, Creative Impressions brads, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter
  • Challenges: Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and Stamping 411 Color Inspiration


  1. Such fun them both, especially the Card Patterns one...those birds are simply a-dorable!! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

  2. These are too cute! I love those birdies! Thanks for playing with us at CardPatterns!

  3. These are both wonderful creations! We are so glad you are enjoying your D2D digi's!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Designed2Delight's progressive challenge!!

  4. Awesome cards - love both of them! Always a fan of embossing as well! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

  5. Both are beautiful cards Kim. Love the embossing and colours. Thanks for joining us at Designed2Delight.

  6. These are just wonderful! I love the colors you used in both cards. Great embossing and great papers used!

  7. Haven't you been a busy gal! Love all these colour combos ... and you have such a knack of putting them together so beautifully. The images are special! Hugs xxaxx


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