Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bunny Hop March 5, 2011

Good morning and welcome to my stop on the bunny hop. If you came from Kimme at InStyle Stamps you are in the correct spot. Are you overwhelmed with great ideas already – I hope you have a notebook and pen handy so you can make notes of ideas – purchases you want to make – etc.

Just a couple reminders of upcoming deadline before we get down to the fun.
March 18 is the deadline for Easter.
March 31 is the deadline for Mother’s Day.

Today I am sharing two cards. I have started using digital stamps and I have found them to be so versatile because you can adjust the size of your image. If you have old eyes like me – make them bigger so they are easier for you to color.




My bunny came from I Brake For Digis. I wanted to show the versatility of the image you download. On the yellow card I printed the bunny on the white cardstock and also on the patterned paper. I cut the image out of the patterned paper and adhered it to the top of the printed bunny. It actually has a little depth to it when it is layered on top of the printed image. I could have done a better job of cutting my bunny – note to self – print two on your patterned paper. I chalked the white paper so it wasn’t so white – although the picture makes it look white – it is actually creamy in real life. I used my nestabilities to cut the oval and its frame. My corner rounder is one of my favorite tools so used it on the corners of the card. Add some patterned papers, a little twine, a button and a sticker sentiment and you have a card I love.



My second card shows what you can do by making the image smaller. I decided on the size I wanted and then copied it and pasted it two more times – there is that rule in design about odd numbers. I colored each bunny a different pastel to coordinate with the paper. I have had this patterned paper laying around for years but it made this card so sweet. Doilies are the current rage so I had to add one of those to my card. Some more twine and a sticker – and you have the sweetest little card – I think I am keeping this one – I need a baby card.

Did you know there are free digis on OWH and also the cardmaker featured on Friday’s post of Stars and Stamps has some very fun images she is sharing with us. Try them –you will like them.

How about some candy? Just leave me a comment and tell me if you have had any experience with digis.



If you get lost – or find a broken link – just hop back to the beginning and find out where you left off.

Now hop over to Paula’s and see what she has to share with you today.

I am going to enter the cards in the Moxie Fab contests - one card qualifies for the coloring and one card qualifies for the paper piecing.

143 comments:

Mindy said...

The image is cute, but I am really taken with the rest of your cards... the way you use the different papers and how they all work together.. awesome!

Thank you !

Mindy

Cindy's Card Co said...

Such sweet bunnies. Love how you used the doily. Have fun hopping, stay warm.

Lisa said...

Such cute cards. I've never used digis before. :o) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Lisa
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lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

Marilyn Webb said...

Love the cards, great use of digi's, I love the paper pieced bunny! I've been using digi's for a year now, and love it!
hugs Marilyn

Jules said...

Recently began using digis & I love, love, love them! It's easy peasy, b/c my program lets me resize the image, so I can make it for any size card & have it look in proportion.

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Robin said...

cute spring cards Barb.
I have just started in the past year to use digi stamps and OWH has been a wonderful source of inpsiration for this beginner. Thanks for sharing!

helloholley said...

Adorable cards!!! I'll be honest....I suck at digi's, not very good with computers and printers...but thanks for all the info....maybe I'll give it another go......I've done a few cards, but got lucky on those, LOL!!!
Happy Hoppin'

Vieve said...

Your cards are darling! I love the first one. And I usually doing dig doiles but your master the use. They look good.

I've used digis, but not in some time. I think they are fun though. Makes me feel like a kid again to color them.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Barb! I love your bunny cards! I LOVE digital images and use mostly digi's anymore. The only stamps I was using were sentiments but now a lot of the sets are coming with sentiments and digital papers to match the images... what more could a girl need? :)

I like that you can make a digital image any size you wish like you've shown and then there's the storage space, that's a big factor if you don't have a craft studio or room for everything.

Have a great weekend hopping!

Lillian Child said...

LOVE the bunnies! I do so enjoy the OWH events as I get to meet so many lovely and talented people along the way. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your creativity with us today! My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and this event always holds such a special place in my heart.

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Yvonne said...

Your first card reminds me of the Velveteen Rabbit story! Adorable cards!
~Yvonne
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Christine MA said...

I have used digi(s) before & love the fact you can size them to your heart's content.

-- Christine
myserenity19 at comcast dot net

Caryl P said...

Cute cards, I like the trio of bunnies. I've used a few digis before but my computer is nowhere near my craft area (with a steep staircase inbetween) so I find it to be more of a hastle for me than anything.

Kimberly Johnson said...

I haven't played with an digi images YET, but one day....
TFS all these lovely creations.

Alicia said...

I've used digi pages for scrapbooking but not digi's as you do here.

April B. said...

I'm just starting to get into digis. So far I like them.

Cora said...

Good morning Barb! I love how you did the pattern piecing. And of course you already know I am into digis in a big way. Yes, they are so versatile. Thanks for sharing your bunny cards.

Janet said...

I am just starting to use digital stamps and learning to love them. Thank you for being part of the blog hop!

Loni said...

I haven't tried digis yet; but gathering quite a few along this hop. Thanks for sharing your creations and your support of OWH. Hugs and Blessings, Loni

Dana said...

Love the bunny cards! They are adorable!

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Mindy :) said...

I am totally excited from all this blog hoppin - I can't decide if I should go make cards, or keep looking at more LOL - I think I will get brain overload :)
TFS!
Mindy O.

Ivanka said...

HI Barb!! Your cards are adorable, I love that bunny image. I haven't really used that many digi images yet, but you make me want to try it! Love the versatility of changing the size of the image.

Judy Rozema said...

So so sweet!! I love your darling cards and the doily! We are sort of teammates - I am on the IBFS regular team. LOVE digis -- design for Hambo Stamps, which has great ones. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

scrappernic said...

Darling cards and images! I've just started playing with digis. They're lots of fun!

Velda said...

Good tip on paper piecing the digis. I have problems with coloring them nicely, so this is a big help.

KarenS said...

Very pretty cards. Thanks for the inspiration! I am just getting serious about using digis.

Redonna said...

Very cute! I really like the card with the 3 bunnies!

gbinion said...

your cards are so cute! i love the pastel colors! i recently started using digi's myself and i'm already addicted!!

thank you for sharing!

Seongsook Duncan said...

So cute. Your cards are so sweet. Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda said...

Thanks for the reminder to print on patterned paper. I have two digi's I have purchased. Just taking baby steps!

Diane S said...

I have just started to collect digi's to use on cards.

Diane S

Valerie H. said...

I just discovered digis about a month ago, when I started the Hambo Hoedown challenge. Now I'm hooked!!! Beautiful cards, love the idea of repeating the image and coloring with different colors.

Yvonne said...

Barb, I love your bunny cards! Thanks for sharing digi-ideas for changing them up.

mitch1066 said...

Im just learning to make cards and love the idea of digital stamps just from a storage point of view :)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Two lovely cards!!! Love your paper piecing!! And I love, love, love digis too!!!!

Linda

Julie said...

Great cards, Barb. I especially love that first one. I love it so much I'm going to case it. And maybe turn it into a future sketch if that's okay with you :)

Here is my big confession... I have never, not once, digitally stamped. I'm a little afraid of it. These Frantoonies may push me into it though, they are so adorable.

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Barb, your bunny cards are so very sweet! The blue bunny totally reminds me of the fabric you'd see on a child's well-loved stuffed bunny. Great job. Like you, I've come to enjoy using digis. I don't have a big craft space so digis are very convenient! See you at OWH!

Misty said...

I am new, so I really have not had any experience with digis. Maybe after I build some supplies for general card making I can spare some $ for markers & such.

Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
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Monica said...

Very cute cards! I have no experience what so ever with Digis.. I'm dying to try them though!

Amy said...

Your cards are VERY cute, and I love that you've shown the versatility... I have not tried any digis yet (but I collected a couple so far today) -- I'll have to try them out... Seems a little odd not to actually 'stamp' anything, but I imagine it will be a fun thing to try!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
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CJ said...

I love the bunny cards. Thanks for sharing. I have had a little experience with digi images but I need a new printer that will accept cardstock. My poor printer is on it last leg.

CJ

CACarlson said...

I have never used digis. I may try some this weekend. Thank you.

Linda McClain said...

Ah what a sweet bunny. I love you paper piecing. Yep, digis are fun - I've played with them and, like you, my favorite part about this is being able to resize them.

Cyndi S said...

Love your cards, I am thinking I am really going to have to try the digis. They are adorable.
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Scrapacat said...

I enjoy working with digital images. They are quite versatile, and I especially like being able to resize them and combine with other images or my own sentiments. Love this chunky bunny! ~ky

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

thanks for sharing your tips with digital stamps... I love digital stamps and use them a lot ; they are so versatile.

thanks for contributing to OperationWriteHome. :)

campbelljudy1228 said...

The bunny cards are so cute!
Thanks for the information and sharing your cards.

shersl84bed said...

Great cards on your blog.

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Erica said...

Great cards. That patterned bunny is adorable! I use a lot of digis. I think they are great, but I print a lot at one time, so I have a ton of them spread out everywhere!

Erika said...

Great cards and tips on digis! I love using digis. And those stamps as your candy are great, versatile ones. Thanks for the chance to win!

And as a military wife, thank you for helping OWH out and donating your creations!

scrappinheaven said...

I've never used digis before, but after seeing all the beautiful cards this morning on the hop I'm definitely going to give it a try.

Carol
scrappinheaven at yahoo dot com

Operation Write Home said...

I just love your pieced bunnies.....so cute Barb!!! Happy hopping!

Linda Dale said...

So very cute. Thanks
Linda Dale www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com

Yolanda said...

Love those bunnies and the papers you used with that top card. Digis are great not just for old wyes but for pudgy fingers like I have :)

Teresa said...

Cute cards! Just started using digis recently. Love them. Thank you!

Cut n Paste said...

Very cute cards! Thanks for the tips on using digital images!

Susan said...

I don't use digis much because I'm not much of a colorer. But when I use them, it sure makes my cards look nice. Love the bunnies and they look adorable on your cards.

rstuck2003 said...

I love your cards, thanks for sharing. I love digi's...I like the creativity in coloring them and being able to make them any size you want.

Cindy O said...

Such sweet cards! I like the first one the best... the patterned paper on the bunny looks just like fabric. And everything else looks great together. Thanks for sharing!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, both of these cards are great. The bunny is cute. I have been using digis for a little over a year and just love them. TFS.

Karelj said...

What fun cards--thanks for the digi tips! You can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com or www.kareljcreations.com

Stamp Addict Jennifer said...

I have never played with digis before...guess I need to try!

Cherie said...

I like how you showed the same digi in two different ways. I tend to get stuck using them only in one size. Great cards!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! LOVE all those patterned papers on your first card! Scrumptious!

joyfuljan said...

Just recently began using digi stamps which brought on my need for more and more copics. haha Thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy!

Paula said...

Terrific post Barb. Such nice cards and a lot of helpful info too. I think a lot of people are still unsure about using digis and you've probably encourage quite a few to give them a try today.

AllisonG said...

Thanks so much for showing how you used the big bunny on patterned paper and several small bunnies together to color. I have just discovered digi stamps when I dove head first into making cards for OWH in January. A whole new world was opened to me with the discovery of digis and I learn more every day from generous people like you who share what they know! Thank you!

MaGoooo said...

ADORABLE!!

Susan said...

Both of your cards are WONDERFUL, I love the Patchwork bunny and the triple bunnies are adorable!
Yes i have been using digi now since last spring...almost a year already, but I won't give up my rubber! LOL
Susan

mmwilken said...

Fun bunny hop today! Love your pretty cards - so Spring like. We all need that! I have and still use digi's a lot with my cards. Have so many cute one's and try to use them as much as possible! I love them!

Tammy said...

Adorable cards and I love the paper pieced bunny!! I think digis are fantastic!

Andrea said...

I like how you did the triple bunnies. That card is going to make a new mama smile.

CTgirl said...

Love the bunny & the different ways you used it.
I also love the way you can resize digi's, haven't tried the paperpiecing yet, but after reading what you have done, I'm going to try it. Thanks for inspiring me!!

Andrea said...

oops...forgot to comment on digis. I'm new to them and trying them out with Copics.

Angie said...

I have the stamp set you are offering for your blog candy so I don't need another set, just wanted to say that I love your cards displayed today! I'm always thinking how can I use this stamp in more than one way and usually you can find several ways! Love using the digi stamps, mostly I use them with my Copics though! :)

Michelle Single said...

I love love love Digis! Your bunny is so cute!

Sue D said...

Great cards! I have very limited experience with digis but would like to become more confortable with them.
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Yesterday's Echo Scrapbooks said...

Hmmm... Nope, haven't played with digis too much! Yours are adorable though!

Brittany
http://yesterdaysechoscrapbooks.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

I just started playing with digis, courtesy of OWH! :) Your bunny is SO cute!

Cheryl said...

Adorable cards! I just love the paper piecing on the first.


I love digis!


--Cheryl--

Sheila said...

Love your cards!!

Monica Hunter said...

Your cards are both so springy and fun! Great work! :)

Ann said...

Barb, those are adorable!! I've been using digis but have never printed them on patterned paper, What a great idea!!

MelissaS said...

Thanks for mentioning that digis can be resized! That's what makes them so fun - you can make them fit any project ;) Great samples you showed us today!

Kathy S said...

Cute card and the bunnies are darling.

MomsBeenScrappin said...

That is a sweet bunny digi! Both your cards are great :) I love using digis, like you said you can make them as big or as small as you need.
Doris, stop #45

JPScraps said...

Adorable cards. I haven't reall worked with digi stamps. Seems I'm usually out of ink :(

Gena said...

What a cute image! I, too, love the versatility of digis! Another plus is they don't take up precious real estate in my crafting area. Thanks for sharing your cards!

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Scrapin Kat said...

great pic! Hopping on ...

Carol L said...

Yes, I use digis and I love them! They're easier to store than rubber!
Your cards are adorable with those cute bunnies and soft colors! TFS!

amycatalogna said...

I have only used the digis available on OWH -- these are adorable, though! I will take a look! Thanks for being part of the hop!

Kajikit said...

I don't use digis much because I didn't have a working printer... but they make cute cards. I like your one you printed on patterned paper instead of colouring!

Kimme said...

Cute paper piecing bunny. I love how you used the image in 2 different ways. I do like using digis for their versatility in sizing.

tammy fletcher said...

I have a hard time with digis....seem to be so hard to make the colors right....

Shelley said...

Love the image. I have been using digis for about a year now, love all that you can do with them.

clb29201 said...

I'm brand new to digis. I said I'd never get into Copics, but I finally broke down and bought some. I'm still taking baby steps, but enjoying it so far.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Very cute cards!

Shelly said...

Your cards are so cute. I love seeing two cards made with the same stamp. It's so dramatic to see the difference you can make with sketch and color changes.

Thanks for a chance to win your yummy blog candy. Yes, I do have experience using digital stamps.

Donna S said...

I love how you used the doily and the different papers together. , Although I haven't used very many of them, I love digi's because you can do so many things with them.

Melissa said...

Love your cards!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Dolores said...

Thanks for sharing your cute cards.
Great idea on use of sizing the digis. I like them too, except my printer ink smears with copics, so I have to use pencils, watercolor, etc.

Dolores said...

Thanks for sharing your cute cards.
Great idea on use of sizing the digis. I like them too, except my printer ink smears with copics, so I have to use pencils, watercolor, etc.

Patricia H said...

What a cute bunny image! You made a good point about being able to resize digital images to whatever size works best for your card. I also like being able to reverse the images - for example, you could have flipped the bunny on the first card to make it face the right side of the card instead of the left.

Dawn W said...

Love the cards. They are so adorable. I really have to figure out this whole blogging thing!!!!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful cards! I don't do Digi's, not really into coloring but love my stickers and new cricut on cards.

Thanks for sharing your great talent!

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GrammaR said...

I love digis. I like that I can size them to fit my plan, not plan to fit the stamp. But I still buy stamps, too! :)

Thank you for showing how digis can be resized.

Becky said...

I've never used digi, but I am taking advantage of the freebies on the hop to try them out. We shall see! LOL!

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SueB said...

Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp! I enjoy making lots of hybrid cards!

Dixie Cochran said...

I haven't ventured into the world of digis yet. You did a beautiful job with these bunnies! Thanks, Barb!

Ami said...

Cute cards!!! And digi??? Something that I have always wanted to do and have never done!!!

Marsha said...

Digis are so fun. I am really into using digis now. They are so versatile - being able to size them and combine them (without masking).

Rachelle said...

Such Cute Cards..
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Lynn said...

Really cute cards! I have tried the digi's and have found some of them to be just wonderful.

grandmalee said...

What fabulous cards! I love your coloring and your layouts are fabulous! Thanks for the candy offer and your support of OWH!

grandmalee said...

Ooops! Forgot to say that I love digis! It's real nice to be able to resize the images or even make them a different color. Storage is my biggest issue, so I love how many I can get on my flash drives! Thanks again!

Becky said...

Thanks for the ideas. Have been saving some digis on pc but have yet to try it. Great idea on printing on patterned paper.
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bernietom47 said...

Love your cards. Thanks for a chance to win.
I'm an old red rubber stamp gal, only recently started using clings and clear stamps maybe one day I'll figure out how to do the digi thing.
Blessings Bernie
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doverdi said...

I've been hooked on digis for some time now. I love how I can print as many as I want, size them how I want & print them off in batches. I then do my coloring in front of the tv with my copics. Once I'm done with coloring, I take my images upstairs to studio & turn them into cards. I also love how they require no storage space in my studio. Great cards & TFS!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

That plush bunny image is way too cute--and the pastel threesome is triple the fun!

janeskeepsakes said...

Love the image. I love digi's. I love using my
Copics. TFS

janejohnson13@wildblue.net

Tami said...

yes i love digis and your cards are ADORABLE

Anonymous said...

love your cards, thanks for sharing! i have not tried any digi's, guess i'm old fashioned, lol
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

littlebitoftoto said...

super cool cards.....nice blog candy...thanks

Shelly Schmidt said...

So sweet- love the paper piecing and the digi- three in a row- too cute! Fun OWH HOP!

Christine said...

super cute cards... I keep "collecting" a lot of the free digis that I see, but then forget to use them....gggrrrr - maybe that should be my "new years resolution" to use my digis - LOL

Cre8tiveVet said...

I am addicted to digis! They are my new favorite thing. I love how you can resize them and color them to match your card. Great job on your bunny hop cards! -Yvette

Scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

Darling cards. :D

KellyRae said...

Oh my, I haven't used digis before and I never thought about paper piecing them. THANKS for that awesome tip.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

sweet! Yes I have used digi many times!

~Jeri~ said...

Beautiful cards!! I LOVE DIGIS!!! My computer is full of them, and my bank account proves it hahaha but I love them for the very reason you posted, you can alter the size to fit whatever project you're working with. and they're cost effective!!!

Arlene said...

I have just started using digis and can't wait to try some of the ones made just for the troops.

Pat said...

As always, you have done a fantastic job on your cards!

Resa said...

love that triple bunny card. I use digis all the time. love the ones from Hambo stamps.

Ann said...

I like the bunny trio. I've downloaded a few free digis but really haven't tried my hand at them. Thanks for sharing your cards.

Ann K.
annjerryk at aol dot com

Pauline said...

Hi Barb... loved your creations for the hop! Great colours. I love digis.... still love rubber of course, but digis are my staple now....
hugs and blessings from Australia,
Pauline #48

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love that dotted bunny! Too cute and I loved your comment about needing them bigger to see them - I feel the same way!

jencuthbertson at gmail dot com

scrappydappydoodler said...

Love the card with the little bunnies. Haven't used digis before. Those are cute though.
http://scrappydappydoodler.blogspot.com/

FibreJunky said...

You like digis for the exact same reason I do. i find them so incredibly versatile!! I love that I can change the size to be whatever I want it to be. The only thing I don't like is that I haven't quite mastered heat embossing them yet.

karensk said...

Yes I've used a few digis on my web
Cute card, I became a follower. Great blog hop.
Thanks for sharing
karen k3 at ameritech dot net

Cath said...

Hey Barb! Thanks for entering the Stamping with Markers Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Cath said...

Hey Barb! Thanks also for entering the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the stampy fun! :) a