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Monday, August 3, 2009


That's right, there's a celebration going on right here, right now!

Are you feeling the magic in the air yet? Well, I certainly am! I am super excited to be releasing my very first original free limited image today! How exciting for me and how exciting for you; because it is free! I thought since there is a celebration going on there should be cake as well!! So, Orson is carrying this huge cake in celebration of today's milestone to share with you!! It truly is a very "magical moment" in time for me and I hope all of you will jump on the party wagon with me, the Designer Team and Guest Designers and participate in the celebration by not only snaggin my free image, but participating in the challenge as well.

Be patient with me today and know this is an extra long post today, because this is my first release and I want to make sure I cover everything. So read through it slowly there is a lot of information here, but come back next week and I promise I will not be quite so wordy!

All the challenges on this blog will be focused around my images so you will need the image of week to go with the challenge of the week. No worries there since they are free for a limited time! So snag, create and then post your link down there where Mr. Linky is hanging out to take your links directly to your created cards to share. Make sure you link by the end of Sunday evening, because Monday we will start all over again! If you don't have a place to link to display your cards, then email them to me to the e-mail address in my profile and I will be glad to post them here on my blog to share.

("Orson with cake" is no longer available for free...I am in a process of getting a website up and going to make available to you not only these images, but many more originals by me in digi form and in the near future photopolymer as well... it's all in "the works"! In just hours a new free image will be released)

The name of this stamp is "Orson with Cake". To get a good image of Orson click on the above image, that will take you to a much larger image. Once you are to the larger image, right click and "save as" to your designated file. Also make sure you read, copy and save this as well and are clear about this inforamtion too. If it were me, I would make a new file with "TMITA stamp images" enclose my copy right and then start collecting your free weekly images by placing them in the file! Now with all the legalidies out of the way...

So what is the Challenge this week?
Our Magical Monday challenge is "Celebration", because it's a celebration today! Use Orson anyway you want (free style) as long as your card represents a celebration of some kind.

Below are all the Designer Team's and Guest Designer's cards for your inspiration for the challenge! Aren't they all just lovely and unique! Just like yours is going to be. Once you have created your card, make sure you come back and link it with Mr. Linky, because come Magaical Monday August 10th, I will have a random drawing for all who participate. They will have a chance to win the summer addition of "Just Cards Magizine" and something from my stash. Not sure about you, but I personally love to flip through magizines, cruise blogs and people's galleries for inspiration. So, I thought I would inspire you with a magizine that has 300+ cards in one place! This is a $10.00 value on the stands.

And now for the oh so talented...


Curt's Blog

Leigh Anne's Blog

Nilla's Blog

Stephanie's Blog


Karen's Blog

Ulrica's Blog

Well, I thought I would play along the first month and then you can find my creations on my other blog Having An Art-A-Tack

Well, there you go! I hope you are as excited about Orson as I am!

Also, if you snag an image, if could please leave me a message on this post telling me so, I would love to know about how many images are being snagged. You would help me out a great deal by doing that. You don't necessarily have to participate in the challenge, but of course we would love to have you. Either way leave me a message. I look forward to seeing all your creations!!

OH, and if you don't know what you are doing with a digital image or how to save it or bring it up once saved; you can find that information here.

Magical Monday Participants
1. nina
2. Triasimite
3. Helen Croft
4. Denise Young (aka papercuties)
5. Judy
6. Maria Matter
7. SAM
8. Judy - 2nd card
9. Lisa Buttafuoco
10. JanJ
11. Lynn S
12. Patti J.
13. Michelle M
14. Rose Miller

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lisa808 said...

Yes, I 'snagged' the adorable image! As my birthday is this week, this is perfect timing for a cake, lol. I'll be back later (or later in the week) to link my creation. Thanks!

lutingobelin said...

these cards are very cute ! thanks for sharing, it gives us idea...

Patti J. said...

I snagged too - hope to be back with a card in a day or so! What a cute image! Great job DT - you are all wonderful, and can't wait to see what you do each week!!! Congrats Nina!

jmj said...

I snagged the image as well. Want to do a card with it for the challenge. Just not too sure of how to post a link if I don't have a blog or website. Congrats on 100 members :)

Anonymous said...

Nina...so cute. I snagged this image (lots of boys and birthdays in this family). I will post later. Thanks.


Nina said...

JMJ.. send your card to me in an amail, my email can be found in my profile on the blog and I will be glad to post it for you here. :O) Hope that helps.

DesignAnnique said...

I snagged it too, and hopefylly I'll find the time (and a working printer...:)) before the weekend so I can play along :)

Joyce Spear said...

Woohoo! Congrats on your first "official" Magical Monday! I snagged the image and hope to play with it this week.

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo is right.....I snagged the image too. unable to print at this time so not sure about the challenge. Love this image!

Ami said...

Orson is adorable!! I love all the different ways the talented DT used him!

Lynn said...

I snagged the image and hope to get a card made this week using it! DT"s card are amazing

Rachel said...

Hi there!! Wow your DT did a great job with this image. I also snagged the image and am excited to get to work on it! Thanks so much!! hugs,

Anonymous said...

Awesome Nina! Congrats to you! Fabulous examples from your DT! I snagged Orson and will try to do your challenge:)

Elizabeth said...

Very Cute and I love what the DT did with the images!!! I can't to get mine done and posted.
Hugs XXX Beth Thanks for the freebie.

Maria Matter said...

Hi Nina!
came by way of Nilla's blog!
What an exciting challenge blog...I love a challenge! I snagged Orson, he's a cutie!
I like how you put the challenge in the sidebar too, makes for a quick reference!
Thank you for your generosity, and wishing you great success with this venture!
The DT samples are fabulous!!!
Blessings, Maria

Anonymous said...

Thank you tor the wonderful mr Orson!! I will try to make time for the challenge, I snag Orson, and hope that I have got the time to participate.


Got it! Now where do I snag the time?!? LOL

sari said...

i snagged orson.... (sounds like a song..*lol*) Just have to go to hubbys work to print it, since my boy broke our printer...=)

JanJ said...

Thanks for this great freebie, which I've snagged & will be making a card to enter your challenge too.

All the best

Jan xx

Judy said...

Thanks for this adorable freebie. I snagged it and made a card. The DT did an awesome job using the image.

Maria Matter said...

What a fabulous image Nina! Thank you so much!
All the cards are lovely!
I left my link with Mr Linky!
Blessings, Maria
... Joyful Stamper: Orson Celebrates!

MindyRadio said...

I got Orson too Ninay!!! Thank you and Sorry it took so long for me to get over here and snag him.

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Oh how cute!! :)
I was on a 'blog walk' and came by Orson via Nilla's blog! :)
Thank you for sharing him...now all I need is some time to use him!! :)

Judy said...

I love Orson so much that I just had to do a second card using him. I've told everyone about you on my blog so hope you get some more snags.

Karen said...

super cute!! I snagged him, but not sure I'll be able to play in this challenge this week. Hope to participate though in others!! BTW - Congrats!!

Lynn said...

hi Nina,
my card is in my gallery at scrapbook.com.
I used the image to make my MIL's birthday card.
Hubby loved it. Hope you like it too!

Vee said...

I've snagged Orson too,I think he's lovely, not done a card with him yet but when I do I'll put on a link. Thanks for the freebie you are very generous.

Amy said...

I'm sorry! I thought I posted a thank you. He's such a cute little monkey!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Hi! I found your link through Patty J's blog! I grabbed the image as well. TFS

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Thankyou Nina for the free image. I have used him today to participate in your challenge and thankyou to Patti for having this link on her blog.

Rose said...

just found your blog through Michelle :) thanks for the image and i will try to get my card made soon!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I snagged an image, Thank You, not sure when I will have the time to 'do it up' properly.

Thank you!