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Challenges run from Monday through Sunday; every two weeks.

Monday, August 24, 2009


If you are new to digital images, please be aware you do not need a special program to do these. You can bring a digital image up in Microsoft WORD and WORKS. If you are not knowledgeable about 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 and if you have trouble, please e-mail me and I will attempt to help you through it with a timely response.

The lucky duck to receive the random drawing prize for participating in last weeks challenge is: lisa808

Please send me your address at magicintheair@att.net so I can get this out to you. CONGRATS and ENJOY!

This week’s free image is this cute little duck trampling through a puddle in his rubber boots and hat with his favorite boat! This is a fun image and I think this could be used in many ways with lots of fun sentiments. This cute image is called "Elvis in boots". So, as you fly by to snag Elvis why not consider playing along in this weeks challenge as well!

(C) Elvis in boots: (left click, then right click "save as" the larger image)

("Elvis in boots" 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 digital 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 challenge for this week is: Get inspired by this picture by using the colors & patterns; including the mat:

The prize for this week’s random drawing for whoever participates in this weeks challenge and links their work back here is:

Now if you don't have one of these Uni-ball Signo pens or have never used one you will love it! It's the best white pen out there I think. I love to use it to doodle with a lot and can't imagine never having it on hand!

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

This first month I will be playing along here; then you can find my creations on my other blog Having An Art-A-Tack

I did this next card, because I wanted to show you what you can do if you have a program such as Photo Shop, Print Shop or other programs such as these. These programs give you the ability to crop the image close and place them closer together like in this card. This is one of the wonderful things about digital images. If you don't have a program Print Shop Deluxe is really not that expensive and fairly easy to use. It would really be worth the $50.00 to get it to do digital images in and your sentiments. I love this program and I use to just make clip art cards in it, but discovered how wonderful it really was for something like this. So, you might want to check it out if you don't want to spend a lot of money and want a nice, fairly easy to learn program to do digital images in. I also use it a lot for scrapbooking in many different ways. I have done digi scapbook pages as well. You can find the program here you want to check it out. Details for this card can be found on my other blog.

Now I know you had to delight in all these "Elvis in boots" cards. Make sure you check out everyone's blogs for a close up and details of their cards. They all turned out super cute! So, now let's see yours!! I am sure some of your delightful work might even "quack" me up! So, in the mean time while I am waiting for you to return with your lovely creation, have a Ducky Day!

oppsss.. forgot Mr. Linky! here he is...

Magical Monday Participants
1. Sari
2. Esther
3. Belyona
4. Rachel A.
5. Jennifer
6. Triasimite
7. Salamanteri76
8. lisa808
9. Deedee
10. Pinky
11. JanJ
12. Jane

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Judy said...

Elvis is so adorable and I love what the DT did with him. Hope to have time this week to play along using him.

lisa808 said...

Elvis is so cute. Of course I snagged him. As always, the DT samples are amazing. Nina, I really like how you made the whole duck family. Thanks for my prize from last week. I'm off to E-mail you now.

Unknown said...

oooh...Elvis is adorable! i have snatched elvis and going to make something fun tonight with my kids! Thanks for letting us download him! Such great DT cards!!

Esther Asbury said...

So cute! I especially like the mommy duck and all her little duckies! I printed mine out in the same format and can't wait to make something with it! Thanks for sharing the image with us!

Rachel said...

Hi Nina, i snagged Elvis he is so cute and will be alot of fun to play with. your card is adorable, love all the ducks in a row.

Anonymous said...

Elvis is absolutely adorable!! Beautiful creations by the Design Team, too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful drawings with all of us! I managed to get cards made this morning using both last week's and this week's digis. Here they are:http://stampingsunshine.blogspot.com/2009/08/theres-magic-in-air.html

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Love your renditions of Elvis, Nina, and the one of the graduated sizes is just so cute. Thanks for the opportunity to work up this adorable image. Hugs,

MindyRadio said...

CUTE!!!!! I'm saving this one too. He'd be great for a Get Well card.

Lynn said...

Can you please add the blog for
Cropping for our Troops on your blog? I can't wait to see what you are sending for the silent auction.

Elvis is adoreable and I snagged him. I make the cards using the image but forget to take the pic and uploadd it=duh me=been super busy begging for croppers and donations for "the croppin for our Troops" on 9/12/09 in Hickory, NC,

Carrie said...

I snagged Elvis! He is so cute! Thanks again Nina! Hugs!

Scrapacat said...

Oh how SWEET! I love duckies - they look so good with bunnies! LOL! Be back soon with a sample. Thanks!!
~ky scrapacat

Jennifer said...

Another great image...Elvis in boots can be used for so many differnt types of cards....Thanks for sharing your talents.

Anonymous said...

This is such a cute duck and, for me, quite versatile. Thanks for the image and for the opportunities you provide.


lisa808 said...

I just added my Elvis to Mr. Linky! Thanks again for this cute image.

Unknown said...

Elvis is just so cute and I'll definitely be using him again, have entered my card using Mr Linky.


Jan x