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Friday, January 25, 2013

New 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamp "Sweet Ladybug"

"Sweet Ladybug" Digital Stamp
Today is new release day at 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps and I am excited to release "Sweet Ladybug"!
She is a cute ladybug who loves chocolate covered strawberries!  I am a big fan of chocolate covered strawberries myself.  Back home where my family lives there is an awesome place called Long Grove and they have the best chocolate covered strawberries and apple pies! :) Love that place! 
To get your creative juices flowing on what you can make with this little ladybug check out all the wonderful creations the Design team has made below!  Do you have a favorite?







Thursday, January 24, 2013

Throwback Thursday "Bee Mine" 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamp

I am excited to start "Throwback Thursdays" here at 2 Cute Ink DT blog!  What this means is I will showcase and "Oldie but Goodie" 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamp.  This digital stamp is called "Bee Mine" perfect for Valentine's cards!  How cute is this card?  Love all the current and previous design team members creations and this is another beauty!  You can purchase "Bee Mine" in the 2 Cute Ink Digi Shop and  2 Cute Ink Etsy Shop

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

How About a Peek at this Weeks New Digital Stamp

I just wanted to share a sneak peek of this weeks new digital stamp!  Can you guess what it is?
This digital stamp will be released this Friday January 25th!  Oh and Don't forget there is a
Valentine Facebook Challenge going on, make sure to enter for a chance to WIN 3 Digital Stamps! :)
Click here to Find out how to enter!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

RESIZING Digital Images - Tutorial Tuesday!!!!

Digital Image Tutorial
By Chris Sather

1.      Open up Microsoft Word.
2.    Click on “INSERT”, “PICTURE” , “FROM FILE” (wherever you have your digis saved is where you will collect it from)

3.    Double click image you want to use, and it will appear on your Word document.  It may not be the size you want, so I’m going to teach you how to change that!

4.    When I insert the BABY PANDA image from 2Cute Ink, this is what my screen looks like.  

5.  Now, to save paper, I always try to print 4 images to a page, so  
     I will need to CROP this image before I resize it.  

In mid-crop:


6. RESIZING:   Click on your image so the lines are showing around it (as in picture above).  Put your cursor on one of the 4 corners – you will see a diagonal arrow – this will keep the shape of the image without distorting it.  Drag the arrow/corner OUT to make your image larger or IN to make your image smaller. 


7.  Once you have your desired size, you are ready to PRINT! 
(I just have a Canon MP240 – nothing fancy and it prints great.  The ink dries quickly and works well with alcohol based markers)

8.    Now onto the fun part – making a card with these ADORABLE images!!!
9.    I have coloured Baby Panda with Copics (tons of tutorials on colouring so I won’t bore you with those details!)

10.                       Using my Nestabilities and my Cuttlebug, I have cut out my image using Classic Circles, and a background piece of cardstock using Classic Scalloped Circles. 

11.       Sponge the edges of your circle with ink (I have used Mellow Moss from Stampin’ Up) – the sponges are round art sponges that I cut into chunks (from a Dollar Store).


12.                       I have cut a 5” x 5” card base out of Kraft.  The yellow designer paper is cut at 4.75” x 4.75”.  I am going to use a very simple layout so that I can showcase the adorable image!  I have also chosen neutral colours so this card can be used for any baby!

13.                       Using a scallop border punch and a 5” x 1.5” piece of Kraft paper, punch along one edge of the Kraft piece.

14.                       Attach punched piece about 1” up from bottom of card.  Attach ribbon or ric rac along the top of the Kraft piece.  Snip off edges with ribbon scissors.

15.                       Using pop dots, pop up image and place in center of card, about halfway down the Kraft piece.

16.                       Using green pearls (or rhinestones), attach 3 on each side of scalloped circle. 

17.                       Add 2 more green pearls to each side of the Kraft strip on your card.  Stamp sentiment below scallop in a dark green.

18.                       Add Crystal Lacquer to the baby bottle for a 3 dimensional effect. To add a bit more texture, add some Sakura Stardust Gelly pen to the stars and moons on the blanket. 


19.                       All done!!!!

Thank you to Heidi at 2Cute Ink
for encouraging me to put together this tutorial for you and for letting me use Baby Panda! I had a lot of fun making it!!!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!  Please stop by the 2Cute Ink shop (http://www.shop.2cuteink.com/) to check out the other adorable images that Heidi has for sale! And please feel free to stop by my blog anytime:  http://cattsscratchingpost.blogspot.ca/

Monday, January 21, 2013

2 Cute Ink Facebook Challenge Monday!

So I loved doing the first Facebook Challenge so I thought why not a Facebook Challenge every week?  I then thought I really need to start sending out a newsletter  every Monday to all my previous and current customers highlighting and showcasing new digital stamps, challenges, contests, coupons and more!  So what not a better way to start the week with a Newsletter that announces a New Challenge!

This Challenge theme is "Valentines" and all you need to do is create a card, gift tag or any other creation using a 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamp and make it have a Valentine feel.  You can use fun reds and pinks or use heart papers and glitter it is up to you!  Now it doesn't have to be a Valentine image you can use any image but Valentines it. lol

Please upload all your creations to the 2 Cute Ink Facebook page by Monday January 28th by 9:00 am central standard time and you will have a chance at winning three 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps!  A winner will be announced Tuesday! :)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

And the Winner of the Facebook Challenge is......

I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all that played along and entered a creation in the facebook challenge!  I really enjoyed everyone's creations and loved how each one was so different from the next.  I am very excited to announce that Judy Bagwell is the winner of the First 2 Cute Ink Facebook Challenge!   So Congratulations Judy!  Please send me and email at 2cuteink@gmail.com and let me know which 3 digital stamps you would like as your prize!  Oh and I am thinking about having another Facebook Challenge really soon so make sure to keep an eye out! :)

Friday, January 18, 2013

New Digital Stamp Panda Love!

Panda Love Digital Stamp!

I am very excited to release the first new 2 Cute Ink digital stamp for 2013 "Panda Love"!  I sketched these cute little Pandas last year in Adobe Ideas close to valentines day and ever since then I have gotten so many requests to make that design into a digital stamp!   I used the new Brush tool in adobe ideas to create the nice thin and thick lines which I think work well for these Pandas!  Make sure to check out the cute samples below that the 2 Cute Ink Design Team has Created!  They all did such a wonderful job and once again took my line art to the next level!  Panda Love is available in my
  2 Cute Ink Digi Shop and in my Etsy Shop! :)







Thursday, January 17, 2013


Happy Thursday!  I have tons of birthday's to celebrate for friend's and family and that includes my own too in January!  This adorable Party Doggie is FREE from 2 Cute Ink.  Just go here:  and he can be yours.  Enter the challenge and win more!!
You only have until tomorrow so be sure to act fast!  He makes fun and cute birthday and celebration cards!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chihuahua Freebie on Facebook & a challenge for you!!!!

Hi everyone, Chris here! I am SO thrilled to be on the 2 Cute Ink DT, and to be posting this card as my first ever for the DT!

As you already know, there is a FREEBIE image over on our Facebook page --> HERE <---
Print off this adorable chihuahua, make something with him/her, enter it into our challenge by Jan. 18th to win 3 digital images!!!You've already seen a few samples from my fellow DT members, now its your chance to have a go!!!

Here is a birthday card I made with PARTY CHIHUAHUA DOGGIE!!!  I made mine a boy, just to have on hand because I'm always scrambling for masculine cards! This one is PERFECT for that occasion!!!

Sooooooooo, what are you waiting for???  Get creating with your own PARTY DOG!!!!  Can't wait to see all of the entries!!!!  Good luck & have fun!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Hi y'all!! It's a happy Tuesday... most especially because the 2 Cute Ink Design Team is back! Woo hoo! Today I'm using Party Chihuahua Doggie; a freebie that you can get here. Isn't he (or she) just too cute? For this card, I'm saying the doggie is a she. I figured it would be cute to do "her" in girly colors. What do you think? Fun, huh? I've also done a card style that I've never tried before. It was neat, but does limit the space for you to stamp or write inside the card. Sorry, but no card details yet. I'm running a bit short on time this morning so I'll edit this post with the details later today. Hope you enjoy the samples.

Don't forget to pop by our Facebook page to join in on the challenge AND get this adorable Freebie. How can you possibly pass this up? Besides the fact that you will miss out on all the fun!

That's it for now chickies... Have a great rest of the week! I'll be back next Tuesday. :-)

Hugs, Margaret

Facebook Freebie Party Chihuahua Doggie

Hi too all of you. Welcome to our blog, we are having a freebie on our Facebook page, and we are running a challenge on the same time. So just come and join us.

I have used my Sellbinders "Music" embossability to add to the card as well as some backing paper. I cut my freebie with "Label 25" of Spellbinder, and coloured it with my Spectrum Noir.

Come and join us to our Facebook Challenge and get the freebie, than show us what you've done with that little cutty

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Facebook Freebie Party Chihuahua Doggie

Hey everyone 2 Cute Ink is over a wonderful freebie over on our facebook page and we are running a challenge as well. ! Just make something with this cute digital stamp and upload it here to the 2 Cute Ink Facebook page by Friday January 18th!  Heidi will pick one lucky winner to win 3 digital stamps! :)

Here is my take on this wonderful dog to inspire you. 

I used copics to color my image and paired him with some papers from SEI.  I hope you hop over to facebook and join us with your our own Party Chihuahua Doggie creations. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Fun with a Freebie!!

Hi everyone and happy Friday to you all! Its Nicole here today - one of the new 2 Cute Ink DT members. I am so excited to be part of this team and working with some really adorable images!!

Today is my turn to show off the new FREEBIE image that you can find on the 2 Cute Ink Facebook page here. The image is up for free until the 19th of January. Also as if that was not enough, if you use this freebie to create a project and then upload it to the 2 Cute Ink Facebook page you will be in with the running to win 3 digital stamps.

With an image this cute you would be mad not to play along!

I love this adorable image and hope to one day have a chihuahua of my own. I made a gift tag with this little guy and kept the colours really fun and bright.

I created the tag background using strips of offcuts of papers, so not only is the tag cute and fun but also practical too :D

We look forward to seeing what you create with this super sweet image!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Great New Year Starting With A Great Freebie Digital Stamp

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and wonderful New Year!!

 Those of us here at the  2 Cute Ink team are rested and ready to GO. 

Today I get the pleasure of showing you a new image that is a FREEBIE until January 18th that I got to play with!  Make sure to snag him here and then upload your creation to the 2 Cute Ink Facebook page and enter him in the FACEBOOK CHALLENGE.  You can Win 3 digital stamps!  Is he not just the cutest thing?

Well, don't be strangers, we have a great year planned for you and some GREAT images to come!!