September 19, 2016

Get Creative Challenges is here - with Embossing

The fabulous creative team at Get Creative Challenges is using embossing techniques to design using images from this month's sponsor - Star Stampz.  Please be sure to visit all of these talented ladies - show them some love with your comments!  Here is my contribution.

September 13, 2016

Simple Beauty

It's a busy week for me!  So I'm kicking off the week with a simple card using leftover scraps from a class.

September 12, 2016

Floral Pleasures

Using preprinted digital images can be so convenient, especially when you are short on time (as well as ideas).  However, it is always fun if you play with different paper colors and patterns to achieve different results.  Today, I am sharing a quick and simple card using Pure Prairie Bouquet along with some Craftsmith cardstock to make a quick and simple card.

September 11, 2016

Birthday Boy - 83 Years

Hi There!  I'm back today to share a birthday card for my hubby's golf buddy - inspired by First Hand Emotion.

September 10, 2016

Glittered Daisy Patch

Daisy Patch was one of my first Heartfelt Creations stamp/die set - and still one of my favorites.  Today I'm showcasing die-cut flowers and how they work great all glittered up on colored cardstock, while still keeping their simplicity. I wanted to keep the flowers the focus of my card, but they needed something, so I embossed the background using the Houndstooth embossing folder.  My photo doesn't do this gorgeous card justice - the glittered flowers are something you just have to see in real life!

Guest Designing at Crafty Friends Challenge #40

Thanks for stopping by.  Today I'm a guest designer on the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, sponsored by Angie's Digital Stamps.  Theme of the challenge is Monochrome.  I'm featuring Ballet Shoes.

September 9, 2016

Out of Yellow Ink

Maybe next time your printer runs out of colored ink, you can just keep printing - why not?  I'm treating myself to a new 12 x 12 printer - but had a stock of ink for my current printer.  So I decided I'd run this ink dry before investing in the new printer.  This was a fun thing - the flowers on today's cards are the same as the flower on yesterday's card...in the meantime, I ran out of yellow ink - so instead of the vibrant yellow and orange flower, I have these pretty pink and white flowers.  A true scrapper never lets anything go to waste - therefore, these faded flowers needed a home on this pet sympathy card.  Think twice about replacing your ink cartridges too soon - maybe you'll end up with something completely different from what you expected.

September 7, 2016

Pure Prairie Bouquet

I am finding using digital stamps for my cards is so convenient, especially when I am making more than one card.  I adore the results I could get from using Heartfelt Creations floral stamps - but they haven't joined the digital world.  Power Poppy is the closest I've found, but they don't design build-a-flower sets like Heartfelt does.  What's a cardmaker to do?  Oh well - maybe in my next life I'll be a digital artist?

Today I am sharing my first card using Power Poppy's Pure Prairie Bouquet.  It was a pretty simple card once I realized I needed to adjust a setting on my cutter - It took me three hours, but what I learned will save me $$ as I discovered that I can use off-brand blades that cost 1/3 brand-name blades.  Yeah me!  Anyway - here's the birthday card I made.

September 5, 2016

Twisted Thursday - Buttons

Hi there!  I'm back this afternoon with a layout for my grandson's scrapbook.
I made the layout a bit more interactive using my Fuse Tool to add a pocket containing three additional photos.  You can see the finished product below.

video

September 4, 2016

Paper Studio meets Crafts U Print

I needed a quick hostess gift - made a small package of notecards.  I wanted to keep the focus on the bright colors, so I kept the designs simple by adding only some lilies using flowers from Oriental Lilac Parasol and Fan Lady (Crafts U Print) and adding leaves from Martha Stewart's Leaf punch.



September Challenge - Angie's Digital Stamps

Hi there! I'm back this morning to announce a new challenge blog at Angie's Digital Stamps. The challenges will always be Anything Goes. There will sometimes be an optional “twist” added to the theme. They will run monthly from the first Sun of the month until the last Fri of the month. There will be one Winner and a Top Three chosen for each challenge. The prize is two images of the Winner’s choice from Angie's shop. If the winner used one of Angie's images on the project, the Winner will receive three images as the prize.  Here is my first design using Angie's Large Flower.  Be sure to visit all the designers' blogs, leave lovely comments, and making this first challenge a smashing success!

September 3, 2016

Weekend Kadoodle Bug Freebie + Challenges

I used Kadoodle Bug Designs Simpy Cute Pumpkin Bear to make this quick and easy Halloween card.
Challenges:

September 2, 2016

The Little Mister/DCWV

One of my favorite things about baby cards is that they pretty much only need to be blue or pink!  For this card, I used paper from The Little Mister collection (DCWV), added a baby banner, and a cute wood baby I picked up at a gender-reveal party.

September 1, 2016

Butterfly Garden

I wanted something quick and simple today, so I pulled out an old kit using the Butterfly Garden digi stamp (2 Cute Ink).  My photo doesn't do these gorgeous colors justice.

August 31, 2016

Viva la Verve Sketch

I thought this image by Cheri Shull was a great match for Viva La Verve's August sketch as a replacement for the circle element. The flowers are from Angie's Digi Stamps...and obviously turned the sketch sideways.

August 30, 2016

Birthday Donut

Thanks for joining me today. Today I'm sharing a birthday card for my son-in-law - a South Park fan.

August 29, 2016

Memories Floating Along

We will be holding a small memorial for my sister-in-law - instead of a photo-collage board, we opted to have a short video sharing old pictures of Lorraine.  I figure when I can no longer get to Hobby Lobby, I will opt for digital scrapbooking - so decided to use that format for the video.  

Today I'm showcasing my first layout - the free template from Rohana Designs.  The list of digital supplies is listed below.  I spent LOTS of time trying to figure out how to add the photos - but now things should go a bit more smoothly.
Yes, the second layout went MUCH quicker.  I'm on a roll now!
A couple pages I'm not happy with - but here is the last page.

Supplies:

August 27, 2016

Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge #607

Welcome back to my mission to use up scraps I have been pushing aside for years.  I think I've had this embossed patterned paper for more than ten years - just too pretty to throw away, but yet didn't always fit my projects. The flowers - I bought a tin of flowers years ago - those tins just NEVER seem to empty.  I had some spray mist I won - never used.  The sentiment left over from a class I taught probably five years ago. The design was inspired by this week's Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge #607.