March 25, 2017

Spread Your Wings

Today my SALSA group offered some demos and Make-n-Takes and this Make-n-Take is gorgeous!  Three small ink pads - a die-cut butterfly - a sentiment - a beautiful card in less than five minutes.  Will be making lots of these in the next day or two - so be ready to be bombarded...LOL!  But also going to play with my digital papers and see what fun I can have with colors I don't own in ink!
Several Hours later - I just HAD to see if I could duplicate this digitally!  Here are the results.
Now I need some Neebish Island cards - think I'll play around with this technique for some of them.

The story continues . . .

It's another day.  Last night I pulled out some blues/greens to work on this technique for Neebish Island.  Swiped the ink - I was not a happy person.  Threw in the towel!  LOL!  Today I was cleaning up my craft table and came across a butterfly I was given -really not my style....but here the two "ugly" pieces are put together!  I am in love with it!!!!!

Paper Ala Mode - Embossing

When a pet leaves us, we are losing a dear furry friend.  This special card shares a special message with others who have lost a furry friend.
Today's card is my first as a Design Team Member for Outlawz Challenges - Saturday's Paper Ala Mode.  The challenge today is embossing.  The entire design team shares absolutely awesome ideas using embossing.  You will love these projects!  Be sure to join in the fun.

March 24, 2017

Bird's View from a Tree

This card is a simple Christmas Card.  Trying to make at least one Christmas card a week in order to have a stash in December.  Simple cards are often best - as I send out over 100 each year and sell probably another simple is exactly the direction I took with this design that features a simple tree, a simple printed sentiment, and a cute little bird I colored for another project - all cut on my Sizzix eClips (if I were making several cards today, that cutting would take no time!)

For papers, I used Table Scraps from We Are 3 projects - Nature Blends, Bird's View, and Romantic Garden.  The bird is a Miss Daisy digital stamp from the Scents of Christmas kit. 

We Are 3© Digital Paper - Nature Blends                   We Are 3© Digital Paper - Birds View                   We Are 3© Digital Paper - Romantic Garden                   Scents of Christmas Card Kit includes the sweet image Holly Birdie, a set of 3 digital papers and a bonus sentiment.

A "Magic" Card with Baby Birdie

I like that We Are 3 often offers digital images both in black line and pre-colored.  That works especially well for making "magic" cards.  Here is a magic card "before and after."
A quick video showing how the magic card works.
There are a variety of tutorials for making magic cards - I used Unity Quick Tip
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March 23, 2017

Stuck? Inspiration at My Creative Sketches

Happy Spring! This month My Creative Sketches has new inspiration for scrapbook layouts.  I turned the sketch on its side for my grandson "Lego" layout.

Use We Are 3 Digital Papers

I love when I can create a quick card with Table Scraps - particularly from We Are 3 and their gorgeous digital paper collections!  Today I'm sharing a pet-adoption card using two amazing paper collections - Bird's View and Nature Blends.

We Are 3© Digital Paper - Birds View We Are 3© Digital Paper - Nature Blends

March 22, 2017

Spring Chick, Mystery Chick, Mojo Chick

I love a good challenge or swap - and often try to combine.  Our local scrapbooker's group meets month and swaps cards with a specific "mystery item" - this month's being white cupcake liners.  What a great feeling when that inspiration clicks!  So today I am sharing a card inspired by Mojo Monday's Sketch Challenge #498 - using my cupcake paper liners.  My papers are watercolored using Ken Oliver's Color Burst - as is my Spring Chick.

Life's Too Short

Today I'm sharing a fairly simple card - a digital sentiment, three copies of a digital image, and some digital background. You can print all this on one page...then fussy cut and layer the image. 
Everything I used today is from We Are 3 - Romantic Garden digital paper collection, Early Bird digital sentiment collection, and What's Up Birdie.
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March 21, 2017

Get Back to Basics

Today I'm sharing a two-pay layout using the amazing Back to Basics from We Are 3.  It's important to me to have unity throughout my scrapbooks.  I started the scrapbook using Spongebob and Patrick (Below Link).  When I saw Back to Basics, many of the papers are a perfect fit and I cannot wait to continue combining the collections.

We Are 3© Digital Paper - Back to Basics Collection. Includes all 8 sheets per collection.

March 20, 2017

We Are 3 Papers

I love watercolor digital papers from We Are 3 - kind of my go-to papers for challenges.  This card was inspired by the current sketch challenge at The Outlawz and Miss Daisy Stamps March Challenge - Sentiment Only - using a free sentiment from Miss Daisy - Friends in Your Heart

We Are 3© Digital Paper - Birds View                       We Are 3© Digital Paper - Romantic Garden  We Are 3© Digital Paper - Nature Blends                       Friends in Your Heart Sentiment

March 19, 2017

Spring Brilliance and Bird's View.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and creating beautiful things. Today I'm using Table Scraps - leftover papers from the Bird's View and Spring Brilliance digital paper collection and a leftover digital image - Pure Prairie Bouquet from Power Poppy. Quick and Easy!

We Are 3© Digital Paper - Spring Brilliance Collection   We Are 3© Digital Paper - Birds View

March 18, 2017

Pear Tree Blossoms

Thanks so much for visiting today.  My card today is my design for Paper Ala Mode (Outlawz Challenges) using Pear Tree Blossoms by A Creative Need.

March 17, 2017

The Early Bird gets the Coffee

Thanks for join me for another fabulous release from We Are 3 here on my blog!  Today's brand-new inspiration is the digital paper collection Bird's View and a collection of sentiments - Early Bird.  With these collections, I made a coffee gift card holder.

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Trailing Shamrocks Color Challenge

Have  you been busy making any St. Patrikc's Day projects?  This card is just a quick and easy entry for the Outlawz Color Challenge . . . perfect for St. Patrick's Day. I used papers from We Are 3 - Romantic Garden and Bird's View.

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March 16, 2017

March to Creativity

I am back with another look at the March We Are 3 Release!  The papers are available at Miss Daisy Stamps.  The We Are 3 Facebook Page is sharing ideas for using the new digital papers, images, and sentiments all month long.  Check back regularly for more inspiration!  Now I'd like to share another project using Romantic Garden, Bird's View, and Early Bird Sentiments.
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March 15, 2017

Terrific Sketch at Stuck?!

Get great layout ideas with the current sketch challenge at Stuck?!  Be sure to graze through the challenge entries for creative and awesome ideas using the sketch.

Spring Brilliance St. Patrick's Day Greetings

How is your day going?  Have you finished your St.Patrick's Day Cards yet?  If not....the Spring Brilliance digital papers from We Are 3 provide the perfect background...I've used Shredded Grass for my background.  That - along with some Table Scraps - made for a quick card.

We Are 3© Digital Paper - Spring Brilliance Collection