December 31, 2013

Happy Cool Year!

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year to each one of you!  Or should I say Happy Cool Year!  Since so many of my friends and family are "enjoying" cool, snowy, icy weather these days, I am sharing so "cool" penguins (ready for summer fun!) from Kadoodle Bug Designs.  Enjoy!

December 30, 2013

Tweet Gradient with Balloon Birdie

Hi Fellow Crafters,

Thank you for joining us on the blog today.  Whew!  The holidays are behind us, and now I must have 40 Valentine cards ready by the first of the year.  Perfect time to bring you some quick & simple cards.  

Today I am bringing you a slightly different way of coloring your digital stamps.  For some time now, I have been wanting to learn how to use the gradient tool in Photoshop for select elements of a digital stamp.  I found a great tutorial and had my balloon on the Balloon Birdie digi colored (gradient) in no time at all! (Yes, I am just so proud of myself....tee, hee.)  So this cute card is ready to go in less than five minutes!  Very easy project!

You can learn to gradient color your digital stamps here, compliments of Adobe.

December 29, 2013

The Father-Daughter Dance

Hi Everyone,

Today I am showcasing a delightful card for Dad from Daughters of any age...a beautiful choice for beautiful moments.

Have a great day!

December 28, 2013

Happy Saturday

Hi Everyone,

Happy Saturday to each one of you! We are near the end of the year.  Today I am bringing you a card that sparkles with simplicity....using the Delicate Aster die from Heartfelt Creations. 

December 27, 2013

Sunny Yooper Memories

Hi Everyone,

December has gone so quickly and with it my family and friends in Michigan have some crazy weather!  So for them, today I am showcasing cards I made to sell in the Fort Wilkins Gift Shop during the summer...maybe they will keep hope for the Yoopers that spring is really just around the corner.

December 26, 2013

Happy Thursday!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome! Oh my goodness...Holidays are finished and I have some time to update my posts!

This card is a simple card I made using scraps from various projects.  Mixing images from Graphic 45 and Bo Bunny creates some variety to my cards.

December 23, 2013

Fox Present

Hi Everyone,

It's great to be back with you today!  

We are bringing you another inspiration-packed week from the design team. My card today features 2 Cute Ink's new Fox Present.  Enjoy!  And have a very Merry Christmas!  I will see you right back here next Monday.

December 16, 2013

Penguin Extravaganza!

Thank you for visiting my blog today. It is so much fun to play with new files and bring you different projects each day that showcase different styles.  Sit back with your favorite hot beverage and be inspired this week!

Today I am bringing you a card using 2 Cute Ink's newest members of the Penguin family - Ice Skating Penguin and Penguin Gifts.

I embossed the front of a lime-green card.  I printed the penguins in the middle of a clip art Christmas ornament - then printed an ornament slightly larger for the blue matting.  The penguin ornaments hanging from a couple of Poinsettia flowers makes for a cute, festive card.

Enjoy this week's posts....and we'll see you again next week.

December 9, 2013

Santa Claus Mouse

Hello and Welcome,

Oh, I am just super excited to share Santa Claus Mouse from 2 Cute Ink's Christmas collection.  Santa Claus Mouse makes it fun to create your Christmas cards this season.  And he's not alone - 2 Cute Ink hasn't forgotten Mrs. Claus.  Click here to see this fun couple.  They are absolutely festive and fun!

I wanted to give Santa a little dimension, so I printed two copies - running one through an embossing folder.  I fussy cut Santa's beard, cap fur, and chimney snow and layered on top of the original colored Santa.  

Make sure you check out all of 2 Cute Ink's Christmas digi stamps to see how fun it is to use them for your Christmas cards! Enjoy and have a craftastic week!

December 2, 2013

Sweet Sparkle Tree

Hello Paper Enthusiasts,

Today I am pleased to bring you a card spotlighting 2 Cute Ink's Sparkle Tree.  Not only is it cute - but it's FREE!  Using this cute tree - complemented by the perfect Christmas papers - will enable you to craft classic creations to send your friends and relatives.