December 11, 2017

December Release - We Are 3

Today I'm posting a new design for We Are 3.
For this card, I used We Are 3's Rainbow Gingham, Scents of Christmas (Retired), and Stackable Flowers - Amaryllis.  I am thrilled with the deep colors of the precolored flowers.
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December 10, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Hello - and welcome to my blog.  Today I'm thinking Christmas Eve . . . and getting ready for Santa's visit.  I decided to make a tray to carry Santa's treats - as well as Rudolph's treats.  I was Pinterest inspired - I was intrigued by the various tray ideas.  I found the wood circle at Target, handles at Lowes, and used the fun Cookies for Santa file from the SVG Shop, and I added a Wreath of Snowflakes from Love SVG.  Take a look!
I think it turned out quite pretty.  

December 9, 2017

Highlighting Digi Stamps 4 Joy

Hello!  I'm here today with a card that the highlights a Digi Stamp 4 Joy - Is Santa Here?  The Digi Stamps 4 Joy are fun - I had to do some real thinking out of the box when coloring this image.  I'm really happy with my results.

December 8, 2017

Challenge: Sketch using Garden Dance and Reindeer Silhouettes

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I was preparing this card on November 15 - opening day of deer season.  So I had to play with these cute Reindeer Silhouettes from Miss Kate Cuttables.  My inspiration came from Tuesday Morning Sketch #432 that is being sponsored by We Are 3. When I made this card, my printer had died (RIP), so this is a purely digital card.  I used Garden Dance digital papers (We Are 3) and created four layers at different transparent levels.  I finished it off with a black border and Joy sentiment from Free Digital Scrapbooking.
Just a reminder that We Are 3 products provide an immediate download after purchase, so you can play immediately without having to wait for a shipment.

December 7, 2017

Splitcoast Stampers Tutorial - Stack-n-Cut Quilt Cards

As Christmas is so very close, your might be crunched for time to get all your cards made.  To this is a fun card idea - making five cards as a time!  Here is a link with specific instructions to the tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers for the Stack-and-Cut Quilt Cards . . . and the five cards I made.

We Are 3's Holiday Letters digital paper collection was used for this project.  Gorgeous papers.  As a nod to the hunters in my family, I embellished with Antler Christmas Words from Miss Kate Cuttables and Stacking Flower - Zebra from We Are 3.  Making these cards was such a fun project.
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December 6, 2017

Pastel Gingham - Birthday Tag

This tag mixes and matches papers from We Are 3 - Pastel Gingham and Distressed Burlap - with intricate cutting and layering of borders, sentiments, and a flower (Stackable Flowers - We Are 3).

December 5, 2017

Paper Studio - CAS at The Outlawz

Good evening!  There are some fun CAS cards at The Outlawz CAS challenge - check them out.  The Outlawz Challenges are a lot of fun - and this CAS challenge with a Christmas theme is perfect for inspiring your in your Christmas card making.  

December 4, 2017

Dress Dummy

I belong to a local scrapbooking group that holds a number of swaps with monthly themes. This month's theme for tags is "Little Black Dress."

This tag uses the image Dress Dummy by Sarfraz Shoukat.  This isn't a great picture....the dress and hat are actually black glitter.  The background is Silver Foil digital paper, matting the tag with black.

December 2, 2017

We Are 3 Holiday Letters

It's been awhile since I've posted a card . . . some holiday gift making is keeping me busy.

It's a new month with new releases from We Are 3.  The papers this month are sensational!  The Holiday Letters had me drooling since I love pale green.  Here is what I came up with.  I not only used Holiday Letters for my card.  I embellished with Stackable Flower - Zebra, Christmas Sentiments, and In Stitches - all from We Are 3.

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November 29, 2017

Birthday Card

The floral pattern on this card reminds me of sherbet! Raspberry, orange, lime, turquoise.  Mmmmm.
I love the gold and glitter on the floral cardstock.

November 28, 2017

Pot Holders, Vinyl, and Creative Fabrica

There are a lot of fun ideas for personalizing pot holders and oven mitts. Here's my take - a birthday gift for my sister.
You can't tell by the photograph - but I have a lot to learn yet when it comes to vinyl projects!  LOL!  Like remembering to peel off the scrap before using the iron!  Yikes!  

November 27, 2017

A Sleeping Boy - Tired from Trick-or-Treating

Halloween just passed - and my three-year-old grandson celebrated properly - Boo Zoo, Pre-School, pre-begging activities, and trick-or-treating - only to come home and pass out.  So I made this fun layout that will feature him sleeping.  As with the rest of his album, I used Vintage Carnival digital papers from We Are 3.

November 26, 2017

Vintage Carnival - Happy Halloween

We Are 3 has wonderful digital paper collections that I design with. I particularly enjoy using digital paper collections is because I can create an entire scrapbook with one paper collection without having to worry about running our (or buying too much) before I've completed the album. I just print what I need when I need it.  So here is another page for my oldest grandson's album, using Vintage Carnival.  The photos are of him in his dinosaur Halloween costume - thus Dinomite Kid.

November 25, 2017

Winter Girl

Let's see what I made for this week's Paper Ala Mode challenge at The Outlawz.  I'm highlighting Winter GirlMED Illustrations has a bunch of cute images for winter - adorable!  I colored my image with GIMP, using digital papers from the There's No Place Like Home Collection from Digital Scrapbook Experts.

November 24, 2017

Hello, Baby!

I'm back today sharing an adorable baby gift using vinyl.  I am loving working with vinyl for a change.

November 23, 2017

Christmas Countdown

'Tis the Season!  Today I'm sharing a Christmas Countdown dry-erase board I made for my grands.  My project features Creative Fabrica's Christmas Countdown.  I am loving working with vinyl - just gotta get brave and start working with more colors and layering.

November 22, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #430

Wow!  It's been weeks since I've had time to enter a challenge.  Challenge #430 at Tuesday Morning Sketches has a nice simple sketch, so here is my card.  I chose Distressed Burlap and Brick Fire Station for my card - both from We Are 3.  The border and matting is from the Spring Letters Collection - although you really can't see the pattern.  The original sketch is above.


For Those Cold Days

Fell in love with a free file from Love SVG - here is what I created.

November 21, 2017

It's Time to Be Good!

I just love the current fad of a Santa Cam watching our kiddies to make sure they are good...Very unique idea.  Check out my take on the Santa Cam.  I love the accompanying box I made for the Santa Cam ornaments - embellished with paper pine cones and pine needles.

November 20, 2017

Christmas Time

This card uses We Are 3's Christmas Magic digital paper and Christmas Time sentiment.  If you are not following We Are 3's on Facebook, you should go do that NOW.


November 19, 2017

The Outlawz Does it Again

Here is a card inspired by the Color challenge at The Outlawz.  This Bingo Color Challenge was perfect for getting rid of some stash!

November 18, 2017

Fall Into Happiness

I love Brick Firestation from We Are 3.  I'm in love with how it provided a background for this mystery-item card for a local swap - the mystery item is the huge watercolored leaf.  The Brick Firestation background is so simple and complex at the same time!

November 17, 2017

Scary You

Check out this simple layout using Little Star!  I love how the colors let me make a simple layout - with a bang.  The photo will be of my grandson in his skeleton Halloween pjs.  Hop over to We Are 3's Etsy shop to buy the Little Star Collection.

November 16, 2017

First Day of School - Just a Little Thing

Hello, Everyone!  I'm here today with a super sweet layout featuring Vintage Carnival and Little Things Sentiments - both from We Are 3.
I started my layout with two designs from Vintage Carnival - I used a plain white strip to separate the two to create the background.   I think Vintage Carnival is a fun collection for a boy's scrapbook - fun colors, but yet a masculine touch.

I created all my embellishments digitally.  I created the title myself.  The "I Heart" sayings came from I Heart Bookmarks (My Scrap Chick).  The sentiment is from Little Things Sentiments (We Are 3) on a Lacey Tag from Digi Playground.

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November 15, 2017

Merry Christmas to You

Hello, Everyonoe!  I'm here again with another inspiration for a holiday-themed card.  I used Winter Scenes and paired it with Christmas Magic and In Stitches - both from We Are 3.  I must say I love how the stitched frame turned out.  Living in the desert now, this winter scene brings back memories - makes for such a pretty (and simple) Christmas card.
I love the sparkle We Are 3 added to the Christmas Magic "glitter" paper, so for a little "extra," I added some bling in the middle of the starburst - it looks so pretty.

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