July 16, 2018

When at Kit and Clowder

Still enjoying Kit and Clowder's celebration - today's make is using the freebie from Conie Fong - Ellie's Holiday Helper.  Ellie is a bit of a different design for me - but I really like it.
I chose to keep it simple once colored - kind of figure Ellie doesn't really need anything else!  For my background, I paper pieced Shabby Glam from We Are 3.

July 15, 2018

My Holiday Letters Christmas Card

Today I want to share with you a Holiday Letters Christmas card - created with paper from the Holiday Letters Collection from We Are 3.
To make my heart, I used the rhinestone effect on my Sizzix Eclips to create the circles border.

We Are 3's At the Beach

There are so many cool and fun giveaways going on over at Kit and Clowder.  I'm beginning to feel a bit stressed - a slow computer is not a good combination with my switch to digital work.  It took me all day to do this card!  With this card, however, I got to use a Kit and Clowder giveaway - Summertime from All Dressed Up - with We Are 3's new release - At the Beach.

July 14, 2018

Baby Girl Panda Card

Happy Saturday!  Today I want to share with you a Paper Ala Mode card I made - created with an image from Sasayki Glitter.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a wonderful day and join us at the Paper Ala Mode Challenge.

We Are 3's June Release - Tropical Delight and Pineapple

What a great new collection!  For this card, I've used the Tropical Delight Collection and the Pineapple precolored image - which has such fun colors!

July 12, 2018

At the Beach Digital Papers - July 2018

... and At the Beach works for Christmas!  Not so simple to make - but special for the festive season is the pop-up Christmas Tree Card.  Ideal for those who want to make an impresssion!  I love using non-traditional colors for Christmas cards - and the new At the Beach collection makes for a beautiful card.

You can find the papers here:
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...and here is the link for the pop-up Christmas Tree.  

July 11, 2018

Hollyberries and Warm Winter Wishes

This month's Power and Spark Challenge at Power Poppy is inspired by their Inspire Me Monday posts.  What fun to have such encouragement to revisit some lessons!  Today's card was inspired by Jessie's Ruffled Up Video.  I chose this because I found the way Jessie used her watercolors to be very simple - and I wanted to practice this watercolor look.
I used Hollyberries for my design along with Winter Sentiments from We Are 3.  I decided to also CASE Jessie's card simple card design.  My golden "watercolored" background came out beautifully - but some reason did not photograph!  I am very pleased with my holly leaves!  For sure this is a technique I will now use often. If you are like me and like a simple watercolor technique, be sure to view Jessie's video.  

Owl Playing Baseball

Today's card is for the Featured Stamper at Splitcoast Stampers.  It's a card using a retired image and sentiment from Miss Daisy.
The Featured Stamper's card was very simple - just a fun image and a little embossing along the side.

July 10, 2018

Black, Grey, and White

Today I'm sharing an entry for Power Poppy's Hues to Use.  The image featured here is Black-Eyed Susan.

The Hues to Use this week are monochrome black, grey, and white.  I've been wanting to color in greytones - so I really enjoyed this particular challenge, as it gave me the push to finally try it.  I wasn't too sure about using a floral image until seeing the sample design by Tosh on the Power Poppy site.  I now think the monochrome works wonderfully for floral images.  Here is a close-up of my flowers.

Wedding - Bride on the Train

Today I want to share a layout for my wedding album.
I used Burlap Beach on which I printed some journaling.  That's matted on top of a retired pattern from Nature Blends with a background also from Nature Blends.

July 9, 2018

Sunflowers and Pumpkins

I'm excited to tell you that the August Release is now available at We Are 3.

Three of the new products are digital paper collections - Bumblebee, Dog Love, and Sunflower.  For today's card, I used Sunflower for a little fall theme.
Along with the digital paper collections, the August Release also contains two sentiment collections - Bee Buzz and Itty Bitty Birthday.   AND, that's not enough! There's also a fun image - Bumblebee - both precolored and black line.
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These products can be purchased from We Are 3.

Sunny Fun

Today's card features Raccoon at the Beach and At The Beach digi papers from We Are 3.  The sentiment is Life is a Beach from Design Bundles.  The faux stitching comes from We Are 3's In Stitches.
Materials Used:
  • Images - Raccoon at the Beach and In Stitches - We Are 3; Life is a Beach - Design Bundles
  • Papers - At the Beach - We Are 3
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July 8, 2018

Smiling Swimmers!!

I'm back with a very simple layout.  I hope you all like this....worked on this layout for maybe all of 20-25 minutes - including printing the paper and cropping the photo.  I used patterned papers from the Vintage Carnival collection from We Are 3.

July 7, 2018

Paper Ala Mode Make - Free Coffee Sheep

The Paper Ala Mode challenges have changed to having one sponsor for the entire month.  I've kind of enjoyed this as I'm actually getting to know the artists, rather than getting an image, making a card, and moving on.  Today I have a fun card I created using a freebie image - Coffee Sheep - from our sponsor Sasayki Glitter Designs.

July 6, 2018

You R Awesome!

I'm back with a layout....I haven't created a layout for this grandson for quite some time.  I enjoy layouts for his album because the paper collection I chose - Little Star - is nice and bright. 

July 5, 2018

Progressive Freebie: Tulip Border

Are you ready for a brand new challenge at The Outlawz? Here goes - this month's Progressive Freebie is Tulip Border from Sheepski Designs.
My colors and papers were inspired by Hues to Use at Power Poppy.  My papers come from the Roses are Red Collection from We Are 3.

I hope my card will inspire you to play along at both the Progressive Freebie and Hues to Use.  I sure am looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Summer Kisses

For today's card, I played again with combining different patterns to form a mixed-media type of collage, this time using the new release, At the Beach.  I love this mixed media look - but hate the mess!  So by combining the papers digitally, I have the best of both worlds.  I teamed the new sentiment from the Sending You collection with some juicy lips for the July Tag Theme of Summer Kisses at our local scrapbooking swap.  I love the combined look of all these different paper patterns!

Material Used:
  • Sentiment - Sending You (We Are 3)
  • Papers - At the Beach (We Are 3)

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