Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day 305 ~ Divide & Conquer @ 365 Cards

At 365 Cards today the challenge was to divide and conquer - separate the card into 4 quadrants and use the following within each - flower embli, stamped sentiment, rhinestone and punched item.
I used bazzill card stock for the base, added a stamp from SU set (?) a felt flower and I added a smidge of stickles (and messed it up when I stuck my finger in it! lol) bling is basic grey and the diecut is from a quickutz die - I think it might be called love birds...since you could not spill over into another quadrent - I only have one bird.....Enjoy the last Wednesday of 2009!
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

365 Cards & Get Sketchy Challenge

Well I am thrilled to finally get a card done!  And guess what it covers off two challenges one that I like to keep track of daily at 365 Cards day #304 was "Sounds Great" - we had an inspirational cd cover and had to come up with a card.  The challenge at Get Sketchy is "Trash to Treasure" is my card - this image was on a Hallmark card that I received for my birthday a few months back and I fell in love with it! I saved it and it fits both of these challenges perfectly - I used bazzill white card base, embossed swiss dots onto some green cardstock, used MS loopy punch on some basic grey pink - inked the edges of everything and added part of a 3D American Crafts emblishment in the corner ~ I love it and can't wait to send this out as a birthday card - the inside says Celebrate so I can use it for birthday or something else special that comes along! 
Hope you are enjoying the holidays ~ thanks for stopping by!

I'm a Digital Scrapbooker!!!!

I've been interested in digital scrapbooking for the past year or so and started to take an online self paced course at Jessica Sprague and I just love it! This is the first layout I did on my own from scratch.  You know with traditional scrapbooking you have so many ways to organize your paper - well this is also a challenge with digital scrapbooking - how to find the right way to organize all your digital elements - it's a work in progress for sure but so far - the course is great and I really love doing the digital layouts! I must get a card made in the next day or two for 365 cards!
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Stamps & Smiles Digi Image

Just like everyone else I am busy with last minute wrapping and cards, gift bags, wrapping, shopping, cleaning, decorating...I'm sure I've missed about 10 more things!  I think by tomorrow I will be ready to sit back, relax and enjoy the magic of christmas!

My DH needed a large card to hold a gift certificate so I thought of the image I won from the Stamps and Smiles blog hop.  It was the perfect image to span across the card and being digital I flipped it and adjusted the size!
The card is 8.5 x 5.5 on bazzill card stock.  The paper is basic grey from the eskimo kisses line - don't you love the eskimo kisses? - I coloured the image with copic markers, I added red pearls for the noses and on the sentiment and I used a product called flower soft for the some of the white trim, added stickles for the moon and tied it with some silver thread.  I did the inside of the card with an embossed sentiment and photo corners using eskimo kisses and added paper onto the envelope as well.
Hope you evening is great & thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Stamps & Smiles Bloghop winner....

Yippee.....I won Believe in Magic from the blog hop on Friday Stamps and Smiles I was one of many winners. (Congrats to all the winners!)
Rose M is on the DT and does an awesome job with digi images.  You can check out her blog here. The images are super cute! This was my first time playing along with a blog hop and I had my time zones mixed up so I was just in from work and rushing around like crazy....then I had an hour to spare! lol crazy especially since I know the time zones ~ I have family spread across the country....see what blogging can do to you! 
Have yourself a fabby Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Day 285 @ 365 Cards ~ use the word PEACE

This is my second card out of the weekly challenges - I just bombed this week - could not get any cards done!
Here is my card for 365 Cards  ~ use the word PEACE on your card. I used Bazzill card stock for the base - some Carolyn Gavin designer mat  - I thought I would use an actual peace sign to replace the A - just wanted to have a fun card! I also got out the sewing maching and stitched ~ this was the first time I've stitched on a card - it was fun! The brown letters are basic grey - not sure of the name.

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365 Card - Catch Up.......Not Very Successful!!!!

Well I try to play along with 365 Cards but haven't had much luck getting anything done this week...I was determined to start with the Sunday sketch from Day 281...I was intrigued by such a challenging post and looked at it for days ~ I have a card that is acceptable but I'm not overly crazy about it.

This is the sketch....and this is my card. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Simple Doodles...What you can do with a digi image....

Here is a fun image from Simple Doodles. This image will be released on December 10th and  I wanted to show you that you can make a quick card with a digi image by adding color to it in photoshop (I used photoshop elements) or paint. You don't always have to color or paper piece a digi image - they can be used in many ways.   Once I colored this, it added some stickles, rock candy on the hat, Tim Holtz black soot on the bag and hearth and diamond stickles on the stocking.  I tied a piece of cord around the bag, added a layer of embossing, computer generated sentiment, mounted it all on basic grey pointsetta and then onto a craft card base.  If you wanted to, you could dress this up many different ways - I kept it simple...Simple Doodles digi stamps are easy, fun and simple to work with!
I have a ton of things to do today ~ enjoy your Sunday & thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Day 279 Words on your card

This challenge is to have words on your card - I used a stamp from SU, I don't recall the name but it was a set of 4.  I stamped on some kraft paper and used diamond glaze over top of the word 'thanks' - it's a bit hard to see in the photo.  The green is bazzill and the card base is craft - embli is some hemp cord and buttons.
Try and play along at 365 Cards ~ you won't be disappointed at the daily challenges that Pam throws out there!
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Friday, December 4, 2009

Simple Doodles...Band Aid...Has this ever happened to you???

This card is for Simple Doodles - the band aid is one of their soon to be released images - hop on over and check em out!
I used the digi image, printed on some mm paper, sakura gloss pen on the heart, some wheely cute buttons (lol), the car and words are cut on the cricut, threading water punch and trusty bazzill card stock. 
This card is dedicated to all of my friends who just can't help let things get in the way of their car!  With malls being busy they will fight for a parking spot - crash into a shopping bugy or yikes...why was the cement at the bottom of the pole so wide (who knew!!)??...and since when is the curb 1 1/2 feet tall??  You know who you are and this card is dedicated to you!
Happy shopping, safe driving and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

278 You Can't Miss it...

A hint of color and it has to be glitter...that is the challenge today at 365 Cards
I used an image that I happened to have printed off already and it is from KLM Digi Designs (and it is one of the freebies) The card base is bazzill cardstock, background has been embossed with distressed stripes, on the image I used an adhesive product by sookwang and burnished in Glitter Ritz in chartreuse, opaque micro fine glitter - finished it off with some organza ribbon and a cute little stamp that came in a kit that I bought from Pam at Mac Mae Card Kits
Thanks for stopping by! **off to clean up on earth does it end up everywhere!!!**

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Day 275 ~ 'tis the & green with Simple Doodles

At 365 Cards the challenge for the day was to create using mostly red & green ~ I am also a guest on the DT for Simple Doodles and here is one of their images...isn't she "Precious"?...she really is! I can't seem to get a decent scan or photo of the card - the cat looks kind of scruffy...oh well!
I've used bazzill card stock for the background red & green, swiss dots embossing folder and for the image I colored and then paper pieced the box, there are some sparkles using  atyou spica pen in clear in the bow. The sentiment is a stamp.
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