Saturday, August 31, 2013

Multiple Myeloma Card and Blog Winner

Hi all.  First, I would like to thank everyone who participated in The Cutting Cafe's blog hop last week.  It was a lot of fun and I wish that you could all be winners!  However, I have picked one random winner.  Her name is Krista.  She won the file that I used for my card which is Flip Card Files.  Krista, your file should be on its way ver soon! Thanks again for playing!

Today I made a card for a challenge at Digi Darla's.  The theme was anything goes (with a twist).  The twist was it had to be a digi image, it had to have a butterfly and it had to have ribbon.  I cut out my image and sponged the different colors in layers.  The ribbon is burgundy because that is the Multiple Myeloma color.  I use a die cut to cut and emboss the butterflies and added them to the image with clear dots.  I used pop dots to raise the image from the embossed card base.  I used a Clear Star gel pen and did some highlights on the image as well as the butterflies.  I hope you like my card.  I just felt that I wanted to do a cancer card. 

I will take orders for the card and do any colors you would like as well as any color ribbon.  
The price will be $4.00 including shipping.  Please contact me through my email that is on the side column on the right near the bottom.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes

Till next time...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Cutting Cafe Blog Hop

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the Cutting Cafe Blog Hop.  You have probably arrived here from the blog of our wonderful Flowerdisco Agnes. The summer design team is coming to an end this week, but I have been asked to return for another season.  I will be on the team until the end of December.  However, there are some people leaving and some new ones coming, so, we are having a blog hop to mark the end of the season.  Each of the girls in the hop are giving away the same set that they used on their project!  My project is a flip card.  The files can be seen here.  In order to win this file set, you must leave a comment on my blog!  The hop will be from Wednesday, August 28th until Friday, August 30th at midnight.  I will randomly draw 1 winner on Saturday, August 31st. and will email you, if you are the lucky winner.  I will also post it here on my blog. 
Here is my card...
 This is the front of the card, partially opened.

 This is the inside of the card fully opened with the sentiment and
another design on the flip side of the piece in the window.

I have never made a card like this before, but I always wanted to learn how to do it.  
With these files, you can make it very easily!  If I pick your name, you could be making this card with your own embellishments and stamps!  
 The next person on the blog hop is Lisa Minkcler .  Check out her site, she has a wonderful 
project to show you!

Until next time...

Imagine That Scarecrow Card

I made this adorable card for this week's Imagine That Design Team project.  I really had fun with this card because I used the png files that had all of the images separate and I just added them where I wanted them to be.  I was able to change sizes of some of the images in order to make my own scene.  I also added the sentiment to the scene.   After that, I printed it out and colored with Copic and Spectrum Noir markers.  I decided that I wanted to make it a window card so I mounted the scarecrow scene inside.  I cut the oval and the frame with a dye cut and glued the frame over the oval cut-out.  For the front of the card, I stamped and embossed the leaves with clear embossing powder.  I added the leaves that were cut out on my Silouhette Portrait and embossed them.  I thought it added a little color where it was needed.

This is the set that I used.

Outside of the card

Inside of the card

Check out the store and see all of the great digi sets that Kris has to offer!

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Created With Love Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes

Till next time...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wishing You Well...

Today's card is one that I made for Imagine That Digis by Kris.  It is not for the challenge, it is just to showcase some of her designs by the design team.  I used the set called Well Wishes.  I printed the image, along with the sentiment and colored with Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers.  I used Nesties to cut out the image and also used the same size to give the image some kind of border.  This was done by cutting the black die-cut horizontally and gluing it on to the image, leaving just a small border.  I also did the same thing with the wood grained panel, only this time, I cut it vertically.  The grey base was embossed and I used some white ink to bring out the pattern.  I have always loved to color and that is just what I did with this card.  It is perfect for mailing because there are no thick layers.

By the way, there are still 11 days left for the Sweet Tea freebie challenge.  Pop on over and play along.  You will get the next digi stamp for free, just for entering!   

Don't forget to leave a comment for me, below.  I need a little lovin'!

Till next time...

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Vintage Purse from The Cutting Cafe and a Westie

Hi everyone.  Hope you are having a nice Sunday.  I am still sick, but I have been very busy, making cards, between naps!  The first card that I want to show you is the one that I made for The Cutting Cafe design team.  The subject this week is all about purse shaped cards and boxes.   I decided to make a card because I thought it would be more useful for me.  I did it a little differently than the picture on the blog.  I cut out the front and back panels with designer paper.  I had to cut and glue one of the flowers onto the front to make it more balanced.  I hand cut a card base and glued the front panel on.  Then, I cut out the front flap and ran it through a Cuttlebug embossing folder and glued it to the front.  Then, I cut out 2 handles and glued them together to make the handle more firm.  I glued it on the back of the card base and then glued on the back panel.  The handles have glitter sticky dots that I painted black with a Copic marker so that they wouldn't look so shiny.  (I was going for the vintage look after all!)  I found this beautiful button in my stash and glue dotted it on so it looked like the closure.  The tassel is made from some bakers twine that I tied in a knot and glued underneath the button.  The edges have been distressed on the inside and outside to make it look older.   Don't forget to check out all of the other designersand see their wonderful projects and please leave a comment! 
 By the way, there will be a surprise next week...stay tuned!

I have entered this card in the following challenges: 
The Glitter 'N Sparkle challenge - any thing but square
Patti's Creations design challenge - any kind of embossing

 The front of the card

A close-up of the button and tassel.  
Don't you just love the textured look of the designer paper?

My next card is one that I made just for the fun of it.  I cut a scrap of card stock and added washi tape 
in rows, in no particular order.  I wanted to keep it in the teals, green and purple shades.  I sued a Nestabilities die to cut out the shape.  The image is a digi that I have had for a while and can't remember where it came from.  Since I was sending this card to someone who had a Westie, I decided to use white fun flock to keep the white color.  I made a gate fold card base and added purple strips on to the front panels, after running through the Cricut embossing folder.  I sponged the edges of the image and put in a little grass color.  The main reason that I decided to do the washi tape was because I am doing a washi tape demo in my advanced stamping club and I wanted to try something new.  I really love the way it turned out!  Hope you do too!! 

Front of card

 Close-up of image and washi tape

I really had fun this week, in spite of being sick, making all of my cards.  
There will be more to come in a couple of days.

Until next time...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Imagine that Design Team Card and 2 others.

Hi again.  I sure have been busy this week.  I've been sick and haven't left the house since last Friday so I have had time to work on some cards, between resting and naps.  The first card I want to show you is one that I made for Digi Darla's challenge.  The subject was Fins, Feathers or Fur.  No, I did not do a kitty!  I wanted to use a digi stamp from her site.  I looked through a bunch that I have on file, but I decided that the pair of parrots would be the most challenging one.  I Printed the stamp and colored with Copic markers, Spectrum Noir markers and Sharpie markers.  I also used some Perfect Pearls powders to give the birds some shimmer.  I don't think you can see that in the pic.  The rest of the card was die cut, and embossed.  The feather at the top was painted red with a Copic marker.

The second card that I did was made for my new neighbor and friend, who has been so kind to have driven me to the Dr. and all over and brought me food and gotten my mail.  She has a dog named Butters and I found an image that I printed and colored to look like Butters.  I even found this great designer paper that I thought was perfect for this small thank you note.  I even made the envelope with the same paper.  I added the punched butterfly and added some glitter pen to it.  I thought it looked like he was looking up at something, so I thought the butterfly was perfect!  She really loved it!

Now, for my Imagine That Dt card.  The digi image is called Fuschia and Hummingbird.  It is a lovely image and I added her sentiment about grace, that goes with the set.  You can see the whole set, here: 
After printing the image and coloring it in, I die cut the image, along with some beautiful designer paper, to use as a frame.  I pop dotted it on to a bright fuchsia card stock and added Teariffic tape around the card and sprinkled some glitter that complimented the colors.  I love doing this technique!  The vine is die cut and glued over the image piece.  How is that for bright?  I also added Perfect Pearls to the bird and flowers, but again, it really is not visible in the pic.  

Well, that's all I have for today.  Please check out the other beautiful projects that the girls have been working so hard on, and give them a little love!  I could use some of that too, so please leave me a comment also.  We really want to hear from you.  It makes what we do a lot more fun if we know that people enjoy our work!

Till next time...

Vintage Shoe

Hi everyone.  Our project this week for The Cutting Cafe was to make either a vintage boot or high heel shaped card.  I chose the vintage boot because I already had ideas of what I wanted to do.  Luckily, I had everything I needed, at hand.  I cut the boot shape base and topper and the flap for buttons, on my Silhouette Portrait.   I used a piece of what is suppose to be a blue/green shiny paper for the flap and embossed it.  I cut the heel by hand.  I used some fancy trim for the top of the boot and 4 smooth buttons for the flap.  I added the flower by the heel and some rhinestones on the toe.  What a beautiful project this turned out to be.

I really love the way this turned out!

These files can be found at The Cutting Cafe under shaped cards.

Till next time...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Just Chicken

This week's card for Imagine That Digi Stamps is from the Farm Friends collection.  My card has the image of Farmer Lily, and I added a couple of chickens.  I pasted the Farmer Lily, the chickens and the sentiment into my publishing software, sized them and layered them together so that they made one image.  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers.  I used a white gel pen to accent the overalls.  The background was sponged.  I tore the edges of the image and distressed them and glued them on to the checkered background (I thought it had that farmy look).  I stamped hello and added a piece of die cut vine in the corner.  The whole thing was glued on to a red card base.  I found a glaze pen in one of my storage drawers and decided to use it on her eyes, the eggs and the chicken's beaks and feet.  It's kind of hard to see the detail, unless you look at it in person.  (Too late, I already sent it to my husband, who is out of town!)  The glaze gives it a more subtle look than if I had used Glossy Accents.

Just Chicken in on you!

                     Farmer Lily set
On the Farm digi paper pack

Remember that the digis that we use are available on the Imagine That blog and if you play along with the challenge, you will get the next digi, free!  You keep playing and you will get a new digi every time!  It is fun to play, so why don't you try it?  While you are there, be sure to check out the other designer's cards.  It is a good way to get some great ideas!  Be sure to leave messages on their individual blogs and give them some love and support!

Till next time...

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Girls Just Wanta Have Fun!

This week's Design Team project was a print only file that comes in PDF or JPG format.
It is called All About Girls.  You can see all of the files here.  I used one of the sentiment digis and added some of the flower digis onto the layout and printed the whole thing together.  After I colored the sentiment and flowers, using Spectrum Noir markers, I used 3 different sizes of a Nestabilities label set.  I highlighted GIRLS with a Clear Star gel pen to give it some sparkle, and a clear Glaze pen, to give a little shine to the flowers.  I colored some small floral elements from my stash and added them to the layout.  I also put some sparkly sticker dots in the flower centers, that I painted black with a Copic marker.  The base yellow card panel was embossed with my Cuttlebug.  The green layer, above that was cut from the same size die as the pink daisy designer paper.  I cut it in half lengthwise and glued it to the pink layer.  As always, I had fun making this card.  Don't forget to check out what the other DT members have up their sleeve, on Wednesday.  There were so many choices of images to choose from.  I am sure you will find 
something that you just have to get!

Please leave a comment at the bottom of this post.  I just love to hear from you and find 
out what you think of my card!

Till next time...

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Imagine That Sweet-Tea

Hi all.  This is my first card for the Imagine That Design Team.  I have been playing along with their
progressive challenge for several months and was invited to join the design team, starting this month.  My first official DT card is called Sweet Tea.  I printed the image 2 times, once on wihte card stock and again on designer paper and the saying, just on the white.  I colored the birds with Copic and Spectrum Noir markers.  Then, I fussy cut the tea cup and glued it over the blank white teacup.  This is called paper piecing.  I have never done this with a digi stamp before, but why not?  It was done just the same way as if done with any other stamp!  I used a Spellbinders dies for the image and sentiment.  I sponged around both of them while they were still in the dies, in order to give the white frame look.  I put a ribbon through the sentiment die cut and mounted both of them on a background that I had made a while back and then on a teal card base that matched the color in the teacup.  I am pleased with the way it turned out.  I hope you like it too.

Love Birds

Don't forget to leave a comment and check out all of the other design team designs.
And remember that you can also enter the challenge.  If you do an entry into the challenge, the next month, you will get a FREE digi.  You can keep doing it every time and you will continue to get the wonderful, free digi stamps!  Can't beat that.

Have a blessed week!
Till next time...