Saturday, September 28, 2013

My Pad or Yours?

My design Team project for this week for Imagine That Digi Stamps is called Skipper's Pad.  I used the  line image and colored it with Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers.  I cut the lily pad by hand and glued it to a scalloped oval shape and used pop dots to put it on the green, embossed layer.  I really wanted to make this a 3-D card so I decided to try my hand at making a lotus flower.  I used some hand-made petals and glued them in layers.  For the inside of the flower, I rolled up a few pieces of paper that I had painted yellow and glued them together with Glossy Accents.  I punched the butterfly and used a glue dot to keep him on the background, with his wings up.  The base card was dry embossed and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.    

Looking forward to showing you what's in store for next week!

Please keep the comments coming!

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Acorn Shaped Card for The Cutting Cafe

This week, we are doing cards for fall at The Cutting Cafe.  We had a choice of  an Acorn Shaped Card, a Fall Shaped Card, or the Welcome Fall printable set.  I chose the Acorn Shaped card.  I cut the card base with my Silouhette and then cut out the top pieces out of 2 different designer papers.  I added the white "stitch" lines around the whole thing.  I used a die cut for the leaves and the vine.  The sentiment is cut from some designer paper and popped up with pop dots for added dimension.  I used glue dots to attach the orange bows to the stem, to match the leaves and the sentiment.

I hope you enjoy my card.  I love comments and would love to hear from you! 

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Wrapped in Prayer

This week's Imagine That Inspiration Blog, design team inspiration is from a cute digi stamp set called Give a Hoot.  Kris, originally made it for Breast Cancer Awareness, but she added some extra digis in order to use it for other things.  For my card, I chose not to do a breast cancer awareness card.  Since I have Multiple Myeloma, I decided to use the burgundy colors for my cancer.  I printed the digi image twice.  One time on white card stock and the second time on a burgundy dotted pattern paper, cut it out and paper pieced  it to make the scarf.  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers.  I added some Glossy Accents to the eyes and beak to give it more dimension.  I die cut the image and sponged it in a light blue.  I glued the image onto another piece of coordinating paper and glued it on to the green card base.  I added 3 sticky flowers that I colored with my markers.

Close up of face with Glossy

Another fun project from Imagine That Digis by Kris.

Until next time...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Cutting Cafe Overalls Shaped Card

Hi Folks.  Today, I have the most adorable project to share with you from The Cutting Cafe.
We were to choose from:  

Overalls Shaped Card-Cutting File
All About Boys- Printable Stamp Set
Funny Car Treat Box and Shaped Card Set-Cutting File

I chose the overalls shaped card because I thought it was so darn cute.  At first, I didn't catch the entire information from our directions of what we were to do.  I didn't realize that we were just doing boy themes.  Duh, I should have read the whole thing!  Anyway, when I went to write and post this blog, that is when I figured out that I had messed up, because I made the girly version of the overalls.  Soooo, I made another pair for a boy.  The file is so easy to work with that I didn't mind doing another one.  So, I am going to show you both.  For the boy card, I used a thick, double sided card stock that was a plaid.  I wanted something in blue.  I cut out the overalls and the other pieces on my Silhouette machine.  I used 3 different card stock designs, cutting each color separately.  I glued on the pieces and used a white gel pen to make stitches.  I printed a digital frog image, that I made very small, to put on the pocket.  I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut it out and glued onto the pocket.

For the girly overalls, I did the same thing, but used a flower from the set, for the pocket.  I added some ribbon to tie in with the colors of the card stock.

Girly Overalls

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The boys overalls card has been entered in to the following challenges:

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Apple Box

Hi everyone.  Today, I am going to show you a cute project from The Cutting Cafe.  Our theme this week was school projects.  One of the choices was an apple box set.  This is a cut file that also has some  tags and background paper included.  I decided that I wanted to do something different.  I didn't want the apple on the front of the box to be see-through so when the file was cut with the apple opening, I just slipped a square piece of red card stock inside the box, behind the cut out and I had a red apple.  I made 2 red apple cuts and put a small piece of card stock, sticking out between the 2 pieces and glued them together.  Then, I made a slit in the box top and inserted the card stock piece into the slit so that the apple looked like it was sitting on top of the box.  I used a white gel pen to make the stitches around the front of the box and on the apple shapes.  I glued some punched leaves onto the apples, tied the lid of the box with raffia and I was done!

This is a really easy project to make and a lot of fun!  

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Imagine That Free Digi Stamp and Challenge

Hi all.  Today I have a just released digi stamp from Imagine That Digi Stamps.  It is for their monthly progressive challenge.  His name is Penguin Cocoa and he is FREE!  Normally, you must have played in the previous challenge in order to get a free image, but this month, you didn't have to play last month!  You will get this adorable penguin digi stamp absolutely free and then you will be eligible to play each month and get the new challenge image each time, without having to pay anything!  Gotta love that!  Of course Kris has so many wonderful images, you might want to look around and see if there is anything else you might want.  The prices are excellent and you can get whole sets.  Anyway, back to my card.  I printed and colored the image with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers.  I used snow glitter to the pom pom on top of his hat and on the ends of the braided part of the hat.  To make the foam in his cup, I mixed my own embossing powder.  I used white, a touch of a  glittery, coppery brown and some extra thick embossing powder.  I kept heating and adding more powder and heated some more.  I did this about 4-5 times to get the effect that I wanted.  I printed some of the Christmas digi, designer paper from the IT store and used a snowflake border punch for the bottom.  The extra snowflakes that popped out, I glued to the designer paper.

This is what the entire set includes.

Hope you like my card!  Please leave me a message and let me know what you think.
I LOVE seeing comments!!

I have entered this card in the following challenge:

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Candy Corn Box

Well, it is a bit early for Halloween, but I thought that I would get a head start and if I am lucky, I might be able to sell some of my things.  I have added a few cards to my Etsy Store.  I will be adding some more soon.  This week, we were able to use any file from The Cutting Cafe because we have some new people on the design team as well as a few who have left.  (I have been asked to do another term.)  After December, I have to leave the team as we are only allowed to serve 2 consecutive terms in a row. Anyway, I decided to make this adorable candy corn box.  I cut out the pieces on my Silhouette Portrait  using different cards stocks.  I embossed the white top and the bottom is a glittery yellow.  I used Viva Decor ice white pearl pen and added some pearl dots for texture.  The tag was made on my computer. I punched it out and added a glittery black bow to make it stand out. I finished it off with some orange and white ribbon.  Hopefully you will be able to see the glittery areas.

Now I just need to figure out what to put in it and who to give it to!

Hope you enjoy this fun project!

Till next time...