Wednesday, November 11, 2015

New Kitty Card and More...

Hi all!  Today, I am showcasing a card from Imagine That Digi Stamps by Kris.  The name of the stamp set is Hanging Kitty.  I think this set is just adorable.  I printed the image on watercolor paper and colored it with watercolors.  The image was cut out and mounted with Spellbinder dies and embossing folder.  I added a circle of gold gel pen around the circle and added some Christmas ribbon to the bottom of the card.  The inside says "have a pawsome holiday".

I am including several other cards that I have been working on these past few weeks.  I have been really busy with special orders, etc.

 I just love this saying...

 ...and let's not forget Chanukah...

I love this character!  His name is Pipi and you will probably be seeing more of him.

Hope you enjoyed your visit.

Till next time...

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Christmas Cards

Hi all.  Today, I am showcasing Imagine That Digi Stamps, Tree With Presents.  This image can be purchased from the store, separately, or in a bundle of cute Christmas image.  

I colored the image with colored pencils and glitter gel pens.  I punched the star out of gold glitter paper and glued it on the top of the tree.  The background is dry embossed and the greeting is die cut.

I am also adding some other Christmas Cards that I have made...

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my work.
Don't still have a few more days to 
enter our Digi of the Month Challenge.  It closes 
on October 28th.

Till next time...

Friday, October 9, 2015

Stamp of the Month and Some More

Hi all.  I can't believe it is October already.  It's time for the Imagine That Digi Stamps Design of the Month Challenge.  This month the image is called Mistletoe Kitty and she/he can be found in the shop, here.  I used alcohol markers to color the image and a die cut for the sentiment.  I added 3 sequins and layered on embossed card stock to finish it off.  

I made the next card for my stamping club for the November meeting.  We are suppose to have the sentiment on the front of the card.  I wanted to make a rainbow card so used watercolor to paint the rainbow focal image, heat embossed the greeting in black over it and added a colorful die cut butterfly.  The background was done in rainbow colors with Ken Oliver's Color Bursts.  I just love playing around with them!

Another thing that I love to play around with are the fairly new Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy stamp set.   They are soooo cute and fun to color!  I have been using watercolors on them.  I just ordered the accessory stamps called Crazy Things that go with the set, so, I will be able to add things like hats, glasses, ties, balloons, bunny ears, and much more.  I can't wait to get them.  meanwhile, enjoy the first 2 that I have made so far...

While you are in the Imagine That Digi Stamp shop, be sure to check out the free scrapbook set that Kris is offering.  It is really pretty.  And, don't forget to enter the challenge to get your free digi stamp for next month.  If you played along last month, your Mistletoe Kitty is free!

Till next time...

Friday, September 25, 2015

Leesa's Dust Bunnies

Hi all.  Today I am showing a couple of cards that I have been working on lately.  The first one is called Leesa's Dust Bunnies.  It comes in a set called Leesa's Cleaning Day from Imagine That Digi Stamps.  It can also be purchased by itself.  Just click on whichever one you want to purchase.  This digi is so cute it makes me not want to clean my house so I can have those adorable dust bunnies!  She was colored with alcohol markers and the sentiment is also from the set.

The next cards are ones that I made as a special order for a client to give to her friends for 
their birthdays.  They both love to play golf so I came up with these 2 digi images.  
They were also painted with alcohol markers.  The backgrounds are dry embossed.

The inside of this card says...way above par...

They were such a hit that I have several orders from other people who want to send some 
to their friends. The great thing is they are each personalized with the recipient's name.  

That's all for now.

Till next time... 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Imagine That Digi of the Month

Hi all.  Today I am posting my card that I made for the DOTM.  It is called Maggie's Apples and Maggie is a sweet cow!  Last month's players received this brand new set, to play in this month's challenge.  If you missed that challenge, you can get this set FREE with your $10 order in the shop.  Or, you can buy it at a reduced price all of this month so you can come and play!  Everyone who plays by September 28th will receive a free set to play in next month's challenge.  I colored my "Maggie" with alcohol markers and cut with out with a Spellbinders die.  I used some of the Imagine That digi paper and added a bow.   

Don't forget to check out the DOTM challenge page and see how easy it is to win a new set to use for next month's challenge.  We have also just started a new program called Cherry on Top.  Someone will win a new set, if their challenge card is chosen by our design team.  You must play to win!  Keep watching the blog after the first of next month to see if you are the winner.  

I will be posting some other new cards that I have made, soon.

Till next time...

Saturday, August 22, 2015

August 21, 2015

Hi all.  I have a few cards to show you and one for the Imagine That Digi Stamps design team inspiration.  The first card is just that.  The set is called Chef Freddy.  I colored the image with alcohol markers but put him on the inside of the card.  For the outside of the card, I cut some circles and framed him so his face showed through the frame.  I used some of the designer paper from the set and added a die cut happy birthday and a bow on the top.  The sentiment on the inside is from the set.

My next card is an Oriental one that I did with embossing paste and a brass stencil.  I used white paste and Inktense blocks to scrape some black and some red color so that I could emboss with 2 different colors.   This was one of my first attempts at stencil embossing.  I am really pleased  with  the way it turned out.  The Kanji symbol means love.  For the background, I did another new technique where I dry embossed the black background with an Oriental design and covered the debossed side with silver Gelato and got the great metal effect.  I used red embroidery thread to finish it off.

The last card that I am showcasing is made from a Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) piece that I did.  I tangled in the digi image, cut out the larger heart shape and mounted it on a black tile (card stock).  I punched the design and added some black paper behind the punched front and the black bow on top.   I realized that I have so many Zentangle projects that I really didn't know what to do with so I thought I would make some of them in to cards.

Be sure to check out the Imagine That Digi Stamps Designers Choice Awards.  We have our first winner!

Till next time...

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Some New Cards

This first card was done with stencils, quilling and a die cut.  I used some home made stencils and Misting sprays for the background.  I quilled the grapes and die cut the thank you.

The next card was made with a doily, a heat embossed lace stamp and some paper circles.
I started to make this a couple of years ago and finally got around to finishing it into a card.  I am trying to use what I have started...

 I have entered the 2 cards, above, in the
My Favorite Things Summer School Repetition challenge

Till next time...

Friday, August 14, 2015

New Cards

Hi all.  Today I am showcasing Imagine That Digi Stamps "Goin' Buggy" set.  There are so many cute bugs, I didn't know which one to pick.  Aren't they the most adorable faces?  I decided to choose the grasshopper and put him in a jar with some leaves.  After coloring with alcohol markers and 
 pens, I cut the image out and popped it on some of the "Goin' Buggy" digi paper along with a 
piece of card stock to help the jar stand out.

Unfortunately, the color didn't turn out right on the sentiment.  It actually matches the paper.
 I used a combination of ping and white outline stamps to make my image.

I have entered this card in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.

Till next time...

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Already...?

Hi all.  I can't believe it is already August.  I was in the hospital on July 1, for 5 days.  Since I have been out, I have been a crazy card making machine.  I will not post them all on here, but I will just add a few.  The most important one is the Imagine That Digi Stamps DOTM challenge card.   The theme this month is Beach Girls.  Girls just want to have fun and that is just what I did!  I used the water DP from the Beach Combers Digi Papers and used torn paper that I distressed and used a sand stamp to make the beach.  All of the elements were colored with alcohol markers and fussy cut and either glued or pop dotted onto the base.  The surfboard and umbrella pole were inserted into slits in the paper.

If you would like to play along with us and our Digi of the Month challenge, be sure to check out the site above for information and a chance to win a free set.

Here are a few more that I have been working on during the past few weeks...

Remember to play our progressive challenge.  Submissions must be in by the 28th of August in order to be eligible for a free set.

Till next time...

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ribbon Wreath

Hi all.  I am posting these cards to show what I am making for Christmas cards this year.  They 
are called Ribbon Wreaths.  I got inspired to make these wreaths when I saw a card online that 
had a perfectly plain white wreath.  I'm not even sure what it was made out of.  But, I thought it would be really nice to wrap ribbon on it and so I actually made my first one as a 4th of July birthday card.  You can see that one in my previous post.  The technique is really quite simple and after you make the wreath, you can decorate it with ribbon, bows, rhinestones, punches, etc.  One of my examples is for a winter card that I added snowflakes that were actually waste from a border punch.  You can use any kind of background (stamped, designer paper, handmade background or even embossed).  The actual wreath is made by using 2 circle die cuts of different sizes.  

This card is being entered in the following challenge:

I hope you will try my technique.

Till next time...

Monday, July 13, 2015

Christmas in July

Hi all.  Today I am posting the July SOTM Challenge DT card.  The name of the set is called Treat Stand which happens to be on sale right now!  After printing the image, I cut it out and colored it with alcohol markers and glitter gel pens and popped it on a die cut.  The background was done with a plastic wire distress tool.  I used a glitter designer paper for the background, an embossed card stock, a ribbon and glued on a red base to complete the card. 

Don't forget to go to Imagine That Digi Stamps and play along with our challenge.  Remember, this is a progressive challenge.  If you played last month, your digi image will be free.  If you didn't play, you can purchase the entire set on sale in the store.

Stay tuned next month because we will have a little surprise for you!

I am going to show some other cards that I have been making lately.

This was made for a friend who happened to be born of the 4th of July.  I gave a technique class 
at my club on how to make a ribbon wreath.  We made a bunch of different ones for Christmas, Chanukah, winter and so on.  They all seemed to really enjoy my idea.

 Another watercolor card.

 The bokeh background on the top of this card is actually a removable bookmark.

 I made this card for my husband's birthday.  He loves elephants.

 This was from a card sketch on Splitcoast Stampers

Experimenting with stencils and Gelatos.
This card has been entered in the following challenge:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes With Optional Twist

I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards.

Till next time...