Saturday, August 30, 2014

Last Post for August

Hi all.  This is my last post for the month of August.  I chose the file called Lighthouse.  I kept my card very simple.  After printing the image, I colored with colored pencils and Sharpie markers.  I also added the flying seagulls in the background by hand.  The image was layered over black card stock and I used square brads in each corner, before glueing the entire matted image onto the yellow card base.  I added the red & white baker's twine to give it that nautical feel.

My next card is one that I made for my ex-husband.  He is a pilot instructor and I decided to make something humorous for him, especially with what the 2 of us have been going through with the loss of our only son.  The inside of the card says "not you, I was talking about the plane!"  Tomorrow is his birthday.  I hope he receives it in time!

In a couple of days, Imagine That Digis will be offering a new image for the progressive image challenge.  Keep your eyes out.  You are gone to love it!
Till next time...

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Love Swans

Hi all.  Today I am showcasing a file called Love Swans by Imagine That Digi Stamps.  Even though this was intended to be a Valentine set, It is also great to use for a wedding or anniversary card.  I used Spectrum Noir and Copic markers to color the image.   I used a Nestabilities, die cut, to cut out the image and another of the same size, in black, which I cut in half and used as a shadow behind the image.  A Martha Steward punch was used on the bottom of the card and I added a strip of pink card stock on the inside, to make the punch, pop out.  A piece of pink washi tape was added along the top.  I hope you enjoy my project.  Please leave a comment so that I know you were here.  

Till next time...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Hi all!
I have been trying to keep busy lately with my card making.  I thought I would show you a couple of my latest cards... The first one was stamped with a very large butterfly image and heat embossed with ultra fine black embossing powder.  I colored it with only 2 Copic markers.  I placed the card front on my Cuttlebug plate and taped each die cut so they would not move.  I cut the entire thing in one passing.  After that, I used pop dots, graduating each layer so that I ended with 5 layers of pop dots on the center piece.  I love the effect of this technique.
The second card was made for my sister's birthday.  I used a digital image and colored it with colored pencils.  I die cut the image and also cut a piece of black card stock with the same die.  I cut the black one in half and made a partial frame with it.  I wanted it to give some contrast against the pink, embossed piece of card stock.  I layered them on a white card base.
I hope you enjoy seeing what else I do (when I am not doing design team work!  ;-)

Until next time...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Hi all!  Sorry I haven't posted sooner.  I was in the hospital last week and even though I had already made my card, I wasn't up to posting it.  I am feeling much better now.  Today's card is from a fantastic set called J'aime Paris from Imagine That Digi Stamps.  This is such a great set.  There are so many wonderful things that you can do with it!  What I did was make the Eiffel Tower lighter so it looked like it was in the background and put the table and chairs and the poodle, darker, in the front.  I cut out the bonjour sentiment with a die cut and sponged the edges.  I wanted to make this a CSS card so that it would not cost extra for someone to mail.  It fit into a 4 ⅛" x 9 ½" business envelope.  I thought it would be fun to do a different size, for a change.  

Don't forget the August progressive challenge that is going on now.  You still have a couple of weeks to join in.  Hop on over and see what others have made.

Till next time...


Friday, August 1, 2014

Imagine That Digis, August Progressive Challenge

Hi all.  Today, I am showcasing my Imagine That Progressive Challenge card.  This month's challenge image is called Dolphins.  I have been a bit under the weather, so I didn't really get to play with it that much.  I used layers of colored pencils and gamsol to color the image.  I added some Sakura Clear Star pen and white gel pen to give some sparkle and highlights.  The background was sprayed with silver Glimmer Mist and embossed with my Cuttlebug.  The background was lightly sponged with Brilliance ink and I used some of my very large stash of fibers to enhance the card.

For those of you who don't already know, Imagine That Digis Stamps has a progressive challenge where you get a free digi stamp each month, as long as you keep playing.  It's a lot of fun.  Check out what some of my Design Teammates have done this month, here.
Till next time...