Friday, November 29, 2013
It's baby time!
Its baby time Correction not at our house... yet. ;) Anyways there are so many of my friends who have announced their pregnancies, that a baby card was in order. I am using PrettyfulDesigns' Baby Cloth line Clip Art. A neutral yellow seemed the right choice on simple white card stock.
The sketch is from this week's Retro Sketches #91
Happy Black Friday! Hope your Friday was as stress free as mine was... Living in a town with 1200 residents , the closest wal-mart being 2 hrs away left me to shop online. I been working with an awesome designer Dedra from Prettyfuldesigns. She is a stay at home momma who loves to work on digital design. Her stuff is SUPER affordable, pop on over and check out her stuff!
This card was made using her newest Tis The Season Owls PNG's and Paper Pack.
The sketch is from Seize The Sketch, #9. and entering it into their challenge.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I am obsessed with ALL the possibilities on Christmas colors! We are no longer stuck with the standard Red, White and Green. Digital Dollface has some beautiful Christmas collections available for instant download. For this card I used her Whimsical Christmas digital pack. Believe it or not, I printed this at home with my Epson printer. AFFORDABLE & CONVENIENT. $2.95 for 12, 12x12 sheets!!!
My fellow Texan; Kellie Michelle is owner/artist of Digital DollFace. A wonderful etsy shop with digital paper, and clip art. Her designs are absolutely unique! Today I worked on a card that was cheerful, colorful and just plain cute! This is an all occasion card!
Can you believe I printed that paper on my printer!
LCOM Sketch #47
Here is a neat coupon for Digital Doll Face:
Full Speed ahead on Christmas cards! With my 20+ cousins and my hubby's family I have A LOT of work to do. Today, I am working with the AMAZING Lilian Ellaboudy . She is the owner and designer of Lilian Ellaboudy Designs and Lilmade Designs. She offers beautiful digital papers, illustrations, and photography tools for commercial use!
This card was made using exclusively her products! The colors are so rich on the digital papers and clip art.
Her collections are sooo much better than using a cookie cutter kit!
I used her Christmas Joy Bundle
This week I am working with an awesome designer! Her designs can be found on Etsy! Pretty Grafik Design
I selected some pretty festive penguins from her Christmas collections. I just love digital papers! It is so convenient to have access to all different designs without having to compromise space!
Saturday, November 23, 2013
The town of Pinedale has 1200 residents, in other words no big retail craft store. Necessity is the mother of invention... So, without further adue Dandillion Designs on etsy!
I will have coordinating digital papers with embellishments.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
My dad's birthday is coming up and I needed a "man" card. Nothing says dad like blue paper. I found some sweet prints on Teresa Collins: Everyday Moments and got to work.
Getting started on the Post-Christmas cards. Of course "thanks" is not required but appreciated.
Paper used on this one came from Cosmo Cricket, "BabyJane".
Stamp is from My Favorite Things.
This one is for the following challenges:
My Favorite Things: Sketch 151
Mojo Monday 320
... polka dots that is. Finally Wednesday! My adhesive ran out on Sunday, so its been pretty quiet on the home front. Today I worked on three new projects using my new spellbinder circles(and newly acquired ATR).
Sunday, November 17, 2013
I water colored this gorgeous image last night, took it to the hubby and asked "what do you see?"
He didn't see it. Do you? It's suppose to be Jesus looking up. I paired it with a digital stamp of my making and printed it on card stock. This is my favorite card so far.
At the end of this post feel free to take the digital stamp and use it. Please just link my blog back or give me credit for it :)
CAS-ual Fridays Clean and Simple CFC120
Working with my printer last night I found this beautiful image. Ah just so vintage!
I used some gorgeous paper from cosmo cricket and distressed it some Antique Linen from Tim Holtz.
I don't know anyone with a birthday this month, so if your B-Day is coming up.Give me your address ;)
Its still snowing here and it no longer feels like fall. I had a 2 leafs cut and glittered left from my previous project I decided it was time to "wrap up" the fall stuff and begin with Christmas.
My new markers are still in transit so I am left to use my watercolors. Its a painting on a card!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Yes the calender says the Winter solstice isn't until Dec.21 but it sure feels like Winter has arrived.
So since I've decided to stay out of the cold , I created a fall color card that can be used anytime of the year.
The bear is from Kitty Bee Designs' bear collection. I wanted to something different with the bear, so I used my watercolors on it!
Its quite peculiar to see my Halloween/Fall pumpkins surrounded by fresh snow. Take a look my front and back yard.
Friday, November 15, 2013
... get it? Continuing on my Thanksgiving card making the idea of a pile of leaves sounded pretty. I went outside to look for one, to my disappointment I found them soggy due to the snow of the last couple weeks.
Oh well, a paper one will do. And it did, with glitter.
- Glitter on the large leaf silver
- Heat embossing on the little leaf
- Die cutting the labels
- Gem embellishments
Thanksgiving is almost here! I wanted a simple and clean design.
I found inspiration with this sketch from Lets Capture Our Memories.
I will be entering this card for their challenge.
Repeat Impressions DCC1120 ~ Giving Thanks.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Recently a paper crafting store opened in our little town of 1200 folks. The store had a promotion for the first 9 people to like their facebook page would win a goodie bag. Guess who was on the computer at the right time? ME! I got a few 6x6 papers, ribbon, and cute pearl embellish. I wanted to make something girly, shabby chic card for a girlfriend who has been spoiling me with little treats in the mail.
So I used my freebies along with with some new goodies I have picked up.
On this card I:
- heat embossed a pretty flower stamp and sentiment
- embossed the paper ribbon with my new cuttlebug
- decorated with pearls
- added ribbon trimmings
This card will be entered in 3challenges. Wish me luck!
Ribbon Carousel Ribbon Challenge
Lawnscaping Challenge on Sentiment
Casual Friday's Embossing Challenge
Monday, November 4, 2013
Living in Pinedale we have some of the coolest mountains and pine areas. Behind our house there is a reserve by the river where the deer seek sanctuary from the the Wyoming wind. I love that area so much we took our family photos there!
Unity stamps has these really neat pine trees stamp that just reminded me of that special place.
|Town Park in Pinedale|
I will enter this card on the followng challenges :
.. of course it is our high for today was 28! Got to love Wyoming.
Anyways, my good friend Heather at http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com/
invited me over to play with all her goodies! Boy oh boy my husband is in trouble
and I have added a few things to my Christmas wish list. ;)
Here is the card! Unity stamps set for the ornament.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Often with today's lifestyle we run around and forget to say "thank you". This weekend my FIL & MIL (father in love & mother in love) is coming to watch the munchkins while the hubs and I take a little weekend trip. Here is a thank you card I made to give him for watching the kids. I wanted something meaningful, simple, clean and not to girly..
Updating the master bedroom can be challenging. At least at our house, I like girly "shabby chic" and my husband is a "woodsy/dark color" kind of guy. We agreed on a paint color, burnt orange. However I felt it needed something.
So I bought a stencil on Etsy, its quite large and I was afraid, however I had already bought it... Besides its paint right? I can always paint over it..
Here is our bedroom... I loved the stencil so much I added the design to our pillows and the curtains.
This has inspired me to try stenciling our guest bathroom in a Damask theme.. To be continued. :)
I entered my stenciling skills on this blog:
Saturday, November 2, 2013
First Post~ First Challenge.
Since I wanted to make a card that I can send to one of my girlfriends for her birthday, I decided to go with something cheerful and bright.
Tonight I created a card using the following materials
1. Sewing Machine
2. Konnichiwa paper pack
5. Sentiments by Autumn Leaves.
6. Flower embelishment
I will be submitting today. Wish me luck!!
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