Thursday, March 31, 2011
You're up all night with visions of scrapbook layouts in your head. I couldn't fall asleep last night because I had so many great ideas in my head. I should have gotten up and sketched them or wrote them down. I came home from my MDS class bursting with excitement to try out all the new things I learned. I have my first ever digital layout to share with you. It is page 1 of a two page layout I am going to submit to Let's Scrap this week so it coordinates with their sketch. I also learned to blur the adorable faces of my kiddos using Photoshop Elements! So no more silly white circles over their faces. Of course I didn't go easy on myself just cause it was my first layout. There's lots of layering and using punches to masks parts of stamps I didn't want. That whole tree was made from the stamp of one branch that I flipped, stretched, turned, and covered with punches. The second page of this layout will follow later.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I learned some cool new tricks for using the My Digital Studio software from SU tonight from my friend Jessica. I came home and tried them out and created a cute little header for my blog. Well as you can see it's too big. I swear I did everything just as she said and I went back and checked the dimensions and it is the 2"x7" I intended. I am going to leave it for now and try to figure out where I went wrong later.
Monday, March 28, 2011
P.S. I am going to toot my own horn here but looking at this photo I am pleased to see that my skills at photographing my work have vastly improved.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Tanya asked me to do a Cricut class at her crop today and feature one of the Creative Memories exclusive Cricut cartridges. I looked over Cheerful Seasons and right away thought this bird and birdhouse were perfect for spring. I cut the birdhouse and layers at 4.5". The bird believe it or not was cut at just 1.5" I used a package of SU designer paper that I think was a Sale-A-Bration freebie probably two years ago! I used my iRock to adhere the birds eye and centers to the fabric flowers. The sentiment is from the SU Bold Blossom stamp set that is in the current mini catalog. I stamped it with VersaMark and white embossing powder and then embossed with a little So Saffron ink. The group of ladies who made it today did a great job. I think they'll find it very east to add to a card, use as a gift tag or put on a scrapbook page.
I have been saving these little green baskets that strawberries and tomatoes come in at my farmers market since last year. These little altered baskets were all the rave on splitcoast last year. I made mine by weaving 3/4" strips of pawsitively prints SU paper through the slats in the basket. I embellished with the Chick from the Simply Charmed cricut cartridge, grass pieces from Create-A-Critter, and eggs from the Doodlecharms cartridge. I adhered fabric flowers that I embellished with my iRock. I simply tied a ribbon the sides of the basket to use as a handle. I then covered the knot I made with another fabric flower.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I wanted to extended a big thank you to all my new followers out there. I am also thankful to Momo for allowing us to link up to her page <3's, so sweet! I hope to have something new to show you all tomorrow and soon I'll be posting my take on a sketch that I am submitting to a design team call!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Here is the card I created for regional swaps. I used Stampin Ups bugs and kisses stamp set and colored it with a Tempting Turquoise marker and a Versamarker. Then I embossed the wings with Iridescent Ice. The paper is Tempting Turquoise card-stock and designer series paper. What I like most about this card is that I was able to create something elegant from a stamp set that is traditionally for kids. It also reminds me of a jewel box from Tiffany's
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
I also have been very busy crafting swaps for the Hartford Regional Stampin Up meeting. I took photos tonight and was ready to post them and decided maybe I should wait until regionals are over. I don't mind if others copy my work but I'd hate to see someone make the same card for regionals so those will be up next week.