Well we made it through the holidays. I love Christmas and always a little happy when all the hustle is over and I can relax. I plan on spending as much time as possible in my craft area trying to catch up.
Ildi Co., has released so many cute images over the last month, have you seen them....NO!....go here to check it out.
I used my Creative Memories oval cutting system to cut out the image and border, added present eyelets, a holly berry brad, distressed and inked the edges of the image, and added stickles to the image.
Digi images are so easy to work with, you can print them on just about any paper and resize to fit to your crafting needs.
Snopals Flowers is printed on White Shimmery cardstock from Archiver's, added gold stickles to the flowers and crystal to her bow and the light green on the flower pot. I love this non-traditional color combo. The designer paper is from a 4x6 package I had hiding in my stash. It was like Christmas came early, I totally I forgot I had this.....(shhh.....dont't tell my hubby!)
Sunshine Stamps has so many lovely and whimsical images to offer. Have you stopped by their store lately, go here to shop.
This card was created using one of the new Christmas images that are now available.
I colored the image with watercolor pencils and blended, doubled matted the image in gold and black cardstock, added Stickles, outlined the image in a glitter gelly pen, used foam squares to make the image 'pop'.
I love the way the ribbon turned out.
I used two different gold shimmery ribbons and twisted the knot for texture.
Ildi Co. released several new lines of digital images this month.
Go here to check them all out, you don't want to miss this.
This month's special is buy 2 get 1 free.
One of my favorite new images is called Clownkin Kiss. Oh, who am I kidding, they are all my favorites.
I just love this couple, they are so cute and make me smile everytime I look at my card.
I created a 5x5 card, used cardstock and designer paper for a SU pack that I have been saving. Added yellow ribbon, prima with flower brad and blue bling in the corners. The edges of the image are inked in coordinating blue ink. The image has stickles and glitter gel pen added for texture.
When I first starting working with this card kit I was a little intimated. This is totally out of my craft 'box' and I was not sure what to do with supplies since there are no stamped images, only punches and embossed cardstock. I am pretty happy with the way they all turned out.
I added the silver ribbon and black bling on the flower punches.
On this card I added the emblished ribbon and bling on the punches.
I have been working feverishly to complete my holiday cards, I think I am almost done.
This year I decided to use my stash of Christmas card kits to make all my cards. I thought this would be easier than 'mass' producing a single card, so far so good. I prefer to create non-traditional colored Christmas cards.
I love the layout of this card and sparkly ribbon on the side.
The image was a little big, but I think it works well.
This card was a pile it on challenge for myself and I think I did pretty good...wink....wink!!!
We are expecting a big snow storm in the Chicagoland area today and into Wednesday with significant snow fall. I love living here but really don't like the winters. YUCK!!!
This week Sunshine Stamps is sponsoring day 12 of the 25 Days of Christmas Challenges over at Show and Tell on Ning....go here to check out all the challenges.
Here is the sketch for our Design Team Challenge.
Sunshine Stamps has so many new and very cute Holiday digital images this season. For my design team card I used Snow Mitten and Warm Mitten Wishes sentiment. You can go here to check out all the holiday season digi images. I used a lavendar, blue and white color combo, added Stickles to the cuff of the mitten, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, shimmery purple ribbon and blue baubles. I inked the sentiment in coordinating blue ink. It is hard to see but I outlinged the mitten image with a glitter gelly pen.
Got Cake?!? This little doggie makes me smile everytime I look at him.
This is a card I made from a card kit in my stash. Card kits are some much fun and make creating cards easy and quick. Included in the kit was all the elements you see on my card. The image is colored with my Bic Mark-it, I recently purchased a set of the ultra-fine tip and totally love them. They make coloring detailed images much easier.
I was so excited when my SCS friend Terria asked me to be apart of this awesome design team.
For the month of December we will be focusing on Christmas projects.
I created this layout using a 5x7 Christmas 2007 photo of my daughter Jenna, double matted the photo in coordinating red and blue card stock, used red and white ribbon, white brads, a 3-D K and Company Christmas sentiment and 3 large felt snowflakes.
The layout is simple, I did not want to distract from the background paper and 5x7 photo.
Besure to check back and she what we are up to next week.
Sunshine Stamps DT challenge this week was to use the provided image and sentiment, but there is a twist......using paper pieceing on your image. After the panic attack subsided and I focused on the task at hand, I created this 12x12 scrapbook page layout. The wonderful thing with digi images you can make them as big or as small as you need them. I am very happy with this layout and my over all ability to paper piece.