Sunday, November 29, 2009

Practice with Photoshop

This is my first experience combining images with Photoshop. I was successful, although unsure of exactly how I did it! I have combined images from two very generous and talented sources. The girl image is Mrs. Tilly Claus a freebie supplied by the talented Wendy at Wendy's Digital Doodling. She has some great images and if you get a chance please check out her blog here. Both the lamp post on the outside of the card and the inner cluster frame are from a wonderful site called Raspberry Road Designs. Both images are free and they have wonderful and generous talent. I check their blog daily. Check out Raspberry Road Designs here. I added pearls to Mrs. Tilly Claus coat and stickles to the snow flakes and lamp post. I used the homemade flower soft fluff for the snow. I used Prismacolor pencils and OMS to color her. The only exception is I use a copic marker for all my skin tones. And yes for my item at least a year old..the metal snowflake brad has been in my stash ..forever! I added a few rhinestones to bling it a bit. The idea to crop the top of the Mrs. Tilly Claus image and place it on the inside of the card is not my original idea. However, I cannot remember who I scraplifted (cardlifted?) it from. Sorry! I am still a work in progress! Thanks for looking and have a great week.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wolverine BDay Card for Christian

Hi everyone and Happy Thanksgiving. Today is my grandson's birthday too! I made him a card to go with his bday gift. He wanted Wolverine claws and so I also made a Wolverine card. I also included a picture of him with his bday gifts. I still have a long way to go as far as coloring my digis. This Wolverine digi is actually a free coloring book page. I also used Zig Markers to color him and Prismacolor pencils on his hair. The markers seem to work better on large areas. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Not A Creature

I have started the very ambitious challenge of creating my own Christmas Cards this year. I have also decided that for every project I do, cards or scrapbooking, I will force myself to use my stash! I have so much STUFF. I consider my stash to be any embellishments or papers I have had for more than one year. You are likely to see some very dated items in the next few weeks!
For this project, the silver poinsettia is from my vast stash and is probably more than a year old. It has a disco feel! The tangled mouse image I purchased from the very talented and generous Dustin Pike. The image is from his "Not a Creature" collection. Dustin is also dabbling in SVG's for all those scal/cricut users. Give Dustin's blog a look here and mark your calendar for November 25, Dustin is having a huge sale on his images!
I got the idea, and the scal cut file for the photo corners on the inside of the card from the amazing Penny Duncan. This lady shares so many of her ideas and files for free. Give Penny's blog a look here. I have decided I have a real problem with "white space" on my cards. I love digi images but I never know quite what to do with all that white space around the image. I am working on it! Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Do Something Cheeky!

Ok I am starting to get the hang of coloring digi images. I think I have decided that Prismacolor color pencils are going to be my instrument of choice. Here is a card I did using an image I purchased from the awesome Mo Manning at Digital Pencil Too. You can view Mo's wonderful images at her store HERE. I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it. My DD had to have a hamster, then she had to have two because the first would be lonely. Then she started college and moved out and now I have hamsters. I affectionately call them the lil fat girls because..well they are really fat. The sentiment inside the card reads "Do Something Cheeky!" Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Mummies

Hi everyone. These are Hershey chocolate bars decorated to look like mummies. I found this wonderfully creative idea at the Chic n Scratch free tutorials. You can view the fab tutorials HERE. I am making these treats for my co-workers. They are really easy. I wrapped my sealed Hershey bar in foil, then wrapped cream colored paper around each bar. Then just tear your strips of a little shade darker paper, chalk and glue. I used wiggle eyes and made name tags for my bars. They are cute!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Birthday Card for Sue B!

This is a birthday card for my friend Sue B! The stamp is a digital I bought from The Stamping Boutique, very nice people over there! The inside of the card reads "Forget health food, at our age we need all the PRESERVATIVES we can get!" I got that sentiment as free word art, sorry I don't remember where. I used stickles on the Bee Hive and I got a little carried away, the paper got a little to wet and started to buckle, however it was ok once it dried. Another lesson learned on my 3rd card ever made and only the second one colored. Have a great week!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Birthday Card for T

Well, here is my first ever coloring project. The first picture is of the front of the card and is actually a coloring book page I colored with Zig Markers. The second picture is the inside sentiment. This is a Birthday card for my friend Theresa. Her nick name is T, thus the teapot and sentiments. All the nice gals on the Frugal Scrapper yahoo group assured me that the coloring gets easier and..better lol! If you come across this let me know what you think!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Heart Hinge Card

This is a heart hinge card I made for a challenge over at Scrapdango. The card was cut using my cricut and an SVG file from the amazingly talented Penny Duncan (with her permission). Be sure to check out Penny's Blog! She is a wonderful artist and she is very generous with her files, many are free! You can view her blog by clicking HERE!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Weve Got Spirit

This is a layout I did for a challenge over at Scrapdango. I got the Title SVG from Lora, the Scrapbook Lady and I would like to thank her for her generosity! Her file includes the "Weve Got Spirit" words as well as the poms and the megaphone. The Title was perfect and so well done. You can view Lora's blog by clicking HERE!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Tag Challenge at Cricut Chatter Yahoo Group

This is a tag I created for a Tag challenge at Cricut Chatter a Yahoo Group. I used rhinestones for the centers of Stars, Diploma and Cap. The Tear Bear was purchased on Ebay. The school paper used is actually my daughter's High School, she graduated this year. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

My Very First Card!

This is my very first card! I have been scrapbooking a long time but I was never a card maker. I did this card for a challenge over at Cricut Lovers. The paper is DCWV. If you stumble across this page, please leave a comment. Thanks!