Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Stippled Moments - FTL270



Using a sketch I found on the Clean & Simple Blog (FTL270), I created this birthday card.
You may view the sketch challenge here: http://cleanandsimplestamping.blogspot.com/2013/12/270.html

I used a retired DSP.... not sure where it is from.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Memorable Moments, Stippled Blossoms
Paper - Soft Suede, Whisper White, Unknown DSP (from Stampin' Up!)
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede
Accessories - Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (Early Espresso), stamp-a-ma-jig

Stylish Flurry - SFF120613


 

I needed a 5x7 card, and saw this sketch on the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog (SFF120613) that I wanted to try with it.  You may view the sketch challenge here: http://sketchfrenzyfriday.blogspot.com/2013/12/sff120613.html

I also used a prior color challenge from the Paper Players Art blog (PPA182).  You may view that color challenge here: http://www.palspaperarts.com/2013/12/ppa182-a-color-challenge.html

I would never have thought to use these 3 colors together, but I believe my card came out really nice.
Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp set - Festive Flurry
Paper - Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla
Ink - Smoky Slate
Accessories - Big Shot, Stylish Stripes TIEF, Festive Flurry Framelits, Window Frames Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Friday, December 6, 2013

Hutto - SE351

 


Working on another two-page spread for our 2012 photobook.  In March 2012, we took a trip to Texas to visit my sister and her family.  What was so cool, was that my parents came to visit that same week!  We had a lot of fun, and did many many things during our visit!  I had so many pictures too.... it was s hard to narrow it down to just a few. Whew!

I used a sketch I found online at Scrapbooks Etc (SE351).  I realize now that I look at the sketch, I didn't follow it exactly, but.... I did use it as inspiration.

I just want to point out what I did to achieve the lines underneath the title.  I used the Eclectic Overlays frame (same one as the background piece), but I cropped the stamp so just the lines showed. 

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used - My Digital Studio
Background - Cajun Craze
Embellishments - Taffeta Ribbon (Very Vanilla)
Stamp Brush Sets - Eclectic Overlays (Really Rust and Early Espresso); Torn Edges (eyelet border - Early Espresso); Moments Ago (words - Cajun Craze)
Punch - Square (Very Vanilla)
Font - CK Cutie and KG Eyes Wide Open (Early Espresso)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Legoland

 

Continuing work on our 2012 Photobook, with our California trip in February.  We went to Legoland with Mike's brother, Dan, and his family.  So many Legos -- What a fabulous place!

Since I did not have Lego inspired paper or embellishments..... I decided to create my own.  I started by creating the circle (green) and adding the 'Lego' text -- which was a free font I found online called 'Lego Thick'. I copied and pasted circles to create a row (aligned them and spaced evenly), then 'grouped' the row.  Then, I copied that row and pasted it down the page. Yes... a bit of work, but less than having to create each individual circle! Lastly, I placed the green background behind the circles. I did this the same way for the red, yellow and blue embellishments!

Thanks so much for looking!

Supplies Used - My Digital Studio
Background - Whisper White
Punch - Circle (Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Garden Green, Summer Sun); Square (Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Garden Green, Summer Sun)
Font - GeoMetr231 (Brilliant Blue)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Disney

 

Completed a two-page spread for our 2012 photobook.  Here we took a trip to Disneyland with Mike's sister, Linda and her family.  We love Disney, go whenever we come to visit!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used - My Digital Studio
Background Paper - Sahara Sand
Embellishments - Basic Rhinestones
Stamp Brush Sets - Vintage Overlays (Basic Black at 40% opacity); Enjoy Every Moment (dotted circle - Basic Black); Modern Medley (Whisper White)
Punch - Square (Real Red); Circle (Basic Black); Heart (Real Red)
Font - CK Ali's Hand (Basic Black)

Disney 2012 - MDSM41

 

Created a page for our 2012 scrapbook using a sketch I found on the MDS Monday Blog (MDSM41). The Challenge is over, but I still liked the sketch!  You may view the challenge here: http://mdsmonday.blogspot.com/2013/11/mdsm41-lets-get-out-bling.html

In February 2012, Mike and I went to California to visit family.  We spent a few days at Disneyland...and had a great time....even though it was a bit chilly.

I really like how the Vintage Overlay makes the Background softer.... I love overlays! =)

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used - My Digital Studio
Background paper - Sahara Sand
Embellishments - Basic Rhinestones
Stamp Brush Set - Vintage Overlays (Basic Black at 40% opacity); Enjoy Every Moment (dotted circle - Basic Black); Modern Medley (dots - Whisper White)
Punch - Square (Real Red); Circle (Basic Black); Heart (Real Red)
Font - Walt Disney Script (Basic Black and Whisper White); CK Ali's Hand (Basic Black)

Tropical - MDSM43



I started working on my inside pages for our 2012 photobook.  With the first page (after the cover).... I used a photo(s) from our 2012 Hawaiian Cruise in October, and really liked how it turned out. 
I like it so well, that I'm now thinking it needs to become a double page spread (so, not to be used as the first page of my photobook).  It's so wonderful to be working digitally, as I can rearrange pages with just the click of the mouse!!!!

Now with this page, I used a sketch that I found on the MDS Monday blog (MDSM43).  You may view the challenge here: http://mdsmonday.blogspot.com/2013/12/mdsm43-lots-of-layers.html

I will create the second page to this double page spread a bit later in my digital 2012 photobook plans.... I'll post it when I get chance.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:  My Digital Studio
Background paper - Coastal Cabana
Embellishments - Paradise Found (flower)
Stamp Brush Sets - Feast of Thanks (overlay - Pacific Point); Paradise Found (tree - Chocolate Chip and Gumball Green; leaves - Gumball Green; words - Chocolate Chip and Gumball Green); Oh! Whale (waves - Pacific Point and Coastal Cabana)
Punch - Square (Paradise Found DSP #10 and Textured Cardstock - Rose Red); Circle (Paradise Found DSP #6)
Font - Banner (Coastal Cabana)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

2012 Cover Page - MDSM42

 
I decided to start working on my 2012 Photobook...... I know, I know..... I'm way behind. 2013 is almost over and we're ready to ring in the New Year 2014! But.... I'm determined to get caught up...... EVENTUALLY! =)

I was intrigued by the sketch and technique challenge on the MDS Monday Blog.  Along with the sketch.... they asked us to convert one of our stamps to a punch.  Clever -right?  Well, you may view the challenge here on their blog -- As well as -- the link to the video tutorial on how to change your stamp brush sets to punches: http://mdsmonday.blogspot.com/2013/11/mdsm42-stamp-to-punch-with-card-sketch.html

I used the papers in the Elegant Soiree Designer Series Papers for my page.  I decided to convert my "moments" stamp brush to a punch.  This way it seems like the the year and words were just punched out of the 'soft suede' cardstock by seeing the background paper underneath! Cool!

You can see some wording going down the left side of my page (sort of off the paper).... well, don't worry.  It's meant to be there.  It's part of my cover page -- it'll show on the spine of my photobook when I'm complete!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
My Digital Studio
Background Paper - Elegant Soiree #7
Punch - Square (Soft Suede); Flag (Very Vanilla); Timeless Type Junior Numbers (Elegant Soiree #7); Moments Ago - words (Elegant Soiree #7)
Stamp Brush Sets - Decorative Overlays (woodgrain - Crumb Cake); Moments Ago (words - Baja Breeze)
Embellishments - Feast of Thanks (leaves - recolored Soft Suede and Baja Breeze)

Monday, December 2, 2013

2013 Christmas Card



 

I designed our 2013 Christmas cards using the My Digital Studio software.  I used the 5x7 card size and was able to design a cover, both inside pages....AND the back! I had them professionally printed through the Stampin' Up Print Place. So excited to have them completed and mailed out already!
Here is a photo of the real card!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Background - Cherry Cobbler or Very Vanilla
Stamp Brush Sets - Decorative Overlays (swirl stripe -- More Mustard - on front and inside right; Cherry Cobbler - on inside left and back); Bright Hopes (tree - Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler); Bright Reviews (year and words - Cherry Cobbler); More Merry Messages (words - Very Vanilla)
Embellishment - Basic Pearls, Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (Cherry Cobbler)
Font - Chancellor, Celebrity and Broach (Cherry Cobbler)



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