Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Little Witch

It is time for another MyGrafico Challenge! This week's challenge was to create a project using a cute little emo witch with her trusty familiar cat. This digital stamp is called 'Little Witch 1' by Clip Art and Scraps.

My project this week is a treat holder. I also used my Cricut machine to cut out the tree and moon. Notice the edge of the top flap? I used the MS edge punch.



Side View
You can find this cute digital stamp here

If you would like to make this treat holder you will need a piece of cardstock measuring 4 1/4 x 10 3/4. Score on the long side at 1, 5 1/2 and 6 1/2. Fold on score lines. Decorate as desired.
Would you like to see more project with this digital stamp? Stop by the the other MyGrafico design team's blogs.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lilly Bible Sale 35% Off

Lilly Bimble Sale 35% Off
All items which include clipart and digital papers.
Wednesday September 29th & Thursday 30th
Let's go shopping here.

Free Halloween Goodies

Over at MyGrafico Store, Mujka Design has a Free Halloween Digital Stamp and Paper set for you.


Enjoy this free set of Halloween Graphics
Including:
3 12 x12 inches Digital Paper design
1 Pumpkin
1 Spider
Click here for the freebie.

Monday, September 27, 2010

You Light Up My Life....

I'm still having fun with the Christmas Blocks digital stamps from Stretch N' Bubbles.

This easy Side Step Card was created using the 'You Light Up My Lift' image. Once I knew what I wanted to do it just seem I kept adding....and adding....and adding. First a little pattern paper and then some punched snowflakes. I also submitted this project over at 'One Stop Craft' their theme was snowflakes.


Front view


Side View
Card Instructions:
1. Cardstock cut to 4 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
2. On the short (4 1/2 ) side - measure into 3 1/2 inches and cut down from 1 1/4 down to 6 1/4.
3. On the long (8 1/2) side -score at 1 1/4, 2 1/4, 3 1/4 and 6 1/4. Then alternating mountain vs. valley folds.
4. Layering piece for main image is cut at 3 1/4 x 3 1/2.
5. Stamp main image on cardstock measured at 3 inches by 3 1/4 inches.


Recipe:
Stamp: Stretch N' Bubbles, You Light Up My Life
Paper: SU Solid and DSP
Coloring: Copics
Other: MS Snowflakes Punches, Glitter Snowball, Ribbon, Crystal Effects

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Letterpress Plate Video

Watch this video on how to use SU's brand-new Letterpress Plates.
I have been worndering about this product.

To make the video larger to view click on the square with the four arrows (right lower corner).

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Scrapbook & Cards Today Fall Issue Available


Welcome to fall! And, of course, the FREE fall issue! Full of warmth, inspiration, and all that is fall, take a few moments to enjoy yourself!

Here is some of what you’ll find in this issue … its all in the details — how to mist, make felt flowers and stamp on your layouts!
Outside my door — Enjoyed a walk in your neighbourhood lately? Find inspiration everywhere!
Many more ideas can be enjoyed by clicking here.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hootiful

This week over at MyGrafico the theme challenge #67 was to do some Paper Piecing on our projects. I tried a different way of paper piecing by incorporating digital papers by Dotted Daisy - Dotted Line paper & digital images by Cocoa Studios - Mod Owls.



My project this week is a Diorama card. Diorama cards add depth and make things look real - they can open up a window on the world.
Challenges:
MyGrafico - Paper Piecing
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Animal Magic


I used the Cocoa Studios - Mod Owls as my inspiration for paper piecing. What's more exciting then to paper piece on top of digital papers. I will have to say this was a very difficult project I tried. I was really excited when everything worked out.
The paper piecing was a no brainier using this set of cute and modern owls that are perfect for designing baby shower invitations, announcements, birthday invites, cards, stickers and more!




Using the
Dotted Line paper by Dotted Daisy worked out beautifully. This Cheerful and fun paper set is full of dots! So much fun and for so many uses. Use them for scrapbooking pages, storyboards, card making, bag tag making, banner making and more. Enjoy using your imagination with this fun collection. The saying on the card is from Create TLC.
If you would like to try your hand at a Diorama card click here for a tutorial.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Spooktacular Gwen

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,voices whisper in the trees,"Tonight is Halloween!"

Just wanted to share another fun Halloween card layout with you. The digital stamp is called Gwen from Stretch 'N Bubbles. After coloring the image with Copic markers I heat embossed with Holographic embossing powder. The Holographic embossing powder gave the card a mysterious feel.

Challenges I participated in this week:

Paper Sundaes was Fall or Halloween theme

The Corrosive Challenge was 'Clean Up the Dust' which meant to use anything which has been sitting around for awhile...mine was Holographic embossing powder.

Stretch 'N Bubbles was to use the digital stamp.

Have a SPOOKTACULAR Day.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Graceful Cross

Here is a card I made a few weeks ago from a video I saw on the Internet. The cross is created using a corner and edge punch for SU. After punching out the cross and the four corners run the paper through your CB using the Swiss Dot embossing folder. I used my Cricut to cut out the flowers. The bottom flower measures 1 1/4 inch and the top flower is 1 inch. The leaves were created using a Sizzlet die.

Here's the video, enjoy.

To start the video click on the arrow in the middle of the screen. To make the video larger to view click on the square with the four arrows (right lower corner).

Thursday, September 16, 2010

30% Off Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff store can be found here.
Lindsay has digital stamps, digital papers and even SVG files. Even for stopping by her store you can download a FREE Cupcake SVG file.
Tell your friends about this exciting sale.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wild West Inspiration

This week over at MyGrafico the theme challenge #66 was to use metal on our project. In addition, the design team was able to use digital papers by Tainted Sweets - Wild West Quotes & Cupcake Cuties - Western Bandanna Papers. The project to share with you this week is a Library Pocket Card.

The solid cardstock used were black, red and craft. The metal used in the project is a silver eyelet, library clip, and metal swirls. The metal swirls are created using Aluminum foil. Yes, your read right...I said Aluminum foil. Using this product made it appear like metal but not the weight of metal.You can find the Library Pocket card template I used here.

I also submitted this card for several challenges this week.

Crazy 4 Challenges - Color Challenge

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday - Let' your mind go wild.

Sweet Stampin Challenge #43 - Note Card


Tainted Sweets - Wild West Quotes


You'll definitely want to join our challenge this week by creating a project with metal. Because, you have a chance to win the digital sets we use! That's allot of great stuff for just playing along!*WinkWink*

Don't forget to go check out what the rest of the design team created.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Frankensquare

Hey friends! I have a cute card to share with you today. I created this card using the 'Frankensquare' digital stamp from Stretch N' Bubbles.


I choose orange, dark orange, hot pink and bright green for the card layout. Not your traditional Halloween colors. To make the card cut the orange pattern paper 4 1/4 x 11 fold in half. This will be your base card. Cut the hot pink piece to 5 x 2 1/2 inches. Next punch out 3/4 circles in hot pink and adhere. The bright green measures 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches. The Frankensquare stamp measures 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches.


Below is a close-up view of the colored Frankensquare.

I colored the digital stamp using Copics and then I applied 3D Crystal Lacquer. I wanted the feel of this card to have a more rugged look since it was for Halloween. Imperfections were expected! *-)



Sooooo many opportunities to customize the look of the Frankensquare stamp using either Copics, basic colored pencils, water colored pencils, or what about ...paper piecing and GLITTER! Frankensquare is located in the SNB store
here.
Recipe:
Stamp: Stretch N' Bubbles, Frankensquare
Paper: HL, SU and other
Coloring: Copics
Other: Metal Swirl, Fibers, Sizzlet Arrow Die, 3/4 Circle Punch

Friday, September 10, 2010

Countyside


Here is the last card which we created at the Stamp Camp I went to in August. I usually don't do alot of cards for men however, it was a great card. We used the new SU square lattice embossing folder. Which I just love.
Recipe:
Stamps: Country Side & Artistic Etchings
Paper: SU
Coloring: None
Other: Hemp twine, Mini library clip

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Simplicity

This week over at MyGrafico the theme challenge #65 was to use Lilly Bimble - Beach Time Papers & Cheri Wenger - Pocket Full Of Shells digital set to create a project.


My project is an easel card. The papers for this project worked perfectly with the digital images. I printed the digital shell images on solid cardstock and then highlight the images with water color pencils. To view a video on how to make an easel card, click here.


Cheri Wenger - Pocket Full Of Shells

Lilly Bimble - Beach Time Papers

If you want to win these fabulous sets then join us in our challenges! All you need to do is make a project following our theme & become a follower on our blog! We would love it if you would use a MyGrafico product and we have lots of freebies in the store.

If you use any MyGrafico product you will get 2 extra entries in our prize draw! So get creating and show us what you got! Remember anything goes this week!

Don't forget to go check out what the rest of the design team created.
Amber's Blog
Dardi's blog
Jenn's Blog
Jennifer's Blog
Jovita's Blog
Lynn's Blog
Michelle's Blog
Tammylee's Blog
Tazza's Blog
Vera's Blog
Trinh's Blog
Katherine's Blog
Larisa's Blog

Recipe:
Challenge: MyGrafico
Stamps: Cheri Wenger - Pocket Full Of Shells, TLC
Paper: Lilly Bimble - Beach Time Papers and others
Coloring: Watercolor Pencils
Other: CB Dies, SU border punch, material

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Batty for You

This week I needed to make a project with the image called 'Batty for You' from Stretch N Bubbles.



I created this Halloween gift which holds a small size of antibacterial soap called Bat Bite. You can purchase these at Bath and Body. They were on sale for 5 or 5. Which isn't a bad price for a small gift. The digital image could be used also to make projects for Halloween such as; gift tags, cupcake pick, even a bookmark to give out on Halloween night instead of candy? The image I used can be found in the store here.


Side view of the project.


Inside view of the project.

If you would like to make this project you can find the instructions here.


Recipe:
Stamps: SNB 'Batty for You'
Paper: Hobby Lobby and others
Other: SU Large Scallop Circle, 1 3/4 Circle, SU Large Oval, SU Scallop Oval, Ribbon, MS Goovey Border Punch

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Embossing with Juice Lids

Here is a really cool video on how you can use juice lids in your cuttlebug machine to get an embossed effect much like you would get by using the nestabilities.


Here's the video.
To start the video click on the arrow in the center of the screen.To make the video larger to view click on the square with the four arrows (right lower corner).

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Scallop Flower Card

Hello Weekend! I love weekend's it gives me a chance to create new projects to share with my friends. I do look daily to see how many hits I get or how many new followers has joined. This information tells me you enjoy my projects and your willing to come back. If you did get a chance and haven't yet please, take the time to become a follower. The vintage look is really in right now, don't you think?


Now today's project is a card which has a 3 D scallop flower for an embellishment with is a project I made a few weeks back at a SU stamp camp.
I submitted this card layout over at
Whoopsi Daisy their challenge is 'Pile on the Flower.'
Instructions:
To make the flower you will need to punch out six scallop circle using the SU scallop punch in any type of cardstock/designer paper you choose. Crumple the paper you choose however, if you want you can mist the cardstock before you crumple. Then layer the punch pieces on top of each other and pierce the center of the scallops and insert a brad. You could also flatten the flower with the palm of your hand for a different look.
Recipe:
Challenge: Whoopsi Daisy Challenge
Stamps: SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: SU
Coloring: Early Espresso
Other: Linen thread, Embossing folder, Ribbon, Shimmer Paint (Champagne)

Friday, September 3, 2010

SNB CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP WINNER!

Thanks to everyone who hopped along with us on the SNB Christmas Block Blog Hop. We hope you enjoyed seeing Alison's Christmas Block creations and enjoyed
meeting each new DT members.

The winner of the Snowman block I used is Cely (Carolina Girl).

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Back to School


This week's challenge #64 over at MyGrafico is anything goes. I created this cup and coaster set using Cupcake cuties - school Paper Pack & Kelly Medina - Back to school Days clip art.



The coaster was created using an drink coaster you get at a restaurant. I Mod Podge the digital paper to the coaster. I think this is a inexpensive way to create a custom gift set for someone special. I submitted this project over at Cakecake Craft Challenge their theme was 'Let's Get Digital.' In addition, over at 'Digital Tuesday' their challenge was to make a gift set.

Don't forget to go check out what the rest of the design team created.

Amber's Blog

Dardi's blog

Jenn's Blog

Jennifer's Blog

Jovita's Blog

Lynn's Blog

Michelle's Blog

Tammylee's Blog

Tazza's Blog

Vera's Blog

Trinh's Blog

Katherine's Blog

Larisa's Blog

If you want to win these fabulous sets then join us in our challenges! The rules are simple follow our theme ( this week it is Anything Goes!) & Become a follower of the blog! We would love it if you would use a MyGrafico product and we have lots of freebies in the store, If you use any mygrafico product You will get 2 extra entries in our prize draw! So get creating and show us what you got !
Remember anything goes this week!

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