Sunday, December 30, 2012
picture of the collage and did a journal page to keep with my lists and schedules, no I will not give up the day dreams as I march into 2013 for day dreams are where I meet my muse and where would I be without my muse, lol. My wish for all of you, is that you march into 2013 with love and peace and live it like crazy. Happy New Year! Hugs
Saturday, December 29, 2012
I love the layers function in PhotoShop, it is well worth the time to learn it, I have not even scratched the surface yet. Hope everyone has a fab weekend as we begin to prepare for that New Year Celebration, hugs
Friday, December 28, 2012
So onto my card, I created a mini card kit to do this one, so it will be fun to see what else I can come up with for these elements. The background was created using an old book page and a lot of alcohol and distress inks. I created the hearts using photoshop and a heart I sculpted from a paper clip, it was then colored with Copics and a print n cut was created using my Cameo The bow was created with a fabric ribbon scanned in, then extracted with Photoshop and then taken to my Cameo to create a print and cut. The word circle was created with the Cameo and computer fonts. I then did one of my flour sack flowers and sewed a button to the center, the word circle says, "Wild hearts - create symphonies, dance in flowered fields and paint rainbows in the sky! In this pic, the word fields is misspelled I have corrected the circle, just had not fixed the card yet, oooops. The card blank is gray to make the the colors pop and coordinate.
I so hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that you are looking forward to a fabulous New Year. Hugs
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
On that list was to check out a digital product "ArtRage", it was recommended by one of the wonderful members of the Silhouette Plus Forum, she suggested I download the demo in preparation for the Bamboo Create Tablet. So I googled, found and started reading, yeah right, and what kind of learning curve does this have? But, then I did not want to dismiss something that looked this cool, so I down loaded the demo. OMG, it is straight forward, organized (I am sure by a genius) and simple to use, so I played and I played and made a cloud background paper. Now please remember this is the first attempt, it is not perfect and the tools must be worked with to get the finesse down, so I will definitely be playing some more. When I printed the background out, I just knew I had to do a journal page. I used some of my favorites on this, the pinwheel is from "Wedding Sketchbook" by Julia Makotinsky, Scrapbook Grapics, the bee is from the Beatrix Potter series - Silhouette Library, how, how could I not include my favorite Lori Whitlock 3DBow, also Silhouette Library. I used some washi tape at the top and the oval was created with the Cameo, it says, "A perfect moment can be as simple as this", with a giggle, added the bumble bee often referred to as an avionic miracle. Added some doodle and a star punch from a Martha Stewart punch and my journaling, which says, "only I have the power to let something go, that power heals the mind, heals the soul, and sets the spirit free", and that's all I have to say about that. Have a great Thursday, hugs
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Good Morning one and all. As we edge closer to the big day, so many of us are focused on the finishing details for Christmas. I am an avid reader, although lately my reading has been exclusive to PhotoShop for Dummies and other such material, lol. I love gifting a favorite read to friends and always include a handmade bookmark when doing so. My favorite style for a book mark is really simple but yields a great book mark. Using 80lb to 110lb cover stock I cut a 2.5"wide x 11" strip, then I score a 1/4" gusset in the middle and fold, there you have your bookmark. When tucked into the book it will hold 50 or more pages and does not have to be moved, just the front flap lifted up and moved after 50 pages or closed for the next reading session. Then you do want to embellish it. I used a sea scene and sentiment block from "New Life Designs" at Scrapbook Graphics, called "Sea Whistle" and then on the top of the bookmark attached one of the 3D bows, now the book is all ready to share and always looks like a present.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
At one time yesterday I looked at the clock because I was hungry and it was 12:30 so took a break and ate some lunch and then went back to work. When I looked at the clock again it was 4PM and it was a surreal experience, I was stunned and a little disoriented realizing 3hrs. had passed, talk about getting lost in your work, lol. It has been 6mos. since I received my Cameo and still every day I learn a little something else about it, what an adventure. Hugs
Sunday, December 9, 2012
I drew the shoe with the coal and then colored with Copic markers. EK Success photo corners and the text and check boxes were done in Silhouette DE, I think I need to make those check boxes darker, will do that. I did the adjustment to make the boxes darker. Have a great day, hugs
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Have you seen the Geico commercial about How Happy is She? Well, I am as happy as a witch in a broom factory, can you hear me laugh? Have a great day and fun weekend. Hugs
Friday, December 7, 2012
I had the nicest surprise this morning when I opened my Silhouette DE and went to the Silhouette Library. Emilee Stucky has a rip envelope. Because I have had my face in PhotoShop for a month or more, lol, my Christmas shopping this year is mainly going to be for gift cards, so today's must do list included designing an envelope or pocket for a gift card, when I saw Emilee's design, I knew straight away it would be just perfect for my gift cards. It was created for a 5"X7" card to be cut on 12"X12" paper, so I had to resize. I have posted here all the dimensions you will need for a gift card size rip envelope and you can get 2 cuts from an 8.5X11" sheet of paper. I used craft paper. My embellishment for the envelope, tree is from "Frozen" kit by Dawn Inskip and the star from a Martha Stewart Punch. The holly on the back flap is from Barbara Anne Williams at CuddlyBuddly.
This shows a card in the rip envelope.
This shows back of rip envelope
These are the dimensions you want to use for a gift card and the design # of item in the Silhouette Library.
Have a fun, creative day, hugs
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The kit for this card has taken me over a week to complete. I am rather proud of it, as it is my very first completely me card, nothing about it was designed or done by someone else. First I did the background. Then I designed the cake element using photoshop and the Cameo, cut it out, took my Copic markers to it, then scanned it into the computer and then back to the Cameo to create a print n cut. The 3 alpha letters nearly did me in, but I did finally get them, also colored with Copics and finally the word blk.. Did I mention it takes a typical designer about a week to complete a kit, LOL, sure hope I can pick up my speed. So this is where my heart and soul has been. Hope everyone is having a good week. Hugs
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Have a great day, hugs
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Using images from the Silhouette Library. I welded three hearts together, added the sprigs, colored with Copic markers. The banner also from Silhouette Library. Used a craft paper card blank.
Have a great Tuesday, hugs
Monday, December 3, 2012
"The Wedding Scrapbook" kit by Julia Makotinsky. SWAK is Painter's Hand Font from the Silhouette Library and I added one of my fav bows.
Now the Bamboo Drawing Pad is so on my wish list, believe me when I say that drawing with PhotoShop brushes and a mouse is no easy feat, lol. Have a wonderful week. Hugs
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Stay warm and dry and create with passion, hugs
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Have a great weekend. Hugs