Thursday, December 17, 2009

Printer Problems and Birthday Wishes...

Ok, so I was having MAJOR printer problems yesterday., I was not able to print a Christmas image to make a Christmas card. But, I did have one of the pretty Cosmos images Lindsay designed already printed and die cut with Cindi's Nesties, so I had to make do and use that. I colored it with my bic mark its and added some Stickles to the flower center for a little sparkle. I stamped the sentiment with a studio g stamp and added a ribbon. I had to do a quickie since I had already spent so much time trying to print the Christmas images! (More of that ggggrrrr.) But, YOU can get Lindsay's Christmas images or any of her other original designs by clicking HERE to get to her Shop Handmade site. You can get a FREE set for every 2 sets you buy! What a great gift idea for a crafty friend!

I'm sure the rest of the Design Team has some great Christmas Creations for you this week! Hop on over to their blogs and leave them some love. We all really appreciate your comments- they mean so much. Start with Lindsay's Blog HERE and find the others there! Happy Digi Thursday!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Christmas Sale!

Yes, that's right by 2 stamp sets, get 1 free! Here's how it works: When you order your two stamp sets, Lindsay will email your order to you and at that time she will ask you what stamp set you want for free. Once you let her know, she will send it on to you, AND you will still get a free single stamp for every $5 you spend! Wow! What a deal! She has lots of great holiday sets, and a new calendar set that could also be used for scrapbooking! To go to Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Store, Click HERE.

This week, I chose to use tags and papers from the Winter Printable Papers, Tags and Cupcake Wrappers set. I used the blue snowflake card for my base along with the Happy Holidays tag from this set. I got this snowman tag in a swap I participated in at the Stamp Shack - it was too cute not to use on a card, and goes so well with Lindsay's paper. It is always fun to combine digi stamps with with rubber stamps. I punched the corners from an embossed scrap of coordinations paper - so easy!

Click HERE and check out what Lindsay and the other Design Team Members have created for you this week. I'm sure there's a freebie involved... Happy Holidays, and Happy Digi Stamping, Everyone!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Best Friends

Happy Thursday! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I have finally awoken from my turkey induced coma and have a project for you using pieces from a couple of Lindsay's Stamp Stuff stamp sets. This week I made a project using a 5x5 canvas from Joanne Fabrics. It had a large dragonfly on it, but I painted over it with gesso, and then two colors of light green acrylic paints. Next, I cut some small pieces of coordinating CK Scrappin' Creations Power Pad and layered them over the painted canvas using matte gel medium. I added more layers of paint, Distress Inks, and paint colored with Alcohol Inks until I had a look that I liked. Actually, I think I got a little too much ink, but that's ok. You still want to be able to see some of the papers through the layers. Oh-and you need to let each layer dry before adding the next. I used my heat tool to speed things up - no patience, you know!
At this point, those of you (who are not me) would get out your graphite paper and trace the fabric flower stamp onto the canvas. If you are me, you cannot find your graphite paper and start to panic until you remember Lindsay's "trick". The trick is to color over the back side of the printed image with a pencil. Then lay the image on the canvas and trace over it with your pencil. This transfers the image, just like graphite paper! At this point (if you are me) you are thinking you may never look for that paper again! This part was too easy!

Once the image has been transferred to the canvas, paint it and let it dry. Add details with your prisma pencils to the leaves and outline the whole image with a charcoal pencil. Add a gemstone brad for the flower center. Print, cut out, and ink up the "If friends were flowers" stem and the heart and star from the "Patriotic Elements" set. Attach them with the gel medium and dry. Stamp "best friends" with Distress Ink, distress the edges and you are done.

You can get the Doodle Flowers Set and the Patriotic Elements set at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff or if you want instant gratification, you can download them at her MyGraficO! shop. Check out the cool projects the Design Team has for you to be inspired by this week! And don't forget - Lindsay always has awesome freebies on her blog, The Frugal Crafter, so start there and check it out! Happy Digi Stamping!!!