Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hi Everyone! Happy Thursday!!! Well, it will be a happy Thursday as soon as I get my computer back. I got that nasty facebook virus last week, and my computer is finally ready. YAY!!!! Could you hear me shouting for joy? Fortunately, I have a netbook, so I am able to do a post for you this morning.
This Alice in Wonderland card is a white card stock gate fold base. I adhered two pieces of DCWV paper on the front as well as 6 sticky rhinestones in the corners. I cut out the blue (DCWV) flower shape with my nesties and then cut the Alice stamp out with a smaller flower. I blended Tea Rose Distress Ink around the stamp, colored it in and added Stickles to the edges so it would blend with the sparkly papers. You can get this stamp and many more at Lindsay's Mygrafico shop. Check out her blog - Thefrugalcrafter's Weblog for her freebie this week, see what fabulous projects she has created for you to drool over and a list of links to her fabulous design team member's blogs. Wow! It's good to be back! Have a great week, and Happy Digi Stamping!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Anniversary Blog Hop!

Welcome to the LINDSAY'S STAMP STUFF Anniversary Blog Hop! Wasn't Tanya's project great?! If you didn't come from Tanya's blog, be sure to visit Lindsay's blog and start the hop from the beginning. If you get lost along the hop, you can always see the list on Lindsay's blog.
There is so much happening this week!!! Lindsay is hosting a CROP over at MyGraficO. It started Tuesday, and will continue on through Thursday. She has several fun challenges posted there with fun freebies each day-but get the freebies while they are free because at the end of the crop, they will go into for sale sets that you can buy. If you haven't already joined MyGraficO or the crop, click HERE to find the instructions and links on how do it.
Now, for my project! This is another one of those projects I started and never finished. I was inspired by a wall hanging in an old Country Marketplace magazine (Holiday 2006) done by Katie Estvold of Sparrow's Cottage. Rather than trace and cut out her pattern, I printed and cut out stamps from LINDSAY'S STAMP STUFF to use instead. I used the crow from the CREEPY CROW SET, the house from the PRETTY PRIMITIVES SET, and a flower from the DOODLE FLOWERS SET. I started by cutting my borders, corners and background (bo bunny, Daisy D). I printed the crow on the red paper, so he would have some nice color. The house and flower were printed on white card stock, (GP)then colored with my bic mark-its. I cut the hill from cream card stock (Staples) and the hilltop and leaves were cut from the red paper. I cut the word HOME using my cricut with the George cartridge. I glued everything down onto an old pizza box (way to recycle!) and drew in the flower stem, stamen and hanger for the house. I noticed the patterned paper had white flowers which didn't go well with the cream colors, so I aged the whole piece with Distress Ink (antique linen) and liked it much better. I then cut the box to size and glued the buttons in the corners, added my hanger and done! The finished piece measures 10x12 inches.
Now lets start hoppin! You have a chance to win a digital stamp set on every DT members blog! Leave a comment for one chance to win- that is all you have to do! If you want a second chance to win place this fan badge on your blog and leave another comment.

Now get hoppin! Be sure to leave some love so you can win some stamp sets, don’t worry, if you buy something during the 50% off sale and end up winning the same set, Lindsay will let you pick a different one. I am giving away the CREEPY CROW SET.
To continue on your blog hop, go to Cindi's Blog, where I'm sure you will find a fun, fabulous project!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Birthdays and Anniversarys!

It's a birthday party for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. To celebrate we are going to Hop, Shop & Crop April 13-15. Lindsay will be holding a 3-day crop in the mygrafico crop room. Go on over there now and join (it's free). Over the course of the 3-days you can pop in and out as often as you want to participate in the events and classes, join challenges or just see what is going on. The classes and crops are free. There will be freebies and prizes. We also have a blog hop and other exciting things planned. Stay tuned for more details.
  • To join the crop, you will need to be a member of the mygrafico community. It's free to join. Join now so you are ready for the crop. (Click HERE to join)
  • To join the crop group (after joining mygrafico) click HERE
  • If you do not want to receive emails when people comment on the crop, after joining the crop room group, click on the "stop following" button. You are still a member but you won't get all the emails.
  • Remember, it is all FREE!
That was the Birthday, now for the Anniversary - MINE! Today is my 10th wedding anniversary!!!! The two cards I made this week were shamelessly quick and easy, but I think they are also lovely and elegant. I can't decide which to give hubby - maybe you all can help me.

I made these cards using the UPTOWN HOUNDS TOOTH paper and the EMBOSSED MATS sets from LINDSAY'S STAMP STUFF. I created a postcard document in my Printshop program so I could print out 4 panels on one sheet of paper. All I did was layer the mat over the hounds tooth paper and print it out. Next, I cut out the panels and stamped the tulip and stem (Stampin' Up) one one card, adhered a red ribbon around that panel, attached that to a panel of black card stock and then to a white card base. For the other card, I stamped the birds (Inkadinkado), colored the cardinal with a red watercolor marker, attached a red Prima Flower and brad center then adhered that panel to a black card stock base. I don't think it took a whole 15 minutes to make BOTH of these cards!

To see what the rest of the Design Team has created this week, and to get a fabulous freebie, click HERE to go to Lindsay's blog. There is a lot happening this month, so be sure to check back in often so you won't miss out on the fun! Happy Digi Stamping, Everyone!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

Happy Thursday! This week I decided to create a couple of cards using the ALICE IN WONDERLAND and the SHABBY HOUNDS TOOTH and UPTOWN HOUNDS TOOTH sets from LINDSAY'S STAMP STUFF. After watching the new Alice in Wonderland movie a couple of weeks ago, I started thinking about Alice projects I could make. I am still mulling a few over in my brain, but recently I was inspired by Vanessa Spencer to make these cards. I started by cropping my image and a section of the hounds tooth paper from the sheets and adjusting them to size I wanted, using PhotoShop Elements. It is important to crop the digi paper, because if you just shrink it, you will lose the pattern in the paper. I coordinated the color of the hounds tooth with the colors I knew I would be using on my images. I colored only a small section of the images for a minimalist look. Next, I splashed a small amount of coordinating paint under the image. Once it dried, I stamped the sentiments (inkadinkado) on the paint. I added stamped corners (Heidi Grace) and on the White Rabbit card, I stamped the pocket watch (Hero Arts) and colored it. I added just a couple of simple embellishments and a few punched hearts. I inked the edges of each piece with matching colors and adhered those to matching colored cardstock before attaching the whole thing to the white base. The finished cards are 5 1/2 x 6 1/2. To check out what Lindsay's Design Team has been up to, click HERE for the links. I think Lindsay will also have a fabulous freebie for you! Happy Adventures, everyone!