Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kitty Christmas

I discovered a new site this week, Digistamps4Joy.  They have some wonderful digis, and a Christmas challenge going on.  The July Challenge is to use their digistamp, Irresistible Bling.  Once you submit an entry, you will receive a free digi for the next monthly challenge.  What a great way to build up your Christmas card stash while also building up your digi collection! The information on participating is here.
This month's digi is the cutest, and since we have three cats I just had to play along.  And, speaking of cute, there is another Christmas card challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge blog to make a cute Christmas card.  So I'll also enter it into that challenge.

I used copics to color the image on Neenah arctic white paper.  I added some sparkle with copic spica markers, but it doesn't show up very well in my picture.  The spica is on the ornaments, lights, and angel. The sentiment is a stick-on from my stash, as are the background papers.  Simple, but I really like it.
Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea papers: Butterfly Card

There was a sweet tutorial last month on the Graphic 45 blog that used their Botanical Tea papers to make a small butterfly card. (2 1/2" x 3 3/4")  I was able to follow the directions without any problems and ended up with a very nice "thinking of you" card.  The tutorial can be found on snapguide, and it was made by Tati Scrap.  Here's my version of it (very close to the original - will try some variations on the next one).  All papers are from Graphic 45's Botanical Tea collection.

This was a fun project and my "someone special"  really liked it, too!
Thanks for taking a look!

Friday, July 4, 2014

make it beautiful

Today I made a layout featuring flowers, VLVS, and UmWow goodies.  For this project, I combined the July UmWow sketch with the VLVS inspiration board.  The picture is of day lilies blooming outside our front window.  I snapped a quick shot early this morning - aren't they beautiful?  Too bad they only bloom for one day.
Background paper is Nature Walk, butterflies are gesso and UmWow butterfly mask, UmWow "beautiful" flair was used, and the Viva Las Vegas Stamps used were line of chevrons and fairy on moon (didn't use the moon part, though).  Sentiment was from Tim Holtz's clear stamp collection, Nature's Elements.
Below is the UmWow sketch and VLVS inspiration board.

Thanks for taking a look, and check out both UmWowStudio and VLVS - awesome stuff!!