Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Denim Baby

 I can't seem to have enough baby cards lately!  Especially baby boys!  I think though, that all of my friends have had their babies now, so I may have some time to get caught up on my birthday cards!  I made this card for the Splitcoaststampers Ways To Use It Challenge.  The theme this week is denim.  So, since my lovely friend Michelle, sent me this fun denim ribbon, I thought I'd use that!  The image is Baby and Bunny from Mo's Digital Pencil.  Isn't he sweet?!  I coloured him with Copic Markers.  I printed the sentiment out on my computer.  The patterned paper is Basic Grey and the cardstock and ribbon are SU.  Other details added are some stitching, buttons, twine, staples, and a dictionary page.   

Thanks so much for visiting today!  I hope you get a chance to play in the challenge!

Digital Sticker Tutorial

It may seem a little late for a Valentine's Day layout, but when else do you scrapbook your memories?  :)  My girls and I did some cookie decorating.  None of them were really in the mood to be photographed, but I was able to sneak a few pics!

The design team over at Prairie Fairy Designs has been changed up a bit.  Now there are two teams.  One team runs the Challenges while the other team runs the Tutorials.  I'm now on the challenge team!  So today I'd like to share a short tutorial with you!

One of the really fabulous things about the digi stamps you get from Prairie Fairy Designs is that a lot of them come with a coloured copy!  This is perfect for digital scrapbooking!  So my tutorial today is how to make one of those digital stamps into a sticker for your digital layout.   You can click on the images to make them larger when you need to.

Complete the rest of your layout, then add your digital stamp.  

Hold down the control key and click down on the square part of the digital stamp layer in the layer stack.  (It's highlighted).  The outline of your digital stamp will now be selected.

 Create a new layer directly under your digital stamp layer.  This can be done quickly by holding down the Control key and clicking on the new layer button (highlighted).

Go up the menu at the top of the page, click Select, then Modify and this little box will come up.  Enter in 35 and press OK.

Make sure your new layer (the one under the digital stamp) is selected.

Using your paint bucket, fill the selection with whatever colour you wish.  I've used white.  The paint bucket will fill with whatever colour is set for your foreground (the lower highlighted portion).

Let's add some drop shadows.  Select the digital stamp layer and double click on it in the layers palette. Check the box that says drop shadow (at the top).  If you can't see the details of the drop shadow as shown here, just click on the words "drop shadow".  Adjust your settings how you like them.  Press ok.  Also add a drop shadow on your new, white layer. 


Doesn't your sticker look great?!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Funky Fabric

Hello, all!  I feel like I haven't been around in a while!  Things have been crazy-busy for me!  Sorry about that!  I have a few cards for you this week and some awesome blog candy going on this month, so I hope you'll forgive me!  This card is for the Tiddly Inks Fabric Challenge.  My daughters backpack fell apart so I used some fabric that I cut from that.  It has such a cute pattern!  I coloured Wryn - Close to my Heart image with Copic Markers to match the fabric.  I took apart the zipper from the backpack and made a zipper flower (my first!) from it!  The crown is Grungeboard.  First I painted it white with craft paint, then sanded it after it was dry.  Next I spritzed it with Be Mine Glimmer Mist.  I added some Cotton Candy Distress Stickles and then a few Kaisercraft Black Rhinestones.  I LOVE the way it turned out!

Other supplies that I used are the Cuttlebug Spots & Dots embossing folder, Pixie Pink, Sahara Sand, Pacific Point and Basic Black SU Cardstock, Staples 110lb White Cardstock, Spellbinders Petite Ovals Dies, and some rickrack.

I hope you have a fabulous day and thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sparkle Fairy

Well, unfortunately, I'm a little late getting my post up today!  I had a really fun Valentine's Day Party with my two year old (and a bunch of her friends) and I completely forgot to get this post up first!  Today's challenge at Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog is a Sparkle Challenge.  This little fairy is Lilli Claire - Make a Wish  from Tiddly Inks.  I coloured her with Copic Markers (Hair-E49, E47, E35, E34, E21; Crown-YR15, Y17, Y15,. Y13; Skin-E21, E11, E000; Dress-BG13, BG11, BG10; Apron-E35, E34, E21).  The wings are coloured in with Sweet Melon Smooch.  The photo doesn't do it justice, but the wings really shimmer!  I added some Glossy Accents to the crown to give it a little dimension and some Crystal Stickles to the sparkles coming out of her wand.  I don't actually know what the DP is from, as I got it in a grab bag.  Other supplies used:  SU Ribbon, SU Tab Punch, SU Cutter Kit, SU Slit Punch, Spellbinders Circles Dies.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Crazy Hair Day

I'm just having some fun today with some pictures that I took this week.  There's a challenge at Jessica Sprague to use pictures of letters for your title.  I didn't really feel like going outside (I like in the Yukon and it's WINTER!!!) so I just walked around my house.  I found letters on posters, on the TV, refrigerator magnets, all sorts of places!  My favourite letter is the 'y'.  My daughter made that when she was making a sign for her room!  I'm following the sketch found at Basic Grey.  All the supplies are from Basic Grey's Urban Culture Collection, with the exception of the brushes.

Thanks so much for visiting today!    

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Vintage Valentine

I'm the hostess for today's Ways To Use It Challenge.  I thought it would be fun to do a Valentine, but with no red or pink on it.  So mine has a vintage feel to it.  I started with brown and just couldn't help adding some blue!  The heart is from Stampin' Up's Always set.  I stamped it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then watercolour painted on some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink Reinker onto it.  I layered some burlap, cardstock, and corrugated cardboard (from a starbucks cup) under the heart.  The patterned paper is from Bo Bunny and the flower is from the dollar store.  Oh, and it's hard to see in the photo, but there is a brown ruffle along the bottom.  This is one of Tim Holtz's Trimmings dyed with Vintage Photo Reinker. 

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Sleep Tight

I'm sick today, so I'm going to keep this short and sweet.  This sweet image is Sleep Tight Baby by Tiddly Inks.  I coloured it with Copic Markers (Moon-YR15, Y17, Y15, Y13; Blanket-R14, R12, R11, R01; Skin-E21, E00, E000; Green Stars-YG95, YG07, YG03; Blue Stars-BG05, BG01, BG000).

Other supplies used:  Little Yellow Bicycle DP, SU Cardstock, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Staples 110lb White Cardstock (for Copic Colouring), Spellbinders Circle and Scallop Circle Dies, SU Basic Pearls, Seam Binding, SU Pink Pirouette Reinker, Crystal Stickles

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Charity Wings with Can You Digi It?

I'm so excited about this post!  Can You Digi It? is involved with a Charity Circle!  You can all the details on the blog here:  Can You Digi It? Blog.  All the sales from this fabulous Bingo Dress Form & Wings will go to Charity Wings.  Love that! 

I printed three copies of this digital stamp to colour.  The dress form and the wings are layered to give them more dimension.  I coloured the image with Copic Markers and added Stickles to the wings.  The flower is also from Can You Digi It?

Here's a closeup on the wings:

Other supplies used:  Prima DP, SU Very Vanilla Cardstock, Staples 110lb White Cardstock, SU Cutter Kit, Crackle Accents

Thanks for visiting today!


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