Tuesday, February 28, 2012

CDACPC Progressive Challenge

Here is another entry I have created for the Crafters Digital Art Center Progressive Challenge. We were given a choice of digital images, then asked to make a project using at least one of the images. I chose this cute little frog, which comes from, Happileigh Scrappin'. I highly recommend that if your looking for some awesome digi stamps, drop on by there, and take a look.

I would love to know what you think of my card, so if you have the time, please leave me a comment. I would truly appreciate it.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Card A Day Blog: True Love Stories

It's time again for me to post a card to Card A Day Blog. This week's theme is, "Wedding". I was making a lace flower for a flower swap I'm in and I thought one of them would be perfect for this project.

To make the flower that I used for this, I used one yard of lace, basted it across one side, then gathered it together to make a circle. I stitched together the ends. To decorate my flower, I glued on loops of pearl trim, with a hot glue gun. The theme for this swap was Valentine, so I attached a button in the middle, and added a piece that I snipped off some Crystal Stickers Clusters that I had, and attached it to the top of the button. I then adhered my finished flower to a die cut that I cut out using my Cuttlebug, and the Spellbinder's Die, Picot Edge Circles. My card base is made out of a piece of white card stock, 8.5" x 5.5", folded in half. My background paper is from Hot off The Press. I wanted to add a little something to it, so I snipped off a piece of trim that I had. I don't have the packaging anymore, so I don't know the brand name.

The inside of the card I stamped with a stamp that I had in my collection, again, I don't know who made it, but I thought it was fitting for a wedding card.

I hope my card has given you some insperation, and I sure would love it if you would leave me a comment, and let me know what you think of it. Don't forget to check out the challenge at the Card A Day Challenge. A prize will be offered to the lucky winner.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Crafter's Digital Art Center Stick Pin Swaps

Just recently I joined my first stick pin swap. I had been seeing all these neat stick pins that others have been making, and I decided I'd like to try it out. After doing some research on Youtube, and other sites, I decided to dive in, and make some myself. I found the swap posted on Crafter's Digital Art Center, and decided to join in on the swap. I had been in many other types of swaps, and I thought this would be a little different.

A couple of days ago, I received the package of swapped stick pins, and quickly tore into it. It was like Christmas. I had so much fun going through all the little packages, and looking at what everyone had created. They were all so beautiful. I had planned to just take pictures, and post them here. I really wished I could make videos, but I didn't have a video camera, then I remembered, my new iPhone had a video camera, and maybe I could make videos with it. I set out to figure that out, made a test video, and decided it would work nicely for what I wanted to do. So, if you want to see what I came up with, go ahead and check them out. Please keep in mind, These are my first attempts at making videos, so I'm sure they aren't as good as some of the others out there, but I am pleased with the quality of the videos that the camera took.

Here is the " Spring Theme " swap

" Love Themed " swap

If you have the time, I would love it if you would leave me a comment, and let me know what you think.


Monday, February 13, 2012

CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge

Here is the card I am entering in the Crafter's Digital Art Center (CDAC) Freebie Challenge. We were provided  digital images and are challenged to come up with a chard using one or more of the images provided. The image I chose was provided by, Happy Scrappin Doodles. There are lots of beautiful images there, so go check it out.

To make my card, I first started off with a piece of white card stock, 8.5"x 5.5 ", folded in half, then I added a 5.5" x 4" piece of patterned paper, from the DCWV Pocket Full of Posies 8x8 pack, for my card front. I printed out my image on white card stock, then I used Copic markers to color the image. I wanted to use one of the Spellbinder dies that I have, so I decided to cut out my colored image, then with some shimmery green paper that I had, I cut out a mat using the largest Beaded Ovals Nestabilities Die. I attached the Oval in the middle of the card first, then attached my image on top of the Oval. 

I wanted a sentiment, so I looked through my collection of clear stamps, and found the one I thought would work well. Using a red ink pad to ink up my stamp, I placed my sentiment on the lower right corner of my patterned paper. 

I thought my card needed something else, like maybe a bow, so I just happened to have a piece of orange ribbon sitting on my table, so I decided that would be good for my bow, which I made using my Bow-Easy. I then attached my bow to the upper left corner of my card.

Thanks for taking a look, and if you have the time, please leave me a comment, and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

It's A Party! And Your Invited!

It's that time, once again, for me to post my entry for the Card A Day Blog. This week's theme is, invitations. I chose a birthday party theme.

This is what I used to make my card:

  • One 5.5" x 8.5" piece of white card stock, for the base of the card.
  • One 5.25" x 4" piece of patterned paper.
  • Medium Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Elements - Star Circles.
  • Coordinating color card stock
  • Copic Markers, YG06, G14, Y02, Y08, YR07, and YR16
  • Digital Stamp from, Limited Runs Digital Stamps
  • Viva Decor Glitter Liner - Silver
I started my card off by printing the digital stamp, then coloring it with Copic markers. I then cut the image out. I then folded my white card stock in half, making a 5.5" x 4.25" card, and attached my patterned paper to the top of my card base. With my Cuttlebug, and Nestabilitie die, I cut my star circle with my color card stock, then with a dauber, I inked the edges with purple ink. I adhered my cupcake image to the circle, then adhered that to my card base. I didn't have any stamps that suited my purpose, so I decided on printing my messages out using my computer, and printer, cut them out, inked the edges with the same purple ink that I used on my circle, then placed them on my card base where I wanted them. I decided I wanted to add a little sparkle, so I dotted some silver Viva Decor Glitter Liner in the middle of each star. I know it's hard to see on the picture, but it's there...lol!

I really liked the way the card turned out, and I love the image that I used. I just love all the cupcake and other designs, Limited Runs Digital Stamps has to offer, and I know I will be going there often whenever I'm looking for something new to use.

If you have the time, please leave me a comment, and let me know what you think about my card. Also, be sure to check out the monthly challenge at the Card A Day Blog Challenge. There are prizes to be won!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Secret Valentine Swap

Another swap I've been in recently, was a Secret Valentine swap, hosted by A Lil Scrap of Heaven. All the participants had to make a wish list, then each participant was given the name and address of another participant, and we were to send a box of gifts based on what that person put on her wish list. Here is a picture of the box that I sent my partner.

I purchased an undecorated box at Micheal's, and decorated it with some Valentine paper, also purchased from there, some heart shaped rhinestone clusters, that I believe I bought at Hobby Lobby, and a centerpiece that I made using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Elements - Heart Circles, and a heart shaped die I cut out of pink card stock, my Cricut, and the Sure Cuts Alot program. I added pink pearls to my pink heart. I then filled it with goodies that I purchased based on what she had on her list.

My partner liked everything very much, and even made a video. If you would like to see it, please visit her blog at, Scrapcat Cards by Linda . She also mad me a beautiful card using some of the supplies.

When I first opened the card, I noticed right away, that she had used some of the items I had sent her. Thank you so much, Linda, for such a beautiful card. This was such a fun swap, I hope there's one like it again next year.

Ok, now for what I received from my Secret Valentine, hehe! My SV was Ruth, and boy did she spoil me. Here are a few pictures of what she sent me.

The first thing I pulled out of the box was this beautiful card, that she made for me. I love it!

Here is a big container of buttons that Ruth sent me, and boy, was I surprised. There are all sorts of buttons, and even a few beads. These will come in handy for my cards, and anything else I might need a button for. Also pictured is a cute little Cosmo Cricket album that she sent me as well.

Here is a close up picture of some of the buttons that were in the box. Looks like there is something for just about any occasion there.

In this picture, there are a couple of paper packs, several stamps, tags, and ribbon, which will all also come in handy for making cards. There was also a bag and a box of candy included, which is about half gone...lol!

Ruth also sent me a set of blank cards, and envelopes, and a beautiful tag, which I forgot to get into any of the pictures. Thank you so much Ruth. I truly love everything...:-)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Recent Swaps

Recently I was in a couple of swaps which were a little different for me, the first one, a stick pin swap, and the second one, a stick pin, and charm swap.

Here are the stick pins that I made for the stick pin swap that was hosted by Crafter's Digital Art Center. The first one is for the " Love" swap, where we had to make stick pins with the love theme.

I had a lot of fun trying to find heart shaped beads for this one, and I fell in love with the heart shaped bead with the wings. I'll have to pick up some more of these sometime, if I can remember where I got them. It seemed I was all over the place looking...lol!

This next one was for the Spring stick pin swap.

This one was also fun, looking for spring themed beads. I thought the butterflies made a nice touch for these, along with the flowers.

Decorating the cards that I put my pins on proved a bit challenging, trying to figure out how to mount them, but after a bit of research, and some creative thinking, I figured out something that worked pretty good for me. What I ended up using to pin the pins to was a long skinny rectangular box, that I taped down to the base of the card, then adhered ribbon along the front of it. I then slid the pins into the box, behind the ribbon. I cut the card base, and background paper with my Cricut, using my Sure Cuts Alot program, and I decorated it after the pins were attaches with various stickers that I had that went along with the particular theme.

I sent my stick pins off to the hostess a few days ago, now I just have to wait to get the pins from the other participants back. I think that is one of the hardest parts of a swap, waiting to see what everyone else has created...lol!

The next swap I was in was the Valentine's stick pin and charm swap, hosted by A Lil Scrap Of Heaven. Here is a picture of the charm that I created, and the pins were the same as the ones I made for the Love swap above.

This was also different for me, because I had never made a charm before, but with lots of research, again, I was able to figure out how to put together different styles of charms, and came up with one that I was pretty happy with. My partner, Glenda, really loved it, and she even made a video about it.

I thought that was so cool that she had done that! Thank you so much Glenda...:-) I received the stick pins and charms that she created for me, which were quite lovely, but I haven't taken pictures of them yet, but hopefully this weekend I will get to it, then post the pictures of the beautiful creations she made for me.

If you have the chance, please leave me a comment, and let me know what you think. I would really appreciate it....:-)

See you next time,