September 30, 2013

Fall Girl

Hi Everyone,

Today I am pleased to be spotlighting the new digi stamp "Fall Girl." This digi stamp is a refreshing twist to traditional fall genre of pumpkins and ghosts, adding sweet detail to any project.

As you know by now, I love to glitter my digi stamps. (Click here to learn how.) Today, though, I used a slightly different technique. I glittered each section with transparent glitter - then colored the glitter with Copic markers. This allows you to add some dimension with shading - yet still having the fun of glitter.

I put the focus on Fall Girl by using a Shadow-Box Card....but the card folds flat for mailing. Fall Girl is set off with Delicate Asters and a jeweled pumpkin.



Enjoy this week's projects!

September 29, 2013

Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge

192 SketchHi Everyone

It's great to be back with another sketch challenge from Operation Wri
te Home. These cards are also being used in another challenge - one given to me by my daughter-in-law. She sent me all the fun mustache embellishments, as well as the jewels, pearls, and borders - with the challenge to create some projects and post them. Shelly, thanks again for the great goodies! Lastly, these cards will be a graduation gift for my hair stylist - who uncanningly reminds me of my daughter-in-law! Spending an afternoon in Arianah's chair is like spending an afternoon with my daughter-in-law. They look and act so much alike, I secretly wonder if they were separated at birth! But I think the 'stache cards are a fitting gift for her graduation from beauty school!

As many of you know....I can't just make one card for a sketch challenge! I twist and turn the sketch...and I always end up making one from every direction. So here are my challenge cards. Until next time...





September 23, 2013

Fall in Love

Hi Everyone,

It's an exciting time of year....so many fall and Halloween digi stamps at 2 Cute Ink!

Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are all just around the corner. Yeah! I am having fun with 2 Cute Ink's digi stamp collection. Let me tell you, this collection is unbelievable. Today I am posting cards made with the digi stamp Fall In Love for your viewing pleasure.

Of course, I prefer my digi stamps all glittered and glammed. If you are passionate about glitter, click here for details on how to glitter up digi stamps.



Close up of the cute digi face!
Have a fun and safe week!

September 20, 2013

Scraps to Treasures Blog Hop (or Should I Say FROG Hop?)


Hi Everyone,

Today we are back with more delightful inspiration featuring scraps and altered items. We are so glad you can join us.


My project is an altered pai
l - turned into Francis Frog. The pattern is one I picked up from Stampendous years ago - planned to leave a link for you, but could no longer find it.



Makes an excellent gift when filled with treats!

Cicily is next.  Be sure to hop along to see all the altered items. Here's a complete list of blogs:



Have a great weekend!

September 16, 2013

Fall Fox

Hi Everyone!

Happy  Monday to each one of you! It's hard to believe it's September and fall is here (though we never really see fall here in Southeast Arizona).  Now I keep thinking about how I need to get started on Christmas projects!  But today's post still features one of 2 Cute Ink's fall digi stamps - Fall Fox.  May you be creatively inspired today and get to working on some Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas projects.  


Supplies Used
  • Digi Stamp - Fall Fox (2 Cute Ink)
  • Glitter
    • Poppy Orange & Pumpkin Spice (Glitter Ritz)
    • Green & Yellow (Tree House Studio)
  • Embossing Folder - Plaid (Darice)
  • Halloween Cardstock, Black Cardstock, White Cardstock
We'll see you right back here next Monday.

September 9, 2013

Pumpkin Raking Leaves

Hi Everyone,

As I mentioned last week, the Halloween Cardmaking season is now in full swing at my house.  Seriously, the 2 Cute Ink Halloween and Fall digi stamps are amazingly fun to work with!  With cute Halloween/Fall spiders and pumpkins and bats and cats, these digi stamps will make your cards pop! 

For today's card, I used the Pumpkin/Leaves digi stamp....and loved how this one turned out in glitter (especially the leaves).  I popped the pumpkin up with a wobble sticker.  So my pumpkin is an "action" raker.  Instructions for using glitter with digi stamps can be found here.



Here's my pumpkin "wobbling."

video

Supplies Used

  • Pumpkin Leaves Digi Stamp
  • Glitter
    • Copper, Java Bean, Classic Taupe, Regal Red (Glitter Ritz)
  • Cardstock - Halloween paper pack purchased on clearance at Hobby Lobby
  • Action Wobble

September 2, 2013

Spider Witch

Hi Everyone,

It's great to be back with all of you this Monday!  Today's post features a Halloween glittered and glammed digital stamp from 2 Cute Ink - Spider Witch.  My Halloween cards need to be ready today to be put in my stores.  But you still have time for making Halloween cards....so be sure to visit the shop to get your Halloween digis.  If you've missed the steps on how to glitter up digi stamps, you can see step-by-step instructions by clicking HERE.  


Supplies Used for this card:
  • Spider Witch Digi Stamp 
  • Glitter
    • Pure Sparkle Gold (Piccolo Decor)
    • Green Tea, Cayenne, Wisteria, Cool & Warm Highlights (Glitter Ritz)
    • Black (Tree House)
  • Cardstock (Halloween Paper Pack from Clearance Shelf in Hobby Lobby)
  • Pumpkin and Happy Halloween sentiment came from the same paper pack
Have a great week, and we'll see you right back here next Monday!

September 1, 2013

Yooper Cards

Hi Everyone,

Happy Sunday evening to all of you! Are you refreshed and rejuvenated and enjoying your three-day weekend?  I didn't have any such luck to get a three-day weekend - in fact, I have a six-day work week!  Hmmm....now how could that happen when it should be a short week?  LOL!

Today I am sharing my Yooper cards - available at Fort Wilkins Gift Shop in Copper Harbor.  






















Have a great evening, and we'll see you tomorrow morning with inspiration from 2 Cute Ink.