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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Another Autumn Birthday

This is a busy time of year for birthdays in our family. I love it 'cause I get to make more cards!!  This is for my brother. I wanted it to have a good "Autumn" feel to it.  That helped me in the selection of the color scheme. 

The papers are an oldie but goodie from Pink Paislee called Hometown Summer believe it or not!  I cut the shapes using my Silhouette Cameo.  The sentiment was also done with the Cameo, I used the Amy Chomas Adjustable Pen Holder and a fine line marker to sketch the "happy birthday".

The burlap not only added to the Autumn feel, but also helped to increase the masculine look and texture of the card.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Football Birthday

My son plays football and loves it! Since we are celebrating his 17th birthday, I had to make a football card for him. I found the image of the player doing a Google search. I brought it into the Silhouette software, traced it, them broke it down into the various components; jersey, arms, legs, etc.

I used his team colors and made the jersey number 17 for his birthday. 

What's a birthday without cake?  Inside the card is a pop-up cake!

Even though this was to be a "guy" card, I still had to add a bit of bling!  I glittered up the icing detail for the card.  He really liked it!  And that's what matters!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Slam Dunk Birthday

Made this for a special someone that has a birthday coming up.  I saw a similar design on Pinterest and went about finding what supplies I had that I could use.  Apparently I gave away all my basketball stickers when my son stopped playing the sport!  So I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the hoop and ball from cardstock.  The paper that I used for the ball background looks and feels like a basketball. It's all shiny and nubby. Really neat!

Using the text feature in the Silhouette software, I designed the word art.  The striped paper is BoBunny, the card stock is American Crafts and Bazzill. 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Hybrid Autumn Wreath

Despite all of my attempts, I'm not able to stop Autumn and Winter from coming.  I don't mind Autumn, really. It's Winter that I'm not a big fan of. And it always seems to creep it's way into the middle/end of Autumn and then hangs around well into Spring.

To help enjoy the Fall season a bit more, I thought I'd add some decor to the house to keep the focus on this gorgeous time of year.  Using the beautiful digital kit Climbing Trees and Falling Leaves by Etc by Danyale, I created this candle wreath.

The papers in this are super rich and vibrant and there are so many amazing patterns to choose from! There are also coordinating solid color papers too. A must for someone like me who will be dipping back into the kit to create some festive cards!

After selecting a few papers and printing them out, I cut the shapes for the "leaves" of my wreath using my Silhouette Cameo.  I wrapped some ribbon around a wreath form, then started gluing the leaves to it using fabric glue.  It was a great project to do while catching the season opener of one of my favorite TV shows this week!

My plan is to use this as a candle wreath as I've shown it here. But I also made a loop on the back so that I can hang the wreath if I choose.

Hope you are having a wonderful adjustment to the changing seasons!

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Just a quick post to share a birthday card I put together. Sometimes I find it hard to remember that less can be elegant. This card was made using plain white card stock. I dry embossed some of it to create a patterned background.

Then I die cut and embossed a butterfly and some leaves. The pearls added a bit of shimmer to the card.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

She Believes

A little mixed-media fun to share with you.  Life is good when I can find time to be creative. And when I get to play with lots of media, it's even better!  For this canvas art, I started out in the digital world and then crossed over to reality!  The papers used to create the dress, flowers, word art and butterfly are all part of a digital bundle by Etc by Danyale called She Believes

As soon as I saw this preview of the kit, I knew what I was going to create! I really like how the dress turned out.  These papers are gorgeous! And the word art is so inspiring. I know I'll be making lots of cards with this kit too!

The canvas also has stamps from House of Three, Tim Holtz, Ranger, Inkadinkado and Bobunny. There are also rub-ons by Kaiser, OTC, various markers, crayons, paints, inks, embossing powders, and cabochons by Prima. And doodles!  Lots of doodles!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a creative day!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Another First Day

Got to do some more scrapping!  It's such a celebration when I can fit creative time in to my day!  These are photos from another "first day" of sorts.  One of my sons returning to a program that he is participating in. He works really hard, has learned a ton. The best part? He enjoys it!

I used some more of the Little Yellow Bicycle Generation Z set that I've had on hand forever! This page was designed in my Silhouette Studio software.  I'm seeing a trend in my paper scrapping, I'm tending to go to the Silhouette Studio first to layout out my sketch rather than sketching it out on paper as I used to.  It makes it really easy to make my own elements for the page using shapes that I cut with the Cameo.

The polaroid frame, star, "say cheese", and star border are all shapes from the Silhouette store.  The jounral tag is from Little Yellow Bicycle.

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by. Hope you have a creative day!

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