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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December Timeline


Etc by Danyale has a brand new release today and a special Advent surprise!  Hurry and stop by Etc by Danyale to grab up the freebies today only!




I used the brand new kit Sugar Sands Beach Winter Christmas to create my new timeline cover for Facebook. I love all the directions you can go with this kit. You can make a holiday creation that has an awesome breezy, relaxed feel to it. Or you can document those terrific beach photos. If you happen to live in a more tropical climate, or lucky enough to get away to one during the holidays, this is the perfect kit for scrapping your memories!






Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Newsletter 2014

Each year I prepare a Newsletter to send out to family and friends with our holiday cards.  This year is a bit of a struggle. As I am still recovering from surgery and only have the use of one hand. Even typing is a bit challenging.


I started out with the above layout. The text in it is just a repeated sentence to hold the spot and show you where text was going to go. That just seemed like too much text to manage with my one (non-dominant) hand.  I thought about using a voice recognition software to input the text. But then I decided that a photo laden newsletter with just some highlights would do just fine!


This is my final design. I like it. Lots of cute pictures, and a re-cap of our year.  


I used the digital kit City Sidewalks by Paper Garden Projects and Kimeric Kreations that just released today to decorate the newsletter with a sweet old-time holiday feel.

Now to get folding and stuffing envelopes one-handed!




Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thanksgiving Card (Printable!)

Better late than never?  I'm sorry I'm so delayed in posting these creations. I recently had surgery that has rendered my dominant hand unusable for a few months. Anyway....   I have some Thanksgiving cards to share with you.   


These were both created in photoshop using the very cute kit by Etc by Danyale called "One More Bite". Since I'm working one-handed, I wasn't able to do cutting and gluing. But that didn't stop me from creating a bit of hybrid goodness for the Thanksgiving holiday! These cards are designed in photoshop and printed out! I used some shadowing and burning techniques to give them the look of being layered and inked.






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. 

Thanks for stopping by!

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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