Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Family Tree in Vinyl - Digi Playground

Hello friends!  Thank you for stopping by once again.  I have a fun project to share with you today.  This is how to up-cycle a garage sale picture frame or to embellish a new one (purchased at Michaels with a 50% off coupon).


My frame features Three Heart Tree by Jennifer Wambach.  She does have a few styles of this tree in the DigiPlayground store.  My frame is 8x8, so I sized the cut file down to just under 8 inches and then cut it out of black vinyl.  I took the frame apart to clean it really well and then carefully adhered the tree to front panel of glass.  Then I made a template the same size as the hearts and then cut out my pictures (of my kids) to go behind the hearts.  This was a little tricky but I love the results.  I used little pieces of Scor-Tape to secure the photos (mini glue dots will work, too).

Again, thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday Morning Sketches #301

Good Morning TMS friends!  I hope everyone had a good weekend and Monday.  My weekend was busy, but it was great.  The Revue Show was Saturday night and Hollyanne performed her solo again and it was beautiful.  I bawled my head off.  I know, such a sap.

Anyway, the newest sketch is up on the TMS blog, our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet and my card features BB Kakes - BabyBug Set.  Oh my goodness - so cute!!!


What a sweet, elfin face!!  I love love love this image.  I didn't include her little bug friends that she comes with, but seriously, you need this set in your collection if you're into over the top cuteness.

I kept my card pretty simple and basic.  Neenah Solar Crest card stock (yay! - I have some back in stash again) for the base and another layer embossed with a Chevron dot pattern.  The paper is from Citrus matstack by DCWV.  I kept the coloring simple with only a few Copics and then embellished with Marshmallow white sequins by Pretty Pink Post and simple stamped sentiment by Paper Pretties.

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog and thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #300

Good Morning!  The sketch is up and ready to go at TMS and it's another fun but super easy one.  This week's sponsor is my dear friend Deedee from Deedee's Digis.

My card is actually inspired by a project I made over the weekend that I will eventually share, but I was playing with a lot of Kraft!  It looks great.  But anyway, I decided to carry on with those colors.  The image I am featuring today is a butterfly from Fluttering By.



The card base is Kraft card stock by Recollections, designer paper is Kraft card stock by Paper Studio, washi tape from Freckled Fawn.

Thank you for stopping by and we'll see you at TMS.  Have a great Tuesday!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #299

Good Morning!  Happy Cinco de Mayo and it's Tuesday, so the newest sketch for TMS is is up and ready for you to play along with us.

Our sponsor this week is Sami Stamps and my card is featuring Flower Whiskers.  Now, I am not a cat person at all, but I'm not completely insensitive - kittens are adorable!  And this cat... well, my heart melted a little.


Look at that face!  Oh my goodness.  I kept the coloring really simple.  4 shades of Cool Grey (C1 to C7) for the cat and 2 shades of pink.  Those are new to me, so I don't remember their numbers.  When I colored this image, I was envisioning denim.  This paper came close.  It's Wallpaper by.... hmm, can't remember now.  I know, I should write this stuff down.  Anyway, I finished it off with some loopy satin ribbon and pink flower sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.

I hope you have a great Tuesday and come on and join us!  There's a great prize up for grabs.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #298

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday everyone.  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and we have Deedee's Digis sponsoring us!  Yay!

My card features colored digi and digi paper from the Party Animals set.  Get your sunglasses, because this card is bright and fun!


And anyone who knows me, know I don't do bright colors.  We just don't get along.  But I didn't have get along, I just had to play nice while the digi set just did it's job.  I added orange and purple card stock, a little embossing and voila - a happy birthday card for any child at any age.

I do hope you'll join us at TMS for another fun challenge.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #297

Hello!  Thank you for coming to my little corner of blog-land.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and our sponsor is DRS Designs.

My card features Just a Note (one line sentiment stamp) and Three Flowers and a Butterfly stamps.  Now, I want you to know that I did a little surgery with my stamp.  Let me show you the card first...


I had this idea and at first my idea was a bit bigger.  But as the evening wore on, and I'm running out of time.... my daughter using my computer... my son in the kitchen making tzatziki sauce for school tomorrow, my idea shrunk a little.  I was thinking huge daisy and had to settle on little posies.  The original stamp is a cluster of 3 flowers with a butterfly hovering over to the left.  Well, I cut off the highest flower and the butterfly to use as separate stamps.  But no worries, when I want to use my stamp as it was made, I just mount the pieces on the block in the right spot and voila - frankenstamp!

I kept it clean and simple and embellished it with the swirly die cut border (MFT Stamps) that reminds me of the icing on a Hostess cupcake.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you at TMS.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring Purse-sonality - Digi Playground


Good Morning!  I am so excited to announce that I am on the Digi Playground Creative Team.  I feel so blessed that they have allowed me to be on this team.  And honestly, my first go-around I feel like I've done a face plant.  I had so many ideas and every one of they went bleh in my hands.

Do you ever feel that way, that you're just wanting to create and create and yet everything you touch goes way south from what you pictured in your head?  I have good news for you.  Sometimes you don't have to think about it!  The artists at Digi Playground have taken all the guess work out.  Like with this adorable purse card/envelope combo you can find here in March Kit of the Month by Samantha Walker.  The hardest part of this project was picking out the paper to use.  This could be done in so many ways.  I chose paper from The Delightful Stack by DCWV and pastel card stock from American Crafts.  I've had these little flower brads in my stash forever now.  I was able to put this together in no time and then when I was done... well ideas started flying.  That piece on the front the purse could be cut a second time, adhered on the inside to create a pocket for a gift card!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day!