Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Froggie -Cardabilities Sketch

Hi everyone I'm excited to share another great sketch from Cardabilities. I've used a cute digital image from Pink Petticoat digital stamps, this happy birthday froggie is from the set called "Hoppy Wishes for Her"

Here is sketch #8 a circle card, I love the cardabilities sketches they always have such fun unique designs.

My card is a 5" circle, I've used Bazzill cardstock and colored using my copic markers.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Embellishment Tutorial -Designed 2 Delight Extravaganza

I love this little "Cup of Posies" digital image from Designed 2 Delight, for my embellishment tutorial, and as a special treat each design member of D2D has created a beautiful handmade embellishment along with a tutorial to share.

My tutorial is "Hand Stitching with Beads"
I've previously colored my image with copic markers, then used the following tools to create my stitching embellishment.
**Piercing mat, piercing tool, needle and thread, small seed beads**
When choosing your beads make sure that your needle is small enough that the beads will slide all the way past the needles eye and onto the thread.

I pierced 10 holes around the heart image on the mug, I've numbered each hole, to help with the tutorial directions.
Using the needle and thread I pushed up through hole #1 (I kept my thread doubled for thickness) I did not tie a knot, instead I place a piece of tape to hold my threads in place.

I place my first bead onto my needle then went down hole #2, thread up through #3, add my second bead, down #4, up hole #5. I continued around the heard until I came up through hole #1. Then continued adding beads in the same manner as I went around the heart in reverse direction.

When I came back up hole #1 I added one more bead to the bottom of the heart, and took my thread back through the same hole (#1) as shown in the photo below.

For the flowers, I poked holes in the center of each. I came up one hole with my needle, added a white bead then went back down the same hole. I continued until I had added beads to all flower centers.
And just to show you the back of my project... it doesn't have to look pretty, see how messy mine is :)

I also added beads to patterned paper for a fun corner embellishment. I used a Stampin Up piercing template to make my holes, you also could use a ruler.
I Then used the same method as above to add red beads to my punched design.

My finished card
I used my computer and printed out the "Thinking of You" saying, then added two beads for more embellishment.
Join us for the embellishment challenge and get this free digital stamp designed by Faith, the Designed 2 Delight artist.

**Make-Your-Own Embellishments Blog Extravaganza**

The Designed2Delight Lead Designers have been busy!!
Follow all the links below to view 9 different tutorials for 9 different embellishments (on 8 different blogs) that YOU can make YOURSELF!!

Don't forget to stop by the Designed2Delight Digital Stamps group on Crafter's Digital Art Center for the details AND a FREE Digital Stamp!!

Jane ~ Make Your Own Buttons Tutorial

Lola ~ Make Your Own Felt and Fabric Flowers Tutorial

Faith ~ Make Your Own Faux Prima Flowers Tutorial

Kathy ~ Make Your Own Chipboard Accents Tutorial

Debbie ~ Scalloped Punched Paper Flower Tutorial

You are HERE
Robin ~ Stitching with Beads Tutorial

Michelle ~ Scallop Punched Flower/Medallion Tutorial

Michelle ~ Ribbon Frame Tutorial

Sherrie ~ Make Your Own Ribbon Roses Tutorial

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Miss You -Hula Island

This cute little penguin digital stamp image is called "Hula Island" from Designed 2 Delight.
The jumping fish are fro the Life's a Beach cricut cartridge on page 50 of the handbook.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Music is What Feelings Sound Like

I just received my new cartridge "Summer in Paris" so I had to create a quick card. I let my daughter choose the first image that I would use and she choose the piano. All my girls have had piano lessons through out their life and I love to hear them play.
I found a simple saying about music, printed it from my computer and added it to my card. "Music is what feelings sound like."

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Challenge Me Monday -at Fantabulous Cricut -at the Zoo

Ready for another fun challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut?

Challenge #20
At the Zoo
Create a project using a Cricut cut animal

A few of the design team got the opportunity to play with acrylic stamps donated by Joy's Life. The stamp set is "Lots of Pun" see it -HERE these stamps go great with cricut cut animal cards and oh so fun! I used the "Cow are you" and the "Furever Friends" stamps
This sweet cow and tree is from the Create A Critter cartridge. The tree is on page 68 of the handbook cut at 2 1/4", the happy cow on page 60 cut at 2 1/4", the cloud is also from pg. 60, I cut one at 1" then 2 more at 3/4." The patterned paper is from DCWV.

I love this cute hedgehog card, it just makes me smile. The hedgehogs are cut from Create A Critter and on page 62 at 1 1/2" each, for one of the hedgehogs I used the "flip" feature. The flower from the same page is also cut at 1 1/2" (no real dial size was used).

You got to check out what the design team has created over at FCCB -HERE ... fantabulous!

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fun in the Sun -Challenge #17 at Meljen's

Thursday's are a great day for a new challenge along with new images at Meljen's. Melissa has created 5 new images that are so fun for summer days.

The challenge is to create an "easel card," this is my first time creating this fun card design, I got instructions for my easel card at Splitcoast Stampers -HERE.
I used the new "Brook at the Beach" digital stamp, I love this adorable care free image.

I used my copic markers to color the image, and George and Basic Shapes cricut cartridge to cut out the oval shapes. Text is printed from my computer.

Come see more easel cards and new release images -HERE

Meljen's images area available at Whimsy Stamps -HERE

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

3 cute cards using Meljen's Digital Stamps

Remember Meljen's super cute images that I showed you last week? Well, I created two cards from that new release and one card using a previously released image.

For all these images I used the paper piecing technique, I printed the images on several pieces of colored and patterned paper, then cut out each item.

Apple Beary Fairy

New release imagesPenpal Mouse

June 24th images
Teddy Bear Cast

You can find all these fun images at Whimsy Stamps -HERE

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