Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Reading, Writing, and My Digital Studio!

today's project was one i made for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge! Back to School!

at first i was having trouble deciding what i wanted to make. But i knew i had these cute pics of my little girl from when she went to Kindergarten, and thought i would finally do something with them! Did somebody say... Scrapbook page?! Of course!
I was able to make this whole page from scratch in about an hour. I created the "lined paper" background myself, and added all the elements easily. a little adjusting of the placement, size and colors, a few shadows, and i was finished! I really like how it turned out, actually! hope you do too!
Ok, so now it's your turn! head over to Stampin' Royalty and upload your Back to School projects!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Another One for Ya!

ugh! i really dislike this whole "busy" is keeping me from my stamping!! Well, this one is a card i made a few weeks ago and just got to posting. It's pretty simple once you kind of realize there are only a few elements on the card. I used the Oval punch to make the flower, stamped and cut out the birdy, silhouette cut the main sentiment, and added a butterfly!

Gosh, life just doesn't seem to slow down for anything, does it? ha! I have been wanting to get in there and work in my craft room, but i hope things slow down for me so i can get back to normalcy! (and stamping!)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

That Sparkle in you Eyes...

Oh, this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is extra exciting!!! Its all about things that sparkle!! What girl doesn't like things that sparkle? I know i do!

You know, when i sit down and try to visualize what i want to make each week, i have to say it is very rare it comes out just as i envisioned. Well, i have to say that this card was almost exactly what i pictured! I had even made a rough sketch before i began. The white portion was a little different than i would have liked, but it works. : )

I began by doing the main panel, i cut a rectangle of Bermuda Bay, then a panel of Pool Party that i cut freehanded in a wavy pattern, then repeated with a panel of Whisper White. I then glued them together, and added stitching using Going Grey marker. I die cut several snowflakes using the Northern Frost die, then i inked the sentiment stamp from Contempo Christmas using markers. I then stamped it and cut it out. After adhering everything on the card, i added lots and lots of pretties!! (rhinestones)
I put it all on a few different mats of Whisper White, Pool Party, and a Bermuda Bay cardbase.
I know that Bermuda Bay is retired, but this card would look equally as pretty with different shades of blue...or even pink....(i might have to try that one!)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Return of the Stamper!

YAY!! I was actually able to get into my craft room this week and get my hands on some actual paper and ink and tools!! oh, i feel so much better now! So this weeks project is an ACTUAL card!! (heehee)
This one was made for the sketch challenge over at Stampin' Royalty.
I used Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White cardstock, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Designer Sieries Paper, Soft Suede ink, Just Believe and Bring on the Cake stamp sets, Ribbon Border Punch, Beautiful Butterflies die, White taffeta ribbon, Neutrals collections buttons, and Pearls

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I'm Back!

Hello friends! I know i have been away for a while, but this time i have good reason! First i was at convention, second, i had a medical emergency, and lastly, I have been working behind the scenes over at Stampin' Royalty. There were a few changes, and i had volunteered to be the new moderator for the blog, so I had to kind of do a lot of things in a short amount of time! but I am really excited about this opportunity, and am looking forward to whats ahead!

Ok, so having got that out of the way, here is my project for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge! Yes, i know, it's another scrapbook page, but that was due to my lack of being able to get out of bed and upstairs into my craft room, but i had my laptop! So I was still able to be creative! One of the thousands of reasons i love My Digital Studio!