Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sweet Kid

I have seen many multi layer pages and wanted to give it a try. Still working on it, but I think I am improving.

As part of the online digital scrapbooking pool, you are obligated to give credit to the designer or distributor of the items used to create your page. I certainly hope I haven't forgotten anyone in the details. I'm nervous the Digital Scrapbooking Police will come and arrest me.

Free Digital Scrapbooking: Absolutely Autumn Mini kit - orange wavy ribbon, Beautiful Baby title, frame circle,
Kevin and Amanda Fonts: hisnameishoney
Aquarius Designs: SD Raved - SDRD paper #10, SDRD embelisment #2
Shabby Princess: Promise - papers stripes, swirlie stamp
Sharia Braxton: Sweetiepie kit - paper2
Ziggle Designs & Elephant and Lemonade: aliceBB2 - flower bracket frame

Friday, October 30, 2009

First Digital Layout

Literally last night - I decided I need to give digital scrapbooking a whirl. I am WAY behind in my kids books and always seem to be out of tape, ink or one embellishment or another.

I have created digital greeting cards before as well as digital baby announcements using an older purchased greeting card software, but have never tried to make a digital scrapbook page.

So I jumped on Google this morning and found Everything I needed to get started was right there, including some awesome video tutorials such as working with PhotoShop. I just watched one video, it was enough for me to get going. I already knew how to resize, rotate and flip images as well as adding text and such, but I didn't know about all of the saving options. Very helpful.

All in all I am very pleased. I can't wait to do some more. If any of you have any suggestions as to some good sites for Digital Scrapbooking, please let me know, I'd appreciate it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

SC252 Halloween

I purchased 4 new digi stamps from Pink Cat Studio, specifically to use with my new Copic starter set which was an early Christmas present from my adorable hubby. Thanks hubby.

My markers bled a little, I wonder if I need to try my SU-Whisper White instead? Any thoughts, what paper works best for Copic colouring? I am stilling also learning the technique and need to get myself 2-3 markers of the same colour family - to do better blending. I also am not terribly impressed that that the starter kit comes with such dark values, when it seems that the light shades are the most important - at least that's my impression from all the tutorials I have watched on You Tube.

The layout was today's Sketch Challenge over at SplitCoastStampers, challenge # SC252.

Stamps: Pink Cat Studio Digi stamp: Itty Bitty Betty - Yummy Frogs
Ink: Copics
Paper: Kelly Panacci: Halloween Stripes, Halloween Circles, Orange Mini Dots, Imaginisce spider border
Accessories: Spellbinders: scallop rectangle, Sandylion sticker sentiment

Monday, October 26, 2009

Trick or Treat Goodies

I made these little Halloween treats for my daughters JK class. Due to all the food allergies kids have now days, I didn't want to send in any food treats, but happened across these little Crazy Eights/Old Maid card-game sets sold in a package of 24. Her class is only 19 - hurray!

These were fairly easy to make, I stapled together a one inch strip of Halloween themed cardstock around each Game-set then mounted the scalloped edge image onto the stapled portion. I wanted to keep it easy for the kids to access the games or all my hard work would get demolished in the attempt to free the gift. Who am I kidding, they are going to get destroyed any way.

It would have been even easier to make this project if I had the right size punches. All in good time though. I have debated whether to purchase the one or two needed punches from SU or buy the Scallop & Circle Spellbinders individual sets. Can't make up my mind though. It's a money thing.

Stamps: SU - Batty for You
Ink: black, green, indigo, orange
Paper: left over Halloween scraps
Accessories: colluzle, scallop punch, stampler

The Wiggles in Toronto

We took our 4 year old and 2.5 year old to see the Wiggles in Concert this past weekend. It was such a fun time. The Wiggles were very funny and you could tell they really enjoy getting the kids involved. At one point they stopped and read out loud every single sign that was held up, Murray even came out into the audience to read all the far away ones.

We had great seats. Murry stopped beside our seats at one point. And the kids were thrilled each time one of the Wiggles waved at them. We were close enough to tell when they were looking our at us specifically as opposed to our general direction.

Here is a video we took of Jeff's acrobatic skills. 1-2-3 Wake Up Jeff. Anthony said to YouTube it.

Here are some images of Dorothy the Dinosaur getting our daughters roses that a stage hand lifted her up to put on the stage. Her's are the pink roses in clear foil in the acrobats feet.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

CAS Baby

A friend of mine is expecting her first baby. I haven't decided yet if I am going to make a batch of Shower Thank You cards or Baby Announcements.

I used the layout or template found here on My Time, My Creations, My Stampendous. It's very simple and easy. The scoring and the brads was a very clever idea, thanks Lauren.

Stamps: Sandylion "Boy" Clear stamps, Studio G Clear stamps
Ink: SU - Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Summer Sun, dollar store blue pigment ink pad
Paper: SU - Delicate Dots, Kraft
Accessories: MM - pastel brads, colluzle

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hey, my little Clean & Crisp Christmas Tree card made it for one of the CAS (Clean & Simple) cards of the week over on SplitCoastStampers. What fun! Here's the link:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Simply Easy

I have used this layout before, but decided to give it another whirl.

I swiped the ink pad across the ink and then went back over the edges with a heavier hand. I still have trouble getting a solid ink impression from some stamps, even after using a rubber eraser on them to remove the machine oil.

Studio G Clear Stamps
SU - Urban Gardens, Not Quite Navy, Not Quite "Kiwi Kiss"
Ink: Not Quite Navy

Friday, October 2, 2009

FTL#56 Christmas

I made this card a few days ago, but thought I would save it for later in the week when I wouldn't have a post. It just would be like me to keep it going to too long ;)

I used the FTL#56 from Clean & Simple Stamping. They have some really great layouts, especially for me who is still learning to un-clutter some of my designs. It's fun to change it up a bit.

Again, I am trying to come up with an easy and inexpensive Christmas template to mass produce for my daughters charity bizarre.

Paper: KI Memories - Joyful Skinny Stripe, Riding Hood Red
Stamp: Hero Arts: Merriest Wishes, EK Success: sentiment wheel
Ink: Memento Red, Garden Green
Accessories: Green felt ribbon

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thanks Fishy

I kind of into CAS cards right now. Maybe because they are very easy to make and require less fiddling. I needed to do two Thank You cards for my kids swimming coaches.

I sponged Certainly Celery Not Quite Navy and Bashful Blue onto my Cuddlebug emboss folder then ran a piece of paper on it through the machine. You can't tell in the photo, but the result was sort of a crackle tie die look. Embossing Polka Dots tutorial found here at

The image is a digitstamp by Dustin Pike called FishieBowl.

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Tombows
Stamp: Dustin Pike: FishieBowl
Paper: SU: Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy
Embellishments: Stickles, scallop punch, circle punch, coluzzle, ebossing folder