printed cards, digital images, 3D projects, etc

Thursday, June 5, 2014

and then with graduations coming up i needed a few. and again i found inspiration on Pintrest and CASED. and here are my cards:
one of them is for a high school graduation and the other will be for a Master's Degree graduate.

recently i've been making a couple of cards. with Father's Day coming next weekend i was trolling on Pintrest and found a card that i fell in love with. so i CASED it. and this is what i came up with:

i used SU! wood background and then created a step-card. added some "ties" and a couple of drawers. i think i like it ...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Class #6 Black Magic Layout Class

and my final project. when i first saw this project i thought that the "bleach" technique was used so i made a scrapbook page for my oldest nephew and his family:
and then i watched the video from the class and boy was i wrong.

turns out that you don't bleach the lighter areas you actually use a opaque or chalkboard pen and then color over that. 

Class #8 Emboss Resist Envelope Punch Board Box Class

class #8 was a challenge to "emboss resist" using daubers. i used black embossing powder just to give it a little pop.  i LIKE

Challenge #3 PICK OF THE PARTY!

another challenge was to, "select your FAVORITE TECHNIQUE FROM THE CLASSES OVER THE WEEKEND" and create something original. here is my attempt at that

Monday, April 28, 2014

Class #7- Spotlight Notepad

LOVED this project!!! maybe it was the butterflies that seemed to be just "hanging" off the card. added a little extra cuzz it seemed so plane and white.

Class #5- Gate Fold Card

 wasn't liking this project so much when i first started. seemed like the ink was drying before i could blend with the blender pen. but towards the second page i was setting some movement of the ink.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Game #2 “TAG YOU’RE IT!!”

game #2 - we were to "Create ANY type of project (decor, layout, card, gift, anything) that showcases TAGS". i think i nailed this one

Class #4 Stained Glass Technique Class

class #4 is "stained glass" technique

Class #3- Floral Purse

our third project was to create this little gift purse. very catour

Class #2 Watercolor Resist Technique Card

so our second class is called "watercolor resist". much like embossing resist only it's watercolor. LOVE this technique and will be playing with it with the club that i organize crafts for. simple and easy and POW what an impact the finish product has.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Game #3- Inspire me!

game #3 was to search Pintrest or Google "so very grateful" and this is what i found and liked

Challenge #2- Sweet Tooth

challenge #2 was to create something using a decorated cake as inspiration. i used this cake:
not quite sure i "nailed it" or not ...

Class #1- Scallop Top Tag Treat

The first actual class project is making a treat bag using SU! Scallop Top Punch. I added a few details but I'm not sure if they added anything to the final project.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Challenge #1 Sketch THIS!

first project is a sketch which we were to choose one from these:
and then i also added into the project both bonus projects which were:
i'm having a little trouble with my shaker do-dads shaking. there seems to be some kind of sticky residue on the sequins that i can't rub off.

Game #1 – Stampin’ Bingo

Participating in a stamp weekend with "Stamptastic" and this is my Bingo play card.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

this is a birthday card that i created for my nephew's birthday ... he's a volunteer fireman in his spare time but his main job is working for an ambulence service so i went with his "fireman" hobby as the main focus for his card ...

used dies for the fireman and the firetruck
stickers, brads, stamps, etc
this is the main cover which is tied closed on both sides
this is standing up with one side untied and open
first page of the book open
second page
the next page
this is the back cover also decorated
 this is the first page of the second side of the book
 second page
and the last page

Thursday, January 12, 2012

~ hang-on snowglobe ~

~ created for CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge found here:

~ precious pup ~

~ created for CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge found here:

~ christmas button bear ~

~ made for CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge found here:

Sunday, December 11, 2011

'lil green birdie

~ made this card for my brother's birthday
~ digital image by doodlepantry
~ made for Crafter's Digital Art Center Progressive Challenge found here:
~ colored image using Copic inks

Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

birthday chick

~ used 2 of the supplied digital images: sugar creek hollow (bird) and sending treasures (sentiment)
~ cs is by CTMH, dry-embossed and then sanded
~ SU! ink
~ added a button to a paper flower after knotting ribbon through
~ created for CDAC found here:

Thursday, October 27, 2011


~ SU! card stock and inks
~ added glitter and crystal effects
~ digital image

friendly jack-o-lantern

~ SU! card stock
~ colored using colored pencils
~ added half-pearls to the corners

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

bowl of apples

~ used color pencils and a little crayon pencils for more intense color in places
~ also used corner punch, pearl halves and a bow
~ image by Glitterbabes
~ made using digital images for Crafters Digital Art Center Progressive Challenge found here:

Autumn Fairy

~ used color pencils and a little crayon pencils for more intense color in places
~ also used corner punches and SU! stamp for the leaves that were cut-out
~ Image from Gurukitty Designs
~ made using digital images for Crafters Digital Art Center Progressive Challenge found here:

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

tea cup and tea pot

this is a digital image from Sandi Samples for their "Progressive Challenge" at CDAC found here:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

~ "charging in" BLS17 ~

~ colored blackleaf digital images "Welcome to the Jungle"
~ SU! cs and inks
~ sentiment was computer generated

the challenge is to emboss so i cuttlebugged swirl on the main card and the elephant with mesh found here:

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

~ happiness always ~

~ water colored digital image (freebie from DZ Doodles on Paper Craft Planet)
~ followed a sketch also from DZ Doodles on Paper Craft Planet
~ SU! cs, scalloped edge punch & sentiment
~ misc ribbon

found here:

Monday, July 5, 2010

BLS - sketch #7

~ Black Leaf digital images (balloons)
~ Gina K digital paper
~ SU! ink and cs
~ added stickles to the balloons

followed a sketch for Black Leaf Studios found here:

Sunday, June 27, 2010

~ beach friends ~

~ digital image by "isabella's sketchbook"
~ SU! cs and inks
~ cuttlebugged the main cover

~ sailboat ~

~ not sure if this counts as "digital" or not as it was a photograph and all i did was print it out, cut it out and then mount on cs =)

~ purchased here:

~ monarchs ~

~ digital image was purchased here:
 ~ image was colored as life-like as i could get it

Saturday, June 26, 2010

~ childhood glass painting ~

~ digital image purchased at
~ SU! cs and ink
~ cuttlebugged main card
~ used brads, paper flowers, glitter, liquid glass

~ tribal butterfly ~

~ digital image purchased here:
~ cs and ink SU!
~ cuttlebugged four corners and then punched out butterflies using MS punches

followed a sketch for Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge found here:

Friday, June 25, 2010

BLS13 - #15

~ digital image by Blackleaf Studios
~ cs and ink by SU!, misc dsp
~ cuttlebugged bg, punched tag (SU!) and butterfly (MS)
~ printed image 2x's; once on cs and then cut out the oval to mount on the dsp

for challenges found here:

MMSC #59 (followed a sketch):

BlackLeaf Studios (challenge is to use paper piecing):

~ bottled bug ~

~ digital image by BJ
~ cs and ink by SU! and coredinations
~ cuttlebugged using mesh folder
~ tag punches and tag stamp by SU!

created for the following challenges:

Meljen's Designs DT blog (the challenge is a card with a tag) found here:

Sweet Stampin Challenge (the challenge is clean and simple) found here:

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge (something with a bug on it) found here:

Polka Doodles (something for a boy) found here:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

~ fishin' ~

~ SU! stamp
~water colored the image
~ distressed the edge and tore the coredination cs

followed challenges for this project ~

fiber, ribbon, lace for Meljen's Designs found here:

doodling for Sweet Stampin Challenge found here:

tribute to Father's  for Stamptacular Sunday Challenge found here:

and a Male Themed for Polka Doodles found here: