Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #174

I made a card.  It's hard to believe, I know. :)  It's been so long I had to reset my password to access my blog. ha ha
I've been digging around challenge blogs trying to find something to spark some creativity of any kind and decided to try the new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Stamps:  Life is Beautiful + coordinating die  (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Wplus 9 and Papertry Ink
Ink: Melon Berry and Kraft (Papertrey Ink)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Digi scrapbooking template and Project Life app

I haven't been stamping much the last few months, sort of took a break from it.  I've had the urge to scrapbook for awhile and have been focusing on that.  I have several 12x12 albums that I filled a few years ago when my kids were smaller and basically abandoned it when I discovered stamping.  We love pulling out those albums occasionally and looking through them and it makes me sad that I stopped adding to the collection. 
So, while I can't go back to traditional scrapbooking like the old days, I can scrapbook digitally with Photoshop and on my iphone.  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I have been posting my digital Project Life pages and am slightly obsessed with scrapbooking on my phone! 
Made with Project Life App and Rhonna Designs App

Printed layout from Persnickety Prints
The Project Life App is the perfect way for me to scrapbook my camera roll photos on my phone and capture those everyday moments.  I uploaded my 12x12 pages to Persnickety Prints--you can also do this on your phone with the Persnickety Prints app--and had them printed. 
 I also do Project Life digitally in Photosop for pictures I take with my camera.  You can purchase templates and digital kits that make it super quick and easy to pull a page together.
Below is a template I created based on an old scrapbook page I made years ago.  You can place your picture over a square and create a clipping mask and it will pop your picture into the shape. This is for Photoshop or PSE.
This is a layout I created with the template:
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Beautiful Butterfly

 Poor lighting this evening (I've got to get another lamp!), but I was able to capture some of the gold shimmer on the butterfly.  I die cut a white butterfly and sprayed it with gold shimmer spray- it's a lovely look in person.

This Beautiful Butterflies (Papertrey Ink) stamp set and coordinating die set is, for lack of a better word, beautiful! 
Have a wonderful evening!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Aqua & Melon PTI Blog Hop: May 2014

My card looks orange but it's really more melon in person--terrible lighting today!  I used 2 shades of melon...stamped in a lighter melon and the card base is a darker papaya color.
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Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Seize the Sketch # 20 ...brightly!

Is this a bright card or what? :)  I love this Mama Elephant set called We Click.
  Pulled out my neglected Copics to color the camera.  I'm in such a watercolor frenzy right now I tried to watercolor it on regular cardstock--I laid down some ink with my copic marker and promptly grab a water color brush and tried to move that ink did not work out so I had to start over. :)
I took some liberties with the sketch but I still think you can see the sketch in there.
Have a great day!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

CAS(e) this sketch # 76

Trying to knock the dust off my mojo with a sketch challenge. Wish I'd brought the ROCK sentiment down lower but hindsight is 20/20.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Watercolor homework [days 3 and 4]

Actually, this homework should be for days 3 and 4 and the work I posted previously for days 3 and 4 should go in days 5 and 6.  Sigh.  I goofed, but I'm going to straighten it out.
 I made this super simple thank you card for my daughter to give to a friend and used my go to layout.  I stamped the images from Fresh Cut Florals (Wplus9) in Distress Inks/markers and softened them with a small round watercolor brush and water (of course!) 
Have a great day!