Monday, July 11, 2016

Get Creative Challenges #43

Happy July everyone.  I hope you are keeping cool, where ever you are.  I am pleased to announce that I am once again back with Get Creative Challenges Design Team.  I am excited to be working with some very talented ladies.

Today, I am sharing with you a fun card.  Mermaids seem to be all the rage these days, and who am I to not share in the fun.  This challenge is sponsored by Ikeart, and wow, what fabulous images they have to work with, whether you are doing a card, a mixed media arts project, or a scrapbook page.   For this card, I am using the mermaid.

With a theme of Celebrations, I knew just what I wanted for this project, but had to figure out how to do it.  After many trial and error sessions, I finally got the look I needed and wanted using Photoshop to color my image.  The rest was easy enough to do.  She turned out beautiful, and because I did not want to take away from the design, I chose to stay clean and simple.  The one thing I wanted to do and did not was add Wink of Stella to her for some sparkle.  I chickened out, because as I siad, I did not want to take anything away from the fabulous image.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sherri Baldy~Get Well Wishes

I always love working with Sherri Baldy My Bestie images.  Aren't they just the greatest.   Today I share a card with you I made for a friend's mother who had a recent accident.  I hope she likes it as much as I liked creating it.

I colored the image using Photoshop and just used paper from my stash to complete the card.  The white paper is embossed with dark blue inked edges.  The blue and white paper used is actually one small corner of a 12 x 12 sheet.  I love double sided paper.

I debated for a long time whether or not I wanted to add flowers.  When mailing, I generally keep them plain and simple. However, this time, I wanted something a little fancier. So, I added flowers to match the flower she was sitting on and the paper.

I do hope she likes it!

You can find this image here.  Img933

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Mini book

Hello once again.  Today I have a fun book I made using the new Rosette Provisions Journal.  Thank you so much for the download on this journal Daisy.  It is another great one!!! 

This was a fun book to make, and really easy too.  A friend sent me this link, and I thought this would be an easy one to try for my first mini book.  Here is the deal thou, my paper cutter is in a bad way. I need a new blade for it. So, I tried something different that I recently learned.  I saved my journal pages in my Cameo Software, then I created all the right sizes for the mats and papers and use my machine to cut everything out.  Print and cut is great, and made this book really fast.  

Once I had to book all put together, I had to embellish it.  It needed to be simple, yet I wanted it to be elegant.  It also needed to be mostly flat for folding.   I was not the best at accomplishing this last part as you can see from the photos.  The papers have some great colors in them, which gave me the opportunity to use flowers I don't normally use.  

I hope you like my book!  

Front of Mini Book

Mini book open to the first layer

Mini book fully open 

Here are some additional photos, close up's of the pages and the pockets created for the mini book.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Fluffy Frannie

Hello Again, 

I am back again today to show you a card I designed using another one of Sherri's Besties great digi files.  This file is called Fluffy Frannie and can be found here.  Frannie is from the new Fluffly Girls series that Sherri recently started drawing.  This image I got pre-colored.  

The card is ready to go for a birthday, anniversary, or just because.  I can quickly add any sentiment requested.  

The paper used was created from a back ground paper using my Silhouette application, then simply printed out.  

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Vintage Tag ~ Tsunami Rose Designs

Hello Everyone,

Today I have a tag to share with you.  This is my first time of making a Vintage Tag of this type.  I was so excited to try it.  I started with a picture of one of the Vintage Ladies from Tsunami Rose Collection.  I sized it a little larger as my tag is bigger than normal.  The tag is used to hold six flowers that I made for a flower swap.

I sized my tag according to the amount of lace I wanted to use at the bottom of the tag.  Because I am thrifty, I didn't want to cut the lace in the middle of the scallop, so I measured accordingly. Besides, cutting in the middle would just look bad, right? I used a nice vintage paper, which in the end you can't see anyway, but it is a nice thick card stock to help support the flowers I made for the swap.

I carefully glued the ivory lace down and then added the vintage lady over the top of the lace.  I then topped the vintage lady with the beautiful mulberry flowers to accent the colors in the background paper.   The tag looked rather plain, so I decided to add a bow in the top right hand corner.  I added tails around and down the left side and just down the right.  I use my hot glue gun to glue in place.  I toyed with the idea of adding a vintage charm to the bow, but decided against it as I thought it might distract from the over all look.

For my first time, I am very pleased with the results.  I hope you like it!

Though it is hard to tell it in the photograph, there are additions of  color on the paper behind the vintage lady that almost match perfectly to the paper I used.  You can see just a hint of the paper under the image.  

Friday, February 26, 2016

You Complete Me

Hello Everyone,  I'm here to share a fun card I made using the "Pieces Of My Heart" collection from The Scrapoholic Candy Shop.  I know it is past Valentine's Day, but this set would work for Birthday's, Anniversary's or even just a card to say, I Love You 

I colored up this cute digi using Photoshop, which I use a lot when I color.  I then decided to play just a little bit.  Well, it was supposed to be just a little bit, it turned out to be more than that, but I learned a few things along the way.  That is important too, right? 

I could not find the paper I wanted to use for this cute digi, so I decided to make my own in my Silhouette application.  Okay, so in all fairness, there is a slight learning  curve, but i spent more time looking for the right background pattern than I did anything.  There were just to many choices!!!! 

When I finally found what I thought I was looking for, I layered it over the top of a pale pink. I did not want the background to over power the fun hearts on the paper.  

I layered the digi and the sentiment on black card stock and carefully placed them on the paper.  It is plain and simple, but that works for me most of the time.   

I hope you like it.  

You can find the digi in the store using this link.  This takes you to the main page, then just scroll down to the Valentine's section.  

Let me know what you think!!! 
DT Admin ~ Kimberly 

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Scrapoholic Candy Shop ~ Bear with Roses

Hello everyone, 

I know, I know, it has been forever since I have posted to my blog.  I look for that to change starting today.  You should begin to see more postings from me with things I am working on.  As always, these things I am working on might be good, bad, or anywhere in between.  I am one who believes in constructive criticism and I am always open to new ideas and suggestions.   Any yes, I know my blog is out of date, I am working on that as well.   So, with that said, I would like to start by introducing a brand new digi company. 

The Scrapoholic Candy Shop is working with Cuddly Cute Designs  to bring you a brand new digital designs to create beautiful cards, scrapbook pages, and even mixed media projects.  

I created this fabulous card using the Bear With Roses digital pattern.  You will find the digital stamp when you go to the store, then click on All Digi Stamps

I am a person who likes to use many mediums to color, and lately, I have been on a kick of using Photoshop.  I love the look and sometimes, it is much easier for me.   Once I got the cute little bear all colored, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the scalloped oval and the scalloped oval shadow.    The oval is layered over a Free Standing Lace Victorian Heart which you can find in my store here.   I finished off the design by adding three small roses.  The background paper is just paper from my stash.    I hope you like it.  Stay tuned for more great designs from The Scrapoholic Candy shop.  

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Big Eyed Bestie ~ Spring Has Sprung

This is the perfect image for me to use right now.  Img510 is an adorable young lady just perfect for spring.  The last few days have been so nice here, and the trees have started to bloom.   I have really enjoyed working with this Big Eyed Bestie as I enjoy the nice spring weather.  

Just look how pretty these trees are.  I took these pictures while I was out on my walk today. 

These pretty trees really helped put me in the mood to make a nice spring card! 

I colored the bestie using Photoshop.  I always struggle with this, but I always have a lot of fun.  In this case, I struggled getting the right colors.  Once I was happy with the coloring, I saved the image and imported it into my SIL software and traced her.  Once I had her traced, I added an offset and cut her out.   Believe it or not, matching the colors in the digi with papers I had was much easier than I had anticipated.  Made for a quick and easy card.  I complimented my card with with three tiny roses and three small strands of pearls.   The end result a nice spring card ready for a sentiment when needed. 

I hope you enjoy!