Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dance, Dance, Dance

I just love these Bestie designs!!!  This is another great one!  I have always wanted to be a ballerina, but just never had the skills, or the teacher in the small town I grew up in.

She did not turn out quite the way I had hoped when I started her, I had a few ooops along the way and had to start over once, and was able to hid a few on this one.   I still think it turned out pretty good considering.



I think looking at her, she needs a bow up in the top corner. and maybe some pearls or gems in the bottom. I guess this is what happens when you have to many start overs in one image, it just doesn't turn out the way you want it to.

I looked at her a little too long and decided she was a wee bit lonely dancing all alone on the card topper.  So I changed her up a wee bit. I tried to take the flowers off, but I used hot glue on them, so they were stuck as stuck can be.  So, I worked my flourish around the flowers.  



Better?  Some yes, but not enough for me! 

Monday, July 14, 2014

My Whimsical Little World Design ~ July 14 ~ New Releases

July 14, 2014 New Releases

Thanks for stopping back by again to see my newest kre8tions.  Today I am lucky enough to display for you three awesome digital works from My Whimsical Little World Design.  


First is my card, where I used Pheobe standing on the beach, soaking up the sun in her beautiful floral orange and yellow wrap over a bright orange swim suit.  Phoebe is cut using my Cameo.  I did a print and cut, using an oval shape with a scalloped background. With Pheobe, I tried a few different things to make the image pop off the card.  After I colored the image, I used some glossy accents to give some shine to her sunglasses, and also the water.  I applied several coats of glossy accents and tried hard to leave the brush marks in the water area, hoping it would give off the illusion of moving water.  I am still up in the air on whether or not I was successful. I also added some craft sand to the beach, carefully covering her feet.  I like the addition of the sand. 

Phoebe, digital art work by Paola Jofre

What I really like about my card design is the overlay background I cut with my cameo.  I am very disappointing that I ended up covering up so much of the overlay.  Just look at that detail.   It really is fun. 


I did however take the little feet from the cut out and add to the inside of my card.  I also added the sentiment to the inside of the card.  



I completed the outside of my card with some orange and yellow felt flowers and some orange and yellow buttons.

 The second design I want to share with you is the scrapbook page I completed.  Let me preface this by saying it has been ages since I worked on a scrapbook page, and my skills are less then desirable so be gentle.  



For the scrapbook page I used two fun digis.  The top one is Sufer Kody and the second one is Marigold.  the additon of some fun paper for the background and for the picture frames make the beginning of a nice layout.  I added some fun cutouts cut from my cameo, and like magic, I have the start of a nice layout.   I say a start because I am far from finished with it.  I still need to add some embellishmets to finish it off. 

Just look how cute these two digi's are!!! 

 Marigold

Sufer Kody

Please make sure you take the time to stop in check out the other great digital images Paola has for sale in her shop Paola's Papers

Here are other great designs you can view from these three digi images.

                     Amanda ~  Angie Ha  ~ Marilyn  ~ Martha 



My Whimsical Little World Design Team Members



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Thursday, July 10, 2014

My Favorite Things ~ Pinque Peacock Blog Hop

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These are a few of my favorite things . . . 

I have always loved that song and that movie, and this was the first thing I thought of when I saw the title for our blog hop this month. 

Today I am showing you a couple of my favorite things from the Pinque Peacock line. I love the Garden Beauty flowers and the fabric colored buttons. Another of my favorite products is the beautiful stick pins.  Even though I was unable to use them on this particular project.  I do use them on many other projects I create.  

So, I wanted to create something different than just a simple card like I normally do.  I had to think a while, and think hard, my brain just automatically thinks cards. Along the same line as a card, I decided I would create a nice gift bag, a 3D angled gift bag. 


   

I got the pattern from the Silhouette store and cut it out on Kraft Paper.  One of my favorite go to papers.  I then proceeded to cover it with paper from the Yee Haw stack by Paper Studio. For the sentiment, I used the Stamp of the Month Kaboom (S1406).  I finalized the design by adding a 3D Bow and a fabric colored buttons and two Garden Beauty flowers

I am very pleased with the look of the gift bag.  the one thing I need to add are some handles.  I know I have some raffia rope paper, but for the life of me, I could not put my hands on it today.  


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Exciting News ~ My Whimsical Little World

I am so excited to announce that I have been asked to join My Whimsical Little World design team.  Paola has some of the cutest designs that will be great for cards and scrapbook pages.  I am so excited to share with you some of my first projects (coming soon).  Check out her designs on her blog, and her Esty store, Paola's Papers.  You will find more than just designs on her Etsy store, she also has some other fun crafty things. 


To see more creative projects please stop by My Whimsical Little Worlds design team sisters blogs. You will be seeing some great projects coming up.  


My Whimsical Little World Design Team Members



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Monday, June 30, 2014

Garden Beauties for a Special Project

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Hello Everyone, I am back again today to show you a project that is very near and dear to me.  The last few weeks, I have been making pillowcases for a project, so today, I decided to add some of my favorite embellishments to a pillowcase. 

These pillowcases are really fast and pretty simple to make, though, the first couple did take me a little longer than I had hoped they would.  Honestly, picking out the material is harder than I imagined it would be.  Have you been to a fabric store lately?  It is worse then going to the candy store... all of those selections, all that fabulous material, so much to chose from, what is a girl to do?  

This fabulous material I picked up while shopping at Walmart.  I always have to check out their selections, and in doing so, I found this material and thought it would be perfect for a pillowcase. 

After I got the pillowcase completed, I laid out ALL my Pinque Peacock Garden Beauties to see which one would work for this project.  

So many options. 
Many of them would, but I liked this one the best.  I like how the pink in the flower pulled out the pink in the pillowcase. 




Because of the project I am working on, I am unsure if an embellishment of this type can be added, so to be 100% forthcoming, this Garden Beauty is simply tacked on at this time.  Should this be acceptable, I will take the garden beauties apart, and applique each layer on one at a time. Then, instead of the brad in the middle, I will replace it with a pretty colorful button. 

It is a pretty fast project, and in the end, I hope to put a smile on a lot of faces with this project. 

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  I hope I have inspired you just a little to create something beautiful. 




Sunday, June 29, 2014

Happiness Through Doors Left Open

Good Morning, just a quick posting for you today. 

You know me, you know I like simple and elegant.  I have both with this quick and easy card.  

What do you do when you run out of your favorite ribbon?  You improvise of course.  Normally my cards all are adorned with Three Girl Jam ribbon, but when I went to my stash, I did not have any ivory.  How could this be, how could I run out of one of staple ribbon colors?  Would my wonderful Pinque Peacock Nanna's Pillowcase button even look good sitting on a bow of just plain ribbon?  *gasp*  I think not, but it will have to do. Adding one of favorite Pinque Peacock stick pins was just out of the question with this ribbon.  Oh the shame. . . 8^(




I completed my card by adding some small ivory pearls around parts of the embossed design and a nice sentiment.  I will be sending this card to a friend, and I thought this was the perfect sentiment to help brighten her day. 

Thanks for stopping in today.  Be sure to check out the Pinque Peacock store, I know you will find a lot of wonderful products. 


Birthday Wishes


I am back again today with a bright fun birthday card from Sherri Baldy's Besties collection .  This is just the cutest image and just screamed to be made into a young girls birthday card, so I had to use bright colors.  I had to hunt for a long time to find the right paper I wanted to use.   



To make this cute card, I first colored the image using my Photoshop program then I printed it out.  I used my cameo to cut her out, and add the scalloped edge.  I add lavender pearls and a sentiment, which I also cut out on my cameo and I have a card ready for any young lady. 

I am wondering now, if I should have also added a small bow to the card? 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hello There . . . Sherri Baldy Bestie

Good Morning Everyone!

Today is my day to share a project with you here at Scrapbook Stamp Society.  today I created a card with one of the darling besties drawn by Sherri.  They are just adorable, aren't they?

The digi I used for my card is actually an Easter Bestie.  However, she has such an adorable little face, she just has that hello look about her, so I thought it would be perfect for a card I wanted to send to a friend I had not spoken to in a while.

Because I am mailing the card, I kept it as flat as I could to help keep the cost down!  I added some pink paper flowers around the sentiment.  I topped the flowers off with some small pearls.  I finished the card off by adding two pearls in the top right and bottom left corners of the card. 

I think it turned out darling, I hope my friend likes it.