Friday, April 4, 2014

Cassidy's Birthday and Tutorial


Our great-niece Cassidy is having her 8th Birthday on April 25th. I'm posting it early, as this is also my creation for Pattie's Creations Challenge #89 with a theme of 'Fancy Folds'.

Step Card Details:
- base is a white card stock
- plaid papers are digitally created by me
- image Gymnast Pattieboop 2 is digitally colored by me
- flowers are from Petaloo

Tutorial:
1 - Cut card stock to 7" by 10"
2 - Place stock on your scoreboard and score your 10" width at 4", 8", and at 9"
3 - For the front step, cut designer paper at 3/4" by 6 3/4"
4 - For the main panel, cut a solid color paper 3 3/4" by 6 3/4"
5 - Designer paper panels, cut 2 pieces at 1 1/2" by 3 3/4" and place them at 1/4" from either side of solid color paper
6 - My image was composed digitally, but you could fussy-cut your image and place it on the center of the main panel
7 - Add some embellishments and a sentiment
8 - Instead of putting wording on the inside of the card, place it on the rear panel

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Happy 14th Birthday!

 Our great-niece, Maddy, is having her 14th Birthday on April 2nd. I hope she likes her card and "seed" money (LOL).

Card Details:
- Base is a white card stock
- DP, Bird-day sentiment, and Image are from Doodle Pantry
- Pink Scrabble Tiles are Digital from Nicecrane Designs
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Friday, March 21, 2014

Tile Coasters and Tutorial

Tile Coaster #1 - 'Zodiac' image from Pattie's Creations

Tile Coaster #2 - 'Zodiac' image from Pattie's Creations

Back of tile with Felt Discs as the feet

Four Tile Coasters Bundled with Ribbon

I wanted to make something special for my chiropractor and her husband (also a chiropractor). She's the Aquarius sign, and Mike is the Gemini.
This is also my creation for the 'Anything Goes' challenge at Pattie's Creations Challenge #88.
I found a tutorial here, and you'll see that the blog owner used designer papers on her tiles. I wanted to use images on mine.

Supplies Needed:
- Mod Podge Matte Finish
- White Tiles 4.25" x 4.25" (Lowe's at 16 cents a tile)
- Square Image, or Designer Paper cut to 4" x 4"
- Clear Acrylic Sealer Spray (Matte finish from Walmart)
- Sponge applicators 1" wide (from Lowe's or Home Depot paint dept)
- Felt Discs for the feet (Lowe's)

My Instructions:
1 - Apply the Mod Podge to the tile and to the outer edges of the backside of the paper. Center the paper on your tile, you have time to move it around before it sets. Make sure it is smooth and no air is trapped under the paper.
2 - Once dried, add a thin layer of Mod Podge on the paper. Let it dry for 1/2 an hour and add another coat. Wait another 1/2 an hour and add a final coat of Mod Podge.
3 - I let my tiles dry completely (overnight) before adding the acrylic spray. It's best to spray the tiles outdoors, and hopefully with temperatures in the 70's F. Based on the spray that I used, I waited 10 minutes then added a second coat of spray. Wait another 10 minutes and add a third and final coat of spray. Follow the instructions on the manufacturer's can.
4 - When all is dry, add the Felt Discs to the backside of the tiles on the 4 corners.

That's it! Bundle four tiles together with some ribbon for a nice gift!



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Friday, March 7, 2014

Green for St. Patrick's Day


Our theme for Pattie's Creations Challenge 87 is 'GREEN for St. Patrick's Day'. Your creation does not have to be for St. Patrick's Day, but must have GREEN as your main color scheme!

Card Details
- Base is white card stock
- Next layer is Green digital paper
- Green Plaid background digitally created by me
- 'Cheerleader Pattieboop' from Pattie's Creations digitally colored by me
- Circular sentiment from Bizzy Becs
- Flower digital trim from Granny Enchanted
- Gold glitter on parts of the pom poms

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Friday, February 21, 2014

When I'm with you...


This is my favorite sentiment for my husband's Valentine's Card. I'm posting it late because it is my creation for Pattie's Creations Challenge 86 that starts today!
While I was making this card, Frank walked behind me at my crafting table and saw it. When I read the sentiment to him he said "That fits you and me perfectly". I'm always doing goofy things to make him laugh, and every time I try to outdo my last improv antic.
So, our theme today is 'Spots or Dots'. The Dalmatians have Spots, and my background paper has Dots, plus the sentiment has a line of Dots!

Card Details
- Base is white card stock
- Red digital DP with embossed hearts from Crafty Ann's
- Oval DP digitally created with lines and dots
- 'Dalmatians' image from Pattie's Creations digitally colored by me
- Digital sentiment from Sentimental Sundays
- Gold glitter on the dog tags

Challenges Entered
Paper Crafting Journey - Love is in the Air (Feb. 25)
Fab 'n Funky Challenge - Spots or Stripes (Feb. 24)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Love is in the Air (Feb. 25)
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Love is in the Air (March 11)

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Friday, February 7, 2014

CDAC Valentine's Creation


This is my 'Valentine' creation for CDAC! The Heart Wreath image is from Priscilla of priscillastyles store, who is also the owner of Crafters' Digital Art Center.
It's been pretty quiet in CDAC, but let's hope that things start moving and people start participating in whatever activities are on the horizon! There are over 8,000 members, but only a handful are actively engaging in chatter, etc.

Card Details
- Base is a white card stock
- Next layer is a sage colored DP with texture
- Red Heart paper is digital from Crafty Ann's
- Dotted DP is digital from Pixel Scrapper
- Heart Wreath image from Priscillastyles digitally colored by me
- Digital enhancements: Outer glow around Dotted paper and Image for effect
- A green gingham ribbon at the bottom
- Two red glitter embellies added to ribbon edges (I messed up the ribbon when attaching it to my card, so that's why I added the glitter embellies) 
- Iridescent green bow applied to center of ribbon
- Sentiment from Whimsy Stamps die cut and edge distressed with ink 
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Fin-Tastic Day!

Card #1
Card #2

At first glance you would think that these 2 cards are identical. There is 1 minor difference. They have different designer papers at the bottom layer.
Over at Pattie's Creations Challenge 85, our theme is 'Use the color RED in your image'. The only place you'll see RED, is in the tails of the fish.

Card Details
- Base is white card stock
-  Plaid DP on Card 1, and Black/White DP on Card 2
- Green DP 'Cattail Pond Paper' from Doodle Pantry
- Image 'Fish Kissing' from Pattie's Creations digitally colored by me
- Sentiment and cloud digitally created by me
- Judikins Diamond Glaze on the air bubbles in fish bowl

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