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Sunday, September 26, 2010

So My Long Weekend has Ended……

But boy did I have ALOT of fun!!!!  I actually successfully created 2 more cards I needed to make today…Thought I would share them with you here…..The first one is an Easel Card for a swap in my CIF group that I needed to make for Nichole Langford…I sure hope she enjoys it……




 
I really enjoyed coming up with this design….the image is a Digi/SVG file I created using one of my tree digi images and then added the phrase….and I also wanted to share with you how I got the colorful leaves….I decided when I used my shimmer spritzers and had some left on my craft mat to use some card stock to soak up the ink….this paper was from several “soaks” of different spritzs.
Then I needed to create a going away card for my boss….she belongs to a Bunco group and one of the ladies is moving away…..so here’s what I came up with…








Okie Dokie……That catches me up!!!!  I also wanted to say that I used my Cri-Kit pens ALOT in the creation of both of these cards….I DREW the digi image in the first card and then colored with my Copic markers….the ink from it being drawn did NOT bleed or run…and all of the writing I did on these cards was done with my Cri-Kit pens
Ok….off to get my beauty sleep to be ready to return to work tomorrow!!!  I hope you all have a very blessed Monday and THANK YOU for stopping by to visit with me…I do so hope you will come by again!!! Until next time…
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So Now Let’s say “P” is for PDC Poinsetta???

Hey everyone….I hope you’ve all been enjoying your weekend!!!!  I’ve been enjoying my long weekend and finally completed working on a new flower design……With Christmas coming before we know it I wanted to work up a much better Poinsetta flower that would be faster to make up…….Well…..I think I have one that I’m quite happy with…..I hope you will be too….



So I decided to go ahead and work up a tutorial so you could see how I put them together…..it’s SUPER easy!!!

I’ve worked up a cut file on this and if you’re interested in it you can obtain it in the file format of your choosing….

I really hope you like this file….I am very happy with how the flowers turned out!!!  I also worked up some other cut files I’ve had some requests for and will be working on more tomorrow….but I thought I would go ahead and share with you the ones I have completed so far…..Perhaps some of you might find some use for them????
Okie Dokie…that finishes me for the night/morning…it’s 1:25a.m. here and my pillow is calling me….I hope you all might have found something here you might enjoy…I also hope you all have a very blessed Sunday!!!! THANK YOU for stopping by and I do hope you will come by again!!! Until then…

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Monday, September 20, 2010

How about another frame……

I hope you are all having a wonderful start to your week!!!!  I’m excited to share another altered frame I finished….I think you can figure pretty easily that it is for a friend named Rita!!  Hummmm Wonder what was your first clue!!!??? ;)  Anyway….I’m showing you the before view of what the frame looked like….then several pictures of the after…..OF COURSE you’ll notice I’ve used LOTS of my handmade flowers!!!  I sure hope she likes it!!!!










  
While creating this piece for Rita I decided to write a poem for the inside on the frame….
I also used one of my Cross Files in the creation of this piece…Which you can find on My Windows Live Account you’re more than welcome to obtain it or look around there if you would like…..Ok…That catches me up tonight!!! As always, THANK YOU for stopping by to visit with me….Would love to hear what you think of this frame………I do hope you will come by again…and I pray you all have a very blessed week…until next time….
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

A FUN time playing!!!

So…..I’m trying to pull an all nighter…trying to get caught up….Hummmm wonder how long I’ll last!!! ;)  I needed to create an altered from for a member of my CIF group…..And by now you all know me…I LOVE flowers….so of course it had to have flowers on it….LOL..perhaps I might have went a weeeeee bit overboard!! ;)  I just hope Chrissy will like it!!!
So…I’m going to show you the frame I started with….then of course show you my finished piece…..








I really like how it turned out….as you can see I did use my embossing tool from http://cri-kits.com on some brass then colored with alcohol inks!!! I just LOVE this stuff….the frame I used 2 colors of acrylic paint a some of my crackle glaze….and tons of my handmade PDC Roses….I SO hope Chrissy likes this frame…Now…if anyone is interested in the svg file of the embossing frame I did I am attaching it below……
As always….THANK YOU for coming by to visit with me and checking out my latest creation…I so hope you like it and would love to hear what you think…..I pray you all have a very blessed Sunday….Please come by again….Until next time…

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Wahooooooooooooo….It’s FRIDAY!!!!!

Hey Everyone……doesn’t it feel AWESOME when you can mark some things off your list you’ve been wanting to get done……man…I feel like I’m on a roll……I got a few more things done and packaged up for my ETSY store…that’s a chore in itself…..but I wanted to show you what I’ve been working on getting done……
Remember the very first card I shared with you that I had done the embossing on with my Cri-kit Embossing Tool and brass….well I decided after a couple other orders I had, because of that card, to work on the center part a bit where the phrase goes…because no matter what I really tried to do the words just wouldn’t pop out like I wanted….but I LOVE the rest of the embossing….I think alot of it had to do with the font I chose….too thin to really alter much…..so anyway…..this is my solution to that and I’m quite happy with it!!!!




 
You’ll notice that I made a coordinating box for this as well….with a decortive band around it to secure it closed…I love how the band turned out too because I also used some brass on that as well as my handmade roses as well….

Just a reminder…….if you would like to make some of these PDC ROSES for yourself you’re MOST welcome to check out my tutorial and download the cut file for them here:
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I have so many other things to do now but these huge things are marked off my list….check…..and check!! ;)
I hope you all have a FANTASTIC Friday!!!! I, as always, want to THANK YOU for stopping by to visit with me!!!!! I do so hope you will come by again!!! Until next time….
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It’s Halloween Time…….

Hey Everyone……I’m loving seeing all the Halloween creations so many are making!!! They are all so super cute!!! I indeed needed to create 2 Halloween pieces this weekend for 2 swaps I’m in….in my ARTHaven group…..and ATC and a Tag……so here’s what I created……..I decided to do my tag a bit different…..which you’ll see below….and as always if you would like to have the file created I also have that listed below as well!!!
This first one is the ATC for the ATC Swap……It’s nothing fancy but I do like now colorful it turned out……..



This next one is my ATC for the ATC Halloween swap…I didn’t want to make it just a boring tag….so I decided to join one of My Cut Files together to create a folding tag….it was fun playing with this and creating it…I also used My Spooky Spider File and the Spider Web file I shared the other day……if you would like to have those files you can scroll down my blog a bit more and you should see those two files…….IF you like this  tag design you’ll find it just below the images of this tag……
You’ll notice I also used my Cri-kit Pens to draw my phrases then colored them in with the Cri-Kit Pens as well….LOVE those babies I tell ya!!! ;)






 
Okie Dokie…If you like the tag you can get it here:
Well…I believe that catches me up for now……I hope you like my 2 creations….now I’m off to work on listing some things on My ETSY Store…..I hope you all have a WONDERFUL HUMP DAY!!!!  As always, Thank You for stopping by to visit with me and I do hope you will stop by again….until then….
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What a Creative Weekend……..

Hey Everyone……It feels like it’s been FOREVER since I updated my blog……I decided I needed to chain myself to my ARTHaven this past weekend to create some items I had deadlines for……I must say I had ALOT of fun playing….but WHAAAAOOOZZAAAA…..was it time consuming (Due to this being a VERY LONG Post….I won’t go into great detail to all I did…BUT…if any of you have any questions to what I’ve done…please feel free to email me at pennyduncan@att.net ….the first thing I needed to work on were some birthday cards I had orders for…….the first one is for my future granddaughter……..She’s such a sweetie and I wanted to make her something fun…..I tried my hand at embossing on cardstock with my Cri-kit Embossing Tool and my Cricut……..I will say the impression is not as deep….but i still like the affect….I used my TH Distress inks to highlight the embossing and of course…used LOTS of my handmade flowers…the roses are my favorites….and if you’ve not yet seen my tutorial on creating the roses and or gotten the cut file for them…you can find them HERE……..So here it is…..




So……..I have that card completed…..I had an order for an 85th Birthday card based on the Love Endures card I shared with you last week……..I had to use Brass this time instead of copper so the look is a wee bit different….but I still am very happy with the way this turned out….I also made a box for the card to go into so the flowers didn’t get smooshed…….so if you want to see this one….here you go…..




  

Then…….the next card I needed to create was a birthday card for a young teen………I had a total blank on this when I started but then I found one of my Precious Moments images that I would be perfect and as I was coloring her ideas just started flowing……..and below is what I came up with….I also made a box for this card as well as it is very thick…but I do SO love how it turned out……..
  




I sure do love those puppies!!!! I used my Cri-kit Pens as well to do the talk bubble and the phrase on the inside of the cad…. Also I made some more of my roses….  I hope you think this card is a cute as I do…..

 
Ok…..Now on to the project that took  me a LONG LONG LONG time!!! ;)  It was for a swap in the All Things Tim Yahoo Group (ATT)….It’s a Halloween theme Pennant swap…you can create whatever you desire you just must incorporate “something” of Tim…….after all…it is a group named for him!!! ;)  Well for this design I created I did MOST ALL hand made items….so I did use the pin tag holder and it worked out PERFECTLY I think…..so here’s what I made……
   




You’ll notice the spider looks fuzzy!!!!  I took some glossy accents and coated the top piece and used flocking
I had to make a total of 10 to send out and I made an extra just so I could be sure to have one to keep!!!! I must say I’m quite proud of the way these turned out…..as I created my spooky spider,  the roses (which….if you’ve not seen my tutorial on the roses and gotten the file for it…..you can find it HERE), the spider web and the goo border from scratch……of course the piece with the Happy Halloween on I used one of my Shaplies….and drew the Happy Halloween with my Cri-Kit Pens…..LOVE these things!!!!  So….if any of you might be interested in the Halloween files I created I’m sharing them below…maybe some might enjoy them….



Ok…..WHEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW…..LOL That was ALOT wasn’t it!!!! Sure hope you’ve not given up on me yet!!!  I do have just a few more files to share….these are some I’ve been working on for a while….I also have more I’m going to do…but before I forgot about these I thought I would go ahead and share them…..they are Pop Up Card Inserts…..perhaps you like them?????


Ok……………I think I’m done….IF you’ve made it this far….THANK YOU…..I SINCERELY appreciate it…..I hope you’ve found something here you might like……I know you’ve made my day by stopping by…Would LOVE to hear what you think……I also hope you will come by again…I also pray you are all having a very blessed week!!! Until next time……