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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Good Morning Good Morning…Happy Saturday to you All!!!

Hey Everyone…..can you believe it!!!?? Two posts in 2 days!! Wahoooo how about that sports fans!!! ROFL…..Just hoping it continues!!
So…….I’ve been wanting to get more into digi images again….as I just LOVE them and they are SO versatile……I have tons and tons of them…..just never seem to utilize them like I envision….Well…the other day I decided to join a Facebook Group called Simply B Stamps and she draws some of the coolest digi images……..right now she’s doing Halloween digis and offers up challenges for her new designs……You can see more about the details here……
Well….I decided to jump in on the Challenge just to have some FUN with it……She  truly does offer a GREAT deal on the digi for the volume of work clearly put into the design…….But I finished my card and wanted to share it with you here…….


 Her requirement among using the digi image is to incorporate “stitching” in the piece in some manner……So I decided to add a double “faux stitching” around the card and also a single “faux stitching” around the tag I added….I utilized my Silver Bullet Professional Cutter and Sure Cuts A lot 3 software to cut the digis out perfectly precise!!!  Then I colored FrankenBetty sitting on her pumpkin with my Blick Alcohol Markers….add a touch of glitter with a glitter pen to her eye shadow and lipstick and then on her eyes after I colored them blue I used Glossy Accents on her lips and eyes to make them “glossy”  
I also utilized my Ebosser Machine with a couple different embossing sleeves….one of them being a spiderweb sleeve then used my Tim Holtz Sanding Block and knocked the color off a good portion of the spiderweb and added a bit of “sparkle” to the web with a glitter pen …..so it gave the affect you sometimes see if you look at a spiderweb just right and the sun bounces off of it……Know what I mean?????
I utilized one of my cut file designs I’ve previously shared…. PDC Tags 8-9-2011 which if you’re interested…you can find here…..
I brought the shape into SCAL3 and then added a “pattern background” to it and added the phrase from the FrankenBetty file to it…..and used the print and cut technique to cut out……added a touch of the glitter pen to the word “wrapped”…..I attached the tag to the card with some seam tape in orange…punched holes in the card base with my Big Bite and the covered the inside back of the card with another piece of the same color cardstock….
I also brought FrankenBetty into SCAL and created a cutline to cut the digi out precisely perfect……it’s SO fun and addicting to do this!!!   Assembled the card raising FrankenBetty up with foam squares and added a couple of bats and a spiders I had in my stash…..and Voila!!!  My card is complete!!!  Do you like her????  It really was a lot of fun using my markers again….it’s been a while for sure!!!
So….That’s my creation for the day…..Now hoping to get more creative…..REALLY REALLY….did I say…REALLY wanting to get started on Christmas Cards….I haven’t sent out cards in a couple of years…and I so want to this year…..afterall…..I MUST share pics of my beautiful granddaughters!!!   Right!!!???  So…perhaps soon I’ll have even more cards and tags to share……..Wish me Luck!! 
I…as always…want to say THANK YOU so much for taking time out of your day to stop by and visit with me…..and I wish you a very blessed day….I do hope you’ll stop by again….until then…

Friday, September 6, 2013

I’m still around!!!!

Hey Everyone…..Sorry I’ve been MIA as of late…..Lots going on in my little world!!!!  I’ve actually done some creating but just never got a chance to get it posted……Some of you “might” remember that my oldest son and his wife were pregnant with my 2nd grandchild!!! Wellllllllllllllllllll…She FINALLY made her appearance into the world………She arrived on August 30th at 11:10 am and is just the most precious little bundle!!!! 

Meet…..Taylor Analee…..isn’t she just PRECIOUS beyond words!!!!!  I’ve been filling a lot of my time giving lots and lots of kisses and hugs for this sweet sweet little one!!!!  So NOW I’m the PROUD GRANDMA of 2 BEAUTIFUL girls…….
And my oldest granddaughter….Taylor’s BIG SIS, turns 11 today!!! WOW….Happy Birthday Bri!!!  Here she is stylin’ her birthday present Grandma (Innie) and Grandpa (Popz) got her….She LOVES it I’m told!!!

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo….Now that life SEEMS to be slowing down a bit I can put more of my focus back into my blog and my passion for ART!!!  I’ve actually created some things…but just never got them posted…..even created a few new files….SO……I just want to share them with you…AND also a few tid bits of additional info…..
Some of you may have been experiencing…as I have…the NIGHTMARE named Yahoo Groups!!! OMG…I don’t know WHAT has gotten into them with testing out a new interface for the groups….perhaps they’ll stick with it…perhaps they won’t……All I know is that it affected both of my groups I had on Yahoo and it was the LAST STRAW for me with Yahoo!!!!!  So I made a tough decision to MOVE my group away from Yahoo…..

NOW…..on to some of my CREATIVE TIME!!!   So…I had a few swaps I needed to complete in my ARTHaven Group……This first piece for for a Garden Themed card swap….you had to incoporate something that would be seen in a garden….I didn’t just want to make a plain ole card….wanted it to be something different….so I started playing around and came up with the card below…..






 



in creating this I created a couple new files…..as well as utilized some of my older files…..

To create this I designed a new card file, a new box file and then utilized my
And here are the 2 news files I created for this…

Then I needed to do 2 ATC Swaps for my ARTHaven Creations & Friendships Group……one of the themes was BEACH and the other was BUTTERFLY….I decided I wanted to keep each of these rather simple (trying to anyway….as I usually don’t do simple…LOL) so here’s what I came up with….


I think I achieved simple….Don’t you???  And I still think they are still cute……
Ok……then I actually got the urge to create a little bit…….so I thought I would share the files I created with you as well….Hope you might like them!!









Shewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…….So….Did you stick with me????? LOL  I SURE hope so……See…I have been having fun….just hadn’t gotten them posted!!! I SO hope you might find something here you like!!!! 
I would like to THANK YOU all SO much for stopping by to visit with me!!! Would LOVE to hear from you…and I do hope you will come by to visit with me again….Until then….I wish you all a VERY Blessed Day!!!!