Tuesday, May 15, 2012


This is our first ever "Invisible Line" digi at Shelly's Images.  And I just love the soft look that this technique gives to the stamp.

I have created a video tutorial with all of the specifics on how I created this card.  The diamond fold cards are so pretty and dramatic.  

Thanks for visiting today.  :)

Monday, May 14, 2012

I actually did it!

Really, truly.  I really did!  I completed a couple of scrapbook pages!!!!!!
It seems like ages since I have done a scrapbook page.  And boy oh boy is it hard after making so many cards!  It wouldn't seem like such a difficult thing to do but for some reason I seem to have completely forgotten how to do a scrapbook page.  And I have a jillion pictures to scrapbook so I better get back into the swing of layouts!

Scrapbooking was my first love and the reason I even got into paper crafting.  And it does feel a little like "coming home" when I sit down and work on pages.  And I love to remember the special times in the photos.  

The first layout is pictures of my youngest daughter feeding our chickens.  I MISS having a chicken house so much.  I just love the look on her face in the middle picture.  I remember how tickled she was that the chickens were so hungry and coming right up to her.  

Hen Digi Stamp from Shelly's Images
Copic Colors: 
Wattle and Comb-R29, R20, R14
Beak-YR24, YR15
Face-R20, E53
Body-Y21, YR24, E57, E53, YR12
Eggs-BG10, BG000, 0 - E50, E33 - R20, E33

The second layout is of our son and his baseball team.  We have been to so many games for our children.  And I am always so proud of my children when I sit and watch them play the games they love.  Although I have to say that there have been so many close games and hours of sitting on the edge of my seat during the championship game.

Baseball Glove digi stamp from Shelly's Images
Copic Colors:
E57, E08, E35, E53, Y21, YR24
Laces-W5, W7, W9

Now to find a little more time in our crazy schedules to do more scrapbook pages.  :)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Good Witch

Here is yet another card from the set I have been working on for a friend. 

This is SUCH a fun image to work with.  And she sure turned out cute on this partial front card.  

Card Measurements from Tutorial. (I made the A7 size)
Patterned Papers from my stash
Bazzill Papers- African Violet and Raven
Stickles for the hat, waist, and broom
Good Witch Digi Stamp from Shelly's Images

Copic Colors:
Skin-E000, E51, E21
Fence and Broom-E53, E25, E29, E35, E21, YR24, E57, Y21
Hair-YR24, Y21, YR20
Grass-G28, YG17, YG11, 
Green in Skirt and Hat- G20, YG06, YG11
Sky- B91, B93, C0

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Christmas in May?

Ok...so it did feel a little odd to be making a Christmas card in May.  It is hard to even think about Christmas when we are enjoying such nice weather outside.  But, as I said yesterday, I have been working on a set of cards for a friend and wanted to send her cards for many different occasions.  

And, I will admit that I am addicted to these partial front cards.  They really turn out so pretty, and they are super easy and fast.  If you didn't see the tutorial at the Shelly's Images Blog you can find it here.

Card Measurements - Found in the Tutorial (I made the A7 size)
Santa Digi Stamp from Shelly's Images
Patterned Papers from my stash
Bazzill Papers - Crimson and Aspen
Ribbon and sequins from my stash
Gold Stickles, Liquid Pearl for Santa's beard, Crystal Accents and glitter for the "snow" on Santa's hat, and Crystal Accents for the lenses in Santa's Glasses.

Copic Colors used:
Skin-E000, E51, E21, touch of R30 for cheeks
Reds-R29, R27, R24, R14
Gray for Beard-C3, C0
Blue for eyes-B91
Yellow for bell-YR12, Y21

It really isn't too early to start making some Christmas cards for your stash.  I HOPE to get a very early start this year.  ;)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Birthday Double Dutch Card

I have been hard at work this week creating a set of cards for a friend.  So I have lots of different things to share.  :)

This card is a really fun double dutch card using Shelly's Images "1st Birthday" digi stamp.

This card was made to fit an A2 size envelope.

Card base measures 9" x 4 3/16" 
Score at 5 1/2 inches along the 9" side
Card bottom measures 8 1/2" x 2"
Score bottom at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8" along the 8 1/2" side
Place adhesive in the middle section of this base and adhere to the bottom of the card.
This forms the little wrap around at the bottom of the card.

Other information:
Patterned paper, ribbons, and sequins from my stash
Button from Aunt Minnie's button jar :)
Image: Shelly's Images 1st Birthday
Printed 3 times and paper pieced for the plate
Sentiment: Shelly's Images
Spellbinders die

Copic colors used:
Cake-Y21, Y17, YR24
Frosting-R35, R30, R32
Colorless blender

I hope you will try this fun card style.