Friday, February 1, 2013

Love Me, Love Me Not

Love this stamp by Digital Delights!

Love Me Love Me Not Circular Sentiment

 I had so much fun doing paper piecing. I printed this digital stamp out on pink card stock and white, then on pieces of Background and Texture paper by Close To My Heart. I attached small pieces over a print out of the design, covering each heart with the paper I chose for it. I used removable adhesive to do this, and then ran it through my printer. I then cut out the hearts and attached them.



The background paper is from my stash, and the eyelets were free, years ago with an order of stamps I got somewhere. If you look closely, the card is actually upside down, and it's the eyelets that give it away. Apart from the brads, this card is the same from every angle!



I am very happy with this card, and it's the Stickles that make it sing.

Check out Digital Delights...lots of great paper piecing, digital paper and stamps. Plus personalized watermarks and blog design!


Come back soon and check out my upcoming classes.



Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I Teach Artsy Papercrafting

"That's so pretty."

"How did you do that?"

"I want to learn to do that!

"Can you show me how?"

Yes I can!

I have been asked by several women if I can teach them how I do what I do...be it coloring and shading, layout designing, or creating crafts with paper and stamps.

I am thrilled to announce: 

"My Kinda Creations" Classes!

More information to come, so make sure you join my blog or follow me by email, on the right.
 That way you won't miss a thing!

While you wait, enjoy these precious pictures of me and my granddaughter, Lily:











Monday, January 28, 2013

Steampunk Violin


Lilypatch Stamps' image of a classic violin inspired me to step back in time.
This stamp was graciously supplied to the Design Team at Tuesday Throwdown, so we could make some inspiration cards for the challenge.


 I used some Crafty Secrets stamps and Tim Holtz Craft Resist card stock to make this violin sing. I also used some paper from MME.


 I inked the Craft cardstock with Distress Markers in Picket Fence and Broken China. 


The mosaic tiles are from Mark Richards. The music notes were cut with my Silhouette.


 Ribbon from my stash. I used Distress Stickles to dress up the card with some bling.

Hope you like it,
Bev

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Card Club Challenge #2

It's time for our Card Club Challenge again! Our February Challenge is:

Monochromatic

(You may use neutrals such as white, black, grays, tans and browns.) 

Here are some samples to inspire you!













Bring your finished creations to Card Club on February 23, 2013 and we will display all the work...and I will bring cupcakes!

That's when you will get your next challenge.

Have fun,
Bev

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Who Holds Your Key?

Digital Delights has done it again!

This beautiful stamp just screamed for a vintage venue. I colored it with Prismacolor Pencils, then softened it with some mineral spirits. Gold Stickles on the key and clear glitter around the holes in the valentine dress it up.

I cut a lattice on my new Silhouette. We are becoming friends, slowly.
The gold mesh ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, as well as the pearls in the corners.

The patterned paper is by Colorbox. The ribbon is curled with my heat tool...one of my favorite techniques.

I used Distress ink around the edges of the card, and tore a couple of the corners. 

Finally, I had an old stretch bracelet the got too loose, so I took it apart and used one of the charms on this card.

Visit Digital Delights. There are links in my sidebar...and HAVE FUN!

Bev

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Classic Valentine


Digital Delights has some adorable as well as classy digital stamps, papers and more. Here, I used a beautiful ruffled heart trimmed in tiny gems. Well, the gems are actually holes in the lace, but to me they are diamonds! I also added a gem in the heart in "heart". Lots of hearts!


The designer paper is from a set called, Love Me. 
Love me Digital Paper Pack

I also used the digital stamp set called, Love My Accessory Set, which includes this lovely heart. 
Love me accessories set - Click Image to Close
The sentiment comes from Love is in the Air Sentiment Set.

Love is in the air sentiment set
 Also, "From my Heart" was added to the ruffled heart using Photoshop.



I used Prismacolor Pencils with Mineral Spirits. An embossing folder from the pile of folders at Card Club makes the purple paper appear so soft. I scraped the edges with my scissors to help it look even softer. I used my new Gelly Roll pen to make the stitches, and Stickles to make the tiny gems. The diamond and pearls are from Michael's.


I made a bow out of my favorite ribbon from CTMH. It's old, and almost gone. I don't think they make it anymore. My heat tool was great for melting the ribbon a bit, so it curls up. I glued it in place with fabric glue. The black Card Stock is from Michael's.



I am entering this card in some challenges:

lady anne's challenges - anything goes
crafting for all seasons - something new (Gelly Roll Pen)
crafts and me - something new (Gelly Roll Pen)
fresh brewed - anything goes
paper pretties - ribbon
stamp n doodle - anything goes


Be sure to check out all my lovely fellow DT's creations here.

I love the fact that you stopped by. Please visit often, and join my site so you don't miss a thing!

Bev