Sunday, December 4, 2016

Shade Late Birthday Card

A belated (thus the shade late post title) birthday card I sent out last month.
Super simple to make and easy to mail without requiring extra postage.

Thanks for looking =)

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Sympathy Card

A very difficult card to make
for a friend that recently lost her

All images (retired), ink and card stock
were from Stampin' Up!
Spellbinders die.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas Town Digi Kit

There is a new Bits N Pieces digital kit in the store today at 
It is called Christmas Town
and is created by JMC Designs.

I had fun playing with this one,
honestly I always enjoy coming up with digi or hybrid projects
with the terrific kits by Jodi. 

The first is a printable card front that I love !
Cropping and reducing in size some of the elements,
adding my own text boxes and photo filling 
a shape to create the snow covered ground -
all easy enough to do with the My Memories 8 software.
I used this software to create all three of my projects.
 I'm entering my printable, all digital card front in the current challenge at
Digitally Sweet Challenges, 

The second project is a simple facebook timeline cover.
I reduced kit elements in size and added a text box
over a background, easy !

The third is a scrapbook page.     
 I built a Christmas tree out of elements in the digi kit
plus a color filled shape from the software for the trunk.
 One of the ornaments is a photo of my cat
in our Christmas tree framed with a kit element.

Thanks for looking =) 

Each portion of the kit is on sale for $1
through December 7th, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Blog Hop, DT Call, Prizes!

Welcome to the 
House of Cards Blog Hop
 Design Team Call
with prizes !
I'm giving away a copy of the new
My Memories Suite 8 software!

This month is an inspiration photo challenge:

As part of the design team,
I worked with a digital stamp set
and a digital paper set from
one of the hop sponsors,

I created three projects for you to show the versatility 
of using digital stamps and print at home papers.

This first project used the digital papers
printed out onto white card stock then die cut
with a stocking die and assembled into a card.

A sentiment from the digital stamp set
was printed onto white card stock as well.

Below is the sheet I created with
the digital elements and 
using My Memories Suite software.

I then cut each section apart
and ran them through the stocking die.

This next card uses the wreath image 
from the digital stamp set,
but reduced in size to fit my card front.

I water colored the image with classic ink pads 
and a water pen. I printed the bow portion out 
a second time, trimmed, then adhered to the 
wreath base image. Tiny bits of red glitter
were added to the berries on the wreath, too.

Above is a closeup to show detail.
I also cut smaller pieces of card stock,
adding sponging and doodling to create
the illusion of panels on a door.

Below is a sentiment from the set,
increased in size, and printed inside the card.
NOTE: many digital elements can not be increased in size
without losing their quality. I did a test print of the sentiment
and it didn't look bad ( there was a pop up in my program 
telling me there could be a problem). It turned out
just fine inside my card. 

The last project is a 100% digital project,
using My Memories Suite software. 
It is a printable card front.
I did attempt to color the wreath image digitally, too. 
It is meant to give you an idea that you can create 
your own photo cards to either print at home
or send out to have done. 

The digital kits I worked with from MHK Designs:

Yes, it is a gardening set,
but the bright colors worked with the
challenge inspiration photo ;)

Now for the info on entering to win a copy of the My Memories Suite 8 software, a $39.99 value:
If you'd like to enter for a chance to win a copy of the software, you'll need to leave a comment letting me know you'd like to enter a copy of MMS8. You will need to provide your email so I can have the prize redemption code sent to you. The prize is a digital download. One winner will be randomly drawn on December 15th from those providing their email along with a comment asking to be entered. 

Be sure to stop by the rest of the design team blogs
 for lots of great ideas
as well as the House Of Cards blog
for DT and prize info!

Mynn | Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Jane | Judy 
Karen | Katarina | Katy | Leslie | Linda | Merethe
Michele | Paula | Rocky | Rosi | Ruza
Shawna | Shirley | Steph | Sue N. | Susan | Tina | Toni

Thanks for looking
Happy Holidays !

Snowflake Season Scrapbook Pages

December First - time for a new challenge at

I'm sharing a set of paper crafted scrap book pages
for my design team project this month.
They were a kit I bought quite some time ago,
but hadn't put together until now. 
I'm sure many of you can relate, wink ;)

The  challenge runs all month long
and is open to family friendly craft projects.
There is no theme
so feel free to share whatever crafty project
you are working on this month !

Take a moment to visit the blog
to see the rest of the design teams inspiring projects.

Thanks for looking 
Happy Holidays !