Saturday, August 2, 2014

Amy Tangerine Smile Series

I love Amy Tangerine. Her designs are so cute. I purchased a pack of 8.5 x 11 pattern paper she designed, and couldn't wait to makes cards with the outlined cameras.

How many ways can you color these? How many ways can you resist coloring these? I don't think I'm finished but I love what I've got.

I used every smile stamp I could find in my stash, I even used a chipboard bingo header that said smile.

Here's what I've come up with.

I spritzed them with ink and I masked a couple of cameras.

I used Copic markers to color every camera, and I put shading, with grey Copic markers, on the ones I spritzed.  

I painted every camera with Versamark  reinker and embossed with UTEE before spritzing. 

I tried a crayon resist, and painted through Punchinello over the spritzing, then stamped my sentiment. 

I used a pencil eraser and a cork to try and replicate a Bokeh affect around the camera colored with Copics. I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut out the word, smile, on this card.

What do you think? Which is your favorite card? What's your favorite method of resisting?

After I wrote this, but before I posted it, I saw the Moxie Fab World Clicking Cameras Challenge. I think this series qualifies. 

Happy crafting,

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Playing with OWH Fundraiser stamps from Mama Elephant

I am a sucker for a deal. I love the clearance aisle, I love sales, and I love fundraiser stamps - especially fundraisers for OWH. 

From time to time stamp companies produce fundraiser stamps for Operation Write Home. Recently it was Mama Elephant. Their "In My Heart" set has adorable children and sayings perfect for cards military personnel can send home to their loved ones. 

Here are the first few cards I've made with the set.

I think this little girl looks like Boo from Monsters Inc., so I colored her that way. 

If you're wearing jammies, you need to have a bed. 

This is my favorite of the three, I love the look of bingo cards, and these little guys fit perfectly in the number squares. The yellow balloon is from Stampin' Up!'s Crazy for Cupcakes set. I had the balloon already colored on my desk. I cut it out and added a new string. I think it's perfect. 

All these cards are destined for OWH. 

Happy crafting,

OWH Challenge Accepted

I've been making cards for OWH, or Operation Write Home, for a while now. On the OWH blog this weeks  Midweek Throwdown challenged us to use Any Hero Soldier Image. 

My military images are limited to a few Pure Innocence images from My Favorite Things, and a couple of digital images from Mo's Digital Pencil. Today I'm showing off the Pure Innocent cards.

I made several cards using the boy soldier and this image, for any hero cards.  Unfortunately I didn't take any photos of those cards, but I did send them out and Sandy's received them so they're on their way to our heroes. 

Happy crafting, 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Making Patterned Paper with your Silhouette

Have you ever wanted to create your own patterned paper? Today I show you two ways to do just that.

Method 1

1. Choose an image in your silhouette collection of cut files.
2. Reduce to the size you like.
3. Click on fill page.
4. Select a background color and send it to the back.
4. Select all images and turn off cut file.
5. Print.
Note: There is no need to use crop marks with this method.

Method 2
1. Drag images (JPG, PNG, GIF or BMP files) to your patterns folder.
2. Create shape and highlight.
3. Scroll to bottom of available patterns and select your new pattern.
4. Adjust size of pattern in Advanced Options.
5. Turn on crop marks.
6. Print.
7. Run though Silhouette to cut out shape.

Come back next Tuesday for another Silhouette Video Tutorial: Fussy cutting photographs.

Happy Crafting,

Monday, February 10, 2014

Quick update

What a great weekend!

My son crossed over from cub scouts to boy scouts. Rushing now to get him to his first event as a boy scout - bingo with the senior citizens. 

We celebrated my puppy's first birthday. Nothing like watching "Hotel for Dogs" to celebrate a canine birthday. She was quite attentive for a while then opted for a nap.

And the thing that actually had me dancing - I found my lost die. Project Life can continue.

Happy Crafting,