Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A "Why So Serious" Birthday Card

This weekend I needed to craft a birthday card for my niece. It wasn't until I thought about it that I remembered she is turning 21 years old! My initial thought...Seriously? So of course I went with that theme and even used the digital kit "Why So Serious" from Harper Finch Designs.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

I Love Fall Layout

A digital layout I complete yesterday using Photoshop Elements, a template from ChrissyW's Sample Pack 31, and Fab Fall digital files from Harper Finch Designs.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Notecards with FSS Fall Flowers

To celebrate the first day of autumn this weekend I'm crafting with Fred, She Said's Fall Flowers digital images. I used PSE to layer the flowers and sentiment on these beautiful watercolor papers from my friend Wendy's Etsy store. I love how the set of notecards look together.

Uplifting Sentiments from Fred, She Said 
Watercolor Ombre Rainbow Digital Paper by Picky Chicken

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Christmas Card Making Day

card designed and taught by Stacy

card designed and taught by Betty

card designed and taught by Lori

card designed and taught by Stacey

card designed and taught by Micki

card designed and taught by Regina
card designed and taught by Joyce
card designed by Joyce
card designed by Joyce and taught by me

card designed by Joyce and taught by me

Last weekend Joyce, my upline with Close To My Heart, organized her annual Christmas Card Making Day. We helped attendees create the ten beautiful cards shown. If you have any questions about the products or techniques used for these cards please contact me!

Monday, September 16, 2013

A Birthday Card

Today is my brother Sean's birthday. This card was made entirely with digital images. I started with this awesome marbled paper in PSE and layered the watercolor frame. This items are from my friend Wendy's Etsy Store (links are in the supplies). Then I created the text box for "Happy Birthday". I wanted a few embellishments. I found the buttons and brown ribbon from a kit I recently downloaded.

Vintage Books Digital Paper from Picky Chicken
Watercolor Frame from Picky Chicken
Owl Always Love You age Kit from Stacy Carlson (Downloaded as a member of Gotta Pixel Club)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hello Card with FSS Fall Flowers

Now that school has started and the first week of September is coming to a close, I feel like crafting for autumn! The sunflowers and mum come from Fred, She Said's Fall Flowers set. I didn't want to cut them out and adhere to paper so I used Photoshop Elements to layer the flowers on digital paper from Picky Chicken's Carnival Wood. I stamped the sentiment and colored it in with Copic markers. To add dimension I used a black Glaze pen by Sakura to the center of the sunflowers. Then finished it off with a wooden embellishment.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

A Card from Close To My Heart Corporate

"Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. One in 10 of those children will die before their first birthday. The children who survive are often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places, they are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can't afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a productive life."

This year at convention I was able to bid on a set of sticky boys (a highly coveted stamp by consultants) during the Operation Smile Live Auction. My bid as well as those from my fellow consultants will be able to provide life changing surgeries. I was happy to be able to afford to do this and walk away with a treasured stamp set. Then yesterday I received this gorgeous card made by Close To My Heart's art department and signed by the Executive team to show their appreciation. It's a beautiful card!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Crafting With Crystal September Giveaway

This month's giveaway is the My Crush™ Modville book (pictured). Perfect for perserving everyday memories and mementos! With just a little tape, glue, or even a paper clip, you’ll be able to document life’s adventures as they happen — ticket stubs, receipts, photos, and fast journaling. There are coordinating My Stickease® images, journaling spots, alphabets, and envelope pockets in the four My Crush assortments. I've included the Besties Assortment in this giveaway! Giveaway ends September 15, 2013.

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