Out Doors-y Card

O-MI-GOODNESS! I have been HORRIBLE with my blog the last few weeks! Tsk Tsk! I've actually created 4 cards this week... and taken pictures... I just haven't sat my butt down to post them! Anyways...

Today's card is actually a Hybrid creation. I designed it in My Digital Studio, printed out all of the components and then assembled it with some cardstock and embellishments.

When I'm making a hybrid card, I design the whole card on my screen... So if I'm going to use Crumb Cake cardstock in real life, I place a Crumb Cake rectangle on my screen to represent it... Does that make sense? Today's card is pretty much all printed, but sometimes you only want a little digital component, so I find it easier to visualize by creating a digital mock up.

Once I have my card digitally created, I insert a duplicated page and break apart the components. I would like to say I do this neatly and in some sort of organized manner.... but I don't. I just throw them all over my page and print.

I created this card for a friend of mine, for her husband. She asked for an "Out Doors-y" card and soon after saying "SURE, no problem!" I discovered I didn't have much in the way of "Out Doors-y". But MDS does! Phew! The Outdoor Exploration digital kit was perfect!

Thanks for stopping in and have a great week-end!














Work of Art

I am so excited to finally have this stamp set! It's been on backorder and yesterday mine arrived! Wahoo!

I've seen so many wonderful examples on Pinterest using the Work of Art Stamp set, that I couldn't wait to play. However... after finding my craft desk... again, I only had a little bit of time to create, so a clean and simple card it is!
I actually love the simplicity of my card and how the message appears just as rough as the paint swipe.

To make my message appear in the paint swipe, I simply punched out the heart and die cut the letters out of regular lined paper. I then applied a thin coat of Tombow glue to the backs and allowed it to dry. This makes it a temporary stick. I stuck my cut outs in place and then stamped the paint swipe over top of them! Remove and Voila! How easy is that!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Happy creating!

Score!

Hello and welcome back! Just a quick post today. (Sorry my photo is not the best, I quickly took a shot of it...)

Another one of my "must have" items from the new catalogue was the Little Letters Thinlits. They looked like fun and yep! They are! I was able to cut out the word "score" in one Big Shot run! Magnetic Platform + Little Letters Thinlets = EASY!

So... I couldn't use one new "toy" with out using another new "toy", so of course, I used my new stamp set: Simply Sports! This time, however, I only stamped the accessories. The basketball, the hockey puck, the soccer ball, the baseball and the football. Some of the stamps I cut, just to get the ball and others I masked off.

I then masked off the greeting, stamped the words, and added two rhinestones!?! Do rhinestones work on a guy card? Hmmm, the big debate... Football rings have diamonds...

Anyways...
Happy Creating as always!

Simply Sports

Yesterday a big box of goodies arrived, and I mean BIG!!! My first order from the new catalogue arrived and it included all of the Share product!!! You could say I have A LOT of cutting ahead of me, but I don't mind, it will be fun checking out all of the new product! I hope to have the shares cut and complete by the end of the week!

Included in my box was a few items for myself that I just couldn't resist ordering. My absolute "must have" item of the new catalogue was the Simply Sports Bundle. I love how iconic and versatile the stamp set is, and I have been wanting the Bitty Banner framelits, forever!
So, of course, I couldn't resist playing in my craft room last night and here is what I created! A cute little soccer, birthday card! I thought a soccer card was appropriate with the world cup going on. I don't follow sports, but my Facebook family is great for letting you know when something big is going on!

My card was created with the Circle Card Thinlit. I must admit, sometimes I struggle with designing these cards, but I'm pretty happy with this one! On the left hand side, I used my Hexagon punch to create the idea of a soccer ball and on the right I created the soccer field.

The ball and the greeting are both from the stamp set and the stars were punched out with a new punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack!

When the card opens, the player is there making a goal! Happy Birthday!! Fun! Right!?!

While creating my card, I asked my hubby what colour he thought of when I said score...

"I dunno, I don't..."

okay... besides green, black and white, what colour do you think of when I say soccer? I'm trying to figure out accent colours...


"Umm... light green... dark black? "

Yeah... Thanks! Gotta love husbands sometimes!

Well I decided orange... I may not follow sports but I am dutch! ;)

Thanks for stopping in and Happy Creating!