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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Keep Calm & Eat a Cupcake

I needed a birthday card for a friend’s birthday today, and this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches was just perfect for it! I used the hostess set, Carry On. Hostess sets are only available to people who host workshops, or who place a qualifying order on their own ($150 in the U). Yes, you … Continue reading »

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Beautiful Birthday, Take 2

Do you remember this card that I made using Beautiful Birthday back in  June? I loved the colors together. I decided to make an updated version with some of the items in the Holiday Mini Catalog. We made this at Elizabeth’s party this past weekend. Stamps: Beautiful Birthday Ink: Rich Razzleberry Paper: Baja Breeze, Rich … Continue reading »

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Essential Digital Downloads

I looked at the first download on the list, and thought essentials? That’s so boring. Why would black and white paper be essential? And then I remembered! With the new My Digital Studio 2, you can recolor the Designer Series Paper in addition to the other embellishments! So that means that this patterned paper exists … Continue reading »

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First Day of School

Today is the first day of school, and I wanted to make a special card for Eve’s teacher. I decided to use this week’s great sketch from Retro Sketches. I was thinking about using my Top Note die for the great shape, but instead I chose the Bigz Clear Oval Accent Die. It is a … Continue reading »

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Triple Fall Leaves

Have you tried the new triple stamping technique yet? I featured a card with it on my blog on Saturday, but this card is the first one that I made. I’m really pleased with how it came out. We made this at Elizabeth’s stamping party yesterday. It looks a lot harder than it actually is, … Continue reading »

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Apples & Honey

I was so excited when I saw the new Perfectly Preserved stamp set with both apples and a jar for honey! It was just what I needed to make Rosh Hashanah cards! It’s a little hard to see because of the glare, but I used the retired Jewish Greetings set with the new Early Espresso … Continue reading »

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Triple Stamping

Have you seen the triple stamping technique that has been going around lately? It’s really cool looking, and not that difficult. I thought it would be fun to try it for the Friday Mashup Challenge, which is to create a Thank You project with the colors Midnight Muse, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise & Soft Suede. I … Continue reading »

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Negative Space Leaf

Over the past few weeks, I have seen some super cute cards made using the negative space of one of the leaves on the Autumn Accents Bigz Die. By using a texture in the open space, it makes a incredible looking card. I combined this with the Orchard Harvest paper for a rich fall card. … Continue reading »

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Apple for the Teacher

Do you ever look at a card sketch and know immediately what you want to do with it? I felt that when when I saw this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. As soon as I saw those circles I knew that I wanted to use the apples in the Perfectly Preserved set, with the matching … Continue reading »

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Stitched Ribbon Digital Downloads

I have been waiting for the stitched ribbon to show up in a digital version, and here it is! And what cute options it comes with! These downloads work with My Digital Studio and any other digital scrapbooking program that allows you to import PNG and JPG files, which is most graphics programs, and even … Continue reading »

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