Sunday, February 13, 2011

My Digital Studio

On another note, I decided it was time to try my hand with Stampin' Up's "My Digital Studio". I'd recently watched part of a video on how to create a card so I tried it out today. The card below is a "hybrid", meaning I combined digital with traditional. I used "My Digital Studio" for the main part of the card...(punch, sentiment, background paper, matting and ribbon). The cute little bunny is a digital stamp from Sweet n' Sassy. I attached this to some white matting and then used dimensionals to attach it to some Always Artichoke cardstock which was attached to a white card. Still so much to learn; so little time, but this card came out okay for a first try.

Stamping Lesson

Last week a couple of newer stampers to our group wanted a demo on "two step" stamping. So, I showed them how to stamp using the "stamp-a-ma-jig". For the demo, I used Stampin' Ups Greenhouse Garden stamp set. (I really like this set..) I also used their Mixed Greetings sentiment set.

The only colors I used for cardstock were Whisper White, Basic Black and Crushed Curry. I used Crystal Effects on the flowers to highlight them. Here's a few samples of the cards I made later using the demo flowers.

The designer paper on the top flower is from Stampin' Up's designer series.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

A lot has happened since my last post. Found out I had a heart blockage, had a stent put in and here I am, just fine and dandy.

We had company last week for only four days. My niece from Vermont came to visit. I hadn't seen her in 15 years and what a wonderful time we had catching up. She is a delightful person and was just great to get reacquainted with her. She has two young children that I'm so looking forward to meeting.

Now that I have some time, I'm back to making cards, and the first ones I made were Valentine's Day cards for Grandchildren and Grand niece and nephew. I'm posting a couple that I made and hope you enjoy them.

I thought this was a really good stamp for a boy.

This is a standard card using stamping up products (except for Cocoa.)

The background paper and ribbon are from a digital program.