King of the Grill in My Digital Studio

I just love this set from Stampin’ Up! and as a demonstrator I am always looking for ways to be creative! I just downloaded my MDS stamp set King of the Grill and decided to “color” the image in with my Corel Paint program. It turned out pretty good for a first time attempt. My wacom graphics tablet and pen helped tremendously!! I tried last night to color it in with the mouse – about drove myself crazy! Yikes!

So here is my digital card “King of the Grill” just in time for Father’s Day – done all digitally! Once my image was colored in, I saved him as a jpg and used him as an image in My Digital Studio. Worked like a charm! Now I’m off to see what else I can color in digitally from the amazing selection of images in MDS!!!


Tim Holtz introduces Distress Stickles!

Check out Tim’s blog …. he has just announced a new line of Stickles – Distress Stickles!!! Woo Hoo!! A girl just has to have her bling! I have his link on my sidebar …..

In honor of World Alzheimer’s Day

In honor of World Alzheimer’s Day, which was on September 21st, Carolyn King has put together an incredible giveaway! You can enter here:

$1000 Giveaway

Part of the giveaway asks that each entrant send a card to a caretaker of an alzheimer patient. I have a lovely card I am going to give to Stillwater Estates manager and pass on to a caretaker. This giveaway brought tears to my eyes because of the generosity from so many wonderful companies and individuals! 

Go check it out! Here is my card:


This was my entry:

Here is my card:’s-day/ Omigosh! Only three: I drooled over every last one!!! Ok, three companies who donated are Verve Visual, Starving Artistamps and Stamping Bella. The two “artists” who donated are Lauren Meady and Dawn Lusk. I have posted this on my blog.

Fun with masking

This bunny from a SU! retired set looked like he was a wee bit uncomfy with soooo many candles surrounding him! A fun little technique called masking was all it took to surround him! First stamp the bunny and cut him out …. then stamp him again on your white CS. Using a little repositionable glue on the back of the cutout – place it directly over the CS image. Now you are ready to stamp the candles directly over the image. Remove the cutout and you should have a bunny surrounded with candles! Or whatever image you decide as the center image – surrounded by ….. well, that’s up to you! 😉

Birthday Cards

My daughter works very hard on her cards for special people. This card is for her auntie Julie!! At six years old I think she does a fabulous job at creating on her own. (It’s so easy to just jump in and take over – which I didn’t do!) On this particular card she wanted to use the distressor for her edges “like you mom” … so it was a first — Her style also involves all sides of the card! 

This is the “front” & “back”:

This is the “inside”:

Ok, so I might have helped with cutting out the oval for the frame and the kitty – but really that’s it! 🙂

I had fun with some chipboard again and my CB with felt:

Garden Silhouettes Card

I recently created a thank you card for my MIL. The fun part for me was to FINALLY use those cool dew drop accents!!! So this card uses the following:

SU! Garden Silhouettes
Basic Grey Patterned Paper: Sugared
SU! Bravo Burgundy, Choc. Chip CS and Inks
SU! Whisper White CS
The Robin’s Nest Hydrangia Dew Drops
Stickles Star Dust

Bronc Buster Card

This is the card I made for my dad on Father’s Day! I used Bronc Buster from Stampin’ Up! along with my punches – finally used my star!!! Also used Really Rust for the first time ….. I like how it turned out! 

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