Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Paper Tole Bunnies

I have a super quick post today, but quite a few pictures, since I am sitting my grandson. As a three month old, he will only occupy himself for so long, LOL.

I made this card for 7 challenges! WOW, that is truly a record for me. With each photo I will post which challenge that aspect of the card is for.

Easter Tole Side view Paper Tole is making the same image 2 or more times, cutting out sections from all but one layer. Then using the sections you cut to POP over the top layer. Clear??? For example the butterfly on the right is 3 layers. The bottom layer is the complete butterfly. The second layer is the right wings only adhered with demensionals. The third layer is the top right wing only, also adhered with dimensionals.

I hope that makes sense to you. Paper Tole was one of my favorite techniques before I new the name for it. The cutting and coloring is quite relaxing for me. Well...that is if my doxie doesn't start barking out to the blue and I end up cutting off something I did not plan to!

This image was a difficult one for me to work with. It is from the retired Stampin' Up set called The Gifts Of Spring. It is detailed enough so that the bunnies were hard to cut out. If you have never made a paper tole before, it would be best to use a simpler image, such as the ones I used here, to practice.

Stampin' Sisters In Christ Challenge

Drunken Stampers

Easter Tole CU Animals. Aren't bunnies the cutest of them. I would not mind owning one, but I am not sure they should be penned up. Plus, I have a doxie that would love such a fun squeaky chew toy :o(

The sponsor for this challenge is a new stamp store called 2 Cute Rubber Stamps. As the name suggests, she carries rubber stamps as well as digitals. I so much wanted to use one of the cutest images of hers called Sting Ray Kids since I already own it. I just was not sure if a sting ray would be considered an animal.

Pile It On

Easter. The sight of hibernating animals coming out of their dens reminds me of the new life Christ gave us as he rose from the grave Easter morning.

Corrosive Challenge

Easter Tole inside

The Splitcoast Stampers Challenge for Monday (TLC266), which is try a new technique, was called Inside Out. The challenge was to decorate the inside also.

If you have been following my blog, you will know that this is something I started to do recently. What perfect timing for this challenge.

Splitcoast Stamps TLC266 challenge

Pastels. I used purple and pink pastels for this card.

The Pink Elephant

Easter Tole inside CU

I also wanted to show you that I stamped the image as a watermark where the writing would go.

Easter ToleThe complete front of the card was made using the sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges for their C4C30 challenge.

You can see the sketch by following the link above.

By following the links above, you may find some fun challenge sites that are new to you. How fun!

Perfect timing, Camden is just starting to stir :o)

Hugs, Sandy O

Comments from before moving to blogger

Wow, you're something of an expert at this technique! Very nicely done! Posted by: CuddlyBunny April 05, 2010 at 11:53 AM How beautiful is this.Thanks for playing with us at Corrosive Challenges Posted by: Joan Ottevanger April 02, 2010 at 12:14 PM WOW! Beautiful job with this paper tole technique!! Love those bunnies and your whole card, inside and out is so PRETTY! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ challenges *Ü* Posted by: kristine April 01, 2010 at 11:43 AM Your card is very pretty, love the image! Hugs Silke Posted by: Silli April 01, 2010 at 06:48 AM This is just beautiful Sandy. I have this set too, love those bunnies but haven't used them in a while. I keep forgetting about my rubber stamps. Posted by: Ellie March 31, 2010 at 09:23 PM nice card. cute bunnies Posted by: Yogi March 31, 2010 at 10:01 AM This is gorgeous and just perfectly done! Thank you so much for livin' it up with the Drunken Stampers! Posted by: Linda Elle March 30, 2010 at 11:17 PM Beautiful card and you definitely nailed tole on your card ! Thank you for joining us on Drunken Stampers this week ! Posted by: Donna C March 30, 2010 at 08:27 PM What a beautiful card. I love those bunnies.Thanks for joining us at Pile It On. Posted by: Audrey March 30, 2010 at 06:44 PM adorable..just love the bunnies!! tfs in the DS's 3-challenge..lovves ya Posted by: Gail March 30, 2010 at 03:20 PM

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Stained Glass Butterflies

I made this "hybrid" card using the pre-colored image from Fred She Said. I always have a hard time choosing what to make when I want to use one of her images. The variety is awesome. FSS digital files to choose from are images to color, per-colored images for decoupage, paper to match, tea bag squares, paper piercing, individual files as well as kits that save you money.

Not only do her kits save you money, she has always has 10% off $10+ and 20% off $20+. It is so easy to spend at least $10.00 since she is continually putting up new items to purchase. For those who would like to try them first, she offers a great selection of freebies too.

FSS has just started a monthly challenge on the Fred She Said Challenge Blog. This month the challenge was to have 3 hearts on your project. I made it just under the wire, as the Challenge ends today. Make sure to check out the site tomorrow for the new challenge :o)

Stained glass CUI spent many days trying to pick one of the FSS images I have to use for this challenge. After looking at this one many time, I suddenly noticed that the butterflies had hearts on them! Don't have any idea what took me so long to notice that.

Yesterday I printed it out and set my sights on making a card for the challenge.

Using my glue pen, I embossed the colored areas with clear embossing powder. If you click on the picture, you will be able to see the embossing better.

Stained glass bow CU I am not sure if you can see the details in the photo, as I can since I know what it looks like in real life. It is cut so that the ends look like butterfly wings. It actually came out better than I expected with this lace. It really is only the "<" cut, which I do not know the official name for, LOL. It was just a matter to puffing the ends just right so they would lay properly.

Stained glass inside CU This butterfly, which is on the inside of the card, pops open when the card is opened. I attached one butterfly to the black paper. I then took 2 butterflies, folded in half and attached one to each of the wings. I added the small butterfly on top to help cover up the center where the wings meet.

Stained glass inside The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up set Nature Silhouettes, which I thought was perfect for this card.

Of course, you can't have to many butterflies :o)

Here is the complete front of the card.

Stained glassI have a really cute project which can be made and given for a nice little Easter gift. I made it using the Ink Jet Shrink Paper. If you were wondering whether or not it is worth the $, I'll show you how it worked for me.

Hugs, Sandy O

Comments from before moving to blogger

Just beautiful Sandy!! You always have the greatest ideas. The embossed colored areas look fantastic! Posted by: Ellie March 29, 2010 at 08:57 AM What a totally beutiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Fred She Said!HugsCarol

Friday, March 26, 2010

Origami Flower Pot

MCC origami flower pot CU

It is so much fun to do the origami. It can truly be a challenge to fold small shapes so it is good I like a challenge. Have you tried origami? What do you think of it? Have you made any projects with it? I would love to see them so leave me a link and I will pop by (and leave you some love while I am there).

This fold is so pretty. I really like the look of petals it gives. The leaves were made with the Kitchen Sink Stamp set 4-Step Rose. The butterflies were die cut using the Stampin' Up embosslit Beautiful Wings. The window box is made out of the Stampin' Up wood sheets distressed with Really Rust, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip inks.

MCC origami flower pot The sentiment is so cute with the flowers and flying butterflies. The tiny butterfly stamps I purchased year ago from Rubber Stamps Tapestry. Their little stamps are so cute and affordable. They also carry sets that make beautiful wreaths, potted plants, boarders and much more. It is definitely worth stopping by and browsing the store. They are also perfect for those small areas that need just a "little" something.

I added a few on the inside along with a single origami flower. Cute and simple.

MCC origami flower pot insideWell, I am not watching my grandson today, sooooo I have lots of errands to run. Also a Dr. appointment this afternoon and bring one of the dogs to the groomer. The dilemma is whether I craft before lunch and run errands after the appointment. Orrrrr...take a chance on having time to craft after.......hmmmm, I guess after typing it, the answer is quite clear, ha ha ha!

Have a super day, Hugs, Sandy O

Comments from before moving to blogger

Lovely card--inside and outside. Posted by: lisa808 March 26, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Masculine Card For Tweens and Teens

Phew, what a busy past 2 weeks! I started watching my grandson 3 days a week, while my daughter and son-in-law work and go to school. I had forgotten how much work an 8-10 week old baby can be. I thought he would sleep most of the time and I could clean and craft. Ha ha ha ha, not quite. Not only does Camden like to be awake or held when not, but I am no longer in my 20's! It just is not the same as when my daughter was a baby, that is for sure. It really seems to take twice the work and I would not have it any other way.

I finally got into a nice routine that includes not just making fun projects, but actually being able to photograph, edit and post them too! YEAH! I was able to sneak in a bit of crafting between Camden and the house (anyone know a maid service that is really inexpensive?) and am very excited to share what I have with you.

Using the Digital Stamp Oasis image Best Buddies I made this card that is perfect for a tween or teen boy. You can click on the photo to get a clearer look at the image.

DSO boy with dog
With all the distressing there is no way this could possibly be considered a girly card! The image is just perfect too. I bet just about every boy can picture themselves being the one with the "Best Buddy".

DSO boy with dog CU
The boy looks to be around 12 years old and the pup looks to be about the same age in dogie time, LOL

I was able to capture the joy on the pups face and add it to the inside of the card.

 DSO boy with dog inside CU

DSO boy with dog inside I love this image and it makes creating a card for a younger male so easy!

AND...can you believe that it is only $2.00!!! My gosh, even if you only use it once it will pay for itself! I can guarantee, though, that this will be an image you will use over and over. I know I will. 

I am able to use this card for the Stamp Something challenge this week, which is to distress something. Boy have I missed challenges!

Thank you so much for sticking with me these past 2 weeks! I am off to edit more photos so I can share them with you. Come back tomorrow and see a "girly" card, LOL

Hugs, Sandy O

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Flower Soft, Butterflies and an Origami Frame

I have had my flower soft for months. The only one I have used is the white for Christmas cards. I finally broke down yesterday and actually made flowers with it!

Doing the origami frame, I need something to frame. I wanted to used a wonderful new image from Digital Stamp Oasis, but my paper has not arrived yet. I found, on the paper I have, even my prisma color pencils smudged the ink! WOW! That is when it hit me that many things can be framed, not only images.

Here is a framed sceneMCC origami frame CU  
The frame was so much fun to make and I really like how it turned out. The butterflies were made with the Stampin' Up beautiful wings embosslit.

MCC origami frame
Of course, the inside needed a bit of dressing up also

MCC origami frame insideWell, that is it for today. I am a bit out of sorts today. My Photo shop Elements is not working for some reason and I gave myself a headache trying to figure out why, LOL. Have you ever done that before, thought until you got a headache. I am not sure if it means my brain is not used to being used, like muscles that get sore after exercising. Ha ha ha, I certainly hope not!

Have a super day and thank you so much for stopping by today. Hugs, Sandy O 

Comments from before moving to blogger This is gorgeous Sandy. Love the origami! It's amazing. The flower soft looks really nice, I haven't tried it yet. Love how you decorated the inside too. Posted by: Ellie | March 20, 2010 at 11:16 PM I, too, have the flower soft and not used it. This is is so beautiful, I must get mine out also. Thanks for the inspiration. Beautiful card. Victoria

Monday, March 15, 2010

Just For The Girls

Yesterday I showed you a card I made just for the boys. Today I have a card just for the girls.
WWI Flying HorseIsn't she precious. Her name is  Beauty, which is a perfect name for her. She is among the new images from Wink Wink Ink . With the purchase, you receive 3 files each for 3 images, the horse, wings and a horn. With the 3, you can mix and match to make many different images out of one purchase! I say among because Melanie is turning out new images faster than I can make cards!
Here I merged the wing twice to give the look of her just landing, kicking up a bit of the glitter dust with her front paws. I added glitter by applying my glue pen to areas I wanted the glitter. This works wonderfully to add glitter or embossing powder to a digital image.
WWI Flying Horse CU
TIPS: I have a couple of tips to offer when applying glitter/embossing powder this way. First, only do small areas at a time so the glue does not start to dry. For this card, I did the  mane, wing, tail, feet and ground all separate. Second, I found that when rubbing the glue pen back and forth over the ink, the glue will start removing the ink. It is best to just go over the area once if possible.
I added these tiny...actually, itty bitty star shaped gems also, to dress her up a bit. She is a girlie girl after all, LOL
WWI Flying Horse charm
She has a sweet little charm friend I added to the bottom with some really pretty shimmering cord. I wish I could remember where I purchased it. It is so pretty, I would love to get more. Do you have anything like that? It is a sad case isn't it!
The paper is from Paper Temptress. If you have not seen her paper yet, you certainly are missing out on some of the most beautiful paper I have seen. So many shimmery, sparkly, metallic lines of paper. If you are not so much into bling...she has plenty for you too.

WWI Flying Horse inside_edited-1
 I kept the inside simple. The sentiment says "May all your wishes come true". Doesn't that go perfect with the image!
I am using this card for once challenge. One Stop Craft Challenge this week is to "let it shine". You still have time to join the fun, just click on the link and you will be brought right to this weeks challenge. Good luck!
Hugs, Sandy O

Comments from before moving to Blogger This is wonderful. Thanks for joining in with this weeks oscc. Hugs Shelley xx Posted by: Shelley | March 26, 2010 at 05:14 PM wow that is just amazing! love the bling!! I really liked the man card too!! I check your blog every time i see you updated...sorry I don't always post a comment...your work is great and I look forward to seeing the new stuff you do!! Posted by: sarah coyle | March 25, 2010 at 05:44 PM This is gorgeous! What a pretty image and it looks wonderful with all the glitter. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC. Sharon xx Posted by: Sharon | March 25, 2010 at 04:01 PM Wow this is gorgeous!!! As for the top note die piercing pattern I use Photoshop. All I do is highlight the pattern with the lasso tool, copy and paste. When I print it out it's already perfectly sized. If you need help just let me know. Posted by: Shelly | March 25, 2010 at 03:58 PM

Sunday, March 14, 2010


I have a new technique that I am learning, though it is so old I am not sure if the origins for it are even known, LOL. I have always been interested in how origami was done. I have tried and tried to follow written directions for it to no avail. They are the most confusing instructions I have ever tried to follow.

When My Creative Classroom advertised a class for origami, I signed up right away. I have taken some fun classes from them before and really liked them. My hope was to "see" the technique, but not on Youtube where I find the videos often do not have the clearity or close up shots I need in order to "see" what they are doing. After seeing, practicing a few times and comparing them to the written directions, perhaps the directions will make more sense to me.

Of course, like every class, they started with a very simple fold...YEAH!!! I can tell you that it is so much easier to understand when you are seeing a person fold those small squares, circles, ovals, etc

Here is the card made with the first fold we learned. You can click on either photo to get a good look at the fold.

First teabag folding outside First teabag folding inside 

This next card used a scalloped oval rather than a square that was used in the previous card. I am not sure why, but the oval did not line up well. With the final 2 folds, one side ended up larger than the other, LOL.  Perhaps I will try it with a plain oval next time.

MCC origami 2 

MCC origami 2 CU




MCC origami 2flap open MCC origami 2 inside



Gosh, I love learning something new, don't you. This weeks fold will make a nice frame and I have already picked out the stamp I would like to use. Hopefully my paper order will arrive so I can print it out. If not, I have an actual rubber stamp image I have chosen, LOL

If you like learning new crafting techniques, you may enjoy the online classes that My Creative Classroom offers. Not only do they offer card classes, but they offer classes on scrapbooking, Cricut, Bind-it-all, Altering Media, Jewelry Making and more, including some photography classes.

I hope you have a terrific week. Hugs, Sandy O

Comments from before moving to blogger These are gorgeous Sandy! Love the elegance! Posted by: Ellie | March 16, 2010 at 11:33 PM

Friday, March 12, 2010

Paper Stitching and Paper Piercing/Pricking

Stitched butterfly w pp from L
I was up to some challenges this week so I searched though all my bookmarked challenge sites. It really is quite interesting to see all the unique challenges as well as the paper crafters take on them. Among all the unique challenges, I did find 5 challenges that I could use just one card for.

Here are the challenges I am using this card for:

Pile it on: One color and a neutral

Crazy 4 challenges: Paper piercing

One stop craft challenge: Sew simple

Stampin' B's designs: Spring or Easter

Splitcoast stampers: Ways to use it challenge WT261, to use something that is new to you

Here is the complete card:

Stitched butterfly w ppThe piercing pattern is from Fred She Said and the butterfly pattern is from Stitching Cards. Combined they really look stunning. To compliment the sheen of the embroidery floss, I used Paper Temptress White Diamond (you will find this under the "drop dead gorgeous" category) and Mountain Rose Glimmer paper. I love how the Mountain Rose peeks just a bit through the paper piercing.

For my something new that I needed to use for the Splitcoast Stamper challenge, I used the Stampin' Up Beautiful Wings embosslit die. This fantastic die has been on back order and I finally received mine this week! I absolutely love it!

 Stitched butterfly w pp inside
Stitched butterfly w pp inside butterfly 

Once run through my big shot I was able to layer 3 of the smallest butterflies for a pretty embellishment inside the card.

I hope this week has encouraged you to try something new or to think a bit outside your comfort zone. It took me a while, but I am loving all these new techniques, projects and site that I have been sharing with you. I know you will love the new, too!

Hugs, Sandy O


Comments from before moving to Blogger Wow, very pretty!!! Thanks so much for playing along with PIO. Trish Posted by: Trish | March 18, 2010 at 03:05 PM Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for playing with the Stampin B's! Posted by: vicki dutcher | March 16, 2010 at 10:00 PM Very pretty! And thank you for your comment on my blog. The image I used from Mo's is called Angel Michael. If you do even a general search on the web site for her stuff and type in 'angel' it should pop up on the page. HTH. Have a great Sunday!!! Posted by: peggysue | March 14, 2010 at 05:46 PM Wow! Beyond gorgeous!!! Posted by: lisa808 | March 13, 2010 at 10:13 AM So absolutely beautiful! Love the pretty, soft colors :) Thanks for piling it on with us! Posted by: Andrea M | March 12, 2010 at 09:05 PM Your blog is very inspiring. Your butterfly card you posted on SplitCoastStamper is amazing. Thank you for directing me here. ~Just Jo Posted by: Just Jo | March 12, 2010 at 04:58 PM

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Card-i-gami, Panels and Roses...Oh My

Today I have loads of photos to share with you, so they may be a bit small. In order to see them full size and get a view of the images, simply click on the photo.

Yesterday I shared the outside of a card with you. Today, I would like to share the inside.

Cardigami pink rose card insideDo you see that flower, ha ha ha, silly question, I know, since it is hard to miss. This rose is from the Printable and Digital Mall called Aimee Asher.  It is called Card-i-gami and is the neatest concept.

I paid $2.95 for the digital file and received not one, but 6 flowers in 4 different colors AND matching envelopes.  You also receive some clip art of the rose images with leaves. That means I can print out 6 different cards with matching envelopes or print the clip art and layer onto a card front.

Another great aspect of digital images is the resizing that you can do. This is a 3 x 3” card, so the rose is just under 3”. When I opened the file, though, the rose took up a whole 11 x 8 ½ page. At that size it could be used as the actual card itself. Here are a few more photos for you to see. 

Cardigami pink rose closed Cardigami pink rose inside The flower does look quite pretty by itself. Open, it looks like this. I opted to stamp on each "petal" and leave the center blank for personalizing. To close, you just follow the numbers on the front of the petals, folding #1 first and continue to #5.

Cardigami pink rose open
The Angel Policy for this flower requires that the information on the back of the rose be visible when the project is complete. Since my first thought was to adhere it to a card front, I needed to rethink my project. Card-i-gami is available in other designs as well a box tops.  Super cool.

Next I would like to share another super cool site, Crafts U Print. They have over 48,000 projects that you can purchase and download. When you go to check it out, make sure you have a bit of time to get a really good feel for their products. One simply can loose track of time browsing them all.

They also have loads of categories, styles and images that I could not even touch on them in a post. Here are 2 of the cards I downloaded from them.

Spiral panel lilacs This is what they call a Spiral Panel card. I am so glad that the images are all colored and ready to cut. I simply can not imagine trying to color 5 of the same image EXACTLY the same so that they could be used for this technique.

Spiral panel lilacs CU

I sprayed the page with glimmer mist before cutting each section out. This gave the image a wonderful shimmery look. I used outline stickers on the corners, silver cord around the frame and liquid pearls on the center of each flower.

Spiral panel lilacs insideThe inside is decorated to match as well as a sentiment stamped from the stampin' Up set Thoughts & Prayers.

This image called Forget-me-not spiral pyramid cost a mere $1.23. 

I have one more card to share with you. I purchased it from Crafts U Print also.  

Vintage lace rose with pearls

Isn't this just gorgeous! I fell in love with it instantly, along with plently of other images, LOL.

If you are not fond of cutting detailed images, I would not recommend  this image to you.

There are up to 3 layers that need to be cut out...for example..you need to cut out 2 of the butterflies that will be attached on top of each other to make a 3 layer butterfly.

This image is called...ready...Elegant Pink Roses On Fancy Lace Frame With Embellishments. WOW, that is a long name!
Vintage lace rose with pearls CU Vintage lace rose with pearls inside




Again, this card was a mere $1.23, no shipping, of course, and I can print it out as many times as I would like. Perfect!

Well, this is one long post. I am so glad you stuck with me :o) If you noticed that the font kept changing through out the post, I did too. I just have no idea why, nor was I able to change it. So weird, LOL

Hugs, Sandy O

Comments from before moving to blogger Wow, very pretty!!! Thanks so much for playing along with PIO. Trish Posted by: Trish | March 18, 2010 at 03:05 PM Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for playing with the Stampin B's! Posted by: vicki dutcher | March 16, 2010 at 10:00 PM Very pretty! And thank you for your comment on my blog. The image I used from Mo's is called Angel Michael. If you do even a general search on the web site for her stuff and type in 'angel' it should pop up on the page. HTH. Have a great Sunday!!! Posted by: peggysue | March 14, 2010 at 05:46 PM Wow! Beyond gorgeous!!! Posted by: lisa808 | March 13, 2010 at 10:13 AM So absolutely beautiful! Love the pretty, soft colors :) Thanks for piling it on with us! Posted by: Andrea M | March 12, 2010 at 09:05 PM Your blog is very inspiring. Your butterfly card you posted on SplitCoastStamper is amazing. Thank you for directing me here. ~Just Jo Posted by: Just Jo | March 12, 2010 at 04:58 PM

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Just a teaser on a busy day

Cardigami pink rose cardIsn't this card cute. It is a 3 x 3" card with a pocket inside. What is in the pocket? Well, I will be showing the inside of this card tomorrow as well as another card. They come from 2 different digital sites I found through the Splitcoast Stampers list of Digital Stamp sites. If you have not checked out this list you really should if you have time. There are sites for all kinds of tastes.

Well, I am off to visit my mother with my daughter and grandson. I wish there was going to be someone there to take a photo of the 4 generations. Maybe we will just take 2 or 3 three person photos and display them in a multi picture frame! Hmmmm...that just may be the thing to do :o)

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you can drop by tomorrow for the big reveal, tee he he

Hugs, Sandy O

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Digital Images!

Digital Stamp Oasis will be releasing 3 new adorable images toward the end of this week. Today I am giving you a peek at two of these image.

DSO Bunny and bee CUHere is a close up of the 2 images merged to make one scene.  You can find a tutorial on how to work with digital images with Paint Shop Pro here. I used my Photoshop Elements software for which you can find a tutorial for merging images in my post here.

But fret not, if you do not have Paint Shop or Photoshop, there is a free editing software called GIMP. I used GIMP before receiving photoshop for Christmas a couple of years ago. There is a little bit of a learning curve, but tutorials are available. Here are some links for you:

GIMP site with download

GIMP tutorials

You may be wondering what exactly are the 2 images. Well, the first image is the child dressed as the Easter Bunny with the cute little rabbit spying on him.  The second image is the child dressed up as a bumble bee with the little bee wondering if they belong to the same nest.

DSO Bunny and bee
This is my competed card. Don't they look adorable on their egg hunt.  These images are certainly the cutest when they are separate so they do not need to be merged. Digital images are so much fun to manipulate with the proper software that I just could not help myself :o)

I added the little dragonfly to use up some of the white space that was left after cutting the panel out. Another reason was to add some of the lavendar color to the outside of the card because...the paper I used to finish the inside has just a tiny bit thrown in it.

DSO Bunny and bee inside 

You can click on the pictures to get a nice clear image. The colors remind me so much of spring and newly bloomed flowers. I can hardly wait!

Hugs, Sandy O


Comments from before moving to blogger This is lovely. Its totally creative. Posted by: become taller | March 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM OMG Sandy, this is fantastic. You did a great job merging them, I haven't taken the time yet to learn that. This is just so cute! Love your coloring too, the grass looks so realistic. Oh, and I do actually have the images up for sale now

Monday, March 8, 2010

Quick and Easy Card for a Quick Post

There are all different kinds of digital stamp companies popping up everywhere. Some have only black & white images while others include a colored version.  Wink wink Ink is one of the companies that includes a color image with every stamp.
At first I thought it was to help with knowing how to color the image, LOL. Then I saw some people actually making cards with them! WOW, I was not sure I could do that, ha ha ha, seemed kind of like cheating.
When you are looking for a really quick card to make, using the colored image is actually a great choice to make. Simply print it, cut it and attach it. The very best part is that you are not leaving a mess that you will sigh over the next time you enter your craft room.
This is one of the 3 projects that I have made with the color version of thier digital stamps. You can see the other 2 projects here and here.
Welcome baby bunny
Now how cute is this! Maybe it is because of my new grandson, but the first thing I thought of when I saw this image is "new baby".
I suppose this is a boy too, since it's egg is blue, LOL. Don't you wonder if the little chick thinks the rabbit is his mother, ha ha ha
I decorated the inside also. I used to decorate the inside all the time. A card simply did not seemed finished otherwise. But then.....I got lazy!
I have seen some cards where the inside is decorated almost better than the outside. I looks really nice, but I don't think I will ever go there. A little bit for looks and continuity is nice though.
Here is the inside of this card:
Welcome baby bunny inside
Not my best work, but a good start in getting back to truely completing a card.
I have found a couple of sites that have such fun items to download. I can hardly wait to share them as well as some of the projects with you.
Well, I am off to download one of my orders and then...well...PLAY!
Have a super day, Hugs, Sandy O
Comments from before swithing to Blogger This is adorable Sandy. Love the image. I have tried colored things before (well, only digital designer paper) and my printer doesn't print it very well. Your printer sure does a great job with the colored images. Love the way you decorated the inside too with matching designer paper and the flower circle. Posted by: Ellie | March 08, 2010 at 09:27 PM