Thursday, February 17, 2011

I am still trying to do all of the 365 Card Challenges. This week is sketches. Now I am up to Tuesday. Don't know if I will make the entire week....... For this sketch I used DCWV and Bazzill products along with Maya Road and Melissa Frances embellishments.

Over at the revived Tally Scrapper, there is a Survivor Challenge on right now. Here is my LO for the first challenge. Still getting my Disney on! What a fun summer trip we had!

Hope all of you are doing well. I am looking forward to having some time to post some tutorials for you! Happy Day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

365 Cards - Sunday and Monday Sketches

Here are two new cards from me using Echo Park papers and the sketches from 365 Cards for Sunday and Monday. This week every day is a sketch! Love it!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Man - Scrappy Chic Cafe Sketch Example Featuring Echo Park

Okay, you all *know* how much I love my DH, Jim. There are some moments that are too good to pass up, especially when you are invited to snap a photo! This photo was taken at the Puyallup Fair this past September. It illustrates one of the BEST characteristics of my DH, his wonderful sense of humor.

This layout was based on the sketch I created for Scrappy Chic Cafe. I had loads of fun with this one!

Patterned paper, stickers from Echo Park
Bling: Zva
Skull: Grunge board
Hearts: Maya Road chip board
Paint: Hydrangea pink Delta
Ink: Charcoal Gray and Cotton Candy, Hot pink and blue pen
Flowers: Petaloo Candy Flora Doodle and handmade paper rose.
Rub-on: Basic Grey

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sketch Challenge on Scrappy Chic Cafe

I am thrilled to report that I was selected to be the Scrappy Chic Cafe Sketch artist! Woo-hoo! I have created a sketch group at the site, which I hope each of you will consider joining!

Let me show you the sketch of the month for February

I will be back with my sample and I hope to see yours over at the Cafe.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Getting Digital with Love

It has been a long time since I did a digital LO. I thought I would give it a whirl again. This LO was made in Photoshop Elements with papers and elements from, the kit is called Red Romance. I began this with a new 12 inch square file at 350 pixels/inch. Each of the patterned paper layers was cut from the kit. Layer 1 is dark red cut in a simple square of 11 1/2 inches. Layer 2 is the torn layer cut with a torn shape cutter from the grid paper, layer 3 is cut from the dotted paper with a torn circle. The hearts were also cut in Photoshop with a standard cutting tool. To add depth to this LO each of the layers has a low drop shadow added. The only items that aren't drop shadowed are the swirl and the faux dymo labels. The journaling labels have additional bevel effects added to make them appear to have more depth, just like the plastic dymo tapes do.
The photo was taken last summer at the Portland Beavers game. I am wearing my Komen breast cancer awareness jersey (game worn) and the guys have the team jersey. This was the last game of the season for the team AND unfortunately ever in Portland. We will miss them.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Valentine's Day is Coming

Two new cards for me. The first card is based on the 365 Cards Sunday Sketch for January 31, 2011. I was really into using blue on a card and love the mosaic look of the corners. I had a great time inking and placing bling - very fun! Then, I got another idea for the same sketch, so watch for the card later in the week!

Tally Scrapper is having a "re-opening" crop of sorts. It is really a re-freshing crop going on now through the 7th. This criss-cross card is my first card for the crop. I also did a digital LO, which I haven't done for a long time! I think my mojo is coming back!

Have a wonderful week! Keep warm everyone!