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24 Nov

Another of my top 10 people who have inspired me and has had a great impact on me is Therese Travis.  Therese’s Design Team for PAPER FACES DESIGNS, was the very 1st team I wan invited(or allowed) to be on.  I am proud to say I am still with her and she will have a hard time getting rid of me:)

The other day, I shared with you the tutorial of how to create a card with a Digital stamp and Digital Papers.  Todays techniques have some same steps, but are different in many ways.  To view the tutorial on Digital Stamps with Digital Papers you can click here to view the post.

Today, I am using Therse’s Angel Miriam.  You can purchase Miriam for your own personal use here.  I will show you how to use a .svg file and also how to use Miriam as a DIGI STAMP for 3 beautiful cards.

For my.svg card, I am using a version that Therese created for me so that I can cut it out on my Cricut.

You will start with your file opened up in your cutting software.

Please note, I have warped the pattern to hopefully protect Therese’s image. 🙂  The image will open up all grouped together.

My next step is to discard what I won’t use.  Or to be safe HIDE what you do not need and at this point, I group them on my mat how I want them to cut.

I am pretty picky about trying to save paper.  So I go with the minimum of paper I can go with to cut my files.  You can see on the next image, I have divided the pieces up into what color I will cut them out on.

Next I measure my colored paper out to fit the image on my template and adhere the paper to the cutting mat. That is the next image you are seeing.

Next you will see my pieces are cut and ready to go!  Yes, I warped the picture again:)

Jeannie tip here…When working with certain files, such as Therese’s Fairies, angels, or anything with faces or cirles etc, as I am removing them from the cutting mat, I turn them over and put a small dot on the TOP so I know which is the top and the bottom.  Might sound silly, but it has really helped in my assembling process.

I have gathered all the supplies to complete this card.  In one place..it helps the picture taking process tremendously!!

It is always important to add some depth to you pieces by sponging them with a neutral color.

My next step is to emboss my background and assemble my word art on cardstock.  I sponge these with a dark color and edge with a gold stamp pad.

Here is Miriam all assembled and ready for her card.

Time for the bow.  I use an empty cup and tie a knot on the cup.

I then cut the ribbon on the opposite side of where I just tied my nice knot.

At this point I have a for tailed ribbon, take the ends that you cut and adhere them around an attach behind your card with tape.

At this point, I forgot I needed to mat Miriam with white paper, so find a scrap and “bubble cut” around her.

Next, put dimensional adhesive on the back of Miriam and the word art.

Assemble the rest of the items and that is how I use an .svg file.

Here is a comparison with a card that I did with the DIGI stamp and colored cardstock.  I love the way it looks..but with the .svg file, the CRICUT does the cutting, with the DIGI, I do the cutting.

I also tried a different techiique I can show you later if anyone is intrested.  It uses the DIGI stamp also.  Here is the final product.

Here are the TRIO.  Which do you like best?

Your favorite will be my FREEBIE today..that one lucky winner will receive.  To qualify for the freebie..here are my terms:

Please visit THERESE and if you do let her know that Jeannie sent you over!

Leave a comment and on next WEDNESDAY’s post, I will announce the winner!  Send you friend over and they mention your name..you get an EXTRA ENTRY!

  • Leave a comment = One Entry
  • Send a Friend = One Entry
  • Follow my Blog = One Entry
  • Visit THERESE and leave a comment = One Entry
  • Fiskateer’s post your Fiskateer Number in comment = One Entry
  • Co-Design Team Member of mine, on any team = One Entry  Just mention which DESIGN TEAM we are together on!

Be sure to let me know HOW MANY entries you qualify for and what card technique is your favorite.

The others will go on Etsy, and I will take special orders for these, if you need more than one.

Can you believe the art of Therese?

Lastly I leave you with a card and a scrapbook page made from another one of Therese’s lovely drawings.

CARD

SCRAPBOOK PAGE

I hope you liked this tutorial.  Let me know if there you have an intrest to see the other technique I used on the 3rd card.

I want to thank Therese Travis of http://www.etsy.com/shop/paperfacesdesigns for allowing me to use ANGEL MIRIAM  in this project.

Visit http://tuesdaytrio.blogspot.com/ to see what the sketch and challenge are for this weeks challenge.  Here is what I did with Theres’s Angel Cherie.  Let me know how you like her also.


Wow, what a post, right??

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Are you up for a CHALLENGE?

3 Nov

Tuesday Trio just posted their new sketch.

We are working one SKETCH #41 – The added challenge is:  It has to have wings!

 

 

 

Here is  my card.

 

 

 

 

Congrats to my buddy Christina for placing in the top 3 for Sketch 39!!  She did a SUNDIAL on her card for that sketch!  Wow!  I love it!!

You will have to visit her blog to see all her cards..she is “ON FIRE” these days!!!

We also have http://www.pinkcricut.com/ having a contest.  This is a NO BRAINER for me, their theme…”IT HAS TO HAVE POLKA DOTS”  Polka what?  Yep, DOTS!!  I am all over this challenge!  So I will submit, ALL MY CARDS!!  Ha ha!  I don’t think I have a card WITHOUT a polka dot!!  Here is some..

Ok..that is enough for now…VISIT….VISIT the blogs I mentioned…show some BLOGGY LOVE!!!!

This will be my Favorite post EVER!!!! Be sure to read!

1 Nov

I have had an idea brewing for a while now and today I am putting my plan into ACTION.  There are so many crafty people in this world.  So many different styles and personalities.  I get inspiration from many sources and today I am going to start a monthly spotlight of my TOP 10 people who inspire me.  To go along with my Spotlight, I will have a unique giveaway catered to the STYLE of the person I am spotlighting.  Some of my Favorite People, will actively participate, I will let all of them know.  So today, let me introduce you to one of my favorite, most creative, spunky, fun and amazing people.

Her name is Deena Ziegler.


I happened upon Deena’s website, a while back and was instantly drawn to her style.  I think my style is very much like hers, since we seem to use a lot of the same colors, etc in our projects.  However, I am no match for Deena.  Google her name and you can see how busy this lady is.  A couple of my favorite links on Deena:

On her blog she often features her children and I love that she is really modest and down to earth.  She is sweet and caring and is a real person.  She has this to say about what she does:

“First, I’m a mom to two girls that are growing up quicker than I’d like. They keep me busy with school activities and horseback riding. They both love to craft and join me in my work room every day. They especially like to use up all my adhesive and smash my marker tips. When my second daughter was a toddler and I was in full stay at home mom mode I accepted an invitation to teach at my local scrapbook store where I still teach to this day.

Soon I had started teaching a class called Creative Cards. Attendance was up and down but I kept at it for the last seven years and now have two sold out classes every month. I appreciate each and every one of my customers and I cherish the personal relationships that I have with them. While I don’t see an end in sight for my in person teaching I was ready to take Creative Cards to a new level.  I now offer my kits to anyone out of my teaching area or for those that just can’t make it to class and Creative Cards Homeschool was launched.”

You can read her full ABOUT ME BIO, here:  http://deenaziegler.typepad.com/my_weblog/about.html

Having mentioned Creative Cards Homeschool, I can not give this enough praise.  I have been a participant for quite a while now.  I do not feel that I need to have guidance for making cards.  I can easily come up with my own designs.  But, what I love about Deena’s Creative Cards Homeschool are:

  • The assortment of DIES that she uses
  • Her color combinations
  • Her vast assortment of Ribbons and Buttons
  • Her Whimsical Phrases
  • Her hard work to precut and package everything
  • The CONVENIENCE of having everything in one package

I am not in a position to own or have access to all that Deena has, so it is kind of like she is SHARING not only her talent, but her STASH with us!  What I usually do and am going to show you today, is how you can either use her card kit and follow her pattern and guidelines, OR do what I do, use the supplies and make your own MAGIC!  I love the challenge of taking all the things that has been designated for one card and trying to make the card completely my own.  I usually have success, sometimes it can be hard, but most times it works.  Take a tour of OCTOBER’S CREATIVE CARDS HOMESCHOOL KIT:

Here is the Kit in its package:

 

 

Here are pictures of everything you get (unassembled)

 

 

Here are the details for October’s Kit:

Each monthly kit includes supplies to make 5 beautiful cards with envelopes featuring the latest papers and trendy shapes. Each monthly kit is $20 – includes US shipping

October Kit ($20– includes US shipping)-Now shipping. Get started with your subscription today. DETAILS ON HER BLOG HERE.  We’d be so happy to have you join us! This month I got my inspiration from a twist on fall colors my happy brights plus a little black thrown in. Got fallish with trees, woodgrain and birdies. Sentiments include; You’re the friends everyone wishes they had, A birthday wish to warm your heart, Thank you for brightening my day, Just a tweet to say “hello” and You make me smile. Fine detailed scalloped shapes, embossed woodgrain paper and happry colors are just a few of the details you’ll enjoy this month.

Now, I will show you DEENA’S card design, the supplies for that card, and what I did with the supplies.

TWEET CARD SUPPLIES:

Here is DEENA’S TWEET CARD

Here is what I did with the Card Supplies:

Inside of card:

Deena’s THANK YOU CARD:

THANK YOU CARD SUPPLIES:

Here is what I did with the Card Supplies:

Top Flap Opened:

Bottom Flap Opened:

Deena’s You make me smile Card:

You make me smile CARD SUPPLIES:

My Version of the Card:

Inside of Card ( I LOVE THE INSIDE OF THIS ONE!!!!)

Close Up:

 

Deena’s A Birthday Wish Card:

Supplies for this card:

My Version of the Card:

Inside of Card:

Close Ups:

Last Card :  Deena’s You’re the Friend Card

Supplies for this Card:

My Version of the Card:

Inside of Card:

Close up:

 

So, there you have it.  I hope you can see why I enjoy Deena’s Card Kits so much.  I know she has kits on her site, so be sure to see some of her PAST KITS too!  Sign up for a momth, there is no LONG TERM COMMITMENT, but BEWARE, once you start, you won’t want to stop.  Believe me…I do not know how I could NOT get a monthly kit!  It would be TORTURE!

For TODAY’S Freebie….YOU GET TO PICK ANY 1 OF MY CARDS, that is in this blog post.  Remember it has to be MY version and not DEENA’S!!  Please visit DEENA and if you do let her know that Jeannie sent you over!

Leave a comment and on next MONDAY’s post, I will announce the winner!  Send you friend over and they mention your name..you get an EXTRA ENTRY!

  • Leave a comment = One Entry
  • Send a Friend = One Entry
  • Follow my Blog = One Entry
  • Visit Deena and leave a comment = One Entry
  • Fiskateer’s post your Fiskateer Number in comment = One Entry

Be sure to let me know HOW MANY entries you qualify for and also which card you would choose!

Thank you for visiting today!  Goodbye for now!

 

I’m so proud of this!!

7 Oct

The Design Team over at THE LOLLIPOP PRESS, are all busy making projects with the wonderful Digital Designs in the STORE.  I am a HYBRID designer.  Which means, I focus more on TRADITIONAL scrapbooking (paper, adhesive, scissors, etc.) but that I use the Digital Elements and Pages in my Scrapbooking.  It is a wonderful combination.  I will never be able to give up the look and feel of Traditional Scrapbooking, so I am learning to use the Digital Elements to my advantage.

Here are some examples of HYBRID Scrapbooking.  Layouts and pictures were created using;  THE LOLLIPOP PRESS, SHADED CHIC line.

For those of you who do not know what “HYBRID” is.  Here is an example.  Please know, I am only a NOVICE at this and the results possible by professionals, are unbelievable.  Even with my small know how here is what I did.

Here is my BEFORE picture.

Just a lovely plain picture.

 

 

Here, I have added just a couple of digital elements, to create a unique picture.

 


Here again, we have a cute little picture…

 

 

Here is the same picture with just a little bit of “MAGIC.”

 

 

Once again, here is a BEFORE, picture…

 

 

and, just a bit of “WOW.”

 

 

Now, you can see how I have used the DIGITAL ELEMENTS to create my actual HANDS ON Scrapbook pages. These are not DIGITAL PAGES, they are TRADITIONAL PAGES, that I will put in a scrapbook.

 


 

Here they are together, it was hard to get a good picture side by side, sorry.

 

 

So there you have it, a mini HYBRID taste.

Please, watch the SMILEBOX to see more detail of what went into making the pictures and pages.

All of the elements I have used can be purchased HERE at this link, so head on over to THE LOLLIPOP PRESS and see the other Digital Kits that are available in addition to this.

Have a great day!

 

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Another My Time Made Easy entry….

15 Sep

I was invited to be the DECEMBER GUEST DESIGNER for MY TIME MADE EASY.

I am sooo excited about this opportunity.

They are also looking to fill some PERMANENT DESIGN TEAM MEMBER slots and these projects are my entries to be considered for a PERM position.

I love to use SMILEBOX because I think it is a fun way to look at something and be entertained at the same time..  So I hope you enjoy this entry.  Sit back and enjoy the SHOW!!!

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New Cards for PAPER FACES DESIGN TEAM

10 Sep

So, I am a little behind creating for my dear pal THERESE, but I have made a SMILEBOX  for her and you showcasing my latest cards using some of her DIGI STAMPS.  Oh, to be able to DRAW  like her.  I started out not really like DIGI STAMPS, but I think I am getting used to them.  But, they will never be my favorite like Therese’s CUT FILES are!!

Next week I will make a SMILE BOX showcasing everything I have up in my ETSY store.  My current plan is that when I make a project and I am allowed to showcase it, it will be shown here and then go in my ETSY store.  So if there is something you see and really like, well then, you can make it yours!

But, that is next week.  For now, I am off to attend a much-needed GIRLS WEEKEND with my BEEEYOUUUUUUTIIIIFUL mom-in-law and sisters in law.  A couple of days filled with SPIRITUAL uplift and fun at TIME OUT FOR WOMEN!!  Hooray, I went last year and can’t wait for this one that starts TONIGHT!!

So, bye for now and enjoy the SMILEBOX!!

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Design Team Entry for My Time Made Easy, LLC

10 Sep

UPDATE!!!!  ~September 10, 2010 ~ HOOOORAY!!! I was chosen for MY TIME MADE EASY, LLC, as their Guest Designer for December!!  I am sooo excited!

Thanks Lauren for the opportunity to make some things for you!

Ok, wish me luck!  Here is another entry for a Design Team for a FABULOUS place, MY TIME MADE EASY, LLC.  I love this place, such great DIGI PAPERS, DIGI STAMPS and ACRYLIC STAMPS TOO!  Plus, my favorites, CUT FILES!!!  Hooray for the CUT FILES to use on my Cricut!!  Although I did not use any CUT FILES on this project, I will on another project due to them on Sept. 20, so be sure to come back and check out that entry too!  Hope you enjoy the little show!

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