Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I Made Cards!

After several months I finally had a project (actually two projects) ready to do with Judy! Can you believe it! We realized that we have not done any stamping together since we got home from Myrtle at the beginning of April.

We have been working with My Digital Studio and actually the first project is a hybrid card - actually there is no stamping at all. All of the images were printed from My Digital Studio then cut and/or punched and assembled. I was browsing on Diana Gibb's blog last week and she posted a card she had seen on Heather Summers' blog. I had totally missed that post on February 16. I decided it would make a great card for Judy and I to make at our playdate this week. You can see Diana's card here and Heather's can be seen here.

And here is my card -

Card Stock - Crumb Cake; Basic Black
Ink - all images printed from My Digital Studio
Digital Downloads - Notably Ornate; Teeny Tiny Wishes
Other - Glimmer Brads; Riding Hood Red Wide Striped Grosgrain Ribbon; dimensionals; glue dots
Punches - Wide Oval; Modern Label

The second card also has a hybrid element - I didn't have the actual designer paper used in the original that I saw here, but I had purchased the download for My Digital Studio. I printed out the paper I wanted to use on Naturals Ivory cardstock. The original uses the Stripes embossing folder but I didn't have that. Initially I was not going to use any dry embossing on the card but then I remembered I had a great Cuttlebug embossing folder that looks a little bit like waves so decided to use that.

Hope you like the card

Csrd Stock - Not Quite Navy; Cajun Craze; Early Espresso; Naturals Ivory
Stamp Set - Sail Away; Family Phrases (retired)
Ink - Early Espresso; Not Quite Navy
Digital Download - Well Worn Designer Series Paper
Other - Baker's Twine; dimensionals
Punches - Large Oval; Word Window; Modern Label
Embossing Folder - D'Vine Swirl

Friday, August 26, 2011

It has been a while ....

I haven't been very attentive to my blog these past few months but I hope to get back to posting twice a week again soon. There has not been much stamping going on in my little room but I have been playing with My Digital Studio. Heather Summers has started a second Simply My Digital Studio club so I have signed on for that and will have a few pages to share. I have also been working on a few hybrid cards (using both My Digital Studio and traditional stamping).

So for today here is my take on a colour challenge Heather posted for the club last week. It was to use the colours Always Artichoke, Night of Navy and Mellow Moss (retired colour but still available in My Digital Studio).

I decided to use some photos of my son Dan - I am really quite pleased with the final look.

Thanks for stopping by.