Today is a bittersweet day. This will be my final Digi Desserts Fridaze post for
My Paper Crafting. I have been creating the DDF posts since September. I was so honored to be asked by Melin to coordinate the weekly post. I have such deep respect for the talented gals who shared their projects along with mine. I looked forward each week to going to our team album to see what digi goodness I would find to share with all of you.
Even though the Design Team term is officially finished, stay tuned as some of us will STILL BE HERE, designing for Paper Crafting World, and providing you with some great crafty inspiration, ideas, tips and tutorials!
We are looking forward to a Sizzlin’ Summer of Paper Crafting!
Here's my final project. I had these papers picked out while I was still in Texas and never got around to creating the card. I must have been waiting on this Butterfly with Flower image to bring it all together.
I colored the butterfly with Copics. The flower and leaves are Martha Stewart punches. The light blue paper came embossed with the flowers. All I did was sand it a little bit.
I would appreciate it if you would visit My Paper Crafting to take a look at the other DT cards and maybe leave the team members a little love.
Like I said yesterday, it was so much fun taking the time to design some cards specifically for card challenges. I love sketches, recipes, and challenge themes. They all help to get my creative mojo going. So, here are a few more cards and the challenges for which they were designed.
This first card is for CASEstudy. We were asked to create something that was inspired by the "muse's" project featured on the post. I love the simplicity of the design and chose to use my Neena patterned cardstock that I buy at a darling boutique called Paper Garden (yes, I hoard this paper!). I thought this design was the perfect platform for the 4 Crafty Chicks "sentiment only" challenge. The sentiment frame and mat is a Spellbinders die cut on my eBosser. After spending so many hours with coloring images (which I love!), it was nice to create a CAS card since I think that best describes my personal style.
This next card was created for the A.R.T. challenge which was to use this CAS sketch. I love this patterned paper and the flourish is one of my new Spellbinders dies which I cut with my new eBosser.
Finally, the Pazzles Craft room offered 4 delightful Independence Day card projects. Since I'm still learning to use my Pazzles, I'm loving the already created cut files. The is the flag cut file and I thought it would be perfect for the Cut It Up "Red, White, and Blue" challenge.
Well, my friends, that's it for today. I hope you enjoyed my projects. I loved creating them to enter in the challenges and sharing them with you.
I spent all day yesterday at a crop at my LSS. After preparing my Copic Class kits, I had time to create a nice stack of cards specifically for some challenges I wanted to enter - woohoo! I haven't be able to do this for quite awhile.
So, here are two of the cards I made:
I made this first card for the My Craft Spot "Cute as a Bug" challenge. I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch for the layout. I love this little hedgehog image - so sweet. I cut the Spellbinders circles on my new eBosser, I know, am I too lazy to crank the Cuttlebug or Grand Calibur? Well, the answer is YES. This machine makes die cutting so easy and I love the 8.5x11 platform. I'm also entering this card in the Fun-day Friday Challenge "Critters and One Stop Craft Challenge "for a Friend."
The next card I made is for my new grand nephew who was born on June 5.
I found this image while searching for a fairy image for the
Tuesday Throwdown "Fantasy" challenge. I just had to make this card to welcome Parker to the family.
I also want to enter this card in the Sister Act "Anything Goes" challenge.
I hope you'll visit tomorrow for a few more challenge cards I made while at the crop.
Please be sure to read the final note at the end for a link to an amazing site if you love entering your designs in challenges.
Hubby and I had a nice anniversary. We went out to dinner without going off our food plan and received anniversary phone calls from both of our daughters, so it was a good day!
Here's the CAS card I made for the hubs. I used my eBosser (anniversary gift to myself LOL) to cut the mats and flourish using some of my Spellbinders dies. The sentiment is a My Creative Time stamp (love the quality of Emma's stamps!). The paper is DCWV Bella Armoire.
I have been cruising around bloggie world to update my Challenge notebook.
CHALLENGE NOTEBOOK? you ask.
Yes, I'm a little binder crazy and I made a binder with weekday dividers. On the cover sheet of each divider I list some of the challenge sites and their blog addresses. Then behind each divider I have printed 9-box charts, one for each week. I can write what each challenge is in the boxes and include any notes, recipes, sketches, etc. needed to follow the challenge guidelines. This way, I can go through my book and see which challenges might coordinate and design projects accordingly. I also mark which ones I want to make projects for and then the ones I actually entered. I can also add ideas for die cuts, digis, stamps, layouts, etc. that I want to use - the charts are great for planning
(I AM a planner!!)
I met a blogger who led me to the most amazing site.
I used my hand died crinkle ribbon, Crafter's Floss, and Washi tape for embellishment.
Here's the inside:
I used Word to insert the digi paper and then place the digi in front- used the jpeg format so the digi wouldn't be transparent. When I printed it out, the digi was ready to color right on the patterned paper.
Pasquali is toasting all of you who may be celebrating a special time this month!
I used Copics to color the image and Distress Ink on the edges. I added cream seam binding for the crinkle ribbon effect then added some twine and gems. Simple layout, but I wanted your eye to focus on this adorable image.
Please visit Delightful Challenges to see more wedding and anniversary images and enter your own project for a chance to win a $15 store gift certificate from