Monthly Archives: February 2014
Here’s a close-up of the collage piece to show how well it blends in to the page when you use Multi Matte Medium. I did add a bit of white and silver ink to her hair.
Well, tomorrow is supposed to be a gorgeous spring like day with Sunday turning rainy, cold and maybe even having some icy sleet. I have a couple of major craft projects I hope to work on but plan on taking time to go for a long walk tomorrow.
Hope you have a great and crafty weekend!
So, what does a honey bee do to stay warm in the winter? She wears furry ear muffs, shoes and a beehive dress, of course. Ha, ha.
Okay, I decided that since February is almost gone that I needed to make a card with NO pink. Ugh. So very hard for me. Seriously. I had a terrible time. I even had to color this cute little honey bee image TWICE. I finally ended up with this card from these designer papers but I’m still not feeling it. I guess I just should have given up and added in that pink color somewhere.
Anyway….This adorable “Winter Honey Bee” digital stamp image is from our sponsor, Lacy Sunshine for our sketch challenge on Seems a Little Sketchy. I colored her up with my Copics and matted her to some snowflake print designer paper and stamped, matted the “just a note” sentiment. I fussy cut out the floral piece and banner on the left to follow Seems a Little Sketchy’s Sketch #59 below.
- Seems a Little Sketchy Sketch #59
- “Winter Honey Bee” Digital Stamp Image by Lacy Sunshine
- Papers by We R Memory Keepers, “Winter Frost” 6×6
- Papertrey Ink Sentiment Stamp from the Daily Designs Set
- Stampin’ Up! Lucky Limeade Ink
- Copic Markers
I hope you’ll use this sketch to create a card for our challenge on Seems a Little Sketchy. We always award one random challenger a prize from our sponsor which this time is 3 digi images from Lacy Sunshine.
Have a great week!
Today’s challenge on Digi Haven is a bit different than usual. I say this because the theme is “Bookmarks.” I assume it means to enter the challenge you need to create…a bookmark or use a bookmark on your creation perhaps. There will be more clarification on the actual blog challenge post so before you make something, check that out. The sponsor for this challenge is Melonheadz and the Digi Haven Designers were each given a “Bookmark Digi Image.” These come in a digi set with one for each month. Since February is my birth month, I chose February. And even though it is now after Valentine’s Day, I still went with a Valentine type design since the cute digi image had all these wonderful hearts. I colored up the digi bookmark with my Copic Markers and then matted it to some pretty stripe paper, punched the hole and added the twine. Then I decided it needed a little bit extra on it, so I printed up another copy of the same image but only colored one heart and cut it out and paired it with the Feb. 14 image that I cut out of the designer paper. Then I added the red paperclip.
- February Bookmark Digi Image by Melonheadz
- Papers by Crate Paper, “Fourteen” Collection 6×6
- My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist Pink & White Baker’s Twine
- Red Paperclip
- Copic Markers
When you open the album, you see the first page which has two doors that are held closed by a magnet with a die cut camera. The charms that hang on the right of the camera is what you pull to open up the doors.
Here’s a close up of the camera which was custom cut for me at Cat’s Creation’s Scrapbook Store. I have a Time Holtz camera die but on the day I started this album at the LSS, I didn’t have it with me and Cat cut this camera for me! Thank you Cat!
Okay, it’s almost time for dinner. My daughter is cooking us each an individual pizza and is trying a new recipe for a healthy pizza crust made with cauliflower! Can’t wait to see how it turns out and tastes!
Have a great evening. We will be watching the Women’s Figure Skating Short Program for the Olympics!
This is what my work table looked liked in my crafty room on Sunday afternoon. I have since cleaned it up as I’m finished with this project! Yay!! Hubby and I even went to the movies late Sunday afternoon to watch Monuments Men. It was a good movie and I enjoyed the afternoon out.
But back to this project. As most of you know I love to create mini albums however, in July of 2013 I decided to take some of the mini album construction skills I’d learned (hidden hinge, sleeve pages, pockets etc.) and design/create a 12×12 album out of chipboard and card stock! I put the album cover and hinges together one afternoon at Cat’s Creations Scrapbooks following a mini album class that I taught and shared it here in >THIS POST<. Once home I worked on it a time or two creating the pages/pockets and covering them with some beautiful papers I’d bought at Cat’s. On Saturday morning I pulled it out of the project tote it had been in for several months and got to work adding decorative elements and cutting photo mats. For this one I decided to just cut the photo mats and then clip them into the album rather than adhering them to the page as I’m not sure what photos will be going into the album just yet nor which direction the mats need to be–horizontal or vertical.
I did take some notes when I created this album for the instructions but I need to type them up and THEN create another album to make sure I got it right and to fix any errors! This album does have it’s flaws and mistakes as it was the “prototype” one. But I’m toying with the idea of offering the instructions and an online video class on this in the future. We’ll see. This would be a first for me and it will all depend on how the second album goes. Now I just need to decide which paper collection I want to use for the second 12×12 album. Any suggestions or awesome paper collections that you’ve seen I could look at? Of course, I could go through my own extensive paper collection. Ha, ha. Back in July I was calling this project the “Super Album.” But I wonder if it needs a better name or not. I was thinking of maybe “The Snapshot Album.” What do you think?
It’s a beautiful day here in North Texas! Spring like temps ALL week. Yesterday was awesome! I went for a nice walk with my daughter and her dog Ava. It feels good to be out and about though I do love my craft room! I hope you’re having a great week too!