Sunday, January 31, 2016

Home Sweet Home Puppy ~Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon~

Home Sweet Home Puppy
    Can you believe today I am sharing my very first fur baby layout ever! Luckily using ALL Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon images! Little Toby came home to be with us just a year ago and these were some of his very first photos with us. Honestly think this little guy is the sweetest doggy I've met! Such a love! So being able to create this felt like a wonderful treat. 
   I wanted to design a page that had that happy, spring day kinda feel and I think that each file I pulled images from ended up being perfect. The dimension to the page was easily created by thinking of the scene you are creating. The additions of the clouds for example just add one more layer. Popping the forefront images helped again to add a feeling of space on the page. 
   Trimming and adding foam tape to this title may have taken forever, but really helped bring attention to this detail. As well as the layering and inking. 
   All of the layers were inked. Yes, that is a bit time consuming but by doing so, each and every layer of each image really comes to life! To add even a bit more, I used my markers to add details. Dots on the buttefly, "fur" on the doggy, details on the snail. Even each flower center has a detail inside! Also mixing some printed paper with solid paper adds a bit more interest then only one or the other. 
   All those images can be found here...
Winter Dog
Fire Hydrant
Happy Bird Day
Home Sweet Home
On the Farm
Spring Garden
Flower Assortment
Kite and Clouds
     I'm exhausted after linking all these goodies! Dang! LOL! Ok all, thanks SO much for visiting! 
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Merry & Bright
     I'm just not ready to let the holidays go! Good thing since Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon has so many great cutting files! Well, it's really more of a winter layout. I could have gone with a title that wasn't something more holiday except that I did want to use this picture of my littles on Christmas morning. So, it went together. It had been some time since I got to put so much into a layout, the design, pulling the layers apart to get ready to cut and to put together. I think it took probably 5 different days to get this thing made! 
    Can I say how amazing paper is? All you need is paper! Seriously. Ok, and glue. But this entire page is done with paper. The only embellishing I did was adding details to the die cuts with pen. Shading, texture, etc and inking all the cuts. Just gives a little something but other then that, no other embellishments. 
   Ready for the file list? There's a few today! 
Skating Bear Couple
Winter Critters
Forest Critters
Winter Dog
Winter Cat
Winter Cardinal
Snowy Scene
   Hope you enjoyed my creation today, so appreciative for you checking it out! 
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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas Shaped Card Linky Party

Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is Shaped Cards! We would love to see all of your projects that fit this theme! To link, head over here, Craftin Desert Diva's Blog.

Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly Linky Party over at the CDD blog. We hope you will share your projects with us! And don't forget about  the prizes! Every Linky Party will have a winner and a Top 3! The more times you link up...the more chances you have to win!!

Our Sponsors for this Linky Party are:

One 4"x 6" stamp set
One Digi Stamp of choice

$25 Gift Card (Regular Priced Items)

   Here's my shaped card! I was excited and have to say, this is my favorite linky party challenge so far. I think shaped cards is one of my all time favorite things to design and create! I don't make them nearly enough but always think they add a whole new level of uniqueness to give to a friend! 

   I let the design and shape take center stage but used pattern papers for added detail and a glitter pen here and there for some shine!

   And one of my most used CDD stamp sets...

Sending Love

   Hope you are having an incredible time checking out all our linky goodness! Can't wait to come visit you and see what you create too! Hugs! 
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Friday, January 22, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas January Release Blog Hop


   Welcome to the CDD January Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop. 

All stamps & Dies are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.

You should be coming here from Kristen's blog. If not, go ahead and start
back at the CDD blog for more info!

   And here is my pocket letters inspired layout! I haven't actually made a real pocket letter yet but I love the style (similar of course to project life) and the CDD dies I designed are perfect for that. But can be easily used in traditional scrapbooking as well, like in the layout below! Dies and stamping aren't just for cards people! LOL!

     Next let me show you the other CDD goodies I used for my layout...

I've used both die sets that I designed exclusively for CDD! I never seem to tire of using these!

And here are the specials for this release:

**ALL SEQUIN MIXES will be on SALE for $1.00 EACH**

**FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed, no code necessary**
Enjoy this special for in stock items only thru 1/31 at 10pm MST
All Stamps and Dies are made in the USA.

*We will be giving away $50 DIVA DOLLARS to one lucky winner to spend in the CDD shop*
All you have to do is join us for our 2 day hop and leave a comment on each project. The more you comment the more chances you have to win!! Winner will be announced on Monday.

We hope you have enjoyed this release and will join us again tomorrow for more projects.

Your next stop is the super talented Mayra

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