I Wanna Hold Your Hand (x8)

10 06 2017

This card started out kind of rough. I wasn’t really sure how it would turn out. But I’m kind of giddy now. I have no idea what to use the card for, but I’m sure I’ll find something 🙂

I used a stamp set by Hero arts. I drew in the background with my copics and used pencils for details/shadows 🙂

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Xoxo


Stamp set





I Colored a Gun

29 05 2017

There’s a first time for everything 😉

I’ve spent the weekend thinking about the sacrifices of so many before me. My family history is full of military personnel – from pre-revolution times through today.

Some of those ancestors were prisoners on enemy ships. Others walked in the snow as they walked behind men who had no idea they were making history.

Others marched for a country who hated them, because they still had the integrity and love for the country that wanted them dead. Interestingly, those volunteers never saw battle, but they did see history being made. One walked away from Sutter’s Mill because seeing his family was more precious to him than all the gold in the mines.

Many, many more left examples of courage and honor for which I’m deeply grateful.

Then there are those who didn’t come home. They’re the ones I thought of while I made this card.


The blue background and words were printed then cut out and matted on the white card front. The boot, gun, and helmet was a silhouette of the image. I cut it out on white paper then went in and added the details and color. I think it’s the first time I’ve colored a gun.

Thanks for stopping by. If you’re the family of a fallen soldier, Thank you, from the deepest part of my heart, for the sacrifices you and your family have made.

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One Last Birthday Card

28 05 2017

A third of our family’s birthdays are in the month of May. We wrapped the birthdays up today with my oldest turning 20.

20!

I’m having a hard time believing that this amazing boy in now 20.

Anyway, here’s his birthday card. It’s from the kit named Sunday With Dad over at http://www.svgcuts.com.

The meat, cheese, tomato, lettuce, and onion were cut out on white paper. I used my copics and prismacolor pencils to color them (obviously, you can cut them out of whatever color you like. I just really like to color).

Thanks for stopping by 🙂





My Mom’s Mother’s Day Card

14 05 2017

It’s hard to figure out when to post some things and when not to – so you don’t ruin surprises 🙂 So even though I shared my sister’s mother’s day card, I didn’t post my mom’s early. That, and I had a busy week 🙂

So here’s my mom’s card. Both the sentiment and the butterflies are from the Silhouette Store. The sentiment made me giggle, but then felt a little arrogant, so I followed it up with something on the inside. I used the butterflies as a digital stamp instead of a cut file. I used a sketch pen in my Silhouette Cameo for the words on the card front and inside. The words were colored with prismacolor pencils and the butterflies were a mix of copics and prismacolor pencils.

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Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo





Birthdays Abound This Month!

9 05 2017

Things are a little crazy in May. Along with the school year wrapping up, we have 3 birthdays. Two of them were today. Tomorrow, we have two kiddos graduating. This makes 3 graduates with 4 more to go…2 of them haven’t started school yet… yikes!

But, birthdays 🙂 here’s the card for my 1 yo. I’d share the card for my 13 yo, but I’m not sure abt copyright on that one, so I don’t feel comfortable posting it.  You can find the birthday card in the silhouette store. 


Now, onto graduation themed cards 😀

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In Case You Didn’t Know, Mother’s Day is This Month

5 05 2017

I hope you’re blessed enough to have a few women in your life that you can give special thanks to this month. I know I am:)

One of those women is my sister that has walked roads through journeys I hope to never travel. She collects frogs. So this year, her card has a frog on it.

If you look through my blog, you know I LOVE to use my Silhouette Cameo. And one of the ways I love to use it makes me giddy. I turn the cutting files into digital stamps, thus making my purchase of the digital cutting file go further. I ❤ saving money.

Here’s a quick run down on how I made the card. It’s really a simple process.

First, I imported the file. As you can see, the parts are filled with different colors to give you color ideas. You can find the file here in the Silhouette Design Store.

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To use it as a digital stamp, I changed the fill color to white and the outline to black. The next step is to change the line weight so the image shows up when printed. After that,  I sized it to a 5×7 card front and added the greeting and a digital mat behind the white so there’s a little layered look going on.

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Then I printed the image onto cardstock and colored it with my copics and prismacolor pencils. Once the frog was done, I drew in and colored the leaf.

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Lastly, I used the print & cut feature on my Cameo and cut out the finished card front thenlayered it onto a 5×7 card. When I had it securely in place, I used Glossy Accents by Ranger to finish off the frog’s eyes. I love how it brought out the red 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

 





Just Playing

30 04 2017

I got out the kraft paper and played. I’m trying to figure out colors and how they work on the different surface. I LOVE how my lighter colored pencils look on it. I also need to figure out if copics are worth using on it. Over all, it turned out okay.

I took a picture of the process from beginning to end. It was fun to see where this project would lead. I didn’t have a plan when I started out. I just wanted to color 🙂

I started out by stamping the images on kraft paper in brown ink. I used one of my brown copic markers to add shading in before I started using colors.

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After I finished with the markers, I went in and added details – light and dark – with my pencils.

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Close up of the roses after adding pencils on top of copics.

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Close up of the hydrangeas one finished off with the white pencils, the other has the darker colors of pencils added but is still waiting on the white.

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Whole sheet after going over the copics with pencils.

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After I had everything colored, I used the coordinating dies and cut the pieces out and put them together in a way that made me happy 🙂 After that, I put them on my pixscan mat and used that feature to load the images into my Silhouette work space. I can’t get my pixscan mat to actually work for cutting things out, but I CAN use it to make mats for stamped images, which is what I did 🙂

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Once in the Silhouette workspace, I created the card sizes I liked for each arrangement and added a pattern/digital paper I bought from the Silhouette Design Store the other day while taking advantage of their 50% off sale 🙂 From there, I did a print & cut for the card front, cut out the black mats for the floral arrangements and assembled the cards. Then I stamped the sentiments on the front.

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Thanks for stopping by

xoxoxoxoxo

***floral arrangement stamps with coordinating dies are by Stampendous. The sentiment stamps are from a set by Fiskars.