Friday, January 20, 2017

January Challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking

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Anything Goes:  What a great challenge for the beginning of the year.  I think of New York City with the Ball dropping at Times Square.  Imagine the dawn sky and this image was what I thought of.  It's wonderful for an early start on the year  the month or the adventure of the day.   Since this was an "anything goes" challenge, I chose a wintry effect for January, much in contrast to my sample for January 1st of the Golden Gate Bridge in its sunny glory.  The same kind of editing was done in Word.  Go to Format and then Color and play with it.  It's wonderfully freeing to be able to make your stamp 
any size you want.  Each day, I learn something new.  To the NEW YEAR!

City Adventures Digital
City Adventures Digital

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.

Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More.  Be sure to check out the sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off.  My sample is also at A2Z Scrapbooking.


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Fairy Dust Collection

This is my sample for Morgan's ArtWorld 
for the challenge "Anything Goes" right here.


I had colored and die cut the image, setting by the printer to nudge me when I am at my desk to try something different.  I had to make a quick gift bag and held the image up to the bag and had my project set out.  I attached the bottom 3/4 of the image panel to the gift bag so I could thread the cover through the back.  You'll see what I mean in the next photo.


The paper bag I made is from two-sided paper, so you can see how this looks when the bag is opened.


Close-up of the image.  I don't know why I colored her this way, but most of the time I don't know why I pick my first colors.or how I want to blend them.

Supplies:
Morgan Fizgerald Fairy Dust Collection
QuicKutz Nesting Rectangle Dies
Copic markers
Vagabond Die Cut Machine
Cameo 

Morgan's images will also be featured at Crafts and Me.  The first 12 are out now.  Take a look at Crafts and Me.

If you think you've seen this before, you have.  I published it a couple days early.  :)  Happy Days.










Saturday, January 7, 2017

Spotty and Pup

Is it a horse or a Unicorn Or ??  Oh, It's a Spotty.  I know my Spotty doesn't look much like a unicorn, but Spotty deserved to look a bit different.


This is my sample for today's post at Die Cut Divas.


Sasayaki Glitter Digitals Scott and Pup, here
Elizabeth Craft Designs Rectangle die-cuts
Copic markers
Vagabond machine
Pre-cut felt snowflake

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Digital Umbrellas

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Winter is our rainy season and I've always got an umbrella ready by the door.  This thinking led my thoughts to creating something with an umbrella.  AHA I had it and I hope you like it too.  Kind of a simple design, but it works so well with the background.  I'm not sure if you remember when Hero Arts put out two CDs, one on flowers and one with an eclectic flair.  I had printed the background out several years ago and ran across it when looking for a suitable background.  I thought "black goes with everything" and it certainly does here.

Rain or Shine Digital
Supplies:
Hero Arts Rain or Shine Digital
Elizabeth Craft Designs Rectangle Dies
Background Old HA DVD release - looks like it's no longer available
You can use any sentiment

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.

Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More.  Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off   This is my sample card for A2z here.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

An A2Z City Adventure

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Time for the beginning of the A2Z Scrapbooking challenge for January 2017. I can hardly imagine the time flew by so quickly in 2016. This is my first time that I've tried to change colors in Word on a graphic.  Google was wonderful and it's as simple as clicking Format and then clicking Color.  Explore and have fun.  That's what I did here. I thought the preset colors here were just perfect for the scene.  A couple sentiment die-cuts and gems finish this off.  
I made the Golden Gate Bridge panel a bit shabby chic.

City Adventure Digital



Supplies:
Hero Arts digital kit City Adventure at A2Z Scrapbooking
Sizzix Thinlits Friendship Words
Vagabond

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.  

Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More.  Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off.

Simply Lovely Sasayaki Glitter Girl


Sasayaki Glitter is the Die Cut Diva sponsor for January, 
the start to a great New Year.

The Challenge this month is to make your project 
SENTIMENT FREE.

Sponsorship Badge


I liked this simple fresh image and used more muted colors on her..  She is just a lovely image to color.
This card is the sample displayed at Die Cut Divas here.

Supplies:
Sasayaki Glitter Mia in the Garden
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Copic Markers
Vagabond Die Cut Machine

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Season's Greetings

The last card of the year and I'm still feeling the happy glittery feelings of the season.


Here is the last card of the year for Die Cut Divas. Until next year, have a great end of the year.
This is my sample at Die Cut Divas.

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Season;s Greetings at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Designs Fitted Rectangles at Dies R Us
Spellbinders Stars