Friday, March 23, 2012


Today we have a sponsor at Pattie's Creations Challenge #40, and it's Dude Time Doodles! The theme is Anything Goes. We were supplied with images, and the one I chose is 'Forever Friends'. I geared this as an Anniversary card. Aren't we all 'kids at heart'!
I digitally created the heart background with sentiments composed in, and gave the paper a digitally textured finish. The image was also digitally colored by me, and the grass is actually a Brush in Adobe Photoshop. I rarely use that program, but remembered about the grass brush, and thought it would look cool! I finished with brown colored dew drops at the 4 corners.

Our Anniversary



Our anniversary is March 30th and I wanted to give Frank something he's always wanted, LOL! I found the Lexus photo on the Internet, super easy card to make.


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Birthday Card Swap

I received my swap items consisting of 8 Birthday cards, from Creating the Crafty Life.
Here they are (in no particular order):


Friday, March 9, 2012

Family Fun!

I love this tag, it's so colorful and fun to look at! Pattie's Creations Challenge #39 theme is Tags. The image I used is 'Pattieboop and Allie Safari', I mean, how cute is that image!! I found a jungle photo image online and composed my digitally colored image into it. I created my circle text in MS Word and placed a frog 3D embellie to finish the tag.
Other Challenges:
Wags 'n Whiskers - Spring or Travel
Digi Doodle - Animals
More than Favors - Vacation

Saturday, March 3, 2012

CDAC Progressive 13 - Entry #2

Miss Beth image is from Back to Paper. Sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. Spring flowers photo is from the Internet. I added some gold pearls to create a headband on the image.
Other Challenges:
Delightful Challenges - Spring Colors

CDAC Progressive 13 - Entry #1

Sunflowers in Vase image from Pattie's Creations. Sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. I added a sheer organza bow on the vase.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Easter for Nicholas

Another Easter card finished! This one is for our great-nephew, Nicholas. Just like the previous post below, I digitally designed this card. The Easter eggs background is an image I found on the Internet in black and white. I digitally colored it and created design paper, but made it lighter in opacity than the original coloring. I then used a sentiment from Nana Vic's, and a pre-colored image from Doodle Pantry that I had purchased during a fundraiser. I added some border colors to complete the card.
Here's the background image before toning down the colors:


Heather's Birthday

I decided to go with a simple birthday card for our great-niece, Heather. Her birthday is Sunday, the 4th, and it went postal today. Everything was done digitally in my Corel program. The background DP is from a collection in Bearly Mine Designs that I won in a challenge. Next, the image is from DigiStamps4Joy that I had previously colored. That's the great thing about coloring digitally, you can save your colored images right on your computer for future use! The top sentiment Happy Birthday is from Doodle Pantry. I typed Heather's name onto the bottom part of the card. There is a feature called 'Picture Frame' in my program, so I chose one that let me match the outer border to colors in the image. The last thing was to add the sheer organza bow to the bottom.