Thursday, May 27, 2010

new computer on the way!

I'll be getting a new computer tomorrow hopefully (thanks to a friend loaning me the money)! Then it will be a while (3 days?) before i can post anything i think. I have been trying to figure out how to get the information i need and which is to be first onto the new computer. It's so funny....a new computer (just the brains) costs less than when i got my first one in '92. Unfortunately i cannot get windows Vista...I hope i like Windows 7 or i may be giving Microsoft a piece of my mind. I am one of those that love Vista! in spite of the constant getting an okay to move files. And it is 64 bit as opposed to 32 bit; hope it all works together for the transfer okay.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

My Computer is acting up

So… if nobody hears from me it is because it went down and I won’t be able to replace it for a few months. I’m saying this just in case I can’t resuscitate it. Everybody have a good Sunday tomorrow. I will probably have something to post this next week/

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Card on Shoestring Budget

I found some of the cutest digital paper @ Tracy Ann Digital Art

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The set of 12 papers was just so sweet and cute I just had to get it. I found this spot after looking for some paper that Mel Stamps was using for a recent post and will be getting that as well as others.

I did re-size the papers as they are for 12x12 inch scrapbook paper and I was using 8.5 x 11 paper and besides the scale of the design usually comes out better for card making if scaled down some. I used a $9.99 program from Serif to size the papers and print them out.

The cute image came from  Sassy Cheryl’s who has some freebie images on Paper Craft Planet.

The scalloped oval behind the digi-stamp is color matched to the paper with a freebie color picker then cut on the Silhouette (both done in the Craft Robo program that comes with the Silhouette). The the embellishemnt (flower trio) was also silhouette sd cut and colored with a q-tip before taking apart from the rest of the paper with VersaMagic Dew Drop “Malted Mauve” and Distress “Shabby Shutters”.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Little box

I had this little flower -


It’s been sitting on my desk waiting for me to make something with it. So i decided, finally, on a box with the flower on top. This is what came of that.

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  • match box template that I had downloaded from Mel Stampz blog but you can also get one from Mirkwood Designs.
  • 26 gauge brass jewelry wire (Wal-Mart)
  • beads (dollar tree jewelry kit – butterfly knob and bead feet)
  • glue I used for attaching things was Monomulti except the butterfly knob which is stuck onto the drawer with a 3D Dot square.
  • The flower was cut from Blick’s Sulphite Drawing paper and colored with Distress ink and the flower center is embroidery floss.

The box is very fragile due to the lightweight paper but the paper was so pretty and it will not be doing any heavy duty work, I figured I could live with it like that.