I have spent the last two evenings teaching myself how to do digital scrapbooking. Though I prefer the feel of paper in my hands, I am falling farther and farther behind in my scrapbooking and I found DS pleasantly satisfying.
Here is my first 'completed' attempt.
My Oldest son on his last field trip.
I used free digital papers and free digital template from Free Digitall Scrapbooking and DSE. There is a wealth of free papers and tutorials on the internet. What did we do before home computers?
I took the scraps of my Pennant Card and made a traditional notecard to accompany the streamer for Uncle Ray.
I elevated the tag which was cut with Spellbinder's Nestablity Dies. Stamped in Versa Fine Black and sentiment is from a very old Making Memories set. I really like the sparkle-ly paper, it just shimmers in the light and I did not have to get my glitter out.
Making cards this week I have realized how deficient my Birthday stash is and I have quite a few cards to make this weekend, but I will make it thru.
I love teddy bears, have since I can remember. Here is a simple little card I put together, just to say hello (via snail mail of course).
The card base is PTI cardstock, the print papers are from my scrap box, (love to use them little scraps) the tag is a metal tag I bought about 5 years ago and never used. The Stamp is 'Beary Big Yawn' by Stampabilities. I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink then colored with my copics. I added the color to this image back before Chirstmas so I am not sure the exact copics I used but I just love this sleepy bear image.
My Uncle has a Birthday coming up next week, so I tried my hand at a card that I had seen made on a few tutorials around the web.
It reads 'Happy Birthday' I was able to create this whole card with supplies I had on hand. I believe the paper was from K&Company but it has been a few years since I bought it. The metallic paper is from PTI. The ribbon, letters are all stock I have had for years.
I wanted to make it a more masculine card for my Harley love'n uncle but the black and white were too harsh, and I think the teal really added pop.
Now, I just have to make an envelope to contain the card, folding the card fan like so that as he takes it out it feeds out spelling the sentiment.
I am very happy how well this turned out, but it was labor intensive and took me about 1/2 the day. Of course my 2 year old was very helpful by switching from room to room and wanting to handle everything as soon as I set it down. I think I have another crafter in my family. Yes, those are my inks and luckily he only stamped on himself.
Just a simple note card to drip in the mail to my family for Easter. I did not want to make cute little bunny cards for such a wonderful and meaningful Christian Holiday. So, for me, I wanted to add a little reverence.
As I was hopping around on The Carnival Blog Hop by Zoe from Make it Crafty and Mo from Mo’s Digital Pencil I stumbled across Blog Candy offered by Cabio at http://cabioscraftcorner.blogspot.com
Exciting Blog Candy
Wouldn't this be a great way to work thru the Spring and Summer? Not to mention you will want to visit Cabio's blog and see her lovely work. I caught the link to Cabio's candy thru another talented crafter's blog.... http://paolaspaperhaven.blogspot.com/.
This is my first quilt square in years and years. My daughter (8) asked me to make her a pillow out of some of the squares I inherited from my grandmother. I cut up one of my hubby's old shirts which was good quality white linen for the white solid. I am a hap-hazard sewer, (impatient) at best, and I found that I have even less patience than I did 20 years ago. I am sure my 2 year old and daughter trying to help me helped speed up quitting time. The quilt square is 15' X 15' a real rag square quilt.
The funny thing is it took me 2 years to realized why my grandmother had not been careful with cutting the squares. Some are 1.25 some are 2 inches and few are really perfectly square. The batch came to me in 3+ shoe boxes stuffed to overflowing by way of my mother. They were cleaning out my Nani's house after her health (dementia) had robbed her of her crafting abilities, and I received many projects and material in different stages of completion. I feel her with me as I work with the material and it keeps her close now that she has moved on to Heaven. OH! back to the rag squares, it took me several tries of working with the squares w/o re-cutting, which I ended up doing for this square. I realize that she intended the squares for a Cathedral Window Quilt. So, in honor of my Nani, Ginny Walker, I have the CW Quilt on my agenda this year, as soon as I teach myself how to. Thank goodness for the Internet, she taught my sister how to make this quilt when she was a teenager and I believe that after 20 years she is still working on it. LOL She gets it honestly, I think it is a family trait. My grandmother was amazing and she taught me a love for crafts, of all kinds.
I will post pics when the pillow is complete, hopefully tomorrow.
Woke up sluggish this morning and forced myself to get things moving. I had a roast to start and then made up a treat for myself. I love fresh salsa (pico) and chips, I could eat bowl after, bowl. I know this isn't paper crafting but just had to post a little love.