I can’t believe it’s April already! This year is just flying by! A new month means a new challenge at DS4J! This month is Anything Goes as always but the optional twist is wonderfully springy and is Butterflies!
I got to try some new fun stuff for this card!!
First off I normally never resize digi’s to be smaller then a focal image for a card. But I’ve been seeing a lot of my fellow DT members resizing their digi’s to be more accent pieces or embellishments instead of the focal image and I felt this butterfly challenge really gave me the chance to try it.
So the Digi featured on this card is Art Deco Beauty I cut out 2 of them and simply glued them on. To make the card base part I cut out this free SVG file with my SNC. Last year I took a class from Sparkle N Sprinkle at Scrapbook Expo. It was all about how to use their Tear-iffic tape. Which is one of my favorite dry adhesives and of course I’m out but Scrapbook expo is only 2 weeks away and I’ll be able to stock up. Anyway I got off topic. At this class one of the techniques we learned was to take a border punch and cover it with the tearific tape and then add glitter to it. I took this idea with this deep edge cut card. I used to 2 inch tape to cover the whole thing and glittered both sides of the tape! I just adds a little something!
I hope you’ll come join us this month.
Jade’s Sparkling Butterflies
4 Crafty Chicks
Cards 4 Galz
Happy Tuesday Everyone!
On this weeks Craft Space Tuesday we start off with a wrap up of the Get Organized Challenge.
Now How did I do?
Not to bad. I did loose major motivation towards the end but I’m still happy with everything I got done and where I’m at. I still have a long way to go but there will be another challenge in the fall and we’ll see if I can make some more improvements then.
I just want to showcase one more part of the get organized challenge today. And it was sort of a “why didn’t I think of this before” moment.
So most of the dies I have are nestabilities which means they have an open center.
I’ve been cutting out all the dies to glue them into my catalog. Well I got to the last set and had absolutely no drive to cut them all out on my cuttlebug… And then I realized I could just trace the inside window!!!! Is it perfect? No but is it good enough and close enough for me? ABSOLUTELY! I was so mad that it took me so long to figure this one out! I could have easily finished my dies in one day had I thought of this earlier!
Remember I’m always looking for Craft Space Tuesday post ideas. If you have a crafting topic you’d like to see me talk about. Leave a comment down below, Send me an E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
OK so that’s the exciting part of today and now to the more boring part.
My next few weeks are crazy which as you already know is why you aren’t seeing daily blog posts right now. As part of this I’m working on some blog layout updates and other blog type updates. In what I’ve nicknamed this week electronic organization week. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up if the blog starts to look a little different.
I hope everyone had a fantastic Easter if you celebrate and if you don’t I hope you had a nice weekend! I can’t believe it’s already the last week of March.
It’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge day and I’m actually pretty happy with how this came out!
Here’s the Sketch:
At first I was kinda thrown off by this one… only because I wanted to have a BIG sentiment in the middle and I didn’t have anything…. Now hopefully some time in the next few days I’ll be getting an accessory for my SNC that could solve this problem but it’s still on it’s way to me. But I think I made it work and finding some BIG sentiments are on my list.
But here’s what I came up with!
Not to bad and honestly the more I look at it. The more I like it.
Stamps: Penny Black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black.
Paper: The Stash and Bo Bunny
Accessories: Pink Bling from Want 2 Scrap, Chameleon “multi liner” (I don’t think that’s what he company calls it but that’s what I call it.) And a plastic canvas for the the faux stitching.
I know I had said that I was going to slow down on posts a little bit but I made this card and just had to share!
The paper is from Bo Bunny and the stash and so is the ribbon. The image is from Sparkle N Sprinkle and the bling on the rosette is from Want 2 Scrap.
This is a very long term project!!! It was inspired by a friend of mine and I’m hoping to get some pictures of hers when she comes to visit in a few weeks. Over the years she has taken a lot of Stampin Up classes. She’s not a demo but she almost exclusively uses stampin up products but I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to introduce her to other companies and products! Don’t get me wrong I use some Stampin UP stuff to but there’s just too much stuff out there for me to limit myself like that!
Anyway that’s not what were here to talk about. She’s been creating small ATCish type cards with the techniques she learns in this class writes the directions on the back and keeps them in a binder. So I’ve done something similar.
So this is just one picture. As I said it’s a long term project and I hope you’ll have some fun watching me work on it and there will be more pictures as we go.
I’m still looking for Craft Space Tuesday ideas! You can comment down below, send me an E-mail at email@example.com, or like the My Craft Place page on Facebook and leave me a note there!
Alright I’m a little late this Monday morning (I definitely have a little case of the Mondays today…) But it’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Day and I have this really cute card (That sticks with the animal theme right now.) But first the sketch!
And here’s my card!
The doggy stamp is from sparkle and sprinkle the paper is from my stash as well as DCWV and Do Bunny and I’m not quite sure where the little bone buttons are from.
I love sketch challenges! You all know they are my absolute favorite! And this week at CWWC that’s exactly what we have! Now I’m going to preface this by saying I’m not totally happy with how this card turned out. Because of how I cut the image it wouldn’t fit on the card sideways so I had to do the card vertically and then I had every spaced out and went to glue things down and it shifted and did not come out as nice as I originally hoped.
The paper on this one is from the stash and DCWV Once Upon a Time stack! and the image of course is from the sponsor this week who is Lacy Sunshine and this stamp is Forever my Darling- Love Not Fairy!
So make sure you check out Crafting When We Can and join in on this challenge.
Also while I was working on posts for today I did some thinking…. I think that I’m going to slow down on posts for a little over the next few weeks… You’ll see all the usually DT posts and Craft Room Tuesdays (Don’t forget to leave suggestions in the comments or through my E-mail on sidebar). The reason for this is that Easter is coming, then I have a free weekend and then I’m going out of town for a few days and the week after that is Scrapbook Expo! And because I’m trying to work on some awesome stuff for Scrapbook Expo I don’t want to get super burned out and not want to craft when scrapbook expo comes around! So I’ll still be around for the next few weeks but maybe just not quite as much!
I hope you don’t mind that I took a few days off from my blog… I normally don’t like to do that but I didn’t have any cards done and just didn’t get around to it. But I do have 2 posts today!
First up is the Digi Stamps 4 Joy New Release. I have to say that when I first saw the stamps this was my favorite.
This one is made using Phantasi 5 and paper from DCWV Once Upon a Time Stack. And colored with copics!
And it was my favorite until I made this one!
I’m not sure whats going on with the line where the colors shift a little… At first I thought it was a little mistake in the card until I edited another photo and they same thing happened so I’m not sure whats up with that. Anyway in this one the background is water colored and the rest is colored with colored pencils. The paper is from the stash and the twine is American Crafts I believe. And features Juice Break from the new release.
Challenges for Phantsi 5:
Art by Miran
Crafting With Friends
Creative Fingers Challenge
Challenges for Juice Break
PDE Linky Party
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
On Sunday I featured the DS4J progressive challenge and I mentioned that I was also participating in another progressive challenge and that one is at Outlawz. This month the freebie is from GSD-Stamps.com and it’s simply adorable and I had so much fun working with it.
Isn’t it cute! I just love it! The bunny is a light yellow color and his glasses are light purple but both colors were a little to light for my Ipad to pick up and got lost in the Photoshop White Balance.
Stamp: GSD-Stamps.com, Target $ Spot
Ink: Copic, Distress Picked Raspberry
Paper: The stash and The Paper Studio
Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge
Color Your World
Come and Get it Challenges
I really have been enjoying these “Get Organized” Tuesday posts. So I’m slightly revising them to Craft Space Tuesday! The Get Organized challenge is wrapping up in the next few weeks but I like talking about craft things that aren’t always showing off a project so I’m going to try and keep those to Craft Space Tuesdays!
Things that might be featured included; My favorite crafty products, What my current work space looks like, progress on organizing things, hauls from crafty shopping, Q and A type things from the comments and that get asked through E-mail. I’m always open to other ideas too.
This week’s post is inspired by a reader comment! Kim from Katy Did Cards left me a comment last week asking if I would share my Digi Stamp organization! Well of course1
This was my first Digi Stamp Organization. I’d download them and put them in a folder with all the other stamps from that company. Which worked well for blogging but not always for finding a stamp I needed unless I knew where it was from.
Then we I joined my Design Teams I made another folder for them so I knew which Digis I had for my DT duties.
And this is the new way! I have the stamps sorted into categories so I can look at all my animal stamps together etc. I kept the other 2 files to be able to cross reference for the blog and so far it’s been working well for me!