Saturday, March 28, 2015

Card Design: From the Heart Stamps March Challenge

http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/blog/
It is time to post my project for the March, From the Heart Stamps (FTHS) progressive stamp of the month challenge. I was a bit worried I wasn't going to get it done AGAIN but thankfully I pulled it off with three days to spare.

In order to enter the progressive challenge, you must either have received the latest image by having participated in the previous month or you can buy the stamp for the current month's challenge.  Everyone who enters and follows the rules is a winner because you automatically get the stamp for the next month's challenge.  Stop by the site and check out the rules for yourself.  While you are there, have a look around.  They have some really awesome images.

Here are my card and details.  I hope I haven't forgotten anything important...

 

FRONT
Digital Image Details: 
  • The image on the front, Easter Trio, is available for purchase over at From the Heart Stamps. Click HERE or on the watermark below to go to its location in the store. It was coloured in with Copic Markers and coloured pencils for the flowers and grass.  
  • I split the images up and chose to work with just the two of them.  Faith, gives her permission to alter the images from their original format.
  • If you missed out, you can still play along with the challenge by purchasing the image. Then you can enter the challenge and receive next month’s digi free. Alternatively, if you spend $10 in the From The Heart Stamps store this month, you'll receive the image for free.  To find the special code you need, be sure to check out the original post by clicking HERE.
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/shop/home/192-easter-trio.html
 Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • This fun sentiment used on the front was created by Paulette from Create with TLC.  I picked it up a while back as a freebie.  For more great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.
  • I used some fine markers to colour in the text and Copic Markers for the arrows.
Embellishments: 
  • The little sparkly flowers are Glitter Blossoms from Forever in Time and were purchased at the Dollar Tree. 

INSIDE
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiment used on the inside is from the Easter Trio set from FTHS.  Details above.

OVERALL
Paper Products:
 
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Card Kit, white, lg. 
  • Image and sentiment bases: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
  • Designer paper is from the Recollection's All Seasons Paper Pad.
Challenges I am hoping to enter: 
Others I might get it into...
My final progressive card is done for the month.  Just a five more cards to get finished by Tuesday for DT work.  Yikes, I'm going to be cutting things rather close.  Wish me luck!  I'm off to work on them now.
 
Until next time,



Friday, March 27, 2015

Card Design: Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge...March

http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com
It is time to post my creation for the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge. So many adorable images to choose from and this month's image for the progressive challenge is no exception.  Check it out...
http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com/all-digital-stamps/kitten-with-chicks-easterspring-digital-stamp
Everyone who played along in last month's challenge received Kitten and Chicks for free. If you decide to hop on and play along in the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge, then you can purchase this digital by clicking HERE (or on the watermark above to head to its location in the store). This way you'll receive next month's digital stamp for free.

Here are my card and details...


General Info:
  • Completely off topic to cards, but talking of cats, I think mine has been working on the computer late at night.  Not sure if she is designing stuff or trolling the funny cat videos on You Tube but this morning there was enough cat hair on my keyboard to make me very suspicious! Anyway, on with my card...

FRONT
Digital Image Details: 
  • Kitten and Chicks:  You can find this image in the store.  Details above.  This image was coloured in and grounded with Copic Markers. 
Embellishments: 
  • The foam sticker ribbon shapes are Crafts brand and were purchased at Dollarama.

INSIDE
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • My own.  It was offered as a freebie for Easter two years ago and you can find it along with several other Easter themed freebies by clicking HERE.

OVERALL
Paper Products: 
  • Card base:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, pink buttons collection.
  • Image and sentiment bases: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
  • Designer paper is from the Recollection's All Seasons Paper Pad.
  • The yellow used as matting is from my scrap pile but is definitely from one of the Michael's Recollection's Cardstock collections I own.
Embossing Folder:
  • The small dots on the card base were created with a Goosebumpz embossing folder using my wonderful Big Shot machine.
Challenges I am entering: 
Other challenges I hope to enter... 
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Well guys, that is it for this one.  Still so much to do so I'm off to get some of it done!  See you all again soon.

Until next time,

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Card Design: Imagine That...Egg Lamb

http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/index.html
Yes, I'm still going crazy.  Still so much to do in the next few days.  So without further ado, here is my second Imagine That! Digis by Kris project for March. 

Here are my card and details.  Check it out...

General Details:
 
  • Today I'm showing you the Easter card that I made for my surrogate niece, JuJu. I showed you her sister JoJo's earlier this month.   Once again I'm taking advantage of the wonderful new sets in the store that are perfect for all your Easter needs.  Images, sentiments and matching papers, oh my!  Such a selection to choose from! 

FRONT
Digital Image Details: 
  • Egg Lamb: Another adorable image.  Once again, I've chosen to work with the coloured version for this project.  For great value be sure to check out the sets in the IT DbyK store.  With one image offered in a variety of styles both coloured and line drawing, plus a choice of sentiments to choose from, you get a significant return for the money you put out.  Clicking on the name or watermark below will take you to the set's location in the store. This set is currently on sale!
http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/p375/Egg_Lamb.html
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • This great sentiment is one available in the Egg Lamb set.
Digital Embellishment Details: 
  • The green accent piece on the front was created using a layer style from Heather Green of HG Graphic Designs.

INSIDE
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • This sentiment is also available in the Egg Lamb set.

OVERALL 
Paper Products:
 
  • Card, image and sentiment base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
Digital Paper Products: 
  • I've used two digital papers from the Egg Lamb set.  Details and link above.
Digital Embellishments:
  • The shapes used for matting in behind the image and sentiment are simple shapes created in Photoshop Elements. 
  • The shadows to give each element some depth were created with a layer style,  from Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.
Challenges I am hoping to enter... 

Don't Forget to Check out the IT Challenges...
There are still a few days left in our monthly challenges taking place over on the Imagine That blog.

D.O.T.M. Challenge Click on the image on the left for the current Stamp of the Month Challenge! 
 Customer Link-Up 

Click on the right image for the current use ANY IT! digi challenge!  This challenge has changed slightly.  It is now simply a link up for any creation made with an IT image.  A draw will be made after every 10 submissions.



Well folks, that is it for today. If I can get one of my progressive cards finished tonight, hopefully I'll be back tomorrow.

Stay tuned for more Imagine That! Digis by Kris creations coming your way soon. along with all my regular features and design team posts. 

Until next time,

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Card Design: Thinking of You with Nicecrane Designs

http://nicecranedesigns.com/
Hello!  I hope that you are all doing well.  Personally, I'm going crazy and terrified I'm not going to get everything done that needs completing by the end of the month. Right now I need to show you all a card I created using an image from the Restored Sunbonnet postcard collection from Nicecrane Designs 

Here are my card and the details... 

General Information:
  • Just like I did with my Deedee's card, I decided to simply layer some coloured cardstock together.  This time I went with red and black (Red, black and white are one of my favourite colour schemes--it even matches my watermark).  I'm really liking this effect.  For this one though, I decided to add some patterned paper to the inside.  I've got a couple more cards using this technique that I will be showing you soon.  
  
FRONT
Digital Image Details: 
  • Restored Sunbonnet:  For this card I used the image you see in the top left hand side of the preview below.  These images are just so sweet and can be used for a variety of occasions.  I decided to make a 'thinking of you' card but could make lots of different types in the future.  Click on the name or the watermark below to take you to its location in the store.
http://nicecranedesigns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=99&products_id=1326
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • I just added the sentiment in the space under the image before printing it out. 
Embellishments: 
  • The metallic looking flowers are Crafts brand and were purchased at Dollarama.

INSIDE
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • This great sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC.  For more great freebies, click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and to purchase some wonderful sets, click HERE to go to the store.
Paper Products:
  • Designer paper is from a Recollection's paper pad.  This piece is from my scrap pile and the cover of the book is misplaced so I don't remember the specific one.

OVERALL 
Paper Products: 
  • Card base:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, black.
  • Matting: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, red.
  • Image and sentiment bases:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
 Challenges I am hoping to enter... 
Before I go...
Once again I thought I would share another wonderful set available at Nicecrane's Designs.  Last time I showed you a different Sunbonnet Babies set so I might as well stick with that theme considering today's project also uses an image in that series.  This collage sheet is called Colored Sunbonnets.  You get all five of the images shown below.  They are just so sweet.  Be sure to go and check them out while you are at the store (c
lick on image below to head to its location).

http://nicecranedesigns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_id=1329
 
Don't forget, to stay current on ALL the latest releases and to check out the fabulous inspiration from my fellow DT members, be sure to head over to the Nicecrane Designs blog.

I am so happy that you had a chance to pop by and check out my latest creation.  If things go as planned I should be back tomorrow with another project!

Until next time,