Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July Birdie Brown Challenge

Hello!  Today I have a couple cards that I made for the July Freebie Challenge at Birdie Brown.

For the first card I printed out the image and colored it myself (as opposed to coloring the image digitally as you will see in my second card).

The pool party background paper is embossed with the SU clouds embossing folder.  I masked the dolphin image and sponged some pool party ink around it.  This card is for my niece's birthday so I thought something cheerful would be appropriate.  Now I need to make an envelope for this 5x5 square card.

The second card is primarily digital:

For this card I made a mirror copy of the dolphin image (original image is on the left of the sentiment).  The image was manipulated using GIMP2.  The dolphins were also colored in gimp.  I'm pretty good at the bucket fill (LOL).  The colored images were then inserted into a word document, sized and printed on Naturals White CS.  I think the image manipulation of the digi stamp is pretty neat.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my cards today.  You can find the Birdie Brown July challenge HERE.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Cheers to YOU a CASE

When I started my new job in January I made sure to put all the birthdays for my co-workers on my calendar so I can  have a card for each of their birthdays.  This week one of my co-workers had a birthday and I needed a card.  So I procrastinated until the night before her birthday and then I had to make something quick.  I went through my card inspiration board on Pinterest and picked out a card to CASE.  From there it was easy.  So thanks to the inspiration of Laurie Willison's card HERE I created this....

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!

Digital Publication!!!

A few months ago I got an email from PaperCrafts Magazine to let me know they would be PUBLISHING one of my digital sentiments.  The publication is Birthday Creations Volume 3 and it's in stores now!  You can find the sentiment as a free download on the PC website HERE.

My sentiment is the Scrabble Tile Happy Birthday.  I made a couple cards with the sentiment to share today:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my cards!  Please be sure to check out all the great digital sentiments on the PC website!