Sunday, June 17, 2018

Baseball Card
For this month's Scrapbook Stamp Society, My Besties card, I chose to use img 610 and made it into the perfect Father's Day card! The card is for my son, who is a wonderful daddy to his two adorable kids.

I colored this cute stamp with Copic Markers and cut it out leaving a narrow white edge. I stamped the sentiment and mounted it on a blue mat. The background is a photograph by my husband Sandy Brooke. I glued it to a blank card and adhered the colored image and sentiment on top.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Milady Rose Memorydex Card
There's a new challenge beginning today at Mari Digis. I chose to use Milady Rose (C35) for my design team inspirational card. She is part of the new Flowers and Butterflies Collection.

I colored this lovely girl using Copic Markers and cut her out leaving a narrow white edge. I adhered this sweet image to a circular Memorydex card and embellished it with sticky pearls and jeweled flowers.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Princess Birthday Card
The new challenge at Crafting from the Heart is sponsored by Createful Heart Digis. I chose to use Princess Annabelle for my design team card, which makes the perfect card for my granddaughter.

I colored this adorable girl with Copic Markers and cut her out leaving a slight white edge. I printed the curtained window from art Impressions Stamps and colored it with Copic Markers. I cute it out and glued it to printed clouds from the Craft artist 2 program. I adhered some printed paper from my stash to a white base card and topped it off with the window and the image. I printed the sentiment and mounted it and added it to the card.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

#1 Dude Father's Day Card
A new challenge just began at Digistamps4joy! Here's the perfect card to give to my husband for Father's Day. He's always been the #1 Dude and the card proclaims it.

I colored image RG027 with Copic Markers and cut it out. I cut 2 mats and cut the edge of the printed card stock mat with a wavy scissor. I glued the mat together and onto a basic blank card. I stamped the Father's Day sentiment and matted it with a matching blue card stock and adhered the #1 Dude hat and sentiment to the card.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Say Yes to the Dress...a Baby Sundress and Hat

My granddaughter Princess Sunshine is 9 months old and it's time her grandma made her a sundress. We all live in Florida, by the way! I don't think we are actually having spring this year, the summer and lots and lots of rain is what we got!

It's been 8 years since I made her brother's baby clothes and I wasn't sure I was still up to the task. I picked New Look pattern 6353 for the dress and McCall's pattern M6303 for a matching hat. The dress has straps instead of sleeves and elastic in the front and back casings. The dress has a bodice and two layers of gathered skirts. A satin bow can be tied to the strap on one side for added decoration.
 Well it wasn't easy, that hat doesn't go together well. I tried twice and finally just made it work. The size large hat is big and will fit for awhile.
I ended up making three sundresses because the sizes were given by weight and seemed unrealistic. I made one in each size large, medium and small. What you see on her is size small and eventually she will grow into the other two dresses. It was a bit cool in the house, the dress is still pretty large and fits a tee shirt underneath  it. It works well and the baby is comfortable.

All in all, I feel that I was very successful in making this cute outfit for our lovely Princess.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Fluffy Fannie img 010 Card
This is my second My Besties card for this month. I chose a Fluffy Fannie image again, img 010.

I colored this wonderful image using my Copic Markers and then cut her out. I printed a background and sentiment in my Craft Artist 2 program. I adhered the background to a basic white card. I placed soft dimensional pads on the back of the cut image and placed her on the card.
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Monday, May 28, 2018

Flapper Molli Dex Card

The current challenge at Crafting from the Heart is just for fun. I chose to use Flapper Molli from Lala Land Digis for my design Team inspirational card.

I layered 2 dex cards a printed stripe circle and one made with the Heidi swap die in a music print. They form a taller card to accommodate my digital image. I printed a sentiment from the Craft Artist 2 program and cut it out and glued it onto the dex cards.

I colored my image except for her dress, with Copic Markers. I traced her bodice including her neck, to make a pieced dress from a small piece of Graphic 45 printed card stock. I cut it out and adhered it in place. I glued it to the background cards and embellished it with a sticky bead necklace. I finished of the dex card with glassy music notes stickers.

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