Friday, January 20, 2012

Gingerloft Snow Card

Hi.  Thanks for looking in to see what I've been up to.  Today I have a card that I designed for Gingerloft Digi Designs.  Our theme this time is SNOW.  That's easy, right?  It's winter after all.  However, we've had a really mild winter so far here in KC.  We really haven't had any snow to speak of.  It is pretty when it falls and lands on the trees.  So, I decided to use the digital stamp called, Winter Tree. 
This is a black and white image that needs nothing added to it.  I printed it and put it on red cardstock to enhance the tree.  I overlayed an acrylic sheet printed with white snowflakes.  It looks like the snow is falling in the forest.  I used some printed paper with black and white designs.  I love the herringbone paper with this.  Outlining the card layers with solid color cardstock shows off all the elements. 
The inside of the card has a beautiful sentiment that reflects the quiet solitude of winter.  Please visit Gingerloft to see what the other design team members have made for today's snow theme.  See you soon!

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Here’s a card for this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch. This is #54. My granddaughter just received news that she was selected for a job that she’s been interviewing for. I’m really proud of her and the effort she’s put forth to pursue her goals. So, it was easy for me to put this card together.

Since I’m her biggest cheerleader, the stamp set a’ la modes, All Star, was perfect. I could incorporate the sketch’s flag and still be creative in my design. I used papers from Basic Grey, Life of the Party. She’s certainly a groovy girl with her mod colored shirt.

I used the sentiment from MFT’s Honey Bee. CONGRATULATIONS, JENNIFER!!!

You too can play along each week designing cards for the sketch provided by MFT. Check out their website HERE to get all the details.

I love having you stop by. Please leave me a comment.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

January 8 Challenge - Gingerloft Digi Stamps

Hi everyone. Today I have a card to show you that showcases Gingerloft Designs.  This is my first card using their digital stamps.  I'm very excited to be on their design team. 

My husband and I recently celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary.  He took me on a two week trip to sunny Florida.  We stayed in Ft. Myers and went to the beach A LOT.  It was so peaceful and relaxing, seeing the water of the Gulf of Mexico.  The weather was perfect and the water warm.  This stamp was just the right thing to make a card to remember the trip. 
I used Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla paper from SU.  All the other papers are from MME Darling Dear.  I chose them because of the sunny tropical colors.  I printed some text below the digital image.  That's what's so cool.  You can resize, add text, borders or other elements when you work with digital.  You can even combine images together.  I colored the beach scene with markers, matching the bathing suits with the colors in the papers.  Of course, the Baja Breeze paper is so like the real water it was an easy pick. 

I think the sand coloring is especially good.  It almost looks like the real thing! 

I even added a couple of real shells we picked up off the beach!

So, thanks for taking the time to visit me today.  Look for another Gingerloft Design challenge on January 22nd. 

Friday, January 6, 2012


Today I was chosen to be a part of the design team for Gingerloft , a digital stamp company.  I will be using their stamps in my projects.  Look for a new posting in a few days!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

MFT January Guest Designer Challenge

Good morning.  I've been rushing around putting together a card for MFT's January Guest Designer.  I got this idea in the middle of the night.  Isn't that how all great ideas come about?  I used background paper that fit the "scene" I wanted and went from there.  The stormy clouds were cut with MFT's Cloud Trio Die-Namic.  So easy!  I used two different papers and sponged the edges with SU Baja Breeze ink. 

The darling girl is Pure Innocence My Umbrella stamp.  Her raincoat just cries out to be paper-pieced.  The neat thing is I only did the pockets and boots as the background paper served as the fabric for her coat.  Don't you just want an umbrella like hers?  Too cute.  I used SU papers Baja Breeze and Basic Gray.  The other papers are from MME, Darling Dear.  The 6x6 paper pads make it very easy to coordinate designs and colors.  I have a friend who is ill.  Hopefully this card will bring a smile to her face.  Thanks for stopping by.