Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Reindeer Food

Good morning everyone! This is going to be my last post till after Christmas. I'm here today to show you what i have made for my daycare kids plus my own kids. Reindeer food!! Every kid loves to spread some reindeer food across the lawn on Christmas Eve. I found the image and poem off the internet. I went into my scrapbooking program and create these cute little tags. The container that i used if from my ribbon rounds that i buy from CTMH. They sure do come in handy!! Hope that everyone has a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS!!!!

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another Layout for Sketchy Thursdays! And FREEBIES

Good morning everyone!  Is everyone getting excited for Christmas?  I know that my kids are!  They can't wait till Christmas day, they want to go back to grandmas house to play.  Lately it's more fun at Grandmas house than it is at home!!  The Freebies are at the bottom of the post with the link. 

Well i'm here to show you the newest layout i have made for the Challenge over at Sketchy Thursdays.   Please keep in mind that my layout is 11x8.5 instead of 12x12.  I just love the brightness of these colors.  It matches my daughters personality perfectly.  If any of you know about any more sketch challenges leave a comment below.  I'm trying to get some of my scrapbooking done, and i figure a perfect way to do this is by challenging myself!!  Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my project today.  Hope you all have a wonderful day. 

I just wanted to remind you about the challenge over at Patties Creations Design Challenge. You have to use a punch or punches.  The DT have created some great projects.  You should go check it out and see what they have come up with.
We are taking a Holiday break after this Challenge #9.  We will return on Friday, January 7, 2011 with a Blog Hop titled "Pattie's Creations New Year Blog Hop".  PLEASE check back here for the details!

You will still have time to enter the challenge this week and next week  over at the lollipopspot to have your chance to win one of the January Lines.  Trust me you will want to win this.  The lines are amazing.  I have spent the last month playing with them, and i'm in LOVE!!! 
And don't forget about the 12 days of Christmas over at the lollipop Press.  Tons of FREEBIES!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Digital Cards Tutorial

Today I’m going to show you how to make 3D pop up Cards digitally!!!
I use a different program than most people, StoryBook Creator 3.0 Plus.  I’m sure that you can take the basic techniques and use them for the program that your using.

We will be starting off with a 12x12 blank page.  You will be creating 4- 8”x4” rectangles. 3 will fit horizontally and one will be vertical.  There will be a square in your upper right hand corner.  You can use that square to make a tag if you wish. That is what I did!!

Lets start with the first rectangle top left.  We are going to basically cut your rectangle in half.  The way I did this is by using my Cut and Fill Option.  I made a rectangle around the bottom half of the rectangle, and you CUT AROUND THE SHADED AREA. In other programs this might be the select tool? This will make you have 2 smaller rectangles now. See the next 2 pictures.

So now that you have the 2 smaller rectangles you are going to fill the bottom one with your choice of paper.  I used papers from the Santa Baby Kit. For this first card I chose the pink paper.  That will be the bottom half of your card.

Now you will import/add embellishments to your liking.  I used the embellishments from Santa Baby to match the paper I took from the kit.  Just remember that you want to have half of the image to be off of your paper rectangle. Just like the picture below

Don’t forget to add shadows if you want to POP it off the page more.
Do any personalization at this point too.  I wanted my plain pink paper to have some texture so I added that at this time too.  If you use SBC+ and would like to learn how to do this just send me a message and I can help you out.

Now after you have finished placing everything were you want you will erase the grey box at the top.  You will now repeat all the steps again for every card.  When you are all done, Print them out.  I send mine into Costco because that is the cheapest place I have found to print them.  Plus I do not have a 12x12 printer!!

After you have printed this out.  You will now have 2 options for cutting and mounting onto cardstock.  You could cut around the tops leaving the white part attached to the rest of your card. Just like i did with the snowman card below. Or you can cut around everything even eliminating the white off the card.  like i did with the "Holly Jolly Santa" 

 Now just depends on what you did with your cutting will depend on what you do next.  If you cut everything off then you will need to cut a piece of white cardstock 4"x8" and score it at 2" on the 4" side.  You will then glue the card onto the cardstock.  (picture is below).  If you decided to just cut around your image you will need a piece of cardstock 2"x8" to glue onto the inside back like the picture below. Your basically trying to cover the hole were you cut the image out of with the cardstock. 

Finish doing this to all the cards.  I chose to cut the white off of my cards it seemed to be easier to do that then take an exacto knife and cut around the image. 
Here are all 4 of my cards done, with a nice tag to match.  

All the digital product used was from the Lollipop Press, Santa Baby Kit. The cardstock i used for the bases of the cards is from CTMH.  

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Cupcakes!!!!

First of all i would like to apologize, because the blog hop with the Studio Aloha Designs has been postponed.  I hope that my post today will make up for it!! 
Well i have been very busy this past week.  With all the projects i need to get done for all my DT requirements and making stuff for at home.  Yesterday i was busy making cupcake wrappers from SVG Cuts File.  Wow i'm so glad that i'm done but i had sooo much fun making them.  The tree cupcakes have green icing, the Santa cupcakes have red icing, and the snowmen have white.  Sorry the picture of the snowman is a little blurry.. batteries died in my camera or else i would take another picture!!  
Hope you like them

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lets ink it Up Swap

Good morning!!  About a month ago i joined the Lets Ink it Up Swap Challenge The theme for the swap is make 6 3x3 Thank you Cards.  Make sure they have envenlopes and an optional thing is a box for them.  I Created my 3x3 thank you cards all from Close to My Heart product. Instead of making a box for the little cards.  I made a Purse that holds 16 3x3 cards.  I'll send my 6 to my swap partner with the purse, then if she wants she can add to 10 more cards too it!! 

Well i hope that my swap partner like it!!

Don't forget to join us over at Patties Creations Design Challenge this week You will have till tomorrow morning to enter.  Its a fun challenge you should try it!!

Over @ Lollipop Press we are having the 12 days of Christmas. If you swing by there, i'm sure that you will find a couple of freebies!!  

Join me and the rest of the Aloha Girls on the Studio Aloha Designs Blog Hop tomorrow and Friday!!  It's going to be so much fun. 

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lollipop Press Santa Baby and a challenge

Here is the fun stuff that i did yesterday!!  I created another LO with the Santa Baby Kit from Lollipop Press.  I think this kit is sooo cute, and fun!  I works with my kids so well.  There are so many things that you can do with this line.  It's HUGE!!!

I am entering this layout into the Sketches in Thyme Challenge this week. You should go check out the sketch this week and join in!!  

Don't forget about the Challenge over at Patties Creations Design Challenge.

Please join me next week on a Blog hop with the STUDIO ALOHA GIRLS  December 16th & 17th.
 There are going to be prizes to win a long the way.  One of the prizes is from here!!   

Friday, December 10, 2010

Patties Creations Design Challenge #8

Today was just "one of those days"!!! So i decided that i was going to hurry up and clean the house so that i can work on some fun stuff!  Well the fun stuff i have done already today i will share with you in another post.  Right now though I'm here to let you know about the 8th Challenge over at Patties Creations Design Challenge Blog.  The challenge this week is Color inspiration  Here is the inspiration 

The rest of Team #2 DT have created some wonderful cards.  You all should hop on over than check them out. When you do please show some love.  We all like to read comments!!  Here is my project i made for this challenge. 

Sorry that the picture is a little fuzzy.  I couldn't figure out how to fix the setting on the camera. I just turned a Hot chocolate container into a little gift canister.  
I used the ribbon from Close to my Heart.  
The paper i used is from LOLLIPOP PRESS - SANTA BABY KIT 
yes i printed digital papers to make this!  You can do anything with digital papers or digital images!

Don't forget to hop over to Patties Creations Design Challenge for our challenge there this week. you will have till Thursday!!

Stop by the Lollipopspot to enter your layout into our challenge this week theme is 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I have some GREAT NEWS!!

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful week.  I have been soo busy this week.  Well you all want to know what my good news is, so here it is... I got on the Design Team Lollipop Press!!!  YAY  I'm sooo EXCITED!!! :D  I just love the kits that Amber makes.  Decembers kit is just AMAZING!!  It's called "SANTA BABY" It's has more than a usual kit has.  Usually Amber puts out 2 new kits every month.  This month there is only one kit just because Santa Baby is soo much bigger than usual!! You would almost say it was a mega kit!!  Here is the picture of the kit.  You can buy the kit HERE

Well here is just one page LO of the kit that i have made. 

There are so many different things you can do with this kit..  The papers fit a 12x12 LO.  Here I did an 11x 81/2" LO.  I'm working on another little project that you can use this kit with.  I will be using that project to do a Technique post on the 20th of December on the Lollipop Press Blog.  

Don't forget to hop on over to the LOLLIPOPSPOT Blog to enter into the challenge this week and every week so that you can be entered to win one of the kits for January. I can't show you what the kits look like until the 15th of January, but i can tell you the names of them. 
 Woodland Winter and Chic and Shabby 
 I won for the month of November!!! YAY me.  Here is what I won.  I can't wait to get this one in the mail!!  When i get it i'll take more pictures and post them.