Showing posts from January 22, 2012

Nontraditional Valentines w/ free digital images

I hope every one's weekend is going as expected and that you are having a great time, I look forward to spending extra time when my family is home  rather it be cooking an exceptional meal to just casually sitting around chatting.
Last night I put together a valentines card that steps out of the ordinary colors for this occasion and I was very pleased with the results.
As you know I have been playing around in Photoshop CS4 and Illustrator CS4, I  am enjoying it so much and eventually want to bring you digital images that you will want to use on your cards. As for now I am just accumulating thoughts and have started on a frog theme. I have two completed but I want to wait to give you the full package. So keep checking back!

So the image I am giving away today is basic but none the less very pretty as you will see how I put it to use in the pictures below.

My combination of digital and manual card making:

The background is my design that I put together in Photoshop. I used a blur effec…

Altered box -Valentines

First of all I want to thank all of you who left such sweet comments on my blog, it has inspired me greatly to create more. I always make a special effort to visit all of you and be sure to comment.
Today I am showing you an altered box, it was once a Peter Puck candy box like the Life Savor boxes you get at Christmas time for a stocking stuffer.
Also I received my Peachy Keen stamps last week and couldn't wait to try them out...I used them on the hearts that I stamped and cut out... I loveeeeeee them!!!! You can find these stamps over at PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment
I am entering this project into The Dream Valley Challenge over at
There are so many creative projects, be sure to check them out for there is no shortage of inspiration there!
To know what techniques I used, read below each image
Now for my project

Hope you are inspired!

Create Inspiration, Express Gratitude

Well I am off to a real busy start this week, I am participating in 3 blog hops and 1 link up party and having a blast getting to know some of the sweetest and talented blogger's out there!!!

Last night I decided to change it up a little and do a quick easy layout. I had a photo of myself and seeing I had only ever done one (of myself) I thought it would be fair for years down the road when one of my Grandchildren takes a trip down memory lane, they will see the creator of all the albums!!! Isn't it funny how we leave ourselves out of it!!, I am about to change that , it doesn't matter if I am too skinny or too fat... or if my hair is know it!! We use any excuse we can...well enough of that.

Here is me! ( with a big bow). I am putting this layout in my scrap room so that I will remember how I felt when I design it, which was I wanted to inspire people with my creations... I want to share love outside of my family to at least one person a day and lastly to always …