June 15, 2013

Saturday Sneak Peek

If you missed Thursday's new release post, please click HERE and you can find out what you have to do to win a copy of this sweet new digi!

Howdy all!  Hope the last couple days have been good ones.  Saturday has rolled around once again and that means it is time for another sneak peek. This glimpse is for this Tuesday's upcoming freebie.

Let's have a look shall we and see what Naomi has cooked up for us this time...

What could it possibly be?  Hmmm.  I'm interested to see what your guesses are this week.  I'm doing things a little differently this time.  If someone is able to figure out what the overall image is I'll offer up a digital sentiment related to the image as a reward.  This way you will have a freebie and a sentiment that can work together.  Offer up your guesses by Monday at 12:00 EDT to be eligible.  However, I think I'll have no extra work this week because no one is going guess the image from three small blobs.  Of course, I said no one would figure out the last one and look where that got me...

May your days be filled with blessings and creative goodness until we meet again on Tuesday!

June 13, 2013

Bit by the Bug Beginnings: Another Bug is Born


Welcome everyone!  It is time for another new release.
 Today I am excited to introduce you to:

Brynn's Baby Bump

Do you know of any expectant mothers? I'm sure they'd love a card featuring Brynn.

Buy Brynn HERE for just $1.00!!!!

Here is a card that Suze from Craftysuze made for inspiration!!

 As you can see, Brynn is just perfect for a card congratulating an expectant mother.  She'd also be perfect for a Baby Shower card as well.  I really like how Suze has kept with a monochromatic theme throughout.  Additionally, those are some really cool dies she used to achieve that interesting geometrical border.  For more details on this card please head on over to Suze's blog (link above card).

Now, I haven't a clue in the world how Ike figured out this was an image of a pregnant woman given that the sneak peek I presented was a chunk of her shoulder, but somehow she managed to pull it off.  I really am starting to believe she is psychic.  So Ike, EMAIL ME with the subject, "BRYNN'S BABY BUMP", and I'll send you a new digital designer paper.

How would you like the opportunity to win a copy of this sweet expectant mother?

Create a post introducing your readers to "Brynn's Baby Bump" , add both the badge that Naomi created for the "Creative Bug Release" (seen at the top of this post) and the watermark of Brynn...don't forget to also include a link back to this blog post.  Then, once you are done, come back and leave me a comment with a link to your post.

Think of all the great cards you could create if you win this sweet little lady!!!

Winner will be announced on June 27th, when it will be time for the next new release!!!!

Well, that is it for me today.  Please come back and visit with me on Saturday when I show a sneak peek of this coming Tuesday's newest freebie.

Until then, have a fantastic couple days and good luck everyone!

June 12, 2013

Using Embossing Powder Tutorial

Happy hump day everyone!!
First I want to share a little news with you, as you know Troy owns a Francise "Needs Convenience Store"/Irving Gas Station... I haven't worked outside of home for 7 years but yesterday I made the plunge seeing as I live with the boss he can work around my ailments when needed. It may not seem like a big job but I have a new appreciation for anyone working behind a counter at any gas station because the information they have to retain and the level of multitasking is off the charts!!! I have to say I am totally loving it, then again I always love a good challenge. This is allowing me to get more aquainted with the people in my town which is exactly what I need for my business down the road!!! I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Today I am showing you a CAS card I made using Black Embossing powder.
I embossed the owl and the scalloped edge of the card, see below for directions on how to emboss.
The stamped sentiment is from  K Andrew Designs
The owl stamp is from Michael's Store - Hero Arts
The arrow stamp is from my stash from long ago , I bought it at the Bi-rite

I punched out the butterflies and inked around all edges of the card with Black Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

How to use Embossing Powder
(Embossing Powder gives a raised finish.)
-Rub a Fabric Sheet over paper so excess embossing powder will not adhere in areas not inked.
- Stamp your image using Perfect Medium by Ranger, Embossing Ink or Watermark Resist by Ranger
I used Water Resist by Ranger , you can buy it HERE

(Embossing ink can be clear or a variety of colors. It can be purchased in a stamp pad, marking pen or in a sponge applicator bottle. The best results are achieved by using embossing ink as it stays wetter longer than any other type of ink but pigment ink will also work. If you are going to emboss the image on a stamp, use a stamp pad. The markers are used for drawing fine lines or writing messages and the applicator bottles are best used to re-ink a stamp." - Ultimate Rubber Stamp Mall
-Apply your embossing powder over the wet image
-Flick paper lightly to get rid of excess embossing powder.
-Dry using heat tool (See link provided below to learn more)
Voila you have a embossed image!
If you would like to learn everything about Embossing go HERE!!

June 10, 2013

Card Boxes

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend , we had another BBQ at my sisters place and once again it was amazing, we sang for four hours straight and we had the pleasure of listening to my oldest son Ryan play guitar, he plays beautifully! Ryan brought home trout and Michael hasn't stopped talking about it since, he really surprised us by trying it and actually ate every little piece!!! If you know Michael you know he is a verrrrrrrrrrrrry fussy eater.
Card Boxes
Today I am showing you a boxes I made for a couple of cards that may be familiar to you if you been following me, here is a recap for my new followers!

Here they are all wrapped up cozy and ready to make someones day at the Women in Business Trade Show at the end of the month.... it is getting closer! I am sooooooooooo excited!
 I added Wild Orchid Flowers  , flowers from the dollar store, Spellbinders Scalloped Squares and  used Acetate Paper for the window .
(Does anyone know where I can find more acetate that is not too expensive?)
 Here I used Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares negative cut and ribbon from stash.
If you would like to see a tutorial on how to make these boxes using a score board just mention it in the comment section below.
If you want to get started right away using a ruler, go see my friend Christina HERE! 
Christina is very clear in her instructions which is perhaps why she has reached well over 1000000 views in total...Rock on Christina!!!!
Have a super Monday my peeps!!!

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