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Hello Everyone!I have a dear friend who was just diagnosed with cancer. If you could all take a minute today and say a prayer for her. She is having a PET scan right now to see if the cancer has spread. We are praying that it hasn't a...
Hello Everyone!I have a dear friend who was just diagnosed with cancer. If you could all take a minute today and say a prayer for her. She is having a PET scan right now to see if the cancer has spread. We are praying that it hasn't and that she can just have surgery to remove the cancerous tumor. I believe in the power of prayer and I know that our Heavenly Father does hear us and answers us. Thank you so much everyone!Big hugs!Robyn
about 2 hours ago
Can you believe it's almost Halloween already. Where is this year going! The weather here in Pennsylvania has really been strange for October. The nights have been cool, but the days have been up in the 70's. However, this morning is the...
Can you believe it's almost Halloween already. Where is this year going! The weather here in Pennsylvania has really been strange for October. The nights have been cool, but the days have been up in the 70's. However, this morning is the first day that I'm not wearing shorts. Well, at least not this morning. May have to change after lunch. Anyway, I had my October club this week and this is the first of three cards that we made. This is called a Yo Yo card. You pull the string and the circle spins. Wish it would spin back too. But then this is how my real yo yo's always worked. I never was good at it. The trick to this card is to not have anything dimensional on it except for the circle. Anything else raised would get in the way when rewinding the circle.The paper I used is from the Laughing Lola paper pack. Don't you just love the colors in this paper. Not at all a Halloween paper but I think it works beautifully. The branch, owl, large bat, pull tab, and the mouse were all cut from the Close to my Heart exclusive Cricut Cartridge, Artbooking. The smaller bats were too tiny to cut out with the Cricut so I stamped them. Bats can be found in the Creepy Creatures stamp set. The Happy Halloween is from the Perfect Fit Halloween.Stop by tomorrow for club card #2 and then Friday for card #3.
about 3 hours ago
Vintage Halloween Printable and Spooky Project My... {Please stop by my blog to grab the full size high resolution images!}
Vintage Halloween Printable and Spooky Project My... {Please stop by my blog to grab the full size high resolution images!}
about 4 hours ago
Hello everyone! Melinda here with another DT Day post. This time I thought I would share with you a card I made for a Meljen's challenge before becoming a DT Member :) This would have to be one of my favourite cards because it's clean an...
Hello everyone! Melinda here with another DT Day post. This time I thought I would share with you a card I made for a Meljen's challenge before becoming a DT Member :) This would have to be one of my favourite cards because it's clean and simple, the image (Fuzzer the Monster) is super cute and it makes use of scraps and recycled materials - we all have plenty of those lying around!!! I have decided to give this card to my nephew for his 4th birthday and I know he will just love it!!! Imagine all the colour possibilities with this little monster and teaming it up with some Kraft Cardstock makes it very easy to mix and match! To see the original post, go HERE! I hope you have enjoyed my first DT Day Post! Don't forget to check out my blog HERE! Join in the fun on the Meljen's Designs Club Facebook Group and why not check out the SHOP you never know what might inspire you, there really is something for everyone! {Hugs} Melinda
about 4 hours ago
As my title suggests...as an A SIDE...aren't these just the cutest cards ever??? I am in love with the Die-Versions Edges dies. The dies allow you to die cut on an edge. How often have you wanted to add a die cut word or phrase on the ed...
As my title suggests...as an A SIDE...aren't these just the cutest cards ever??? I am in love with the Die-Versions Edges dies. The dies allow you to die cut on an edge. How often have you wanted to add a die cut word or phrase on the edge of a project but were not sure how to do it...well, these dies do it all. They are simple to use, are gorgeous in design and cut beautifully.Check out the cards below created by the lovely Rosie!Thanks for dropping by! We hope you had a lovely time at our World Cardnaking Day Mini-Crop.
about 5 hours ago
Read the full post on ScrapGirls.com digital scrapbooking blog One year, the preschool my daughters attended created profile silhouettes of my daughters’ heads. You know the kind, the shape of their profile cut from black paper, mo...
Read the full post on ScrapGirls.com digital scrapbooking blog One year, the preschool my daughters attended created profile silhouettes of my daughters’ heads. You know the kind, the shape of their profile cut from black paper, mounted on white. It made me so proud and was one of those awwww moments. But now that the girls are older and would never sit still long enough for me to recreate that silhouette, I started to think about other ways I could create art with custom silhouettes. I came up with this tutorial, and the best part is, I created it all digitally!  Digital scrapbooking supplies used: Holiday Magic Collection Biggie Brush Set: Fireworks Twilight Magic Collection Biggie Scenic Route Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools-Shapes: Costumes Home Canning Embellishments Biggie ScrapSimple Tools-Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 Craft supplies: 8X10 frame (or whatever size your project will be) Photo Paper Printer Your own photos To begin, I thought about what would make a great silhouette. Cityscapes were the first thing to come to mind.  I couldn’t find anything I really liked in my photos. Then I got a text from my sister in law, whose family was in Disney World. A light bulb went off! I found a photo of Cinderella’s Castle in Magic Kingdom. I dragged the photo into Photoshop and made a copy of the photo, closing the original. Next, I used the Magic Wand Tool to select the sky and background and deleted it from my photo. Then I used the Magnetic Lasso Tool to select the edges of the castle. Then I zoomed in and used the Quick Selection Tool to make sure I had the lines where I wanted them. I’m not concerned with the details of the castle or the people in front of it. As long as I have nice, clean, crisp lines around the castle, that’s all I want. Then, I chose Select>Inverse and deleted the extra parts of the photo that I didn’t want.   Finally, I added a new layer on top of my photo, and using the Paint Bucket Tool, I filled  in the new layer with black. Using a clipping mask (control+alt+g in Photoshop), I clipped the black to my castle shape. I merged the two layers and now I had a silhouette of the Disney Castle. But…I thought I could take it up a notch!    After opening a new document, 8×10 inches, 300 dpi, I dragged my silhouette castle onto it. Now came the fun part! Using my digital scrapbooking papers, I created a background behind the castle and clipped a paper to the castle mask. I thought the papers in the Holiday Magic digital kit were perfect! One of my favorite childhood memories of Disney World was watching the fireworks as they went off behind the castle. So I recreated that with the Digital Brush Set: Fireworks! I changed the blending mode to Multiply to create a more subtle effect. Then, I searched for the perfect sentiment to add. I found it in the Twilight Magic digital kit. The “Believe in Magic” word art was perfect! I added that to the castle, clipped the same background paper to the word art and changed the Blending Mode to Lighten. I added a shadow to the castle layer and got ready to print it. With Halloween approaching, I thought this would make a fun decoration! So, I created a new document, 8×10 inches, 300 dpi, in Photoshop. I wanted a old, newspaper look to my background, so I chose a digital scrapbooking paper from  Scenic Route digital kit. Next, I looked through the Custom Shapes available in the Scrap Girls Boutique and found a set of Halloween costumes. The vampire costume was just what I wanted! I created a new layer above my newspaper background layer, with black set as my foreground color,  and created my shape by clicking and dragging out the shape. Once it was set to my liking, I rasterized the layer. I then reduced the opacity to 50% so the newsprint would show through the shape. Next, I added the saying, “Keep Calm and Carry Garlic” using the text tool and the font Impact. I was luc
about 6 hours ago
Today’s reader feature is an absolutely... {Please stop by my blog to grab the full size high resolution images!}
Today’s reader feature is an absolutely... {Please stop by my blog to grab the full size high resolution images!}
about 7 hours ago
Today's card is fast to make, once you get it all figured out. If you watch the video, you'll see what I mean. There were some evolutions to the card...LOL! I used the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge and made the foll...
Today's card is fast to make, once you get it all figured out. If you watch the video, you'll see what I mean. There were some evolutions to the card...LOL! I used the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge and made the following cuts: There are some real gems on this cartridge - love it! Below is a close up of the ornament: I used the: 1) Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Bundle: 2) CTMH Swirls Around Stamp set (see HERE for more info): 3) CTMH Perfect Fit - Holidays Stamp set (see HERE for more info): 4) Cranberry and Bamboo CTMH Ink (see HERE for more info) Watch the video below to see how to make this card (click HERE if you can't see the video): New Giveaway - The Just Released Cricut Monster Bash Cartridge! How can you win? 1) Leave a comment below - Any fun plans for Columbus Day weekend? We haven't firmed up anything yet... Click HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment. Click HERE to leave a comment if you are seeing this in an email. 2) That's it! Winner will be announced on October 13, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize. U.S. Residents only, please, over 18. Void where prohibited. Close to My Heart October Stamp of the Month October's Stamp of the Month, Scandinavian Wishes, is just $5 after a qualifying $50 purchase! Got to have it? Check out the catalog below to find some fun products! Here's a quick link to the online catalog - CLICK HERE if you want a peek. Want to see more of my projects? Click HERE to see my gallery! Subscribe to Obsessed with Scrapbooking to learn more about ways to use the Cricut in your scrapbooking!
about 8 hours ago
Welcome! It is my turn to share on the CropStop Blog again today. I am sharing more of the Couture Creations Dreamboat 3-in-1 sets today. This one is called Floral Wreath. Each set in the collection features one A2 (4.25 x 5.5 inches) em...
Welcome! It is my turn to share on the CropStop Blog again today. I am sharing more of the Couture Creations Dreamboat 3-in-1 sets today. This one is called Floral Wreath. Each set in the collection features one A2 (4.25 x 5.5 inches) embossing folder, matching cling stamps, and thin die templates.This was such a beautiful set to work with. I ended up creating two cards - one with a masculine feel and one with a feminine feel.I stamped the image with white ink, then heat-embossed with white embossing powder. Once the embossing was cool to the touch, I dry embossed the image with the matching embossing folder. (You can see I had a bit of trouble lining it up, but that just adds to the "charm"!) I fussy cut the bottom edge of the pattern, so I could add a bit of printed paper. I stamped the medallion image into the center, then die cut some of the matching shapes out of paper to add to the stamped shape. The "thanks" sentiment is also part of the set.I used the same technique for this version, except I stamped with watermark ink and heat-embossed with Ranger Distress embossing powder for a more grungy look. Once I embossed withe the folder, I sanded some of the areas to reveal the lighter core of the paper. I die cut some printed paper for the center. I fussy-cut the bottom part of the embossed image and slipped the music note paper behind it. (The sentiment is NOT part of this set.) I hope you get a chance to work with these fun products!CropStop Products:Couture Creations Floral Wreath Dreamboat CollectionCouture Creations Oval Nesting DiesCouture Creations Double Sided Foam Mounting TapeCouture Creations Handheld Essentials toolsCouture Creations Precision Trimmer Couture Creations Sanding BlockCouture Creations Scissors - Pointed Stainless SteelRanger Distress Embossing Powder Vintage Photo Ranger Distress Ink Vintage PhotoSpellbinders Labels Twenty-eight Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black InkWow Embossing Powder Opaque Bright WhiteOther Products:Black gem: Want2ScrapBlack cardstock: WorldWin PapersTan cardstock: WorldWin PapersCream cardstock: WorldWin PapersGold cardstock: Core'dinationsDesigner paper: Teresa CollinsMusic paper: unknownSentiment stamp: Papertrey Ink
about 8 hours ago
Hey all! Today, Amber has a super cute layout to share that she made using some Chantilly paper I sent her, and some other goodies from her stash. Be sure to head over to Amber's Sew-Ink... [[ This is a content summary...
Hey all! Today, Amber has a super cute layout to share that she made using some Chantilly paper I sent her, and some other goodies from her stash. Be sure to head over to Amber's Sew-Ink... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
about 9 hours ago