Friday, February 11, 2011

Project 365 Challenge/Days 40 & 41 - Think Storage!

The theme for these past two days of projects is storage minded. Another common theme is repurposing...making a container into something completely different than it was.

Day 40 - Love Birds Keepsake Box

The focus of this project is on Fancy Pants Designs’ completely adorable Love Birds Collection combined with Glue Arts Adhesives, of course! For Valentine’s day, I wanted to make my daughter a box where she could keep all her memorabilia from her relationship with her beau. She is very creative so I knew that she would appreciate having a nice place to keep photos, ticket stubs, letters and other memories. I used papers and stickers form the Love Birds Kit and paired it with some other yummy stickers and chipboard from Little Yellow Bicycle’s Cupcake Love Collection...along with flowers and other bling, of course you know I couldn’t make anything plain. hehehe!  This project will be featured as my design team project on Glue Arts’ blog. So keep checking in there for it and be sure to leave a comment. Who know's you may just win something on their blog for doing it! Here are a few photos. You can check out my gallery for more showing the steps in making this. Big thanks to J.B. & K.W. for being good sports and letting me use their photos and allowing me to post on the internet. ;D

Day 41 - Sweet on You Container

In an effort to be more eco-friendly and eco-minded, I decided recently to turn the packaging from some Glue Arts’ refills into some fun Valentine’s containers. I shared the first one with you just the other day, Day 39’s May Arts Gift container, and now here is one I made for my sweet niece for Valentine’s Day.

A peek inside the lid!

Here is what it looks like filled with some goodies!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Project 365 Challenge/Days 37 - 39 A Whole Lotta Lovin’

Day 37—Love Birds Pink Dot Card

I recently shared with you one of my new digi  sets, The Loving Tree Collection.
 I used that set and Adobe Photoshop to create this digital card. 

Here is a preview of that set:

Day 38 — A Little Love Digi Card Freebie
Just in time for Valentine's Day this next digi card can be downloaded at:

Day 39 — Repurposed Packaging made into this Sweet Valentine’s Container 
featuring Glue Arts Adhesives, May Arts Ribbons and Little Yellow Bicycle collection.
Keep an eye on Glue Arts’ blog for complete list of supplies and instructions for this
eco-friendly, easy-to-make project idea.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Did you spot these project at Winter CHA 2011?

If you just returned home from CHA, you may 
have spotted these projects for Glue Arts that were on display at the show. 
This fun apron was crafted from a white ribbon purchased at Michaels Arts & Crafts store
and transformed using amazing ribbons from May Arts, the Glue Glider Pro with fabric bond
adhesive cartridge, some buttons and extreme adhesive squares.

Or maybe this coordinated set made with Glue Arts adhesives 
Hero Arts Stamps and beautiful papers from The Girls Paperie.

If you haven't checked out Glue Arts Blog or facebook page, be sure to make some time this week to check it out. And if you are a fan of digital artwork that can be used to create digital scrapbook pages, used for embroidery, used for creating web banners, hybrid cards, t-shirts and more... then be sure to check out mygrafico's monthly giveaways. This month’s giveway is a sweeeeet deal!

Project 365/ Days 35 & 36 - Digi Art & A Hybrid Card

What do you get when you combine a digi design with traditional cardmaking techniques? In this case, you get two days of creativity and one hybrid card! What I didn’t mention is that this Sweetie Gumball card uses a different digi stamp from the one I designed on day 35.

Some of you who are my facebook friends know that it is has been a rough month of January searching for answers to some health issues my daughter has been battling. They say that art can be healing, and for me, it has kept my mind focused on things other than being a worrying mother. After a rough night on Thursday and wondering which direction to turn next for answers, I woke up with a cheery little image in my mind of a bug peeking through some flowers. I know that God put that image there to help Kylie and I get through the day ahead. It was a long day at the doctors followed by barium shakes, a CT scan and some blood work. I told her I was so proud of her acing that test, as we got some fairly good news. Now we just sit back and wait on the labwork results to see if we will have more clues before going on to the next specialist. So as you view this snippet of the digi art (can't show the whole image just yet!), if you will please send up a prayer for answers and healing. We would greatly appreciate it. I spent the rest of Friday evening working late to turn my sketch into a new digi stamp. Hope you like this sneak peek.
Day 36’s project uses a couple paper and a cardstock sticker from Little Yellow Bicycle. I can't get enough of their fun collection of sweet papers and embellishments filled with hearts, cupcakes and yummylicious colors!

To create this card, I scaled the gumball machine to size I wanted to use on this standard size card. I colorized the heart in red with the I Luv You verse in black, then printed these out with some other images from the Sweetness Collection, one of my current digital collections on I love working with blender pens and markers which is how I colorized the heart gumball machine. Afterwards, I used some 2-way glue on top of the hearts with some iridescent glitter to sugarize them and add some sparkle. I also added some shiny framing around the heart and sweetie sticker by re-using some silver mylar cardstock that I saved from some perfume packaging. It made these two items stand out a little more. On my next card, I plan to do some silver embossing on the digi stamp to make the gumball machine extra metallic.