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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

February issue of AWNB Ezine - How I love thee?


LOVE is in the air... still!

The February issue of Art With No Boundaries Ezine is available for your viewing pleasure. I created one project for this issue and it happens to be a present for my mother.  I used the tutuorial I created in the last issue and CS Designs "How do I love thee" background paper.

Here's my Altered Frame...

Altered Frame 1

Altered Frame 2

Altered Frame 3 (upclose of background paper)

I followed the tutorial and changed the colors of my background image. I then printed the image on regular copy paper and glued it with spray adhesive to my frame. Using a crafting knife, I cut out the heart shape in the middle and any excess edges around the frame. I used ribbon to trace around the heart center and added my embellishments (vines, roses, bling etc.). Lastly, I added Stickles to my roses and sprayed the entire project with glitter mist.

Heart frame
CS Designs “How I love thee” background image
Various vine Die cuts
Silk flowers
Glitter Mist

Bling gem dots

You can get your hands on this background paper and so much more when you visit the store.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Now get to creating...

Remember: There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Mo's DP2 Challenge: Lace or Ribbon ("Hugz" )


I am thankful it is Friday!  It has been a long week.  We started the week off in the high 50s and now we are back down in the teens.  My garage door froze to the ground yesterday so it started off as very eventful Thursday. lol  Anyways, I survived and managed to make it to work.  Glory be to God!!

Today, I am sharing with you a card I made for Mo's DP2 Challenge this week, which requires the use of r lace or ribbon.  I used this adorable image "Benji and Bear."  I think this little guy is so cute.  He reminds me of my little nephew Caden (who turns 3 on Wednesday), but with more hair.

Here's Benji and his bear...


I started out with a 6x6 Kraft cardstock base and layered blue SU cardstock on top.  I then cut two 5" strips of the same blue cardstock and layered more dp on top.  I matted my image on top of a yellow cardstock circle cut using my Spellbinder's die.  My image was colored using Copic markers.  I finished off with wooden word tiles, yellow ribbon from Michaels and some buttons.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Mo's DP2 Challenge:  Lace or Ribbon
Crafting for all Seasons:  Buttons and bows

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Friday, February 1, 2013

RJackson's Digital Images: Wedding


I think I have marriage and weddings on the brain.  I've been working on wedding invitations for a friend and so I am in that mindset.  Today I am sharing with you two cards I created using Robert Jackson's images from his wedding collection. 

Here are my creations...


This first card has sentimental value to me, because whenever my dad would ask me to do something, he would say, "I'll dance at your wedding."  Isn't it every girl's dream to have her dad dance at her wedding?  Well, my dad passed away several years ago, so he will not dance at my wedding, but the thought of him doing so touches my heart.  I know that he will be with me in spirit.
I started with a 6x6 cardbased and layered designer paper.  I used Spellbinder's Wonky Rectangles to cut out the image and the mat cardstock.  I embossed the burgundy cardstock with a Cuttlebug heart embossing folder.  I colored my image using Copics.  I finished it off with ribbon and a sentiment cut using a SU tag punch.
Lovely Today
This card started out with 6x6 cardbase as well.  I layered two different designer papers and a strip of cardstock.  I used Spellbinder's diecut to cut my image and mat cardstock.  I added bling and went over her dress with Stickles.  My image was colored using Copics.
Thanks for looking and commenting.

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Sue Nelson and I

Sue Nelson and I
2009 Rubber Stamp Convention