CMCC#60 – Groovy Distress Ink and Simon Says Stamp Favorite Flowers

Any occasion, Cards, Challenges, Love note

Welcome! If winter has been getting you down, you are in for a treat over at the Colour Me…! challenge this week. The challenge is to create a project using turquoise, fuchsia, melon, and yellow–pretty retro, eh?!

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For my project, I created a groovy flower power card. I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut the flowers then coloured them, as well the background, using Distress Ink. I used the Distress Ink two different ways–as watercolour, and blended onto the background. Make sure to check out the vid to see how easy it is to create your own flower embellishments.

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I hope I got your creative mojo flowing and that you’ll join us over at the Colour Me…! challenge. Make sure to check out the other design team blogs for some groovy inspiration–

& February’s fab guest designer, Cornelia W

 Hope to see you back here soon!

julia

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Design Team Announcement – Scrapbooks by Design

Cards, Design Team

I’m am over the moon excited to announce that I am joining the Scrapbooks by Design design team!

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In case you aren’t familiar with them, Scrapbooks by Design is a fabulous online paper crafting store based right here in Canada. I am among amazing company with the other designers on the team.

My first post will go live Friday, March 13th (I promise no black cats will be harmed in the making…) so make sure to check back then. In the meantime, I invite you to visit the other design team members for some incredible inspiration–

Thanks for dropping by!

julia

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Colour Me…! #59 – Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn, You are Pawesome

Any occasion, Cards, Challenges, Thank You Cards

Welcome! I had so much fun creating my card for this week’s Colour Me…! challenge. The day I created the card, I woke up to -40º C temperatures (yikes!) so I was so ready to create a project using spring colours. This week the challenge is to create a project using teal, yellow, and red.

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I grabbed some new stamp sets and incorporated a few different techniques for my card. I’m a novice colourer, so a few months ago I purchased a pack of Bic Mark-It alcohol markers to practice and learn how to colour and blend with markers. I don’t use them that often, but was pleasantly surprised with how well they blended together on this project.

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Thank you so much for dropping by! Make sure to check out the other design team blogs for some awesome (or pawesome?!) inspiration–

& February’s fab guest designer, Cornelia W

 Hope to see you back here soon!

julia

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Colour Me…! #58 – I Love You More Than Ice Cream Valentine’s Shaker

Cards, Challenges, Love note

Greetings from the very snowy shores of Georgian Bay. Thanks for joining us for another colourful week at the Colour Me…! challenge. This week the challenge is to create a project using pink and red. If you haven’t already started your Valentine’s day cards, this is the perfect combo to start.

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I grabbed the SimonSaysStamp Ice Cream Dream stamp set and used that as inspiration for my card. Since I’m a new crafter, I have a very limited stash of stamps so I always try to re-purpose them for as many occasions as I can. I created a soft valentine’s shaker and incorporated the challenge colours with the shaker material, as well as the emboss resist background and the huge (5 scoops!) ice cream cone.

To create my emboss resist shaker background, I stamped some ice cream shapes from the stamp set using VersaMark ink and heat embossed with a pearly embossing powder. Next, I used Spun Sugar Distress Ink and water to watercolour the background.

To create my giant tower of ice cream, I stamped the image five times using Spun Sugar Distress ink, and then once using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink onto Ranger Distress watercolor paper. I used the same ink mixed with pearly water to paint the scoops and cone. I fussy cut all of the elements and then adhered them together using my Zig 2Way glue pen.

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Thanks so much for dropping by. Make sure to visit the rest of the design team for a healthy dose of inspiration–

& February’s fab guest designer, Cornelia W

The Virginia’s View February Shaker Card Challenge is still on, so I’m going to play along (again!) with this card. A very special and sincere thank you to Virginia for her kind words and thoughtful encouragement.

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Hope to see you here again soon,

julia

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Silhouette Studio – 3 Quick Tips

Cards, Silhouette Studio, Techniques, Tools

Welcome! For today’s post, I am sharing three quick tips for Silhouette Studio. These three tips have been invaluable as I create. They are all EASY, but maybe not intuitive. I use the free version of the Silhouette Studio software, so these tips can be used by anyone. I move through the tutorials quite quickly so if you have any questions, please feel free to let me know!

Quick Tip#1 – How to Install a Font

Quick Tip#2 – How to Create Custom Sentiments and Words (Weld)

Quick Tip#3 – How to Add Stitched Borders to Your Silhouette Shapes

Thanks for dropping by! See you back here on Wednesday for a new Colour Me…! post. Until then,

julia

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