Friday, May 6, 2011

Two More, As Promised!

Running in here right quick to share the last two projects I talked about yesterday! Kelleigh Ratzlaff has this awesome new box template just in time for Mother's Day!

And here's my second little 3" card with Dani's grab bag!

That's it for now - I'm super-busy with lots of new products coming to Sweet Shoppe Designs on Saturday!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thursday is new release day at The Digi Chick, and making new release day even more exciting is the fact that the first Saturday in May is always iNSD (interNational Scrapbook Day). That means lots of awesome products from lots of awesome designers AND lots of really, really fabulous deals and sales throughout the weekend!

There are a TON of really great grab bags and other things available this week, and so I have several to share with you. First up is the digital layout I created using the grab bag by Mye De Leon. Isn't it so soft and pretty? The layout also uses a template from the grab bag collab between geniaBenia and Cluster Queen Creations. Seriously, 16 templates for just $4? That's a quarter a piece and totally worth every penny!

From the Arty Pants Grab Bag, this also uses Sugarplum Paperie's The Old Garden Gate and a border clipping mask from Mye's grab bag listed above. The flower was made with a Nestabilities blossom die and I used my digital brushes from The {Stamps} of Life All4Moms set.

Finally, here is one of three projects I created using the absolutely HUGE Color Me Happy grab bag by Dani. It's a little 3" card. I'll have the other two projects on the blog tomorrow - right now they're still in various stages of assembly on my workspace. I anticipated getting all three done today, but when your 18-month old teething son wants you to hold him, it makes it a little hard to get any paper crafting done!

I hand-cut the medallion, and added some Lilac twine from The Twinery to the card and button. I just love that purple!

Stop back tomorrow to see the other two projects I created with Dani's yummy grab bag! Happy shopping and scrapping this weekend!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Blog Candy Entry & Another Project

First, check out the awesome Nestabilities blog candy Col's Creating Memories has going on her blog until May 15!

And now the little hybrid project I made using Kristin Cronin-Barrow's digital scrapbook kit, Go Green. I took a 4" bar coaster and created this little piece of artwork. I applied Mod Podge to the coaster and then put the background paper on it. I sanded the edges, and then adhered the second layer. I absolutely HAD to make some paper roses from the newsprint paper in the kit. I printed it on regular copy paper and then created the three paper roses. I wrote a tutorial on making the rosettes (the outer flowers) for Jennifer Fox a while back. The center flower was made using this fantastic tutorial by Scrappy Cath.

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Couple of New Releases

A couple of my designers had new releases this week at Sweet Shoppe Designs and I thought I'd share what I made.

First is the layout using Libby Pritchett's Paper Clips - Photo Sheet Templates. These are really great templates for creating multi-photo layouts.

Penny Springmann released her digital kit, I Am (previously available as part of The Digi Files in March) and I used a couple of the papers to make this adorable little teapot using a resized and modified template from My Time Made Easy (I converted the pdf to a psd file in Photoshop CS5 and created some clipping masks for my papers). The original teapot holds 40 tea bags, but I wanted something much smaller to hold a few pieces of chocolate.

I added some Prima Marketing flowers to the top and then stacked a button, a flower rhinestone, and a pearl on top of that. I just love how cute and dainty it is!