3/09/2012

2 Cards, 2 LInes, 4 Squares

  It's a beautiful day again here on the east coast.  I got this crazy idea today to make 2 cards with 2 different lines from TaDa Creative Studios and basically use somewhat of the same kind of sketch for the card.  

So, here's the first card.
It's made with the Abode A La Mode collection.  An oldie but a goodie! Here's how I did it!

And the second...
I made this one with the new Yee Haw collection.   You can learn how I did it here.

Hope you enjoyed them! I challenge you to make a card with four squares on it this week.  
Post it here, so we can see your four square card!
 It's Friday...here's wishing you a scrap happy weekend.

3/04/2012

Tuesday Trigger...Home Sweet Home

For those of you who have never been to Moxie Fab World...you gotta go there.  Cath Edvalson always has some great challenges going on over there.  I've been stalking the site for about a year...I've finally decided to play along with this week's Tuesday's Trigger.

Here's the pic she showed us...

and here's what I created....
Supplies:
pattern paper: Crate paper In the Neighborhood, cardstock: Stampin Up and Amuse Studio, embellishments: Crate Paper and Echo Park, ink: Seattle and Fern Amuse Studio, stamps: woodgrain background Amuse Studio, embossing folder: Sizzix and Cricut cartridge: gingerbread

And here's a close up pic of the door with the woodgrain.


I am a copycat...LOL.  I got my inspiration directly from the photo.  I really like how it turned out.  Thanks for stopping by to check it out.

3/03/2012

Taking pics in dark ...revisited)

The other day I told you I would share what I am doing now to take pictures since watching the video.  So, tonight I took some detail photos to show you what I do.  I don't know about you, but I tend to create late at night and then with going to school in the morning...I find it very difficult to get pictures during the day.  For me...it is a necessity to find a way to take "good" pictures in the dark at my house.
I turn my fluorescent light in the bathroom on, my bedroom light and my hall light.  This is where I take the picture.
 I didn't do anything except resize, sharpen to 13 and auto fix this picture in picnik.

 So, this is what my set up looks like.  Do you see how there is a shadow on the background.  I just move the card forward until that is gone before I take the picture.  I use the dull side of the white poster board and no flash.

Based on Margie's comment...she wanted me to try this. What I did was use more posterboard and wrapped it around.  I folded it to make a small little hole in the corner where it was "kind of like" in a box.  The next time I am going to fold the other one that I have wrapped around the sink, so it's closer to the project.  I think that will make a difference also.



This is my photo...cropped, resized auto fix and sharpen to 13.
Supplies Used: pattern paper-BFF TaDa Creative Studios, cardstock-Stampin Up, TaDa Creative Studios Fringe Benefits, embellishments-TaDa Creative Studios stickies, Kaisercraft gems

Here's the new one...


And this is the close up.

And the new up close shot...

Can you see the difference?  Thanks so much Margie for the suggestion!
Hope you are having a scrap happy day!!!


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