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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Relaxing and crafting go together

Especially when I can sit at my computer and pull out my digital elements in My Digital Studio and just place them on a background - simple, and no mess to clean up when I have to leave for work - which is soon. So, let me show you what I have been creating over the last couple of days. Yesterday, I created this card based on a sketch that I saw - not sure where now. It fits the theme this week for The Top Tip Tuesday Blog challenge.
My teammate Samantha has a fabulous tutorial on creating candy flowers and you really must check it out. then go and make a card using florals of some sort. there are some fabulous prizes as always. My card is a digital card - using elements from My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! I don't have a dedicated crafting space just yet - though that is about to change shortly. So, I have to drag everything out when I want to craft and then put it all away so that others in the family don't get frustrated by my mess. Of course, I am always cleaning up other's messes - so why can't I leave one of my own? Hmmm, guess it doesn't quite work that way. Anyway, with digital, there is no mess left behind and wonderful creations in the making. I can even save my work and come back to it later.

So, today I just wasn't up to dragging a bunch of stuff out to craft with, but still wanted to do some crafting, so I decided to sit in my comfy chair (well, I am not sure how comfortable it is) and just play with digital. I have a very buy month - with birthday's, graduations, and such, I needed a few cards - some of which I needed to send right away in order for the recipient to get it on time, so I created this simple birthday card for my son who is away at college. This is the front of the card and then, I added a couple more 'pages' and added a message to him on the inside. I used the extreme elements and changed the color and added a border on the bottom. I tried to make the border just on the white part, but it was a long process to change it, so I decided to leave it as it is. It is a simple and QUICK card for a young man away at college and I am sure that he will appreciate it. I will send this to him - with the other 'pages' by email (and hope he opens it) so that he gets it by Friday - which is his birthday. Now, if only I could send virtual money to him! lol

My oldest daughter graduates from high school in a couple of weeks, so I needed a card to give to her. This one I will probably get printed so that I can hand it to her. I got the idea for the card from Andrea Walford site. This particular idea was to help use up bits and pieces of scrap designer paper that we all have laying around - however, I didn't have any scrap digital DSP lying around, so I just 'cut' into some new. The nice thing about digital is that I DON'T have pieces laying around that I wonder what I am going to do with!! I didn't have any digital stamps in my selection for the text, so I created my own using the text feature. This way I could also make the words as big as I wanted. This was a fun one to do, but now looking at the card, I might just have to switch the pieces around a little to give it more dimension - but that will be for another day - and perhaps even another grad - my eighth grader is also graduating this year. She is my youngest - and I am beginning to feel really old as my kids begin to graduate and move on in their lives. This last card I made for another one of my kids who lives a long ways away. I like to send cards and greetings to my kids and friends, so had fun just making another 'manly' sort of card to let him know I am thinking about him. I also added a 'page' and wrote a greeting to him.

All of these cards were created as stated above using My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! I don't have a color printer, so am unable to print these off on my own - at least at the moment. However, I can submit these through Stampin' Up and can have them print them and sent to me so that I can send them out to my kids.

I hope you have enjoyed taking a peek at my creations for the the last two days. I look forward to sharing more with you in the days ahead.


1 comment:

Paula said...

I just love that last one - so right of a male card too & I love those colours toghether too. I know the feeling old bit, though I've nochildren to reinforce it - just a weary slower body!!
Paula (PEP)