Friday, January 3, 2014

A New Year and a New Team!

It's been a long time since I posted here on my blog.  I haven't created too many things in the past year due to my work schedule and going to school part time.  But, it's a new year and time to get back to doing what makes me happy - making stuff!!

Last month, I was lucky to be chosen to participate in Deena Rutter's 12 Days of Holiday Hybrids on her blog.  I whipped up these sweet Hershey's nugget gift tins and shared the tutorial on how to make them.

I used Deena's Jolly Holiday papers, Hello December cutting files, and Hello December brushes

You can see the step-by-step tutorial on Deena's blog.  I've since joined Deena's team and I am very excited about my teammates.  I can tell they are going to challenge me to think outside the box!  Challenge accepted - Game on!  (but after this card that I'm going to share now LOL)

Deena has a new release at Pixel and Company called Every Little Bit: Fresh Start - January kit and, I can tell you, it is packed with tons of goodness!

and here's the quick and simple card I created with the kit using two journal cards and a brush from the kit:

To create the striped background, I overlapped two of the same journal cards, matching up the orange stripes:

Next, I added the new year journal card from the kit as a new layer and added the "let's do this thing" brush to the same layer.

After printing the 2 layers separately on Epson Matte Presentation paperusing my printer's best print setting, I cut and attached the striped border layer to a card base.  Then, I added the New Year layer and called it done!

Be sure to check out P&Co.'s Dollar Days where Deena has these Journal Card Envelopes available for $1!!!

Stop back again soon for some more projects!  Santa brought me a Silhouette Cameo Cutting machine and I'm in the process of creating my own Girl Cave where I can create, create, create!  I'll be sharing photos of it as soon as we get started.  We're in the "cleaning and planning" stage.

I can assure you that I don't need a fortune teller to predict that a trip to Ikea is in my near future!!!

I'm entering my New Year - Let's do this thing! card to the following challenges:


Georgia Ehrmann said...

I love your digital card! I wish I was that adept at doing the different layers. Thanks for playing at Jellypark Friends for our New Beginnings challenge!

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely sweet card, thanks for joining us at CC&CC good luck cheers Sue x

Olivia said...

An adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.

inkydoodlecrafts said...

What a fab card and lovely kit. Thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends for our "New Beginnings" Challenge. Mel :o)

Chris said...

I'm glad you got back to your love and are sharing it with us. those boxes are adorable and I would have loved to get one.
I hope to see your work show up in our gallery often. Thanks for playing with us at Jellypark Friends.
Chris V - Easily Amused

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Such great projects, love that digital kit and the card you have created. Thanks so much for playing at Jellypark Friends this time!!