Friday, April 18, 2014

Baby Shower Bookmarks

Hello Friends! I've got something really sweet I want to share with you. I was asked by a friend, if I could create some bookmarks for table favors for her daughter's baby shower. Of course I said, YES! She had some specific design ideas for the bookmarks...

  1. The theme of the baby shower is LAMBS. So I had to feature a lamb.
  2. The baby is a girl. So they had to be PINK.
  3. She wanted the first half of the 23 Psalm on them.
  4. She needed 40 of them. (YIKES!)
After my head finished spinning, I set about designing the bookmarks. I knew I had to choose a nice/cute font. I knew I had to find a lamb stamp, sticker or image. And I knew I needed to find a style of bookmark that would work with all the specifics. First stop was the Silhouette Online Store. And that is where I found the bookmark...It's #31601 just in case you'd like to make a few bookmarks of your own. :) I re-sized it to fit my needs, as the original file is just a bit larger. My next stop, after many Google searches, was to a delightful site, called Primsy Doodle Designs, where I found the most adorable little lamb. And finally, for the font...I have several fonts on an external hard drive, so it was just a matter of finding one that fit the mood I was going for and installing it on my laptop. Viola'! It all came together and this is the finished project...

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I did the basic designing in Photoshop. Then, I brought everything over to the Silhouette. I did this project assembly line style and in several stages. Where is my signature sparkle, you ask? I went over the sun and the lambs' curly top with my Wink of Stella glitter brush. :) Yeah...I had to fit it in somewhere! Finally, I bundled up the bookmarks, tied them with baker's twine and called it DONE!

*I am entering these bookmarks in the Animal Antics challenge at Simon Says Stamp.*

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate the visit. Have a wonderful weekend!


digital kit: He Is Risen(Primsy Doodle Designs)
stamp set: sunray-In The Word(Taylored Expressions)
card stock: white(Georgia Pacific)  Pretty in Pink(Stampin' Up!)
ink: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie(Stampin' Up!)
dies: reinforcement on bookmark-Tag You're It dies(Lawn Fawn)
Silhouette File: Design #31601(Samantha Walker Designs)
font: Pinafore
bling: Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush, Yellow Wink of Stella glitter marker(Zig)
other: light pink ribbon(Hobby Lobby)  Blush Baker's Twine(The Twinery)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday Challenge @ MelJen's Designs

Hello Friends! Happy Thursday! It's time for another fun challenge at MelJen's Designs. The theme for this challenge is
There are so many cute digital stamps in the Shop for Easter. I chose to feature the Easter Cross.

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I've been into water coloring lately, so I decided to use Distress Markers to water color this image. I had a ball coloring it! I printed the image onto watercolor paper and heat set it. Sometimes that helps and sometimes it doesn't. I have no idea why. But...this time it worked and the printer ink didn't smear when it got wet. Yay! I printed a few of the crosses, so that I could play around with different techniques. I knew I wanted the cross to look like wood. Soooo, after I water colored it, I let it dry for a bit, then stamped it with the wood grain stamp. Then I cut it out and went around the edges with a black marker to give it a more finished look. After I finished coloring the entire image, I adhered the wood grain cross onto it. And that's all there was to it!

For my card front, I adhered the patterned paper onto a piece of card stock and cut the oval to create a frame. Then I mounted it onto the card base with dimensional adhesive.

To finish my card off, I added Wink of Stella to the Calla Lilies, glitter pen to the swirls and  a few Tiny Twinkles for a bit more sparkle.

I hope you make the time to play along with our challenge. You could win FREE digital images of your choice. Just remember that you must use a MelJen's Designs digital image in order to be included in the random drawing. And please stop by the Design Team blog to see what my Teammies have created to share with you.

Thanks for stopping by!


digital stamp: Easter Cross(MelJen's Designs)
stamp: Wood Grain Backdrops(Lawn Fawn)
card stock: Blue Bayou(Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: Religious Subway Words(Paperbilities)
specialty paper: Strathmore 140# water color paper
dies: Oval Nestabilities(Spellbinders)
bling: Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush(Zig)  Clear Stardust glitter pen  Tiny Twinkles(Taylored Expressions)
other: Tim Holtz Distress Markers(Ranger)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Blessings

Hello Friends! I've got another Easter card for you today. I kept this one clean and simple.

I inked up the Easter Lily and stamped it onto white card stock. I colored it with Copic markers and added a little Wink of Stella here and there. A few rhinestones scattered about finished the card. I love the fragrance of Easter Spring time!

That's all I have for today. Thanks for the visit!


stamp set: Easter Lily(Flourishes)  sentiment-Abundant Hope(Stampin' Up!)
card stock: Neenah Solar White(Simon Says Stamp)  Lovely Lilac(Stampin' Up!)
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black(Tsukineko)
bling: Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush(Zig)  rhinestones(Stampin' Up!)
other: Copic markers