Showing posts with label Digital Image / Stamp. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Digital Image / Stamp. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Digital Two For Tuesday

Good afternoon friends!  I don't usually post twice in one day, but I wanted to share with you a call for guest designers over at "Digital Two for Tuesday".  You can read more about it HERE.  

**** Update ****
Cora says she has filled all the guest designer positions for 2012

The blog is ran by Cora Hawkins and she is very talented at taking old images from vintage magazines and books and turning them into digital stamps that the rest of us can design with.  And all the images are FREE!  I can only imagine how much time Cora spends sharing these images on here "Digital Two for Tuesday" challenge blog and on her personal blog "Clearly Vintage" for the rest of us to use.  The only thing she ask is that you not share the actual image anywhere else and that if you post it somewhere, link to her blog.   If you get a minute, hop on over and check out the blog.

Aren't these some of the sweetest images ????  Doesn't it make you want to stop what your doing  and sit down and color???   Well ..... I guess that depends on what your doing, teehee.  I'm cooking dinner and doing some ironing.

Today I am sharing cards I created in the past using some of Cora's images.

 I don't have time to look up all the individual links for each specific image, however you can check out the previous post for these and should find the links there.  HERE.

The post for this floral card comes with a step by step tutorial on how to print the image directly on the front of a card, no cutting or adhering.  You just print, fold, color, punch the border if you like and add a bow!
Clean and Simple!

Had to get up at 4am for CPR class this morning and back to work tomorrow and friday.  So I better get off here and finish up my day.  My Tempur-Pedic mattress is calling my name!  I LOVE my mattress!

I hope you all have a wonderful night!
Hugs,  Melisa

Monday, April 9, 2012

Word Art Wednesday Challenge

REALLY quick post tonight.  I really wanted to play along with the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.  Each week a scripture word art is provided for us to include in our projects.  The sponsor this week is Isabella's Sketchbook.  I LOVE their digital stamps.  So I decided to combine the 2.  I printed this one on water color paper, heat set the ink, and then water colored.  I didn't have time to worry about matching patterned paper of embellishments, gotta get to bed and be up at 4am.  So good night and sweet dreams to all of you!!

This one was featured at Word Art Wednesday and I won $15 free digital image from Isabella's Sketchbook!

Grab our badge:

You can view all my Faith Art projects HERE.




Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Here comes peter cottontail ...

Good Morning.  Hope you are all having a great week.  I certainly am.  I'm on vacation and my daughter is here from Florida visiting.  This morning I"m off to my oil painting lesson.  It's oly lesson #2 and I'm still working on leaves, but I'm hoping to get promoted to fruit today.  I already have an idea for my first canvas.  I want to do 2 birds with yellow on them sitting on some dogwood branches. 

I'm also taking a new online class right now, "The Art of Wild Abandonment" - HERE.  It's an art journaling class.  I'm not so great with words and journaling, but there are some sketching lessons as well, so I know I will learm from it.  I signed up for the class on Christy Tomlison's blog, but the teacher so far is Junelle Jacobson.  Christy will be teaching part of it as well.  Junelle is so funny.  She is cute and fun like Christy.  So if you like Christy, you will love Junelle.

Today's card would be really quick to create because it's designed using a digital stamp by Angels Landing.  If you like cute critters ...  then you might want to check out this site.  Fabulous images!  This set is called "Bunny and Violets".  One of the things I liked about the set is that it came with a lot of different options.  While you are there check out the "Penguin Chicks".  I also found that they have some tutorials that might be helpful if you are new to working with digi stamps HERE.   AND on the BLOG, the artist gives some very specific coloring guides for using your copics with the images.  Just scroll through and look at the ones with Coloring Guide in the post title.  I really loved this tutorial on creating these mini-roses HERE on the Angel's Landing blog as well.

So hop on over and check them out and let me know what you think!


Friday, March 9, 2012

Vintage Easter Greetings from TX

  Aren't vintage images so wonderful!  I love old postcards.  I found a great site that has free vintage images / postcards you can download for a variety of holidays.  Check out Hub Pages HERE.
That is a link to the page where you can find the image I used on this card.  HERE is another link which will help you find vintage images for other holidays.  There is a search box as well.  Just type free vintage images and the holiday.   Hope you find something you like.  If you create something using a vintage image/postcard, I would love to see it.  Just leave me a link in the comments section!

That rose tree is so pretty.  When we lived at the rental there was a rose tree right outside my studio window.  That thing was still blooming in December!!  I love TX.  I would love to have one here at the house, but I don't know anything about roses.  I guess I need to make a trip to my local garden center.

I hope your day brought you something beautiful like that beautiful rose tree on the card!

Project Details
Stamps : Crafty Secrets (sentiment)
Patterned paper - really old Melissa Frances.  I pleated and inked paper to embellish. 

Monday, January 9, 2012


Hello everyone. Today I want to share a tutorial on how to create this shabby chic treat basket designed using a couple of basic Spellbinder's dies. I made mine for Valentine's Day, but the basket is something that could be used for weddings, baby showers, birthdays and other holidays as well.
For this project I created my first video tutorial. You are invited to watch it over on my You-tube channel : PaperliciousDesigns .... but no laughing, teehee. Ok .... you can laugh, because I"m laughing along as well. I can tell you it's wasn't as easy as I thought it would be and I certainly hope I improve.

You can check out the video HERE

thanks for stopping by!

You can view all of my Valentine projects HERE.
You can view more of my projects that I have used Spellbinders Dies on HERE.
You can view all of my Shabby Chic projects HERE.
You can view all of my Treat Boxes / Bags HERE.
You can view all of my project that have a You Tube Video as well HERE.



Supply List :

Spellbinders Dies Nestibilities and Grand Calibur: Classic Hearts Classic Scalloped Heart (second from the smallest) Classic ScallopedSquares LG (second from the largest)Classic ScallopedRectangles LG (largest)
Vintage Digital Images – Digitalimage4You shop on The image I used is from an 8 ½” x 11” sheetthat included 9 backgrounds, called “Greetings and Kisses Vintage Backgrounds
Pink Cardstock
Patterned Paper – My Minds Eye 6x6 paper pad – Lost & Found MadisonAvenue
White streamer paper
White 3/8” ribbon
White rose –
Wild Orchid Crafts
White heart hat pins – Maya Road
White Enamel Accents – Ranger
Glitter Glue – Stickles Frosted Lace
Scalloped and Deckled Scissors – Fiskars
Wire Cutters
Aleene’s Tachy Glue

Templates / Cutting and Scoring Measurements


 Link Parties

Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Sundae Scoop @ A Time To Create
Sister Sunday Link Party at Sister of the Wild West
The Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming
Make Monday Marvelous @ C.R.A.F.T.
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to my Lou
Inspire Me Monday @ Singing Three Little Birds
Uncommonly Yours @ Uncommon Designs Online
Whatever You Want Wednesday @ Free Pretty Things
WOW Me Wednesday @ Gingersnaps Crafts
A Crafty Soiree @ Katie's Nesting Spot
Watcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane Boutique
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sister' Stuff
Check Me Out Saturday @ A Vision to Remember

This project is featured at Passionatelly Artistic

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Shabby Chic Valentines

Good Morning!  I am back today with some shabbalicious cards created using some digital images I purchased from Cottonfield Farm!  Lots of vintage valentines to check out.  And you can't beat the prices!  I paid 1.99 and got 8 images.  These images are from a set called "Cupids and Fairies 2".  I'm not sure if there is a way to resize them.  I just printed the whole sheet and trimmed.  Service was very fast.  She sent me the jpeg of the entire sheet (8.5 x 11), I saved them, and printed them.

And ...  I have to share about the roses.  Aren't they beautiful.  Last month I made my first purchase from Wild Orchids.  I don't usually order from over sea's but the prices are awesome compared to Prima (sorry Prima ) and the service was great.  I was surprised at how quickly they arrived.  If you can find a better price on them, please let me know. 

I kept these pretty simple, so there isn't a whole lot of explanation needed.  I will say the I just brushed acrylic paint over a white paper doily for card #1.  Hope this puts you in a shabby mood!
Have a blessed day!
hugs, Melisa

You can view all of my VALENTINE projects HERE.
You can view more of my Shabby Chic projedts HERE.
You can view more of my projects using Digital Images / Stamps HERE.


Project Details

Vintage Valentines images : Cottonfield Farm
Roses and lace : Wild Orchids
Patterned paper : Card #1 Glitz "Beautiful Dreamer"  (LOVE their supplies!)
Card #2 My Mind's Eye 12x12 Paper pad from Hobby Lobby.  The paper is really thin, but you get sooo much in the paper pad, and then with a 40% off sale  ....  It's a steal!
Pink Ribbon : Offray



Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Sundae Scoop @ A Time To Create
Sister Sunday Link Party at Sister of the Wild West
The Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming
Make Monday Marvelous @ C.R.A.F.T.
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to my Lou
Inspire Me Monday @ Singing Three Little Birds
Uncommonly Yours @ Uncommon Designs Online
Whatever You Want Wednesday @ Free Pretty Things
WOW Me Wednesday @ Gingersnaps Crafts
A Crafty Soiree @ Katie's Nesting Spot
Watcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane Boutique
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sister' Stuff
Check Me Out Saturday @ A Vision to Remember

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Easter Card using Digital Stamp

Good Morning Papercrafters.  I'm so excited to be the guest designer for Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog this month!
Each week we have been assigned a digital image and a theme.  This weeks theme is "spring" and the sponsor is Robyn's Fetish.  The digital image I used is "Lily".

I was given one image, but because it's a digital image, it is easy to flip and resize the image to create a pair.  It's difficult to see, but I added white glitter to the petals.  I used a 2-Way Glue Pen to adhere.  The yellow polka dot paper is from one of my new 6x6 paper pads "Gertie" (Stella and Rose) by My Mind's Eye.  I just love the bright colors in this pad and can't wait to use some of the other patterns in it. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed Tuesday!
hugs, Melisa

You can view more of my Easter projects HERE.
You can view more of my projects using Digital Images / Stamps HERE.


On a personal note:
We are finally in the new house!  And I finally have all my supplies in my studio organized and I'm hoping to be back in the swing of things this week.  We are loving the new house.  Still lots of little projects to take care of, but now that we are in, we will slowly get those done.  And ....  my son has a job!!  Thanks for all of you who prayed about that for us.  4 month trial, and then hopefully he will be out on his own.  DH's back is much better as well.  Thank you to all my wonderful friends who have prayed for us!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Vintage / Shabby Valentine Cards using digital stamps

Hello Papercrafters!  I'm sooooo excited to share these projects with you today because I think the images are soooo stinkin' cute!  Now I know you would never wait til the last minute to create your valentines.  But ...  let's just say you did ... then you might want to give a digital stamp a try.  And these 2 are just perfect!  The are from McMahon Five Designs.  I love their vintage digital stamps!

This little guy is called "Valentine Airline".  

And this little girl is "On the Phone".  I'm sure some of you could come up with a very clever Valentine phrase for this one, I'm just too tired!    You can check out McMahon Fives "Valentine" section to see all their Valentine digitals.

And I finished another Vintage Valentine using an image I had purchased at a local antique store.

Here is what the card looked like, before I cut it up:

And in case you missed it ...

This is a card I created using this old valentine -


These vintage images just make me smile!!

Oh and I want to tell you about a few more Valentine digital stamps I like :
"Give My Heart Wings" by FireCracker Designs by Pamela
I used white glitter on the wings for this one.

I'm sure there are lots more wonderful Valentine digitals out there.  If you happen to find any that fit my style, especially vintage, leave me a message or email me.  I would be thrilled to find more like the M5D ones!

When I download digital images, I save them in files organized by theme.  And I name the file according to who makes the image and the name, so I know who to give credit to.  For instance the one above is "FCD Give My Heart Wings".

When I'm ready to print ...  I open a new Microsoft Works document.  Select "Insert", Select "Picture", Select "from file".  Once the image is in my document, it will have handles in the corners and I resize it.  Sometimes I use the ruler along the top of the document to size.  But if I really want to be exact, I right click on the image.  Select "Format Object".  Select "Size" along the top.  And adjust the size.  Only problem is that this is not very high tech tool.  So it doesn't automatically adjust the height and width proportionately.  So you have to do a little math.

I hope you will be encoraged to create your own Vintage Valentine this week!

You can view all of my VALENTINE projects HERE.
You can view more of my Shabby Chic projects HERE.
You can view more of my projects using Digital Images / Stamps HERE.


Tons of Vintage Valentines to download HERE!

More Vintage Postcards to download HERE!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas / Winter card using Digital Stamps

Good Morning Papercrafters!  Today I am excited to be the Guest Designer for City Crafter Challenge Blog.  And because I am, I was introduced to a fabulous digi company, Di's Digi Designs.  Digital images are perfect for those last minute Christmas card images you may need.  No waiting for them to come to your mailbox.  Hop over today and get the freebie posted at the top of the blog.  But you can't stop there ...  because Di has soooo many cute images. 

Today's challenge over at City Crafter is to use kraft!  So hop on over and join us!

I designed this first one using "Skating Out".  The paper is from my November Kit "Snow Shoe" from Pixie Dust Paperie.  Why use a kit??  Maybe you don't have time to shop and try to find coordinating products.  The Pixie Dust Paperie has already done that for you.  And they have wonderful designers who post great projects on the Pixie Dust Paperie Blog.  Once monthly they post a challenge and you have an opportunity to win some great products from the store!  It's not too late to pick up a November kit of your own.
Copics : browns E31, E33, E35, reds R35, pinks RV00, RV11, RV34, greens YG03.

For this one I used  "Ted's Christmas Basket".
Copics : brown E31, E33, E35, reds R29 and R59, aqua B0000 and BG13, greens G21, G24, G96.

I picked up "Loving this White Stuff" and "Penguin Sleighride" and a few others as well.  I couldn't resist the cute bears and snowmen!

And if you are looking for some Vintage Christmas digi's then hop over to McMahon Five!  Check these out:

And a couple I used to create cards last year from FireCracker Designs by Pamela:

Have a great day!

You can view more of my projects using Digital Images / Stamps HERE.
You can view more of my projects that list the Copic colors listed HERE.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Back to School Teacher Gift Card and Gift Box

It's that time of year again.  This weekend is the tax free weekend for shopping since the kids here is Spring go back to school next week.  My DH ask if I was going to go out and do any shopping.  I quickly responded "have you lost your mind??".  teehee.  I do not like to shop in crowds and this weekend it going to be crazy with everyone getting ready for the start of new school year.  Instead I thought I would just stay home and create something with the Back to School theme.
Today I'm sharing with you these really cute apple window products from Creative Cuts and More.  It's important to start the school year off right by letting our teachers know how much we appreciate them.  This ensemble includes a card and gift box.  I created the sentiments using word boxes.  I sharing it over on the left column under "Word Art".  Click the link and you will be able to download it and print on an 8.5 x 11" cardstock sheet.  I don't have a way to seperate each sentiment, so you have to print the full sheet, sorry.  But, hey, it's free.  If you choose to download it, please leave me a comment.  I'm just wondering how many people would be interested.

This card comes with the apple window and scalloped border across the front.  I also used an Apple die cut as well.  It's actually attached to the inside of the card so you can see it through the window.  I lined the circle tag on the inside with the one on the outside, so that it can not be seen through the window.  CCM also sells Apple Window Mini Scrapbooks as well.  Check out all their "Apple" products HERE.

These gift boxes are so cute!!  They come with a variety of shaped windows.  It's called Apple Window Square Box 01.  And it comes with the acetate.


To get create a patterned paper panel for the front of the box or card:
Trim your pattern paper down to the size square or rectangle you would like on the front.  Slide the pattern paper inside the card in the position you would want it on the outside.  I secured the one for the box with 2 pieced of tape to keep it in place.  Then trace the window shape on the patterned paper.  Pull patterned paper out and lightly trace another pencil line around the edges of this one, approximately 1/8".  This will be your cut line and will give you a border.

Ink edges of patterned paper panel and along edges of inside of window.  Use a border punch to create a border.  The one I used is by EK Success.  It has this tiny little scalloped border.  Create sentiment tag and adhere.

Fold the edges along the score lines and use a bone folder over them to get a good crease.  Use your Killer Red Tacky Tape (also available at CCM) to adhere the flaps, creating the box top.  Do the same for the bottom portion of the box.  Adhere acetate on the inside of box.  Now that I'm done with mine, I realize that I could have adnered the acetate down on top of the apple window on the outside of the box before adhering my patterned paper.  This would have been neater.

I hope you were inspired today!!
I will add more "Word Art" over in the left column as I create them.  They are free, but I would appreciate a comment letting me know you downloaded, if you do.

I hope you are having a beautifully blessed weekend!!


You can view more of my Back to School / Teacher Appreciation projects HERE.

You can view more of my Containers / Gift Boxes HERE.

You can view more of my Creative Cuts and More projects HERE.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

We've Moved Card using a digital stamp

Well most of you already know that.  But when I found this cute digital image by Isabella's Sketchbook, I knew I had to use it to make an official announcement.

It's also Creative Belli Challenge Week.  The challenge this week is to use the Sketch provided and include some movement!  I totally forgot about the sketch part, so make sure you jump over there and take a look!!
Creative Belli Blog

The Belli Girls have created some really cool cards that MOVE!! Literally!!

So just in case you want to send me a Christmas card this year, or just a quick hello, my new address is:
20014 Cypresswood Glen
Spring, TX 77373

I can't wait to check my mailbox!!

And here is a summery card I created using a Lizzie
Anne Designs stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

You can view more of my Digital Image / Stamp projects HERE.
You can view more project that I used Spellbinders Dies on HERE.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Sweet 'n Sassy Birthday card

Good Morning!  Today I'm sharing one of Sweet 'n Sassy's digital images Chocoholic.   I needed another birthday card, so I had to create my own sentiment in a word document.  Looking at this makes me hungry, teehee.  It's been soooo long since I've had chocolate, but I've lost 20lbs!!  So it has been worth the to resist.

Thanks for stopping by!

You can view more of my projects using Digital Images / Stamps HERE.
You can view more of my Sweet N Sassy projects HERE.
You can view more of my Birthday project HERE.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

FCD Blog Hop!

I designed this one using one of FCD's digital images.  I resized, then printed all the elements on pink DP.  The Circle fit perfectly in my Spellbinders circle die once I cropped it and reduced the size.  I had to play with it a little to get it right, but now I have saved and can use it over and over with it.  I cropped the smaller circles tightly and then reduced their size as well so they would work with my circle punches.  I really like this digital!  You can check it out here with all of FireCracker by Designs digital stamps HERE.

Every weekend FCD offers up a free digital image for you to download!
Check it out HERE.
FCD also has a newly  released "wedding/anniversary" stamp set as well.  You can check it out HERE.

It's time for another FCD Blog Hop.  The DT is doing a fun "Word Play" theme.
You can begin the Blog Hop HERE.
I know the girls will have some clever idea's for you.  And as always Pamela will be offering up something wonderful to give away!  So hop on over and find out what it is!

You can view more of my projects using Digital Images / Stamps HERE.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sweet 'n Sassy Friendship Card

Good Morning.  Time has flown my and it's time for another Creative Belli Challenge!
The Challenge : Die Cuts  I used a Spellbinders Die this one.
The Belli girls are showcasing Sweet 'n Sassy Digital images this week as well.
They are our Sponsor this week, so I know there will be an awesome prize involved, so come play along!

You can view more of my projects using Digital Images / Stamps HERE.
You can view more of my Sweet N Sassy projects HERE.
You can view more of my friendship themed projects HERE.
You can view more of my floral projects HERE.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Designing with Vintage Digital Images / Stamps

I am so excited to be a Guest designer for Digital Two For Tuesday today.
As I have mentioned before I LOVE Cora's vintage images and today's post is no exception.
I haven't spent alot of time designing with images of children, so it was fun to do something diffenrent.  I would love to have you join me for this challenge.  To play along, hop over to Digital Two For Tuesday, download these  images and join me this week.  The images are free.  After you have created your project, post a link in the comments section, and I will check them out.  I can't wait to see what others come up with!   Cora just ask that you not post the actual images anywhere else and that you give her credit when you post you project.  She spends alot of time shopping for and repairing these images for us to use. 

You can find these images to copy and print HERE.

Wanna see what other projects I have created with Cora's free digi's??   Click HERE.

Thanks for looking!


Project Details

Card #1

She has some really cool products that I REALLY need to add to my stash!
Colorization : Copics
Ribbon : Antique shop
Charm : local Stamp Store - A Small Cleverness

Card #2
Patterned Paper : old My Minds Eye from 2008
(Yep, I'm using up my stash and lovin' it!!)
Border Punch : EK Success
Colorization : Copics
Shirt and socks, blocks : light red : R32 and then combine with R27 for shading (use R32 to pick up a little R27 from a plastic surface, or try tip to tip)
Collar, sleeves, shorts red : R27
blue shirt and blocks: BG0000, then combine with BG72 for shading  (use BG000 to pick up a little of BG72 from a plastic surface) 
yellow collar, shorts, blocks :  YR31 and then combine with Y26 as described above for shading
green blocks, bunny jacket : YR31 and then YG91.  The color in the paper was a weird greenish yellow that I just had to play with to get a shade that matched.  I added a little brown on the jacket when I was distressing the project using my eye shadow applicator and my palette burnt umber
skin : E50, E000, R00
brown hair : E35, E37, E29
blond hair :  I can't remember, sorry.
bunny : E41, picked up a little E35 to shade

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