Saturday, August 30, 2014

Another Squirrel with Sunflower as a card

Good morning crafty friends, Carolyn here with this Saturday's post of another Squirrel with the Sunflower, as a Hello Sunsational Stamps


Found here.

Supplies used:
  • Cutfile from Scrapping with Lisa Designs 
  • Prismacolor markers for coloring image
  • Hello stamped with distressed ink 
  • Punched the lattice fence with a Martha Stewart lattice punch
  • floral embossing folder used for lower portion of fence
Thank you for stopping by to visit with us at Sunsational Stamps and happy crafting to all

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday - Cards @Scrapbook Blessings Club

Hi there friends in the crafting world, Carolyn here to share a couple Christmas cards I recently made...


Christmas Village Church from here.
The image was stamped on white card stock, and than die cut with a oval die.  Each scallop on the mat I applied Liquid Pearls and attached a ribbon on bottom.  Place it over a snow-flaked embossed mat and all attached to white card stock base. Sentiment from Stampin! Up Teeny Tiny Words.  Glitter glue applied to roof of the church; and I used Wink of Stella glitter pens to color in the stained glass window, plus the windows.  Door is also colored in with Wink of Stella glitter pen.

Photo download from a search on Internet that I printed out, and applied glitter/stickles to areas in photo that had glittered.  And created a easel card using my Silhouette Cameo.  I believe the photo was printed out and than cut out with my Brother's Scan 'n Cut machine.  

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me and happy crafting to you all

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Garden Digital Scrapbook Layout

Hi, I am going to share my Garden Digital Scrapbook Layout using Annabelle's Garden Baskets from ClipArt From the Heart by, I believe by Cheryl Seslar.  This file of Annabelle's Garden Baskets is not in the store, but this file:  Sitting Sadie Garden Thyme CFTH: 

is close to the file I requested.  I love the images in the Annabelle's Garden Baskets and will work with them more as I have time.  

Here is what I done with Image #3 from the set...

12 x 12 size
png and /or jpeg
3600 x 3600
Supplies/software used:
  • I used both Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and 4.0.3 for creating this layout. was used for creating .png format of the flower cluster, frame and garden bench.
  • The garden ben, frame and paint splatter are considered brushes from PSE software, which loaded onto a page within the software, and than saved as a jpeg.  Brought it over to to change to .png format (makes it easier to place on the layout page.
  • The 'Relax' sentiment tag from Digital Scrapbooking at Pixal Scrapper.
  • Image #3 from the Annabelle's Garden Basket set
I can use this creation either for a layout or as a card to send to someone to cheer them up or say thank you.
Thank you for stopping by to visit with me; and take a moment and go over to  ClipArt From the Heart and check out their store.  There is several designers so you can check out what all are doing.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Squirrel with Sunflower Recipe Card

Hey there crafty friends, Carolyn here to share my Saturday morning post for Sunsational Stamps using the Squirrel with Sunflower image from the Going a Little Nutty set found here.

I am presently creating a Mini-ablum cookbook as a Fence for the main's a work in progress and thought this Squirrel with a sunflower and pumpkin would be unique for several of the Recipe Cards.  I colored the images with Copic markers and created a back shadow so it could be highlighted on the Recipe Card.  (I am starting with the dessert section for this Recipe Book!)


The slice of pumpkin in lower left corner is from SilhouetteAmerica Online store.  All images was print 'n cut using my Sihouette Cameo along with the recipe card.   

Thank you for stopping to visit with me and please visit us at Sunsational Stamps  and on our Facebook page at Sunsational Stamps FB page; where a challenge has been posted.  Please join us in this challenge which is going on through August 31st.  You can read all about the challenge on the Facebook page.  Happy crafting to all.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Digital Scrapbook page for Thursday Product Review

Good morning, Carolyn here with a product review.  I will have to confess - I thought I had signed up for Friday - Layouts this week and when I rechecked again, oops, Product Review.  So I will be reviewing the software I used to create the page layout..

TIP:  don't be afraid of learning how to use new editing software. 

I used two different software in creating this:
  • Abode Photoshop Elements ver. 12
  • (free software)
First, using I changed the images from jpeg to png format so I can place onto the scrapbook page in Abode Photoshop Elements, even the garden bench was saved from Abode PS Elements as a jpeg; and than converted to png in

Now into Abode Photoshop Elements I first created a colored background layer.  Than using the png formatted images, I placed where I wanted them.  (The garden bench and frame originally Abode PS Elements brushes that I downloaded from a free website on the Internet.)  The flower cluster was found in a Internet search; the Relaxing tag and paint splatter from Digital Scrapbooking at Pixel Scrapper; and Garden Girl, Annebelle  was from Clipart from the Heart (was not able to find in the store). Each element other than Annebelle Garden Girl opacity was changed; and I shadowed the Garden Girl.

Now I am a beginner in creating digital layouts, and it may not be up to what the pro's do, but I am happy with it.  Once I have a little time, I am converting each image to jpeg so I can load up into MyMemories Suite software and create a layout there.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with us at Scrapbook Blessings Club and with me today, and happy crafting to you all.