Friday, December 26, 2014

Two Paper Divas

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  Hard to believe the holidays have just flown by.  I had to laugh at my post today because one holiday is over and it is on to a new one. 
I have always been a huge fan of Valentines day because I love hearts of all kinds and this gives me the excuse to play with fun papers and embellishments.

For my card today I used the stamp set called ..... from Two Paper Divas.  You have to check out this set because there are so many fun stamps in this set.  I used the open heart, envelopment and the sentiment.

So check out Two Paper Divas and start thinking Valentines Day.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Two Paper Divas

Most of my Christmas cards are done and in the mail.  This was one of the last cards I made.
I used the Candy Jar stamp from Two Paper Divas and used the Candy #1 stamp set to fill the jar.  I love these suckers.  I colored them with my copic markers and then went over the top of them with liquid glue and put glitter over the glue before it dried.  Such a pretty effect.  The Holiday Greetings sentiment is from Two Paper Divas Holiday Sentiments stamp set.  I love this set because you have several greetings to pick from. 

Be sure and follow Two Paper Divas blog to see the new stamp sets them come out with.

Friday, December 12, 2014

DT with Tracie





Today I am sharing a project that I am using for a Christmas gift.  This really shows how versatile the digital images are.  I am using one of my favorite Christmas images from Meljen’s Designs called Christmas Star Snowman.  He is so adorable and I have used this stamp in so many different sizes. I also used the Merry Christmas Word Art from Meljen's Designs also.  Seemed to be the perfect fit for the holder.

For this gift card holder, I started with a piece of red cardstock cut 4” x 11”.  You then score the long pieces at 2 ½ and 6 ¾.


I folded over the red cardstock at the 2 ½ scored line.  I then took one of my 2 ½” circle dies and cut the circle out placing it off center. 

For the designer paper pieces I cut the green sheets 2” x 3 ¾” and ¾” x 3 ¾”.  I cut the striped paper 1 ¾” x 3 ½” and ½” x 3 ½”.    I used the large Stampin Up scallop punch, 1 3/4" circle punch red card stock and then I cut the image out with a 1 1/2" circle punch.  I colored the image with my copic markers and added stickles to make the image pop. 
 Once you cut the center out of the card, you will easily see where to place the scallop circle with the image.
In the inside, I used the retired slit punch from Stampin Up to hold the gift card in place.  This was such a fun project and perfect for the holidays.


Remember that Meljen's Designs is having their 50% off sale until December 15.  Check the store out today because she has added several new images and why not get them while they are on sale.




Two Paper Divas

Have you seen some of the new stamps at Two Paper Divas?  They released some new stamps and I decided to use the sentiment stamp.  I am a real fan of the Candy Jar Stamp so I stamped on white cardstock and the lid on designer paper and cut it out.  It doesn't show real well but after stamping the jawbreakers from the Candy #1 stamp set, I colored them with my copic markers and then used my crystal effects over the whole jar to give it a glass effect.
Be sure and check out the new stamps at Two Paper Divas.  They come out with new stamps every month.  They are just so much fun!
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

It's A Wrap - Challenge #240 Meljens Designs

Today will be the final post of the year for Meljen's Designs because Melissa wants everyone to devote their time and energy through the holidays with family and friends.  Another reason I love Meljen's Designs.

Today's challenge is fitting because it is called It's A Wrap and the challenge was to use wrapping paper. 
You will see the background of my card is actually red and silver wrapping paper that I had found and thought it would  be perfect for this design.  I used one of my favorite holiday digital stamps called Christmas Star Snowman.  What I actually love about this stamp is that it does not require alot of coloring.  I do love to add glitter to this image to make it pop.

Hope you enjoyed the card. 
Remember that you still have time to take advantage of a sale at Meljen's Designs.  Who doesn't love a sale?  Now is the time to grab all those adorable digital images that you love.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Two Paper Divas

This is the week that I hope to finish up all my Christmas cards and put them in the mail.  Today I am using "Jingle All The Way" from Two Paper Divas. 
I thought it would be fun to use music for my background of this card.  I colored the image with my copic markers.  Adding a little bling to the card and it makes a cute holiday card.


Friday, November 28, 2014

Two Paper Divas

I think I have almost completed my goal of 50 Christmas cards.  They are my favorite card to make.
For today's card I used O Christmas Tree stamp from Two Paper Divas. What I love about the Two Paper Diva stamps are that you can buy them in the digital format or clear stamp.  I stamped the tree, colored it with my copic markers and then pop dotted it to my dies that I had cut out.  The banner sentiment was Two Paper Divas Holiday sentiments

I hope you enjoyed another Christmas card.  Only a few more weeks until Christmas will be here.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Meljens Designs Challenge #238

I just love the Christmas images over at Meljen's Designs.  For the challenge today, the theme is tags.

I decided to use a tag for my background to make the image pop.  Today's card I used the stamp "Bitty Christmas Tree Bears".  I think it is adorable.  I used my copics to color and a few stickles to make it pop.

Be sure and check out some of the other projects from the design team for this challenge.  Such a creative group.
Did you know that they are having a sale over at Meljen's Designs?  Go ahead and grab some of those adorable images that you have been wanting.
Friday, November 21, 2014

Two Paper Divas

Still working on Christmas cards at my house.  My goal is to have 50 completed by Thanksgiving.  I used one of the new release stamps from Two Paper Divas called Jingle All The Way.  This is such a fun versatile stamp.  When I first saw this stamp I thought of a beautifully decorated door with bells on it so I decided to try and make a door card.

The pieces I cut out of PTI Kraft cardstock were
1 piece 4" x 5 1/4"
2 pieces 1 1/2" x 3"
2 pieces 1" x 2 3/4"
1 piece 1 1/2" x 3 1/4"
1 piece 1" x 2 3/4"

I then put all of these through my wood look embossing folder.  Be sure and think about your direction of the grain for the bottom panels.  I had to do those twice.

I colored my bells with copic markers and then cut them out.  I pop dotted them on my door and used a brad for the doorknob.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you next Friday for more Two Paper Diva inspired cards.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Two Paper Divas

Have you checked out the new stamps from Two Paper Divas yet?  They are adorable as always.  The one I am using today is called You Are The Light.

To make this card I first stamped it and then colored it with my copic markers.  I then put glue over the whole image and dipped it in very fine glitter.  It really gives it a beautiful look.

Hope you enjoyed my card for the day.  Be sure and follow Two Paper Divas because they always have fun projects there.
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Meljens Designs Challenge #236

Time again for a challenge over at Meljens Designs.  Today's fun challenge is called Hot Chocolate and you are to use the color brown.  I found their adorable Christmas Cocoa image and decided to use it for my card.  You just have to love the digital images.  I am having so much fun with them.  I love that you can make them any size you want.  I get some good practice with my copics also. 
Let's see what you can come up with for this challenge.  I love seeing what everyone does with the challenges.
Friday, November 7, 2014

New Release for Two Paper Divas

Have you checked Two Paper Divas out recently?  They have some new adorable clear stamps.  For my project today I am using the O! Christmas Tree Stamp.

I tried a new technique for the background of my card.  I took a piece of glossy paper and put drops of ink around the card.  For my card I used red, green and yellow.  I then took another piece of glossy ribbon and smashed them both together.  I let them dry and you now have 2 pieces of gorgeous background. I also added a little stickles on the bottom of the trees.

Enjoy the card and check out the new items at Two Paper Divas.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Design Team Day over at Meljen's Designs

Since fall is here in full color, I decided to make a fall card for my design team day at Meljens Designs using a new technique that I have tried out and loved.  It is called Crayon Rubbed Embossed and you can see how to do it here at Splitcoast Stampers.  I used a fall leaf embossing folder  that I rubbed the crayon on.  I then used a brayer to go over the card with Cajun Craze Stampin Up ink.  I used the Autumn Leaf Mouse image to use on my card.

I didn't want to add too much to the card because I wanted the resisting to show and the image to stand out.  I hope you enjoyed my card today.  It is always fun to try new techniques and you can always find an adorable image to match your creations at Meljen's Store.  Check all her holiday images out.  So adorable.
Friday, October 31, 2014

Two Paper Divas

Yes, I know today is halloween but I am thinking cold weather and hot chocolate today.  I used the adorable stamp set called You Warm My Heart from Two Paper Divas.

I love making any card where i can use glitter (For the whipped cream).  I fussy cut the mug and straw. 

I bet this makes you want a good hot chocolate.
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Meljens Designs Challenge #234

Today's challenge over at Meljen's Designs is called Peek a Boo.  For my card I decided to use some fall papers and the image called Fall Wreath.  If you lift the tag up you will see the colored image that I used my copic markers to color the image.  Makes the perfect fall card for Thanksgiving.  With all the fall colors outside, this brings out all the colors I see.
I hope you join us in this weeks challenge.  I can't wait to see what people come up with from a challenge called Peek a Boo.

Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, October 26, 2014

Two Paper Divas

I am a little late in posting my designs for Two Paper Divas.  Been having too much fun at crops and working on Christmas Cards. 
Today's card is one of the Christmas cards that I made.  It was simply and easy to make.  I used the Memory box Merry Christmas die and then used the Brrr! Friends Stamp from Two Paper Divas.  I just cut the top off and focused on the polar bear.  A different route also with the pink instead of the traditional red and green.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Meljens Challenge #232

Today's challenge over at Meljen's Designs is a sketch challenge. 
This is the sketch that we were asked to create with.  I decided to go along with my Christmas theme.  I am determined to have my Christmas cards done early this year.
The image I used was the Cozy Little Chickadees which are just so adorable.  Melissa has added some new images to her shop  so be sure and check her site out. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Two Paper Divas Fall Card

Another Friday comes around and I find myself making another Fall card.  The colors are beautiful outside right now and it just gets me in the mood to make fall cards.  For my card today I chose to focus on the Two Paper Diva stamp called Autumn Word Block.
I stamped the image on craft color paper and then colored in to leaf, pumpkin and acorn with my copic markers.  I also stamped a couple pumpkins from Two Paper Divas Fall is in the Air Stamp Set.

Have some fun, think fall and check out Two Paper Divas blog.  They have some fantastic ideas and fun crafty projects.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

DT Day with Tracie

I am posting a fun project today for my design team day for Meljen's Designs.  It is hard to believe it is October already.  Halloween will be here before you know it.  I decided to make a fun little treat package that holds a regular size Tootsie Pop.  I started with a piece of designer paper and cut it 2 1/4" x 7 3/4".  I then scored the paper at 1 3/4", 4 1/4", and 5 1/4".  On the 1 3/4" line I punched a hole in the center and put the Tootsie pop through the hole.   I then folded over the 1 3/4" piece over the edge of the longer size and secured it in place.
I colored the adorable stamp with my copic markers called "Little Witch Mouse" that can be found in Meljens store.  I love these digital images because you can size them any which way to fit your project..  After coloring the image, I cut it out using a die cut and sponged around the edge with ink.  To finish the project I added a button and ribbon to give it an extra splash.


I hope you enjoyed my project today.  It was fun to show that there is great potential with digital stamps and you can make all kinds of things.
Friday, October 3, 2014

Two Paper Divas

I just can't believe September is over.  What happened to that month?  It went by so fast.  I can't believe I am thinking Halloween cards already but Two Paper Divas have come out with some new adorable stamps that are perfect for Halloween.  I love this stamp called Haunted House

To make this card I started out with a piece of whisper white stampin up paper and then cut out using a die.  I then used a brayer with yellow and then orange ink.  I sponged the bottom with black ink.  I then colored in the house with my copic markers.  To get the moon look, I punched out a 1 1/4 inch circle of post it note paper and stuck it there while I brayered the orange.  I then stamped the image matching up where the moon would be.  The Happy Halloween sentiment is from the stamp set called Mason Jar Access #2.

Be sure and check out Two Paper Divas.  It seems that they are adding adorable stamps all the time.
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Meljen's Designs - Challenge #230

Time for another fun challenge over at Meljen's Designs.  Today's challenge is friendship.  I loved this image called Teeny Mouse Hugs.  I made this card for a friend of mine.  We have been friends since grade school.  We won't say how many years that has been!  HA!
I hope you took advantage of the sale over at Meljen's Designs in September.  These are just the most adorable images.  So much fun to color with my copics. 

Hope you enjoy the card and join us in this challenge if you can.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Two Paper Divas

Another fun card for Two Paper Divas.  I am having lots of fun with their new candy jar stamp set.  It is so versatile and you can do so much with it.  I decided to use the gummies from the Candy #1 stamp set.  The sentiment was from Mason Jars Access #2.  It is amazing what you can do with these stamps.  You must give them a try because they are of the highest quality and you get such a great stamp every time.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Two Paper Divas

Have you been over to Two Paper Divas lately?  They have some adorable new clear stamps.  Today's card is made with my favorite candy.  Who doesn't love red licorice? 
I used their new Candy Jar stamp and their Candy #1 Stamp to make this card.  I stamped the jar on the red plaid paper and cut it out and put it on the top.  I thought this made for a fun card. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Meljen's Designs Challenge #228

Time again for another Challenge over at Meljen's Designs Challenge Blog.  This one came so easy to me.  It is called Karaoke and you were to use a song as your inspiration.  My inspiration came from Cyndi Lauper and her song "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".  Guess I am showing my age on this one.  This image I used is called "Girl Tunes". 

Remember that now is the time to grab all these adorable images because Melissa is having a 50% off sale and who doesn't love a sale?  She has added to really cute images to the store.  Check them out at Meljen's Designs.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

DT Day with Tracie

Today I decided to use another Christmas Card for my Design Team entry for Meljen's Designs.  I know Christmas is right around the corner and I won't have enough Christmas cards.  For my card I used the adorable Cozy Winter Owl image.  I used my green, red and Stardust stickles to really make the image pop.

Have you visited Meljen's Designs recently and seen Melissa's new look to her blog?  It is amazing.  In honor of the new shop launch, Melissa is currently having a 50% off sale for the month of September.  Be sure and get your holiday images now.


Friday, September 12, 2014

New Home Card

Today I wanted to post a picture of a card I received in the mail from my good friend Vannessa.  I wanted to give her credit for such a beautiful card.  I love the feather embossing folder she used and the bluebirds were the perfect addition to the card.
Thanks Vannessa for a gorgeous "Congrats on your new home card".  I love it.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Meljens Challenge #226 - School Supplies

I think most kids are back in school by now so this is the perfect challenge over at Meljen's Designs Challenge Blog.  The challenge is to use School Supplies.
For this challenge I used ABC Penmanship and Back to School Badge Digital Images from Meljen's Digital Designs.  I then cut out a fw numbers and added it to the card.

Check out some of the other projects from the Design Team.  I love seeing what them come up with.
Saturday, August 30, 2014

Two Paper Divas

Have you visited Two Paper Divas lately?  They have a fantastic new look.  Easier to shop so that is always good.
Sorry for the quality of my picture but it is late in the evening and no good lighting in my house.  I just love the picnic table and the Life's A Picnic coordinating stamps.  I used a brayer for the sky part of the card.  The green grass was sponged on.  I colored all the images with my copic markers and decided to put a few ants climbing up to the basket.  Where there is food, there are critters.

Have a great day and be sure and visit Two Paper Divas.  You won't be sorry.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Two Paper Divas

I have a fun project today.  A friend of mine made some peach jelly and I told her I would make tags for the jelly jars. I used the Two Paper Diva Jelly Jar stamp set which is a current favorite of mine.
 This first jar I used a tag die and just printed Peach Jam in 6 pt font and then used the label stamp over it.  I then fussy cut out the tag jar, topper and border. 
For this tag, I stamped the image on adhesive backed paper and then glued on the different pieces. 

What a great way to label your jars.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Meljens Designs Challenge #224

Time again for another fun challenge over at Meljen's Designs. The challenge today is "Hanging Out".  Part of your image needs to hang off the card.  Since I love flowers, I decided to use Little Layered Flowers Stitched Lotus and Little Layered Flowers Stitched Leaf.  I colored both digital stamps with my copic markers and cut them out.  I let them hang off the card a bit for the challenge.
Be sure and check out what the rest of the Design Team has came up with. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Twisted Tuesday Challenge

Today's challenge over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges is Chevron and the twist is to use ribbon.  I decided with the black chevron background and the ribbon is a bow I added.  The designer paper is called Park Bench by Fancy Pants.  I love the colors in this set.  The dies are poppies from Memory Box. 
Friday, August 15, 2014

Two Paper Divas

They are at it again.  I am amazed at all the new clear stamp sets coming from Two Paper Divas.  One of my favorite stamp sets right now is the Jelly Jar Set.  I used it for today's card.
I stamped the image onto the designer paper (From Stampin Up) and then cut it out.  The pennant banner is by Memory Box and the border die is from MFT. 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Design Team Day At Meljen's

Well I can't believe it is August already.  Summer has just flown buy.  Today I have decided to make a Christmas card using the Cozy Winter Raccoon image By Meljen's Designs .  I think he is just adorable all dressed up in his scarf and hat.

Christmas will be here before we know it and I want to have all my cards done before the holidays get here.

I colored the image with my copic markers and added a little Frosted Lace Stickles on the hat and pompom.  I then used a spellbinder die behind the image.  The Designer Papers are from Stampin Up.
Enjoy your day and don't forget that it is never too early to start your Christmas cards.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Meljen's Challenge #222

Today's challenge over at Meljen's Designs is Monochrome.  I decided to go with a simple Christmas card using Christmas Star Snowman and a little silver background to make it pop.  I also used some silver stickles around the snowman to give it a little dimension.  I used a silver embossing powder on the sentiment. 
Be sure and check out the rest of the great designs from the design team.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Twisted Tuesday Challenge

It is hard to believe Summer is almost over and School starts next week.  The challenge today over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges is perfect for this time of year.   The challenge this week is to include a book, pencil, erase, notebook paper or something "School supply like" on your creation.  The twist is to leave lost of white space on your creation.


For my card I used the "Back to School" stamp set from Two Paper Divas.  This is such a great stamp set.  I stamped the books on a piece of white cardstock and then I cut them out.  I used the ruler stamp on the ribbon and the sentiment was perfect for this card.

Hope you enjoy the last bit of your summer.


Friday, August 1, 2014

Two Paper Divas




Sympathy cards are never very fun to make and I feel like the card just needs to be simple to convey your condolences.   Today made a sympathy card using Two Paper Divas Pretty Posies. I just love this set.  I stamped each of the flowers and the stem and cut them out. 
Pretty Posies
This is what my card turned out to be.
The embossed background is from Papertrey Ink as is the sentiment.

Check back because I have another darling stamp set from Two Paper Divas that I can't wait to use.  Perfect stamp set for the summer months.  Hope I have peaked your interest and you come back to check it out.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Meljens Designs Challenge #220

Today's challenge over at Meljen's Designs took some real thought on my part.  The Challenge is called Feature Presentation and to make a project from a movie you liked.  I have always been a fan of Walt Disney movies and the one I enjoyed recently was "Brother Bear".  It was such a fun upbeat movie and the music was so much fun.  Check it out if you haven't watched it.  You will find yourself singing right along with the upbeat music.

 The image I used for the card was Bear Butt. I figured he would be perfect for this challenge.  Be sure and check out what the design team came up with.  Inspiration is everywhere on this challenge.