Sunday, November 23, 2014

DT Announcement | Evalicious

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I’m so excited to announce that I’m back on the Evalicious design team for another term!  I was on the team from Jan to June last year and really enjoyed creating with Evalicious goodies so much!  You can see all my previous (as well as future) projects made with Evalicious products on my blog here.  You can go to the Evalicious blog to see the announcement and see the rest of the team! 

I’ll be making my first project soon, and I’ll also have a giveaway in early-mid December that will blow your socks off!  It will be open to everyone including internationals.  Be on the lookout for the giveaway on my blog near Dec. 10th!  :-)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Elf Party Invites + Free Download

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Our annual Elf Party is coming up in early December. 

We didn’t have it in 2013 due to our vacation to Hawaii, but this year Elf Party IV will be back!  This past weekend I made some invitations for the party.  I wanted to hand-letter my favorite quote from the Elf movie, so I drew some pencil lines and sketched out my lettering in pencil first.  Then I went over it with my Sakura Micron pens.

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After I erased my pencil marks and fixed up my lettering a little more with my Microns, I was happy with what I had.

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I scanned it and then pulled it up into Adobe Illustrator to digitize the lettering.  I used the Live Trace function to digitize it.  Then I changed the colors of the digitized lettering for my invitations.

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I printed them onto matte photo paper in A2 size. 

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I trimmed them and adhered them to red cardstock.

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I was pretty happy with how they turned out!  Not bad for a Saturday’s work!  I’ve sent out the invitations to our Elf Party friends.  Now I need to get started on my party favors!

If you like this digitized version of my hand-lettering…

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I’ve made some downloadable printables for you!  Please remember it’s for personal-use only and not for resale in any form.  You can download them here:  3x4, 4x6, 8.5x11

Enjoy! :-)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Paper Issues | We Are Buckeyes

Hi Everyone!  I’m sharing a new layout today on the Paper Issues blog, using the new Amy Tangerine Stitched collection for the current issue “Get Your Game On”.

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Todd and I met during college at Ohio State, so we are both diehard Buckeyes.  Even though we moved from Ohio to California many years ago, we still try to get back to Columbus for a game once every couple of years. 

I used the “Alternate” camera paper as my background.  I created a vertical and centered composition and layered different papers the same width across the layout.

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I love this XO diecut in the Ephemera pack!  I propped it up with foam adhesive so it pops. 

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I centered my title using my photo as a guide, using the awesome After Glow Alpha Thickers and Today Foam Word Thickers.  I love the combination of the fonts and I can see myself using them for titles a lot on layouts!  I added handwritten journaling to the strip of the “B” side of the “Repeat” paper.

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I sewed across another strip of paper and curled it up.  Then I layered some diecuts and stickers to the left.  I like to create clusters of embellishments around my title or photo.

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Those shaped enamel dots are also a favorite! 

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I hope you enjoyed a look at my sports-themed layout using American Craft’s Amy Tangerine Stitched collection!  You can get it for 20% off with my code LISTGIRL in the Paper Issues store!  (Code is good for 20% off anything in the store!)

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Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to link up your layout to the current issue “Get Your Game On” if you would like a chance to win a $20 gift card to the Paper Issues store!

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