Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Vintage Chic "FAITH" Banner Tutorial

Hello Friends!!
I finally have a new camera..and have had some time to do a little creating!  I have a banner that I have started that I would like to share with you today.  I am using Digital paper from Gecko Galz, and one I created in GIMP myself and embellishments from
Here is the first Banner.
I just love how it turned out.  It will spell "FAITH" when it is finished.  I just have to wait to get a few more chandelier drops :0)
I did finish the letter "A" banner as well.  Here it is below.
I used the Make the cut program and Inkscape as well as GIMP to create my shapes, and then cut them out with my Black Cat Cougar.
I just love it!!  Here is a close up of the bottom.
I just love the Crystal chandelier drops!!  So beautiful!
Here is a photo of the two of them together below.
Here is a photo sampler of the digital papers from Gecko Galz

Here is a list of the goodies I used from Pro 31 Designs
Beaded pearl sprays: http://www.etsy.com/listing/78239803/12-round-beads-pearl-sprays-in-cream
Ivory mulberry roses: http://www.etsy.com/listing/83659747/ivory-mulberry-paper-roses-flowers-144?g...
Tan / Sandy color (I call them champaign..lol)http://www.etsy.com/listing/67957955/flat-back-pearls-trim-6mm-in-variety
Crystal Chandelier drops: http://www.etsy.com/listing/77519335/8-variety-pack-crystals-chandelier
White leaves: http://www.etsy.com/listing/73675573/24-white-leafs-small-for-scrapbooking?ga..

If you would like to see how I put my banner pieces together you can watch my tutorial below.

Hope this inspires you to create today!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pro 31 Designs Give Away!

Hi Friends!
Just a quick note that Pro 31 Designs has reached 
444 likes on facebook, and is having a give away!
Here is a link..so you can check it out and have a chance at some
awesome goodies!
You may have to scroll down a little ways to find it..but it is there!
hugs..and Good luck!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Gecko Galz Challenge at Bella Creations Bingo Valentine Card

Hello Friends :0)
My new camera finally arrived.
Thank you! Thank you! to my DH for the new camera.
So now I can get back to posting photos.
This month for the Oh la la Challenge at Bella Creations, I chose a Bingo Card image from Gecko Gals.  This month I am pretty open about your creations.  It can be anything, but 
There are plenty of other challenges at Bella's where you can create one of the above :0).
Here is the collage sheet that I created for the challenge, you can visit the forum at Bellas to the unwatermark version.
I bought myself a new digital cutter for Christmas.  I finally had some time this past week to figure out how to use it :0).
I took my Cricut expression (that I never used) to one of my girlfriends (for her daughter)..and we did some trading...for her DH Veterinary service for the kitty we rescued :0)  Great trade if I do say so myself.  
Now I will have my Silhouette SD and  my new Black Cat Cougar.
I did purchase the "Make the Cut program"   but it is not quite the Silhouette Studio program I am used to.  After a lot of trying things out, I have my first "Make the cut" / "Black Cat Cougar" project.
Here it is below.
The flowers and pearl trims all came from Pro 31 Designs Etsy store.  The back is exactly the same as the front.
I inked all the edges of all my pieces with Ranger's Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I used Art Glitter Glue with an adapter and Martha Stewart glitters in Red and Black.  
The heart is one I created in GIMP.  I used a text brush to create some writing on it :0)
I used a perfect medium pen and perfect pearls in perfect copper (Ranger) to create faux stitching around the heart.  I used liquid pearls in bisque for the center of the clear crystal flower.  My sentiment is : 
 Sweetheart, I have all your lucky numbers covered :0)
I created the text boxes in GIMP as well.  
All the paper pieces were cut out with my new 
Black Cat Cougar.
I would love to see what you can come up with using the Bingo image above.  So stop by Bella Creations and share your creation with us.  The winner will be chosen by Random.org and will receive a free set of ephemera (your choice) from Gecko Galz.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Vintage Victorian Valentine Tag

Hello Friends!
Happy Birthday to me...LOL!
I would like to share with you a  Vintage Valentine that I created for my DH using Gecko Galz images and 
Pro 31 Designs embellishments.
Unfortunately I broke my camera...so I had to use a video and still photos.  Sorry they are not all that great.  This is the front of a collage I created.
Here is the back of this Valentine  Envelope 
I have two tags that I have made and stuck in the envelope.
You can see more of my valentine in the 
video below.
In the description of my video are links to all the goodies I used.
Why don't you come and visit us at Bella Creations.  We have two new Design Team Members..and one of them is my best online buddie Carol!!  She has her new challenges up at Bellas, so come and check them out!
Thank you for visiting!