October 9th, 2010
I have been wanting to do a quick and cute Halloween craft, and I thought a banner would be fun. I love the subtle Halloween feel of Robyn Meierotto’s Not So Freaky Digital Mini Kit at DHD:
So I started out by printing a few of her papers in the banner shape that I wanted.
You can print and hand-cut these shapes, but I cut mine out with my Cricut using Sure Cuts A lot and my laptop.
Then using black cardstock, I cut out a ghost, and BOO! If you have a program that allows you to cut SVG Files, I have a free download link at the end of this post.
I inked all the pieces with some gold pigment ink to just make it look a little more antiqued and slightly finished.
Next, I made “lollipops” (what do you call them?) out of tracing paper. You could use crepe paper, tissue paper, or just regular paper. I really liked how the tracing paper was a little bit see-through, but still really stiff.
To get a pointy lollipop, once you fold your paper strip, you’ll want to cut one edge diagonal like this:
Then glue them in a circle and add a little ink to dirty them up a bit.
Then I just glued everything together with a hot glue gun, and for the finishing touches, tied all the panels together with some cute orange ribbon.Voila! A quick and cute Halloween banner, that isn’t too scary to hang in your house.
Banner .SVG Download
Boo .SVG Download
August 25th, 2010
Thanks everyone for all the warm wishes. We are so so excited! On equally happy news, I think my 1st trimester symptoms are starting to ease. I no longer require a daily nap, my brain doesnt feel like a foggy lump, and I can keep food down finally! Here’s to hoping the trend holds. In the midst of enjoying my non-foggy brain, I thought I would do a design warm-up by working on my Design 365 series (it helped that Gennifer has been bugging me about it for a few weeks). So I’m happy to say that I am on the designing saddle again. I figured a give-away would be nice too! So here are my 3 new kits. I’m going to give one commenter one of these three kits (their choice of course). Just make sure to have your comments in by Friday. I’ll post a winner over the weekend!
These kits all go on sale Tomorrow (Thursday, August 26th), and are 30% off in my shop at Design House Digital!
July 24th, 2010
Hi everyone! I’m having a designer sale at DHD this weekend. I’ve got some great collections on sale including my Notions, Real Simple and Vanity Fair lines! Come check it out — especially if you’ve been eying some of these kits!
Also join me for a chat at 9AM MST in the scrap forum.
April 20th, 2010
One thing I love about DHD is that most of the awesome designers also have awesome blogs! So we decided that it’s a good idea to show off our cute blogs and do a really fun freebie at the same time! So This is the deal (it’s pretty sweet), you go around to all our blogs and download all the bits and pieces that make up this one big awesome kit:
So here is my part, it contains 3 papers, and 3 elements. Just click on it to download:
Then once you are done downloading, check out the two links below to two other DHD designer’s blog to find more awesome free downloads and links to even more! You should visit 10 blogs in all to complete your kit!
Also, if you haven’t already, subscribe to my blog or facebook fan page so you can follow all the fun that goes on here in project land. Good luck and happy scrapping!
March 16th, 2010
Oh my busy! I feel terrible, it’s been the longest stretch of non-updating that my blog has ever seen. Almost 2 months! I’m so sorry everyone, life has been exceptionally busy! First things first though, My birthday was 2 weeks ago and I got lots of fun things. My favorites include:
Theses shoes from Spencer…. my current theory is the higher the heel, the better
And Gennifer had this adorable headband sent all the way from canada:
And my friend Heather made me my own snuggie! here is a digital layout I made showing it off:
Now that we’re up to date on new accessories nothing else seems to matter! But I’ll keep going… In the past month I’ve designed a new paper line along with Deena Rutter The line is really beautiful and elegant and called So Sophie. MME will start selling it very soon and it should be in Local Scrapbooking Stores in April/May
Also my Quite Contrary and Beloved Papers got picked up by the quilting company Riley Blake to become super cute fabric! I’ll update more on that as I actually get to see some!
I also have another paper line in the works right now but you’ll just have to wait a bit to see what it looks like! It’s sure to be extra feminine and frilly!
On the Digital Scrapbooking front, Design House Digital is going great! There is a great gallery promotion going right now. If you post 20 qualifying layouts in the gallery before April 9th then you get a $20 gift card. If you post 30 then you get the gift card and this exclusive kit FREE:
I’ve also debuted more Vanity Fair Kits including Persimmon & Cerulean, Here is a little peek, check out my shop for more kits.
Whew!! That was a lot of updates! I am planning to do some major spring cleaning & ORGANIZING so I should have some free downloads soon.
If you are a digi scrapper, DHD has new releases every THURSDAY and they are 30% off day of release only!
Thanks for stopping by! I promise not to go 7 weeks without an update again!