Monday, August 21, 2017

Camera Mini Album Set


Hi! With all those vacation photos we are all taking, I thought I'd make a mini album set to share with you. For my set I used Camera Trio and Filmstrip Frames from My Scrap Chick.

Film Strip Frames: click to enlarge
Camera Trio

My Scrap Chick files: Camera Trio and Filmstrip Frames 
Papers & Cardstock: "Dots, Stripes and Plaids" by DCWV, colored cardstock by Recollections
Orange raffia
7/8 inch button
Glue & adhesive runner
Hot glue gun
Your Story machine

Following the included instructions for assembly, I made the camera box 5 3/4 inches long by 4 1/2 inches wide.

I used pieces from the Camera Box file to make the mini album. I welded two camera background pieces together with a one inch strip between them. I added four score lines along the center strip. This piece is 3 1/2 inches by 10 1/2 inches. Decorate the front of this piece, when folded in half.

I made four double sided filmstrip pages using the double opening filmstrip. I glued the black frames to the front and back of the white bases, along the bottom and both side, leaving the tops open so photos would be easy to add. I ran four strips of hot glue down the spine, then put the four filmstrip pages in pushed up as far as they will go into the spine. Making sure they were straight, I heated the spine in my Your Story machine.The mini album measures 5 1/4 by 3 1/2 inches.

The box is large enough to fit three or four mini albums, so you could fit a who;e summer's worth of memories in one box.

I love how this project turned out! If you love mini albums give this project a try. If you like my camera mini album set please leave a comment. I love to hear from you!

Happy Crafting! ~ Shirley

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Color My World Marker Holder

Today is Delightful Thursday at Digital Delights and I made a very handy Marker Holder for my project.

Project Recipe

Cardstock and Papers: The Dots, Stripes and Plaids Stack by DCWV, tagboard

Markers Used: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Acc./ Embellishments: Image mat from LSHD, small gems, foam tape

Special Technique: Box made according to included instructions

DD Files Used

Color my world set

Copic holder box SVG Cut File

Back View

                                                                     Side View

This was a quick, easy project, and so useful! I love this little box! I will probably use it for my Colorista Markers.

I'd love to hear what you think so feel free to leave a comment. 

Happy coloring!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Bugs Memory Dex Cards

Have you caught the Memory Dex Card fever yet? I think I have been stung by the bug! Val, at My Scrap Chick, recently had a set of Memory Dex cards as a freebie, so I just had to try decorating some. I used the following files on my cards, as well as "Flower Combo" and "Leaf Designs."

Rolo-Memory Dex Dividers: click to enlarge

Bugs Digi Stamps: click to enlarge

Dragonfly                          Butterfly Bug                                  Bee-e

Dragonfly: click to enlarge       Butterfly Bug: click to enlarge   Bee-e: click to enlarge

Making Memory Dex cards is a great way to use up some of your paper scraps and left over embellishments. My cards are made completely from scraps and left overs. I made and colored a digi bug to go along with each paper pieced bug. I colored the digi stamps with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers using the following color palette. I also added some clear glitter marker to the bugs.

Blues: IB1, 3, AB 2
Pinks: BP1,2
Yellows: CT1, 4, GB 3
Black/Gray: IG2, 6, 10
Greens: LG2, 4

The digi images were glued onto the tab on each card and the paper piecings were attached with foam tape to give them dimension. The wings were bent up to make them look more realistic.

Here are close-ups of each card.

I loved making these Memory Dex Cards! I see lots more of these cards in my future! What do you think? I'd love to hear from you. 

Have a happy, crafty day! 


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Cat Latte Easel Card

Today is New Release Day at Digital Delights By Louby Loo.

For my cute latte easel card I used Cat Latte Set.


All DD stamps used: Cat Latte Set

Cardstock & Papers: "Uptown Flair" by the Paper Studio, "Joie De Vivre" by DCWV, green cardstock by Recollections

Markers Used: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Acc./Embellishments: Pink pearls of various sizes, Dark pink 2/8 inch ribbon, light pink 1/8 inch ribbon, pink/white twine, latte shape card & easel card base by My Scrap Chick

Special Technique: 

For my card base I used "Latte Shape Card" and "Easel Card Collection" from My Scrap Chick. The finished card measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. I used Design Space and my cricut explore to print the digi stamps. I used print then cut for the cat and the writing feature for the sentiment.

The latte cup is 5 1/2 inches tall. I cut the shape card in half and used only half for my card. The cat image is 3 3/4 inches tall.



Cat: IG 1, 3, 5
Tummy & Chest: IG1, 3, Blender
Nose& Feet: IG 1, 3, 5, 8
Cup: PP 2, 4, 6, CG 2, 3, 4
Latte: EB 1, 2

I love this Cat Latte image! It's "purr-fect" for all you latte lovers!
Sending you Latte Love!  ~ Shirley

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ice Cream Roxy



Today is Delightful Thursday at Digital Delights by Louby Loo, and I used Ice Cream Roxy and Ice Cream Sentiments Set for my anything goes project.

Ice Cream Roxy                                 Ice Cream Sentiments Set

Here is the inside of the card.

Here are some close-up pics.


All DD stamps Used:" Ice Cream Roxy" and " Ice Cream Sentiment Set"

Cardstock and Papers: Coredinations and my stash

Markers: I used Prismacolor pencils

Acc./Embellishments: Card svg from My Scrap Chick, spoon from Cricut, embossing folders- "Swirly Pattern" by Darice and "Woodgrain" by Cuttlebug

Special Technique: None

This finished card measures about 5 by 7 inches. The cone isfrom My Scrap Chick and is 7 inches tall.The different layers of the cone were run through an embosser to add texture. "Ice Cream Roxy" is about 4 inches tall and the spoon, from Cricut, is 3 3/8 inches. 

Prismacolor Pencil Palette

Umbrella: 993 Hot Pink, 994 Process Red, 905 Aquamarine, 992 Light Aqua
Feet: 928 Blush Pink
Bear: 1082 Chocolate, 945 Sienna Brown, 1080 Beige Sienna
Sun: 1002 Yellow Orange, 1003 Spanish Orange, 916 Canary Yellow

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think, so please leave a comment. Have a wonderful, crafty day! ~ Shirley

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Kitty Cat Birthday Set

My granddaughter is a kitty lover so I made her this cute gift set for her ninth birthday. I used the following files from My Scrap Chick for my set.

     Explosion Box: click to enlarge     Kitty Cats Belly Box Trio: click to enlarge  Paper Bow Wrap
                   Explosion Box                          Kitty Cats Belly Box Trio               Paper Bow Wrap


Files from MSC:    Explosion Box , Kitty Cats Belly Box Trio,   Paper Bow Wrap and an easel base from Easel Card Collection.

Printed Cardstock: Joie De Vivre by DCWV, Modern Millinary Signature Paper by Colorbok and Pink Dot by Bazzill.

Other cardstock by Coredinations

small amount of 1/4 inch wide dark pink ribbon

1/4 inch clear gem

tape runner and glue

Keeping the box pieces grouped together, I sized the bottom of the box to be 11.5 inches. I used the kitty from the card and the paw print from the tag from the Kitty Cats Belly Box Trio as decorations for my box.

I added the card front to a base from  Easel Card Collection to make it an easel card .

My grandaughter was thrilled with this set and I'm sure any kitty lovers you know will love it just as much! 

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think so please leave a comment.

                            Happy crafting! ~Shirley

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Grilling Mickey

Today is New Release Day at Digital Delights by Louby Loo and I have a cute little card to share with you using the following stamps.

Grilling Mickey
Summer Antics Sentiments
Just Grilling Cooking Set

They can be found here:

Here is my card closed.

And here it is open.


All DD Stamps Used: Grilling Mickey, Summer Antics Sentiments, Just Grillin Cooking Set

Cardstock & Papers: Images printed on Spectrum Noir Cardstock, cardstock by Recollections and my stash

Markers Used: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Acc./Embellishments: black & white, and red & white ribbon, SN glitter marker

Special Technique: I created the card design in Design Space. 

Color Palette

Body: RB1, 2, 3
Face/Ears: FS7, 9, Blender
Watermelon: MG 1, 2, 3, CG 4, LG 1, 3
Steak: RB1, 2, 3, BG1
Flame, CT1,4, OR2,3, DR 4,5
Grill: IG1, 2, 5, 9
Apron: LG1, Grass
Hat: IG1, Blender

I'm so happy you stopped by! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. Have a great day! ~ Shirley