Saturday, January 19, 2019

Vertical Divide Valentine Backgrounds + Video

More Valentine cards!  I'm calling the backgrounds on these Vertical Divide.  Meaning that two (or more) vertical sections of the background are completely different.  Fun and easy background ideas for any cards, not just Valentines.  I've got a video below.

Sugar Bowl Girl is adorable, isn't she?  Her background is about two-thirds plaid and one-third hearts.  I love this plaid stencil - I've found myself using it a lot!

Sugar Bowl Girl is all cleaned up and ready for you to download below.

Cute, cute little bears!  Seriously.  (You can see the video on how to make envelopes like the one above HERE.)  This one is a vertical divide because all the action is on the left and the right side is bare.  (I should have put bear there for a pun!)

The little bears were so much fun to color!  

This card almost didn't make the cut as a Vertical Divide.  When I first started it, the card size was wider and looked more like the right side was blank.  So I'm kind of fudging on this one.  We'll just say that the right fourth of the card is blank!

This is my first foray into Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.  I need to practice and experiment, but it was fun to try out something new (to me).  

I found it completely necessary to make color swatches of all the pens.  Once you add water, they look totally different.  You can see the color charts I made in the video.

Here's the video:

Download Sugar Bowl Girl HERE.

As I say in the video, there are at least a million and one ways to create a vertical divide background for cards.  Thank you for letting me share my three cards with you!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Special Delivery Valentine Treat

I've started my Valentine projects and had so much fun with this one!  Love those cute critters and the adorable delivery truck.

Here's a look at the top and back.  

Brushed on some tumbled glass to make the stripe around the delivery truck.

Just some simple copic coloring on the page huggers.

Packed with kisses!

Louisa stayed with us almost two weeks from a little before Christmas to New Year's Day.  We had so much fun!  Here she is making her Yeti cards.  First time using glitter!  Messy, but lots of fun.

This is one of her cards.  The little yeti with the present is on the inside.  Aren't the yetis cute?

I made Louisa this yeti and put it with a collection of books featuring yetis for one of her presents.

After all the hard work, oh I mean, glittering, we had to have a snack.  This is Louisa's first time to have hot chocolate.  She kept saying "MMMM".  Oh, my gosh - she's the funnest, sweetest thing ever!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Visions of Sugarplums by commenting or posting a project to the challenges.  The two challenges winners, randomly selected by InLinkz,  were Gail S and FitKitty, who both won $20 to Simon Says Stamp.

Thank you for indulging an indulgent grandma...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday and here's wishing you a Happy New Year!

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