Since I spend so much time at karate, swimming lessons, cub scouts, you name it....I have really enjoyed learning more about digital art and creating digital cards and pages. These were made out of digitally created images from a retired Stampin Up! ...

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"Bunker Thoughts" - 5 new articles

  1. A few suitable digital creations....
  2. Springtime Stems Makeover
  3. Procrastination Strikes Again...
  4. PTI Make It Monday Challenge and Blog Hop
  5. Easter Wishes
  6. More Recent Articles

A few suitable digital creations....

Since I spend so much time at karate, swimming lessons, cub scouts, you name it....I have really enjoyed learning more about digital art and creating digital cards and pages. These were made out of digitally created images from a retired Stampin Up! stamp set called Suitable for Framing.

The rest of the elements were either created with Photoshop Elements or else put together from freebies found online.

Enjoy and Happy Stamping!


Springtime Stems Makeover

I have a stack of retired Stampin Up! stamps that I am hoping to send to someone else's home. In an effort to revive them, I have made up some digital cards to highlight the versatility of them. This set is an oldie but goodie. I created a digital image for two of the flowers and used them as the little blue background flower and the white flowers in the center of the card. All the other items were freebies that I found online. I love that you can find so many free digital scrapbooking items online. It makes learning free and fun. I have been throwing around the idea of putting some introductory "how to's" tutorial on here. If you think you might be interested, please spread the word and let me know. I use Photoshop Elements 9 which is SO worth the money. I had the older version and upgraded to 9 last winter. They have incorporated many of the standard Photoshop abilities into the home version. It is a great product.

If you are interested in purchasing springtime stems, drop me an email.
Here is a snapshot of what is in the set. ;)

Enjoy the card and Happy Stamping!

Procrastination Strikes Again...

I find that I am in one of those perpetual cycles of running late. It isn't a constant cycle, but once it gets started it's hard to stop. Needless to say, Mother's Day has snuck up on me this year and I have still not finished my cards. I think I need a stop button for my life so that everything stops but me, then I can run around like Mrs. Incredible (from the movie) and get everything caught up then restart the button. Doesn't that sound good? Alas, no stop button yet or rewind for that my Mother's Day cards will be late. (Sorry mom as I know you are reading this)

I am again participating in the PTI Make It Monday challenge. I like these because I learn something new (sometimes) and it motivates me to get down and stamp and have a goal to attain rather than just looking at my work space and admiring the one empty space that I have cleaned up. :D
Check out this weeks challenge here.

Here is my card

I swapped out the phrase in the embossed label area with different salutations depending on who the card was for. Check the supply list and always feel free to email with questions.

Happy Mom's Day to all those mom's out there and of course, Happy Stamping!

Paper: SU Elegant Eggplant, White and Rose Romance
Ink: Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Rose Romance and Elegant Eggplant
Stamps: PTI Women Of Life
Accessories: Sizzix Texture Plate, PTI Simple Circles Border, PTI Tea For Two Collection, 3/4" circle punch, pop dots, stickles in pink, purple, and yellow, ribbon source unknown.

PTI Make It Monday Challenge and Blog Hop

Hi all!
I decided to participate in the Papertrey Ink Blog
Hop and luckily was inventive enough to add the cute square idea in today's Make It Monday video so I can participate in both. This card is made with the Pond Life and Pond Life
Sentiments set. Colors are Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke and Kraft for paper and the same for ink. Water lilies were colored with copics. The lines were drawn with a fine tip sharpie. This card was actually my second card, the first being below. However, the bird card didn't seem manly enough, so I went with a turtle. I struggle with masculine this was a challenge for me.

This next card was made with a set that was a freebie from PTI a few years ago.
If you
purchased 12 stamp sets within the year, they sent you this set. I love this set, but, if you can
believe it....I hadn't even inked it up until today. If you are lucky enoug
h to have this set,

definitely use has cute things in it. The colors are black, daffodil delight and summer sunrise. I added lots of bling to this card and also incorporated one of the images from guidelines.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!


Easter Wishes

I hustled to get this card created before I went to stamp with my girls Sunday night. I seem to work well under pressure. :) I think I should get myself a stop watch so that I can meet my deadlines. I tend to wait until the last minute...but it seems to get my creative meter ticking faster. I love love love the Perfect Petals Die I used in the corner of this card. It is a heartfelt creations exclusive...I will link them to to the bottom of the page. The set is Papertrey Ink's Friendship Jar Spring Fillers stamped in PTI's Dark Chocolate Ink. All the coloring was done with my copic markers. I love my copics for two reasons, one you can color on anything which makes them amazingly versatile and two you can blend colors like a pro even if you have no idea what you are doing and it turns out GREAT. They are an expensive investment but well worth their weight in gold. Your images will look amazing and they are even earth friendly since they are refillable. The patterned paper is one I found in my I don't have a source for it and same for the ric rac. (sorry) And who knew that ric rac would hot again. :) Luckily I save all my ribbon for such an occasion. Some might say I hoard my ribbon, I like to think I only break it out on special occasions. *giggle* The paper is all Stampin Up! and the colors are Barely Banana and Pink Pirouette, the ovals were sponged in matching ink colors. The ovals were cut using Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Oval Large Nestabilities and the bottom edge was punched using Martha Stewart's Double Loops Punch

As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments and thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping!


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