Friday, August 21, 2009

Megan's Scraps first CT Call!

Megan here! I opened my first store a month ago at Bouquet of Pixels. Now to feel complete I need a Creative Team! I'm really laid back and easy going. I want this to be fun for you! If you're interested, email me at before August 31st.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Berry Sweet freebie hybrid card

I know that we all have those friends or neighbors who we don't thank enough for the kind things that they do, whether it's mowing the grass while they mow theirs, watching your kids while you run errands or maybe gave you some of their fresh garden grown produce - do you thank them and be done? Most times I do too and decided that I would make just a small thank you card for just those ocassions.

I used a 5 x 7 card and did some inking around the edges. I am the ink pad queen:) and use it for everytihng. This time around I used a black ink to give the edges a bit of a pop. You can do this as much or as little as you would like, play with it a bit and see what effect you like the most.

Then I cut out the printed page and cropped the pieces to fit the card. I like to make them bigger than the actual card so that the trimming can be done easily and not worry about printing and it's too small!

I added both layers and cut out the word art. I inked that piece as well to give it a little something extra and as an extra touch added some foam stickers to the bottom to give it some depth.

I also added a small little button to the word art which gives it that final finish.

Download the printout sheet and word art

So if you would like to see what else is available in the kit be sure to stop by my blog - I'll be giving away a portion a day all week long!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Freebie Hybrid Card Idea using Happy Go Lucky

I wanted to do a little more with hybrid this week rather than just printing it out and putting it together. Hybrid means joining digital with anything - I suppose cutting and pasting is part of it but to me it really means to add additional embellishments to make it a truly handmade card.
The card size is 5x7:)

This is the digital version. pretty simple and no embellishing. I did add some drop shadows to the digital version but left that off of the actual card.

Download the card and the 8 1/2 x 11 cutout page HERE

This is the hybrid version. I added the ink around the edges using my ever trusty tea stain inking pad. I have a variety of colors but I think that the tea stain seems to go well with almost any colors.
Then I decided to do a bit of sewing. I love using stitches in my digital work but it looks SO much nicer when the thread is real and you can actually see the holes. I added a sticker that I had on hand and then went back and added a similar quote to the digital just to give a comparison.

The last touch was the addition of a few buttons. They were on clearance at a local shop and I scooped up as many of each color as I could. If you don't have these I am sure almost any buttons in a button stash would work, find coordinating colors and go from there.

You can really finish this off anyway that you want - that is the great thing about hybrid - it isn't done until you say it is!

I used this great new kit by Genia Beana Scraps which you can find at Scrapable