Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hybrid Card Freebie

Hi ladies! I hope that you all had a great weekend - I know that I did:)
Today I have a hybrid card for you. As you probably recall me saying I like to make cards - I don't need a specific reason I just make them and as the need arises I check into my stash. Well I wanted to get a card for a friend who is having some home owner issues but when I looked in my card box there were NO friend cards!! I couldn't believe it - it has been some time since I replenished the box:)
So that brings me to todays card. It is just simply states "friend". This is good for any occasion really - just a small note to let them know that you are thinking about them.

Click here to download
Now I have had my share of homeownership issues - water tank, washer, roof, leaks, windows, bugs, floods...and if someone had just sent me a card to tell me to keep my chin up I would have been grateful. Think about that special someone who mught need a little "pick-me-up".

I used Distressed Ink in a tea stain color but you could use any stamp ink I would think. I have a TON of ink pads and they work perfectly for this effect. I simply run the edges of the card around the stamp pad - you can do as little or as much as you would like. I trimmed the inner portion of the card with the ink as well and I think it gives the card great depth. Try it!! Black inks work great on the edges of almost anything to just give them that little extra pop.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Actions for PSE Link

I have had such a crazy day. With my kids going to Grandmas I haven't had time to finish my freebie. I did want to share something really cool!

I love actions. I use them in CS4 but I know many of you have PSE. So I am going to link a
"HOW TO USE ACTIONS IN PSE". (click how to or atomic cupcake to go to website) I think that this will be very helpful to many of you.

Here is a link to Atomic Cupcake. They have a very informative how to on the different versions of PSE. They also have PSE actions as well as Freebie actions once a week!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Next week will be Color Adjusting!! :)

Have a beautiful, creative and inspired day!
Misti Faery Designs.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Better late than never!

I will have a tech post and freebie later today or tomorrow morning.

This week snuck up on me! My girls are leaving for a week at Grandma's 1000 miles away and my Grandma is coming to stay for a week. I am also studying for a final right now. So please forgive me!! :)

I will have a post as soon as possible!

I loved all your suggestions! Thanks!

Have a beautiful, creative and inspired day!

Misti Faery Designs.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

What would you like to see and FREEBIE!

Happy Thursday everyone. Only a few more days until Dad's big day. I don't know about you but I am still trying to figure out what to get the guy who has everything he wants. I was thinking a hammock but they are pretty expensive. Seems silly that rope on a pole would cost almost $200.00!! LOL Oh well maybe a massage ($30.00 sounds a little better).

So I was wondering if there are any techniques you would like me to explain or explore. I am going to start my instructional blogs again next week. I am curious though, I don't know what level anyone is on. I wonder if anyone reads this or just grabs the freebie. LOL! So if you have something you would like to learn or have a question about please let me know. Email or post a comment in the comment box.
I hope you have a beautiful, creative and inspired day!
Misti Faery Designs
My Dh hates smiling for pictures.
He's not as mean as he looks LOL!! :)

Click on image to download

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Friends Forever Freebie Card

Hi all! I hope that you are having or have had a wonderful weekend!! I know the sun was shining here all weekend and it couldn't have come at a better time - all this rain has been giving me cabin fever!!

So for this weeks card I wanted to do something that I could just put into my card box for future use. The kit that I used is Cora's Best Friend, a kit by Snowflake Beach Designs which is available for purchase here at GDS.

For this card I did some of my own embelleshing using some ribbon that I bought at our local Dollar Tree - I LOVE the scrapbooking supplies that they offer and you can't touch the price at any of the other scrapbooking retailers. It's a simple and inexpensive way to spruce up a single layer image to make it look a bit more hand-made:)

I also used some of this 3-d foam to use to put under the flower to give it some additional depth. I dont' like my cards to look flat so I tend to use this foam on at least one portion or element on the card. As you can see I have long since run out of dots and am now using the remaining foam around the circles. I hate throwing anything away and this is definitely a good way to get the depth that you need without breaking the bank.

I have for download today the full 8 1/2 by 11 sheet with all of the elements already put on and ready to print and cut. You can use the ribbon that is included or use your own to give it that extra little touch.

The flower still looked a bit flat to me so I used my fingers to just roll the top edge to form a semi circle and just crumpled it a bit...I think it totally brings out the flower now!

Download it all here!


Hey its Val. I'm just popping it to quickly put up the freebie I promised to have yesterday. I've been busy trying to get my father's day kit ready to put in my shop at Scrapable. PLUS I've been struck with migraines again. I've had a headache for most of the past 7 days. :( So my schedule has been all messed up having to work with and around these dang headaches.

Anyway, I'm not here to whine, but to post ANOTHER alpha that coordinates with our Birthday Bash collab, but you should be able to work this into many other designs, too.
I hope you like it.

click on image to grab the freebie.

I hope you all had a great weekend and it continues into the coming week. Check back soon for more freebies.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy Friday!

Hey girls! Chanin here! Sorry I don't have a freebie for you today, but I do have a sale going on! For today ONLY my entire store at Scrapable and Pretty Scrappy are 50% off!! That includes my new kit, Doggone! Click on the names to go to the stores! Have a great Friday!!


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Hybrid Card Freebie!

I hope that you all had a great weekend!

I wanted to stick with the GirlsGoneScrappy birthday bash give away for this weeks hybrid card freebie. I know that I have a TON of parties to go to this summer, one in just a few weeks so I started to make a card and realized that it is for a little boy so I simply adjusted the hue/saturation and got the same card but in colors fit for a boy. You could also play with the color levels to get a different look, I like to play with them to see what color variations I can make, for instance if I am looking to match the card to a specific wrapping paper I can adjust the colors to get it to the perfect match...gotta love digital!!

The images are sized at 6 x 4 1/4 so it should be easy enough to fit most premade cards, if you need to you can always adjust the image size to fit on any card that you might have. And dont' be afraid to add a little personal touch with ribbon, paper flowers, brads or buttons. I know my friends always love to get hand made cards and for the price of a few basic elements you can send those same heart felt thoughts with that extra little touch:)

Download here