Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New blog

New endeavors and bright beginnings call for a change of pace.

Join me over at my new blog, DillyBelle Media.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sympathy Card

And once again, someone else's sad occasion has given me the chance to be creative.

Here is a sympathy card I created for a coworker whose MIL passed away:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mojo Monday #95

Another fantastic Mojo Monday sketch! This one must have inspired me because I finished it in half the time I normally do.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my creation:

This card features a the CTMH My Acrylix Stamp Set called Be Yourself. It was the Stamp of the Month in May, and I miss it terribly! I hope it shows up in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book. Other supplies used were (all CTMH):
Cardstock: Desert Sand card base and accent mats, White Daisy, Tulip, Clover Meadow
Exclusive Ink Pads: Desert Sand, Tulip, Clover Meadow
Patterned paper: from Creative Basics, Animal House collection
White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Photo Editing: Frame-Ups & Special Effects Day 1

At work, I have been super busy with proofing and editing all the copy for the magazine. I was hoping to use my lunch hours to do the Photo Editing: Frame-Ups & Special Effects class from Luckily I had some time this morning to do Project 1: Frame Up and Word-i-fy. Here is what I created:

So much fun! This photo was taken last weekend in Dubuque right next to the Mississippi River. See the bridge in the background? I didn't want to cover the bridge with the word art, so I put the word art in the top left corner instead of the bottom left like Jessica did. I like it this way. Plus I love that this lesson included a word so appropriate for my daughter.

Now I'm off to try Day 2!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mojo Monday #94

I wish I could live a cheerful life with only four hours of sleep per night. I would have three hours more to take an online class in photo editing, or do some laundry.

So, here I am, taking a break from editing magazine articles to create a card. I know it's Thursday. Um, please don't judge me. At least I do have some mojo. Anyway, first I present the Week 94:

And, the card I created that is based on the sketch:

Supplies used (all CTMH):
Cardstock: Colonial White, Juniper, Sorbet, Black
Exclusive Inks: Creme Brulee, Juniper, Sorbet, Tulip, Black
Patterned Paper: Key to my Heart (former Constant Campaign)
My Acrylix Stamp Set: You've Got Flair (July 09 Stamp of the Month)
Embellies: Juniper coin accent, Juniper metal corner accent

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Feel Better Soon

The emergency appendectomy of a coworker definitely is not a happy occasion. However, it does provide me the opportunity to make a card. So that's how I spent my lunch hour.

Supplies (All CTMH, except as noted):
Textured Carstock: Desert Sand (embossed with the Cuttlebug and the Swirls folder)
Cardstock: Olive, Smokey Plum, Colonial White
Patterned Paper: My Reflections Level 2 Paper Packet in Bella
Ribbon: Hollyhock Twill
Edge Anchors and Brads: Colonial White
Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads: Smokey Plum, Olive, Creme Brulee
3-D Foam Tape
Other: Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper (1/2" setting)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Lovely Blog Award

Thanks to Cheryl for bestowing upon me my first blog award!

The rules for this one are: 1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. 2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.Here are my picks for this award (in no particular order):


Here are the first seven. I will nominate eight more very soon!

These blogs are fellow CTMH sisters who create marvelous things and show me what can be done with our products. If you need some inspiration, these gals will provide it. Thanks, ladies!