Thursday, July 22, 2010

Color inspiration

If you want some help finding yummy color combos, look at this blog. I could just EAT it, yum!

Daisy Pink Cupcake

Blogger disappearing nav bar tutorial

Those of us who use Blogger sometimes find the nav bar at the top of the screen to be kind of ugly. But it serves a purpose and we need it for easy access to our blogs. So if you want access to your nav bar, but don't want it mucking up your look, this tutorial tells you what to do. A friend of mine shared it on her blog. I tried it and I like it!

You can pick the nav bar color you like in your design section after adding the widget. Just make sure that you delete the code that made it go away in the first place. To do that, click on "Edit HTML". After bringing up your blog's template do "Ctrl F" on your keyboard. It makes the "find" feature come up on your browser. Just type in "nav" and it will direct you to that code. Remove it and save. Then add the widget or add the widget and then remove the code. You must do both. Then go to Page Elements and click on "Navbar". Change to your preferred color - I use transparent light - and save. You're done!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tired of black digis?

Here's a tutorial for changing your digi's color.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Lovely Friend

Hey all! No shiny black hair here yet, but a lovely octopus!

I started out by picking the paper and the octopus from SU Silly Sealife just seemed to fit well with it. It was all an excuse to color really! I looked through my digis and nothing spoke to me. So I went through my rubber stamps and settled on the octopus. You notice I made him a her? It just seemed right since I was making the card fairly feminine. Although, I imagine octopuses aren't very lovely in and of themselves, but God created them so unique that they have a beauty all their own. So there. ;)

Hope you have a lovely Monday, my stamping friends! I have mountains of laundry and dishes waiting for me!


Stamps: Stampin' Up! Silly Sealife, Stampin' Up! Amazing to Zany

CS: CTMH Autumn Terracotta, black, Basic Grey Archaic designer paper, white

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black

Copic markers: E57, R02, W3, W5, YG63, YG91, YG93, YG95

Other: Nestabilities Standard Circle Large & Small, Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circle, paper-piercing tool, sponge mat, large & small oval punches, pearl gems, cream satin ribbon, black gingham ribbon, sewing machine, foam tape, Inkssentials opaque white gel pen, homemade Bow Easy

Friday, July 16, 2010

Got shiny hair?

Donna made this fabulous card using this excellent video created by Lysa as a tutorial for making shiny black hair. Thanks for sharing this video with us, Donna! I'm definitely going to give it a try!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Just saying hello

Yay! I actually created a card! I've put my stamping on the sidelines for awhile now. Real life has pushed it way down the list, but I just had to do some creating or I'd burst!

I actually made this card on Sunday, but my camera has a problem and needs fixing, so I had to borrow my daughter's camera. Unfortunately, it's not as crisp and clear as mine is in low light, which is all I had to work with. So forgive the not-so-great photo.

Nothing much new here. I picked the same old standbys: ticket corner punch, cuttlebugging some of the designer paper, favorite polka dot ribbon (which, of course, comes in tiny, expensive little spools!), digital image as center point.

As always, I had fun coloring the sweet little girl from the Pure Innocence collection. And she was what prompted me to choose the papers I did.

I used my new Martha Stewart Arch Lattice border punch and trimmed the ends to create a pointed edge.

The envelope and arms are popped out with foam tape. I wanted to show that better, but the camera wouldn't cooperate with me.

I highlighted here and there with an opaque white gel pen. I love how much that trick adds to the look.

I hope you enjoy this meager offering of mine. Have a lovely week!


Stamps: Digital stamp Pure Innocence 004, saying from Hero Arts CL305 set Sending Happy Thoughts

CS: Black, Pocket Full of Posies by DCWV designer paper, Basic Grey Wisteria designer paper, white

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, computer ink

Copics: Y15, R24, YG63, E25, E35, E00, E93, BV08, BV11, T1, E41, W1, W3, W5

SU Markers: Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue

Other: Cuttlebug Floral Screen embossing folder, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Oval Large, Classic Oval Scallop Large, ticket corner punch, Martha Stewart Arch Lattice border punch, Inkssentials opaque white gel pen, black polka dot ribbon, foam tape