Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Challenges

Ready for some new challenges?

Check out our new May challenges.

CARD CHALLENGE

Here is our Card Sketch:
Here are some samples from our Design Team:

Linda Harvey


Cara Goedeking



 Paula Jennings


LAYOUT CHALLENGE

And here is our Layout Sketch:

And here are the samples from the Design Team:

Linda Harvey

Cara Goedeking

Paula Jennings

SCRIPTURE INSPIRATION CHALLENGE

Create a project inspired by this scripture:

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4

And here are the Design Team projects:

Debbie Reed

Paula Jennings

Alicia Redshaw

Share your projects with us by linking up below, and you will be entered for a chance to win a prize from Scrapbook Fantasies

Also, don't forget...we're looking for a few new creative ladies to join our DESIGN TEAM!!
If you're interested, check out our post HERE







Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tips & Techniques using Digital Stamps with Karla!

Hi SEM friends! Karla here today, blogging my last post here on this fantastic blog, and sharing some tips and techniques.  Even though my time here is done, I've enjoyed being part of this wonderful design team. These girls are awesome! If you're thinking of joining a design team, be sure to check out this post - you might just be the person the SEM team is looking for.

For my tip/technique today I'm talking about Digital Stamps. If you google or check Pinterest for digi stamps you are sure to come across many, many very cute options available - many which are free! I found this adorable Macaron Stamp on Jane's Doodles blog. It is a JPEG that you can simply right click and save to your computer. I have a PC - not a mac, so that's what I do on mine ;) This saves the image as a photo and I can print it off whatever size I wish!

Here are a few tips I have found helpful when using your digi stamps:
- Print in Fast Draft on your printer. This is the setting that uses less ink and reduces any bleeding of your image.
- Heat set your image after printing.
- Print on white cardstock. I just feed the sheet of cardstock through my printer and don't even change the paper settings.
- Using an alcohol based marker, such as Copics or Prismacolors, prevents bleeding of the ink. You could even use coloured pencils! I have used water based markers before, but you have to be careful to not touch the black lines too much, so I usually stick to my Prismacolors.


After I coloured my image in I used some pretty Stickles to add some shiny sparkles to the icing and I stamped a sentiment using a stamp set from CTMH.

Inside, I used one of my fav sentiment stamp sets - Believe Script from Pink & Main.

I fussy cut around my image and popped it up with foam dots over my patterned paper background and added some washi and sequins from 28 Lilac Lane.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy a fantastic week, and let me know if you decide to try out a digi stamp image!