Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday Card Post: I Believe In You

Today's card was based on a sketch from, December 2011. Unfortunately, this is the only card I made this weekend. I filmed a tutorial for this card and spent the rest of the weekend trying to edit and upload it to, with no luck. So, I'm going to share here and try to upload the video later.

The images are from Simon Says Stamp and the papers are from Echo Parks, Happy Day 6 x 6 pad.

All images were embossed white.

I hope you enjoy this card. It is so frustrating to not be able to upload my video. I've given up for the weekend. I decided to do something different, so I made a cherry crisp (in the oven now) for my son. My husband doesn't like cherries, so I made him a peach crisp. John and Kyler are in the basement, so they have no idea goodies are waiting for them when they come upstairs. Oven's beeping, so crisp is done. Yum!!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,
Dana Desmond

Monday, July 23, 2012

Die Cuts from Digi Images Using Silhouette Cameo

I'm sure this isn't new to all of you "seasoned" Cameo users, but I just had to share. This will save me hours and hours of my precious craft time.
I just made my own die cuts from digi images I purchased from CC Designs and the print and cut feature on my Silhouette Cameo.

I really love to color with my Copics, but I hate to fussy cut my images. I have problems with my hands going numb when I try to do small tasks. So the other day I decided to try and see if I could create die cuts using my Silhouette Cameo.

It took me a while to do the first one because I'm such a novice with this software, but after that, I was able to fly through them. Some of the images have interior areas that need to be cut out. I couldn't find a way to do this automatically with the software. Luckily, I'm familiar with Adobe Illustrator and Cameo software works in much the same way. So, I was able to "draw" in the interior cut lines.

I was even able to cut the images with and without a border. Although without a border won't work on all images. An example would be the girl on the swing wouldn't work well without a border because of the butterflies and vine. However, the image below works perfectly.

This was my first try cutting these images. They need a few tweaks, but overall, I think it was a success. It takes a little bit of time to create the cut files (I sat with my laptop in my lap while I watched a movie and created a whole set.), but once you do, you can save them to your library and you always have them to cut at any size you may need. Now I will never have to fussy cut these images again. Gotta love that.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting,
Dana Desmond

Friday, July 20, 2012

Oh, Happy Day!

I made this card using the August 2012 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.

I used the stamped the zig-zag pattern around the card's edge and sponged the edges of the card using the same color ink.

The floral image is from the patterened paper. I used a glitter pen to add accents to the flower images and around the stamped image.

The sentiment is from a Studio Calico stamp set exclusive to Two Peas In a Bucket.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting.

Love, Dana

Friday, July 6, 2012

ATC CrAzInEsS day II

Here's a few more of ATCs. I will start posting cards and scrapbook pages later this week. Make sure you come back to see what I've been up to.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Long time no see. It's been quite a while since I've posted. I've been so busy creating cards, scrapbook pages and ATCs.

I have tons to share over the next few days, but I'm going to start with my ATC craziness. When I've lost my creative MoJo, I turn to ATCs. It's an easy way to just experiment with different techniques without a lot of $$ commitment. I typically use scraps of paper and leftover bits from other projects. After a little while with my ATCs, the ideas begin to flow. Here are a few of the results of my latest creative "therapy" session.


Tim Holtz
Stampin' Up
Tattered Angels
The Paper Studio
Perfect Pearls
Pink Paislee
Hero Arts