Sunday, August 20, 2017

Day of Rest

                                                                    Happy Sunday!

Thank you for stopping by,
Ginny M

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A little Meme fun

Something a little different today! My friend Susan  posted this meme on her FB  page and I really loved it. It made me think of the verse in Colossians (3:15) And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye THANKFUL. Sometimes it is hard to remember to be thankful when we are trying to remember so many other things. Sometimes we think "why Me?" when we should be thinking Thank you for your abundant mercy Lord". This card I made today I am keeping front and center on my desk - to remind me to be thankful and grateful! why not make one for yourself?

A fast and fun card that will really be a blessing!  Maybe make two and send on to a friend and Bless their  day! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Exciting News!

I have some exciting news, I've been sitting in this for a little while -  With all the changes going here at the Studio, this is really a great one!  I am now on the Magenta Design Team!  The process started back in March, my first posts will be next month!  I will be working with a wonderfully talented team from around the world, we will be bringing you beautiful card and paper crafty samples using  Magenta's Iconic products!  Magenta is a Family owned and operated business established in Quebec Canada in 1992 and one of the first companies to give stampers timeless "art" images.  Magenta continues to be a leader in the stamp world and quality is their middle name!   You can skip over to the Magenta site to get the full scoop on the new team.You can also check out Magenta's beautiful Stamps and Stencils, and a myriad of crafty yumminess on their website.

Here are a few favorites of my Magenta Stamp cards old and new!

 I think this simple card is one of my all time favorites

This was a card I made in 2000 and sent it to my sweetheart, Yup, you can get a man with a card!

 Thanks for stopping by and sharing my Happy News!
Ginny M

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Word Art Wednesday and a freebie!

Hi Everyone!  it is Word Art Wednesday time! Check out the blog and enjoy the devotion I had the priviledge to write for this challenge and We also have some really awesome sponsors for our challenges!  Make a card, link up and join the fun and don't forget to mail your card!

Love this verse and I can't wait to mail this card!!
Have a blessed day!
Ginny M

Friday, August 11, 2017

How to get really great prints of digital stamp on your fancy papers!

A few weeks ago I posted about using my Embelli Gelli while making a vintage card.  In that post I used a "chalkboard " digi, the first print did not turn out well.

The owner of the Scraperfect Company    contacted me and said, "There is a way to fix that problem", watch this video:  

I have to admit, I was very skeptical about it and I was concerned  about my printer cartridge head - I did not want anything getting on it and causing problems
  But I am all about doing things better so I thought I can at least watch it!

So Since I have the Perfect Crafting Pouch and use and love it all the time for heat embossing, I thought well I can at least give it a try!

Well, I was impressed and my cartridge was fine!

I simply rubbed my pouch over the paper


Not too bad, but still not what I want on my cards


I did not alter these photos in any way.
so you know What I will be doing when I do these dense images!

Holding all these textured layers:
Best Glue Ever works on everything!
glitter, mirror, glossy papers.

Here is a recap on the Perfect Craft Pouch pouch"

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you found this helpful, I fully endorse the products of the companies I design for, I won't work for them unless their products work for me!  I love sharing the good stuff with my readers - to help you spend the green stuff on the best stuff!
Ginny M 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cutting and Crafting an Art Deco Card with a freebie!

Todays' card has been a lot of electronic fun, I've used digital cut files and a digital image.  I am learning more every day on how to utilize my machines.  To be honest with you I really don't enjoy the whole idea of die cutting.  It seems like a lot of money to spend and a lot of storage to utilize.  Hence I used my Cricut for fancy dies and my Scan n' Cut for the stamps.  and because I use digital stamps 75% of the time this really is the way for me to go!

I'll show you the card and then walk you through the process:

This card was made using the beautiful papers from the Magnolia Dreams pack btyPaper Temptress 

Here is the lovely image for you to use;

For my  Card base,  I used Teal BASIS 80#  and for the  lattice background  

The SVG file came from Garcielli Designs also part of the Magnolia Dreams collection 

I set my knife on my Cricut explore to the first level on 'fabric'

Here it is on the mat, always looks like it didn't work

But look!
Beautiful clean cut and no problems uploading the SVG and using it in Cricut!

So nice on the Teal Basis!

It can be frustrating trying new things, techniques and or machines - but that is what keeps this craft growing!
Lots of Beautiful and Unique paper over at Paper Temptress and beautiful digitals and SVG's at Graciellie Designs!

Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M

Sunday, August 6, 2017

This weeks Sketch Challenge and a freebie

My sketch challenge for this week:  We are having beautiful weather here in CNY and I am spending a lot of time out doors and less time in my craft room.  I find each season has it's own special type of inspiration, how about you?  My favorite season is the Fall, especially here in NY. 

This sketch is simple

Here is my card

and a freebie for you! 

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M