Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Word Art Wednesday!

Hi Everyone!  it is Word Art Wednesday time! Check out the blog and enjoy the lovely devotion written by Karen Letchworth and as always we have some really awesome sponsors for our challenges!  Make a card, link up and join the fun! Don't forget to send someone a smile and mail that card

Heres' my card:

More Summer images!  This beautiful butterfly design is by Garciellie Designs and the card is printed and made on  Paper Temptresses Heavenly White papers 
Stop over to Word Art Wednesday and grab the beautiful verse by Karen Murray and enter!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Bright and Bold Summer Card!

It is the end of a beautiful summer here in Upstate New York. I wanted to get in a few more summer cards. This one is for a special friend who is awesome! 

So easy with these simple modern flowers!


I hope you are enjoying your day, thank you for stopping by!

Ginny Maxam- DT Magenta


Monday, August 28, 2017

Sketch Challenge and A Freebie

Here is my Sketch challenge for this week on my Face book group Christian Card Makers

My Card, using scrap paper!

And a fun freebie for you to use too!

There are many sites on the web to find sketches, I enjoy using  them and making my own. I hope you enjoy the freebie and give the sketch a try!

Thanks for stopping bu!
Ginny M

Friday, August 25, 2017

Dog Card Contest

Recently I entered a contest for a dog card theme, here is my entry:  I think I really Identified with this pooch a few months ago.  Now that the dust has settled, I pretty sure I AM ready for more adventures!!

Magenta Stamp:


I used Paper Temptress Heavenly White 80# to stamp the image in Memento TuxedoBlackk and colored with Alcohol markers

Nothing like the cool winds of Autumn to get you ready for an adventure!  The apples on my tree have all dropped and the corn is ready for harvest, who knew the fall would come so early here in beautiful CNY!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!
Ginny M

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Design Team Debut! Magenta!

If you've read my blog for any length of time you know I love Magenta stamps, and this year I have had the opportunity to join their design team.  This is a very happy event for me, I love the stamps and the family owned and operated business. I have found a great group of teams members to work with to explore and expand my own creativity.  
Here is my Debut card for the team and a short bio of my stamping life on the Magenta Blog  :

Magenta has such a vast collection of timeless and iconic images along with Fun and Clean and simple, something for everyone!  For daily inspiration and a monthly drawing you can go here ot the Magenta FB group - Magenta Style- Passion studio for Card Makers, Scrapbookers, Junk Journaling, ATC's and any kind of paper -imaging crafting you can think of.

Thanks for stopping By!
Ginny M

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Dry embossing beautiful papers to make a masculine card and a freebie

I'm using Beautiful papers again from The Paper Temptress's collection called Magnolia Dreams  to create my Masculine birthday card.  Here is the card:
Here is the Card:

This is the entire the package of this beautiful paper

For this card, I dry embossed a sheet of rich shimmery chocolate brown paper

See how beautiful this comes out?  Looks like leather!

Before printing on PT's super smooth translucent Vellum, I give  the paper a quick rub over of  my Crafting Pouch 

Beautiful printing results!

My image was printed on Heavenly  White 80#

I added little liquid pearls to the greeting 

This beautiful greeting is from Paulas Posts :

Super on vellum!

I hope this post inspires you!
Thanks for stopping by,
Ginny M 

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!

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