Presents for a Merry Christmas

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Presents for a Merry ChristmasI used the presents from Jolly Bingo Bits, and added a rectangle punch of Real Red behind to get the two-color effect. I used the Coloring Tool to color in the bow on top to match.

I grouped the present and rectangle before duplicating it to simplify the process. I used the Edit Object command to tweak the X and Y coordinates, so that I could line things up perfectly.

The sentiment is from Sending Glad Tidings. I colored in the holly leaves, cuz no one believes in red holly.

I added a dot of Whisper White on each of the holly berries to give it a little dimension.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas

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It's beginning to look a lot like ChristmasThis card was pieced together with embellishments from Stampin Up’s Remember The Joy Pocket Cards.

The ornaments on the extreme right and left background have a mirrored, cropped version of the ornament over top to round out the ornament. The original embellishment cropped off both these ornaments.

The ornament background is actually four embellishments tiled to give the effect of a piece of DSP.

The ornament in the lower front left corner has a circle punch filled with a matching color on top.

Iowa Postcard

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Iowa PostcardAnother postcard for our road trip from Virginia to Utah for the Stampin’ Up Convention. Although we had carefully planned our journey last year, we were quite surprised to see this welcome sign for the state of Iowa. We were in the state for only about 30 miles, and I think we spent half that time consulting maps to see if we made an error. It turned out that all was well. We just hadn’t seen that there was a slight diversion into the Hawkeye State.

The background paper and arrow are from the On the Go Kit. The state name is typed with the font CK States, and the “surprise!” at the top is a stamp from Storybook Friends.

Three Click Birthday Card

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Three Click Birthday CardI know this week’s Simply My Digital Studio Challenge is supposed to be about photography, but I don’t have kids and no one on the Internet needs to see any more photos of my mother’s dog. So instead of three clicks with a camera, I decided the ‘clicks’ could be mouse clicks, and I used embellishments. It’s all “Piece of Cake” paper and embellishments (which may be from a retired CD, oops). I also CASEd the layout from Heather’s MDS scrapbook page for the challenge.

Pirate Themed Birthday Card

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AhoyMateyNot quite this week’s Simply My Digital Studio Challenge. I tried to add some zig-zags or stitching, but I don’t have those options. My fault because I don’t want to upgrade and lose the toolbar and media options. Sigh. Now perhaps I’ll be compelled.

I did use ideas from two previous challenges. The cropping challenge: The Ahoy, Matey Ensemble doesn’t include a happy birthday greeting, so I cropped the letters I needed from the text that was there. For instance, the p came from “Walk the plank.”

The repurpose a template challenge: The layout is a resized template from the Bookstagram Photobook. I just dragged in paper rather than photos. Made for a very fast card. I’m thinking of doing one with Christmas paper, and I already made one using the Convention 2013 papers. I can upload that one later when I’m done tweaking it.