Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Holiday Recipe Swap

 What was I thinking??? I joined a Holiday Recipe Swap at The Scrap Beach . Okay, I love scrapbooking, but cooking? I do buy recipe books and stalk recipe blogs, but actually cook, not so much. 

But I couldn't pass up this swap.  First it was being hosted by Irene Cordova, who is N-credible! and the ladies on the beach...such talent.

So here it recipe page...

It is a very simple 6 x 6 folded pocket insert.  I covered it with the beautiful papers from the vintage holiday recollection stack from Michaels.  Then I just made some tags and used good ole Adobe Photoshop elements to make the recipe cards and print out the beautiful vintage images from my favorite two sites:
  Then just added a few tags, a snip or tow of ribbons, a little baker's twine, some bling and a few die cuts and hours later...done! 
P.S.  the most important part!!!!! The incredible and I mean incredible recipes , you cannot go thur the holidays without, from a must see blog:

Happiest of holidays to you all and a special favor please...say a prayer for Irene's family, her husband is in the hospital and could use all of our if you believe....please take just a minute and offer up yours for Irene's family.  Thanks!

Molly D

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Freebie! here's a vintage tag I made trying to learn PSE

Okay, I am having so much fun, trying to learn Photoshop Elements...thank heavens for youtube videos and loads of digital designers out there who share their time!  Plus, of course the beautiful artwork from The Graphics Fairy is the jumping off point for my inspiration.                            
So if you would like to use these few of my first attempts at tags and envelope templates...please feel free to, just right click and save these jpeg files and use for our own crafting. If you have a blog or youtube and you use these in a project, I would appreciate a mention and or link to my blog...
And yep, I realize they are primative, but I have to start somewhere...teehee..
This little template below is an envelope and the insert that would go in it.  just cut out and fold up and voila, fingers crossed, it's a very sweet set.  Now, if I'd have really been thinking, I would of could of made a Christmas set, duh...  Oh well, next back to playing.

Have fun creating!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Just an attempt at learning photoshop...

Oh my gosh, I am having such fun, learning to play with Photoshop elements...

Here's an attempt at layering and "blending" several pieces of artwork together...
I didn't have a theme in mind, just started playing with some artwork and this is what I came up with.  Now, I just hafta get busy making some Christmas tags and recipe cards...oh joy!

A special thanks to all the wonderful people who have uploaded video tutorials on how to work with Photoshop Elements...such as ScrapGirls, DigitalDesigners and so many, for all the wonderful free vintage artwork...

Have fun crafting,

What a great Christmas tree tutorial!

Oh my gosh, I have been up most of the night, playing on the internet to soak up inspiration for the holidays ahead, and I came across this great tutorial for making glittered trees...

I was so inspired by this, I thought you might like to see how these sparkling beauties are made too!  The wonderful site I stumbled upon was:
"from my Craft" creations by Norma.  And what a talented crafter she is!

So here's the link for how to make these wonderful accents!  Hope you enjoy and thank you Norma for sharing your talent with us all!

updated link to glitter tree tutorial

Have fun crafting and happy holidays ahead!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

Here's the finished tag and charm I made for Irene's swap over at the scrap beach.  These were so much fun to make and of course shopping for all the charms was great fun, too!  Now the only trouble with this project was I can't quit humming..."have a holly jolly Christmas...."  lol.  Not a bad problem to have, I guess.  Now off to make 5 more of these bad boys...teehee. Say a pray I don't loose what little eyesight I have left! 

Be sure to check back soon, I am trying to make some more digital sheets to share with you all.  If you have any themes for the holidays you would like me to feature just let me know...I am having fun teaching myself to use photoshop to make embellies....and thanks to I have lots of free vintage graphics to play with! 

Have fun crafting and here's to a magical holiday for us all!