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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

CC Designs January Previews

 
 
There are some serious little cuties coming at you this month.
I've chosen Rose to play with.
 She has a coordinating die to save the fussy cutting.
How cool is that?
There's also some extra goodies that come along too.
 
 
Copics used:
Skin: E000,00,11,04 BV25, RV10
Hair: E57,35,33,30
Blue: BG78,57,07,03,01
Pinks: RV 89,19,09,06,02,00
Lime: YG67,03,01,00
 
I've used a page from Paper Studio: So-so-sweet mat stack
Fence pieces and heart from SRTC chipboard; covered with ECD ultrafine glitter
sizziz letters
Side step card frame from DieZyne

Make sure to check out all the image previews.
They will be available January 3rd
 


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Make it Crafty Tags Tutorial


Hello Friends,
Recently, Zoe has created some really adorable tag stamps
that are super quick to make and perfect for the gift giving season.

I'd like to share with you a way that I create templates for such items;
Like the tags and even to help create cards.
It takes a bit of time but once it's done, you have it ready to go. 

I use Microsoft word. However, I'm sure there are gurus out there
who can work this in PS, paint or other editing programs 
 

The first thing I did with the tags, is create a sample page.
Mainly, this step was for the sentiment.
I wanted to make sure, I had ample room for it and the
"To/from" that I'm adding in. 

 

After I'm satisfied, I do a measurement of the stamp itself.
These images are all 1.5" x 1.5" so it made it super easy.
I also approximate from the sample that my overall tag will be about 1.75 x 5.5”

So, You ready?

Let do this!! :D

In MS Word: click insert, shapes, rectangle

 




Out pops your image placement piece      
(Note: the working piece will always need to be selected by clicking on it)

Change  to format and size  to 1.5 x 1.5"
 


Repeat this step to add the tag outline portion.
This size will be 1.75 x 5.5.
Change the shape fill to no fill so that you can see the pieces you'll  be working with.
 


Note: just to make sure your pieces remain movable;

it’s always a good habit to right click shapes, wrap text and click any option (square, tight, through etc)


For an update on this process, See Zoe’s video of How to use Digi Stamps in MS Word.

It’s the same concept

Move the square to where the image will be located and it should look like this.
 


Add your text by drawing in from your text box option
Go to format, text box, draw in text box. Place the box where you want the font.


I then add in my piece for the stamped sentiment using the first technique .
I've added a cut line and hole punch area but that’s not necessary.

There are two different end versions with these tags
so I flipped them in the rotate option to mirror the effect.
Then adjusted any pieces that may have moved accordingly

The results will look like this


Holding down on the CTRL, I’m going to select each piece.
 Then copy and paste two times. I now have three of one side.
 Repeat on the next “flipped” tag, creating six tags in total
Again, adjusting any pieces that might move out of place.

 Delete all the extra placement pieces. Leaving only what I want to print.

 
here's my tags all colored up


  and the gifts all ready to give out
 
I'm sure there are some things I forgot to cover but
I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and found it helpful


Since I’ve got my tags ready to go, If you'd like a copy of
the file to create your own using Zoe’s Christmas tags.
Just send me an email to
and I'll link it back to you with a copy
Remember, it's MS Word
You should be able to edit and add in your own to/from names
Merry Christmas all!!!



Make it Crafty Products used:
Copic colors used:
Prezzles: E000,00,11,04, BV25
E18,09,TR09,04
R59,27,22
G28YG17,05,01
B39,37,34
Charming Santa: E000,00,11,04, BV25
R59,29,24,22
W00,1,00
C00,1,2,3
Fairy Bells: E000,00,11,0 BV25
E18,15,Y38,35
RV19,17,14,12
BG09,07,05,02,000
Fairy Bauble: E000,00,11,04 BV25
B18,16,14,12
E18,15,Y38,35
R29,24,22
G28,07,05

 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Chick-N-Soup


Flu Season lurks around the corner but
What happens when the Chicken gets the Flu?
 
I just love this image. He's adorably funny. Bless him...
Yes, He's called Chick-N-Soup from the new Doodle Dragon collection
 
 
I've colored him up with copics
And used one of the incredible DieZyne Dies.
This one is Stitched Brackets.
I like to do different and these are perfect for that.
They are so versatile. LOVE!!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Drumroll Please

Congrats to Erika Horvathova, the winner from my blog. 
I have emailed you with contact info to claim your prize.
Happy Friday to you!!
I've some new news to share with you today.
Some of you may have figured out as
I've been working semi anonymously in the background this past month.
Well...I am one of the lucky girls who get to join CC Designs DT.
I'm so excited to be able to bring you more fun.
Can't wait so I'll give you a quick peek
this is Aphrodite Willow.
I love the Willow character she's just so fun.
She was part of a color along and perfect for this celebration
because really, you can't have too much happy :D



and I've more amazing news

Our fabulous boss is allowing us to give away our favourite stamp from the CC Designs collection

I can't decide. I love them all. So I going to go with one that just really speaks to me right now.
You know I'm going to pick a Jennifer Dove one. Yes I am...
DoveArt Studios The Lighthouse
leave a comment below and you could win The lighthouse
The giveaway is open until December 11th 9am EST!




Monday, December 1, 2014

Shine like a Diamond

I've said it a million times, I love a challenge.
Gotta say though, I haven't come out from the table for a couple months
I'm scared, trembling, sniffling even.
 
This month our challenge at Make it Crafty is to create Glistening Snow or Ice.
NO GLITTER!!!!
All we can use is an opaque white pen to add glistening.
 
Oh wow, this was tough for me.
I punched tiny holes in paper and tried spraying ink dots to create a prisma effect,
I used my blender pen and I used my white opaque pen.
I even added a sun to try to emphasize that the snow should be shining.
I think, in the end, I should have added more white pen because it's hard to see. 
It'll hafta do.
 
 


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Introducing a new Illustrator at C.C. Designs

Doodledragon
The winners are-
Laura's Blog-
   sharla
Awww, now this is totally adorable Laura!! What a sweet, fun image!!

Dorinda's Blog-
    Irene Grau
I LOVE that sentiment! So perfect. Love the kitty and your coloring. Oh shoot, I just love this whole card!

Holly's Blog-
    J Blanchett
HOLY COW!!! What a great effect with your coloring! It looks so gosh darned awesome!!! I am in awe!! I will be studying what you did there!
 
Congrats winners. Email me at christine @ ccdesignsrubberstamps . com (no spaces) with your mailing address so I can send you your Doodle Dragon winnings!




Oh yeah! We have some extra cuteness joining the C.C. Designs family of Illustrators. I was tickled pink when Dustin contacted me to design stamps for us. I have always loved his incredibly adorable images, and now they are mine, muwahahaha!
The new DT is joining us in a Doodle Dragon Blog Hop. Wait until you see what they have done with the images, your mind will be blown.
To introduce Doodle Dragon we are having a blog hop. 3 of the blogs on the hop are giving away 2 stamps each. But we are not going to tell you who! Leave some love to all the players and on Monday December 1st we will announce the winners. 

Squeal!!! I just love this image!!!

He's called Prrr-fect Catch.

Although he's having a bit of trouble. LOL!!

I searched for an appropriate "fisherman" sentiment and thought this one fits the bill.

I've used some kitty paw paper for the background and a bit of twisted string.

Of course, I've used by DieZyne Die.

Copics used:

Cat: W9,7,5,3,1 E

Fish: E47,YR07,14,Y15,00

Water: BG49,13,11,000
Bowl: B01,000
Pole:E18,15,41
Books: B99,97,95,93,91, R89,27,24,22, G28,07,14,12
Sand: E55,34,31,5,41

The next person on our hop is Faye
If you get lost, our hop order is . . .  
C.C. Designs Blog
Alexandra
Andrea
Asa
Delphine
Dorinda (that's me)
Faye
Holly
JayJay
Jennifer
Kathy
Laura
Rhea
Rosemary
Simone
The new stamps are available now and included in the Black Friday special.

 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Cookies Anyone?

Can you smell the cookies baking?
Mrs. Claus has a fresh batch all ready for you...and her feathered little friends.
Grab a glass of milk and have one.
 


 

 
I just love this chipboard set.
When I colored Mrs. Claus up, I knew this was what would become of them.
AND...I've got more pieces of the set to make more :D
 
 I've painted the Southern Ridge Trading Co chipboard pieces   GAR 281 using acrylic paints.
The snow is created using snow writer pen.
Sky is sprayed on using punched clouds as a mask.
Copics Used:
R59, 29,27,24,22
G28,17,07
C04,02,00
E35,30
 
 
 


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tis the Season

 
 
I am so loving this holiday season.
I'm not sure what is different but I just have more of a calm about me.
With three little peeps and a busy husband, I should be frantic. lol.
Maybe it's the sweet seasons images from Make it Crafty.
I have several of them that I've been playing with.
This is the first I've gotten onto a card.
 
Little Jinkles Elf
 
 
 
 
 
 Once again, I've used the new Side Step Card Die from CC Designs DieZyne.
It's just too easy to make cards with this die. LOVE IT!!!
Using some holly paper from paper Studio.
Stickers from La Petites 3D
Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 11, 04
Hair: E99, YR27, 24,23
Greens: G28, 07 14 12
Reds: R59, 29, 27, 24, 22
Bell: C7, 5, 3, 2