Thursday, December 30, 2010

What's new at The Loft - Episode 44

ATC 3.6.5 Challenge


11/23 - "Waiting For a New Day" - images taken from a magazine and stamped with mini alpha stamps.

11/24 - "What's up Doc" - Card made from images cut from a magazine and mini alpha stickers
11/25 -"Gondola" - This card was made while my family and are were on a short vacation over Thanksgiving.  The background was taken from an ATC collage pack.  The other images and ephemera were taken from a childrens' coloring sheet given out at a cafe in our hotel and colored with watercolor pencils.

11/26 - "Buena Sera" - Another vacation made ATC using a brochure for our hotel and some mini alpha stickers.
11/27 - "Heaven" - I bought this postcard of George Burns and Gracie Allen from a stand at Universal Studios and thought it would make a cute card

11/28 - "Service with a Smile" - Background was cut from a scrapbooking daily calendar.  Images and titles were taken from some Graphic 45 paper.

11/29 - "Birthday Girl" - Digital card made with photo of my youngest daughter Cassidy in honor of her 8th birthday today.

11/30 - "Superstar" - Background was cut from a scrapbooking daily calendar.  The image of the girl was taken from a magazine, the star punched from yellow paper and outlined in red marker.
12/1 -  "It's All About the Dress" - Image taken from a magazine, title was from a sticker sheet given to me by a friend.

12/2 - "Hug Someone Today" - Image taken from our monthly Disney newsletter, with a title printed on my computer.
12/3 - "Stopping to Smell the Flowers" - Image cut from magazine, with handwritten title.

12/4 - Take Time to Appreciate the Little Things" - Background is made from white cardstock, stamped in green with a foliage stamp.  Image taken from a magazine.  Titles were printed on my computer and each word cut and glued down separately.

Well, I'm still behind in sharing my ATC's with all of you, but at least we are in December.  As always your comments are appreciated so feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What's new at The Loft - Episode 43

ATC 3.6.5. Challenge

I can hardly believe that at the time I am posting this update to my blog that I only have 2 more cards to make and that my year long challenge of making an ATC a day is almost over.  It also made me realize just how far behind I am in posting the cards, so let's catch up shall we...

*** Disclaimer on digital ATC cards***. Most, but not all of the digital ATC's here were done with images found openly on the Internet for my own personal enjoyment. I do not own the photos and they have not been reproduced or sold in anyway.

11/2 - "Destination" - this is actually a book type card made from passport images found on the Internet, the image of a girl from a catalog, an old slide frame and some rub-ons.  Here's the front:
And here is the inside

11/3 - "Katie" - Background was colored using tea stain and red brick distress inks, and then stamped with a baked clay texture stamp from Tattered Angels.  Image is from a Tweety Jill collage pack.

11/4 - "I Love You" - Background was colored with Portfolio water soluble crayons.  Photo of an eye was cut from a magazine.  The heart was cut from red cardstock, and then stamped with the letter U.  The heart and the U were then embellished with a white Uniball Signo pen.

11/5 - "All he Wanted Was the Remote" - Digital ATC made from an image that was taken from an old Saturday Evening Post cover found on the Internet

11/6 - "Art Awaits You" - collage card made from images and words from my monthly AAA news magazine.
11/7 - "Angels" - background cut from cardstock bought on clearance, mfg unknown.  Images of angels taken from Graphic 45 paper, embellished with gold stickers and red Color Box ink.

11/8 - "Best Friend" - Background and image taken from Tweety Jill collage packs, title cut from an ATC collage pack.
11/9 - "Lillian" - Vintage photo taken from the Internet and printed on cardstock and colored with pastel chalks and watercolor pencils.

11/10 - "Help my Face is Stuck" - I couldn't help but poke a little fun at this famous pose from Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard.

11/11 - "All he Wanted was a Cup of Coffee" - Fun take on a still photo from an old silent movie.

11/12 - "Keep Calm and Carry On" - Image taken from a poster catalog.  The original poster was produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of World War II, intended to raise the morale of the British public under the threat of impending invasion. I find this very inspirational on days when I am very stressed out in my "day" job.

11/13 - "Fabric Fairy" - this is a collage ATC made from a scrap of fabric given to me by my friend Tess who owns Scrap and Sew, a fabulous local fabric and quilting store. The fairy, the sun and the clouds are all separate pieces of fabric detail cut and glued on top of the fabric background (leaves) using Fabric Tac. other. 

11/14 - "Be Bold" - Background image cut from vintage newsprint paper from ATC collage pack, image of silent movie actress Louise Brooks taken from the Internet, and the title was taken from a poster in a catalog.

11/15 - "You are the Bacon to my Eggs" - Tribute to my husband who is affectionately known in our house as "The Bacon Master" since he always makes us awesome bacon with our breakfast every weekend.

11/16 - "I Knew These Shoes Were Killer" - my fun take on a image I found on the Internet

11/17 - "Russian Doll" - I saw these cute Russian dolls in a magazine and it inspired me to draw one myself for today's card. The background is smeared navy blue chalk ink, and the doll is cut from white cardstock and colored with Zig markers.  The flowers are punched from card stock and glued on and then outlined in black marker.

11/18 - "Why Me" - the title of this card was my first thought when I saw this image in a magazine.
11/19 - "A Wonderful Day" - I found this image of a art piece by mixed media artist Kelly Rae Roberts which fit the kind of day I was having so perfectly that I had to use it for my card.  On this day I volunteered to help at the daycare my daughter attends for their annual Thanksgiving feast.  It was my 9th year participating as a volunteer in the feast and was amazed that this year the feast fed over 500 people.  Later in the afternoon I took my girls to see the new Harry Potter movie which we were eagerly anticipating.

11/20 - "My Own Little World" - Image was taken from an Anthropologie catalog, with a title taken from a poster catalog.

11/21 - "Great Expectations" - Background image cut from and old pattern envelope image found on the Internet.  The dress was cut from a magazine and embellished with Gelly Roll gel pens.

11/22 - "The Easy Button" - Digital ATC made from the image of a piece of artwork found on the Internet (artist unknown) I added my own playful touch by adding the "easy" text to the artwork. 

Well that's all I have for today.  More coming very soon I promise!  As always your comments are welcome so feel free to drop me a note and let me know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

What's new at The Loft - Episode 42

Merry Christmas from The Loft

We decided to go on a little Christmas vacation, so here are some pictures from the beautiful Disney's Vero Beach resort on the east cost of Florida. 

Our best wishes to everyone for a Happy Holiday!

Monday, November 29, 2010

What's new at The Loft - Episode 41

Photo Walk at the Cypress Creek Quilt Show - Part 3

Continuing on from our last post about the Tampa Bay Scrapbooking Guild's photo walk at the USF Botanical Gardens, yes the quilts were the main point of being at the Quilt show, but we were in the botanical gardens, so I thought it only fitting I have some pictures of the plants.

ATC 3.6.5. Challenge

 Disclaimer on digital ATC cards***. Most, but not all of the digital ATC's here were done with images found openly on the Internet for my own personal enjoyment. I do not own the photos and they have not been reproduced or sold in anyway

10/21 "Steampunk Alice" - Background inked with tea stain and vintage photo Distress ink, steampunk rub-ons from 7 Gypsies, image of Alice in Wonderland from the Internet, jewelry findings from Blue Moon Beading, large eyelets from Making Memories and playing card suits from Tweety Jill.

10/22 "Steampunk Twiggy"  - Digital card created using many layers on top of steampunk background found on the Internet.  Additional images on separate layers were the photo of Twiggy found on the Internet, the hat, and the clock.

10/23 "Digital Twiggy"  - Ok I was on a Twiggy kick!  The background image was digital paper downloaded from the Internet, the digital safety pin embellishment was from a Jessica Sprague freebie, the image of Twiggy was downloaded from the Internet, and a digital brush was used to create the star in her eye.

10/24 "A Peek Inside" - The background was cut from brick paper, window was cut from my Cricut Expression machine.  Behind the window there is the plaid wallpaper from some scrap Christmas paper, the tree was stamped and detail cut and embellished with stickles for ornaments. It's also hard to tell from this photo but the window was then given a frosted look using rock candy, frosted lace and stardust stickles.

10/25 "Compliments of the Season" - Background cut from Christmas plaid paper, image of the woman is from Tweety Jill, and the Santa button and title were taken from Graphic 45 Christmas tags.

10/26 "Got a Light" - Background and image from an Anthropologie catalog, title from Making Memories alpha stickers.

10/27 "Hi" - Background cut from the shoe box my daughters new Paul Frank sneakers came in, title from Making Memories alpha stickers.

10/28 "Inspire Me" - Digital card created using image of woman found on the Internet, with floral texture layer added along with the title.

10/29 "World Travelers" - Background and figure images from Tweety Jill, film negative found in an old photo box in my house, star paperclip from Staples.

10/30 "Gimme Candy" - Background image cut from Publix Grocery store promotional flyer for Halloween trick or treating in their store, with title stamped using mini wooden alpha stamps.

10/31 "Boo" - Background and title cut from DCWV Halloween paper pack. Skeleton, Frankenstein and velvet bat stickers from Jolee.

11/1 "Vintage Charm" - Digital card with background from Jessica Sprague digital paper freebie, image taken from the Internet, twisted sense of humor my own.

Well that's all I have for today.  As always your comments are appreciated so please feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.