Thursday, October 20, 2011

Birthday Magic

First birthdays are so magical with yummy cake all over such a delicious face. Who could resist these photo ops? Well, not I.

Prima Madeline Paper Collection - Rosalee, Say It in Pearls & Lace Brown, Lindy's Stamp Gang Tibetan Poppy Blue & Creme Brule Cream, and Gossamer Gold, Flowers (Received in a RAK not sure where they are from), Tissue Paper, paper doily.

This is a photo I took of my niece Addy at her first birthday party. I wanted to select a paper that would not take away from the photo, so I picked the B side of the Prima Madeline Rosalee paper. I loved how the subtle blues on the borders complimented the blue in the frosting on her face.

I used a paper doily as a mask and sprayed my Lindy's Stamp Gang gently onto the paper. Then I moved the doily to the upper left hand corner to reveal the unsprayed area.

My friend, Sandra, had sent me a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) and it had all the beautiful flowers used in this layout wrapped in Turquoise tissue paper. The paper was sprayed with a Gossamer Gold, Lindy's stamp Gang, I cut it into strips, and made a bow.

Thanks for stopping in today,
Tonya Gibbs

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Digital Layouts

Today I wanted to share with you guys a few of my Digital layouts. I know for a lot of people this is a little out of their realm of thinking, but Photoshop is like an extension to my arm. I love to "hand draw" my digital elements, and play with layering brush effects to create patterned papers. The beauty of digital is that you can create a layout and share it over and over again. I love to create them throughout the year, and then use an online photo service to print Photo Books for family Christmas presents, or even to share on Mother's Day.

Here are just a few of my favorite digi layouts! All of the elements on these pages are created from a blank canvas in Photoshop!

Thanks for stopping in Today,

Tonya Gibbs

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steampunk Mini Album

One of our Artsy Addicts Members, Amy Rodriguez, designs unique mini album dies and has shared her Hot Air Balloon and Dress Form Dies with me. I was so excited to get the opportunity to play with these dies. I wanted to share with you guys today the mini that I created.

From day one I knew I would use the Steampunk Debutant Line from Graphic 45 on this mini. I wanted it to be tiered so that behind every dressform there was a hot air balloon. I also wanted the pages to be vibrant, elegant, but most of all interactive!

Here is a video with a complete walk through of the concepts and details on each page.

Thanks for stoping by today,
Tonya Gibbs

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy World Cardmaking Day!!

Link us up to your projects in the comments below or on our Facebook group page.

Hope you have a happy crafty weekend.


Here's my third Christmas card of the year. I try to make a card-a-day from October to my birthday December 15 and everything is mailed the Monday after my birthday. Works out well for me. We will see now that my Christmas card list has tripled since I got married. I might need to make 3-a-day to make my deadline. Oh and I also have the little project of wedding thank you cards.
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