Well, this old dog learned a new trick today! Needless to say, I’m just rather tickled, but I still have more to learn about it. The Splitcoast Ways to Use it Challenge today is to use your computer. Part of the challenge is to either generate a sentiment on your computer (which I already do), print off a template, an image or digital paper. One of the samples today was made with downloaded clipart from Microsoft. Hmmmmmm, I had to go take a look! Oh My BADness! I am in heaven!! I spent nearly an hour, just looking through backgrounds, checking them all out and saving some to my computer. The only problem is – I didn’t take the time to learn how to import them into a photo imaging software. That I will need to play with when I have more time!

Time! It is a valuable commodity here this week. Tonight I have a dinner banquet to attend with Daughter #1, and I’m on the road tomorrow to pick up Daughter #2. THEN, Saturday morning is Stamp Club and I’m still working on projects for them. I think my illness last week knocked me for a loop and I lost track of time! Of course, it hasn’t helped the last two days that I’ve actually slept a little later than anticipated and didn’t get up until around 9:00 a.m. Oh well, sometimes I’m worth it!

Let’s get to today’s card. As I said earlier, I was totally fascinated with the clipart downloads. When I finally settled on a couple to printout, I ran and got some white cardstock from the rubber room, and started printing away! The background panel behind the image, is the one I chose to work with today.


The pucker up image (which was probably meant to be lemons) became limes today. They were colored with Copic Markers and then punched out using a 2″ scalloped punch. I sponged the scalloped edges with SU Green Galore, and continued working down in layers. All the little white dots were made with the new Inkssentials White Opaque Pen. This one I happened to have picked up at CHA, and I can’t wait until they are available for purchase! I trimmed the downloaded background to the size I wanted and then matted it with a slightly larger panel of Prism Desert Coral Med paper. I trimmed the edges using Fiskars Cloud Edged scissors and added more little white dots. Once I had the card laid out, I decided that the edges of the background needed a little something. I took the thread out of my sewing machine and used it to make the piercing along the edges. The ribbon is some I had in my stash, bought on clearance some time ago. I’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it, and even though the colors don’t exactly match, I love the way it looks.

Stamps: Petite Phrases by Lizzie Anne Designs

Paper: Beckett Expression Iceberg Cover, Georgia Pacific White, SU Green Galore, Prism Desert Coral Med

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, SU Green Galore

Accessories: Copic Markers, Sewing Machine for Piercing, Computer for dowloading and printing background paper, 2″, 2-1/2″ and 3″ Marvy Uchida Punches, Fiskars Cloud Edged Scissors, Inkssentials White Opaque Pen, Tsukineko Dauber, Offray Nantucket Pineapple Ribbon, Mounting Tape

Here’s the pic of some of the product used today. I forgot to add in a few things – sorry about that!

WT156 Product

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