Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March Blog Candy

And the Blog Candy goes to ...............Margaret.
Margaret contact me with your mailing address at ginadygert@yahoo.com so I can mail off your goodies.

Thank you to all who took the time to comment on my projects. I appreciate all your kind words.
:) Gina

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Look at them Grow Scrapbook page

Using the ideas in the flowers over the fence card, I then created a scrapbook page.

Here I choose to color a sky background using a sponge and Baja Breeze Classic Ink.

For my lettering I used my Big Shot with the Naturally Serif Decorative die and Go Go Boots Alphabet sizzlit dies. A must have!
Then you cut letters in any color you choose and you won't run out of vowels. Just cut more.

I layered pieces to give more dimensional look.

Hand stamped by Gina Dygert

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Flowers over the fence

Last night while over at Lorries, stamping into the wee hours. Debbie shows me a card. It was one her sister sent her a while ago. It had retired stamps on it, but it was a great idea that totally inspired me. 

I looked around the room and saw the perfect set to use. Best Wishes & More.

The fence is created using stamping a piece of Creamy Caramel card stock with the Sanded Background stamp using Close to Cocoa Classic Ink then punch out the smaller tag punch and sponge around the edge using Close to Cocoa Classic Ink

I LOvE it! Just totally neat. 

Thanks Debbie and your sister, too for sending it to you!

Crafted by Gina Dygert

Friday, March 27, 2009

How did I make my weaved basket from paper?

Several have asked how I made my basket.
Well, I used a quick simple technique to get the weave started.

First I placed 4 strips


then 4 more 

then 3 more

and finally I only had to weave the last 3. 

Pushing them all into the center. 

Flip it over. Take a piece of 3 1/4" square to cover the centers and make it easier to fold the strips up. 

Now you are ready to start weaving strips around the box.

I adhered each corner before turning to the next side this will give it strength.

After doing 4 strips high

I then cut off any excess paper on the top so I could place 4 Scallop envelope together as a box inside by basket. To finish off this basket I used a 3/4" strip folded in half to go around the top edge. Add the rest of your embellishments (ribbon, brads etc). 

Happy Crafting 

Hand Crafted By Gina Dygert

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Easter Stamp Camp

  Space is still available.
On Sunday March 29, I will be having my
Easter Stamp Camp

 We will make 5 adorable Easter projects.You won't want to miss out. 

The Stamp Camp Fee is $25 (only $20 to my club members).

Here is a peek at one of my projects. It features the bunny from the Eight Great Greetings stamp set from pg 11 of the Occassion Mini catalog.

Remember Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st.Don't miss out on earning free stamp sets, ribbon and Designer Series paper.

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

To Have and to Hold

Here is a simple wedding card using the To Have and to Hold Stamp Set

I stamped the image on Whisper White with Basic Brown classic ink because it is waterproof and allows me to water color with out the image bleeding. 

Using Very Vanilla craft ink, Close to Cocoa and Sage Shadow classic ink I was able to color in the image.

hand stamped by Gina Dygert

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Banner Card Class

Do you remember my 
Let it SNOW Banner Card?

Well now it is time to make a Springtime Banner Card.

Come make an adorable Springtime Banner card. 
Featuring: the Big Shot, Serif Essentials Alphabet Die and Flower Daisies #2 Die, Tea Party Designer Series Paper, new Hardware and Ribbon. 
Here is a sneak peak!

Several Classes and times offered to fellow Demonstrators and customers.
Demonstrator Class:
March 21:   1-4 PM & 6-9 PM
Customer Class:
March 22:  1-4 PM & 6-9 PM

 Class Fee is $20. My club members receive a $5 discount.
Light refreshments will be served.

Space is Limited, so don't delay sign up today. 
Contact me today: ginadygert@yahoo.com

Handcrafted by Gina Dygert

Butterfly framed art

Recently I made two of these cute and simple framed art to give to two of my friends who share the same birthday. 

           To reproduce this art you will need the following stamp sets:

Dreams Du Jour (words)
Simple Friendship (large butterfly)
Branch Out (small butterflies)
Pocket Silhouettes (plant)

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Easter Basket

I have made several of these adorable baskets. They will be used as gifts and door prizes for a few differnet events. I am even saving one to be used as my blog candy to be drawn at the end of the month. So don't forget to comment today to get entered into the drawing.

This idea was cased from MJ's blog.

Thanks for the inspiration!

This was a rather simple project when I figured out what I was doing. Using Sale-A-Bration stamp, paper and ribbon I was able to create my own little basket. 

Delicate Dots Designer Series into strips of paper and weaved them together to make this adorable project. 

crafted by Gina Dygert

Monday, March 16, 2009

Just Buzzin' by to say...

You may recognize this card. I had originally posted it January 20.

I just wanted to share a little of my excitement. Today this card was published on Stampers' Showcase a wonderful resource for demonstrators. 

Hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Here's a card I did for a swap not too long ago. 

The Just Buzzin' By stamp set is one of my favorites. It can be used any occasion. The little bees are so cute.

Hand stamped by Gina Dygert

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Win BLOG candy

I am interested in what you think about my work. 

Please take a minute and leave a comment on as many projects as you want. 

In return for each comment, I will give you an entry into a Random Drawing for BLOG candy

I promise you will want to win it, so comment today. 

I will post a picture of it soon. 

Don't wait too long, because I will be drawing at the end of the month(March 2009).

 Your name must appear on your comments to be entered.  

Don't forget to comment often. 

Monday, March 9, 2009

Flower camera bag

I recently purchased this plain camera bag for my new digital camera. 

It lacks personality, but with a little bit of creativity, look at what I made. 

Using White and Chocolate Decor Element sheets I cut shapes with my Stampin' Up! Basket and Blooms Bigz xl die and circle punches.

Putting those shapes with Rose Red and Chocolate Chip Flower Decor Elements I was able to create a one of a kind camera bag.

I am truly proud to carry my camera in.

Notice how when it is open 
or shut it has a beautiful flower in the center.

crafted by Gina Dygert

Saturday, March 7, 2009

You're a HOOT!

Here's a cute candy holder that was done a while back. 

It uses the Sizzix Top Note and Scallop Circle Die

For the eyes you use circle punches and the beak is made from the 5 Petal punch cutting off one petal. 

Just too cute

To get the feather look I used a leaf stamp from Lovely As a Tree stamp set

The words "you're a hoot" are from the Owl Together Now stamp set.

hand stamped by Gina Dygert

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Just Buzzin' by scene

Today another one of my cards was published on Stamper's Showcase, a great resource provided by Stampin' Up! 

In this card I used the Just Buzzin' By stamp set. 

I absolutely LOvE this set. It is so much fun to play with.

I created these crisp images by stamping them several times and cutting out each layer. 

For each bee, I stamped on Whisper White, Summer Sun and Blush Blossom card stock,  cutting out each then layered them appropriately. To finish off each bee I used two way glue and Dazzling Diamond glitter on the wings and a Basic Black Stampin' marker to accent the arms and the little balls on the end of the antenna. 

The flower was stamped on Whisper White and Pretty in Pink card stock,  and Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper. Cut and assembled. Finishing off with Old Olive and Summer Sun Stampin' markers.

For the back ground,  I stamped the flower repetitively in Versa Mark and added a Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper strip at the bottom. 

The beehive is only stamped twice, on Close to Cocoa and Whisper White card stock. Cut and attach, then I added a little detail with the Uni-ball Signo gel pen, on the side. Attached it with Stampin' Dimensionals

hand crafted by Gina Dygert

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Trendy trees

Here is a masculine card made using the Trendy Trees stamp set
With this card I chose to use the Juntos Designer Series Paper and some coordinating colors, Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke in both ink and card stock.

stamped by Gina Dygert