Thursday, December 4, 2008

On the 7th day of Chirstmas...

When I saw that today's 12 Days of Christmas Challenge over at PCP was to make a black and white card I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Problem was I could not find the one sheet of paper that I had been saving for exactly this kind of card. I looked everywhere and through my mile-high paper stash twice. I thought I was going to have to give up when I finally found it, only to realize that it was not white as I had remember but a kind of silver-ish grey. Oh well I used it anyway, hey I had gone through all of the work to find it.

So here it is. Sorry about the bad photo. The paper has a metallic finish to it and I could not get a good photo of it.

The pattern paper is by Heidi Grace Designs, the red is PTI Pure Poppy and the black is from the back of my closet somewhere (found it while looking for the patter paper). LOL! I stamped the image and sentiment from Pocket Silhouettes onto the back of the pattern paper with StazOn. I found 2 tiny pearls I picked up at the Target $1 spot a while back and colored them with a copic to match the Pure Poppy. Added a bit of Black Diamond Stickles to the stamped image, a bit of Pure Poppy ribbon and that was it... done! Super quick and not a lot of stamping but I rather like it.

So it appears that I may have found myself doing a bit of digital scrapbooking. EEEKKK! Even though the idea of actual scrapbooking makes me shiver with fear, the digital thing is rather cool. I have no idea what I am doing though. The one page I made so far is nice but I know there are bazillion more things that I have no clue about. So if you know of any good sites or blogs where I can learn more please let me know. I feel another addiction coming on. I will post the little page I made here on Saturday.
Thanks for checking in. Have a great day!

6 comments:

Debbie Olson said...

Your card is beautiful, Molly--well worth the search time--been there, done that! Also, check out Emily Giovanni's blog for digital tips, as well as the Shabby Princess, Jen Wilson Designs, O-Scraps!, and Shabby Miss Jen (all web stores, but most offering some freebies to get you intrigued first. I'm sure that you'll come across many more links!

Allison said...

Wow! That is an absolutely stunning card!

Michelle said...

Hi Molly,
Your card is gorgeous!
I just started doing the digital scrapbooking thing too. I'm looking forward to seeing your first creation.

hanksmom said...

This is a beautiful card, Molly! I just love it! I saw it on PCP and decided to check out your blog. All your cards are great! My spoiled dog, Henry, says hi to your dog.

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful card Molly! It's just the perfect mix of colors and patterns! :)

Tracey said...

Molly - I love your card! so pretty.

Digital scrapbooking...I had gotten REALLY into it a while back, but then kind of fell back out of it (even more so now that all of my files are gone :( ) anyway - I got some great start up tutorials right on SCS...Kimberly Geswein (mamakimberly) had some simple start up tutorials...you may have to look back in the digi scrap forum, but they're there, and a good resource to get you started.

I find it to be fun, and much easier for me to do than regular scrapbooking...I've got some stuff in my gallery at SCS if you want to check it out...

There are also tons of great freebies out there to get yourself acclamated before you go ahead and start buying...search through google, you'll come up with some cool stuff.

Good luck!