giving thanks...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Popping in with a simple card using a sweet free image from Andrea at the Creative Paper Trade!  Here's the original she's offering...

Now, I fiddled with it to make  my card...

I cropped out the borders and the circle image at the top so that none of that would show in the circular image on my card...

This is the easiest thing to do and gives so many options for using just a portion of an image with your dies.  Just click on the image once you've copied and pasted it on your document page, go to the top to click on 'format', and then find 'crop'.  You can then crop in each side to where ever you want it.  You could keep the pretty blue diagonal border if you wanted, or just get rid of the thin green border to create a tag of a different shape.  It's kind of fun to experiment with the free images Andrea offers!  You should give it a try...and be sure to share it with us!  There are three great challenges still running...

We have never required specific products in our challenges.  Andrea has closed her shop to allow for more stress-free family and creative in case you've felt guilty that you don't have any of her products,... don't!;)  Our challenges are strictly for fun and inspiration sake!  And we would love to have you join us!
And speaking of inspiration...check out this pretty bloom...

Since it's'll find a tutorial HERE at the blog on this gem!
Hope to see you there!


  1. Geri this is delightful! LOVE what you've done with the digi and those DPs are THE sweetest. Aren't paper doilies just the best (sigh) this one peeking out at the top and bottom! Have a splendid day ;)

  2. Such a pretty, pretty card, Geri! I love the combination of patterns and textures and the POP of pink! Lovely, my friend! :o)

  3. Oh, nesting your layers with felt is the *perfect* idea!! I must remember that one.... Beautiful card, my friend :)

  4. Hi Geri! I love how your card finally turned out! I had a good chuckle reading your comment! I too had a different version... last minute I riped it off! I had some green banner tails to the tag... and was just not feelin it!

  5. I just love what you did with that adorable printable, Geri! Your tips for cropping are fantastic, and I love the circular image you came up with. Gorgeous design, papers, and colors, too! :)

  6. You clever girl you. :-) The cropped image works so beautifully on your card. That hot pink is a fun pop of color too. Hope you're having a fantastic week! Hugs!

  7. Your card is "so you." The soft colors and splash of pink make it very pretty. Loved your owl favor too!!!!

  8. an absolutely beautiful card Geri :) have a fab weekend xx

  9. Love you used a portion of the freebie image... Fabby creation, thanks for your inspiration... is a pleasure visit your blog to see Super Fabulous creations.