Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A pretty little card, and some notes...

Today I made a quick card using the filigree file I shared earlier this year. (Here is a LINK to that post in case you missed it). It is a good idea to cut several of these card toppers at a time and then you will have them handy for when you want to make a card in a hurry!

The topper was cut in plain white cardstock and I used the "stylized flowers" Cuttlebug folder to emboss the plain area above the filigree.

I "fussy embossed" - carefully lining up the edges of the topper in the folder to try to have the embossing connect with the filigree design.

The butterfly was a spare from my very first use of the Storybook cartridge (when it had not been added to Design Studio and I just wanted to cut a sheet or two of images to try them out). I added Stickles to define the body and antennae and attached the butterfly to the card using foam squares for dimension.

A note about the online lesssons -

As I mentioned last week, I have asked JenC to join me in this new teaching endeavor. We have been working hard to get the new blog set up and it will soon be ready to go "live" This new blog is where the schedule, fees and registration details for all of our classes will be listed. You will be able to learn how to use the Design Studio software by participating in a live online classroom. If you like the videos I have been posting, you will love the online classroom - we will be demonstrating in real time and you will be able to ask all the questions you might have about the trickier aspects of using Design Studio.

I will be teaching some classes together with JenC and we each will be doing some classes independently so we can better cover the various time zones. I know that many of you are impatient for us to get started - keep checking our blogs for information about our "Grand Opening" - it will be very soon!

Another note about the videos -

It seems that YouTube was the answer and, finally, everyone can see the newest video (#5). By purchasing the upgrade to the software I was able to make the screen recording in a format that will upload to YouTube. I will go back and redo the earlier topics and post those to YouTube as well as soon as I can find the time.

There was a bit of initial confusion from subscribers to the email feed because the daffodil image that had been a link to the videos in the past was just a title and the embedded YouTube box does not appear in the email. If you get the daily emails, remember you can click the title and it will take you directly to that post on my blog. You can watch the video directly from my blog or on YouTube (by clicking the "YouTube" icon).

When you watch the video be sure to click on the "HD" button at the bottom of the screen (it will turn red when it is "on") - the clarity of the recording will be much improved. It is also a good idea to use the full screen view which makes it much easier to see the details.

Finally, for those of you who say you like to hear about some of the personal details (and particularly for my friend "YO"), I got a "significant" hair cut today - it is much, much shorter!


  1. I have loved your videos so far so I can not wait for the ones with you and Jen. Hopefully, I can watch all of them as the ones so far have been very helpful.

  2. Well, I want to see the new hair do.... So excited about you and Jen going online.

  3. Hi Diane,

    Congratulations on your collaboration with Jen C on doing the classes. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have for us!


  4. Neat card! Anxious to see your new hairdo!


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