Friday, July 12, 2013

NEW DT AND ELITE MEMBERSHIP CLUB FORMING ON CDAC

ELITE CDAC DT CALL

 DT Call for limited positions and only those on the Elite Team will have "FREE" membership to the NEW CLUB while on DT. NEW ELITE CLUB MEMBERS ACCESS on CDAC starting on Aug 1st.
Be the first on the DT of it's kind. An "Elite Member" will have access to over 50 digi image downloads, special give away challenges, promotions and product giveaways.
Elite membership starting on Aug 1st. Member Options coming in the next few days, so don't miss out on this opportunity to be on the new DT and/or a member of the CDAC ELITE CLUB.
If you are interested in being on the "CDAC Elite Design Team" please email me at heatonup@verizon.net with the following info by months end.
1. your name and blog link (if you have one)
2. any past DT's you have been on.
3. your CDAC "my page" link
4. links to any galleries you have that show off your work
5. short background about yourself and why you would like to be on this team.

Responsibilities are easy...
It will involve make cards/paper projects for challenges (maximum one per month), Help oversee the Elite club events, groups and members, show support for players via commenting from time to time. Promote events through blogging. That is about it. It will be on the easier side of the normal DT duties.
Access to first give away is pictured below.


 Stop by and join CDAC if you are not already a member. Regular membership is absolutly free.

NEW CDAC ELITE CLUB STARTING AUG 1ST


Sunday, March 17, 2013

SPREAD THE WORD CONTEST AND MUCH MORE!!!!

You can enter the Spread the word contest too! Just copy and past the below wording to your blog and link your direct blog post on the main page Here under the #4 inlinkz to enter this contest!!! 
 
CDAC and Petaloo are teaming up for some FANTASTIC
Easter/Spring Challenges & Contest BONANZA'S!!!
March 17th is the start to a bunch of awesome challenges and contests on CDAC..It will run through the end of the month!! Lots of prizes will be awarded at the end of the month so, don't miss out! There are crafting challenges, a "LIKE" Facebook contest and even a simple "spread the word" Contest. Along with some wonderful Gift Certificates from some wonderful Digi Artists, Petaloo is offering some AMAZING prizes. Petaloo International, is one of the largest floral manufacturing companies in the crafting world and is your source for floral & specialty embellishments. With exclusive factories in
China, India & Thailand, along with over 20 years experience in floral & craft products.They offer customers fun & innovative products at factory direct pricing. Here is just a "sample" of "some" of the prizes that will be awarded. Plus, Petaloo has a WHOLE NEW LINE of flowers coming out on April 1st that will also be part of these prizes. Don't miss out on being the "first on your block" to own some of these fabulous flowers!!!






Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Hello Fellow Crafters!
We have some very exciting things happening on CDAC.
Jan 15th at 6am PST is our GRAND OPENING featuring some new groups and challenges filled with wonderful things.
With the new year comes many new changes and we want you all to be a part of it. As always, we are committed to sharing information, art and the gift of friendship!
We want to challenge you to get even more creative on CDAC. We have changed the tabs on the Main Page, done some house cleaning and are raring to go!
Stop by and see what all the excitement is about and pick up your first of many FREEBIES.
With these new rooms, there is now something for everyone! We have opened up many of these groups for full range linking and sharing. Come share your link to your favorite tutorial or even link up a non-digi creation. That's right! We are expanding our scope but please be advised ... our CDAC Gallery will remain Digi Image Creations ONLY!
We want to see what's on your craft table!
No matter what it is!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mid Week Midnight Madness Butterfly Magnet Pop-Up Card Tutorial

Here is a tutorial on how to make a Butterfly Magnet Card with a Pop Up inside.
This is a picture of the completed set with the removable Magnetic Butterflies.
These butterflies are shown here removed from the card. The Butterfly digi's in both the open winged and side view are available at "priscillastyles"
These are the black magnets that the butterflies are attached to.

As you can see in this picture, I used recycled refrigerator magnets for the card front. Just cut to desired shape and secure to card front.
For the actual butterflies, I used store bought heavy strength magnets for the back . I have two small kids and I know how easily their art work falls off the refrigerator LOL . Plus, this helps hold them securely to the front of the card. Make sure you use aggressive adhesive to attach them. I used Crystal Effects from Stampin Up. It seems to work nicely. You can also use Judi Kins Diamond Glaze. (testing your adhesive first is always a good idea) It's so easy and a lovely way to add a gift element to your card to be enjoyed for many years to come. The possibilities are endless.
Pop Up Card Tutorial
Now for the pop-up element for the inside of the card.
Here is a close up of the measurements for the inside pop up mechanism. These go directly in the center for your card fold. Cut and Score near the upper part of the card. The scores allow the this flap to fold in and lay flat with your pop up image.

To make the pop up image for the inside, you must make two of the same images. You can not make them to large as they must be able to fold down flat and not stick out of the card or interfere with the folding mechanism. This butterfly image measures 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”. You can use any kind of image, Hearts and Flowers work great with this technique. After both images are made, you carefully cute one image ½ way down the center from the “top” to the center, and then you cut the second image from the “bottom” to the center. This will allow them to slide together as shown in the picture. Just connect them by sliding them together till they match up. NO adhesive needed for this, because they must be able to move freely when opening and closing the card.
I choose to put a green liner under my main pop up element, but you do not have to do that. I just think it looked better.
However, you must have an insert for the pop up feature or your card will have a hole in it. Once your inlay is in place, you are ready to attach your Butterfly (or pop up image)
Now add your pop up image by attaching the lower portion of the two back pieces to each side of the fold out flap (pop up)
You must be careful to measure just the right place to glue it, because if you glue it on to low, it will be unable to fold in on itself and lay flat.
The very bottom of the pop up image should be slightly higher than the base of the card inside.
Here is a picture with the pop up inside, the removed Butterfly magnets from the front of the card.
Close up on the Butterfly Digi from the "priscillastyles" Store. Both of these Butterflies can be found as a set and I would love to see what you would make with them. Stop by follow my store and check out my "Dabbling with Digis" Line :)
Front of the matching envelope.
Back of the matching butterfly envelope that was made using the "priscillastyles" envelope kit. These kits are perfect for this type of project. Pop/Magnet cards tend to be on the thicker side and the envelope kit form tool helps with any embellishing you are going to add to your envelope by holding it steady and firm. You can learn more about these kits by visiting the "priscillastyles" Store.
You can click on any of the above pictures to enlarge. I hope you have enjoyed my Butterfly Magnet Pop Up Card Tutorial today and I hope you play along with the Midnight Madness sketch challenges this week/month. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at heatonup@verizon.net
We are celebrating our One Year Anniversary and we have a lot of festivities going on over at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge blog.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pixie Cottage Guest Sketch Artists

I've got an extra card and an extra sketch to show you this week in addition to yesterday's Midnight Madness Challenge. I had the honor of creating the sketch over at The Pixie Cottage Challenge site.
The Pixie Cottage are adding Special Guest Sketch Artists to their weekly challenge and I'm excited to say that I'm their very 1st one! The Pixie Cottage line of stamps debuted in the Fall of 2009 and I got to work with one of the latest stamps, Hannah with Butterflies, and I designed the sketch for the whole Pixie team to work with.

So if you'd like to play with an additional sketch this week drop over to The Pixie Cottage for a chance to win and be sure to check out their DT creations. Thank you for asking me Kate and Thank you Michelle for the image to work with. I had so much fun working with Hannah and creating the sketch for your DT.   We have a lot going on over at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge blog including my BLOG CANDY and the Upcoming MIDNIGHT MADNESS ON THE HIGH SEAS CRUISE. If you stop by, I would love to hear from you.  Priscilla :)



Friday, January 29, 2010

Aquarius Art Challenge

**Please click on pictures to enlarge**

This was made for the Art Challenge over at Hands and Hearts. I joined the Zodiac group over there and this is my take on Aquarius. How it works over there is, every month has a different zodiac sign, and each month you create something based on the inspiration from the sign. You may use any medium, technique, you may write a poem, a story, paint, draw, collage, make a doll, just about anything, the important is to follow your inspiration at the moment! You just read the descriptions of the sign to get inspired. I am learning a lot about signs etc. Aquarius is  "The Water Carrier" January 21 to February 19. I was inspired by the water part, so I created a girl floating under the water...I was just going for a peaceful, relaxing image. I drew and painted this one..no graphics involved.  Let me know if you think it worked :) I would like to dedicate this painting to Jessica Grundy whos art work has always been an inspiration for me and she is an Aquarius too. Happy Birthday!
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I thought I would make one for Capricorn = Dec 22nd - Jan 19th. It is a little late, but better late than never right? I thought I should have all the months if I was going to do this, so here is my take on Capricorn. This is more of a mixed media project. I used an imag I made previously. I had printed the main image, water color painted it, added some sparkle, then took a picture of it and worked on it graphically by adding it to a background, added some horns, some special effects and the word Capricorn. "They are realted to the goat because of their tendency to climb high mountains and walk easily through rocks and unevenly paths, meaning that even they strugle in the hard work of life, they succed reaching the top, it is said that when older they stay there to contemplate the view and start a mistic life because of their earned wisdom. Capricorns are great friends and they are solid but sometimes too much and they tend to stay focused on one simple idea, place or relationship, sometimes they are painted with a fish tale"  Hope you like it... I am thinking about taking one of there Mixed Media art classes over there...hummmm  it is a year long class..how fun is that??
Thanks for looking :)
Priscilla