High School Reunion

Christy Monge

Seriously has it been 30 years since I graduated from high school? And some of the people in these pictures I have known since the 3rd grade. It was a great reunion and especially touching since my daughter graduated from the same high school. I was able to use my background paper from Duetica fonts and bits and pieces from various kits. I tried something new with my lettering by using the metallic effect and I love the way it works with my Duetica fonts.

SUPPLIES:
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
Background paper created by Christy
Embellishments-various kits
Duetica fonts: DT Tin Whistle, DT Piper, DT Floot, DT Saxi, DT Riley, DT Mandolyn, DT Kit Link, and DT Woodwynds

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Fall Blessings

Christy Monge

Nothing says fall like a trip to the pumpkin patch! My cousin was blessed with her little girl Parker 3 years ago. She is her family’s little pumpkin! Isn’t she just adorable! We all love her to pieces. Fun time is spent with her and her family. Fall is such a beautiful time of year, with the leaves turning their shades of orange, red, and gold. I hope we can meet up with this wonderful family again soon!

SUPPLIES:

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11

Duetica Fall Kit

Duetica Font: DT Piper

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Merrill Cousins

Christy Monge

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We Merrill’s have a strong family bond and strong genes! Get us all together and no one can tell who belongs to who! I loved seeing the bond between Briana and her cousin Makenzie as she sets out on her mission to Brazil for 18 months. We are so proud of her, but yet, we will miss her. I was glad to capture one last picture of them together before she takes off on her adventure! I used the DT Woodwind font for the monogram in the background-there was never a more perfect font to create monograms!

SUPPLIES:
Fonts: DT Woodwynd and Piper
Kit: “Spring Dreams” by Isabel Mendez Crisdam Designs for A Cherry on Top

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Scrap-box

Candice Windham

We all have them. Some people have more than others. Some are patterned. Some are solid colors. But rest assured that no matter what your craft of choice is, you’re always going to have scraps…and scraps….and scraps.

Here’s a little solution to eliminate some of those scraps: Go ahead and prep those smaller pieces for Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) or card backgrounds. This way, when you participate in an ATC swap or need a card or a little something to dress up a project or gift, you have it right there at your fingertips.

Artist Trading Cards have been a round for a while, so much that some folks have forgotten the ATC rules.  Size: 2.5” x3.5” Restrictions: ATCs are just what the name says: Artist TRADING Cards, not Artist SELLING Cards. ATCs developed among artistic groups as a way to have a little piece of art from your colleagues without a huge monetary investment. Each artist would create mini-masterpieces, then swap them with their artsy friends.

I love this box size and shape. I love it so much that I have several around my studio, holding different things, and therein lies the problem: I spent more time trying to find the one with ATC sized cards than it actually takes to cut the paper to size.

Duetica to the rescue! I love all the Duetica Lettering Arts Studio fonts, some more than others. I set the letters A,T, and C, using DT-Mandolyn, DT-Piper and DT-Tin Whistle. I used the software features to get just the right letter styles I wanted. I then opened the files in Photoshop and added background colors.

SUPPLIES:
Duetica Lettering Arts Studio Software
White cardstock
Cigar box (approx. 6 ½” x 4 ¾” x 4 7/8”)
Assorted printed papers, three patterns (Graphic 45 Le Cirque Collection)
Tags (Graphic 45 Le Cirque Collection)
Adobe Photoshop or similar imaging software
Stazon Black ink
tamps, 1” , LeavUnity Ses All Over and Stripes.Dots.Hearts. (Ann Butler Faux Quilting Collection)
Sponge
White Pen (*Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen )
Fiber, embroidery floss
Wheat Grass (optional)
Premier Extreme adhesive (Kool Tak)
Ribbon doilies zigzag strip (Basic Grey Paper Ribbon)
Duetica Fonts: DT Mandolyn, DT Piper and DT Tin Whistle

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Spring is Here!

Jaclyn Keys

My favorite part of Spring – besides the warmer weather – is when the first flowers of Spring bloom in my garden.  I always remember visiting my grandmother’s house every Friday as a kid.  I would always get so excited the first Friday that we would visit when her tulips and daffodils started blooming. This winter, my grandmother passed away, but the hyacinth bulbs she shared with me last Spring have already started sprouting through the tanbark in my flower bed, despite the snow that fell this morning!  This year I plan to add to my garden with tulips and daffodils, just like my grandma.

SUPPLIES:
Photoshop elements
Duetica Font: DT Woodwynd

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Best Friends Forever

Christy Monge

My daughter is truly my best friend. We have been through so much. For many years we only had each other and we were so close. Now that she is in college I am proud to say that I not only love her, but like and admire her as a person. She is always there for me and this layout is for her. The chic pattern really capture her sense of style, and the Duetica DT Mandolyn font is such a pretty script. I love the way that the letters flow, and how you have so many choices of flares to choose from for each and every letter.

SUPPLIES:
Card created in Photoshop Elements
Digital Kit: “Urban Kiwi” by Shabby Princess
Duetica Font: DT Mandolyn font

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All You Need Is Love

Candice Windham

I love the Beatles, but more than just the Fab Four, I love Lennon/McCartney lyrics. That’s why the first thing that came to mind when I set out to create a project using the Duetica Lettering Arts software, was All you need is love. This door hanger says it all. We usually don’t think of brown and beige as the colors of love, but then again, love is all you need, no matter what color it is.

The Duetica Lettering Arts Studio makes it easy to get the letters to behave just the way you want. I used one DT Mandolyn font option for the L and set the additional letters (OVE) in the DT Mandolyn font as well, but with different letter options. I also moved the L closer to the o using the letter spacing button in the software. This makes the perfect wall hanging because it weighs very little. That wood-look base is really Smoothfoam®. Any weight comes from the hardware.

Note: This is actually a recycled piece of Smoothfoam. I made several clocks for the Craft and Hobby Tradeshow and Convention. One was a fatality in the shipment home, so I used it for the heart shape.

SUPPLIES:
Duetica Lettering Arts Studio
Smoothfoam disc, 8” x 1”, Expandable Polystyrene (EPS)
3D Stamping Paint , Moss Green and Copper (Viva Décor)
Copper Pearl Pen (Viva Décor)
Round sponge daubers
Colorbox Cat’s Eye ink, Brown,(Clearsnap)
Chains, Copper and Black, assorted styles (Blue Moon)
Copper wire
Prima Flowers
Beads (Blue Moon)
3/8″ circle punch
Black card stock scraps
Foam Cutter (Marvy)
White Tacky Glue (Aleene’s)
Clock hands
Valentine charms
Dew Drops (Robin’s Nest)
Swirl stamp
Black Stazon Ink Pad
Duetica Font: DT Mandolyn font

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Spring Fever

Jaclyn Keys

It’s finally starting to feel like spring here in Pennsylvania.  After a snowy start to April and wearing winter jackets to Easter dinner, the grass is finally green and the trees are no longer bare.  The only problem with the nice weather is that we are all suffering from a mild case of spring fever! To capture this sentiment for a future project, I used the Duetica DT Woodwynds font. This font, with its swirling vines adds that budding sense of life to my lettering. I love how you can use the Duetica Lettering Arts Studio to adjust just how many vines each letter has, and how close the letters are to each other. It really brings this project to life, and after all that is what spring is all about.

SUPPLIES:
Adobe Photoshop
Duetica Lettering Arts Studio
Duetica Font: DT Woodwynds font

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Tenley Capri – Birth Announcement

Ann Butler

My granddaughter “Tenley Carpi” was born last month and I thought I would create a keepsake using the Duetica Lettering Arts System to capture this special moment. I love the swirls of the DT Woodwynd font and the beauty of the DT Mandolyn font and the Duetica Lettering System make it is so easy to personalize whatever you want to create. I created the “T” in the DT Woodwynd font and placed it on the left side of an 8 1/2″ x 11″ landscape document. I created the name in the DT Mandolyn font and placed it in a text box centered on the bottom right of the document; creating and placing the date ( which was also done in DT Mandolyn and the numbers were done in the DT Woodwynd font) directly below the name. I printed this out on a tone on tone yellow decorative cardstock with pink ink. I then used my laser square to layer and line everything up, gluing in place. Then used gem tac to adhere the crystals to highlight the “T”. I love how it turned out plus it was quick and easy to create.

SUPPLIES:
Beacon Adhesives – Zip Dry
Beacon Adhesives – Gem Tac
Cardstock: Pink
Decorative Cardstock: Yellow, Pink
Get-It-Straight Laser Square (www.kellycraftinnovations.com)
Flat Back Crystals
Photo, Scissor, Ruler, Paper Trimmer
Duetica Font: DT Woodwynd and DT Mandolyn fonts

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Easter Fun

Jaclyn Keys

When I think of Spring, Easter immediately comes to mind! My niece and nephew had a great time decorating Easter Eggs and finding them the next day. This page was so easy to create using some digital elements I had from another project, and a spring green background. The Duetica DT Woodwynds font with all its pretty vines adds a spring has sprung energy to my final design.

SUPPLIES:
Photoshop Elements
Duetica Font: DT Woodwynds font

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