Saturday, December 31, 2011

Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon

Stampin' Up! News

December 30, 2011
Due to overwhelming demand for the Early Espresso 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon, we have run out of stock. This item from the Holiday Mini is no longer available for purchase. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Another Hybrid Card

This card is CASE'd from one I saw on Stampin' Connection - an online showcase for Stampin' Up! demonstrators only. The originator used the actual stamp sets and although I do own all of them, I created the focal panel using My Digital Studio. I cut that to 3 1/2" x 5" and layered it onto a layer of Soft Suede measuring 3 3/4" x 5 1/4". The base case card is Very Vanilla.

I added a few highlights with glitter glue and the card was done.

This was one of the cards I made with my sisters and her two daughters when we had a craft day a few weeks ago.

It sure looks like my layering is not straight but in real life it is much better than it looks in this photo.

Digital Downloads - Lovely as a Tree; Welcome Christmas; Heard from the Heart (all of the downloads used are available as stamp sets as well)
Colours - Very Vanilla; Soft Suede; Cherry Cobbler; Basic Black
Card Stock - Very Vanilla; Soft Suede
Other - Dazzling Details

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Glittery Ornament Card

A couple of weeks ago I posted a really quick and easy card with a bit of a Wow factor. Pretty much all I had done was to punch out a snowflake (save the punched piece for another project) and mount a piece of red glimmer paper behind it. You can see it HERE

This card is very similar but uses the ornament punch. Although it takes a little more time than the snowflake card, it is still fairly quick and easy.

Stamp Set - Christmas Greetings
Ink - Real Red
Card Stock - Whisper White; Real Red; Red Glimmer; Silver Glimmer
Punch - Ornament; Dotted Ribbon
Other - 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon; "Shimmer Mist"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Quick and Easy Lovely as a Tree Card

I loved this card when I saw it on Julie Leblanc's blog and knew it would be a good card for my craft day with my sister and her daughters. It is also on the list for Judy and I to make, although may not be until next year.

I didn't make any changes at all. You can see Julie's video for this card HERE.

Stamp Set - Lovely as a Tree; Heard from the Heart
Ink - Crumb Cake; Soft Suede
Card Stock - Very Vanilla
Other - Dazzling Details

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is my dad's birthday - 80 years young. Yesterday we had a birthday celebration for him.

Dad was in the Navy for years so I thought the Open Sea stamp set would be perfect for his card.

It's a pocket card and the insert is stamped with some of the images from the stamp set and holds a gift card.

Stamps - Happy Everything (retired); The Open Sea
Ink - Crumb Cake; Not Quite Navy; Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock - Whisper White; Not Quite Navy; Nautical Expedition DSP (retired)
Other - Baker's Twine (Cherry Cobbler); 5/8" Silver Jumbo Brad

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Snowman Punch Art

On Monday when Judy and I had our "play date" we made cards that I have already posted to my blog.

My card today is one we probably won't get to this year, but it will certainly be on the list for next Christmas. I did however do this card with my sister and her two daughters last Friday. We had a crafting afternoon and had a great time. NOTE - I had scheduled this post before our craft day and we did not make this card (I forgot to pack the kit I had put together - so this will be a next year's project with them as well).

As you know if you are a regular reader, most of my projects have been CASEd from other papercrafters. This is no exception. I can't link to any one person's blog as I have seen so many variations of this cute little snowman. So here he is -


Stamp Set - Serene Snowflakes
Ink - Whisper White pigment ink; Baja Breeze Classic; Blushing Bride Classic
Card Stock - Whisper White; Baja Breeze; Basic Black; Real Red; Pumpkin Pie
Punches - 1 1/4 Square; Word Window; Ornament; 3/4" circle; Two Step Owl; Small Heart; Small Star (retired); Decorative Label; Scalloped oval
Other - Mica Flakes; Tombow Multi Purpose Glue; White Signo Gel Pen; Basic Black Marker; 1/8" Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon; Basic Rhinestones; My Digital Studio (for greeting)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hybrid Card

Early in November Stampin' Up! offered some free downloads for My Digital Studio. One of those was Home for the Holidays. I had checked out the stamps and embellishments but did not even look at the templates that were included with the download. It wasn't until last week one day that I saw a hybrid card on Diana Gibb's blog that she had created using the postcard template from the Home for the Holidays download. I loved it and wished I had been more attentive to what I was getting. Check out Diana's card HERE.

Here is my card -

I decided to change the greeting - so easy to do. I just deleted the greeting on the template and selected another one. Once I was happy with the look I created duplicate pages and then printed 4 to a page. I trimmed them, mounted them onto a Cherry Cobbler layer and then onto the Very Vanilla Card base. I then "glitzed" it up a bit by adding some Dazzling Details to the "snow banks".

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Snowman Candy Bar Wrapper

Are you looking for a really cute table favour or even gift card holder then you have to check out the free download on Laurie Furnell's blog HERE.

Judy found it and it was one of our projects this week. She did the download and then printed the images onto plain copy paper. We trimmed them to fit our candy bars (in these samples we used the 100g Cadbury Caramilk bars. The little hat is made of a 6 inch square of polar fleece. The scarf is a 1/2" by 12" strip of the fleece.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Button Buddies

I'm not sure where I saw this card - as soon as I figure that out I will post the link.

This is another fairly quick and easy card using the snowman image from the Button Buddies stamp set.

Here is a closeup of the focal image so you can see the embossed oval surrounding the snowman.

Stamp Set - Button Buddies, Snow Much Fun
Ink - Jet Black StazOn, Real Red Classic
Card Stock - Whisper White, Old Olive
Other - Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Brights Buttons (Old Olive), Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bells & Boughs - Card 3

This is the third card I made inspired by Wendy Weixler HERE

As with yesterday's card I used the snowflake embossing folder. This time though I decided to make the card as a 5 1/2" by 4 1/4". I also used the stamp set Christmas Greetings.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bells & Boughs - Card 2

This is the second of the cards I made that were inspired by Wendy Weixler HERE

This time I used the snowflake embossing folder.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bells & Boughs

While I was blog hopping last weekend I visited the blogs of stampers participating in the November Control Freaks Blog Hop. This months theme was KISS (Keep it Simple Stamper). One of the projects posted by Wendy Weixler HERE really caught my eye and I decided to make a few. This is the first one that I did.

I used the stripes embossing folder instead of the Houndstooth and rather than colouring in the holly berries and adding Dazzling Details I coloured some of our rhinestones with a permanent marker. I also used the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon in place of the quilted Early Espresso Ribbon that Wendy used.

Hope you like it.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Nan!

Today is my mother in law's 89th birthday. We'll be having a family dinner this evening to celebrate. I made a card from the whole family but forgot to take a photo before giving it to my brother in law so he could sign it.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Quick and Easy Card

I am always on the lookout for cards that are quick and easy but have a bit of a wow factor.

I saw THIS card on Angela McKay's blog one day and used it as inspiration for my card today.

I decided to use Real Red for my card base. I punched a snowflake in my Whisper White panel and then put a piece of Stampin' Up!'s wonderful red glimmer behind it. I stamped the greeting, adhered the ribbon and the stuck the whole layer to my card base. Added a rhinestone and I was done! Truly a less than five minute card.

Hope you like it.

It is hard to see the glimmer paper so here is a close up - I think you can see it a bit better.

Stamp - Four the Holidays
Ink - Real Red Classic Ink
Card Stock - Real Red, Whisper White, Red Glimmer
Other - Snowflake Punch, Real Red Satin Ribbon

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tags til Christmas

Judy and I made this card a couple of weeks ago. I had seen it on Monica Gale's blog HERE. You will have to scroll down a bit - there are two cards in that post and I Case'd the second one.

I decided to use Riding Hood Red cardstock and some retired ribbon. I also made my Crumb Cake border a little smaller. Hope you like it.

Stamps - Tags til Christmas, Delightful Dozen
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Card Stock - Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Other - Dotted Ribbon border punch, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals.

This card could be easily "stepped up" by adding some of the Stampin' Up! rhinestone or pearl jewels and some shimmer spray.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas Lodge

When I first saw this stamp set in the Holiday Mini catalogue I had decided not to get it - I purchased the digital download for My Digital Studio. I liked it so much I decided to buy the stamp set as well.

This card that Judy and I made recently is a CASE of one posted by Julie Leblanc HERE

Stamp Set - Christmas Lodge; Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Crumb Cake; Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock - Very Vanilla; Cherry Cobbler; Early Espresso
Other - Basic Jewels - Pearls

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"Telescoping" Snowman

Over the past many months I have seen samples of "telescoping" cards and although intrigued never sat down to make one. Recently I have seen a number of these cards that have really piqued my interest - they are snowmen. I finally made one and am thrilled with the results.

Here he is closed

Here he is opened

Don't you just love him!

I pretty much followed the instructions posted by Becky Roberts HERE

My supplies
Large Scallop Circle die - Silver Glimmer Paper
3 1/2" Circle die - Whisper White (edges sponged with Baja Breeze)
3" Circle die - Silver Glimmer Paper
Snowflake Punch - Early Espresso (arms)
2 1/2" Circle punch - Whisper White (embossed with Northern Flurries embossing folder and edges sponged with Baja Breeze)
2" Circle (from circles #2 die - Silver Glimmer Paper
1 3/4" Circle punch - Whisper White (edges sponged with Baja Breeze); mouth drawn on; Blushing Bride cheek
Owl Punch - Basic Black (eyes and buttons)
1 1/4" Square Punch (Hat) - Basic Black; corner rounder punch; Sponged with Whisper White craft ink
Word Window Punch - (Hat Brim)- Basic Black; sponged with Whisper White craft ink
Large Star punch (retired)- (nose) - Pumpkin Pie sponged with Cajun Craze. Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon - for hat and scarf
Tiny Silver Brads
Filigree Brad
Clear Rhinestone Brad

Monday, November 21, 2011

Judy and I made this card together last week. The minute I saw it on Stampin' Connection I knew I would have to add it to our list of projects.

It was posted by a fellow demonstrator whose name is Karen Gibson. You can see her card HERE.

The only change we made was to use the holly leaves from the Winter Wishes stitched felt.

So here is my card

Sunday, November 20, 2011

My card today is CASE'd from a card I saw in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue - page 43. It's one of the cards Judy and I made last week.

Stamp Set - Bells & Boughs; Christmas Greetings
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler; Very Vanilla
Ink - Always Artichoke; Cherry Cobbler
Other - Top Note Die for the Big Shot; Crochet Trim Ribbon; Basic Pearls

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Bookmark November 21 for the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!!!!!

Online Extravaganza, Stampin' Up!'s annual sale to kick off the holiday shopping season, will begin Monday, November 21, 2011, and run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011. Amongst the deals will be FREE digital downloads when you purchase My Digital Studio Express; 60 percent savings on select Designer Fabrics and 30% off an exclusive ribbon bundle.

In addition, there will be two items on sale for 24 hours only (November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT]).

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hershey Nugget Holder

In September Patty Bennett posted a punch art Santa Bag Topper that I have kept thinking about. Click HERE to see her post. She shows all of the punched pieces that are used to create the little guy.

I decided to make the Santa but to use it as the embellishment on a little Hershey Nugget holder made with die cuts from the Two Tags die. One change I made was to use Silver Glimmer for the "hat band". The other was to use the Holly & Berries from the Winter Wishes stitched felt to embellish Santa's hat.

I think this will be a great table favour at Christmas!


Card Stock - Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Blush Blossom (retired), Silver Glimmer Paper, Candy Cane Lane DSP (retired)
Punches - Extra Large Oval, Large Oval, Ornament, Bird Builder, Owl Builder, Two Tags Die
Other - Winter Wishes Stitched Felt, Clear Tinsel (retired), Signo White Gel pen, Hershey Nuggets

Have a great day!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Stitched Felt - Wreath

While blog surfing last weekend I came across THIS card posted by Debbie Currier and quickly realized that it would be a perfect card to use with the wreath from the Winter Wishes stitched felt package.

I first made it using the same cardstock as the original - Crumb Cake and Real Red.

While working on the card I kept thinking about the red glimmer paper sitting on my shelf. I wanted a project to take with me to Judy's this week so I decided to make the card using Naturals Ivory card stock and the sparkly red paper. I loved it!

Stamp - Heard from the Heart
Ink - Early Espresso
Card Stock version 1 - Crumb Cake, Real Red
Card Stock version 2 - Naturals Ivory, Red Glimmer Paper
Other - Winter Wishes Stitched Felt; Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon

Have a great day.

Friday, November 11, 2011

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae

Monday, November 7, 2011

Quick and Easy Card

In early November Heather Summers posted THIS card along with a video.

I really liked the card and loved that it used the little mittens from the Winter Wishes stitched felt. I wanted to make quite a few of these cards, but only had six of the mittens. I decided that for the balance of the cards I would use pairs of stockings. I stamped the stockings with the Stitched Stockings stamp set and punched them out with the Stocking Builder punch.

Heather's card and the two cards featured in my photo are both embossed using the Snowburst embossing folder - both on the card base and for the oval surrounding the sentiment. I decided not to emboss the base card for the additional cards that I made. If I were to do more of these cards I would alter the size of the focal panel to 5 x 3 3/4 in order to see more of the embossing.

Hope you like them and thanks for stopping by.

Stamp Set - Delightful Dozen; Winter Post; Stitched Stockings
Ink - Soft Suede; Cherry Cobbler; Whisper White (craft)
Card Stock - Crumb Cake; Whisper White
Other - Snowburst Embossing Folder; Stocking Builder Punch; Sponge Dauber; Stampin' Dimensionals; Brads - Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler; Winter Wishes stitched felt; Linen Thread

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas Lodge

I saw THIS CARD on Diana Gibbs' blog and knew I would have to use it as one of the cards to make with Judy. At the time I only had the Christmas Lodge download for My Digital Studio so I used that for my focal image and the greeting. I had to resize them - the digital images are quite large. I printed them and cut them to the sizes I wanted.

Diana ruffled her ribbon but on this card I just used a simple knot.

Stamp Set - Serene Snowflakes
Ink - Early Espresso
Card Stock - Very Vanilla; Cherry Cobbler
Other - Early Espresso Quited Ribbon; My Digital Studio (Christmas Lodge download)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Make sure to check in on the site between November 4 and 7. There will be four brand new, never seen before downloads for My Digital Studio and they are FREE. All you have to do is complete a short survey and the downloads can be yours!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

Take your love of stamping into the kitchen! Create fun and tasty stamped cookies for any occasion. Fit a silicone stamp over the bottom of the wooden handle and press into dough—it's that easy!

Food-safe, easy-to-clean and dishwasher safe. Each set includes 3 silicone stamps, 1 handle, and 2 great cookie recipes.

You can use your own favourite sugar cookie or shortbread recipe as well. Note the stamps work best with recipes that have no leavening agents.

Monday, October 31, 2011


A few weeks ago when Judy and I got together one of the projects we did was a Halloween card. It was a lot of fun - a bit of colouring, some glittery paper and some DSP printed from My Digital Studio.

You can find the original card here

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Winter Wishes Stitched Felt

On Friday I went over to Judy's and after a delicious lunch of french onion soup and baguette we headed for the craft room.

We made these cute "door" cards using the wreath from the stitched felt featured in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalogue. I have seen so many of these cards I am not sure to whom I should give credit - so thank you everyone!

This card will certainly require extra postage so it is probably one that you would want to give in person.

Hope you like it and have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Field Flowers - Post #2

I have seen so many variations of this card on the internet that I cannot remember where I found this one. I think I have used a different sentiment than the original but other than that it is a direct CASE (copy and share everything). I created two versions - one is a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 square and the second is a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Field Flowers

Initially I had not purchased the Field Flowers stamp set when the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue was released in July. I did purchase the download for My Digital Studio and used it for a few projects. I did however see so many cards posted on various blogs using this stamp set I finally decided to buy it. It is a beautiful set.

This card was one I had seen on Andrea Munro's blog and it is the card that prompted me to buy the stamp set.

You can see the My Digital Studio version I created here

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Christmas Decoration

Another challenge Heather posted to her SimplyMDSClub2 group was to create Home Decor using My Digital Studio. And there was going to be a prize! A Halloween banner that Heather had designed in My Digital Studio. You can see it HERE.

Happily I won the prize! Unfortunately it was by default - none of the other participants in the club were able to submit projects for that challenge. Rather than mail me the banner, Heather sent me the file and all I have to do is print it out, do a bit of cutting and then assemble the banner. I sent it to the online print service at Staples - pretty much cheaper than printing it on my little inkjet printer.

So the project I submitted was another insert for the 10 x 13 frame - this time with a Christmas theme. Again I don't have the Designer Series Paper but I do have the digital download so used that.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Halloween Decoration

A few weeks ago I created a Halloween insert for a 10 x 13 picture frame. I had seen it on and knew I would have to recreate it. I also used it as a submission to Heather Summers' SimplyMDSClub2 - she challenged us to make something that was not a scrapbook page or a card using My Digital Studio. I don't have the Designer Series Paper or the stamp used on the insert but I did have the downloads for My Digital Studio.

You can see the original HERE

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

In the Navy

We recently celebrated my parents' 60th wedding anniversary and 80th birthdays. I have decided that I am going to make a photobook in My Digital Studio for them. I'll be using some of the photos that were included in a slideshow presentation at the party as well as some of the photos taken by the photographer. We will also be asking guests who took photos to send us digital copies of their photos so hopefully I will have some of those candid shots to include in the book as well.

Hopefully I will be able to surprise them with the photobook (I don't think they check my blog but if they do - SURPRISE!)

I am thinking of using this page in the book. These are photos of my dad when he first joined the navy.

Not too many elements on the page - the background is Nautical Expedition with "stamped" elements from The Open Sea; there is an Antique Brad and Baker's Twine (Early Espresso); frames from Downtown Grunge and I used a couple of staples.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fall Wreath

I have not had a lot of success finding a fall themed wreath for my front door so I decided to make one.

When Stampin' Up! demonstrators were given access to the Holiday Mini Catalogue on August 1 (it went live on September 1) I kept gravitating to page 6. There was a photo of a wreath made of paper "lollies" (also known as rosettes). Since then I have seen numerous samples on various blogs and on Stampin' Connection (a site for demonstrators only).

Finally I decided to try my hand at one myself. Most of the papers I used are retired product as are some of the embellishments.

To start I had to have a base. Last year when I purchased the Candy Cane Lane DSP there was piece of chipboard in the packing and fortunately I kept it. It was perfect. I used my IKEA plastic waste bin to trace the circles to make the base. The dimensions were perfect - 11 inches for the outside ring and about 7 1/2 for the inside. I traced them onto the chipboard and then cut them out. To cover the base I cut strips of metallic gold waffle paper and wrapped them around the base. I punched a hole and secured some hemp twine for the hanger. Then it was on to making a bunch of lollies in different sizes. I also wanted to have some leaves - pretty much all of the samples I have seen used stamped images from the Falling Leaves stamps set that had been cut out. I am not big on cutting so I pulled out my Leaves #2 die for the Big Shot and cut out a bunch of maple and oak leaves using More Mustard card stock. I then sponged them with Soft Suede and Cajun Craze inks.

So here it is - hope you like it!

Even though it is made of paper it should be fine on my front door - I do have a screen door so it will be protected from the elements.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Digital Studio - Card

On September 14 Heather's challenge to the members of her SimplyMDSClub2 was to create a project in My Digital Studio that was not a scrapbook page.

I created my digital card based on a card I had seen while blog surfing a few weeks ago. You can see that card here

This is my digital card



Sunday, September 25, 2011

Another Card

Stampin' Up! recently announced that the stamp set The Open Sea would carryover from the Summer Mini catalogue. The coordinating Designer Series Paper did not however that is still available as a digital download (as is the Stamp Set).

A while back Heather Summers hosted a fundraiser for Breast Cancer and I signed up for the kit to go. When I received my packet there was a surprise inside - Heather had also included the supplies to make some cards using The Open Seas stamp set.

This is one of those cards:

Stamp Set - The Open Sea; Afterthoughts (retired)
Ink - Not Quite Navy; Crumb Cake; Early Espresso
Card Stock - Not Quite Navy; Early Espresso; Crumb Cake; Nautical Expedition DSP (retired but still available as a digital download)
Other - Baker's Twine - Early Espresso; Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Notably Ornate Hybrid Card

Last February Heather Summers posted a card on her blog that is a Hybrid Card - meaning some elements were created and printed from My Digital Studio and then assembled with "real" supplies to create the final project.

I had forgotten about it until very recently when I saw that card on a site for Stampin' Up! demonstrators only. A couple of weeks ago Judy and I made the card together.

I used My Digital Studio for the "stamped images" and printed them out onto Crumb Cake card stock.

Here is my card:

Stamp Brush Set - Notably Ornate (Digital Download)
Ink - Basic Black
Card Stock - Crumb Cake; Basic Black
Other - Wide Oval and Modern Label punches; 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Riding Hood Red); Stampin' Dimensionals; Glimmer Brads

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Elizabeth and Victoria

I know I have been neglecting this blog and hope to get back to regular posts soon. I have not been doing much stamping, but have been doing a lot in My Digital Studio.

Today's post is a card I made in the summer. I had signed up for Marlayne Hardy's fundraiser for Parkinson's research. This is one of the four cards in the kit:

Stamp Set - Elizabeth; Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Soft Suede Classic Ink
Card Stock - Very Vanilla; Crumb Cake; First Edition DSP
Other - Antique Brad; Fun Flowers Bigz L die for the Big Shot; Scallop Trim Border punch; Large Oval punch; Crochet Lace Trim (Victoria); sponge daubers; Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Simply My Digital Studio Club (2) - Challenge #2

This is my take on another of the challenges Heather posted to her SimplyMDSClub2. She had created a patchwork page using a new Designer Paper Series that will be available when the Holidy Mini goes live on September 1. One of the perks of being a demonstrator with Stampin' Up! is that we can preorder our supplies a month early! The DSP Heather used is Spice Cake. At first I was unsure what I wanted to do with the challenge but as I kept looking at the page I saw it as a memory board.

Here is my completed page

If you have My Digital Studio you should visit Heather's blog and have a look at her posts and maybe even join the club!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Simply MDSClub(2) - Sketch #3

The format of Heather's MDS Club is that she posts sketches, challenges and videos.

When I started sketch #3 I was following Heather's layout but as is often the case it takes on a life of it's own. I knew I wanted to use some photos of my parents as soon as I saw the layout but I had 3 photos I wanted to use - not the two that were in the layout.

As I worked away I finally came up with this page. Although it doesn't have the same number of photos or even the same placement of them, it captures the theme (Then and Now).

Hope you like it

The two single photos were taken sometime in 1951 - the year my parents got married and the photo of them together was taken in late 2000. I have labeled it as 2001 because it is the photo we used when making preparations for their 50th anniversary.

We are celebrating their 60th anniversary today and I am hoping to create some pages featuring photos from that event soon.

Have a great day

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I Made Cards!

After several months I finally had a project (actually two projects) ready to do with Judy! Can you believe it! We realized that we have not done any stamping together since we got home from Myrtle at the beginning of April.

We have been working with My Digital Studio and actually the first project is a hybrid card - actually there is no stamping at all. All of the images were printed from My Digital Studio then cut and/or punched and assembled. I was browsing on Diana Gibb's blog last week and she posted a card she had seen on Heather Summers' blog. I had totally missed that post on February 16. I decided it would make a great card for Judy and I to make at our playdate this week. You can see Diana's card here and Heather's can be seen here.

And here is my card -

Card Stock - Crumb Cake; Basic Black
Ink - all images printed from My Digital Studio
Digital Downloads - Notably Ornate; Teeny Tiny Wishes
Other - Glimmer Brads; Riding Hood Red Wide Striped Grosgrain Ribbon; dimensionals; glue dots
Punches - Wide Oval; Modern Label

The second card also has a hybrid element - I didn't have the actual designer paper used in the original that I saw here, but I had purchased the download for My Digital Studio. I printed out the paper I wanted to use on Naturals Ivory cardstock. The original uses the Stripes embossing folder but I didn't have that. Initially I was not going to use any dry embossing on the card but then I remembered I had a great Cuttlebug embossing folder that looks a little bit like waves so decided to use that.

Hope you like the card

Csrd Stock - Not Quite Navy; Cajun Craze; Early Espresso; Naturals Ivory
Stamp Set - Sail Away; Family Phrases (retired)
Ink - Early Espresso; Not Quite Navy
Digital Download - Well Worn Designer Series Paper
Other - Baker's Twine; dimensionals
Punches - Large Oval; Word Window; Modern Label
Embossing Folder - D'Vine Swirl

Friday, August 26, 2011

It has been a while ....

I haven't been very attentive to my blog these past few months but I hope to get back to posting twice a week again soon. There has not been much stamping going on in my little room but I have been playing with My Digital Studio. Heather Summers has started a second Simply My Digital Studio club so I have signed on for that and will have a few pages to share. I have also been working on a few hybrid cards (using both My Digital Studio and traditional stamping).

So for today here is my take on a colour challenge Heather posted for the club last week. It was to use the colours Always Artichoke, Night of Navy and Mellow Moss (retired colour but still available in My Digital Studio).

I decided to use some photos of my son Dan - I am really quite pleased with the final look.

Thanks for stopping by.