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.