Sunday, December 20, 2009

Let it Snow!





We were some of the lucky ones to get hit by the East Coast snow storm. It pretty much shut our area down. They have even cancelled school for tomorrow even though most of the main roads are pretty clear. The kids are happy about that!










Saturday, December 5, 2009

MDS scrapbook page


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Welcome Baby B!





My cousin, Blake, and his wife, Sidney, just had their first baby. A beautiful baby girl. I made this card to send with her gift. I wanted it to be really frilly and girly.


Stamps: Lovely Letters Alphabet and Baroque Motifs
Paper: Pretty In Pink and Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink and Craft White
Accessories: Perfect Details Texturz plate, Eyelet Border Punch, Curly Label punch, Flirty Ribbon (retired), White halfback pearl from the Pretties kit, stamping sponges and dimensionals












Monday, November 16, 2009

Another Crazy for Cupcakes Birthday Card





One of my awesome neighbors recently had a birthday and this was the card I made for her. I really seem to be stuck on pink and brown for this set. I know that Sarah loves those colors though, so it seemed fitting to use them on her card.
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink (I really miss Pink Pirouette!), Barely Banana
Paper: Rebecca Designer Series Paper(retired), Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Pretty in Pink and Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Flirty ribbon(retired), Chunky Sprinkles glitter, Scallop Edge punch, color spritzer tool, dimensionals












Friday, November 13, 2009

Snow Buddies




Stamps: Snow Buddies(Level 2 Hostess set-Mini Catalog)
Paper -Brushed Silver, Whisper White, Bordering Blue, and Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Silver Encore Pad, Bordering Blue, Dusty Durango, Versamark pad,
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Silver Embossing powder, White Embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Cropadile and Chunky Sprinkles glitter














Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I think I have shared this craft before, but you would have to search the archives of the blog to find it. I made three of these mason jar votive holders for my neighbors for Halloween. We are getting together for pizza before trick-or-treating. I will share pictures of the crazy festivities later.













Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Anniversary Honey!



Tomorrow my husband and I will celebrate our 16th anniversary. I made this card on My Digital Studio to email him.









Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What have I been booing?

























Our neighborhood is Booing each other. You leave a package for 2 of your neighbors after dark, ring the doorbell and run off before they catch you. These are a few of the items that I am putting in my bags(and the bag). I also bought these really cute skeletons at a dollar store and some Halloween napkins.

The Boo Banner is made out of felt using the Stampin' Up! Pennant die and the Serif Essentials alphabet. I hand stitched the letters on and added some buttons and ribbon.

The bag is a white canvas bag. I used the Serif Essentials alphabet and also a Sizzix pumpkin and ghost die. Hand stitched everything and then used a fabric glue to attach it to the bag.

The pin is made with the Autumn Harvest stamp set. I used black Stazon ink for the pumpkin. Using a blender pen I used Pumpkin Pie and Really Rust Classic ink to color it in. The stem is Old Olive. I used the Bitty Backgrounds and stamped it in Creamy Caramel. I also sponged the edges with Creamy Caramel ink. Added a button tied with hemp and hot glued it to a Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Mojo Monday.....on Monday!






















I actually got a sketch done on the day that is suppose to be done! Woohoo!

Stamps: Dasher and Lots of Thoughts (retired hostess)
Paper: Whisper White, Creamy Caramel, and Real White
Ink: Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Metal Rimmed Tag, craft ribbon, Real Red Stampin' Write markers and Petals a Plenty embossing folder (isn't it gorgeous?)



Saturday, October 17, 2009

MDS Pumpkin Patch




















New downloads are already available for My Digital Studio! I just did this card in about 5 minutes. I used the Pumpkin Patch and Thoughts & Prayers downloads. To make the moon I used the circle punch twice. One circle I made Barely Banana and the other I made in Whisper White. I just moved the Whisper White circle punch shape over the Barely Banana one until I got the crescent shape that I wanted. Clear as mud? :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Eat, Drink and Be Scary



















I am doing a one on one swap with a friend in New York (hi Gala!) and we decided to use a Mojo Monday Sketch and the In Colors to do our swap this month.


Stamp Set: Eat, Drink and Be Scary
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry and Dusty Durango, Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry and Dusty Durango Stampin' Write markers, Black grosgrain ribbon, 1-3/4" circle punch


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Digital Studio Movie!

You have to get this program! There is so much that you can do! I know that I have only scratched the surface of what I can make with this program.


video

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fall Poppin' Pastels




















I brushed off an old technique the other day to do a quick fall card.


Stamp sets: Itty Bitty Backgrounds and Upsy Daisy
Paper: Always Artichoke, More Mustard and Whisper White
Ink: Always Artichoke Classic Ink and Versamark
Accessories: Paper piercing tool and mat, Stampin' Pastels

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mission Accomplished!

Whew! A new background and a header to match! I LOVE My Digital Studio!! Maybe I will stop making cards and just change my blog a lot....just kidding!

Under construction

I am trying to figure out how to upload a design that I did in My Digital Studio to the background on my blog. I apologize for the rather blah appearance right now. I hope to get this all figured by the end of the day!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My First Digital Studio Card!






This program is so much fun! I think I am going to be spending a lot of time on the computer. My poor boys are not going to happy that mom is taking over one of the laptops! I see a few mistakes that I made on this card but I don't think it is a bad first attempt.


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lots of Bots Birthday



















Our new neighborhood is wonderful because we have so many children living here. Another little neighbor boy turned 3 this past weekend and this was the card I made for him.
Stamps: Lots of Bots
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Brushed Silver
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: grommets

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday


One of the neighborhood babies had his first birthday this past week. His mom had a little pizza party for him. This is the card that I made to go with his gift.
Most of the items used on this card are retired, but I liked the color combination for a little boy's birthday card.
Paper: Bali Breeze DSP(retired), Whisper White card stock, Tempting Turquoise card stock, Old Olive card stock, Pumpkin Pie card stock and Purely Pomegranate(retired)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Whimsy wheel with white craft ink cartridge, Simon On Board Chipboard(retired), large star punch, 1-1/4 " circle punch, Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain ribbon(retired)







Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mojo Monday...I mean Wednesday!



















If you ever get stampers block you should definitely check out this site
Every Monday they provide a new sketch for inspiration. I am sure this isn't a new site to some of you but I just discovered it and I am hoping to play along each week.

Stamp Set: Eastern Blooms
Ink: Sahara Sand Classic
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black and Sahara Sand
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write marker, dimensionals, black grosgrain ribbon and 1- 1/4" circle punch



Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wings of Friendship Birthday card


I made this card for my step mom's birthday earlier this month, but I just never got the chance to post it.

Stamp Set: Wings of Friendship(hostess)
Ink: Rose Red, Always Artichoke, and Bashful Blue Classic Stampin' pads
Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red and Always Artichoke
Accessories: Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, dimensionals

To make the "ribbon" behind the vanilla hodgepodge piece I used a bone folder and ran it along the backside of the paper several times(like you are making curls at the end of ribbon on a package) Flip the paper and do the same on the other side. You really want to break down the paper fibers. You should be able to pull the paper apart. You should get 2 pieces of "ribbon". It looks like suede

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

In honor of the first second day of school


In honor of the second day of school I present my chalkboard technique card
Stamp set: Razzle Dazzle
Paper: Whisper White, Summer Sun and Basic Black
Ink: Craft White and Summer Sun Classic
Accessories: Stampin' Pastels, Eyelet border punch, black grosgrain ribbon, rhinestone brad

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Off to school they go


Today my oldest baby started high school. How on earth is that even possible? I think this day hit me harder than his first day of kindergarten!

I am hoping that both boys have a good day navigating new schools. I am also hoping that a few familiar faces from the neighborhood will be in some of their classes to make the day go a little easier. I know that school is never fun(at least they would never admit that it is), but I hope that they will get back into the routine and have a great year! Now I am off to play with the little one who is very bored without her brothers!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Leslie


My step-sister-in-law is having a birthday today. I am hoping that this card made it to her. I know I stamped the card, put it in an envelope and put a stamp on it. I am just not 100% sure that it made it to the mailbox! I guess I will have to send her the link if she didn't get it to prove that I didn't forget about her! Have you ever done anything like that? How embarrassing!


Stamp Set: Crazy For Cupcakes
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic, Close to Cocoa Classic, Rose Red Classic, Rose Romance Classic
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red Designer Series(Hostess, retired) and Rose Red
Accessories: Blender pen, Scallop Edge punch and Chunky Sprinkles Glitter

Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Silena!


Tomorrow is my friend Silena's birthday. I mailed her card a little early so I am hoping it is already there and it is safe to post! I have 3 birthdays in the first two days of Sept to stamp for, so I will be posting those in the next few days.

Stamp set: Party Hearty
Paper: Eggplant Envy, So Saffron and Whisper White
Ink: Eggplant Envy and So Saffron
Accessories: 1/2" circle punch,1-3/4" circle punch, Round Tab punch and Very Vanilla 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kind & Caring Thoughts Birthday card


I got to stamp yesterday! I was still walking around boxes and moving piles to find the space to stamp...but I did it! If I waited until my craft room was all settled it would probably be another 2 years before my stamps saw any ink! My friend, Kim, is having a birthday next Monday so this is for her.



Stamp sets: Kind & Caring Thoughts(hostess) and Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper: Sahara Sand, Dusty Durango and Whisper White
Ink: Dusty Durango, Sahara Sand, White Craft Ink
Accessories: White embossing powder, white organdy ribbon(retired), Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware(retired), Cutter Kit, stamping sponges, heat tool