Monday, July 28, 2014

Sketch 325- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday to all my friends out there.  Well we are back in NC and had a blast the last two weeks.  Got back into town around 3:00 pm after traveling all night.  So you know how I felt when we got back into town.  I still feel as though I have not caught up on my sleep.  When will that end?
 
Anyway, on to this weeks Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  Again, Mary Jo has a wonderful sketch for us.  So here is my sample for this weeks sketch.
 
 
I used a stamp set I got as a hostess reward and this is the first time I used it.  Love the ones that have a sentiment in the stamp itself.  Also used some paper that I had stashed by Stampin' Up!  Have a lot of that and now that I am no longer a demonstrator, I am sure I will be using it all up.
 
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful week.  I am back to work tomorrow!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Sketch 324- Monday Lunchtime Sketch - Christmas in July

Happy Monday friends.  I sure hope this scheduled post does post as I am away and will not be back for another week.  And since I am anticipating it posting, I will just go ahead with all the information.
 
Again, Mary Jo has outdone herself with this weeks sketch and I for one decided this would be a wonderful sketch for "Christmas in July."  I had been wanting to use this Stamp called "Wonderful Wreath by stampin' up! and I am excited with the way it turned out.  So here you go!
 
 
Isn't this just beautiful!  I love it!  I used the Petite Petals and punch for the flower and the sentiment came from an older stamp set called Christmas Lodge.
 
Here is a close up of the Wreath.
 
 
OK, I hope you have enjoyed my sample today and please make sure you stop by and check out the rest of the design team's samples for this great sketch.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 


Monday, July 14, 2014

Sketch 323- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Well happy Monday and today is a happy Monday for me as my husband and I are flying out this morning headed for and Alaska land excursion/cruise.  We will be gone for two weeks and I really need the break, plus this we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary.  Yeahhhhhhh is all I can say.  God has been good to us.
 
Anyway, on to this weeks Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  I used this sketch, to make my grandson's 4th birthday card.  It just seemed to work out wonderfully to use this old stamp set from stampin up called I Dig You! I also used the Happy Watercolor stamp set and it turned out great for the dirt and sky.  And, the sentiment came from the Remembering your birthday stamp set.  Well I tried to get them on in on this one card, but couldn't quite use that many.  LOL  Here it is!
 
 
Isn't this just the cutest.  I am sure he will like it.  His birthday is the day after we get back, so I will give it to him that day.  Don't know what I am going to do without seeing my grandkids for the next two weeks, but I am sure I will get a lot of hugs and kisses when I return.
 
Enjoy your week!


Monday, July 7, 2014

Sketch 322- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday!  Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July Weekend.  We had family over and it was great.  Love it when you get together with family.
 
Anyway, the sketch for this week is very unique and took me a little while to decide what to do, but finally I got it together and this is what I came up with.
 
 
I actually used two things I had not used before and I hate to purchase something and then not use it.  I love paper piercing, but have not done it in a while.  So I used the Festive Paper piercing pack.    And I love how it turned out.  I also used thee water color wonder paper.  Since I am no longer a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, it is harder to keep up with what is retired.  But this paper retired I am sure June 1st.  But I have so much paper, that I have decided to use it instead of getting new designer paper if at all possible.
 
 
I also used it on the inside to cover up the paper piercing on the top layer.
 
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other design team samples and the sketch, as each one is very unique for this sketch.  You will love them.  Great ideas.  Have a blessed day.
 


Monday, June 30, 2014

LNS Callenge 257/Sketch 321- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday everyone!  We have two great challenges for you today.  Late Night Stampers challenge is "Bling it Up CAS Style" and so I used the sketch for this weeks Monday Lunchtime sketch and added the bling.  This weeks sketch is awesome also.  So now here is the card I made using the bling and the sketch.
 
 
Using the "Baby We've Grown" stamp set by Stampin Up, I used the Shaker Frames and added some glitter to the inside and some pearls to the shoes.  I just love how it turned out.  I also used the retired Watercolor paper by stampin' up!  Love that paper also.
 
Here is a close up of the frame with the glitter.
 
 
OK, hope you enjoyed my post for today.  Please join me in both challenges today.  I know you won't be sorry you did.
 
 
 


Monday, June 23, 2014

Sketch 320- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday everyone!
 
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready to start your week with a challenge.  Yes, Mary Jo has a wonderful Monday Lunchtime Sketch for you and you will love it.  There are so many different ways you can go with this sketch.  And now here is my take on the sketch.
 
 
I decided to use the cupcake punch and the Create a cupcake stamp set.  I also used the polka dot embossing folder for the cupcake tops which I love.  I colored the dots in with marker.  Close up here shows it is not perfect but you really don't notice it.
 
 
Now don't forget to stop by Mary Jo's blog and check out her Monday Lunchtime Sketch along with all the DT's samples.  They are really wonderful and so many ideas.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.
 


Monday, June 16, 2014

Sketch 319- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday!  Getting started with this post a little late today, but forgot to take my flash drive with me to work.  That is what happens when you have the busiest weekend ever.  Not really, but did put a lot of things into this Father's Day weekend.  Anyway, Our Monday Lunchtime sketch is just awesome this week.  You may want to just play along with us.  I used this as an opportunity to make my Nieces 16th birthday card.  I sure hope she likes it.  On to my card!!!
 
 
I did use the sweet from the stamp set Baby We've Grown and placed it by using my Stamp a ma jig.  Gotta love it!  And for the inside, I found this verse by searching and changed just a few things.
 
 
She is so excited about driving and her birthday is Saturday, which means she has to wait till Monday to get her license.  She is really upset they will not open on a Saturday for her.
 
Thanks for stopping by today and hope your week is blessed!
 
Stamp Sets: SU - Memorable Moments, Baby We've Grown
Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Island Indigo
Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden
Ink: Island Indigo, Melon Mambo
1/8 taffeta ribbon, very vanilla
 


Monday, June 9, 2014

Sketch 318- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday!  Well today Mary Joe out did her self with the sketch.  I just loved it, but it took me a couple of minutes looking at my stamp sets before I decided on "By The Tide."  It seems I use that one a lot with her sketches, but one difference.  This was the first time I used the lobster out of the set.  And, I love the way it turned out.  Probably if I re-did it, the only thing I would change is, move the lobster up a little.  But I still love it.  So here you go!
 
 
I did cut the lobster out, but first I stamped it on the Very Vanilla oval piece after I stamped the Happy Birthday which is from a retired set called "Elementary Elegance."  I was worried I would get it too high, so then I stamped the lobster again on very vanilla and put it over the already stamped part of the image on the oval.  You see I knew I would not be able to cut out the antennae (or a better name for it is whiskers).  So the reason for stamping it twice.  Always a reason for doing something, that is me. LOL
 
And now let's look at the inside!
 
 
For the inside I still used the "By the Tide" stamp set, but I also used "Remembering Your Birthday" stamp set for the sentiment.  Love that stamp set, actually love both stamp sets.
 
And here is a side view which kind of let's you see the dimension of the lobster!
 
 
Well thanks for stopping by today and hope your Monday is a Happy One!


Sunday, June 8, 2014

And Many Mower - Using my Retired Sets

 
How cute is this card?  One of my work friends asked me the other day if I would make a birthday card for her husband.  So I asked if there was anything he liked.  And, one of the things he loves is golf.  So what better way to put this old stamp set to use than to make a birthday card for a friend to give to her husband.  I have not used this set in quite some time and actually purchased it because it had a stamp in it that matched my husband to a T!!!  If you go to this post in 2009 you will see the stamp I purchased it for.  The second card, "the 3 R's," reminded me so much of him.
 
Now let's look at a close up of the card!
 
 
And the inside where I found the verse on line and added the last part of it.
 
 
Well she really liked it and I am so happy that she did.  Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful and blessed week ahead.
 
Items used:
SU Stamp Set: And Many More
Grass was from Fence & Grass Border Dies from Sweet 'n Sassy
Card Stock: Very Vanilla Paper, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso (SU)
Retired Christmas Paper from SU, Not certain of name.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Sketch 317- Monday Lunchtime Sketch / LNS Challenge 250

Good Morning everyone, and welcome to another week of two great challenges.  Of course the sketch this week is just wonderful as always and the LNS Challenge is to Celebrate.  So that is exactly what we are going to do, celebrate.  I chose a birthday celebration theme since I was at my mom's this weekend helping out there and I used MY DIGITAL STUDIO.  I then printed it out and adhered it to a white card stock.  So here it is.
 
 
So what do you think?  I used the Patio Party paper and love it.  Must print me out some of this paper as I did not realize how cute this paper was.
 
Even took a side view of the card.
 
 
Now don't forget to check out the design team samples from our Monday Lunchtime Sketch and also from our LNS Challenge.  You will be glad you did and hope to see you participating..
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Monday.
 


Monday, May 26, 2014

Sketch 316- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Well Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day!  I would like to say thank you to all who have served and are serving us in our military today and also to the families of the ones who have given their lives to keep us free, THANK YOU for your sacrifice.  Thanks to my husband for his 20 years of service and to my Son-in-law for his 12 years and continued service.
 
Now on to today's Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  I needed a 90th birthday card for a sweet and dear lady in our church and a wonderful part of my Sunday School class, so when I saw this sketch it was perfect for the card I had in mind.  So needless to say, I went to work and this is the outcome.
 
 
I just thought this designer paper was perfect for her and for the card.
 
Of course I had to decorate the inside and add a verse I found online and yes I used my digital studio to put it all together.
 
 
And I could not finish with just this, I had to make an envelope to match, so I used my envelope framelits.
 
 
So there you have it.  And, her daughter asked me if I would do a photo book for her mom, so I am going to put a gift card in side from me to do the photo album for her after it the party.  I hate to say, I will not be able to be at the party as I am scheduled to spend the weekend with my mom, but we will also celebrate her on Sunday morning after her party and I will be able to be there for that.
 
Make sure you go check out the sketch for this week over at Techno Stamper and you do not have to use Stampin' Up! products even though she would love for you too.  So please join us this week.  You will be glad you did and make sure you check out the rest of the design team's work.
 
 


Monday, May 19, 2014

Sketch 315- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Hello all!  Today is my granddaughter's birthday and we celebrated her birthday while she was at my house this weekend.  They headed back to Virginia yesterday.  It was a nice weekend.
 
So now to share the card I made for her.  I of course used our Monday Lunchtime sketch to make her birthday card along with the card you can record that is on the stamping up clearance rack.  So my husband and I recorded her a happy birthday message.
 
Now more about the card.  Here is the outside!
 
 
And now for the inside.  She is a cheerleader and loves it, so I found a coloring page on the internet and using my digital studio, fit it to the size I needed and made the inside salutation using the text mode and one of the digital punches.  I then printed it and colored it in to match the paper.
 
 
So what do you think?  Isn't it just the cutest.  Well I think it is.
 
Also I bought her and Origami Owl Pendant, chain and charms.  When you get them, you get this cute little box to put it in.  So I also had to add a little Happy Birthday (Perfect Punches stamp set) and Ribbon to the box and here is how it looked.  The Stampin' up! colors worked so well with the color of the box.
 
 
And one more photo with the card.
 
 
I will say she loved it and I am so glad.
 
So anyway hope you enjoyed the post for today. 
 
Got to get to work, so Hope your Monday is blessed!  Remember to check out the other post of our DT team over at our Monday Lunchtime Sketch blog!
 


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Making my own designer paper

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today I want to share a another sample I did for this two week challenge at Late Night Stampers.  I will be linking this one, but please check out what the other stampers did.  I actually took the inspiration photo and chose some of my favorite colors in it and created the top layer of the card.  In other words, I created my own designer paper.  Don't you just love to do that.  I also found this wonderful and cute corner punch at 80% off and decided to use it on this card, inside and out.
 
 
Here is a side view of the card!
 
 
You can see the inside a little here.
 
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other entries at Late Night Stampers Blog.
 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sketch 31- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Good Morning!  Hope you mother's had a wonderful Mother's Day!  I stayed with my mom the weekend, but came home in enough time yesterday to spend some time with my daughter who lives here and talked with my daughter who lives in VA.  She will be coming this weekend, so another big weekend.
 
Today Mary Jo has a wonderful sketch for us and I so enjoyed putting this card together.  I used the stamp from Backyard Basics.  I did not use the die to cut it out as I wanted to just color it in.  I used my markers for the coloring, 1 lighter and one darker in kind of matching colors.  I love how the flower turned out.
 
 
Here is the inside!
 
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today and don't forget to go check out the design team samples for this weeks Monday Lunchtime Sketch, and to add your card to the Linky Tool.  Can't wait to see what you all come up with.
 
Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Monday.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mother's Day Card #2

Wow, I have posted everyday this week and yes, I have another Mother's Day card for you today that I also did for the gentleman in our church.  This is the second one.
 
I actually printed the sentiment from My Digital Studio so I could make it bigger and almost made it too big, but I did like it.  The inside was also printed from My Digital Studio which for some reason I did not take a photo of it.  Thanks to Clean and Simple for their sketch this week which made this a quick and easy card.  Gotta love it!!!!
 
 
So what do you think?  I really enjoyed putting this one together and loved the ribbon as the border.
 
Thanks for stopping by again and hope your day is blessed.