Monday, October 20, 2014

Sketch 337- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Welcome to our Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready for a great week.  I decided to use one of the stamps I purchased last year called Joyful Christmas.  I loved the embossing on velum and coloring it in from the back.  So that is what I did with this one.  I embossed it in gold and then colored it in from the back, cut it out and adhered to the card.  It was hard to get a good photo with the all the gold, but I finally got one by laying the card flat and shooting down.
I also added some of the striped gold velum to the inside of the card and embossed the message in gold also.  Still hard to get the gold to be the right color.
Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to stop by and check out the rest of the design team samples.  I know you will love them and then show us what you created from the Monday Lunchtime sketch.  I can't wait to see it.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Wall Art for Baby's Room

As I have written in some of my past post, I am expecting my 3rd granddaughter at anytime.  Actually she is due next week, so I was rushing to get the canvases done for the baby room.  My daughter just finished getting it all together this past weekend, so I am not that far behind.  I finished last night and will take with me to Virginia when I get the call.  As you can imagine my phone is never far from my side. lol
So here are all four of the canvases together.  The "A" is for Ansley.
And to get a better view here they are separately except for one flower as they are pretty much the same.

I actually using one of my Stampin' Up! markers did the chevron pattern on the canvas.  And, I made the little roses on the corners of the "A" and the saying with the Originals Flower Spiral Bigz Die from Stampin' Up!  I used whisper white paper and once rolled, I then sponged the edges, and then smashed the flower down.  Love it.  The saying I got from a little book and then put it together using "My Digital Studio," printed it out on cardstock, cut the frame out and adhered to the canvas.  Easy!
I will say that Pinterest helped with the ideas of the "A" and the flower in the center of the canvas.  I love Pinterest!
Thanks for stopping by today and let me know what you think.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sketch 336- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Hello all.  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Now it is time for our Monday Lunchtime Sketch and I am ready with one of my favorite stamp sets so far.  I have only used this one a couple of time, but I am growing to love it.  It is called Holiday Home from Stampin' Up! and it also has framelits of the little homes to go along with the stamp set.  Love that!
So without further ado, here is my sample for this weeks Monday Lunchtime Sketch.
I actually sponged the top of the scene with midnight muse ink, left the bottom white, stamped all the images except the house, put a little of white on the trees, added dazzling details (like glitter glue), then stamped the house on a cardstock by itself, colored and then using the framelits cut it out.  Easy, easy!  I used dimensionals to adhere the house.
Here is a close up and still don't give you the glitter effect it has.
And yes, the inside is complete.  I used an old stamp set on the inside called City of David.
OK, now it is your turn to show us what you come up with by using our Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  For more inspiration check out our design team's samples.
I am also adding this to the Word Art Wednesday, Anything goes challenge.
Enjoy your Monday!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Adding to Baby Book - 10 Mths

Well Happy Thursday everyone.  I have had some more pages completed for my grandson's baby book, but been so busy I have not had time to post.  So I thought I better get the last few pages complete before I start on my soon coming granddaughter's book.  She is due to arrive on October 24th, so you know what that means.  Get everything else done so I can work on her for a while and then continue on my other 4 grandchildren.  I just love them all.  So anyway here is the 10 Month Page for my sweet grandson who is now 19 months old and just a sweetie pie that gets into everything!!!!
I had to do a Christmas page for this one since he was 10 months on Christmas day and yes he was already running around like a pro.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sketch 335- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

It is time for our Monday Lunchtime Sketch again.  Hope you played along last week and looking forward to you playing along this week.  I am so excited about our sketch this week and I know you will be also.  So here is my sample for this week.
I just love how this card turned out as I used the Wonderfall stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I have had it a long time along with the die that comes with it, but this is the first time I have used it this year.  Why have I not thought about this before, stamping the stamp and then putting the cut out die on top of it.  Just adds a little more dimension to the leaf.
And I even added the left over paper from the Woodgrain embossing folder to the inside, along with another acorn.  How cute is that?
Now I can write a sweet note at the top and still have a cute inside.  Love, love this.
Hope you will join us today for our Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  And, don't forget to check out the design team samples to get some more inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sketch 334- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Welcome to our Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  Last week we had a shower for a fellow employee who had just adopted a little girl.  So in trying to decide the card to do for her, I decided to go with this one stamp set from Stampin Up called Baby We've Grown and also needed a sample for this weeks sketch.  So this is what I came up with and what a easy and wonderful sketch for this card!

Isn't this so cute?  I was not happy with the coloring, but I made it the night before I needed it, so it had to do.  Here is the inside of the card.  3 of us went together and got a gift card, so we all signed the card.

I was unable to go to the shower as I left early to head to mama's for the weekend, so I don't know what she thought of the card.  And, my brother is not doing well, so please pray that God will touch him.  It is really worrying my mom and I know it is hard for her to see him going down hill so fast.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you go by and check out the sketch and the other design team samples.  Have a wonderful week!  

Friday, September 26, 2014

Forest Silohuette #3

Happy, Happy Friday everyone!  So excited it is Friday.  I am actually headed to my mom's this afternoon to spend the weekend with her and my brother.  My brother has been back in the hospital and was released yesterday, so I am excited about that. 
Anyway, here is my last card I made this week using the new set from Sweet n' Sassy that I got a week ago.  I just love it.  So what do you think?
And if you would like to see more of these, you can see some of the samples that have been added by going to this post.  Korin is a wonderful Christian woman and I love looking at all the stamps Sweet n' Sassy has along with a wonderful design team.  I think you will also.
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Forest Silhouettes # 2 - Happy Birthday

Happy Thursday everyone!  I am actually sharing the first card I made with the Sweet N' Sassy Forest Silhouettes stamp set and dies.  This one was actually inspired by another card I saw on Pinterest, just a little different, but I loved the whole framed effect with actually no frame.  I just used my square die to cut out a template, placed it over the white card stock and then started sponging the sky and ending with the green.  The grass was done by using my black marker.  I did add the bird from one of my old SU stamp sets, Elementary Elegance.  I think it was a sale-a-bration stamp set, but I love that set also.  This one will be going to my brother-in-law for his birthday next week as he is a outdoors man for sure.
Here is a close up of the sponging.  I did use a scallop circle as a template in doing the sky and clouds.  The only pop up I have is the deer.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wetlands Sympathy Card

Yesterday while talking to some of the girls I work with, I decided to do a 5x7 sympathy card for the College I work in so everyone could sign it.  So last night I created this clean and simple card.  I did a little sponging on this one also to give the birds a pool of water to walk in.  Now how clean an simple is this.  Another quick card.  I kind of saw one with just one row of birds on it in Pinterest while going out to eat with my husband, but I decided to put them all the way across once I started the card.  I also used this old sympathy set I had called "close as a memory."  Always have loved this stamp set.  I know this is short and sweet today, but trying to get it all done before I leave for work.

Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day today.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sweet n' Sassy Forest Silhouettes

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Well I got a new stamp set from Sweet N' Sassy and the die cuts that match called Forest Silhouettes and all I can say is, "I love them."  I have already made three cards and can see using them for Christmas and other things.  You can find the set here.

My Son-in-law just lost his grandfather on Saturday and I am sending this one to him.  Made it especially for him tonight along with another friend of mine lost her Step Son on Friday.  They are out of town right now, but when they return, I will be giving them one which you will see tomorrow.

Anyway, here is the one I am sending my son-in-law.

I sponged the sky and the grass onto whisper white card stock and then added the trees which are part of the set.  I then used the die for the moose and cut it out from basic black.  Popped it up to give some dimension and it is done.  So quick and easy, but looks a lot more complicated than it is.  I made it in less than 10 minutes.  Yes, 10 minutes.  You have to remember I made 2 cards in 30 minutes and that was getting everything out and ready.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sketch 331- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

What does Monday bring, this weeks Monday Lunchtime Sketch!  Welcome everyone to this weeks sketch.  This one is a little different and I had to think on what to use, but was happy with the outcome.  Anytime I can use up some of my Designer paper, I am in for the count.  Why, I have tons of it and have purchased none this year because I am trying to use up all my paper.  So if you are looking to use up some of your paper, this is the perfect sketch.  So without further ado, here is my sample for this weeks sketch challenge.

And yes, I added some of the paper to the inside to give it a little color also.

Now, I know you want to join us this week for our Monday Lunchtime sketch and don't forget to check out the rest of the design team samples.

Have a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Holiday Homes - Happy New Home

What a wonderful early Sunday Morning.  I made this card on Friday night and absolutely love it.  It just makes me happy.  When I saw this stamp set in the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog I just knew It would be my first purchase and I am so glad it was.This card was actually inspired by this weeks Clean & Simple Challenge sketch and was suppose to have a lot more houses, but once I colored these three, I decided that was it.  I am still going to link to the challenge as it was my inspiration.  Now the fence and grass die I have had for a couple of years and it is a Sweet & Sassy die.  I just love this die set but don't use it very often, but I knew it needed to be on this card.  OK, so here is the card.  Don't you just love it.

And, I used the grass die of the set on the inside of the card!

So hope you enjoyed my Sunday post this week.  Hope your Sunday is filled with joy and love.

From my house to yours, have a great day!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sketch 332- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Welcome to our Monday Lunchtime Sketch this week.  Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  My daughter was in town and we did a little shopping for our new addition due October 24th.  This may be out last time seeing her prior to the call that she is in labor and then of course off I will be to Virginia.  I am so excited.  Oh, that's right, I am suppose to be talking about this weeks sketch.  It don't take much to get me off track.  So without further a due, here is my sample for this weeks sketch challenge.

I decided to go Christmas as I need to get my cards together.  I send out about 50 plus and usually everyone gets a different card.  It just makes me do more crafting than trying to do them all the same.  There are times I like one well enough to make about 6 more, but that is about my max.

Anyway, I sure hope you will check out the rest of the design team samples and join us this week for our Monday Lunchtime sketch.

Have a great week.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Clean & Simple Sketch 306

As you can see, I had fun this past weekend.  Got a lot accomplished and love being able to post a few extra days this week.  This is one I did for the Clean and Simple Sketch this week.  It really was quick and easy.  So if you love easy, this is the sketch for you.

I really am trying to use up all my old paper as I have determined not to buy new until I have at least gone halfway through my stash.  We will see how far that gets me.  Now I did order some Christmas paper as I finished what I had last year and need more for this year.

Here is the inside of the card!

Just a little flower to give it color.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

MDS Monday Sketch 80

Hi everyone.  It has been so long since I shared a scrapbook page with you, but with my family situation with my mom, brother and dad, I just really have not had the time.  I am working on scrapbooking my Alaska trip and will be sharing some of those with you, but for now I did this page for my grandson's album of his first soccer game.  He was so cute and the smallest on the team.  He just turned 4 in July and the others are getting ready to turn 5, so they have a year on him.  But anyway, here it is.

I actually used the sketch from last weeks MDS Monday Sketch, but it has already closed, so I could not link it.  But that is OK, as it was just perfect for this layout.  Here are a few other pictures that I thought were cute.  Russ and I got there about 3 minutes after the game had started and he stopped and had to wave and say hey Grammy and Papa!  We just laughed.  It was a little blurred as I took it quick.

Then he had to wave at mommy and daddy again.

And just waiting to start again.

And of course getting his snack at the end of the game.

See how red he is.  Poor thing played the whole game and he was tuckered out!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful evening.