Monday, August 25, 2014

Sketch 329- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready for our Monday Lunchtime Sketch!  I really love all of these sketches that Mary Jo is coming up with.  If you have not played along with our Monday Lunchtime sketch, you want to start with this sketch.  I am just loving it and what the design team has done with it.  So as not to make you wait any longer, here is my sample for this weeks sketch.

Isn't this just fabulous?  I saw a card done by Kathleen Wingerson on SplitCoastStampers and followed her technique on how to do a window sheet.  I ran the window sheet through the bigshot with the Fancy Fan embossing folder to get the effect of waves on it.  I do like how it turned out.  I attached the window sheet to the circle using the brads.  I also cut out the fish and popped him up before attaching the window sheet.  Gave so much dimension.

Here is a closeup of the fish and window sheet.  And, now you can see that I used my blendabilities on the fish.  Love those markers and I am getting better with them.

Here is a little bit more of the look of the window sheet embossing.

So what do you think?  Does it look like moving water.  It sure does to me.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to stop by and see all of our design team samples.  I know you are going to love them.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Teacher Desk Top Stationary - MDS

Happy Thursday and yes, I do have a post for you guys.  Aren't you excited?  Well I am because what I am sharing with you today, I have made for teacher appreciation gifts for my grandchildren.  So when I made this for a college graduate whom I have know for the last 10 years and then she was hired to teach history at the same school as my husband, I just had to share it with you guys.  The funny thing is she posted a thank you (I sent it by my husband on Tuesday) to me on Facebook and called me Ms. Jonia.  I have not asked my husband yet, but I wonder if she is still calling him Mr. Russ at School.  She is such a sweet girl and I am happy for her.  Anyway, here is the teacher desk top Stationary Pack I made for her using MDS.   Gotta love it!  Sorry about the light.  I could not get a good photo with good light as the more light I put on it the harder it was to see.

And here is the stationary on the inside which measures 5.5 X 4.25 (same size as the basic cards we make).

and a close up of one page.

Really looks a lot better in person.  The envelopes are on the bottom under the stationary and are the 3 5/8 X 5 1/8 I think.  Again I apologize for the lighting.  At least you get the idea.  

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sketch 328- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday everyone!  I always have to say this to make sure when I see it, I am having a happy Monday!  For me it is back to work and for the last year, my job has become very demanding and stressful.  But I am working through that with help from the Lord.
Welcome to our Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  This weeks sketch was perfect for the card I wanted to make for my husband for our "40" anniversary, which was yesterday.  I wanted something cute that really said it all.  So I went back in time and chose a stamp set that I have not used in quite some time, but used a lot while it was active.  It is now retired SU, but one of my favorites, Things I Love.  And, I do love all those things, but as the inside of the card says, but most of all you.  Here it is!
Can you tell I made it as masculine as possible?  I have a friend I follow who made a card with a girl in red cowboy boots and if I could have gotten hold of that digital stamp, I would have.  It would also have been perfect because when we got married, we were both country, country.  Traveling with the military got a little of the country out of us, but it could not get it all. lol
Now here is the inside which I chose a few different stamps just to add a little more of our character to the card.
Now isn't that just a mess!  But the kind of mess I wanted.  You can't stay with someone 40 years without saying all of this.
Hope you enjoyed my post today and don't forget to go check out the rest of the design team samples.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Using Scraps to Create Card #2

Well here I am back for the 4th day, so excited!  And again I am sharing with you a card I made using scraps on my stamping table as I was cleaning up.  I also found the image already to put on that I used for this card.  You will even notice a little water stain on it.  I should not have told you and I don't think you would have known, but that is what happens when you do something and don't use it, then let it sit on your stamping table for a while.  Anyway, just another card using the wonderful Monday Lunchtime sketch this week.  I also have used Sassy Salutations on it since I started the first card.  Love that set.  Anyway here it is.

So what do you think?  I sponged the background and used a circle to cover the white part.  Once done with that, I stamped the image.  Love, love the way it turned out, even with the water spot.

Here is a close up.

I may still try to sponge the little spot again just to darken it a little.

Hope you enjoyed using my scraps post and hopefully I will have more for you later.  Enjoy your Thursday!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Using Scraps to Create Card

Hello again!  I am on a roll.  Actually I created this card on Saturday while I was cleaning up my stamping room.  I ran across this flower that I had already put together with leaves and all for another card and did not like it, so when I got to it I put it to the side.  Then I come across the already cut out circle and thought, I can put these together and use "The Monday Lunchtime sketch of Mary Jo's again.  So what did I do, look and see!

Now this was just using things that I found laying around on my craft table.  I love it and I am so glad that this weeks Monday Lunchtime sketch was perfect for using up my scraps.  And a close up of my flower.

I kind of crinkled the leaves to make them look more like leaves.  

Thanks for stopping by for yet another day with a post!  YEAH!!!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

July Paper Pumpkin Kit

WOW are you saying what is going on with me?  Two days in row posting.  Well to be honest my husband is doing high school football and last night they had their first scrimmage game of the season, so I pulled out my first ever Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin kit which I got in July and started working on it.  I was told I would love it and now for sure I do.  I actually am getting ready to get my August kit and thought I had better at least check out my July kit.  I am making these for my next Bazaar/Craft show.  What do you think?  Here is the set, card & box.
Everything comes with the kit except the rose on top and the leaf.  I added those as extras.  You can make six of each and have some of the items left over.  How exciting is that?
Now here is he box by itself.
And now for the card by itself.
Even the stamps come with this kit.  There is a total of 10 stamps.  Now that I have the first set done, I am going to have to get busy and make the other six.  I will do each card different, but may do the boxes close to the same.  I like that spiral flower on top which I used my SU Spiral Flower die to make it and that is the first time I have used that die.  I have had it for months.  Time for me to get busy don't you think?
Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday and by the way, I have 2 other surprises for you this week.  I am on a roll!!!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sketch 327- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Good Monday Morning to all my friends out there.  Today I am using my new blendabilities with you.  Have not got it down pat as this is really my first time using them, but I am sure I will get it before long.  Even the card I am sharing with you today is not perfect, I love it.  Mary Joe has another fabulous Monday Lunchtime sketch for you today.  Now just to let you know, you do not need to use Stampin' Up! products even though she would love for you to, so please join us for this wonderful sketch today.  Now here is my sample for this weeks challenge.
So what do you think?  I know I need a little more practice with the coloring, but I do love it anyway.  Here is a close up which shows you the blending though.
As I said, definitely not perfect, but when you are not looking for the flaws, it is beautiful to me.
Hope you will join us for our Monday Lunchtime sketch and don't forget to link up.  You may be part of our top 3.  Enjoy your week everyone.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sketch 326- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Well did you think I had forgot to post my card yesterday!  Well if you did, you were right. Yes, I am still on vacation I guess even though I have been back for a week.  So I am posting now and I just love the sketch this week for our Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  Mary Jo hit a homerun with this one.  So now to my card.
I actually used a new stamp set I just recently got from Stampin' Up! called Big News.  I just love it.  You see the WooHoo on the front,  Now look at the inside.
Isn't that just the best way to say "it's your birthday." 
Now you have to go check out the sketch and the rest of the design team samples as they are all great.
Hope you have a wonderful week and please come and play with us this week.

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