Monday, April 21, 2014

LNS Challenge 247/Sketch 311- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday!  I can't believe it has been almost two weeks since I posted.  Went to my daughter's last weekend and was unable to get one completed before I left.  But I am excited about being back and completing the one for this week for both challenges.
 
This week the challenge for LNS is Mother's Day, so I really liked this weeks Monday Lunchtime sketch.  It just fit what I wanted for a mother's day card!
 
 
Here is a close up of the front!
 
 
A side view to show the dimension.
 
 
And of course the inside!
 
 
Stamp Sets: Messages for Mom (retired), Secret Garden, Papillon Potpourri
Card Stock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Melon Mambo
Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden
Secret Garden Framelits
Butterfly Punch
 
All Stampin' Up!
 
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful and blessed week.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Designer Paper as Focal Point

I don't know about you, but there are times that I don't know how to use the Designer Paper.  But this week the clean and simple sketch helped me out a lot.  The designer paper was the focal point on this sketch and I was so excited to be able to do this card.  So here you go, a great way to use your designer paper.
 
 
This just showcases this beautiful paper and I love the card.  This stamp is a retired stamp by Stampin' Up! and I had planned on writing the name of it, but forgot to, so I will have to try and update this post tonight once I get home.  The designer paper is "Gingham Garden" by Stampin' Up and I love it.
 
Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is blessed.


Monday, April 7, 2014

LNS Challenge 246/Sketch 309- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Well we are starting a new Week, hello Monday, and you know what Monday means.  Yes we have the Monday Lunchtime sketch along with a new challenge this week for you from our Late Night Stampers.  The LNS challenge this week is to show us how you use your ribbon.  I was so excited about this sketch and the ribbon challenge and had it all mapped out and the colors of card stock took me forever to decide.  So since I decided to use my in-color ribbon that will be going out this May, I decided to also use the in-color matching paper that would be going out as well.  And with the sketch and the challenge here is what I came up with.
 
 
I just love using the ribbon with my punches, but in trying to decide which punch, I used SU's retired punch instead of the new butterfly punch.  But that is OK, because I love how it turned out.  I used the pearls for the center of the butterfly. 
 
Here is a close up of the image!
 
 
This is so easy to do.  Just cut a piece of card stock a little larger than the punched out image.  Cover the card stock in adhesive and then add the ribbon.  Punch out the butterfly or whatever you decide centered in the paper and then adhere the ribbon part to the back of the cardstock with the punched out image.  Hope you got that!
 
Now please check out our design team samples for they are just wonderful.  You can find the sketch for this week here and the LNS challenge here.
 
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful and blessed Monday!
 


Monday, March 31, 2014

Sketch 308- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday to all of you.  Hope your weekend was just wonderful.  I had a goo weekend with some visitors on Saturday which was nice.  So now on to our sketch this week.
 
Loved the sketch Mary Jo has for us this week at Techno Stamper, but took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do with it.  I finally came up with this using some of the latest techniques I had seen, like water color and spritzing the ink on.  Took me a while to decide I liked it as I almost did a new and different card.  I guess if time had not gotten in the way, I would have.  But the more I look at it the better I like it.  So here it is and please let me know what you think!
 
 
And, another view of the card!
 
 
All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: By the Tide, Sassy Salutations
Card Stock: Water color Paper, Whisper White, Basic Black
Designer Series Paper: Venetian Romance
Ink: Calypso Coral, Black Stazon, Bermuda Bay,
Blender Pen
Banner Framelits
 
Thanks for stopping by and please check out the other design team members samples!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

My First Box Card

 
Well good Saturday Morning to you! Hope all is well with you and your day has started out just right!  I thought I would share my first box card with you today that I did on Thursday evening while my husband was at school doing an open house.  I am also linking this to our challenge this week at LNS as the challenge is Spring has Sprung and I thought this would be perfect.  I did use some retired Designer Paper, but it was my first and I did not want to mess up my not retired paper.  It actually turned out perfect I think.  I found the tutorial on Pinterest from Nancy Amato and followed it to a T!  Love tutorials that are so detailed.  Thanks Nancy and you can find the tutotial here!
 
Here is another view of the box card and yes it does fit in a medium size envelope.  Perfect for mailing to that special person.
 
 
And one more view just for kicks!
 
 
Stampin' Up! products used!
Stamp Sets: Backyard Basics, Label Love
Card Stock: Not Quite Navy, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Water Color Paper
Designer Series Paper: Paisley Petals
Ink: Not Quite navy, Black Stazon, Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke
Blender Pen
Backyard Basics Framelits
Artisan Punch
 
Thanks for stopping by today and have a very blessed day!

Friday, March 28, 2014

1st Birthday Scrapbook!

Good Friday Morning!  I am not going to say a lot for this post because I have so many pages to share with you.  Still have not decided if I will do a 6X6 book or an 8X8 book, but once I decide that, I will print them all out (reason for so many white pages, saves on ink) and put them in his book.  So here are all the pages I created using the Celebrate kit in My Digital Studio.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Did you notice I threw papa in there at the end?  Of course I was taking the pictures so not a picture of Grammy in this book.  I may have to put one in the book just for him though.
 
Hope your weekend is joyful!

 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Adding to Baby Book!

I thought I would share with you the last 3 pages I have done for my grandson's scrapbook.  It is from birth to 12 months or 1 year and he turned a year this pas February.  So I have a few more pages to go.  He is so funny and so happy in all his photos, mostly!  For all of them, I used sketches from MDS Monday Sketch.  Love that place and am actually getting one of them into a current posting.  That is good for me lately.
 
I am going to go backwards here.  This is the current sketch challenge you can still play and you can find the sketch here!
 
 
In this sketch you were also to add layering.  So I used two layers of the embellishments from Memory Milestones.  Isn't it the best.
 
Now here he is at 8 months.  My daughter took a lot of photos of this one which was perfect for this sketch.  You can find this sketch and challenge here, but it is already closed.
 
 
I used the On Film Kit for this one.
 
And now for the seven month page.  This one is a little different, but I loved it and had to use it.  You can find this sketch here.
 
 
How cute is this?  I just loved the sketch and had to use it.
 
Any way, hope you enjoyed todays pages and thanks so much for stopping by.

 
 


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Playing with Circle Thinlits and Gold Velum

Hi everyone!  Here I am again with another post from a card I started last week and finished on Saturday.  I had the Circle Thinlits for a while and just got my gold velum, so I had to pull them out and play.  Here it is!  Did not like the light on it, but that is what you get when you have rain, rain, rain!
 
 
I added an extra layer to the side and also added some gold washi tape to the bottom!
 
 
This is a photo of it laid out more flat and the light shining on it better!
 
 
Items used are Stampin' Up! except the scripture.
Stamps: Embellished Events, Word Play, Label Love, Teeny Tiny Wishes
ODBD- Scripture
Card Stock: Whisper White, Gold Fancy Fold Designer Velum, Gold
Ink: Brown Sugar, Versamark
Gold Washi Tape
Artisan Punch
Circle Thinlits
Scallop 2 3/8 circle punch
2 1/2 Circle Punch
Modern Label Punch
Word Window Punch
Pirate Gold Embossing Powder (retired)
 
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Clean & Simple Make Over

I love doing the clean and simple challenge because I can get a card done in just a matter of minutes.  Well this weekend as I was looking at the sketch, I decided to do a sympathy card and here is what I came up with.
 
 
But when I was finished with it, I knew exactly what it was missing and decided to do a redo.  It is so funny how just adding the black card stock makes a big difference.
 
 
And for this one, I just used the smaller butterflies that were left.
 
And yes, I did the inside for both cards.
 
 
I think I did the sentiment a little crooked, but it is all good.
 
Used the stamp set Love and Sympathy with this card!  Love using all on the stamps on one card.
 
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day.
 
 
 
 

Monday, March 24, 2014

LNS Challenge 245/Sketch 307- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday and hope you are all having a good start to your day.  I am actually posting this on Sunday evening and went to Medac in the afternoon and have a sinus and ear infection.  So hope my day is starting better than my Sunday.
 
I am combining my challenges again today.  Our LNS Challenge is "Spring has Sprung," which means just show us something spring related in whatever you create.  Well I decided to go spring with flowers and used Monday's Lunchtime Sketch to do this.  So here is my sample for both challenges.
 
 
And of course I did the inside also.
 
 
I love doing the inside.  It just finishes the card so perfectly.
 
All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Secret Garden, Sassy Salutations, Remembering Your Birthday
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe,  Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush
Secret Garden Framelits
Large Rhinestones
 
Thanks for stopping by and please check out the design team samples with LNS and Mary Jo's sketch this week.  Have a wonderful week everyone!


Friday, March 21, 2014

Scrapbook - My Digital Studio

Hi everyone!  Thought I would share this scrapbook page of Michael at 6 months.  I really need to complete his book since he just turned one in February.  But I actually think I did 7 months also, but have not downloaded it yet.  So here he is at 6 months.  Such a cutie pie!
 
 
I could just squeeze him!  Such a happy baby!
 
All items used are from My Digital Studio!
 
Thanks for checking in today and hope you have a fabulous weekend.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Clean and Simple - Flower Shop

 
Hi everyone! I just wanted to start this post off with the card itself since I was so happy with the outcome.  I actually used the sketch from Clean and Simple blog.  It was one of those times that I knew even before I went to get the paper what I wanted to do and it turned out even better than I thought.  This will go to someone special who needs to be uplifted today.
 
Here is a side view of the card.  Color was not quite right, but you can see that I stamped the image on the white 3 times and then stamped it again on another white piece and then punched it out with the punch that goes with this set, and of course popped it up with a dimensional.
 
 
Now I also had to work on the inside some, so I used another stamp from this set for the inside.
 
 
All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set: Flower Shop, Blessings from Heaven
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green (leaves)
Ink: Stazon Black, Primrose Petals
Pansy Punch
Bird Punch (leaves)
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful and blessed day.
 
I am also linking this to Word Art Wednesday!
 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sketch 306- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday everyone!  Had my daughter home this weekend and had a blast with my grandson.  What a sweetie he is and definitely a 1 year old for sure.  Got a lot of hugs and kisses which were just wonderful.  Nothing like being a Grammy!!!!
 
Well I just love the sketch that Mary Jo has given us this week to work on.  I think you will also.  So here is my sample for this weeks sketch.
 
 
I did use the Paper Piecing Technique on this card.  I stamped the stamp onto designer series paper and then cut it out.  I love how each vase is just a little different which makes each one unique.  And, I also love this designer series paper called "Venetian Romance."  And, this stamp set, "Vivid Vases," is just beautiful.  There is so many different ways to use this stamp set.
 
Here is a side view of the card!
 
 
You can see the dimension of the layers of the card.
 
Now don't forget to stop by Mary Jo's blog today and check out all of the DT team's samples.  There are some beautiful samples over there.
 
Well thanks for stopping by today and hope your day is filled with many blessings.