Sunday, September 30, 2012

MDS Fireplace

 For this weeks challenge on the My Digital website is to use the digital downloads that were released in September on your project.  Well, the only September digital download I purchased was the "Festive Blooms", so that was what I had to work with.

I decided to create a Christmas card, and made a fireplace out of punches (filling them in with the Well Worn DSP).

I think it turned out cute.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp Brush Sets - The Great Outdoors (Early Espresso; Paint tool - Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler), Big Bold Birthday (Coloring tool -Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green; Paint tool - Daffodil Delight
Embellishments - Festive Blooms, Knot and Ties Trim (Daffodil Delight - re-colored Cherry Cobbler)
Punches - Scallop Oval (Gumball Green), Oval (Textured Cardstock - Very Vanilla), Square (Textured Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Well Worn DSP #9 and #11)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Crater Lake

Working on my 2013 calendar for our house.  Trying to incorporate places we've been in 2012.

Stamp Brush Set - Bunch of Backgrounds (wonderfully worn - always artichoke)
Punch - flag (I edited the punch to try and make it wavy and filled w/Very Vanilla and a mat of Midnight Muse)
Background paper - Well Worn DSP #9
Font - Adorable (Midnight Muse and Very Vanilla)

Marymoor Park - DGSC082

I combined two challenges in one with this scrapbook page.

The first is from the My Digital Studio website. "Color Combo 1" - use Primrose Petals, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse and Whisper White.

The second challenge is from Splitcoaststampers website. "DGSC082 - A Layer Just Like the First".

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Brush Set - Cheerful Treat (flower -Whisper White)
Embellishments - Dahlias (Primrose Petals, Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse)
Punches - Fun Flower #1, #2 and #4 (Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals), Square (filled w/Ice Cream Parlor DSP #5)
Paper - Ice Cream Parlor DSP #5
Font - Lavanderia (Whisper White) and KG Eyes Wide Open (bold - Whisper White)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

2013 Calendar

This year, I wanted to create an 8.5x11 calendar for my parents with My Digital Studio software. The calendar itself was pretty easy.....trying to find photos of Mom and Dad together - not so easy. I planned on using a focal that showed places that they have been, and then a couple of photos of Mom and Dad together on each page.

I hope they are as excited about this calendar as I was in creating it.

Thanks for looking!

January - Oahu, Hawaii

Stamp Brush Sets - Decorative Overlays (Daffodil Delight)
Embellishments - Playful Polka Dots (leaf and flowers)
Background - Textured Cardstock (Baja Breeze)
Font - Chancellor (Peach Parfait)

February - Snoqualmie Falls

Stamp Brush Sets - Vintage Overlays (Very Vanilla, Decorative Overlays (Very Vanilla and Early Espresso)
Background - Textured Cardstock (Crumb Cake)
Font - Chancellor (Early Espresso and Very Vanilla)

March - Hutto, Texas

Stamp Brush Sets - Decorative Overlays (Whisper White)
Punches - Square (filled w/Night of Navy, Real Red and Whisper White), Star (filled w/Whisper White)
Background - Textured Cardstock (Real Red)
Font - Chancellor (Night of Navy)

April - Easter

Stamp Brush Sets - Easter Blossoms (Concord Crush)
Embellishments - Knots and Ties Trim (Whisper White re-colored to Concord Crush)
Background - Summertime Splendor
Font - Chancellor (Bravo Burgundy)

May - Eagle Wings Lodge

Stamp Brush Sets - Decorative Overlays (Daffodil Delight), The Great Outdoors (Early Espresso)
Paint (behind stamp - Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede)
Background - Textured Cardstock (Midnight Muse and Peach Parfait)
Font - Chancellor (Daffodil Delight)

June - Father's Day

Background - Morning Mocha #3
Font - Chancellor (Very Vanilla)

July - Buffalo Creek Lodge

Stamp Brush Sets - The Great Outdoors (Basic Black), Bunch of Backgrounds (River Rock)
Font - Chancellor (River Rock)

August - Whale Watching

Stamp Brush Sets - Vintage Overlays (Whisper White and Night of Navy)
Font - Chancellor (Night of Navy)

September - Oahu, Hawaii

Stamp Brush Sets - Decorative Overlays (Daffodil Delight)
Background - Textured Cardstock (Calypso Coral)
Font - Chancellor (Island Indigo)

October - Various Photos

Background - Textured Cardstock (Wisteria Wonder)
Embellishments - Festive Blooms (Whisper White), Soft Blooms (Wisteria Wonder

November - Oahu, Hawaii

Stamp Brush Sets - Natural Composition (Early Espresso at 50% opacity), Decorative Overlays (Barely Banana at 30% opacity)
Background - Textured Cardstock (Soft Suede)
Font - Chancellor (Daffodil Delight)

December - Christmas

Stamp Brush Sets - Decorative Overlays (More Mustard), Tree Trimmings (More Mustard)
Embellishments - Christmas Cocoa II (re-colored More Mustard), Christmas Jingle (re-colored More Mustard)
Background - Textured Cardstock (Cherry Cobbler)

Calendar Cover

Font - Chancellor (Whisper White)
Background - Raspberry Tart #5
Embellishments - Festive Blooms (Whisper White and one re-colored from white to Calypso Coral), Satin Ribbon (Very Vanilla)
Punch - Decorative Label (filled w/Raspberry Tart #6)

Calendar Months

Font - Chancellor (Basic Black), Ariel (Basic Black)
Used the calendar function to create lines, headers, days.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy Harvest - SFF082412


I saw Allison Chilton's card on Pinterest, and fell in love with the design.  I decided to try creating a similar card with My Digital Studio software.  

I noticed my card layout followed the sketch on Sketch Frenzy Friday (SFF082412) blog too.

In tried to create an embossed-look in the background with the chicken wire stamp (same color as the background....whisper white, but played with the drop shadow....opacity to 85% and blur to -2).
I also cropped the ribbon (so that it only showed the overlapped part) and the sentiment (so that I could place it on one line instead of two).

Thanks for looking!

Stamp Brush Sets - Elementary Elegance (sentiment - Early Espresso), Autumn Harvest (pinecone - Early Espresso), Autumn Elements (flourish - Old Olive), Bunch of Backgrounds (chicken wire - Whisper White)
Punches - Square (filled with Soft Suede and Textured Cardstock - Cajun Craze)
Embellishments - Taffeta Trimmings (So Saffron)
Paper - So Saffron

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Weathered Elegance - PCCCS008

I created this card in My Digital Studio for the Paper Craft Crew Card Challenge (PCCCS008). Here is their blog....along with all of the projects created with the challenge: PCCCS008

Thanks for looking!

Stamp Brush Sets - Elementary Elegance (words - More Mustard and Chocolate Chip), Solid Stripes (Chocolate Chip), Bunch of Backgrounds (weathered - Chocolate Chip)
Punch - Square (Early Espresso cardstock), Labels Collection Framelits (Cajun Craze w/Chocolate Chip mat)
Embellishments - Knots and Ties Trim (Wild Wasabi re-colored Old Olive)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sedona - DGSC081

The Digi-Challenge for this week on Splitcoaststampers is "At An Angle" (DGSC081).
Create a page using angles.

Check out the challenge here:

I decided to make mine around our trip to Sedona in June 2012. The red rocks were so beautiful to see, and the weather was just perfect.

I used the coloring tool to color in the bird with Cajun Craze.

Thanks for looking!

Stamp Brush Sets - Ink Splatter (Cajun Craze), Autumn Harvest (border - Early Espresso), Autumn Days (bird & leaf - Early Espresso)
Embellishments - Brads (Early Espresso)
Background Paper - Textured Cardstock (More Mustard)
Font - Lavanderia (Early Espresso)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Family - SCIC58

This weeks' challenge on is to create a page that has 10 or more photos on it.

Surprisingly, I did not have any scrapbook pages that had more than 9 photos in anything that I have created thus far, so the challenge was on.

Also, I submitted this for the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge (SCIC58).
You can view all the projects created with it here:

I decided to make a Schwab Family Tree page, and really like how this page turned out. (I will probably mirror this page to create a Malcor Family Tree too, but those photos will be harder to come by). =)

Thanks so much for taking the time to view my page!

Background paper - Textured Cardstock (Baja Breeze)
Stamp Brush Sets - Inspired by Nature (Pear Pizzazz), Thoughts and Prayers (coloring tool - Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Daffodil Delight)
Punches - Cloud (White - opacity at 50%), Leaves #2 (Pear Pizzazz), Square (Pear Pizzazz)
Embellishments - Bright Blooms (Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and re-colored Riding Hood Red), Dahlias (Pumpkin Pie)
Font - Harrington (Soft Suede and Daffodil Delight)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Snoqualmie Falls - DGSC080

I started working on the Digi-Scrap Challenge (DGSC080- Recipe Challenge). You may see the challenge here: DGSC080-Recipe Challenge

The recipe is to:
-Choose three photos
-Background is black & white
-Add a tag
-Create a list
-Use a layered embellisment

This challenge was tough for me, but I love how this page turned out.
-I used three photos from our trip to Snoqualmie Falls and changed them all to black and white.
-I used a white background with a Stamp Brush Set Overlay (Decorative Overlay).
-I added a tag, and created a list on that tag.
-I layered the tag with a mat, added an eyelet and then a bow.

Stamp Brush Set - Decorative Overlay (set at 30% opacity)
Photo mats - Basic Black
Font - Multu (first letter in title only) all else is Regency (Basic Black)
Punch - Tag (filled w/Whisper White mat Basic Black)
Embellishments - Eyelet (Basic Black), Taffeta Trimmings (Basic Black)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tradition Lake

I started out by working on a Digi-Scrap Challenge on SCS, but aside from 3 doesn't even come close to adhering to the challenge. Ha! I guess I will have to work on that challenge later.
I really like how this page came together, and now it's got me thinking about making a calendar for 2013 with places Mike and I have been in 2012. Well, I better get cracking if I want to complete it before 2013 starts....I got this one page done! LOL!
Thanks for looking!

Stamp Brush Set - Frames with a Flourish (Early Espresso)
Background paper - Textured Cardstock (Pool Party)
Font - Shell (Early Espresso)
Photo mats - So Saffron
Punch - Tag (So Saffron w/Early Espresso mat), Circle (filled w/Textured Cardstock - Pool Party underneath the eyelet)
Embellishments - Eyelet (Early Espresso), Baker's Twine (Re-colored Pool Party)

Frosty Moneyholder

In need of cards that could hold money for Christmas, I decided to design a card that was 3.25 x 6.5 today.
I'm happy how fast and easy this card was completed. I can now make enough for my needs without spending so much time on them.
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets - Frosty Friends, Many Merry Messages
Paper - Bashful Blue, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink - Midnight Muse, Real Red, Bashful Blue
Accessories - Taffeta Ribbon (Real Red), Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Northern Flurry TIEF, dimensionals, glue dot

Holiday Friends - SCCSC136

As you can see I strayed a bit from this weeks' sketch challenge on Stampin Connection (SCCSC136), but I did chose it for a starting point for my card.
I LOVE snowmen! We have 17 nieces and nephews, and I usually create something whimsical for them for Christmas. This will be one of the cards a few will receive. =)
Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Frosty Friends, Warmest Regards
Paper - Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Cherry Cobbler DSP
Ink - Midnight Muse, Bashful Blue, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Satin Stitched Ribbon (Midnight Muse), Big Shot, Top Note Die, Sponge

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Kubota Gardens


My Digital site has a new challenge. This week it's a Sketch (Scrap Map 1). The winner of this challenge will receive a free digital download (from the following weeks' offerings)! How cool is that!
I changed the sketch up a bit by using the Festive Blooms instead of the hexagon shape, and I rounded a few corners on the photos.
I re-colored the Knots and Ties Trim from Wild Wasabi to Lucky Limeade, and some of the Festive Flowers - flower #6 - to Calypso Coral.  A few of the Knots and Ties Trim were cropped to show only the curled ribbon and not the bow under the flowers. (Do you notice a shadow, at the top of the page, where no ribbon is? I believe that is a glitch in MDS2, it doesn't appear while working in the software, but it showed up when I exported it as a JPG file to my desktop ...I do hope it gets fixed soon)
Thanks for looking!

Stamp Brush Set - Decorative Overlays (Whisper White at 25% opacity)
Background Paper - Sweet Shop DSP #10
Punch - Scallop Ribbon (filled w/Textured Cardstock - Lucky Limeade)
Embellishments - Festive Flowers (some Whisper White and some re-colored Calypso Coral), Taffeta Ribbon (Whisper White), Knots and Ties Trim (re-colored Lucky Limeade)
Font - Adorable (Whisper White)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Winter Messages

Trying to come up with a simple card that can be mass produced for my Christmas cards is not always easy.  I really like how this card came out....just not sure I want to spend all the time required to make 65 of these beauties!

Although, it wasn't too bad....I did use the stamp-a-ma-jig for the placement of the background layer, as well as holly and sentiment.  I'm such the perfectionist....why can't I just be happy if it's a bit crooked! Ha! =)

Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Watercolor Winter, Many Merry Messages
Paper - Early Espresso, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink - Early Espresso, Real Red, Garden Green
Accessories - Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue dot, Taffeta Ribbon (Early Espresso)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Seward Park - PCCSS001


The Paper Craft Crew Challenge blog started a new Scrapbook Sketch Challenge (PCCSS001).  The first sketch inspired me to create a page from photos taken this past weekend.  It was such a beautiful day, and now I'm happy that this day has been captured within my scrapbooks!

If you would like to view the blog, click here: Paper Craft Crew Scrapbook Sketch 001
AND>>> there's blog candy to boot! Win this Simply Scrappin' Kit - Snowflake Season 2 page layout.
 Snowflake Season Simply Sent
Anyone can enter this challenge, just create a page based on the sketch, and submit the photo to the Paper Craft Crew Challenges Blog. Easy enough! =)

I also submitted this page for the August 2012 Downloads contest that is having.  Create a page using any of the August 2012 digital downloads.  Information can be found on their website. Winners from this contest will receive a free digital download of your choice from the following weeks' Tuesday downloads. Whoohoo!
Good luck to everyone!

Stamp Brush Set - Schoolbook Serif Alphabet (Whisper White)
Paper - Card stock (Wild Wasabi), Textured Card stock (Midnight Muse), Patterned DSP (Summer Starfruit #1)
Punch - Scallop Ribbon Border (Early Espresso), Square (filled with Patterned DSP & Textured Card stock)
Embellishments - Festive Blooms (Early Espresso), Knots and Ties Trim (Whisper White)
Text - Brisk (Whisper White)

DC Trip - DGSC079



The Splitcoaststampers Digi-Scrap Challenge for this week is to "Stretch Your Sketch" (DGSC079). You may view the challenge here: DGSC079
Taking a sketch designed for a card....stretch it to create a scrapbook page.  I used the same sketch that the host of the challenge used (SC133).
Thanks for looking!

Stamp Brush Set - Decorative Overlays (Not Quite Navy)
Paper - Nautical DSP #2, Textured Cardstock (Cherry Cobbler)
Punch - Star (Whisper White), Square (filled with Nautical Expedition DSP)
Text - Bobo (Not Quite Navy)

Decorative Holiday - SCCSC135


Back in my crafting area after our long extended weekend! I saw this sketch on Stampin Connection and thought it went well with the Delightful Decorations stamp set. I originally had a Cherry Cobbler ornament, but I felt that it blended in too much with the striped piece I created.  The striped piece was made by shredding a piece of Cherry Cobbler and attaching in diagonally on Very Vanilla cardstock.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Delightful Decorations, Many Merry Messages
Paper - Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Ink - Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Ornament Punch, Basic Pearls, Taffeta Ribbon (Very Vanilla), Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots TIEF, dimensionals, glue dot
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