Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Early Christmas

Mike and I celebrated Christmas early this year, and I wanted to capture it on a scrapbook page.

I used the 8x8 Sweet Pea Page Template, and just swapped out colors and embellishments to suit my needs.

I incorporated the My Digital Studio Challenge into my page - "Color Combo 2".  The colors used are: Old Olive, More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party and Soft Suede.

Background Paper - Large Dots DSP (Old Olive)
Stamp Brush Sets - Just Perfect Alphabet (Old Olive), For All You Do (flower - Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Old Olive, More Mustard)
Embellishments - Dahlias (Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Soft Suede), Brads (More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler), Round Buttons (More Mustard, Old Olive), Timeless Taffeta Ribbon (Soft Suede)
Punch - Scallop Square (filled w/Textured - Cherry Cobbler), Square (More Mustard, Soft Suede), Scallop Circle (filled w/Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Old Olive), Circle (filled w/ Sycamore Street DSP #5; Soft Suede DSP - dotted stripe, small polka dots, brocade, villa; Cherry Cobbler DSP - stripes; Sweet Shop DSP #2; Walk in the Park II DSP #4; Christmas Cheer DSP #1; Sunny Day DSP -Old Olive small polka dots), Square (Whisper White)
Font - Broach (More Mustard), New Times Roman (More Mustard), Adorable (Cherry Cobbler), Sherwood (Cherry Cobbler)

Bitty Vine Garden - SCCSC150


You can never have too many Thank you cards around the Christmas season.  I used the Stampin Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC150) for inspiration on my card.

Thanks for looking!

Stamp sets - Itty Bitty Banners, Secret Garden
Paper - Pink Pirouette, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake
Ink - Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Big Shot, Vine Street TIEF, Secret Garden Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, dimensionals

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ship and Sun - MDSM003


There's a new challenge on the MDS Monday blog.  This one showcases a technique (photo filled grouped boxes) within a sketch challenge. What a great technique! You may view the challenge on their blog here:

I had a hard time deciding which pictures to choose, since the photo box behind the grouped ones was behind it. (My husband helped!) =)

With the weather getting colder this time of the year, I wanted to be reminded of sand and sun!

Thanks for looking!

Background - Pool Party
Stamp Brush Sets - Vintage Overlays (sand-River Rock), Torn Edges (flourish - Island Indigo)
Embellishments - Simple Snapshots (flowers - one recolored Island Indigo), Staple and Stitching (Whisper White), Brads (River Rock- recolored Island Indigo), Painted Brad (Island Indigo)
Punch - Scallop Border (Island Indigo), Flag (River Rock), Square (filled w/Playful Patterns - Tangerine Tango, Patterns #4- River Rock)
Font - Broach (Island Indigo)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Framelit Owl

I saw a similar owl made by Debbie Henderson, and it looked so cute.....had to make one of my own.

I used the Windows Collection Framelit (largest one) for the base. Used the Adorning Accent Edgelit for the feathers (9 layers). The Heart punch for the beak, and circle punches (non-SU) for the eyes.

Paper - Early Espresso, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink - Smooch Ink (White)
Accessories - Taffeta Ribbon (Daffodil Delight), Circle Punch, Heart Punch, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Windows Collection Framelits

Curly Flourishes

Creating a birthday card with a touch of elegance.  I just love the Adorning Accents Edgelit here!

At first I was using Very Vanilla with the Soft Suede, but I wanted to use the Raspberry Ripple ribbon.  So, changed it to be Whisper White cardstock.  I may just make another one with Very Vanilla ribbon and cardstock too! =)

Stamp sets - Flowering Flourishes, Curly Cute
Paper - Soft Suede, Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple
Ink - Soft Suede, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories - Satin Stitched Ribbon (Raspberry Ripple), Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits, stamp-a-ma-jig

Birthday Banner

I wanted to use the new Ovals Collection Framelits (available in the Spring Catalog 2013 from Stampin' Up!).

This card came together so quickly too.

Stamp sets - Perfectly Penned
Paper - Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray
Ink - Basic Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Houndstooth TIEF, Ovals Collection Framelits, Brads (Basic Gray), Bitty Banners Framelits, Glue Dots, Hole Punch

Bitty Honeycomb

I tried the new Honeycomb TIEF (Textured Impressions Embossing Folder) from Stampin' Up today (from the Spring 2013 Catalog).

I saw Ann Schach's version with cut-out Christmas DSP (designer series paper) within each honeycomb, and liked that look.  Thanks Ann for your inspiration!

However, when I tried to cut-out the hexagons to fit inside the honeycomb... it didn't turn out so great.  So, I decided to create a mask (out of post-it notes) and with a sponge dauber.... colored in the inside of the honeycomb.

Stamp set - Itty Bitty Banners
Paper - Sage Shadow, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink - Sage Shadow, Soft Suede, More Mustard, Wild Wasabi
Accessories - Big Shot, Honeycomb TIEF, Bitty Banners Framelits, dimensionals

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Garden Street- SCCSC149


Just had to start playing with some new Stampin' Up goodies today (from the Spring and Sale-a-bration Catalogs 2013). FUN!  Customers will need to wait until Jan 3rd to order from the Spring Catalog and until Jan 22nd for the Sale-a-bration Catalog (but demos can get them now!).

I used the Stampin' Connection Sketch Card Challenge (SCCSC149) for inspiration.

Stamp Sets- Itty Bitty Banners, Secret Garden
Paper - Baja Breeze, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Ink - Baja Breeze, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Accessories - Big Shot, Secret Garden Framelits, Vine Street TIEF, sponge daubers, Bitty Framelits, dimensionals

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Flourishing Wings - SCCSC148


Creating more Thank you cards, and I thought I'd try to use some items from Stampin' Up that I haven't used yet.
I stamped the Flowering Flourishes with the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark ink on the Basic Gray Cardstock. I wasn't sure I like the look of it, but it'll grow on me (I think!). <---I'm sure it looks better if I would have stamped a color first, then placed the glimmer over it.

I used the Stampin Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC148) for my design.... just changed the layout a bit to make it my own.

Stamp Sets - Flowering Flourishes, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper - Primrose Petals, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink - Primrose Petals, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark
Accessories - Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Basic Rhinestones, Glue Dots

Thankful Flourishes - SCCSC147

You can never have too many Thank-you cards, especially during the holidays!  I used the Stampin Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC147) for inspiration on my card.  The bow is a bit bulky, so I may just hand deliver it, as it'll be difficult to place in the mail without added stamps.

I heat embossed the sentiment piece with White embossing powder.

Stamp Sets - Flowering Flourishes, Trust God
Paper - Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink - Raspberry Ripple, Versamark
Accessories - White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Hole Punch, Satin Ribbon (Basic Black), Glue Dot, dimensionals, scissors 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Gift Box Tags


I made a few more tags for Christmas gifts.  The floral one will get attached to the Ornament Rose Box that I made for my Mom.  You may view the box here:

The Reindeer Tag will be attached to their calendar I made for them.  You may view the calendar here:

I created these tags in My Digital Studio software, printed them out on Whisper White cardstock, glued them together and punched a hole through the top.  I added White grosgrain ribbon to the floral one, and Real Red Taffeta Ribbon for the Reindeer.

Floral Tag
Background paper - Certainly Celery
Embellishments - Hodgepodge Hardware (filigree brad re-colored Whisper White)
Stamp Brush Set - Eclectic Overlays (cropped Primrose Petals and Whisper White)
Paint Tool - underneath the Overlay flowers - Pretty in Pink
Font - Broach (Whisper White), Duchess (Whisper White)

Reindeer Tag
Background paper - Textured Cardstock (Crumb Cake)
Punch - Tag Oval (Whisper White w/Crumb Cake mat)
Embellishments - Basic Rhinestone (recolored Real Red), Basic Pearls (re-colored Basic Black)
Stamp Brush Sets - Winter Post (reindeer -Early Espresso, Basic Black and Soft Suede), Baroque Motifs (Whisper White)
Font - Broach (Real Red), SnowTop Caps (Real Red)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Tags

Using My Digital Studio, I created Christmas tags for all my Christmas presents.

After printing and cutting the tag, along with punching the hole.... I added the taffeta ribbon to attach to the presents.

Background paper - Small Polka Dots DSP (Bashful Blue)
Punch - Ovals (filled w/Whisper White and drop shadow of Bashful Blue to make the snow)
Embellishments - Hodgepodge Hardware (filigree brad), Home for the Holidays (tree)
Stamp Brush Set - Nursery Necessities (star - Daffodil Delight)
Font - Snowtop Caps (Bashful Blue)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Arbuckle Wilderness


Spent a day at the Arbuckle Wilderness Park in Davis, Oklahoma in July 2010. Here is a two-page spread for our 2010 photobook.

Background - River Rock Cardstock
Stamp Brush Sets - Natural Composition Overlays (Very Vanilla), Inspired By Nature (Soft Suede)
Embellishments - Hoppy Memories (frog and turtle)
Punches - Timeless Type Junior Letters (Filled w/Well Worn DSP #12), Flag (Early Espresso), Butterfly (filled w/Well Worn #12)
Font - Scriptina (Early Espresso) and Bradley Hand (Early Espresso and Very Vanilla)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cowboy Museum - MDSM002


Using the challenge on "MDS Monday" blog, I created another two-page spread for my 2010 photobook.  This sketch challenge provided placement of many photos on a page....which I love, since I have many photos to scrapbook! =)

Thanks for looking!

Background Paper - Blueberry Crisp DSP #1, #2, and #5
Embellishments - Satin Ribbon (Basic Gray recolored to Sahara Sand), Dahlias (Not Quite Navy), Hodgepodge Hardware (Star brad and silver brads), Enjoying Everything (floral recolored to Very Vanilla)
Punches - Scallop Ribbon Border (Sahara Sand), Square (Blueberry Crisp DSP), Labels Collection (Not Quite Navy and Patterns DSP #1 - Not Quite Navy), Modern Label (Not Quite Navy)
Font - Freedom 9 (Very Vanilla)

Firefighters Museum


Continuing working on our 2010 photobook with our trip to Oklahoma.  We went to see the Firefighters Museum.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp Brush Sets - Ink Splatter (Whisper White), Man's Best Friend (hydrant - Basic Black)
Background Paper - Textured Cardstock (Real Red)
Punch - Square (to create ladder - Whisper White)
Font - Cooper Black (Basic Black)

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