Friday, November 29, 2013

Wonderfall Greetings - FMS113

Such a beautiful simple sketch from the Freshly Made Sketch Blog (FMS113).  The challenge is over now, but still wanted to share with all of you where I got my inspiration from.

I used the Autumn Accents Die to cut out the leaves and then used my stamp-a-ma-jig to get the ink just so on each leaf.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Wonderfall, Best of Greetings
Paper - More Mustard (retired), Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory, Crumb Cake
Ink - Early Espresso, Old Olive, Cajun Craze
Accessories - Big Shot, Autumn Accents Die, stamp-a-ma-jig

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Remembering Blossoms - CTS55

Saw this cute sketch on the Cas(e) This Sketch blog, and just had to play.  You may view the sketch here and all the cards created with it:

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp set - Remembering Your Birthday
Paper - Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Ink - Black Staz-on
Accessories - Big Shot, Adorning Accents TIEF, Boho Blossoms Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Owl Two Step Punch (heart), glue dots

Autumn Wishes

My grandmother is back in the hospital again with pneumonia (I'm thinking she never really got over her other bout with it a few months ago).

I wanted a verse or phrase that was a cheerful get-well, and didn't have a stamp.  So.... I created my verse through My Digital Studio and printed it on Naturals Ivory Cardstock, and finished it the traditional way.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
My Digital Studio
Stamp Brush Set - A Split Second (frame - Early Espresso)
Fonts - Fantasy (Early Espresso) and Shell (Pumpkin Pie)

Cardstock - Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories - Big Shot, Autumn Accents Die, Square Lattice TIEF, glue dots

Monday, November 25, 2013

Dana Point - DGSCPR0018

I designed another page to our 2014 Calendar.  I used the November Digi-Scrap Progressive Challenge to complete this page (found on the Splitcoaststampers website).  You may view the challenge (the first task) here:

Every week (in the month of November), you are assigned a few tasks.  By the end of the month.... your page will be complete -- as mine is now!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Background - Crumb Cake
Stamp Brush Sets - Natural Composition Overlays (Baked Brown Sugar), Anchors Away (Wave - Whisper White; Starfish - Baked Brown Sugar; sentences - Early Espresso); So Happy For You (butterfly - Early Espresso)
Embellishments - Basic Pearls
Punch - Scallop Square (Whisper White); Square (filled w/Good Morning Sunshine DSP #4, Autumn Spice DSP #4, Textured Cardstock - Early Espresso, Early Espresso); Circle - Daffodil Delight
Font - Beach (Whisper White), Kiev (Whisper White), Arial (Early Espresso)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Minecraft Birthday

My nephew loves to play Minecraft, so I decided to create a card with a Minecraft person (he doesn't like Creeper).

I used My Digital Studio to create the effect of a pix-elated person using square punches. I then printed it out on Whisper White cardstock and finished it by matting on Creamy Caramel and Midnight Muse Cardstock.

I noticed that after I printed it.... my colors seem darker than in my MDS software....hmmm... I'll need to look into correcting that.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
My Digital Studio
Punch - Square (filled w/ Apricot Appeal, Creamy Caramel, Early Espresso, Peach Parfait, Crumb Cake, Basic Black)
Font - Franciscan (Early Espresso)

Cardstock - Whisper White, Creamy Caramel and Midnight Muse

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wonderfall You - PP172

I created this card for my Aunt, as she will be going through chemo treatments to combat a rare blood disorder (they say it's not cancer..... so it's very curable with treatment! Thank the Lord!).

I used the theme of leaves from the Paper Players Challenge on their blog (PP172).  You may view the challenge here:

I also used a sketch from the Sketch Frenzy Friday Blog (SFF101813).  The challenge is over with, but the layout was a great one..... so I kept it to use at a later time. You may view that challenge here:

After I created my card.... I was thinking it would look a lot better with a texture to the Early Espresso background. Hmmm...what do you think?

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Wonderfall
Paper - Old Olive, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink - Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Big Shot, Autumn Accents Die, stamp-a-ma-jig, Satin Ribbon (Whisper White)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hanging Frog - FMS108

My sister-in-law will be having hand surgery in a few weeks and wanted to create a cute card for her. She's fond of frogs, so (of course) I had to make a card with a frog on it!
It's Non-SU.... but it's so adorable!

I used a sketch I found on the Freshly Made Sketch blog (FMS108).  You may view their challenge here:
It's a older sketch (not current), but it definitely inspired me! Thanks.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used
Stamps - Mini Mates (retired), Frogs (non-SU)
Paper - Old Olive, Early Espresso, More Mustard DSP, Whisper White
Ink - Early Espresso, Black Staz-on, Pistachio Pudding, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories - Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Window Framelits, Square Lattice TIEF

Delightful Memories Hybrid

My niece loves turtles, and she is recovering from her recent knee surgery.  I wanted to create something with turtles, and I knew my MDS (My Digital Studio) software had one.  So, I decided to create a hybrid card.

I designed and printed the design on Whisper White cardstock.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Brush Set - Delightful Dozen (words - Lucky Limeade); Presto Patterns (criss-cross background - Basic Gray)
Embellishment - Hoppy Memories (turtle)
Font - Broach (Chocolate Chip) - next to turtle's shell

Outside MDS
Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Grosgrain Ribbon (Pumpkin Pie)

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Alamo

Created another calendar page for 2014 (of the things we did in 2013)! It feels so good to get these pages complete.  In helping with this page, I used a sketch I found on Pinterest.... not sure what site it's from, but the name is Juliana thanks Juliana! Lovely sketch!

This page is from our trip to Austin TX.  We went to see The Alamo....along with my sister and her family. It has such great history. Beautiful place!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:  My Digital Studio software
Background - Cajun Craze 
Stamp Brush Set - Vintage Overlays (Early Espresso)
Embellishments - Soft Blooms (So Saffron,Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake -recolored Cajun Craze); Festive Bloooms (Early Espresso)
Punch - Square (filled w/ Well Worn DSP #5)
Font - Cerebral (Early Espresso)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Confederacy White House Museum

Finished another page for our 2014 Calendar.... only a few more to do! I saw this sketch on Pinterest, and it fit my needs perfectly for this calendar page.  You may view the sketch and all the pages created with the sketch here:   Thanks Inspired Blueprints!

This calendar page is from part of our trip to Richmond, VA.  We saw the Museum of the White House Confederacy.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
My Digital Studio software
Background - Not Quite Navy
Stamp Brush Sets - Anchors Away (border - Cherry Cobbler); Vintage Overlays (Night of Navy)
Punch - Square (filled w/ Anchors Away DSP #6 -recolored Cherry Cobbler and #10 - recolored Soft Suede); Star (Whisper White), Square (Cherry Cobbler)
Font - Chaucer (Whisper White)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lewis Ginter Gardens - SFF110813


I completed another scrapbook page for our 2014 Calendar with our trip to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. I used the card sketch on Sketch Frenzy Friday (SFF11082013) for my page -- hope that was okay instead of making a card! =)  Thank you for the inspiration!

You may view the sketch and all the submissions for this challenge here:

Supplies Used:
Software - My Digital Studio
Background Paper - So Saffron
Stamp Brush Set - Vintage Overlays (Kiwi Kiss), Twitterpated (flowers - Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point)
Embellishments - Basic Pearls
Punch - Square (filled w/ Feast of Thanks DSP #9 and Whisper White); Flag (filled w/Kiwi Kiss DSP)
Font - Majestic (Whisper White), Maiandra GD (Kiwi Kiss)

Wonderfall God

I love the fall.... the beautiful colors and leaves crunching under my feet! =)

Just got the Wonderfall stamp set, and had to play with it.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Wonderfall, Trust God, Woodgrain
Paper - Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink - Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Crushed Curry

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Deb's 2014-2015 Calendar

My sister needed a desktop calendar, and thought of me and the My Digital Studio software.  I had never created an easel calendar before, so I thought I'd give it a try.  I was impressed that you could create two years worth of pages for this calendar.... and it's cheaper than a regular 8.5x11 size!  True, the pages are smaller 4x6, and the month pages are smaller to write in (if you wanted to add names and such).  I used a symbols for birthdays, wedding anniversaries, Christmas, Valentine's, Easter, it worked out well.

Here are her pages that I created using animal photos from the various zoos we've been to in our travels. Calendar shown on the left hand side, and Calendar 2015 is shown on the right ( backwards order)!

Thanks for taking a peek!















I will be gaining a new sister-in-law in December, and as I am party of the wedding party... I will be a part of her bachlorette party!  I saw similar designs on pinterest in creating a corset card, so I decided to try my hand at creating one.  Boy, is it a lot of work!  Tying the ribbon and placing the lace edge gave me the most trouble, but I believe it was well worth the effort.... I think it turned out beautiful! Here's hoping my new sister-in-law will love it!

I used the scallop oval framelits to create the neckline and the leg openings.

Thanks for looking! 

Supplies Used:
Paper - Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits, Beautifully Baroque TIEF, Taffeta Ribbon (Real Red), lace (non-SU), hole punch, Double-sided Sticky tape

Best of Surgery

It's been a while since I've created cards here, as I have been concentrating on working in MDS (My Digital Studio) creating Christmas Cards, Calendars and Scrapbook pages.  It's great to get back into working with actual paper, tape and ribbon! =)

Although, it's never fun when someone needs to have surgery..... it will definitely cheer them up when they receive 'Get Well' cards!  My niece just had knee surgery to re-attach her torn ligaments.  Her favorite color is green, so I used that on my card too! May she have a speedy recovery.

I know my cast is below the knee, but hey... I had to work with what I have on hand!  I used the retired Stocking punch and the Lattice Square TIEF for the cast.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Best of Shelli, Express Yourself
Paper - Gumball Green, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Basic Black
Ink - Black Staz-on
Accessories - Stamp-a-ma-jig, Big Shot, Square Lattice TIEF, Stocking Punch, Owl Punch, glue dots, Satin Stitched Ribbon (Gumball Green)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Liberty Island - MDSM39


Sorry I have been absent lately posting to my blog.  I took a trip to visit my Mom (and, of course, the rest of my folks in Cleveland!).  It was great seeing and spending time with them.

But, that means I now have to work extra hard now getting our 2014 calendar done before the end of the year. Eek!

Fortunately, the MDS Monday Blog has so many sketches available for me to work with.... I'm sure it'll be a snap to get all my pages complete! Thanks MDS Monday!

For this page, I used their current sketch MDSM#39.  You may view their blog and all the pages created with it here:

Supplies Used:
Background - Whisper White
Stamp Brush Set - Modern Medley (dots - Not Quite Navy)
Punch - Square (filled w/Cherry Cobbler DSP and Textured Cardstock - Not Quite Navy); Scallop Border (Whisper White); Star (Whisper White)
Font - Duchess (Not Quite Navy)
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