Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dallas Arboretum - MDSM65

Started work on our 2013 Scrapbook. So good to know that I'm only one year behind and not two! =)
I loved this simple sketch found on the MDS Monday Blog.  You are welcome to view the challenge and all the pages created with the sketch here:

At first, I thought a colored background (maybe Old Olive) would have been great for this page, but as I kept changing the background colors nothing was looking right.  Then I tried just plain white....and poof.... I believe it makes my page perfect! 

Also, I wanted to use Watercolor Wonder DSP....and that's what I used to fill in the Flag and Flower punches.

I created a two-page spread to go along with the top scrapbook page:

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Background - Whisper White
Embellishments - Round Buttons (Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip)
Stamp Brush Set - Bunch of Backgrounds (Riot of Petals - I used the color picker tool to select the green in the Watercolor Wonder DSP in the Flag Punch)
Punch - Flag (Watercolor Wonder DSP #6, #9); Flower (Watercolor Wonder DSP #2)
Font - Franciscan (I used the color picker tool to select the green in the Watercolor Wonder DSP in the Flag Punch)

MDS Baseball Pennant

I wanted to re-create a card that I found on Pinterest.... using My Digital Studio (since I didn't have the punches available in the physical sense).  I printed the baseball out on Whisper White cardstock.

I, then, stamped the sentiment (Cherry Cobbler).... I stamped and cut-out the banner 'a' (Night of Navy) and the star (Daffodil Delight) and added them to my card to finish it.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp set - Perfect Pennants
Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink - Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
Accessories - scissors

MDS - Circle Punch (Whisper White and Night of Navy); Stamp Brush Set (Glimmer Kit - chevron - cropped to show only one - Cherry Cobbler)

Six-Sided Birthday

I saw a similar card (on Pinterest), and liked I created my own. As I was creating my, though.... I decided NOT to overlap the hexagons like Jill did in hers here:

Not sure I like mine all too much.  What are your thoughts?

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Remembering your Birthday, Six-Sided Sampler
Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink - Night of Navy and Sahara Sand
Accessories - Hexagon Punch, stamp-a-ma-jig

Baroque Petals

I sort of CASEd this card....well, at least the layout.  Here was my inspiration (that I got from Pinterest):

I had wanted to use Rich Razzleberry, but noticed that when I stamped my sentiment on it.... you couldn't really see the sentiment.  So.... I changed up the cardstock and used Whisper White instead.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Blooming with Kindness, Petite Petals
Paper - Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Rich Razzleberry, Black Staz-on
Accessories - Big Shot, Beautifully Baroque TIEF, Eyelet Border Punch, Basic Rhinetone, Petite Petals Punch, Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (Rich Razzleberry)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

MDS Minion

I loved the Minions in the 'Despicable Me' movies..... who doesn't!  Well, I've seen so many variations of punch art on boards throughout the internet.....and I thought.... I can create one too.  BUT.... I do not have that many punches. Darn!  Oh Wait!  Not to worry..... with My Digital Studio software..... I can use and manipulate punches within that software.  Yay!

Now.... I do have to tell you that I created my card by looking at Gill Prescott's lovely punch art card.

After printing the card on Whisper White cardstock, I mounted it on Basic Black and then Daffodil Delight cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by!

MDS instructions
Body - Rectangle and Circle - Daffodil Delight (layering the rectangle on top of the circle so only half shows); Hexagon and Rectangle - Daffodil Delight (on top of clothes, to create armhole and arms);
Clothes - Square - Midnight Muse
Headgear - Rectangle - Basic Black; Circle -Basic Gray, Basic Black and Whisper White (for googles and eyes)
Hands - Rectangle, Circle and Banner - Basic Black
Smile - Freeform Line - Basic Black
Hair - Stamp Brush Set (Inspired by Nature - grass - cropped to show only one blade of grass) - Basic Black
Font - Californian FB (Midnight Muse)

Blooming Petals

I'm in love with the Petite Petals and the Punch that goes with it.....makes creating cards so very easy! =)

I 'stepped it' up a notch with adding rhinestones to the centers of the flowers....added some bling! lol

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Flowering Flourishes, Petite Petals, Blooming with Kindness
Paper - Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Ink - Pistachio Pudding, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories - Petite Petals Punch, Basic Rhinestones

Petals on Woodgrain - FTL290


I liked this sketch I found on the Clean & Simple Blog.  You may view it here:

You have to look very close to see the woodgrain pattern on the Early Espresso cardstock (my photo didn't really showcase it as well as the actual card does.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Petite Petals, Express Yourself
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Naturals White
Ink - Early Espresso
Accessories - Big Shot, Woodgrain TIEF, Petite Petals Punch, Corner Round Punch, glue dots, stamp-a-ma-jig

Friday, May 2, 2014

Beautiful Sorbet - FTL291


Working with this sketch challenge from the Clean & Simple Blog - FTL291.  You may view the challenge here:

Thanks for the inspiration! 
Thanks for all who stopped by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Blooming with Kindness
Paper - Crisp Cantaloupe, Sahara Sand, Sweet Sorbet DSP
Ink - Black Staz-on
Accessories - Big Shot, Banners Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Baker's Twine (Whisper White), Stretch Ruffled Trim (Pistachio Pudding), glue dots,

Memorable Petals

Our God-daughter will soon turn 21 this year! Wow! Time flies! She's a lovely young lady inside and out...and we are proud to be her God-parents!

Thanks for taking a look!

The Banner behind the Label Framelit is cut (across the middle), as it was too short otherwise.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Memorable Moments, Petite Petals
Paper - Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP
Ink - Black Staz-on, Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories - Big Shot, Labels Framelits, Banners Framelits, Petite Petals Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue dots, scissors

Banner Sorbet - CCMC299


I saw this sketch from the Create with Connie & Mary blog CCMC299, and wanted to try my hand at creating something with it!  Thanks for the inspiration!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Itty Bitty Banners
Paper - Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Sweet Sorbet DSP, Whisper White
Ink - Black Staz-on
Accessories - Big Shot, Secret Garden Framelits, Corner Round Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, glue dots

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Snowman Fun

Whoo hoo! With this page, I have successfully completed our 2012 Photobook! Whew! One step closer to getting up-to-date in my scrapbooking!  It's such a great feeling to have accomplished it!  Now..... I can't wait to order it, and have it delivered!!!!!!!
Thanks for staying on the journey with me through our 2012 trips and memories.

Supplies Used:
Background - Watercolor Winter DSP #9
Embellishments - Glimmer Kit (silver frame); Rhinestones
Stamp Brush Set - Watercolor Winter (snowflake - Whisper White; word 'wonderland' - Soft Sky)
Punch - Square (filled w/Whisper White and Smoky Slate); Dotted Scallop Ribbon (filled w/Smoky Slate)
Font - Snowcaps (Smoky Slate)
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