Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Memorial Park - MDSM115

This week will be the last week to play along with the MDS Monday Blog Challenges. So sad to not have this wonderful blog to go to anymore, as it has inspired me to create so many beautiful pages. Thanks ladies for everything you have done for me!
This last challenge can be found here: 

This challenge wanted us to use our favorite MDS downloads, and to explain why they are our favorite.  Well, I have many favorites... as I have many, many downloads! lol! BUT, I did narrow it down to just one favorite here!  Through the years of creating scrapbooks, I've found that I love the look of my pages when I add overlays.  It's just a simple stamp, but it enhances the page with so much character.  With this page, I chose to use an overlay from the "Decorative Overlays' set.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Decorative Overlays
Embellishments - Stitching (Whisper White)
Punch - Square (filled w/Night of Navy Textured Cardstock, Whisper White); Star (Whisper White)
Font - Steamer (Whisper White); Pageant (Real Red)

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Happy Houndstooth

I created this using My Digital Studio software. I added the stamps 'Houndstooth' and 'Teeny Tiny Wishes' and then printed it out on Whisper White cardstock.

After that, I added Lost Lagoon Stitched ribbon and then adhered it to Basic Black cardstock. Then, on Lost Lagoon cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by!\

Supplies Used:
Stamp Brush Set - Houndstooth, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper - Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Lost Lagoon Stitched ribbon

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Sweet Patch

I saw a card using these colors of Red/Gray/White, and wanted to try that color combination on a card too. Wow! Is all I can say! It really makes a stunning card these colors!

I used washi tape on the left-hand side, but placed two columns instead of just one... great effect!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Memorable Moments, Flower Patch
Ink - Real Red, Sahara Sand
Paper - Real Red, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Flower Frezy Bigz L Die, Flower Fair, Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, stamp-a-ma-jig, Sweet Dreams washi tape, dimensionals

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bright Essentials

My youngest nephew is turning 5, and so I wanted to incorporate the number in his card.  I saw Michelle Short's card on Pinterest and thought I could create something similar.

Here's her card:
Obviously, her's is for a girl.... so I just changed the cardstock to blue.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - You Brighten My Day, Sweet Essentials
Paper - Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Ink - Bermuda Bay
Accessories - Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Star Punch, Stylish Stripes TIEF, Decorative Dots TIEF, Big Shot, Windows Collection Framelits, Banner Framelits, glue dots

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Iris Gardens - MDSM114

Cindy has a lovely sketch on MDS Monday this week. You may view the challenge on the MDS Monday Blog here:

Since we just went to the Schreiner's Iris Gardens in Salem, OR... It was great to get our photos scrapped.  Although, I will need more pages... as there were so many different varieties and colors of Irises.  Such a beautiful display!

I wanted to let my photos speak more than the page details, so I choice neutral colors - Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla.

Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies Used:
Background - Sahara Sand
Punch - Square (filled w/Very Vanilla)
Stamp Brush Set - Twitterpated (Honeycomb - Sahara Sand); Earth Laughs (flower - Sahara Sand); Glimmer Kit (banner - Sahara Sand); Banner Blast (small flower - Whisper White); All Time Fav (dots - cropped Basic Black) 
Embellishments - Basic Pearls (recolored More Mustard)
Font - Lover's Quarrel and Freehand 951 (Basic Black)

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Happy Paradise

I created this with My Digital Studio and printed it on Whisper White Cardstock.

The leaves are from the digital download 'Paradise Found'. I colored them Soft Sky and Pistachio Pudding. The fonts I used are Arial Bold and CK Dandy.

I used a rounded corner punch on two opposite corners before adhering to Pistachio Pudding and then on Soft Sky cardstock.

I added some Old Olive taffeta ribbon to finish the card.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Brush Set - Paradise Found
Paper - Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Accessories - Old Olive taffeta ribbon, glue dot

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tulips - MDSM113

MDS Monday (Beth) has another wonderful sketch this week.  You may view the sketch and all the pages created with it here:
Beth wanted us to use something other than splatter for the background visual interest.  I chose to use the rain stamp from Everyday Adventure PL kit in Island Indigo and Whisper White.  The white I reduced the opacity so it was a bit translucent on the page.  The title and the criss-cross (or diamond) layer on the green piece are also stamps from the Everyday Adventure PL kit.

I wanted to create a companion page to go with last weeks page I completed for the tulip festival. Since the first page didn't include any tulips.... this page only contains tulips!!

Thanks for looking!

Background - Pool Party
Embellishments - Ruffled Ribbon (Island Indigo); Eyelet (Garden Green)
Stamp Brush Sets - Everyday Adventure PL kit (rain - Island Indigo and Whisper White at 80% opacity; title words - Island Indigo; diamonds background - Whisper White); Our Happy (tulip - Gumball Green, Perfect Plum, Real Red, Summer Sun)
Punches - Square (filled w/Textured Island Indigo, Gumball Green and Whisper White); Tag (Whisper White)
Font - CK Honey

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Wonderful Flower - FMS183

I have not played with the card sketch challenges in a while, but I do look at them and save them for future use for my cards.  This one from Freshly Made Sketches (FMS183) was posted a few weeks ago, and I'm just now playing with the sketch.  You may view the challenge here along with all the wonderful cards created with it here:

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Hardwood, Simply Wonderful, Flower Shop
Ink - Soft Suede
Paper - Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Old Olive, Soft Suede and Naturals White
Accessories - Big Shot, Flower Frenzy BigzL Die, Pansy Punch, glue dots

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Pumpkin Patch

LOL! I was trying to be clever with the title... since I used the 'Flower Patch' stamp set and Pumpkin Pie cardstock! Ha!

For background piece I used the 'Sweet Sadie' washi tape on White cardstock. If you look really closely you can see where I overlapped the tape to lie the pattern correctly down.

Thanks for peeking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Flower Patch, Mother's Day (non-SU)
Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Memento
Accessories - Flower Flair Framelits, Big Shot, Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die, Sweet Sadie washi tape, Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon, Glue dots

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Many Silhouettes

I saw a card that used this technique.  It's a bit hard to explain, but it was so easy to do.

On Whisper White cardstock, I clear embossed the Serene Silhouettes stamp twice. Then, I sponged the whole background with Soft Sky. (Since it was clear embossed...the white shows through on the Soft Sky background.  With the same stamp, I stamped three times with Island Indigo (full strength ink).  I also stamped twice with Island Indigo, but those were stamped off once on scrap paper before stamping on the card.

I finished it off by stamping the sentiment in Island Indigo.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Serene Silhouettes, And Many More
Ink - Versamark, Soft Sky, Island Indigo
Paper - Whisper White, Island Indigo
Accessories - Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, sponge daubers

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Loving Silhouettes

Mike and I went on a walk through the neighborhood one day last week (we try to take walks when the weather is so nice in the evenings).  We were stopped by a lovely lady that said she was so very happy to see us holding hands and to never stop loving each other.

As we talked, she mentioned that she had recently lost her husband (two months ago). She reminded us how very much that life can be gone in an instant and to cherish the times we do have.

She touched my heart so much... in my being reminded of losing my Mom a little over a year ago now, that I wanted to express my sorrow for her loss.  Here is the card I created for her.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Loving Thoughts, Serene Silhouettes
Paper - Naturals White, Basic Black, Basic Black DSP
Ink - Black Staz-on, Basic Black
Accessories - Stamp-a-ma-jig

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Envelope of Petals

Hmm... my photo makes the Blackberry Bliss Black. Weird...  so just imagine it's the deep purple color instead of black! LOL!

I've been wanting to try out the envelope on top of a card idea from seeing so many beautiful cards designed that way. I do fear it may be too bulky to mail -- thus having to add more postage than normal. Oh well... I do love the results!

I used a 3.75x3.75 piece of Blackberry bliss and placed the starting punch/score at 2 1/8 on the envelope punch board.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - And Many More, Painted Petals
Ink - Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding
Paper - Blackberry Bliss, Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots TIEF, Flower Frezy Bigz L Die, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Stitched Satin Ribbon (Blackberry Bliss), glue dots, Basic Pearls

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Happy Camper - MDSM112

Anita has a great sketch over at MDS Monday this week MDSM112. Here is the link to the challenge:

She wanted us to focus on just one photo and fill the other boxes with Project Life cards or designer series paper.  I took her advice and filled them with Project Life cards from the 'Happiness Is' kit.

I also took advantage of the sale (30% off) of all the My Digital Studio downloads, and bought the Happy Camper Memories download -- which is featured here.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Background - Going Gray
Embellishments - Happiness Is Project Life (cards)
Stamp Brush Set - Happy Camper Memories (boots, title - Early Espresso and words - Elegant Eggplant); Splatter - Soft Suede
Font - Comic Sans (Early Espresso)

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