Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hey!

I love the simple little "hello" greetings from the new "Hi There" stamp set.  Quick, short, sweet little words for cards that could be used for anything.  I've used the Freshly Made Sketches sketch today.  I often have trouble keeping my cards  clean and simple - so it's a good challenge to participate in - even though this is a bit geometrically busy!  LOL.

Here's their sketch - lots of opportunity for wonderful interpretation!


Hope your day is going well.  We're starting to paint the ceilings - the home renos have begun!  Hope we're able to get settled back in before school starts!

Have a good one!
Joan

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What's Up?!?

Well - a post in the middle of the week - woohoo!  I've been in my stamping room most of the morning tidying, updating blogs and decided to do a challenge since I took all my examples off my board in my workshop room.  I need new examples with some of the new products from the new catalogue.  So - I participated in the Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.  I'm going to miss being a part of this design team and I thank Holly for the shout out on the blog.

For my creation I used the "What's Up" stamp set and it's co-ordinating punch.  I also cut some extra arrows using the Thinlits Label card dies.  I coloured the rhinestones with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilites marker!  Love, love, love being able to do this!

Here is the sketch!  As you can see, I chose to use arrows instead of flowers - but the sky is the limit on the shapes you can put on your card!

I haven't been doing a lot of posting, but I have not been inactive!  I spent a week creating 160 Thank You cards for a friends of Allison's who got married this past weekend.  I'm still not showing the card - since Kelsey is away right now.  As soon as I know they've opened their wedding gifts I will share a picture of the Thank You card and the card I  created for Allison to give to Kelsey.

Stay posted - I will be adding information about classes and such that I'll have planned for the fall.
Hope you have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by.
Joan

Monday, August 11, 2014

Volley, Soccer, Basket…..BALL

It's my turn to host at MDS Monday this week, and I thought I'd go for lots of layers - overlapping images, overlapping DSP and overlapping photos.  You could also include layered embellishments in a little grouping. And don't forget to use the drop shadow to help make everything pop off the page.  I was pleasantly surprised that the soccer net image gained a bit of dimension with the shadow behind it.  Most of all - have fun with all the layers!

Here is the sketch and when you are finished be sure to link your project back to the MDS Monday blog. 

I'm sorry to say that this is my last posting as a member of the MDS Monday Design Team.  I have thoroughly enjoyed creating with these amazingly talented women!  You can be sure I will continue participating  in the challenges and learning fun ways to get more out MDS!

Have a great day and thanks for visiting.
Joan

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Making Music

This week at MDS Monday Cindy has us using one of the photo templates from MDS.  It's a great way to use larger photos or to focus in on portions of a photo to highlight them.  When Elliot was introduced to Auntie Allison's guitar he had fun strumming and "singing" along with his Dad playing.  There is so much music in our family - the little guy doesn't stand a chance not to pick up some sort of instrument as time goes on.

Here is the sketch Cindy has for us
My apologies for being a couple days late in posting this - we were preparing for company to arrive and time got away from me.  Be sure to link up your creation to the MDS challenge blog.  We're still doing our DT Call.. This will be the last challenge to enter. Just add (DT) next to your name on your entry in the Linky Tool. 

Thanks for stopping by,
Joan

Monday, July 28, 2014

Chalk Fun

Happy MDS Monday - Tara has a fun sketch for us this week - featuring a little camera.  I turned this into a two page spread for Elliot's 2014 book - He had such good facial expressions when he got too much chalk on his hands.  I can totally understand - chalky hands are uncomfortable.


Here is Tara's sketch...

Hope you join in the challenge - remember to post your creation back to the MDS Monday blog so we can take a peak.  Have fun!

Joan

Sunday, July 27, 2014

It's Your Celebration

Welcome to Sunday Stamps - we have pink colours this week - I'm sorry that the Strawberry Slush doesn't photograph very well!

The design team has a lot of wonderful variation with this colour combo - it's always fun to see how people use colours.  Pink is a hard one for me - but I thought a whack of pink icing would be perfect for someones'  birthday.


I'm sorry to say that this is my last Sunday Stamps post as a member of the Design Team.  I have decided, after long long long deliberation, to step down.  It was a very hard decision, and not easily made.  I've enjoyed working with the creative women on the design team and hope to stay in contact in the "posting world".  I will continue to participate in the challenges because I love sketch and colour challenges….!

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday
Joan

Monday, July 7, 2014

Happy Canada Day….

Welcome to MDS Monday - this week, Heidi has a family themed page for us.  Rather than doing a family tree - I turned one of our MDS trees into a Maple tree as a focal point for a couple of Canada Day pages.  Once I had all of the leaves placed on the tree I grouped them together and then copied them over to the second page.  I will also be saving this tree as a grouped object that I can use in the future.  Love that feature about MDS.


Here is Heidi's sketch - have fun with it and remember to link your creation back to the Challenge blog.

I'm still on vacation at this time - so I'm keeping this short. 
Have a great day!
Joan