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

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Free…. and Unleashed…...

Do you love DSP? Here's your chance to stock up!  During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper packs, you'll get one free. That's like getting $13.50 off your purchase AND receiving an extra--did we mention FREE?-- DSP!  
This is for the Designer paper packs ONLY listed on pages 186-187 these are also listed  below 
Item #
Description
Price
133698
Flowerpot Designer Series Paper
$13.50 CA
133699
Flashback Designer Series Paper
$13.50 CA
133693
Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper
$13.50 CA
133692
Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper
$13.50 CA
133694
Park Lane Designer Series Paper
$13.50 CA
133696
Maritime Designer Series Paper
$13.50 CA
133695
Lullaby Designer Series Paper
$13.50 CA
133700
Back to Black Designer Series Paper
$13.50 CA

also…..

The first six colour groups in our new Blendabilities markers are available for you to purchase.  Each of the colour groups has three colours - Light/Medium/Dark and the Skin Tone colour group has 6 colours.  Here is an introduction from Stampin'Up!



We'll be heading on a short holiday soon, so I may be absent for a while, but I'll try to do some creating digitally while I'm away.

Have a great day!
Joan

Monday, June 30, 2014

Going for a Spin

Welcome to MDS Monday with a sketch this week from Holly.  I tweaked it a wee bit so that the vertical photos worked better; and I went for flowers in the background rather than grundge.

I love sitting on my deck, and we've had good enough weather lately that our family Sundays can be spent outside.  Elliot discovered the spinning chair and had a great time spinning his Auntie Allison around.

Here's the sketch - hope you have fun with it and post your creation so we can take a look!


Have a great day,
Joan

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Watercolour letters

Hey, hey, hey….it's the first Sunday of Summer and we've got a new colour challenge for you over at Sunday Stamps.

I created this card for this post a couple of weeks ago when I was experimenting with the embossing folder technique I did for my June technique class.  It works well with this alphabet folder - ya just gotta remember to ink up the negative side or else the letters end up begin backwards….gee - wonder why I need to mention that!?
Anyway - there is a wonderful variety of inspiration from the design team this week - so be sure to check out the Sunday Stamps blog.  We look forward to seeing your creation.


Have a great day.
Joan

Monday, June 23, 2014

Auntie's New Guitar

It's the last Monday in June, the last Monday of the school year….and MDS Monday - WooHoo!  Tami has the sketch for us this week and is throwing in an extra challenge of creating an ombre effect somewhere on your page.  

This is so easy with MDS - using the colour picker and changing the opacity.  I selected a blue out of Allison's jean jacket for the background and then reversed the effect in the title.

Here is Tami's sketch….have fun with it.  We look forward to seeing what you create!


Have a good day!
Joan