Monday, April 21, 2014

Boy in a Box

Welcome to MDS Monday - where we're going around in circles……well, squares for this sketch.  I'm your host this week and I'm doing a bit of patchwork.   We're boxing in our photo, and splitting up our title if it works well with your layout. 


Hope you have fun with this one - I love what the Design Team has come up with in their interpretations - so be sure to look to the challenge blog for inspiration and then link your own creation there so we can see it!

Have a great day!
Joan

The Retiring Product List is out.....

 
We're saying goodbye to hundreds of retiring products from the 2013-14 annual catalogue and Stampin'Up! has just announced a week of free shipping from Monday April 21-Friday April 25!

ALL PRODUCTS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST - so when you're shopping be sure to put the retiring stamp sets, colours and accessories at the top of your priority list.  Everything is first come first served this year!
So be sure to shop early!

HERE is the link to my website.  Since shipping is free, I encourage you to order on-line so your products will be delivered right to your doorstep.

Happy Shopping!




Sunday, April 20, 2014

Fly Butterfly

We have a sketch for you today over at Sunday Stamps - and I love it.
This simple layout is a standard when I do my Trade Fairs for the Make and Takes - although I do not have any of the embellishments added for those events.  Simply stamp and go.
So - because I'm preparing for the Fort Trade Fair, I had an extra little matt piece on my desk and used it for this card.  I love the Creative Elements set - that background stamp is so pretty.

There are lots of inspirational ideas over on the Challenge Blog - hope you join us.  This challenge is open until May 2, so there's lots of time to create and we'd love you to share with us.




Finally - Happy Easter Blessings to everyone.
He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sequinned Poinsettia

The Merry Monday this week was to use Slate Gray, Crumb Cake and White.  Not a combination I would think of, but with the right images it's wonderful.

Seems fitting to create a Christmas card for today as we, as well as other areas of the world, are getting a wee bit of snow….mixed with rain.  At least at this point we know it won't stick around for very long.

Lots of exciting things happening on the Stampin'Up! front!  Here's a video on an upcoming product line...


Hope you day is going well.
Thanks for stopping by.
Joan


Monday, April 14, 2014

Dropping a line….

I'm so sorry I'm delinquent in getting this post up - I was babysitting all day yesterday (with a headache) and totally forgot about getting this post up for MDS Monday!  Cindy has us using the colour matching tool on her sketch this week.  I do love that tool - you can pull in any colour from photos - this week I used it when filling in my punches or stamps with colour.  

Here is the sketch - have fun with it!  And if you're looking for some more awesome inspiration be sure to check out the challenge blog - lot's of fun interpretations of the sketch!


Here's  what yesterday afternoon looked like - lots of djembe playing!  Every time Elliot walked by the drum he had to hit it.  I love this shot with his hand blurred and the obvious evidence that he was singing along to his drumming.

Have a fantastic day!
Joan




Saturday, April 12, 2014

Paper Pumpkin from March

I worked on the cards from the March Paper Pumpkin this morning - love the little glimmer dots and the wooden words.  The above card is the prototype.

I had tried stamping on the wooden words - and although it worked well, it wasn't a good design for the writing.  A smaller image would work well though!  So, I ended up inking the words - which is a nice way of changing things up to create an assortment of cards.

I used one of the stamps from a previous Paper Pumpkin - stamped in versa mark and embossed in gold. The little people are also left overs from a previous pumpkin.  Gotta love all the little extras you get with Paper Pumpkins.

This time I used the card front as a matt - tore it and attached it to a second matt.  The flowers are from the " Petite Petals" set and the centres of the flowers are done with Tombow Glue and gold glitter.  

Hope there something shiny in your day today.
Thanks for stopping by.
Joan


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

hi!

Created this for the Friday Mashup and the Paper Players challenges this week.  The Mashup up is to use spring colours or a spring theme, and the Scattered Embossing Technique.  You can find a video on this technique - HERE.  The Paper Players are looking for three of something.

My head's not quite in the game today - My lid of my piano at school decided to attack me and I'm still feeling a bit wonky.  Of course - I'm wonky most of the time - but I'm going to leave you without the instructions for this one today.
I will be doing this card at my class on Monday for team and club members.

Hope your week is off to a good start - gotta love the weather here!
Thanks for stopping by,
Joan

Monday, April 7, 2014

First Pair of Shades

Tara has a great sketch for us today at MDS Monday - a great way to feature DSP.  There isn't an additional challenge today - so it's an opportunity to reuse some of the features we've used recently.  I've recoloured my DSP and the little sunglasses….the large pair I've picked the colour from the ones that Elliot is wearing.  His hands are being held so that he didn't take the glasses off .

Here's the sketch….have fun.  Be sure you link your project back to the challenge blog - and be sure to check out the fabulous work by the rest of the Design Team.