Monday, December 31, 2012

Bunny for Christmas

Welcome back to another sketch from MDS Monday - this one has been designed by Holly.  With the two photo sections I thought it worked perfectly to celebrate Elliot getting his bunny from his Great Grandma (my mother).  She lives in Ontario and hasn't met him yet, so I thought it was cute she had her picture taken with the bunny before she mailed it.

I haven't used any special techniques this week - just a chevron overlay on top of the Bashful Blue background.
Hope you have fun with the sketch - HERE are some simple rules to help you when playing along with us.  I look forward to seeing what you create.

Also - we're giving away another MDS Download with this week's challenge.  Up for grabs is any MDS Download up to a $9.99 value.  All you have to do is join us for this challenge for your chance to win....and remember you can enter as many times as you can create with this sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you have a safe and fun New Year's Eve.
All the best to you in 2013!

Here are the supplies for my Bunny page:
     Color = BASHFUL BLUE 177,217,242
    _Designer Kits/Fan Fair - embellishments/Fan Fair - stitching black 4 (re-colored)
    _Designer Kits/Fan Fair - embellishments/Fan Fair - stitching black 4 (re-colored)
    Timeless Taffeta Trimmings/Timeless Taffeta Trimmings - ruffle bow whisper white
    Timeless Taffeta Trimmings/Timeless Taffeta Trimmings - ruffle bow whisper white (re-colored)
    Round Buttons/Whisper White - button
    Brads/Bashful Blue - brad
    _Designer Kits/Storytime - embellishments/Storytime - bunny 2
    _Designer Kits/Pinwheels on Parade - embellishments/Pinwheels on Parade - label 6 (re-colored)
    _Designer Kits/Fan Fair - embellishments/Fan Fair - stitching black 4 (re-colored)
    _Designer Kits/Fan Fair - embellishments/Fan Fair - stitching black 4 (re-colored)
    Decorative Overlays/Decorative Overlays - chevron 2, Color = WHISPER WHITE 255,255,255     

Sunday, December 30, 2012


Finally made some time to play with some of the upcoming products for the New Mini and to create cards for my January Technique Class.  I've also used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches - it's been months and months since I've joined a challenge....feels good.

To colour in the flowers from the Secret Garden set, I used the Spreading Ink technique; and it was easy peasy "cutting" them out with the Secret Garden Framelits.  I've used a piece of Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP and one of the new HUGE rhinestones which I know I'm going to love.  The white strip across the middle has been embossed with the Vine Street Embossing Folder which won't be available until Sale-a-bration.

My technique class is Friday, January 11, 2013.
Let me know if you like to join in.

A pot and a spoon....

Wow, it feels like forever since I've posted anything - having two week challenges, and then the busy holiday season sort of did me in.    I hope you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family.  Ours sure was fun with a new little one in the family!

This week's colour challenge at Sunday Stamps was put together by me - and then I ended up using the wrong blue on my MDS page.  I used Not Quite Navy instead of Night of Navy - so feel free to use any dark blue you like on your project. 

The sketch for this page came from one created by Martha Inchley during the MDS 30 Days of Christmas Class.  I've changed the colours of the DSP to work with this week's challenge and I created the heart using the Free Form feature on MDS2.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when you join us.

1. Please provide a Link back to us in your Post.
2. Please link directly to your blog post for the challenge.
3. Feel free to use any Brand of product.
4. Deadline is Sat.January 5, 2013 @12am EST.
5. Have FUN!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Fluffy Memories

Hey everyone - it's a new sketch for MDS Monday created by our talented Tara!  And...not only do we have a sketch this week - but also a technique.  Everyone on the design team used the "photo filled grouped boxes" on their page also - what an awesome technique!  Follow the link to give it a try on your own page.  Don't forget we have a whole index of MDS videos/How To's available for you use here on the blog.

Here's the sketch for you to follow - and be sure to jump over to MDS Monday to see what the rest of the design team has come up with.  And remember to link your project back to the blog so we can see what you've created.

Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting!

I've got my school concert rehearsal today - Breathe in, breathe out.....

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Feel Well Butterflies

Yay! It's a sketch day at Sunday Stamps today - I love sketches - especially when I really don't have a whole lot of time to think - the sketch provides a perfect jumping off place and I love this fabulous design by Steph.  There's no end to what could be the focal point could be where the shapes are. 

I've decided to take a wee break from the Christmas theme and use some of the upcoming Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper and one of the new Hearts a Fluter Framelits.  I'm pretty sure I'll be spending a good amount of time playing with my new toys once my school Christmas concert is over!

I hope you have fun with this challenge - we'd love to see what you come up with.  Here are a few things to keep in mind when you join us.

1)  Please provide a link back to us at Sunday Stamps in your post.
2) Please link directly to your blog post for the challenge.
3) Feel free to use any brand of product
4) Deadline is Saturday, December 22 @ 12am EST
5) Have FUN!  

Thanks for dropping by!  Hope you're having a productive weekend.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Glittery Glasses

I feel so bad that I haven't been posting things as often as I'm used to.  Life is such a flurry right now1

Allison wanted to decorate some glasses for part of her friends' Christmas present this year - I think she did an awesome job - we worked together on it - she taped off the stems with painter's tape and then I applied spray adhesive and the glitter.  Once they were set, Allison sprayed 3 layers of lacquer.  That should keep the glitter from going anywhere!

Quick post as I try to clean my craft room so I can begin all over again.
Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Holly was in charge of the colour challenge this week over at Sunday Stamps - and it's one of my all time favourites!  It's perfect for this time of year too - with all the celebrating. ( I'm not quite sure what's going on with my camera right now - so I apologize for the photo - my photos all look a bit wonky right now.)

I love these glasses in the Embellished Events set - the rhinestones work perfectly for the bubbles and I added some Crystal Effects also.

Take a look at what the Design Team has come up with over at the Sunday Stamps challenge blog - all the ideas are fabulous this week.

Once you've done your own creating be sure to link your creation to Sunday Stamps so we can take a peak.   I love seeing what you've come up with.

Hope your day is fabulous - thanks for visiting.

Monday, December 3, 2012

First off, I want to thank everyone who entered our first challenge over at MDS Monday - what a fantastic turnout of entries - it was difficult to pick a favourite but a whole lot of fun looking at everyone's take on the sketch.  Thank you, thank you, thank you, for making our first challenge so much fun and such a success!

This week is my sketch design.  Funny how I can come up with a design and then have a bit of difficulty working with it.  Boy, I had a hard time coming up with background pieces for this layout....ha ha ha!  I wanted it wintery because of the photos I was using, but I also wanted it a bit grungy because it was my son and his friends. 

I used some cloud as puffs of least I hope that's how they come across.
The photos are duplicated and stacked - I love that look!
The last technique was attaching my Title Text to a Free Form shape.....I love that ability with MDS2!

HERE is a link to the video from Stampin'Up! on how to add your text to a line shape.  

We have a few simple rules to keep it fair and fun for everyone participating in our challenges.

1.  In your blog post you must mention that you are playing along with MDS Monday - we'd love it if you went one step further and linked back to the challenge blog and posted our challenge photo!
2. Your project must be new and not posted prior to the MDS Monday Challenge date.
3. Enter as many times as you like!
4. When linking your entry, please link directly to your blog post,  not your entire blog.
5. Entries must be in by 11:59pm EST the following Friday (that means you have 12 full days to enter!)
6. Have fun!!!!!

Be sure to check our the MDS Monday Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has come up with this week.

AND - Have you see the Mega Massive My Digital Studio Giveaway on Facebook right now.  You can enter every day until December 30......

AND - Don't forget that the On-Line Extravaganza lasts until December 16th.

That's it for today - thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing what you create for this second MDS Monday Sketch.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

It's a sketch challenge today at Sunday Stamps - a fabulous sketch brought to you by Monica.  I went outside of the parameters a bit with all the bits and pieces....but that's what I love about sketch challenges.  
My distressing of the central section was a bit of an accident.  I had the stamped section matted on a piece of Crumb Cake....when I lay it on the card it was a bit too big, so I began to gently tear it apart......I ended up leaving the wee bit of trim at the top and I tore the edges a bit more.  The two punched stamps got crumpled up before I popped them up on the card.

If you're looking for more inspiration check out the Design Team member's creations on Sunday Stamps.   Here are some things to keep in mind when joining our challenge...

1. Please provide a link back to us in your post
2. Please link directly to your blog post for the challenge
3.  Feel free to use any brand of product
4. The deadline is Saturday, December 8th at 12amEST
5. Have FUN!!! 

Today may be a bit of a slow day - I'm hoping.  Allison and I spent yesterday making  dozens and dozens of chocolates with 15 other people.  It was a great day - and well worth it - but tiring.  
This photo is only from the beginning of the day.  

I hope you succeed in all your Christmas preparations - thanks for taking time to visit here.