Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Framelit Washi Tape

Just a quick post to share what I created this afternoon.  I was playing around with some washi tape today to get ready for my January technique class.  
I attached the new Retro Fresh Trio in layers on a rectangle of card stock and then put it through the Big Shot with one of the Apothecary framelits.

The whole arrangement of the card is a bit outside my style zone - but I had a few "oops"s to cover up.

Hope your day is going well - thanks for stopping by for a bit.

Monday, December 30, 2013


Happy Tuesday - I found a new challenge blog….The Shabby Tea Room.  It was a colour challenge using Black, Kraft, Cream/White.  It came together pretty quickly - and I tried out the new Chevron Ribbon.

Here is their inspiration photo!  

Have a safe and fun New Year's Eve.
Thanks for stopping by!

Fun, Fun, Fun

Welcome to a new scrapbook sketch at MDS Monday created by Tara.  I appreciated this clean and simple sketch and used it to coordinate with another spread done about Elliot's evening with paint.  I'll put the two of them side by side.  I'm desperately trying to get Elliot's 2013 book done in better time than I did his 2012 book!

I changed Tara's large photo box to a circle so that it would coordinate with the twin page from a couple weeks ago….
I may change a few things between the two pages when I'm getting down to publishing (border thicknesses for instance!)  But they work well side by side.

Here is the sketch.  Have fun with it - the rest of the Design Team did too!
Be sure to let us see what you create by linking it to MDS Monday.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Three Cheers for You!

WooHoo - it's the last Sunday Stamps of the year….so hard to believe.  It's a wonderful sketch with so many possibilities for the shapes.

I've pulled out the new "Just Sayin'" set again with the coordinting framelits, and matched it with the Happy Hour set.  I like the new Arrows embossing folder too.

Here's the sketch

Be sure to link your creation to the Sunday Stamps Challenge Blog - we love seeing what you've created.

Thanks for stopping by - hope you have a fabulous Sunday!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Flower Trio

Got a challenge done today for Create with Connie and Mary.  I haven't joined in with these talented ladies for a long time - I've changed things a bit because my flowers were so big.  Thought I'd concentrate on using some non-wintery items today since it's so freezing cold outside!

Here is their sketch.

Hope you are staying warm in your little corner of the world.
Thanks for dropping by,

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Noel & More

Sad to say, but I finally got around to playing with the November Paper Pumpkin today.  So, I made the prototype and then went off on a tangent with the other three - I still used the November base, banner and stars - but added  elements from previous Pumpkins - and some upcoming new products.

"You're the Best" comes from the upcoming "Just Sayin'" set with matching framelits.

When I saw the new "Ampersand" embossing folder, I knew I just had to get it for my daughter!

Hope you're having a wonderful Boxing Day.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!
One challenge done today and  I've used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

A quick post - now I'm off to do some housecleaning.  

Have a wonderful holiday with family and friends celebrating the birth of our Saviour.
Thanks for stopping by for a brief visit.

Sending Good Thoughts...

I got my order of new products yesterday - I'm loving a number of new things in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue - and the Sale-a-bration products are fun too!

While playing with new stuff I even got a challenge done!  First one in weeks!  I worked on Dynamic Duo's Black Tie Week.  I had these crinkled up flowers on my desk for literally months - so I jumped at the chance of putting them onto a card.

I've used the Perfect Pennants stamp set with the new Banners Framelits Die.  Oh I'm glad they've added these framelits to the mix!

Well, I hope that you have a blessed Christmas Eve.  I'm looking forward to singing in a church choir again this year for Christmas Eve!  It's been a while.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Monday, December 23, 2013

You Make Me Happy...

The first Monday of Christmas vacation - and an MDS Monday card challenge - WooHoo!!!  Today, along with the sketch, Beth would like us to use tape on our creations.  I love love love wash tape - both digital and real.  I love how whatever is behind it peaks through.

I decided to "make my own" washi tape for this card by using photo boxes filled with DSP so that I could tear the ends of the "tape".  I then changed the opacity until what was underneath the tape showed through.  Easy Peasy.

Here is the sketch for this challenge - 

check out what there rest of the Design Team has come up with - there's some fabulous creations - as usual.  Also, make sure you link your creation to the MDS Monday challenge blog so we can have a look at your creation.

Thanks for stopping by - Hope your Monday is off to a great start.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Where there's a Will.....

Welcome to MDS Monday and Heidi's sketch.  She's given us a chance to use a number of photos on the page - which is great because I often keep snapping pictures when Elliot is up to something.

During the summer he was chasing after a ball on the deck and for some reason decided to work his way through the table ..... I doubt he'll do that next summer.  To help with the sequencing of the photos I added the little burlap banner with a punched number on it....matching the colour with the deck paint.....and "stapled" it to each photo.

I hope you pick up the challenge to use a group of your photos on this great sketch.  Be sure to link your creation back to the MDS Monday blog so we can enjoy it.

Here's the sketch.

This is concert week for me - set up and dress rehearsals.  I don't know how much crafting I'll get done this week - but I'll probably try - just as a way of relaxing.

Hope you have a great day, thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Inky Tape

I got together with my team members this week and we created this card using masking tape.  I got the idea from Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek's blog.  I loved the technique - even if it was a bit messy.
Every card is unique and it's just plain inky fun!

Hope your Sunday is fantastic - come back tomorrow to see a new MDS Monday sketch.

Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Very Very Late.....

I am so very very late with this - almost an entire week.  I'm a terrible MDS Hostess this week!  I had everything ready for the MDS Monday challenge - I just neglected to post it to my own blog.  So - here we are working with flourishes these two weeks.....We have so many wonderful ones on MDS - take your pick and add some flourish to your creation this week.
Be sure to link back to the MDS Monday blog so we can take a peak!

Here's the sketch...

Thanks for dropping by,

Thursday, December 5, 2013

New York Trio

My husband asked me to make three thank you cards for him to give to the people who were responsible for our being able to take a trip to New York.  I was thrilled to be able to use the Soho Subway paper - it worked perfectly.

I went to one of our retired sets to get the little apple, which I embossed with Cherry Cobbler ep.  For the envelopes I inked up a clear block for the "background" for each letter to match the card.

Here are the other two....

Off to school - Hope your week is working well for you.  I'm almost to the point where I can start stamping for myself in a relaxed sort of way!  WoooHooo.

Enjoy the hustle and bustle.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Playing with Paint

Tami has a great sketch for us today at MDS Monday - lots of fun layers to play with.  

I had decided to let Elliot delve into my paint last weekend - and had fun watching him work with my sponges and brush.  He did very well only a couple drips on the floor - but I did put him in the bathtub to clean him up before his parents picked him up.  I had to giggle when he started painting his belly.

The only pain-stakingly tedious part of this layout was the paint palette - I added an extra splash of paint - but I also included a white "edited" circle punch and a bunch of tiny little circle punches, all filled with white, to create the "background" of the palette.  Otherwise you would be able to see through to the layers below.  It's one of those items that I'll save to use another time!

Here is Tami's sketch - I hope you have fun with it and link your creation to the MDS Monday blog.

Have an awesome week - thanks for visiting.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Vellum Noel

Welcome to the first day of December and a wonderful sketch from Hayley at Sunday Stamps.

I found this card quick to put together with the bits and pieces I had left over from the card camps I've been holding.  Each of the pieces from this card come from leftovers on my craft table - all I had to do was emboss the background, stamp the Noel, and cut out the poinsettia.  I've raised the square piece a bit because of the large flower.

I do like to do that sometimes - pull "scraps" off my desk or out of my drawer and use them.  Try out the sketch and let us see your creation by linking it back to the Sunday Stamps blog.  We have an array of fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.

The count down is now on - Christmas Concerts, shopping, decorating and celebrating.
Hope your December is off to a good start.
Thanks for stopping by.