Friday, November 29, 2013

May Pages

Here's a catch-up pages I got done...from May, haha...
I'm excited to see this all put together in a book soon!
MDS, misc content discs

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. In our family, Thanksgiving means we get together with family, eat a lot of food, and take a little time to think of all the things we are thankful for.

With our own small family we have tried to create traditions that help us focus on how blessed we are, all month long. In recent years we've done a "Thankful Can" where we pull out a slip of paper each day and do something to show gratitude for blessings in our lives (write your grandparents a thank you letter, do something for your sister/brother, take a treat to a neighbor, etc).

This year I saw an idea on Pinterest (haha) and that's what we're doing instead. Each day (or nearly) we write something we're thankful for on one of these die cut leaves *wink, and tape it to the front door! I thought it would be really cool to see all the different things we're thankful for and just how many ways we're blessed!
 I used retired DP for all the leaves, and here's a closeup...

I hope that you too feel blessed on this Thanksgiving Day! Enjoy it! :)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Simplest Weekly Page

This is the page for Week 45- and it is the most simple page yet! I wasn't well this week so the camera hardly came out, even tho we were still very busy! I was able to use the MDSM38 sketch for the page, which was actually designed for a card, but works really well with only one photograph!

Supplies: MDS

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Last Week!

haha! I love digital scrapbooking because I can make pages just as soon as I take the pictures! Case in point- this page is about this past week! Whoo!
I also used the MDSM41 sketch and challenge to use bling. I used Rhinestones, which is what I have... Best of all? I am getting lots of pages done!!! *grin!
Supplies: MDS

Monday, November 25, 2013

A Birthday Page

I think this week we're going to feature some scrapbooking- since I've still been working on pages in between classes, haha...In fact, I've made over 100 pages for my families books this year! I'm so excited! *happy dance!

Here is a page I'm very happy with! I finally got around to taking my son's portraits for this year and after seeing a challenge to scrapbook a list, I sat him down and asked him some questions and came up with this page!

MDS, 2013 Sale-A-Bration content disk

Friday, November 22, 2013

Final Christmas Card

Here's the last of my Christmas Card Class!
Just one card today- this one uses the Merry Little Christmas Simply Created card kit, (found on pg 27 of the Holiday Mini) but I wanted to show an alternative if you're like me and already own Christmas stamps. The catalog shows you how the bundled stamp set looks on the card, so I showed how something else looks! And I liked the bow and button over there, tee hee!
Stamps: Special Season
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Real Red
Paper & Accessories: Merry Little Christmas Simply Created card kit, Glue Dots

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Christmas Cards - Ornaments!

And today is the Ornament Cards!
All of the punched out ornaments are up on Dimensionals. Some are "hanging" on ribbon, which has been taped down on both ends, and some the "string" is drawn.

These two used up some scraps! Love it when you can do that and make it look good!

Below, the two on the left are embossed, the back in white and the front in silver.

Just some pretty, punched DSP...

Below, the two back cards have ribbon. The first front one has Rhinestones on the two blue ornaments and the second front card has Silver Mini Brads in the blue ornaments!
Stamps: Christmas Collectibles, Special Season, Greetings of the Season
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate, Versamark, Chocolate Chip marker, Island Indigo marker
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate card stocks, Winter Frost DSP Stack, Season of Style DSP Stack
Accessories: Silver Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Pool Party Seam Binding, White Bakers Twine, White Embossing powder, Silver Embossing powder, Pearls, Rhinestones, Silver Mini Brads, Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Christmas Cards - Trees!

Here is the first round of cards from my Christmas Card Class, which was held last night! I used all the same supplies - three stamp sets, two packs of DP and similar accessories, to make 24 of the 25 cards, so I'm just going to separate them into two posts for you.
Today its the tree cards! Remember to click on the pictures to see them bigger!
(Above: 1st card embossed with white, 2nd has silver glitter on tree garland, front card embossed in silver)

(These two came from the page where demonstrators share their creations.
Wreath card insp by Jackie Topa 
Tree card insp by Amy Storrie on stampin connection,

Stamps: Christmas Collectibles, Special Season,
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate card stocks, Winter Frost DSP Stack, Season of Style DSP Stack
Accessories: Neutral Buttons, Silver Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, White Stitched Grosgrain, White Organza Ribbon, White Bakers Twine, White Embossing powder, Silver Embossing powder

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Masculine Cards

Yes, my first Christmas Card Class is tonight!! Are you coming?
In the meantime, here are the final cards from last weeks class! These two are quite masculine, even tho some of the others can certainly be used for men/boys. I find many people struggle with making masculine cards so I thought I'd help my class attendees out! (apparently I like Smoky Slate for guys...)

First up, my very favorite combination of stamps- the gorgeous ship with the fabulous map! Can't beat that!
Stamps: The Open Sea, World Map
Ink: Smoky Slate, Pacific Point, Real Red
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White & Real Red card stocks
Accessories: Silver Mini Brads, Dimensionals, Mat Pack

And this one uses a couple of masculine accessories to give it a bit of flair!
Stamps: Six Sided Sampler, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Midnight Muse, Basic Gray
Paper: Smoky Slate & Whisper White card stocks
Accessories: Epic Day Washi Tape, Neutral Buttons, Hexagon Punch, Glue Dots

Monday, November 18, 2013

Orangey Birthday Cards!!!

Its a new week, and that means a new card class coming up! But first we'll wrap up last week's class for you. I know this was advertised as an All Occasion card class, but personally, I did a lot of birthday and thank you cards because that's what I use the most.

This first card would work for just about anyone's birthday, with the happy bright colors.
Stamps: Banner Greetings, Wanderlust
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White card stocks, I Am Me DP
Accessories: Brights Candy Dots

And this second one, while using softer colors, the greeting cracks me up! *grin
Stamps: Make A Cake, Yippee Skippee
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Chocolate Chip markers, Tangerine Tango
Paper: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Chocolate Chip card stocks
Accessories: White Bakers Twine, Dimensionals

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Christmas Card!

Happy Friday to you! Always excited for that!
Here's the "December" card from this week's class! I used the current Mojo Monday sketch, and the new ornament set from the Holiday Mini.
Stamps: Greetings Of the Season, Christmas Collectibles
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White card stocks, Epic Day DP
Accessories: Tea Lace Doilies, Christmas Ornament Punch, Hexagon Punch, Chevron Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Big Shot

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Here's a couple flowery cards from my class this week!
This one uses the latest Clean & Simple sketch, and some Washi Tape for the borders around the greeting! I use these flowers a lot and this is a really great result!
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Lots of Thanks
Ink: Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse, Melon Mambo
Paper: Pear Pizazz, Melon Mambo & Whisper White card stocks
Accessories: Gingham Garden Washi Tape

And this one uses the latest Retro Sketch, and comes with a disclaimer: that "thank you" didn't fit, lol! I don't recommend using it with that frame image, but I wasn't about to remake the card either, haha...Oh well. Now YOU know! I'm happy to help you out! *grin
Stamps: Simply Sketched, Four Frames, Lots of Thanks
Ink: Basic Gray, Real Red, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White card stocks,
Accessories: Tea Lace Doilies, Basic Pearls, Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals, Blender Pens

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Week 20 Page

And today we switch gears and go back to scrapbooking! *grin
I finally had some time to do some catch-up pages on my Weekly Pages, and got to go back to May. I love how this page turned out- and I really love that embellishment cluster! I threw on some pretty things since this page includes Mother's Day. I never do that, (clusters like that) because when I try it always looks forced and...I don't like it, lol. But this one I LOVE!
MDS, Burlap Ribbon, Paper Daisies, Sycamore Street content, November December Whenever content disk

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Butterfly Cards

Today is the day of my All-Occasions Card Class! This is a stack of 12 cards, perfect for a gift, or to keep for yourself! Attendees can stamp any greeting they like and use the cards for whatever occasions they need. The cards I'm sharing today are springy, butterfly cards.

This one uses a recent Freshly Made Sketch, but when I had it all stamped I decided the panel worked better with the card going horizontal instead of vertical.
Stamps: Creative Elements, Yippee-Skippee
Ink: Soft Sky, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Whisper White
And this one is totally inspired by a card my upline designed! I posted her card HERE in May, and this is my redesign of it.
Stamps: Papillion Potpourri, Yippee-Skippee
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral card stocks, I Am Me DP
Accessories: Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch, Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder

Monday, November 11, 2013

Card Class #2

Happy Monday! Today I have a simple and pretty card for fall... This time using a sketch off the Splitcoast site, found HERE. This is another from my class tomorrow night!
Stamps: Truly Grateful
Ink: So Saffron, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke
Paper: So Saffron, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke card stocks
Accessories: Hexagon Punch

Friday, November 8, 2013

A Card for a New Class!

I am going to hold a fun class this month to help you with your gift giving needs! This class will be $18 for 12 cards...a card for each month of the coming year! This can be a sweet gift to nearly anyone on your list, or! you can keep it for yourself! These will be perfect for sending out with each changing season, and here's the first sample!
Ink: Crumb Cake
Paper: Crushed Curry card stock, Thankful Tablescape Kit (3 DP's, leaves, linen thread)
Accessories: Natural Buttons, Stamping Sponge

This card uses the current Mojo Monday sketch, and really comes from the Thankful Tablescape kit. I only added the Crushed Curry base, the sponging to the leaves, and the button! This fun kit could make many cards just like this one!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

CAS layout

A very Clean And Simply layout in fact, especially from the rest of the pages I've been working on...! This page uses the current MDS Monday page sketch. Very quick to put together and I love the result!  
MDS, Lemonade Stand content disk (2013 SAB)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

End of October!

Stampin' Up! has a sale on their print prices during the month of November and I am determined to get as many of my weekly pages done as possible to print at the lower price! *grin
What this means for you is you'll be seeing a lot of digital scrapping, and most of it will be weekly pages!
Here's the week of Halloween...and I gotta say, my November had better be less chaotic than my October was or I may not survive! hahaha...!
MDS October December Whenever content disk

(yes, that's right, I really did wreck my van...what happened in a split second takes about half an hour to explain, but my husband got it completely repaired the very next day! And yes, I know how very blessed I am to have him!)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Autumn Poppies!

The final card from my class, this time using the recent Retro Sketch, and stamps I already had, haha! I like that plaid pattern a lot, and the colors I used. Its so nice to love what you create, haha!
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Simply Sketched (hostess)
Ink: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Very Vanilla & Chocolate Chip card stocks, Sweater Weather DP
Accessories: Natural Buttons, Linen Thread

Monday, November 4, 2013

Summer Silhouettes for Autumn

Happy Monday!
Today I have one more card from last week's class. This one uses a recent Retro Sketch, mostly. *wink
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Lots of Thanks
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky
Paper: Crushed Curry & Very Vanilla card stocks, Sweater Weather DP
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Natural Ribbon

Saturday, November 2, 2013

I was a Guest Designer!!

You know how much I love to use Cheryl's sketches in my scrapbooking...well last month I played along with her sketch challenge and she invited me to be a guest designer on her blog with this months' sketch! Pretty sure this is something I've never gotten to do before! :) I used it both directions, because the odds of me finding 2 photographs, pointed the same way were very slim!
I found these pics and had to switch gears as to which holiday to celebrate (haha), but here's my take on her sketch, and then I flipped it for the second page!
MDS: Lemonade Stand Content Disk (SAB 2013), Burlap Ribbon download, Recolor Tool

And, how appropriate that I used MDS to create these pages! Did you know today is Digital Scrapbooking Day? Stampin' Up is celebrating by offering a free download today (that you'll want to get today!), a 50% off download each day this week, and 30% off select downloads and print prices! Um, YES!! Go check it out!!
HERE for the 30% off
HERE for the freebies!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Blog Hop: Gift Giving!

The 1st of November means its time for another fun and inspiring blog hop! This month Julie chose the theme of Gift Giving! The holidays are upon us, so I'm sure you're looking for a quick, creative idea too!  
I have two ideas for you today!

First up, straight out of the catalog, page 158 in fact! I chose the Tag A Bag gift bags, and the Tag A Bag Accessory Kit to make this adorable little birthday gift for a friend of mine! I've seen stampers fill these bags with treats, cards, or even some little stamping supplies- what a fun hostess gift idea! These are perfect to make sweet, small gifts for friends, neighbors, coworkers, whoever you need to take a quick gift to. I used a fun greeting set, but you could use any stamp or punch to fill in the tag. And the price can't be beat- 10 bags and 10 tags, all ready for you to put together however you like!
Stamps: Yippee Skippee
Ink: Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry
Paper: Tag A Bag gift bags, Tag A Bag Accessory Kit (tags, twine, clothespin)

Next up I have this little jar. In our corner of the world we like to leave Halloween treats on neighbors door steps and then run away to keep it a surprise. It comes with a note that says you were BOOed. Well, we got BOOed, so we had to pass it on! Handy to have this Gift Giving blog hop coming up too! This project uses the Thankful Tablescape kit, along with a bit of Sweater Weather DP, my Big Shot, and a bunch of glue dots, oh, and an empty pickle jar!
Paper: Thankful Tablescape, Sweater Weather DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Autumn Accents die, Glue Dots

another view...
Now go hope thru to see what every one else suggests for your Gift Giving ideas! Be sure and leave comments letting us know what you think! :)

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