Monday, December 30, 2013

LNS Challenge 239/Sketch 295- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Good Monday Morning!  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Our family was very blessed as my brother was able to come home and spend Christmas at home.  Such a blessing to all of us.
So today Mary Jo has another wonderful sketch for our Monday Lunchtime sketch and again I combined it with this weeks challenge for Late Night Stampers which was to do a Valentine, Wedding, or Anniversary Card or scrapbook page.  So I decided to do a wedding card.  I actually used two different stamp sets to make it and the Venetian Romance paper.  Love that Designer Paper.
And I also did the inside!
All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: One in a Million, Label Love
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe
Designer Series Paper: Venetian Romance
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Artisan Label Punch
Square Framelits
Delicate Designs textured expressions embossing folder
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful NEW YEAR!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sketch 294- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Good Monday Morning!  Christmas is upon us this week and I am so thankful that we are celebrating our Lord's birthday.  He has blessed my family so much and also gave me a wonderful present 31 years ago yesterday.  My baby daughter was born.  So for my sample this week for our Monday Lunchtime sketch, I made this card to celebrate her birthday.
And here is the inside of the card.
She is our one in a million.  I also made an envelope to go with it with the envelope punch board.  What a remarkable tool.
Anyway, don't forget to check our sketch out this week and see what great cards our design team has created for you.  And then find a few minutes and create a card of your own.
All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp sets: One in a Million, Tiny Tags (Flowers on oval and inside)
Card Stock: Raspberry Ripple, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Birthday Basics
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Raspberry Ripple
Oval Framelits
Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Envelope Punch Board
Thanks for stopping by this week and have a wonderful Christmas!!!!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Coaster made with My Digital Studio

Hello all!  Well I am back for the second time this week.  That is good for me lately, but so glad to be able to share these coasters with you.  They may look familiar and they are as I have had special orders for Journals from one item that I sold at the craft show.  You can find the post of the other two items here to see what I have made using this theme I made using My Digital Studio.  I may have to do more themes next year as this went over so well.  And they are so inexpensive.  I actually made 4 sets of 4 for a girl who was going to give them as gifts.
Thanks for looking today and hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

Monday, December 16, 2013

LNS Challenge 238/Sketch 293- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Well I am back!  So sorry for the long pause, but my brother was put back into ICU and so I was kind of tied up for a little while.  But again God has stepped in and performed a miracle and I am so thankful.  He is still very weak, but doing better.  Thanks again for the prayers that I know are going up for him.
OK, so I have not posted in two week and now our challenge for this week at LNS is to go simple, but not too simple.  Do at least three layers, add a few embellishments and that is exactly what I did.  And, yes I did lover Mary Jo's sketch this week.  So you must join both of these wonderful challenges this week.  I think you will be glad you did.  So here is my sample.
I am not happy with my coloring, but I just did not have the time to redo it.  So this is just the way it is going to stay.  I am probably more brutal with my own creations than others are, but it is what it is.  I do love the layout of the card and how the flowers are positioned, just do not like how I colored the flowers.  And yes I did do the inside and so glad I did.
So don't forget to check out these two fabulous challenges and see what the rest of the design team came up with.
Items Used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Remembering Your Birthday, Sassy Salutations, Secret Garden
Card Stock: Pink pirouette, Primrose Petals
Designer Series Paper: Birthday Basics
Ink: Raspberry Ripple
Secret Garden Framelits
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful week.

Monday, December 2, 2013

LNS Challenge 237/Sketch 291 - Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Good Monday Morning everyone.  What a week it has been.  I was able to spend time with my children and grandchildren and also go visit my brother.  God is so good as he is doing so much better, but still very weak.  I thank all of you who have asked about him.  It makes me feel special that you are concerned.
So now on to this weeks challenges.  This weeks LNS challenge is to do something Christmas with non-traditional colors meaning red or green.  And the sketch this week for our Monday Lunchtime sketch is just spectacular and I went straight for my "Snow Much Fun" stamp set and decided to do the Marina Mist for the colors.  As in most cases I did combine the two challenges and am very happy with the outcome.  So here is my sample.
I wish you could see it in person as I used the Shimmer White paper, so you have the shimmer in the background along with the Dazzling Details for the snow flurry.  So I do have a lot of shimmer going on with this card.  Love, love it!
I also decorated the inside with the Dazzling Details to give it a little ump! And added the snow flurry around it to match the outside.  I am thinking about doing the envelope the same way.
Hope you can see it.  And here is a close up of the front.
You still cannot see all the shimmer going on.
Now, please stop by and check out the sketch for this weeks challenge and check out our non traditional Christmas at LNS.  The design teams have done a remarkable job with their samples.
All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Snow Much Fun, Christmas Messages
Card Stock: Shimmer White, Marina Mist
Designer Series Paper: Polka Dot Parade
Ink: Stazon Black, Marina Mist
Markers: Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Orange
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you all have a wonderful and blessed week!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sketch 290 - Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Hello all and welcome to this weeks Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  Since I was unable to participate in last weeks LNS Challenge which is still going on this week, I am also using this for that challenge.  The challenge for the two weeks is to use your punches and that is exactly what I did.  But I do love Mary Jo's sketch this week and it worked well with this stamp set.  So here you go.
I love using crumb cake and other dark colors together and especially midnight muse.  Here is the inside of the card.
All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: By the Tide, Itty Bitty Banners, Remembering Your Birthday (inside)
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse
Ink: Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse
Punches: 2 1/2" Circle, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, Corner Rounder
Bitty Banner Framelits
Stripes Textured Embossing Folder
Thanks so much for stopping by and please check out all the rest of the Design Team Samples for this week sketch.  You will just love them.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Altered Composition Book

Hello everyone.  Just thought I would share with you a special order I got from my craft show two weeks ago.  I had done a framed PDF of this image and it was one of the first things that sold at the craft fair this weekend.  You can see the post of this framed image here and here is a photo of that framed image!
Anyway, one of the teens from our church asked if I could do a journal with that theme and verse.  So here is my outcome.
So what do you think?  She loved it.  Anyway, now got another order for the same journal.  Work never ends.  By the way, my brother is doing a little better.  Still needs prayer.
Here are the items I used in My Digital Studio:
Stamp Sets: Sunset Serenade, Timeless, Simple Friendships, Elementary Elegance
Colors pulled in are: Orchid Opulence, Wild Wasabi and White
The Designer Paper is Timeless Portrait
Bible Verse from Word Art Wednesday blog
I am entering this into this weeks Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Hymn & Scripture Challenge #16 / I Love to Tell the Story!

Hello to all my friends and hope you are having a wonderful Monday.  I have not posted lately as I have been spending time with my brother in the hospital.  He is not doing well at all and every time they can get him pretty much stable, something else comes up.  He is now in IMU and everyday is a struggle.  I only worked one day last week, but am going to try and work this week as I have some dead lines.  Please say a prayer for my brother.  He is a special person, has down syndrome.  We have been blessed to have him with us for 63 years.  The doctor said he has lived a lot longer than his life expectancy, so God has blessed us.  That is one of the reasons "I love to tell the story" of God's greatness and mercy and love.
I took my computer with me and had a chance to get this done while waiting to visit my brother.  I just love this hymn and remember singing it often as a young girl.
I especially love the first verse as it tells exactly how I feel.
I love to tell the story
  Of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and His glory,
  Of Jesus and His love.
I love to tell the story,
  Because I know ’tis true;
It satisfies my longings
  As nothing else can do.
When I am reading the Bible there are times that just the reading will comfort me and speak to me as nothing else can do.  Especially during this time in my life.  And, I know that it is true beyond a shadow of a doubt.  And then the third verse really brings it all together.
I love to tell the story;
  ’Tis pleasant to repeat
What seems each time I tell it,
  More wonderfully sweet.
I love to tell the story;
  For some have never heard
The message of salvation
  From God’s own holy Word.

To hear Alan Jackson Sing it go here!
And here is my page!
Please check out Patter's wonderful post on this beautiful hymn!
My Digital Studio was used to make this Page.  The kit was Birds of a Feather.
Thanks for stopping by and hope your week is blessed!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sketch 288 - Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to this weeks Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  Now we still have our color challenge going on at our late night stampers blog and would love for you to join us and you can use the sketch that Mary Joe has prepared for us this week.  It is fabulous and I decided to go silver and red and a little flashy!  Love the flashy on this card.  So without further ado, here it is!
You know I have always hoarded this brushed silver paper by Stampin' Up!, but decided to use it for this card.  The same with the red shimmer paper, but with this card, I put them together and I love it.  And then I embossed the "oh what fun" with red embossing powder.  I love the outcome.  Just beautiful if I must say so myself.
Here is a side view.
And the inside is OK!
All items used are stampin' up!
Stamp Set: Christmas Messages, Whishing You (inside presents)
Card Stock: Brushed Silver, Whisper White (inside)
Red Shimmer Paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Can't remember the name of the embossing folder as it is no longer available
Silver 1/8" ribbon
Thanks for stopping by and have a very blessed day!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Post 11 Craft Show

Coasters is one of my favorite things to make now and I have done it quite a few different ways.  But this one was very easy as I used Designer Series Paper and a Bible Verse stamped with Stazon Ink.  I also used this beautiful scalloped Tulle Ribbon by Stampin' Up! (retired) to dress it up.  I have these priced at $6.00.  Does that sound good?
As you can see in this photo, I added scripture to two of them and the other just the Designer Paper.
Here is another set in the same paper, but different scripture.
And it opened up!
And another set that I have a couple more made up like.
Hope you enjoyed your visit today. 
Paper and ink and Tulle are Stampin' Up!  Scripture is from Our Daily Bread Designs.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Post 10 Craft Show

Happy Thursday to everyone.  Here is another card that I made packs of 6 and was so easy to make.  I did the faux tearing technique here. 
  • I took a piece of card stock and tore it and then placed it over the white where I wanted the top scene to end. 
  • I took the brayer using Baja Breeze here and ran it over the white (You can also sponge it if you would like). 
  • I stamped the tree in stazon black ink and removed the torn card stock. 
That is all there is to it.  So easy.  Now on this one, I used the Dazzling Details by Stampin' Up! to make the area between the white and the top shimmer and added snow flakes through out the top.  Here you can see a little more of the detail.
And here a little closer!
Side view!
Here is where I got my idea for this and am uncertain if she actually tore her paper or not.
Thanks for stopping by and please leave me a comment on what you think.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Post 10 Craft Show

I am just loving these cute little gift card holders.  I made them by following a video that Jackie Topa did and you can find it here!  She did a great job designing this wonderful card using the envelope punch board.  I love the way it opens.
When you open it the gift card lifts up.  Love it!
Here it is a little more open and the final photo open all the way.
Isn't it just the cutest.  Please check out the video and you will definitely have to make one.  Can't wait to see how this sales at the craft show.
Thanks for looking and hope you all have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Post 9 Craft Show

I just love the Petite Purse die that Stampin' Up! has and when I saw this cute snowman on Pinterest,  I just had to try my hand at it.  Debbie Henderson is the author of this one and the one below and you can find the direct link to her site here.  Mine is a little different, but not that much.  I have put four of the Hershey Nuggets inside for a cute gift for kids or adults.  I thought I would also tell them that it would be cute for jewelry or anything like that, don't you think.  I also hung them all on this rack I had and it just worked for displaying them.  Just hope they all stay on there during the transition on Saturday.  Here is another one I made that I saw on PINTEREST.
This is my favorite and it is just cute.  I love the silver and the Navy together along with the extra Baja breeze card stock I had left.  Turned out great.  And one more purse to share.
I am enjoying getting rid of all this paper I have from last year and the year before. 
Now here is the stand that I have them displayed on.  I will be selling these for $3.00 or maybe $4.00.  Like I said they are holding 4 nuggets each.  Let me know what you think?
Thanks for stopping by and hope your week is going great.

Monday, November 4, 2013

LNS Challenge 235 / Sketch 287 - Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Good Monday Morning Friends and hope your weekend was blessed.  I am here with you this morning sharing this weeks challenges from Late Night Stampers and of course our Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  Late Night Stampers this week is a color challenge and there are times I have problems with color challenges.  But as soon as I thought of the stamp set Lovely As a Tree, I knew how I could incorporate all four colors and that is exactly what I did. 
So here is my sample for this weeks challenges and the colors are Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso.
And of course the inside of the card.  Can't forget about that.
All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Lovely As a Tree, Remembering Your Birthday
Card Stock: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Markers for coloring leaves
Sponge Daubers for coloring Tree and Leaf
Don't forget to check out the Design Team Samples and add your samples to the Late Night Stampers blog and to the Monday Lunch Time Sketch blog.
Thanks for stopping by today and hope your day is blessed!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Post 8 Craft Show

OK, now I am showcasing another one of the gift card holders I will be selling at the craft show.  To make it easy I made all with the little snowman and just different colors.  This little snowman is the cutest and I just love using him.  And the words of the sentiment go so well for a gift card holder. 
Here is how it opens and closes!  Just slide the front to the side.
Makes it easy to use doesn't it?
There are a lot of these out there on Pinterest and I also made these last year for my Nieces and Nephews.  So easy!!!  That is what I am all about, cute but easy. lol
Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!  Blessings to all my friends.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Post 7 Craft Show

Isn't this just the best card.  I actually found it on pinterest and as soon as I saw it, I knew I was going to case it.  And that I did.  You can see her post here!You can see I just love the gold paper it is on combined with the very vanilla and early espresso card stock.  Makes for an elegant card.  I also love this stamp set.
Here is the inside of the card!
Wonderful sentiment and I packaged it 6 to a box and am contemplating selling this one for $12 a box.  Uncertain as it may be easier to stay with the $10 box for all of the cards.
And of course I am packaging them in a clear box.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful and blessed Friday!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Project 6 for Craft Show

Well here I am with Post #6 showcasing some of the items for my craft show coming up in 1 week from Saturday.  Hopefully I will have everything done by the end of this weekend.  I would love to, but not sure yet.  So here are some tags I have created and packaged.  I am planning on selling them for $3.00 package, six in each package.  Let me know what you think.
I took these earlier and for some reason the light was not as good.
And here is how they will be packaged!
I have quite a few more to share, but I will share those another day.  The label at top was made using my digital studio and then printed on Whisper white Card Stock.
The two stamp sets used here are Stampin' Up and called Winter Post and Bells and Boughs.
Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is blessed!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Project 5 for Craft Show

Happy Hump Day everyone and welcome to project 5 of my craft show items.  I am going to show you two of the 6 altered composition books that I have turned into a journal, notes, etc. book.  These are very simple and easy which is what I am all about.  First one is black and white which I did a few of these, with a ribbon edge.  Love the black and white!  Wish my photo had been better.
Now here is one made similar, but a little brighter and the ribbon I made longer to be able to be used as a marker for the page.
I love this one also.  So bright and cheery.  All of my paper and ribbon are retired.
These I will probably put $5.00 on.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!