Thursday, June 27, 2013

Serene Silhouettes card pack

I thought I would share another pack of cards with you that I made for our Gateway Landing Ministry Auction this past Sunday Evening.  It turned out wonderful and a couple of these packs went for $30 which I was very happy about. There were 5 cards in each pack and were put into clear boxes with a ribbon around them. Each of them had a different sentiment on them for all occasions.

Two more of the cards!

The other card in this set had a Thank you on it.

All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Curvy Verses, Simply Sketched, Serene Silhouettes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Regal Rose
Ink: Regal Rose, Stazon Black, Wild Wasabi
Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon
Acrylic Block for stamping background

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

MDS Monday #19 - Baby a sleep!

I am just loving the sketch that MDS Monday Challenge had last week and decided to do another page with the same sketch since it is a two week challenge.  I just loved the fact that you could hi-lite one photo or make it a double.  And of course who does not love a sleeping baby!

My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up! was used for this page along with the following:
It's All Me Embellishment
Broadsheet Alphabet
Fan Fair Embellishments
Special Delivery Bright Embellishments

Thanks for stopping by and please check out MDS Monday Challenge!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 269--TSSC269

Cannot believe it is already Monday!  Wow, weekends really fly by, but am thankful to have a job.  So back to work I go!  What a great sketch Mary Jo has put together for us today at Technostampers.  This sketch was so easy and yes, what is becoming my love in card making, Clean & Simple.  So you may want to join us this week with this wonderful Monday Lunchtime Sketch!  So here is my sample for this sketch!
Here is a side view of the card!
And a close up of the center! I used markers for coloring both of the stamping pieces!
All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Embellished Events, Label Love
Card Stock: Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral,Whisper White, Shimmery White, Crushed Curry
Markers for coloring stamps
Finishing Touches Edgelits
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder
Artisan Label Punch
Crushed Curry Ribbon (retired)
Thanks for stopping by on this Monday and hope you have a wonderful and blessed week!


Friday, June 21, 2013

Clean & Simple Card Set

I have made quite a few set of cards for our Gateway Landing Open house on Sunday and thought I would share another set with you today.  This is a set I made especially for men and I am quite happy with the way they turned out.  I actually saw this set on Pinterest and cased the layout of it because I knew it would be easy and quick - CAS - that is what I am talking about!  Narelle Jones, the person I cased, did color her images, but I did not have time, so I just left them stamped and sponged the background before stamping the image.  You can find Narelle's here!  One more thing, all of my sets contain 5 cards, so I had to add one extra and decided to add the motorcycle stamp.  So here they are!
And here they are separately!
Items Used:
Stamp Sets: Need For Speed, Motorcycle
Card Stock: Not Quite Navy, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Not Quite Navy
Sponge for the Sponging Technique
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Set of Cards for Auction

Well we are wet here in Eastern NC as the rain is coming down.  But I am working, so that is OK and it would be OK even if I were not working as we need the rain.  I did want to share with you all today a set of cards I made for a fund raiser at our Gateway Landing Open House we will be having Sunday!  The only problem is I would like to make about 5 packs, so that does mean I will be busy over the rest of this week making cards.  I would like to make one set masculine, so I will see how that works out!  I will be putting these into a clear box and wrapping it with ribbon, but have not got that far as of yet.  Anyway, here is the set of cards!

As you can see, I did a Sympathy, Birthday, Thanks, Get Well, Happily ever after!  I actually used the retired set for the bottom two cards as I just love those "curvy verses" and I think it worked well with these cards.  Actually I may use the sentiments on all the cards.  I'll just have to see.  Anyway, this was pretty easy to do and I love the turn out.

Here is a little different view!

And a close up of the "Happy Birthday" one!

I used markers on the stamp to keep from using the same color all around!  And, I made all 5 of the cards in less than an hour which includes cutting out the paper, punching the border, coloring the image and stamping.  That is less than 12 minutes each.  I thought that was pretty good!

All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Curvy Verses, Simply Sketched, Serene Silhouettes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Rose Red
Ink: Rose Red
Markers for coloring stamp
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

MDS Monday Scrapbook Page for Baby Book!

I want to share with you yet another scrapbook page of my grandson for his scrapbook!  He is just the cutest and sweetest little boy for 3 months old.  I have to say the age because my almost 3 year old grandson is the cutest and sweetest "almost" 3 year old. lol  Anyway, my daughter makes sure that we get pictures each month as he turns a month older and this is his one month old photo.  So when I saw the MDS Monday sketch yesterday, I knew I had to use these pictures and they were perfect for this page.  So here is my layout and please stop by MDS Monday blog to see the design team samples and check out the others that have linked to their sketch.  They always have awesome samples along with some awesome entries!
Now can you deny just how cute and sweet he is?
All items used are Stampin' Up!
My Digital Studio
On the Go Kit
Hexagon Punch Digital
Scallop Border Punch Digital
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 17, 2013

LNS Challenge 225 / Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 268--TSSC268

Well it is Monday which means we have another Late Night Stampers Challenge for you along with the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!  Again, this week I combined the two challenges and since the Late Night Stampers Challenge is "Party Time" where we are to create a banner, scrapbook page, invitation, or anything that shows a Party.  So I decided to create a 5 X 7 scrapbook for my granddaughter for her birthday which was in May and this is the first one I have done.  I still need to figure out how I am going to put it together.  But that always seems to work out in the end.  So here is the first page I have created for her and I used Mary Jo's sketch.
I used this photo on a 12 X 12 page for her 12 X 12 page and just loved it, but when I did this page, I absolutely love it.
My Digital Studio by Stampin Up was used to make this page along with the "Celebration Kit."
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Pansy Punch/Flower Shop

Hello all!  Happy Saturday.  I did another card this morning while I was waiting on my Granddaughter.  So finally got a few minutes to take a photo and get this post done.  I was wanting to used the new Pansy Punch and stamp set, Flower Shop that goes with it and finally got my inspiration from the Clean & Simple Challenge along with the colors from Color Throwdown.  Been a while since I played with them and don't know why.  Anyway, thanks for the inspiration.
Here is a side view of the card!
And the inside!
For some reason the inside color is not the best, but it is the same colors as outside.
All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Create a Cupcake
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Polka Dot Parade and Twitterpated
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Two Step Bird Punch for leaves
Pansy Punch
Small butterfly punch

Friday, June 14, 2013

Simply Sketched

Well I got up early this morning and decided to make a card for two challenges. One is the Sketch Frenzy Friday and the other is Sunny Challenges & Creations.  When I saw the sketch this morning I knew what items I could use to link up with the Sunny Challenges as their challenge was to use something from the Seasonal Catalog.  Well I just love the lace tape and the doilies and it seemed to match so well with the sketch, so here is what I came up with.
I am really happy with the look of this card!  Here is a side view!
And, yes I had to do the inside!
All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched, Blessings from Heaven (inside)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Water Color Paper
Designer Series Paper: Night & Day (retired)
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers & Blender Pen
Delicate Details Lace Tape
Delicate Doilies
Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is filled with blessings!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Another Scrapbook Page for Baby Book

Finally went back and did this page for my daughter's baby book for Michael.  I had left a page for it, but needed some photos from her.  So here it is finally.  My First Day Home!  Love His expression on the second picture.  He is checking everything out!  Of course now he is three months old and still just as inquisitive.

My inspiration for this page came from Pinterest

All items used are Stampin' Up!
My Digital Studio
On the Go Kit

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Welcome Home - MDS Scrapbook Page

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I am so happy to be able to share another My Digital Studio Page with you!  This one is very special to me as my Son-In-Law spent 7 months in Afghanistan last year and I was able to be there when he returned.  It was a very special moment for me as I remember those days before my husband retired from the Air Force!  The joy of them finally coming home safe!  There is no feeling like it.  So I am so happy to be able to share with you this event through scrap booking.  My inspiration for this came from the MDS Monday Sketch #17.  

The first picture on the left here was my daughter running into his arms - I did not see him until she took off and then I started taking pictures which was the reason I was allowed to go. lol  Anyway, you can almost see my granddaughter as she was awaiting her turn to get a hug.  In the second photo, they finally turn loose of each other and then they look at my Granddaughter like yes now it is your turn!  Now this is where I am glad that my husband was doing the video (again the only reason he was there) because it was at that time that my camera decided not to take a photo and I missed the hug between Scott and Kyrsten.  But, it is on video, yea!!  Of course Kyrsten had made him a welcome home sign and that is the 3rd picture I have on here.  It was really a wonderful time and I again am so happy I was able to be a part of it.  Now of course we have an addition to that family and you have seen some of those pages I know!

My Digital Studio was used to capture this moment along with a free Marine digital kit from Marisal Lerin from Pixel Scrapper!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 267--TSSC267

Well here we are again on this wonderful Monday Morning with this weeks Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  If you are looking for the Late Night Stampers Challenge, it is now running for two weeks now and you can find the current challenge here!  Mary Jo has a wonderful sketch for this week and I was so excited to be able to use one of my new items!  So here is my sample for this weeks sketch!
I am going to love this stamp and the embossing folder that goes with it.  And, it just seemed to go so well with the This and That Epic Day Designer Paper.  I actually used my markers to color the stamp, calypso Coral for the flowers, Pear Pizazz for the leaves and Midnight Muse for the dots and the bird.  I do love the outcome.  Once I stamped the paper, I then put it into the Wildflower Meadow Embossing folder and embossed it, and cut it out with one of the Oval Collection Framelits.  So very easy.

Here is a side view of the card!

And, a close up of the Wildflower Meadow!

All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp: Wildflower Meadow
Card Stock: Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: This and That Epic Day
Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder
Ovals Collection Framelits

I am also entering this into the SCS Free For All Challenge 172.
Thanks for stopping in today and hope your week is blessed!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Clean&Simple 244 with Secret Garden

Well guess what I did this afternoon when I got home from work?  Yes, I played with my stamps and it was so much fun!  I actually saw the sketch earlier today and knew when I got home I was going to break out my stamps and framelits and get to work.  And that is exactly what I did!
The sketch I used was from the Clean&Simple sketch blog and then I saw these great colors on the CAS - Colours and Sketches Blog so I knew I had to use them.  So now this is what these two challenges helped to create!
Love these flowers and butterflies and now a side view!
And yes I had to do the inside!
All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Secret Garden, One in a Million
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum, Garden Green, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: This and That Epic Day
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum, Garden Green
Secret Garden Framelits
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have an enjoyable weekend!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hymn & Scripture Challenge - Hymn # 9 - This is My Father's World

Do you every just walk outside and look at the beauty all around and just think, "What an awesome God we serve?"  I certainly do!  There are times I have taken my grandchildren outside as babies and talked to them about all the wonderful creations that God made.  I would say my favorite time of the year to do this is the late spring early summer as that is when I see the new coming out everywhere and the singing of the birds early in the morning just brings such joy to me.  I just love this time of the year.  So all of this reminded me of the Hymn that is next in Patter's Hymn and Scripture challenge, "This is My Father's World."  The great thing is, He created each and every season for us to enjoy and we all enjoy them in a different way.

Patter has a wonderful post regarding this hymn and you should definitely go over to her blog and check it out along with the others who are entering the challenge.  I have seen some wonderful samples as I have been doing this challenge.

Here is this hymn sung by Amy Grant and a beautiful Hymn!  I think you will enjoy it.

The verse I chose to go with this hymn is Psalm 33:1-3

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous!
For praise from the upright is beautiful.
Praise the Lord with the harp;
Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings.
Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.

That is how I feel when I see all the newness springing out! I just want to praise him and shout for joy at the newness of His creation each day.  Rejoice in the Lord!!!!

Now here is how I saw this hymn!

I used My Digital Studio Template Spring Break II for this Layout!

Now don't forget to stop by Patter's blog to check out her post!
I am also linking this to Word art Wednesday!
Have a great rest of the week!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Clean & Simple Mixed Bunches

Do you ever see a sketch and then all of a sudden it clicks, and you know exactly what you want to do with this sketch.  Well that is what happened when I saw the sketch on Clean & Simple Stamping.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  And, I am so happy with the outcome of this card.  Loving those new in-colors!!!

Here is a side view of the card!

And of course the inside of the card!

Items used are Stampin' Up!

Stamp sets: One in a Million, Mixed Bunches
Card Stock: (New in-colors) Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana
Designer Builder Brads (from spring catalogue)
Blossom Punch
Adorning Accents Edgelits

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 3, 2013

LNS Challenge 224 & TSSC266

Good Monday Morning all my cyber friends!  Hope you are ready for a great week.  This week, Mary Jo has a wonderful sketch for you and our challenge for the week at Late Night Stampers is to go masculine, Father's Day!  So I used the TSSC 266 sketch and made this cute card for my husband using the Clockworks stamp set.  But one thing I did was to add my own sentiment by using My Digital Studio so the ink colors would match.  I then printed out the sentiment on the front and the one on the inside.  I really had fun making this card.  So here is the front of the card!
As you can see I actually embossed the clock with silver embossing powder and then cut it out.  Here is a side view of the card!
Now for the inside!  I hope he does not get too mad at me! lol
He has been looking at motorcycles lately and I am so against that, but it is totally up to him.  But I thought he could have this cute motorcycle to put on his desk at school.  Not sure it will suffice, but we will see.
All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Clockworks, Motorcycle (retired)
Card Stock: Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Water Color Paper
Ink: Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Versamark, stazon black
Silver Embossing Powder
Scallop Border Punch
Blender Pen
Silver Brad
1/8" taffeta Ribbon White
Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope your day and week are blessed!