Monday, January 26, 2015

MDS Monday - MOM & DAD


Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? I did. :) I'm feeling better, and it's COLD here today. Brrr! If you're in the storm hitting the East Coast this week, please be safe, stay as warm as possible, and try to enjoy any time you have snowed in. (It doesn't happen here in Tennessee, but I grew up in Indiana! :D )

Today's page is all about my parents. I really love the way it turned out! To get the texture on the piece of Mossy Meadow, I chose a swirly stamp, and colored it the same color. I positioned it where I wanted, and gave it a little drop shadow. The strip of Night of Navy also has some drop shadow applied. It's a clean page - and yellow is my mom's favorite color. :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day! Be sure and make the time to stamp something!!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Treat Holder


Happy Friday! Sorry the picture's kind of grainy; I took these late at night, so there wasn't much ambient light. :D

So, I designed this little fold-over to stand alone; it could serve as a table favor, or as a desk gift - I made it for Valentine's Day, but obviously it could be used for anything you wished.

Ours held Russel Stover Valentine's hearts, so were designed specifically for them. I LOVE the new Bow Punch in the Occasions mini - found on page 13. Just click here to see the Occasions mini in a PDF file!

OK, I'm outta here!!! Have a WONDERFUL weekend! And be SURE to take the time to STAMP something! :)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Chalkboard Cards

Happy Friday! :)

Today I have these chalkboard and paper clay cards to share with you. :) If you haven't already seen the Occasions Mini, I do apologize - it's a glitch in the system, and I'm working to get them out to some of you! Anyway. You can go here - Occasions Mini 2015 - and drool over it in PDF form. :D The chalkboard paper can be seen on page 24.

The other item from the Occasions Mini that we used is on page 32, the Alphanumeric Mold for paper clay (which is in the Idea Book already, but you can find the reference and order info on page 32 in the Occasions mini, too!). I did letters and hearts for everyone, so they could be completely dried to adhere; we all experimented with putting the clay into the mold. It's REALLY awesome, and very lightweight!

I used my chalk marker (IBC) to do the lines around the paper, and to write the messages on my chalkboards; we used Whisper White craft ink to smear onto the boards. I think they're just FUN. :)

Still have openings in our hostess club! Even if you can't do EVERY meeting, we'd love to have you join us - we're a fun group! :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day, and be SURE to stamp something!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Butterfly Framelit from 2015 Occasions Mini!


Happy Wednesday - yes, it's night, but it's still Wednesday. :)

Happy Birthday, Donna! :)

This is one of our projects from last night's Hostess Club get-together; if you're interested in being a hostess, please contact me NOW!!!! We used the largest butterfly in the new selection in the Occasions Mini; isn't he gorgeous?

The blocks on the background are the clear block A, inked in Wild Wasabi. The saying is from one of the free sets - LOTUS BLOSSOM - in the Sale-A-Bration Mini. :) The colors are So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, and Wild Wasabi - as well as Whisper White, but I suspect you knew that. :) The words of the stamp are heat embossed with Tangerine Tango embossing powder.

We loved this card! It's quick, and spring-ish, and easy!

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day - and be sure to stamp SOMEthing! :)

Monday, January 5, 2015

MDS Monday - Just Us!





GOOD MONDAY MORNING!!! Phew, I don't know about you, but the last six weeks have been JAM-PACKED! Did you have a good Christmas? Did you enjoy ringing in the new year? Are you a TINY bit glad that things are starting to get back to normal? :D

Today's share is just a little reminder of how nice our Christmas celebration was. Of course it involved food and gifts, too, but the older I get, the more it's about the people I'm with. :)

And TODAY MARKS THE START OF SALE-A-BRATION and the OCCASIONS MINI!!!!!!!! There are SO many fun things in the new mini, and the freebies for SAB are wonderful again this year. I'm probably more excited about this Occasions Mini than I've been in a LONG time. If you want to host a party, PLEASE contact me! We can even do online parties now, and I'll be GLAD to help you earn as many freebies as possible! It's also a great time to become a demonstrator; if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!!

OK, I'm outta here! I'm working on things to show you, so thank you for your patience with me. :) Have a WONDERFUL day, and be sure to stamp or scrap SOMETHING!!!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Second Project from Tuesday night!

It's FRIDAY!!!! Have you had a great week?? :) Today marks the SIX WEEKS mark until Christmas Day, people! :D It's time to start thinking of Christmas cards - and I really love this one.

This is the Gentle Peace photopolymer stamp set. Yes, I've pretty much sworn not to purchase these - but it's the best nativity set we've got this year! :) You can see it at this link. So, I embossed it with white embossing powder, then cut out a mask and covered it.

Next, we used plastic wrap and put both Perfect Plum and Whisper White ink onto the surrounding card stock, to give it that unique texture. That's IT. So simple, but I really love it - and it would work in almost any color you wanted to use!

OK, I'm outta here - the next ten days are crazier than usual for me! :D Have a WONDERFUL weekend, and be sure to make the time to stamp SOMEthing!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hostess Club's First Project


Welcome to Wednesday! Last night was our Hostess Club get-together, and we had a great time. :) This is one of our projects; I love all the texture I was able to get in this simple card! :)

The colors are Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White. The "thankful for you" is from the free set I got in October for hosting a party over $300. I LOVE free! :D

Think of the different color combinations you could come up with - for all seasons! I really think this works for fall, and since we used stamps that say "thankful" on the outside and "grateful" on the inside, it's a Thanksgiving card! :)

OK, I'm outta here! SO much to do, so little time to do it in!!! :) Have a wonderful day - and make sure to make the time to stamp something!!!