Monday, April 29, 2013

MDS Monday - The Coast in April

Good Monday Morning! How are you doing today? Did you have a good weekend? It was SO beautiful here this weekend - home's been wet and dreary quite a bit, but we've had glorious sunshine. Oh, wait. I don't want everyone crowding my ocean. :D Noooooooooooo, it rains every day here. It's only worth coming if you bring me as your tour guide. :D


OK. As usual, it's MDS Monday, and this was for a SUDSOL challenge. Now, I really detest the layouts that use ONE photo per page. What a waste of resources! If I'm doing real-time scrapping, I don't want to waste all that paper, card stock, and other accessories on one three-inch photo. It would have to be an EXTREMELY important picture for me to want to do that! And if I'm doing a book digitally, I don't want to waste the space in my book! (Just me! :D )

So, I used one of my photos as my background paper, and another as my DSP strip on the right side. That's two more photos. I can live with that. :D I really like this one; I think it turned out well! What do YOU think??

OK, I'm outta here. :) Today's supposed to be cloudy and a chance of rain, for real. :D I am thinking maybe I might pull out my box and see what I can create for my mom's birthday card. And Mother's Day card. And maybe see what Kenn's up to. :)

Have a wonderful day! Be sure to make the time to stamp something!

Monday, April 22, 2013

MDS Monday - My Photographer

Hello, y'all! :D It's STILL Monday here in the Pacific Northwest, so here you go! :D

These photos are all from today - we got home about two hours ago, and they're fresh off the camera. Again, it's SO fun to be able to put them on a page right away!

As you can tell, it was absolutely beautiful here today. We had to go to the laundromat this morning, so we came home, ate lunch, and left to go up the coast. I climbed rocks, hills, and fought the wind - and I'm wiped out! :)

Just an FYI for those of you who haven't heard: I'll be home at the end of June now. We're cutting our trip short. But I can't wait to get home and stamp; since we're not staying here long, I'm not unpacking everything and it is a PAIN. I've made a card to show you soon, but I doubt I'll be very steadfast at blogging for a few weeks. I'm sorry. It's just gotta be like that. :D

OK, I'm outta here. Have a wonderful day - and be SURE to make the time to stamp something!

Monday, April 15, 2013

MDS Monday - Welcome to Reedsport!

It's STILL Monday here! So, posting MIGHT be a little sporadic for a while; things are really up in the air. And if you need anything, PLEASE let me know. We are in a financial crunch, so if you need invitations or announcements designed or made, or know someone who does, I'm your gal! :D

Anyway. This is Kenn at our closest beach; I took this picture two days ago. It's so fun to get things scrapbooked right away. :)

Have a WONDERFUL day - and be sure to STAMP something!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Baby Shower!

Welcome back to another Wednesday! Are you having a good week? Time is flying, isn't it?! :)

SO. Before I left home, a dear friend - who, by now, should have had her baby girl! - had a baby shower. I made this card JUST for her :)

That duck is from EASY EVENTS; I embossed it with black embossing powder, and colored it in with Stampin' Write Markers. The card stock is Whisper White and Melon Mambo; I punched the larger Whisper White with the 1/2" circle punch, because part of the nursery decor I saw in a picture was bright pink with polka dots. :D It was such a fun card to do! :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a WONDERFUL day, and be SURE to make the time to STAMP something!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

MDS Monday - I ♥ Blogging!

Happy Monday! :) This is another sketch challenge from SUDSOL, but I really love how it worked for this page. :)

I do love my other blog; it's really fun. This one is sometimes work, but I love sharing with you. :D Especially when I hear back from you - Ginny, thank you so much for almost always commenting. You're the BEST. :)

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day! And check out MDS - it's so much fun! Remember, you can try it for 30 days without having to purchase it! (Please make sure to choose me for your demonstrator before you order, and ESPECIALLY to go shopping from my business site!!!!)

Friday, April 5, 2013

While I'm posting things you can't get anymore...!

It's Friday, and I have to share this card. :)

This set, SKETCHES, was one of my all-time favorite stamp sets, so it's in my stash. When Anna came over to stamp, she needed to make a baby shower card. Well, the theme for the baby's nursery is fairies and woodland, and I don't have anything that really would be suitable. So I pulled out this stamp, and she fell in love with it. :D So she chose the colors we were going to use - I chose to substitute Pretty in Pink for the Crumb Cake she chose - and I taught her how to use Aqua Painters, ink pads, and watercolor paper to watercolor. It was great fun!

So the inks we used were Primrose Petals, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Blush Blossom (available only in Stampin' Write Marker, because it's retired except for that one for skin tone!). Crumb Cake, and Pool Party (background, VERY lightly!). The "hello baby" is from TEENY TINY WISHES, of course. :D Oh, and we stamped the stamp in Basic Gray; it's formulated to not run. :)

OK, let's see. Isn't the flower GORGEOUS? It's the new flower trim that I dyed with Riding Hood Red re-inker and water - I may be able to do a video soon on how-to - and then hit the top, after it was dry, with the RHR Stampin' Write Marker.

I used my Big Shot - and yes, I still LOVE my Big Shot!! :D - and the Framed Tulips embossing folder for the border. And that is that - I love watercoloring. I wish SU! would bring back the SKETCHES-styled sets. :)

OK, I'm outta here! Have a WONDERFUL day, and be SURE to make the time to stamp SOMEthing this weekend!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Another SAB card - sorry :D

Here it is, another Wednesday. :D Are you having a good week?

Sorry this is another SAB-only card. The phone booth was in the same stamp set as the bike stamp and the "celebrate" stamp from Friday's card.

The colors on this one are Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray, and Very Vanilla.

Stamped that phone booth in Riding Hood Red and cut it out. Brushed just a touch of Very Vanilla ink on the edge I ripped on the Basic Gray layer, then I stamped the "happy birthday" from TEENY TINY WISHES in Versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder.

This one was inspired by Anna; I probably wouldn't have used this stamp. :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day - and be sure to make the time to STAMP something!

Monday, April 1, 2013

MDS Monday - Dueling Cameras

Well, here we are! The first MDS Monday in April! :D And it's the last one I'm planning way out in advance; I should be getting settled, and have some new fun pages to share with you. :D But traveling makes it difficult to find time to post, so.... :D

This is another challenge page, and it's the same challenge as I started with - the geometric shapes and/or DSP. This one has BOTH. :D

Most of you know that I grew up in Indiana, so it's a very special place to me. Whenever we get to go visit, I'm a very happy camper. When we get to spend Kenn's birthday in the area, it just makes it that much better - and I take lots of pictures, because fall in Indiana can be pretty darned spectacular.

If I hadn't put a date on this, though, you'd never know. :D And that's one of the fun things about digital scrapbooking; I can crop the photo, make it bigger, do whatever I want, so the focus is what I want it to be on, not dictated by the photo alone. :)

OK, I'm outta here! Have a WONDERFUL day, and be sure to make the time to CREATE something!