Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Back to Filling the Gallery!

Good morning! How are you doing? How's your week going? Are you enjoying each moment? It's my goal - not that I manage to do it, but we're only promised this moment!


Today's share is a card I did, using my new set, GENTLY FALLING, and a greeting from TRUST GOD.

I really like this stamp set - but I earned it for free. :) I used Versamark and clear embossing powder with the outline stamps; it's pretty cool IRL. Card stock colors are Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla; ink colors are Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, and Early Espresso. Throw in a couple of punches, and there you have it. It's a fast, easy card! Hooray! :D

OK, I'm outta here! We're having a fundraiser tonight for a family at church - and I somehow ended up in charge of the bake sale. :D Please pray that we earn some good money for them - she had to stay in the hospital for over six weeks to be able to save her unborn baby, AND she's self-employed, so she wasn't making anything. Thanks! :)

Oh, and be SURE to MAKE the time to stamp SOMEthing! :D I'll see you in AUGUST!

Monday, July 29, 2013

MDS Monday: Street Theatre

One of the really fun things about our business is the types of things we get to shoot. This weekend, we did a senior photo shoot - and the photos turned out beautifully. Kenn did an INCREDIBLE job. :)

This MDS page is from a show I shot all by myself last year. I love MISS SAIGON, so I was thrilled to get to hear the whole show AND take photos. :)

So super simple! Picked my background colors, put the photos I wanted on the page where I wanted, matted and drop-shadowed them, put my title and bit of journaling on, used the Textured digital stamp, and BOOM. :D I love easy. :D

OK, I'm outta here! :) Have a wonderful day! Be sure and stamp SOMEthing.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Finally Friday! Collaboration for you!

Good Friday Morning!

We can now say I've blogged a whole week! :D Here's hoping it's a trend.

Today is one of the two cards Amy and I collaborated on. She brought her THOUGHTS & PRAYERS stamp set to use; I don't have it except for MY DIGITAL STUDIO, but I think it's a beautiful set. SO, she brought it to use!

She did everything - up to a point. My addition was the rhinestones at the base of each scallop. I think that extra bling is exactly what it needed! :D

We liked the color combination, because many times situations one might send this card for are thought to be dark. The Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder are subdued but not dismal! :)

OK, I'm outta here! We start rehearsals for ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA this weekend. Phew. :D

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

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Gallery Filling With Amy!

Good Wednesday Morning!

See? I said I'd be here, and here I am. :) Two in a row again! WOO, HOOO!!! :D

Some of you may not know that my friend, Amy, helps me out yearly by making cards (and, when I give her time to think, other things, too! :D ) to fill up my Stampin' Spot. We have decidedly different tastes and takes on everything, and I think it's great to get her creativity on display. :D Well, this year I didn't give her much time - she came over the day of my open house to stamp with me. :D She did cards, and I did cards, and we collaborated on cards - and honestly, the two collaborations turned out to be some of my faves of the day. :D

This one is ALL Amy. :)

Isn't it cute?? She did a great job, and brought her embossing folders - because I hate hounds tooth. :D But I love it on this card!!

Don't forget - you can click on any photo to see it in the size I uploaded it as.

If you have questions, please ask. If you want to know colors, I'll go look it up. :D As well as all the other important information. LOL

Have a wonderful day! Be sure and STAMP something - and let me know you're out there!!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

MDS Monday - Lights of the Pacific Ocean

Did you miss me!?!??! We've been back a month, and I swear. I sometimes wonder if I'm ever going to get into the groove again!!!

Anyway. :) I'm back, with a new MDS Monday share for you!

If you watch my personal page on Facebook, you've probably seen these two lighthouses quite often. :) These are both photos from last year's trip; the landscape one was selected for a gallery hanging last fall. (It's available to purchase! As a matter of fact, LOTS of our photos are!!)

The storm line you see on that photo was bringing in arctic air; it was SOOOOO stinkin' cold, I'd get out of the car, take a few photos, and get back in to get warm. :)

OK, I'm outta here. Have a WONDERFUL day, and be sure to look for me on Wednesday! Which is also CHRISTMAS IN JULY here at the studio; if you want to come to a class, email me at NOW!

Now, go STAMP something!