Friday, March 29, 2013

Hello Kitty Birthday

My 5 year old niece is a big Hello Kitty fan, so I had to come up with something theme related for her birthday.  I did not have a lot of time so I kept it pretty simple.

Stamps: Curly Cute 
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Melon Mambo
Accessories: 2.5" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes-Circles for eyes and nose, Small Oval, 1/2" Circle, Big Shot, Adorning Accents Folder, Needle Border Point Impression Folder, 3/8" Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Baby Cards

I am always needing Baby cards either in my store or for my own personal use.  I saw this fun simple layout and i knew I just had to use it.  The bigger square with the letters on it are poopped up on Dimensionals.

Details for Baby Girl:
Stamps: Curly Cute 
Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Elegant Eggplant DSP
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Big Shot, Cloudy Day Impression Folder, Corner Rounder Punch, 1" Square Punch, Flower Punch from the Itty bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Pearls, Retired Alphabet Die, Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Details for Baby Boy:
Stamps: Curly Cute 
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Retired DSP
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessories: Big Shot, Cloudy Day Impression Folder, Corner Rounder Punch, 1" Square Punch, Retired Alphabet Die, 3/8" Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

MDS Price Cut

With the popularity of MDS (My Digital Studio) being so high they were able to reduce the price.  You don't see that happening too often in today's market.  What a bargain it is at $19.95!!!! I thought it was a bargain at the $79.95 I paid for it a few years back and they have done some awesome upgrades since then. If you are still not sure if it is the digital scrap-booking program for you, don't forget you can try it free for 30 days. Can you get that offer from any program you buy in the store?...Plus if you buy it through me you can ask me any question, any time of the day and I will answer you as soon as I can.  If you are local we can set up classes.  I can also do on-line classes for those long distance customers.  This is a superb program and easy to use.  

Purchasing Options:

If you are a new customer, please do not forget to check me as your Demonstrator.


Monday, March 25, 2013


Have you heard me say "I love this set!" It has such great sayings and images.  I used a piece of tape to cover the image/saying as needed so that I could get just what I wanted where.

Stamps: Lean on Me, Tiny Tags
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Retired DSP, 
Ink: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Peach Parfait, Early Espresso
Accessories: 7/16" Naturals Trim Ribbon, Tag Punch, Circle Punch-Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Big Shot, Flower Garden Impression Folder, Linen Thread


Friday, March 22, 2013

MDS Trading Cards

I love taking pictures and my husband bought me a great new camera for Christmas.  I have an addiction to my children so when they have a sporting event , I am there.  I think I have missed 3 events in the 27 years and 6 kids. I take about 200 pictures per game-what player does not like to see pictures of themselves so I try to take for all of the team and give CDs out at the end of the year.  For those you know me here, know that I love to play around with MDS.  I hate how much I have to pay to get these fun trading cards made for my kids so I decided to make them myself in MDS.  My kids are home-schooled and they play basketball for our church's school. (Bragging rights-They went 28-2 this year and placed first at state for the Wisconsin Association of Christian Schools class B).  My kids loved them so much I ended up taking orders and making them for both the JV and Varsity teams (only about 10 kids).  I was able to fit 6 cards on an 8x10 sheet.  I bought double sided photo paper, placed the cards all grouped in the center of the page and printed both sides.  It was such fun and a great and easy job in MDS!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Kindness Matters

I was going through a bunch of cut card stock I had laying in a pile and came across a stack of card fronts that were extra from our Christmas cards 2 years ago.  I decided by adding the ribbon and the stamped doily they would make a great simple thank you card.

Stamps: Kindenss Matters
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Retired DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Flurries Impression Folder, Perfect Pennants Die, 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon


Monday, March 18, 2013

Elegant Thanks

I needed some Thank you cards and I needed them fast, easy and yet elegant.  I really need to move my Naturals Card Stock to another shelf.  I have it way to high that it does not jump out at me to use.  I am so glad that I saw it as it is just what this card needed.

Stamps: Curly Cute
Paper: Naturals White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Impression Folder, 3/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Apothecary Accents Framelit, Flower-Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Pearls


Friday, March 15, 2013

Christmas Card MDS

For my Christmas pictures I want them to be able to fit them inside the card.  So I design them in the size of the envelope I will be using, in this case 4.25" x  5.5" .  I then bring them in to my photo editing program and put them on a 4" x 6" canvas.  That way I can send them to any printer to be printed on a 4"x6" sheet and I just cut off the 1/2" I leave white on the end. To make the background paper the way I wanted it I layered it and then made the top one more transparent so that the small flakes shown through.

Details:Made in MDS


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Calypso Floral

I just recently bought this set and have been wanting to do the resist technique with it since I saw it.  I embossed the image with clear embossing powder.  Then I dabbed the colors I wanted where.  I wanted it a bit darker in the center so I used the marker to color that area in.  The ribbon is one of the free items in the SAB catalog.  You only have until March 22nd so make sure you order now to get all of the free SAB items that you want!!

Stamps: Blooming with Kindness, En Francias Background
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Ink: Versa mark, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1/4" Calypso Coral Ribbon


Monday, March 11, 2013

Fall Sympathy

This cards started out as a man's birthday card but when it was almost finished it looked more like a sympathy card.  That was just fine since that was another occasion that I had to check off of my "To Do"  list.  I am loving the Occasions Alphabet set, I do not know why I did not get it sooner!  To do the center part I punched out 2 squares on some printer paper and ran the brayer over it.  I also curled the edges of the scalloped oval punch to give more dimension.  It is also on Dimensionals to give it more of a pop. This card idea came from this card.

Stamps: French Foliage, Occasions Alphabet
Paper: Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Big Shot, Stripes Impression Folder, 3/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon


Friday, March 08, 2013

Merry Belated Christmas

I looked back and I see that I  forgot to post our 2012 Christmas card.  This is the only picture I could find of it.  This was my first design.  The only thing I ended up changing was the star.  I purchased the    Merry Minis Punch pack which had a small star in it.  I punched the Brushed Gold Card Stock to make the star and popped it up with a glue dot.  The layer is embossed on top of the words.Lots and lots of sponging. lol

Stamps: Evergreen, Inside-Christmas Lodge
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Early Espresso Color Core Card Stock
Ink: Garden Green, Versa Mark
Accessories: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Impression Folder, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Labels Collection Framelits, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Peppermint Sticks scented Embossing Powder, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, 5/8" Crochet Trim Ribbon, Sanding blocks


Wednesday, March 06, 2013

4 Wheeling

I have had this set since it came out but like I said I am very rarely in the mood to color things in.  I needed some teen boy/ manly cards and this set kept calling my name. lol  I saw the sample on page 68 of the catalog and pretty much took their idea.

Stamps: Need for Speed, A Word for You
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, So Saffron, retired DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Basic Black, Basic Gray
Accessories: Big Shot, Chevron Impression Folder, Windows Frame Collection Framelits, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Early Espresso Baker's Twine


Monday, March 04, 2013

Soft Flowers

I am in a casing (CASE-Copy and Steal Everything) mode lately and this was another card that I though was so elegant and simple to put together. Again there was no watermark on it so I do not know who the original designer is.

Stamps: Perfect Punches
Paper: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, DSP-Regals Color Collection Not Quite Navy
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, Flower Garden Impression Folder, Decorative Label Punch, Modern Label Punch, 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon


Friday, March 01, 2013

Wish Big Manly Birthday

Stamps: Tool Shed, Bring on the Cake
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso ColorCore Cardstock
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories:Big Shot, Wood Grain Impression Folder, 7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon, Labels Collection Framelits

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