Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Well, after the Monday that I had I just had to dive into my stamps and create something pretty today. I had this layout stuck in my head all night but not at all sure what I wanted to do with it. This morning, after I made sure that breakfast had been consumed and school was started I straightened up my desk and went to find the color challenge of the day. Ohhh...Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink and Going Grey. It was not until I was uploading my card that I noticed that I used Basic Grey instead...oh, well. The designer paper I used is in the Holiday Mini. I turned the paper pattern different directions on purpose. The purse die I used is from the Build a Bear dies. I wanted some texture so I grabbed a Embossing folder. I tend to use the popped up side of the folder image but since the paper pattern was busy I decided to use the popped inside. I liked the way it looks a lot more than I thought I would and will use it more often.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow, Whisper White, SU Night & Day Specialty Designer Paper
Ink: Pretty in Pink
Accessories: SU Beary Girl Sizzlits Die- Purse, 1-1/4" Square Punch, SU Finial Press Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Punches-Wide Oval, Scalloped Oval, Large Oval, Small Oval, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Addicted to MDS...

Since school started my days are pretty busy...teaching my kids during the day, running them to band & piano lessons and sports practices and that is besides trying to keep my house up. Unfortunately that does not give me much time to stamp. Once all of the kids and hubby are asleep I do get some laptop time and it is a perfect time for me to play with My Digital Studio. I have been a digital scrap-booker for years but I have completed more pages in the past week than I have in the past year. One of the options in the program is to use the kits and have it insert the pictures you choose. So I went with the Summer Home Kit and chose the pictures I wanted to use in the book, I do 8.5 x 11 books. You are still able to move, add and subtract but it takes a lot of the work out of it. Since I wanted to have this book finished by this weekend to send to the printer this was a great option for me. As I said this program is loaded with soooo much stuff but I do hope they come out with more kits to add in, a zoo one would be great since we visited 5 zoos this last summer. To this one I added a 2nd picture and moved them both down a bit so the tops were not covered by the embellishments. I also added the tag and text and shadowing to the embellishments and pictures....another addiction of mine, I guess it is the sponging of digital paper crafting.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monkey Thanksgiving

So I took the time today to do the Sketch challenge on SCS. I had fun stepping into my fall themes, which is my favorite. I have been wanting to do this little monkey holding a gourd so today was my chance. I sponged around the edge of the card base, top note die, and around the square behind the monkey. The images are colored with re-inkers and an aqua-painter....off to run my son to band!

Stamps: Sock Monkey, Autumn Harvest, Sanded Background, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip, Kraft
Ink: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Double Stitched Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Corner Rounder Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Piercing Tool


Friday, September 18, 2009

My First MDS Card-Card

This program is so fun to use and it comes with sooo many things to use. I was sitting last night and just had to try making a card. It was so easy and fun. I printed it out on photo paper and put in on a Chocolate Chip card base.

Card Details:
Created in Stampin' Up's! My Digital Studio

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My first MDS card

Well, with my new schedule it actually took me a few days to put something this simple together and then to find a day to post it. I have loved digital scrap booking for about 5 years now. I was so happy when SU decided to come out with a digital scrap book program and downloads (that can be used in other programs). So one day when I was waiting for my son between and and football practice I loaded it on my laptop (which goes everywhere with me) and decided to make my son's thank you cards for graduation. He was gone all summer working at a Bible camp so these are just now getting done. I decided to go with a mixture of digital and card stock, but to keep it simple. I designed the front with the MDS (My Digital Studio). I included a picture from graduation, preaching the message at the program and one from his open house. I used the color combination of Kraft and Bravo Burgundy on the page so decided to use it as my backing for the card. I ran the Kraft card stock through my printer using the colors the co-ordinate to put the sentiment on the back. Now I have to mail them off to him at college so he can finish writing, signing and mailing...Anyway, I love all the aspects and easy use of the MDS and now that I can Digi-scrap with SU you will be seeing more of my scrap book pages on here :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Red Birthday

Well, after 15 states in 11 days (I had projects pre-posted for that) being home for 3 days and then leaving again for Labor day weekend, I am finally home! Things may be slower than usual here on the stamping front since we started home school on Tuesday. Since we took our #2 son to college I have no extra drivers in the house so I get to run to band and sports practices for my 13 yr old with my 7,8,& 9 in tow..so please bare with me!

For today's card I went to one of the challenges on SCS. It was to use red. Since I hardly touch the Bold Brights (and I find red the easiest of those to use) I decided to jump right in. I recieved my Holiday Mini order yesterday and had to play with some of my new toys. I got the Movers and Shapers Die for $10 after placing a $250 hostess order. I wanted it since it first came out but struggled with paying the $45 for it. I am so glad we have this special running right now. I just had to play with it! I love the Night and Day Speciality paper in the mini and it goes great with red, so I go t2 new things in.

I used the die to cut both the card base and the designer paper. I then used my paper scissors to cut away the perforated parts on the designer paper.

When using the die you also get the part that was cut out of the card so I used it as the background behind my sentiment. To give dimension I stamped the sentiment in Real Red and then ran the wide part of my marker around the outside edge. I put the Medallion Background on the inside as well as on the outside to bring it all together. I will also put it on the envelope so all will match.

Stamps: Medallion Background, Four Square
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Night & Day Specialty Paper
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black Marker
Accessories: Big Shot, Movers & Shapers Curly Label Die, Curly Label Punch, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon

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