Saturday, August 07, 2010

more digi fun

Another digital layout using My Digital Studio. This paper is not beach themed, but I loved the colors, and thought it would make a nice page.

I am getting braver with digital layouts. If I can find more time to play around I think I could be really productive. Btw, Polka Dot Potato is having a clearance sale on digital items - they are closing their website. I found several digital paper kits and photoshop elements actions that were a great deal!

happy stampin'

Wednesday, July 07, 2010


I am starting to enjoy digital scrapbooking. I haven't gotten brave enough to really splurge with papers, and embellies on a digital layout yet but I feel progress coming along ... slowly!

I found some photos on the computer that my son took -- probably an attempt to capture a good facebook shot! The photos are combined on one layout to show the many different "faces" of my son. LOL. I love the silliness of some of the pictures he took.

After printing, I double matted the layout on cardstock. Easy Peasy, fun and no mess!

happy stampin',

Monday, July 05, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday! It's been a wonderful to be off work for 4 days. We stayed close to home, but did enjoy a cookout with relatives one evening.

This really isn't a great layout, but the memories are recorded, and that's the real purpose. I hope you aren't too disappointed with today's share:

As always,
happy stampin',

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Summer traditions

Our family has been vacationing at the beach together for many years now. It's a week that I look forward to every year. There is nothing better than relaxing and enjoying the ocean, sand and each other.

I picked up some Bo Bunny papers at AC Moore the other week - not beach papers...these have photography designs on them...but I loved them and knew exactly which photos I wanted to use.

I especially like the "Life is Beautiful" sentiment. Yes. Yes it is.

Thanks for dropping by today. Until next time,
happy stampin',

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

another card for Dad

Actually, this is grandpa's card. I used another retired stamp set that I just love because it's so vintage and masculine. The card is made to resemble a vintage photo album - it's a pretty neat design and I'm sure I copied it from somewhere but I can't remember where!

If you are local, our monthly GNO will be Friday night. It's just a great gathering of ladies who craft, or just want to get out of the house for a few hours. You can scrapbook, stamp, crochet, bead, sew (yes, some have brought their machines :), organize your coupons ... or just sit and chat. We have a nice time, and we'd love to have you join us. Message me for details ---> info in the side bar.

happy stampin'

Sunday, June 20, 2010

the cat drug me in...

Not really, but that's kind of how I feel after not blogging for soooo long. I hope you can overlook my absence. Our family went through a little change when I started working full-time, then a friend of my son's moved in for a few months (ok, 5 months) and by the time I found a new routine, there just wasn't much time for the ol' bloggity. I'm not promising that I will be posting as regularly as I once did considering "the job" takes up a good bit of my creative time, but I am testing the waters...

Today I have a Father's Day card to share that was quick and easy - I'm saving the more complicated card for the next post (you know, sort of like a cliffhanger ... teehee).

I used a retired stamp set from Stampin' Up and papers I had left over from another project. The main image is stamped in black, then Ranger Distress Inks were applied using felt. It made a nice Father's Day card for my husband today.

happy stampin',

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Saturday Sketch

Time for another Sketch It Saturday from Unscripted Sketches. This week my friend Keri Lee drew the sketch. She is an amazing crafter, please be sure to visit her Pink Lemonade blog ... right after you read my post and visit Unscripted, that is! Here is Keri Lee's sketch:

I wanted to make a layout of my son ... since he did just earn his black belt and I am a very proud mom. This layout is 100% digital. I'm beginning to enjoy making digital layouts.

I flipped the sketch and used three photos instead of one, but I kept them in a rectangle shape to stay true to the sketch. Thanks Keri for a great one this week!
Supplies: My Digital Studio

happy {digi} stampin'

Monday, November 02, 2009

Winter Post card

Today I have a digital share for you. It's a Christmas using the stamp set Winter Post ... and it's 100% digital. I used the Unscripted Sketch 29 for the basis of the card.

How so you like it? Winter Post is one of my very favorite stamp sets. I used My Digital Studio to make this.

happy {digi} stampin'

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Over the Top

My stamping friend Broni gave me a blog award ... and since she is one of my favorite stampers, I'll be a good girl and play along. lol. Here we go...

The Rules are:
1. You can only use ONE word!!! (is that even possible???)
2. Pass this along to 5 of your favorite bloggers!
3. Alert them that you have given them this award!
4. HAVE FUN!!!

1. Where is your cell phone? table
2. Your hair? frustrating
3. Your mother? yes?
4. Your father? deceased
5. Your fave food? sweets!
6. Your dream last night? crazy.
7. Your fave drink? dietcoke (remember, one word only!)
8. Your dream/goal? success
9. What room are you in? den
10. Your hobby? papercrafting
11. Your fear? injury
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? retired?
13. Where you were last night? home
14. Something that you aren’t? skinny
15. Muffins? sure!
16. Wish List Item? yudu
17. Where did you grow up? SC
18. Last thing you did? cook
19. What are you wearing? sweats
20. Your TV? on.
21. Your Pets? lots
22. Friends? loving
23. Your Life? blessed
24. Your Mood? bored
25. Missing Someone? kids
26. Vehicle? minivan
27. Something your not wearing? makeup
28. Your fave store? ACMoore
29. Your fave color? greenish
30. Last time you laughed? earlier
31. Last time you cried? Tuesday.
32. Your best friend? awesome!
33. One place that I go to over and over? Sonic
34. One person who emails regularly? Joan
35. Fave place to eat? Mr.Waffle
36. Facebook? YES!

I’m supposed to pass this on to five of my favorite bloggers. So, I'll do the Broni trick and close my eyes to pick:

1. Dawn
2. Michelle
3. Debby
4. Katie
5. Stephanie

happy stampin'

Bigsby's Christmas Cookies

Welcome everyone to another Unscripted Sketches Saturday! This week there is another amazing sketch to use, and I have a special image that works perfectly!

Here is the sketch:

And this is my interpretation:

This little mouse is named Bigsby ~ isn't he darling? He is a digital stamp image by Karen Johnson who will be launching her new site with digital images and rubber stamps very soon. Bigsby is free image that I was sent. Please watch for her launch.

Be sure to drop by the Unscripted Blog where you can play along with us. Remember to use Mr. Linky so we can all see what sketch goodness you come up with this week.

Supplies: American Crafts printed paper and cardstock, Nestabilities, Copics, Karen Johnson image Bigsby Mouse Christmas Cookies, Crafty Secrets sentiment stamp, brad, Memento ink.

happy stampin'

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My Son - the Black Belt :)

This is what we did today:

happy for my son,

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

How about a little Christmas Jingle?

I am attempting to learn how to make digital projects and want to share with you today, if you will indulge me just a bit. I'm trying to learn & improve my digital skills (or skillz, as the kids say) so I would really appreciate your feedback. I made this card based on the Unscripted Sketch #28. First, the sketch:

Now my attempt to build a completely digital card:

What do you think? Seriously, be honest, I really want to know. Ciao!
Supplies: Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio

happy (digi) stampin'

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sketch 28

Woo hoo! I'm getting my Christmas cards done one at a time! I've got to find some time to sit down for a marathon and finish up, but until then I'll be happy with any progress I make.

This week the sketch at Unscripted Sketches is awesome! As usual, I modified my project quite a bit, but thankfully the US gals encourage that (whew). First, here is the sketch:

Now, my interpretation ~ flipped and condensed :

I hope you can see the elements I used from the sketch ... the 3 embellishments on one side, and 1 on the opposite, the sticker across the bottom, the square frame, etc. I like this one so much I plan to make a few more.

Now for fun, I want to show you the base card cut using a Cricut machine:

Yep, plain Jane (no offense to Jane). It's amazing what a little paper piecing and a few well placed embellishments can do for a card's confidence. hehe.

Hop on over to Unscripted Sketches and give the sketch a try. Be sure to use Mr. Linky so we can check out your projects too!

Supplies: Crafty Secrets sentiment (clear stamp), SU cardstock, Basic Grey Figgy Pudding pattern paper, pearls, Cricut Winter Wonderland cartridge, Memento Cocoa ink.

happy stampin',

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Just for fun today

I am having more fun that a person should with the new digital program I purchased. Today I'll be brief. I have one card to share that is 100% digital. Let me know what you think, I love constructive criticism! {seriously, I do!}

Supplies: My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up

happy (digi) stampin'

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Snow storm

I shared a scrapbook page several posts back ... from a huge snow we got in March. Today, I'm using the same photo (plus a few more) in a digital layout. I hope it will show up ok because the background of the layout is white ... and uh, so is my blog. This is the first digital page I've made using the new My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up. I have to admit, I love this program waaayy more than I ever anticipated.

You can probably guess, but this is probably my all time favorite (so far) photo of my youngest son. There is something about the composition with the snowball and his face so focused that I just love ~ and my talented daughter was the photographer!

Thanks for looking today. I'll be back Saturday with Unscripted Sketches, and with a digital card middle of next week. Until then ...

happy stampin'

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Blog Candy Winner

Congratulations Alanna! You are the blog candy winner. I have your info and will mail the package this week.

happy stampin'

Santa's watching ...

It's barely fall and I'm ready to make Christmas cards! This week's sketch at Unscripted Sketches was perfect for the images I wanted to use. Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

With virtually no stamping! Wow. I bought some yummie Christmas images from Crafty Secrets at the Heirloom Rubber Stamp show the other week. Their products have a gorgeous vintage flavor. I could have taken the entire booth home with me!

Supplies: Crafty Secrets images & clear stamps, Provocraft printed paper, SU Brushed Gold cardstock, Martha Stewart border punch, Stickles, Memento inks.

happy stampin'

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Peaceful Wishes

Friday is our monthly Girl's Night Out ~ when a wonderful, fun group of ladies gather to craft the night away! I will be bringing ALL the Christmas stamps I own, plus stamp pads for anyone who wants to get started on their holiday cards.

We will also have an optional make'n take card that is folded in a way that provides space for a photo and plenty of room for including a personal note too ... see below:

It's a dreary day outside, so the color is not quite "brilliant", but you get the idea. If you'd like to come to GNO, email me with the link in the side bar, or send me a facebook message. :)

happy stampin'

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Unscripted Gals blog hop

What fun we are having today with the Unscripted Sketches Gals. We are blog hopping! I hope you started at the beginning (because I'm the last on the hop), but if not, start with Alanna to make sure you don't miss anything ... then hop to your heart's content!

My card was made using a kit for 8x8 scrapbooks. It's called Almost Done Fun & Bright and is by Hot Off the Press. I found mine at Michael's when they were on sale. I like picking up little kits like these because everything is already coordinated, the embellishments are usually dimensional and the 8x8 size lends itself easily to making fun cards.

Several US gals are offering blog candy today, so I couldn't be different now could I? Take a lookie at what I have to offer ~ an unmounted stamp set, woo hoo! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post. I'll pick a random winner on Friday at midnight. The winner will be contacted and posted on next Saturday's post (Oct. 10). Make sure you leave your email, or that you are signed in so I can reach the winner.

Hope you enjoyed today's share and keep hopping until you visit all the US Gals ~ plus head over to Unscripted Sketches to play along with us. Remember to use Mr. Linky to share your sketch interpretation!

happy stampin'