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'

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Crafty Secrets

... that title is just a teaser. I wanted to briefly share a photo of my work table today ~ I'm working on a few Christmas items from an awesome company called Crafty Secrets. :) When I'm finished I'll be sure to post pics here.

I also wanted to let you know that in recognition of World Cardmaking day, the Unscripted Gals are having a blog hop Saturday and there may be blog candy involved! Be sure to check back on Saturday.

happy stampin'

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Unscripted Sketch # 25

This week I used Kirsten, from Paper Makeup Stamps, as the focal image. I took the Unscripted Sketch #25 ... and interpreted it loosely for todays card share. First, the sketch:

Now for my card. As you can tell, I didn't follow the sketch exactly. I lengthened the horizontal piece, and used ribbon for the more narrow horizontal line, I also counted the dandelion as the circular element ... hope that's ok with everyone. :)

One of my favorite things about the sketches is seeing how everyone interprets it. Here is a closer look ... maybe you can see the Spica glitter pen in her hair ... ummm, I love Spica glitter!

Supplies: Paper Makeup Stamps, DCWV cardstock, Basic Grey pattern paper, SU taffeta ribbon, Copics, Nestabilities, sandpaper.

Happy Stampin' y'all,

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

knock, knock ...

yoo hoo ... has anyone missed me? Maybe not, lol. That's a question I probably shouldn't ask! I just wanted to pop in and say that both our mom's (my husband & I) have been in the hospital and we've just been overwhelmed with life. I'll be back Saturday with a new sketch interpretation from Unscripted Sketches. Until then ... ciao!

happy stampin'

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Let's talk Snow

Yes, I realize it isn't even fall yet... I'm a little behind in scrapping photos, I'll never be caught up. So my strategy is to just grab the photo that strikes my fancy and scrap away! That's why today's layout (which is also for Unscripted Sketches 23) is from March! First, let's look at the sketch for this week:

We had the best snow ... it was so deep I refer to it as the Blizzard of '09, lol. This is one of my favorite photos from the snow, and also a favorite of my son. My daughter took the photo and I'm so glad she captured her brother in such an interesting way. I just love it!

Believe it or not, I didn't flip the sketch this week. Go me! I love the felt snowflakes too. They are so fun to embellish with. How about a better look?

That's all for today. Thanks for looking, and don't forget to check out Unscripted Sketches.
Be sure to leave your creation in Mr. Linky if you decided to play along.
Supplies: All supplies by Stampin' Up.

happy stampin'

Monday, September 07, 2009

Anya again

Happy Labor Day! I hope you are able to enjoy the day today.

This is the same Miss Anya Dressy image and the same papers (plus one) as in the previous post. I switched up the colors and it makes so much difference. It's amazing how many different looks you can get from an image.

Supplies: Miss Anya Dressy; Copics; Memento ink; unknown (gifted): ticket corner punch, papers, brads, flower, ribbon

happy stampin'