Friday, August 20, 2010

Our Sweetheart Zoe

Here is another page using My Digital Studio. I am having so much fun with it. This page features my daughter. She and I were wearing matching sweaters that day:-) My boys were matching on that day as well. I may scrap a page of them tomorrow.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

My First MDS Scrapbook Page

This is my first My Digital Studio page. I have had this program for over a year and did very little with it. Now that I have started I just can't stop using it. I am working on a summer digital book documenting the fun things my kids engaged in this summer. I am so excited about how it is turning out. It is so much fun! I have 2 pages left for it to be totally completed. We are going away soon and I will take pictures from this trip to put in it.

Recently my husband took our son to get the haircut of his dreams. He has been wanting a Mohawk hair cut for over a year. We spent this summer letting his hair grow and last weekend his dream came true. He is one very happy boy! I am still undecided regarding whether or not I will let him sport his new cut once school begins. I am sure he wants to. We'll see how it goes.

Recipe: My Digital Studio

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Best Vacation

Several years ago my husband often visited Aruba for business. During this time I was fortunate enough to be at home with the kids and we got to go with him a couple of times. On our first visit there my daughter was three and my son was just 3 months old. I didn't want to be left behind while he got to travel to this beautiful place so I packed up my little ones (I only had two then) and we traveled with him. We had so much fun and I still regard Aruba as my most favorite place to visit. We spent days by the pool and the beach ordering our non-alcoholic drinks and much fun.... and the best part...NO COOKING!

This scrapbook page uses the retired Crew Cuts for girls Simply Scrappin' Kit. They make scrapbooking so very easy. This set had a page that was all set and all you needed to do was add pictures. I cropped it a bit, layered it on pink card stock and stuck on some of my favorite pictures, from the trip, and adhesive cut outs. I also used the Whimsical alphabet which is one of my favorite alphabet sets.

A friend of mine came over for some scrapbooking fun and this is the layout we created for her page. She went with a baby theme for her page. After she left I decided to recapture the same page with a different theme using my pictures.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

More Summertime Stamping

Here are a few more cards from my last card class. While working on finding time to upload these masterpieces:-) I've been to two different beaches in two different states (Maryland and New Jersey), to the Zoo in Philadelphia, the Zoo in Cape May NJ, I sat through my daughter's guitar lesson, and drove back and forth to umpteenth swimming lessons for three different kids on two different days at the local YMCA and that was just just kidding it's been since the last post.

Now to the masterpieces: (Two of which are totally cased, I am a busy momma you know.)

This first card was one of the Make n' Takes from convention. I really love this card and it was a favorite of my friends. It was so easy to do. All you need are markers some water and a stamp set. With the markers, we colored the image and then spritzed it with water and stamped....pretty nice huh? So much fun to replicate and every card varied which made it even more fun to compare as we stamped and discussed. You've got to try this one!
Card Recipe:
stamp set: Just Believe
Card stock: Not Quite Navy, Watercolor Paper, Bashful Blue
Ink: Markers(Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizazz)
Accessories:Ribbon, Buttons

This card is truly Heather Summers. Super cute! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new owl punch! She was a featured demonstrator at convention. She stamped on stage and shared her amazing talent with us and do you know what she said....she gets some of her ideas from other stampers too! Sounds pretty familiar...
Card Recipe:
Stamp set: Just Believe
Card stock: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Owl Punch

This card is one created by me:-) Yes, I came up with a design of my own, well sort of. I saw this flower somewhere, probably at convention and decided to add it to this card. For the flower I punched them and them crumpled them up, unfolded and then off centered them using adhesive and then punched a hole in it and stuck a brad in it. I really like how it turned out.
Card Recipe:
stamp set: Look Who's Turning
Card stock: Pink Pirouette, Concord Crush, (retired dsp)
Ink: Concord Crush
Accessories: Ribbon and brads

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

It's A Celebration!

A couple of days ago I got together with some friends from work for a card class. We get together quite a bit and for these classes. We have lots of fun stamping and talking. We usually stamp 5 cards. Whoever host the class gets to pick the sentiment of cards and then I create or case them:-)

For this card, I designed it myself and decided to use the my Sizzlits Big Bold Cupcakes dies. I have had it for awhile and finally I got to play with it. After I cut them out I decided I wanted the cupcake to make more of a statement so then I thought of embossing them with Versa Mark and Clear embossing powder and the result left me satisfied and my friends LOVED the card. I embossed everything and pre cut the cupcakes so I wouldn't have to carry my Big Shot and to also save time. The dsp we used for this card is the Celebrations one. I really like this one. It is the same dsp that I used to make my swaps for Convention.

Card Recipe:
Stamp set: Look Who's Turning...
Ink: Real Red
Card Stock: Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Celebrations dsp
Accessories: Ribbon

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Another Shoebox Share

I want to share the last of the shoebox shares with you. This one is from Christin, my downline. Christin even supplied us with all of the letters we needed to complete the project. She put lots of thought, time, and effort into making these so special for each of us. We had so much fun stamping, sticking and cutting to create these fabulous personalized pieces of art. I am going to get a hanging wall tri-frame that will hold all three pieces so that I can display them prominently in my stamp space.

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