Inspiration from Melissa

Saturday, July 31, 2010

MDS layout "off she goes"

My Digital Studio layout. Interested in more details on digital scrapbooking? contact me and i'll get you some information!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

summer celebration 2010

These are 2 12X12 layouts that i recently did using My Digital Studio from Stampin Up! I'm really starting to love this program the more i learn how to use it! If you have any ?'s about this program i would love to try and answer them for you!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

wedding sweet

Another wedding in a few weeks and made this bundle of thank you's with clean lines and the retired color kiwi kiss. I really like how the textured paper looks super rich when you run it through the big shot and impression folder...vintage wallpaper in this case! I used just 3 snips of the sticky strip to adhere that black grosgrain ribbon nice and tight along the seam.

don't forget to stamp those envelopes so they match!

paper: whisper white, kiwi kiss textured
ink: kiwi kiss
stamps: wedding sweet, thank you kindly
tools: big shot, vintage wallpaper impression folder
accessories: black grosgrain ribbon

Friday, July 16, 2010

wedding sweet & medallion

snipped the ribbon as a 'flag'....
This is the rest of the stack of thank yous for the wedding gift...guess it tom night not tonight! ;) I love the vintage feel of this card. I used the big shot to cut out the top note die. then stamped the medallion on it, sprayed with alcohol and crumpeled it up! let sit for a bit and then uncrumpled. used only one ink on this card! i love it when you can pull that off!
paper: concord crush, very vanilla
ink: concord crush pad and stampin write marker
stamps: medallion, wedding sweet
tools: curly label punch, wide oval punch, boho blossoms punch, big shot, top note die, color spritzer tool
accessories: very vanilla satin ribbon, pearl from pretties kit, stampin dimensionals

here i folded the ribbon behind my punch outs... and held everything together with the mini glue dots! work like a charm!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wedding sweet

a co-worker of Jesse is getting married tom night and i wanted to make them a stack of thank yous to give with their gift in the wedding colors! This is the NEW in color concord crush! isn't it gorgeous? Their wedding invite was kinda close to this purple w/ a metallic sheen to it and gray as the accent. So i took the sponge dauber and champagne mist to give the vintage wallpaper some sheen! Can you see it? right in the center of the design. Super simple to spice up this simple invite. Any ?'s please let me know!
paper:concord crush, whisper white
ink: concord crush, basic gray
stamps: wedding sweet, because i care
tools: Big shot, vintage wallpaper impression die, corner rounder punch, crop a dile
accessories:silver brads,

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Medallion & Awash with flowers

Using the medallion as a soft background give a nice touch here. A little ripping of the paper and then curling the edges gives a worn look. I used the color spritzer tool to add a smidge of spray on the so saffron piece. Here i used another fleurette (this one is retired) on top of my 2 step stem from Awash with flowers. Tied a bit of so saffron ribbon (retired from dress up) around my flower and i think it all pulled together nicely!
tip: to make the white flower stand out a bit on the white paper i took my sponge daubers and shaded a bit of the always artichoke chalk behind the flower. Can you see it? It was hard to get a good shot of it, but in my hands... it really helps it stand out a bit!

paper: so saffron, always artichoke, cherry cobler, whisper white
ink: always artichoke, pad & marker
stamps: 2 step awash with flowers, medallion
tools: color spritzer tool, sponge dauber, stampin pastels
accessories: rhinestone brad, fleurettes, retired so saffron ribbon(dress up group), stampin dimensionals

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pick a Petal

I guess i forgot to post this card that i had made @ Jess's camp a while ago! isn't is cute? Lot's of cutting, but it sure ties everything together! Using some colors that are now retired.

paper: apricot appeal,rose red, ballet blue
ink:rose red
stamps: pick a petal
tools: big shot, texture plates kit #4, 1" circle punch
accessories: blue button, hemp twine, apricot appeal 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Monday, July 12, 2010

Wedding Sweet & Occasional Quotes

so i've had this 'scrap' flower sitting on my table for like ever... thinking oh i will put it on a card some day! that day has come...i found a use for it! I actually cut that flower out of tin sheeting(for your roof) w/ the big shot! Then attached a white fleuretteII (handmade, crocheted flowers p. 188 in new caty) with a mini glue dot to that. Pulled a pin from my retired pretties kit and stuck that through the flower.
The ribbon is also retired from the grouping called Dress Up. kinda a vintagy feel w/ the worn white lacy effect.

Below you can see my 'stamped off' flourish behind my sentiment. i inked it in crumb cake and then stamped it once on scrap b4 placing it here. Then inked my words in Cherry Cobler and put it right over top. I like the softness w/o it looking too bare. Then pop it up on dimensionals.

paper: crumb cake, cherry cobler, whisper white
ink: crumb cake, cherry cobler
stamps: Occasional Quotes, Wedding Sweet
tools: big shot, flower folds die, wide oval punch, top note die, vintage wallpaper impression folder
accessories: fleurettes II, pretties kit pin and pearls, white ribbon from 'dress up' grouping, rhinestone brad, stampin dimensionals

Saturday, July 10, 2010

punched posies

when you want to make a card, ever scratch your head and say, "what in the world should i use for colors?" i have numerous times! Well SU! just reconfigured their color coach and i just got mine! It's fabulous! tons of ideas for putting all kinds of color combos together! here is the sample card that i made using the color coach for my first time!

Using textured cardstock takes your card a long ways w/o having to add a whole lot extra! I used baja breeze here, my matte pack to pierce a boarder all the way around the edges. then using two punches, the modern label and the butterfly to assist me w/o any cutting i'm basically done w/ my card!

paper: whisper white, baja breeze textured, old olive
ink: old olive, cajun craze
stamps:three little words, punched posies
tools: butterfly punch, modern label punch, stamp a ma jig, matte pack
accessories: green button, silver brads, stampin dimensionals

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

spiral bound caty

so i had this thought that if i spiral bound my caty it would lay flat when i'm looking @ ideas on the pages and CASEing having to find something to hold my pages open! how bout' that? I had it done @ pencil box for $7 i think it was. i really likes!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Water Color Trio

Happy Holiday to you all! Well it's the day after the 4th i guess, but most have today off to celebrate! I've worked all day...very exciting huh? Cleaning my house, girls are now napping, so i'm sitting for 15 and then gonna mop the floors. NOT looking foward to it! ;) Just had an awesome down pour here, ran outside and pulled all my flower pots from under the eves... all the less watering i have to do!
ok, today's card, fun color combo eh? I've never used the curly label punch b4 for my sentiment but i like the touch today, what do you think? Ridinghood red is gonna quickly become a favorite of mine i know it! here i colored my flower w/ the stampin write markers, gave it a good 'huff' and then stamped r down. some torn edges and the spiral punch give it a good 'worn' feeling!

paper: choc chip, certainly celery, ridinghood red, whisper white, daffodil delight
ink: certainly celery, ridinghood red, daffodil delight
stamps: water color trio, really retro(both retired)
tools: curly label punch, spiral punch
accessories: yellow button, stampin dimensionals, ridinghood red ribbon(retired)

tip: have no thread??? no fear cut a tiny sliver of a color of the paper on your card and 'thread' through your button! A mini glue dot holds it in place beautifully!

Friday, July 2, 2010

a flower for all seasons

a blank card w/ a cute lady bug on it! so on top of this card you can see the equivilant of SU!'s twill tape. this is what you call a smidge of not being able to throw anything away! I bought this skirt that had this sewn on it as a belt but highly disliked it! So i cut it off and thought... hmmm i could use this on a card now couldn't i? and yes i like how it gave this a finishing touch! the yellow stiching even matches nicely w/ the new color daffodil delight! ha! soo, ever have something that you think you could use on a card or in paper crafting??? Better not through it away!
the flower and pot was stamped in STAZON ink so i could use my aqua painters w/o having any bleeding! after that ink dries, it doesn't matter how wet your painter is... it won't smudge! Lovely! These are my fav since i think it makes you look like an artist no matter how sloppy you are. white spots of 'missed' color is the look you go for...if outside of the lines... all the better.
paper: crumb cake, very vanilla, daffodil delight, riding hood red textured
ink: stazon brown, riding hood red, crumb cake, old olive, daffodil delight, early espresso
stamps: a flower for all seasons
tools: aqua painter, stapler, glue
accessories: mini library clips, linen thread, (my old belt),

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New catalog & New product clubs

As I browse through the new catalog(which is LIVE TODAY btw!!!), there are always so many fun & new accessories to choose from. I usually want them ALL, but my wallet says "no way".

I've found that the best way to get it all and stay within my budget is to participate in a product share. These are "product clubs" where you will split full packages of new accessories with other club members... but don't worry.. I do all the work! As each group of 4 or 5 fills up, I order your products from Stampin' Up!, after receiving them I will bag them up for you and ship/deliver them to you immediately!

For the month of July, I am offering 4 product share clubs. You can sign up for one or all of them. When the club is full, i will let you know via email and you can send me payment via paypal or when i deliver them to you!

Vintage Product Club $7.00

  • Chantilly Crochet Trim--1 yard
  • Victoria Crochet Trim--1 yard
  • Vintage Trinkets--3 brads and 3 pins
  • Antique Brads--5 different designs
  • need 4 participants b4 i can order
Designer Button Club $11.00
72 Buttons!!!!

3 each of the following colors: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Early Expresso, Basic Black, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray

(need 4 participants b4 i can order)

Flower Brads Club $10.00

48 Brads!

2 each of the following colors: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Early Expresso, Basic Black, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray

(need 4 participants b4 order can be placed)

IN COLOR ribbon sampler 1/2" stiched-Poly $11.00

3 yards in each of the following NEW In Colors: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush, and Poppy Parade

(need 5 participants b4 order can be placed)

Contact me today by email or phone if you are interested in any or all of these product shares!

Happy Stamping! Melissa

ps. s/h and tax is already included in the prices listed above.

treat boxes

Big shot and top note die assisted me in making these cute boxes to put some snicker bars in!

for the top and bottom of the box i first cut 2 pieces of chipboard so it was a firm box. then cut 2 dsp and covered the chipboard.
I made these for the club members of stamp club as my way of saying thanks for being part of the last year of club! I hope they all like chocolate! ;) Inside 3 snicker bars fit just perfect side by side!
paper: melon mambo, razzleberry lemonaide dsp, rich razzleberry, dusty durango, crushed curry
ink: rich razzleberry
stamps: thank you kindly
tools: big shot, top note die, flower daisies #2 die, 1/2 circle punch, texture plates Backgrounds 1
accessories: polka dot ribbons, filigree designer brads, stampin dimensionals