Inspiration from Melissa

Thursday, June 30, 2011

baby boy thank yous

 gotta love owls...they are all the rage i suppose... this is the fab punch from su! right now. part of my baby boy thankyou stack for a gift. hope they likes! i can't even remember who i gave these two??? seriously??? that's terrible! i'm gonna sit here and think till i remember...

ok that was gonna drive me crazy! *wink* it was new little baby Hudsyn....don't u love that spelling?
paper: old olive, old dsp that is retired, baja breeze, very vanilla, early espresso
ink: early espresso
stamps: tiny tags
tools: owl punch, jewlery tag punch, 1/8" hole punch
accessories: old olive ribbon, hemp twine, 2 way glue pen(for putting owl together), stmapin dimensionals

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

our lil' stinker

eeeek!? isn't this the cutest...well if i do say so myself;) Here again, i used the alpha stamp set that comes w/ the program, turned it into punches and filled it w/ the dsp! all from the rock.a.bye family. if you have mds you have access to everything on this page except the fancy stitching and the vintage frames around the pix. They are additional downloads from Downtown Grunge and xtra stitching that i bought. (MDS must haves in my humble opinion!!) ;)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Grab bag thank yous...

This is a little stack of baby boy thank yous i made using some of the materials from my $10 grab bag i bought a while back from su!. good stuff. these supplies are actually all from simply scrappin kits, so it's ready to go w/ adheasive on the back! easy peasy and still cute!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

funny boy

this lay out is made using mostly pieces from the play date kit that is an add on down load through my website. it has such fun colors for my little man! the 'boy' was made by turning the serif alpahbet(comes w/ the orig program) into punches and then filling them w/ dsp from the play date dsp and then regular colors as well! click to enlarge and see details!

Friday, June 24, 2011

for 'my' Dad

i created this card for my pop in WI. Since i have to mail them to him, i try to keep his cards more simple and less embellished if u may! I still think it's cute using that 2 tag die w/ the big shot and then ran it through the square lattice impression folder. the jumbo eyelet is my eyecandy and those ties...who can't love em' right?

paper: daffodil delight, baja breeze, early espresso
ink: early espresso, daff delight, baja breeze
stamps: best dad ever, sanded bkgrnd(soon to be retired)
tools: big shot, 2 tag bigz die, crop a dile, corner rounder punch, square lattice impression folder
accessories: jumbo silver eyelet, bakers twine, stampin dimensionals

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Growing belly....

This is my layout of my growing belly w/ baby Chase.  This is using almost all the bare bones that came w/ MDS. The scallop punch that is filled w/ dsp is the First Editions paper download. any ?'s about what i used on the layout, let me know!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New iN CoLOrS!!!

this is always an exciting time of year... the anticipation of what those new colors will look like, will i like them, what color family will they fit into ect?! Well here they are! and of course i LOVE them! I would call last years 'in colors' brights and these more pastelish?

 Inspired by Nature needed to be dusted off here and break out the NEw COlors for you all! Are you ready for the fun new names? We'll start on the bottom of the card above. it starts out with Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, island indigo, pool party, wisteria wonder. If you would like to check out a nice color comparison chart to colors we have now and retired ones from the past... click here and Dawn did a really nice job of showing that off! thanks Dawn!

i also used my dotto glue and the chunky glitter. that jazzed up this simple card in a quick hurry! I used the new stampin write markers to color this stamp the different colors. not your typical cone flower, but it works for me! ;)

Book Mark

 My neighbor called and asked if i had a good card on hand to give a friend who is in her book club. oh boy i thought...nope, not on hand, but what can we come up w/!? Great challenge for me! Here is the finished product!
 Since i didn't have any stamps that were 'book' related... i just printing this on crumb cake cardstock and used my punches...nifty! eh?

putting it in the pretty clear envelope makes it look super polished! Have a great day!

paper: ridinghood red, very vanilla, crumb cake, basic black, love letter dsp(soon retiring)
ink: none!
stamps: thoughts & prayers (on the inside)
tools: owl punch, tag punches
accessories: basic black ribbon, 2 way glue pen

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

silly faces you pull

i've been BUSY trying to do scrapping lately. and man o man am i falling in LOVE w/ My Digital Studio! It is FABULOUS!!! I will try to do a better job @ sharing the layouts as i finish them! Enjoy!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Best Dad Ever

 What a beautiful day it was for Father's Day! We had such a nice time together w/ family and friends. These are the two cards i made for my DH and FIL. I got my inspiration from here...well i guess i pretty much CASED her! Thanks Carrie!

i loved how she used the scallop envelope die on her big shot!

 That wood grain background stamp sure is a nice one for masculine cards. adds just the right touch!
paper: love letter dsp, crumb cake, basic black, old olive, very vanilla
ink: basic black, old olive
stamps: trendy trees, whimsical words, best dad ever, wood grain
tools: big shot, scallop envelope die, circle punch, crop a dile, matte pack
accessories: black jumbo eyelets, stampin dimensionals, old olive ribbon, silver brads

 the Yankton dam is open almost ALL the way. someone said there is only 12 more inches to go before the gates are wide open. it's amazing. i never seen anything like it. quite scary actually. I had nightmares last night about my silly girls falling in! it was terrible. they wanted to be RIGHT on that edge and get drenched and sprayed w/ the HUGE waves.
 after a nice relaxing boat ride (we had to go slow and putt along as the river is floating w/ quite a bit of debris), we enjoyed some ice cream!

all boy.....all he wanted to do was 'steer' the boat....

Friday, June 17, 2011

New baby on the way!

 Using up some chipboard from my $10 grab bag.... I first inked it w/ choc chip and then embossed it w/ clear embossing powder. quite cute! Then i used the boho blossom punch for the pink flowers and the darling glitter brad to finish it off!

This little lady and bottle  is not a SU! stamp, but i sure do like her!

paper: baja breeze, pink pirouette, dsp
ink choc chip, versamark
stamps: preggers lady, absolutely fabulous
tools: big shot, top note die, boho blossom punch
accessories: bakers twine, glitter brad, heat gun, embossing powder

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Circle Circus

This bright combination of colors came from the color coach! I wanted to send my friend Becky some encouragement in MI. She had surgery and it ended up being more in depth than they thought it would. i hope these bright colors made her smile!

paper: rich razzleberry 'textured', daffodil delight, melon mambo, peach parfait
ink: same as above
stamps: circle circus, teeny tiny wishes
tools: xtra lrg decor punch, modern lbl punch, dotted scallop ribbon border, word window

strength and hope

  This is using the pretty new dsp that will be in the NEW caty going live in July! Some demos already have their hands on the new caty! lucky dogs...sadly that is not me even tho i got to peek @ one today! oo la la! it's Fabulous! The cover itself is 'gorgeous'.... i can't wait to share it w/ you! those of u who spend $75 w/ me b4 July 1 earn one FREE!! Yeah!

This little bit got me out of my box! i used the color coach here to get me rolling w/ some color choices.  That butterfly is from the stamp set Strength & the summer mini right now! Every set purchased, SU! donates $2 to Breast Cancer Awareness! Those little pearls are a must have in my opinion! They dress up any project that you may be working on.

paper: bravo Burgundy, crumb cake, peach parfait, paisley petals dsp, pear pizzaz
ink: bravo Burgundy, peach parfait
stamps: absolutely fabulous, strength & hope
tools: dotted scallop ribbon border punch, itty bitty shapes punch pk,
accessories: pearls, white lace 'retired' ribbon, mini glue dots(must have for those little flowers)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Baby girl finished

 This was the card i made to write in myself and laid on top of the stack of thank you cards for them! This little baby bear is too sweet. I used the water color paper and my aqua painters to quickly color her in. messy is good. white spots are good. looks authentic.

This new bakers twine, is way fun. adds just a smidge more than the regulare linen thread i suppose w/ the color in it. I like it.
 below you can see it all put together in the nifty clear box(love those guys). What new Mom doesn't need some chocolate right? Well i suppose none of us NEED it but i know i always wanted it;) oh well, takes 10 mos to put the weight on...10 to get it off....hehe.

a little birdie told me that Dad stole these though and ate them himself....he needs a serious talking to...
paper: pink pirouette, water color paper, crumb cake
ink: stazon (for water coloring) soft suede, melon mambo
stamps: bear hugs
tools: aqua painter, matte pack
accessories: bakers twine, stampin dimensionals

Monday, June 13, 2011

Baby girl Thank yous

 using the clear flower bigz die was very fun and easy to make these flower die cuts!  when it's clear i felt like i wasted the least amount of paper. Punches helped this card all come together in a snap.

stay tuned tom for the all 'put together' baby girl bundle!

paper: crumb cake, pear pizzaz, pink pirouette 'textured', daffodil delight, whisper white
ink: crumb cake, pear pizzaz
stamps: teahouse(background) ...soon to retire, happy together, absolutely fabulous
tools: big shot, clear flower bigz die, scallop circle, and circle punches
accessories: daffodil delight ribbon, stampin dimensionals

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

RETIRED items for SALE!!!

hello!! cleaning house here and got my list going.... most are 50% off or more. I have the list alphabetical so you can look it up in your catalogs if you don't know which set it is! First come first serve and I'm listing online today as well! Thanks much! i will do my best to delete as they sell, to minimize confusion...

if you would like a picture of anything, please let me know.


~Stamp Scrubber cleaning pad (non su!) $3


All stamp sets are mounted unless otherwise noted, but show very minimal wear. Very well taken care of in a non smoking home.

A Flower for all seasons $8
A slice of life $9
Afterthoughts $10(unmounted)
Apple Blossoms © $15
Because I Care $7
Big Deal Alphabet $20
Defining Alphabet $20
Echoes of Kindness $6
Fancy Flexible Phrases $12
Happy together $8
Hello Again $7
Hodgepodge Happiness $10(never been used)
  Holiday Best $4
It’s the thought $7
Jumbo outline alphabet $20
Letterpress Alphabet$20
Love you much $13
Occasional Quotes © $20
On a pedestal $11
Party Hearty $14
Patterned Pines $8
Peaceful Season $16
Pick a petal $15
Picture this $8
Pretty Petals (background stamp) $9
Sense of Time $12 (GREAT set for male projects)
Silhouette Sentiments $7
Starring You $5
Tart & Tangy $7
Things I Love $9
Vintage Labels $3
Wings of Friendship $8
You & Moi $3
Yummy $5
I wanted to share a little something with you as well! Some of you may know that my younger sister lost a baby a little over a year ago and that she is now expecting again. They are so excited and we are as well! Well this past week she hit the 20 week mark, were able to have an ultrasound and all looks well. We are so thankful for that! They found out the sex...but it's a big ol' secret! ;( So when she called me to tell that all looks well, i wanted to quickly stamp her a card to let her know that we share in their joy!

If you look closely you can see that i reverse embossed here! cool look huh? I used my brayer w/ versamark and rolled it inside my impression folder, then ran it through the big shot, sprinkled on the NEW wild wasabi embossing powder(in the summer mini now) and then used the heat gun to set it! I did it on dsp as u can see for some added dimension!

Using sticky strip is a GREAT way to adhere the ruffled ribbon look if you just want it to 'lay' on top of your project.
The flower is made by punching out 3 scallop circles, i spray them w/ alcohol, scrunch them up and then glue em' together!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

best Dad ever

The RETIRED list is HERE!!! Make sure to check it out and make a list of the things you don't want to miss out on!! You can browse my website right HERE! There are discontinued items on sale too! you can always order online, or let me know(via email) if you are local and we can share shipping costs!

a card to share too.....

BIL's b day and had to come up w/ a masculine card. I got out my handy color coach for a manly color combo as a start. Then found a sketch in one of my many magazines lying around and this is what i came up with! I'm pleased w/ how it came together! used up some old retired crushed curry textured paper and i actually still have the marker so i could match a tie to it! Enjoy!
paper: pear pizzaz, crushed curry, tangerine tango
ink: pear pizzaz, crushed curry, tangerine tango
stamps: best dad ever, sanded
tools: crop a dile, sailors twine(not sure if that's what it's called) ;), eyelets, lrg decor punch, circle scissor plus