Inspiration from Melissa

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 MDS

my digital studio, downtown grunge pre designed page( i just dropped my pix in) then added the presto pattern overlay stamp for the border around the page. title is made using the simple letter alpha punch and then i filled it w/ play date dsp and matted it in a brown. Noteworthy labels stamp is what i used for a little journaling on the top and the stitching going across the page is from the stitches and corners. I LOVE changing the opacity of the stamps when i work w/ them. for this presto pattern above i did it in very vanilla color but then just toned it down a bunch so it's not so very bold!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

wedding thank yous

 fall weddings are so pretty and the last one i went to in WI was done in the browns and rust colors. These are the thank you cards that i stamped up as part of the wedding gift. kept it very clean and simple and stamped the flourish from baroque motifs on the envelope to match in cajun craze.

i just love these new designer frame impression folders. i actually made the impression first and then stamped my sentiment right in it w/ the clear stamps. so very cool and no stamp a ma jig needed! love that.
paper: naturals ivory, more mustard
ink: cajun craze, early espresso
stamps: perfectly penned, baroque motifs
tools: big shot, designer frames, itty bitty shapes punch pack
accessories: rhinestones, mini glue dots

Monday, November 28, 2011

thank you baggies

 using leftover spice cake dsp from our pretty box class i put together this cute little baggy. it has 4 3X3 cards in it w/ envelopes to go w/ it. perfect little gift for those teachers, bus drivers, coworkers ect! i use the 4X6 bag to put these in.
paper: more mustard, spice cake dsp
ink: early espresso
stamps: perfectly penned, teeny tiny wishes
tools: big shot, top note die, small oval punch
accessories: stampin dimensionals, pool party ribbon, pearls (if you don't have these you MUST!) :), 3 1/8X3 1/8 envelopes (40 in a pkg), 4X6" cellophane bags (50 in a pkg)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

baptism MDS

 our special day of baptism w/ mr. chase. very simple layout done using the template that was already designed from the downtown grunge kit. all i had to do was pull in my pictures and add some embellishments! super quick and easy!
my digital studio, downtown grunge kit, star punch, brights button, linen thread

Saturday, November 26, 2011

not so seriously

made this card for a good girl friend who needed a thanks...and hopefully got a good laugh too! ;) I love this set.

paper: old olive, basic black, tangerine tango, whisper white
ink: basic black (chalks to color)
stamps: not so seriously
tools: big shot, Manhattan flower impression folder, circle scissor plus extra large decor punch, color spritzer tool
accessories: row of pearls

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Online Extravaganza, our annual sale to kick off the holiday shopping season, will begin Monday, November 21, 2011, and run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011. This promotion is perfect for online orders during an especially busy time of year,

Log in to my Online Store* on Monday, November 21, to take advantage of great savings, like FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express, 60 percent off select Designer Fabrics, and 30 percent off an exclusive ribbon bundle!

paper: wisteria wonder, pocket full of posies dsp, so saffron, pool party, whisper white
ink: whisteria wonder
stamps: after thoughts
tools: xtra lrg decor punch, modern label punch, scallop circle punch
accessories: stampin dimensional

In addition, there will be two items on sale for 24 hours only (November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT])-so make sure you don't miss the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza!!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

best friends forever

Mano nanno, gettin out of my groove here! sorry about that! the card above sadly had to be mailed to our Aunt who laid her Mom to rest. Obviously non of us like to make sympathy cards, but with that being said, i know how much they mean to the recipient.  When my Grandpa passed away, those hand stamped cards really meant a lot.

played around w/ some layers and my scallop border, is circles cut in half. Isn't that new embossing folder soooo cool?i like it!

paper: soft suede, more mustard, concord crush, naturals ivory
ink: concord crush, more mustard
stamps: best friends forever, teeny tiny wishes
tools: big shot, impression folder, circle punch, oval punch, modern label punch
accessories: distressing kit, pearls, stampin dimensionals

Don't forget to click on the link below to take advantage of the FIFTH free download from SU! for MDS woot! woot!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

contest card

and here is the card i designed as part of the mds contest as well! they didn't have to coordinate, but i guess that was what i was in the mood for @ the time!

Monday, November 7, 2011


This was the scrapbook layout i entered into the MDS digi contest.  not a winner, but pleased w/ how it came out!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with Stampin' Up! for a four-day online event designed to introduce more of our demonstrators and customers to our digital content. Digital Scrapbooking Day is November 5, but we'll keep the celebration going from November 4-7! The event will include free downloads, blog posts with exciting project ideas all weekend long, and the announcement of the 2011 My Digital Studio Contest winners!!! Sadly i was not one of them but hope to share my entries w/ you tom! Make sure to head over to, complete the short survey and you TOO can download the freebies. Even if you don't use MDS and use something can use them in your own program!

Let's do a workshop soon! call me today to schedule!!!

Dates: November 1-December 15, 2011

Hostesses will receive an additional $35 in free Stampin' Up! products when they hold a workshop totaling $350 or more (excluding tax and shipping)! This is in addition to all the other benefits they already get as a Stampin' Up! hostess.
If hostess' workshop sales total is
 hostess earns hostess dollars
It's Good to Be the Hostess
Total Free Stampin' Up! Merchandise
Plus, hostesses earn full-priced items at 50% off
1 item
2 items
3 items
$160 plus 15% of amount over $1,000
$195 plus 15% of amount over $1,000

4 items

Friday, November 4, 2011

Craft Show!!!

Hello all! if you are in the Sioux county area Sat i will be @ the craft show in Orange City! It will be at the Living Water Church from 10-3. Along w/ my stampin up! display i will also be showcasing vintage hair pieces, headbands and will take special orders to match those pretty fall outfits or xmas dresses!! Can't wait to see you!

the above card was made for a new little boy that was born a few weeks ago!!!

paper: old olive, pool party, very vanilla
ink: versamark, choc chip
stamps: falling leaves, swirls & curls verses
tools: big shot, impression folder, scallop trim border punch, sewing machine
accessories: brights red button, hemp twine, stampin dimensionals, striped choc chip ribbon, mini glue dots

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

warmest of wishess *hostess*

 ok jus gotta share a few trick or treat pix! they had so much fun and we had nice weather! ;) whew! Giraffe, pumpkin and princess. visiting our old neighbors!!

Hannah getting treats from her much loved Kindergarten teacher!
 This is one of the cards i included in the stack as a wedding gift to T&L. this pretty dsp is from the pack pocket full of posies. part of the dsp paper share we did a while back. not one that jumped out at me but i'm having fun creating w/ it! i like to challenge myself once in a while and i would call this it! but then again, using dsp is super easy bc everything coordinates right!? Can you see the raised frame. this is one of my newer toys, and impression folder w/ the big shot.
take note of the teeny tiny brad used above. they are so cute! If you don't have them... you NEED them! ;)

paper: soft suede, pocket full of posies dsp, very vanilla
ink: rich razzleberry
stamps: warmest of wishes
tools: big shot, designer frame impression folders
accessories: rhinestones, mini brad, stampin dimensionals