Inspiration from Melissa

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

cup of tea

my digital studio

Monday, January 30, 2012

thoughts & prayers

 working on a stack of sympathy cards, and thoughts & prayers is the perfect set for those.
paper: river rock, pool party, urban oasis dsp
ink: basic gray
stamps: thoughts & prayers, petite pairs
tools: scallop punch
accessories: silver brads

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


OK everyone, it's time to sale.a.brate! Today is the beginning!!! RSVP for my winter camp Monday, Feb 6 @ 6:30 here @ my house. The above cards are the ones we will be making. 2 of each one. Valentines, Birthday and Best Wishes using two of the fun FREE stamp sets you can earn when you place a $50 order. $10 for the camp. RSVP required, thanks! (drop me an email, or comment on this post)

Product Share
i would like to do a product share out of the fun new mini Occasions caty! I picked out a few of my favorite things and would like to break them up so we can all have a taste for a fraction of the price! (taking part in this share will also count towards sale.a.bration free items! i just need to have your order in total ready by Feb 7) The share will include each of the following for only $22! ps. everything in this share coordinates...HUGE plus when you create. If you don't have a big stock of card stock i would recommend you buy a pack or two of card stock in one of the colors below and you will make some pretty projects!!

 1 yard baja breeze 3/8" pleated ribbon
 1 yard blushing bride 3/8" pleated ribbon
 1 yard pear pizzaz 3/8" pleated ribbon
 1 yard ridinghood red 3/8" pleated ribbon
 (1) 6X12 sheet of each piece in the pack of Sweet Shop
 (1) 6X12 sheet of each piece in the pack of Twitterpatted
 5 yards wisteria wonder bakers twine
 5 yards lucky limeade bakers twine
 5 yards island indigo bakers twine
(2) of each jelly bean brad

fun and sweet MDS

this is my first layout using (some) contraband...aka "non" su! supplies! *gasp*. well they were free and i really wanted to see how that worked out using other product in the mds program! worked swell! so if you haven't been sold over to MDS  digital scrapping yet, here is ANOTHER perk! When you do traditional scrap booking, how often do you get FREE supplies??!! well i never did, maybe i was in the wrong place @ the wrong time, but you can get free kits every once in a while online and there is nothing like new toys to make you wanna get rollin' right?! su! does this too! I've already gotten 3 kits from them for free and they were all available for customers too! fun fun!!!

My Digital Studio

Sunday, January 22, 2012

fresh vintage

 I've decided this stamp set can be spun many different ways! here is a bright and fun baby girl card! the purple family is not one i tend to gravitate towards, by here, i love it as my accent color! adding 2 of the pretty bling rhinestones, makes the card sparkle! The pretty dsp is the FREE pack that you can earn w/ a $50 purchase in the upcoming Sale.a.bration!! it's super pretty!
paper: whisper whtie, daffodil delight, calypso coral dsp
ink: wisteria wonder, daffodil delight, calypso coral, wisteria wonder
stamps: fresh vintage, petite pairs
tools: oval punches, dotted ribbon punch
accessories: 3/8" ruffled ribbon wisteria wonder, rhinestones, stampin dimensionals

Saturday, January 21, 2012

unto us....MDS

the beginning of my Christmas layouts...i chose to do one layout as the lead page. my title and embellishments and then do mass pix on the accompanying layouts! super slick to get a bunch of pix together!

supplies: My Digital Studio

Friday, January 20, 2012

inspired by nature

when u hear about someone struggling or having a hard time it nice to quick stamp them a card if you don't have a stash to take from. These two stamps are perfect for 'quick'. The large doily and then inspired by nature's black eyed susans do the trick!

paper: peach parfait, island indigo
ink: early espresso, versamark
stamps: inspired by nature, hello, doily
accessories: 3/8" ruffled ribbon island indigo, mini glue dot(to hold on the ribbon)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

cereal MDS

See the background here. i took a picture, made it the 12x12 size and then changed the opacity of it so it's faint. Then add the embellishments on top!

supplies: My digital studio

Monday, January 16, 2012

perfect pennant

 guess i shoulda had a lighter background kinda hard to capture the cuteness of this card! if you see the 'ad' on top, that was the initials of the birthday girl in Hannah's class. thought we should personalize it a bit:) I cased this design right outta the big caty in the back somewhere. changed it up a bit of course,but the general layout... not my idea:) ...
paper: early espresso, whisper white, pool party, daffodil delight, everyday enchanment dsp
ink: calypso coral, old olive, daffodil delight, pool party
tools: pennant punch

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Since you MDS

using these predesigned pages in Downtown grunge to the fullest! ;) here i added additional embellishment to make it more colorful, but you sure don't have to!

supplies: My digital studio

Friday, January 13, 2012

fresh vintage

ms. Hannah had a birthday to celebrate...her teacher! after stamping the card Hannah wrote a note inside all by herself! that way she could personalize it! ;) more SAB ideas here. lovin the background stamps under the sentiment.

paper: wisteria wonder, calypso coral, whisper white, lucky limeade, everyday enchantment dsp SAB
ink: wisteria wonder
stamps:fresh vintage SAB, elementary elegance SAB
tools: bird punch, curly label, modern label, xtra lrg decor label, color spritzer tool
accessories: pearls, stampin dimensionals,

fresh vintage

paper:pool party, Lucky limeade, naturals ivory
ink: calypso coral, pool party
stamps: fresh vintage, petite pairs
tools: curly labels, circle punch, color spritzer tool
accessories: everyday enchantment ribbon & Brad pack, stampin dimensionals

hello on this brisk day outside! i've had a busy work week this week painting and hanging decor for others and so i've been in and out... thank goodness for down coats and scarves(and work)! ;)

Today is a big day for our Grandpa Vis. He is in Rochester for open heart surgery today. Even tho others that i've known have gone through this procedure before, i guess i was too young for it to register and for whatever reason i don't remember much of the last time Grandpa went through it?? Along w/ our children we have been praying fervently for God to keep him safe while his heart is being worked on. What an amazing thing... that it can be done. Hard for me to even imagine it.

well on to the card above...simple and CASED right out of the stampin success magazine, we as demos get!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Elementary elegance

hello! here is another lil sneak peak at what we have to look forward to for SAB!! This pretty set full fills it's name! Elegance.

paper: pool party, everyday enchantment dsp SAB, whisper white, lucky limeade
ink: pacific point, versamark, pp marker
stamps: elementary elegance SAB
tools: big shot, beautiful wings embosslits, curly label punch, color spritzer tool
accessories: everyday enchantment ribbon pack SAB, pearls

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

inspire others MDS

this was the day the hot air balloon landed on our street! it was coming in and we happend to look out the window and the girls ran out the front door after it! They 'helped' the balloon land and even got a business card to prove it! (it was their thank you card and they were super proud of it!)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Fresh Vintage

 SALE.A.BRATION.... it's almost here, can you believe it?? these are a peek at a hand full of the supplies that you will be able to earn for free! They are doing it a bit different this year again, and i love the options that we can choose from for free. So many pretty ones!
 the bundle i made above is using all new materials from the upcoming SAB!
paper: naturals ivory, Everyday Enchantment dsp SAB, old olive
ink: pool party, old olive, calypso coral
stamps: Fresh vintage SAB, Petite Pairs
tools: curly label punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, matte pack(for piercing for brad)
accessories:  Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad pack SAB, stampin dimensionals

Now would be a super time to schedule a workshop if you would like to earn a bunch of these items for FREE!!! Call me today!!

Host a $150 workshop you earn:

$25 in free hostess $$
A FREE tote

Host a $200 workshop:
$30 hostess dollars
a FREE tote


Host a $400 workchop you earn:
$65 in free hostess $$
Free hostess bundle (all the SAB items i used the make the above cards)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

one more Christmas....

and then I'll move on!The ol' retired dsp does all the work for me here really. adding a rhinestone to the tree in the corner makes her sparkle.
paper: naturals ivory, old olive, dashing dsp
ink: old olive, real red
stamps: contempo Christmas
accessories: dotted ribbon punch, rhinestone

***If you are a facebook user and 'like' SU! they just gave away a FREE download after being liked 100,000 times... called "Day in the Life Kit"! 
It includes designer paper, embellishments and templates! It's AWESOME!
When you visit Stampin' Up! Facebook Page make sure to scroll down a few pages.
You can use this download in any program you need to own MDS or i've you've been thinking about getting's the perfect time! ;)****

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Pennant Parade

i know i know, Christmas is over but, man, i worked so hard on these cards BEFORE xmas so i could share SOMETHING xmas'y w/ you and i FORGET! so guess that means you get to see them now*smile*

useing my pretty spice cake dsp that really isn't Christmasy @ all, i think it works!

paper: cherry cobbler, very vanilla, early espresso, spice cake dsp
ink: old olive, early espresso
stamps: pennant parade
tools: circle punches
accessories: cherry cobbler polka dot ribbon, rhinestone, stampin dimensionals

***Stampin' Up! reached 100,000 fans on FACEBOOK so they are giving away an amazing FREE DOWNLOAD called "Day in the Life Kit"!
It includes designer paper, embellishments and templates! It's sweet!
When you visit Stampin' Up! Facebook Page make sure to scroll down a few pages.
You can use this download in any program you need to own MDS!***