Inspiration from Melissa

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

beau chatteau dsp

 soft baby boy card. this dsp makes such a soft and pretty card i think. Today and tom are the last days to place orders on retiring products. don't forget!

paper: marina mist, beaut chateau dsp, naturals ivory, soft suede
ink: soft suede, marina mist
stamps: wood grain, retired baby set
tools: lrg decor punch
accessories: star brad, early espresso ribbon, stampin dimensionals

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

summer MDS

MDS, flower brads brights, bakers twine, scallop square punch, square punch, downtown grunge stiching, digital tape, smitten alpha punch (for summer title) if you see something not listed and you would like to know what it is, please let me know!

Monday, May 28, 2012

baby boy thank you stack

simple baby boy cards. i stamped the thank you sentiment on the inside of the card. corduroy brads add my pop of color here. stampin dimensionals add dimension!

paper: bashful blue, basic gray, naturals ivory, urban oasis dsp(retired)
ink: basic gray
tools: oval, circle, lrg decor punch
accessories: denim ribbon, stampin dimensionals, corduroy brad, staples

Saturday, May 26, 2012

baby cards

we all have paper scraps. most paper crafters hoard. let's not be embarrassed, we just do. put them to use on a simple card like this! that's why i LOVE su! everything matches. these are all scraps from the same pack so they all coordinate. easy peasy lemon squeezy! add your sentiment of choice, a smidge of ribbon, brad and you are all done!

paper: lucky limeade, everyday enchantment dsp(SAB), naturals ivory
ink: pool party, calypso coral, soft suede
stamps: some retired one(sorry don't remember the names)
tools: circle punch, matte pack, rhinestones

Friday, May 25, 2012

fire @ night MDS

after moving a house to it's new location here, they parked it and during the night a tire under the house combusted and burned everything to the ground. all that was left was the lonely roof and a pile of charcol.

MDS, downtown grunge, taffeta trimmings, tickets & tags borders

Thursday, May 24, 2012

raining flowers

bright and fun card for a special friend.  i used the daffodil delight ribbon and sticky strip to make my ruffled look. pairing two different sides of the summer smooch dsp gives us a very fun front to our card!

paper: crumb cake, whisper white, summer smooch dsp
ink: rich razzleberry, daffodil delight, tangerine tango
stamps: raining flowers,friendly phrases
tools: big shot, framelits(love these!!), itty bitty punch pack
accessories: fabric summer smooch brads, rhinestones, mini glue dots, daffodil delight, sticky strip

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

henry vilas zoo MDS

supplies: MDS, tickets and tags, stiching, twitterpated button, day in the life dsp & embellishments

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

top note purses

My cousin Dana sponsered a table @ a fundraiser for Haiti and she was working on making the table cute and bright. Using some of the incolor dsp along w/ some summer smooch dsp these little purses really popped! She set one by each plate and filled them w/ chocolate of some sort. Nice job Dana!

paper: summer smooch dsp, in color dsp, rich razzleberry, tangerine tango, daffodil delight, lucky limeade
tools: big shot, top note, scallop circle, circle scissor plus, punches, crop a dile, ribbons, jumbo eyelets, brads

Monday, May 21, 2012

de-light MDS

well i totally scrap lifted this scketch plan otta some magazine and i have no idea which one! it was  club scrap day and someone else's magazine! I don't typically have only one picture to scrap but this time i did. Hannah was only 4 here, and totally intrigued w/ my little sister Erica's violin. she kept trying and trying to make her own music! I hope she develops a love for music like i have! ;)

MDS, rhinestones, early espresso twine, button latte, stiching, piece of cake, downtown digital dsp, limited edition dsp

Saturday, May 19, 2012

not so seriously

my dear sister Esther had to say goodbye to her special pooch, Audry last week. During a large storm he spooked and broke out of his large kennel, ran to the high way and was hit. Poor thing. His femur was broke badly and it cost to much to do surgery so she decided to say good bye. Since she is such an animal lover this is a VERY hard thing to do. i wanted to send her hugs through the mail, and used the only stamp w/ dogs that i own!

paper: so saffron, whisper white, beau chateau dsp
ink: basic black,basic gray, soft suede(to water color), baja breeze
stamps: not so seriously, family reunion
tools: circle punch, scallop border punch
accessories: early espresso twine, glitter brad, pearls

Friday, May 18, 2012

memories MDS

 Using the bright and fun colors from the hostess digital CD Cheerful Treat! Happy scrappin!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

hello, doily!

 bright and fun here we come!
I've got a special friend that I'm so proud of and wanted to make a special card for her! She is a super hard workin Mom and I hope this makes her smile on Mothers Day!

paper: lucky limeade, whisper white, summer smooches, tangerine tango, real red
ink: lucky limeade, island indigo, real red, tangerine tango, daffodil delight
stamps: hello doily, family reunion, water color trio(retired), itty bitty backgrounds(retired)
tools: scallop oval, lrg oval, small oval punches, itty bitty punch back
accessories: summer smooch brad, daffodil delight ribbon,rhinestones, mini glue dots, sponges

Saturday, May 12, 2012

summer smooches

hi! do you have your Mom's all taken care of and ready to be pampered this Sunday! i had my gifts ready to go but was scrambling to get my stamping done ...i always forget that for my Mom in WI i need extra time as i have to mail my things. well yes, i doubt she'll get it by Sunday but i guess Monday will be special for her too! ;) (not that I'm by ANY means proud of being late) i actually despise that trait of mine...

This smooch paper is just way to fun and bright and i finally got to play around with it! there will be more cute cards to come using it!

paper: summer smooch dsp, whisper white, tempting turquoise, daffodil delight, crumb cake
ink: tempting turquoise, tangerine tango
stamps: four frames, take a seat, family reunion
tools: wide oval, scallop circle, lrg decor punches
accessories: rhinestones, mini glue dots, lucky limeade ribbon(sab), stampin dimensionals

that old desk MDS


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

it's TUESDAY!!!

so exciting as SU! releases new digital downloads almost EVERY Tuesday. Check out today's HERE.....YEAH!  there is some FABULOUS stitching and a super cool stamp overlay....but wait, there is more. if you have thought about digital scrap booking it's going to get even better than it already is! MDS2 is going to be released!!! Finally. Amazing. *wink* right?

Introducing MDS 2, with more than 75 new features-coming late 2012!

New My Digital Studio Software-Available Late 2012
New SoftwareItemPrice
MDS 2Full softwareDownload 130644
Disc 130645
MDS 2+Full software plus over $500 in contentDownload 130646
Disc 130647
FREE Upgrade to MDS 2For those who purchase My Digital Studio May 8, 2012 until MDS 2 is availableDownload instructions delivered via e-mailFREE
Upgrade to MDS 2For those who already have My Digital StudioDownload 130650$19.95

With this new My Digital Studio software you'll be able to:

  • Design in spreads
  • Create with custom canvas sizes
  • Add more than one color to a single stamp image
  • Resize vector stamp images while keeping them crisp
  • See color combination suggestions
  • And much more
The new software will be available late 2012. Until then, purchase My Digital Studio (item 118108) or My Digital Studio Express (item 124483) and upgrade to MDS 2 for FREE when it becomes available. So don't wait!

Do you already have My Digital Studio and want MDS 2? Don't worry; you'll be able to purchase an upgrade to enjoy all the new design features.

Monday, May 7, 2012

easy events

3 more ideas that are so very simple from the stamp set easy events. I stamped each image in basic black and then used my aqua painter to color the images in! i added just a touch of dazzling diamonds to each one, as they are so simple i thought they needed to sparkle just a little!

paper: whisper white
ink: basic black, daffodil delight, marina mist, pear pizzaz, soft suede
stamps: easy events
accessories: 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, aqua painter

Saturday, May 5, 2012

a day in the park MDS

another beautiful day out @ Oak Grove w/ family so many fun memories~

supplies: My Digital Studio, downtown grunge, simple snapshots, alpha punches filled w/ simple snapshots dsp

Friday, May 4, 2012

easy events

for the workshops i did in March, these were the fun cards we made as a make and take! I'm sure most of you've seen them before where we seal the envelope and then cut 1" off one END. Punch 1/2 circle notch out and we have a super cute pocket! Then we proceed as normal w/ our card and have a non conventional way to present it. these of course, can only be hand delivered.

paper: whisper white
ink: basic black, pear pizza, melon mambo, daffodil delight, tangerine tango(for water coloring w/ aqua painter)
stamps: easy events, perfectly penned
tools: circle punch, 2 way glue pen
accessories: polka dot melon mambo ribbon,dazzling diamonds

Thursday, May 3, 2012


beautiful warm day in IA doesn't come often in November! but we got it here! putting Christmas lights on w/o Carharts is a TREAT!

supplies: MDS, piece of cake kit and on the go kit

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

baby girl owl

paper: naturals ivory, soft suede, blushing bride, beau chatteau dsp
ink: soft suede
stamps: sweetly said
tools: owl punch, scallop circle, circle punches, color spritzer tool
accessories: pleated blushing bride ribbon, dazzling diamonds(on heart), sponges

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

best friends forever

i used the leaves from the BFF set as a background for my sentiment. the pretty background is paper! gotta love it when that's all you got to do is put a sentiment on top of paper right? ;) It's out of the  beau chateau dsp pack. for those you who did that paper share you can make this card!!
paper: marina mist, soft suede, very vanilla, beau chateau
ink: marina mist, old olive, soft suede
stamps: BFF, little angel(r)
tools: lrg decor punch
accessories: 1/2" dotted scallop ribbon old olive, 1/8" taffeta ribbon early espresso, pearls, stampin dimensionals, brights glitter brad green