Sunday, March 11, 2012

Philips Get Well Card

This card was made for a very special British Gentleman, Phillip Balick-White. Phillip is 91 years old and about a month ago had some medical issues. Phillip is the husband of our NWFL Waves Unit 52 President, Linda. He was a British sailor and I knew he would appreciate the "Open Sea" card. This set is from Stampin" up and is a great set for making masculine cards.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Greenhouse Gala Laptop bag for sale

Check out the ebay ad here. This is my own personal bag I am selling.

The new Occasion's Mini.....

now available...........check it out on the right hand side.

Monday, August 29, 2011

DSP an Other items for Sale

Please take a look at the following items I have for sale. These prices do not include shipping but I will combine shipping. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Retired Stampin Up Stamps for Sale

Here is a list of retired stamp sets I have up for sale. Please take a look and let me know if you are interested in any of them. Prices do not include shipping, but I will combine shipping and make it as cheap as I can. All these are wood mount type stamps.
 NM= New Mounted
NUM=New UnMounted

Monday, July 25, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Join my Team !!!!

This is a GREAT time to join my Stampin Up team!!! You can own your own business for only $99 and get over $185 worth of merchandse.....and with the NEW Hostess Benefits! OH MY!

Check out my Stampin Up website for more info or feel free to give me a call!!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sympathy Card

Here is another card I made for one of our Veteran's.

Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Whisper White

Ink: Melon Mambo

Stamps: Thanks for Caring

Tools Used: Scallop Edge Border Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Folder

Embellishments: Non-SU Ribbon

Sunday, May 8, 2011

MDS hybrid Get Well Card

I think this is a very cheery get well card. I made this for one of our WAVES from NW Florida WAVES Unit 52 here in Pensacola. I am the "Sunshine Committee" so when one of our Woman Veterans's needs some cheering up, I'm here to help out with my handmade cards.

Here are the particulars: 

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White

Card Layer: MDS Summertime Splendor DSP

Ink: Basic Black

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Tools Used: Square Lattice and Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Folders

Hope you like it!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Baby Quilt Square with MDS

I know I'm a little late posting this from what I promised the yahoo groups I belong too but here it is!!!

I was asked to embroidery a baby quilt square for my nephew and his awesome wife Annie's baby. Well, I haven't embroideried in years! Needless to say, I had to come up with an alternate way, but to still make it "very cool"! I think I did a pretty good job using My Digital Studio! I am loving this program more and more every time I use it. It is SO user friendly!

This is the MDS quilt square:

Here is how I did it. I used a 12 x 12 background of Bashful Blue Brocade DSP (Designer Series Paper). Then put in 5 Wide Oval Punches on that. To get the photos inside the punch, you need to first import your photos that you want to use, into the MDS program inside the DSP folder which is in the "Components" folder. Once the punches are installed, click on the punch and use the "paper fill" function to place your photo inside of it. I then placed the "All in the Family stamp body 1 and head 1 and also the "Once Upon a Time" stamp. I put everything in the place that I wanted them on the background paper and saved it. I then exported it in a jpeg format.

Once exported, I opened it in my photo editing software (I use Windows Picture-It which came loaded on my computer) and cropped it at about 8 x 8. This was because the quilt square I was to use was about 7 x 7 on the inside of the markings that Annie's family had put on the quilt square.

My next step was to get my tranfer paper for light fabrics. Before you print out a transfer, you really should print out a sample so you can ensure that it will work correctly. Also when you print your transfer be sure to use the "mirror image" function on your printer so that when you transfer it on to the fabric it is not backwards. And now, here is my finished quilt square!!!

Let me know what you think!!!  I am dying to read your comments so please leave some!!!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

My Digital Studio

Here is a photo calender that I made in My Digital Studio, or also known as MDS. For those of you not familiar with MDS, it is Stampin' Up!'s Digital software that can be used to make scrapbooks, calendars, single pages, videos with music and the list goes on and on! It is an AWESOME program! Another thing that is really cool, is Stampin' Up! offers more digital downloads so you can keep adding to your library......and they add more downloads all the time. You can also use these downloads in other photo editing type software by choosing what type of download you want.

Today I am sharing an 8 x 10 photo calendar that I made. We had photos taken at one of the "Big Box" Clothing stores a year ago with us and both our boys. The boys photos is imported from that CD. The photo of Mike and I were taken last month at our Holiday Party.

When we purchased the professional photos from the "store" we paid almost $20 for the one 8 X 10 photo with last years calendar on it. I have had that photo at work on my desk for the last year. I was now in need of a replacement for my desk and this is what I made.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

This is a test and Only a test!

Hey everybody!

I am going to start offering classes and am testing a payment option for those interested.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!

First of all, let me wish each and every one of you a Very Merry Christmas!! I hope this finds you all well and with family, friends and loved ones!

Here is my second version of the same card using different stamps out of the same "Peaceful Season" stamp set and a different color scheme! Our stamps sets are so versatile!!!

I used Baja Breeze and Whisper White cardstock along with Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) (120809) which is available from the current Holiday Mini catalog. It is a very quick and simple card. The border on the white was punched using the Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402).

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Card 2010

This is one of my Christmas cards I made and mailed out to some friends and family this year.
The card is made using the Level 2 Hostess Stamp set called "Peaceful Season". I also used Always Artichoke and Whisper White cardstock along with Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) (120809) which is available from the current Holiday Mini catalog. It is a very quick and simple card. The border on the white was punched using the Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402).

Monday, December 20, 2010

Notecard Set Box

This is the box I made for the notecards. I used a piece of 12 x 12 textured cardstock in Always Artichoke. I cut it down to 12 x 7 3/4 inches. On the 12 inch side, I scored at 1",  5 1/2", 6 1/2" and at 11". I then rotated the paper 90 degrees and on the 7 3/4" side, I scored at 1" and 6 3/4". I cut at the appropriate lines to fold for a box, used sticky strip to assemble the box. I layered another piece of the My Digital Studio DSP on top of a piece of Perfect Plum cardstock, cut using the Top Note Die (113463). I did trim the piece of DSP to fit inside the Tope Note layer. I then wrapped it all up using a piece of 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319).

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Filled With Love Promotion

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Card 4 of Notecard Set

This is the last of the Notecard Set cards, however, next I will show you the little box I made to put them all in! This card again used a piece of the MDS DSP from the Summertime Splendor papers, Perfect Plum and Always Artichoke cardstock, the Perfect Punches stamp set (120516), the Large Designer Label punch (119862) and the Modern Label Punch (119849).

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Card 3 of Notecard Set

This card also uses the Perfect Punches Stamp Set, Night of Navy and Certainly Celery cardstock and another piece from the Summertime Splendor My Digital Studio DSP. I layered 2 different punched pieces for the sentiment, the top one being the Extra Large Oval Punch (item # 119859) and beneath that is a piece of Certainly Celery punched with the Extra Large Decorative Label Punch (120907). The flowers along the bottom were punched using a retired punch, however, almost the same exact effect could be used by using the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.