Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Swap Card - Digital Hybrid

The previous post showed the card I designed on the computer with the My Digital Studio software. This is the card I actually made for the card swap. I printed out all the card elements and then put the cards together.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Digital Christmas Card

My November card making club meets in less than 2 weeks. I decided to get started designing my card for the swap. Once I get the card the way I like it then I'll make 8 cards to share with the other ladies in the swap. I designed this card using the My Digital Studio software from Stampin Up. My next step will be to print out some of the images and make it into a hybrid card. I'll post a picture of the finished version once I have it done. This is how it looks for now. I'm not sure I have enough Old Olive cardstock to make 8 cards so I may end up tweaking the color scheme. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Our 10th Wedding Anniversary

I made this card for my husband on our 10th Wedding Anniversary.

I used the Stampin Up Cheers to you set with silver embossing powder.
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, and brushed Silver.
Punches: Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch
Stampin Up Embossing Plate & Basic Black Ribbon
The sentiment is computer generated.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New Blog Banner

Well after many hours of working at it....I finally created my own custom blog banner using Stampin Up's My Digital Studio (MDS) software.

I found a great tutorial at Simply Amusing Designs Blog. If you're looking to create a blog banner this tutorial really worked well for me.

The actual creating of the banner was very simple in MDS. Once I had a banner I liked I saved it as a jpeg file. The hard part for me was cropping the image once I had it saved. I needed to resize it so there wouldn't be any white paper at the bottom of the banner. I finally was able to crop the banner in my Scrapbook Factory program. I did try to crop in paint the photo editing software but for the life of me I just could not crop that picture using paint. I think if I had Adobe Photoshop software on my computer it would have gone much faster.

Using the free download of GIMP worked very quickly once I figured out how to crop the picture.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

MDS It's a Boy Card!

I created this card for the Wednesday Splitcoast Sketch Challenge with the My Digital Studio software from Stampin Up. Just found out yesterday one of my best friends is expecting a BOY!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

One of a Kind - MDS Card

Here is another My Digital Studio card I made. I used the Thoughts & Prayers, Cheep Talk and One of a Kind digital stamp sets.

Monday, September 28, 2009

MDS (My Digital Studio) Card - You're on My Mind

I am really loving MDS! I made this card for my Mom who has been on my mind a lot lately. I emailed the card to her so it is officially my first homemade e-card.

I used the Upsy Daisy and Always stamps in MDS. Thanks for looking!

MDS (My Digital Studio) Card

It's been a little over a week since I got the MDS (My Digital Studio) software from Stampin' Up. I have used digital scrapbook software before but this new software takes my creativity to a new level. I really LOVE MDS and I am very excited about the endless possibilities of projects I can make with all of my new digital stamps, papers, and embelishments. An added bonus is that this is better for the environment too.

Now that I'm done gushing about how cool MDS is I'll tell you about my card. This card is a total CASE from the current SU catalog. I wanted to practice using MDS and not have to think too much about designing an actual card. I used the Happy B-day Simply Scrappin pack and the scallop square digital punch.

For my next project I'm going to figure out how to make my blog background using MDS!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Father's Day Card

This is the card I made for my Husband for Father's Day. I started out trying to make his card with the layout from this week's Splitcoast Sketch Challenge - I just couldn't make it work so I ended up with this instead. It was pretty simple to make and I got to play with my new stamps and use some DP.


Very Vanilla
Riding Hood Red Textured CS
Chocolate Chip Textured CS
Parisian Breeze Specialty CS


Chocolate Chip


All Holidays


Silver Brads

Splitcoast Challenge SC233

Overall I am happy with how this card turned out. I wish the sentiment wasn't crooked but I guess it proves it is handmade. It was pretty simple to make and I got to play with my new stamps and DP.

Thanks for looking!


Whisper White Base
Sweet Nothings DP


All Holidays


Chocolate Chip


Sweet Nothings Sticker
Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Splitcoast Challenge Cards

I had so much fun making a card for this week's Splitcoast challenge that I ended up making 2 cards. The image on the first card is stamped - the second card is embossed. I changed the color scheme just slightly on these two cards too. Here are the details:

Bella Rose - Designer Paper
Sweet Nothings - Designer Paper
Pink Pirouette Textured
Close to Cocoa
Chocolate Chip

Chocolate Chip
Pretty In Pink
Certainly Celery

Thoughts & Prayers

Scallop Edge Punch
Pretty In Pink Grosgrain Ribbon
Pearl Embelishments

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Thoughts & Prayers Card

I just Love this Thoughts & Prayers stamp set. I was hesitant to purchase it because I did not want to have an occasion to use it. As it turns out I needed to make a card for my Uncle who is in the hospital. Now I'm glad I ordered this set.

Here are the details:


Whisper White
Bashful Blue
Chocolate Chip


Chocolate Chip
Bashful Blue


Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon
Photo Corners Punch
Scallop Oval Punch
Large Oval Punch
Stamping Sponges
Fiskers embossing plate (wood)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Masculine Birthday Card

This card was made using Stampin Up Designer Paper. I love using the designer paper because it makes a great background for my project. This card used Paresian Breeze Specialty cardstock. This paper is a textured cover weight cardstock. I love everything about this paper.

Cardstock used: Kraft, Bravo Burgundy, Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla.

Ink used: Chocolate Chip.

Accessories used: Ticket corner punch, word window punch, large star punch, small star punch, brads.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sesame Street Card

I am so excited about this Sesame Street Card. I found many like this on the gallery and I just had to make one for my Niece's 2nd birthday! After I made this card I remembered I have 2 more nieces turning 2 this year so I made a couple more to have on hand for them as well. Now I just feel so ahead of myself. I hope you love this little card as much as I do!


Paper: YoYo Yellow, Basic Black, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Old Olive, Only Orange, Cameo Coral

Ink: Basic Black

Stamps: Birthday Whimsy

Accessories: Self Adhesive Eyes, Raffia Ribbon, Punches

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Get Well Soon - Old School

All about the stamps:

I needed to make a get well card for my monthly card swap. The only Get Well sentiment stamp I have is from the retired Stampin Up set Bold and Basic Greetings. Since I was going old school with the sentiment I thought I'd keep with the theme and used the retired Stampin Up Sketch an Event set. Interestingly these are the stamp sets that I ordered after going to my first Stampin Up demonstration. These sets inspired me to want to make cards.

Here are the materials I used:

Paper: Barely Banana, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Positively Pink, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Cream Grosgrain ribbon, Large Tag Punch, Small Tag Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Clear Stickles