Tuesday, July 31, 2012

August 2012 Desktop Wallpaper

Happy August!!!

August is one of my FAVORITE months.  I LOVE Summer and the warm August weather is finally hot enough for me.  August is also my BIRTHDAY month.  That in and of itself makes it pretty awesome.  So when I set out to make my August calendar page / desktop wallpaper I knew I wanted it to be FUN.  I ended up making several different desktop wallpapers for August (4 to be exact) because I like to have lots of choices.  It's kind of like having extra purses or shoes - can you really ever have too many wallpapers to choose from?  I made them all very simple and used pictures I found online and added the August calendar to the image using My Digital Studio Software.  They really came together very quickly.

For my first wallpaper, I used a beach image:

Second, I chose this YUMMY Shortcake Popcicle Image.  The image and the recipe can be found here:  Strawberry Shortcake Popcicle

My Daughter's favorite wallpaper is this third image using this beach scene with palm trees.

 And Finally, I used this Pretty Flower desktop background 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my August Desktop Wallpaper!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Maria's Ippity Birthday Blog Hop

 Happy Tuesday!  Welcome to the 3rd Stop on Maria's Got {ippity} Design Team Blog Hop!
I used the yummy tower of cupcakes from the I'm Sweet on You stamp set for my card! 

I kept the layout clean and simple so that the cupcakes would really pop off the page.  I added the twine with the button to finish it up!
Your next stop on the Blog Hop is our July Guest Jamie's Blog...http://scrapcloset.blogspot.com/

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way!
Maria Neilsen Levine
Lisa Kurnik Kind

Julie Hoffman

Jamie - July Guest - http://scrapcloset.blogspot.com/
Martha Pineda

Vicki Dutcher
You can find the I'm sweet on you stamp set and all the stamps used in this blog hop on the Got Ippity website!  Got {ippity}.   Be sure to pick Maria Levine as your Ippity Chick!
Thanks for hopping along with us!!! 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Back in Black - Polaroid

I'm here today with a card I made for a couple challenges.  This week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge is to use a black card base.  This is my first time playing along with CASology.  The cue word this week is HAPPY.  Here's my card....

Stamps:  Inkadinkado Humorous Birthday, SU Seeing Spots
Paper:  Basic Black, PTI White, Brushed Silver, Going Grey, American Crafts DP
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Owl Builder Punch (smallest circle)

I used the polaroid picture theme for this card.  I cut a rectangle from white cardstock and then layered a black square inside for the picture - (easier than cutting that square out with an xacto knife).  I used DP with cameras for my background.  I made the camera with several different shaped punches and some pretty chevron dp.  I used a retired Stampin Up Stamp for the dotted circles on the lens.  I finished it with a Happy Birthday sentiment from Inkadinkado Humorous Birthday.  I like the way this sentiment looks like it was hand written.

I had a lot of fun making this card.  It was really easy to put together.  I'm especially proud of how I created the camera with just a few punches and my paper trimmer.

If you want to play along with the Back in Black Challenge at CAS-ual Fridays - click on the link below.


 Here's the link for the CASology challenge.

CASology Week 2

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Text Me - Two Cards

I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!  I got some time to craft today!  It's always a GREAT day when I get some stamping time :)

I made TWO cards for the current challenge at CAS-ual Fridays - Texting.  I'm super excited about this challenge because I rarely use "texting" in my cards so it's NEW for me and it's fun to try new things.
My first card is a sympathy card.  I had a special request from a co-worker to make a sympathy card so that inspired this theme.

I had this card almost complete and had to run out to Archivers because I didn't have any black embossing powder.  I don't know how that is even possible but I am one LUCKY girl to live less than 5 miles from Archivers :)  I braved the 100 degree heat just to finish this card.  Now that's dedication - LOL.

My second card is an Anniversary card...

Now, I have to admit I'm not totally thrilled with this Anniversary card.  I'm pretty impressed with the red heart in the center of the text.  I used a heart punch and then lined up a heart die to make the heart shaped frame.  I got some new Twinery Twine and I couldn't wait to use it!!!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my two text themed cards!  I'm off to a family BBQ to spend some time with my Mom before she has to go back to Arizona.  I'm going to miss her so much!!!!

If you would like to play along with the CAS-ual Fridays Texting Challenge - Click on the link below...



Friday, July 6, 2012

July Calendar Page & Desktop Wallpaper

Just a quick post today to share my July calendar page and desktop wallpaper.  I created this page in My Digital Studio. 

For more great calendar inspiration 
check out these talented crafty ladies blogs: