Monday, September 30, 2013

MDS Monday!

MDSM #33
This week I decided to make my MDS Monday Challenge Page a Monochromatic Layout!
Here is the sketch:
Here's my creation!
I love reminding myself that pages don't HAVE to be super involved & complicated to still look great.  I LOVE how this super-simple page turned out!!
Hope you enjoy it too!
Thanks for checking it out!  Hope to see your submissions over at MDS Monday too!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Feature!

Hello & Happy Friday!!

I'm sorry I skipped yesterday, but I was getting ready for this awesome project reveal today!  (I actually had to make it...& remind myself to take photos as I went because I always seem to forget to do that!)

 You need: a 10" Styrofoam wreath, straight pins, a thimble (optional), a Bone Folder & 6 sheets of Designer Series Paper to get started.
Cut your Designer Series Paper (DSP) into 1/2" strips.  (I did this until I had 4" of each paper left)

 Using your Bone Folder, curl your 1/2" strips.  Be careful not to curl too much, or the paper will actually stop curling & straighten out (ask me how I know!?!)...but you can curl them tighter with your fingers if they're not tight enough. ;)
Start pinning each paper curl onto the wreath...randomly...
I have issues with 'random' placement of anything, so this was a challenge for me.  I was, however, determined to step out of my comfort-zone & make this work!
Continue pinning paper curls until the whole wreath is least the top & kind of down the want it to lay flat against the wall or door that you're going to hang it on.
After that, I added some Chevron Ribbon to hang it by, some glitter-bats on wire & a Rosette made out of one of the 4" strips of DSP that I had left.
Next was deciding what to put inside the Rosette...
I chose this, but you could use any number of items...the Witches Brew Banner Kit actually has lots of cool glitter images & supplies to make Rosettes too!  (The Banner Kit would make decorating your wreath in coordinating colors super-easy!!!)

I hope you enjoyed this project!  If you would like to order the supplies to make one of your very own, contact me so we can discuss what your options are!  If you would like one of these already made for you, I'm taking orders for those as Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving or Christmas!

If you order the supplies & would like a little 'direction' while you assemble it, we can set up a Private Class for you & up to 3 of your friends!  (Again, contact me so we can work out the details & set your date!)

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask me!

Thanks for stopping by!  I'd love to hear what you think about this...leave a comment below with any thoughts, suggestions & even ideas about this wreath & you will be entered into a drawing!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday Wonders!

Well, it's Wednesday again...half-way through the week...hump-day...that much closer to the weekend...whatever gets you through the week, I guess. ;)  I've never really had an issue with Wednesdays...they are good days!  & this week is no exception...although I could ask for better weather...the near-constant rain & over-cast skies we've had the last 3 days are starting to drain my energy...I NEED the sun to thrive & I am trying to patiently wait for it's return.  In the mean-time, there has been more movie-watching, couch-laying, & napping here than normal...& it's the weather's fault!  Luckily hubby understands! :)

But on to better things...the Wednesday Wonders!!!!!  Well, these were actually released yesterday, which would make them Tuesday Treasures...but my blog post went out before these showed up, so I'm sharing them today!

Another NEW Photopolymer Stamp Set!!!!!
 Bite Me Photopolymer Stamp Set 
Item #134622 


And NEW Digital Downloads including this FREE Wallpaper for your computer!

Starlight October Wallpaper - Digital Download
Item #134989
To see the other NEW Digital Downloads, CLICK HERE!
I'm a bit off on my sales & recruiting goals for this month, so if you would like to purchase anything or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!  It is the perfect time of year to get a serious move on your Holiday shopping & I have gift ideas for just about anyone on your list...& Gift Certificates too!  I would love to help you get your shopping done & I would love for your help in meeting my goals!  I hope to hear from you soon.
Have a crafty day & thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Card Club Tuesday...

On Saturday, we had our Monthly Card Club! 
(If you'd like info on starting your very own Card Club, just let me know!)
This month's theme was Halloween/Fall, so here are the cards I designed!
 We used the Tags 4 You & Tape It stamps sets.  I love Tape It...there's nothing like being able to stamp your own Washi any color you want!
Hope you enjoyed today's cards & remember, if you are interested in starting your own Card Club, just let me know & we can start working out the details!  (Christmas is coming...faster than we'd why not start your cards NOW?!?)

Monday, September 23, 2013

MDS Monday! (MDSM32)

I'm also honored to be mentioned again this week!  Come join us so you can be mentioned too! 
 I went into MDS & had it randomly select a color grouping for me to use...& I put this card together!
(Yes, I know it's a little different from the sketch...that's the glorious thing about INSPIRATION!!!  You don't have to copy it exactly!)
I was almost too simple, but I love the way it turned out!!
Then I hopped over to the Fab Friday Challenge to see what they were up to this week...since I hadn't checked in over there in a while...& I LOVED their color combo too!  So I re-did the card to match their color challenge!  Although I had it done in enough time to submit it, I didn't want to post my creation quite yet. (I look forward to my MDS Monday posting!)  Even though I didn't submit it, I still love it & wanted to share! 
This was also super easy to change the colors! 
All you have to do is: Insert a duplicate page & click on each element & change it's color!  Can you imagine how sweet it will be to make baby cards...quick design & then change the colors to boy, girl or neutral?!?  Or even birthday cards?!? 
If you'd like to learn more about it, let me know!  Classes will be starting soon! 
Thanks for stopping by today!  If you like what you read, please consider Following so you don't miss a single post!


Friday, September 20, 2013

Fabulous Friday!

 Saffron is enjoying her lunch too!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Gearing up for Halloween!


Cardstock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Punch: Label Bracket
Stamp Set: Tags 4 You
Embellishments: Witches' Brew Washi Tape
Adhesives: Multipurpose Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals
If you need the item numbers, just let me know! 
I'd love to help you get an order in & get these cards done for Halloween.  If you order the products to make this card, I will even cut your cardstock for you!
Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New Product Tuesday!

 You can check out all the new Digital Downloads by going HERE!

And here are the 2 NEW Photopolymer Stamp Sets!!! (Along with a couple ideas too.)
You can order the 'Greetings From' set here:

You can order the 'Map It Out' set here:
Remember to use Hostess Code: BGGGM2SM when you order any of the NEW products and you will be entered into a drawing for FREE products!
Happy Shopping & Happy Creating!  I'd love to see what you make with your new supplies!


Sunday, September 15, 2013

MDS Monday! (MDSM31)

Click on the photo to go to the Challenge! 
There's still time to join in!!!
And here is MY page for this Challenge:
I usually get a good idea about what photos/colors/papers/etc I am going to use as soon as I see the sketch...& I love it even more when it actually works out that way!
I was also Honored with the title of MDS Monday Master for the last Challenge!  I am humbled to be honored as often as I have been & I invite all of you to join me in these Challenges.  I never thought that I would be able to create such beautiful works of art in My Digital Studio & I know you can too!
I will be starting a Monthly MDS Class soon.  If you are interested, keep an eye on my Calendar of Events for more details!  This will be an 'in-person' class at first, but I hope to be able to offer an on-line/long-distance one shortly after the launch.  (If you are interested in the on-line option, please let me know so I can get an idea of how fast I need to get this up & running!)
I hope to hear from all of you soon about your interest in MDS Classes & I would love to see you all join the Challenges at MDS Monday too!
Happy Creating & Have an Awesome Week!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Throwback Thursday...Disney-style!

While I'm on a Disney kick this week, I figured I'd share a couple Throwback photos!
Originally, I thought I'd share these pics of me after my very first night working on Main Street at the Magic Kingdom:
 I was soo happy & had a great time at work!
Then I thought I might find some even older pics of me working at Disney, but those seem to have been some of what I lost in one of my many hard-drive crashes. :( 
Soo...maybe I have a few prints around that I can scan in one day & share...I'll have to keep an eye out for them.
Hope you are all having a wonderful Thursday!  The weekend is almost here!!!  What kinds of fun things do you have planned?


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wacky Wednesday!

Here's the card! Hope you enjoy!!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Happy Tuesday

We had a blast & I can't wait to take her again soon!
If you're a 'local' & want to meet up at one of the parks sometime, just let me know!
Have a Disney Day!

Monday, September 9, 2013

MDS Monday!


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Best of...Autumn!!!

Click on the image to Order Now!
You can also check out the other Best Of Sets HERE.
Don't forget the new Envelope Punch Board is NOW AVAILABLE also!
AND it's ONLY $19.95!
You can ORDER it HERE.
Watch more about it by going here NOW!
You can also enter to win Hostess Benefits by placing an order of $50 or more* AND using Hostess Code BGGGM2SM before September 10th.
*before tax & shipping & Hostess Benefits will only be awarded if the total amount of all orders placed using this Hostess Code are over $150*
If you have any questions, please remember that I am here to help!  Don't hesitate to CONTACT ME!
Thanks again for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!!!
P.S. I was also chosen as an Honorable Mention at MDS Monday this week!  I'm having so much fun, I hope you join us over there & participate in a Challenge soon!!

Monday, September 2, 2013

MDS Monday!


Click on the photo to go to the Challenge Post!
 I may have taken a little more 'creative license' with the sketch this week than I usually do, but I did take the 'ADDED CHALLENGE' this time!  "FRAMES!"
There is a frame added behind my photos, as well as frames added to each photo!
I'm working on the coordinating page for this layout too!
I'm soo excited to get these pages done & printed so I can get them in her album!  Now the decision is going to have to be made as to whether to put them in with the traditional pages or make a whole digital album?!?
I hope you have enjoyed my MDSM29 submission!
As always, thank you for taking the time to visit (& read my rambling this week)! 
Your comments are always appreciated!