Friday, October 16, 2009

My First Digital Page with MDS

Today I decided to put down the fabric, paper, and scissors. After seeing so many great My Digital Studio (MDS) pages on various blogs, I decided to give it a try. I have been digital scrapbooking for over 3 years now, with different software. Since I am so hooked on Stampin Up (with everything so match-y match-y), I had to have this new software. Let me tell you, I am addicted. I was like a kid in a candy shop - picking out ribbon, paper, and stamps (oh my!). So this page will be the first page of our 2009 book. Every Christmas for the past 3 years, I have made a digital scrapbook to give to close family members. It's kind of like a "year in review". This scrapbook will definately be the best to date. This page is very simple, so I will probably add to it. And guess what!?! My craft room is neat and clean - no mess to clean up with digital scrapbooking!
Have a good weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Brag Books...

Did you know that there are some NEW Cuttlebug folders out? You all know how addicted I am to embossing folders. (step one is admitting you have a problem...) So I used 2 of the new folders to help make some brag books. I used the Top Note Die to cut all of the card stock, and then the new folders for the covers. What a perfect way to hold precious baby pictures.

Top Note Purses

Check out this cute Top Note Purse that I made. How cute is that!?!

Craft Show Creations...

Here are some goodies that I made for upcoming craft shows that I am participating in. They are CASE'D from various blogs and from splitcoaststampers.

Making 450 of these...

Yes, you read correctly - 450! I've been making birthday cards for my sister-in-law's clients since February. So, she asked if I would make some Christmas cards as well. Without hesitation, I eagerly said YES! So here you go...The easiest, most "elementary" Christmas card you will ever see. I think my 3 year old could make this card. In order for me to make 450 cards, I had to keep them simple. No punches, ribbon, layers, etc. Here ya go...Whatcha think!?! I'm doing 150 in each color - Real Red, Old Olive, and Not Quite Navy.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Ribbons for Causes

Here are 2 cards that I made using Stampin Up's Ribbon of Hope stamp. I love how versatile this stamp can be. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I decided to make a pink ribbon card. The inside reads "Thinking of you...please know that I care". And the yellow ribbon card is for a cause so near and dear to my heart, supporting our troops. As you may already know, my brother is a firefighter in the Air Force, and is currently stationed in Germany, along with his wife. They will be there for atleast the next 2 1/2 years. I miss them both so much. He's my only sibling, and we've been so close our whole lives. Hopefully we'll be able to make a trip over to Germany before their time there is over.

Card Recipes:

STAMPS: Ribbon of Hope, Service and Sacrifice

PAPER: WW, Sweet Blush and Berry Sorbet (PTI), Real Red, Brilliant Blue

INK: Sweet Blush, Summer Sun, Brilliant Blue

OTHER: oval nesties, cuttlebug embossing folder, ww organza ribbon, lg oval punch, read red and ww grosgrain ribbons

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tulips in October!?!

Oh I wish! October is here, and autumn is in the air. Since there are no tulips blooming in my garden, I thought I'd make some "tulip" bags instead. Yes, I'm officially hooked on these bags. They are so easy to make, don't require much fabric, and they are reversible. I made 3 today - while Bella was at school and during nap time. I especially love the snowman bag. So cheery and festive. Bella put in a request for a Halloween bag for trick-or-treating. Guess I'll be making a trip to Thimble Pleasures for more fabric...Don't you just *hate* when that happens!?! For me, picking out fabric is just as much fun as making the bag or quilt.

Tulip Bag for Hannah

I've been busy in my craft room this week! I'm getting ready for my first craft show this weekend. So much to do, so little time! Here is my 2nd tulip bag. I made it for my friend's daughter, Hannah, who is turning 3. I filled it with some board books. Hope she enjoys it!