Monday, March 2, 2015

MDS Monday Sketch Challenge #103 - Family Bike Ride

This week over on MDS Monday, Yapha had a very clean and simple sketch for all. These are perfect for a quick scrapbook page! You can focus on the photos and add simple clean images to enhance the photos. You can see my page above but I loved it so much and I had a few more photos that I had to make another page. What to do? Add a duplicate page mirrored! I added my other photos, removed the button and baker's twine bow, added a few more bike clips (recolored) and move my text to that page. I really like it now and I have more pages done on our trip!



Challenge Guidelines:
  • Please create a new MDS project for the current challenge.
  • Provide a link back to MDS Monday or use the challenge graphic above within your post.
  • Link directly to your post or mydigitalstudio.net sample page for this challenge, not your entire website (So we can find your project)
  • You can create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D object with the sketch.
  • The Challenge will end on Saturday March 7th @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun! 
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You can give the challenge a try and submit your own page if you click on the MDS Monday button on the right side! 

 Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you today to get into 
MDS Mondays and our challenges!
Cindy 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Leadership Artisan Samples 2015 - Build a Bouquet

Over the next few weeks, some of the 2014-2015 Stampin' UP Global Artisan Design Team will be sharing some samples that we were asked to make for the Challenge Boards at Leadership in Orlando. Here is just one of the boards that displays mine and Kaitlyn's work for this category of the Challenge. The other North American Artisans did other categories so be sure to check them out as well. See below for the links.
 


I have a confession....I had a REALLY hard time with this stamp set. It is a stamp set that coordinates with the Build a Bouquet kit and give the flowers dimension with stamping. I held it off until last and by the time I got to it, my stampin mojo was....well spent. I think the last card is my favorite. I love color combo of Hello Honey, Rose Red and Basic Gray. Funny thing, seeing these again (produced at the end of Dec) and I can think of how I could have added just a few things to make them even better. 

I hope that you like my projects and can use them to inspire you in some way! Check back soon for more Leadership display samples! Just three more to share and they were my favorites!

Thanks for stopping by!
Cindy

Here is a list of the other North American Stampin' UP Artisan Design Team  blogs! Come see who made what!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Fancy Technique

Welcome to the FANCY FRIDAY BLOG HOP for a
"Technique" Challenge!
My fancy friends and I are BACK! We loved working with each other so much that we decided to continue on with an all new blog hop to inspire you in fun new ways! Each month on the last Friday, we will bring to you new challenges of all kinds (color,sketch, stamp focus, etc) that you can even participate in!  This month we are doing FANCY TECHNIQUE FRIDAY! We are showing a technique that suits our fancy and we hope you give it a try!
My technique is probably one that you may have seen before but one I thought I would put my own spin on and bring it back. It is a way to create a watercolor background (or block of area) with your clear blocks. I love the look of watercolor! But sometimes my watercoloring does not always turn out like I want it. Are some of you afraid of watercoloring too? Here is a simple way to do it!
You will need Whisper White cardstock cut to the size you want, two Classic ink pads (Pool Party and Old Olive here), a Stampin' Spritzer filled with water, two clear blocks and a tissue. Guess what? I made my first stamping video ever! I even had my own "Tom the camera guy" to direct it. You can hear Allison give me her director's cue to start. 

I used the Butterfly Basics Stamp set with this card. I have seen such beautiful cards out there with this stamp set so I had to give the set some inky love. Loving this color combo too - Pool Party, Old Olive, Smoky Slate, Gold and Crumb Cake.
I had an extra stamped faux watercolor background from the video, so I grabbed some scraps on my desk (butterfly, gold glimmer paper and paper doily) and the Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp set (stamped in Hello Honey). The background layer is from Lullably Designer Series Paper.  I just love this pattern of this pack with the cute outline hearts in colors. Swoon!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspire you!
Cindy

Now move on to the FABULOUS and FANCY 
Connie Collins by clicking on the next button below! 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Easter for Peeps' Sake - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop


Welcome back to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We are finishing up our February 2015 box from Stampin' UP. This box was full of brand NEW products from the Stampin' UP Occasions Catalog! Every Thursday of each week, all 16 of us from all over the world will post on our blogs an inspiring project for you! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Now on to my project this 4th week...I am getting a head start on some more Easter cards!
For my card, I used the Soft Sky Blendabilities Light for the brush-like-stroke lines across the Whisper White cardstock base. I stamped that cute little chick from the For Peeps' Sake Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight. I colored his beak with Pumpkin Pie and his eyes with Basic Black. I used Wild Wasabi Blendabilities to color in the green grass at his feet. I also used Daffodil Delight Blendabilities to color the dotted pattern strip from the Sale-a-bration Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper. Another coloring is on the Rhinestone center of the flower in Light Calypso Coral Blendabilities! Can you tell I love Blendabilities?
And here is a BONUS project! 
I created this card for a recent team meeting to demo Blendabilities and well it inspired me to create my Easter card. I used the Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities on this card. The bird and sentiment comes from the Sale-a-bration stamp set called A Happy Thing. I just loved the easy and simple layout too much not create more with it! If you ever want a splatter look, you must have Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set to do it! I used it with Crumb Cake on the background.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspire you!!!
Cindy
You saw my friend, Becky Cowley before me and now move on to my friend, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below! Be sure to stop by all 16 of us!

Did you know that some of the team members did the Leadership samples this year? You want to check them out on this Friday's post! Be sure to come back! 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Leadership Artisan Samples 2015 - Irresistibly Yours

The North American team members of the 2014-2015 Stampin' UP Global Artisan Design Team will be sharing some samples that we were asked to make for the Challenge Boards at Leadership in Orlando. Here is just one of the boards that displays mine and Kaitlyn Zumbach's work for this category of the Challenge. The other 7 members did other categories so be sure to check them out as well. See below for the links.
For this challenge section, I was to showcase the Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper called Irresistibly Yours. Did you know it is FREE?...with a 50$ purchase! This clear embossed white paper is so versatile and they wanted us to share different coloring techniques with it. 
I created this page first. I found the flower pattern so soft when you color with just a sponge dauber and classic ink. I used Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Blendabilities with Blackberry Bliss ribbon and cardstock. All of these images are from the photopolymer stamp set called You're Wonderful. I thought it fit very well as the photo title. 
This next project uses the diagonal striped version of the designer series paper. This time I colored directly onto paper with Blendabilities - Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Coastal Cabana. I cut strips of them and add to my Kraft cardstock card base. I love how the vellum paper breaks up the stripes just enough to then focus on the tags. This stamp set with the cute duck is called One Tag Fits All. I colored him in with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities too.
This last project is quite cute yet I took an awful picture of it as it is has much more color then this. It is a "pop out of the box" gift. I took the stars pattern of the designer series paper and colored with Pool Party Classic Ink and a sponge dauber for a soft, sky like effect. I used the Gold Sequin to add a streamer of gold and then used them to cover the Tiny Treat Box. This 2" by 12" strip folds into the box perfectly and you even have room for a piece of chocolate. I would add a piece of Pool Party Cotton Ribbon with a bow on the outside.

I hope that you like my projects and can use them to inspire you! Check back soon for more Leadership display samples! Much more to share!
Thanks for stopping by!
Cindy

Here is a list of the other North American Stampin' UP Artisan Design Team  blogs! Come see who made what!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Indescribable Blendibilities - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop

 Welcome back to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We are winding down on our February 2015 box from Stampin' UP. This box was full of brand NEW products from the Stampin' UP Occasions Catalog! Every Thursday of each week, all 16 of us from all over the world will post on our blogs an inspiring project for you! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Now on to my project this 3nd week and my Facebook project for Stampin' UP...
For my first card, I played around with using the Blendabilities markers on Kraft cardstock and turns out I really love the look of it! I used the Indescribable Gift Stamp set and the Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities. This stamp set is so perfect for using Blendabilities with ease. TIP: When coloring on Kraft cardstock, you need to color each tone twice for a more brighter color. I went ahead and made another card with a similar layout as the first card. This time, I kept the stamp image and coloring to the center single layer. I used the Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi Blendabilites. The details on both included Pearls, those beautiful butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlits Dies and the Painted Blooms Cotton Twine.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspire you!!!
Cindy
You saw my friend, Becky Cowley before me and now move on to my friend, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below! Be sure to stop by all 16 of us!

Monday, February 16, 2015

MDS Monday Sketch Challenge #101

Tami has a awesome sketch and video this week over on MDS Monday! Be sure to go check it out and then open up MDS to create a page with it! The sketch is fairly simple, so it leaves lots of room for imagination. You can use three photos, like the template, or combine them into one or two, like my example. You group the photos and then drag a photo over into the group. You gotta have just the right photo and I thought this one of my besties on our BFFs' Day Out was perfect. 
For my example, I used the designer series papers from Beautiful Today and the images from Painter Petals Brush Stamp Set. 

Challenge Guidelines:
  • Please create a new MDS project for the current challenge.
  • Provide a link back to MDS Monday or use the Challenge Graphic above within your post.
  • Link directly to your Post for this challenge, not your entire blog. (So we can find your project)
  • You can create a Card, Scrap Page or 3-D Object with the Sketch.
  • The Challenge will end on Saturday February 21st @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun! 

You can give the challenge a try and submit your own page if you click on the MDS Monday button on the right side! 

 Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you today to get into 
MDS Mondays and our challenges!
Cindy