Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Merry Gift Topper - Stampin UP Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We are working on our October box from Stampin' UP. This box was full of products from the Stampin' UP Holiday Catalog! I am so excited to share fun and seasonal projects to inspire you! Every Thursday of each week for one full year, 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 week... 
The seasonal of giving is approaching fast and you will want to get some ideas on how to package those special gifts in a special way! Why not try a little crafty project with your Kraft Cardstock or even the Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper? Both of them are heavier than normal cardstock and work well for this type of craft. I even have a tutorial for you to follow and make your own crafty gift toppers!












From here, I took the Tomboy glue and placed a thin line of glue of the top edges of the finished flower then I sprinkled the Silver Stampin' Glitter to it. TIP: let dry for a few hours and then shake off excess glitter!

What started all of this crafty goodness was the Seasonally Scattered stamp set! I thought it would look great as a tag so I stamped it in Baked Brown Sugar that matches perfectly to the Kraft Cardstock. I added the line of Basic Rhinestones and it all went from there! I have another project with this same crafty process to share next week! You do not want to miss it!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspire you to get crafty with your cardstock/paper! This project will be posted on Stampin' UP Facebook page on Friday so be sure to share with all your crafty FB friends!
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, October 13, 2014

MDS Monday Sketch Challenge #86

Heidi brought a doosie of a challenge this week over on MDS Monday blog! She went for a background technique that could be applied to a card or scrapbook page, the herringbone technique.  You can find a step-by-step video by Juanita Golson on mydigitalstudio.net.

Ok, I have to be honest. I cheated....a little! LOL I copied the image below and pasted it directly onto the page in MDS program. Then I was able to change the opacity to 40% and send to back. Now I was able to use it as a guideline on where to put the lines. I used Washi tape from the See You Next Year download for my lines. I loved the pastels colors and thought how cute they would be for a baby card or even a page. Add that cute duck and the chalk font stamp image colored with the coloring tool and I would say..print it!

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 October 18th @ 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! MDS Masters and I made it with MDS Monday runner ups are announced every week. 

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

Thursday, October 9, 2014

MDS Blog Hop - Decor style!

WELCOME TO THE MDS BLOG HOP!
A bunch of us have joined together to share our passion for digital designing with Stampin' UP's My Digital Studio.  These ladies are SERIOUSLY talented in MDS and I am thrilled to be on this Blog Hop with them! You will find us blog hopping on the 2nd and 4th THURSDAYS of each month!  
For the MDS Blog Hop this time, we are sharing some home decor or party decor!
I recently re-organzied my studio/office and added these clipboards to an area in there. What to put on those clipboards? How about a monthly calendar to keep me organized with all my creative commitments?! YES! Off to MDS I go! I used the Calendar feature in the program to create the each month removing the month and year off it. I then added a stamp image of from a download. I even copied, paste in place and then move it over with my cursor a tad bit to make the word appear larger. Then I added an image from a Christmas countdown download for the year 14.
I left the top empty as you can see above. But after I printed it out on Whisper White Cardstock, I added a strip of Designer Series Paper at 1 3/4" across the top. I used the Motley Monsters DSP from the Stampin UP Holiday Catalog for all three months.
Here it is! It is looking way better than before. Just need to figure out what to do with the chalkboard memo boards next! Notice that seasonal stack of blocks?
This is probably one of my most favorite thing that I have ever made with MDS! I made it all on a 8.5x11 page. Sent it to the local photo printer. Cut and glued to pieces of cut wood blocks that I painted black and distressed. SUPER EASY! 
Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you to get your MDS program and create something special for your home!
 Cindy 
Click on the button to move on to see what Cori made!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Project Life® by Stampin UP® Seasonal Snapshot Pages - Stampin UP Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We are working on our October box from Stampin' UP. This box was full of products from the Stampin' UP Holiday Catalog! I am so excited to share fun and seasonal projects to inspire you! Every Thursday of each week for one full year, 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 projects this week... (WARNING for LONG blog post BUT so worth it for you PL addicts or wanna be addicts)Remember last week's post with the Project Life® by Stampin UP® seasonal bags seen HERE?  I promised I would be back with Project Life pages this week! I have to say that this way of scrapbooking/memory keeping is right up my alley! These pages were so fun to put together and to have them finished quickly was an awesome feeling!!!! I did 6 pages with one for each season from the kit: Back to School, Fall, Halloween,Thanksgiving, Christmas and Winter. All of that out of ONE Project Life® by Stampin UP® Collection! I also have a good selection left to make MORE Project Life® by Stampin UP® pages! Wahoo!
I have included a few fun tips that I did with some of the pages. 
Just some clever ideas that I found when creating with PL. I even used the Photopolymer Project Life Holiday Cheer Stamp Set with these pages. I think my favorite stamp is the "remember this day".
I just took these photos over the weekend as our weather here turned cooler temperatures! The girls had to get some new cool looking boots for the season! Oh man, they are growing up too fast! 

This was from Halloween last year, but no worries! I have plenty of the kit left after these pages to do another Halloween page for this year's annual pumpkin carving party with the Stifters! I am going to have to think of another fun carving to do! 

Again the Christmas page and Winter page are from last year. Our Christmas one is always the same...Nana Santa overloads us with LOTS of presents! (presants is spelled that way as an inside joke for Allison)
 One more tip: think about cutting a 4x6 card in half and use in the 3x4 slots. I did this with the red snowflake and flag card.

So I came to this...would you believe that I had NO photos from Thanksgiving from last year? So I prep my Thanksgiving page for this year and even wrote down what type of photos to take THIS Thanksgiving! Yes, call me OCD or A-type, whatever, that's me!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspire you to get into Project Life® by Stampin UP®! Especially with the Seasonal Snapshot Collection! Go buy it and get started now!
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, October 6, 2014

MDS Monday Sketch Challenge #85


 This week's challenge was super fun to go back into the templates I have in my own My Digital Studio program and search for a template to make my own. I kept it very simple in the changes because I love the layout I picked. I even used a color combo that was suggested on the MDS color palette for a twist to my challenge. The 12x12 page template comes with the download of the Top Notch Woodcuts #133896 and it is only #3.95!  BARGAIN!!!
For my version, I actually removed the Top Notch Woodcut pieces and just use the awesome layout. I used the color combo found in the suggested color combos of the color palette: Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette and Smoky Slate. I used a stamp image from the Project Life Love Story download for the title.

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 October 11th @ 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! MDS Masters and I made it with MDS Monday runner ups are announced every week. 

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