Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A My Digital Studio (MDS) Page to Share!

Welcome Back!

     Today I would like to share a page I created for my family calendar.  I created it using Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio Program.  If you haven't heard of it, you need to!  It is an amazind digital designing program.  It is super fun and easy to create photo books, cards, swatch books, calendars, tags, invitations and soooo much more! 

This is an 8 1/2x11 size calendar page that I designed.   It uses some of my favorite content including digital tape and the downtown grunge embellishments.  I hope you like it!

If you are interested in learning more about MDS, please watch out for a beginner MDS Monday class beginning in January.
Happy creating!

Snowflake Soiree One Sheet Wonder

My Snowflake Soiree Stationary Set

This is the card box inside.  It holds 6 embellished cards and envelopes.
Welcome back!  Today I want to share with you a  stationary set that features a one sheet wonder technique.  I used my favorite stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalogue called "Snowflake Soiree" (item # 127925).
  I stamped an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of Whisper White cardstock with the various sizes of snowflakes.  I spritzed it with homemade shimmer spray to give it a frosty sheen.  I then went ahead and cut up my sheet and created 6 cards, a matching box and stamped envelopes to coordinate with the set.  To embellish the cards, I used Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, basic rhinestones, and the Snowflurries die to create the die cut snowflakes.
This was a really fun project to put together and I was pleased with the final result!  Hope you like it!
I am off to create some fun holiday home decor items and will try to post them when they are done.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Welcome to My Blog!

Hello Everyone!  Welcome to my little piece of the web!  I am so excited to start this blog and share all kinds of papercrafting ideas with all of you!

I love papercrafting and have been a scrapbooker for almost 15 years.  I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator 2 years ago and am loving it! I continue to scrapbook and now also enjoy creating cards, gifts, home decor, 3D projects and altered art.   I will be sharing samples of many of my creations as well as projects for upcoming classes that I teach.  I also hope to eventually learn to post tutorials as well (once I figure out this whole blogging thing!) 

I look for inspiration for my projects from all kinds of places-song lyrics become scrapbook titles, colors in my kid's clothes become ink choices, and I love being inspired by other crafters.  That is my goal with my blog-to inspire you to have fun creating and enjoy expressing your creativity.  Hopefully I can give you some inspiration, whether it be a layout, a fun new product, a new technique, a color combination or even an idea to CASE!!  I just ask that you don't use my original designs in contests as your creation, other than that, feel free to use them!

I am really looking forward to sharing with you and I hope you will stop in again soon and check out my creations!