Friday, August 30, 2013

Flashback Friday at McMahon Five Designs

Happy Friday to you!!  Enjoy your long weekend!  I  intend to since we will start school on Tuesday! :/

Today we are having a flashback at McMahon Five Designs and I have a couple of Christmas cards to show you.  I usually make these all year long, but for some reason, this year I am waaaaay behind in that effort.  These are rather CAS but I still love the look of them and will be happy sending them to friends and family. 

These images are from Simply Christmas by Studio 313 by Shawne.  This is an awesome set with 56 images in it!!  56!!!  And it is currently on sale in the M5D Store!!! :)  Go check it out!  The images come in outline and every color.  The sentiments are in every color, too. 

I printed the image in the middle of my white cardstock, embossed it using Darice "Damask" folder,  printed an extra image and fussy cut it, matted the image and sentiment with scrap cardstock, and added a fork bow to the ornament. 

Please take a moment to see the rest of the DT's creations on the M5D BLOG!  Lots of wonderful inspiration for you today!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #213

Happy Tuesday!!  Sorry but this is another scheduled post.   I was supposed to get back yesterday from Saskatchewan where I was for my nephew's wedding, but I'm still not home yet.  It was a great time with family!!  And I got to cuddle my great-nephews lots and lots!!  They are soooo sweet!   
Of course, I got my fix of Canadian goodies, too!! :)  Mmmm!  I love Cherry Blossoms and Mint Aeros and Glossettes and Rolo ice cream!  (And ketchup chips, and Crunchies, and Macintosh Toffee, many more!!)   Can you believe I didn't mention Tim Hortons??  It's because I don't drink coffee! :P

Time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!!  And guess what?  Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps!   Bugaboo's owner/creator, Jodie, lives in Saskatchewan!   Cool Canadian connection, eh?  ;)  Thank you, Jodie, for providing images for the DT to play with!!!

Our fun sketch is by Melissa...

And here's my card...

~Bugaboo "Make It Snappy - Thanks a Bunch"
~Spectrum Noir markers
~MME "Dolled Up" DP
~Darice "Large Petal" embossing folder
~Adhesive pearls

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT...


We'd love to have you come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sweet Magnolia notes

Hello!!  Today I have some note cards for you.  I love these Magnolia images from Doodle Pantry!  I combined several of the colored image with the sentiment before printing.  That makes for quick and fun cards!!

I used 3 different sentiments for 3 matching but not totally identical cards...

~Doodle Pantry Magnolia 
~Core'dinations cardstock
~Prima "Madeline" DP
~Spellbinders Labels 15
~TH Pealed Paint distress ink
~ribbon and brads from stash

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!  My last few posts have been scheduled as I'm away for a wedding right now, but I'll be "live" again on Tuesday! :)

Friday, August 23, 2013

New Release at McMahon Five Designs!!

Happy Friday to you!!  Today, we have some new releases for you at McMahon Five Designs!   Some fun digis and some great inspiration from the DT!!   (My post is scheduled so I hope it has no issues!  I'm away for my nephew's wedding.)

My card uses some FUN images by Kris from Imagine That...

The sets I used are Farm Friends (the pig) and Farmer Lily... (Lily with the Coke is the bonus image)  I had to use this image!  We love Coke!  I prefer to drink diet Coke, but my hubby and I started collecting Coke memorabilia many years ago.  We even have a "Coke room" that is decorated with all things Coke! 


~Imagine That digis
~Spectrum Noir markers
~MME "Dolled Up" DP
~Spellbinders Postage Stamp and Petite Ovals
~Ribbon scrap

Please visit the McMahon Five Designs BLOG to see more new releases and the DT's creations!!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Quick anniversary card

Just a quick post before I take off for my trip!  This is a one layer card.  I think these are really hard!!  It was difficult to resist the temptation to add something to this, but I fought hard and persevered! :)

 All I used was a Sizzix embossing border and my score board.

I did add some glitter with a sparkle pen on the letters.  

The Paper Players #159 - one layer card
Pile It On #33 - no design paper
Word Art Wednesday #94 - anything goes

Though this is a CAS card, I was exhausted!  LOL  It's hard not to add any frills or DP!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

25 years!! -TMS #212

Today is our 25th anniversary!!   Wow!!  I have been blessed with 25 years of marriage with the most wonderful man on earth!! (That's just MY opinion, of course!)  I am so thankful for the man the Lord gave me!!!  (Scroll all the way down for then & now pics, if you dare!)

When I was a kid, they had "Silver Anniversary" parties for the "old people" that had been married for 25 yrs.  But I sure don't feel as old as I used to think those people were!! LOL 

So today is a special day for me, but it is also special because it's Tuesday and time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  

Here's my card for my sweetie!!

Our sponsor this week is DRS Designs and they graciously provided the DT with wonderful stamps to play with!!  Thanks so much!!

Here's our great sketch by Melissa...

With that sentiment, I had to have some sparkle somewhere so I used a sparkle pen on the heart...

~DRS Interlocking Heart Background
~DRS Song in my Heart Greeting
~Basic Grey "Infuse" DP
~Cuttlebug "Love Language" embossing folder
~MTC basic shape heart
~sparkle gel pen and ribbon scrap
~*red face* I forgot the element of 3 little circles under the main panel

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT... 


We'd love to have you come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!! 

I'm off tomorrow for my nephew's wedding, so my next few posts will be pre-scheduled.  I'll be back "live" and visiting again next week.  Now I need to go pack!! :-O

Here we are... then & now :)

Sooo young!! 
Growing old together!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Altered box

Graduation season is over, but I've got a grad gift to show you that I made last month.  Sometimes you don't have a clue what to give for a gift.  This was one of those times, but I thought that any young lady would enjoy a box for keeping special things.

I got the box at Hobby Lobby and though I already have waaaaaay too much paper (not really!!), I found this stack and loved it!  It is "Poetic Postage" by Paper Studio.  Love it!! 

I found a few embellies that I thought would match and went home to create.  Here's what my girls and I came up with...

I adhered the paper and used Mod Podge to give it a nice finish.  

I inked a doily for the top and added a bling flourish and the flower (that came from M's)!   Ribbon around the top that I dyed with distress ink.  It kind of was a pain to adhere so I hope the bow stayed on!!   

The butterflies were cut from a page and placed to hide the seem that I didn't get quite perfect! :)   We were really happy with how it came out and it was really fun!  Hopefully, we'll be making more altered boxes before too long!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sweet kitties!!

We have 3 cats at our house.  They are so sweet!  **most of the time!  I do love kitties, so the Kitten Trio set from his month's release at Doodle Pantry was right up my alley!  

But I will have to tell you that these kitties gave me trouble!  This is the third card they were on... I tore the others apart because I wasn't satisfied.  I'm still not totally thrilled with this, but I needed to finish a card! 

My coloring is not the greatest but I used 2 of our kitties for inspiration.  Ours are different colors, but I tried to sorta kinda copy their coloring pattern.  Aren't Patch and Pixie cute?


Our third cat, Peanut, is part Maine Coon so he is big and fluffy!!

~MME "Dolled Up" DP
~Darice Chevron Background embossing folder
~Spellbinders Labels Eight
~brads and twine
~Doodle Pantry Kitten Trio

Simon Says Stamp Monday - "Make the cut" use die cut (I used Spellbinders Label 8)
Terrific Tuesday - digi fun  (? date is passed but linky still open ?)
Little Scrap Pieces - linky party

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!! 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Flashback Friday at McMahon Five Designs

Happy Friday to you!!    I'm glad you stopped by!  Today, we are having a Flashback Friday at M5D! 

I have a baby card to show you...  I used the set "Hang It Up" by Daydream Designs available at McMahon Five Designs...

This card is for my great-nephew that I will be meeting for the first time next week!!  I'm so excited that I will see both of my great-nephews next week!! But I have to say that admitting I'm a "great-aunt" REALLY makes me feel OLD!!  

I used Hang It Up Color for my card...  This is a very fun and versatile set!! 

Please visit the M5D BLOG to see the creations from the rest of the DT!! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #211

Good morning to you!!  As this posts, I am in Vermont with my sweetheart!!!!  Our anniversary is not until next week, but we are away for a couple of days this week while our girls are at camp and my parents are watching our son. 

Welcome to Tuesday Morning Sketches #211 for our Judged Challenge with a Twist!!

This week, the twist is buttons or bows (or both).  Follow the sketch, add a button or bow (or both), and you could win!!  We also have Top 5 Picks during our judged challenge.

Here's our great sketch for this week by Laura...

Our sponsor this week is Clearly Digital Stamps..

 My card is made using Doggies and Things images and sentiment...   I used buttons on my card.  I had intended to wrap the cord around the long brown panel and have a bow, but forgot until after it was already adhered!  

~Recollections "Charming" DP (I've got to see if I can find another of these stacks... I love it and just have scraps and a few odd pages left!)
~CDS Doggies and Things images and sentiment
~Core'dinations cardstock
~buttons and cord from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT...


Grab your buttons and/or bows and come play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Friday, August 9, 2013

McMahon Five Designs New Release Day

Happy Friday to you!!!  At McMahon Five Designs, there are so many fun new sets that this is the second week in a row that we are 'new releasing'!   Be sure to visit the M5D BLOG to see all of the releases and the DT's wonderful creations!!

I am totally not ready for "back to school" mode!  One blog friend told me that their kids went back this week!   I'm thankful that it's not until after Labor Day around here!  (Shh! Don't tell my kids, but I plan to make them do a couple of days the week before that!! *evil grin*)

With homeschooling, we don't have to do a lot of 'back to school' shopping, but we still need pencils, paper, glue, etc.   I enjoy that part of back to school.  This card was made using School Supplies Color & Outline from Daydream Designs... 

I cut an extra crayon box and popped it up

Lots of fun images in this set perfect for school projects...

This card is "take 2"!  The first time, I combined my images, printed the page out, and was all ready to put my card together when I realized I had the crayons upside down!  If you click on the pic, it will show larger and you can see the word 'crayon' on them.  I never paid any attention to that until I saw I had arranged them ALL with the word upside down!!  Duh!  

~Daydream Designs School Supplies Color & Outline images
~Daydream Designs School Days Sentiments
~Darice "Dots" embossing folder
~SU Old Olive, Really Rust, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky
~buttons and cord from stash

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!  It will be really great when you go to the M5D BLOG and see all the creations!!  :)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Christmas Greetings!

I know many challenges had "Christmas in July," but since I missed most of them, I'm making my own "Christmas in August"!  LOL

On our trip to England last fall, I loved seeing the phone boxes and the postboxes!  When I saw this image at Delicious Doodles, I had to have it!! 

~Delicious Doodles Snowy Postbox
~Spectrum Noir markers
~My Craft Spot "Joy to the World" sentiment
~Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles
~sparkle gel pen

I added a bit of sparkle to the snow

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Air mail
My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #107 - clean & simple
jingle belles JB:13:16 - "Home for the Holidays"
Twisted Tuesday 2TC56 - Christmas + CAS

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Birthday Black Eyed Susan

Today I've got a quick birthday card to show you.  It was fun and very quick and easy to make.  (I made it last month but didn't post it!!)  It totally looks like more work than it was!!  Don't you just love these kind of cards?? :)

It was quick because I used a colored image... and I also used digi paper... 3 digi papers, but they were already combined this way!  Laurie had done all the work for me!! LOL  (The sentiment is from Paper Pretties that I had printed and it was just sitting on my desk waiting to be used.)  

My image and digi paper are from Doodle Pantry...  Black Eyed Susan  
**This set is $2.75!  I have to say, I don't know where else but Doodle Pantry that can you find sets including both colored and outline images plus sentiments plus digi papers for such a great price!!  
FYI -- everything is on sale 25% off until tomorrow, Aug 8!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #210

Hello, all my friends in blog land!!  In yesterday's post, I was commenting on how quickly this summer is going by!!  I do want to apologize because my visiting of your blogs has been terrible!   I thought I'd have lots of time this summer to relax and create and "surf the net."  HA!!  The next few weeks will be just as crazy so I can't make any promises but I do hope to do more creating and more visiting soon!

That had nothing to do with this post, but I just wanted to whine a little! 

Happy Tuesday!!  Time for Tuesday Morning Sketches #210!!

We are happy to have Imagine That... digis by Kris sponsoring this week!

Here is our sketch for this week...(by yours truly!)

My card...

In this close up shot, you can see I used a sparkle 
gel pen on the embossing and her bow.

I used Hedgie Friends.  So cute!!

The bottom DP is digi paper from IT's Sweet Pastels set.  I used CB "Heritage" embossing folder, AC ribbon, Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles, and a sparkle gel pen. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT...


We'd love to have you come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Summer fun!!

Am I the only one who feel like this summer is just flying by!!!  I hope you're getting in some summer fun!!  We would probably be at Six Flags today if my dryer wasn't broken. :(  So instead of riding roller coasters, I am waiting for the repair man to show.   But that's ok if it means I don't have to go the laundromat.  With 6 people in our family, we make piles and piles of laundry!!!   Will you feel sorry for me if I tell you that my vacuum is also in the shop?   No problem... if I can't clean, I might as well craft!! ;)

Back to summer fun... here's a birthday card I made for a boy who LOVES to swim!!!  

It's a spinner card!

I kept the design simple so nothing would 'catch' while he was spinning.  I did stamp and emboss tiny dots to make it look like water drops...

~DCWV paper 
~boy from accessories from Everyday Paper Dolls
~Peachy Keen Character Face Assortment
~TPC Studio sentiment 
~baker's twine

Fantabulous Cricut #172 - "make a splash"
Cut It Up #24 - Celebrate summer + die cut
Peachy Keen 13-31 - anything goes (must use PK stamp)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!  I hope to be back with more creations later today.  I spent most of last week sewing  things that HAD to get done, so paper crafting was low(er) on my priority list.

Friday, August 2, 2013

New Release Day at McMahon Five Designs!!

Happy Friday to you!!   Today is New Release Day at McMahon Five Designs!!  We've got some great sets and examples to show you, and hopefully, inspire you!

If you or someone you know loves 'country,' the set I used is one you want!  Isn't this fun?

**Home on the Range - Colored is also available.  Scroll down to see it with some awesome examples!! 

Keep looking to see the releases and some great cards by the DT!!!

Card by: Kathy

Card by: Fran

Card by: Kathy

Card by: Sue

Guest: Sharyn

Guest: Tania

Guest: Diane

Guest: Diane

Guest: Amy

Guest: Diane

Guest: Amy

Guest: Debbie ~I'm not really a "guest"  
(I made this when I was on Diane's Daydream Designs DT)

Gone Fishin' - Color

Gone Fishin' - Outline

Gone Fishin' Sentiments

Guest: Amy


Guest: Diane

For more details on the projects above, visit the Design Team blogs!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!


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