Friday, May 31, 2013

M5D New Releases

Happy Friday to you!!
It is new release day at McMahon Five Designs!!!   

I made a birthday card using "Party Animals - outline" by Imagine That! ...digis by Kris.   

The image is colored with my Spectrum Noir markers, cut out using Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles, backed with DCWV "birthday wishes" DP, and a bit of AC ribbon.  The green paper is reflective that's why you see the 'spots' on it. 

Check out all of this week's new releases......

Party Animals - Outline

Ladybug Friends - Colored 

Ladybug Friends - Outline

Blooms & Bugs DP

Fun images and digi papers!!  Please hop on over to the McMahon Five Designs Blog to see the DT's creations using them all!!

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

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketch - #200!!!

Happy Tuesday to you!!  So glad you stopped by to see my creation for Tuesday Morning Sketches #200!!  That's right, our 200th sketch!!   Wow!  I haven't been around for all 200, but I sure have enjoyed all those I played (I think I first played at sketch #86)  and now love being on the DT!!  I'm thrilled to be working with the wonderfully talented and sweet ladies of TMS!! 

Our sponsor this week is Imagine That! ...digis by Kris.  We all got to play with some of her newest releases, so please play along and you could win and get some of these for yourself!!

Here is Melissa's sketch for this week...

My card...

~Well Wishes colored digi from Imagine That! ...digis by Kris
~Spectrum Noir markers
~Fancy Pants "Summer's End" DP
~Recollections border punch
~Paper Studio 'wood grain' embossing folder
~TH Vintage Photo distress ink

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go visit my awesome teamies' blogs to see their wonderful creations...


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

Friday, May 24, 2013

Freedom is not free!

**Scroll down for my M5D post**

Monday is Memorial Day in the US.  A day to remember those who gave their lives fighting for our freedom.  This poem is more often heard in Canada on Remembrance Day, but we all need to remember the thoughts it expresses...

In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Cuttlebug 'Stars' embossing folder was perfect for these!!

The image and sentiment are from Patriotic Eagle COLOR Plus from Doodle Pantry.  I thought this set PERFECT for these cards!!   We made several all similar to these two.  I made them a more simple design for two reasons:  it is not about our 'beautiful cards' -- it is about honoring them for their service, and also, we have different levels of creative skills in our group.  (Am I right, ladies?   )

Have a great weekend!  Please do remember that Monday is Memorial Day... it isn't just a long weekend nor is it "National Barbecue Day"!

Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday - red, white, and blue
Fab n Funky #172 - ribbon and/or lace (DP is sponsoring and I'm on the DT so I'm not entering to win)

Here is a pic of the full set...

This weekend, Laurie is having a sale... 35% off any purchase now through Monday.  Visit the Specials page for details.    Also, now through Monday, School Bus is also FREE w/ purchase!!                                               

On Monday, USA Freedom is available for download FREE!!  It will be for sale in the store after that.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

M5D's "Flashback Friday"

It's Flashback Friday at McMahon Five Designs.  I'm still a "newbie" so it was great fun to go pick images to play with!!  They are pretty much all new to me! 

For my first card, I used Clara from Fairydoodler.  Isn't she sweet? 

My next card is a Christmas card!!  This card is made using the Chalkboard Christmas set,  a McMahon Five Designs digi set.  This set includes 4 chalkboard backgrounds and 4 sentiments! 


My DP is MME "Sweater Weather."  I also used Walnut Real Wood Paper!  This is sooo cool!!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a great day and please head over to the M5D blog to see the wonderful new creations by the rest of the DT!!   You'll find some wonderful inspiration!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #199

Wow!  Tuesdays seem to come around so quickly!!  I guess that means I'm old since time seems to be flying by for me! :/

But I am glad when Tuesday comes because that means Tuesday Morning Sketches!!   This week our sponsor is Stamp Fairy.

Here's our awesome sketch by Melissa...

I turned the sketch on it's side for my card...

I just LOVE embossing!!  See last night's post to see how much I love it!! :)

I have to say that I was very excited with the end result!!  I'm watching videos to improve my coloring, and I think it might be helping because I was very happy with this image!!  
~The paper is all scraps! :)  (I think I could create until 2053 with all the scraps I have!!)   
~My image is Linda Spring 2 from Stamp Fairy.  
~I used Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Darice Lace border, and Darice Large Petal embossing folders.  
~I didn't put any sentiment on the front so that I can use it for a note card, birthday card, or whatever I wish.

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 over and play with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Embossing overload!!

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My heart is aching and my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Oklahoma tonight who have lost loved ones as a result of these horrible tornadoes.  May God comfort you and bless you in the days ahead!!!  

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If you have visited my blog for any amount of time, you probably have noticed that I LOVE embossing!!  I really like the look of heat embossing but I really love embossing folders!!!  I dare not admit how many I own, (actually, I have never counted!) but I have to show my latest addition(s).

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Cricut.  I sometimes read them, but often just delete because I buy my stuff at places where I can get it cheaper.  Sorry, PC!  I did read that one and they were having a Cuttlebug sale... MANY embossing folders were $1.99!!!!!  So I got a few  a bunch  too many  some good ones...

As you can see, most are multi-packs.  I got 24 folders and borders in all plus several dies.  They even had the 6x13 B and C plates for $2.99.  At Joann's last week, I found the A plate on sale, so I paid less than the regular cost of one for all three long plates!!  But I only have ONE long folder.  I guess I need to shop more! LOL  Anyone know where to get the long folders cheaply? :)  Until then, I'll just use them to do more than one folder or lots of Spellbinders all at the same time. 

Tomorrow I have a friend coming over to make cards, so I plan to use some of these babies!! 

Embossing adds so much, IMHO, and I love the look!!  Here is a thank you card I made...

Did you notice that on this one there is both embossing and debossing??  Totally unplanned.   A corner tore a bit, so I cut the paper and turned it so the tear was under the sentiment panel.  After I took the pic, I realized I had not only turned it, I had flipped it!  

Charisma Cards #19 - no digis (clear sentiments)
Wags n Whiskers #104 - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!! 

Friday, May 17, 2013

New release at McMahon Five Designs

Happy Friday to you!!!  Today is new release day at McMahon Five Designs!!   

Check them out!  Aren't these all awesome???

Fuschia & Hummingbird - Outline

Fuschia & Hummingbird - Colored

Well Wishes - outline

I used the outline of "Well Wishes" for my card...

I had intended to make a birthday card and was sure I printed the b'day sentiment, but as I'm making the card, all I can find is the 'get well wishes' I had printed, so I made a get well card! :)

It is also available in color...

Well Wishes - color

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Butterfly Wishes JPG and PNG

Golfer Guy JPG and PNG

I used the "Golfer Guy" outline...

I used my Spectrum Noir markers on both images.  ALL of my DP on both cards was scraps!!  :)   I added a bit of ribbon and twine, and some adhesive pearls. 

To see some wonderful creations with these digis,
visit the M5D blog
or click below to go directly to the Design Team blogs!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed weekend!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day -- already???

Yes, I have a Father's Day card for you today.  Father's Day may be still a month away, but it's never too early to get started!!!   

This card would be suitable for either my husband or my dad as they have both spent many hours wearing a tool belt (and using the tools!), but it will probably be for my dad.  He can fix anything!!   I am so thankful for my husband who is able to do so many things, as well!!

This image is from Doodle Pantry.  It is the colored version from Handy Ants.  The sentiment is from Handy Birdie. Aren't these both just the cutest??

~square card
~Cricut black cardstock
~Slice metallic silver paper
~Darice "Plaid" embossing folder
~black braiding cord
~Spellbinders Postage Stamp
~brads from stash

Paper Playtime #10 - buttons or brads
Twist of Faith #37 - "The tie that binds" string/twine
Crafter's Companion May challenge - masculine (embossing folder is CC product)

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #198

Happy Tuesday to you!!  I hope all you mothers were spoiled on Mother's Day!!  Maybe you even got a real 'holiday' for yourself!!

Time for Tuesday Morning Sketches #198.  This week is our Judged Challenge with a fun twist.  For a judged challenge, we have a winner plus Top 5 picks!   This week's twist is Flowers, Flowers, & More Flowers!!    We want to see flowers on your creation!

Our sponsor this week is The Greeting Farm.

Here's our awesome sketch by Jessi...

Here's my card...

~Cupcake Anya from The Greeting Farm
~Spectrum Noir markers
~Prima 'Madeline' DP
~Spellbinders Labels 4
~Flora Doodles (colored with SN markers to match)

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 Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Monday, May 13, 2013

A bit more "Mother's Day" for you...

I've got a card for a challenge to show you.  I made it early last week but didn't get it posted.  Today I realized I'd better get with it since the challenge ends late tomorrow!!   

This is a CASE.  I saw this card and loved how Ellen had placed the stamp over the strip.   She explained that she stamped both the base and the strip and lined them up.  I am obviously a little dense and always stamped over the strip and was never pleased with the result.  Now I know the secret!!  :) 

This is for Imagine That... digis by Kris: Progressive Challenge #6.  The image is Rose Blessings - Color.  I combined three flowers and fussy cut them.  My stamp is a rubber stamp from Stampendous.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!!

I know Mother's Day is still 2 days away, but I'm getting my wishes in early!  :)

Today at McMahon Five Designs, we are having flashback of some great images plus there are a couple of new digi papers you will LOVE!   Please go check out the DT's creations this week!!

My card is on it's way to Canada for my mother for Mother's Day.  *head bowed in shame* - it's going to be late!  I'm just trying to make her celebration last longer!!! ;-)   

I think she'll like it!  I am pleased with it.  My image is from Floral Greetings...

My digi paper is from Soft Florals...

Sooo many pretty creations to see so be sure to check them out on the M5D blog.  Then go find these goodies in the M5D store and create your own!!

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

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Time For Tea - TMS #197

Happy Tuesday to you!!

This week for Tuesday Morning Sketches #197, we are sponsored by Floppy Latte.   Please play along for your chance to win!!

This week we are using another one of my sketches...

Here is my card...

~Floppy Latte Time For Tea image
~Spectrum Noir markers
~Paper Paislee "London Market" DP
~Spellbinders Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
~Ribbon Trends organdy ribbon

BUT... I actually made 2 cards this week! 

I had this FLoppy Latte image also and knew it would be perfect with this DP!!

~Floppy Latte Just For Baby
~Spectrum Noir markers
~Paper Studio "Sweet Pea" DP
~Spellbinders Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
~button, twine, and ribbon scrap

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 Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

A card for my hubby!

I'm back again for the third time today!   This card is not for my husband but for him to use

This is another card for a Clearly iStamp challenge.  This is for challenge #1.  It's an all day challenge and this one requires a CDS image.  

I was able to make this fairly quickly as I had some of this image printed and colored already.  It has been sitting there waiting for me to get it in gear!  With this nudge from Clearly iStamp, I made a card!!


~CDS Assemble Together digital image and sentiment
~7 Gypsies 'Venice' DP
~Spellbinders Postage Stamp

I made it flat for easy mailing.  I got this 6x6 pack a couple of weeks ago when Hobby Lobby had their paper packs for 50% off.  It's going to be wonderful for masculine cards!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Mother's Day card

My second post of the day!  :)  I spent much of the afternoon in my craft room working on projects and realized I needed to check Clearly iStamp's next challenge!   Challenge #3 is "pick a holiday - any holiday" and since I need to make quite a few of these, I went with Mother's Day.  

The image is Jacaranda from Doodle Pantry.   I'm not a fan of purple, so it took we awhile to find paper to match the flower!   I had not printed any of the digi paper with the set. :/  This paper is g.c.d. Studios.    The sentiment came from Fancy Shoe COLOR Plus.    I used my Spellbinders to cut out the image and sentiment, used this MS border punch that I love, a scrap of ribbon, and some adhesive pearls to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Are you in your craft room today??

Are you crafting?  You should be!!  Did you know that  today is National Scrapbooking Day??!!??  Or maybe you are shopping finding all the deals of the day!

Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps) is having 4 challenges today on their blog... Clearly iStamp

This card fits challenge #2 for the day... balloons!

For this challenge, we did not have to use a CDS stamp, but my sentiment is from CDS.  It is from the Lifting You Up digi set.  I did have some of the balloons from that set printed but not colored, so I grabbed this precolored digi since it was faster. :)  This balloon is from  Love Lifts You (color) from  Imagine That! ...digis by Kris.

 Other challenges for this card...
CAS-ology week 42 - care
Word Art Wednesday #78 - anything goes
Celebrate the Occasion #110 - anything goes
Twisted Tuesday 2TC49 - free for all
Simon Says Stamp - "happy mail"  (knowing someone is praying for me would make me happy!)

Thanks for stopping by!!  Now I'm off to create some more! :)


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