Friday, September 27, 2013

Flashback Friday!

Hi all!  My posts have been rather short and my blog visiting non-existent these last 2 weeks... I've been in Arizona with not much time for the internet!  We had a wonderful trip and the Lord really blessed it!!  Glad to be home and hopefully, things will get back to "normal" soon!  [ Whatever "normal" means! ]

Today is Flashback Friday at McMahon Five Designs!!    That means new creations with previously released images.

I've used a set from Imagine That! digis by Kris called Bee Girl Color.  It's really fun!


Here's my card...  As I was making it, I realized I needed a birthday card, so I didn't put a sentiment on the front, but inside, I masked and combined some of my clear stamps to write "hap BEE birthday."  (My DD gave it to her friend already and she loved it!!)

I embossed with Cuttlebug's "honeycomb" set.  The flower was printed twice and fussy cut and popped up for some dimension.  I made a triple bow of baker's twine and tied a button to it.

Thanks for stopping by and "BEE" sure to visit the M5D BLOG to find some more inspiration from the rest of the DT!!  :)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Vintage Christmas stocking

I hope you are having a good week and thank you for stopping by today!  I'm trying to get some more Christmas cards done so I'm not going nuts in December!   This one turned out well and might be a candidate for "mass producing" when I do start going nuts in December!! LOL

I love vintage images so I had fun making this card.  The color is a little off... if I got the white looking really white, the teal paper looked very blue, so this was what I finally accepted after playing around with it for a long time in Picasa...


My LO of the card was loosely based on an old PageMaps sketch I had saved to my computer.  I like long/tall cards!! 

I used one of this month's new releases at Doodle Pantry... Vintage Stocking.

This has a bit of dimension from pop dots and a tiny bow, but even with that, it should be very easy to mail!   **Another necessary thing to remember when I start going nuts in December**

October 1 is just a few days away, so come back then to see Doodle Pantry's October New Releases!!  

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Happy Tuesday! -TMS #217

Good morning to you!!  Thanks for stopping by to see my card for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge!

We are happy to have Stamp Fairy back again to sponsor this week!  I love their teddies!!  I used Linda Spring 5.

Our great sketch is by Melissa...

~Linda Spring 5 image from Stamp Fairy
~Spectrum Noir markers
~TPC Studio sentiment
~Paper Studio "Sweet Pea" DP
~Darice Chevron embossing folder
~TH pealed paint distresss ink
~Flora Doodle flowers
~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!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

McMahon Five Designs New Release

It's Friday!  It's Friday!!  New release day at McMahon Five Designs!  AND...  I am spending today at the Grand Canyon!!!!  My husband and I visited a few yrs ago, but this will be my kids first time!   They are so excited!  It is such a magnificent and awe-inspiring creation of God!!   Pictures just cannot even come close to capturing the beauty! 

But before I left, I was a busy bee and made several cards including this one...

Cute "love birds" don't you  think?  This is made using "Owl Always Love You Color" and matching sentiment from Daydream Designs.   The argyle DP is from a previous release - Bella's Beauties Argyles & Plaids DP.

Be sure to visit the M5D BLOG to see more new release creations by the DT!!  You can find both of these sets in the McMahon Five Designs Store.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Just peachy!!

"You're just peachy!"  At least that's what my card says!  :)

This is much brighter IRL.  I'm sorry that the colors are a little washed out in this pic.  :/ 

I used the colored peach image and sentiment from Peaches and Huckleberries Color Plus from Doodle Pantry

My paper is a scrap of "fine & dandy" DP.  I used the Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles, a MS border punch, and a scrap of Offray ribbon. 

Thanks for stopping by to check out my very short post and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

TMS #216

Happy Tuesday to you!!

Today at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have lots of inspiration for you so be sure to visit to see all the DT's creations!!   Our sponsor, Raisin Boat, provided the team with images to play with to showcase their products.  If you like to change stamps often, check them out.  Stamps can be purchased, but also can be rented!  Melissa calls them "the Netflix of stamping"! :)

I used the book from "Haunting Potions" for my card.

Here's the sketch...  I love this one!  the possibilities are endless!

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!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Flashback Friday at M5D

Happy Friday to you!  Today is Flashback Friday at McMahon Five Designs.  Flashback means we are showcasing some older releases to show off the great digis in the store!!  

I love the image I chose!!  This little snowman is super cute!!

This set is by Studio 313 called "You Warm My Heart" and is available in either JPG or PNG.  This was colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  I embossed my red cardstock with a Sizzix snowflake embossing folder.  The large Kraft frame was cut using Spellbinders Postage Stamp, as well as the sentiment.  I inked the edges with white ink.   A little baker's twine and it was all done!


Cute, cute little guy, don't you think?  Please visit the M5D BLOG to see my DT sisters' creations!! **All of the showcased images are on sale!!!  :)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Jingle Bells, Jingle... Ants???

Before I get to the ants...

Please take a moment today and remember what happened on this date 12 yrs ago... September 11, 2001.   Remember and pray for those still hurting over their loss that day!!  And be thankful for the freedom we have and for those who are fighting for it! 

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Card making is great fun when we can make the annoying things in life to be cute!   Laurie, Doodle Pantry's owner/illustrator, is a master with bugs and critters and creepy crawlies, and these jingle ants are no exception!!   Aren't they cute??  (Click on the pic to see them close up)

These guys are part of Jingle Ants, a new release this month, and are also the featured set for Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 38.  That means if you play along, you will receive this set FREE!  :)

I used the silver string of bells, digi paper, and sentiment from this set.   I fussy cut a second image and adhered it to give just a bit more dimension.   Spellbinders Labels 8 and a fork bow finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #215

Good Tuesday Morning to you!!  Time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  We've got a great sketch and a new great sponsor, so be sure to check it all out!

This week is a Judged Challenge with a Twist!!  Our twist is "Make It Shine"! 
That means you can use sparkly paper, you can add bling, you can use shimmer mists, etc., etc. and so on!  Anything that sparkles or shines! 

Here's my card...

I used sparkly paper for my circle, iridescent embossing powder on my stamped image, and bling!   That's pretty heavy on the sparkle for someone who rarely used any of this stuff! :)

Here's our fun sketch by Jessi...

We are happy to have Yours or Mine Paper Crafts as our sponsor this week...

I used Mini Fleurs with Dies by Greeting Farm from Yours or Mine.  I bought this a few weeks ago but when I went to make this card, I could not find it!!  I spent almost half and hour digging through my craft room before I thought to look on the desk upstairs.  Duh!

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!!

Friday, September 6, 2013

McMahon Five Designs New Release

It's Friday!!  Yay!!  That means I finish digging through all my junk for tomorrow's yard sale!  LOL  But it also means it's time for some new releases from McMahon Five Designs!! 

I know we'll probably still have some warm weather, but the last couple of days have had a much cooler feel.  Fall is a wonderful time of year!!  I love wearing sweaters!!  I love apple cider donuts!!  I love the colors of fall!!   So I chose Daydream Designs Pumpkin Patch Color set for my card...

~Daydream Designs Pumpkin Patch Colored digi and sentiment
~fancy pants "Summer's End" DP (appropriate, don't you think?)
~Spellbinders Labels 15
~CM corner rounder
~Core'dinations cardstock
~button and hemp cord from my stash

Thanks for stopping by to see my card and please visit the M5D BLOG to see more new releases and the DT's wonderful creations!

Have a blessed day!!

Guitar birthday

Here's a quick post with a birthday card I had made for my daughter's friend.  She loves music and plays the piano and guitar.  I've made piano cards, so thought I'd try my hand at a guitar.  Of course, I had to use an Action Wobble! :)

Action Wobbles are so fun!!!

~Guitar from Quarter Note
~all DP from my scraps
~heart brads from J's
~MS border punch
~white gel pen

Fantabulous Cricut #176 - "name that tune" (musical theme)
Paper Playtime #18 - use 3 different papers (polka dot, pink floral, silver)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!  I'll be back in a bit with a new release from McMahon Five Designs! :)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Gift of the Magi - Doodle Pantry new release

Happy Friday Eve!! 

Today, we've got some wonderful new releases from Doodle Pantry!!    Laurie has created some wonderful fun fall images, but also some Christmas sets, one of which I chose...

This was made with the new Magi set.  Isn't this wonderful?

Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #38 starts at noon today and runs until 9 PM EST on Sept 24.  If you play along --remember you must use a DP image-- you will receive the featured set FREE!!  This month it is Jingle Ants!  They are soooo cute!!


Plus, Sept 5-24, Pumpkin set is FREE with any purchase!!

Please go to Doodle Pantry to see all the new releases!!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sweet Violets TMS #214

I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day by not working! :)   I did some house work.  I had to clean house because I'd been too busy all weekend to do that!

Time for Tuesday Morning Sketches #214 and I have a violet card for you.  I love violets!  That is a little odd since I really don't like purple, but I do love these flowers!  Maybe is was bred in me growing up in NB! :)

Floppy Latte is our sponsor this week and they graciously provided the DT with images to use.  Thank you!!

Here's our wonderful sketch by Laura...

I used Floppy Latte's Violets...

Not being a purple lover, I could not find any paper in my stash that was purple!  So I matched the green leaves and pot instead!  This DP is We R Memory Keepers "Sunsplashed."   My bow is a fork bow.  That's such an easy way to make a tiny bow!!  There are several video how to's, but I used this one...  How to make ribbons with a fork  It is short, sweet, and to the point.  Some fork bow tuts are over 5 minutes long!  Seriously??!!?? 

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!!