Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #222

Happy Tuesday to you!!  And it's Happy Birthday to me!!  And, yes, I am only 29!!! 

We've got a fun sketch for you this week and our sponsor is Saturated Canary!  I love the big, soft eyes on SC images!!

Here's our sketch by Melissa...

My card features Up, Up Away.  Fussy cutting the main image and removing the balloons worked best for the sketch.

my supplies..
~Saturated Canary Up, Up Away image
~Spectrum Noir markers
~MME Lost and Found 2 "Rosy" DP
~CB "With Gratitude" EF
~Spellbinders Petite Ovals and Petite Scalloped Ovals
~TH "walnut stain" distress ink
~blackout shadow 3/4" flower from George and Basic Shapes
~adhesive pearls
~My Pink Stamper "Family and Friends" clear sentiment
~Memento Rich Cocoa

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the awesome 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, October 25, 2013

Flashback Friday at M5D!!

Happy Friday!!  Today is exactly 2 months until Christmas!!  :)  I don't have a lot of Christmas cards made yet, so that is the theme I chose for this one...

This little cutie is Penguin Cocoa from Imagine That! digis by Kris and is available at McMahon Five Designs.

~colored Penguin Cocoa
~Paper Studio "Holly Jolly" DP
~Spellbinders Postage Stamp die
~snowflake brad and baker's twine

jingle belles JB:13:22 - "Not a creature was stirring"
Paper Pretties PWC 281 - "eat, drink, and be merry"

Be sure to visit the M5D BLOG to see more flashback creations from the DT!!

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

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Western notes

Happy Hump Day!!  It cracks me up that this phrase has become so popular lately (or unpopular, depending on who you are!) -- it's been around for years!

Anyway, I'm glad you stopped by today.  I have a set of note cards for my daughter's friend.  She loves all things western!!  (Not sure what she'll think of the outhouse, though! :)


These all are made using Doodle Pantry's Western Combo Kit**check out below for info - this is on sale!!!**  This has these images already combined and colored.  I've had them printed for awhile and just got the cards made today.

My DP for all of them is DCWV "The Linen Door" which I got discounted at ACMoore last week. :)  On this one, I used CB Distressed Stripes embossing folder,  Spellbinders Labels 15, burlap ribbon, TH walnut stain distress ink, a SU button tied with a thread I took from the ribbon.  (I'm out of twine.)

I'm submitting this card to these challenges...
Fetch a Sketch #61 - sketch
Paper Playtime #21 - ribbons and buttons
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I'm submitting this card to...
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The challenge for this card is...
Digi Sketch Challenge - 1,2,3 and sketch (I used 1 embossing folder, 2 Spellbinders - circles and scalloped circles, and 3 DPs)
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My  last card...

I didn't find any challenges to inspire me on this one.  It's all my own little creation! :)

Now for the good news...  If you like western images... hop on over to Doodle Pantry!!  Today, Oct 23, until Sun, Oct 27, ALL western images are on sale 30% off!!    This is in "celebration" of the anniversary of the infamous shootout at the OK corral in Tombstone, AZ on Oct 26, 1881!  Laurie's husband really likes that, so she is having a sale!  I think it's cool... I was in Tombstone just last month!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #221

Happy Tuesday to you!!!  Time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

We have a most WONDERFUL and AMAZING sponsor this week... our very own Jessi!  She makes beautiful crocheted frames!!  Play along and you could win!  The prize is 20 crocheted mats!!

She also provided our sketch this week...

And here is my card...

It was one of those days when I was not too thrilled with the result... what I had in my head just didn't quite translate to the card, but it is pretty, though it looks better IRL.  I have some of Jessi's crocheted frames and intended to use one, but I have run out of A2 cards.  This one is smaller and the frame took too much of the card, so I pulled out my Spellbinders Lacey Circles to frame the image.  The sentiment is a clear stamp from Clear Dollar.  And of course, I embossed the extra circles... Darice Large Petal and CB Swiss Dots.  It think it's cool... the Paper Studio CS is white core, so that shows through and looks distressed even though I didn't distress it.

My image is Little Lighthouse from Doodle Pantry... 

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


We're sorry to say good-bye to Laura who has stepped down from TMS!

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

Friday, October 18, 2013

M5D New Release!

Happy Friday to you!!  Today, there are some new goodies in the shop at McMahon Five Designs!! 

My card is made with a fun set from Imagine That! digis by Kris.  

My image and sentiment are from Gertie Goose Winter...

My printer has some issues and tends to print colors much more 'dull' than they should be, so I used my Spectrum Noir markers to add a bit more color.  (Unfortunately, I don't have the purple set yet!)  The embossed BG is a Sizzix snowflake folder.  The lg snowflakes are an EK Success punch.  The tiny snowflakes are a little punch that I've had forever and can't remember who made it.  The snowflakes were all cut from Slice sparkle DP.  Here's a close up...

Please click HERE to visit the M5D BLOG to see more DT creations with the new releases. 

Thanks for stopping and have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #220

Happy Tuesday to you!!  So glad you stopped by today!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches, and I've got a fun Christmas card to show you!

This week our sponsor is Doodle Pantry!!   I'm on the Doodle Pantry DT, too, so this is fun when we play together! :)

Here's our sketch...

Here's my card... I have to tell you that I HATE ants except when they come from Doodle Pantry!!

I used an outline from Stocking Ants!  (This set FREE with purchase until Oct 24!!) 

My DP is AC "Jolly.."  The ribbon fiber is so old!!  When I first started scrapping, I bought a bunch of fibers off of eBay and hardly never use them!  The sentiment is cut out with Spellbinders Label Eight.

Shopping our Stash #123 - oldest ribbon

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, October 13, 2013

Many Blessings to You!!

It's late Sunday night where I am, but it is already Monday, Thanksgiving Day, where my parents live, so I guess I can wish all my Canadian family and friends Happy Thanksgiving!!!

My card was not made with Thanksgiving in mind, but it fits...

I took the Old Basket...

and filled it with Black Eyed Susans...

There are 25 flowers and buds in my basket!!  Doodle Pantry sets come in JPG and PNG formats.  I used the PNG images.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day (or night)!!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Flashback Friday at M5D!!

It's Friday!!   Today at McMahon Five Designs we've got some great cards to show you!!

This is a "flashback" because I've used a precious release, but I was "looking ahead" when I made it... it's a Christmas card!!  Only 75 days until Christmas!!  :)  Don't stress... just enjoy the fall day wherever you are!!

Aren't these guys, cute?  I used the colored reindeer from JOYous Reindeer from Imagine That! digis by Kris.   

Visit the M5D BLOG to see all the DT's creations!!  Check out the M5D STORE to find these sets!

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #219

Happy Tuesday!!!  It's a great week to play along with Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  This is our Judged Challenge with a Twist!!  That means that to be eligible to win (chosen by the DT not Random.org!) you need to follow the sketch and do the twist.  We also pick a Top 5!

So I'd better tell you the twist... use a fancy die!

My card...


The sketch...

Our sponsor...

My DP is 7 Gypsies "Venice," I think my stamp was from the $1 bin at Joann or Michaels, and my fancy die is Spellbinders Fleur de Lis.   

That card was actually the second one I made.  I thought the stamp looked too "scrunched" on my first one so I made another, but here is the "reject"...  (though I am sure I will use both of them)

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, October 4, 2013

Breast Cancer digi set!

Happy Friday to you!! 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so we are seeing lots of pink around!  That's a great thing!!  I am sure all of us have been touched personally by this or have had someone close to us that has been touched by this disease.

TODAY ONLY you can get a wonderful set from Laurie at Doodle Pantry for FREE!!  (It is now for sale at Doodle Pantry HERE)

JUST WEAR PINK... (Click on the title and it will take you to the set in the store.)   My week was too cray for me to get anything made yet to show you, but at the Doodle Pantry blog, you can see some inspiration from some of the DT. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

McMahon Five Designs New Release!!

Whoo hoo!  Today, some new sets are releasing at McMahon Five Designs!!   New is always fun!

My card is made with a set from Imagine That! digis by Kris... "Bella and Skipper - COLOR."

 Aren't they fun??  My printer seems to print everything very 'dull' compared to what it should be, but it still is cute!

My DP is fancy pants "summer's end" and I inked the edges with TH walnut stain distress ink.  I adhered the image directly to the card front, then used my Spellbinder to cut the opening in the DP and popped it up.   A bit of baker's twine and a few SU buttons finish it all off.

So glad you stopped by today!!  Be sure to check out the M5D BLOG to see the wonderful creations of more of the DT!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Happy Tuesday and Happy October!! TMS #218

~Click HERE for my Doodle Pantry release post~

Happy October to you!   And Happy Tuesday!  Tuesday is always happy because it means Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  :)

I've got a card for you!  Actually, I have 4 cards for you!!  I'm finally an overachiever!!  Whoo hoo!!  :)
Not really!   This week, my sketch worked well for the verse digis that I have from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, our sponsor, so I printed several of them, and once I got rolling, they all just happened!
Haha!  Nope... I forgot an element of MY sketch (duh!!) so had to fix that!!

Our sponsor, as I mentioned, is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!


Our sketch for this week...


And here are my 4 cards!  The first 3 use verses from Rejoice in the Lord Digital Stamp set.

DP is Prima Madeline for these 1st 2 cards
See? No border! :/ DP is fancy pants "winterland"

The verse and butterfly on this next card are from New Creature Digital Stamp set.

DP is DCWV Mariposa
 Close-up to see all the sparkles!  The DP was sparkly, so after I colored the butterfly, I used a sparkly gel pen on the wings.

I'm entering my card into... 
Word Art Wednesday #99 - Anything goes
Twist of Faith #57 - inspired by song ("Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice" chorus that you can sing as a round - fun song!!)

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!!

Doodle Pantry October Release!

Happy October 1st!!!  Fall has really taken over around here!  We were gone 10 days to Arizona and sooo many trees turned while we were away.  They are beautiful and I love sweater weather!  Time is just moving by way too quickly!!!

Pardon the little whine!  Let's move on... today we have some new releases at Doodle Pantry for you!  Laurie has created some wonderful digis this month!  She also designed for Clearly Digital (Clear Dollar Stamps) which has sadly closed.   So those designs will be gradually added at Doodle Pantry.  The new releases and previous CDS releases can all be found under the October 2013 Release.  (Many of the former CDS releases have added digi papers!)

The set I used is Old Watch...  (I used the outline and my Spectrum Noir markers)  My DP is Prima "En Francais."  I used Spellbinders Circles and Petite Scalloped Circles, a MS border punch, Swiss Dots and Script embossing folders. 

All of the new digi releases and previous CDS digi releases are ON SALE 25% off Oct 1-7!!
use code: 25OFFNEWOCT
**note - the SVG files are not included in the sale**

The Stocking Ants are FREE with purchase Oct 1-24!!  Aren't they cute?

And if you play along with Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 39 and use a DP image, you will receive Angel Birdie FREE!!   See this post to see the new challenge rules... you can use a digi from any company and be eligible to win, but if you do use a DP image, you will receive the featured set free! 


So many images, so little time!! 

Sentimental Sundays #174 - sketch
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes 
The Paper Players #165 - tic, tac, toe (I went across the middle - patterned paper, embossing, any shade of blue)

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