Friday, May 27, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--Another MDS Creation!

Hi Stampers:

It's Friday, so that means another Sketch Frenzy Friday! I am using My Digital Studio again. Did I ever tell you that I LOVE MDS? Well, I do! There are so many things you can do with it. I'm explaining a couple of them in my post today.

First, though, here's our sketch from Tina Taves:

And here is my MDS interpretation:

Here's what I used:

  • Beyond the Garden digital Designer Series Paper

  • Card base of Regal Rose--although the DSP pink color is Rose Red, I thought the Regal Rose matched the DSP better on my computer. And here is one of the MDS options: I lowered the opacity of the Regal Rose color to about 60%--I think that made a better match of the base color to some of the DSP flowers.

  • Scalloped circle punch in Wild Wasabi

  • 1-1/4" circle punch in Whisper White

  • Fabulous Florets Stamp Brush set--the leaf sprig in Wild Wasabi and the solid flower is Regal Rose and Rose Red. I put white smaller circles behind the flowers so that the Wild Wasabi sprig color would not show thru the white spaces of the flowers, but when I added the drop shadows to the flowers, the white turned a bit grayish--Oh well, I still like it. I love using drop shadows on EVERYTHING. I think it makes the creation look a little more like a stamped project and therefore more lifelike.

  • A Regal Rose Bow

And there you have it. Please join us and upload your creation at our SFF BLOG.
You can also continue on the tour by going to MARIA's BLOG.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Welcome to the SUDSOL Blog Tour!

SUDSOL Blog Tour - May 17th

Hi Stampers!

Welcome to the SUDSOL BLOG TOUR! I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for 12-1/2 years! And, for probably 10 years of that time, I have been a member of SUDSOL! This is a great group of Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing Online. There are SO MANY advantages to being a member of SUDSOL--lots of sharing online thru e-mails, tips, techniques, patterns, templates, a workshop shell with ALL the items Stampin' Up! sells in an Excel spreadsheet--this item alone is worth the subscription price! Not to mention all the WONDERFUL people you meet on line and in person who are a part of this group.

Today, I am sharing 3 projects with you, and the first one is a modification of a pattern I found in the Patterns and Templates section of SUDSOL (try out SUDSOL for 2 weeks free - and check out this section!):

This is a pad of re-stickable notes covered with cardstock, DSP, and self-adhesive die cuts from the Playful Polka Dots Simply Scrappin' kit available in the Summer Mini catalog. I love the colors--Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive. Such cute stuff! Here are a couple of other pictures showing how the holder opens and a side view closed:

My next project is one that I have been wanting to make for a LONG time, and I also used the Perfect Polka Dots Simply Scrappin' kit to make it. This is a note pad and pen holder made from one of the CD cases that Stampin' Up! sells. You probably know that our clear mount stamp sets come in these cases, but if you are not aware, you can also buy 4-packs of these cases. The three views below are the front of the case, the front and back of the case, and the inside of the case. I was lucky enough to find a matching pen at one of the office supply stores.

My last project is a card I made also using the Perfect Polka Dots Simply Scrappin' kit. In addition to supplies from the kit, I used Fire Circle brads to decorate the flower centers and a stamped sentiment from Happy Greetings, which is available in the Summer Mini catalog. I stamped the sentiment on a small piece of Whisper White, punched it out with the Decorative Label Extra-Large Punch.

Well, that's it for me. Please click on the link below to go to the next stop on the tour, and I hope you will consider joining our group.

CONTINUE on the Blog Tour

Saturday, May 14, 2011

SUDSOL Blog tour on May 17

Hi Stampers:

I will be participating in a SUDSOL Blog tour on May 17, so don't forget to come back next Tuesday to see what projects I have for you.


Friday, May 13, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--Having Fun with Fabulous Florets

Hi Stampers:

Well it's a little late, but I can now post my Sketch Frenzy Friday post. Blogger has been down for the last day and a half, so it's been hard to be patient while they fixed whateer the problem was. Anyway--here we go! The sketch this week is by Patrice Herrera. Patrice is fairly new to the group, but she is loaded with talent, as you will able to tell from this sketch:

The sketch itself is pretty colorful and could be used as-is I think! Here is my interpretation:

As you can see, I turned the sketch on it's side and added a sentiment on the right side. I used a base of Daffodil Delight, 2 strips of Designer Paper from Beyond the Garden DSP, available in the Summer Mini (click on the Order Online button in the right bar of my blog if you want to order),
a large scallop circle punch and a punched Designer Label from Wild Wasabi card stock, a piece of Whisper White card stock--the Wild Wasabi and Whisper White pieces were all embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and the sentiment is from Curly Cute and stamped on Whisper White using my go-to color for sentiments, Early Espresso. The flower is the large open flower from Fabulous Florets inked with Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight. Hope you enjoy it!

You can click HERE to go to Maria's blog or HERE to go to the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog. We would love to have you join us!


Friday, May 6, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday 5-6-11 My Digital Studio Is My Friend

Hi Stampers:

It's FRIDAY!!! YAY!!! That means another GREAT Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch and GREAT projects to look at. Here is today's sketch, created by Sharon Field:

And here's my project--created in My Digital Studio:

This sketch was so much fun! I used the NEW Designer Series Paper-digital version-from the Summer Mini called Beyond the Garden and the Fabulous Florets stamp brush set. the colors used are Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, and I threw in some Baja Breeze, Peach Parfait and Regal Rose. I left off the swirls in the sketch because of the busyness of the DSP. Sharon did a SUPER job on this sketch and I may try to reproduce it in a hand stamped card and bring my digital creation to real life.

Now, jump on over to PATRICE's BLOG to see how she interpreted this sketch. You can also go to the SFF BLOG at any time if you get lost in our mini tour OR you if you want to upload your own creation. Please join us!