Thursday, February 27, 2014

MDS Blog Hop - Scraplift

Hi there!  Today is our MDS Blog Hop and do you want to know what I've been working on?  Challenges… I love using challenges to get my creative juices flowing!  I found a Scraplift Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers that I like to play along with.  You sign up, and scraplift a layout from the person's gallery before you.  Here is the two-page layout I created:

Click here to see Cheryl's layout that I scraplifted. :)  I used her basic layout and even used snowflakes and jewels for my embellies.  I love how the rhinestone jewels look colored!  So fun!

Downloads Used:
A Year Celebrated, Daily December, Lemonade Stand, Misstitched, Sweet Details, Thoughtful Overlays, Rhinestone Jewels (recolored), Jingle & Joy

We hope you follow along with us on our MDS Blog Hop!  Next up is Beth!  Click the button below to see what she's been working on! :)

Thanks for visiting!!


Signature - Tree

Saturday, February 15, 2014

SCIC #75 Sketch Challenge

Hi there!  It's time for a new sketch challenge over at Stampin' Celebration.

 I used this month's sketch to create this card:

Products Used:
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler
Other:  Big Shot, Expressions Thinlets Dies, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Small Heart Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels

I made this card for my hubby for Valentine's.  He's sweet to put up with all of my creative chaos!  :P

Make sure and stop by the Stampin' Celebration Blog to see what the other designers created!!  We are also looking for 2 new DT members - info on the blog!

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!!


Signature - Tree

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Happy Thursday!  Valentine's Day is right around the corner and today's MDS Hop is all about LOVE!  Here is the layout I'd LOVE to share with you:

I LOVE this photo of my son and "his girl".  The LOVE between a boy and his dog is a beautiful thing. ;) This photo was from round one of our Georgia snow jam two weeks ago!  We are currently in round two - snow falling as we speak!  I'm sure I'll have more photos to scrap after tomorrow!  My boys are anxiously awaiting some more time on the neighborhood "slopes" (aka-golf course).  We don't get snow very often in Georiga, so when we do, the boys LOVE it!

Downloads Used:
This and That Retro Fresh (frame), Watercolored Winter, Finest Simplicity, Happy Life, Beautiful Today, Love This, Downtown Grunge 

This layout came together really quickly using this Page Maps sketch.  (LOVE when that happens!)

While you're here, let me list the top 5 things I LOVE about MDS:
  1. I can create anytime, anywhere.  At home, in my car while my son is in guitar lessons, on the bleachers while my other son is at baseball practice, in the car during a long drive (passenger seat of course)….  etc., etc.!
  2. If I make a mistake or don't like how something turns out, I can correct it with a click of a button.  I don't have to tear the paper off my page or cover up my misspelled journaling…  :P
  3. I can resize my photos with ease.  I really LOVE this feature!  I can add a bunch of small photos to my layout or one really big one!  So simple!
  4. Creating photo gifts is a breeze!  I love giving calendars or photobooks for gifts. With MDS, it is so easy to create a photobook or calendar and then quickly create a duplicate one for another family member.  I can go in and change just a few pages or photos to create another custom gift for someone.  This saves so much time while still creating a special, unique gift!
  5. Download Tuesday!  Yep, new downloads are released every Tuesday!  I never get bored of the same 'ol stuff… as I can purchase new downloads every week to keep my projects fresh and fun!  LOVE that!!
So… I know you're going to LOVE what the other designers have created this week! Next up along the way is Beth.  Make sure and click the button below to follow along!

We hope you find some things you LOVE about MDS as you hop along with us! 

Thanks for visiting and have a LOVEly day!! 


Signature - Tree

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Valentine's Fun with SCIC #75

Hi there!  There's a fun new challenge over at Stampin' Celebration today!

When I saw all of those colorful hearts, I knew I wanted to play with some of my new stamps from the Occasions Catalog!  I decided to get busy on my Valentine's cards!

Products Used:
Stamps:  Language of Love (#133077), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Strawberry Slush, Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green
Paper:  Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Other:  Petite Pennants Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Dimensionals

Don't forget to check out the Stampin' Celebration Blog to see what the other designers have made!  You can play along with us by linking your projects up by February 25th! We can't wait to see what you create!!

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!  :)


Signature - Tree