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Saturday, June 28, 2014


The design of this MDS card is based on another "real" card I made - Watercolor Field Flowers.

MDS Supplies:
Stamps - Field Flowers, Heard From The Heart
DSP - Watercolor Wonder
Colors - Basic Black, Gumball Green, Island Indigo Marina Mist, Whisper White
Element - MDS Ink Splatter 4

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Box of Bright Blooms

Playing with the MDS again. This card took me several days to create, and I never needed to clean up my mess at the end of each day. Can you imagine all the scraps of paper lying about after making this many flowers? Not only that, but it would probably be really bulky to mail a card with this many three-dimensional elements. The reason it took so long is because I only had a little bit of time to play each evening.

MDS Supplies:
Stamps - Baroque Motifs, Twitterpated
Elements - Bright Blooms, Gold Brads
DSP - WatercolorWonder
Colors - Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White

Monday, June 16, 2014

Happy Watercolor

You might have seen on my previous post that my house is under construction. Fortunately, I did not need to pack up my "play room." Unfortunately, I'm not staying at my house right now -- no kitchen, living or dining rooms.

Since I do still have limited down time, I have a need to create something! Yay for MDS! It does take me a bit longer to create a card, but I will be able to print out several of them and use them in the future. I'll even be able to take a basic card and embellish it, or "step it up."

I made this one utilizing the sketch challenge from Operation Write Home.

MDS Supplies:
Stamps - Happy Watercolor
DSP - Watercolor Wonder
Colors - Basic Black, Gumball Green, Pacific Point, Whisper White

Friday, June 6, 2014

Under Construction

It's official! The remodel to my house is under way. I no longer have a kitchen or living room; including the roof covering the two rooms, and walls are being torn down and re-built. At the moment, we still have water and electricity, but I'm not sure for how much longer.

Unfortunately, this means my card-making days have become non-existent. In my mind, I thought I might be able to pull it off. Hide in my craft room for an hour or two each day, and allow myself time to play and create. Alas, this is not to be. I might find some time to create cards using MDS, but there's no guarantee.

On the bright side, the roof trusses will be delivered next week, and a new roof should be in place by the weekend. The majority of the work should only take a couple of months, and I'll have a larger living/dining room and kitchen, plus a mud room.

Wish me luck, and if you have any words of wisdom to help me keep my sanity, please leave me a comment.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Flowering Poetry

I got to make some cards today! I made a total of six (so far), using this week's sketch at Operation Write Home. Here are a couple of them - they all have a similar look.

Stamp - Flowering Flourishes
Card Stock - Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla
DSP - Print Poetry
Ink - Gumball Green
Embossing Folder - Elegant Lines

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


I had fun making this card with the hardwood fence and banners. It's a perfect note card for a friend.
Stamps - Banner Blast, Hardwood, Petite Petals
Card Stock - Garden Green, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise
Punches/Framelits - Banner, Petite Petals, Secret Garden
Jewels - Pearls, Rhinestone
Trim - Hemp Twine (ret.)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pistachio and Brown Sugar

The Stampin' Up! colors I used for this card are Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar. The cut embellishment is from Silhouette. When I want an intricately cut focal point, the Silhouette is a great option. I've also used the Silhouette to cut out Stampin' Up! MDS images, which was my primary reason for purchasing this additional tool.

Card Stock - Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Very Vanilla
Embossing Folder - Fancy Fan
Embellishment - Pearls
Silhouette Image - Floral Sprigs (non-SU!)

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