DigiChallenge (PMDC 034)

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It’s time for another DigiChallenge!

Screen Shot 2013-12-04 at 10.37.47 AMHere is my 34th submission as part of the Design Team.  Today’s challenge is a sketch challenge (PMDC-034).

Come play with us!  Your entry does NOT have to be digital.  Use paper, ink & stamps or create with My Digital Studio.

Full rules for the digi challenge can be found on Nicole’s Pixel Maven’s blog by clicking here. Don’t forget to send your friends over to vote for your entry!

PMDC 034

MDS Supplies:  Stamps | You’re My Sunshine, All Time Fave, Define Your Life, Family Reunion, Bright Blossoms; Punches | 1.25″ Square filled with You’re My Sunshine DSP;


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Pals Blog Hop – Fall Flair

Glad you could join us for some fun fall crafting with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals! You’ve probably hopped over from Maggie Mata’s blog, I’m stop number 23 on the Pals Hop and I’m glad you hopped in! I’ll help you “hop along” from blog to blog where you’ll find great ideas for Stampin’ Up! fall projects! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you’ll be back on track.

When many people think of fall, they think of football.  My family really isn’t into sports including football – I know, gasp!!.  However, my son recently joined the flag football team through school. It’s been quite the experience watching him find his way on the field.

These are my first photos during one of his practices and his first game was last Sunday.  His team is called The Raiders and on my first page the boys were trying on their jerseys.  The second page captures some shots of Devlin practicing his plays and trying out each position on the field.

Here’s what the pages would look like in the full layout format.

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Julie Trevett-Smith’s blog, stop number 24 on the Pals Fall Flair Blog Hop! Thanks for “hopping” by!

  1. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  2. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  3. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX
  4. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at stamppaperscissors
  5. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan
  6. Nicole Picadura at Scraps and Stamps
  7. Bobbi at My Therapy
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  9. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  10. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  12. Lynn at Cattaildesigns
  13. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  14. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  15. Naki Rager at …notes from Naki
  16. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  17. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  18. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  19. Kim Luithle at Kim’s Stampin Stuff
  20. Lori Martin at The Rejoicing Papercrafter
  21. Diane Roberts at scoreatfourandaquarter
  22. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  23. Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations – YOU ARE HERE
  24. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin’ Affair!
  25. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full
  26. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping

Convention Circus Cards


These 3″ x 3″ cards were created for my son, Devlin. Every time I attend the Annual Stampin’ Up! Convention, I make him a card for every day I am gone.

Using the World Spectacular Designer Series Paper and Crumb Cake card stock, these fun little cards came to life.

I plan to go to a party store and get some circus/carnival supplies to go with the cards (fun tickets, toys and prizes).  Devlin can do a few chores to help Daddy while I’m gone to earn tickets.  Then come Friday, he can cash in his tickets for fun toys & prizes.  Sounds like fun to me!

World Spectacular DSP – Item #126897, $10.95

12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs. 12″ x 12″. Acid- and lignin- free. Coordinates with the World Spectacular Suite. Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Whisper White.

Check out the cards I created for Devlin for past Convention’s.

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Blast Off Bookmarks

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Check out these cute bookmarks I made for my son, Devlin using the new sets Blast Off & Outer Space!

He joined two reading clubs this summer – one at the local library and one at Barnes & Noble’s bookstore.  Here’s the info on the B&N book club.  So far, he’s already earned two of his prizes at the local library and he’s got two more he can earn there.  It’s really inspired him to get reading.

I thought creating super-cute bookmarks would be a special addition to his new hobby!  I fell in love with these stamp sets the minute I saw them in the catalog.  The Outer Space image is actually a Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel.

What do you think?  My son loves them and is already making use of the bookmarks, which I love!

      Blast Off Stamp Set
      Clear Mount, Item #125946 $20.95
      Wood Mount, Item #125944 $28.95


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Delightful Digi Tape

Rush Digi Tape-001

I created this 8" x 8" digital scrapbook page with the help of the template included in the Neutral Delightful Digital Tape MDS download (see full contents below).  

With a few simple clicks, I customized my page and ended up with a cute memory to last a lifetime.  

All I did was replace the text & insert a photo of my cute brown eyed boy.  I'm very happy with the way this turned out – especially considering I was able to complete it in less than 5 minutes! My Digital Studio is perfect for us busy bee's.  




Neutral Delightful Digital Tape – $3.95

Add to your Delightful Digital Tape collection with five new colors in our 25-piece neutral version. With five styles and five colors, "keep it together" with these edgy tape embellishments. Also included is a one-page 8" x 8" designer template. The download installs into the Delightful Digital Tape folder so you can access all your tape in one easy location. Coordinating colors include Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, and transparent.

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Delight in the Day Photobook Template – $19.95

Celebrate the bright, everyday moments of life with our digital-exclusive Delight in the Day Photobook Template. This download comes packed with a ready-made photobook and additional pieces for extra photobook pages or other projects. It includes a 24-page 11" x 8-1/2" photobook designer template, a 15-piece stamp brush set, 12 Designer Series Paper patterns, and 33 embellishments. Coordinating colors include Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Peach Parfait, Pool Party, and Very Vanilla.

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Home for the Holidays Ensemble – $9.95

There’s nothing like the coziness of being home during the holidays. Create that same cozy feel on your holiday projects with our digital-exclusive Home for the Holidays Ensemble. This download comes complete with solutions for holiday parties (an invite and labels for tags and treats), decorating (frameable artwork), gift tags, and Christmas cards. Even better, all the elements come available as stamp brushes and embellishments so you can create additional coordinating projects.

The download includes a 7-piece stamp brush set, 19 embellishments, and several designer templates (double-sided 5" x 3-1/2" postcard invitation, 7" x 5" thank you greeting card, one-page 8-1/2" x 11" frame décor, two-page 8-1/2" x 11" labels). Coordinating colors include Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, and Very Vanilla.

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So Typefelt Stamp Brush Set – $5.95

Add sentiments of gratitude, inspiration, love, and more with our 10-piece So Typefelt Stamp Brush Set. These large, digital-exclusive images look great on photobook pages, framed art, and cards.

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Wintergreen Designer Series Paper – $4.95

Enjoy the 12 fresh and trendy winter (or anytime) patterns in our Wintergreen Designer Series Paper. They’re great for backgrounds or accents on any project! Coordinating colors include Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Pool Party, and Sage Shadow.

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Snow Flurries Stamp Brush Set- $3.95

Whip up a winter storm (a digital one—the kind we actually like) with our six-piece Snow Flurries Stamp Brush Set. These trendy images work wonderfully as accents, borders, or backgrounds on any project. The download also includes a beautiful 3-1/2" x 5" trifold card designer template.

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Tasteful {Trim} Birthday Cards

Woodland Birthday

These Kwik & Kool Birthday cards are sure to please.  I love the funky look achieved by using the Tasteful Trim Bigz Die in my Big Shot.  

Using designer paper (like this fun collection, called Woodland Walk) allowed me to create a pulled-together look in a flash.  These two cards only took me 20 minutes to create from start to finish.  Replicate this look by changing out your DSP!

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Stampin' Supplies
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Stamp Sets:  Bring on the Cake (MDS 124015)  Paper:  Crumb Cake (120953), Woodland Walk (117389) Ink:  Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad (119670), Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Pad (108641)  Embellishments:  Bitty Buttons (118761)  Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), (120893), 1-1/4" Square Punch (119865) 

Birthday Boy

Robbie Birthday
A fun birthday card for my step-son Robbie, who turned 14 a few days ago.  I had a blast creating this card and playing with the layout.

This card uses the stamp set Bring on the Cake from the 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog.  Items from this catalog are available for purchase through April 30, 2011.

Give yourself a gift every time you use this set of 13 images!  You can’t beat the variety of birthday feel-good greetings waiting to surprise and inspire your creativity packed in this box. There are plenty of different styles for all your birthday cards for years to come. Plus you can use several of the greetings with graphics as custom stamped accents for a variety of projects.  Available in wood-mount and clear-mount.

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Bring on the Cake - Clear-Mount Stamp - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Supplies
Stamp Sets:  Bring on the Cake (wood mount 121899, clear mount 121958)
Paper:  Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650), Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack – Neutrals Collection (117157), Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack – Brights Collection (117155), Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack – Regals Collection (117154)
Ink:  Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad (102277)
Embellishments:  Pewter Jumbo Eyelets (108432)
Tools:  Crop-a-Dile (108362), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906)

Happy Birthday, Scott!

Manly Birthday

Today, I share with you a kwik and kool birthday card created for a special uncle.

Now – I first have to apologize to him because the card is still sitting here on my desk.  I know I sent a belated card last year, too – I need to get on the ball!

I had a fun time playing with the little squares and arranging them "just so".  Pretty cute, if I do say so myself.  

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Peaceful Seasons
A simple (kwik & kool) card that I sent as a thank you.

I really love how this turned out.  The sentiment "seasons greetings" can be used AFTER the holidays.  My rule of thumb is if there is still snow on the ground, it is still considered the "season". It may help to know that I live in wintery Wisconsin!  BRRR!

Enjoy the season, wherever you live.  


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Dustin 30 Bday

A simple card I made for my brother, who turned 30 on March 27.

Happy Birthday, Dustin!


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