Sunday, March 17, 2013

Corinne's Birthday

Here is a picture of the entire table before the party began.  I did the banner hanging in the window with MDS to match the colors of the party.  There are cute little homemade bubble gum machines on either side that are made out of clay pots from Lowe's and glass vases from the Dollar Store.

This is the cake I had made for the party.  I just love how it turned out.  The "Keep Calm" sign in the back was more MDS.
Here's the table at another angle.  We made fruit and veggie trays to look like Elmo.  We served little sandwiches, clementine oranges, goldfish, chex mix, and deviled eggs.  All very simple to make, but more importantly, simple to eat.

This is the birthday girl standing by her homemade sign.  My husband built it out of a fence post and a few dowels.  I painted it (the best I could)

Here are some of the favors that went home.  Each child received a mailbox with their name on it (MDS).  It was full of goodies that started with "C" in honor of the birthday girl.  We had crackers, crayons, chalk, and then cookies of course.

Friday, February 22, 2013

My Valentine for My Hubby

We are in the process of redoing our attic to make way for another baby.  Our color scheme is yellow, gray, and that pretty blue that looks a lot like island indigo.  Because we don't make a huge deal out of holidays like this one, I decided I would make a sort of subway art with a quote from the movie The Vow to go in our new room.  With MDS, I was able to whip this up in no time.  After that, it was a matter of printing it, and framing it.  I love the way it turned out!  Surprisingly, so did he!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Treats Made Simple

So...for these little cuties, I made a very simple template on MDS based on something I had seen on Pinterest.  I created the circle so it would fit inside a 1 1/2 in punch.  Then I layered it on some retired Crushed Curry card stock and voila.  I used Stampin' Up's skinny cello bags for the candy corn and they are complete.

Click here to download the JPG

20 to a page makes for a very inexpensive printout!  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Hybrid

This is a card I did for my last stamp meeting and I'm sad to say I am just now getting around to posting it.  The school year is consuming a lot of my time.  This card is a hybrid using the Perfectly Preserved stamp set.  The card has a double Z fold and is closed with an adorable belly band.  The image on the belly band was created all digitally except the "for you" label and of course the 3D flower.  I just love hybrid cards because the computer makes things more more easily reproduced and accurate (for those of us who refuse to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig), but keeping the real--handmade element in tact.  Let me know what you think!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

MDS--at the Beach

Ok...I created this page last night with the guidance of Heather Summers's MDS class.  If you were ever thinking about MDS and were concerned you didn't know enough, worry no more.  Seriously, she has so many wonderful tips and tricks that make MDS so easy and fun!  This photo trick was the cool tip yesterday and I simply had to try it!  Go to her blog and pay the $20 to join the class.  You won't regret it!  Have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 24, 2012

MDS...other than scrapbooking

 Ok...I am loving the new MDS.  You simply must try it out!!!  With a 30 day free trial, who can go wrong?  Well, we went back to school a few weeks ago which is why I've been so absent in the stamping/blogging world.  However, I got on MDS last night to create some numbers for my classroom.  We are approaching math with a new adaptive program this year which is very cool.  It's a little intimidating for many of us, but we are getting more and more comfortable with the idea.  Our classes are divided into modalities each 6-day rotation.  Each of the groups will go somewhere different on a daily basis according to what they know.  The boys can move from group to group at their own pace.  In order to make this visual for my guys, I created numbers on MDS, laminated them, and put magnets on the back.  This way, I can move the magnets around daily to show the boys where they are going.  Probably way to much information, but here are the MDS pages I used to create the numbers.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Mojo 253

Do you believe it??  I actually got a card made for Mojo MONDAY on a Monday.  This is my kids' first day of school, and I don't go back until Wednesday.  So, I'm spending my last few days of freedom trying to get ahead!  
This is my take on this week's Mojo Monday challenge.  I just love the new Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP because it's not only great for Halloween cards, but also for Thanksgiving and generic fall cards.  This card uses the woodgrain embossing folder and  just a smidgen of DSP.  Then I used the Autumn Accents die that coordinates with the Wonderfall stamp set.  I cut out three leaves in various card stock and roughed them up a bit.  Then I used the Brushed Bronze Designer Button (can I just say that I love those because they are ALL THE SAME!!!)  I used the sentiment from last year's set Day of Gratitude and cut it out with the Bitty Banner Framelits.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!