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!!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A little Christmas in August

Well...we need a break from the heat wave around here! So I thought I'd make a Christmas card inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch. This card, though relatively simple, has many elements. The Early Espresso card stock has been run through the Woodgrain embossing folder and slightly sanded.  The Very Vanilla has been daubed and stamped in Crumb Cake with the Snowflake Soiree stamp set.  The ornaments are from the Ornament Keepsakes and then cut out with the coordinating framelit dies.  If you buy both of these items at the same time, Stampin' Up! gives you a 15% discount on the bundle.  The "merry merry merry" stamp is from the Border Banter stamp set.  I love this stamp because it makes it look like you took the time to line up the stamp several times, when in actuality, you don't have to!  I LOVE that feature!  Thanks for stopping by!