Monday, December 29, 2014
I thought I would show you a card made with a brand new stamp! The stamp is called Love is Kindness and I think it is just so pretty. It is the first stamp from the new spring catalog that I inked up. It is a single stamp #137131 and will be available January 6th.
Thanks for stopping by today! If you haven't already, stop by the online store and take a look at the year-end closeouts. There are a lot of great items as much as 80% off.
And, beginning January 6th you can order from the new Spring mini catalog and take advantage of Sale-a-bration too!! During Sale-A-Bration you can choose from a selection of great products FREE with every $50 you spend. Details will be coming soon, and the spring catalog has already begun arriving in homes. let me know if you would like a copy!
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Hi Everyone! It's MDS Blog Hop time again! This week we are showing what we have been working on lately. These are a few Christmas cards that I made. I had hoped to show you the printed versions but they are expected to arrive Friday!! One day too late for the Blog Hop! I will try and post them on Monday if you would like to check back.
I also made some new cookie recipe swatch books, also set to arrive on Friday. This is the cover. I have made something like this before and they are so fun to give.
Mixed in are a few pictures from over the years.
Jackie and I have been making cookies together since I got married 21 years ago.
Friday, December 12, 2014
He is already sitting pretty in my tree.
I started by assembling half the star, cutting of the front tabs. Then I stamped the wood grain stamp onto some Kraft card stock in Soft Suede ink. I then cut out my fence with the word window punch. I also made a little strip of paper to hold the fence together. I snipped the rounded tops off of the word window pieces so they would look more fence like. I use bitty banner punch but you could just snip with scissors.
To add the fence bridge I just bend the ends down and glued them inside with glue.
To line up the fence posts, I lined them up on the bottom of my grid paper to make sure they were straight, then I placed a post it not on top of them to hold them in place. I then placed the star on top of them so I know were I needed to fold them. I traced the star to add the fold line.
I also added glue to the fence bridge, then lowered it all inside.
I let it sit for a while and then took off the post-it note.
I added a thin line of glue along the edges of the star, then added Cherry Cobbler bakers twine around the edge to give it a more finished look.
I perched the bird up on the fence and added a bit of dazzling details for snow.
I hope you like my little cardinal ornament. I hope to finish the rest of my kit this weekend!
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
One thing I want to point out is that there are no holes in the sides of the stars to thread ribbon threw. I used a hole punch in mine, adding the holes where I wanted them before attaching the back of the star.
All in all a super fun kit. I saved some of the stars aside so that I could attempt to make a diorama like on I saw on Pinterest. Here is a link to that star and mine will not be quite as fabulous, but I will try :)
Thanks for stopping by!!
Friday, December 5, 2014
Many of you will be getting the new Spring mini catalog in your mail boxes soon!! You will love it!! Not on my regular mailing list, but would like a spring catalog? let me know!!
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Hi Everyone!! It is MDS Blog Hop time again!! We are celebrating Christmas projects this week! I don't know about you but Christmas is really charging through isn't it? I don't know how we are in December already! Did November seem like only a few days to you too? But, here we are, it's December and Christmas is coming so it is time to "Deck the Halls"! With that in mind I made a Faux Mixed Media wall art piece to hang up. I call it "Faux" because normally there are layers of paper and paint, and I made mine digitally.
I started by opening an 8 1/2 by 11 project and adding an 8 x 8 punch square, filled with some newsprint dsp as a background. I then layered some brush stroke stamps from the Happy Watercolor stamp brush set. I then looked through my Christmas stamps that were line art only. I choose this tree from the Color me Christmas designer template download. I wanted to make it look like I added a wash of "paint" behind the image like you would do in real mixed media drawing, so I used the "freeform" brush tool to add a wash behind the tree. I Then made a text box on the bottom of the page to make my cut out letters.
I then printed out my page onto watercolor paper and colored in the tree with my Aqua painters. I added some sequin garland for Holiday sparkle. After I painted the tree I cut apart my text and glued it on. Here is what the print out looked like.
I cut the card fronts apart and painted them.
I hope you think my hand painted cards and wall art are fun! They were fun to make!
Click on the Next button to see what the rest of the team has made. Holly is up next, I am sure you will love her project! Hop all through the blog hop till you get back to where you started! We hope you find some Christmas inspiration!!
Monday, December 1, 2014
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