Saturday, March 31, 2012

Everyday Elegance Envie and Card

Hey there blog friends - I'm back with another post!  I had to do one last hurrah for this year's Sale-a-bration!  I just love the Everyday Elegance DSP {as you can see from my last few posts}, that it's hard to say goodbye.  So, for today's share, I'm doing one last tribute with a card and envelope I created.  These papers really are so pretty - and they go so well with this elegant bird die!  Here's a zoomed out view...
How do you like that background?  Do you recognize it?  Well, if you don't, let me introduce you to Stampin'Up!'s new diagonal plate!! I happen to be a very big fan.  I'll show you why in a sec.  But first, the full card - so you can really appreciate it..
Viola!  It's a telescoping card I created with the Labels Framelits!  The key here is that the card uses 3 panels.  On the largest panel, I matted the labels framelits, so that the sentiment is covered up by the 2nd layer.  And on the top layer, my pretty bird.  What do you think?  Hope you like it!  So now, let me share with you the fun envelopes I created.
Aren't these sooo cute!!!  I had so much fun making these on the diagonal plate.  Let me tell you about this plate - it's an awesome add on to our Simply Scored board.  As you know, the Simply scored has vertical lines on it at every 1/8" inch.  It's a great piece on it's own, although I have to say, this diagonal plate is a PERFECT companion!!  I made the 2 sizes of envelopes above, which fit a 3" x 3" inch card and a 5 1/2"x 4 1/4".   After I made a few of these, I had the epiphany of using my retired DSPs to make some fune and fabulous envies!!  That'll be my ongoing project :)

Now, don't forget that today is the LAST day of Sale-a-bration, so if you have fallen in love with this paper, it's your last chance to get it!  You can earn sale-a-bration products with every $50 of merchandise you purchase, so if you like what you see on this post, here's where you'd be:

Everyday Elegance Bird - $21.95
Labels Framelits - $26.95
Diagonal Plate - $11.95
Total (before tax and shipping) - $60.85

You can hop on over to shop on my online store anytime!

As for these projects, I'll share sometime in the next week or so, but for now, I've got to run.  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Thanks for popping by! :)


March's Final Friday Winner!

Good morning and happy Saturday to you all, bloggie friends!  Thanks to those of you that played along with me in my quick March Final Friday giveaway contest!  Are you ready to find out the winner?  Well, without further adieu, let's find out!  The lucky winner is:
Lucky #5, who happens to be
Nancy L! 
Congratulations, to you, Nancy!

Hope you all have a great day!  I'll be back in a bit to share a fun project.  Oh, and don't forget - today is the last day of Sale-a-bration, so if there's a stamp set or certain product you were interested in, now's your last chance to scoop it up!

Friday, March 30, 2012

{Happy Moments} for March's Final Friday!!

Hello bloggie friends!  How are you all?  Well, here we are on the final Friday of the month, and I can't bear to end the month without a giveaway. So, dear friends, I've got a fun game for the day.  Leave me a comment on this post and you can win this prize! 

You'll get the following items pictured:
  • Striped embossing folder
  • Happy Moments Clear Mount stamp set
Now, this contest is only going til Midnight today (Pacific Time), March 30th, so if you'd like to play, I'd love for you to comment!   International  blog friends are welcome to play, too.  I will announce the winner on my blog tomorrow.  One comment per person, please and leave me an email address or blog site where I can let you know if you won!!  Have a great Friday and I'll catch up with you guys tomorrow :)

Bye for now!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

St Paddy's Day and some MDS fun

Hello there blog friends!  Hope you guys had a nice St Patrick's Day!  It also coincides with my mom's birthday, so we got to spend some time with her today, too.  Here are a couple of pics from our St. Paddy's day that I thought I'd share.  I had fun putting this layout together in MDS.  I used the Downtown Grunge and the 2012 Modern Prints Paper.  It really is so much fun tinkering with the layout.  I know this is a pretty basic one, but fun nonetheless!  I started with an 8 1/2" x 11 page layout, but cropped this to a 5x7 print size so I can put it in a frame. 

I was on a roll, so I created the layout below, too, using the On the Go digital papers and embellishments.  So cute!  I have been wanting to use this digital paper with this particular picture because it totally matches my little man's shirt!  Here's the look at the 5x7 page, which I also want to put in a frame...or maybe I'll make an album.  We'll see, but I'll be prepared with a hard copy of it either way :)

So, there you have it!  I am totally loving MDS.  The cool thing is, if you want to check it out, you can do a 30 day trial for free!  I think it's a pretty awesome offer, but you should definitely see for yourself if it's worth it for you.  You can check out the deets and download the software here.

Well, my dear friends, it's WAY past my bedtime, so I'm gonna say bye for now.  Hope you guys have a great rest of your weekend!  Since it's a rainy weekend here in Southern California, I may get to do more digital crafting or stamping afterall, so stay tuned!

Friday, March 16, 2012

a quick {HELLO!}

Hi all!  I know it has been a very long while since I last posted, so I wanted to pop in real quick to let you know I am still here and do hope I can post more frequently...soon!  It has been just SUPER CRAZY BUSY for me on my day job front.  It's all good, though. I was out for a few days at a work conference at the end of February, then not long after, I got some new responsibilities that are taking me some time to get up to speed.  The cool thing is, it's website related, so I can't wait to apply the things I'm learning to the good ol' bloggie blog (at some point in the near future). :) The downside is, it has eaten up most of my time, with no room to craft.  On top of it all,  I have tendonitis of the wrist, which means my typing skills and speed have taken a downturn, due to this brace I'm relegated to wear for the next 3 weeks! Ugh!

Everything else is going great! My little guy is growing quickly..he's already 9 months.  I know I have to share pictures soon!  The hubby's doing well, and just as busy as me, so you can just imagine that all our free time is spent doing some good ol' family bonding time :)

Thanks for continuing to pop in.  I'll post some crafty stuff this weekend.  So many goodies, so little time!  Bye for now :)