For today's MISM share, I decided to blow the dust off of my "Godspeed" stamp set and create a patriotic card honoring those who have served (or currently serve) in the military. For some, the Memorial Day holiday means sale prices, cook-outs, and a long weekend but, hopefully, they'll take time to notice a lot of flags waving in honor of those who have served, are serving, or died serving to protect the freedoms that we all enjoy. All gave some; some gave all. Stampin' Up! products used to create my card include Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Whisper White, and Vellum card stock, brad, star punch, Night of Navy, Real Red, and Early Espresso ink and, of course, one of the best patriotic stamp sets that Stampin' Up! has ever offered . . . "Godspeed."
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
This card was going to my snappy Monday post, but I decided to do something else for that. I designed this card on My Digital Studio using the following digital content: Top Note shape, "The Open Sea" and "Vintage Overlays" stamp brush sets, button, stitching, and Baker's twine. After printing the design, I layered it onto a piece of Early Espresso card stock, which was adhered to the Crumb Cake card. I used the Word Window and Modern Label punches for the sentiment, which is from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set. I absolutely LOVE the ease of creating with My Digital Studio! Colors used for this project are Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, and Early Espresso. ETA: I forgot to mention that this card also features the digital version of Nautical Expedition designer paper.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
It's Julie's turn to present an inspiring project for Freestyle Fridays, and pictured to the right is the beauty that she created this week. It's quite a striking project--who could help but notice those flowers? To learn more about this project, let's visit Julie's blog! While you're there, take a look at some of her other projects and don't forget to leave a few kind words for her.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
I've mentioned before that I love Stampin' Up!'s "Morning Cup" stamp set, and I've used it again for today's MISM project. I know you might be thinking that there are so many things that could be added to this card, but I wanted to keep it snappy simple. I began by punching four squares with the new Postage Stamp punch from different colors of card stock. I then used the mini Oval and Jewelry Tag punches (with a little knot of Baker's twine) and called it complete. You could use up a lot of scrap card stock by employing the Postage Stamp punch for a few sets of cards like this!
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Pictured to the right is the sneak peek photo that Julie shared with me of her Freestyle Fridays project. The colors look pretty, and I can tell that it's a floral project but, other than that, we'll have to visit her blog to learn more. Hopefully, she has been able to upload the post to her blog about this project. Unfortunately, Blogger has been acting up for the past 24 hours and has managed to lose the post and pictures of the heritage album that I put up yesterday or the day before. ARGH!!!!!!!!! Anyway, don't forget to visit Julie's blog to see her project in full. Yesterday, I used Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio software to design the signature blip for my blog posts, but I'm not sure if I will use it all the time. I love the fact that I was able to design it to coordinate with my blog banner, and would love to hear what you think about it. Patty Bennett has been using an MDS-designed signature for her blog posts, shared a tutorial of the design process, and inspired me to create one of my own.
ETA: Blogger found the post about my heritage album!! WOOHOO!!!!! Thank you, Blogspot!!!!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
One of my current favorite Stampin' Up! stamp sets is "Morning Cup." As a matter of fact, I like it even better than I thought I would, and that might be because it enables me to use the Jewelry Tag punch, which is also a favorite. Two of the word stamps in this set fit perfectly on that punch! For this card, I used the following Stampin' Up! products: Old Olive, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, and Pumpkin Pie card stock, assorted markers, white gel pen, 3" and 3-1/2" Circle dies, Square Lattice embossing folder, Scallop Trim Border punch, linen thread, "Greenhouse Gala" and "First Edition" (or "Newsprint") designer paper.
Monday, May 9, 2011
With the fun of Mother's Day yesterday, I almost forgot to make a MISM project. This card got its start when I pulled the die-cut scallop circle card from the box of scrap card stock that needs to be sorted and filed (but that will probably never, ever happen). I then decided to use Stampin' Up!'s "Morning Cup" stamp set to create my snappy card. The stamped cup was colored with Pink Pirouette ink and an aqua painter, and I used an Early Espresso marker to color the heart. Other Stampin' Up! products used to create this quick card include linen thread, Very Vanilla, Rose Red, and Early Espresso card stock, Square Lattice embossing folder, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle punches, and 3" and 3-1/2" Circle dies.