Monday, October 20, 2014

MDS Monday 87



Good morning!  Welcome to another challenge for MDS Monday.  Yapha has this fun sketch for us today... and also a challenge to group some photo boxes together for one photo!  



I used another of my beautiful beach pictures from our trip to Mexico and added some colour blocking around it.  


Looking at it now.... I actually think I'll go back and move the picture over one set of photo boxes so it's more centered.  What do you think?

Challenge Guidelines:
-Please create a new MDS project for the current challenge.
-Provide a link back to MDS Monday or use the Challenge Graphic above within your post.
-Link directly to your Post for this challenge, not your entire blog. (So we can find your project)
-You can create a Card, Scrap Page or 3-D Object with the Sketch.
-The Challenge will end on Saturday Oct. 25th @ 12pm EST.
-Have fun!  

 I hope you'll be inspired to play along at MDS Monday... go check out what the other designers have created... there's so much inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by!
 
xo Anita

Monday, October 13, 2014

Stampin' Celebration-SC89

Hello again!  It's still Monday, I'm still gone, I'm just back with another quick post for Stampin' Celebration!  Be sure to click over there so you can check out the other design team member's creations and also welcome our new design team members.  Check out their blogs.... they have beautiful, beautiful creations!


Since I'm still off, I'm going to be super quick here....


Today's sketch is from Lynda.... I just loved it.... perfect for a card or a scrapbook layout!


I'm finally getting some pictures from last spring scrapbooked... and it feels GOOD!!!!

Be sure to play along this week!  See you in the gallery!

xo Anita

MDSM86-Herringbone Technique



Happy Thanksgiving Day Canadians!  I'm off this long weekend on one last blast of camping till next year.... so I'm going to be short and sweet today!

Heidi wanted us to try a technique that's new to me.... at least in MDS... the herringbone technique!  Click on over to MDS Monday to follow the link to watch Juanita Golson's step by step tutorial video, check out all the design team member's creations, and then link up in the gallery after you give it a whirl yourself!  It's pretty fun!


I actually made mine out of all Real Red coloured DSPs, but then thought it too bright, so I layered a 'piece of vellum' over it and now I love the result.... but also decided that I could have just done the whole thing in a lighter pink colour.... see how wierd my mind works sometimes?!  Ha!


Ok, that's it for me....

Challenge Guidelines:
-Please create a new MDS project for the current challenge.
-Provide a link back to MDS Monday or use the Challenge Graphic above within your post.
-Link directly to your Post for this challenge, not your entire blog. (So we can find your project)
-You can create a Card, Scrap Page or 3-D Object with the Sketch.
-The Challenge will end on Saturday Oct. 18th @ 12pm EST.
-Have fun!  

 I hope you'll be inspired to play along at MDS Monday... go check out what the other designers have created... there's so much inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by!
 
xo Anita

Monday, October 6, 2014

Another Mexico Page Done! MDSM85

Hello and welcome to another MDS Monday!  It's such a great way to begin the work week don't you think?  A little pop of... I don't know.... somethin'.... for your Monday morning!  Let's get right to it shall we?

This week Holly has challenged us to use a premade template from MDS and then change it up and make it our own!  I loved this challenge!  You guys... I totally use the templates in MDS all. the. time.  It's absolutely sure to get your creative juices flowing when you start with one, and switch it up to suit your own tastes at that particular moment!  The next week you might use the same one, but change it to look like something entirely different!  You can do whatever. you. like.

I used one from the Lemonade Stand kit.  I love how simple they are.  Leaves a lot of room for creativity!


And here is how I changed it all up!  All I did was do some recoloring, add a couple more flowers, a few more stamps, some shadows.... and VOILA!!!!  a new layout!


Looks alot different than the first layout, huh?  Go ahead and give it a whirl and be sure to link up in the gallery!  

Challenge Guidelines:
-Please create a new MDS project for the current challenge.
-Provide a link back to MDS Monday or use the Challenge Graphic above within your post.
-Link directly to your Post for this challenge, not your entire blog. (So we can find your project)
-You can create a Card, Scrap Page or 3-D Object with the Sketch.
-The Challenge will end on Saturday Oct. 11th @ 12pm EST.
-Have fun!  

 I hope you'll be inspired to play along at MDS Monday... go check out what the other designers have created... there's so much inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by!
 
xo Anita

Monday, September 29, 2014

Vintage Engagement-MDSM84

Hello again!  This is my second post of the day, so if you are looking for my Stampin' Celebration challenge post, scroll down to see that... if not... keep reading... this is my post for the MDS Monday challenge!  Tami's got a great sketch for us, and a challenge to combine it with some vintage or grunge elements, so dig out those heritage photos!



My layout mirrors the sketch and actually has no journalling!  Oops... all in the name of creativity!  But it sure is vintage.... although my husband was quick to point out that he didn't like that colour and certainly he didn't understand that it was Crisp Cantaloupe specifically!  He just "didn't think it looked very vintage, that's all".... he obviously doesn't share my vision!  Ha!


This is a lovely picture of my gorgeous Mom and handsome Dad.  I know you're looking at this Mom... you're beautiful!  I love you!  And this is so vintage because it's totally right out of the 70's right?  Right!  Isn't anything over 30 years vintage?  Uh... what does that make me?  Okaaayyy... moving right along....

Challenge Guidelines:
-Please create a new MDS project for the current challenge.
-Provide a link back to MDS Monday or use the Challenge Graphic above within your post.
-Link directly to your Post for this challenge, not your entire blog. (So we can find your project)
-You can create a Card, Scrap Page or 3-D Object with the Sketch.
-The Challenge will end on Saturday Oct. 4th @ 12pm EST.
-Have fun!  

 I hope you'll be inspired to play along at MDS Monday... go check out what the other designers have created... there's so much inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by!
 
xo Anita

Thanks A Bunch-SC88



Good morning... it's another Monday, so... time for a new challenge again at Stampin' Celebration!  Today we've got a great inspiration challenge.  Take a peek at this...


Doesn't this get you all excited for fall?  Don't get me wrong... I love summer and all the sunshine-y gloriousness that brings us... but you gotta admit that there's something about being cozy inside while the rain is falling outside, crockpot meals, reading in front of the fireplace.... tucking the kids in early..."because look how late you stayed up, it's dark out already!"  (Although admittedly that only really works with  our three year old these days!)  But anyway... the challenge... here's what I came up with...


I needed ALOT of thank you cards these last couple weeks, as I just had surgery and was absolutely overwhelmed, I tell you, by the people that brought our family meals, flowers, gifts, made my kids' school lunches, babysat, had play dates for my kids, etc.  Overwhelmed... it doesn't even seem like an adequate enough word!  But it was the perfect opportunity to make a fall-ish 'thank you' card.

Click on over to Stampin' Celebration, check out what the other designers have created, read the guidelines, and make sure you take some time to play along with our challenge.  See you in the gallery!

xo Anita

Monday, September 22, 2014

MDSM83-Cousins



Hello and welcome to another MDS Monday challenge!  We've got a simple sketch for you today... and a challenge to use the freeform tool as well!  Click over to MDS Monday to see the links to some videos on using the freeform tool.  I'm going to be short and sweet today... I'm still recuperating after surgery, so here's the sketch...


... and here's my layout!


Challenge Guidelines:
-Please create a new MDS project for the current challenge.
-Provide a link back to MDS Monday or use the Challenge Graphic above within your post.
-Link directly to your Post for this challenge, not your entire blog. (So we can find your project)
-You can create a Card, Scrap Page or 3-D Object with the Sketch.
-The Challenge will end on Saturday Sep. 27th @ 12pm EST.
-Have fun!  

 I hope you'll be inspired to play along at MDS Monday... go check out what the other designers have created... there's so much inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by!
 
xo Anita

Monday, September 15, 2014

SC87-Hello Perfection



Hello and welcome to another Stampin' Celebration!  This is not my only post for today... if you are looking for MDS Monday.... just scroll down.... it's there somewhere!  But if you are here for another Stampin' Celebration challenge... read on!!!

We've got a sketch for you from Wendi today!  I have to be honest... it had me stumped... and on top of it all, I'm recovering from a surgery I had last Wednesday.... so I didn't feel on top of my game at all... but it is what it is!  Here's the sketch....


... and here's a card I made... I've been seeing feathers everywhere.... so thought I'd try my had at it too!  I don't know though... I think this card needs a little more love... I think I'll revisit it when I'm feeling a little better!


Don't forget to check out the Stampin' Celebration blog to see what all the other fabulous team members have created.... get inspired... and get playing with us.  See you in the gallery!

xo Anita

MDSM 82



Happy Monday to you all!  I'm back with another post for another MDS Monday challenge!  How did you like the sketch last week!  I hope you'll make time to play with us this week, as we have another awesome sketch for you today!  This one is brought to us by Tara!  I just loved it!


Here's an adorable picture of my youngest daughter that the photographer (Urban Fig Photography) captured on my sister in law's wedding last April.  I just love how everyone else in the sanctuary is facing forward, and she is the only one looking to the back!  Of course, when I want her to sit still in church, I am sure I will not think it is so cute when she's facing the back all the time!


Challenge Guidelines:
 
-Please create a new MDS project for the current challenge.
-Provide a link back to MDS Monday or use the Challenge Graphic above within your post.
-Link directly to your Post for this challenge, not your entire blog. (So we can find your project)
-You can create a Card, Scrap Page or 3-D Object with the Sketch.
-The Challenge will end on Saturday Sep. 20th @ 12pm EST.
-Have fun!  

 I hope you'll be inspired to play along at MDS Monday... go check out the fabulousness the other designers have created... there's so much inspiration!  Let's see what you've got! Thanks for stopping by!
 
xo Anita

Monday, September 8, 2014

I {Heart] These Girls! MDSM81



Happy Monday!  I am pleased to welcome you to another challenge for MDS Monday!  If you haven't played with us before... make this week your first time!  The inspiration absolutely abounds!

Beth has this fantastic sketch for us this week, and she also wants us to highlight something, anything, or someplace that we love!


Well, I love a few things, but the first thing that comes to mind is of course my family!  My husband asked me why there were not five pictures of him on here... and... I saved myself by saying that I wanted to fill the whole thing up with pictures of him... but that I couldn't find that many, so had to use ones of our girls!  Ahhhh... he's a great husband and daddy.... and surely loves his house full of girls... and we love him dearly too!!!!


I used Watercolour Wonder DSP for my project, some Downtown Grunge elements (this remains my most used download!), a paper doily recoloured to Island Indigo, a burlap banner and my font is Blockography.  Oh, I also used a watercoloured-look heart from Beautiful Today with a couple freeform hearts over it for definition! 

Challenge Guidelines:
-Please create a new MDS project for the current challenge.
-Provide a link back to MDS Monday or use the Challenge Graphic above within your post.
-Link directly to your Post for this challenge, not your entire blog. (So we can find your project)
-You can create a Card, Scrap Page or 3-D Object with the Sketch.
-The Challenge will end on Saturday Sep. 13th @ 12pm EST.
-Have fun!  

 I hope you'll be inspired to play along at MDS Monday... go check out what the other designers have created... there's so much inspiration!  Let's see what you've got! Thanks for stopping by!

xo Anita