Monday, December 15, 2014

Spring Camping-MDSM94

Good morning to you all again!  Quick post today.... this is the last week of school before Christmas break, and I actually feel like I might come out on top of my list of 'things to do', so in order for me to keep feeling like that, I'll be short and sweet!  And let's face it, you probably have a list of things to do too, so you don't need to spend all your time listening to me blather on and on!

So, it's Monday which means a new MDS Monday challenge!  We had a super, super awesome sketch from Heidi to work with.... check it out....


No excuses not to use this sketch is there?  I loved working with it!  It was so effortless... I think my layout came together in less than half and hour.... and that's with my three kids running around playing cops and robbers!  That's sayin' something folks....


Now this is quite different than any of my other layouts in the sense that I did not actually ADD ANY PINK TO THIS PAGE!  Hey, can I help it that my daughter is wearing a pink t-shirt and hoodie?  The whole spring camping ordeal didn't lend itself to the colour pink very well at all!  It was cold, rainy and about as dreary as a spring day could get in the freezing cold mountains.  There was sand and mud in everything, on everything, between everything.... and then they brought it all home with them and it got transferred from the van to the house.... oh yeah.... no frilly pink involved anywhere!

Okay... we'd love it if you played along with us this week!  

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, December 20th @ 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

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Baby Announcement!

Yes!  That's right!  A baby announcement!  

No.... not me!  (pick yourself up off the floor Mom!)  My sister in law and brother in law!  

They are pretty newlyweds... so newlywed in fact that I just finally finished scrapbooking their wedding photos!  But we were so excited to hear that they are expecting a baby in June.  They will be fabulous parents I'm sure!  So when Esther called to ask if I could design something so she could announce it on Facebook (apparently this is all the rage!) I was MORE than pleased to accommodate her.  In fact I really can't take much credit for this design at all...  she wanted it to be a chalkboard with some cool letters, she provided the darling little ultrasound photo and the stamps were a cinch in MDS... easy peasy.  I seriously think it took me like.... maaaaaybe 20 minutes?

Here it is....


There ya have it!  Cute huh?  Thanks for stopping by!  

xo Anita

Monday, December 8, 2014

You Are My Happy - MDSM93

Hello again!  I'm back with my second post for the day... if you're looking for Stampin' Celebration you'll have to scroll either up or down... I am not sure:)  However, if you are here for MDS Monday... then keep reading!  We've got an awesome sketch for you designed by Tami...



Let's see what you can come up with for this... and we'd also love for you to snoop around your MDS and see what you can use for those stamps that bracket the picture!  Be sure to play along and link up in our gallery!  We love visiting your blogs and checking out your stuff!

Here's what I did... 


Maybe it's just me, because I'm her Mama, but I just love the way she is looking in this photo... leaning back, knowing that I am there.  She is happy... and she is MY happy too!  OK, enough of the sappy stuff! (sniff, sniff)

We'd love it if you played along with us this week!  
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, December 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!  Thanks for stopping by!
 
xo Anita

GCC Campout-SC93

Good morning to you all!  I'm back with a couple posts again today.  One for Stampin' Celebration, which is this post, and if you're looking for MDS Monday, that's my other post and you may have to scroll down.... or maybe up!  Not sure... but you'll find it!

OK, so here's our sketch for this challenge... lets see what you can come up with!  We know it's busy this holiday season... but everyone needs a little rest and relaxation too, so don't forget to sit down with MDS and create something to link up in our gallery!  We love visiting your blogs to see what you've done!

I did a scrapbook layout again... I still have not gotten to card making, and I'm not going to make any promises for this month.  I keep thinking maybe during the Christmas holidays when the kids are home... and I have no work schedule, but who am I kidding?  Anyway... I sure miss it, but at least I am getting some time in MDS and catching up on all my hundreds and hundreds of pictures to scrapbook!  Here's my layout...


Challenge Guidelines 

  • Feel free to use any brand of product you may have in your stash. 
  • We ask that you create a new project for this challenge and add a link to our blog or use the challenge graphic in your post. 
  • Please link directly to the post for this challenge, not your entire blog (so we can find your project better)
  • Please limit the combined challenges on your project to no more then 4 including ours. 
  • Have fun!!! 
  • The challenge will be open for 1 week and the linky will close on Friday December 19th @ 9pm EST.
  • Be sure to come back here after the challenge closes to vote for your favorite! 

  • Hope to see you in the gallery!  Thanks for stopping by!

    xo Anita

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    MDSM92 - Secret Friend Tea

    Hello December!  Welcome to another challenge at MDS Monday!  Cindy's got this awesome double page sketch for us this week....



    Now, do not let the fact that I didn't make a double layout deter you from doing it!  You don't have to, but please feel free!

    I just couldn't make my pictures work with a double layout, and since it was just becoming too much of a job, I decided to let it flow and just see what came with a one page wonder... and this is what I got!


    We'd love it if you played along with us this week!  

    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, December 6th @ 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, November 24, 2014

    Time for a Stampin' Celebration! SC92

    Hey again!  I'm back with a quick post for Stampin' Celebration today!  I hope you'll click on over to the challenge blog and check out all the wonderful DT creations!  We've got this great inspirational board to work with.... all about this wintery, wonderful, snowy Christmas-sy season!  We'd love to see you join us in the gallery!  Check it out!


    I took the opportunity to design some easy peasy (lemon squeezy!) Christmas cards for my girls to hand out in their classrooms.... and I have to confess... I took their Christmas cards from last year and just sort of re-made them in MDS changing  a few different colours and stamps and of course the picture and the year!  And that my friends is why I LOVE MDS so much!  Because you can totally do that!  Here's my cards... I'll show you all three, even though only one is linked on the DT website... have to keep things even-steven with three girls you know....


    Here's Gemma's...


    ... and here's Carlye's....


    ... and last, but not least... is my youngest daughter, SarahLynn.


    OK, I hope you've enjoyed what you've seen here.  Leave me a comment letting me know!  I love to hear what you think!  Don't forget to makes some time to play along with us.

    Challenge Guidelines 


  • Feel free to use any brand of product you may have in your stash. 
  • We ask that you create a new project for this challenge and add a link to our blog or use the challenge graphic in your post. 
  • Please link directly to the post for this challenge, not your entire blog (so we can find your project better)
  • Please limit the combined challenges on your project to no more then 4 including ours. 
  • And have fun!!! 
  • The Challenge will be open for 2 weeks and the Linky will close on Friday December 5th @ 9pm EST.
  • Be sure to come back here after the challenge closes to vote for your favorite! 

  • Thanks so much for stopping by!  xo Anita

    Monday, November 17, 2014

    MDSM91-What's Your Number?

    Hello there friends!  It's that time again... another great challenge beginning at MDS Monday today!  This one will run for two weeks due to the American Thanksgiving... so you'll have lots of time to play along with us!  And don't forget you can play along more than one time!  Here's Tara's cool sketch for this challenge...

    We'd love to see what you can come up with.  It's a fairly simple sketch, but for an added twist try to incorporate a number.  A number of an anniversary, a birthday, an age... some kind of milestone or just a significant number in your life!!!  I used the number 10 for the '10 grandchildren' that my in-laws have and made a layout about this cool little present that they all gave my husband's baby sister when she got married a few months ago!  Here...


    If you want to read my journalling, just click my layout to view it larger.  Don't you just love that last picture where the kids (and Grandma!) are all laughing their little heads off at what their fave auntie just opened from them!  Or maybe it's just me because I love them so dearly...

    Anyway.... pretty simple page really.  It's so nice to have a great sketch as a starting off point... I don't think I would have come up with a page like this if it weren't for the sketch and Tara wanting that number!  Isn't that cool though, how it turned into this?

    Ok, now it's your turn...

    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 Nov. 29th @ 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

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    MDSM90 Again! - Family Forever!



    I've got a quick post for you today!  I wanted to linkup again with MDS Monday for Beth's fabulous sketch this week! You can check out the original post here on MDS Monday and here on this blog!  You have till 12 pm on Saturday EST to link up!  We'd love to see what you can do with it!

    After making my first layout,I loved Beth's sketch so much, I made another with... you guessed it... some more wedding pictures!!!!  Here ya are!



    Here's a picture of the sketch....


    And.... OK... it's a little different than the sketch... but all in the name of creativity and being inspired!  Now... be sure to play along and link up in the gallery... we love to see your stuff!

    Now... I'm off to seek out rainbow candies... it's my daughter's 4th birthday... (my baby, boo hoo!) and she has requested rainbow cupcakes after seeing a picture of them online a few weeks ago... so I will have to see what sort of magic I can work up!

    xo Anita

    Monday, November 10, 2014

    Surprise Holiday-MDSM90



    Hello... and welcome to MDS Monday!  We've got an awesome sketch for you from Beth!  Check it out!



    Surprise, surprise... no wedding day scrapbook layouts... instead I discovered these pictures on an old camera we have.  My daughter had taken it with to Victoria, BC on a little surprise holiday with Grandpa and Grandma, and I had never even seen the pictures!  They were typical pictures taken by a nine year old... crooked, blurry, dark, a picture of nothing... even a few selfies!  But there were also a few in there that I thought I would incorporate in a layout about there mini holiday!  Check it out!


    I was pretty happy to come across these photos... as I obviously was not in on this little vacay... therefore couldn't take any pictures!  

    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 Nov. 15th @ 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

    A Ride in a Limo-SC91



    Hello!  Welcome back to Stampin' Celebration!  We can't wait to see what you've got for us with this great sketch!  Check it out!


    Of course I have another layout done in MDS for you.  I still haven't had the time to actually make a physical card... although it's not like I haven't been busy in my office.... it's just been organizing instead of the real fun stuff, like creating!  But anyway.... this is all good too!

    Another layout done in my girls' books for my sister in law's wedding last spring!  I promise there won't be too many more of those...  I'm almost done with them and then I'll be on to other everyday happenings around here!



    Challenge Guidelines 

  • Feel free to use any brand of product you may have in your stash. 
  • We ask that you create a new project for this challenge and add a link to our blog or use the challenge graphic in your post. 
  • Please link directly to the post for this challenge, not your entire blog (so we can find your project better)
  • Please limit the combined challenges on your project to no more then 4 including ours. 
  • And have fun!!! 
  • ( * New Challenge Deadline) The Challenge will be open for 2 weeks and the Linky will close on Friday November 21st @ 9pm EST.
  • Be sure to come back here after the challenge closes to vote for your favorite! 

  • Thanks so much for stopping by!  xo Anita