Monday, January 26, 2015

MDSM 99-Exploring Larrabee State Park

Hey everyone!  It's that time again... Monday!  We've got this fabulous sketch from Cindy for you today!  Click on MDS Monday to go to the main challenge page to see all the fine print and details concerning the challenge... and then open up MDS on your computers and start playing!!!

You can use birthday or celebration pictures of course.... but any pictures of any occasion will work perfectly!  In fact, that's what I've done here!  


These photos are from a day trip that we took with family that was visiting from the other side of the country... I love how it turned out.  The colours are so pretty aren't they?

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 or mydigitalstudio.net sample page for this challenge, not your entire website (So we can find your project)
  • You can create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D object with the sketch.
  • The Challenge will end on Saturday January 31st @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun! 
xo Anita

Monday, January 19, 2015

Finally...! SC96

Hi again!  Back with another MDS post for Stampin' Celebration!  We're all about the love hearts and pink and red this time around.... check out the inspiration board for the next challenge!

 
We'd love to see what you've got for us, so be sure to play along... here's my layout!


I went with the pink/red colour scheme initially... but then ended up adding some little birds in there too... mostly because I noticed the Aviary stamp set suddenly, and realized it's been a long time since I used it! 

My little gal was super excited when she finally got a big girl bed... she was 3.5 I think... poor thing!  Way past time, don't you think?  She is our "baby" so we just never ever thought about taking her out of her crib, and she never climbed out either, so it was very comfortable for us.... but then one day  she had a little friend over and when she went into SarahLynn's bedroom to play I heard her ask, "Why do you still have a baby bed?"  Oh dear!  I don't even think SarahLynn ever realized it herself... so we remedied that pretty soon after!  Look at her "pleased as peaches" smile... and she reads in bed too, just like the "big girls" do!

Ok, so the challenge details....

  • 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 2 weeks and the linky will close on Friday January 30th @ 9pm EST.

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

    xo Anita

    MDSM98-Cute, Little & Fun!

    Hi all!  I'm back with a new project for MDS Monday.  Beth is challenging us with this great sketch and the added bonus of filling in a punch shape with a photo!  I'm pretty sure this was a first for me.... except for maybe using a circle punch a time or two.... but I'm not even sure about that!  Here's the sketch...


    You don't have to use this punch... feel free to change it up with whatever punches you have... I'm willing to bet if you go through your punches, you've got some there that you don't even remember!  At least I'm speaking from experience here;)


    I've used the Nobody's Business punch shape... which I didn't even realize I had.  It was perfect for this photo though, and I'm glad Beth challenged us to do this!

    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 or mydigitalstudio.net sample page for this challenge, not your entire website (So we can find your project)
    • You can create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D object with the sketch.
    • The Challenge will end on Saturday January 24th @ 12pm EST. 
    • Have fun! 
    xo Anita

    Monday, January 12, 2015

    BFF's-MDSM97

    Hello everyone... quick post today.  I'm hosting this week's challenge over at MDS Monday... and I just want you to have fun creating... create something using the sketch I've designed and link it up in our gallery.  Don't forget to click on over to the MDS Monday challenge site so you can see what other designers have created using the sketch.... get inspired!


    I've made this layout of my daughter and her little BFF.... little cuties huh?


    I hope we'll see you in the gallery 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 or mydigitalstudio.net sample page for this challenge, not your entire website (So we can find your project)
    • You can create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D object with the sketch.
    • The Challenge will end on Saturday January 17th @ 12pm EST. 
    • Have fun! 
    xo Anita

    Monday, January 5, 2015

    Chalkboard Challenge-MDSM96

    Happy Monday!  I'm back with another post, this time for our 96th challenge over at MDS Monday!  We have a few changes over there, so be sure to click the link and read all about it.  This week we have a different sort of challenge.... not a sketch, but rather a themed challenge.  We want you to work your chalkboard magic.  We've posted a couple links in the main blog post, so check those out and then be sure to link up in our gallery!  We absolutely love seeing what you're up to in MDS!


    So for this challenge I decided to not make a scrapbook layout, but rather just a small piece of art for my daughter's bedroom.  We are planning a surprise bedroom makeover for her 10th birthday which is coming up in a few weeks... and we are trying to keep it on the down low.... ssshhhhh!  So far she suspects nothing!  Hopefully we can pull this off again... we did a surprise bedroom redo for our oldest daughter a couple years ago when she turned 10 and it turned out perfectly.... so we'll be all hush hush now like we were then, and see if we can do it again!  I'll be sure to share pictures afterwards!  Anyway... back to the challenge... I bought a cute frame and wanted to make some chalkboard art to put in it.  I thought this would be a great little quote to see first thing in the morning when she (hey, we could all use this reminder!) wakes up.


    It's a pretty simple project, and you could really put any words in there.  Just do a search online for cool quotes and the like!  I'll link here to a couple other chalkboard art projects I've made and posted in the past!  Here's a couple I made for a grandparents album for my parents.... here... and here's another I just made recently for my sister in law and her hubby to announce their pregnancy on Facebook.  I've also got a few 12 x 12 layouts that I've made with chalkboard paper as the background... here, here and here.  There are more, but these are my favourites.  If you want to see all my MDS layouts and find them all in there, you can click this link to do that!

    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, January 10th @ 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

    This Kid... I Tell You-SC95

    Hello all!  I'm back with another sketch for Stampin' Celebration!  This one was designed by yours truly ;)  Here ya are!


    Pretty simple huh?  I wanted to keep it straightforward for a card or scrap layout... so that you could all play along again!  We loved all the entries in the last challenge and would love to see y'all in the gallery again!  Here's a layout of SarahLynn, my youngest little.... rascal is really the word that comes to mind!  She's quite the character, that's for sure.... takes after her feisty Auntie SarahLynn!


    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 2 weeks and the linky will close on Friday January 16th @ 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 22, 2014

    Sparkle and Shine... YOU-SC94

    Hello again!  I'm back with another post... this one for Stampin' Celebration!  If you're looking for MDS Monday... scroll up (or down!) and you'll find it!  OK, we've got this great inspiration board for you today!  Love it!  Look at all the bling you are gonna get to use!

     

    I mean... look at it!  Your options are WIDE open!  You can go with the gold, the stars, sequins, glitter, black and white... make it look classic or fresh and fun... flirty or bold!  Make a clock or a cake!  Listen to me... I'm like an advertisement or something!  Maybe even a Dr. Suess book!  Eek! Get a grip girl!  Anyway.... you can do whatever catches your fancy.... get inspired... see here how I was!


     

    I loved designing this layout!  My oldest daughter loved this when she saw it... and can hardly wait to see it printed in real in her book!  Of course that is going to be awhile, since I make one book for two years, so I won't be printing this book till after 2015 is done!  Patience is a virtue my dear!  (And definitely not one of her strong points!)  Anyway....

    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 2 weeks and the linky will close on Friday January 2nd @ 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

    Bowling with the GCC-MDSM95

    Hello friends!  It's time for another episode of MDS Monday!  We've got this awesome sketch from Yapha today, and it was just perfect for these photos of my daughter at the bowling alley with Girls' Craft Club.  Check out the sketch and what I came up with!


    Here's my layout...


    Isn't it such a fun layout?  And I dare say we troop leaders were louder at some points of the evening than the girls were!  SO. MUCH. FUN.  Seriously.

    Anyway... we'd love it if you'd play along with us... we know it's such a busy time of year for everyone, but ya'll need to relax for a few minutes too.... and don't forget that you actually will have TWO weeks to play along with this challenge, so... sit down in front of the fire and fire up your MDS so we can find you 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, January 3rd @ 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, 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