Monday, October 27, 2014

Three Beauties- SC90



Hello!  I'm back again with my second post for the day.  If you are here to see MDS Monday, scroll down.... otherwise... keep reading for our new Stampin' Celebration challenge!  It's a beautiful inspiration challenge and we can't wait to see what you come up with!  Look at this beauty!


Of course, in light of my schedule these last few weeks (and months!) I again resorted to MDS to inspire you (hopefully!) and designed a layout from a beautiful day way back in April when my husband's baby sister got married.  I know it might seem like I've got alot of layouts of that day lately, but we've got alot of great pictures to scrap from that day.  And like I promised in my MDS Monday post from today, I hope to schedule some time in for card making again.... starting VERY soon!


So, this inspiration board was absolutely perfect for these wedding photos, because my sister in law's whole wedding had this rustic barn board, burlap, vintage lace, light pink theme going on.  Man, it was like a pinterest page exploded in that hall.... I had no idea she was SO creative.... but she had a vision in her head... and it came to life that day!  ANYWAY... there's my layout... be sure to click on over to Stampin' Celebration to check out what all the other awesome design team members have got for you.... and then, we would absolutely love it if you would play along with us and link up in the gallery.  We love checking out your blogs and seeing what inspires you!

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 7th @ 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

    PS... Hilarious!  I just noticed my youngest has a very large candy stuck in her cheek on this picture!  sigh....

    Pancake Day-MDSM88

    Hello friends!  I can't believe we're getting to the end of October already!  My backyard trees have lost all their vibrant red leaves (although, there is still one last cherry tree that refuses to let it's leaves fall... or even turn a different colour!).  I do look forward to this time of year though.... everything just seems to slow down a little (work-wise anyway!) and I can spend more time (hopefully!) doing MDS and getting back into my office to make cards!  

    For those of you who come here to see my cards, please don't abandon me and lose hope!  I have had a busy summer and fall, and have honestly only managed to make a handful of cards, but have sent them out the door so fast, I haven't even taken a picture of them to post on here!  I hope to get my office organized this week and then schedule in some time to make cards.  Yes.  I said that.  I'm going to make it happen!  So keep your eyes peeled for some cards in the near future!

    In the meantime though, I've got some more MDS for ya!  I do love how much scrapbooking I'm getting in lately... it's so easy to just do when I just have 15 minutes free or so, and then leave it and pick it up again later!

    Anyway, it's Monday, and you know that means it's time for a new challenge at MDS Monday.  This week it is brought to us by Jeanna!  She wants us to use this great sketch and use lots of COLOUR!


    I had my pictures in colour at first as well.... but it was just a little.... too colourful, if you know what I mean!  So a simple fix to black and white and it changes the whole feel.  


    These pictures are about a family tradition that I hope will continue on forever!  It's been going on for over thirty years and we are lovin' it still!  Click on my layout to read the journalling and view my page in closer detail!

    So.... now it's your turn!  Open up your MDS and play 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 Nov. 1st @ 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 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