Simply My Digital Studio Challenge

I belong to a Facebook Group called Simply My Digital Studio Challenge.  What a great group!  Kimberly Van Diepen and Heather Summers run this group and they are premier MDS’ers!!  Anyway, they posted a sketch this week and it took me all week to get to it but I got it in!  If you are on Facebook and you want to learn more about MDS, this is an AMAZING group!!  Join it today!!

The photos have been taken over the years of my friend, Cathy Casey and I.  Every one of these photos were taken at airports.  Usually at o’dark thirty!!  We travel to Stampin’ Up! Convention and Leadership just about every year!  This year we drove to Convention together!  What a hoot!!


List of supplies (each link opens a new window):

September Scrap Class

This month, I focused on putting pockets/envelopes on scrapbook pages.  This page has a journal box hidden behind the main photograph.  While this page is a fall page, it expressed how I was feeling about my vacation this summer… THANKFUL!  It was a wonderful trip and I enjoyed Maine especially!  What a beautiful place!

Creating a pocket is a breeze.  Just put Sticky Strip around 3 sides of a photo mat or photograph.  Slide a journal box behind it (I made the journal box about an inch smaller and an inch longer than the photo mat).  Done!  To make the cut corners on the journal box tag, I used the Hexagon punch.


List of supplies (each link opens a new window):

Love pics – 2

So page two of my “pictures I love” book is about Erich.  This picture was taken in 2007.  It’s hard for me to believe that my son was about 8 when this photo was taken and he is 14 now.  UGH!! Where did the time go?  Well, I know where it went because I was there.  Still, it’s hard for me to believe!  So one of the neat features on this page is that I created a punch!  See that wide flag?  That’s all me!!  WOO HOO!! I recently discovered that you can create your own stamps and now, I am hooked on doing it!  YAY, me!! LOL  Also, I did something I never do!  I tilted the photo a bit!  I think I like it!  *giggles*


List of supplies: (each link opens a new window)

Clean&Simple 254

Good morning!  I have been up early all week and it seems that my mojo is in high gear in the morning.  HUH?? Anyone that knows me, knows that I am a night owl.  But with the latest schedule, getting a high-schooler to school on time, this lady is getting up early!  ANYWAY, here’s my take on this week’s sketch from Clean&Simple.  It was quick!  I love it!  This is my kind of stamping!


List of supplies (each link opens a new window):

Place Card with a twist

My roommates decided that we should do a “swap” with each other while we were at Convention.  We each made a project for each other to make.  Since Cathy and I drove, we had the room to bring supplies with us.  Cathy loaded up her craft room in the back of the car and off we went.  *grins*

This is my project – each lady had enough supplies to make 8 place cards and a ribbon to tie them all together.  But there is a twist.  Behind the name place, there is a message to the “guest.”



What do you think?  Kind of cute, right? Note the Tangerine Tango Baker’s Twine.  Where did I get that from?  I made it!  I took Whisper White Baker’s Twine, water, a small container and Tangerine Tango re-inker.  I used about 15 drops of re-inker (my container was an empty Stampin’ Up! container from buttons) and filled the container about 3/4 of the way with water.  I soaked the right sized Baker’s Twine for a minute or two, until it absorbed the color.  Then I hung the Baker’s Twine up over my faucet to dry.  You can even do all of your twine at once (I had 36 pieces to color).

Supplies used (each link opens a new window – if it doesn’t have a link, that means it’s not available until August 1st when the Holiday Catalog goes live!!):