Friday, November 19, 2010

Thankful for pumpkins

One day recently, my friend Christine came over to create together.  She was looking thru a homemade crafts book that I had bought at 50% off.  She saw these pumpkins and said "Ooh, I want to make those".  I responsed, "How about right now?"  Yep, we did!
These pumpkins are made from strips of designer paper (retired).  The larger pumpkin is twelve 1.5" x 12" strips and the small pumpkins are nine 1" x 6" strips.  We added a ribbon topper and some big shot leaves at the top of the large pumpkin. 
To make these pumpkin if you have not seen them before.
1. Cut strips of paper (any type of paper will work)
2. Stack them print side up and punch two holes in each end. You will need a Crop-A-Dile type tool to get through the layers.
3. Adhere a 5/8" Jumbo Brad to one end - this will be the bottom. Fan out all the strips in an even circle.
4. Pull the strips up alternating opposite sides and adhere at the top with a 5/16" Brad. This will be the top.
5. Now embellish your pumpkin as you like.
Have a magical day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

A scrapbooking miracle!

My Disney Vero Beach Trip 2010 Scrapbook is done!  I have it finished and in the book within 2 months of the trip!  That is a miracle, my friends!  And it is all thanks to My Digital Studio by Stampin Up!
I have been working on it thru Heather Summers MDS2 online class and just a few other nights while watching TV with my husband.  Then I finally took the plunge and got them printed thru Stampin Up.  I can not tell you how excited I was when I saw that flat package of 20 pages at my front door!  As I opened the package and began to look thru them page by page, my heart was filled with joy! Til I hit page 15, what the $^&!%#*&#@!  I could not see the journaling and the dsp printed was wrong.  Then page 18 was shrunk even more then the bleed areas said it would.  So I called SU to tell them of my dilemna.  The customer service guy was very nice but totally did not understand my problem.  So I solved it myself and I will show you that next week.
So here is my opening page of the trip.  It is traditional of me to start any Disney trip scrapbook with a schedule of our days.  Then I remember all what we did each day and it also provides me with a layout for the scrapbook pages.
You can go to and see all the other pages and more of my MDS projects at the SU MDS website.  It is open to all customers and demos. 
Have a magical day!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Gift set for a "crazy about purple" lady!

I made this for especially for Nicole.  It was her birthday last week.  She LOVES purple! The tote idea came from Jill Hillard.  It is just one sheet of card stock!  I made six matching cards and envelopes for this set.  Colors are Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum and Very Vanilla. Lots of big shot cutting and lots of sponging on this project.  I also added the new pearls to the butterflies which makes them really stand out.
Have a magical day!

Monday, November 1, 2010

It is a MDS Halloween!

Hope you had a Spooktacular Halloween!
Here are three My Digital Studio pages that I created using the same layout from Alesha's Saturday Sketch Challenge over at the Stampin Up MDS website.  By using the same layout, it made it easier to come up with these pages in a flash!  I changed the background paper and the inside paper of the curly label enlarged in each of them with the Nite Owl pack.  I used the bat punches and tag punch in each page too. 
I just loved Allison's orange and black witch costume!  We found it on Saturday at Cracker Barrel while we were at lunch.  The dress and hat were 50% off!  It cost $15.00 total. 
Click on any of the pages to enlarge to see that details.
Have a magical day!