Saturday, January 29, 2011

Think Spring!

Well, the East Coast got clobbered with another snow storm on Wednesday night/Thursday morning.  We have now officially broken the snowfall record for January!  Unfortunately, we are not even half way through winter, and I am really ready for warmer weather.  I know we are in for even more snow next week, and are well on our way to breaking the record for total snowfall for the winter if we stay on the same path we are on.

So let's think spring!  This week's Diva sketch, #120, which you can see here, was perfect for one of my favorite mini catalog sets, Easter Blossoms.  Here's my card.

And here's the recipe:
Stamps:  Easter Blossoms
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Springtime Vintage DSP
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Sweet Buttons embosslit

I did a lot of sponging on this card to give it a softer look.  The two pieces of DSP were sponged with Always Artichoke ink, as were the faux buttons.  The Very Vanilla pieces were both sponged with Pear Pizzazz.  Did I tell you that Pear Pizzazz is my favorite of the in-colors this year?  I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more of it.

Well, this girl is ready for bed!  But before I sign off I need to direct you to the my sweet daughter's blog so you can see what Becky came up with for the sketch challenge.  I am so excited that I will be in Michigan in less than a week and we will be able to have some stamping time together.  Good times, good times!!

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!  As always, comments are really appreciated.


P.S.  Oh. My. Goodness!  Wait until you visit Becky's blog!  She has been designing with MDS and it is awesome!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Clearly for You

After a two week break from posting, I'm happy to be back and participating in the weekly DIVA sketch challenge.  You can see the sketch here.  As soon as I saw it, I knew what I wanted to do.  When I was at Leadership in Nashville, one of our projects featured the beveled windowpanes, and I had some from my December pre-order.  I combined it with the sweet set Clearly for You, the stamp set we received at Leadership.

I used the largest of the windowpanes and cut a double mat layering Certainly Celery on Old Olive.  Gotta love those Dynamic duos!  The image is stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock with Not quite Navy.  The patterned paper is from the Springtime Vintage suite.  Here is the completed card.

I used Certainly Celery satin ribbon, Not quite Navy cardstock, and the new Framed tulips embossing folder. I know this is a very popular new item because almost half of the swaps I got at Leadership featured it!

From here you can head over to Becky's blog to see what she did with this week's sketch. And thanks to Carol, who works so hard to give us the inspiration we need!

I hope to be posting more than once a week and look forward to your comments!


Friday, January 21, 2011

A New Year, A New Look!

I have been wanting to update my blog for a while, and until I get a little more comfortable with MDS, I am taking some short cuts.  What do you think of my new look?



Please pardon my blog appearance as I am remodeling!  I can't figure out where to put my blot title, but I am working on it!


Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Little Break

I am going to take a two week break from blogging because I am preparing for Stampin' Up! Leadership.  I am busy working on swaps, and next week, Nashville, here I come!  I am so excited!!  You can click here to head over to Becky's blog or here to go back to the Utah Diva's blog to see the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you on January 22!


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

I worked on the Diva Sketch Challenge earlier this week but simply have not had time to take photos and post.  I will try to get my card posted later today.  Until then, you can hop on over to Becky's blog to see what she did this week.

Happy New Year!