Thursday, December 19, 2013

Time goes by too fast...

In all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season I get to celebrate the birth of another special child--MINE!  She was my greatest Christmas present in 1995 and she keeps bringing me joy every single year!  She is my baby girlie, even 18 years later!  She is my sweetest girlfriend and we love to shop, laugh, cry and just be together!  I'm so excited to see what the Lord has in store for this darling girl (I just can't bring myself to call her a woman yet!!) She has such a bright future ahead of her!  Happy birthday, my Kylie-Annie-Boo!  I love you!

Mom (Julie)

MDS Blog Hop--Final of 2013!

It's been 2 weeks since I posted--oops!  I've just been a bit busy during this holiday season and as I sit here typing, I'm hacking like a pack-a-day smoker!  It's pretty yucky!  Anyway, I have a quick projects for the holidays, very simple and will go in a nice white frame when it's printed!
I'm thinking a few little rhinestones on the tag will finish it off perfectly!  I will post finished project in a couple days when I am feeling a bit better (wink).  I used the free For You From Us tag, rose red seam binding ribbon (recolored), Naughty or Nice bows, and the overlay stamp from Then & Now digital kit.

Make sure you move on through all the wonderful projects on the hop and make sure you check out all of our past projects on our Pinterest board, next up--Julie LeBlanc! Oh, and if you have anything you want to see done with MDS next year, please feel free to leave suggestions in the comments!

Almost ready for Christmas...I think!


Friday, December 6, 2013

iPhone Wallpaper--Celebrate the Season

As much as I love my iPhone, it definitely lacks style!  I can put a case on it, I can add photos and all that, but I love to personalize it even more!  Plus, I get bored really easy, so I like to be able to change things up when the mood hits!  I came up with these:

I don't know, but for some reason, this one is my favorite!! {wink} I hope you enjoy these throughout this festive season.  It's so very simple to customize your phone with MDS!  You just start out with the "customize" option and then select the size you want (Here is a list of phone/tablet pixel sizes). You can also measure your screen and input that in as well.  Once you have your size, you can save it on MDS and whenever you feel like changing up your "phone style" you can just add another page to your project, (or start over from scratch).  You just need to save your project as a .jpg file and email it to your phone!  It's very simple!  I will try to put together a video for you, so stay tuned!

I'm still trying to stay warm...I really don't want to dig out the PARKA!!  I only use that when I go to Utah (or our church's Girls Camp)!


Shared on The Lunch Bunch

Thursday, December 5, 2013

MDS Blog Hop-- Printed projects

I'm so cold right now!  I'm glad I can curl up under a blanket and use my laptop in bed.  It will be below freezing here in Vegas tonight (and the rest of the week) and that's not a very common thing.  And I know it gets colder where just about everyone else lives, but when your summers reach 117º in the shade during the summer, 25º is pretty dang cold!  I'm trying my best to stay warm!
So our theme this month was either calendars or printed projects...well, I have a bunch, but I will show you a few that I have done.

On this small card, I was able to "wrap" the ribbon around from the front (doesn't it look real?) using the Smart Guide tool and I used the 1 1/4"square punch to remove the center of the frame after I received it from the printer.  The best way to do this is to add the punch to the card on MDS (the Stampin' Up! punches are true to size in MDS) then size your other components accordingly, like the frame on the front (you can remove the punch after it's sized if needed).  To see how I wrapped the ribbon on the the card, you can check out this video:

When I received this tag from the printer, I just added a little rhinestone to the present on the front and the string on the balloons on the back.  It's wonderful to have these tags available on the print products menu from Stampin' Up!  They are just the perfect size to add to gift bags (they are already cut and punched for you) I add a few of these little gems to my order often!  Now, I have to admit, on occasion I run to the local print shop if I need one or two print items right away (or use my home printer in a pinch), but if I need more than that and I'm not in a hurry, I don't hesitate to have Stampin' Up! print my MDS projects--they are such high quality!  They look very professional and many times my friends and customers have asked if they were store-bought!! (GASP!!) Also, as you can see on the tag, the colors are calibrated to coordinate with our Stampin' Up! products (the Tempting Turquoise trim on the bag is our retired Designer Series Paper). Check out all the different products you can print through Stampin' Up! Go ahead and try making a few small projects like cards or tags when you get started with MDS, you'll never buy cards at the store again!  Oh, and I have to thank Erica for the inspiration for my tag!  I knew I had to case MDS of course!

Head on over to Julie L.'s blog for her project--I'm pretty sure it's colder where she is!!

I'm ready to pull the blankets up over my head now!  Brrrrr!


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday!

Today is the last day of the Holiday Sale and there are still items available for a great discount!  See my website for details!


We Create Blog Hop--Get Well

I must say that I've dodged a bullet (or several) all year by not getting sick!  But many of my friends have not been so lucky (some more than once)!  Since some of you may be in the same boat, you might need a quick pick-me-up for your sickly friend!

I just got this Flower Shop bundle a few months ago and even though it's not particularly the season for fun little flowers I thought it would be just the right amount of "happy" for my sick friend!  Don't you love it when your packaging matches up with everything (no, I'm not OCD!!) It just makes me happy when I come across packaging to coordinate with my gift!  I added some Gorgeous Grunge to my card and Kleenex wrap along with the sentiment from Sassy Salutations.
Michelle is next in line, see how she shows love to all the sickies in her life!!  It's hard to believe this is the last We Create blog hop of 2013!  We hope to have even more exciting projects next year!  Join us, won't you? (and invite your friends!)

I hope everyone had a beautiful, blessed Thanksgiving! I know I did!  I had more people in my house than ever in 19 years--but it was fun!  Now, on to Christmas!!