Tuesday, May 28, 2013

MDS Card Shares

congrats blue
comfort blue
I am still learning my way around MDS. The thing that I love about MDS is that you can have them do all the work for you. That is what I did in this case.
The congrats card is actually from  a wedding ensemble but I thought the sentiment would work just as well as a graduation card.
You most likely have seen the comfort card as I had to make one last month or so. I changed it up a little by adding some bling.
Hope you find time in your day for creating and thank you for stopping by!
Reminder: Spring catalog ends this Friday the 31st and our NEW year catalog goes live. If you need a catalog please let me know. Also any retiring items you would like goes away on June 3rd!  If you’d like to check my online store please go here. Shop here!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cousin Love!

Cousin Love
My sister and her family will be moving in less than two weeks. States away. We have never really been apart except the year I lived in DE with my Dad and the year I went to college in AR before she joined me. So needless to say I am sad about this.
Being the scrapbooker I am I found myself wanting to do layouts that had her kids and mine in it. The pictures were taken in Feb 2012. Most of the products used are retired. I didn’t realize what a paper hoarder I had been. It has felt good to get the pretty papers out and create these layouts. Because I have so many pictures I like using in my layouts I tend to be simple in design.
I hope this has inspired you to scrapbook or begin if you haven’t started. If I can be of any help please let me know!
Reminder: The last day to order from the Spring Catalog is May 30th. The new 2013-2014 catalog goes live May 31st. The old catalog 2012-2013 can be ordered until June 3rd 2013.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Paper Pumpkin May Kit!

May Kit 1
May kit 2
I absolutely love this month’s kit! Being a scrapbooker at heart this is right up my alley! Everything you see here came with the kit except the pictures, pen, and adhesive. I did use the postage stamp punch but that is a Stampin’ Up! punch just not in the kit. I did a little book about my son doing swimming lessons around this time in 2009.
If you would like to give Paper Pumpkin a try you can do so here.  https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2091693
Remember it’s a surprise every month!
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Birthday Cards!

Happy Birthday Pink
dragon ball z
May is a busy month for me! Both of my sisters and my son celebrate their birthdays in that month. So I made them birthday cards. I thought it would be easier to make my sisters cards the same just flipping the use of color cardstock. All the products from their cards are from Stampin’ Up! The Happy Birthdays from a retired Hostess set.  Rich Razzleberry and Early Espresso are still current as the other products on the cards are now retired.
My son is a big Dragon Ball Z fan. I didn’t know how I could duplicate that with Stampin’ Up products. So I got the image off of the internet. But the Seriously stamp is from the April Paper Pumpkin kit. I also used the Summerfruit cardstock as a base for the card.
The pictures were taken with my phone. Not bad I don ‘t think. But I didn’t realize I did a bad shot of the cards and I already gave the cards to my sisters when I saw them.
Anyways, thanks for stopping by and I hope you find time in your day to be creative!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Organizing Tips

I go up and down when it comes to organizing . Today I decided to do a couple of different things with my color coach and the way I store my big shot folders and the like. Maybe they will be a help to you. I posted these on my face book and wanted to share it with you all. This is what I had to say.
With the new colors coming in at the end of the month wanted a better way to store #colorcoach #stampinup so I am trying a key ring method. #melscreativecreations
Color Coach Ring Holder
Embossing Folder Storage
I also wanted to find a way to store my #bigshot #embossingfolders #framelits etc so trying a memory box instead of the freezer bag I was using. I am hoping this will give me a better visual to use my stuff #stampinup #melscreativecreations
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sharing Scrapbook Layouts *Picture Heavy*

Creative MessSave the Tata's Last night I had the chance to do some scrapbooking. This is big for me as I have had a hard time picking up scrapbooking in a steady pace since my mother passed away in 2011.

Stampin’ Up! is known as a stamping company. But I am a scrapbooker at heart. I wanted to show that it is still possible to make scrapbook layouts with a company such as this. Some of the products I used in these layouts are a mix of current product and retired. Here are some of the things I used.

  • Gumball Green Card Stock
  • Print Poetry DSP
  • Feel Goods Stamp Set
  • Floral District DSP
  • Primerose Petals
  • Sent With Love DSP
  • Flirtatious DSP
  • Concord Crush Ink


A friend acceptsBring Sunshine

I wanted to encourage you if you have never tried scrapbooking before to give it a try. I think its very important to record family history. Whether it is in a Project Life style. Traditional or Digital. I believe getting your stories told is important in keeping your family history.


The layouts I worked on was from last summer. It was about our church picnic, playing horseshoe and being involved in the Relay For Life in honor of our Mom.


I hope that seeing these layouts have inspired you to get your history down and a chance to get creative. Thanks for stopping by! Breast Cancer WalkPlaying HorseshoeThrowing Horseshoe

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bold Blossom


Bold Blossom

I did this for a challenge. I had to use four things that started with a B. Here are the four things that I had.

  • Bold Blossom Stamp Set
  • Brads
  • Butterfly
  • Bravo Burgundy card stock and Ink
  • Floral District DSP but the color used was Baja Breeze

Other things used were

  • River Rock Card stock and Ink
  • Baja Breeze Ink

Most of these items that I used are retired or in the process of retiring in the end of May. I believe we are still keeping Baja Breeze but I can’t recall right this minute.

If you would like to see where I got the challenge idea from head over here.


Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Best of 25 Stamps


As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.


Dates: May 1-June 15, 2013
The Sale
Get 25 percent off select My Digital Studio content and print products.
Digital content includes: ALL ensemble, calendar, photobook, and swatchbook digital content. See it here
Print products include: ALL photobooks, swatchbooks, cards, tags, individual pages, and calendars. See it here

Update on Something for Everyone Accessories

This is just an update of what is now gone. If you'd like to a previous post about this you can find it here. 


I didn't want to repeat myself so here is what is discontinued as of today May 1, 2013. The list previous is found in the blog post link I mentioned.

  • Comfort Cafe Collection DVD 
  • Floral District Collection DVD 
  • Basic Black Craft Stampin' Refill 
  • Regals Collection Classic Stampin Ink Refill 
  • Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin Ink Refill 
  • Early Expresso 12x12 Linen Ring Album 
  • Crumb Cake 12x12 Linen Ring Album 
  • 12x12 Divided Page Protectors
  • Grid Paper (It will still be sold in the New Catalog on May 31st. There is just a change in how the paper will be presented.) 
If you need a new catalog please let me know. If you would like to place an order you can do so here. My Online Store

Thanks for stopping by!