Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Military Thank You

We have been having the most beautiful summer here in Maine. I have been outside every possible minute of every sun-shiny day, and today was no exception. As my son and I were out on the patio having lunch, reading, and just lounging about, we could see (and hear) the military jets blasting through the skies for a good part of our afternoon. I love to watch them as they fly in formation and zoom back to the airport, then start all over again. To see them reminds me of the great sacrifice that so many make on behalf of our whole country and it makes me feel so thankful and safe. So, as I was trying to decide what kind of card to make this week and feeling rather patriotic and thankful, I decided to make a card for one of our soldiers. I used the card kit from the PATRIOTIC COLLECTION from LINDSAY'S STAMP STUFF. I cut two squares and one rectangle from the papers in the card kit. I also cut a rectangle from a paper that I embossed with the Thank You folder from Cuttlebug, then distressed it with some red ink. I adhered all these to a blue card base and added a rubber stamped sentiment that I colored, along with some ribbon and a few extra pieces from the card kit which I layered on with pop dots. I put a sentiment from the kit on the inside and DONE! I think I will send this one to my cousin who is serving in our military in Germany. Check out what the rest of Lindsay's Design Team is doing this week - I know it will be fabulous! You can start by going to Lindsay's blog from HERE and see what she has this week! See you soon and Happy Digi Stamping!!!

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Don't Look Now, but I Made a Card!!!!

Yay!!! It is so good to be back. Although I've been having a wonderful summer with my family- We have been very busy traveling, reading, walking, driving (my ds has his permit), and picnic-ing, I have missed my studio and crafting very much. It was nice to be back last night and make this card using a sketch from Meslissa's blog, Tuesday Morning Sketches. She is having a big celebration this week in honor of her 1st anniversary/birthday! She challenged card making readers to use a sketch from her archives, so I chose to use TMS #13 for my card this week, but she added a twist: use something that reminds you of summer! I was in need of a thank you card, so I made this ladybug card using stamps from LINDSAY'S STAMP STUFF. The ladybug is from the DOODLEFLOWERS set, and the sentiment is from the ALL AROUND PHRASES set. (The small stamped flower is studio g.) It was easy to put together using Melissa's sketch. I added Rock Candy Stickles to the daisy centers and bee wings on the pp and then to the ladybug spots and the stamped flower center. Done!
Hop on over to Lindsay's Blog and see what awesome freebie she has today and link up to the rest of her fabulous Design Team to see what they have created! While you are at Melissa's Blog, take up her challenge - Lindsay's Stamp Stuff is sponsoring her challenge this week, so you could win a great freebie there too! Thanks for stopping by, see you SOON!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

It's a Birthday Sale!!!!

I am sad to say that it has not been a very crafty summer for me so far. Even though I don't have a project today, I wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LINDSAY!!!! Yes, it's Lindsay's Birthday and she's decided to have a 34% off sale in honor of her special day. Check out both her shops:

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff and her Mygrafico shop for some fabulous new sets!
The rest of Lindsay's star studded design team has been crafty this summer. Start HERE at her blog to see what she has done this week and link up to the rest of the team! Enjoy your summer, and the big sale!!!!