Thursday, June 26, 2014

MDS Blog Hop - For the Love of the Game

YAY! It's MDS Blog Hop day!
Sorry about the short but sweet post today - my agent sent me revision notes for my latest book so I've got to dive in head first (if I don't come back out of the writing cave in a week or two, please send someone in to find me!)

For the blog hop today we're supposed to share what we're working on (as far as MDS) but I took it a little more literally and MDS'd what I'm working on this week.

I love. love. love. the Downtown Grunge kit. Even after years, it's still my go-to kit for so many projects.

Well, I'm off to take on these edits and whip this book into shape so I'll see you again when I get out - hopefully I'll have a super-shiny new book safely tucked under my arm.

Now head on over and check out my friend Jeanna's fabulous MDS project! I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Work of Art Envelope

Time for another envelope!

On this one I used the Work of Art stamp set for the watercolor-like "swooshes" under the name and the return address stamp, and also for the heart. The watercolor look uses Soft Sky ink and the 'Grandma' and the address stamp are stamped with Island Indigo. The heart is Strawberry Slush.

I love doing envelopes like this. Seriously, it took me ten minutes tops to stamp the elements and it makes the piece of mail you're sending so much more fun and interesting - don't you think?

Now here's a fun little tip that I always teach when we do lettering in art class. An easy way to center lettering (like I did with Grandma) so that you're not trying to squish the end few letters in because you didn't leave enough space is to write out the word like I did on the right. Then figure out what the middle (or middle two) letter is. If you need to number them to figure that out, go for it. Once you know your middle letter (mine was N), stamp that letter first! Then work your way out on both sides from there starting with either the A or the D.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Envelopes Can Be Fun, Too!

I've been having so much fun with envelopes lately, thanks to a great group of stampin' ladies who love to make matching envelopes with the cards we make each month. I thought I'd share a few envelope ideas with you today (and I have one tomorrow, too!)

Not sure I've mentioned on the blog yet how much I'm in love with the Positively Chevron stamp. So. In. Love. Good Golly. It's hard not to want to use it on everything!

You know what I love about background stamps? They also look great on envelopes! All you need is a blank label or two to put over the stamped design (for your addresses). On this one I also used the .05 size Project Life journaling pen to do some doodling around the labels to help them stand out a little more. The stamp was just slightly shorter on the one side and left a small white space on the side so I used the new rotary alphabet stamp and stamped SPECIAL DELIVERY down the side to fill the space.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back again tomorrow for another fun envelope idea!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

MDS Blog Hop - Dad Selfie

I love my dad!
He's always doing something funny or goofy to make me laugh. We had a birthday party for my youngest daughter last weekend and when I put my camera card in my computer to download the photos from the party, this selfie was on it. Of my dad! Hilarious! He didn't know he was giving me ammunition for my MDS Blog Hop Father's Day page! (thanks, Dad!)

This is such a super fast page, here are the few supplies you'll need:

Background Paper
Downtown Grunge

This & That Retro Fresh
Staple & Stitching
Gold Sequins

Be sure to keep following the hop, next you'll see what project the fabulous Jeanna has in store for you! Just click the 'next' button below!