Wednesday, September 21, 2011

MDS: Moments

My Digital Studio: Scrapbook Page

Well this is my Scrapbook Page using Stampin' Up!'s: My Digital Studio!  I do have to say I am really loving this program more and more! I learn something new every time I use it!

It is very versatile from being able to use pre-set pages where all you do is add your picture, to being able to start from scratch to make your scrapbook page!  You can also use it to make cards, postcards, and much more! Also I have used it recently to create monograms for wedding invitations that I am making for my Uncle and his wonderful fiance. You will see those as soon as I get them done, and I said I would let them send them out first!

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my Online Store!

Happy Stampin',


Monday, September 12, 2011

Autumn Days: Masculine Birthday

Do you have trouble with masculine cards? I know I sure do. So I set forth to come up with some masculine cards. It is also my favorite my favorite time of year so I pulled some of favorite Autumn Stamp Sets. Which included Autumn Days.

I first sponged the background with River Rock and then with the Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker I drew two branches freehand. I then used the Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy Stampin' Write Markers to color the maple leaves. I then stamped the Pheasant in Chocolate Chip. I then sponged Not Quite Navy lightly around the outer edges. I then used Cherry Cobbler Cardstock to frame. I used the Stampin' Up! Cutter Kit to distress the edges. The designer paper in the background is Well Worn.

Jessica’s Stamping Supplies~

Stamps ~ Autumn Days
Cardstock~ Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Well Worn DSP
Ink~ Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories~ Cutter Kit, Decorative Label Punch, Word Window Punch
Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my OnlineStore

Thanks for Stoppin’ & Happy Stampin’,

Friday, September 9, 2011

Framed Wall Art

This is a gift I made for my cousin Theresa , that is expecting her 1st baby this year! We are so very excited for them, and that got me thinking, (yes, I know very dangerous) what was I going to make!! Of course she would expect nothing less than something hand crafted being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. SO I started looking for ideas and had came across several "Family Frames" and such, then the light bulb moment came, they already had her name picked out to be Kaylie, I can make a frame and have her name in it!  So here is what I came up with! I love how it turned out!

At first I was going to do a 12"x12" layout, but after starting to do all the squares they seemed to fit better on a 8 1/2"x11", plus this benefited me as well, who knew it could be such a challenge to think of different layout/ designs for all these squares. I also wanted it to look a little worn, so with the Stampin' Up! Cutter Kit, I distressed all the edges of the Melon Mambo and the Flirtatious DSP. Then I sponged the edges of the Flirtatious DSP. Then on the Letters for her name I used the Lovely Letters Alphabet Set, I just love this set it is so elegant, it is hard to tell but I did different backgrounds behind the letters in the opposite color of what the letter was stamped. Then I used my 2-Way Glue Pen around the outer edge of the circles and put Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to make them pop out some more!

Here are a couple of close up shots!!

For the small "love" tag above & the "baby" tag below,  I used the Stampin' Up! Word Window Punch and then attached it to a post it note and put it back in the punch to make it smaller. Also below the little frame around the "baby tag" I used the Decorative Label Punch and did the same thing attaching a post note and turned to punch a smaller frame!

Hope you like my project and if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment asking or email me at!

Jessica’s Stamping Supplies~

Stamps ~ Lovely Letters Alphabet, Happiness Always (Retired, Summer Mini),
Cardstock~ Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Flirtatious DSP, Wisteria Wonder
Ink~ Wisteria Wonder, Melon Mambo
Accessories~ Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Word Window Punch, Decorative Label Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Beautiful Butterlies Bigz Die (Big Shot), Designer Printed Brads, 3/8" Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch
Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my Online Store

Thanks for Stoppin’ &  Happy Stampin’,


Monday, August 1, 2011


This card I made for my upline Dawn O. She was in the top 100 Demonstrators in the US. Which is really awesome! I wanted to let her know how excited I was and am for her. She was also picked to be on the Advisory Board which I know she will do an awesome job.

Jessica’s Stamping Supplies~
(Bold Items = Stampin’ Up! 2011 Summer Mini Catalog)

Stamps ~

Cardstock~ Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink~ Concord Crush

Accessories~ Organza Ribbon

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my Online Store

Thanks for Stoppin’ & Happy Stampin’,

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Where I have been......

I have been spending a lot of time with family the last couple of weeks. Two weeks ago my younger sister Michelle was not feeling well. She thought she just had the flu along with a terrible migraine. After four visits to the ER and Doctor they finally did a MRI and found three blood clots in the Sinus Resivore of her Brain. This then led to going to Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis where she went in for surgery. They were not able to remove the blood clots, so they had put lines up into her brain with blood thinner shooting directly on the clots. These lines of blood thinner were left there for 24 hours and then she was taken back to the O.R. where they found that the clots had been dissolved and were gone. Because of these blood clots she had a small stroke which had made her weak in the left side, but thankfully after the clots were gone she has been able to regain the strength back and is doing really well. We are so thankful for the amazing doctors at Abbott. She will have to be on blood thinners for at least 6 months.

Also during the days that we were at the hospital with my sister we got news that my Grandmother wasn't doing well, and then the next day that she had passed. This was really hard for us, and we have been spending a lot of time with family.

So I am finally getting back on schedule and will be having cards/projects to share this week!



Thursday, July 14, 2011

Flirtatious DSP

I am having fun with the New Flirtatious Designer Paper, it comes with two sheets of pre-die cut doilies. For this card I used some of the fabulous Organza Ribbon and looped it around the doily. I think it added a elegant touch. Added the greeting from the Thank You Kindly Set.

Jessica’s Stamping Supplies~
(Bold Items = Stampin’ Up! 2011 Summer Mini Catalog)
Stamps ~ Thank You Kindly
Cardstock~ Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink~ Melon Mambo
Accessories~  5/8" Organza Ribbon, Basic Pearls
Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my Online Store
Thanks for Stoppin’ & Happy Stampin’,


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