My nephew is graduating from high school in Franklin, Tennessee, and my son-in-law is graduating with his MBA from Boise State this month. Unfortunately, I’m missing both! Instead, I opted for foot surgery!!
Since I didn’t make it to the graduations, I sent these note cards with a little spending cash.
The Starburst Sayings stamp set and Starburst Framelits are retiring this month! Seriously! Pout-pout! But you can still get them together in the money saving Starburst Sayings bundle.
The large starburst is stamped in Real Red and the smaller starburst is embossed in gold. A little black and white washi tape behind brings it all together.
I’m obsessed right now with mixed media art. I’ve been watching lots of video tutorials and can’t wait to get back upstairs to my craft room to try out some of my newly studied techniques. I’ll share some of my favorite videos with you soon.
Actually, I’m just art obsessed! Recently, I purchased a couple of oil paintings from a friend who’s an amazing, award-winning artist. Check out her website: http://krystalbrownfineart.com/
My son James graduated from high school last week and my mother needed a graduation card to give him. When I looked in my card stash all I had left were girlie grad cards. There wasn’t much time to whip something together so I grabbed the My Paper Pumpkin starter kit and made a couple of quick changes, and voila, a graduation card!
Above is the full My Paper Pumpkin starter kit which includes all the cardstock, stamps, ink and embellishments to make 4 cards. All you need is adhesive to make these cards:
And this is the change I made to create a graduation card.
To create the graduation card I just stamped the congrats grad stamp from the Blue Ribbon stamp set in Old Olive punched it out with the 1-1/4″ circle punch and layered it on with a dimensional. (Blue Ribbon stamp set wood-mount #125979 or clear-mount#125981)
I also added an extra bit of stamped ‘splatter’ just for fun.
I’m a big family history buff! I love it and have been researching my family for more than 15 years now and teaching and lecturing on family history for more than a dozen years. So I was super excited when Stampin’ Up! introduced the 12×12 family history digital photobook template for MDS in January.
The template for this photo book has a picture square behind the ‘family history’ banner. I changed it to a block and added the family name. I really enjoy being able to start with a template and adjust it to my needs.
The picture of the couple above is of my grandparents, HD and Josie DeLoach. The best I can tell this picture was taken around the time they got married which was 1941. This is just the beginnings of my album and as you can tell I haven’t filled in all the data yet on the page below, but it gives you an idea of how easy it is to do.
For the other history buffs out there, I have to tell you of my latest discovery! (For the rest of you, skip down below for the latest digital downloads!)
Last month the Louisville Genealogical Society meeting included a presentation from a couple who had a journal of an ancestor’s civil war experience. It was a very small, fragile book with some wonderful excerpts about the history of the time.
Years ago I learned that the Brooks County Genealogical Society in Quitman, Georgia, had published “The Civil War Letters of Bryant Folsom.” Bryant Folsom was my 3rd great grandfather, an ancestor of my grandmother above, who died in the war. I was anxious to get a copy of the publication. Unfortunately, it was printed in 1997 and by the time I found out about it there were no copies available.
Occasionally I would search the web for a copy, but I never had any luck. After going to the civil war lecture last month, I decided to try my search again and I found one for sale on Amazon! I immediately purchased it and it was delivered just days later in perfect condition! Success! I am so happy to have this book for my family.
It’s Tuesday, so that means new digital downloads! The new digital downloads this week include some extra special projects for mom in preparation for Mother’s Day and a graduation digital stamp brush set.
This funky mother’s day gift coupon book includes fun coupons like “we’ll listen to music of your choice”, which is among my favorites! Also, I think mom will really love this if you exchange some of the coupons for pictures making it a brag book for her purse too.
STILL NEED THE MY DIGITAL STUDIO SOFTWARE?CLICK HERE. It’s only $19.95 and includes $500 in digital content too! This is a tremendous value. Also, I highly recommend ordering the disc version. You’ll have the added cost of shipping but this is a large file and you’ll be happier having the disc. You can try the software (without the digital content) for 30 days FREE, but at just $19.95, go for it and get started on your digital albums today!
Order your family history digital photobook template today and create your own family heirloom.
Creating a blog banner or header is easy to do in My Digital Studio. This is the banner my niece, Danielle designed for my daughter and my greenleavesandjam.com website. She used two fonts for this design, Bebas and Ballpark. By adding each letter as a separate text box you can overlap the letters to get this look. You can change the opacity of your text by clicking on the text box and changing the opacity on the slider in the design center.
Here’s another design we considered for the site which was also created in MDS. We ultimately went with the design above. Which design do you prefer?
The Island Indigo color is perfect for this sporty pair of jeans from the Sale-a-bration set Patterned Occasions! What a great way to say congratulations – perfect for graduates this spring. I paired the Island Indigo stamped jeans with the Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street designer series paper and added a Tangerine Tango orange flower with a Silver Glimmer Paper punched center. The matching Tangerine Tango ribbon comes from the Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street ribbon and button pack.
I love the way the Sale-a-bration products coordinate this year! Coordinating products make crafting super-dooper easy. I used the Sale-a-bration Patterned Occasions stamp set with the Sycamore Street designer series paper and the Sycamore Street buttons & ribbon for this congratulations card. And the punches make this card super quick to assemble and mass produce.