Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hello! Is this thing on??!!!

Ooooohhhh, it is! Hello again! I hope ya'll had a terrific Thanksgiving, I sure did! Except my daughter, Mariah, went to Florida with some of her cousins for my Mom's family reunion. We really missed her the last few days. I had 4 days in a row off work, but, tomorrow is back to the old grind. The worst thing about that much time off, Monday afterwards. lol.

I am posting some of the tags that I made for our school district's silent auction gift baskets that I have been putting together the past couple of weeks. I did them all on My Digital Studio. Oh, how I love that program! It sure has saved me some time creating these tags. I spent most of Friday afternoon and then again last night working on these and finally got them all completed. What took the most time was searching for and cropping clip art. Some of these are pretty ingenious if I do say so myself!

I think I have done a total of 23 of these tags. Our silent auction is Tuesday night and I am excited to see how much money we raise. I am also kinda glad that this project is almost over! It has been worth it though, because I know in the long run, it will benefit my son, Dakota.

Today, I spent most of the day blog hopping and stumbling across some absolutely awesome bloggers! I am really into reading, or should I say looking at blogs about home decor on a shoe string budget. It is amazing what some of these ladies have created from junk. Well, maybe not really junk, but stuff that other people have discarded. On one of the blogs, I discovered a store that I have got to make a road trip for! I am so excited to have found this little gem. I will probably be even more enamored when I actually step foot in it, lol. I will have to do a post this week linking to some of the wonderful blogs that I found today. I just have to get it all sorted out. I went to so many, I've got a little backtracking to do.

Well, that's it for me tonight. I hope you all have a blessed Monday! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Here's wishing you all a very Happy Turkey Day!!! I am so thankful for all the wonderful blessings in my life, including all of you! I hope you all have a great day and don't eat too much! God Bless You All!!

Hugs and Happy Stampin'! ~Lorrie

My Digital Studio is so great....

I love using My Digital Studio right now, because, as I've said before, my supplies for doing "real" stamping and creating are packed in containers and are in so many different places in the house. It's kinda hard to find everything I need to create much. With My Digital Studio, I just need a computer and a printer. This is a birthday card I created using the new banner download. Well, I'm not sure how "new" it is, but it's new to me! I wanted to create something simple, but this was really anything but simple. There are lots of layers, they're just little layers. The top image is the front of the card and the bottom image is the inside. I really like how it turned out.

I spent all last weekend creating things like this just for me, because I knew that most of the work week would involve creating tags for a silent auction that my boss is involved in. I have had fun on that project, but a little overwhelmed at the same time. The silent auction is to raise funds for our school district's new program for middle schools. We are trying to implement "Smart Labs" here and I am excited because my son will benefit from the program. We have collected so many items and are putting together groups of like things to auction off as gift packages or baskets. There are about 25-30 tags to complete! I will post some of the cute tags that I've created this past week. I have about 15 more to make over the long holiday weekend. Some of the baskets that we have put together are awesome! If only I had the money to bid on them.... oh well. I am sure they will all be well bid on and we will makes lots of money!

So that's it for this post. Hope you all have a great week!

Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'! ~Lorrie

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Playing around with My Digital Studio

I have been playing around with My Digital Studio lately and this is a Christmas card that I created this week. I saw a card on Betsy's blog and had to try to recreate it using MDS. I really loved the card she made and since I can't get to all my supplies right now, I thought why not give it a try this way! The first image will be the card front and the second is the inside of the card. I think it came out pretty darn good if I do say so myself. I tried uploading what will be the left hand side of the inside of the card, but blogger is being touchy tonight. I loved the layers and the stitching on Betsy's card. Oh, how I wish I could set up my sewing machine and use it on cards right now. I am missing playing around with all my crafting tools and paper and inks and just creating things. The craft building is coming along very slowly and my craft supplies are in boxes strewn all over the house and I have no real place to craft. It is so frustrating pulling stuff out, work on a little and pack up again, so I just don't even feel like working on anything at all. I can at least create things on MDS, thank goodness! It's not the same as layering real papers and adding ribbons and buttons, etc, but it will have to do for now. I know that I have not posted anything in a long time and I noticed that I even lost a couple of followers, so I apologize for not posting as often as I should, it just can't be helped right now. I will post things when I can and that's all I can do at this point. As soon as my building is done and I can dedicate more time, you will probably get sick of how much I post! lol. I appreciate all you gals that have hung in there with me, it really means a lot. I do have a few other things to share that I made using MDS and will try to post the next project in the next day or so. In the mean time, check out a couple of wonderful ladies blogs that I read almost daily. They are awesome and I get such inspiration from them. The first one is Betsy that I mentioned above. The second one is Melissa who has the sweetest blog. Both of these girls are so creative and talented!
So until next time.....
Hugs and Happy Stampin'! ~Lorrie