Monday, May 30, 2011

Grad Cards

We have a need for quite a few grad cards this year.  I made these cards using school colors of the graduate.
  This card uses a Hero Arts background stamp and a digi from Create with TLC. I used the 'Color Sandwich' technique from Techique Junkies new newsletter. The diploma uses the modern label punch from SU.
  Next, I used a digi paper from Create with TLC and a digi from Firecracker Designs by Pamela (she closed her store last year).

For the diploma- punch out the modern label punch from SU- roll it around something round- a pencil or a paintbrush handle.  You'll need to cut out a small piece of paper to roll up and put under it to be able to glue it down to your card. Tie fiber in matching school color around it.

Just some Lines-Graduation
Stamp Insanity-Red ,White and Blue

Have a safe and happy weekend.
Shelly Schmidt

Friday, May 27, 2011

Bloggers Challenge-Shimmer

 I had fun with the shimmer challenge for Bloggers Challenge today . I created a very shimmery card using some light Distress Inks and Creative Inspirations Paint to add shimmer using a Technique Junkies method called dabbed shimmers.

 I am not much of a collage artist, but decided to gt out some tiles and poke fun at myself- I am learning to play Scrabble on the IPhone with the Words with Friends application.  Mostly, I get 'owned' as the kids call it...but I am learning the ropes a little better and it is fun..... :)
(Did you know QI is a word???)
 Here is a side view of the Shimmer.

My Little nephew is in the hospital after his last Chemo his platelet count dropped to a critical level (8,000) and had to have transfusions......  Please continue to keep him in prayers.  He is a brave brave little boy!

Come play along with us- it is a fun way to meet other Bloggers and get lots of Inspiration for your cardmaking.  Link up using the linky below to join us.

Have a fun and safe weekend!


Blog Candy Winner

 My Blog Candy had 15 entries.

I asked my daughter to pick a number between # 1 and 15 and she choose 8

So #8 is:
Gerri Herbst said...
Wow 400 posts. Congrats. I will post yr candy to my sidebar!THANKS FOR YR SWEET COMMENTS TODAY.
 Gerri- Thanks for joining in- please send me your address and I will get your package in the mail!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

McMahon Five Designs 5/26/11

McMahon Five New releases are out- I used Corset and I let the paper inspire me today.

  I was determined not to use Pink, I found this Prima Madeline paper and went with it!  The colors for accent are SU Forest Foilage and Chocolate Chip. I printed the image on Neenah paper and colored the image with Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol.  I have a color chart on my sidebar from SCS that matches cardstock colors to Prismacolor pencils and Copics (Thank You Cheryl!).
  The color match for Forest Foilage is 907. I used French Grey 10% on the main body of the Corset, and then used Gamsol and blended in a subtle 907 shading over that.  The bow is 'Layered up' and I added Creative Inspirations paint Fairy Dust to the top layer of the bow and to the main body of the corset.

I added a shade of green to the border of the image panel (Wisped Frames) and added 'Curled Corners' another Technique Junkies technique. I used the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge to inspire me, so added a lace border to the top and bottom with a Zig Zag and added some card stock 'wound up' for three little flowers. I added Stickles to the top of the flowers for some shimmer. 

I have another project to share with you. 
I found a template on Mel's Blog (Thanks You) for a darling purse template. 
This set is so shimmery!  I used Rose Quartz Mica Metallic cardstock for this PINK purse. I added score lines, then added rhinestones in pink at all of the intersections. The flowers are colored with Copic markers R81, R83, R85, and then I added a SU filigree brad finding. I made notecards that fit in the purse with the McMahon Five Awareness Freebie.

That is the same pink- the white shows off how shimmery it really is. 

I had to make another purse and I used Poptones black cardstock for this one.
I just love the way a few pearls and bling can accent plain cardstock!  The butterfly (a digi from McMahon Five) is colored with Copics and I added Stardust Gelly Roll pen for shimmer.  I put the red cardstock in the crimper, and ran the Gelly roll pen along the ridges.  I will include 4 of these little cards in the purse.

Midnight Madness Sketch- card #1
Amber's Crafts and Stuff- Vintage
The house that Stamps Built- Stitching
Bunny Zoe's Crafts-use lace

Project #2
Flutter By Wednesday- card with Butterfly
Flourishes- Decorate a bag or a box
Crafty Cardmakers-embossing-embossed grids where the pearls and rhinestones are
Happileigh- /different folds/boxespurses
Scrapbookaholic-make a gift bag/box
Stamps R Us- use a digital image
One Stitch at a Time- Bling it on

Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

McMahon Five Designs New Releases 5/26/11

It's Thursday, and that means new releases from McMahon Five Designs:


Card by: Shelly

Close up by: Shelly

 Forget Me Not

Card by: Bonnie

Rose of Sharon

Tag by: Cassandra


Card by: Amy

Qualities of a Dad

Art Easel by: Sue

Koa Wood Paper Pre-Cut Strip Easel by: Sue

Framed Awareness Plaque  *Freebie*

 Cute Pink Purse Card Set by: Shelly

Butterfly Breeze

Cute Black Purse Set by: Shelly

For more details on the projects above, visit the Design Team blogs!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 23, 2011

 I have a little Blog Candy HERE- will draw the winner on Friday 5/27.

 My friend Kim is a SU demo- she had a workshop last Friday, and we made a pinwheel card- my first one (what was I waiting for???).  (All stamps and DSP Stampin Up).

   I really like the embossing we did on the plain red cardstock.  I changed the sentiment she added to the card- I am planning on sending the card to the chemo center in Colorado- I almost have enough cards to send. 
  We had a little moisture in the basement from all of the recent rain-the carpet smells bad and we cannot get rid of it with humidifiers...... and it has been a long time since we carpeted the basement, so I went to make a card today, this is what I found:

All of the American Girl Dolls and Polly pockets and all were under the cut out in the stairs for when little ones come to visit......

OK, now that carpet is ripped out and that is mounted and unmounted rubber stamps from my Creative Space.......

  Well, that is my sweet hubby- hard at work - he has rearranged my stuff...and it looks like I will not be creating today after all......  Oh looks like I have some sorting and rearranging in my future- it will be good once it is done......  Only bad thing about it, he is really seeing that I have lots of stamping stuff.... {clearing my throat}....I bought most of it on sale though- always thoughtful and saving him lots of $$$!!!  {grinning}.

Have a Great Monday!

Saturday, May 21, 2011


I have recently posted my 400th I thought I'd celebrate with some Blog Candy.

  Please leave a comment if you would like to win:
12 6x6 DSP papers Paisley Petals
1 yard of Bakers twine in lt green
1 yard of Bakers twine in lt blue
3 yards homemade bakers twine lt orange
3 yards white seam binding
3 yards Antique White Seam binding

For a second chance to win, post my candy on your sidebar or mention it on your blog with a photo and make a seperate comment.

I will ship worldwide

The winner will be posted next Saturday 5/28    (Please leave me a way to contact you).

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

McMahon Five Designs New Releases 5/17/11 and COPS

   For the McMahon Five Designs release today, I used a digital image called Iris.
     I colored the image with Copic markers and added highlights with a yellow Copic Spica pen.  The patterned papers are Prima Annalee and the purple cardstock is Eggplant Envy by SU.  I used the Lotus Spellbinders die and the Parisan Accents die for the corners. I used the Technique Junkies 'Level up' technique plus the Wisped Frames technique. Sentiment is by Create with TLC.                               
                                                    This is a close-up of the Iris image
  I split a couple of areas of the iris on the top layer, and propped them up for a bit of dimension.

  Next, I made up a card using the new Awareness freebie from McMahon Five Designs. I made the ribbon in honor of COPS- Concerns of Police Survivors.  Grab your awareness freebie HERE - I will post it on my sidebar this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!

McMahon Five Designs New Releases 5/17/11

McMahon Five Designs is having a DT Call until May 31st.  You can find out all the details HERE.

Now for the News...

We are saying Thank You and Goodbye to 2 of our DT Sisters.  They have both been fantastic blessings to our design team family.  We have enjoyed working with you, sharing laughs and our lives.  We wish you both the best  in all you do.  Thank you for being a part of this team Lorie and Judy!

We'd like to INTRODUCE and WELCOME our Newest DT Sister....

We are so happy to have you joining us!

Card by: Sue

Shawne has an AWESOME opportunity for you this week!  You can receive this set of Cupcakes FREE for the next 3 DAYS if...
You Play along in our challenge HERE!
Just submit a card in the next three days and this set is yours FREE!
If you aren't into challenges, well it's available to purchase today and any day!

Card by: Kristine

Card by: Sue *HotSpot Challenge Card

Close up by: Sue

Vintage Hanging by: Cass

Close Up by: Cass

Card by: Shelly

Close Up by: Shelly

Card by: Amy

Card by: Michelle

To My Dad

Card by: Sue

Happy Birthday Cupcake

Close Up by: Sue

Card by: Shelly

Card by: Sue

Even though our emphasis is Breast Cancer Awareness,
the Ribbon stands for so many other Awareness.
Below are the 
June Awareness Ribbon Colors:

Fireworks Safety Month June 1 – July 4 (Red, White & Blue):

National Aphasia Awareness Month (Grey):

National Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month:

National Scleroderma Awareness Month (Light Blue):

National Scoliosis Awareness Month (White):

Vision Research Month (Green) :

National Headache Awareness Week June 6-12 (Burgundy):

National Cancer Survivors Day June 6 (Lavender):

National Men’s Health Week June 14-22 (Light Blue):

Eye Safety Awareness Week June 27- July 5 (Green):

National HIV Testing Day June 27 (Red):

Card by: Shelly
Card by: Shelly
Card by: Shelly
Play along with our Challenge and Win $25.00!

Card by: Charlotte

For more details on the projects above, visit the Design Team blogs!

Thanks for stopping by! Shelly