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Today's challenge was to use ribbon. Not really a challenge for me because I use ribbon on pretty much EVERY project! But I love seeing it!
I thought I would share for you the apron that I made for the annual incentive event I put on for my downline this year. I had 18 girls earn it, so opted for a Cupcake Theme keeping it easier on preparing food (as in…. delegate to a local bakery!).
We always do a game to earn prizes, so in keeping with the theme and our artistic company, I decided to have them compete in our very own Cupcake Wars! I got ediable ink and fondant so they could stamp with our stamps on their cupcakes… so fun!
But I decided very last minute (the night before… ) that they needed aprons…. so off to MDS I went and made this up to print on iron on transfers. 2 apron transfers print to a page:
Here's what they look like on the apron! I added LOTS of ribbon to the straps of these. I also like to iron on a MDS logo to any MDS wearble projects I've made so that people know where it came from!
Here are some of the ladies wearing their aprons and creating their cupcakes! So fun! The winner from each team also got to keep an apron : )
Thanks for looking! Check out what the other girls have come up with for ribbon projects!
Welcome to Day 5 of the 13 Days of Halloween Project Blitz!
And also to the MDS Blog Hop!
I've killed 2 birds with one stone today…. Halloween MDS projects (Halloween was actually the theme – how perfect!!!!)
If you scroll down a couple posts — I actually used MDS for the "Best Costume" circles on the ribbons! Those were a hybrid project.
Then to go with the Best Costume ribbons… I made MDS Costume Ballot Sheets – here they are!
The other MDS touch I added to our Halloween Party that night was MDS name tags — who needs to buy those blue "Hello, My Name Is" ones when you have MDS!? With MDS2's new custom sizes — just make a 2×4 JPEG and pop it into Avery Labels and voila. Here they are:
Now hop on over to check out more MDS Halloween Projects!
Welcome to Day 4 of the 13 Days of Halloween Project Blitz!
I shared with you the costume contest ribbons I had made for our Team Halloween Party… now I thought I would share with you some cups that I made for the same party! These "spider cider" cups make the perfect addition to your Halloween Party – and are so easy! To add another touch – I punched out all sorts of circles using scrap DSP and Glimmer Paper and sprinkled it as the table confetti at the party – shown here in the photo, too!
To create the polka dots on the cup, I just dipped a sponge dauber into in refill and pressed it on the cups.
Check back tomorrow for another Halloween Project Idea!
Welcome to Day 2 of the 13 Days of Halloween Project Blitz!
Today I thought I would share with you the ribbons that I made for a costume contest at our Team Halloween Party! I created these using the Rosette Die and Howlstooth and Scaringbone Designer Series Paper.
I made the printed part in My Digital Studio and punched it out with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch. Then I jazzed up the digital portion by tracing Dazzling Details around the circle and adding some Rhinestones colored with a Sharpie Marker!
And here are some pictures of the Halloween Costume Participants!
Check back tomorrow for another Halloween Project Idea!
I've been in over my head tying up every loose end possible as we get ready to leave for Stampin' Up!'s DISNEY WORLD Incentive Trip!!!! And before I was tying up loose ends, I was beyond busy getting ready for Landon's Mickey Birthday Party.
So, I didn't have a spare second to get to the fabulous sketch challenge today. But I don't want to leave you hanging, so here are a couple of pictures from Landon's Mickey Party that were all done in MDS!
Water Bottle Wrappers:
There's a LOT more, but there's just a little preview! I'm actually going to be Guest Blogging the Party on the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio site in a couple weeks!
And here are the Mouseketeers:
Now for me to go finish tying up all of the loose work ends so I can start packing up for a week of enchantment! We're so excited!
Check out the other girls posts today!
Top 'o the mornin' to ye laddies!
I'm so excited about today's MDS Blog Hop, because the theme was "Think GREEN!" and I've been in high gear getting ready for St. Patrick's Day! Now, I can't honestly say we've done much to celebrate this holiday in the past…. but Landon decided it was his favorite holiday and his excitement has gotten me into it!
I have a TON of projects to share…. and won't even be able to get them all into this post…. I still need the day to finish getting ready for Saturday Morning, and as I finish things I will post MORE project ideas! But I still have a bunch now : )
Let's start off with the invitation! Landon decided that he was going to have a party with his cousins – so I made up the invitations in MDS. Here's what they looked like "raw":
I printed them off on Whisper White Cardstock, and then for the actual invite, I mounted it to Pumpkin Pie Cardstock and added a string of ribbon:
The banner on the invitation I actually made from scratch! I used lots of punches… I will have to put up a tutorial on how to make it later : ).
Let the decorating begin!!! Here is a look at where the decorating is at so far (more to do, but mainly all food related!)
I made the banner in MDS — you wouldn't BELIEVE how EASY it is to whip up banners….. all you need is the "Hello, Baby!" Digital Kit!! The entire kit is imported with punches, so all you have to do is change up the designer paper and text! For this banner, I used a lot of the Designer Paper in the "Convention 2011 Digital Kit" because the greens in it matched most what I wanted to use (they used Convention exclusive greens!) then I used the Color Picker function to save those colors as my "favorites" so I could use them everywhere else. Here are some close up shots of the banner.
I printed it on Whisper White Cardstock, cut it out, and covered it with "Gold Glow Smooch Spritz" and then added an assortment of buttons and ribbons.
The other decoration I did in MDS was the Subway Art framed piece. Here's a close up:
This Subway Art piece is one of the ones included in the "Year of Subway Art" kit — CLICK HERE for more details.
I also made one of the ornaments on the tree that's pictured — CLICK HERE for more information on that (it wasn't made in MDS).
Then the last project I can share with you right now (more to come, I promise!) is actually a kids project! Since this particular party is mostly about entertaining the kids (though beer will still be enjoyed by the adults : ) ) I wanted to make something up for them! So, I made a worksheet in MDS – I used a stamp brush image for the "Luck 'o the Irish" sentiment and created the pot with punches (Word Window and Oval Punches). This worksheet got printed off on Whisper White Cardstock — then the kids can go through and add a tissue paper rainbow and gold!
I made all of the gold pieces with self adhesive gold foam and ran it through the Big Shot with the Circle Die:
Here's what the finished project looks like when they have it all assembled:
And….. here's your St. Patrick's Day Gift and Freebie!!!! The printable for you to save and print off for your kiddos : )
Here's a thumbnail of what it looks like:
I hope you enjoyed these projects – and be sure to check back later for more (Kids Scavenger Hunt Cards, Candy Labels, Beer Tasting Ensemble and MORE all done in MDS!)
For now, be sure to check out the rest of the blog hop as we're going GREEN!!!!!
12. Holly VanDyne
Hold on to your seats!!!!! I ACTUALLY MADE A PROJECT FOR FUN!!!! I know, CRAZY, right!? But let me just say, it felt so stinkin' good.
I bought this tree at Pier One around Halloween time, with the idea that I would make ornaments for it every holiday….
Ummm….. yeah. It sat naked through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years… until finally I decided if I waited to be able to make enough ornaments to fill it for a holiday, it would NEVER happen. So for Valentine's Day, I bought ornaments with the intention to make a couple, and slowly phase out the bought ones and have all handmade ones…..
Yeah…. didn't make even 1 for Valentine's Day…
Took them down and was ready for Saint Patty's day…. took a trip out to the store to buy some and told myself I would make AT LEAST ONE before March 17th…
I DID!!!!! I MADE ONE!!!!!!!!! It's funny how much joy we can find in simple things sometimes : ) So here is my one handmade St. Patty's Day Ornament:
I'm tickled with how it came out! The background is Watercolor Paper die cut with the Two Tags Die and watercolored with Garden Green Reinker and an Aqua Painter.
Once it was dry, I spritzed it with Gold Smooch Spritz.
The next layer is a 2 1/2" Circle of First Edition DSP, trimmed with Gold Smooch Accent.
Then came the shamrock — I punched out 3 hearts in Pear Pizzazz Textured Cardstock and shaded them with Garden Green Reinker and an Aqua Painter, trimmed with Gold Smooch Accent.
Then it was tying lots of ribbon and thread and adding some buttons, vintage trinkets and brads! Voila!
Here's a close up:
And believe it or not, I have even MORE St. Patty's Day ideas to share with you over the next couple of days! How about THAT!?