Friday, December 16, 2011

MDS Blog Hop Friday

Happy Friday! I am afraid I wasn't able to participate this week. But please continue on the hop and check out what the other ladies have for you!

Have a great weekend!

6. Terri Mongeon (YOU ARE HERE)

Friday, December 9, 2011

MDS Blog Hop Friday!

Woo Hoo! It's Friday! I am so glad! I have such a busy weekend ahead, as I am sure most of you do also! Lots of fun Christmas activities and family time!

We have decided as a group to make the next few weeks a general Christmas theme! I was so excited by that idea, because I just finished designing my holiday cards in MDS!

I wanted a classic and simple design...and because I love the pictures, I wanted them to be the focal point.

For this project I chose the 7x5 landscape card template. I designed the layout pretty easily by adding the photo boxes to fit the pictures I wanted to use. Then I added a square punch and resized it horizontally for the top panel. I then just did a color fill and selected Basic Black. I did the same on the bottom and selected paper fill, and chose a paper from the Holiday Harmony II selection. I love how it came out. 

On the inside I added a sentiment and our names. 

I have to tell you, it was quite interesting bringing our dog into the Mall to the photography studio. She did pretty well but it was so hard to get her to sit still! LOL. I brought a baggie of carrots with me, and I think she ate ALL of them. I might be paying for that decision tomorrow. LOL. 

Be sure to stop on by to all the other blogs...I am sure the ladies have some wonderful creations for you! 

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by! 

6. Terri Mongeon (YOU ARE HERE)

Friday, December 2, 2011

MDS Blog Hop Friday!

Hello Friends....Happy Friday!

I am excited to be back in the swing of things this week! Thanks for being patient with me!

This weeks challenge is monochromatic. Super fun challenge because it leaves it wide open!
I decided to scrap some cupcake pictures we took at a fun shop on our summer vacation.
And when I think cupcakes, I think PINK!

I used Pretty in Pink and Rose Red for my mono-cromatic colors. Super fun! And it was a nice change from all the Christmas cards and colors I have been using lately! :)

Thanks for taking the time to stop by! Be sure to continue on the blog hop and check out what the other gals have for you today!

Enjoy your weekend!

6. Terri Mongeon (YOU ARE HERE)

Friday, November 25, 2011

MDS Blog Hop Friday

Hello Everyone -

I am sorry that I did not get a project made this week. We've had a lot on our plate (including a death in our family) so I have been a little off my game the past 2 weeks.

Please make sure to continue on the blog hop and see what the other gals have created for you this week! I promise to be back next Friday with a post for you!

Happy Thanksgiving to all...

6. Terri Mongeon (YOU ARE HERE)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Digital Holiday Kits....AWESOME!

Hello All -

Stampin Up! has released LOTS of awesome digital kits just in time for the holidays! Want to make a scrapbook of your Holidays? How about design your Family Photo Christmas Card? Or holiday gift tags?? The possibilities are truly unlimited!

Here are a few of my favorites!

Holiday Harmony Digital Kit...includes Designer Paper, Stamps and Embellishments!

Trim The Tree Embellishments Kit!

 Home For The Holidays Kit...includes Photo Card Templates, labels and fun!

And another FUN kit for scrapbooking your holiday memories....
Frosty Days II kit! Stamps, paper, embellishments....SO AWESOME!

REMEMBER ...many of these DIGITAL DOWNLOADS are on SALE for one WEEK ONLY!
Don't miss the chance to get these for a great price! 

Visit my Online Store and select DIGITAL DESIGNING to view these and oh, so many more! 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Simple Snowflakes

Hello All...Happy Saturday!

I am getting ready for my November Christmas Card Club this morning. During the storm I missed 2 classes, so we are in makeup mode! I am excited to stamp with these ladies this morning. I have a rather large group and we break it up in to 3 smaller gatherings during the course of the month. It works great because they can pick and choose what date works for them each month. More flexibility is always a good thing when everyone is so busy these days!

Anyway here is one of the cards they are making this month. I just adore it because it is simple and easy!

It is simply Very Vanilla Cardstock, with the top layer embossed with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder. Add a little glitter and some basic pearls...and it looks elegant! I then stamped the ornament in Soft Suede and punched it out I added some Vanilla Seem Binding Ribbon, and we are done! 

I hope you have a great weekend! 
Thanks for stopping by today! 

Friday, November 11, 2011


Welcome back to another edition of MDS Blog Hop Friday! I hope you are all having a great week!
I am SO happy that Friday is here! What a long week!

We are finally getting back to our normal lives after that huge storm and 10 long days without power! How crazy was that? I was so sad the kids missed out on Halloween! And now we are just 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving! WOW!

This week, the theme is Remembrance. This is a great theme, because it can apply to so many things! A great vacation, a loved one, a pet....

I chose to remember my Great Grandmother! She was an AMAZING lady who came though Ellis Island when she was just 16 years old! In fact, her picture is IN the Ellis Island Building! Isn't that cool?
She lived to be 99 years old! I was 21 when she passed away and I was so fortunate to have known her!

My page is about her HANDS. She had the softest hands ever. Isn't it funny what we remember about people? I just remember holding those soft hands, and thinking I had never felt skin like that! I guess they get weathered and soft after 99 years!

Ok, enough blabbing... here is my page:

I wanted this to be a vintage feel, so I used the Bella Chateau DSP, and some fun button and flowers. I swear I am addicted to the Vintage Overlays stamp! It's what gives it the shading, so it looks like I sponged it. It's the last stamp I added - so its on top of all the other layers. I changed the color to Soft Suede, and viola! My project has a vintage feel to it! So cool!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend!
Please make sure to hop along to the other ladies and check out their projects!

6. Terri Mongeon (YOU ARE HERE)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Holiday Stamp A Stack! Don't miss it!

Hello All! So sorry for being MIA -

We are finally back in business! Wow! What a storm! We lost power for 10 days! Isn't that incredible? The damage is just shocking. We ended up at a hotel from Thursday - Monday. And I am so happy to report our power came on yesterday! And today I did (no kidding) 10 loads of laundry! LOL

Anyway, I am busy getting ready for Stamp Clubs that were rescheduled and planning for our upcoming Stamp A Stack! This is a very popular event! Everyone loves to make their Christmas Cards!

Here are the designs we are making this year!

Aren't they so super cute? I love them all! You will make 4 of each card, for a total of 16 cards!
Super fun!

Here is the information on the event:

Sunday November 20th 1:00 - 5:00
Giamatti Little Leauge Center, Mix St. Bristol

Material fee is $30. Envelopes are also included. 

Please bring adhesive and scissors. 

To attend, please contact me at

Thanks so much! Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 4, 2011


Hello All...

I am unable to participate this week as we got hit with a bad winter storm here in CT. We have been without power for 7 days. We hope to have power back on Sunday.

In the mean time, check out the other blogs this week!

6. Terri Mongeon (YOU ARE HERE)

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Well, it is snowing like crazy here in CT. I won't complain, because really, who wants to hear one more person whine about the weather? It is what it is.

I do love Snow Days though...because it's 2 PM and I am still in my pajamas! :) I stamped quite a bit this morning, working on my November Christmas Club Cards and also making samples up for our Holiday Stamp A Stack!

So let me share a Holiday Card with you. It's quite simple, but I think that is what I love about it!

See? Simple, right? It Crumb Cake and Early Espresso Cardstock. I used the Snowflake Punch in the top layer of the Crumb Cake, and adhered a piece of whisper white behind it. The I used the fabulous Silver Glimmer Paper and the Northern Flurry Die Cut for the Big Shot and cut out snowflakes....
I adhered one right in the center of the White Snowflake and added a Basic Rhinestone Jewel to the Center. It's so sparkly in person. :) Love sparkly!

I used some White Bakers Twine to tie it up in a bow, and stamped the greeting (from the set Word Play) in Early Espresso. Then sponged Whisper White ink around the edges to make it look snowy.
Love snowy....and sparkly. Snowy and Sparkly....good.

Hope you are having a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 28, 2011

MDS Blog Hop Friday

Welcome Back! I love this weeks theme...Christmas Cards!
Honestly, making my own photo cards was one of the things that first attracted me to MDS. It is so expensive going to a studio, and having them make them for you.
I take my own picture, and create something beautiful and unique on MDS.
And as a bonus, Stampin' Up! has offered lower bulk print pricing just in time for the holidays! Make sure to update your MDS Software the next time you use it, and the updated pricing will be reflected.

Here are a few Christmas Photo Cards that I made this week...

This first one is actually a picture we had taken last year when we were vacationing at the Cape.
We haven't gotten around to taking this years picture yet. :)

I started with a blank postcard template in MDS, and used Pear Pizzazz Cardstock. Then I added the Dot Dot Dot stamp on top of it, and changed the color to white. Cool, huh? I made my own DSP! Love that I can do that!

Then I added a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock to the bottom, and layered the Brocade stamp on top of it. I changed the color to white, and brought the opacity down quite a bit.

A simple White Grosgrain Ribbon lies across the middle. I added the Perfect Layer punch, and filled it with Chocolate Chip cardstock and added a white mat around it. Then I just dropped my greeting inside it. Super easy! I just then added a text box, and signed our names.

Well, of course I had to make a second one, because Bella wasn't in the picture with us. And she is a HUGE part of our family. So, here is a Bella card! :)

On this card, I started with Soft Suede Cardstock. I layered the Parlor Prints background stamp on top of it, and changed the color to white, again bringing down the opacity so it looks more like a watermark. 
I then just added in my picture and added a second box underneath it (by inserting a square punch). I filled the color with Cherry Cobbler and added my greetings. Super easy! I used Lots of Tags shape #1 for the greeting. I filled it with Early Espresso and added a white mat around it. 

Both of these greetings come from the Wishes and Greetings Digital Brush Set. It's FANTASTIC! 
It has a lot of wonderful sentiments and greetings for the holidays. 

Thanks for stopping by on the hop today! Make sure you continue along and check out what the other gals have done. They are super talented and I know you will get some more great ideas for your holiday cards!

6. Terri Mongeon (YOU ARE HERE)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy MDS Friday!

Well, I am sorry to say that the week just got away from me. I woke up this morning and thought "OMG! It's Friday and I didn't do a MDS project!"

So please accept my apologies - and make sure to continue on the hop to see what the other members of the team have for you this week!

6. Terri Mongeon (YOU ARE HERE)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Simple Snowflake

Here is a simple but pretty Christmas Card. I love how clean it is, and so easy you could mass produce these in a heartbeat.

The card base is Whisper White. The crumb cake layer was sponged in Whisper White ink on the edges...makes it look snowy. :) The snowflake is die cut from the Northern Frost Die Cut using our Silver Glimmer paper. I added a white button to the middle and some white bakers twine for the bow. 

I stamped the greeting in Basic Black ink. Sorry I realized after I stamped it that the greeting is retired! But you could easily use something else. Peace on Earth would work really well on this card too. 

Minimal supplies, and maximum adorable. 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a great week!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Christmas Keepsake Box Class!

MDS Blog Hop Friday!

Welcome back! I hope you all had a great week!
Friday is upon us once again, and it't time for another edition of My Digital Studio Blog Hop!

It was my turn to pick the theme this week, and I picked Gratitude or Thanksgiving.
It's a perfect time of the year to start counting our blessings, although I try to remember to do it daily. :)

I decided to make a Gratitude Journal.
MDS added an AWESOME journal to the program earlier this year.
I had one printed for my daily activities and work, and I LOVE it! It is hard bound, and has beautiful lined paper. It's gorgeous and I get a lot of compliments on it.

Here is the one I made for this week:

Yep, I added my people to the cover because they are what I am most thankful for. And I came across this wonderful saying on Pintrest (which I am totally, and shamefully addicted to). I LOVE it. It's a good reminder for us all. Sometimes we get so caught up always wanting more. It's good to be thankful for what we DO have. :)

I encourage you to check out the journal templates on MDS. You can choose one of the pre-designed ones, or make one as unique as you are! :) They make an AWESOME gift. Who wouldn't LOVE a personalized journal? Teenage girls in particular would be digging it! LOL

Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to visit the other super de-duper talented ladies on our blog hop! 

6. Terri Mongeon (YOU ARE HERE)
12. Holly VanDyne

Friday, October 7, 2011


Welcome to another edition of the MDS Blog Hop! This weeks theme is SO SUPER FUN!
It's all about Halloween Parties this week....this could be invitations, labels for foods, games, costumes...and on and on ....

We have had neighborhood Halloween parties every year in my hood...and I when I have hosted (we take turns) I like to play GAMES and have a fun things for the kids.

Well, imagine my DELIGHT when MDS issued the BINGO Stamp Digitally....and it's perfect coordinating partner Spooky Bingo Bits (and for Christmas there is Jolly Bingo you can really get A LOT of mileage out of this Bingo Card!)

So here is the Bingo Cards I have made for Halloween...super fun activity for school too!

I LOVE that the Bingo Card has 24 spaces and the Spooky Bingo Bits comes with 24 ideal images! Coinsidence? I think NOT! Stampin' Up! designs their products to work together perfectly. And this is just another example. 

Now all I have to do is rearrange the images to different spaces (to make the cards different) and print them on Whisper White Cardstock. I backed them with their coordinating Cardstock colors. And then I used my 1" circle punch to pop out the bingo "chips". FUN!

And one of the newer downloads is the Spook Central Kit. Check out all that you get in this kit!

You get Designer Paper, Stamp Sets, Invitations, and even pre designer cards! How fun! I used this kit to create my invitation!

I had such a great time playing with all these fun new downloads! Now don't forget to HOP on to the next stop and check out all the spooky inspiration these amazing designers have for you this week!

Have a wonderful weekend!

6. Terri Mongeon (YOU ARE HERE)
12. Holly VanDyne

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Welcome October!

I logged on to the Stampin' Up! web site, and I couldn't believe all the specials they have for us this month! WOW!

The first thing  I want to share is the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps! 

You have to check this out! It's is such a great product! You get a wooden handle and 3 inter-changeable cookie stamps ( and 2 yummy recipes!) for only $16.95! Click here to read all about it! How fun to stamp your cookies! 

The next big news is that the Clearance Rack has been updated with new items! Get up to 60% OFF! Quantities are limited, so make sure to get on over there as soon as possible! 

And I am saving THE BEST for LAST!

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