Wednesday, December 29, 2010

WOW - I didn't realize it had been such a long time since I updated my blog.  Sorry about that!

I just updated the My Digital Studio list.  Click on the tab at the top to see what has been added. 

I have also added a link to the flyer for the new Filled with Love special that is going on.  Check it out!

It's really late now, so I'll update more this weekend.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Starter Kit on Sale

Have you ever thought about being a demonstrator and "sharing what you love" with your friends?   Now's your chance!   Until November 30th - the Standard or the Digital + Starter kits are on sale at 1/2 price.    That makes them only $87.50--that’s half off the regular price of $175.  That's over $ 300 of wonderful Stampin' Up! product!

Go to this link for more information ---

Contact me today and we can get you signed up by the 30th.

ONE WEEK ONLY - Online Spectactular

Oh WOW!!!   Stampin' Up! is having WONDERFUL on-line specials this week (November 22 - 30) to help you get some of your holiday shopping done!   This link will take you directly to the specials in the on-line store on my Demonstrator Website.

There are lots of things on the list - 20-50% off.  Oh my, the My Digital Studio software, some downloads, Sizzix dies, stamps, punches, special bundles -- let just say LOTS of stuff - are included.

BUT WAIT --- THAT'S NOT ALL!   Do you like FREE SHIPPING???  Either a personal order of $ 150.00 (or more) (placed online at my Demonstrator Website) or for a lesser amount placed through me during this week (order will be placed with SU on November 30th) --- you will receive FREE SHIPPING!

Hurry --- this special will only last until November 30th! 

Click on these pages to see exactly what is on sale!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fun things with MDS Designer Papers

I've been playing with My Digital Studio and have found some easy things you can do with the Designer Papers. All of these start with the DSP added as a "page layer". This option puts it as just a square on the page - you will need to double click on it and then re-size it to the desired size in the crop area that comes up. After you do that then you can follow the instructions below to make these changes.

Color change (top) - add a square punch - enlarge it to the same size as your DSP layer and place it directly on top of the DSP. Lower the "opacity" to achieve the color that you want - this one is at 20%. You will see the DSP through the color which will give the illusion that the DSP is colored. (right side is original DSP)

Plaid (middle) - start with the stripe of your choice and size it as desired. Add an additional "page layer" (I haven't tried it with a different color here yet) - lower the opacity of the second one to 50% and rotate it 90%. Place the second one on top of the first one. Double click and re-size the second one as needed to fit. (right side is original DSP)

Negatives - (bottom) This is from the Night and Day DSP which is all black & white images. Take one of the black images - click on it - this opens the "photo" options on the right side. Click on "photo effects" - choose "negative". (left side is original DSP)

I can't wait to try these on some actual projects.

Have fun and keep playing with your MDS to see what all you can do with it.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Buy One Get One Free

It’s time for a new Stampin’ Up! year and I'm having a
Buy One Get One Free sale to celebrate!

Come rummage through my retired Stampin’ Up! products (stamps, paper, ribbon, ink, etc.) to see what treasures you can find and for every dollar you spend on retired products, you’ll get a dollar FREE from the new catalog! (So, buy a $20 retired stamp set, get $20 FREE and so on…)

Saturday, August 28th
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
5607 67th

Free dollars can be ‘spent’ on any current merchandise, including items from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, the 2010-2011 Definitely Decorative Brochure and the Holiday Mini Catalog.

This is totally FREE gathering, but let me know that you’ll be coming so I can be sure to have enough supplies ready for a fun NEW CATALOG project!

And now for the fine print: FREE new catalog items must be chosen by 7:00 PM on Tuesday, August 31 (Orders will actually be placed on Wednesday, September 1st). Free dollar amount includes merchandise total only, so you’ll still pay tax and shipping.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Swap Cards

Oh my goodness! It's been a really long time since I posted. I did finally get my craft room cleaned up! I hope you like these cards that I just did for a new catalog swap. I used the new Smooch Spritz on one of them and the new Two-Step Owl punch on another one. I hope you like them.

Stamp Set: Word Play
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Whisper White, Celebrations DSP
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2, Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Circle Ice Rhinestone brad

Stamp Set: Occasional Quotes (Hostess)
Paper: Celebration DSP, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Marina Mist
Accessories: Vanilla Shimmer and Gold Glow Smooch Spritz, Big Shot, Stars # 2 & Curly Label shaper dies, Curly Label punch, Mix & Match chipboard star

Stamp Set: Because I Care (Hostess)
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Whisper White, Celebrations DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Two Step Owl punch, Two Step Bird punch, sponge

Monday, July 19, 2010

New Catty

WOOHOO!!!! The new SU Idea Book and Catalog is here!! I've spent lots of time checking out all the new stuff and I must say that I'm excited. I have some of it in hand already and a long wish list waiting. I can't wait to share all of the fun new stamps and punches and Big Shot dies and My Digital Studio downloads and ribbon and .... and.... and..... I'm planning a new catalog party sometime in August. Watch for more info and plan on joining me to see all the exciting things.

If you will look just under the banner of my blog, you'll see a tab for My Digital Studio. It lists the original contents and the downloads for My Digital Studio. I'm keeping this updated as new downloads are released. Don't forget that you can only purchase the digital downloads online. There is a link to my Demonstrator Business Website on the left hand side of my blog.

Would you like to update your color collection with the new color collections? Check out the flier on the left side for the Retrofit Kits for the color change. It's an easy way to update to the new colors.

Sorry I don't have anything fun to show you today, but soon.... very soon!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Beautiful Wall!!

My daughter did a wonderful job on the wall in her bedroom. She used one of the Stampin Up Definitely Decorative vinyl wall art and some beautiful canvas prints of her family. I LOVE the way it turned out!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Last Chance Lists are here!

With the new catalog coming out on July 1st, it's time to clear a path for the new stuff.

There are lots of things on the lists this year - more so than usual because of the color renovation that was announced earlier. Keep this in mind as you look at the lists. Also as you look at the Definitely Decorative lists - keep in mind that each "image" will have multiple item numbers associated with it according to sizes and colors that were offered. Now on to the fun!

Here is the stamp list:

Stamps - (wheels are listed on the accessories list)

Click on these links to go to the list on my website (these lists are multiple pages and I can't post the image here).

Definitely Decorative - 25% off these items

Accessories - some items are discounted 25 or 50% - this list is updated each afternoon

Things to Remember

The stamps and Definitely Decorative items will all be available until June 30th. After that - they are gone for good.

The Accessories are available as long as the supply lasts or until June 30th, which ever comes first.

Accessories list availability is updated everyday at 4:00 so be sure to go to my Demonstrator Website to see the latest update.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Pretty Cards

Hey did you think that My Digital Studio is just for scrapbooking??? If you did take a look at these cute cards that I made. I used one of the new downloads called Summer Splendor Designer Series Paper (#121067) to create the four card fronts in MDS. There are 6 gorgeous designer papers in the file. After I printed out the card fronts on Whisper White, I created a hybrid card that using punches, ribbons and brads.

Here's a closer look at each individual card ---

Papers: YoYo Yellow (retiring); Old Olive
Ribbon: Old Olive
Brad: Fire Circle Rhinestone
MDS Downloads: Summer Splendor DSP; Thoughts and Prayers stamp set and Vintage Overlays stamps

Papers: Bashful Blue; Brilliant Blue (retiring)
Brad: Bold Bright
MDS Downloads: Summer Splendor DSP; Well Scripted stamp set and Presto Patterns Specialty DSP

Papers: YoYo Yellow (retiring); Riding Hood Red (retired In-Color - coming back as a Core Color in new catalog
Brad: Ice Circle rhinestone
Punch: Photo Corner (large)
MDS Downloads: Summer Splendor DSP; Hug and Wishes stamp set

Papers: Elegant Eggplant; Wild Wasabi (retired In-Color - coming back as a Core Color in new catalog
Brad: Ice Circle rhinestone
Ribbon: Gold elastic cord
MDS Downloads: Summer Splendor DSP; Well Scripted stamp set

Thanks for looking.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Change is coming!

Well, I'm really not sure how I feel about this yet, but sometimes change is good. Stampin' Up! announced earlier this month that they are going to be changing the core colors . They are retiring some of the current colors, keeping some of the current In-Colors, bringing back some of the former In-Colors and introducing 5 new core colors. Whew - that makes me tired just thinking about it. In addition the In-colors will now last for two years, instead of one. The new In-colors will be announced at a later date. So beginning with the new catalog, July 1st, there will now be 40 core colors assembled in four color "collections" and 5 new In-Colors. Next year 5 more In-Colors will be introduced for a two year life span. Stampin' Up! is striving to keep up with current color trends and the way they have structured the color rotations will make it easier to do that. I think this will be a good thing, but I'm still crying over saying "goodbye" to some of my favorite colors.

The new colors will be available with the new catalog. You still have until the end of June to stock up on your favorite colors before they are gone forever. Here's a chart of the new colors and a chart of the colors that will be retiring.

New colors as of July 1st ------

Retiring Colors as of June 30th -----

Let me know if you want to start stocking up on your favorites and start making your list of what you'll need starting in July.

Have a Great Day!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Quilt Swap

Have you ever wondered what you could do with your Big Shot besides make cards and other paper crafts??? Did you know that the steel-ruled dies will cut 50 different types of materials??? Including things like thin metal & cork. Well, that also includes just regular fabric.

I recently did a quilt block swap using the Big Shot dies. Here are the three blocks that I did. Unfortunately, I couldn't do the "quilting" part due to sewing machine issues. I was going to applique around each of the items and hopefully when I get the issues resolved I can find the time to do that. I think that they came out really cute though. Hope you like them.

This one uses Build-A-Bear, Scallop Circles and Serif Essentials Alphabet dies. You can't tell from this picture, but the bears are cut from a fuzzy type of fabric.

This one uses Stars and Serif Essentials Alphabet dies.

This one is probably my favorite because I love the bright colors. It uses the Flower Layer #3 and the Stampin' Up! exclusive die - Beautiful Butterflies.

Hope you enjoy seeing these. I just wish that I could have finished them out with the quilting ---- well - that's a project for the future.

Friday, February 19, 2010

This cute window was a new tutorial on Splitcoast a week or so ago and I just had to try it. I really like the way it turned out. Hope you like it.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

We had a good time!

Well the all night scrapbook crop went great! It was a small group, but we watched movies all night and got lots of pages done. We'll be doing it again sometime.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Well - it's a new year and I'm still behind!! Sorry that I haven't posted in a while. Wish that I could say that I've been busy stamping and scrapbooking, but I haven't. I did do a couple of cards similar to this one. I really like doing this flower. I'll try to give you a tutorial on it sometime soon.

There's lots going on right now ---- the new Occasions Mini-Catalog, Sale-A-Bration, new Definitely Decorative items, and 15% off the starter kit if you sign up as a demonstrator before March 31st. There are links on the left side of the blog to all of the new catalogs. Check them out. Let me know if you might be interested in becoming a demonstrator.

I'm planning a scrapbook all nighter for next weekend - Jan 29 & 30th. The cost if $ 50.00. Check out this flier card for more information. Please either e-mail me or call on my cell phone if you would like to join us.