Saturday, October 31, 2009

My Digital Studio first card

In My Digital Studio you can pick a template or totally design a card on your own. I added the brads under the "stamped image" and let MDS do the rest. I think this card is adorable.

Friday, October 30, 2009

My Digital Studio page 2

Page two is from the pumpkin carving at my Mom's house. These are my sister's kids and Brad's fiance' Meg.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My Digital Studio

Where have I been you may be asking. Well, I got a copy of Stampin' Up's My Digital Studio and I have been playing. Even being as computer illiterate as I am I got the hang of this program right away. I even installed it myself! So I am going to show you a project I worked on the first day. It is a 6x6 page. My kids are at the base of the tree and my niece and nephews are in the tree. I sent this in to the SU! printer and I can not wait to get it back.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Deal of the Week #4

The last October Deal of the Week has been announced and it is the Pirate and Princess party kits shown on pages 74-75 and 174-175! Until October 31st, you can get these kits—no limits—for just $9.99 instead of $15.95 each. These are an awesome option to throw together a great party in a snap!

And they’re not just for kids and birthdays—think bridal showers or baby showers, girl’s night out, guy’s game night, or even a fun theme for your next family reunion. Ahoy Mateys!!!

How about a “birthday in a box” for your favorite college student away from home? Wouldn't that be fun to open up at the dorms?

Each kit includes a clever craft for eight, party favors, cupcake toppers, banners, invitations and envelopes. The only thing you need is adhesive—everything else including ribbon for the banners, elastic cord for the pirate eye patches, even toothpicks, comes included in the kit!

Imagine a fabulous party with no hassle—just plain fun. Email me today and order a couple of kits to have on hand or to give as gifts. Order $50 or more, ( before tax and S&H ) with or without the deal of the week and your name will be thrown into the hat to win a Hostess Level 2 Set from the Holiday Mini. Snow Buddies is one of the cutest sets I have seen in a long, long time. Don't delay this order will go in on Friday afternoon.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

As promised

Yesterday I said I would show you something fun to do with the Circle Brads that are on sale this week. It took more time to try and get a good picture than it did to make the brads. I sure hope for my birthday I get a new camera, hint, hint.
In the first picture I used the Frost White Shimmer Paint and using a sponge dauber I put a shimmer on the brads. They look so much better in real life. The center brad, the one peeking, is a regular brad, the other two have the shimmer paint on them. Stampin' Up! carries three different colors of shimmer paint and you can see them in the Holiday Mini catalog. Don't have a catalog? Email me and I will get one right out to you. Or click on the Holiday Mini on the right hand column to download a copy right away.

The picture above is the Circle Brads that I "colored" in using Crystal Effects and a drop of Bashful Blue reinker. I used a toothpick to drop the color into the groves on the brad. Heat with the heat tool and there you have it, colored Circle Brads.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Deal of the Week #3

This one is the one for me!!! Stay tuned tomorrow for a neat way to dress up the circle brads.

The third deals of the week are from October 19, 10 AM (MT) through October 26, 9:50 AM (MT).



Regular Price

Special Price


Basic Jumbo grommets




Mini Library clips




Circle Designer brads




1/2" Library clips



Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Demo Meeting

Part of the perks of being a demo is having meetings with your fellow demonstrators. Tonight I am going with my downline to the other side of the world and meeting up with other demonstrators. We are having a shoebox swap, we each made a card and then bring the supplies for the others to make the card. I can hardly wait. My card is a very untraditional color combo for Winter but I have a new spool of Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain and I love using it. The snowflakes are from Winter Post and the words on each snowflake are from Four The Holidays, a set you can find in the Holiday Mini.

Want to join in the fun and be a part of my team? Stampin' Up! is running a great sign up special . This special gives you a head start on the new My digital Studio and is a fantastic value. Call or email me and we can sit down and discuss all of the benefits of being a SU! demo and a part of my team.

Digital+ Starter Kit Price: $185 (over $295 value!)

Digital+ Starter Kit Contents:

  • My Digital Studio software suite
  • Two stamp sets (Party Hearty, Petal Pizzazz)
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Four Classic Stampin' Pads (Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise)
  • Four Stampin' Write markers (Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red)
  • Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD and other supplies)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Deal of the Week #2

From today until next Sunday, the deal of the week #2 is available to you. This week's deals are for the Big Shot. Don't have a Big Shot? Well this is your lucky week, until Sunday at midnight purchase a Big Shot and I will pay to have it shipped. This offer applies only to the Big Shot machine and is only available by calling or emailing me, not as an online offer. Also this week I will order on Friday and if you place on order of $25 or more you will be entered into the drawing for a free Hostess Level One Stamp Set. So along with your order be sure and tell me which level one set you want. Last week's winner was Barb N, so congrats Barb your Patterened Pines Stamp Set will be coming your way soon.

Now for this week's deal....




Regular Price

Special Price



Perfect Setting Bigz XL die





Flower Burst Embosslits die





Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die



There are some great deals here, call or email me today!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as a tribute to my sister Cindi, I have put together a kit featuring the RIBBON OF HOPE stamp and the THANKFUL THINKING stamp set both from Stampin' Up!.

I will be donating 15% of the sales of these kits to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in my sister’s memory. I hope you will join me and be a part of this opportunity to help support research for a cure.

With the pre cut supplies in the card kit and a few other supplies listed below you can make 10 cards to send to friends and loved ones and have the stamp sets to make cards forever. Or, chose just the card kit if you already have the stamps or want to use stamps you already own.

Please order your kit by October 17th.

Kit number 1 has all of the pre-cut cardstock, pre-cut designer paper, dry embossed pieces, die cut pieces, and oval/round punched pieces you need to create 10 cards - 2 each of 5 designs. Plus pre-cut ribbon and rhinestone brad embellishments used to create these cards and 10 envelopes. Cost of this kit is $19.95.

Kits do not contain stamped images per Stampin' Up! policy)

Kit number 2 includes everything in kit number one above plus the Ribbon of Hope Stamp ( page 208 ) and the stamp set Thankful Thinking ( page 173 ). Cost of this kit is $39.95.

Additional supplies you may also need:

Pretty in Pink Ink pad, #101301, $5.95

Melon Mambo ink pad, #115656, $5.95

Snail, #104332, $6.95, or adhesive of choice

Stampin' Dimensionals, #104430, $3.95

Monday, October 5, 2009

Autumn Wreath

When I saw the wreath in the SU! IB&C on page 92 I knew I would make one of these but on a smaller scale. So using the Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper and the Leaves #2 Original Die in my Big Shot I played with leaves and made this wreath. I held it all together with mini glue dots and just kept playing till I liked the results. I hope you found some time this past weekend to play too.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

More Sweet Treat Cups

Of course when I start on something I often can't let it go. So today I want to show you another card made with the Sweet Treat Cups from the Holiday Mini. The stamp set I used is the Level 2 Hostess Set from the Holiday Mini, Snow Buddies. Do you recognize the short snowman looking to the right? He is the same as the one next to him without the bottom snowball!!! I used Tic Tacs as the treat in this one.

You can earn the set Snow Buddies by hosting a workshop with me in the month of October. When you hold a qualifying $400 workshop you will get absolutely FREE...
Hostess Level One Set
Hostess Level Two Set
Any qualifying item from the Holiday Mini for only $10
My Digital Studio for half price ( $39.97 )
AND $45.00 in SU! Merchandise, your choice.

I have a few dates open so contact me today.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Sweet Treat Cups

When I first saw these Sweet Treat Cups in the Holiday Mini I was skeptical but then I saw several cards using bird stamps and bird seed and I had to order them right away. So here is my attempt at a card using the Sweet Treat Cups from the Holiday Mini.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Deals of the Week are back for October

Deals of the week are back for the month of October, starting today! Other launch dates are...

Weekly Deal Announcements:
  • Deal #1: Thursday, October 1, 2009; 12:01 AM (MT)
  • Deal #2: Monday, October 12, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
  • Deal #3: Monday, October 19, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
  • Deal #4: Monday, October 26, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
So you can start today and order the following...

Week 1 Deals of the Week



Special Price


Trio Flower punch



5-Petal Flower punch



My Way punch


Punches are found on pages 186 and 187. You can order online or call or email me to combine orders to save on shipping and handling. I will be placing a group order next Thursday, October 8th and every Thursday after that in October.

Also don't forget today is the day you can order the My Digital Studio, Staqmpin' Up!'s new digital scrapbooking and card making software. You can even earn it for half price ( $39.97) by holding a workshop of at least $400 in the month of October. The $400 workshop will also earn you one item in the Holiday Mini catalog for only $10, your choice, some restrictions apply. Also a $400 workshop will earn you a free Level 1 Hostess Set AND a Level 2 Hostess Set AND $45 in free merchandise. Contact me today to get your workshop on the calendar today. Don't forget you can always be your own workshop and there is no better time than now to take advantage of all of these fantastic deals.