Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New My Digital Studio Downloads

You'll love the new downloads from MDS!  It's a fun way to scrapbook, make cards, and so much more.  Don't forget, you can test drive My Digital Studio Express FREE for 30 days.  This is an on-going offer and not a limited time offer.  Your' trial includes:

It's so Simple!!  Download the My Digital Studio Express Free Trial (item 129600) from My Stampin' Up! On-Line Shopping Cart.

Mixed Bunch Kit - Released February 28, 2012
You're My Type Stamp Brush Set - Released February 28, 2012
Washi Delightful Digital Tape - Released February 28, 2012
Boardwalk Stamp Brush Set - Released February 28, 2012
Birthday Block Party Stamp Brush Set - Released February 28, 2012
Thank You Block Party Stamp Brush Set - Released February 28, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Something Simple

Need a simple and easy card to stamp?  Try this one.  It can be created in just a few minutes.  When I stamp, I like to make 4 of everything. One to keep and the rest are on hand for these occasions that come up.  Many times I leave the sentiment blank so I can stamp just the right thought for the occasion.
Supplies:  Stamps--Friendly Phrases, Good Grid; Cardstock--Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder; Inks--Calypso Coral,  Lucky Limeade, Wisteria wonder, Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker; Accessories--Island Indigo 5/8" Ruffled Ribbon, In Color Designer Printed Brads, Blossom Bouquet Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Don't forget it's still Sale-a-Bration Time!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Friendship Blooms

I saw this card and just had to CASE it!  Love Clean and Crisp stamping.  Notice the black pearls.  Easy trick---use a black sharpie and color Stampin' Up! pearls black.  Just think of the possibilities.

Supplies:  Stamps:  Friendship Blooms, Crazy for Cupcakes; Inks--Basic Black, Riding Hood Red; Cardstock--Whisper White, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Bold Designer Series Collection; Accessories--Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Jewels-Pearls, Dimensionals

Friday, February 24, 2012

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

Stampin' Up! is always looking forward and they've done it again.  Here's a great addition to the Simply Scored---a Diagonal Plate!  This plate will be available to customers beginning March 1st.  It's perfect for quickly creating handcrafted envelopes, boxes, and more!  Watch the video to see how easy it is to use---  Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Product Features:
Sits on top of the Simply Scored base
Can score any size card stock up to 12" x 12"
Includes instructions for creating common envelope sizes
$11.95---you can't afford not to have it!!

Also--here's a video from Jackie Topa that shows how to make envelopes:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Kindness Matters

ndWhat a cute box to put a little something in.  Just using the Big Shot to die cut a box, add some punched out flowers, attached a stamped saying, and you have a gift.
Supplies:  Stamps--Kindness Matters; Card stock--Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Whisper White; Inks--Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Versamark; Accessories--Linen Thread, Pearl Basic Jewels, Extra Large Tag Punch, Fancy Flower Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Blossom Box Bigz L Die

Monday, February 20, 2012

Heart Framelits

Yes, Valentine's Day has come and gone for the year, but it's still a nice idea to show someone special that we care about them.  Try this twist on a cool stamping tool---Heart Framelits.  The end result will be a beautiful stamped card.  I'm always excited when another use for a Stampin' Up! product is found.  Thanks to Pam Miller for sharing this idea she got from LeeAnn Greff.

Technique:  To get this soft edge look, make a "sandwich" from your Big Shot in the following order---top to bottom:
  • 2 Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber Pads
  • Clear Acrylic Plate
  • Framelits or Edgelits with cutting edge up
  • Card stock to emboss
  • 2 Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber Pads
  • Multipurpose Platform--all tabs used
One additional tip--to get the "Wonderful You" to pop up over the hearts and down on the ends. double stack dimensionals over the hearts in the center.  Then use mini glue dots or SNAIL adhesive on the ends.  This gives the card lots of dimension and keeps the sentiment in place.

Supplies:  Stamps--Curly Cute; Cardstock--Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler; Ink--Cherry Cobbler; Accessories--Scallop Trim Border Punch, Big Shot Framelits-Hearts Collection, Silicone Rubber Pads, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Pearls.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Coloring Glimmer Paper

Did you know that you can change the color of SU's Glimmer Paper to match the project you're doing?  It's so simple to do.  All you need is Silver Glimmer Paper, Aqua Painters, a heat tool, and your favorite color of a Classic Reinker.  Then add your stamps and create a beautiful card.  It's also a great addition to scrapbooking.  Watch Dawn's video to learn how.  This has opened up a whole world of options.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Cup of Tea??

When you find someone who has your style, hang on to them.  Kimberly VanDiepen is one of my favorite stampers.  Her card making style is just my style and that's why I'm doing her card at my Spring Stamp Camp on March 10th.  Hope you will join me for a cup of tea----

Supplies---Stamps:  Tea Shoppe; Cardstock:  Twitterpatted Designere Paper, Whisper White; Inks:  Blush Blossom, Pear Pizzazz; Accessories:  Large Pearls, 1" Square Punch, Twitterpatted Buttons, Pear Pizzazz Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Twine, Tea Bag, Safety Pin

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Love You Scrapbook Page

Keep a memory of those you love with an easy scrapbook page.  This is a 12x12 layout, but could simply be adapted to a 6x6 page.  No stampin involved---use one of SU's Simply Scrappin' Kits.  Everything is there and ready for you to add your creativity.

Supplies---Playful Polka Dots Simply Scrappin', On Board Alphabet Soup; Ink: Old Olive SU Marker; Accessories:  Old Olive 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, Brights Designer Button, Subtles Designer Buttons, Dimensionals

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sweet Card

Here's a Sweet Card for someone sweet!
Supplies---Stamps:  Sweet Cake; Cardstock:  Pool Party, Whisper White, Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper; Inks:  Soft Suede, In Color Stampin Write Markers, Soft Suede Marker; Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, Sweet Shop Jelly Bean Brads, Big Shot, Fashionalbe hearts Embosslits Die, Dimensionals.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

NEW!! My Digital Studio Downloads

The newest SU My Digital Studio downloads are here!  Give it a FREE try and see if digital scrapbooking, cardmaking, and more is for you.  You can play with all for 30 days.  CLICK for your FREE MDS Trial and How It All Works (NEW).  Learn more about My Digital Studio

Monday, February 6, 2012

Love You Gift Box

Need a cute and easy box to put a gift in for that special someone?  Try this "Love You" gift box.  The trick with the glimmer hearts is to dye the silver glimmer paper red using a dauber and the red ink refill.

Supplies--Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts, I {Heart} Stampin' Wheel; Ink:  Basic Black, Versamark, Real Red Refill; Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Kraft Gift Box; Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Small Heart Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Daubers.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Ruffled Thanks

Say "thanks" with a special card----easy to stamp and make.
Supplies---Stamps:  Kindness Matters; Cardstock:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze Textured, Island Indigo Texture; Ink:  Baja Breeze, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo; Accessories:  Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, Big Shot, Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ribbon Share---

I am doing a Ribbon Share for the four different colors of 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbons.  This ribbon share will be open until February 14, 2012.  You will get approx. 2-1/2 yards each of  the four colors above for $16.50 US with shipping/handling included.  As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I am not allowed to do cash and carry.  Therefore, once I have filled the share, I'll place the order.  Payment can be check, cash, or Paypal (Buy It Now button in left margin).

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

My Digital Studio---Free 30-Day Trial

Have you ever been interested in digital software to create cards, scrapbooking, and more?  Try out SU's My Digital Studio (MDS) today!!!  This is a FREE 30-Day trial of My Digital Studio Express.  

With your FREE 30-Day Trial, you will get:

It's sooooo EASY. Just download My Digital Studio Express Free Trial (129600)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Elementary Elegance

Here's another card using stamps and paper that you can get for FREE from Sale-a-Bration.

Supplies--Stamps:  Elementary Elegance;    Cardstock:  Everyday Enchantment DSP, Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla; Ink:  Soft Suede; Accessories:  Extra Large Oval Punch, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Textured Impression Embossing Folder, Framelits Labels Collection, Big Shot, Large Pearls, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim, Dimensionals.