Sunday, October 31, 2010

Under the Stars

Happy Halloween!!

Good morning!  Enjoying your weekend?  Busy week with school last week so unfortunately I did not get the opportunity to post like I had wanted.  I did get to sneak out one afternoon and make two cards, though.
 This was copied straight from the catalog, though modified just a little bit.  Everything was stamped in Black Craft ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then used a blender pen to color in the images. I think this bear is just too cute!
And this is the inside.  I often forget to show the inside of the card, but I do like to decorate inside as well.

Stamps:  Under the Stars
Ink:  Black Craft ink, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzaz, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White
Accessories:  Pear Pizzaz ribbon, heat gun, clear embossing powder, dimensionals, blender pen

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Today's card is a CASE of one of Chat Wszelaki's pretty cards.  This was actually the first card I made when I started stamping again.  Needed something quick and easy to get me back into the swing of things.

Stamps:  Just Believe
Ink:  Poppy Parade
Cardstock:  Poppy Parade, Whisper White, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Accessories:  Daffodil Delight Striped grosgrain ribbon, So Saffron brads, Square Lattice embossing folder, Big Shot

Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!  If you have any questions, just let me know!

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Spooky, Googlie-eyed Ghost

I love playing with my punches and think this card came out adorable.  Inspired by a card of Peggy Finney's that I saw, I changed this up a bit and added some layering here and there.  the only thing stamped is the "Spooky" greeting.  The rest is all done with punches.  It was really fun to make.  The black layer also was embossed with the spider web embossing folder (through the Big Shot).  
I used the pointy end of my paper piercer and wrapped the "stem" end of the leaves to get the curly look and each of the ovals for the pumpkins were sponged on the edges with Pumpkin Pie ink.
Stamps:  Wicked Cool
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Concord Crush
Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Concord Crush, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories:  Scallop circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, Bat punch, Owl punch, Small and Medium oval punches, Spiderweb embossing folder, Big Shot, Gel Pen.

Thanks for looking.  Have a great weekend.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Lazy Spring Day...

Happy Hump Day!  Sitting at work (pre-writing my blog posts) playing with MDS and having a blast!  I used a premade template for this picture of the boys last spring.  Less than 5 minutes to create!  Can you believe it?
Have you ordered your MDS yet?  You can have your husband or other family member purchase it for you as a Christmas gift!  Just give them my contact information (cell phone or email), or, give me theirs and I will contact them for you!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Perfect Handmade Holiday!

Create Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging 
and Cherished gifts this holiday season!

From October 19th through December 16th, choose from several different holiday bundles containing gorgeous Stampin' Up! products - perfect for creating cards, gift packaging and gifts - all at 20% savings!

                                                          SALE PRICE                      SALE PRICE
Vintage Christmas Card Bundle
Bells & Boughs Set and
 Deck the Halls DSP                124067; $23.92                     124068; $19.92

Contempo Christmas Card Bundle
Contempo Christmas Set and
 Jolly Holiday DSP                  124071; $20.72                    124072; $17.52

Tags til Christmas Bundle
Tags til Christmas Set and
 Decorative Label Punch      124077; $38.32                    124078; $31.92

Gift Packaging Bundle
Gifted Set and
 Mini Lunch Sacks                   124083; $26.32                     124084; $19.92

Simply Adorned Gift Bundle
Charming Set,
 Simply Adorned 1" x 1-1/4" Charm, 
 and Simply Adorned 24" Chain      124076; $39.88                  —

Frame Gift Bundle
Definitely Decorative Chunky Frame 
 and Small Chocolate Chip Dotted 
Flourish D├ęcor Elements                   124075; $19.92                   —

Great Deals!!

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sshhh! Don't tell!

Those who know me know I am strictly an SU! girl.  Very rarely will I ever buy anything that is not Stampin' Up!  However, I saw this image on someone's card out there in blogland about a year ago and I knew I had to have it because it was definitely me!  LOL  The image shows just how I feel sometimes!  So, I bought it.  It was just too cute to pass up.  Again, I don't really send out Halloween cards, but the collector in me said this was a "must have"!
Adorable, huh?  The coloring isn't so good as I was just playing around, but last minute I decided to put the image on a card.  The cardstock is all Stampin' Up! as well as the greeting (from Wicked Cool stamp set).  I used the current In-Colors for the cardstock - Concord Crush, Pear Pizzaz, and Peach Parfait, along with Whisper White and the coordinating markers.  Our In-Colors are so vibrant!  Love them.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Hope your week is off to a great start!  I only stamped one day during the summer and that was to prepare for a curriculum fair that my team had a table at.  We needed a make-n-take for a children's class and so we came up with this card using punches.

Lots of gluing, but fun for the kids.  There have been lots of variations for this card so I can't take credit for the inspiration...  We did use retiring product.

Stamps:  Heard from the Heart
Ink:  Ballet Blue, Pink Passion (retired)
Cardstock:  Ballet Blue, Pink Passion, Whisper White
Accessories:  Ornament punch, 5-Petal punch, Small Heart Punch, Heart to Heart punch, 1/2" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch

Cute, huh?  The kids had fun putting these together.  Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Morning!  How is your weekend going so far?  I have to say, mine has been pretty good!  It has been a beautiful weekend weather-wise!  I have had to work, but I have an awesome job and can do my own thing while I am there!  Can't beat that!  

Today's card is a CASE from Dawn Griffin.  Hers is a little more creative, but I am happy with how mine came out just the same.  Whenever I have taken a break from stamping for a little while and need to get back in the groove, I tend to CASE some projects to get my juices flowing again.  It definitely helps - and of course that is why we all share our creativity - to help inspire each other!

I LOVE this little bat punch!  Too Cute!  This card was fun to make - quick and easy too.  I did use Stazon for the main image as I colored in some of the open spots and didn't want the ink to run.  The white spiderwebs were stamped in Craft ink.  I usually like to decorate the inside of the card as well, especially when the base of the card is so dark.  So, here is a picture of the inside...
Nothing special, but enough so it isn't naked.  Last night I also make some little Halloween treat buckets to show you, but my grandkids came over and the decorated buckets filled with candy went home with them.  Couldn't resist.  So, I will have to make some more to show.

Stamps:  Wicked Cool
Ink:  White Craft ink, Jet Black Stazon ink, Pear Pizzaz and Concord Crush (sponging)
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, In-Color Patterns DSP (Hostess)
Accessories:  Bitty Bat punch, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" and 1" circle punches

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the October digital downloads are available from Stampin' Up!  Below are a picture of the newest downloads available.  But, if you need a complete list, simply go to my website and click on "shop now" and then on "digital downloads".

 If you need any help, just let me know and I will be happy to assist you.  As soon as you purchase them, they are available to immediate download!  So, you can get started creating right away!!  Fun, Fun!!

Night Owl Digital Kit, #122174, $7.95
Candy Cane Lane Photocard Digital Kit, #122177, $3.95

Brad Add-On Pack, #122166, $0.95

Autumn Spice Digital Kit, #122175, $9.95
Celebrations Digital Kit, #123728, $9.95
Deck the Halls Photocard Digital Kit, #122176, $3.95

AND...Stampin' Up! has lowered the prices on the digital printing!  Amazing deals you don't want to miss!

Don't forget about the Clearance Rack specials available through October 18th...(while supplies last)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween is just 2 weeks away! I don't normally send out Halloween cards, but I have seen a couple of ideas and just HAD to make them. This is one of them.
The owl, the bat and the leaves are all made with punches. Absolutely LOVE the feet on this little owl! There are so many other things to make out of this shape punch as well. Turn it upside down for a ghost, a tulip, girls' hair.... Too Cute!

Stamps: Wicked Cool (hat and "spooky" greeting)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Hostess In-Color DSP
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Two-Step Owl Punch, Bitty Bat Punch, Modern Label Punch, Two-Step Bird Punch, Black Satin 5/8" ribbon

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Morning! Yesterday was filled with midterms, Spanish class for the kids and some errands so I didn't get a chance to post the cards I made. Are you ready? They came out so beautiful. The picture really doesn't do them justice (or m
aybe it is the photographer..... :( ) I am really pleased with them, though.

So quick to put together. I layered each card on some coordinating cardstock, pulling colors from the flowers in the cards. I chose not to add any embellishment, but easily could have. I just felt they looked elegantly simple just the way they are.
What do you think?

Stampin' Up! has released four more designer kits in the last day or so, including ones with Halloween and Holiday papers / stamps. You can check them out on my website. AND...Stampin' Up! has lowered the prices on their digital printing! Quite the bargain!

Stop by tomorrow to see the most adorable Halloween card!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A 10 minute SB Page!

Never in my "stamping career" have I accomplished a scrabook page in 10 minutes! Until today!! I have been a little intimidated to take on the whole digital scrapbooking, but today I gave it a try and whipped out a page in just 10 minutes! Couldn't believe it!

I started with one blank page and then chose a template (it isn't necessary to choose a template, but I thought it might be a little less stressful for my first time...). Double clicked on my pictures and suddenly they were on the page! As of right now, I don't have any summertime or swimming digital stamps, so I left it as is.....hmmmm, I think I will be shopping in the next few days....

So easy! You have got to give it a try! Need your own copy of MDS? Simply go to my website and place your order. Need help? Just give me a call!

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Looky, Looky!

I have been playing with my MDS (My Digital Studio) and while I have the gist of it as far as the basics go, there is SOOOOO much you can do with this software and therefore soooooo much to learn! I have had this program since it came out and here and there have been adding to it with new downloads. So much fun! I know we are getting into fall and all, but I am a spring / summer girl at heart and, as you know (wink), love floral images. So, I HAD to have the Summer Splendor DSP for MDS (#121067, $4.95 US). Can you say GORGEOUS!?! Definite "Stephanie Paper" as my friends would say. Now, with MDS, you can make cards, pages, etc. to be sent off to print (very reasonably priced, I might add....), or, you can print your own.
I am a miser with my colored ink (no comment, Caroline, thank you very much!), but I figured one page won't hurt me. I am currently at work so it isn't printed just yet, but this is what I have created (after watching a tutorial on another demonstrator's blog). Four card fronts that I can simply print and cut on one 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock and adhere to my card base. Quick, simple, EASY!! Took me about 10 minutes!

Tomorrow I will show you the completed project. I am also going to take one of the cards and make a "completed" card to print so I will show that as well.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Win $400 in Digital Downloads!!


October 1, 2010 and November 15, 2010

Stampin' Up! invites YOU to participate in our first ever digital design contest using My Digital Studio and Stampin' Up!'s digital downloads! The My Digital Studio Design contest was created to recognize the amazing digital design skills of our talented, creative demonstrators and customers! The contest is open to all demonstrators and customers who have access to My Digital Studio in the US and Canada; five demonstrators and five customers will be selected to win. To enter the contest you will need to design one digital card and two single-page layouts using ONLY My Digital Studio product. Submit all samples along with an official entry form and photo release form (if applicable) to

Winners will receive FREE My Digital Studio digital downloads from Stampin' Up valued at approximately $400! You'll also receive a digital pin for your DBWS (if you are a demonstrator) or for your personal blog (if you are a customer).

Our panel of judges can't wait to see your digital artistry on display, so submit your project today!

Ready, Set, Create!

Also, Stampin' Up! has added over 200 items to their clearance rack with items up to 80% off!!! You will get preferred pricing by ordering from the Clearance Rack through my website!! You don't want to miss this opportunity. Check it out!!

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

New My Digital Studio Website!

After a long (and busy) break from blogland, I am back! I know I certainly missed all of you and your kind comments! I have continued to homeschool my two children, got a new job and have gone back to school myself. So, we have been busy, busy, busy. I have really missed stamping and creating so I am going to try to work back into it. Bear with me while I get back into the swing of may be slow-going at first. :(

So.....on to some exciting news...!!!!!

Stampin Up has just released a NEW My Digital Studio Website! WOOHOO!!! It is the place

to go for inspiration, product training and up to date information about My Digital Studio software, downloads and printed products. Demonstrators and Customers alike can share their creations with the MDS software, browse samples, learn how to use the software and ask questions. Go to This software allows you to do so much! Not just for can create cards, calendars, posters, flyers.... You can even design your Holiday card (can add your family picture too!) and send it for printing! How cool is that?!?

Just click the link and set up your profile. You can then start sharing and learning more about My Digital Studio today!! I am looking forward to playing with this website some more and adding my own creations! If you haven't purchased your copy of My Digital Studio yet, you can order your software here. Hurry! You don't know what you are missing!

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