Friday, October 28, 2011

Free Digital Downloads for MDS November 4th - 7th!

That's right, I said FREE!! For all of you that have already purchased My Digital Studio (MDS) all you have to do is log onto between Nov. 4-7 and and there will be 4 different downloads for free including a Home for the Holiday Christmas themed download, a photobook related download, a new brush set of sentiments for download and more. So be sure to get your free downloads and mark your calendar!!

For those of you who haven't purchased MDS yet, now is a great time to do so and you too can get all the free downloads too on Nov 4 - 7th!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Witches Boots

I saw the inspiration for this project on SU's FB page but now I can't find it as so many wonderful people post comments and ideas on there! The legs are the 1 x 8 cello bags from the holiday mini and the boots are made with the stocking punch (and a circle punch)!:)

I had originally taken a picture of it hanging in my house, but the detail didn't show up as well, so I sat it down on my workspace and retook the picture with the white background so oyou could see in case you wanted to make your own.

BTW instead of filling these with gumballs or jelly beans as some are doing, these are filled with score bites...yum! They fit perfectly:)

Recipe (all SU):
Cardstock - rich razzleberry, basic black
Ink - black
Dies - top note
Punches - stocking, 3/4 inch circle (and one circle smaller...punch doesn't say it's size), boho blossoms & word window
Ribbon - rich razzleberry taffeta
Tools - simply scored for rosetta
Embossing folder - snowburst
Embellishments - rhinestone jewels

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Peek-a-boo frame treats

I made these little treats for the ladies at yesterday's class using the 1 x 8 cello bags in the holiday mini and the new peek-a-boo frames die for the big shot (also in the holiday mini). Stamps used were from the tiny tags set:) Carstock was in elegant eggplant and black.

Beau Chateau Project

A few weeks ago I posted this preview of the Beau Chateau class which I held yesterday. I remember saying it was a BIG one so we would keep it for a Saturday rather than a Thursday evening and we would start a half an hour early...well all in all it was a 5 hour class but everyone left with their project complete and smiles on their faces.

So I thought I'd share a few more pictures of the project to hopefully inspire you to make your own. This project was inspired by the Beau Chateau Suite in the current Idea Book & Catalog and my new Simply Scored tool...oh my, how easy it makes it to make boxes! Also I have seen these flowers on several blogs out there, so I sat down to figure them out one day and I love them! I used the medium (5 for the pink flower) and large (5 for the blue flower) flowers from the fun flowers die.

Recipe (all SU):
Stamps - elements of style and notably ornate
DSP - beau chateau
Cardstock - marina mist, early espresso, pretty in pink & very vanilla
Ink - early espresso, marina mist
Ribbon - very vanilla satin, chocolate striped grosgrain (which is now retired, but some of us also used the marina mist grosgrain and they were adorable too, but we used the chocolate satin ribbon to coordinate with this one), marina mist scallop dots ribbon (on some of the cards inside)
Punches - round tab, modern label & 1 " circle
Embellishments - antique brads & designer buttons
Other - spritzer tool

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamp

A great new product from Stampin UP...I think I'm going to need to order some!! I've also heard that there are recipes included with the cookie stamps and that the shortbread are amazing!

Available now until January 3, 2012

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps are a
brand-new Stampin' Up! product that will appeal to crafters and non-crafters,
alike-not to mention kids! What a wonderful unique gift!!

easy-to-use cookie stamp has a solid wood handle with three interchangeable
stamp images: a heart, a jack-o-lantern, and a snowflake. Food safe - dishwasher

Just make your favourite shortbread cookie dough (or one of the
two included recipes) and stamp away! Create beautiful, hand-stamped cookies in
a flash. The stamp images are completely food-safe and child-friendly.

Item # 125152 Price $20.95 Cdn.

Includes solid wood handle with
three interchangeable stamp images, two recipes, and tips for use

Here's a link to a short video so you can see what all the fuss is about.