Monday, February 27, 2012

My Digital Studio

Here are a few details about My Digital Studio and the 2 formats you can purchase it in...the full suite or the express...

And don't forget that Stampin Up currently has a free 30 day trial available on My Digital Studio Express. Learn more at this link.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Vintage Heart Box Class - Sneak Peek

When: Thursday March 15th 7pm
Cost: $15 (discounted to $10 with a minimum order that night of $25)
RSVP by: Sunday March 4th


Register early because space is limited.

In this class you'll not only learn how to make this adorable heart box, but also how to make 3 different vintage flowers (one with fabric, one with ribbon and one with paper) and though you can't see it very well in the picture we'll finish the project off with smooch spritz and fine glitter:)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Timeless Portrait Card

I made this appreciation card recently for someone who shared some amazing insights and personal learning. When she spoke she used an image of a tree as God, and I couldn't help but think of her as swinging confidently, freely, connected to that tree. So I pulled out this stamp from my Forever Young stampset and made this card.

Recipe (all SU):
Cardstock - cherry cobbler, island indigo, basic black, whisper shite
Ink - basic black
DSP - timeless portrait
Stamps - forever young, strength & hope
Dies - label collection framelit dies; vintage wallpaper embossing folder

Friday, February 17, 2012

Heart Framelits - Heart Box

I made this heart box using my heart framelits to put my husband's valentine's gift in...he had wanted a compass so I put a compass in this box and filled the box with little notes about things I love about our adventures together:)

Recipe (all SU except for lock):
Cardstock - soft suede, very vanilla
DSP - well worn
Stamps - artistic etchings
Ink - soft suede, early espresso
Dies - heart framelits (the large scalloped one and then the next size down)
Ribbon - ridinghood red pleated satin, linen thread
Other - vanilla smooch spritz

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Heart Framelits - Hot Air Balloon Valentine's Card

This was the valentine card I made for my hubby this year:) I wanted to use my new heart framelit dies but I didn't want it to end up looking to feminine...then I came up with a hot air balloon idea and it fit so well with some of adventures that I thought it would work. I paired it with the well worn dsp which added to the feel. I just love the sheet I used to cut the hearts out for the balloon with the red fleur des husband and I both just love Paris:)

Recipe (all SU):
Cardstock - soft sued, very vanilla, not quite navy
DSP - well worn
Stamps - clearly for you
Punches - heart to heart, postage stamp
Dies - heart framelits; perfect details textures plate
Other - crystal effects (small heart on amour banner); linen thread (strings on balloon and accross banner); vanilla smooch spritz

Tea Shoppe Card 4

One last card from last weekend's class. I already gave you a preview of this one here, but below are the details of what was used to create this card:

Cardstock - ridinghood red, island indigo, baja breeze, whisper white
DSP - twitterpated
Stamps - tea shoppe & very vintage wheel
Punches - large and small tag punch
Trim - white bakers twine and ridinghood red pleated satin
Dies - Edgelits and coordinating texture folder

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tea Shoppe Card 3

Another card from this past weekend's class...same basic ingredients, but this time we also used the 1 1/4 and 1 3/8's square, boho blossoms and heart to heart punches.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tea Shoppe Card 2

Just another card from this weekend's class...same ingrediates as in previous Tea Shoppe Card post plus we used the framelit dies and the word window and modern label punches.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Tea Shoppe Card

I love this large teacup image from the Tea Shoppe stampset. This was another of the cards from the class this weekend.

Recipe (all SU):
Cardstock - ridinghood red, basic grey, whisper white, limeade
DSP - twitterpated
Stamps - Tea Shoppe
Punches - scallop trim border, scallop oval and large oval.
Inks - basic black, ridinghood red
Marker - tempting turquoise/island indigo

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tea Caddy

We had a great time at the Tea for Two class I did on Saturday! This tea caddy was one of the five projects we made. The main box is made out of a 6 x 12 piece of baja breeze textured cardstock. The base is a piece of dsp backer/carboard covered by baja breeze and it's topped with a lid, so you can easily refill with teabags. Ribbon is the baja breeze seam binding and all the cardstock comes from the twitterpasted dsp pack...all stamps come from the Tea Shoppe set.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Happiest Birthday

This was a recent birthday card for a dear friend. I used the Apothecary Art stamp set from the Occasions Mini along with the Everyday Enchantment from the Sale-a-bration flyer (which you can earn free right now with a minimum order!). I coloured the stamped image with SU markers and then went back in with darker touches using a blender pen directly with an ink pad. I also used the striped embossing folder for the background of the can purchase it from the regular catalog or earn it for free right now as part of Sale-a-bration.

If you want to get in on the Sale-bration fun, be sure to contact me to place your order or book your workshop!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

My Digital Studio Express Trial - Digital Download

I'm so excited to tell you about this new offer….I absolutely LOVE My Digital Studio from Stampin Up and have used it to create digital scrapbooks which I then had professional printed and bound from both our trips to Paris, and I'm currently working on our London book. I've also used it to make family picture Christmas cards, do my annual Christmas letter, do mini albums for events in our lives and family vactions, just to mention a few! As of February 1st, you can download a FREE 30 day trial of My Digital Studio Express!!!

So you can now try the express version of the software for free to see if you like it before you buy it! Awesome!!

Below are a few FAQs about this offer...

Q: What digital content comes with the My Digital Studio Express Trial?
A: My Digital Studio Express includes one stamp brush set, 12 Designer Series Paper patterns, 81 embellishments, 26 punches, and 5 designer templates. You can view a list of the included content here.

To download your copy, go to my store and enter item #129600 in the search field. If you don't have a customer account yet, you'll have to create one.

Once you've order it, you click on the "downloads" section of your account:

That's it….it's that easy to give it a try for 30 days!!! Get started today!

Here's a glimpse of what comes in express version of the program (the full version contains so much more even!):

Sweet Details Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download Sweet Details Stamp Brush Set -- Digital DownloadSweet Details Photobook Template -- Digital Download Daisy Punch -- Digital DownloadSnowy Holiday Postcard Template -- Digital DownloadHip Hip Hooray Trifold Card Template -- Digital DownloadWedding Vows Congrats Card Template -- Digital DownloadBaby Bumper Shower Invitation Template -- Digital DownloadPunch Shapes - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!1/4 Ribbon In Basic Colors - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up! 1/4 Ribbon Knot In Basic Colors - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up! Staple & Stitching - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!Plain Card Stock In Basic Colors - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!

Just click on 'shop now' on my online store/website at
this link and select the following:
Item #: 129600

With the FREE 30-day trial, you’ll get:

* Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days.
* Full design functionality.
* Exclusive artwork that comes with My Digital Studio Express—that’s $65 worth of content!
* Opportunity to purchase additional downloads from designer templates to stamp brush sets--and everything in between.
* Access to our professional print services.

For use beyond 30 days, purchase My Digital Studio Express or the My Digital Studio disc version.