Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Corrections for the Holiday Catalog

Holiday Catalogue

PageItem #Description
11129938,127838 & 129937The price for the 1/4" Sweater Trim is incorrectly listed at $8.50. The correct price is $11.50.
  • 130647
    (MDS 2+ Disc)
  • 130646
    (MDS 2+ Download)
The price is incorrectly listed for these products at $79.95. The correct price is $99.95.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

They say....

The idea for this card came from one of Shelli's convention projects.  She used completely different framelits etc, but I liked the idea of there being 3 sides to the card, so I sat down with my 'From the Heart' stampset, my label framelits, my new lacy brocade embossing folder and my Parlor Prints background stamp...oh and some markers too...

This sentiment is one of my favourites from the stamp set I used, it reads:  "they say 'this too will pass'...they just never say WHEN"  Sometimes I really wonder who "they' are anyway?!;)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Teen Stamp Camp - Hello Kitty Preview Project

This is a preview of just one of the projects I'm planning for my Teen Stamp Camp later this month for my daughter and her friends before they have to go back to school.  I used the petite pocket die to create the Hello Kitty base and then we'll be making 2 bookmarks using the Broadsheet Alphabet stamp set and  the Occasions Alphabet stamp set.  Hopefully the girls will have a great time.

I have one other project, a journal, designed and then still need to finish the others, but I'm having fun getting this all ready:))

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

1st Christmas Card of 2012

Now really I don't start crafting Christmas this early usually, but when I got my order from the new Holiday catalog, I couldn't resist playing a little bitt.  My favourite thing on this card is the lacy brocade embossing folder I used on the early espresso core-dinations pice (along with the coordinating sanding system!).  I also love the Holiday Prints dsp Stack, the ornament keepsake stamps and greetings for the season stamps:)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Ornament Keepsake

This is my version of the ornament on the cover of the Holiday Catalog which was released October 1.  I loved it so much I had to sit down and figure out how to make it right away:)  The ornament is made out of 40 stamped images from the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and then cut out with the coordinating Holiday Ornaments framelits dies (20 each of 2 different images).  I stamped the ornament images in cherry cobbler and gumball green ink.  I've also used some of the new cherry cobbler scalloped tulle ribbon, a vintage faceted button and a large pearl jewel.  The rosette in the centre was made using a sheet from the Festival of Prints DSP Pack.  I did a few things differently than the one pictured on the Holiday Catalog and I have a few ideas for other ornaments I plan to make as we move into fall.  This particular ornament is quite large, a little bigger than 6 inches in diameter:)

I know it seems early to be crafting for Christmas, but I couldn't resist with the new Holiday Catalog and I just needed to figure out how to do this:))

If there is enough interest I will consider presenting the Ornament Keepsake as a class (with maybe a few other ornaments:)  I will offer a bit of a deal on the class to those who order the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle as then they can home and make more of their own and this would also be helpful to the class because if we are call stamping and die cutting 40 ornaments with just my big shot and bundle, it might be a very longggggg night;)  Be sure to contact me if you are interested:))

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Stamp a Stack - Trust God

Tonight was my Stamp a Stack using the 'Trust God' stamp set.  We also used the new Orchard Harvest dsp in the Holiday Catalog and the Mixed Bunch flower stamp set and coordinating punch. It was a fun night of stamping, visiting with friends and even meeting a new one:)  Each person was able to choose to make 2 or 3 of each of the 4 cards in the set and everyone did a fabulous job!  The evening just flew by!  Here's a quick  picture of each of the cards we made:)

Monday, August 06, 2012

Enjoying Life - From the Heart

Today's card was made with the From the Heart stamp set and the coordinating Apothecary Accents framlits (and a labels framelit in raspberry behind it).  The card base is primrose petals and was embossed using the tulip frame folder.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

LOVE Collage/Frame...Possible Class?

I got playing around with a frame, the affection collection, some fan fair and other embellishments and did a little collaging...if I can find more of these frames or something similar I might off this as a class if folks are interested, so let me know and I'll start looking;)

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Lacy Brocade FRIEND

I'm still loving the new Affection Collection stamp set which is in the Holiday Catalog which is now live!  This card was also made with the new lacy brocade embossing folder which I also am loving:)  We'll be doing something with both of these products at our first club in September:)

Speaking of which, we have one spot left in our club, so if you live in the Saskatoon area and are interested, please contact me and I will share more details:)

Thursday, August 02, 2012

31 Days of 31% Savings - Indulge Your Guilty Pleasure *MDS Special!!

This month's special includes:
- 31% off printing services for my MDS products including photobooks!!
- 31% off select digital content for MDS

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Holiday Catalog Released Today!

...and here's a link!

Happy August 1st ***MDS2 Released TODAY!!

 ...and Stampin' Up! already has TRAINING VIDEOS for MDS2 online.. be sure to visit the MDS website here for great tips and training to use this great new program! You can find them under the Training tab. They are split between the "BeginningTechniques" and "Intermediate Techniques" options. There are a few under "Advanced Techniques" but everything is SO much easier with MDS 2, that very few of the new functionalities fall in that advanced category. With this new My Digital Studio software you’ll be able to: Recolor your Designer paper (DSP) to any color palette! Recolor embellishments... want Cherry Cobbler Dahlias? it's a snap! Crop embellishments & stamp images EASILY Wrap text into shapes.. swirls, circles, zig zags, etc.! Design in spreads - see more than one page side by side Create with custom canvas sizes Add more than one color to a single stamp image Resize vector stamp images while keeping them crisp See color combination suggestions get a list of downloads used for each project with the click of the mouse And much much much much more