Friday, July 29, 2011

MDS Friday

Welcome to another week of MDS Friday. I just love MDS!! It is great to go back through all the digital pictures and actually do something with them. This is from our vaction to Cape Cod in 2007.

I used a layout from the Stampin' Up! MDS website called ScrapSketch51. Anyone can play along as long as you own MDS (My Digital Studio).

If you are interested in purchasing MDS please click here to order it, and if you have any questions about it please email me.

You can view this weeks MDS downloads here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

PPA104 - Paper Piercing

Wow this weeks PPA104 challenge is to use Paper Piercing as a technique on your project /card. This was a tough one for me because everything I tried just didn't come out like I had invisioned in my head. So I ened up just randomly piercing star patterns around my embossed images.

This is the 2nd Christmas card for this year...and I love how this DSP has a gold shimmer to it. It just screamed christmas card. What do you think?

Stamps Sets: Tree Trimings (WM-116722), & Delightful Decorations (CM-122652 WM-122650)

Cardstock: Early Espresso (119686), & Mocha Mornings DSP (122366)

Ink: Versa Mark (102283)

Cool Tools: Mat Pack (105826), Paper Piercer (116631), Emboss Buddy (103083), Heat Tool (100005), & Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

Perfect Touch: Gold emboss powder (109129), Crumb Cake Seam Binding (122332)

Thanks for stopping by and please play along with the Pals Paper Arts challenge!

Friday, July 22, 2011

MDS Friday

I have been lacking on My Digital Studio Scrapbook layouts lately. The summer has been hot and the kids just want to play in the pool all day. So here is a layout I have wanted to do since the end of the school year with my youngest daughter Candice and her best friend Neilie. They are like two peas in a pod!

This layout was found at the Stampin' Up! MDS website...check them out for some inspiration.

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View this weeks MDS downloads.

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


I fell in love with this DSP as soon as I saw it in the new 2011-2012 IB&C. Now sure why as pink is one of my least favorite colors. I think because it is shabby chic and I am not. It's like that phrase - Opposites attract!

I needed a Sympathy card for a dear friend who just lost her mother. I hope this card will let her know we are thinking of her even though we can not be with her during this time.

Stamps: Have a Seat (CM-120447 WM-116696), & Teeny Tiny Wishes (WM-115370)
Cardstock: Soft Suede (115318), Very Vanilla (101650), & Beau Chateau DSP (122357)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657)
Cool Tools: Cutter Kit (7-sided tool 106958), & Sponges (101610)
Perfect Touch: Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117289), Crochet Trim (118481), & Basic Pearls (119247)
Extra's: Snail (104332), & Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Stampin' Up! News and Updates

Here is a quick post of a couple of Stampin' Up! deals that are going on right now.

$99 Starter Kit: A great way to test the water and fill your Stampin' Up! wish list!

MDS (My Digital Studio) weekly downloads: Every Tuesday Stampin' Up! releases new MDS downloads. Check them out! The best part is not having to wait for Mr. Brown to deliver them!!

New 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog: For $9.95 I can ship one priority mail delivery.

Here is a sneak peak of my Pals Paper Art card for Thursday!

Have a great day!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas in July

This is the 1st Christmas card I have created for 2011. It's never to early to get them started! It is showcasing the new Pennant Parade Stamp set from the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. Remember this Red Glimmer paper from the Occasions Mini...It has been carried over to the new catalog!! This will make great Holiday cards without the glitter mess!

Stamps Sets: Pennant Parade (CM-122742 WM-122740), & Contempo Christmas (CM-120594 WM-118734)

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip (102128), Very Vanilla (101650), & Red Glimmer paper (121790)

Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), & Real Red (103133)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), & Petite Pennants Punch (122361)

Perfect Touch: Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon (124142), Basic Pearl Jewels (119247), & Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator? Click here for details!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

$99 Starter Kit plus bonus

If you sign up to be a Demonstrator in the month of July for only $99 you can earn a free Christmas keepsake project valued at $40. This deal is great for all Hobby Stampers. No strings and no obligations! Email me if your interested.

Dates: July 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details: A limited-time $99 Starter Kit ($180 Value--See Kit Contents below!) is the perfect choice for the hobby stamper and lover of Stampin' Up! products.

•SAVE!!! Enjoy the new Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog using a one-time 30% Off Start Up Discount on product orders of $150 or more (placed within 45 days of start).

•Get 20% off future Stampin' Up! orders, oodles of exclusive resources and the opportunity to pre-order new products.

•Receive Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Discounts and Benefits through Dec. 31, 2011 with NO obligation to to purchase anything further or hold a workshop.

•Hobby stampers are welcome!

•There's no penalty to drop. You keep everything.

•PLUS Get a Christmas Keepsake project kit (example below) absolutely FREE--a $40 value! This exclusive kit contains everything you need to create a beautiful Christmas Keepsake Box to hold your most treasured Christmas memories. It will be available with your first demonstrator order in August and must be redeemed by Sept. 30.

$99 Starter Kit Contents

Contains over $180 in products and business supplies--including new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! You CAN substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value for items as noted in SECTION A, except for the Blender Pen. Wood-mount stamps can be replaced with clear-mount and clear-mount can be replaced with wood-mount . . . as long as the value of the original kit item is of equal or less value.


Page Item Description

57) 123225 Easy Events Clear-Mount Set* or your choice of stamp set to $24.95

69) 122740 Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set* or your choice of stamp set to $21.95

177) 102277 Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad or your choice of Classic Ink Pad color to $5.95

177) 105216 Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad or your choice of Classic Ink Pad color to $5.95

177) 103133 Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad or your choice of Classic Ink Pad color to $5.95

177) 119706 Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock or your choice of Assorted 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock to $6.95

180) 101179 Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad or your choice of Classic Ink Pad color to $5.95

182) 107311 Whisper White Note Cards (20) or envelope product to $6.95

185) 124339 Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper* or your choice of DSP to $10.95

195) 124142 Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon* or your choice of ribbon to $7.95

203) 122129 Blender Pen (1). No alternative selection.

205) 118486 Clear-Mount Block C or your choice of clear block to $6.95

206) 104332 SNAIL Adhesive or your choice of adhesive to $6.95

*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!


Business Supplies
The business supplies in these promotional mini kits will be the same business supplies that are in existing starter kits; no alternative selections can be made for business items.

•Getting Started DVD
•Getting Started Guide
•Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
•2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
•2011 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
•Stampin' Up! logo vinyl
•Décor Elements applicator
•To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
•My Digital Studio Marketing DVD
•Recruit Folders (5)
•Recruit Brochures (20)
•Customer Order Forms (50)

Stampin' Memories Add-On $50 (over $75 value)
•119710 Brights Assorted Color Smooth Card Stock 12 x 12 OR Assorted Color Smooth Card Stock 12 x 12, $9.95 or less
•122790 Empire Upper Alphabet Stamp Set OR Stamp Set $31.95 or less
•122368 Big Top Birthday Quick Accents OR any Quick Accents
•122348 Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper OR any Designer Series Paper to $10.95
•105387 Linen Ring Album (6" x 6") Real Red OR Album $16.95 or less

My Digital Studio Add-On $50 (over $75 value)
•118108 My Digital Studio Software CD (p.6)
Definitely Decorative Add-On $40 (over $50 value)

•118261 Elegant Trio Décor Stencil OR Stencil $9.95 or less
•114115 Chocolate Manhattan Flower Décor Elements OR Décor Elements $23.95 or less
•117922 Upsy Daisies Pretty in Pink Décor Elements (3) OR Décor Elements $9.95 or less
•121019 Oval Chalkboard Labels (3) OR Décor Elements $5.95 or less
•114893 Chocolate Flower Décor Elements (8) OR Rose Red Flower Décor Elements (115161)
NOTE: Stampin' Memories, My Digital Studio and Definitely Decorative Add-Ons must be ordered in conjunction with the starter kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pals Blog Hop - July

Welcome to the July Pals Hop! This month, we're featuring fantastic new goodies from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! Enjoy the HOP and get some creative ideas for using new stamps and accessories from the amazing creations that the Pals have come up with.

You've likely hopped over from Joan Norris,, I'm stop number 14 on the PALS HOP and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for paper crafted creations from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track!

1. Linda Fisher at
2. Melissa Ordelheide at
3. Linda Callahan at
4. Barb Furlong at
5. Barbara Chatzkel at
6. Mikki Sarkisyan at
7. Melanie Collins at
8. Mary Fish at
9. Patti MacLeith at
10. Nina Dee at
11. Jeanne Norris at
12. Sandra Conner at
13. Joan Norris at
14. Stephanie Uzee at
15. Joanna Munster at
16. Carmen Sublasky at
17. Nicole Watt at
18. Rae Harper at

Here is a Birthday card I created for my daughter's best freinds 12th Birthday. She Loves Pink and anything with zebra print. I actually bought her a Pink overnight bag from Victoria Secret and a huge Zebra Print Pillow for her bed. When I stuffed the pillow into the bag this card idea popped into my head. I love this new Bold Stamp from the new Hostess Sets from the 2011-2012 IB&C!

Stamp Sets: Happiest Birthday Wishes (CM-122617 WM-122615)

Cardstock: Melon Mambo (Textured 119930), Basic Black (121045), & Whisper White (100730)

Ink: (Melon Mambo (115656)

Cools Tools: 1 3/4" Scallop Circle (119854), & Exacto Knife

Perfect Touch: 1/8" Basic Black Tafetta Ribbon (119261), 3/16" Metallic Brads (119741), & Basic Jewels (119246)

Extra's: Snail (104332), & Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Joanna Munster,, stop number 15 on the July PALS HOP! Thanks for "hopping" along.