Friday, April 22, 2011

Monthly Scrap Classes

Wow...I can't believe I am so behind sharing the scrapbooking pages we have been doing at the monthly Scrapbooking Classes.

In March, we created two scrapbook pages.

This page was created using Elegant Soiree' designer paper, coordinating cardstock in Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, & Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon (occassions mini catalog). We tried a new technique using the Manhattan Flower Embossing folder with Velum cardsock & cutting it out...very cool!!! Stamp set used was Elements of Style. We used the Big Shot Oval Frame die cut, & we used my retired Big Shot Die cut bird. Check out the clearance rack for great retired products at a discount!

This Valentine's Day page was created using the Love Impressions designer paper from the Stampin' Up! Occassions Mini Catalog. Coordinating cardstock in Real Red, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, & Grey. Die cuts used are the Scalloped Envelope & Tasteful Trim (from Holiday Mini catalog...still available for purchase). Punches are Two Step Bird, Large Heart, heart to heart, & 2" x 1 3/8" Oval, XL.

Both page layouts CASED from fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators!

Hope you enjoyed today's share, and would love to have you join our group for the next scrapbooking layout, a Birthday Themed double page!

Thanks for visiting!

April "Girl Cards" Stamp Class

Hey Gals!

Today I am sharing the cards from my April card class. So much fun to stamp, chat, & share! Thanks to each of you that attended, and if you didn't make this class, plan to attend the next one on May 19th or May 21st when we create a stack of "Guy Cards"!

And, thanks to fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who share their awsome creations and whom I have CASED their cards.

All Stampin' Up! products used! Give me a call or e-male if you have any questions regarding products or techniques used on these cards.

Thanks for dropping by!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio - I've gone digital :)

Today I am sharing some hybrid cards created with the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio program, & some Stampin' Up! cardstock, ribbon, designer papers, & ribbons. It is great how everything coordinates, so you can mix & match these creative mediums to create some unique projects. For those of you that are not familiar with MDS, it is a digital program containing exclusive Stampin'Up! artwork, with stamps, punches, designer papers, ribbon, embelishments, and cardstock. You can use Stampin' Up! colors to coordinate your projects, just as you can with conventional papercrafting. This program enables you to create cards, scrapbooks, & multi-media projects. There are print services available, so you can create & order your scrapbooks from the comfort of your easy chair! With upcoming graduations, what a great program to creat a digital slideshow scrapbook capturing your graduate's life!

In the upcoming Stampin' Up! mini catalog, you will find an affordable alternative to the full program. The condensed version of the My Digital Studio program is called the My Digital Studio Express - Downloadable version which retails for $39.95. With this scaled-down version, you can customize your stamps, designer papers, etc. selecting only the downloads that you are interested in adding to your program. The full version of My Digital Studio retails for $79.95.

Whichever version you choose, there are "tons" of updates available to add to your program. And, every Tuesday, new updates are released!!!

Here are my My Digital Studio Hybrid Cards! What do you think?

I love the layers, & textures of papercrafting. So, I really enjoyed creating these Hybrid projects capturing the best of both worlds! To see the My Digital downloads currently available, go to Well, better go for today... I am off to donate blood! It has been a long time since I have donated, sometimes I have a little problem. But, this time I followed suggestions, eat well & drink lots of fluids. I encourage you to donate blood as well, give the gift of life!!!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Blossom Stamp Set... Not just for Easter Cards!

Check out this cute card idea! A little Chinese lantern using the blooms stamp from the Easter Blossom stamp set. I stamped the blooms, & punched out with 2 1/2 inch circle punch. Then I ran it through my paper crimper. This is a very versatile stamp set, not just for Easter cards! Of course, this stamp set does makes the most adorable Easter & Spring cards, ever!!! Don't miss out...the Occassions Mini Catalog sales period ends April 30th! And, these stamp sets may never again be offered...just can't assume they will make it into the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog on July 1st!

Call, e-mail, or order directly on my business web site!

While you are there, check out the Four Frames stamp set sneak peak available during April. This stamp set and coordinating designer paper will not be available again till July 1st!

Note: Card idea CASED from the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Web Site. Idea from another talented SU Demonstrator!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Very Versatile Petal Cone Die Cut!

WOW...I never would have dreamed that the new Sizzix Big Shot Petal Cone Die Cut would be so versatile! When I first saw the Stampin' Up! Occassions Mini Catalog, & saw the ideas with this new die cut, I really thought it was cute. But, I had no idea it was so versatile! After seeing all the ideas shared by fellow demonstrators, & watching the video from one of my uplines, Jill Olsen, I had to have it!!!

Isn't this Easter Bunny Bag adorable! I will be sharing this project at the Retirement Center I regularly visit. I am sure they will love it as much as I do!

And, here is the box, decorated with the Stampin' Up! exclusive Blossom Party Die Cut. I used the First Edition designer paper from the Occassions Mini Catalog, and Stampin' Up! Antique Brads! Wouldn't these make awsome party favors!

There are many more can score in 3 inches from the points on end of the box, cut off 2 inches, fold in, assemble the box, & it is a great little box (similar look to a chinese take out box). I have also seen it cut apart, and used as a banner... L-o-v-e I-t!

Thanks for stopping by, & have a great day!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Deals!!!

There's nothing better than a sale...especially when the sale includes awsome Stampin' Up! products!!! Check out my business web site at for the awsome deals on the clearance rack!!! And, better yet, you can shop 24/7. (just click, shop now) Happy Shopping!!!