Thursday, May 24, 2012

Time for a digital card!

It has been a while since I shared a digital card.  One great thing about creating digital cards is that you have all those great stamps, designer papers, & embelishments right at your fingertips. You can re-size the stamps, & change colors. If you dont like your creation, you can start over with just a click.  You can print your project on your home printer, or use the professional print vender through the program with a guarantee that the colors will match Stampin' Up! colors.

  There are many stamp brush sets available from stamp sets that are retired.  If you missed out on purchasing your favorite rubber, you may find it in the My Digital Studio downloads.  Have a favorite designer paper that retired...maybe it is one of the many designer paper downloads.

There are tons of downloads to choose from.

Every Tuesday Stampin' Up! has great new downloads available to add to your program.   When I saw the new Soft Blooms download this week, I just had to snatch it up!!! Can you believe this card is digital....It looks sooo dimensional!

Soft Blooms Digital Download    #130080       $3.95

Just a reminder, you can download a 30 day trial of the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio for FREE!!!  Absolutely no obligation to purchase.  Why not give it a try? 

Here is the link .  Click on shop now, then digital designing.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Word Play Simple Card !

Hello Bloggers!

You know, sometimes I get so busy planning classes & workshops that I dont make time for personal stamp time.  I have been trying to make more "me time" in my stamp room and it has been so rewarding :)  I love to create when I'm not "under the gun" so to speak, for a deadline.

So, today, I am sharing another quick card layout that could easily be reproduced for any theme, or color scheme.

Here is the supply list for my card:

Stamp Set, Word Play

Card base:  Crumb Cake, stamped with En Francais background stamp
Cherry Cobbler 2 1/4 x 4 1/2
Designer Paper (Paisley Petals) 2 x 4 1/4 (retiring May 31st)
Sentiment 1 7/8 x 3, stamped in Cherry Cobbler
Sponge Daubers (used Cherry Cobbler)
& Stampin' Dimensionals (always :)

Hope you enjoyed today's sample!  How about you give this layout a try.  I would love it if you e-mailed me a photo of your creation!!!
Come back soon...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Quick Sympathy Card with Sneak Peak Item!!!

Good Monday Morning!

Today I want to share a sympathy card that I made for a friend.  It is really a quick card, but I think quite beautiful.

I used the stamp set Blessings from Heaven, which has such great sentiments...
Here is the complete supply list:

Pool Party Card Base (with striped embossing folder)
 Whisper White 3 3/4 x 4
designer paper (Attic Botique) 3 1/2 x 3 3/4
Labels framelets in Poppy Parade (retiring color May 31st)
NEW: Apothecary Accents framelets for sentiment
Basic Pearl Jewels
Stampin' Dimensionals (a must have!!!)

Easy card layout to re-produce...what can you create with this card layout???
come back soon for more great ideas!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Peek at the New Stampin' Up! 2012-2014 In-Colors!

With the new 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! catalog we will be getting 5 new In-Colors.  They are absolutely gorgeous...jewel tones. 

Midnight Muse
Primrose Petals
Summer Starfruit
Rasberry Ripple
Gumball Green

The 2010-2012 In-Colors will be retiring May 31st! 

Can't wait to play with these colors....A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Hello Stampers!

Just a reminder, the current Stampin' Up! catalog expires May 31st!!!  Any retiring stamp sets will be available for purchase until May 31st.  Retiring accessories, including roller wheels, are only available while supplies last.  These products are going if you have been waiting to make that purchase, now is the time.  Check out the retiring lists at this link.  If you would like to place an order, you can order directly through my demonstrator web site.  And note:  Some of the retired accessories are available at discounted prices.

And, when you see all those stamp pads on the retired list, not to worry...Stampin' Up! has new improved stamp pads available in the new catalog June 1st!  I thought the current stamp pads worked well, but the new improved stamp pads are really great!!!
We know you’re going to love these new Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads—just look at all the exciting benefits listed below:
  • Provide better ink coverage for your stamps!
  • Light-tap stamping produces flawless images!
In addition, our new Stampin’ Pads
  • Create wonderfully solid images. The Firm Foam releases more ink onto your rubber stamp than the felt pads. When using the Firm Foam pad, your stamp will get an even, solid covering of ink that you may not have been able to achieve with the felt pads. Please note: if you are using the ink pad frequently you may need to re-ink your Firm Foam pad more often.
  • Have a crisply printed, glossy label on the top of the pad that is easier to read and that will not fade or chip off!
  • Come with color name labels in all four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German)--just choose your language, peel it off the back, and add it to the side of the pad for easy identification!
  • Use the same patented flip-top case design that stores the inking surface upside down, so the pad surface stays moist!
  • Are available in all colors, including our exclusive In Colors!
The only colors that we will be losing are the 2010-2012 In-Colors. (note:  the 2010-2012 In Markers are discounted on the retired products list!!!)  All  markers in the new Stampin' Up! catalog will be available for purchase in the color families.  Only limited markers will be available individually.  That is why there are markers on the retiring accessory list.  If you have any questions just give me a call.  Much more info to share soon!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hello Bloggers!

Well, yes, I have been MIA on my blog.  But, I have been quite busy stamping, spending time with family, planting flowers, and enjoying Spring.
Here are a few pictures to catch you all up!

The family's annual Easter egg hunt meant over 100 eggs scattered throughout flower beds.  The kids had a ball, and it was a gorgeous day.

My grandson's 1st birthday!

Enjoying a beautiful Spring!

And, of course, stamping projects! Here is a great little project for using a 6 x 6 sheet of designer paper to create 4 quick cards!  This was a gift for one of my past Hostesses!  Give my template a try and see what you can create!

Check soon to see more projects!