Sunday, December 27, 2009

Clear Mount stamps
Available starting January 5, 2010*
Now you have a choice

(check back on January 5th for link)
Enjoy the same high-quality rubber and foam you've grown to love on our wood-mount stamps in a new clear-mount stamp option! Like our wood-mount stamps, clear-mount stamps are also die-cut, which makes it easy to start stamping right away. Each of our clear-mount stamp sets comes in a handy storage case about the size of a typical DVD case- which makes storing stamps a cinch! Most of the stamps in the new occasions mini catalog have the option for you to chose clear or wood mount.

Happy stampin' with your choice of clear or wood mount stamps!

Monday, December 21, 2009

MDS - Abby with Frog

This is the page I made today while showing one of my girls how to use My Digital Studio. Once again I used the Hoppy Memories 12x12 Designers template, but made several modifications. I changed the red background to Cocoa, added a Kiwi mat around my photo, replaced the border with grosgrain ribbon. I added the Modern Label punch, resized larger, and matted in Chocolate Chip. I also added two Kiwi eyelets. I still amazed how quick I can finish a scrapbook page.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

MDS - Greatest Moments Designer Template

I needed to unwind tonight, so played with My Digital Studio. It is so awesome to create a wonderful scrapbook page and NOT mess up my room! I had alot of fun with this one. I liked the designer template, but of course, could not leave it alone. I changed the border at the bottom, made the title red instead of white and added a tag punch (resized bigger) for my journaling. I kept the ribbon, and button true size, so I can add the real thing once printed. I think I will frame this and give it to my DH.

Note: I will delete the ribbon and button on my page, print, then add the real ribbon and button, and possibly linen thread on the button. I could just add the ribbon, and use crystal effects on the button if I print it on the page.
Vintage Vogue in Eggplant

Here is one of the new stamp sets in the Occasions mini catalog 2010. I really need to be getting my Valentine Cards made for January, but just had to play with this border set first.  So using the border stamp as my starting point and knowing I wanted a border on the top and the side, this is what I can up with.
All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Mellow Moss and Very Vanilla
Ink: Elegant Eggplant classic ink and Stampin' Write marker
Accessories: Flourish texturz plate from the Stampin' Up! backgrounds 1, Eggplant rickrack from Orchard Ribbon Originals, Vanillia pearl from the Pretties Kit, Stampin' sponges, leftover rubber (used as dimensionals)

Hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek.
It's almost sale-a-bration time!!!

Starting January 5, 2010 until March 31, 2010, you can earn one free sale-a-bration product of your choice with a $50.00* purchase. There is no limit of your free product, so you can get 2 with a $100.00* purchase, 3 with a $150.00* purchase, etc, etc, etc. If you host a workshop of $300.00* you also earn one free sale-a-bration projuct in addition to your normal hostess benefits! Or join my Stampin' Up! team during sale-a-bration and choose a free stamp set (valued up to $47.95) from the Idea Book and Catalog. You have your choice of 4 (exclusive to sale-a-bration) stamp sets, a awesome paper pack (72 sheets of double-sided 6"x6" designer series paper), a scallop trim border punch, that you will absolutely want to have! Then if that is not enought, for the first time ever you can choose from 77 stamp sets in the Idea book and Catalog, for your free product.

*net sales before shipping, handling and tax.
Occasions mini catalog
January 5 - April 30, 2010

I finally got a chance to play with my new stamps. It was hard to see that box sitting there so lonely because Janet did not have time to play. This is one the new stamp sets in the new Occasions mini catalog that starts on January 5, 2010. This mini is full of fabulous stamps, buttons, brads, punches, sizzix dies, decor stencils, embosslits dies, ribbon, stitched felt, on board books and a new textured impressions folder. You will want to contact me today to get your copy.  Most of the stamps in the mini give you the option to purchase them with a wood or clear mount. Yes, you heard me correctly, clear mount! We have 9 different clear mount blocks, that you will love! All four sides of the blocks are grooved, so they are so easy and comfortable to use. You will be able to purchase the blocks on January 5, 2010 individually or as a bundle. Our new clear mount stamps come in a clear dvd case, with the name of the stamp set and a picture of all images on the side. How fabulous is that!!! Now,  not only do you see the name of the set, but a thumbnail picture of each stamp included in the side, right there on the side. You will not be able to view this catalog online until January 5th, so order your copy from me today. Simply drop me an email at to get your copy.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christ is Born bag topper
Last night we had our Christmas Cafe at my church and I always hostess a table, which entails bringing my dishes, a centerpiece and a dessert. I always like to also give a small treat to everyone at my table. This is what I gave out this year. I think they turned out cute. I stamped and embossed "Christ is Born" then stamped the poinsettia and lightly chalked by pounching with a sponge dauber. (Rubbing can smear, so be sure to pounce)

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Christ is Born
Paper: Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper, Real Red and Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Silver embossing powder, embossing buddy. small flat cello bags, Stampin' Pastels (Poinsettia), Sponge daubers (for pastels), Stampin' Sponges (edges on top note), Top Note Stampin' Up! exclusive Bigz Die, Sizzix Big Shot, Red liner tape

Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Jingle all the way Decor Elements

I saw were Debbie at Making me crazy made a shadow box similar to this, but cannot find it now on her blog to give you the link. I used the small decor elements, she used a larger one. She had a black frame, and added silver bells. She also tied a bow on the top of her shadow box, which a opted not to do. I simple scored my paper (felted snowflake from Christmas Cocoa paper pack), and fit it inside the shadowbox, so that it also went up the sides. I added silver bells, then I painted the wood with red acrylic paint, then after that dried added a layer of Mod Podge to give the frame a little shine. Then I simply rubbed the Jingle all the way on the glass. It was really easy and I like the way it turned out. This is somethink I will put out year after year.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:  Jingle all the way, small red decor elements rubbon on. Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper. Whisper White cardstock.
Non SU Supplies: 8 x 10 wooden shadow box, silver bells, red acrylic paint and Mod podge

Thanks for looking. Have a Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Shimmery Gifts of Christmas
It took me quite awhile to decide on my Christ-mas card, since Stampin' Up! has such a great selection this year. This is what I finally decided on.  I am quite pleased. What do you think? Notice how the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder matches this stamp perfectly. Of course I had to use the new shimmer paint. How am I going to survive without this awesome product. My mantra used to be "If it isn't moving stamp on it", it is now" If it isn't moving stamp and shimmer it"  I really wish you could see the shimmer on line. It is quite stunning. Updated News Flash!!! Stampin' Up! just anounced that the shimmer paints will still be available after the Holiday mini catalog expires. Yahoo!!!!!

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Gifts of Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Brushed Gold
Ink: Encore Gold
Accessories: Stampin' Up! exclusive Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. Gold Embossing powder, embossing buddy, Gold Mist Shimmer paint.,Left over rubber (instead of dimensionals- for higher pop)

Merry Christmas and Happy Stampin'

Saturday, December 12, 2009

These might be the most exciting 12 days of December with select Big Shot dies and vinyl sheets for the Big Shot on sale! The 12 Days of Holiday Sales begin today and runs through December 22.

Some of the items introduced in this sale are new colors of Décor Elements vinyl sheets. There are 18 new colors to choose from, and they make great projects when you use them with Big Shot dies. Consider pairing the Clear Décor Elements vinyl sheets with the Tulipe Bigz die to create an etched-like design on a vase. Or use the Decorative Accent Bigz dies with the Old Olive Décor Element vinyl sheets to enhance a frame. The combination of Big Shot dies and Décor Elements vinyl sheets is sure to take your creativity to a new level!

Tell your husband!!! sale is only until Dec. 22nd!

Click here to view the Big Shot Specials list!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

My Digital Studio Designer template

This page was created using the Designer Template option. It seriously took less than 5 minutes to create this page. I started with the Designer Cocoa II, page 1 template. I removed a white snowflake border from the bottom of the page. The Merry was all white so I changed it by adding Real Red, Old Olive and Soft Suede. I also changed the bird to Soft Suede. The text is Bradly Hand, (another one of my fav's). I then added my 4 photos by just dragging them to the photo box. I had to rotate a couple of photos, and remove red eye from one. (Yes, MDS has the capabilities of doing all of these functions, andy many more!) When printed, I will probably add glitter to the ornaments. Add Linen thread to my buttons, then put Crystal effects on them. I cannot believe this page was created so fast. Even if I go Hybrid (by adding glitter, thread and Crystal Effects, I will only have 10 minutes into this page. I cannot remember that last time I completed a page in less than one hour.
I love this program soooo much, I don't know how I survived so long without it.
Say it with me girls, "I'm scrapping and I just can't stop!!!"

To order your copy of My Digital Studio visit:

Until then: Happy stampin' and scrappin'

Having fun with My Digital Studio

I used the create your own template for this 12x12 scrapbook page. I started with the Christmas Cocoa II, pattern 2 paper as my background. Then brought in Real Red cardstock as a layer and sized it to cover the bottom 2/3 of the page. I added the Christmas Jingle border 3 (trees), below that I placed Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon. Next I brought in the Christmas jingle red, green striped and brown ornaments. I added a drop shadow to all three ornaments.  I used Whisper white grosgrain ribbon and bows (resized smaller) to hang the ornaments. I added the Christmas Jingle tag 3 at the top of my page. To make my photo mat I used the Christmas Jingle olive border, which I sized larger. I then added Old Olive cardstock as a layer and sized it to fit just inside my olive border. I added a layer of the Christmas Cocoa II, pattern 2. I copy and pasted the pattern 2 paper twice to get the width I wanted, grouped them together, then copy and pasted that, to get the height I wanted. I imported my photo, added a Old Olive mat. My text is Lucida Handwriting (one of my fav's)
I was really suprised how fast this page came together. I am quite pleased.
I think the only thing I might add when printed is crystal effects or glitter to the ornaments.
Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dasher Ornament

This fun glass ornament is also a part of December's stamp camp.
Stamp Set: Dasher
Ink: Encore Gold
Accessories: Gold Embossing powder, Embossing buddy, Window sheet, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Gold Cord, Glass ornament
Happy Stampin'
Get them before they are gone!

The following stamp sets will be discontinued on January 4, 2010.

Item Number Stamp Set, page # Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book and Catalog
113407 Back Woods, 102
114492 Beautiful Baby, 208
114486 Birthday Wish, 208
113200 Branch Out, 100
114496 Celebrations, 208
113732 Central Park, 106
113206 Classic Sketches, 119
113226 Classy & Fabulous, 51
114498 Flowers in Silhouette, 208
113405 Font of You , 46
113216 For the Bride, 61
114494 Forever, 208
109425 Friend by Definition *
114488 Fun Flowers, 208
113716 Garden Greetings, 55
114490 Glad Friends, 208
111580 Grand Soiree *
113242 Hit the Road, 103
113710 Lexicon of Leaves, 101
113236 Man's Best Friend, 72
114423 Ocean Commotion, 97
113728 Playful Petals, 99
109276 Polka Dot  *
111544 Putt Putt  *
113240 Quilt Quips, 53
113754 Really Retro, 132
113403 Sip by Sip, 51
113726 Sweet Stems, 99
113250 That's Funny, 63
113688 Wonderful Watercolors, 85
114028 Para la novia
114032 Acuarelas Maravil

If you do not have access to this catalog, viist:
and just type in the stamp set name, and you can see the picture and price. You can order on line, or to save on shipping, call or email me with your order.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Noel Accordian Tag

I cased this tag: taylored and of course made a few changes to make it my own. Her tag is a much larger (8"), mine is 4 1/4" so you can get two accordian bases from one sheet of cardstock. I ran my ribbon behind my square mats and put all my knots (did I tell you I don't do bows) at the top of the tags instead of randomly. I also made a few adjustments to use all Stampin' Up! products (of course!!!) I am quite please at how it turned out. Thanks Taylor for the inspiration. This projedt is also a part of Decembers stamp camp and you will receive a tag template to take home with your class kit. See my calendar for camp dates.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Lovely Letters Alphabet stamp set.
Ink: Real Red and Old Olive
Paper: Read Red, Old Olive, Whisper White (accordian base) and Merry Moments Designer Series Paper.
Accessories: Scallop Circle, and 1 3/8" circle punches, Mistletoe and Real Red Polka dot ribbon. (I used the back side) Mini glue dots. Snail Adhesive

Happy Stampin'

Thanks for looking