Sunday, November 10, 2013

I'm a "Master!"

 Quick post...
I was so excited when I found out that the girls over at the MDS Monday blog chose my Ampersands layout as the "Master" submission for this challenge! WooHoo!
http://www.mdsmonday.blogspot.com/2013/11/mdsm-top-picks-for-challenge-38.html

Click on the badge above to see my layout over on their blog.


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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

MDS Double Challenge Layout

I created this layout for the MDSM38 challenge over at the MDS Monday blog.
It uses the Amped Up Ampersands which covers a Digital Scrapbooking Days challenge at My Digital Studio.net as well! That's my honey and me! & Love! :)

Stampin' Up! MDS Digital Scrapbooking Week Specials

If you've been following along with my Facebook Page posts or over at My Digital Studio.net, you haven't missed out on any of these. Today's an awesome deal! The Nobody's Business Photobook (with tons of content included) for only $9.98, is an awesome deal!

Daily deals:
  • 11/2 Hello There Kit + FREE Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set
  • 11/3 All Time Fave Photobook Template
  • 11/4 Modern Medley Overlays Kit
  • 11/5 Be Brave Pocket Cards
  • 11/6 Nobody's Business Photobook Template
  • 11/7 Autumn Traditions Kit
  • 11/8 Afternoon Daydream Kit
And don't forget the 30% off select holiday downloads and printing deal which goes until until November 30. I love it when these printing offers roll around & I can get all my pages that have been piling up in my laptop printed at a discount. 
Here is a ink to a PDF that shows sale pricing for print items:
You can go here to view the discounted downloads & get moving on your holiday cards so you can take advantage of the print shop sale when you get them printed.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Decor

Since I'll be taking them down this weekend, and since it's Halloween, I thought I'd finally share my crafty decorations.
 
See the banner? I made it with MDS downloads & my Silhouette Cameo. The two are the greatest combination!!
The word "SPOOKY" came from the Spooky Bingo Bits MDS download.
It was embellished with the Halloween washi tape, Summer Starfruit ribbon, Gorgeous Grunge stamps, and rhinestones for a little bling. 
I also made a cute framed printable using our newest Halloween DSP & embellishment digital downloads.
Happy Halloween!! I hope you've enjoyed my spooky shares today.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Stampin' Up! Digital News...

Now through November 30, select seasonal digital downloads are 30% off!! WooHoo!!
Check 'em out here.

The official Digital Scrapbooking Day is Saturday, November 2. But one day just isn't enough, so we're celebrating for eight!
Here's what we have lined up:
  1. Guest bloggers: A talented group of demonstrators, customers, and designers from around the industry will share project inspiration on the blog. 
  2. FREE download: Be sure to check in on Saturday, November 2 to get your freebie.
  3. Videos: We'll share some more ideas with training videos to help you get started. 
  4. Daily deals: Every day, we'll feature a new download for 50% off! 
  5. Challenges: Use the daily deal download to create a project for your chance to win free downloads. (Upload your samples to the gallery with the matching tag to enter.)
Here's the list of daily deal downloads:
  • 11/1 Amped Up Ampersands Kit
  • 11/2 Hello There Kit + FREE Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set
  • 11/3 All Time Fave Photobook Template
  • 11/4 Modern Medley Overlays Kit
  • 11/5 Be Brave Pocket Cards
  • 11/6 Nobody's Business Photobook Template
  • 11/7 Autumn Traditions Kit
  • 11/8 Afternoon Daydream Kit
It's all happening at MyDigitalStudio.net! Join us every day for all the fun!

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Monday, September 2, 2013

New Envelope Punch Board

Stampin' Up! has released yet another super cool product. This Envelope Punch Board will take your creativity to a new level by allowing you to create designer envelopes for your beautiful cards with ease. You can also make so many different sizes of envelopes for custom-sized cards. So fun!! Check out this Stampin' Up! video to see how it works:
I just got mine in the mail and haven't had time to play with it yet. As soon as I do, I'll share my creations and let you know my thoughts about it.
If you're interested in getting one, you can find it here

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

MDS Note Pads

MDS has so many uses beyond just digital scrapbooking. I used it to to make these cute, custom-designed, personalized notepads for my Instructional Specialist team at school. This is a very practical and easily created gift for someone.
 


 I used the guides to mark off the halfway point on each side, then designed one note to fir in a quarter of the page. I grouped all the objects, then copied & pasted the note into the other quarters.

 Here is what the file looked like in MDS before printing and cutting each page into fourths. This is one I designed for myself:

 Stampin' Up! MDS weekly downloads

This week's MDS digital downloads are plentiful and I'm really excited about one of them which really fits me! See them all here:
 And here is my personal fave... (Can you guess why?)

Old School September Kit

I'm lovin' the digi papers included!

 There is even a free desktop wallpaper that was designed using this kit. Get it here. I'm currently working on a few "first day of school" layouts. How about you?

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Monday, August 19, 2013

New stuff and a DEAL you won't want to miss!

New Stampin' Up! Single Stamps:

 The Prince of Peace one is my favorite!



 

New Stampin' Up! Photopolymer stamp set, 

Another Thank You:

I, personally, L-O-V-E this one! Thank you sentiments are THE most useful and these are fab!
 

 

Sweet Escape Studio Paper Pumpkin Deal:

Exclusive Sweet Escape Studio offer... Stampin' Up! is offering their Pumpkindeal where you get your first two months of Paper Pumpkins for only $10 through August 31. Don't miss out on this! Paper Pumpkin offers a monthly craft escape time! I am offering to make the deal a little sweeter: Sign up for Paper Pumpkin with me as your demonstrator before August 31, and I will put your name in a drawing for a FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit. This is a past kit that will never be offered again and is actually only available through this offer. You can see below the picture of the cute little mini-book kit with exclusive Stampin' Up! stamps.
All who sign up for Paper Pumpkin will be entered to win the FREE kit. I will choose a winner at random on September 1, and the the kit will be shipped free of charge.

 

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Die Cut Burlap with the Big Shot

What a phenominally gorgeous day we've had here in North Texas!! Temps have been low for August and the sun is shining in a light blue sky full of white, puffy clouds! It's one of those days when I can't help but feel so grateful to God & all He has provided!

Today's card share is also about being grateful. This little cutie was designed especially for a friend to say thanks for all the support she continually provides. I really believe a handmade, received by surprise in the mail is a fabulous way to thank someone and make them feel special.  Her card is in the mail & should be arriving at her house soon!
I used one of my new favorite stamp sets, Yippee-Skippee! It has some contemporary greetings that I can really relate to.  The stamp set is available as traditional stamps and also as a digital download for use in MDS or other software programs. Of course, I have both versions.

Die cutting burlap using the Stampin' Up! Big Shot:

The other little trick I used on this card, was to die cut regular old burlap from the fabric store with one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits and the Big Shot. I laid a small piece of burlap down on waxed paper and generously painted it with Mod Podge. I hung it up to dry. When dry, it was extremely stiff and ready to cut! I just created my sandwich and rolled it through the Big Shot.

         ** TIP: I rolled it through 3 times before removing it, since I was working with a Framelit and wanted to make sure to get a complete cut. If you are using a Bigz die, once would be enough. ;) **

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Yippee-Skippee!
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Midnight Muse, Whisper White
DSP: Midnight Muse Chevron from the 2012-14 In-Color DSP Stack
Accessories: Linen Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools: Stampin' Distress Tool, Essentials Stampin' Pierce Mat, Paper-Piercing Tool, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Big Shot

Thanks for visiting today! I hope you were able to find some inspiration!

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Precious Baby Card

Wow! Last week was a busy week! Although I'm not officially back in the school year (that starts this Thursday), it sure felt like it with a busy PD & meetings schedule. I got really used to "stay-at-home-mom" scheduling over the summer, and now we are having to readjust again. 
 Today's share has such yummy colors! The 2013-15 in-colors just blend together beautifully!




Supplies used:
Stamps: That's the Ticket
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush
Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Tools: Ticket Builder punch
Accessories: Strawberry Slush Stretch Ruffle Trim, Delicate Details Lace Tape, Pearl Basic Jewels

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ever been to a Baby-Q?

Late post today. This week, I've been getting back into the swing of school year work hours. I've had two full days of training and I'm trying to get used to taking care of homefront business after work.

So here ya go....
Today I'm sharing an invitation I made for a friend using MDS. Once again, she shared several Pinterest ideas she liked, and showed me the parts she liked about each one. MDS made it so easy to create exactly what she was wanting.
So what do ya think? Pretty cute?
Stampin' Up!'s printing service prints these creations beautifully on the highest quality, thick cardstock, but you always have options. My friend chose to take the JPEG and have these printed as 5x7 photos at her favorite local photo developer. MDS is so versatile!

If you like this invitation, be sure to check out my previous posts with MDS-created invitations here:

And don't forget that you can try out MDS for free for 30 days! Ask me about the FREE introductory class I offer for purchasing the software from me. This can be done locally here in McKinney, Texas or as an online class.

One last thing... today is download day! Be sure to check out the latest MDS downloads Stampin' Up! released this week here in my store.
Thanks for visiting! See ya next time.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

NEW!! Thinlits Card Dies

Today's the day! I am so super duper, over the moon excited about these!!! I saw them demonstrated at convention and knew I would use them like crazy! They are so cool & have so many fun extra pieces. I've had to be a little more patient that I like, but they have finally gone on sale TODAY! Hooray! 
(BTW mine should be being packed into that special little brown box headed my way right this moment!)
They've been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more-but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Stampin' Up!'s amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.
Item Description Price
133479 Label Card Thinlits Die $32.95
133480 Circle Card Thinlits Die $32.95

 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Convention Swap Card


The card I'm sharing today is the one I made to share with my Stamping By The Sea teammates at convention. I received some of the most ah-ma-zing swaps back from these talented ladies!! I will begin sharing those tomorrow on my Sweet Escape Studio Facebook page.
 If you haven't headed over there to give the page a "like" yet, now's the time! You will love what you see! We even had an Artisan design team finalist in our group. :)
Now for my card:
 
I chose to stick with simple elegance for this card. I use the Trust God & Papillon Potpourri stamp sets, Island Indigo & Staz-On ink, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, & Whisper White card stock, both the Elegant Butterfly & Bitty Butterfly punches, Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents, and Tea Lace Paper Doilies
I also used two very important tools to create the watercolor swish & distressed effects:



The Aqua Painters can be found here.


*I dropped a little Island Indigo reinker into the stamp pad lid & used the Aqua Painter to randomly brush the ink across the white cardstock... Super easy, but still very pretty!




And one of my all-time favorite tools, the Stampin' Distress, can be found here.
Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    
The Paper Pumpkin kit is such an easy way to make sure you squeeze a little creativity into your busy life! You get a crafty surprise in the mail every month.
If  you are new to Paper Pumpkin, you can sign up now and only pay $10 for your first 2 months! Click here to sign up and be sure to add the promo code: PUMPKINDEAL.

Friday, May 31, 2013

New Catalog is LIVE!!!!



The 2013-14 catalog is here!
It is ah-mA-zing!!!!  Grab a cup of coffee (or your favorite beverage), click the link below, and sit back to browse. You are sure to be inspired by the beautiful samples and adorable new stamp sets.
What's the first item on my  first order from the new catty? That would have to be the new Magnetic Platform (130658) for the Big Shot! I'm super excited about holding those Framelits in place without sticky notes. What can I say? I'm a sucker for new gadgets!

See the new 2013-14 catalog here.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Retired Lists are Posted!

You can see a PDF of retiring stamp sets here.
Click here for a PDF of retiring accessories.
or
Go to my store & browse through all the retiring goodies.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Here is a birthday invitation I created for a friend using MDS. Her specifications were "rainbow colors, but no rainbows" and it was for a painting party for a little girl. She supplied a photo and I went to work.
 
My oh my, I sure thought I was pretty clever with that little "art" pARTy play on words. You like? Tee Hee!
Of course, the sample I've shared here has all the "telling" info blocked, but I'm sure you get the idea. I was thrilled to do something a little girly, although I think with the removal of a few sequins, this could work just as well for a boy.

The supplies I used are:
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Embellishments
    Sara's Sequins/Sara's Sequins – teal, lavender, silver
    _Designer Kits/Downtown Grunge - embellishments/Downtown Grunge - frame 1
Stamps
    Splatters/Ink Splatters/Ink Splatter 1, Color = ISLAND INDIGO
    Splatters/Ink Splatters/Ink Splatter 2, Color = CRUSHED CURRY
    Splatters/Ink Splatters/Ink Splatter 1, Color = VERY VANILLA
    _Designer Kits/Lemonade Stand/Lemonade Stand - 5, Color = VERY VANILLA
Splatters/Ink Splatters/Ink Splatter 2, Color = LUCKY LIMEADE
    Splatters/Ink Splatters/Ink Splatter 3, Color = RASPBERRY RIPPLE
    Splatters/Ink Splatters/Ink Splatter 3, Color = POOL PARTY

    Splatters/Ink Splatters/Ink Splatter 3, Color = CRUSHED CURRY
    Splatters/Ink Splatters/Ink Splatter 2, Color = ISLAND INDIGO
    Splatters/Ink Splatters/Ink Splatter 3, Color = BASIC GRAY
    _Designer Kits/Lemonade Stand/Lemonade Stand - 5, Color = BASIC BLACK

Punches
    Basics/1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Be Awesome Today - designer series paper(/Be Awesome Today – 7)
    Basics/1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = VERY VANILLA 
Did you hear that you can get a free download until April 23? SU! is celebrating 20,000 fans on the MDS Facebook page & they are sharing their happiness with everyone! If you're not alreday a fan of that page, you might wanna go ahead & like it because they do little freebies like this every so often. :)
You can find the download here in my store.

Oh and while you're on Facebook, why don't you stop by Sweet Escape Studio's page and become a fan for some exclusive project shares, freebies,  & fun. Hope to see you there!

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, April 8, 2013

     


My sweet upline sent me this Flower Garden embossing folder & I put it to use right away.  A little sponged ink, some Dazzling Diamonds, and a spritz of shimmer mist makes this card look so lovely!

Supplies used for this card:
Stamp Set: Sassy Salutations
Paper: Comfort Cafe DSP
           Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, & Daffodil Delight cardstock
Accessories: Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Dazzling Details
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse
Tools: Color Spritzer Tool, Stampin' Distress Tool, Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin Spritzer with Frost White Shimmer Paint (mixed with rubbing alcohol), Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, dimensionals

Thanks for visiting today.