Wednesday, April 27, 2011

May is National Scrapbook Month

Come & join me on Saturday, May 21st to celebrate National Scrapbook Month - we will make this darling Accordion Flag Album & 2 matching cards using 1/2 of the the Playful Polka Dots Simply Scrappin' Kit featured in the new Summer Mini.  The photos do not do justice - you will not want to miss this class!!  Not so much a scrapbooker?  Well you can fit this album into your purse to show off your Children, Grandchildren, Wedding, 1st Communion or a million different other photos, and who can't use a few extra cards on hand?  Cost of the class is $15 - please RSVP no later than May 7th so I have plenty of supplies on hand!

Two 3 x 6 cards/envelopes & an adorable album

Album - opened
Another view - how cute is this?

View of 2 - 3 x 6 Cards

Sure hope you can join me for this great class!!  If you need more information, contact me at!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Digital Studio Update

Updated Software Functionality: More Ways to Design! All My Digital Studio users who have the My Digital Studio packaged DVDs (item 118108) are eligible for a FREE 1.0.6 update. The update includes new functionality and print products to give you even more options while designing. Group and edit: Enjoy the ability to group objects and then resize, recolor, and rotate, them all at once. Access more information: View project dimension information in both inches and pixels when you right-click the project and view the Edit Object screen. Make sure to check out the Info tab on this same screen for more object details. Get the pages you need: My Digital Studio automatically adds just the number of pages you need for the type of project you’re creating (for example, four pages for greeting cards, two pages for postcards, and 26 pages for calendars). Note that the last page of greeting cards, trifold cards, and calendars automatically includes the Stampin’ Up! and My Digital Studio logos as embellishment pieces which can be removed. Choose what you view: You can check a box to show the bleed (trim) area in Preview Project, or simply uncheck to hide it. Crop with confidence: When using the crop feature for Photos or Background Paper added as a page layer, use the ruler or width and height boxes to crop an image to the perfect size. Keep it quick: Move back and forth between project pages with a quick key command (ctrl+right arrow for next page; ctrl+left arrow for previous page) or from the View menu in the top menu bar. View the Resource Palette with ease: Use your keyboard arrows in the Browse section of the Resource Palette to quickly toggle between artwork. Add and delete pages in a flash: Do it all at once. Forget the days of adding and deleting pages one-by-one. Simply select the page thumbnails at the bottom of your canvas, right-click and delete. Keep your favorites in line:

Check out all the cool new stuff in MDS & the upgrade is FREE!   Don't have My Digital Studio yet - what are you waiting for??  Hop over to my on-line store & order it today!
Remove your favorite colors via the Remove Favorite button from the Favorites tab of the color palette.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Party Happy

So, I'm relaxing & watching movies this weekend - NOT!!  I have been working in the stamp room - working on things I have planned for my Uncle Stu's 85th Birthday Party coming up on April 16th!!  I have finished 8 Centerpieces & 52 Favors along with a few other things!

So - lookie here....
Eight Galvinized Pails....attached to both sides are several layers of the Fun Flowers die - still available in the "Occasions Mini Catalog" & using assorted DSP & card stock, and then ribbons and lace attached to the handles.  So what do you think?

Next up - Basket & Cards
We asked those from out of town to send cards to my house - I have inserted them into this cracker basket that I wove as a gift & added some flower seeds & I will then shrink wrap & add some ribbons for a gift!

Next up - the Favors!

Here is one completed's the Big Shot Pillow Box die - I layed out the photos & the words on My Digital Studio, so all I had to do was to print it onto Very Vanilla card stock & run it through the big shot. I then sponged all the edges with Early Espresso, filled them with M & M's, sealed the edges with clear circle mailing labels & tied them off with Early Espresso Bakers twine - this photo shows the front & back.

And last but not least....
Here is another 50 favors 1/2 of the way completed...I ran out of M&M's - I need to finish them all off with the baker's twine, but I think they look cool!

Well, now I have to finish making some soup, pay some bills & what-not, so hope you are having a fabulous weekend & hope you are keeping busy too! 

Stay tuned for more information regarding our Mother's Day Class coming on Saturday, April 30th from 9 - 12 noon!!


Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring is Blossoming...this is no April Fool's!!

  • Spend $20* on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.
  • Host a $350* workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!
*Net sales before tax and shipping
Get these exciting, new products in April--three months before the debut of the new Idea Book & Catalog!
Four Frames Stamp SetW: item 123440 | $20.95
C: item 123442 | $15.95
Paisley Petals Designer Series Paperitem 122367 | $9.95

Contact me if you need more information!!