Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Would You Like FREE Designer Series Paper or Digital Downloads for a Year???

TODAY AND TOMORROW ONLY you can sign up with me to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for ONLY $125.00!!! 

PLUS, when you order either the Standard Starter Kit or the Digital Starter Kit


you will receive a FREE package of Designer Series Paper or a Digital Download each month in 2012 (except January) all for just $125.00 which also includes free shipping.

The Starter Kit is normally $175.00 so you will also be saving $50.00. Stampin’ Up! loves all kinds of demonstrators and will love you as well.  Become part of my team today and you will also receive a personal gift from me!

This offer is for a limited time only so act fast.  Don't miss out!  Click here to sign up by Wednesday, December 14, 2011; 11:50 PM (MT)!!!

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Referral for A Chance to Win Some Great Blog Candy

I just visited Barbara over at Barbara's World of Whimcees and she is giving away some great blog candy.  Just answer her questionnaire for a chance to win! 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Announcing ... UStamp with Dawn and Friends!!! Let's SCORE!

I am super excited to announce that I have once again been chosen to design for the fabulous UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! 

The Let's SCORE event will run from Dec 30 - Jan 18: Score!! Simply the BEST "SCORED" Papercrafts on the Internet!!

* Do you LOVE papercrafting projects that have some sort of "score"?? The Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Tool is NEW and HOT!! Learn how to make sizzlin' scored projects!!

* 40+ "scored" projects shared in 20 days!!

* Downloadable PDF Tutorial for EVERY project!!

* Live Chats!!

* Prizes!!

* Member Gallery to share YOUR creative genius!!

* So much more!!

Hurry on over and get registered for this AMAZING event!  Just click on the blinkie below to join!  Hope to see you there!

Monday, December 5, 2011

UStamp with Dawn and Friends!!! Up on the Rooftop Blog Hop Blog Candy Winner

Oh my goodness!!!  I am absolutely overwhelmed with the number of comments on my paper snowflakes!  You guys are so generous with your compliments!  I read each and every one of your comments and if you left me an email address, I replied as well. 

I have used random.org to pick my blog candy winner and that person is:

Tracey Clay said...
Congratulations, Tracey!  Please email me with your mailing address so we can get your prize to you!  You have until the end of the day on Wednesday, December 7, to contact me or I will have to pick another winner! 
Can't wait to try this fun snowflakes!! TFS

December 2, 2011 12:40 PM

And again, thank you all so much for your amazing comments!  I truly appreciate each and every one.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

UStamp with Dawn and Friends!!! Up On the Rooftop Holiday 2011 Blog Hop

Welcome to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Up On The Roof Top 2011 World Showcase Holiday Blog Hop.

If you have been following the Blog Hop from the beginning, you have just been wowed by Tammy Rollins' Potpourri Christmas Tags.  I love a gift that is both practical and GORGEOUS, don't you!

If you are just joining the Blog Hop, no problem, as you can start at any point. All the Designer's Blogs are linked together so you will be able to see ALL the FABULOUS projects we have for you.

My project is a group of beautiful Paper Snowflakes.  I am in love with our Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper and just knew they would be fabulous for these snowflakes! 

These make a fabulous front door decoration!  You could even use the smaller snowflake in place of a bow on a large package! 

As a Special Thank You for stopping by my blog I am giving away BLOG CANDY!!
Please leave a comment about my project to be entered for a chance to win a great goodie bag of current Stampin' Up! products. I will randomly select a winner to be announced on Tuesday, so please check back to see if you are the lucky recipient!

AND there's MORE...LOTS MORE!!

  • You have the opportunity to get the downloadable PDF Tutorial for my project FREE!! It's a GIFT from UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Woohoo!! See the blinkie below to access the FREE Blog Hop Website.
  • In the Spirit of the Holiday Season, you have the opportunity to get in on "Special Holiday Pricing" for the upcoming UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! SCORE!! Event. The Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Tool is HOT STUFF and SCORE!! will feature 40+ projects, all created using the Simply Scored Tool. SCORE!! is a MUST NOT MISS Event!! See the blinkie below to join and get in on the Early Bird savings.
And now for the most exciting giveaway of the season...
Everyone that joins the new and exciting upcoming event - SCORE!! - with "Special Holiday Pricing" will be entered into a Drawing to win 1 of 3 FREE Passes for an ENTIRE YEAR of UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events!!
You read that right!!
YOU could win a whole year of UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events FREE!!

***Special Holiday Pricing of just $19.99 ends Dec 8th***

Winners will be announced on Friday, Dec 9th.
Click the Blinkie below to join SCORE!! with Special Holiday Pricing
and a chance to win a FREE Year of UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events!!

Click the blinkie below and you will be taken to

Of course it's ***FREE*** to join and
there you will find the tutorials for ALL the blog hop projects,
PLUS live chats, challenges and more prizes!!

You will even have an opportunity to be considered for a spot as a Guest Designer!!
Yes!! It is all FREE, so tell all your friends and
join the fun with UStamp with Dawn and Friends!!
AND last but certainly not least, it's time to hop on over to the next Designer's Roof Top, so please click below for NEXT BLOG, where you will find KRIS ready to share a delightful Holiday project with you and I know you're going to be blown away!

If you would like to hop back to Tammy's Roof Top, please click below.

Thanks again for stopping by and Happy Holidays to YOU!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Digital Studio to the Rescue!

My daughter had a Spanish project about what she did over her Thanksgiving holiday -- she had to create a scrapbook.  We both thought it was due at the end of the week (even though she told me it was due on the 29th).  I'm not sure what we were thinking!  For some reason, at 8:10 p.m. I asked her to double check the due date and we figured out it was due tomorrow!  She normally goes to bed at 9:00 and we have a very early morning tomorrow as we have to run in to town to do some business before she goes to school, so I told her to get on the computer muy pronto!  She pulled up My Digital Studio and here's what she came up with in about an hour.  It certainly would have taken her at least three times as long to create a paper scrapbook of the same quality!  I sure hope her teacher likes it and she gets a good grade!

Now, I don't know any Spanish, so I'm not sure how accurate her journaling is, but I think it's pretty darn good scrapbooking for a 14 year old!

Monday, November 21, 2011

House Update and an MDS Layout

Our house is coming along nicely and we should be able to move in at the beginning of the year.  We could probably push it a little earlier, but with the holidays coming I just don't want the hassle of trying to put a house together.  This is the first home we've ever bought and to have it built from the ground up is an amazing opportunity!  I can't wait to get in there and put my own touches on things! 

Here is a two-page layout that I've done of the progress of the house.  If it looks familiar, it should.  I posted almost the same layout of our zip lining adventure last spring!

Online Extravaganza is Here!!!

Dates: November 21-30, 2011

Do your holiday shopping shopping from home and be prepared for the holidays. During these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts--up to 60 percent--on some of your favorite products!

In addition, two of our brand-new products will be discounted 20 percent only during the first 24 hours of the sale (November 21, midnight - 11:59 PM [MT]):

Simply Scored (122334), Regularly $29.95, Now Only $23.96 

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps (125152), Regularly $16.95, Now Only $13.56

Don't delay, the prices on these two items will only be good through 11:59 PM MT TODAY!!

You can visit my online store to see all of the discounted products or view this PDF.

Things to Remember

•Discounted products (except My Digital Studio Express and digital downloads) are available on all order types (customer, workshop, and online).

•Discounted digital downloads are only available on online order types.

•There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.

•For product bundles, you must use the bundle item numbers provided. Bundle discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are used.

•Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Clean Out Your Craft Room Swap Card

Oh my goodness, it's been a long time since I last posted!  Life has been some kind of crazy for us, still living in transition, but I somehow managed to make time to participate in a "Clean Out Your Craft Room" swap over at Splitcoaststampers.  The idea was to use up some of your retired stuff ... make room for new goodies!  I don't have much in the way of retired product with me as I only packed current stuff in our express shipment when we made our move back from Okinawa and the rest is in our household goods shipment, which I won't receive until we move into our house in January.  The sad thing is that it's been sitting in a warehouse in San Antonio since September!  So close, but still so far away!  I was able to find a retired stamp set that I brought and some retired DSP, though, to complete my cards.  Here's what I came up with.

Other than the coloring on the whale, I'm really pleased with how this card turned out.  If I were to do it over, I would have definitely gone with water color paper rather than the Whisper White -- I just couldn't find mine when I was making my cards.

Thanks to everyone who has stuck around to see if I would ever resurface!  I'm definitely not back to my regular posting schedule, but I sure hope there isn't as big a gap between this post and my next as there was between this one and my last! 

Pun Fun Stamp Set (Retired)
Not Quite Navy Card Stock (101722)
Bashful Blue Card Stock (105120)
Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper (Retired)
Black Staz-On Ink (101406)
Not Quite Navy Classic Ink (103008)
Blender Pen (102845)
1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860)
2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874)
Jewels Basic Pearls (119247)
Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (123128)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking Day Online Event

Dates: November 4-7, 2011

Details: Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with Stampin' Up! for a four-day online event designed to introduce more of our demonstrators and customers to our digital content. Digital Scrapbooking Day is November 5, but Stampin' Up! will keep the celebration going from November 4-7! The event will include free downloads, blog posts (on MyDigitalStudio.net) with exciting project ideas all weekend long, and the announcement of the 2011 My Digital Studio Contest winners.

Get the FREE Downloads:

You can access the free downloads from MyDigitalStudio.net November 4-7, after completing a quick survey.

Brand-new, never seen before FREE downloads include:

•So Typefelt Stamp Brush Set

•Neutral Delightful Digital Tape

•Home for the Holidays Ensemble

•Delight in the Day Photobook Template

Mark your calendars!  You don't want to miss this!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

More Swap Shares

I hope you aren't getting tired of my swap shares!  This will be the last one for a little while.  I participate in many demo swaps over at Splitcoaststampers and one of my favorite swap hostesses is Deb_t.  She is always pleasant and punctual and has high standards for her swappers!  Each year she typically hosts a CASE the Catalog swap where you pick a card from the catalog and recreate it for the swap.  There are usually three categories - 3x3, full-sized A2 and 3D.  I chose to do one of each.  As I don't have all of my supplies with me, I had to tweak things a little, but I like how each of my cards turned out.  I didn't get a chance to photograph the 3D items before they went in the mail, but I made the little treat boxes found on Page 59 of the Idea Book and Catalog.

Here are my 3x3 and A2 cards:

 3x3 - Page 59 IB&C

A2 - Page 66 IB&C

Sorry about the glare.  I already had them in clear envelopes before I remembered to photograph them. 

Have a great day, and as always, happy stamping!

Monday, October 17, 2011

UStamp Group Swap

Yesterday I shared my Friend to Friend Swap for UStamp with you.  Today, I'm going to share my Group Swap.  This is a very clean and simple card.  It is extremely easy to reproduce!  In fact, it took me less than half an hour to make all six of my cards! 

I was running short on time and really needed a quick and simple card, so I headed over to Splitcoaststampers and took a look around.  When I saw this card, I knew it was the one!  So with a few minor changes, here's what I came up with.

Super easy and super cute!  Hope you enjoy! 

Have a great day, and as always, happy stamping!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Friend to Friend/Mojo 210

If you have spent any time visiting my blog in the past, then you probably know how much I LOVE to swap!  One of the many fun things to do at UStamp with Dawn and Friends is participate in swaps.  There are usually two per UStamp session.  There is a Group Swap and a Friend to Friend Swap.  For the Group Swap, you create six of the same card to be swapped out with six other stampers.  For the Friend to Friend Swap, you create a card and a small 3D item to swap with the stamper our Swap Skipper pairs you up with.  I'm hoping my swap partner has received her swap already, because I'm going to share it with you here! 

The card was inspired by the Mojo 210 sketch over at Mojo Monday.  If I'm ever in a pinch I go to my store of Mojo Monday sketches for inspiration.

I'm pretty happy with how the card turned out.  Especially with my limited supplies on hand.  I am finding it very difficult to do so many things! 
I also made a cute little covered notepad to go along with the card. 

I really hope my new friend likes her gifts! 

Have a great day everyone and as always, happy stamping!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I Just Love Stampin' Up!!!

I can't say enough about how much I love Stampin' Up!  Their products are fantastic, they stay on trend and best of all, they LOVE their demonstrators and treat us great. 

Before convention this year, Stampin' Up! had a promotion that every demonstrator who recruited during a certain month, whether just one new recruit or many, received something special at our annual convention.  I was not able to go.  In fact, I've never been able to go since we were overseas from the time I became a demonstrator until this past August.  HOWEVER, Stampin' Up! felt the need to recognize ALL of us demonstrators who recruited and not just those fortunate enough to attend convention. 

A few weeks ago, I got a Stampin' Up! package delivered from the UPS guy (YES!  Now that I'm back in the states, I get visits from Mr. Brown!).  I was very curious as I had not placed an order.  I was, however, waiting for something that was ordered for my by another demonstrator, so I really didn't think anything of it.  Imagine my surprise when I opened the box and found a Workshop in a Bag from Stampin' Up!  This was what everyone who recruited received at convention. 

I was so excited!  There are three packages of make and takes, a package of Basic Jewel Rhinestones, a package of Baker's Twine, a very cool ribbon key chain and I think some Stampin' Dimensionals (those got away from me before I took the photo).  I opened the make and takes right away and was all ready to start on them (I actually have the stamp set used) until I realized that I needed some of the punches that are sitting in a warehouse somewhere here in San Antonio until we move into our house in January!  Boo! 

Anyway, if you need another reason to join the Stampin' Up! family, here's one for you!  Don't forget, if you sign up during October, you will receive A FREE BIG SHOT or $100 FREE PRODUCT!!!  Want to know more?  Just contact me and I'll be happy to share!

Happy stamping!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Flirtatious Notebook for UStamp

I created this super cute covered notebook with Flirtatious Specialty Paper for UStamp with Dawn and  Friends Paper Parade 2011 as well as a Post-It note holder and a coordinating card and envelope.  You can get step by step instructions for this and 40 other projects by signing up at www.ustampwithdawnandfriends.com

Happy stamping and have a great day!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Cute and Simple Card Set for UStamp Paper Parade

My first project for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Paper Parade Early Fall 2011 has posted!  This cute little set was so much fun to make.  Super quick and easy!  If you would like a step-by-step PDF tutorial, please head over to UStamp with Dawn and Friends (see the blinkie on my sidebar) and sign up!  You'll get over 40 fabulous projects and there's still plenty of time to get in on the live chats and prizes!  Enjoy!


Dates: October 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details: Buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set! Our Simply Sent Kits are the ideal choice for the beginning crafter. The card kits offer a variety of basic themes, so it's easy to create cards for any occasion.

Buy any two of the following Simply Sent Kits:

Page Item    Description                            Price

192 122375 Simply Sent Great Day             $12.95

193 122377 Simply Sent Everyday Elegance $11.95

193 122376 Simply Sent Sweet Moments     $13.95

And get a FREE coordinating stamp set:

Page Item   Description                                                   Price

192 123682 It's Your Day                                                 $8.95

192 124685 Es tu día (Spanish It's Your Day)                      $8.95

192 124800 C'est ta fête (French It's Your Day)                   $8.95

193 123685 Everyday Wishes                                            $8.95

193 123684 You're Cherished                                            $8.95

193 124865 Chérissons les anges (French You're Cherished) $8.95

Sunday, October 2, 2011

You've Got Mail!

Not really, but I thought the title was catchy.  My parents are on an extended holiday until the end of the year so we are staying in their home and watching their adorable Yorkies while our house is being built.  It's a win/win situation all around!  One of the things that happens when you're away for a period of time is your mail begins to pile up.  I really needed a way to keep all of their mail together so they can sort through it when they get home; and I wanted it to be super cute and not just an eyesore!  I purchased a photo box at a local big box store and decorated it up nicely.  It was just too plain, otherwise!

I'm really happy with how this box turned out!  I think my mom will be pleasantly surprised to find all her mail compiled in this darling box.  My dad will probably just say it's nice to be nice.  Since I got the cutting dimensions from a paid site, I cannot share them, but I will provide you with the info on the product I used!


Early Espresso Classic Ink (119670)
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock (100730)
Not Quite Navy 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock (101722)
Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (122367)
My Digital Studio (118108)
Noteworthy Digital Content CD (Alphabet used) ($16 Hostess - 124231)
Stamping Sponges (101610)
SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Paper Cutter (104152)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Get a Free Big Shot in October!!!


Promotion Details:  The Big Shot is a BIG deal! And during October, you'll get a FREE Big Shot (or up to $100 in free Stampin' Up! products) when you join the Stampin' Up! family! Start your Stampin' Up! year strong, while sharing the fun and creativity of Stampin' Up! products with your friends, family, and neighbors.
Dates: October 1-31, 2011

  • Anyone that joins during the promotion period will receive a Sizzix Big Shot Machine OR $100 in Stampin' Up! products of your choice from any of our current catalogs.
  • Those who join online will be given access to the Promotional Product Bonus one hour after they complete their online IDA (they will be provided a link to OEX for this redemption via e-mail).
  • In this order type, they will either enter the item number for the Big Shot (item 113439) or the item numbers for up to $100 in Stampin' Up! products.  
  • Products can be chosen from any current catalog and shipping is free!
  • New Recruits should ensure that their free total comes as close as possible to $100 without going over since the Promotional Product Bonus order type will not allow items beyond $100 to be added to the order.
  • Those who mail in their Independent Demonstrator Agreements can simply list the items they want for free on their accompanying order form.
  • New recruits will have until November 30, 2011, to redeem their product bonus.
Starter Kit
  • New recruits may purchase the standard or Digital+ Starter Kit, and may add the Stampin' Memories, Definitely Decorative, or My Digital Studio Software Add-On for the regular add-on price.
  • New recruits may substitute a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder ($7.95 or less; see pages 218-219) for the Always Bird Décor Elements (p. 233) that comes standard in the Starter Kit.
  • Starter Kit order form deadlines:
         Mail: Monday, October 31, 2011 (received in office)
         Online: Monday, October 31, 2011; 11:50 PM (MT)

Join my team & become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator in the month of October and get a Free Big Shot Die Cut Machine.

Click here if you'd like to join now.

If you'd like to chat about becoming a demonstrator please let me know and I'd be happy to contact you.

You don't want to miss this is a AMAZING opportunity!  Sign up today!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mojo Monday 207

I have been itching to craft so badly, but it's just not happening for me!  We are temporarily living in my parents' house while we have our first home ever built!  It's wonderful, but there just isn't anywhere to put my stuff unless I want to set up in the garage, which, in Texas during the summer, is not the best idea!!!  Too darn hot!  We did finally get our shipment which contained some of my crafting supplies, but I couldn't bring them all.  I never realized how truly dependent I am on my punches until I didn't have free access to them!  I'm completely lost!  I did manage to bring my Big Shot and all my dies, though, so that's something.  However, there are times when you absolutely MUST have your punches!  I am trying really hard to eek out some stamping time and space, but it's rough!  Please bear with me during this transition and understand that my posts will be sporadic for the next few months.  For those of you who choose to stick around, I will have some blog candy once we are moved in to our home and I have my craft room set up (YES!!!  I get my very own craft room!!!) and all of my stamping goodness together in one place!  Thanks so much!!!

Now on to what you're really here for!  For this particular card, I really wanted/needed my Extra Large Oval punch.  I did manage with an oval cut from the Ovals die, but it wasn't quite the same!  Just a smidge too small, but it worked.

Here's the Mojo Monday 207 sketch that worked from.

It's a great sketch!  I absolutely love it and the samples over at the Mojo Monday Blog are phenomenal!!!

Here's my card.  I did deviate from the sketch a touch, but overall am quite happy with how my card turned out.

Happiest Birthday Wishes Stamp Set (Hostess - W-122615, C-122617)
Concord Crush Card Stock (119792)
Melon Mambo Card Stock (115320)
Cheerful Treat Designer Series Paper (Hostess - 122381)
Concord Crush Stampin' Write Marker (123002 - 2010-2011 In Color Markers sold as a set of 5)

Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker (121074)
Brights Brads (119740)
Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (123130)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

More to Come

Oh how I WISH I could show you what I've been working on today!  You can find out soon enough if you sign up for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Paper Parade 2011!!!  The link is in my sidebar!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Monkeys, Monkeys Everywhere

I mentioned in my last post that I'm going to be an Aunt again!  I'm so excited!  I absolutely LOVE babies.  Now that mine are growing up (they're 11 and 14) I am always in the market to borrow one from a friend or neighbor for a few hours to get my "fix", so I can't wait for our newest addition to arrive!  Unfortunately, for now, they live several hundred miles away so I won't get to see him as much as I'd like.

Yesterday, I shared a card I made for my mom to give to the mother-to-be at her baby shower today.  Today, I'm going to share the card I made.  I was totally and completely inspired by this card created by mum of 2+2 at Splitcoaststampers!  I think her card is AMAZING and since the theme of my nephew's nursery is going to be monkeys it was absolutely perfect! 

My new nephew's name is Dawson, so the card had to be fairly long for his name to fit.  I made a rather odd sized card -- 8 1/2" x 2 3/4".  I figured after she opens the gift and reads the card I can ask her for it back so I can frame it for her and have it ready for her to take with her when she stops by our house on her way back home in two weeks.  I saw a 3 x 9 frame at Wal-Mart that would be perfect for it! 

Fox & Friends Stamp Set (W-117020; C-118565)
Early Espresso Classic Ink (119670)
Wild Wasabi 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock (108641)
Marina Mist 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock (119682)
Whisper White 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock (100730)
Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119257)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Die (115951)
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335)
1 1/4" Square Punch (119865)
1 3/8" Square Punch (119877)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Easy Baby Card

I really, really didn't like the Fun & Fast Notes set, so when I saw that Stampin' Up! came out with a similar set I wasn't too excited.  However, I have to say that the Easy Events stamp set is absolutely ADORABLE!  I never thought I'd like, much less love, this type of set (although I have to say that I really did love the set a few years back that had the little owl with the Whoo! Hoo! sentiment -- can't think of the name right now). 

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law are expecting their first baby around Christmas and the baby shower is this weekend.  My mom needed a card, so I quickly threw one together.  And by quickly, I mean it took me less than five minutes to make this card!  Thanks in large part to the Stampin' Up! Note Cards!  These are fantastic for throwing a quick card together! 

So Saffron Classic Ink (105213)
Baja Breeze Classic Ink (111833)
Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink (105216)
Staz-On Ink (101406)
Note Cards (107311)
Baja Breeze 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock (111352)
Watercolor Paper (122959)
Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper (124339)
2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874)
1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850)
Blender Pen (102845)
Paper-Piercing Tool (116631)

Thanks for stopping by!!! 

Friday, September 2, 2011

My Digital Studio Creative Contest

Stampin’ Up! invites YOU to participate in their digital design contest using Stampin’ Up!’s My Digital Studio digital artwork! Let the Contest Begin!

■It’s open to all demonstrators and customers who have access to My Digital Studio in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada (excluding Quebec). Demonstrators and customers will be judged separately; ten finalists—five customers and five demonstrators—will be chosen by Stampin’ Up! judges, and the public will choose six winners--three customers and three demonstrators--via online voting.

■Submit your entry to MDSContest@stampinup.com. To enter the contest you will need to design one digital card and one single-page layout using ONLY My Digital Studio product. Submit all samples along with your full name, address, daytime phone number, and demonstrator ID number (if applicable). Include a photo release form (if applicable).

■Finalists will receive $100 US/$125 CAN in FREE My Digital Studio digital downloads from Stampin’ Up! and winners will receive $400 US/$500 CAN in free downloads! Winnings will not be combined. For example, if you are a winner you will not get the finalists’ prize plus the winners’ prize. Winners and finalists will also receive a digital pin for their DBWS site (for demonstrators), personal blog, or Facebook page.

Please click on the link in my sidebar for more information, including contest rules!!! 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My Top 10 Favorites from the New Holiday Mini!!!

New Holiday Mini Catalog -- Stampin' Up!

By now most of you have received a copy of the Holiday Mini Catalog. If you have not, please let me know and I'll get one out to you right away. If you would like to view the catalog online, click on the link in my sidebar. 

I love the Holiday Mini Catalog!  End of year holidays are my favorites!  In fact, it's a toss-up between Halloween and Christmas for me as to which is my absolute favorite.  The Holiday Mini has something for everyone!  There is a suite for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

My Top Ten Favorites are:

10. Kraft Gift Box (124106) $2.95 (food safe - so perfect for cookies!)
Kraft Gift Box - by Stampin' Up!
9.  Cellphane Bags (124134) $2.50 - great for candy (especially M&M's)

1 x 8 Cellophane Bag - by Stampin' Up!
8.  Dear Santa Stamp Set (W 123832) $14.95; (C 123834) $11.95

Dear Santa Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
7.  It's a Wrap Holidays Stamp Set (W 122770) $27.95 (C 122772) $19.95.  What a great way to wrap those yummy nuggets for gift giving! 

It's a Wrap Holidays Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!

6.  Stocking Builder Punch (124095) $16.95

Stocking Builder Punch - by Stampin' Up!

And it just wouldn't be the same without the:
  • Stitched Stocking Stamp Set (W 123782) $27.95; (C 123784) $19.95
Stitched Stockings - by Stampin' Up!
5.  Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit (124007) $21.95

Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit - by Stampin' Up!

4.  Holiday Stocking Bigz Die (124098) $32.95
    Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die - by Stampin' Up!
  • You can make fun holidays stockings with paper, fabric, felt and more!
And it wouldn't be complete without the:
  • Stocking Accents Original Die (124099) $17.95

    • Stocking Accents Originals Die - by Stampin' Up!
    3. Holly Berry Bouquet Product Suite
      • Pines & Poinsettias Stamp Set (W 123762) $19.95 (C 123764) $14.95
      Pines & Poinsettias - by Stampin' Up!

      • Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper (124004) $12.95
      Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper - by Stampin' Up!

      • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric (124065) $9.95

      • Designer Buttons (125636) $5.95
      Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons - by Stampin' Up!

      2. Spice Cake Product Suite
      • Gently Falling Stamp Set (W 123802) $39.95 (C 123804) $28.95
      Gently Falling - by Stampin' Up!
      • Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (124003) $10.95
      Spice Cake Designer Series Paper - by Stampin' Up!
      • Spice Cake Designer Fabric (124066) $9.95
      Spice Cake Designer Fabric - by Stampin' Up!
      • Designer Button (124113) $7.95 -- These buttons are super fun!!! 
      • Spice Cake Designer Buttons - by Stampin' Up!
      1.  Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334) $29.95
      • It has score tracks every 1/8" inch
      • It has a stylus (instead of a plastic blade for scoring) that clips right onto your scoring board for easy storage!
      • It has markers that you place for easy scoring -- great for mass producing projects!
      • Simply Scored  - by Stampin' Up!

        There you have it - didn't I tell you I loved, loved, loved the Holiday Mini catalog? I have to say, I could go on and on wih my list of favorites.  There is very little in the new catalog that I can live without!  How about you - what are you favorites?

      Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric - by Stampin' Up!