Sunday, June 30, 2013

MDS Scout Swatchbook

I have been having so much fun making MDS swatchbooks this summer.  During the sale, these books were only $7.50.  What a steal!  Now they are just $10...still a steal!  As I have been learning more about the software, I can do even cooler things.  Here is one page from the book I made for my son's scout den to remember their first year of scouting.

The boys were so excited to get these little books and understandably so :)  This little book comes with 26 pages and it fits very nicely in a purse (gmas needing brag books :).
Have you tried MDS yet?  It's so easy and fun!  Here is another awesome video from the home office showing all the cool things you can do with this software.  Now, the video is very fast and you won't understand what all they are doing b/c you haven't had the training yet.  Don't get overwhelmed.  It's just like learning anything new.  I'll start digital training classed this fall.  Just enjoy this video for what it is...a sneak peek into all this software can do!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

June Paper Pumpkin

Just had a great class with some children and adults using the June Paper Pumpkin.  They were all happy with their surprise project.  The kids did awesome and it just shows that the kit is simple enough for a 3rd grader and a great birthday idea or for summer boredom time :)  Here's a video on how to assemble the project.  Maybe you'd like to join Paper Pumpkin or come to my next class.  If you aren't on my invite list, let me know.

Friday, June 28, 2013

More Spring Cleaning

Good Morning.  I am doing some photo file spring cleaning even though we are officially in summer.

Stamp Set: Fabulous Phrases, Collage Curios
Paper: Early Espresso, Black, Old Olive
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive
Tools: Big Shot, honeycomb embossing folder, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, 1" circle punch
Accessories: early espresso bakers twine, dimensionals

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Spring Cleaning

Sorry for the absence.  I joke that summer is really my school year b/c my kids take all the energy I have every day.  The school year is my summer.  So, I'm extra busy and getting to the blog just isn't happening.  But, kids are asleep and my husband is OOT for the week.  I'm doing some catch up!

I already have several samples using new products to share, but I just have to clean out my photo file before I can start sharing those.  So, hang with me this week as I share projects I didn't get to share with you during the spring.

Paper: Vtine DSP from Spring catty, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, alphabet die set, hearts a flutter framelits
Accessories: dimensionals, basic rhinestones

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Catchin' You Up

Lots of info it all :)  Be in the KNOW!
ready. set. send.

Ready. Set. Send. Cards Now AvailableReady. Set. Send. is a package of ten premade cards (five each of two handmade designs--shown here) and ten envelopes. You may have seen these cards available through a few online retail venues and a few retail stores near the Stampin' Up! home office. We would now like to test Ready. Set. Send. as an offering to those of you who may feel you just don't have time to create your own cards or may not be ready to try your  hand at stamping just yet.   I often get asked if I sell my cards.  This is a great gift opportunity to buy cards already made.

Item 133384
$19.95 US/$24.95 CAN
Ready For Departure Ensemble -- Digital DownloadGet Going July Wallpaper -- Digital Download
Best Of 25 Years
May Set:
Best of Babies and Brides
Best Of Brides & Babies Clear-mount Stamp Set
June Set: Best of Greetings
Best of Greetings Clear-mount Stamp Set -- Digital Download
Newest Photopolymer Set
Wanderlust Photopolymer Stamp Set 
#133452  $13.95 
Wanderlust Photopolymer Stamp Set
What To Washi Bundle - Digital Download
Offering seven different sections of Washi wisdom, this class includes everything you need to know to make the most of one of the hottest crafting trends out there. Washi Tape has taken the crafting world by storm, offering an incredibly quick, easy way to add a fresh, colorful look to any project. Our What to Washi Class explores a myriad of Washi options and provides much more than the basics for you to begin your own Washi adventures. This class includes written instructions, step-out photos, instructional videos, and supply lists for more than 30 projects.

Bundle Includes:
* 7 PDF Documents
* 2 Instrucitonal Videos
* 4 pkgs of Washi Tape (3 rolls per pkg)
* 20 Whipser White Note Cards & Envelopes

Friday, June 14, 2013

Have you tried MDS yet?

I hope that seeing some of the projects I have made using MDS has inspired you to want to try it for yourself.  I took advantage of a free download called Packed for you.  #134687
Packed For You Designer Template -- Digital Download

One of the benefits of MDS is you can print right from home.  I don't have a top of the line printer, but I was very happy with the final product.  I added a little Velcro to keep the flap closed.

Don't forget about the 30-day free trial, but the software is only $20!  Here are the latest downloads.  Click here to get more details about these digital images

Go Everywhere Framables -- Digital Download
Inspired Elements Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Inspired Words Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Muted Notes Kit -- Digital Download
Today And You Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Have you been playing around with the idea that you'd like to see what this Paper Pumpkin is all about?  Even as a demonstrator, I get really excited when my box arrives each month.  These projects are so simple that they are appropriate for all ages.  I'm doing a kids' class using them.  This is similar to the All Dolled Up Kit I shared with you earlier.  You can do exactly what the kit tells you, or you can use it as a spring board to create more intricate cards.  Up to you.  This is a great gift for a granddaughter during summer break or even an elderly mother who needs something simple to keep her mind fresh.

This is advertised as a monthly subscription, but you can put it on hold for a month or quit anytime.   Go here to read more about it.

Here is the try it kit.  You can order from me anytime just to see if you like it before you subscribe.
Paper Pumpkin Try It Kit
Try it Kit journals $16.95 #132600

March Kit

I had a blast making these.  April Kit

May Kit.  Memory Book

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

All Dolled Up in several ways

I had my Kit class a few weeks ago and each lady got to choose which kit they wanted to make.  It was fun to see several different kinds being made.  My mom and I were really drawn to the All Dolled Up Kit.  Right up our alley.  You get 6 cards with this kit and I'll show you all the different variations I did.  You can keep it simple or go all out.  The kit provides you with the foundation to make whatever you want. 

All Dolled Up Kit $15.95 (item 133913)

We're excited to introduce our second Submit a Project kit--the Dolled-Up Birthday Kit--voted on by you via our Facebook page. This gorgeous birthday card was created by Chris Gilmore, a manager from Coshocton, Ohio. Congratulations, Chris!

The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:
  • Dolled-Up Birthday Photopolymer Stamp (1)
  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
  • Dress Up die-cuts (6)*
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
  • Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
  • Sponge Dauber (1)

Ok, watch the degree of difficulty increase with each card.
original card from kit
extra sponging

Hello, Doily, crochet ribbon
This was the first time in a long time when I got to just sit and play.  I had a blast as you can tell :)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Empty canisters??

I am, by definition, opposite of a hoarder.  I throw everything away and am the first person to get rid of retired products.  But, when it comes to the empty accessory canisters, I have a plethora!  I am so happy I found the perfect use for them from another awesome stamper.

I love this adorable treat pop and it was so quick to make with our punches.  And, as you can see, totally irresistible to small children!

Paper: Island Indigo, White, Mosaic DSP
Tools: 2-1/2", 1-3/4" and 1" circle punches, large scallop punch, crop-a-dile, hot glue gun
Accessories: pool party bakers twine, silver button (retired), pool party seam binding, cello bag, glue dots, lollipop stick

For the stick, just use the crop-a-dile to poke a hole through the plastic of the canister.  Then I filled the hole with hot glue and stuck the stick in.  I held it just long enough for it to set and then let it dry propped up on something.  You can fill this with any candy you'd like.  I never show the candy you can put in my treat projects b/c I'll eat the whole bag...:)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Bloomin Bouquet in action

Bloomin' Bouquet Kit
Ordering information:
Item 134542 $12.95
While supplies last.
Kit contents:
  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" X 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems
Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

I loved being able to make this cute gift for the secretary at school.  She was happy someone thought about her.  Can't hurt being on the good side of the secretary :)

Of course I forgot to take a picture at home so sorry about the Car shots :)

One of the main reasons we do this is to make others happy.  I was so glad I could do that with this really easy kit. I plan on ordering more of these for future needs :)