Friday, April 29, 2011

Foxy Baby

I am well past the time of my life when my friends were having babies and I am fast approaching the time when my generation is welcoming grandchildren. My boss was recently blessed with her first grand-daughter and I realized (gasp!) that I had no suitable stamp sets for a baby congratulations card. A trip to my sister's house conveniently solved that problem. I borrowed her Fox & Friends set to make this card which I gave to my boss along with a hand-knitted baby blanket. I hope grand-mother, mother, and baby will enjoy it. I will definitely be adding this set to my next order.

Stamping Vogue Tips:
  • Use card sketches to jump start your creativity! This card is loosely based on the Splitcoast Stampers Card Sketch 330.
  • Punches are your friend. Use them to make quick embellishments to match your color scheme.
  • Pair a girly color with nice neutrals for a feminine but not "over the top" look. I love the look of the linen thread with crumb cake cardstock. If I had used a pink ribbon, it would have changed the tone of the card completely!
New Promotion beginning today, April 29
Stampin' Up! has begun a special promotion for National Scrapbooking Month. You will get 30 percent off a wide selection of scrapbooking products including
  • Select stamp sets
  • Select professional print products for My Digital Studio
  • Special digital download bundles for My Digital Studio.
This is a terrific deal for scrapbookers or card-makers. Click here for the details!

  • Stamp Sets - Fox & Friends (W 117020, C 118565), sentiment from a retired set
  • Ink - Chocolate Chip (100908)
  • Card Stock - Textured Crumb Cake (119929), Pretty in Pink (100459), Whisper White (100730), Chocolate Chip (102128)
  • Tools - Scallop Trim Border punch (118402), 1-3/8 Inch Circle punch (119860), 1-3/4 Inch Scallop Circle punch (119854), Boho Blossoms punch (119858)
  •  Accessories - Basic Pearls (119247), Linen Thread (104199)

Keep on stamping!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

New My Digital Studio Content

Click here to see the latest MDS downloads. This latest batch of content includes new overlays, designer paper, embellishments, and stamp brush sets. As always, each item is priced separately so that you can choose just the items that you need for that perfect digital scrapbook page, or hybrid project.

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Treat for a Friend

This little duo would be a great little surprise for a friend who needs a little pick-me-up. Fill the adorable little milk carton with your friend's candy treat.

Stamping Vogue Tips:
  • Both the card and the milk carton are good ways to use up some of the designer paper scraps left over from other projects.
  • Mixing different patterns from the same set of Designer Series Paper is the easy way to combine patterns. All the design work has been done for you.
  • Punches make quick work of the card. Punch out squares of DSP for the background panel, then stamp and punch out the focal point image. Another punch provides the heart embellishment.
  • Coordinate the items by using the same colors and repeating embellishments such as the little heart with a pearl accent.

  • Stamp Sets - Perfect Punches (W 117022, C 120516), Got Treats (W 119114, C 120627)
  • Ink - Pacific Point (111837)
  • Card Stock - Pacific Point (111350), Sahara Sand (121043), Very Vanilla (101650)
  • Designer Paper -  Blueberry Crisp (117392)

  • Tools - Curly Label Punch (119851), Small Heart Punch (117193), Scallop Trim Border punch (118402), 1 3/8" Square Punch  (119877), Mini Milk Carton Die (117310)
  • Accessories - Basic Pearls (119247), Mini Library Clips (109857), Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109055)
Keep on stamping!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Digital Studio - News and a Scrapbook Page

There is a lot happening in the world of digital paper crafting. Stampin' Up has just announced an update to My Digital Studio that provides users with new functionality and several new options for print products. If you already have My Digital Studio, update your software for free today. Find the free update on in the Updates section here. There are also new downloads available today. Click here to see what's new!

If you don't have My Digital Studio, I would encourage you to take a look at what it can do. It's a great alternative for card-making and scrapbooking. I have recently begun playing with the software myself - in fact, all the graphics on this blog were created by me in My Digital Studio.

I have started to scrapbook our cruise to Alaska using My Digital Studio. Here is the first page I created. It was so easy! I can't wait to finish all the pages and get the book printed.

Keep on stamping!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Grab Bags For Sale On-line

While supplies last, you will be able to purchase special "grab bags" in the Online Store. These grab bags will come in three sizes: the $5, the $10, and the $15 grab bag. Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.

So far, many people have taken advantage of this offer--so many in fact that the $15 grab bags are already sold out! In order to keep a $15 option available, we’re now kitting together a $10 and a $5 grab bag to fulfill $15 grab bag orders. The value of the products you will receive is unchanged. 

Please keep the following in mind:
  • Grab bag orders can only be placed in the Online Store. Click the Shop Online icon on the right side of my blog to access my online store.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the grab bag special offer.
  • There is no limit to the number of grab bags a customer may purchase; however, grab bag items are only available while supplies last. 
  • All grab bag sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.
  • Not all grab bags will be unique.
$5 Grab Bag (containing at least $20 worth of products!)
$10 Grab Bag (containing at least $40 worth of products!)
$15 Grab Bag (containing at least $60 worth of products!)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Stampin' Up! Artistic Etchings

Sometimes you need a card just to let someone know that you care for them. This stamp set could be used for this and many other occasions by using different sentiment stamps. I love the detail of the images and the vintage look. Combining Cherry Cobbler with neutrals has a classic look! Give it a try and send a card to your special someone.

Stamping Vogue Tips:
  • A little fussy cutting pays dividends when you trim the tower and key images and pop them up using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Punch out the circle motif and ink the edges using sponge daubers and Basic Black ink.
  • A little embroidery thread ties the punched tiny tag to the key.

  • Stamp Sets - Artistic Etchings (W 118517, C 120573), Tiny Tags (W 118091, C 118592)
  • Inks - Cherry Cobbler (119669), Basic Black (101179)
  • Card Stock - Crumb Cake (120953), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)
  • Tools - 1 3/4 " Circle Punch (119850), Jewelry Tag punch (117190), Scallop Trim Border punch (118402)
  • Other - Embroidery thread