Weekly News / Sale-a-bration

It’s Tuesday, so that means new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! today.  You’ll notice lots of great punches, including the What’s Up punch that coordinates with this week’s featured Sale-a-bration product — the You Brighten My Day stamp set.  The Weekly Deals also include one of my favorite digital downloads, the Amped Up Ampersands kit.  I’ve used this kit on many scrapbook pages.  It’s got great background papers and embellishments!… Read More »

MDS Monday 101 – Rotate With Style

This week, for MDS Monday, I’m the hostess!  I designed a simple sketch, that you could use with one to three photos, but there’s a twist.  Everything’s on a tilt.  It’s actually really easy to do this with the Align, Group and Rotate tools on My Digital Studio.  In fact, I even made a video below to show you how to reproduce my template. For my page this week, I… Read More »

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my Stamping Friends and Family!  This is the perfect opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate your friendship and loyalty as a customer.  Thank you so much for reading my blog and selecting me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. You are amazingly, amazing!  Ha, that brings me right to my inspiration for the day.  I used the Painted Petals stamp set to make my… Read More »

Technique Thursday – Painted Petals

I have a super fun technique to share with you today!  It may look difficult, but believe me, it was so easy … no painting involved.  Intriqued?  Read on… I was watching some of the videos from the Leadership Conference that Stampin’ Up! held in Orlando last week, and Shelly Gardner demonstrated this technique.  I loved it so much that I HAD to try.   It works particularly well with the… Read More »

Weekly News / Best Ever Mini Note Cards

It’s Tuesday and that means new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!  Notice that the Flower Frenzy BigZ L Die is on sale this week for a huge savings.  This is a great die cut that I use all the time.  In particular, I really love the leaves, and the flowers are great for layering.  Also, notice that the new From the Garden photopolymer stamp set is on sale this week. … Read More »

Crazy About You Valentine

Before I get to my card for today, I wanted to remind you that MDS Monday is currently celebrating it’s 100th challenge over a two week time period.  That means there’s still one more week to enter your design for a chance to win PRIZES!!!  The top two winners will each receive a free download of their choice valued up to $9.95, and three runners up will each receive a… Read More »

New 2016 Desktop Calendars!

I’m starting up my Online My Digital Studio class again!  As in past years, I will teach the class while creating pages for a desktop calendar for the next year (2016.)  For my first installment, I’ve created both January and February 2016 calendar pages.  Since I have been teaching this class for two years now, I’m going to do things a little differently this year.  I’ve made so many technique… Read More »

Technique Thursday – Watercolor Drip

I have a fun technique to show you today called a watercolor drip.  I’ve seen this technique used on some really pretty cards, so I wanted to give it a try and then share what I learned with you.  I have to admit that I didn’t get it right the first time, or the second, or even the third.  There was a bit of a learning curve to figuring out… Read More »

Weekly News / Hubby Valentine

It’s the first Tuesday of the month, and that means new Weekly Deals and new Digital Downloads from Stampin’ Up!  Yippee!!! Weekly News First, let’s look at the new Weekly Deals.  There’s lots of great products for Valentine’s Day included in this week’s deals, including the Sweetheart and Hearts Border punches.  Also, check it out, the brand new Ornate Tag Topper punch is on sale this week!  Finally, if you’ve… Read More »

MDS Monday’s 100th Challenge!

It’s our 100th challenge at MDS Monday!!!  Wow, 100 weeks of sketches and challenges!  That’s amazing.  To celebrate, we’re having a blog hop and a two week challenge.  If you started out at the MDS Monday blog, this is your first stop.  Or, if you’re in the process of going through the blog hop, you’ve come from my talented friend Anita’s Blog.  Regardless, continue on to see which sketch each… Read More »

More Sale-a-bration Fun!

Can you believe it?  One month of Sale-a-bration is already over!  Wow, January went by fast.  Luckily, there are still two more months when you can earn free products with every $50 purchase! Also, did you know that if you host a workshop or party during Sale-a-bration that has total sales of $250, you earn an EXTRA $25 of hostess rewards?  How awesome is that?  Not only can each of… Read More »

Technique Thursday – Chalk “Talk”

Today, I’m going to talk about chalk, specifically the new Chalkboard Paper and coordinating Colorbox Chalk ink pads.  I was super intrigued when I originally saw this specialty paper.  I love using chalkboards in scrap booking, so I was thrilled to give it a try in card making too.  I’ve been playing with the products for a bit now, so I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned.… Read More »

Weekly News / Paper Pumpkin Contest Entires

I’ll get to the weekly news in a bit, but first I wanted to share some projects with you.  Stampin’ Up! recently asked its Demonstrators to design cards using past Paper Pumpkin stamps.  I completed two entries that I wanted to share with you.  I not only used several past Paper Pumpkin stamps, but a lot of the exclusive die cuts, trims, and designer paper left over from the kits.… Read More »