Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Temptation Tuesdays: Sports & Sentiments Galore!

Hi there!  I know I've been scarce on the blogging front recently but it has a lot to do with some recent projects I have on the go.  I'll be able to start posting them shortly.  In the meantime though....it's another Temptation Tuesday with NEW My Digital Studio Downloads from Stampin' Up!!  Check out the basketball and football downloads for the boys in your life and there are oodles of sentiments and all occasion stamp brush sets available this week!

Click "HERE" for a .pdf file (which you can print and add to your MDS Catalogue) of today's new download releases and if there are any downloads (or other Stampin' Up! goodies) that you're interested in, then you can pop on over to my website www.loricampbell.stampinup.net and browse or shop until your heart's content!

Happy MDS'ing!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

She's the Queen of the World!!!!

In keeping with yesterday's nautical theme, here's the right hand side of the double page layout from our discovery of Vancouver's Waterfront Station area near their Canada Place Convention Centre.

Again, I've used the Nautical Expressions DSP Download (item# 124111) and the Basic Grey Bakers Twine from the Add On Download (item# 127695) but I also added the boat from the Nursery Alphabet Images Stamp Brush Set Download (item# 124464).  The font is one of my favourite freebies from the internet called "Pass the Chex".

My favourite thing about the Nursery Alphabet Images Digital Stamps is that they all have areas you can "see through" so it's fun to put coloured punches or in this case photos in behind and they show through the stamp.  Pretty cute, eh?

Keep on MDS'ing!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ahoy, Matey!

Well, it took me longer than expected but I've got another scrapbook page from our trip to British Columbia ready to go.  I used a page of designer series paper from the Nautical Expressions DSP Download (item# 124111), added a wee bit of grey Baker's Twine from the Add-On Download (item# 127695) and a frame from the recent Frame It Stamp Brush Set Download (item# 127358).  The font is a free font from the internet called "Rage".

Happy MDS'ing,


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Temptation Tuesdays: Flower Power!

Hello everyone!

It's that time again...Stampin' Up! has released 6 NEW My Digital Studio downloads today!  There's an adorable stamp set of cartoon-ish little critters called Furry Folk and the other 5 downloads are all related to flowers.  I'm thrilled that the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper is now available.  It's one of my favourites!

Click HERE to open the .pdf file of today's new goodies!  You can also print these pages to add to your MDS Catalogue if you maintain a hard copy of it.   Last but not least, if you're interested in downloading any of today's new releases pop on over to my online store found here.

Happy MDS'ing!


P.S.   I'll have new scrapbook pages from our Vancouver trip ready to upload in a day or two. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

We Have Arrived!...

The anticipation and excitement of getting to your destination always makes the trip seem 10 times longer than it really is.  We had about 8 hours of travel time which included 2 flights and a 2 hour layover in small-town airport with no amenities (NOT impressed!), however, all of this effort disappears when you arrive and discover that your accommodations are just as nice as you'd hoped they would be.

Here's a 2 page spread of the condo we rented for the 6 of us using the Noteworthy Digital Kit available as a Hostess item only.  Do you want your own copy of this digital kit?  Book a workshop with a few of your friends or family and if the party's sales reach $200 you get $35 Hostess Reward dollars to spend on Hostess items or anything else in the catalogues.  That's more than enough to purchase this Digital Kit and other items, too!

I had hoped that these would be laid out side by side in my blog entry but they're too big.  The top page is the left side of the 2-page spread and the bottom page is the right side.   I've allowed a little space on the left side of the bottom page so that the journalling doesn't get lost in the crease of the book when it's all put together.

Happy MDS'ing,

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Temptation Tuesdays!

Hello everyone,
It's my favourite day of the week again...TUESDAY!!  So far in 2011, Stampin' Up! has generously released new downloads every Tuesday.  Now that they've got me in the habit, if they ever miss a Tuesday, I'll be SO disappointed.  Let's get started right away with today's goodies!

Here's the link to Stampin' Up!'s .pdf for today's releases.  There's an alphabet punch set and 4 GREAT stamp sets to choose from...all at great prices (especially since these never retire & they don't take up space in your craft room)!

For all of your Stampin' Up! Digital or Traditional crafting supply needs, pop on over to my website!  You can browse and/or shop from the comfort of your own home (no one will know if you're shopping in your "jammies") and your order will be delivered right to your home.  Remember also, if your order totals $200 or more, you become a "party of 1" (so-to-speak) and your order will qualify for Stampin' Up!'s recently revamped Hostess Rewards program.  A $200 order will yield $35 Hostess Reward dollars!  That might not seem like much but the exclusive Hostess Reward items are discount priced so your Hostess Dollars will go farther than you think!

Hint:  Although I get really excited on Tuesdays for digital download releases, I rarely make a purchase every Tuesday.  I wait until my wish list reaches $200 and place it all in one order so I can enjoy the Hostess Rewards!!

Happy MDS'ing everyone!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Buy 3, Get 1 Free on DSP!!

With all of the excitement from our vacation, I nearly forgot to mention that Stampin' Up! has an amazing promotion going on from August 1st to 31st/2011.  There are 14 different packages of Designer Series Paper (DSP) to choose from including Letters to Santa and Frightful Sight, perfect for Halloween and Christmas cards!

Pop on over to my website www.loricampbell.stampinup.net today and save big on DSP!

Happy MDS'ing,

Friday, August 12, 2011

A Happy Surprise!

Sometimes when you're "crafting" you have specific plans for a specific project and you putter away at executing that plan.  Other times (like today), you sit down at your work surface (desk, couch, kitchen table, etc) and "fake it 'till you make it".

Today's scrapbook page was one of those unexpected happy surprises!  I hope you like it as much as I do.

All I knew when I started this page was that I wanted to use this picture.  I tried it as a full size 12 x 12 image but couldn't decide what to place or embellish on top of it.  Then I tried putting it on the bottom half of the page.   It still didn't "grab" me.  I ended up with it on the right but had a hard time choosing a background colour.  Then (this was my aha! moment) I remembered about the "color picker" feature in Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio.  It allows you to colour-match components to something else on the page.  This was the key to my success!  The next thing I knew I had reshaped several square punch shapes into a grid pattern, added a "torn edge" stamp to soften the transition, found a decorative edge stamp for the bottom and trolled through my fonts for something with a similar "feel".

Voila!  A happy surprise (in a matter of 30 minutes)!

Happy MDS'ing everyone!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Let The Scrapbooking Begin...

Good evening everyone!  It was a stormy day today in London, Ontario but despite the gloomy conditions and being at work all day...all I could think about was starting to scrapbook our recent trip to Vancouver.

It was one of those evenings where we were out running errands but I still managed to squeak in a little MDS (My Digital Studio) time to make the cover page for what will soon be a full scrapbooking album of our trip.

The main element on this page (the faded "rays" in the background) were inspired by a gorgeous page created recently by Heather Summers which can be found HERE.

Additionally, I used the Timeless Type Junior Letter & Number Punches (item# 127168) and filled them with Designer Series Paper Patterns from the Urban Oasis (item# 126042) and Elegant Soiree (item# 121433) downloads.  All of these downloads are available at my website, www.loricampbell.stampinup.net.

Until tomorrow...keep on MDS'ing!


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Temptation Tuesdays x 3!!

I'm back!! Mackenzie and I got home safely from 10 glorious days in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and I feel refreshed. I've got the nearly 3000 pictures that we took loaded onto my computer (my brother Darryl, Mackenzie and I were all taking pictures) and now I can get started scrapbooking those pictures in..................My Digital Studio!!

First however, let's get a peak at (drum roll, please!) NEW Digital Downloads!!!

Click the Letters to Santa Embellishments Image (below) to open the .pdf file of ALL of the NEW Digital Downloads from Tuesday, July 26th/2011.
July 26th/2011 NEW MDS Downloads

Click the Convention 2011 Digital Kit Image (below) to open the .pdf file of ALL of the NEW Digital Downloads from Tuesday, August 2nd/2011.
August 2nd/2011 NEW MDS Downloads

Click the Tickets & Tags Digital Kit Image (below) to open the .pdf file of ALL of the NEW Digital Downloads from Tuesday, August 9th/2011. August 9th/2011 NEW MDS Downloads

Squeeeal!  So many new downloads to choose from!  Jump on over to my website www.loricampbell.stampinup.net and you can browse or shop from the comfort of your own home.

So...here's one of the first pictures we took when we found the visitor information centre located at the waterfront in Vancouver.  Eeek...it's a little close up but we were having such fun that I'll try to overlook that fact!

Happy MDS'ing!!

Until next time...Lori