Monday, October 31, 2011

It Really IS An Honour Just To Be Nominated!

You know, it always sounds so cliche when celebrities are nominated for awards and they claim "it's an honour just to be nominated".  I've learned today though, that this really is true.  By no means am I a celebrity however, I am honoured and sincerely humbled to announce that I was chosen by Stampin' Up! as one of their 5 demonstrator finalists in their My Digital Studio Contest.  Each entrant had to make one scrapbook page and one greeting card of any size or design and submit them to Stampin' Up! by October 15th.

Today, Stampin' Up! posted the finalists (5 demonstrators and 5 customers) and have posted their submissions on to open the contest up to the public now for voting.  I am so excited to be among the company of my MDS "hero" Heather Summers.  Heather was the number one demonstrator in Canada for the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! year and luckily she lives in the same city as I do so I get a chance to see her in action on a regular basis.  She's an amazing wife, a wickedly cool Mom to 4 great kids and a papercrafter/digital scrapbooker unlike anyone else I know, all the while maintaining such a quick wit and an informal ease with people that makes you feel like you've known her forever.

So...if you want to see some gorgeous digital scrapbooking/card making, pop on over to to check out everyone's submissions and vote for your favourites!  Voting will take place until 11:59pm MST, Friday, November 4th (that's 1:59am EDT, Saturday, November 5th for my time zone here in Ontario).

Thanks so much for voting and Happy MDS'ing!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Slap On The Wrist!!

Well, it's official!  I'm a HORRIBLE blogger!  My last post was October 4th and I've barely had a moment to sit at the computer ever since.  I'm sure you don't need me to bore you with a bunch of excuses...let's just say, I've been a busy beaver!!  So, now that I'm back I'll use this post as a "round up" for the month to get anyone out there who might have been paying attention before I fell off the face of the planet caught up on all of the exciting things going on in the paper crafting world at Stampin' Up!!

Okay, we'll start with the most amazing starter kit promotion!  If you want to save 20% on your Stampin' Up! supplies (or more!) and you love free stuff...this is for you!

Next, there's a great promotion that's perfect for anyone who doesn't think they're creative or the Simply Sent kits make GREAT gift items.  Check it out!

Last (but not least!) there's a NEW kind of stamp in town! Silicone cookie stamps!  Have you ever seen anything so cute?

Now I wouldn't be the MDS Enthusiast that I claim to be if I didn't bring you up to date on all of the WICKED new digital downloads!  I'll post the .pdf files for each week's releases (summarizing September) and the 3 weeks so far this month in October.  I dare you to check it out without ordering!

Whew!  That was a long one!  Well, if you're still with me by the end of this post...pat yourself on the back for your perseverance.  Well done.  This brings us up to date for the moment and in the next few days I'll have some posts showcasing the cards I've been making recently.  

Take care & happy MDS'ing!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Temptation Tuesdays: Christmas Came EARLY!!!

Well fellow MDS'ers...if you haven't already checked out the new Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio digital downloads released today, you're in for a really big treat right now.  Stampin' Up! released an unprecedented number of new downloads today...17!  Yes, you read that right...there are 17 new downloads available today.
Now I should add a minor disclaimer...1 of the 17 downloads is a new Digital Content CD called Savor The Season Ensemble.  This item is available as a hostess reward only.  Do not despair though!  If you shop through my online store, a $200 order qualifies for $35 in Hostess Reward Dollars and the Savor The Season Ensemble is only $20 Hostess dollars which still leaves you $15 to spend on MORE DOWNLOADS.  You could also consider hosting a workshop and letting your friend's and families orders earn those Hostess Rewards for you!

Click here to check out the .pdf of all of today's new goodies.  You will NOT be disappointed!

Happy shopping and MDS'ing!!