Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Temptation Tuesday: Love Is In The Air

Hi there!

I hope the holiday season finds you happy and healthy.  Here at home, my daughter and I had a lovely Christmas hosting both sides of the family on Christmas Day.  Dinner went off without a hitch and we have enough leftovers to feed a small army.  I think I'll have to make up lunch-size portions and freeze them so I can pull them out one meal at a time over the next couple of weeks.

Even though Christmas has come and gone in a flash, Stampin' Up! has still released new My Digital Studio digital downloads today.  Woo hoo!  Love is in the air (so-to-speak) with some great new Valentine's Day themed downloads.  I love them!!

Click HERE to browse for more details or shop from the comfort of home.  Reminder: Digital Download purchases are ready to download and install instantly after purchase.  No shipping costs or wait times!!

Happy Holidays and Happy MDS'ing!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

MDS for School Projects? You bet!!

Hi there!  Can you believe there are only 4 more sleeps until Santa comes to town?  I'm just a little excited!

My daughter is vice-president of her high school's student council and their school will be celebrating it's 100th birthday in 2012.  The festivities will take place throughout January to June 2012 and one of the first events of the year is a school dance.

Normally, school dance tickets are hand-drawn onto paper and then photocopied but this 100th birthday dance deserves something a little more presentable and a lot more fun.  So...I took a picture of the school council's 100th birthday t-shirts and modelled a page of tickets after them.  The best part is that the tickets only took me about 30 minutes to create.  Hooray for MDS!!

How fun is this, eh?  

Until next time...happy MDS'ing,


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Temptation Tuesday: Mocha Morning...YES!!!

Stampin' Up!  I loooooooooove you!  Today, you made one of my favourite sets of Designer Series Paper available as a digital download and I couldn't be more excited!!

Click the image below for a larger view of today's new MDS Digital Downloads or click HERE to purchase any of these goodies for yourself.  Remember...digital downloads are available instantly after purchase.  As much as I love it when the men & women in brown stop by to deliver Stampin' Up! goodies, the instantaneous gratification of digital downloads just can't be beat!

Tomorrow, I have an MDS project I did for my daughter's high school for you to see.

Until then,

Monday, December 19, 2011

Every boxed set needs cards...

One of my favourite ways to use up old DSP is to cut it into squares or strips, adhere them to a piece of white card stock and run them through the Big Shot with my Top Note die.    A little ribbon and a button or two and voila, several quick, simple cards for my boxed sets.

Tomorrow is Tuesday so hopefully we'll have some new My Digital Studio downloads to drool over!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

I have another addiction...BOXES!

The Stampin' Up! demonstrator website is an endless source of inspiration.  I recently spotted a video showing how to make this cute little box that holds 3-4 cards.  Normally, boxes require 12 x 12" paper which I don't typically have on  hand because I'm more of a card-maker than a scrapbooker (except for digital, OF COURSE!) but this box uses letter size card stock.  So...I looooove this little box set.

Take an 8 1/2 x 11" piece of card stock (letter size).  Cut it down to 6 x 11".  On the 11" side, score it at 3 1/8", 3 1/2", 8" and 8 3/8".  Then decorate the end of the right hand side like I've done in the picture.  Check out the sneak peak in the picture.  I've trimmed the end with new a new Edgelit die that you can look forward to in the Occasions Mini catalogue that starts January 4th/2012.  Until this new die is available to customers, you could use your favourite edge punch.

Using the piece of card stock that you trimmed off to make the box, cut 2 pieces 3 1/8 x 1 1/8".  On the short side, score at 3/8" and 3/4".  These wee pieces will fill in the sides of your box.  Fold on the score lines and use Tombow glue or Sticky Strip to adhere it on the inside edge of your box.

If you wish to decorate the box with Designer Series Paper as I've done, the front flap piece is 5 3/4 x 2 1/2" (trim again with the punch/die of your choice).  The front box bottom piece is 5 3/4 x 2 7/8" and the box back piece is 5 3/4 x 4 1/4".

Note:    The DSP I've used is retired...but wait until you see the new DSP coming in the Occasions Mini and during Sale-A-Bration.  You'll want to make oodles and oodles of card sets when you see the gorgeous DSP!

I'll post some of the cards I made for this set tomorrow.

Until then,

Friday, December 16, 2011

Clearance Rack Blitz! Save up to 80%

WOW!!!  Stampin' Up! certainly laid a fantastic surprise on us yesterday.  Between December 15th/2011 and January 5th/2012, they're adding up to 200 items to the Clearance Rack with prices up to 80% off.

It's AMAZING!  If you like punches, Big Shot dies or ribbon...RUN NOW and check it out!  Click the image above to see what's on sale.  Grab a tissue...you're going to drool!

Happy MDS'ing (or shopping!!)


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Temptation Tuesday: I Mustache You A Question!

Hi there!  Can you believe that there are only 12 sleeps left until Christmas?!  Time flies.  We're having one of those years when there isn't anything significant on our "wish lists" so we're focusing on having both sides of the family over and eating until we can barely move.  There was a time when Christmas wasn't Christmas unless all of the little traditions and routines were followed to the letter.  As time has gone by though...many of those intricacies just aren't important any more.   Compared to other places in the world, we have so much to be thankful for so I'm just delighted to have a couple of days off work, a treat or two and hopefully, enough gravy to drown my turkey!

Today's new Stampin' Up! Digital Downloads are awesome.  I particularly love the Many Mustaches set. The little pun that they've thrown into it is adorable.  You can click the image for a larger picture or click here to visit my online store if any of these new downloads catch your eye.

Happy MDS'ing everyone,


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Temptation Tuesday: Playing Catch Up

Hey everyone!  I'm a bit of a slacker so I'm catching up on 2 weeks of fabulous My Digital Studio digital download new releases.  Click on either of the pictures for a larger image.  If anything catches your fancy, you can browse my website HERE.

Until next time...Happy MDS'ing!!