Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Temptation Tuesday: It's Meant To Be!

There are a lot of downloads that I love...Downtown Grunge, the Sale-A-Bration Digital Content CD, Overlay Stamp Brush sets, etc but this week's downloads are the most sophisticated that I think Stampin' Up! has EVER released!  G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!  I have to admit...I've been in a MDS slump lately but this new group of downloads has me fired right back up!

For more details, pop on over to my website...

Happy MDS'ing,

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Buckle Up...This Is Going To Be A Long One!

Whew!  I've got some SERIOUS catching up to do!  First, let's get an update on last Tuesday's new My Digital Studio downloads.  They're gorgeous!  Check out the baby book template...I plan on using some of these layouts in my Vancouver trip scrapbook but I'll just change the art work.

Next...hold on to your seats!  There are oodles and oodles of exciting things going on at Stampin' Up! from now until the end of March.  Below you'll find the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  You get to choose one for FREE for every $60 you spend.  What's even better is that there are both traditional paper-crafting AND digital items available for FREE!  So there is definitely something for everyone.

The next image explores the Sale-A-Bration benefits for customers... 


I'm not a new paper crafter but I am a new demonstrator.  I haven't hosted any workshops before but I've certainly attended many of them so I'd be happy to introduce your friends and family to paper crafting or digital scrapbooking in your home or mine.  You'll have a fun, informal evening, you get to take home the projects you make and I even bring the snacks!

If you love saving money (how does 20% off all of the time sound?), becoming a hobby demonstrator might be for you.  There is a quarterly sales minimum but there are no rules that require you to have customers or hold workshops (though there's a world of opportunity if you give that a try).  You can just be your own best customer and simply enjoy getting your $425 worth of products for just $150 (if you sign up during Sale-A-Bration) and you'll get the option of choosing a package of Designer Series Paper or My Digital Studio Download in each month that you place a demonstrator order for the rest of 2012.  (Hint, many MDS downloads are worth more than a package of DSP and there's no shipping charges on digital items!)  PLUS, there is great flexibility in the choices for your starter kit.  If after several months you decide that being a hobby demonstrator isn't for you, just stop ordering and you'll fall off the system.  No pressures!

Whew!  Are you still with me?  Great!  So, basically...there is nothing but excitement from now until the end of March.  Who doesn't love getting great products for FREE, right?!

So...browse, drool, wipe your chin and shop in your pj's.   I'm off to download and install my new MDS freebies!!

Happy MDS'ing!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Temptation Tuesday & Mosaic Scrapbooking

Hi there!

The temperature is dropping at mock speed tonight and the winds are nearly scary but not even the weather can dampen the fact that it's TUESDAY!  Hooray for new digital downloads from Stampin' Up!

Can't you just picture birthday party or tea party invitations, etc made with the Sweet Shop Digital Kit?  Too cute!  Click the picture for a larger image or pop on over to my web store to browse further.

Last night I had the immense pleasure of being contacted by two My Digital Studio users.  One is an avid user who was trying to figure out how to reproduce the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper digital quilt that I made on a digital card and the other has owned her My Digital Studio software for 2 YEARS(!) and is just getting started using it now.  Boy, is she ever in for a treat!  Let's get a collective round of applause for MDS users at all stages of learning.  Whether you tinker with My Digital Studio occasionally or use it every day, we're all benefitting from great value, terrific technical options, a "family" of creative users who inspire us with their ideas and of course, a veritable craft room of digital scrapbooking supplies all tucked safely away in our computers.  Hooray for MDS!

So...with this in mind, I thought it would be fun to post a 2-page spread from the scrapbook I'm working on from our British Columbia trip last summer.  Though this page looks detailed at first glance, it's super simple!  Just make lots and lots of "square" punches and resize them into small squares, larger squares and/or rectangles.  In the blink of an eye, you have what looks like a mosaic of photos all laid out in a tidy fashion.  If you have any questions about how I built this page, please don't hesitate to email me.

Until next time, Happy MDS'ing!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Temptation Tuesday: I'm Loving 2012 So Far!

The end of 2010 and almost all of 2011 was tough.  Tough as in, what-doesn't-kill-you-makes-you-stronger tough but for some reason, I have a completely new outlook on 2012.

I'm starting 2012 a with a little more enthusiasm and a brighter spirit.  I have an insatiable desire to cross things off of my to-do list in 2012.  Now don't get me wrong...my to-do list doesn't exactly contain earth-shattering tasks but things like replacing baseboards chewed by my wiener dogs, hanging art work that I bought years ago but that's collecting dust in the basement storage room and finishing my My Digital Studio scrapbook from our trip to Vancouver last summer.  These are all tasks that will put my house back together or make me very, very happy.

One of my crafting to-do's is to build my inventory of cards so that I don't miss sending a card to anyone in my family who's celebrating a birthday, anniversary, etc...  So, first I need to apologize because I haven't been MDS'ing much lately (though I'm keeping up with treating myself to new downloads each Tuesday) but I will have some crafty card samples to post here in the weeks to come.

Today though, I hope you're satisfied with new digital downloads from Stampin' Up!

Click the picture for a larger image or click HERE to pop over to my online store to check them out there.  I think the Twitterpated Kit is a wonderful value.  I can't wait to play with that pleated ribbon!!!

Happy MDS'ing,

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Temptation Tuesday...and a FREEBIE!!!

Woo hoo!  The new year is off to an amazing start!  Not only is today Tuesday, which means new digital downloads have been released by Stampin' Up! for My Digital Studio but there's more excitement.  Stampin' Up!'s Facebook page hit 100,000 "Likes" this past weekend so until January 10th, they've offered the digital download kit "Day In The Life" (a $18.50 CDN value) for FREE.

Pop on over to Stampin' Up!'s Facebook page for more details on how you can download this wonderful digital kit.  

Have I mentioned I love free stuff?  FREE!  Wheeee!!!

Happy MDS'ing,