Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Digital Studio - The classic scrapbook

My Digital Studio launches in just a few days!  On October 1, you will be able to order and enjoy the ease and fun of making wonderful digitial Stampin' Up! projects!!

I'm working on a book to cvelebrate a year long monthly birthday celebration that my friends and I participated in a couple years ago.  This first page, Celebrate! Jo Jo is an example of the great layouts that are already pre designed in MDS.

The second page was created by adding a new page to my album and adding my choice of flowers and embelishments.  I love how the elements look like they're popping off the page!

This has been a great way for me to jump outside of my normal scrapbooking comfort zone and experiment.  I'd NEVER put a staple through one of my photos but now I know how cute it is and I have no fear of making an oops that can't be deleted :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

It's actually a lunch bag

Isn't this just adorable?  This super cool gift bag has been made from a brown paper lunch sack!  Stampin' UP! papers and stamps can dress up anything!!

I really like the black, white and red color combination.  The black and white paper is from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  It's called Night & Day Specialty.  I've been waiting for a black and white set for a long time.  The Real Red polka dot ribbon is a fan favorite and compliments this layout very well.  The stamps from Circle Circus embossed in Basic Black Craft Ink and embossing powder make a great accent on this bag.

I'll be holding a couple Gift Packaging Buffets in November and December.  You can bet your bottom dollar this great gift bag will be a part of the fun!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The best of both worlds...

My Digital Studio has arrived!  Available on October 1, My Digital Studio from Stampin' UP! is the digital scrapbook solution for all SU! lovers.  This product is so versitile!!  You can obviously make disgital scrapbook pages but look what else you can make :)

MDS is not just for scrapbooking.  It's a full digital crafting solution!  My Favorite Recipes is a magnetic recipe card holder that incorporates digital paper crafting along with classic stampin'.  The little Voila chef is one of my faves.  The recipe card in From The Kitchen is another one of my favs.  The little holder with the kitchen converter was designed in My Digital Studio and printed on Whisper White. It will hold 16 of these layered recipe cards. Notice how the colors are perfect matches for our SU! color families?  That's not an accident!

I love My Digital Studio!!  I'm looking forward to showing you more and more fun creations!!

Want to make some of these great sets of your own?  Join me for the My Favorite Recipes class on October 25.  Check out my Meetup page for more details!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Trick or Treat!!

Halloween is just around the corner! On Saturday, October 3, I'll be hosting a Halloween Tricks and Treats class. In this class, we'll be creating three 3-D projects, 1 Scrapbook page and 1 Halloween card.

Aren't these projects great? So fun and so festive! Lots of candy to snack on for everyone who attends!

Email me to reserve your spot today! Space is limited!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

It's a...

WREATH!! This cool wreath was made with Jackpot Designer Series paper and embellished with some 10mm dice beads. I was inspired by my bunco group to make this wreath. It's my first "official" decoration in my new craft room! You can click on the image for a larger view.

Congratulations to DawnMay, Teri, Beth Redding, Ellen Kemper, and Chrissiesz for guessing the project correctly. And a super special congratulations to Ellen Kemper!! Your name was selected to win a 6x6 DSP pack!! Please email me with your mailing address and I'll get your prize out to you!!

I will post a tutorial for making this wreath in the next day or two. The quick basic instructions are as follows:
10" Styrofoam wreath
6 full sheets DSP, cut into 1" x4" strips
sticky strip
Create loops of DSP holding them closed with sticky strip. Use sticky strip to glue each loop to the wreath. Work in rows going around the wreath. I didn't cover the whole back so it would lay against the wall nicer.
This took about 4 hours to complete. I'm going to do another one with the Autumn Spendor DSP and die cut leaves. I'll post as soon as it's complte. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hey...what's that?

I've been hard at work on the new stamp room. Of course, I've had to take a few breaks here and there to get creative.

The picture on the left is just a snippet of one of the projects I have planned for the very quickly approaching gift giving season!

So, what is that thing, anyway? Enter your guess in the comments below and leave your email address. Anyone who correctly guesses what this project is will be entered into a drawing to win a 6x6 Designer Series Paper package! You only have until Saturday, September 6 to get in your entry! I'll post the full project on Sunday, September 7!!