Monday, December 16, 2013

Allison's First Birthday Card

I got on the punch art train when making the girls' birthday cards this year. Here's the one I made for Allison:

Unfortunately I cannot remember which of the punch sizes I used when making this. (This is why you write things down while you are doing it!) I know it took some playing around but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. And you gotta have that pink bow. It totally makes it!

Megan's First Birthday Card

Yes, the twins turned one in August and yes, it is now December. Life apparently happened and I didn't get this posted until now. Don't let my tardiness detract from the cuteness of Meggie Moo's birthday card.

While the stamp set is no longer for sale, the die (thing to cut out the shapes) is and it's currently on clearance. Hurry and get yours before they're gone!



Happy Creating!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Surprise From Stampin' Up!

I hope that the special offers Stampin' Up! had over the last week encouraged you to start more digital creating. If you happened to miss out on any of the digital downloads for the week, Stampin' Up! has a surprise for you; all the digital downloads will be available for 24 hours. Get your downloads from November 8th at midnight to November 9th at midnight (Mountain Time).

Here are the downloads that will be on sale:

Happy Creating!

Afternoon Daydream Kit

Today is the final day in our week-long celebration of digital scrapbooking. Stampin' Up! has the Afternoon Daydream kit #130861 at half price for you today.
I love the colors in this kit. Be sure to get yours before the price goes back up at midnight!

Happy Creating!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Autumn Traditions Kit

Today's digital download is the Autumn Traditions Kit #127600
This kit will be perfect for all of your fall photos and other fall projects. Be sure to get yours today while it is fifty percent off!

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Nobody's Business Photobook Template

No time to play today but I still wanted to share today's digital half-price deal from Stampin' Up! - Nobody's Business Photobook Template (#132812):

For inspiration using this digital kit, head over to the My Digital Studio blog. They have some super cute layouts to share.

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Be Brave Pocket Cards Digital Download

Not a lot of time today so I'm going to get right to it. Day 5 is here and I'm loving today's half-price download: Be Brave Pocket Cards.

You certainly can use the sample cards as shown or you can let your imagination run wild with the different files included in this download. I decided not to use the pocket cards as they were shown in the sample but instead used a few individual embellishments in my own way. Here's my layout for the day (so proud of this guy!):

For more inspiration, check out Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio blog.

Be Brave Pocket Cards #134840
digital editing software such as My Digital Studio #130647

Happy Creating!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Modern Medley Overlays Kit

It's day four of digital scrapbooking week and Stampin' Up! has another fun download today, the Modern Medley Overlays Kit:

I chose to use the Quatrafoil reverse overlay for the background layer in my project here:

What will you make with your Modern Medley Overlays kit? Please share your projects, I'd love to see what you've made. And remember, this kit is half price but only until midnight. Don't miss out on this great price!

Want to see more inspiration? Check out the My Digital Studio blog. Way cute projects over there!

Digital Products Used
Modern Medley Overlays Kit #134839 (half price until midnight!)
Moments Ago #135717 (Saturday's free download)
One Great Year #124463
digital design software such as My Digital Studio #130647

Happy Creating!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

All Time Fave Photobook Template

Today's special digital half price deal from Stampin' Up! is the All Time Fave Photobook template. Super cute designs that you can use as they are or adjust to show your individual personality.You can have a scrapbook put together in minutes with these ready-made pages.
Hurry over and check it out. Remember, this special price will only be available until midnight!

Happy Creating!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Pumpkin Patch Layout - My Digital Studio

Did you know today is Digital Scrapbooking Day? Have you checked out Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio products? If you'd like to do a little scrapbooking today and get in on some good pricing (including a free download!), head over and check out Stampin' Up!'s digital downloads; they have tons of super fun digital stuff over on the website. In fact, here's a digital layout I whipped in a matter of minutes using some of my MDS products.

This is my cute little Alli-gator sitting in the pumpkin patch for the first time:

And since today is Digital Scrapbooking Day I thought that was a good excuse to do a little digital designing myself instead of, oh, I don't know, cleaning the house for instance. I don't do as much scrapbooking as I'd like but doing things digitally sure makes things go quickly. For this layout, I decided to use the My Digital Studio special offer products that Stampin' Up! has for you today. They are letting you download the Moments Ago digital stamp brush set for free! They also have a cute kit called Hello There and it's currently half price. But you'll have to hurry over and get yours before the prices go back to normal at midnight!

Note: These downloads can be used for digital and paper projects so you don't have to be a digi-guru to enjoy these products and get in on the fun. Need help learning how to design things digitally or turn digital products into paper ones?  Please feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to be your personal coach.

Moments Ago Digital Stamp Brush Set #135717 [***free til midnight!***]
Hello There Kit Digital Download #133374 [***half price til midnight!***]
digital design software such as My Digital Studio #130647

Happy Digital Creating!

Official Digital Scrapbooking Day

Today is Digital Scrapbooking Day and Stampin' Up! wants to help you celebrate. We love it so much we are celebrating for an entire week! Be sure to check in with the My Digital Studio blog everyday for the newest special offer. Today's special offer is actually on two different items. Let's have a look at those digital goodies, shall we?

The first special today is for the Moments Ago stamp brush set. This is a cute handwritten set of phrases that you can use on all of your digital and even non-digital projects (ask me how). Head over to Stampin' Up! and download yours for FREE!

 The second offer Stampin' Up! has for you today is on the Hello There Kit. This adorably fun set is half price but only for today so hurry over and get yours before the price goes up at midnight!

Moments Ago Digital Stamp Brush Set #135717
Hello There Kit Digital Download #133374

Remember, Stampin' Up! will have a special item every day for the next week so be sure you keep your eyes peeled for the fun stuff they have coming up!

Happy Digital Creating!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sympathy - Wonderfall

Here is the second sympathy card that I made for my husband's family:

The backdrop layer for the leaves was actually made using my Big Shot and a retired (from Stampin' Up!) texture plate. I happened to have this already available from another project so I went ahead and used it. It just felt "right" for this card. If you happened to be fortunate enough to get your hands on the distressed texture plate before it retired, this is a good card to use it on. I like that it's a subtle texture which is different from the embossing folders which give you a stronger, more defined pattern. If you would like to purchase this distressed Texturz Texture Plate, you can find it on the Sizzix website - it's in kit #4. Otherwise, I think that the Woodgrain embossing folder would look beautiful here, too.

Stampin' Up! Supplies
 With Love,

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sympathy - Blooming With Kindness

Unfortunately, last week my husband's uncle passed away so I had to make a few sympathy cards for the family. Here is the one I sent to his cousin who just lost her father:

I love how soft this card looks. I used the Pink Pirouette Stampin' Pad to ink up the flower then I took a sponge dauber dipped in Blushing Bride ink and dabbed it randomly onto the flower before stamping it onto the paper. In person you can see a subtle color variation that doesn't quite come across in the picture.

     Blooming With Kindness wood mount #131961  clear mount #126422
     Loving Thoughts wood mount #128436   clear mount #125845

     Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad #126956
     Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad #131172
     Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad #131179
     Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker #131266

     Whisper White Card Stock #100730

     Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
     Sponge Daubers #102892

Here's hoping you and your family are happy and healthy.

With Love & Caring,

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Thankful For You

My parents are awesome for so many reasons. They recently helped me out through a not-so-fun situation and I wanted to send them a thank you card to remind them that I do appreciate them and that I love them. I came across this pin on Pinterest which was the inspiration for today's card. I think my version turned out rather charming. I got to use the lovely Quatrefancy DSP as well as two of the new In Colors - Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana. They look amazing with Daffodil Delight!

Whisper White Card Stock #100730
Night of Navy Card Stock #100867
Coastal Cabana Card Stock #131297
Strawberry Slush Card Stock #131295
Daffodil Delight Card Stock #119683
Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper #130141

Banner Greetings hostess set wood mount #129711  clear mount #129714
Dot Dot Dot stamp (retired); Polka Stampin' Around Builder Wheel #130109 can be used instead

Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad #126970
Versamark #102283

1-1/2 inch circle punch (retired); Circles Collection Framelits Die #130911 can be used instead
7/8 inch scallop circle punch #129404
1-1/4 inch scallop circle punch #127811
Bitty Butterfly punch #129406

Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
Snail Adhesive#104332
Tombow #110755

Tea Lace Paper doilies #129399
Paper Snips #103579
White Embossing Powder #109132
Heat Tool #129053
3/16" Brights brads (retired); Brights Candy Dots #130931 or Silver Mini Brads #122941 would be good substitutions
Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821
Stampin' Trimmer #126889
Big Shot #113439

Happy Creating!

25% Off 25 Stamp Sets - Limited Time Offer

To continue the celebration of Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary they are offering 25 different stamp sets at 25% off. They even have some en EspaƱol und auf Deutsch! This offer is only good until Monday, October 28th so hurry over and get your favorites!

Happy Saving!