Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Before I sent them to print thru SU, I made a version on my printer at home just to be sure I liked them and how play with how I would finish them off. I added the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon and Cherry Cobbler Baker' Twine so that it could hang on a tree branch. This was printed on matte photo paper as the test. I just cut and glued them together. SU printed tags will be on heavy weight cardstock and top rate quality! I can not wait to get them! I JUST ordered them!
With the bulk pricing on 60 tags, they would be just 60 cents each! DEAL! That is half the price of smaller printed MDS card in bulk! Then I can buy the Small Open-End Envelopes # 107286 to mail them in since the tags do not come with envelopes. I am hoping that I can run them thru my printer to add the addresses and maybe a stamped image too. With the cost of the envelopes added, each tag cost 98 cents!
Still the lesser price option! DOUBLE DEAL!
But the most exciting part is that my family and friends will get something unusual in the mail and be able to use it for this year's holiday and for years to come!
I also wanted to show you all a picture from the Halloween Birthday party yesterday!
She was totally surprised and loved it all!
Wait til you see all the other designer's Christmas photocards today! It will get you thinking....I NEED My Digital Studio NOW so I can too get my Christmas cards done FAST!
ME - YOU ARE HERE! : )
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I wanted to show you all the small gift that Allison and I made for her teacher's return to school after materity leave. I found some clips, stapler, thumb tacks, binders and more in our school color of blue at a local office supply store. We live in Woodstock so Woodstock from Charlie Brown is a theme of ours. I selected this DSP because one..it was blue and two..it has birds on it.
The colors are Pacific Point and Night of Navy. I printed the letters on whisper white thru MDS program. I punched them out with the pennant punch. The ribbon is retired which I love using up what I have and that it matches perfectly! Love that about Stampin Up products!
Allison found out that her favorite candy is Snickers and Kit Kats. So we put a few in there for a quick boost of sugar for her teacher. Mrs. Cloud loved it!
Have a great day!
Monday, October 24, 2011
Remember Friday's Blog Hop Challenge? Use DSP out of the box. Well, inspiration took over!
Megan and her girlfriends had just gone to the Homecoming Dance and I was able to take this amazing photo of them! I had to do a page and reminisce a bit too. They remind me so much of my two BFFs from back in the day, Marisa and Lisa. We still keep up with each other. Lisa is in Cali and having her second baby. Marisa is in Ohio and we try to see each other once a year at least! (yes that is me, a fake blonde) I even got the girls calling each other Larry, Curly and Moe just like we did. 25 years later, now Candace is Larry, Megan is Moe and Eryn is Curly.
I really love this layout. Simple and clean. The DSP is from Frightful Sight, a Halloween Designer Series Paper. I love the dotted paper in this pack. It looks graphic and I pulled the colors from it for the rest of the page. The sentiment is from Wordplay download # 124432. Good Friend "burst" is to the right.
I was going for the 80's graphic look which everything 80's seems to be coming back these days. I just saw a pair of duck shoes at Kohl's and fell to the floor laughing! Remember those? Did you just HAVE to HAVE them? I so wanted the green ones like below!
Have a magical day and go create something today!
Friday, October 21, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
All that planning and planning and in a flash it was over! The day went SO fast! But it was SO much FUN!
It all started on a plane ride to SU Convention this past July. Monika, my sideline demo and I were talking about would it not be great to share all about My Digital Studio program to fellow demonstrators and have them boost their MDS knowledge of this incredible program! Then after attending the MDS Intermediate classes and the +Fun MDS class at Convention, we knew we HAD to do it!
Of course, we had yummy food for lunch (chicken salad on croissants) and dinner (chili and twice baked potatoes) to get all of us thru the long day.
Friday, October 14, 2011
I saw this card on the Stampin Connection in real Stampin Up materials and just loved the layout and the warm fall colors. So for this week's challenge of Gratitude/Thanksgiving (for our Canadian friends), I wanted to reproduce it into a scrapbook page. My girls and I took our picture together on the same big comfy chair at Disney's Beach Club during our recent family vacation.We did the same picture on the same chair in December last year for our Disney Christmas trip. Starting a tradition here...wish I had started it years ago when they were little.
I used the Day of Gratitude brush stamp set, the Lace Ribbon Border punch, Top Note punch, Baker's Twine and one little Pumpkin Pie button. The short video shows you how I made the stamped center. I think I sound so weird on videos. But they are fun to do and I am a visual learner like so many and so I hope others can learn from them.
I am SUPER-OVER THE TOP-EXCITED about tomorrow's My Digital Studio Day Retreat hosted by my friend Monika and ME! I will fill you in on the details on Monday!
Thanks for stopping by!
Now move on to see some fabulous projects from our MDS designers.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Thank you ALL always for leaving kind and encouraging words in your comments on anything I do!
I am really happy to show you another Calendar option in that Design Center section today! I think this might be my favorite! I am just giddy about it! This is a 5x7 postcard. The video below shows you how to use the Add a Year Calendar.
I am going to have them printed thru Stampin Up Printing Services for some special demo friends.
Then they could use them for display of MDS projects at their workshops!
Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, October 7, 2011
HERE on birthday supplies using a new Party Animal kit and adapting it from the "Hello Baby" baby shower templates. #2 - My co-worker and friend Nicole has a Halloween Birthday but really she likes to celebrate it all month long! So I wanted to do something special for her birthday in the office this year.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
My Digital Studio received a new update on this Monday and the first thing I wanted to share with you was the new CALENDARS option in the design center to the right in the program. I use to make these cute desktop calendar cards in real material and a calendar program which I would have to print separately. But now, digital designing on MDS allows that paper image and calendar to be done all at once! WOOHOO!
I love the Berry Blossums DSP for this! The papers selected fit the seasonal months on each side.
The dotted scallop bow and ribbon just finish it off nicely.
But wait! I have a VIDEO too? YES I DO!
It will show you how to use the CALENDAR option and how to have it printed thru Stampin Up.
Thanks for stopping by!