Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lavender (Devotion)

Here's another card that I watercolored using the Herb Expressions set.  I love using the top lid of the ink pad and the Aqua Painter when I only have one or two colors.  I go for the watercolor crayons if I am creating a card with a lot of different colors.

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Herb Expressions 113224, Tiny Tags 118592.  Paper:  Whisper White 100730, Wisteria wonder 122922, Naturals White 102316.  Inks:  Wisteria Wonder 122936, Wild Wasabi 109014, Black Stazon 101406.  Embellishments:  Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon 122973, Scalloped Border Punch 118402, Jewelry Tag Punch 117190, Wisteria Wonder Bakers Thread 12576, Big Shot 113439, Finial Press Embossing Folder 115963, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nature Silhouettes

I needed a masculine card and this set really lends itself to a manly man's card.  
The sky was brayered using a technique that Mo and I learned from Michelle Zindorf's class in Savannah last October.  It was such an awesome class, that if she ever does another class in this part of the southern US, I recommend you sign up for it as soon as possible.  They fill up really fast.

Supplies:  Stamp set 111542.  Paper:  Cajun Craze 119684, Very Vanilla 101650, Early Expresso 119686, Well Worn DSP 122359.  Inks: Cajun Craze 119671, Early Expresso 119670, Dafodil Delight 119667, More Mustard 103162, Soft Suede 115657.  Embelishments:  Vintage Trinkets 118764, Hemp Twine 100982, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Stampin' Sponges 101610.

Clean and Simple (CAS)

I heard from one of my customers that she loves the cards I design except she is more interested in CAS cards that she can put together easily.  I want to make sure that I reach those readers that also like the CAS cards so I will be posting as many as I can for your perusal.

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Perfect Words 122472, Forever Young 122572.  Paper:  River Rock 108640, Very Vanilla 101650, Naturals Ivory 101849, Basic Black 121045, Timeless Portrait 122352.  Inks:  Basic Black 101179.   Embellishments:  Big Shot 113439, 3" Circle Original Dies 122125, 21/2" Circle Punch 120906, Glimmer Brads Basics 121003, Glue Dots 103683, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Herb Expressions

I remember when this set came out, I just had to have it.  Well, believe it or not, this is the first time I used it.  It has been sitting on the shelf.  I felt like watercoloring so I looked for sets that were lined images and grabbed this one.  Not a whole lot to color but basil (blessings) is my favorite herb.  I love the sentiments that go with this set.  The inside of the card says "Thanks for blessing my life with you".

Supplies:  Stamp set: Herb Expressions 113224.  Paper: Wild Wasabi 108641, Whisper White 100730, Naturals White 102316, Designer Series Subtles DSP 117152.  Inks:  Wild Wasabi 109014, Black Stazon 101406, Wild Wasabi Marker 120975 (for Faux Stitching).  Embellishments:  Big Shot 113439, Framelits Labels Collection 125598, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Aqua Painters 103954.

Attic Post #4

Another clean and simple.

Supplies:  Stap Set:  Rue Des Fluers 125487.  Paper:  Blushing Bride 119796, So Saffron 105118, Very Vanilla 101650.  Inks: Black Stazon 101406, Blushing Bride Marker 119801.  Word window Punch 119857, Modern Label Punch 119849, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430.  

Sunday, February 26, 2012

WHO KNEW.......

Did you ever notice on our Stampin' Write Markers the two lines located on each end just before the cap?  Well, something I only found out at a recent Regional I attended in Charlotte. The WIDE line indicates the end for the brush tip and the THIN line indicates the end for the fine line point.  DUH!  
I know, you would think that I, being a demo for almost 10 years would have been able to figure that out, right?   However, it did my heart good to discover that many at the Regional that weekend were also not aware of needless to say, I am curious to find out just how many of my customers and readers were aware of this.  Please take a moment to reply in the comment section if you knew.  Hugs and have a great weekend!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Live in the Sunshine

I designed this card using the Side Notes on page 24 of the mini catalog.  They are so pretty and not just for scrap booking.  Of course, as you can tell by the supplies, I glued everything but the kitchen sink on this card. LOL.... Love it!

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Pursuit of Happiness 121970, Rue Des Fleurs 125487.  Paper:  Soft Suede 115318, Calypso Coral 122924, Attic Boutique DSP 125407;  Inks:  Soft Suede 115657, Calypso Coral 122939;  Embellishments:  Attic Boutique Side Notes 125413, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Antique Brads 117273, Fleurettes (dyed with soft Suede ink Refill 115663, Victoria Trim 118481, Itty Bitty Punches 118309, Basic Rhinestones 119246 Colored with Sharpie), Paper Piercing Tool 116631, Mat Pack 105826, Sponges 101610, Glue Dots 103683. 

See page 9 of the SAB catalog

This is what I mean when I tell my customers "You do not have to  be an Artist or creative, you just need to copy."  If you look at the card in the catalog, you will see that I copied the sample right out of the book, with the exceptions of a few colors.  A good deal of what is on this card came out of the SAB catalog as items that you can get FREE.
In addition to all of the projects I post daily, all of our catalogs have hundreds of samples for you to pick from.   Easy Peasy! 

Supplies:  Stamp Set: Party This Way 127727; Paper: Lucky Limeade 122935, Daffodil Delight 119667, Whisper White 101730, Tempting Turquoise 102067, Designer Series Brights Patterned DSP 117155;  Inks:  Black Stazon 101406, Tempting Turquoise 100814.  Embellishments:  Brights Designer Buttons 127714, Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine 125572, Scallop Edge Border Punch 119882.

Friday, February 24, 2012

SAB Kindness Matters

It's hard to tell by the picture but I used our new Dazzling Details on the middle butterfly to match the glimmer brads.  This set is one of our regular catalog items that you can get free during our Sale-A-Bration.  

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Kindness Matters127724; Paper:  Whisper White 101730, Island Indigo 122923, Rich Razzleberry 115316, Confetti White 102028;  Inks: Rich Razzelberry 115658, Island Indigo 122937.  Embellishments:  Glimmer Brads 121006, Dazzling Details 124117, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Rich Razzelberry Taffeta Ribbon (oops! Retired), Substitute RR in 1/4" grosgrain 120930. 

SAB Simply Sent

Clean and Simple is Everyday Elegance, a Simply Sent package on page 12 of the SAB catalog.  Another item you can select for FREE with a $50 order.  This is a no-brainer as far as handmade cards go.  The designs and colors are already selected for you.  You just add the sentiment and any embellishments.  However, both of these cards really do not even need any thing other than what is in the kit.  That's what makes it TOTALLY CAS.

Supplies:  Everyday Elegance Simply Sent Kit;  Stamp sets:  For the blue card, Outlined Occasions 126016 SAB, for the red card, Bring on the Cake 121958;  Paper:  (Red Card Blossom) Blossom Punch 125603, Pink Pirourette 100459, White Embossing Powder 109132, White Craft Ink 101731, Black Stazon for the Greeting on both cards.  Blue Card sentiment colored with Baja Breeze marker 120965.

Packed for Baby

I designed this card along the same lines as the Packed for Mom and Dad cards previously posted.  I used this year's new in-colors.  Hope you like it.

Supplies:  Stamp sets:  Packed for Baby 125672, Petite Pairs 122497;  Paper:  Pool Party 122938, Whisper White 101730, Pink Pirourette 111838, Naturals White 102316, Just Add Cake DSP 124339;  Inks:  In-color Markers123002, Black Stazon 101406;   Embellishments:  Scallop Punch 119856, Large Oval Punch 119855; 5/8" Organza Ribbon 1114319, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Attic Boutique Class

Mar 31 
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM  (Eastern )
Class fee is $25 or Free if placing a $50 order.  Includes 5 Cards with envelopes and your own pack of Attic Boutique DSP to make many more cards after the class is over.  Please bring your own adhesive, sticky strip, paper cutter and scissors.  Registration is required to ensure your seat.  This is the last day for Sale-A-Bration, so with a $50 order you get to select a free item from the SAB catalog.  Seating is limited, so register early.

Attic Boutique #3

This is another card that we will be making for the Attic Boutique Class on March 31st.  For more details and other classes go to my Events Calendar

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Loving Thoughts 125845;  Paper:  Confetti Cream 102835, Calypso Coral 122925, Very Vanilla 101650, Attic Boutique 125407;  Inks:  Soft Suede 115657;  Embellishments:  Antique Brads 117273, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Paper Piercing Tool 116631, Mat Pack 105826, Glue Dots 103683, 1" Square Punch 124094.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Masculine Birthday Card

People are always asking for a masculine birthday card and I think this fits the bill.  Again I love using the Wisteria Wonder card stock and combining it with Daffodil Delight which I toned down with Crumb Cake Netting.   The greeting is from the hostess set in the big Idea Book & Catalog.  Contact me to learn how you can get it free along with the IBC.  Stayed tuned......more to come for the guy in your life.  

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess set) 122617, Background Stamp - Netting 122655, Back Ground Stamp En Francais 109521;  Paper:  Daffodil Delight 119683, Basic Black 121045, Naturals White 102316, Whisper White 101730, Wisteria Wonder 122922;  Inks: Wisteria wonder 122936, Stazon Black101406, Crumb Cake 121030.  Embellishments:  Neutral Brads 119736, Sponges 10161, In-color Designer Brads 122940, 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon 119261, Word Window Punch 119857, Paper Piercing Tool 116631, Mat Pack 105826, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430. 

Rue Des Fleurs - #2

I designed this card with the matching stamp set to the Attic Boutique DSP.  I love creating Vintage Cards and this set is perfect for that.  I wanted to do a monochromatic theme with Stampin'Up! Neutrals.  I hope you like it.  We will use this stamp set in the Attic Boutique class kit.  Email me for more information on the class.

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Rue Des Fleurs 125487;  Paper:  Soft Suede 115318, Very Vanilla 101650, Attic Boutique DSP 125407;  Inks:  Soft Suede 115657, Early Expresso 119670;  Embellishments:  Very Vanilla Seam Binding 120999, Vintage Trinkets 118764, Distressing cutter kit 106958, Sponges 101610.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Attic Boutique Class

This is the designer case that will contain four (4) cards and envelopes created with the Attic Boutique Designer Paper.  The class will be taught on March 31st at 10AM.  Please email me for more information.

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Loving Thoughts 125845;  Paper: So Saffron105118, Whisper White 101730, Attic Boutique DSP 125407, Pretty in Pink 100459;  Inks:  Black Stazon 101406;  Embellishments:  5/8" Pretty in PInk Satin Ribbon 117289, Punch Corner Rounder 119871, Designer Buttons Neutral 119743, Twitterpated Buttons 125579, Glue Dots 103683.  

2012 Leadership Swap

This is not the actual card that I swapped at Leadership because I never kept a copy of the card.  So I tried to re-create it here, except that the colors are way different.  The card base for Leadership was Pear Pizzazz and the background was Pink Pirourette DSP.   In addition, the images were painted with lighter colors.  When I went to recreate the card I realized that I was out of the DSP so I changed the colors to what you see below.   

Supplies:  Stamp Set: Everybunny 122707;  Paper:  Calypso Coral 122925, Wild Wasabi 108641, Whisper White 101730, Watercolor Paper 122959;  Inks:  Calypso Coral 122939, Wild Wasabi 109014, Pool party 122938, Soft Suede 115657, Black Stazon 101406, Pear Pizzazz 119784;   Embellishments:  Aqua Painters 103954, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Paper Piercing Tool 116631, Mat Pack 105826, Sponges 101610, Large Oval Punch 119855, Scallop Oval punch 119856.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Attic Boutique #1

This Designer Series Paper is another wonder wonderful product from the mini and I am going to sample some projects that I designed with this DSP.  This one is the first card, which is part of a kit for a class that I will be offering.  Most of these cards will be CAS projects.  Please contact me if you are interested in the details of this class.

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Perfectly Penned 122892;  Paper:  Blushing Bride 119796, Attic Boutique 125407;  Inks:  Soft Suede 115657;  Embellishments:  Designer Buttons 119745, Linen Thread 104199, Glue Dots 103683.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sweet Shop #4

I have fallin in love with Wisteria Wonder.  It is such a refreshing color.  Again, as in #3, I have used the Sweet Shop Designer Stickers.  So much fun!

Supplies: Stamp Sets:  Bordering on Romance 125482, Loving Thoughts 125845; Paper:  Wisteria Wonder 122922, Whisper White 101730, Sweet Shop DSP 125408;  Inks:  Stazon Black 101406, White Craft Ink 101731;  Embellishments:  White Embossing Powder 109132, Heating Tool 100005, Rhinestones Basic 119246 (colored with a Sharpie), In Color Brads 119240, 5/8" Organza Ribbon 114319, Paper Piercing Tool 116631, Mat Pack 105826, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Big Shot 113439, Adorning  Accents Edgelits 125595, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder 125601, Sweet Shop Designer Stickers 125584.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sweet Shop #3 CAS

Talk about a 'clean and Simple' project, just look at the list of supplies for this card.  I love the colors in this paper and I used the Designer stickers to compliment the paper.  Another reason why Stampin'Up! products are so awesome.  They are all color coordinated with tons of embellishments, inks and paper to make your whole project jump off the page.  It's kinda of hard to tell from the photo but I used the glossy white card stock because I wanted a very bright white to go with this DSP paper. If you need a mini let me know.
I would love it if you liked this card and shared it with your FB or twitter friends....or better yet how about Pinterest?      

Supplies: Stamp Set: Happiest Birthday Wishes Hostess set;  Paper: Wisteria Wonder 122922, Glossy White card stock 102599, Sweet Shop DSP 125408;  Inks: Black Stazon 101406;  Embellishments:  Sweet Shop Designer Stickers 125584.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sweet Shop #2

This designer paper is embossed and even on the back it is a nice texture which is what you see on the top of the card.  I love our new large pearls that really set this card off.  Hope you like it too.   

Supplies:  Stamp Set: Happiest Birthday Wishes Hostess set 122617:  Paper: Sweet Shop 125408, Whisper White 101730,  Wisteria Wonder 122922, Naturals white 102316;  Inks: Wisteria Wonder 122936; Embellishments:  Lace Ribbon Border Punch 122362, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch 119854, Large Pearl Basics Jewels 125577, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430.

Sweet Shop with SAB

The next few postings will be from the mini and our sweet shop Designer Series Papers (DSP).  I absolutely love this paper and the embellishments that go with it.  Actually the pictures in the mini do not do justice to this beautiful paper.     

Supplies: Stamp Set: Outlined Occasions 126016;  Paper:  Naturals White 102316, Soft Suede 115318, Whisper White 101730, Sweet Shop DSP 125408;  Inks: Calypso Coral 122939, Pool Party 122938, Black Stazon 101406;  Embellishments: Big Shot 113439, Labels Collection Framelits 122598, Cupcake Builder Punch121807, Crimper 101618, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, 1 1/4" Soft Suede  Striped Grosgrain ribbon 125060. 

Hostess set from Mini

I can't believe I forgot to post this yesterday.  Guess I will have to post two today.  This is another one of those sets that lends itself to the watercoloring technique.  This set you can get FREE for hosting a workshop.  I can help you with that        

Supplies: Stamp Set: Up in the Air 122477; Paper: Pretty In Pink 100459, Rose Red 102544, Soft Suede 115318, Watercolor Paper 122959, Attic Boutique DSP 125407;  Inks: Soft Suede115657, Rose Red 101778, Pretty in Pink 101301, Wild Wasabi 109014, Pool Party 122938.  Embellishments: 5/8" Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon 117289, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Aqua Painters 103954, Glue Dots 103683.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sale-a-bration in a different color

If you look at the second card below you will see the exact same card only in a different color.  However, after I completed the card I discovered that the Marina Mist Ribbon below is retired.  You can substitute another ribbon in its place.  The 5/8" Very Vanilla Satin ribbon 117291 would be lovely. 

Supplies:  Stamp Sets: Elementary Elegance 125122;  Paper: Soft Suede 115318, Very Vanilla 101650, Marina Mist119682, Beau Chateau DSP 122357;  Embellishments:  3/8" Marina Mist Ribbon119965, Brads 119738, Ticket Corner Punch 119867, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Butterflys for Sale-A-Bration

I want to post as many SABs as I can for you to enjoy and CASE (copy and share everything), so that you can see how versatile, both the stamp sets and the embellishments are.  So much fun and so little time.

Supplies:  Stampe sets:  Fresh Vintage 125117, Elementary Elegance 125122;   Paper:  Calypso Coral 122925, Pool Party 122924, Whisper White 101730, Soft Suede 115318, Everyday Enchantment DSP 128154;   Inks:  Calypso Coral 122939, Pool Party 122938, Early Expresso 119670;  Embellishments:  Everyday Enchantment Brads 127279, Calypso Coral Scallop Ribbon 122976, Extra Large Tag Punch 119866, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper-Piercing tool 116631, Mat Pack 105826,  

Another Sale-A-Bration sample

The selection for Sale-a-bration is so beautiful this year it is going to be hard for me to let go of these sets after the end of March, when I can no longer demo them.  I feel I need to make as many samples as I can now while I can still demo them.  On the other hand, if you like the sets that I am demonstrating for SAB you will need to get them before March 31st because after that date, they will be gone for good.

Supplies:  Stamp Sets: Elementary Elegance 125122;  Paper: Soft Suede 115318, Very Vanilla 101650, Pink Pirouette111351, Beau Chateau DSP 122357;  Embellishments:  3/8" Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon 117289, Brads 119738, Ticket Corner Punch 119867, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430. 

Sweet Scent of Cherries

Sorry you are unable to sniff this card and smell the cherries.  It is made with our scented embossing powder you can find in the mini.  Also, besides cherry there is Melon and Vanilla.  If you need a mini please contact me at

Supplies: Stamp Sets: Button Buddies 122737, Sweets for the Sweets 122512; Paper: Calypso Coral 122925, Soft Suede 115318, Whisper White 101730, Sweet Shop DSP 125408;  Inks: Calypso Coral Marker 123002, Lucky Limeade marker 123002, Stazon Black 101406;  Embellishments: Versa Marker 100901, Cherry Scented Embossing Powder 127035, Stampin Dimensionals 104430, Calypso Coral Scalloped ribbon 122976, 1" Circle punch 119868, 11/4" Circle punch 119861.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Join the Fun!

Lots of reasons for joining now, least of all is the price.  Receive over $340 worth of SU products for a discounted price during Sale-A-Bration, see more here by clicking on Join the Fun! 

Paper Tole Technique

I learned this technique from a video by Sophia on Paper Crafters' Library.  It requires adding layers on layers to your project.  This was done with watercolor paper and I think it was a little too heavy for the paper tole technique so I will try it the next time with our Whisper White Card Stock as it is not as thick as  our 140# water color paper.  Anyway here is my attempt at Paper Tole.

Supplies:  Stamp Sets -Gnome Sweet Gnome 126537;  Paper -  Watercolor Paper 122959, Blushing bride 119796, Early Expresso 119686;  Inks - Black Stazon 101406, Soft Suede 115657, Blushing Bride 119786, Basic Gray 109120Poppy Parade 119782, Pool Party 122938;  Embellishments - Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Aqua Painter 103954, Neutral Brads 119736.
I would just love it if you like this on FB or one of the sites below.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

New Doily Sizzlits Die

I used the new die from the Mini and also incorporated the new Trinket Hearts on this card.  Hope you like it.

Supplies:  Stamp Sets - Bordering on Romance 125482, Elementary Elegance 125122;  Paper - Whisper White 101730, Blushing Bride 119796, Poppy Parade 119793, Twitterpated DSP125406;  Inks - Black Stazon 101406, Pear Pizzazz 119784, Poppy Parade 119782, Blushing Bride 119786;  Embellishments - Basic Pearls 119247, Big Shot 113439, Paper Doily 125592, Label Collection Framelits Die 125598,  Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Aqua Painter 103954, 3/8” Pleated Ribbon, TrinketHearts 125605, Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine 125572, White Waffle Paper 125591.  

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Need quick course in photography

I know that my photos could be improved upon so any tips or trick you can send my way would be GREATLY appreciated.  My husband bought me this camera, Nikon Coolpix L110, so I know it is a very good camera.  But if I only  knew how to use it.......LOL.  You got it......we cannot locate the instructions that came with it.  Hoping someone else out there owns this camera and can help me out.  Have a blessed day!

Bordering on Romance

This set really lends itself to watercoloring and our Markers add to the smallest details. In addition, our lovely Edgelits Dies and Textured Impressions Embossing Folders all work together on this card.  All of which you can find in the Occassions Mini. 

Supplies:  Stamp Sets: Bordering on Romance125482, Outlined Occassions 126016; Paper: Whisper White 100730, Calypso Coral 122925, Pool Party 122924, White Vellum card stock 101856; Inks: Pool Party 122938, Calypso Coral 122939,  Black Stazon 101406, Pear Pizazz119784;  Embellishments:  Big Shot 113439, Embossilits Die Beautiful WIngs 1118138, Edgelit Die Adorning Accents 125595, Embossing Folder Adorning Accents 125601, 3/8" Ruffled ribbon 122976, Stampin Dimensionals 104430, Basic Pearls 119247.

Packed for Mom

Another CAS card I designed as part of the 'Packed for Everything Stamp Bundle' located on page 39 of the Occassions Mini.  Soooo easy, a few markers, ribbon & Punches.  Please contact me if you need a copy of the mini and I will send one off to you.  

Supplies:  Stamp Sets -Packed for Mom125450, Family Reunion 122712;   Paper - Whisper White100730, Pool Party 122924, Soft Suede 115318 & Just Add Cake DSP 124339;  Inks - Black Stazon 101406, Pool Party Marker 123002, Pretty in Pink marker 100045, Daffodil Delight marker 119677 Embellishments - Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Pool Party Ruffled ribbon122975, Large Oval punch 119855, Scalloped Oval Punch 119856.

Friday, February 10, 2012

CAS Fresh Vintage

Talk about Clean and Simple.  This is one of those sets that go on and on and can be used over and over.  It will only be here for a short time but is getting to be my 'go to' SAB set.

Supplies:  Stamp Sets -Fresh Vintage125117, Outlined Occassions 126016;   Paper - Whisper White100730, Pool Party 122924, Calypso Coral 122925;  Inks - Pool party 122938, Calypso Coral 122939, Lucky Limeade marker, Calypso Coral Marker & Pool Party Marker 123002;  Embellishments - Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack 127279.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Fresh Vintage Card

Here is another SAB sample that I designed and wanted to share with you.  Supplies used to make this card are listed below.

Supplies:  Stamp Sets -Fresh Vintage125117, Loving Thoughts 125845, Take it to Heart 125522;  Paper - Very Vanillla 101650, Cherry Cobbler 119685, Soft Suede 115318, SAB Everyday Enchantment DSP 1226154;  Inks - Early Expresso 119670, Soft Suede 115657, Riding Hood Red Marker 120971;   Embellishments - Big Shot 113439, LabelCollection 125598,  Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Happiest Birthday from the Mini

I am so excited about these Framelits dies.  They are so cool and fun to work with.  I designed this card for my hostess club Ladies and they loved it.  Hope you like it too.  Supplies I used to make this card are below.

Supplies:  Stamp Sets - Apothecary Art 125527;  Paper - Pink Pirouette 111351,Baja Breeze 111352, Whisper White 101730, Twitterpated DSP125406;  Inks - Black Stazon 101406,Pink Pirouette Marker 120969, Baja Breeze Marker 120965, Pear Pizzazz marker 119801, Riding Hood REd Marker 120971;  Embellishments - Basic Pearls 119247, Big Shot 113439, Polka Dot Embossing Folder 117335, LabelCollection 125598,  Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dare to Dream

I haven't used my watercolor pencils in a long time.  In fact, I thought they had been retired and was surprised that we still carry them.  Then I tried to think of how to use them on some of our current stamp sets and the 'Black Magic' technique came to mind.  Hope you like it.  If you want to case this card, the supplies are included for your convenience below.  Click on the following link and go to Shop now. 

Supplies:  Stamp Sets - Take it to Heart 125522, Fresh Vintage 125117, & Loving Thoughts 125845;  Paper - Whisper White 100730, Basic Black 121045, Pool Party 122924, Attic Boutique DSP 125407;  Inks - Black Stazon 101406, White Craft Ink Pad 101731, Watercolor Pencils 101879, Signo Gel Pen 105021; Embellishments - Glimmer Brads 121006, 5/8” Organza Ribbon 114319, Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Big Shot 113439, Embossing folder 115963, Paper Piercer 116631, Mat Pack 105826; Punches: 1” Square Punch 124094, Postage Stamp 122344, XL tag punch 119866.

Language of Friendship

I love this set with this cute little bird, which I got FREE through Sale-A-Bration.  It also has the matching punches for both the bird and the flowers.  Shop here to get supplies to make this card.

Supplies used: Language of Friendship (SAB 127722)  and PS I love you (125462) Stamp sets;  Watercolor paper (122959); Card Stock: Very Vanilla (101650), Pool Party (122924), Soft Suede (115318); Inks: Soft Suede (115657), Pool party (122938), and Stazon Black Ink (101406); Embellishments: Punches: BoHo Blossoms (119858), Bird Builder (117191), 1" circle (119868), 1 1/4" circle (119861), 1 3/8" circle (119860), Itty Bitty Shapes (118309),  Stampin'  Dimensionals (104430), Antique Brads (117273), & Basic Rhinestones (119246) colored with sharpies.
I would just love it if you liked this on FB or one of the other sites below.  Thanks & Hugs, Patti

Friday, February 3, 2012


Click here to go to and read the exicting details on how you can try out MDS Express for 30 days, totally free, no strings attached! This offer is only good during February, so go check it out right away! Your 30 days begins when you download the trial.
Here's a few quick FAQ's for you--
Q: Is the trial version of the software different from the paid version of My Digital Studio Express?
A: No. When you order the My Digital Studio Express Trial, you will receive the full version of My Digital Studio Express. The software will function exactly the same as if you had purchased the software--you can design, purchase downloads, and print. The only difference is that you can only use the trial version for 30 days.

Q: Can I place a print order with the trial version?
A: Yes. You have full access to everything you can do in My Digital Studio for a full 30 days. This includes full designing functionality, printing, and the ability to purchase downloads.

Q: Do my 30 days start as soon as I download My Digital Studio?
A: Your 30 day trial period starts as soon as you launch the program. It does not matter when you download the program, your 30 days will start as soon as you actually launch (open) the program.

Q: Will the trial still last 30 days even if I order it in the middle or end of the month?
A: You can order the My Digital Studio Trial at any time. The trial period is not tied to the calendar. The trial period will begin as soon as you launch the program, and you will be able to use it for the next 30 days.

Q: What happens after the 30 day trial period is over?
A: When you launch the software after the 30 day trial period is over, you will be prompted to enter a product key. You will not be able to use the software again until you have entered a product key. You can get a product key by purchasing My Digital Studio or My Digital Studio Express.

Q: How do I purchase My Digital Studio after the trial period is over?
A: Simply add My Digital Studio (item 118108) or My Digital Studio Express (item 124483) to your next order. If you order My Digital Studio Express, you will not need to reinstall the software. A product key will be e-mailed to you; after you complete your purchase, just enter that product key when the program prompts you to. If you purchase the disc version of My Digital Studio, you will need to use the installation discs in order to access the included digital content. The installation wizard will walk you through the process, including entering the product key (which you’ll receive with your shipped discs). You will not lose any downloads or projects from your 30-day trial period.

Q: What happens to digital downloads I purchase during the 30 day trial period?
A: You will have continued access to any downloads you purchase during the trial period. If you choose to purchase the software, you will simply need to enter a product key, and you will be able to use all your downloads like normal. If you do not purchase the software, you will still have access to your downloads through your download manager, and you will be able to load them to the digital design software of your choice.

Q: Can I use My Digital Studio digital downloads in other design programs?
A: Yes. The My Digital Studio digital downloads will work with any digital design program.

Q: Will my saved projects be lost when the free trial ends?
A: You will not be able to edit any of your projects through My Digital Studio after the trial period has ended unless you purchase the software. If you do chose to purchase the software, you will be able to access all your projects. If you don’t choose to purchase the software, we recommend you save your projects as jpg files. You will then be able to use them like you use any of your jpg (picture) files.

Q: Can I have two free trials?
A: No. The My Digital Studio Express Trial will only work once. After your 30 days are over, you need to purchase the software to continue using the program.

Q: What if I don’t want to purchase the software at the end of the trial period?
A: You can uninstall the software at any time.

Q: How do I use My Digital Studio?
A: We have several videos and resources available for you on the training section of that will help you learn how to use the program.