Friday, April 26, 2013

Having a Ball...

Happy Friday!!  It's been a crazy-busy week and I'm happy the weekend is here!  (Even though the weekend will be just as busy!)  I did find time this week for another scrapbook layout.  I'm loving digi layouts in MDS!  I decided to play along again with the sketch over at MDS Monday.  This sketch is just so versatile - I love it!

I thought it would be cute to use a baseball as the circle in the sketch.  And I am never short on baseball photos over here!  I'm also entering this into the "Boys Will Be Boys" challenge over on the MDS site.  (You can pop over and leave me some love HERE!) These photos are from last year... we love watching our Braves!  ;)

Lots of exciting stuff going on at Stampin' Up!  

The retired list is posted... there are always things I'm so sad to see go.  Make sure and check out the retired list before these products are gone for good.

Retiring stamps will be available April 24-June 3rd.  Stampin' Up! will continue to product the stamps to meet demand through June 3rd.  Click to View Stampin' Up! Retiring Stamps.

Retiring accessories are available April 24-June 3rd but ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  You can save up to 60% on select items.  Click to View Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories.

This is always a fun time to be a demo - as we can view the NEW upcoming catalog early!  We can even pre-order items!!  Whoa.... wait until you see the new goods!!  So fun!!!!  I can't wait to get my hands on the new stuff!!  :P

Have you ordered your This & That Bundle yet?  I love the colors in this kit and the stamp and embellies are super cute!  This item will be available in the new Annual Catalog that comes out in June, but the discounted bundle is only available through April 30th.  You can see more details and purchase it here in My Online Store.

Look at all that's included in the Bundle!!  So fun!

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!


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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Meeting the Mouse

I am slowly working on my cherished Disney photos from way back when.  I'm so glad I waited to scrap these because I'm really having fun with the digi layouts!  I did this layout using the sketch and challenge over at MDS Monday.  These photos make me smile every time I look at them!!  :)

This sketch was perfect because it gave me plenty of room for my journaling.  The other part of the challenge over at MDS Monday was to use the brush tool somehow on your layout.  I used the brush tool to "scribble" on the page and then add my journaling over it.  It was a nice way to make the journaling stand out.  :)

I used a hodgepodge of downloads on this layout.  The (red) background is actually from the Back to School kit.  I played with the opacity until it was similar to the red DSP from the Love Letter Kit.  And the little Mickey head I just made from three circle punches filled with black.  :)

And here's the sketch that this layout was based upon:

Don't forget that today is the LAST day to download the Perfect Polka Dots Kit for FREE!

You can download this kit in my online store HERE.

The retired list comes out tomorrow!!!  Make sure and check my website for details! These items usually go fast!!  

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully, creative day! :)


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Monday, April 15, 2013

SCIC Sketch Challenge

Hi there!  There's a new sketch challenge over at Stampin' Celebration.  Here's the card I was inspired to create:

I like putting bright colors against a neutral background. :)

Products Used:
Stamps:  Blessings from Heaven (clear-#126702; wood-126700), Distressed Dots (#122815), Mixed Bunch (clear-#125537; wood-#125535)
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade (#126902), Temping Turquoise
Other:  Blossom Punch (#125603), 3/4" punch, 1" square punch (for ends of paper strips), 2 1/2" circle punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Paper Doilies (#129399), white embossing powder, heat gun

This was a fun sketch to create with:

If you'd like to play along over at Stampin' Celebration, you have until the 25th of this month to link up your project to the Stampin' Celebration Blog.  You can use the sketch above, the photo inspiration posted on the 1st of the month, or a combination of both.  I love challenges to get my mojo going!  Make sure and stop by the blog to see the other Design Team creations!

Thanks for visiting and have a great week! :)


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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Jolly Memories with MDS Monday

Well, it's a cold rainy day here in the South - isn't it supposed to be Spring?!  Oh well... makes it a perfect day to stay inside and scrapbook!  I found a fun sketch over at MDS Monday and thought I'd play along.  I have the cutest photos of our Elf on the Shelf from last Christmas and I definitely want the boys to remember these memories.  I did a 2-page layout:

The majority of this layout was made using the 12 Days til Christmas Swatchbook Template download.  I love that download - the papers and colors are so fun!  I also used the frames from the Downtown Grunge Photobook Template - one of my staples.  :)

Here is the sketch I used from MDS Monday:

Stampin' Up! News!!!

We all love color... especially Stampin' Up! colors!  Well, it's time for Stampin' Up!'s Color Refresh to get ready for the new 2013-2014 catalog!  Stampin' Up! is discontinuing some colors and also bringing back some fun old colors.  I'm thrilled to see that several of the In Colors from 2011-2012 are staying - Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder.... !!  You can see the changes in the chart below:

Beginning today, all retiring/discontinued color products (ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available ONLY while supplies last.  This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period - April 24 - June 3rd.  So, stock up on your favorites before they're gone for good!

Click here to see the Color Refresh Flyer

And, if you're worried about how much the shipping of all that cardstock is going to cost ya... guess what?!

Stampin' Up! announced today that there will be FREE SHIPPING April 6-8th on everything!!  (The only exclusion is expedited orders).  You can place an order directly through my website or contact me with your order.  Now is the time to stock up on discontinued items, or get the new This and That product line or our new Photopolymer stamp set!  This is a great promotion.... so take advantage of it while you can! :)

And finally, don't forget to place your order for the Paper Pumpkin monthly kit - if you're not already subscribed!  You must sign up by the 10th to get this month's kit.  Make sure and select me - Cori Kozak, Acworth GA, as your demonstrator.  :)

Thanks for visiting!!


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Monday, April 1, 2013

Stampin Celebration Challenge #65

Hi there!!  It's time for a new challenge over at Stampin' Celebration!  I love this month's photo inspiration:

Aren't these photos fabulous?  There are so many fun things in these photos!  I ended up focusing on the color combo for my inspiration:

 This card uses a couple of my favorite things from the mini catalog - The Feel Goods Stamp Set (#129684-clear; #129681-wood) and the Honeycomb Embossing Folder (#129378).  Here's a close up:

I also used my Simply Scored Scoring Tool to create lines in the cardstock like the basket shown in the photo.

Products Used:
Stamps:  Feel Goods
Ink:  Early Espresso
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, Tea for Two 
Other:  Boho Blossoms Punch, Linen Thread, Stampin' Sponge, Pearl Jewels, Simply Scored, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Piercing Mat & Tool
Big Shot:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits

Don't forget to follow along on our Stampin' Celebration Blog Hop:

Allison Ohran -Sweet Impressions
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat
Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Jenny Peterson - Lakeshore Stamping

We'd love for you to join us this month at Stampin' Celebration!!  Use the photo above to inspire you and link your project to the Stampin' Celebration Blog by the 25th of the month!  Make sure and check back on the 15th for a Sketch Challenge and more inspiration!

Thanks for visiting and checking out my creative chat! :)


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