Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Big Dreams Layout and New Downloads!

So, if you saw my post from yesterday, you know that I've been drooling over the Chevron download that Convention attendees received.....  And, I improvised on a layout just yesterday using the photo corner punch.  Well... guess what was in the new Tuesday downloads today?!  Yep, the Chevron punch.  It looks soooo cool!  Here it is:

Download includes:
* 16-piece stamp brush set
* 8-piece punch
* 1-page designer template (12" x 12")
* Digital-exclusive
* A great way to stay on top of the trend with a chevron punch and coordinating stamp brush set

I can't wait to get my hands on this!!  You can see all of the new downloads from today here in my online store.

Here is another digi layout (I hope you're not getting tired of this!) that I created.  I found a picture of my son from 4 years ago and I knew I wanted to enlarge the photo in my layout. We always laughed and said he could fit inside of his bat bag!  This layout was super quick and easy:  

Tomorrow is a big day - that many of us have been waiting for....  MDS2 will be available for download!  There are so many new COOL things we'll be able to do in the newest version of My Digital Studio.  I can't wait!!!  You'll still be able to get a FREE 30-day trial so make sure and visit my online store tomorrow!  You will have so much fun playing in MDS2!  :)


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Monday, July 30, 2012

Go Cart Layout

Happy Monday!!  I am so excited that I had time to play along with this week's sketch over at Let's Scrap!  It was perfect for these go cart pictures from our spring break trip to Pigeon Forge!  Here's my two-page digi layout:

You'll have to envision this side-by-side in my album - too cute!  I'm hoping the "Chevron" download will be available soon.... Convention attendees already received it. (poor me)  But, I improvised and used the Large Corner Punch to make my own decorative strip.  I used the On the Go Kit.  I love the colors and fun embellishments in this download!!

Products Used:
Software:  My Digital Studio
Downloads:  On the Go Digital Kit (#129360), Timeless Type Junior Numbers Punch (#127168), Natural Composition Overlays (#130855)

Don't forget that there's only one more day to take advantage of the Reason to Smile promotion!!  Get the exclusive stamp set for $5 with a $50 purchase.  Shop my online store 24/7!


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Friday, July 20, 2012

Blessings from Heaven Card

Happy Friday!  I want to share a card I made last night using this week's sketch over at Let's Scrap.

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(inside of card)

What do you think?  I had fun pulling out my Big Shot and using my Framelits Labels Collection dies.  I just love how you can stamp an image and then easily see where to place the die to perfectly cut around it!!  There are also plenty of fun stamp sets in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog that coordinate!  Soooo awesome!  (Check out the coordinating stamp sets on pages 102 and 139 of the catalog).

Ribbon Tip:  Our Seam Binding Ribbon is really fun to use.  To get this "ruffled" effect, simply pull one middle strand at the end of your ribbon, and it will gather as you go.  Isn't it pretty?

Products Used:
Stamps:  Blessings from Heaven (clear-123052; wood-123050), Bordering on Romance (clear-125482;  wood-125480)
Ink:  Baha Breeze Stamp Pad (126960)
Paper:  Twitterpated (125406), Whisper White (100730), Basic Gray (121044)
Other:  1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Baha Breeze (122331); Dimensionals (104430)
Big Shot:  Labels Collection Framelits (125598); Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439)

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to check out the reminders below.  Have a great weekend!!


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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

2 Scoops Please

Hi!  I'm back with another scrapbook layout using My Digital Studio (MDS).  I didn't have many photos of our 4th of July celebration...  My husband was sick so we didn't make it to see any fireworks.   So, the boys and I went to visit my parents for the day.  We walked down to this cute ice cream shop and I snagged a couple of pictures with my phone!  The quality isn't that great, but I wanted to get them scrapped.  Here is my layout:

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Products Used:
Downloads:  Noteworthy (hostess CD), On the Go, Neutral Delightful Digital Tape
Other Elements (included with MDS):  Extreme Elements, Night of Navy Script, Brads, Circle Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch.

I am on a roll - I've completed 11 scrapbook pages in the past week!  My Digital Studio has really changed how I scrapbook!  I often get asked if I miss "playing with paper."  I still LOVE to papercraft - but now it's mostly with cards and gifts.  I still have a lot of pictures printed that I'll scrap the traditional way.  But, MDS has really helped me get the pictures that are on my computer into a layout!  Plus, I love the way they look once they're printed and in my album!

There will be a sale next month on My Digital Studio downloads and print products (not sure if I'm supposed to share that yet....tee hee).  I'm trying to get a lot of pages done so I can get them printed next month!  I'm having so much fun!!  :)

Also, don't forget to check out the new downloads released today.  Check back every Tuesday to see the latest downloads.  If you haven't tried My Digital Studio yet, you can download a FREE 30-day trial here - no strings attached!

Off to the pool today with my boys to enjoy the last few weeks of Summer.  Where has it gone?!

Thanks for visiting!


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Sunday, July 15, 2012

It's Epic!

Oh my goodness... why, oh why, have I waited so long to play with the Epic Overlays download?  It is soooo much fun!!  I just created this layout this morning and I couldn't wait to share it with you!!

Products Used:
Software:  My Digital Studio (of course!)
Downloads:  Epic Overlays, Vintage Overlays
Other Elements:  Sunny Day DSP, Staples & Stitching (both included with My Digital Studio)

This was a big moment for my son and I love being able to document it for him.  The clouds, the big font, the arrow, and the "splatters" are all part of the Epic Overlays Stamp Set.  There are just soooo many cool stamps in that download.  You must get it! And, if you haven't tried My Digital Studio (MDS) yet.... what are you waiting for?!  You can get a FREE 30-day trial HERE!!  Once the boys go back to school, I'll have another free MDS class to get you started. It's lots of fun!

The above layout was inspired by this month's challenge over at Stampin' Celebration.  I love the fun, summer colors and wanted to find some beach/pool pictures to scrap! Here is this month's inspiration photo:

We'd love for you to play along at Stampin' Celebration!  Make sure and add your creation to the linky tool on the Stampin' Celebration Blog.  Check out the other Design Team's creations by following this month's blog hop:

Allison Ohran -Sweet Impressions
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat (that's me!)
Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Krystal De Leeuw - Krystal's Cards
Marlene Peters - Hands On (not participating this month)
Rochelle Gould - I stamp, I create, I have fun!

Thanks for visiting!!


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Friday, July 13, 2012

Let's Scrap Digital Layout

Good morning!  It's been awhile since I've posted a scrapbook layout.  I really liked this week's sketch over at Let's Scrap and knew I wanted to play along!  I created a digital layout using My Digital Studio - my new favorite way to scrap!  Here is my two-page layout:

Products Used:
Software:  My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up!
Downloads:  Summer Smooches, On the Go Kit
Other (included with software):  Extreme Elements, Staples & Stitching, Basic Black Brads, Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Photo Corner Punch
Fonts:  Pea Andrea (from Kevin & Amanda)

I love using large photos on my scrapbook layouts -- and My Digital Studio makes it soooo easy!  If you're interested in trying digital scrapbooking, you can download a FREE 30 day trial here.  Once you see how user-friendly it is, you'll be hooked!  (like me!)  New downloads are released every Tuesday and there's a fun forum you can visit for tips and ideas.  Let me know if you have any questions!!

Happy Scrapping!


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