Thursday, January 31, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom!

Hi there!  Today I'm wishing my mom, my friend and my biggest supporter in EVERYTHING that I do, a very Happy Birthday!!

Here's the card I made for her:

Products Used:
Stamps:  Easy Events
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Soft Suede (for sponging)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Tea for Two
Other:  Paper Doilies, Stampin' Sponge, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Crochet Trim
Big Shot:  Labels Collection Framelits, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

The inspiration for this card came from a sketch over at the Paper Players Challenge. Here's the sketch:

I just love sketches as a starting point for cards and scrapbook pages!  As you can see, I flipped the direction of my card and used the Labels Framelits in place of the circle.  :)

And here's a recent picture of me and my mom:

I bet she's cringing right now that I put this on here...  hee hee.  But she's such an important part of my life that I just had to share!  She's always been there for me - through boo boo's, heartbreak, cooking tips, parenting mishaps, cheering on my successes and catching me when I fall.  She's my sounding board and my supporter in every endeavor I take.  She encourages me in all that I do and loves my boys and hubby like they're her own.  So thank you mom - I love you!!  And happy birthday!  :)

*My Digital Studio fans - Stampin' Up! just added 7 Digital Content Discs to the Clearance Rack for - are you ready? - $1.00!!!  Hurry and get yours here while supplies last!!

Thanks for visiting!!  Have a wonderfully creative day!


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Monday, January 28, 2013

Mom Rocks!

Happy Monday!  Today I have another digi scrapbooking layout to share.  I love scrapbooking random photos.... that show part of our day-to-day lives.  These aren't "pretty" photos by any means... but I do want my boys to remember this moment. (Because they thought I was so cool - lol).

I love creating in My Digital Studio!!  Most of the paper on this layout is from the Best Year Photobook Template download.  LOVE this download - so fun!  The download kits really help me mix papers together that I wouldn't normally think to put together!  I also love the frame on this layout - it's from the new Nobody's Business Photobook Template download.  Lots of fun elements in this kit!

Want to try digital scrapbooking?  My Digital Studio is so fun and easy to use!  One of my new customers completed 9 pages after her first digi class!  Woo hoo!  Now's a good time to try this new software - and earn FREE Sale-a-Bration products with your purchase!!

Thanks for visiting and checking out my crazy page!

Now - go do something creative!!


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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Smarty Pants Valentine's

I'm excited that Sale-a-Bration is finally here and my customers can get their hands on these fun stamps!!  As a demonstrator, we get to order (or earn for free) the new products early!!  It's such an awesome perk... you should join me!  ;)  Today, I want to share a project I created with one of the Sale-a-Bration stamp sets called, Patterned Occasions.

Aren't these cute little Valentine treats?  I played with the stamp a little...  Here is what the stamp actually looks like:

I used my Stampin' Write Markers so I could just use the word "smarty pants".  I thought it would go perfectly for a little box of Smarties candies.  :)

Products Used:
Stamps:  Patterned Occasions (earn for FREE with a $50 order), Teeny Tiny Wishes, That's the Ticket
Ink:  Marina Mist, Melon Mambo
Paper:  Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Punches:  1 3/4" circle, 2 3/8" scalloped circle, 1" square (for end of flag), ticket duo punch
Other:  Big Shot, Petite Purse Die (I just cut off the flap), Happy Whale (heart), Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin' Write Markers, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals

Isn't that little ticket cute?  I love the new stamp set in the Spring Catalog - That's the Ticket.  It comes with 8 ticket stamps and our Ticket Duo Builder Punch coordinates! So fun!

That's the Ticket Stamp Set
Clear  - #128075
Wood - #128072

Coordinating Ticket Duo Punch - #126883

Don't forget to check out all of our new arrivals - tons of goodies for your paper crafting projects!!

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to create something today! :)


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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sale-a-Bration is here!

Woo hoo!  Sale-a-Bration is finally here!!  Now's the time to mark some things off of your wish list as you'll receive a FREE Sale-a-Bration item for every $50 you spend - now through March 22nd!  You can place your order with me or order directly from MY ONLINE STORE.

I had fun playing with some of my Sale-a-Bration freebies today.  Here's what my desk looked like (well, after I straightened it up a tad, of course).

Look at all of those FREEBIES I used today - Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, Scyamore Street buttons, and the Bloomin' Marvelous Stamp Set!

And here's a close up of the cards I created:

This is very similar to the card I created here, but the layout is so easy and looks great with various patterned papers. :)

Products Used:
Stamps:  Bloomin' Marvelous
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Paper:  Sycamore Street, Pool Party, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Hexagon Embossing Folder, Sycamore Street buttons, White Bakers Twine, Circle Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, Heart Framelits (to create 'v' in pennants)

If you haven't received a spring catalog and/or Sale-a-Bration brochure, email me your mailing address and I'll get them to you.  Please let me know if you have any questions - now is great time to host a private class to earn free products, join Stampin' Up! or earn free products with your purchase.

I'll be posting lots of samples using new products so check back often - or subscribe to my blog on the left.

Thanks for visiting and happy creating!


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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Lovin' the Neutrals


I created this layout using My Digital Studio last night of my sweet son.  This layout combines two scrapbooking challenges that I found.  I just love challenges to get my creative juices flowing!  First, I used the sketch from MDS Monday.  Secondly, I played along with the digi scrapbooking challenge over at SCS where we were to create a layout using neutral colors.  Here is what I came up with:

Not the best quality photos I know... but how could I not scrapbook them?!

The MDS Monday challenge also suggested that we try to use cropped embellishments on our layout.  I  cropped the top part of the sentiment and then the bottom part before I combined it again.... so I could get the two different colors that I wanted together.  Sound confusing?  I made a YouTube video to show you what I did.  :)

Disclaimer:  I'm new to the whole YouTube thing so go easy on me as the beginning of the audio was cut out... but the dogs weren't barking, my phone didn't ring, my calendar reminders didn't pop up on my computer screen... etc.  So, I didn't re-do it.  LOL!

Let me know if you have any questions about creating in MDS.

And don't forget about the new monthly craft kit program - The Paper Pumpkin!  Click the link above for more details and to sign up today! Register in January and receive a FREE gift from me once your first kit ships! (You will be prompted to enter your demo's name/state - Cori Kozak/GA).  Email me with your mailing address once you've registered! Kits begin shipping in March - only $19.95 which includes shipping!  You'll receive all of the stamps, ink, paper and embellishments you need to create super cute projects each month!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great, creative day!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Stampin' Mid-Monthspiration & a New Stamp Set!

We are halfway through the month, which means it's time for a little Mid-Monthspiration over at the Stampin' Celebration Challenge Blog!  I created a 2nd page to one of my previous layouts in My Digital Studio.

So, I kind of cheated on this layout.  All I did in MDS was to "create a duplicate page mirrored" in MDS.  Then, I had a great starting point.  All I had to do was add my photos and change the journaling!!  I'll get a video uploaded later to show just how simple this is!

Make sure and stop by the Stampin' Celebration Blog and check out the other fab projects from the Design Team.  You have until the 25th of this month to join us!  We'd love to see your creations!!

Stampin' Up! is full of all kinds of surprises lately!  Lots of new and exciting things to kick off their 25-year anniversary celebration!

Stampin' Up! announced the BEST OF 25 YEARS STAMPS.  As part of their 25-year anniversary celebration, they're bringing back some of their favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will be released one set per month, during 2013!  Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

January's set is the Best of Birthdays (#132929).

Click here to download a pdf of January's Stamp set - Best of January.

Some things to remember:

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • Each set will have a different theme each month, and all of the Best sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

*As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, starting in February a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker will be included with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE stamp set of your choice valued up to $14.95!  Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

And don't forget about the new monthly kit program - The Paper Pumpkin! Sign up in January and receive a FREE gift from me!  Click the link above for details and to sign up today!  Kits begin shipping in March - only $19.95 which includes shipping!  You'll receive all of the stamps, ink, paper and accessories you'll need to create fun projects each month!  

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great, creative day!


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Monday, January 14, 2013

New Masculine Stamp Kit!

New Masculine Card Kits were just released today - Dude, You're Welcome!!

Kit includes:

* Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion
* Twelve 4" x 6" postcards in four different (manly) colors
* Twelve gray envelopes
* A Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
* An instructional guide (for the most novice stamper!)

And don't forget about the new monthly kit program - The Paper Pumpkin! Sign up in January and receive a FREE gift from me!  Click the link above for details and to sign up today!  Kits begin shipping in March - only $19.95 which includes shipping!  You'll receive all of the stamps, ink, paper and accessories you'll need to create fun projects each month!  


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Saturday, January 12, 2013

NEW Monthly Kit Program - The Paper Pumpkin

I love Stampin' Up!  It just keeps getting better and better!  There's a monthly kit program called The Paper Pumpkin.

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone can enjoy!

Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:

  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you and your customer a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) The commissionable amount is $14.95 for each Paper Pumpkin.  
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want

How do I get started?

Simply sign up for the program by visiting My Paper Pumpkin Website HERE. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

I'm so excited about this program!!  It's a fun and easy way to create on your own, with your kids or with your friends.  Or, bring it to my Chicks & Chocolate events to work on here!  Are you as excited as I am?!


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