August 31, 2010

New Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio

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August 30, 2010

Do You Want a Free Craft Tote?

Join My West Coast Creators Team anytime from September 1st to October 18th or while supplies last and you will get one of these gorgeous Stampin' Up Craft Totes for FREE!!!!!  You can live anywhere in Canada and still be part of my team.  You'll receive the same support and coaching as if you lived next door:)
Check out more information by clicking here!  I would love to have you as part of my team whether you are just looking for the discount, or you want to make Stampin' Up a successful home business for you!

Head on over to my Stampin' Up website and click on the "Join Now" option on the left hand side!  My password is scrapaholic .  Here you can customize your starter kit to fit your needs!  For the first FIVE people that sign up with me in the month of September, I have an additional gift for... contact me for more details!

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Off On A Tangent....

I don't know about you, but I often go into my craft room to create something specific and come out with something entirely different.  My intention last night when I made this was to go down and create a sympathy card for a friends who recently lost their father.  Sometimes I feel like my brain tries to escape sadness, and it was like it just went in the complete opposite direction.  I don't even know anyone who has recently had a baby that I could give this too.  The box is the perfect size to fit two or three little onsies.  I was struggling with what to do with the shaped pieces from the Nursery Suite DSP and this one was perfect for the lid... now I'll have to try to use the Regal Rose Circle one next!
 After waking up to see the Mojo Sketch today... I was sooooo excited!  Now I can enter it!!! See, there was a reason my brain went off on a tangent... I just didn't know what it was last night:)

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Stamp Set(s): Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Nursery Suite Specialty DSP, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Subtles Patterns Stack, In Color Patterns Stack, Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Chocolate Chip 5/8"Grosgrain (retired), Chocolate Chip Double Stitched Ribbon(retired), Linen Thread
Sizzix: Big Shot, Backgrounds Texturz Plates, Bigz Clear Scallop Square Die
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips, Crop-o-dile, Signo Gel Pen, Sponge Dauber
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals, Sticky Strip
Punches: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, Heart Small

August 29, 2010

Split Negative Club Card Share

One of our club cards this month was a Split Negative image... this Ornate Blossom Stamp was perfect!  Can you tell that it has quickly become one of my favorites?  By the way ladies... my stomach still hurts from laughing!

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Stamp Set(s): Ornate Blossom, Curly Cute
Paper: Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy (Craft and Classic), Whisper White Craft
Embellishments: Night of Navy Satin Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder
Sizzix: Big Shot,Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Folder, Punch Windows Magnetic Movers and Shapers
Tools:  Heat Tool
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Crystal Effects
Punches: Modern Label

August 28, 2010

Holy Deals Batman!!!!

If you haven't been over today, head to my Stampin' Up store.  Click on the Shop Now link on the top right hand corner and then find the Clearance Rack option on the left hand side.  Stampin' Up has added a TON of new items at FABULOUS deals.   

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Scrapbook Club is Coming!

Well, you've been asking for it for two years, and I'm finally ready to start!  October marks the beginning of my Scrapbook Club.  If you're wondering what finally pushed me to take this step, I have two words for you, Dawn Pritchard!   Now that I've got you completely confused... I'll explain:)  When I went on the AMAZING Stampin' Up cruise last April to the Southern Caribbean, my husband and I spent a TON of time with a great friend of mine, Dawn Pritchard and her husband, from Edmonton.   Dawn is a phenomenal scrapbooker, who has encouraged me to take the plunge into a Scrapbooking club and has even offered to guide me through the unknown:)  If you're a demo, check out her blog, The Inked Stamper, she is offering a fabulous planner for demos using all SU product!  If you are interested in the Scrapbook Club, contact me ASAP as I will limit this club to 8 people!  Details will follow next week:)

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August 27, 2010

Summer Scrapbook Page

When I purchased the Playdate MDS downloads last week, I found that there was a new 12x12 page in my Designer Kits section.  Other than 2 very minor changes, this was the MDS page exactly!  I loved these photos of Lucas and Rooney and thought that they were fitting with the Best Friend sentiment as these two are inseparable!  

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Playdate DSP
Playdate Quick Accents Kit
Playdate Embellishments

August 26, 2010

Artistic Etchings Class/ Class Planner is Here!

October's product class is ready to go!  We will be making this adorable purse and 4 coordinating cards and envelopes!  The cost of the class includes the clear mount Artistic Etchings stamp set as well as the Love Letters DSP which you will use in the class in addition to all the fabulous embellishments that you'll get as part of your cards.  You'll also get to use some fabulous products from the Holiday Mini being launched on September 1st!  Look carefully at the price... it is actually less than the cost of purchasing the stamp set and DSP on their own; so basically, the class is absolutely free!  In addition, all class attendees will have the option of purchasing additional items that were used in the class at a 15% discount that evening!  This also applies to people purchasing the Make At Home Kit.

Wednesday October 6th (2 spots left)
Thursday October 7th (3 spots left)

  Register ASAP!  Deadline for registration is Tuesday September 21st at 9pm.

Make at Home Kit (only available in Canada)

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Class Planner Available for $5.  This is a 7 page PDF file with detailed instructions and photos!  This PDF will be emailed out August 26th starting at 12pm. 

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August 25, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #34

This week's Stampin' Royalty challenge is Monochromatic Neutrals!  I love this concept as I love the look of Monochromatic cards!  I'm not the hugest fan of the colour purple, but I love the richness of the new In Colour, Concord Crush.  I realized that even when you put a piece of textured cardstock on top of the same colour, it really pops!  What do you think? Don't forget to go and check out the fabulous samples from the other Stampin' Royalty goddesses and guest designers!

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Stamp Set(s):  Just Because
Paper:  Concord Crush, Whisper White
Ink: Concord Crush
Embellishments: Concord Crush 1/2" Poly Stitched Ribbon, 5/16th Neutrals Jumbo Brads
Sizzix:  Textured Impressions Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:  Itty Bitty Punch Pack Circle

August 24, 2010

Textures Galore!

Not only is the Autumn Spice DSP that I used on the card and the candy wrapper gorgeous, it is also textured!  It is so ideal for 3-d objects! Once I started with the textures I couldn't stop!  I love how the two Big Shot textures just continue on! What do you think of the tag?  Wait until you see more creations with this soon to be released Tags Til Christmas set... I LOVE IT!

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Stamp Set(s): Tags Til Christmas, Day of Gratitude
Paper: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Autumn Spice DSP, Early Espresso
Ink: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard
Embellishments: Early Espress 1/8" Taffeta, Eylets
Sizzix: Scallop Square Due, Perfect Polka Dots and Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Candy Wrapper Die
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips. Crop-o-dile, Sponge Daubers
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals, Sticky Strip
Punches: 1 1/4" Square, Decorative Label

August 23, 2010

Day of Gratitude Sneak Peak... among other things!

I am DEFINITELY a fall colour person, so when I saw the new Autumn Spice DSP in the upcoming Holiday Mini, I was in love!  To top it off, not only are the colours amazing, but it is also a textured cardstock, which I have been dying for!   To put a size perspective on the new Square Duo Sizzix Die, the Early Espresso Scallop square is on my 5 1/4" square card.  Shocking as it may be to anyone who knows me... yes, I did cut out those leaves:)  I definitely opt more for images with coordinating punches!  Check back tomorrow for some other products made with this DSP and stamp set!

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Stamp Set(s): Day of Gratitude
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Autumn Spice
Ink: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Embellishments:  Early Espresso Satin Ribbon
Sizzix: BigZ Scallop Square Duo
Tools:  Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals

August 22, 2010

Ice Breaker

I wanted to make a cute 3x3 notecard to put in a package that I hand out to new customers.  I thought this little guy was the perfect ice breaker... how could you not smile when you see him?  I really love the Old Olive and Concord Crush combo; what do you think?  Only nine more days until this adorable stamp set and embossing folder are available in the new Holiday Mini!!!!

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Stamp Set(s):  Fangtastic
Paper: Old Olive, Basic Black, Concord Crush, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black StazOn, Concord Crush, Basic Grey, Blush Blossom, Old Olive
Sizzix: Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Tools: Paper Snips, Blender Pen
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches: Bitty Bat

August 21, 2010

Quick Card Share... Fabulous Stamp!

 Whether you are new to stamping or a seasoned pro... I HIGHLY recommend this stamp!  It is a fabulous focal point if you are limited in your stamp selection or bursting at the seams.  Stampin' Up has offered a few fabulous single stamps in the current catty, and Ornate Blossom is one of them at only $11.95!  Check back tomorrow for a Gift Bag inspired by this card:)

Tip: Before using a large solid image stamp like this for the first time, lightly run your sanding block over the surface.  It will ink up much more evenly without leaving any splotches!

Do you want some of that gorgeous Satin Ribbon?  Check out my Ribbon Share here.

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Stamp Set(s):  Ornate Blossom #117094
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Greenhouse Gala, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso
Embellishments:  Early Espresso Satin Ribbon
Tools: Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals

August 19, 2010

Chic Boutique

I ordered Chic Boutique a few months ago and I had yet to even mount it! I'm so sad that I wasted that time!  This is an absolutely FABULOUS stamp set.  You can use it for the new vintage look (holy oxymororon batman!) or the images are simple enough to pull off on everyday cards:)  I love it!  This card was actually my first attempt for the Stampin' Royalty challenge for next week, but I failed miserably!  I had to scrap this card (not literally, but as my challenge submission), but I was already in love!  Those little half back pearls in the Basic Pearl set are so cute!  See if you can find them all, there are actually 8 on this card.  
Doing the DSP shares this year helped me get a really good look at all the amazing patterns and colours.  I hadn't even opened the Love Letters DSP until I started my share.  Now, I'll need to order another package!  
I really wasn't too into ribbon until a few months ago.  I found that I had to remind myself to use them on my cards... now I can't get enough.  I go through it at ALARMING rates:(  This is the Satin Ribbon that I mentioned in my Ribbon Share, it is soooooo easy to work with and easy to knot as well!

Anyone ordering the Chic Boutique Stamp Set from me before August 31st will receive a take home kit with all of the cardstock (DSP may vary but will be from Love Letters DSP pack), punched pieces and embellishments to complete 2 full sets of the card, envelope and matchbox pictured above! I will mail it directly to you and not extra cost:)

Do you already own this set and want a take home kit? For $10 you will receive the supplies for 5 of these sets, all ready to make!  If you are picking up from me, choose the $8 option!

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Stamp Set(s): Chic Boutique #113744
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Love Letter DSP #117162, Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red (Classic Ink Pad and Marker)
Embellishments: Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Very Vanilla and Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta, Basic Pearls
Sizzix: Matchbox Die
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals, Sticky Strip
Punches: Decorative Label , Scallop Trim Border, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1/2" Circle

August 18, 2010

Stampin' Royalty #33

This week's theme at Stampin' Royalty is School Days.  It was great as it forced me to get some much neglected scrapbook pages done.  Once I finished this two page spread, I realized that I couldn't post my second page as I'd included Lucas' preschool class photo with many other children.  So, just so you know, the second page continues on with the title "preschool":)  This was a retired Simply Scrappin' Kit from the previous catty and I loved the colour combo!

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August 17, 2010

Amazing New Digital Downloads Available + Free Giveaway!

Item        Description                                            Price
122157    Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Color Pack    $5.95
123367    Flower Brads Brights Pack                     $2.95
123374    Flower Brads Subtles Pack                     $2.95
123381    Flower Brads Regals Pack                      $2.95
123388    Flower Brads Neutrals Pack                   $2.95
121438    Play Date Designer Series Paper            $6.95
123432    Play Date Quick Accents Kit                  $7.95
123433    Play Date Embellishments                      $5.95
121439    Forest Friends stamp brush set               $2.95
121440    Letters stamp brush set                           $13.25
123431    Funky Four stamp brush set                   $5.95

*Spend $25+ on My Digital Studio Downloads on my website and receive a set of 6 Halloween Treat Candy Wrapper   kits from me!  You will receive 6 diecut and embossed candy wrapper dies for you to put together along with the coordinating ribbons and punched bats!*  Sorry, but this offer is only available to Canadians as I am not allowed to ship SU product outside of Canada:(

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Another Holiday Mini Sneak Peak... BOO!

Isn't this new Candy Wrapper Sizzix Die too cute??  The countdown is on... you can order it in just 15 days!  I can't actually take credit for the idea of this little Halloween box though... my downline, Sabriena Satchwell, was talking to me about this new die and said, "Don't you think it would look awesome embossed with the new Spider Web folder?"   Of course, it was all I could think about!   I was counting down the days until this one arrived as I wanted to see if it would work for my Halloween treat for the boys classes'.  With two boys in Elementary School this will equate to about 45 of these!  Never mind the ones that I need to make to hand out at the front door:)

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Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray
Embellishments: Basic Black 3/8" Taffeta
Sizzix: Candy Wrapper Die, Textured Impressions Spider Web Embossing Folder,  Textured Impressions Lattice Square Embossing Folder
Tools: Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals, Sticky Strip
Punches: Bitty Bat Punch

August 16, 2010

New Product Sneak Peek!

Well, I'm hoping that this video will be an improvement over the first one that I did months ago.  I really wanted to share some of the products from the upcoming Holiday Mini with you, and what better way than a video where you can really see what they look like!  This quick and easy 3x3 card showcases some fabulous new "must haves".  Hope you enjoy!

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