Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MDS Update.

New update for MDS. You can now do journals. That is so exciting.

AS well as.............. a PERMANENT price drop in printing services, from 15- 60% off original prices. How cool is that?

See the price flyer HERE
A Handmade Holiday.... with saving's of 20%.
From October 19 until December 16, you can save 20% on the bundles below. These are fantastic products to work with. See full flyer HERE
Now is the perfect time to book a party and do something that you love.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

So today being terribly rainy I have decided to play hooky for awhile from what should get done to play with my new download.
Since I have not purchased this set yet, it is kind of fun to play with.
I love MDS. I can use it to see what a card will look like before I use supplies to make it. I am a terrible hoarder and hate to use anything. I need to save it all for later. LOL
I hate to say it but I am excited for Christmas this year. For the first time since my Mom passed away. I guess I am slowly getting to my new normal. My friends would say I have never been normal. (Actually I asked my DH if I could put up the tree, he said no) He's a meaney.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Stampin' Up! has a new website just for MDS.

MDS stands for My Digital Studio and it is a program for your computer that allows you make cards, scrapbook and make other digital projects. It is user friendly, compatible with PC and Mac. What I love about it is it comes loaded with beautiful SU! artwork, colours and accessories.
You can print your pages at home or use our print service. (it is a guaranteed colour match and very reasonable prices and shipping) Look for a great announcement on the 19 th of October :)
Item number 118108 and the cost is 106.95.

Stampin'Up! also has a great new website for Demo's and Customer's

Find it on page 181 of the Idea Book and Catalogue.
With new down loads every month and Stampin'Ups exclusive art you can't go wrong.

These are 2 pages that I did with MDS. I had them printed using our print services... (way cheaper than other big box stores printing.) Plus UPS brought them right to my door. Very easy!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I seem to always have Christmas on my mind these day's. My kids are already starting to be excited for snow and sledding and hot apple cider. I am a little ready for these things as well.
This card is made with Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake and the Deck the Hall's and of course a new fave of mine Cherry Cobbler.
The image is from the Holiday Mini set called Bells and Boughs. I stamped the image on a piece of Very Vanilla and immediately went over it with a aqua painter (water pen) It bleeds the colour out of the ink to softly colour the image. Giving a vintage look to the card.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I love MDS and these new downloads are the best. I can't wait to get them.

122176 Deck the Halls Photocard Digital Kit 4.95

122166 Brad add on pack 1.25

122175 Autumn Spice Digital Kit 12.50

122177 Candy Cane Lane Photocard Digital Kit 4.95

122174 Nite Owl Digital Kit 9.95
Did you know that you do not need to have the MDS software to use these great digital elements they are compatible with other software. But I personally love MDS. It is so user friendly and easy to complete beautiful projects.
Stampin'Up! also has a digital studio contest going on with a prize of 500.00 in downloads.
This is a fun little sketch from the create with Connie and Mary blog.

I made one card the standard 4 1/4 x 51/2. Used the Wicked Fun designer paper and the stamp set called Wicked Cool. Love it. My DH's birthday is Halloween and it is kind of a special Holiday for our family.

This card was done using the Greeting Card Kids set. (A must have) and the Candy Cane Lane papers. I also used the absolutely too cool new sizzix snowflake die. Another must have! You need a little bling so I added the glimmer brads. I hope these show up in the big catty in June.

This last card uses a colour combo of Cajun craze, Sahara sand, and pacific point. The card measures 5x5 square. The set is from the mini and is called French foliage. It is so pretty. I just love it!

I am not getting a lot of crafting time in....time is at a premium right now with too many pot's on the stove. I will be happy when the first week of November is over. :)

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

I made this for the Create with Connie and Mary challenge anything but a card.

So I made a star and attached it to a wreath. The star is covered in the Candy Cane Lane paper. The rosette is made of co ordinating paper and I just punched out a cute accent from the paper as I have not purchased that set...YET!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day! As well as Happy October.
I love the usual cool weather that this time brings. But we have had a heat wave the last few days. Muggy at this time of year? yuck.
I am posting this card today as it has 2 of my favorite things. Owls and Halloween.
I learned this technique from the amazing Michelle Zindorf.
Her card was way cooler than mine, but I am working on it. I hope to snag some time today for stamping we will see how the day goes.
Enjoy your day everybody.