Monday, January 31, 2011

Sensational Scrapbooking

All these vintage photos are really sparking scrapbooking urges in me! These photos are of my Great Grandparents on their wedding day and than them with all their kids ... my Grandpa and his siblings in is seeing this photos that reminds me so much of our Mennonite heritage as by the time I came along the family was much more 'new order' than in the olden days where the darker plainer coloured clothes were the norm!

I love the Medallion stamp ... it is one of my favorites and its use in the My Digital studio is just SO AWESOME because you can alter the size of it making it oh so more versatile ... sometimes when I am working with my traditional one I wish I could shrink it up or stretch it out ;)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday Scrapbooking Sketches

Time for another Saturday Scrapsketch from over on My Digital Studio ....I loved the replica of a film strip - however I did not have the strip punch download so had to improvise with the Scallop Trim border punch!

These are more converted photos from my Aunt ... Christmas photos from the Grandparents house with my siblings! Large photo is my brother and I looks like 1971 the photos from the strip are from the year prior 1970 when I was a little toddler!

Since the photos are now teetering on 'vintage' being over 40 years old I thought I would use some of the vintage overlay brush sets as well as the 'lighter vintage blues' for the layout! In addition the Tree Trimming's stamp set also add some 'vintage looking' ornaments along with the Tags til Christmas ornament stamp.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Playing with my New Digital Downloads

I admittedly was going through withdrawal these past few weeks waiting on Sale-a-bration to download some of the new awesome downloads that just came out! I was also eagar to try out the new technique of Coloured Paper Daisy by Connie Collins I recently saw on My Digital Studio!

This layout features the My Digital Studio downloads of: Spring Time Vintage Designer Series Paper, Vintage Flower Adornments, Tasteful Trim Bigz Die download, Charming brush set , Seam binding ribbon and the Paper Daisies embellishments!

A perfect combination to showcase some Vintage photos of my Mom and her siblings from 1946 ... although I imagine my mother does not want to be thought of as 'Vintage' .... but she sure is one of a kind!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Butterfly prints

This is a card from last months swap that I thought I could share since I have not had time down in the craftroom this week :(

I believe this one was from Mair's
and features the Level One Hostess set Punch Potpourri and the Butterfly Prints stamp set for the Idea Book and Catalogue which are layered together on the card and held in place with some Square Fire and Ice brads. The sentiment is mounted on the Lots of Tags sizzlits die that has been framed in Espresso with the sentiment for Because I Care stamped on Whisper White.

I just love the colour combination of Espresso and Pretty in Pink and all the little details that Mair combined into this very pretty card!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sale-a-bration Kicks off

And so it begins today ... Stampin' Up! wonderful sale-a-bration runs from today until March 31, 2011. For every $60 you spend you get to choose from a selection of stamps, paper, embellishments, Digital Content and Decor Elements from the Sale-a-bration catalog!

Below is a sample of the My Digital Studio CD you can earn for FREE with your $60 order!

I just placed my order - to place yours shoot me an email or take advantage of our online ordering by clicking the shop now icon!

Description Image Contents

Punch Bunch Stamp Brush Set

Five-piece stamp brush set.
Notes Stamp Brush Set Three-piece stamp brush set.
Bliss Stamp Brush Set Five-piece stamp brush set.
So Happy For You Stamp Brush Set Ten-piece stamp brush set.
Sweet Summer Stamp Brush Set Nine-piece stamp brush set.
Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon & Button Kit Three digital ribbons, three digital buttons buttons.
Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper & Accents Kit Six Designer Series Paper Patterns, nine borders, 20 elements, and 27 flowers.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Last Chance

Are you still looking to make your Valentine projects for next month? Tomorrow is the last chance to get in on the Filled with Love Promotion - which will get you a bundle of the following:

Filled With Love Stamp set either clear mount or wood mount

Love Patterns Designer Series PaperAnd the Itty Bitty Buttons for free


Wood-Mount Item

Wood-Mount Price

Clear-Mount Item

Clear-Mount Price

Filled with Love Bundle
Contains the Filled with Love Set* and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack





Lleno de Amor Bundle
Contains the Lleno de Amor Set* and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack





Plein d'amour Bundle
Contains the Plein d'amour Set* and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack





Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack (non-bundled)
12 sheets total: three 12" x 12" sheets of two double-sided designs in Real Red and Pretty in Pink





*Featured on p. 43 of the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalogue

Saturday, January 22, 2011

ScrapSketch 15

For Christmas this year we chipped in and bought my Aunt a 3mm slide and photo digital converter as she is the keeper of the family memories at this point! She has been very busy already converting some of the boxes and boxes of slides from family who have since left this earth for peaceful pastures!

I used this weeks Saturday Scrapsketch as an inspiration to scrapbook my Grandparents Wedding and 40th Anniversary ... were they still with us they would have celebrated their 72nd this past September.

I was inspired to use Sepia tone and the Elegant Soire Designer Series paper with vintage overlay brush sets to give the background paper that 'aged' look and some pretty paper daisies to add some bling!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tiled Metal

Another sample of the working with metal ... this card the metal sheets were run through the Vintage Wallpaper emboss folder to create a tiled look on the card ... the black background paper was also run through to give additional dimension to the card!

I used the new Clearly for You stamp set for the sentiment and envolope decor and a little Cherry Cobbler seam binding to frame it out!

4 more sleeps until Sale-abration starts ... I cannot wait!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sale-a-brating Metal

This is one of the cards we will be making at our upcoming Technique class on Tuesday February 1st ... featurings working with sheet metal .

This card the sheet metal serves as a shiny focal layer which has been run through the embossing folder with the Elegant lines set and mounted on a vanilla cardstock back that is embossed with the Framed with tulips. Accented with the Butterfly embosslit, the ribbon punch as well as the Punch Bunch stamp set from our upcoming Sale-abration promotion - just one of many gorgeous stamp sets you can earn FREE with your Stampin' Up purchase!

Is this little Poppy Stamp below not adorable ... so much I can see doing with this one!
Now this particular stamp itself comes with a 'stamped' scallop floral as the outer image around the poppy which can be punched out as an entire single layer image ... however here I have layered it by punching the scallop oval in Cherry Cobbler and than using the 1 3/8 Circle punch to punch out the 'inside' of the stamped image only and popped it up on dimensional's.

I love me some layers and depth in a card ... the metal serves as m
y bling in this one!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wow ... Stampin' Up! is really rising to the call to bring out new digital downloads for the My Digital Studio ... just look at these new releases this week! Gorgeous colours, stamp sets and pre-made templates for those in a hurry!

Item Description Image Price Content
124030 Tempting Turquoise Patterns Designer Series Paper $2.50 Four Tempting Turquoise Designer Series Paper Patterns
124031 Old Olive Patterns Designer Series Paper $2.50 Four Old Olive Designer Series Paper Patterns
124033 Pretty in Pink Patterns Designer Series Paper $2.50 Four Pretty in Pink Designer Series Paper Patterns
124022 Sweet Stitches Designer Buttons $3.75 Three button styles in Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, and Daffodil Delight. Total of 12 buttons.
124028 Pattern Pieces Stamp Brush $2.50 One oversized fabric pattern. Coordinates with the "Oh Sew Suite" product line.
124018 Blossom Petals Punch $1.25 Four-piece stamp brush set and one 5" x 7" greeting card designer template.
124019 Build a Blossom Stamp Brush Set $7.95 Twelve-piece stamp brush set. Coordinates with the digital Blossom Petals Punch.
124027 Eat Chocolate Stamp Brush Set $4.95 Four-piece stamp brush set.
125161 Top 10 Photo Book Template $18.50 This 24-page designer template (11" x 8-1/2") was used to make the My Digital Studio Professional Print Product Sampler, demonstrator supply item #124261.
125162 2011 Pennant Desktop Calendar $18.50 This 25-page calendar template (5-1/2" x 6-1/2" calendar with easel) was used to make the My Digital Studio Professional Print Product Sampler, demonstrator supply item #124261.
125623 Baja Breeze Flower Bouquet Birth Announcement $2.50 Double-sided baby boy announcement postcard designer template. Colors are Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, and Basic Gray.
125163 Regal Rose Flower Bouquet Birth Announcement $2.50 Double-sided baby girl announcement postcard designer template. Colors are Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, and So Saffron. This template was used to make the My Digital Studio Professional Print Product Sampler, demonstrator supply item #124261.
125164 Play Date Invitation Designer Template $2.50 Birthday greeting card invitation template. Front and inside of card are pre-designed. Template includes nine embellishment pieces and was used to make the My Digital Studio Professional Print Product Sampler, demonstrator supply item #124261.
125165 Snowflake Flurry Holiday Trifold Card Designer Template $2.50 This 4" x 9-1/4" trifold card designer template was used to make the My Digital Studio Professional Print Product Sampler, demonstrator supply item #124261.
124542 Chat Room Rock Star Stamp Brush Set $7.95 Ten-piece stamp brush set.
124543 Chat Room Friend Stamp Brush Set $7.95 Ten-piece stamp brush set.
124486 Chat Room Baby Stamp Brush Set $7.95 Ten-piece stamp brush set.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

ScrapSketch 14

This weeks Scrapsketch 14 inspired layouts from My Digital Studio highlight our mini vacation to Desert Lake back in 2009!

Used a potpourri of MDS downloads here ... the Vintage Overlay brush set, to create the background papers and accented the pages with the Sentimental Journey brush set, Charmed brush set!

We had a blast on this trip BTW - would totally recommend the Desert Lake Family Resort to anyone looking for a nice quiet family vacation - great facilities for camping, awesome scenic lake for fishing - it was loads of fun!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

More reason to Sale-a-brate!

Looking for a great deal on stamps where you can get at least 20% off your entire Stampin' wish list - now is a great time to Sale-a-brate by joining Stampin' Up!

Perhaps you desire to make a little extra income while having total control and flexibility over the number of hours and days you work - now is a great time to Sale-a-brate by joining Stampin' Up!

Any new Demonstrator who signs up with Stampin Up during Sale-a-bration will not only receive 15 percent off their Starter Kit, but will also receive a special Bonus Bundle of products valued up to $60! The following items will be included in your new recruit's Starter Kit (whether it's the standard kit or the Digital+ Starter Kit):






Color Coach (or multiple languages Color Coach)



Something Special Simply Sent (or any Simply Sent kit)



Live, Laugh, Love Stamp Set (or any Simply Sent Stamp Set valued at $14.95 or less)



Heart to Heart Punch (or any punch valued at $23.95 or less)

How awesome is this ... you save 15% of the Starter Kit ... which is already a huge deal cause you get almost $400 in Stampin' products for $215 ... but now they are offering 15% off that already sweet deal and than are giving you $60 in MORE FREE PRODUCT to get your Stampin' business off to a great start!

If this is something that interest you shoot me an email or give me a call today and I can help set you up!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Christmas 2010 Scrapbook

A little quick offering as it has been a busy day today - got to go see the Titanic Exhibit in Kitchener - it was totally awesome but the emotion of seeing all those artifacts and the loss of life the represented has me wanting to curl up with Paul and just be thankful for all the blessings in my life - cause life is too short and you just never know when your light will go out!

So here is this years Xmas scrap layout using My Digital Studio and my first attempt a making a layered bow with the Seam binding embellishments!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Digital Downloads

I am so excited for all the new Digital Downloads that they have come out recently ... are these just not awesome!

I cannot wait to play with all of these - I think they are perfect for the upcoming Season of Love
for making cards, 3D paper projects and scrapbooking pages ... My Digital Studio is SO versatile and can be used for so many varied projects!

Item Description Image Price
124034 Pink Pirouette Patterns Designer Series Paper $2.50
124032 Rose Red Patterns Designer Series Paper $2.50
124037 Wild Wasabi Patterns Designer Series Paper $2.50
124035 So Saffron Patterns Designer Series Paper $2.50
124024 Letterpress Alphabet Stamp Brush $2.50
124025 Lots of Love Stamp Brush $2.50
124026 Valentine Defined Stamp Brush Set $7.95
124029 Be My Valentine Stamp Brush $2.50
124020 Seam Binding II Ribbon Pack $4.95
124488 Extra Postage Stamp Brush Set $4.95
124491 Motorcycle Stamp Brush $2.50
124492 Printed Petals Stamp Brush Set $4.95
125157 Chat Room Good Thoughts Stamp Brush Set $7.95
124541 Chat Room Celebrate Stamp Brush Set $7.95

If you are looking for new downloads for your Digital crafting come and check out my online website where you can shop 24/7!