Monday, January 31, 2011

Doily Valentine Heart Card

From Adriel:

Here's one of the cards we will be making at our Valentine card class next month.

I had a lot of fun with this card. We had these small doilies that we had bought awhile ago and I finally created something with them! It's just a really fun and lovely way to dress up a card or project.

The heart is a die cut from the "Hearts & Brackets" die. I used Blushing Bride CS for the pink and Rose Red CS for the heart die cut. The heart was stamped with an image from the Elements of Style stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled with a clear embossing powder / dazzling diamonds glitter mixture and set with the heat tool. It's a great way to make your own specialty paper. =) The little sentiment is from the Tiny Tags set. And of course you have the doily in the background.

Soft and sweet with glitter and frills. =)
BTW, I was designing something recently and I used ANOTHER doily! I'm stuck!

How about you? What are you "stuck" on right now?

Looking forward to this class on Tuesday! We'll be all sparkly! =)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Reinker Butterfly Pansy Technique

We taught our Flower Embellishment class this past week and promised a video tutorial for the Reinker Pansies we made. We saw this technique shared last year on several other blogger's sites and couldn't wait to try out the technique for ourselves. This technique definitely creates a "Wow!" for any card or scrapbook page.

Thanks for visiting us...See you next time!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

My Digital Studio Contest Reject #2

I shared one of the MDS projects I made a few days ago. (You can view that post HERE.) Here is my second contest reject (that sounds really nice, doesn't it?).

I designed a tri-fold card, so it folds in thirds and when you unfold the card it creates this cute scene. This was my most difficult project with all the layers involved. I definitely have a list in my head of improvements I think Stampin' Up! could make to My Digital Studio, namely have a box with a "stack" of all the layers of your card, so you can quickly move something several layers forward or backward. The way it is now, you have to select the layer you want to move and right click it and then you have to keep clicking move forward (or backward) until it is where you want it to be. It makes designing a little more time consuming than it needs to be, I think.

I ended up changing the sentiment to a birthday greeting and printing this up as my card for Kayla's birthday. We were just getting over the flu, so I hadn't been able to make a special birthday card for her. I just printed this up from my computer and she loved it! =)

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New My Digital Studio Downloads Available

Here's some more brand new digital downloads available for My Digital Studio! My favorite is the Eat Chocolate stamp set brush and the new baby boy and baby girl birth announcements. Great ideas! =)

Item Description  Image Price Content  
124030 Tempting Turquoise Patterns Designer Series Paper           $1.95 Four Tempting Turquoise
Designer Series Paper Patterns  
124031 Old Olive Patterns Designer Series Paper       $1.95 Four Old Olive Designer Series Paper Patterns 
124033 Pretty in Pink Patterns Designer Series Paper            $1.95 Four Pretty in Pink Designer Series Paper Patterns   
124022 Sweet Stitches Designer Buttons   $2.95 Three button styles in Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, and Daffodil Delight. Total of 12 buttons.  
124028 Pattern Pieces Stamp Brush  $1.95 One oversized fabric pattern. Coordinates with the "Oh Sew Suite" product line. 
124018 Blossom Petals Punch          $0.95 Four-piece stamp brush set and one 5" x 7" greeting card designer template.
124019 Build a Blossom Stamp Brush Set   $5.95 Twelve-piece stamp brush set. Coordinates with the digital Blossom Petals Punch. 
124027 Eat Chocolate Stamp Brush Set   $3.95 Four-piece stamp brush set.
125161 Top 10 Photo Book Template   $14.95 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           $14.95 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          $1.95 Double-sided baby boy announcement postcard designer template. Colors are Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, and Basic Gray.
125163 Regal Rose Flower Bouquet Birth Announcement           $1.95 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           $1.95 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           $1.95 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   $5.95 Ten-piece stamp brush set.  
124543 Chat Room Friend Stamp Brush Set  $5.95 Ten-piece stamp brush set.  
124486 Chat Room Baby Stamp Brush Set   $5.95 Ten-piece stamp brush set.  

You can order any of these new downloads through Heidi's Stampin' Up! online store by clicking HERE!

Hope you're all having a great day. I have had a super busy week so far and my goal today is not do anything but the bare minimum (which still ends up being a good amount with 3 kids and homeschooling). So... enjoy your day, whatever it is you are doing today! =)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Upcoming Flower Embellishment Class

Here's a peek at the cards we will be making at the upcoming card classes this month. Our theme this month is flower embellishments and we wanted to give you ideas on making your own flower embellishments to adorn your projects.

Class Schedule:
1/18 & 1/25
(if you're in the Chandler, AZ area, email us for more info about our local stamping classes)

It's going to be fun! See you there!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My Digital Studio Contest Reject #1

From Adriel:

A couple of months ago, Stampin' Up! announced a contest using My Digital Studio. I decided to try my hand at it and submitted 3 projects for the contest. The winners have been announced and I wasn't one of them... haha. Regardless, making the projects got me using My Digital Studio and I came away with more experience and a better understanding of how to use the program. I put a bit of time and effort into my projects, so I thought I would share them on the blog. For a complete list of the MDS contest winners, click HERE.

I know I have 2 other children, but something about a baby just begs for a scrapbook page all their own! You know what is sweet? My older kids are not jealous of their baby sister at all. They adore and love her to death and think she is the cutest. I'm so blessed to have such great kids. =)

Thanks for taking time out of your day to share it with us. We hope your week is going great. Come visit us again!

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Digital Downloads

Item  Description  Image  Price 
124034  Pink Pirouette Patterns Designer Series Paper    $1.95 
124032  Rose Red Patterns Designer Series Paper     $1.95  
124037  Wild Wasabi Patterns Designer Series Paper    $1.95  
124035  So Saffron Patterns Designer Series Paper    $1.95  
124024  Letterpress Alphabet Stamp Brush    $1.95   
124025  Lots of Love Stamp Brush    $1.95 
124026  Valentine Defined Stamp Brush Set    $5.95  
124029  Be My Valentine Stamp Brush    $1.95  
124020  Seam Binding II Ribbon Pack   $3.95  
124488  Extra Postage Stamp Brush Set    $3.95  
124491  Motorcycle Stamp Brush    $1.95  
124492  Printed Petals Stamp Brush Set    $3.95  
125157  Chat Room Good Thoughts Stamp Brush Set    $5.95 
124541  Chat Room Celebrate Stamp Brush Set     $5.95 

Here's the newest digital downloads for My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! Lots of items from the Mini Occasion catalog, even the Lots of Love Letterpress image is available. This image makes a wonderful background for your Valentine cards, whether they be all digital or hybrid. We hope that you're all having a wonderful day!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Elegant Wedding Card

From Adriel:

Here is a card I made using the new Blossom Petals punch from SU's new Occasions Mini catalog. I punched several petals out and used a bone folder to add some dimension to them. I built my flower and misted it with some shimmer mist (shimmer paint mixed w/ alcohol).

I used an image from the Vintage Vogue stamp set with Versamark ink for the background. I embossed the background with silver embossing powder and rounded the corners. I attached a small paper doily to the center, attached my shimmery flower and finished it off with a nice big button, ribbon, and a cute little tag with an embossed sentiment from the Tiny Tags stamp set.

I really just made it to play around with the new punch. This punch also has a coordinating stamp set (Build a Blossom) that I haven't played around with yet. It's so much fun to play! =)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day. =)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Upcoming Classes

Please join us this month for our Flower Themed Creative Card class. We've got some fun techniques we'll be using to create our flowers this month from paper quilled flowers, watercolored pansies, and the new stamp and punch "Build A Blossom".

Classes will be held Tuesday, 1/18 at Heidi's and Tuesday, 1/25 at Tumbleweed Recreation Center. Check out our Calendar for class details. If you'd like to join us, just email us and let us know.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

SU! Occasions Mini Catalog Highlights

From Adriel:

I sat down with my mom in December for a preview look at the SU! Occasions Mini catalog (we got to order early because she's a demo). I have to tell you that this SU! Occasions Mini catalog is one of my favorites in A LONG time! I loved so many things in it. We loved so many things in it. We couldn't buy everything we loved, so we had to choose what to buy... well, maybe we "could", but we didn't need to. ;-)

So here's some highlights from the SU! Occasions Mini Catalog:

Build a Blossom stamp set
(pg. 12 wm 121923 $25.95 cm 121994 $18.95)

Isn't this lovely? You can do a lot of lovely stamping with this set, but check out our next highlight to see something really wonderful about this set!

Blossom Petals Punch
(pg. 12 121808 $16.95)
This punch coordinates with the Build a Blossom stamp set! Isn't that awesome! No need to hand-trim the petals. They just punch out.

Take a Spin stamp set
(pg. 10 wm 121937 $28.95 cm 122015 $20.95)
This is such a fun stamp set. In addition, also on page 10, you will notice "game spinning hands." Yes, you actually put a little spinner in the middle of the stamped image! It is so cute, and the coordinating 2-1/2" circle punch on page 11 (120906 $16.95) make this a super easy and delightful stamp set to create with.

Springtime Vintage DSP
(pg. 15 121782 $9.95)
I was so excited when I saw this beautiful paper! I have been waiting for some DSP that I was really in love with. This was it! We bought 3 packs of it, I think! LOL!

Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
(pg. 28 121809 $7.95)
This makes an instant delightful border around the edge of a standard A2 card. It's very pretty and is perfect for adding a bit extra to your projects without a lot of effort.

Sweet Buttons Embosslit Die
(121813 pg. 36 $11.95)

Now you can add that button in whatever color/design you like! This embosslit cuts and embosses at the same time. Plus, there's a coordinating stamp set that goes with this.

We were also thrilled to find out that the Springtime Vintage DSP is available as a My Digital Studio download, among other downloads from this catalog. So cool!

So, there are definitely many more highlights that we weren't able to buy highlight, but you can take a look at this wonderful catalog for yourself by clicking HERE.

We've been making projects with our new goodies and will be back to share them with you soon! =)

How about you? Have you been able to pick out just one favorite out of the new SU Occasions Mini catalog? =)