Monday, February 28, 2011

MDS commercial

So here is a day break from all the reasons why YOU need to own My Digital Studio.  I couldn't get photos of the last 2 club cards from February since my camera was stolen, however ... I have replaced the camera and got the photos taken - so before I forget - here they are!

The first is a technique card using the marble background technique.  I used the colors Pear Pizzazz, Regal rose and Baja Blue.  There is only one stamp set used - and it is Word Play.  I also used the new Sweet Button embosslit.  The adorable buttons are actually die cut!  The addition of black stitch marks make this card pop!
This card used my favorite set out of the Sale A Bration flier - Bliss.  It is gorgeous and so elegant.  I got my color inspiration from the Designer Series Paper Elegant Soire.  It is beautiful.  I taught the ladies how to make a bow without tying it - I found this wonderful idea from Lee Conrey - she posted a great tutorial on Stamping 411 which I copied and taught my club.  They all loved it!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

My Digital Studio - Day 3

As promised today I am sharing a card that my best friend Sara created.  Her sister announced she was getting married and Sara got right to work in her My Digital Studio to come up with some ideas.  She saved her creations on her laptop and a few days later came over with laptop in tow.  We looked at her designs and made a few adjustments and then I dug out the right paper and stamps for her.  She created a wonderful card to mail to her sister, BUT before she even saw the REAL card - she had been given a sneak peek through an email Sara sent to her - she fell in love with the card and Sara went off to work ordering the paper and products she needed to recreate the card for her sister to mail.

She used Concord Crush, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight.  The stamps were from my favorite elegant set - Baroque Motifs.  She added brads and a different ribbon - but the idea blossomed from her My Digital Studio.

SOOOOO............... what are YOU waiting for?  Contact me today to order YOUR copy of My Digital Studio - you will get FREE stamps with your order!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

My Digital Studio day 2

Today's card is a fun birthday card or invite.  I used a bright color pallet of Daffodil Delight, Concord Crush and a touch of Poppy Parade.  You could easily recreate this card using paper and stamps.  I am planning on doing just that thing with this card. I like to see the card before I cut paper so I pulled out my computer and opened up My Digital Studio to create a digital card.  Now that I have tweaked it how I like it, I can re-do it with paper and stamps!  I am not out my precious resources to a failed project.... My Digital Studio saves the day!
The stamp set that I used for the background is Circle Circus (still my GO TO fav!) and I also added the sentiment stamp from Party Hearty.

Watch for tomorrow's My Digital Studio tip that I share with a sample by my best friend Sara.  Her sister announced her marriage and Sara offered to make her invites.  Stay tuned to that story TOMORROW!

Friday, February 25, 2011

My Digital Studio creating

As you may remember I had my wonderful camera stolen 2 weeks ago.  I felt as if I had let you all down, so I made some digital creations!  I decided it was time for a new blog header today and realized I had some digital images I could share that I created in My Digital Studio.  I truly love this program and I wish Stampin' Up! would stop releasing downloads - I want to go crazy with them.  (NOT REALLY) I have had a bunch in my shopping cart for a month now and haven't had the funds to purchase them!  Oh well.  I will be sharing a weeks worth of My Digital Studio creations - so stay tuned and find out why YOU can't live without it!

This first card is a baby shower invite or baby announcement.  Simple to recreate in paper form also!  Or how about HYBRID?  If you don't know what hybrid means, it is simply to take a digital creation and add REAL embellishments to it.  SO - you could add REAL buttons to this one, or REAL ribbon - or even the stamped star could be punched out and stuck on. 

The colors I used were Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Old Olive. Very cute for a little boy!

Stay tuned for tomorrow's great birthday card!
This second card is a birthday card or invite.  I am going to recreate this one in paper form for a swap I am in this month.  I love the colors of Daffodil Delight and Concord Crush.  This is another great feature of My Digital Studio.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day 9

Since I was too exhausted each day this week to make certain I got a valentine to my sweetie - I am behind!  so... the one I gave him next is this one - It is a non-traditional color valentine also.  I used Cajun Craze and Night of Navy.  The Scallop Trim border punch made such a great visual effect with the offset layers.  this card was made completely with scraps.  it is amazing what you can create with those lovely little bits of color you find in the scrap pile!  This uses the I {Heart} Heart set also.  that is one versitile set of heart stamps! 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

slowing down on blog posting and Valentines Day 7

Ok - sorry life got really busy this week.  I had planned to pre-post my blog entries for each day this week on Sunday, but I was honestly just too tired.  This week was book fair at my day job as librarian and I put in 10-12 hour days all week.  SOOO  I had a hard time getting them posted -  I also have to admit that I even forgot to give them to my hubby most days!  I feel HORRIBLE... but I will figure out how to make it up to him. 

I promise I will post the rest of my valentines gifts - but after those, I will have to slow down a bit as my camera was stolen.  It was taken off my desk in the library during our school open house event on Thursday.  I am mortified and have done a good deal of grieving about it.  now to figure out how to get a new camera!  URG... I am infuriated when I think about it. 

anyway, until I get a new one - I can't post any more photos other than the ones I already took last weekend.  Please understand I really do want to share and NEED to get photos done of projects for the little business that my daughter in law and I do with favors, cards, and gifts for celebrations, so I can't wait too long!

OK... enough about that.. how about a little LOVE????

So the card I gave my sweet guy wasn't a card at all!  it was a cute little milk carton box.  I used the Big Shot to cut it out.  I then used the set I've been using I {Heart} Hearts to stamp the small hearts that look like conversation hearts.  I then took the set Got Treats and used the Valentine one for the sides of the box after I inked the edges with Pretty in Pink ink.  The other colors were So Saffron, Certainly Celery,  and Bashful Blue.  I snuck some REAL conversation hearts inside and closed up the top with a mini library clip.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Break for a CLUB Commercial

Last Saturday the ladies all met at Peggy's house.  We had a wonderful time creating the projects.  I really thought hard about Peggy and made projects that I thought were her style.  I used the new Springtime Vintage DSP on a couple of projects.  The first was a wooden clothespin we altered.  I used the stamp set Greenhouse Garden and Tiny Tags.  The leaves are made with the Two-step bird punch and Almost Artichoke CS.  The lace trim is Chantily and a Very Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware ribbon slide top it off!
The next one also used the Springtime Vintage DSP.  The stamp set is one you can get free during Sale-a-bration - Punch Bunch.  the color scheme is Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze and a tad of Always Artichoke.  I was so excited to be able to use the large 2 3/8" scallop circle punch since it is off the do not order list.  This card also uses the Big Shot die Two Tags die.  The card is finished off with a knot and ribbon strip of Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon.

The other 2 projects I will post another day.  I hope you enjoyed your little break from Valentines!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine Day 6

I took a new approach today and tried NON traditional colors for this card.  I also tried to use up scraps from my drawer.  I also changed stamp sets - now I am using I {Heart} Heart.  The saying is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I used Cajun Craze, Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight.  I background is embossed with the Polka dot impressions folder and the Big Shot.  I also used some retired Dusty Durango polka dot ribbon.  (great that it was 2-sided!)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

valentine day 5

Today was a busy day!  I had my club workshop this morning, then I got together with my Daughter in law and we made a diaper cake.  I'll post those photos later!  We are embarking on a creative adventure together making wedding and baby items to sell - both cards, favors, invites and gifts.  We'll see where it takes us!  We certainly have fun making the items together.

BUT - the entire day I was waiting to finish up my card for today -  I am finding it harder to create a card with the set - Love You Much - but I did it AGAIN!  I used Pretty in Pink ink and stamped the 3 heart image as a background on the card.  I then used the single stamp that I LOVE from the Occaisions Mini Be My Valentine - stamped in Melon Mambo.  I cut it out and mounted it on Stampin' Dimensionals (I do not know what I would do with out those!).  I finished the quick card off with a strip of retired Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon tied on the bottom of the card.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentine day 4

so, I almost forgot today to make my valentine.  I was so thrilled it was a weekend and had an unexpected surprise ... no early morning cannery!!  The pipes froze and broke, so NO go!!  WOO HOO!! 

I used an retired die Petal Card, and the stamp set of the week - Love You Much.  The sentiment is from With all My Heart.  The color is Real Red, with a bit of Basic Black and whisper White.  I finished the little heart with a strip of retired Black Lace Trim.  I stuck a little Hershey's candy bar inside!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 3 of Love

Today I thought I would use some NON traditional LOVE colors - but they are smashing.  I love Cherry Cobbler, so I started with that one - then I went to my favorite tool lately - the Color Coach.  This brought me to the color combo of Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie and Night of Navy.  I used them all to color the stamp and then the card base was Night of Navy.  I grabbed some scraps and rounded the edges with my corner rounder and started gluing!  VOILA!  A fun, simple and quick LOVE card!

I used the same set I've used all week - Love You Much -  I want to see if I can go 7 days using the same set!  Let's see - I'm almost halfway there!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 2 of Valentine month

This was the 2nd gift on DH's pillow today - it has a bag of Kisses hiding inside - It uses my favorite tool!  THE BIG SHOT - the die used is Two Tags Die - and as it implies it has 2 tags!  :-)  I cut out 2 of them from Real Red cardstock and used the I {Love} Love jumbo wheel with Basic Black ink on the two sides.  I then used the same stamp set I used for yesterday's card to make a layered punched tag for the top - Love You Much. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day 1 of Valentines!

So I decided to try to increase the love in my home by giving my hubby a Valentine a day this month - so far so good... it's the first I gave him this little card on his pillow today.  I hope you enjoy it. 
I used the colors Rose Red and Regal Rose.  The stamp set is Love You Much and I also used a sentiment from my fav Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The punched strip was done with the Pinking Hearts Border Punch.  I added a tiny bit of glitter on the heart.