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Friday, 25 January 2013

Digital challenges; Chalkboard Art

This is my latest creation with My Digital Studio. I created this both for Simply My Digital Studio "Chalkboard Art" challenge and "Divided Page" challenge. I think it covers both challenges perfectly.

I have been really focusing on the digital design lately - I need to get back to the basics and start creating "old fashioned paper art" too :)

Thursday, 24 January 2013

My Paper Pumpkin!

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!
Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even colour-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you and your customer a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership $24.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
Here's How You Order
Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it.
Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting our online store.
A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!
Questions? We've Got Answers
Why are we offering Paper Pumpkin?
Paper Pumpkin is the perfect introduction to Stampin' Up! We designed it for crafters that want to create a project each month, but aren't quite ready to build a stamp collection (yet).
How does shipping work with Paper Pumpkin?
Your Paper Pumpkin will be automatically shipped to you each month (so fun!). Because we are auto shipping these, the pricing structure is slightly different from other Stampin' Up! products.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Best of 25 years!

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, Stamin'Up! is bringing back some of their favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release—one set per month—during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a never-before-seen image! Visit my shop to see details: Best of 25 years

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Sale-A-Bration 2013

It’s here! Sale-A-Bration 2013 has begun.

How will you party during Stampin’ Up!’s premiere event? There are three ways—choose all that apply!

1. Host

Have your friends over for a party and earn fantastic Sale-A-Bration freebies with a qualifying order! For a minimum $200 CAN party, you’ll get a FREE pack of Silver Glimmer Paper (silver paper for Stampin’ Up!’s silver anniversary!). Host a $525 CAN party, and you’ll get the free Glimmer Paper PLUS a FREE product bundle—and that’s in addition to the normal hostess benefits (including $90 CAN in FREE products of your choice)!

Contact me today to schedule your Sale-A-Bration party.

2. Shop

Shopaholics unite! For every $60 CAN you spend, you’ll get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product—there are nearly 20 to choose from! Visit my online store to start shopping!

3. Join

Party all the time when you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Plus, when you join during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll get 25% more products for FREE in your Starter Kit! Click the Join link above to take advantage of this limited-time offer.

Sale-A-Bration is one of the most exciting times of the year at Stampin’ Up! How will you Sale-A-Brate?

Monday, 21 January 2013

Dude, You're Welcome!

This "Dude, You're Welcome!"-kit is such a GREAT idea from Stampin'Up! There have been several situations where my Dear Husband needs a card and runs to me and I have nothing ready for that purpose (or they are too feminine to his liking. So this is in the mail, as we speak - my husband's FIRST own stamp set!!! I'm looking forward receiving his personal creations :-)
The cost of the kit is $34.39CAD (plus shipping and tax), but if you order it through my web-site, the preferred price is $30.95CAD.
What are you waiting for?? Valentine's Day is just around the corner :)
And don't forget to check the great video Stampin'Up! has created on this product

Saturday, 19 January 2013

My new Sale-A-Bration Blog header

I just love EVERYTHING about this header!
It's using the very current hexagon pattern which is from the My Digital Studio Lemonade Stand Digital disk - available only during sale-a-bration, and as a sale-a-bration item. The banner is just various banners from "Pinwheel Parade kit" and the "sale-a-bration" sign is from Travel Log -set.

I love My Digital Studio - why? you get to use so many retired products that are no longer available in regular paper and stamps, but are always available in digital format :)

If you want to see the newest digital downloads available from Stampin'Up!, just visit Stampin'Up! online store. They post new downloads EVERY Tuesday! This week my favourite must be the "Family History Photobook Template"

Sunday, 13 January 2013

New Facebook header - with MDS2

I finally got to make my own Facebook header (Timeline). I wanted to do this for SO long already, but never got the time to finish it off.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Simply My Digital Studio - DSP challenge

This is my take on Simply My Digital Studio (check on Facebook) Designer Series Paper challenge. I don't like too busy pages but I tried to add several pictures and colourful pattern papers on my page. I still need to get used to it :)

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Valentine's Day Card Class

I just LOVE the new supplies Stampin'Up! has available for this spring. I'm not used to all the Valentine's Day hoopla, but I could not resist the new More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper (that's why 3 of my cards have paper from that set :) And I did make one less girly version too :)

The class is on Monday January 14th (yes, month before Valentine's Day). But wait, if you cannot make it then - I have an other class coming on February 11th, when you get to do Valentine's Day cards also. They will be easily altered to work as Birthday cards also.

Hope to see you there - remember: RSVP by the previous Friday!

Sunday, 6 January 2013

My Digital Studio - December downloads

Franconia Notch

This is my latest My Digital Studio page I created. I love the Woodpress lettering - and it works perfectly with the pictures from our last summer trip to Franconia Notch in New Hamshire.
I loved that place! It was a very hot summer day, but the forest is nice and cool - very refreshing! I wanted to jump into the little streams and pools of water!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

My Digital Studio 2, Travel Log page

Visiting Baseball Hall of Fame
One of my ALL TIME FAVOURITE stamp sets was Travel Log and I'm so happy that it's available in digital format so that I can use it with my digital scrapbooking :)

This page uses the pre-made layout from that set - I simply changed some of the colours and added my pictures.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Simply My Digital Studio Challenge - Text on Path


updated version (with snowman removed)
original version (with snowman)
Well.. this is actually several challenges in one project. The main challenge is to add text on path. The secondary challenge (an older one) was to include arrows in the project. I have used both arrows and chevron pattern (which to me counts as arrows... right??) and the 3rd challenge (which I failed!!!) was to colour "in" a stamp. Well.. I did colour "in" my snowman (hat and nose), but did a VERY poor job on that.

But otherwise I'm very happy with the end result.
The pictures were taken yesterday (New Year's Eve) at Chateau Montebello (Quebec) where we (my husband and his parents) enjoyed a VERY nice lunch buffet and walked around the building enjoying the beautiful architecture.