Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Starter Kit Promotion

I know I am late in posting this, but that just means that you all will have to act even faster to take advantage of this awesome deal. Right now (through the end of July) Stampin' Up! is offering their starter kit for only $99!!! This kit typically runs $175 and contains over $345 worth of product. Plus it ships for FREE! Can you say WOW! Are you ready for even more awesomeness? Join now and you receive the cute Christmas keepsake box pictured above. Not only is it super cute but it comes with a guaranteed night out. How you ask? Well, when you join my team they send one for both of us!!! Fun right?
Stampin' Up! is an amazing company to work with! They truly care about their demonstrators and give you every tool you need to succeed. Plus there are no obligations so if you only want the kit for the product and aren't interested in remaining a demo no problem! I have loved being a demonstrator and would love to help get you started on your own Stampin' Up! adventure!
Remember this promotion only lasts till the end of July so don't hesitate or you may miss out!
Contact me today with any additional questions. I would be happy to answer them!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Fun with MDS

For a long time I insisted that I did not like digital scrapbooking. I preferred the old school look of paper and the dimension that you get when you add layers and other embellishments. I talked myself into purchasing My Digital Studio (MDS) a few weeks ago realizing that if I was really going to connect with all kinds of crafters I needed to give it a running shot. Well it sat unopened for a couple days till I got it loaded on the computer. I played with it once or twice, but still I never gave it a real chance. I continued to insist that it just wasn't my style. Then I went to convention. They showed us how to combine the old school style of scrapbooking with the new digital stuff. It was like a flip was switched and a whole new set of options was open.


This is a page that I created with my son's 5 month pictures. I had so much fun creating it! It was so easy to just pick a layout and then manipulate it to look the way that I wanted it. The best part? I didn't waster any paper trying to come up with a layout that I liked! I will definitely be doing more digital crafting in the future!

I used Whisper White, Poppy Parade and the new in colors Island Indigo and Pool Party.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Challenge Card

I love Stampin' Up! because they make it so easy for demonstrators to earn free product! I have recently earned 3 free stamp sets. So, naturally I have been going through the catalog for days trying trying to narrow my wish list down and pick which sets I would like. Well today I finally hit my limit. I couldn't just look at all the creative projects anymore. I just HAD to sit down and make something! But what? So I asked my husband to help me out. I had him pick a product and a color and I had to make a card (or any project really) with the things that he chose.

Well, this is what he came up with.
The product he chose was the Beveled Windowpanes (#121881) and the color Tempting Turquoise (#100814).

I was pretty excited about this challenge because I bought these beveled window panes way back from the mini and just never could decide what I wanted to do with them. So I was excited to finally find a way to use them. I decided to make a card for a family that had us over for games and dinner this past Sunday. Can I just say I love the way that it turned out?!

I love the bright fun colors! I used the color combination of Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, and Whisper White. I LOVE the dimension that the windowpane gives. WAY CUTE!!! I enjoyed it so much that I think I am going to do this at least once a week.
In case you were wondering I used the Charmed Stamp Set and the Riding Hood Red 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon.