Saturday, April 28, 2012

Little Boy Blue...

This album was for a sweet little boy and a nautical theme was requested.  As cute as the album came out, I really love the box!  Almost makes me want to have another baby just so that I can start their album from the beginning...  Anyway...just a quick post today!

Don't forget to place your order for retiring stamps!  Check out my website for more information.

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Thursday Thoughts: Peace Within I

Deciding what stamp sets to purchase is always so hard for me.  I like to say that I'm frugal (really, I'm cheap!)  and want to get the most for my money.  There have to be enough ways for me to utilize the set to make it worth my money.  So...I'm thinking that on Thursdays I will highlight one set for about a month.  I've decided to start with Peace Within, which sadly is retiring.  I may evolve to showing ideas for Big Shot Dies as well, but let's start small!

I chose this set because I love to color, especially with watercolor pencils.  To then add the blender pens to give it a painted affect comes out beautiful even with beginners.  My thought with these little gift enclosure cards (3"x3") is to make a little survival kit for some of the teachers at school.  That dreaded day of making the class lists for next year is right around the corner...I think they'll be praying for a miracle!  This size card is always great to keep stocked up on to attach to gift bags, too.

Please let me know what you think and also if there are any stamp sets you're looking to maximize usage with.  I'm happy to help!

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Time for a retirement party!

Although it is sad to see some of our favorite's go, the promise of an exciting new Stampin' Up! catalog is worth saying good bye!  The retired stamp list has just been released...boy is it long!  Go to my website to place your order today!

Things to remember:
* The current catalog is only available until May 31st, 2012.  After that you will no longer have access to the stamp sets on the retired list.
*  Order now...some things are only available while supplies last.
*Stampin' Up!'s new catalog will have fewer pages than the last one BUT...we will now have 2 seasonal catalogs, available for 6 months each that are much bigger than previous mini catalogs.  How exciting is that?
*  The Retiring Accessories list will be released on April 25th...stay tuned!
*Coming in May, I will be hosting a Retirement Party!  You will be able to purchase a collection of previously retired stamp sets, enjoy a free Make & Take and hopefully get a sneak peek at some upcoming sets!  Visit my website for more details.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

MDS Journal

Once you start, you can't stop!  Just sitting here watching TV and see the laptop laying on the table.  Well, I could be useful, I really do want to get more scrapbook pages of my cute little kids done.  Lots of good that did!  As I opened up a new project, I saw the journal option.  This was so much fun to design and now I can order it from Stampin' Up! and have a personalized journal.  I'm thinking this would be a good gift...Christmas is only 247 days away! (Yes, I have already started shopping!)  Anyway, just thought I'd share!

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I'm back...Did you miss me?

You know, when you work for yourself, you are the customer service department, head of HR, Director of Marketing, Office Manager, Director of Design and Creativity...the list goes on!  Well, I've been dealing with complaints coming into the customer service department regarding my lack of posting.  Since being busy with life is not an excuse...I don't have one.  I am sorry, though.  I'm back and ready to go.  I have decided to structure my blogging a little different from here on out.  Sundays are going to be all about Scrapbooking...Scrapping Simply Sundays.  I will alternate weeks with a My Digital Studio page/project with a more traditional style.  I've decided that since my kids are now 13 and 11 (yes, I know there's no way I look old enough to have children that age...hehehe), I should probably get started on scrapbooking their life.'s the first installment!  Kylee's volleyball team came in first place in last week's tourney!  The excitement built throughout the day and I think the parents were more thrilled than the kids!

If you've never used My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up!'s fantastic digital software, you're missing out!  It is extremely user-friendly, cost effective and the images/designs are beautiful.  This week's page was created using the Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper.  With the additions of a few buttons and ribbon in complementary colors and adding a drop shadow in some prime spots, this page really comes to life.  MDS also provides pre-designed pages that you simply add your own pictures into.   Contact me today for more information on MDS!

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