Saturday, August 25, 2012

Quick Update--Great News!

Stampin' Up! has extended their special--31% off My Digital Studio print products will continue until September 14.  What a great time to get your (digital) craft on!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

More Fun with MDS2

I'm determined to make the most of this month's special--31% off all print orders until the end of August!  Since I'm starting a new job and worry that I will have even less time than usual to make cards on time for birthdays, holidays or any day, I've decided to make and order some cards--which is also much quicker than trying to finish a scrapbook in the coming week!

The new features in MDS2 are just fantastic.  For this card, I was able to change the color of the pear DSP from Good Morning Speciality (one of my all time favorite patterns) to whatever I wanted.  Unlike the stamps, you can't color specific portions, so the paper will be monochromatic in shades of the color you choose--here I've used Gumball Green and Concord Crush.  I also learned how to round corners, so I could make these fun flower shapes from four pieces of DSP, and how to type on a curvy line.

The background is "distressed" using Natural Overlays.  If you haven't played around with overlay stamps yet, you should definitely give it a try!  They really help to give projects dimension and make them look more "real" than digital.  I also like my pre-overlay version, but it definitely looks more digital, don't you think?

If you haven't tried My Digital Studio yet, now is definitely the time!  I hope you'll have as much fun as I am.


MDS2: Good Morning Specialty DSP, Naturals Overlays stamp

Monday, August 20, 2012

2013 Holiday Catalog

I can't believe that I didn't share this sooner--I guess I've been keeping all the great projects and ideas to myself.  Sorry for being greedy!

Seriously, this is THE BEST holiday catalog that Stampin' Up! has ever put out (in my opinion), and there are so many great things that you can make this holiday.  I especially love the tagline on the cover of the catalog: "Make Something That Means Something"  It's so easy with all the great options here!

So go ahead, check it out.  Clicking on the cover above opens a flash version of the catalog so you can flip through the pages.  For more dedicated browsing, download the PDF by clicking on the catalog icon in the sidebar.

Have fun!  And let me know what you're favorites are...I'll be sharing my own very soon!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mostly Unpacked

We're here, and the boxes are mostly gone.  Of course, I'm worried that the boxes we have left might be with us for a seems that we've run out of steam.

On the flip side, I'm almost ready to share my new creative corner with you, and it's definitely time that I get some stamping in!  Today's quick post is to share a piece of framable art that I made with MDS2--it's definitely worth the upgrade.  It's also worth checking MDS out this month, because all printed projects are 31% off in the month of August.

The big question is...will I have time to get any done before the month ends?  Probably not.  But that shouldn't stop you!


MDS2: Fifty Nifty Kit, World Spectacular Kit, Home Sweet Home, Valentine Post Kit