Friday, January 25, 2013

It's a Party!!!

Happy 25th, Stampin' Up!  This year is full of all kinds of excitement and celebrations--and I promise to keep you posted.  First up is SU's annual Sale-A-Bration.  It's on now, and it's better than ever!  With every $50 you spend, choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure (linked here and on the sidebar).  Host a party and get extra rewards.  Better yet, sign up to be a demonstrator, get a bonus in your starter kit, start getting a discount, and join the fun for the next 25!

Email me to do any of the above; I'm happy to share the excitement and some fantastic FREE stamps.
Yippee!! I love parties!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

I still love MDS

Kiran and I have mentioned this before--MANY times, to be exact--but we just love My Digital Studio!  In case you haven't checked it out lately, you definitely should.  In the past 6 months, Stampin' Up! has rolled out MDS2, which is packed with great new features that we're putting to good use, and dropped the price of professionally printed products.  I've ordered a few different things for different occasions, and I do love the professional printing--especially because it includes perfectly sized envelopes!

But today's post is to tell you that the digital downloads for MDS, which feature Stampin' Up!'s exclusive artwork, are also fantastic.  I'm putting them to extra use with my digital cutter, and just love everything about the collaboration.

Today I'm featuring some vinyl wall art I made to aid in my holiday decorations.  I was really bummed when SU ended their decor elements line, so the ability to use cut digital downloads from vinyl has been a huge plus for me.  I used the Shine Bright designer template and just cut all the pieces out from red vinyl to transfer to my wall.  So quick, easy, and fantastic.  (Like most things, it looked even better in person)

I was truly bummed to have to take it down now that the holidays are over, but I can always make another one for next year!

What can you do with MDS2?

Friday, January 4, 2013

Start 2013 with the new Catalog!

The holidays are over (I know, so quickly and so sad!) but there are still great things in store.  Like the new Spring Catalog.  It's filled with fun, bright colors to carry you through the winter cold to those warm and sunny days ahead.  Click on the photo above or on the sidebar to take a peek, and get your wishlist started.  I'll be sharing mine very soon.

Also, time to announce a small change--you no longer can shop directly from my Demonstrator Web Site.  As part of my new year cleaning, I nixed that and am trying to streamline.  But you can always send me an email if you'd like to place an order or have even more fun by hosting a party.  I look forward to hearing from you.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013!!!

Time to ring in the new year!  I hope you've had wonderful holidays celebrating with friends, and that this first morning of 2013 finds you well.  I'm finishing up a few projects (like holiday cards that became New Year cards) and looking forward to an exciting 2013.  Hopefully it will find me checking in here more often...

Today's card, which is in the mail to many, many friends, has a few color variations that I'll share over the coming days.  I wanted something fresh and graphic, and found my answer in the designer series paper Sycamore Street that's available for free during Sale-a-Bration (stay tuned, it's coming quickly!).

TIP: Not sure how to glue down those little die cut pieces?  Me either.  I fiddled around with all sorts of different glues until I remembered that I have adhesive sheets for the Big Shot, and they work like a charm.  For ease and speed, they get two thumbs up!

Wishing you a bright and wonderful new year!

Stamps: Perfectly Penned
Ink: Island Indigo
Paper: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Sycamore Street DSP
Extras: Big Shot, Timeless Type sizzlets (retired), Apothecary Accents