Friday, October 30, 2009

More Photos by Lily

It took me a few more days to post these. I was debating what else to put on the pages. I didn't want much to take away from the photos, but it needed something. So here are three more pages from My Digital Studio. Each of these started as a photo template. I put in my pictures, add my text and put in a few stamped images. DONE! Super easy.
If you live in the Lawton, OK area and want to see a demonstration on this software please contact me. You can also earn My Digital Studio for half price with a qualifying workshop in November. Contact me today to book your fun event.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Deal of the Week #4--Party Time

For the final deal of the week, it is time to think about your next child's party. If it is Princess or Pirate Stampin' Up! has you covered.

Pirate Party Kit----Item #116213
Regular Price: $15.95
Deal of the Week Price: $9.99
Hoist the Jolly Roger and get ready to have a swashbuckling good time! Gather your little buccaneer and his or her mateys for a pirate party of the finest sort, complete with invitations, decorations, and eye patches to create and wear.

This kit contains products you need to create party invitations and decorations for eight guests.
■ Contains products to create invitations, eye patches, banner, treasure boxes, and food toppers for eight
■ Coordinates with our Pirate Time stamp set and Pirate personalized name stamp

Princess Party Kit ---Item #116214
Regular Price: $15.95
Deal of the Week Price: $9.99
You can make your princess's fantasies come true with our Princess Party kit. Your little princess and seven of her ladies-in-waiting can celebrate a splendid happily-ever-after complete with invitations, decorations, and dazzling crowns to create and wear.
■ Contains products to create invitations, crowns, purse boxes, banner, and food toppers for eight
■ Coordinates with the Princess Time stamp set and Princess personalized name stamp
Deal of the Week #4 is good until Saturday evening. Contact me with questions about the Deal of the Week or any Stampin' Up! products. Place an order 24/7 online by clicking "shop now" at My Stampin' Up! Website.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Photos by Lily

My kids think it is fun to "borrow" my camera and take pictures. She was only 4 years old when my daughter took my camera this particular day. She walked around the backyard taking pictures of our dog and the dogs of each neighbor.
I used My Digital Studio for this layout. I started with a photo template. Originally the space I now have my title in was at the bottom of the page. I thought the ladybugs from "Garden Whimsy" would be a cute symbol after her name. Since the pictures were all taken outdoors I thought the other bugs from teh stamp set would be cute too. I stamped "medalion" and put it behind the pictures. I also turned it somewhat opaque so it blended into the background.
More layouts of Photos by Lily to come soon.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Progressive page with My Digital Studio

A progressive page generally starts as a smaller sized layout. That smaller layout is taken and put onto a larger layout. My Digital Studio has Five different layout sizes available. 5x5, 8x8, 8.5x11, 11x8.5, and 12x12. The most traditional progressive page would be to start with a 6x6, layer in onto an 8.5x11, then layer that onto a 12x12. Since My Digital Studio doesn't come with a 6x6, I started with a 5x5.

The 5x5 was simple to put together. It came as a Designer Template with my School Days II download the other day. I added the photo and put in my text below the photo in the predetermined place. I saved this project as a jpg so I could insert it into a second project.

For the Progressive part I did layer it onto an 8.5x11 and then a 12x12. I created a new 12x12 project. I made a cardstock layer of 8.5x11, then I added a photo box and resized it to be 5x5. I inserted the original smaller layout into the photo box. On the second page of the album I started with a full 12x12 background and copied the objects from the first page to the next.
I moved the objects so they were more suited to the 12x12 finished size and added several new elements. Many of the objects are stamps. The stars were resized and made different colors. The numbers at the bottom of the page is a stamp over and over. The letters above the ribbon is a stamp, as well is the sissors. There is some stitching between the two right side photos. This is found in the embelishments section. I added the text "The Learning Tree" and stamped the tree from yet another stamp set.

When you do traditional scrapbooking you adhere all of your objects to the page. If you start with a smaller page and progressively make it larger you are constricted to where objects are already adhered. With My Digital Studio you can easily move the objects around as necessary. I was able to move the tree and Title over to make more room for the extra photos. It is hard to tell, but the original 5x5 and large star were also moved to make room.
I have done all of my requirements for becoming a certified demonstrator for My Digital Studio. The program is so user friendly Iwas able to learn most of it's capabilities by experimentation. I did learn some shortcuts for lineing up objects and moving more thanone thing at a time. I also learned all about making interactive projects and movies. I have some big thoughts in mind for what I can make with this new knowledge. Trust me you will be thrilled with a purchase of this software. I used to go through photos and say, "someday I will get around to scrapbooking that". Now I look for photos that I have not scrapbooked yet. I think I am going to work on a slideshow of first year photos of my children next.
Please contact me with any questions about My Digital Studio or other Stampin' Up! products. As always, you can place an order 24/7 by click on "shop now" in the upper right corner of My Stampin' Up! Website.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bonus to New Downloads Available

How do you like the new header? A little more suited for October.
I am working on becoming a Certified My Digital Studio Demonstrator. I was following along with the webinar training video and came across something new. When I downloaded all the new digital contents available now, I saw a new designer template. The designer templates are pre-made photo albums or cards. All you have to do is add pictures and a little text to finish them.

The bonus was a new template using the new Designer Series Paper I downloaded to the program. Here it is. All I did was add the photo and a few short words in the lower right corner to remember the event. It is my husband and daughter at the Father/Daughter dance at church right before her deployed for Iraq. I looked through the program and found a few photo album pages and several cards. Each download came with something extra I wasn't expecting.

Thank You Stampin' Up! for the bonus.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Night & Day

One of the new Digital Downloads available for My Digital Studio is "Night & Day Designer Series Paper". It contains all black and white designer papers. One of the papers reminded me of a chalk board that was not cleaned off all the way. What a cute background for a back to school layout. I also used several images from the School Days II download. The dots around the photos are also from School Days II. This download will come in handy for years to come. Now I just need to find the photos that belong here.

Deal of the Week #3

It's Monday again, time for a new Deal of the Week. These items are on special until next Monday morning. They can all be found on page 179 of the Idea Book & Catalog. They are a wonderful way to dress up your holiday cards this year.
114348 -- Basic Jumbo grommets $4.49
Custom designed, these large grommets add some real spunk! These grommets can even frame small images for real art appeal. ■ Colors: Basic Black, Silver, Very Vanilla and Whisper White ■ 5 each for a total of 20 pieces
109857 -- Mini Library clips $8.99
Let your inner librarian run wild when you clip a tag to a project with one of our adorable Mini Library Clips. These clips are 1/4" x 1/2" and each package contains 12 each of 4 colors (Black, Silver, Antique Brass, and Pewter).
112571 -- Circle Designer brads $3.99
These high-quality cast brads are so easy to use and come in custom Stampin' Up! designs. They're finished in our Styled Silver, and can be used separately or with our Hodgepodge Hardware.■ Assortments include 16 pieces; 8 each of 2 sizes (1/2" and 3/4")
112581-- 1/2" Library clip $3.99
Let your inner librarian run wild when you clip a tag to a project with one of our adorable Mini Library Clips. These clips to add the right touch to your projects. ■ Contains 24 pieces■ 8 each of 3 colors: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White■ Powder finish■ 1/2" x 3/4"
You can order these, or other Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 at My Stampin' Up! Website. Click on shop now in the upper right corner. There is no limit to the number of "Deals of the Week" you can purchase. As always, purchase more than $150 in Stampin' Up! product and you will also receive Hostess Benifits.

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Digital Downloads

Stampin' Up! has released their first set of new downloads for My Digital Studio. Just in time for October events, there are two great sets of Designer Papers and a Halloween/Fall Stamp Set. There are also some great stamp sets to work on those School Days projects.

Here is one project I already put together with the Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper and the "Pumpkin Patch" Stamp Set. I also used the "Eat, Drink & Be Scary" Stamp Set.
All of the New Digital Downloads are available at My Stampin' Up! Website. As an added bonus, there is no tax or shipping on the downloads. You can only get the downloads by placing an online order. Be sure to download them to the computer you have My Digital Studio installed on. If you have any questions about My Digital Studio or other Stampin' Up! products, please contact me or leave a comment here.
Item # Product Name Price
118114 Cast A Spell Designer Series paper - digital download $4.95
118115 Night & Day Designer Series paper - digital download $4.95
118124 Medallion stamp brush set - digital download $1.95
118126 Circle Circus stamp brush set - digital download $5.95
118116 School Days II stamp brush set - digital download $9.95
118121 Great Moments II stamp brush set - digital download $9.95
118122 Pumpkin Patch stamp brush set - digital download $5.95

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I just can't stop using MDS

My Digital Studio makes scrapbooking so easy. I can sit up in bad at night, pick a photo from my file and scrapbook. There is no mess to clean up and I can always go back and change it if my style changes or I get new things to add to it.
I have a few places that I get inspiration from. Lots of bloggers have sketch challenges and there are a number of sites you can go to and share ideas with lots of other crafters. I found this sketch layout on 52 Sketched for 52 Weeks. I was drawn to the sketch for it's large focal image in the center. I also like that it didn't clutter up the rest of the page with a bunch of "stuff". Sometimes I like the "stuff", but this photo works so well on it's own and I didn't want much taking away from that smile.
We upgraded Tyler from his bath sling to a bath seat a few weeks back. He has been overdue in this change for some time now. He thought it was a trip to splash in the water. His big brother would give him little ducks and such to play with.
The designer papers and heart are from the "Rock-A-Bye" Simply Scrappin' Kit. The swirl is Baroque Motifs Stamp Set. I stamped it in So Saffron and made it opaque to not detract from the photo. The little journaling blocks are also opaque. Doesn't that face just warm your heart.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Deal of the Week #2

It is Monday, time for the next Deal of the Week. This week Stampin' Up! has three Big Shot Dies on special. The special will run until next Monday, so don't wait too long to order yours. Check back next Monday for the next special.

#115961 Perfect Settings Bigz XL die
Regular Price: $42.95 ---Deal of the Week Price: $25.99

#114515 Flower Burst Embosslits die
Regular Price: $11.95 ---Deal of the Week Price: $5.99

#116760 Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die
Regular Price: $39.95 ---Deal of the Week Price: $25.49

There is no limit to the number of Deals of the Week you can purchase. Order more than $150 in Stampin' Up! product and you will also receive hostess benifits. Contact me with any questions you have about any Stampin' Up! product.

To order your Deal of the Week (or any SU! product) online 24/7 simply go to My Stampin' Up! Website and click on "Shop now" in the upper right hand corner.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


So what do you think? For those who are looking at my Blog directly, you can see my new header. (For those of you reading the email feed, go to my blog now. )
A favorite blogger of mine made a new header for her blog and gave some simple instructions. I wasn't too sure if I could do it without fancy photo editing software. But as you see, I can. I made a simple "multiple output" project with My Digital Studio, saved it as a pdf file and then loaded it to my blog editor. I didn't even know I could put whatever I wanted at the top.
I decided to go with something festive for the upcoming holidays. I might change it in a few days to something a little more OCTOBER. But for only taking me 5 minutes to do, I am pleased.
I used elements and such from the "Christmas Jingle" Simply Scrappin' Kit that comes in the program. Contact me for more information about My Digital Studio. You can see other projects I have posted about MDS by clicking here. You can order My Digital Studio online anytime by going to My Stampin' Up! Website. Click on "shop now" and enter Item #118108.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Halloween Fun

I have had a cold the last few days. Last night I took some cold medicine. While waiting for it to kick in, I played around with My Digital Studio for a bit. I made 2 quick cards and a scrapbook page. All but the second page of the scrapbook layout is made from scratch. The second page used a photo template. It was a simple 3x3 grid of pictures. I took out a couple of them to put in a few simple stamped elements.

Friday, October 2, 2009

My Digital Studio Sampler Book

My Digital Studio is now available for ordering. You can also print projects using their professional printing service. I have been interested in getting one of the bound books to show people how fabulous the program is. But what to put in the book?
How about a book about My Digital Studio. I spend the better part of the day making a 22 page sampler book of all that is My Digital Studio. Pages of Scrappin' Kit Samples. Pages with embelishments and Designer Papers. Even a few showcasing the projects I have done.
Would you like to see it? Click below and view it for yourself. Keep in mind most of the pages are supposed to be viewed side by side. The slide show will only show one picture at a time.

Place your order online 24/7 by going to My Stampin' Up! Website. Click on "Shop Now" in the upper right hand corner. My Digital Studio ($79.95) is Item #118108

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Deals of the Week

Stampin' Up! has brought back their Deals of the Week promotion.

Week 1 Deals of the Week
Item # Description Special Price
109183 Trio Flower punch $10.99
109041 5-Petal Flower punch $10.99
110709 My Way punch $11.99

Each special is good until the next weekly deal is released.
Deal #1: Thursday, October 1, 2009; 12:01 AM (MT)
Deal #2: Monday, October 12, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
Deal #3: Monday, October 19, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
Deal #4: Monday, October 26, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT)
Place your order 24/7 on My Stampin' Up!Website. Click "shop now" in the upper right hand corner.

My Digital Studio Demonstrator Starter Kit

Stampin' Up! just announced a new demonstrator starter kit promotion.
For only $185 you get a selection of the wonderful products from Stampin' Up! including My Digital Studio.

The new Digital + Starter kit option includes:
My Digital Studio software
Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin' Write markers
Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon

Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots
SNAIL Adhesive
Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)

You can still select the Add on Package for only $50 including:
Schoolbook Serif Alphabet set OR another alphabet set at $43.95 or less
Assorted card stock (1 pkg. 12" x 12" Bold Brights OR color family of your choice)
Petal Party Simply Scrappin’® OR Simply Scrappin’ kit of your choice
Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad® OR Craft Stampin’ Pad of your choice
Basic Black Stampin’ Write® journaler
Button Latte Designer buttons

If you prefer, you can always become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator by purchasing the standard $199 starter kit. For full details of what that option includes contact me.
No matter which option you choose, you still get all the great benifits of being a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! Monthly publications full of ideas, previews of new products, a chance to run your own business your way and of course a discount on all the great Stampin' Up! products.