Friday, August 9, 2013

August ~ A Month FULL of Birthday's Around Here! Plus a {Confession}...SHHH!

In August, just in my immediate family, there are 8 Birthday's! September isn't much better! I'm a paper crafter who LOVES the nearly immediate gratification of creating some thing beautiful. I have a confession, though. I make far, far more cards than I send out.

Tell me I'm not alone in my sin!? During Convention, I had the distinct impression I should try to do my best to send out at least one card to someone who makes a difference in my life, or the life of someone I love, every week. So far, I'm pleased to report I'm on track. :)

Here's a sweet Birthday card, with some my favorite bright colors,  that was super fast to whip up. It would make for a great class project and would be easy to step up to make it a WOW card! I'm thinking one of my nieces will enjoy this. I have the cutest, sweetest nieces EVER!


Best of Birthdays (132929)
Melon Mambo CS (115320)
Island Indigo CS (122923)
Daffodil Delight (119683)
Gingham Garden (129310)
Island Indigo (126986)
Melon Mambo (126948)
Fun Tools:
Big Shot (113439)
Chevron Embossing Folder (127749)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels  (119246)
Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399)
Best of Birthdays

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

More Birthday Madness! Adorable Gift Card Holder!

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I {LOVELOVELOVE} the Photopolymer stamp sets! Especially because of the level of snarky-ness Stampin' Up! decided to add to this stamp set! It speaks to me! :)

I made this cute gift card holder using the Oval Accent Bigz Die and the Quatrefancy Specialty Paper. I love the colors in the Quatrefancy set of papers. It's bright and cheerful, just like a birthday should be!

Bombs Away Photopolymer Stamp Set (133411)
Mosaic Madness (Wood~130246, Clear~130249))
Quatrefancy Specialty Paper (130141)
Whisper White CS (100730)
Melon Mambo CS (115320)
Melon Mambo (126948)
Island Indigo (126986)
Daffodil Delight (126944)
Fun Tools:
Big Shot (113439)
Oval Accent Bigz Die (127005)
Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003)
Oval Accents Framelits (129021)
Whisper White 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126877)

The Bombs Away Photopolymer stamp set is only $13.95 for SEVEN stamps! That's an incredible deal! Plus, check out the sayings Stampin' Up! has given us to work with! There's some funny stuff there! I really enjoy this brand of humor and I'm happy to see I'm not the only one who appreciates it. :)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

It's Always Best to be Polite ~ My Digital Studio Project ~ FREEBIE!!

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I ran across this saying on Pinterest today and I loved it so much I had to pretty it up!

I'm about to start a job at a office that has had a rough time lately. I'm told, based on the current climate, to expect to need a reminder of this principle on a fairly regular basis, so I opened up My Digital Studio and made quick work of it!

I LOVE MDS! It's very user friendly and I love that I can use all that Stampin' Up! has to offer in digital content, as well as import .svg files from anywhere on the internet and use those as well! BONUS! :)

Click on the link on the right sidebar to get your FREE trial of MDS TODAY! I'm happy to show you how to use it and I know you will love it as much as I do.

If you would like a copy of this image, please feel free to email me at and I will gladly email it to you. If you would like it in a certain color, please leave me a comment with your request and I will fill it as quickly as possible!
P.S. Help a girl out and PIN the heck outta this for me! :)

JUST RELEASED! Newest My Digital Studio Downloads!

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Are you suffering from post-July stress syndrome? (Also known as "summer-can't-be-over-already-itis" and "the-holidays-are-right-around-the-corner-phobia".) Our latest downloads (PDF) are the perfect cure.
Trying to soak up every last bit of the sunny weather?You'll love the new Grilling Good Time Ensemble. It's perfect for a backyard barbeque.
Getting ready for back to school time?
Check out the Do Your Best Printables-clever lunchbox notes for your little scholars.
Looking ahead to the holidays?
Start making your list and checking it twice with the Season of Style downloads. They pair perfectly with our traditional products so you can hybrid to your heart's content. Click here to view a PDF of each traditional product with its digital counterpart.


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sweetest Birthday Wishes {Sieze the Birthday}

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How much do you {LOVE} this cake!? It was on my short list of things I had to have right away! It's inexpensive, adorable, and the perfect stamp for many occasions that involve cake! It's not a party without cake, afterall! ;)

Birthday Cake (Wood~130390)
That's the Ticket (Wood~131946, Clear~128075)
Epic Day This and That DSP (130814)
Crumb Cake CS (120953)
Calypso Coral CS (122925)
Pool Party CS (122924)
Whisper White CS (100730)
Pool Party Classic Stamp Pad (126982)
Island Indigo Stamp and Write Markers (131262)
Calypso Coral Stamp and Write Markers (131263)
Daffodil Delight Stamp and Write Markers (131259)
Pool Party Stamp and Write Markers (131263)
Melon Mambo Stamp and Write Markers (131259)
Fun Tools:
Big Shot (113439)
Labels Collection Framelits (125598)
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)
Ticket Punch (126883)
Little Labels Punch Pack (126881)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)
Linen Thread (104199)

This week I'm playing along over at Sieze the Birthday. It's a party over there & they're focusing on anything to do with Birthday's! Go check them out and don't forget to go back and vote for your favorites on August 6th at Noon.
Birthday Cake (130390)



Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board

There was an entire board set up at convention, simply dedicated to this up and coming fun tool!

This new and innovative tool will help you EASILY make at least 66 sizes of envelopes!  I’ve seen it in person, and I can tell you that nearly 6,000 convention attendees ooohh’ed and aaahhhh’ed when they showed this tool in action!  I can’t show you the actual tool yet, but I can tell you that it’s compact and very clever.  And it’s going to be VERY affordably priced!  It’s a card maker’s dream-come-true.  You can expect to be able to order this in the fall, maybe as early as September 1st.

Exciting stuff!! Stay tuned!

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Today's a really BIG DAY!! MORE Just Released Fabulousness from Stampin' Up!

For those of you who haven't been to Convention, every year they have a "Prize Patrol". When you get your bag, filled with goodies, you also get a wrist band with a pattern or color on it that determines which prizes you will win with the Prize Patrol.

This year, they had 25 different colored wristbands, all from the catalog, and EVERYONE won something! Exciting business!!

To my excitement and the excitement (and a bit of envy, I think) of those around me, I won a product that Stampin' Up! hadn't released yet! The Labels Card Thinlits Die and Circle Card Thinlits Die makes fast and easy work out of what is normally a WOW card that requires lots of work!

How cool is this???  They’ve been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more, but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies (available starting TODAY!) cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.

Item Description Price
133479 Label Card Thinlits Die $32.95
133480 Circle Card Thinlits Die $32.95

These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. (The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with 9 total pieces.)

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Here are some great combinations of the dies with current Stampin’ Up! stamps.
Label Card Thinlits Die (item 133479):
Circle Card Thinlits Die (item 133480):
  • Worth the Wait Stamp (item 131091 W)
  • Five-Way Flower Stamp (item 131088 W)
Both card dies pair well with:
  • Oh, Hello Stamp Set (item 131931 W, item 130733 C)
  • Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set (item 131341 W, item 131344 C)
  • Really Good Greetings Stamp Set (item 130330 W, item 130333 C)
  • Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (item 130324 W, item 130327 C)
  • These dies also work well with our new magnetic platform* (item 130658) so you can place the dies exactly where you want them!  Please note the Magnetic Platform is currently unavailable and is expected to be available in the Fall, 2013.

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