Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tri Shutter card and Stampin'Up! 's Sweet Pea collection

I wanted to make a Tri Shutter card for awhile and the new Sweet Pea DSP and felt accessories were perfect for this card. I also used the new cling stamps Well Scripted from SU!.
The inside greeting is a non-SU! stamp.
I made this card a little larger than the tutorials I found .... I like this size more. I think this will be my next Stamp class project.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I made this quick card using the Lattice Die from Stampin' Up!. I just cut off the four corners to get this shape, which looks kinda Celtic to me.

Another quick card using the paper from Sale-A-Bration.
The butterfly embosslits die from the Occasions Mini is such a cute accent to any card.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Digital Studio digi layouts

A few easy layouts using the MDS program from Stampin Up!
 I usually send these off to my local Costco to print them off to a 12x12 size and then add photos, embellishments ,etc to finish them up.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Digital scrapbooking with My Digital Studio is so easy and quick! Here's a few more pages I did. I downloaded free digis and used them with MDS...... the possibilities are endless!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I have my first Stamp class of the new year ,and I finally get to demo the new unmounted stamps from Stampin'Up!. I thought I'd keep the cards quick and simple.
 I love the new Sweet Pea felt accents , they add such a cute touch to any card.The sentiment on this card is a Sale-A-Bration set ( Whimsical Words).

The new Designer Series paper in the Occasions mini is awesome! It has shimmer on one side and i like that it's not too Valentine-y ( is that a word??). I had to use my Cricut to make the mini envelope as I don't have the SU! die , yet! The satin ribbon is my favorite ribbon from SU! so far! I will have to get all the colors !

I bought this stamp set a while ago, and am finally using it!Taken With Teal is my favorite SU! color , so I was thrilled that it coordinated with the new DSP in the mini.
I like the dies from SU!, they are so versatile. This is the square scallop die and it adds a little bit extra to an otherwise very plain card. The image is not stamped very well, so I'm gonna remove it and do it over before my stamp group. I also have to shade in the meter ( oops, forgot to do that!)
I thought I'd post a few pics of a few non-Stampin' Up! cards I made this past Christmas. I used the Gypsy Font , exclusive to the Cricut Gypsy, and Basic Grey paper. The card base is retired SU! cardstock... it matched really well with the colors in the Basic Grey paper.

I used diecuts from SEI and the new Martha Stewart punch with Bashful Blue and Real Red SU! cardstock.
More SEI diecuts and the snowflake stamp from Christmas Punch ( level 2 Hostess set).

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My Digital Studio

I love My Digital Studio from SU!--- not only can I make quick and easy pages , but I can also make my own custom invites! Very cool!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A layout using My Digital Studio with some other digital elements.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

An altered vase using the All Holidays  greeting stamp set and chocochip and Bashful Blue cardstock, with the snowflake die and the choco chip striped ribbon. Very quick and easy to do.

Happy New Year..... looking back on my first year ( well not quite a full year) with Su!

Wow, it's hard to believe that a new decade has just begun! Where has the past ten years gone? Last April I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator after the group I had been part of for nearly 4 years kinda went their own way. For a year I had been buying stuff from other demonstrators but that was it, so after a friend approached me to join SU!, I did! I love being a Demonstrator, although now I have a new appreciation for all the extra effort  my former Demonstrator, Tracey,  did to make her workshops run so smoothly and were fun to attend. Designing new projects each month has been a cahllenge, but designing projects for a group of ladies who were , for the most part, unfamiliar with SU! , has presented me with a new set of challenges. I must learn to teach the techniques , not merely demo them. So, the past few months I have had some high and low moments. I love introducing the products and all the possibilities that comes with them, but I have found that there are times when I feel that this is overwhelming. I met another demonstrator last fall who gave me some good advice.... she said that I didn't need to always design new and fresh ideas. It's okay to copy every now and then, just add my own touches to the projects. There are so many fantastic blogsites out there and I am constantly amazed at the talent of the SU! demonstrators I've found online. Thank you for your inspiration!!!!!