Monthly Archives: August 2012

Waiting…

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I am waiting for mds projects to upload. Photobooks take a while…

So… I wanted to show you a couple more things from this August stamp club…  first of all, we had a visitor!  Jane came all the way from Canada to come to our club.  Well… not really. She came here on vacation and it happened to coincide with club. She and here husband were celebrating their 40th anniversary. Incredible.

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She was the 2nd demonstrator in all of Canada!  This past convention, SU! celebrated 10 years in Canada. Pretty neat. We had a good time with Jane. Its always fun to get together with other demos. We can share lots of tips and tricks.

I wanted to show you the other projects we made in club.  The first one  was homeage
to the homeland:

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The state flower for KS is the sunflower.  And I think it’s my favorite flower too.  So cheerful. I love them so much I have several photos from our sunflower quest on the wall in my living room (sunflower quest: driving around the state of KS till you find some fields… and it’s sunflowers for as far as the eyes could see)

The second one is capitalizing on a “super-fad”.  Well, it’s a superfad in the mainland… so I give it 3 years till it gets to Maui. So… by posting it now, I can say I was ahead of the times. Which never happens…

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The keep calm phrase. It’s everywhere.  But fun. I love this hostess set!! 

Well..  I should get back to uploading… can’t wait until my new mds projects come!!

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MDS 2…HERE I COME

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Okay, I have to embarrassingly admit…  I had the My Digital Studio software for nearly 3 years before I did anything with it. (well, at least I think it was 3….)  Who knows.  And, I busted the package on it this past summer when I was trying to earn enough points for the trip to Hilton Head (which, btw, I did!!!  Thanks to all who helped…).  And, this was before the release of MDS 2.  ANYWAY…

I made an 8×8 scrapbook and my new business card.  Both made me want to scream.
THEN….
I went to convention where I learned about the LOVELY MDS2.

 

And it’s lovely.  And, during the month of August (AND NOW EXTENDED TILL SEPTEMBER 14), select digital downloads and printing services are 31% off.  And, you can download MDS2 for a 30 day free trial…ANYTIME…
I’ve been frantically trying to scrap, create, and whatever you can do in MDS before the end of the promotion.  Just took Isaac’s Christmas picture today…  (gonna print on the special, so someone please remind me to get them mailed before December 25…no excuses this year)
Anyway, a friend’s daughter is getting married and I made some wedding invites.  This is the one she liked.  I removed the names and the changed the date of the wedding just not to spill the beans…cause I’m not sure they’ve been sent out.  But, I love how they turned out…

I made matching RSVP cars too.  And, I can print on the back as well… I just put a designer series paper, but it still made the entire project seem quite finished.  And, the quality of the paper is wonderful.  Quite substantial.  It is a very nice wedding invite, I think… More people need to get married so I can make some more.  It was fun…

I will post some other projects later!  I’m having tons of fun!!

And, just a reminder, you only have a few days left (until Friday, at 7:50 Hawaii time) to purchase the starter kit to be able to get that awesome Halloween Printer’s Tray.  I’ve seen ideas on pinterest of how people are using with ‘removable’ decor so it can be used for other seasons.  Now, you don’t wanna miss out, do you???  You can get it by going to my website and signing up for the starter kit…

Spooktacular Offer

Talk to you soon!!  And happy digital stamping!!

More Moving Forward!!

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I just love this stamp set. I actually like all the Ronald McDonald sets. They are alway very versitile.

So… here are some more cards I have made with it:

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The daffodile delight paper is just so bright and cheery. And the new 1/4″ stitched grosgrain is so much fun.  Yellow and black are a great combo for anyone who needs a little pick-me-up…

And here:

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This frog makes a great boy’s birthday card. The little curly-q stamp just exudes energy.

And this one we made at our Maui Stampers Team Meeting.  It was a case of a swap we got at convention…. hey… if it is good… might as well just go with it!

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Makes you wanna b a Maui Stamper doesn’t it.  Weeelllllll….  whatcha waiting for??

Finally

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Finally…. things have settled enough to get a post made.  School is in full swing and it’s shaping up to be a busy year.

This coming weekend both of my stamp clubs are meeting… and I’ve been working hard to get projects made and samples made!!  I was thinking, to start the year, we might play with the Moving Forward stamp set.  This is the Ronald McDonald set for this year. $3 of every set purchased goers to the Ronald McDonald house charities. This set was also a freebie at convention. And I love it.  Super cute for children’s cards or tags on packages.  Speaking of tags… look at these 3×3 cards: (and totally cased from Monika Davis… thanks Monika!! )

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I just love how cute the images are. And the new firm foam ink pads make stamping the solid blimp image a breeze!!  (I absolutely love the new stamp pads. Had to convert my whole collection.)  Here is another card that I completely cased.  This one came from this month’s Stampin’
Success.

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Would YOU want to get a magazine every month with tons of cute stamp ideas just begging to be made?  Well..  it’s easy!  Just pick up the starter kit. And, in addition, for the month of August, you get ALL the items necessary to make this spooky printers tray:

Also… in August, MDS2 was released!!  Now, you are able to download a 30 day free trial of MDS 2 to see how you like it.  I’ve already played with it.  And, I LOVE it.  A gigantic improvement over MDS 1.  I have some projects I will post next time that I made with it.  I’m currently working on a friend’s wedding (invites, favor tags, signs, table numbers…) Lots of fun stuff.  And, as a way to promote MDS 2, Stampin’ UP is giving 31% off select MDS downloads and ALL the print products ordered through them (not including bulk pricing, but this is cheaper anyway, so you don’t need the bulk pricing).

I was thinking, to celebrate this promotion, I will give free design services to anyone who orders through me and prints (through SU) their Christmas Cards.  Now, I realize it is WAY early, but if you have pictures that you want to use, or don’t think your children will change too much between now and Christmas, you might as well get your cards on sale, get something WAY more exciting than Costco offers, and have them all ready to go before the holiday rush.  Then when all your friends are stressing out, you can sit back and sip a cup of hot chocolate.  These cards come on a super thick card stock and the printing is superb.  I have samples of cards printed through these print services if you want to see.  Hurry though, if you want me to design it in time to get in on the August sale, you better let me know ASAP.    (Or, use the free trial and make some for yourself!!)  One thing I want (and WILL) do this year is to make a bunch of Christmas TAGS.  Just 3×3 tags that can be tied on all the neighbor gifts, and whatever other gifts that we give from our family.  Cute, easy…  I will post samples of that too..  I will run the design special through the holidays, but any printing done after August 31 will be back to regular (or bulk) pricing…

Anyway, it is past my bedtime.  I will post again… post my MDS project…post a couple more pics of Moving Forward (Did I mention I love this stamp set)  But, I have a feeling I am rambling…which I do when it is past my bedtime… way past…