Saturday, November 17, 2012

Frame - Christmas Collage

I am enrolled in another online My Digital Studio Class - 30 Days of Christmas - hosted by Heather Summers and her friend Martha Inchley.  The yesterday's project (Day 16) was a shadow box frame.  I didn't have that type of frame on hand, but I had purchased a collage frame at Michael's a few days ago so I decided I would use that for my project.

I used My Digital Studio to create each of the inserts for the frame and then started embellishing.  The stitched felt pieces are now retired (too bad because I really loved them).  I used some rhinestone (coloured with sharpie markers); punches; a faceted button; a large half pearl and a bit of glimmer paper.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, November 16, 2012


NEW Texture Boutique Embossing Machine! from Stampin' Up!

I have a Big Shot as well as the Cuttlebug die cutting machines, but I am so tempted to order this cute new product from Stampin' Up!  Limited supplies are available.  For $45.95 you can get the machine and two embossing folders or if you already have the two folders listed the machine only is $36.95.

Got a Smart Phone?

Then you might like the new Talking Tag Message Labels from Stampin' Up!

With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you.  Now your pictures really can say a thouand words!

* 10 labels per sheet 
* Scan the code on your smartphone and start recording your message 
* Attach message label to cards, invitations or gifts 
* Detailed recording instructions included

Starting Monday, November 19 watch for the Stampin' Up! OnLine Extravaganza!

The biggest online sale of the year, Online Extravaganza, begins Monday, November 19, and ends on Wednesday, November 28. There will be a fantastic selection of stamp sets, accessories, and tools that will be discounted up to 50 percent!

Plus, you won't want to miss the first 24 hours of the sale when the Big Shot, Doctor's Bag, and Simply Scored Diagonal Plate will be 20 percent off retail price!

Monday, November 12, 2012

My Digital Studio

I signed up for another of Heather Summers' online My Digital Studio classes.  One of the projects was subway art.  The class sample was all done using text boxes with different fonts.  I decided to give it a try using only stamp brush sets from the Jolly Jingles download.  I took advantage of the new colouring tool in My Digital Studio 2.

I'm going to print this and frame it - not sure if I will use and 8 x 10 frame (perhaps I will reduce it to 5 x 7).

Sunday, November 11, 2012

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae

Monday, November 5, 2012

Stampin' Trimmer Now Available!

Stampin' Trimmer126889
A cutting and scoring tool made with crafters in mind!
· Cutting and scoring. Cut anywhere, in any direction. Full 12" cut or score.
Keep scoring and cutting blades on the track at the same time.
· Measuring. Extended 6-1/4" base. Extend ruler to 15-1/2".
· Storing. Compartment under base to store blades, scoring stylus, more!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Stampin' Up! Promotions

I want to share two amazing promotions that are on from now until December 16!  Do you want the NEW ink pads (yes, even if you have the old ones)?  Well, you can earn one colour family (12 ink pads) FREE!!!!!  Here's how:
  • New demonstrators who join the Stampin' Up! family during the promotion period will received a FREE collection of Classic Stampin' Pads -- they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals! It's INK-redible!  
  • Hostesses who hold a minimum $575 party during the promotion period will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads--they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals--a $64.95 value!  Plus, the free ink is in addition to the regular hostess benefits--INK-redible!