Saturday, December 19, 2009

Holiday Glow Art Sale & Show 2009

Well, I made it through my first show. This was a very different show since it wasn't held at a venue with multiple artists - it was at my parent's house! My dad and I participated in a progressive art show where the customers went from house to house to do their Christmas shopping. I believe there was a total of 14 artists at 10 houses participating this year. I was a little surprised at what sold and what didn't - it wasn't quite what I expected - but I will know better for next year now. Here are some pictures of my display and what I had up for sale.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Note Cards

So I found a fellow demo's blog that has some great MDS tutorials. Check out her great ideas and tutorials at Patty's Stamping Spot. She posted a tutorial about using the inside of a card to create another card front or note card to save money. Well, I took it one step further and put 4 notecards onto one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet so I can print from home and cut them apart. This way I get 4 cute notecards from one sheet of cardstock - what a great money saver. The same could be done to create cardfronts that you could adhere to different colored cardstock to create a full greeting card. The possibilities are endless!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Baby Announcement 2

As promised, here is the Boy Announcement. This was also created in the 5x7 size using papers and elements from the Rock-a-bye Kit.

December Stamp Club

This month we made these super cute calendars using the easel card technique. I CASEd this idea from scrapnforfun at Thank you to her for this great idea! I used stamps from multiple sets both current and retired and also snuck in one Unity stamp since I didn't have any Thanksgiving/fall themed stamps for November.

November Stamp Club - Pick a Petal

This month we used the Pick a Petal stamp set to make 5 different cards. Here they are! All of these cards are CASEd from images I found on All of them but one were done by multiple people so I do not have one specific person to credit. The black and white flower I need to go back and try to find whose it was. I wrote down her screen name and now can't find it. I will update the post when I have the information. Thanks!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Baby Announcement 1

Before our new son, Canden, was born I started designing birth announcements using My Digital Studio. I prepared one for a girl and one for a boy since we didn't know what we were having yet. This card was created in the 5x7 size using elements and papers from the Rock-a-bye kit.

I have since decided to just order from an online site and not use these purely for cost reasons. I spent a little more on Christmas cards then I had planned and decided to save a little bit of money by purchasing a pre-designed card. Here is the Girl announcement and I will post the Boy announcement tomorrow.

New Digital Downloads for MDS

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2009 Christmas Card

I finally finished designing our Christmas cards and am so happy with how they turned out. I originally designed this card using My Digital Studio, but the company I ordered through had slightly different dimensions that I had to follow, so I recreated it in Adobe Photoshop using the MDS elements. Here is the final image that I used to order our cards. All papers and elements are from the Christmas Jingle Kit.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Holiday Glow Art Sale & Show

Just to put a little bug in your ears - if you are in the Grand Forks area and are looking for someplace to do your holiday shopping on December 4 and 5, have I got an idea for you. From 5-9pm each day you can travel around between 12 artists' homes and view and purchase their art work. There will be 15 artists total (me included!) and there will be everything from Stained Glass to Pottery to Painting and more! Nothing says I love you like a handmade gift for the holidays!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Butterfly Wall Art

I have seen many people do these butterfly art pieces to hang on their walls. I decided it was time I try it out myself. I used the Martha Stewart butterfly punch and went through all my scrap papers of various brands to come up with this piece. I put it in a shadow box frame and popped the butterflies up using dimensionals. I am super excited with how it turned out.

Week #4 Deal of the Week

Today starts week four of the Deal of the Week Special. Today the two Party Kits are available at a discounted price of $9.99 each! What a great deal.




Regular Price

Special Price



Princess Party Kit





Pirate Party Kit



Included in Pirate Party Kit:
■ 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

Included in Princess Party Kit:
■ 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

To order either of these great kits head over to my Demonstrator Website or send me an email at

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October Stamp Club Project

Once again I know I'm late at posting this, but here are the two cards we made for our October Stamp Club meeting.

Supplies Used - All SU products unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Lovely Lilac, Green Galore
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Stamps: Grateful Greetings, Sweet Centers, Branch Out
Accessories: pastels, Sweet Treat Cups, Generic Brand - pumpkin punch, circle punch, ribbon

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

September Stamp Club Project

Ok, so I know we are well into October and stamp club meets tomorrow night, but here is what we did last month! It is hard to see the embossing on these cards, but both were ran through the cuttlebug using embossing folders before being attached to the card fronts.

Supplies used - All products SU unless otherwise specified

Papers: Kraft CS, 2009 Sale-A-Bration free gift DSP, whisper white CS
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry
Stamps: Sincere Salutations
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Top Note Die, Cuttlebug embossing folders

My first MDS page!

This is my first page created with my new My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! It was so easy to create. I started with a template, but didn't have enough pictures to fill all the spots so I moved things around and this is what I ended up with. I will hopefully have time to create some more pages and cards soon. If you would like to order My Digital Studio, check out my online store! Remember that if you have a party with $400 in sales, you can earn My Digital Studio for 1/2 price!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

It's October 1!!!

Do you know what that means? New specials, new products, and a whole new month! Here are some of the exciting things being offered starting today!

My Digital Studio Released
My Digital Studio is finally available for customer purchase! I just received my copy last week and have only played with it a little bit, but so far I LOVE it. You can make greeting cards, picture cards, scrapbook pages, entire scrapbooks, calendars, and the list goes on. This is a great product for beginning digital users and advanced users, those who want 100% digital products or those who want to try their hand at hybrid projects. The possibilities are endless and it just gets better. If you already have digital software, you can purchase just the digital downloads that you want to use in your existing software! There is something for everyone. Go to my online store today to get your copy!

Sweet Rewards Continues

Between September 1 and November 30 if you host a workshop of $250 or more, you can choose any one item (excluding hostess sets and My Digital Studio) from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog.

Starting today, October 1, if you host a workshop of at least $400, you can get My Digital Studio for 50% off when you use your free hostess dollars!

Contact me to set up your workshop to earn these great deals!

New Digital+ Starter Kit
From October 1 through March 31, 2010 you can get the new Digital+ Starter Kit! Below is a list of what is included in this great kit! Start your business right with new kit that will allow you to show off the great new digital side of Stampin' Up! Contact me to sign up today!
  • 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
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)

Deals of the Week
Deals of the Week is back bigger and better than ever. Instead of one deal each week, you will have three great deals to choose from every week in October! Here are this weeks deals good from October 1 to October 12! Go to My Online Store to order them today!

Week 1 Deals of the Week



Special Price


Trio Flower punch



5-Petal Flower punch



My Way punch


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Clearance Rack!!!

Starting today you can shop the new Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack online! What is this you say? Well, Stampin' Up! has decided to offer you, the customer, some great deals on retired products. There are limited quantities, so you can only get these through my demo site:

As items sell out, they will be replaced with new ones. Right now there are designer paper packs, chipboard accents, ribbon, rubons and more! Quick run and check it out!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Site Launched

I launched my Stampin Up! website this morning!!! Do you know what that means? You can shop with me any time, any place! If you place an order over $150 you will receive hostess benefits! How cool is that? I am super excited to start my business both in person and online and can't wait to see what comes of it!

My Stampin Up Website - (

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sweet Rewards

Host any party worth $250 or more and you will get to choose one item out of the holiday flyer for just $10!!! This includes all items featured in the holiday mini except for the new My Digital Studio or the hostess sets.

I did it!

I signed up to become a Stampin Up! Demo and couldn't be more excited. I am in the process of revamping my blog, so please bear with me during this transition process. We are moving next week, so I won't be doing much posting until after then, but I do have my first class scheduled for Sept 23! I can't wait to share with you what I create! See you in a couple of weeks in a new stamping area!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Free Big Shot!!!

Check out this blog: priscillastyles. She is giving away a Big Shot as well as the carrying bag and two plates offered by Stampin' Up!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Quick Unity Card

This is a card I put together a couple of weeks ago for a Unity Hip Hop Challenge. It uses Unity's Everyday Adorable and I think it is super cute!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Unity Awesomeness

Yesterday I came home to find a quite large box from Unity on my doorstep and guess what it was!!! A few weeks ago during hip hop I won a custom cherry rubber rack signed by the Unity gang! How cool is that? Well, let me tell you it is very cool! I took a naked pic of the rack in all its Unity glory and then filled it with the wood mounts I had laying around waiting for a new home!

Here are pics of my two racks side by side, isn't the cherry one beautiful? Well, they both are but I think it's almost sexy with it's deep red color :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Unity KOM Blog Hop

Kit of the Month Blog Hop!

I am so excited for this weekends KOM blog hop! If you didn't start at the beginning, head back to Angela's blog and start hopping! I am hoping to get through all the blogs before the weekend starts, so maybe I can get my mojo back. I know there will be such great inspiration at the other 99 blogs!

I've been in a little bit of a crafting funk the past month, so I didn't get a big fancy project done like planned. Here is a card I made a couple of weeks ago for my grandma. It uses the April KOM. Head on over to Pamela's World of Scrap next!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Unity Birthday Week Color Challenge

This week, Unity is celebrating 1 year!!! There will be a challenge everyday and the prize of all prizes is being offered - a full year of Unity KOM! WOW! It really doesn't get much better than that! Well I combined the color challenge (Kraft, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Ruby Red) with the weekly scrapbook sketch. These were some cute pictures of Madeline being goofy!