Thursday, October 29, 2009

My Digital Studio: Christmas Card

Sharing my first card that I created in the new "My Digital Studio" (MDS) software from Stampin' Up! This is a great solution to all your digital crafting needs: You can create Scrapbook Pages, Bound Scrapbooks, Calendars, Multimedia Programs AND cards with MDS! You can incorporate photos, videos, Stampin' Up! images/accessories/paper/embellishments, music and even link to web pages (on the multimedia side of the software). I'm working on getting "certified" to be able to show you more. I'll try to share more as I play with it :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Party Time

It's the final opportunity to take advantage of the Deals of the Week and it's time to PARTY!
Our Party Kits take the stage this week: Both Princess and Pirate Party Kits, regularly $15.95 are on sale for just $9.99! Each kit includes invitations, decorations, party favors and treat toppers for 8 guests. This deal is only available through October 31st.
AND each kit co-ordinates with a stamp set (Princess Time and Party Time) that would compliment the scrapbook pages you create of the memorable event and could be used for an activity during the party, too. Don't miss the personalized stamps for your little princess or pirate, too!

Visit my website to place an order (click "shop now") or give me a call: 801-376-8685

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Inspire: FTL64

I love a challenge, especially a "simple" one :) See the Clean & Simple Fall-to Layout #64 sketch:

I wanted to use this Big Shot Die on something, so here is my version (sideways) of the sketch:

Supplies (by Stampin' Up!): Very Vanilla, Rose Red and Old Olive card stock, Bird with Leaves & Flower Die, Big Shot, Thoroughly Modern  Designer Series Paper, Charming Stamp Set, En Francais background stamp, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive ink, Two-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Mini Library clip (on sale this week only!)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize

Every lady know that a great accessory makes an outfit something special...and the same is true for paper crafting! There is no better time to get your hands on these "accessories" for all your card crafting needs as they are the deals of the week from October 19-25th:

1/2" Library Clips: Regularly $6.95, DEAL: $3.99 

Circle Designer Brads: Regularly $5.95, DEAL: $3.99
Mini Library Clips: Regularly $12.95, DEAL: $8.99
Basic Jumbo Grommets: Regularly $6.95, DEAL: $4.49!

You can order on my website (click shop now) or call me and I can add it to one of my orders going in this week: 801-376-8685!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Fun Theory

Borrowed this gem from my sister's blog this morning: Pure Genius on the part of Volkswagen!

It's the Tom Sawyer mentality: Make a chore (painting the fence) fun and everyone wants to do it!
How do you make everyday events or chores FUN? Do you whistle while you work? Play the matching game when folding socks? Dance while you vacuum? Post your ideas in the comments, please!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall-to Layout 63: Happy Holidays

Here is the Clean & Simple Fall-to Layout #63 sketch:

And here is my version for the holidays:

Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up!): Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Very Vanilla & Garden Green card stock/ink, Merry Moments Designer Series Paper, Happy Everything stamp set, Square Rhinestone Brad.

Deals to "Die" For!

A deal to "Die" for! From October 12th through 18th, save BIG on these dies for the Big Shot!

Perfect Setting Bigz XL Die
Regular Price: $42.95
DEAL: $25.99

Flower Burst Embosslit Die
Regular Price: $11.95
DEAL: $5.99

Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die
Regular Price: $39.95
DEAL: $25.49

To take advantage of these DEALS, call me (801)376-8685 or place an order on my website (click the "Shop Now" button) by October 18th!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Holiday Stamp Camp Sneak Peek #3

Another peek at one of the exciting projects you'll be creating at the Handmade for the Holidays Stamp Camp! This is a Christmas Decor item and you'll love the possibilities for decorating using our Decor Elements vinyl line.

It's not too late to attend the stamp camp this Saturday in St. George! Call 801-376-8685 to register for Oct. 10 (St. George) or Oct. 24 (Spanish Fork) and remember, Friends don't let friends stamp bring a friend and come "get your Jingle on!"


My parents owned a Stretch & Sew store in San Jose when I was a small girl. One of my earliest "chores" was to pick up and sort by color the spools of thread my baby sister (Mindi) would pull to the floor by the dozens. My mom sewed all our clothes and we two little girls were often dressed in matching outfits, or better yet, the WHOLE FAMILY would be the beneficiaries of mother's mad sewing skills (see Exhibit A). Don't be jealous if your parents weren't as cool as mine, or your outfits as fashionable (it was the 70's, after all)...

Despite her best attempts, I never learned much more about sewing than how to attach a button or how to hem a pair of pants. If something needed to be sewn, I just took it to mom.

Now my mother-in-law is a quilter, and a pretty creative one, at that! I enjoy sitting around the quilting frames with her, but I'm not as fast, nor are my stitches as even as hers. Cody even made me a set of quilting frames (nice guy), but they haven't seen much action...yet.

Then it occurs to me: It is ironic that my Stampin' Up! group is named "Stitched Stampers", but I let my demonstrator family vote on it years ago, and there you have it.

What I'm trying to say is this: I have a LOT to live up to! (Exhibit B...taken at Stampin' Up! home offices in August)

So I'm giving it my best shot...or should I say, my "Big Shot"?!

I attended a quilting class taught by Jill Olsen last month on how to use the Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin' Up! as a tool for quilting, and was captivated by the possibilities: The Big Shot can cut up to 8 layers of fabric at a time and makes cutting scallop circles a cinch! Which led to my FIRST scallop circle quilt (but certainly not my last!) Exhibit C:

Isn't that totally cool?? I must give my Launa (my mother-in-law) a huge THANK YOU for holding my hand as I worked on this quilt, and to my mom Lana for insisting that I learn how to sew a straight line (and I'm getting better at sewing circles, too)! Here's a closer look at the scallop circles...we washed it to make it look "shabby chic" and that helped cover my drunk circle sewing :D

You haven't seen the last of my quilting endeavors, folks. Prepare yourself to be amazed!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Holiday Stamp Camp Sneak Peek #2

Another "sneak peek" at one of the projects we'll be making at the Holiday Stamp Camp! Why, you may ask, am I just showing a part of the project? I'll answer a question with a question: "Why do they just give you a small sample at the grocery store?"

I can promise you'll leave the Holiday Stamp Camp as stuffed with creative ideas for the holidays as though you had just eaten Thanksgiving dinner (not to mention just as satisfied)!

Handmade for the Holidays Stamp Camp includes 7 projects and lunch for $45:

Saturday, October 10th
Washington, Utah
10 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.

Register by October 5

Saturday, October 24th
Spanish Fork, Utah
10 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.

Register by October 19

Add $5 if registering after the deadline. To register, call 801-376-8685 or e-mail