Friday, February 10, 2012

Move it, lady . . .


. . . is my life right now. In exactly one week, a moving van will arrive to load us up and whisk us across the state to a new home and new adventures.

But right now? My job is to pack up everything we own.  Every nook and cranny of our house is piled with boxes and packing paper and more boxes waiting to be filled.

It doesn't really look that bad in these photos. It kind of looks neat and tidy. Orderly. Calm.


There is absolutely nothing orderly, neat and tidy going on at my house right now. And it certainly isn't calm!  It's the storm before  the calm.  The whole place is in disarray.

And the worst part of all?

THIS . . .

AND THIS . . .

The Stampingville Studio looks like a cyclone hit it. (It did.)  I can't do any paper crafting in it because I'm supposed to be packing. And even if I did accidentally wander in for a five minute creativity break, I still couldn't do anything, because half of my stamping supplies are already packed and the other half are under a pile of stuff. There isn't even a tiny bit of desk space left for stamping. Gaa!

So excuse me while go pack yet another box. And if by some miracle I find the cards I wanted to share with you and can still find my camera, I'll be back with something fun and pretty and stamping related. Hee!

Have a super weekend!

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sending You Love

Sending Love Handmade Valentine Card Idea

Need to send someone a little love?

This was another project we made at my recent Sale-a-bration workshop and it features two of the free gifts available during Sale-a-bration (now through March 31, 2012).

The focal image is the darling tree from the Easy Events stamp set. It was stamped on Naturals White card stock using StazOn and colored using Lucky Limeade ink (with an Aqua Painter), an Early Espresso marker and Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to fill in the tiny heart in the tree. This piece was layered onto a Lucky Limeade embossed frame created with the Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Embossing Folder and the Big Shot.  (Choose the Designer Frames embossing folders as your free gift during Sale-a-bration!)

Valentine Card - Easy Events Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Behind the frame is a panel of Daffodil Delight card stock embossed with one of the new Adorning Accents Embossing Folders. (Tiny embossed hearts - squeee!) The panel is flanked by scalloped strips of First Edition Specialty Paper that has been "smudged" with a So Saffron ink pad to add a bit of faux aging to the paper.

The panel is tied with shimmery organdy (Lucky Limeade) ribbon - included in the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack - another free Sale-a-bration gift choice.

For the finishing touch, we punched Red Glimmer Paper using the Small Heart Punch for a little row of hearts to compliment the tiny heart in the tree.

This would be great to send as a Valentine or any time you'd like to send a little love to someone special.

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.

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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Easy Events (W-116958, C-123225)
Ink: Lucky Limeade (122935), So Saffron (105213), Jet Black StazOn (101406), Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker (119680)
Paper: Early Espresso (119686), Daffodil Delight (119683), Lucky Limeade (122926), Naturals White (102316), First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper (121878)
Tools: Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Small Heart Punch (117193), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Adorning Accents (125601) and Designer Frames* (123130) Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Aqua Painter (103954)
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (125585), Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack (127279), Red Glimmer Paper (121790), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Free Trial - Digital Design Software

Digital Design Program Free Trial Offer

Curious about the digital designing craze? Is your current digital design program hard to use? Or too boring?  Take a FREE test drive of My Digital Studio Express!

Stampin' Up! is now offering a free 30-day trial of their popular digital design software program.

With the FREE 30-day trial, you’ll get:
* Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days.
* Full design functionality.
* Exclusive artwork that comes with My Digital Studio Express—that’s $50 worth of content!
* Opportunity to purchase additional downloads from designer templates to stamp brush sets--and everything in between.
* Access to our professional print services.

Do my 30 days start as soon as I download My Digital Studio?
Your 30 day trial period starts as soon as you launch the program. It does not matter when you download the program, your 30 days will start as soon as you actually launch (open) the program.

What digital content is included with the My Digital Studio Express Trial?
My Digital Studio Express includes one stamp brush set, 12 Designer Series Paper patterns, 81 embellishments, 26 punches, and 5 designer templates.

Is the My Digital Studio software easy to learn? What if I need training?
My Digital Studio, with it's intuitive design, is very user friendly. In addition, you'll find tons of free resources at, including a training section where you can learn all about the ins and outs of digital designing plus tons of tips and techniques.

Will it work on my Mac?
Yes. All versions of My Digital Studio are compatible with a Mac or a PC.
 See the system requirements here.

What do you do once you try it and like it?
Once the 30-day free trial period is over, you can purchase My Digital Studio Express or the full My Digital Studio disc version of the software to continue using it. You'll simply open up the trial version you already have on your computer, and will be prompted to enter the product registration key you received after purchasing the software. (You'll receive this key via e-mail if you purchase the downloadable version, and you'll find it along with your shipped software if you purchase the disc version.)
Stampin' Up! Digital Design Software Trial Offer

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