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August 2010

MDS -- Cherish this Momemt


So I have been working like crazy to finish up my layouts so that I can send my album to the printers. I can't wait to see the finish product.


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I love these pictures of the girls!!

On my page, I used the new Always Elegant Elements download which is my title "Cherish this moment".

The one neat trick on this page was that I colour match the snowflakes to Sam's hat. Wow cool is that??

My colours are Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Black and Blushing Bride. I'm thinking that I should have a Colour Coach by my computer for inspiration for layout colours. My inspiration for some of my colours today came from the new Candy Cane Designer Series Paper that is in the Holiday Mini. Which by the way starts tomorrow!!! YIPEEEEEEEEE!!

Stampin' Up! just released a bunch of new downloads for My Digital Studio.You can find those downloads here.

Last but not least, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, Bravo Burgundy, and Elegant Eggplant are now available for free download for My Digital Studio.  Keep your My Digital Studio card stock collection complete and up-to-date by downloading these five favourites today!
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If you have any questions about My Digital Studio, I would love to help you out!!

Have a great day,

Cajun Craze Aviary Card

Happy Monday,

I wanted to share with you another card that we made in our Aviary class last week. It makes me smile just thinking about all the fun that we had.

Have you seen the new Designer Series Paper collection in the new catalogue? These pattern packs are amazing as you get 40 sheets. Each pack has 10 different colours with 2 designs for each colour. This pack just keeps going and will have tons of patterns for you projects!!

We used the Cajun Craze pattern on this card along with Old Olive and Not Quite Navy.


Supplies: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, and Whisper White card stock, Regal Patterns Packs, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Aviary stamp set, Decorative Label Punch, Cajun Craze, Olive Old and Not Quite Navy ink, and Party this Way stamp set.

Only 2 more days to order from the Summer MIni!!

Have a great day,

Greeting Card Kids


Okay, I'm the first to admit it, when I saw this stamp set in the new catalogue, it wasn't something that I would order. But after seeing all the samples at convention, and watching Diana Gibbs Watercolouring Presentation, I knew that I had to give it a try.

Diana shared a cool trick with us that will blow your mind away. It makes watercolouring so fun and easy. So the other day, I spent the afternoon colouring with my friend Heather. Now, I have to tell you that I was very frustrated at the beginning (like want to throw the picture out the window) but after Heather showed me how to do it....oh my gosh it's so much fun!! So after colouring a variety of images, I came home to make some cards.

I love this card!! I love everything about it...the greeting card kids, the tag, the word Spooky...even Alison said to me "Mommy I love this's beautiful"


Supplies: Perfect Plum. and Black card stock, Watercolouring Paper, Staz-on ink, Greeting Card Kids stamp set, Wicked Cool stamp set, Watercolour Crayons, Blender Pen, Decorative Label Punch, Wicked Fun Designer Series Paper, Big Shot Machine, Two Tag Die, Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-o-Dile, and Black Striped Ribbon.

So do you want to learn how to watercolour?? I'm offering a class on Wed Sept 15 at 7pm. If you would like more information, please email me at

Have a super day!!

A Little MDS For you...


Yesterday, I finally had a chance to work on some layouts in My Digital Studio. My goal was to create an album before the end of the summer. Yikes...I have only one week left. I have a few more layouts to go and hope to complete them this weekend. I really do think it would be easier if I had a laptop then I could work on it when I was watching TV.

This layout captures Emily and her best friend Sam playing hockey. They loved to play hockey on the backyard rink. My friend Ellen captured these great shots of the girls. Thanks Ellen!!!

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Wow...have you seen the new downloads for the My Digital Program. You are going to want to check them out.There are some really cool downloads like the new Playground paper, ribbon and so much more.

Plus...they just added tons of new deeply discounted products to the Clearance Rack. You can check them all out here. They have lots of great retired card stock, designer series paper, ribbon and so much more.

To order any of these great products, you can place your order online. You can place your order online by clicking on the link below. Anyone that order online from me will receive a special gift as my way of saying thanks!

Have a great day!!

Aviary Tag Card


I wanted to share with you another card that we made in our Aviary class the other night. We had so much fun at that still makes me smile just thinking about it!!

I wanted to show them how you can use the Two Die Tag die and the Big Shot machine, to create a tag for the front of your card. I have to say that I love how this card turned out. We used the new Elegant Soiree, along with Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Baja Breeze. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the banner is popped up.


Supplies: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede and Baja Breeze card stock, Aviary stamp set, Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze ink, Occasional Quotes Level 3 Hostess stamp, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-o-Dile, Big Shot Machine, Two Tags Die, and Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper.

Don't forget you only have 4 more days to order from the Summer Mini. You can order online by clicking on the link below my name or email me your order at

Have a wonderful day,

Holiday Season Week #4


Wow, I can't believe that I have been showing you Holiday projects for a month now! Where did August go? Before we know it, the holiday season will be upon us!

My card today was fun to make. I used the new Level 3 Hostess set called Playful Pieces.

In Playful Pieces you get 30 images that you can mix and match. I decided to used the rectangle images to make Christmas presents with mine. I stamped them in Cherry Cobbler, and Old Olive. Then I added a bow to the top of the presents!! This card was quick and simple...a good one to mass produce so that you can hand them out to family and friends. Check out the Basic Pearls on the present..gotta love them!


Supplies: Cherry Cobbler, and Very Vanilla card stock, Contempo Christmas stamp set, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Scallop Border Punch, Playful Pieces stamp set, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive ink, and Basic Pearls jewels.

Have a wonderful day!

Vintage Aviary Card


First, I would like to say a big thank you to all the ladies that came out last night to my Aviary class. We had so much fun stamping and laughing together!! I look forward to stamping with you again soon!!

I really wanted to show them how our Designer Series Paper coordinates beautiful with our card stock. I really like the new Love Letter D.S.P, and thought I would make a Vintage card for them. Now, I have to let you in on a secret...vintage in not my style!! LOL

Okay, here is my attempt for an old fashioned vintage card. Check out the new Raven Lace Trim ribbon, this new ribbon will be available one week from today as that is when the Holiday Mini starts. Oh my gosh..check out the gorgeous Cherry Cobbler Buttons!! If you have not tried our buttons yet, you are missing out...they are so yummy!!!


Recipe: Crumb Cake, Black, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla card stock, Eyelet Border Punch, Love Letter D.S.P, Aviary Stamp set, Fabulous Phrases stamp set, Black and Cherry Cobbler ink, Regals Button Collection, and Raven Lace Trim Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!! I'm in the process of working on my class for September and they will be posted soon! I hope you can join me in a upcoming class. I look forward to stamping with you!

Mojo Sketch...


I'm excited to share my card with you today! It's a little bit of old mixed with new. When I was designing this card, I turned to Mojo Monday for some sketch ideas. I came across this sketch and really liked it. This sketch is from Dec 09. If you are looking for some inspiration, then you should check out Mojo Monday!

With my card today, I used a little bit of old mixed with new. My old product was the stamp set Upsy Daisy and the new was the Love Letter Designer Series Paper.

I love how this card turned out!!!!


Supplies: Cherry Cobbler, Black and Very Vanilla card stock, Love Letter Designer Series Paper, Upsy Daisy Stamp set, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, Fabulous Phrases stamp set, Black ink and Black Satin Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Motorcycle Birthday Card

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a great weekend! We sure did. Most of the weekend was spent canning Salsa and boy did it smell good!!

Did you know that you only have 8 more days to order from the Summer Mini? This fabulous mini has some wonderful products that I know you are going to want to have before they are gone. Especially like this Motorcycle stamp. What a great stamp to use for all the men in our lives! Plus you are going to want the Travel Journey Designer Series Paper to help you create those cards.


Supplies: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White card stock, Travel Journey D.S.P, the new Decorative Label Punch, Motorcycle stamp, Black Staz-on ink, Pumpkin Pie marker, Family Phrases stamp set and Night of Navy ink.

If you would like to place an order for anything from the Summer MIni, you can click on the link below my name to place an on-line order or email me at and I can place it for you!

Have a great day!

Aviary Bookmarks

The other day while I was blog hopping, I came across this cute project on Becky Roberts's blog. Are these not the cutest bookmark that you ever seen?? As soon as I saw them, I knew that I have to make them. Now, I did change mine up a bit. 

The tags were cut out using the Big Shot machine and the Two Tag die. I used the new Marina Mist Satin Ribbon along with Grosgrain Real Red. Those ribbons are yummy!!!

Of course, I had to use the Aviary stamp set to finish my tag.


Supplies: Two Tags Die, Big Shot Machine, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock, Aviary Stamp set, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise. Early Espresso and Old Olive ink, Crop o Dile, Eyelets, Marina Mist Satin Ribbon and Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon.

Have a wonderful day,