Friday, July 29, 2011

Well I've made it to April....

One thing I love about scrapbooking is that I feel like I get to relive everything that happened that year...for these pages I played with "page layers"  and practicing sizing the photo boxes the way I want them. 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I was a little intimidated

Stampin' UP! had a great online resource for My Digital Studio...

Last night I was looking through all of the great samples and thought "I can't do this!  My pages look so simple and boring compared to some of these."  But then I realized that is what many of my customers say about designing their own cards...and in fact it's what I said 9 years ago when I first started stamping.  When I think about my first, they are laughable.  But through practice and imitation...I learned.  And so that is what I've decided to do with MDS.  I found one part of a page that I wanted to learn how to do, and encorporated it into my spread.  Last night it was inserting a picture into a punch.

I think it turned out pretty good!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Digital Studio

I have had My Digital Studio for almost 2 years.  I love it...when I use it.  But like many other "new" things I don't use it enough to get really good at it.  So I've decided to do my 2009 Family scrapbook using MDS.  The benefit is that I can sit down and do a spread and walk away...without a mess!  My goal is 10 spreads for the month of August. 

This is a simple 2 page spread using stamps, text, punches.  Not a lot of page layers or accessories...all get to that on another spread :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My Favorite new stamp sets

The Best of Everything
It is a great all occasion stamp set.  It's floral but with a modern flair!

Friendly Phrases
I love sentiment sets!  This one is great because of the double fonts.  My favorite is "you are simply wonderful"

Easy Events
This stamp set is perfect for beginner covers all major events through the year.

Up Up and Away
I love this fun stamp set that can be used for kids cards or a whimsy adult card. 

Sweets for the Sweet
Okay I have to admit, I didn't love this one at first.  But I've seen some incredible things done with it and now I can't wait to get my hands on it.

What is your favorite stamp set in the new catalog? 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fall Class Schedule

Okay ladies, I've been working on my Fall class schedule...mark your calendars!!

July 21st 6:30 New Catty Debut----FREE

      Come see the new catty, make a free card, enter the drawing for a free stamp set and be one of the first to shop my used stamp set selection.  Please Register for this class so I have enough material for everyone.

Aug 2nd 6:30 Stamp-a-Stack---12 Cards $15

Aug 15th 6:30 Technique Camp---$10

Aug 31st 6:30 Simple Scrapbooking---$15

Sep 13th 6:30 Stamp-a-Stack--12 cards $15

Sep 28th 6:30 Holiday Camp---$10

Oct 6, Oct 24, Nov 9 & Nov 29 6:30 Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack---20 cards $25

Register for classes via email or phone (498-0426)