Friday, October 30, 2009

I'm in LOVE....

...with My Digital Studio. I can't seem to get anything else done these days!

I started playing with the designer card templates that are preloaded in the software, and I am having so much fun, I can't stand it!

It's never been easier to make a professional photo Holiday Card. Just upload your picture, chose our Professional Print Services, and your holiday cards are done!

Here are a few that I was playing around with today. There are several sizes to chose from, including 7x5, 6x6 and the standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". All I had to do was select one of Stampin' Up!'s pre-designed card templates, and drop in my photo...I added one of the wonderful holiday stamp set greetings to the inside, and viola! I am done!

Hope you enjoy these! Contact me to learn more about My Digital Studio...the complete papercrafting solution!

Monday, October 26, 2009


WOW~ This week's Deal of the Week is AWESOME!

Kid's Birthday Collection Party Kits are 40% OFF!
Pirate Party Kit

Item # 116213 Regular Price - $15.95 Special Price - $9.99

Hoist the Jolly Roger and get ready to have a swashbuckling good time! Gather your little buccaneer and his or her mateys for a pirate party of the finest sort, complete with invitations, decorations, and eye patches to create and wear. This kit contains products you need to create party invitations and decorations for eight guests.

■ 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

Princess Party Kit

Item # 116214 Regular Price $ 15.95 Special Price - $9.99

You can make your princess's fantasies come true with our Princess Party kit. Your little princess and seven of her ladies-in-waiting can celebrate a splendid happily-ever-after complete with invitations, decorations, and dazzling crowns to create and wear.

■ 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

Stock up on these high quality, awesome birthday kits! I have used them myself, and they are WONDERFUL!
To place your order, click here.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Do you find you NEVER have time in your busy schedule to scrap?
Are you so far behind on your pages, that it truly isn't even funny?
I have the solution....


As a member of the club, you get to come to exclusive club workshops once a month to make 12x12 layouts! It is a lot of fun and it's guaranteed time each month to scrap and get those pages done! The club projects are free to make, your commitment is a minimal purchase ($30) each month.

Why would you want to join?

1. This is a great way to build up your supplies. With a minimal investment each month, you will have lots of great stamps and accessories!

2. Everyone gets their turn to be the “hostess.” This means you collect HOSTESS BENEFITS! You’ll get at least one hostess stamp set plus $15 in free product on your hostess month. (You could get a lot more!)

3. When it’s your month to be hostess, you can turn your month into a workshop and invite more friends. This will increase your hostess benefits and you could earn even MORE free product! (This is completely optional!)

3. If you ever can’t make it to the club workshop, just call in your order to me by the date of our club workshop. It’s no problem! I will set aside the material for you to make your pages at another date.

4. It’s a guaranteed night out with friends, and it’s a lot of FUN! So, what are you waiting for? Contact me for more information!

Click on the Scrapbooking Link under the Labels section on the right hand side of my blog and you will see several different samples of scrapbook pages that we have made in our monthly clubs. You will use different products, and learn new techniques each month to use on your pages!

Contact me at with questions or to sign up!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great Monday!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mummy Treat Box Tutorial

As promised, here is the video tutorial for the Mummy Version of the treat box.

To complete this project you will need:

3/4" Circle Punch - #107207
1/2" Circle Punch - #104390
Very Vanilla Cardstock #100730
Stampin' Sponges - #101610
Sticky Strip - #104294
Creamy Caramel Classic Ink Pad - #103220

I hope you enjoy this video! Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Join me to Celebrate Autumn and make these beautiful cards and coordinating box!

(Closer view of the box)

This class features the New Autumn Splendor Stamp Set and the Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper (both found in the Holiday Mini Catalog). You will make this adorable open top box, with 4 coordinating cards. I made my cards Thanksgiving Themed, but you can easily swap out the greeting to make it Birthday, Thinking of You, or even Sympathy.

Here is the Class Info:

DATE(s): Saturday November 14th OR Sunday, November 15th

TIME: 2:00 PM

COST: $40.00 – Includes Autumn Splendor Stamp Set and a full pack of Autumn Meadows Paper. You will have tons left over to make more cards!

What to bring: Adhesive, Bone Folder, Scissors

Class is limited to 6 people in each.

Please email me to reserve your space!

Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas in October Stamp Camp

Hi Gals,

I just wanted to remind you that this Saturday I have a Holiday Stamp Camp. The 1 PM slot is filled, but I still have a few openings in the 4 PM slot.

Here are the 4 AWESOME projects we will be making:

Stamp Camp fee is $10, or free with your $40 order or more. Hope you can join us! We have been making so many wonderful holiday creations at Camps! It's never too early to get started on those holiday cards!

Please email me - to reserve a space.

Have a great day!

Monday, October 12, 2009

New Deal of the Week!

HOT! New Stampin' Up! Deals of the Week!

Throughout October, get all-new Deals of the Week—with select products up to 50% off!
See below for this week’s Deals of the Week (only available with on-line orders):

Stampin' Up! Perfect Setting Bigz XL Die
Item # 115961
Regular Price - $42.95
Deal of the Week Price -$25.49

Stampin' Up! Flower Burst Embosslit Die
Item # 114515

Regular Price - $11.95

Deal of the Week Price $5.99

Stampin' Up! Three-Tier Pop Up Cake Bigz XL Die
Item # 116760
Regular Price - $39.95
Deal of the Week Price $ 25.49

These Deals are in effect Monday October 12th - October 19th.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Holiday Stamp A Stack & Holiday "Cranks"

Hello Stamping Friends -

Just a reminder that the deadline to register for the Annual Holiday Stamp A Stack is coming up on Oct 30th! If you register before Oct 24th the early bird fee is $25.00. After Oct 24th the fee is $30.00. So get those registration forms in!

Here is a picture of the projects we are making:

The cards and tote are gorgeous, and even more so in person (you can't see the beautiful glitter in the picture). :0)

I hope to have you join us! This is out most popular event of the year, and space fills quickly! The date is Saturday, November 7th from 1 - 5 PM at the Giamatti Little League Center in Bristol.

Now, if the date is bad for you, and you just can't make it...then I have the perfect solution!
I am scheduling Private Holiday Crank Events this year! Get the girls together, and lets "crank" out those holiday cards! Different designs and styles. You choose the number of cards, and I do the rest! If orders are placed, you get the hostess benefits! How cool is that?

Contact me to schedule your private class today!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend,

Frank and his Mummy

Today I have two really cute mini tote boxes to share with you. These are easy to make, and so cute for the little goblin's in your life! I made a Frankenstein and a Mummy version.

These are the perfect size for filling with a few Halloween goodies for kids or co-workers! Jacob asked if we could make them for his classmates! :o)

I will be uploading a video tutorial in a day or two on how to make these. So stay tuned! I hope to get to it this weekend, but we are a little crazy around here.

Tomorrow we are having a big party at our house, cause Grandma Annie is 90! We are going to have a great day and celebrate with this wonderful lady that I am so blessed to call Grandma. I spent a lot of my life with her and my Grandpa, and I have so many wonderful memories (like her teaching me to polka dance in the kitchen). She is strong, and healthy and has plenty more years ahead of her. :0)

So have a great weekend, and look for that video in a day or two.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Halloween Pocket Invitation Tutorial

Hey Stampers -

Welcome back! I made a video today to show you how to make a cute Halloween Invitation!

I hope you enjoy it!

The following supplies were used to make this project:

Graveyard Gala Stamp Set - #115458
House of Haunts Stamp Set - #111574
Old Olive Cardstock - #100702
Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper - # 115677
Eyelet Border Punch - #113692
Wide Oval Punch - #112082
Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon - # 109027
Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon - #109039
Basic Grey Cardstock - #108692
Basic Black Classic Stamp Pad - #101179
Old Olive Classic Stamp Pad - #102277
Stampin' Sponges - #101610
Stampin' Dimensionals - #104430

To place your order, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!


Monday, October 5, 2009

My First Technique Video

Over the weekend I tried my hand at a technique video! I promise they will get better as we go along. Be was the fist one.

Take a look and let me know what you think!

To make this project, you need the following:

Kind Thoughts Small Stencil, # 116572
Champage Mist Shimmer Paint, # 116806
Soft Suede Reinker - #115663
Soft Suede Ink Pad - #115657
Pretties Kit - #109114
Soft Suede Cardstock (8.5 x 5.5) - #115318
Brushed Gold Cardstock - (5 1/4" x 4") - #102935
Very Vanilla Cardstock (5 1/8" x 3 7/8")
All Holidays Stamp Set - #114916


Additional Items:
Isoprophyl Alchohol - 91%
Spray Mist Bottle

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my first video! :-)

Friday, October 2, 2009

My Digital Studio MOVIE

OK, I know I've just posted a few adorable pages...but I decided I had to try the Movie Feature on My Digital Studio. There are different resolutions that you can select for the finished product. Since the blog has a limit on size for video uploads, I chose the lower resolution. The higher resolution is what you would use for viewing on your tv. It's so much FUN to create and you will LOVE it (although your significant other may complain that you do nothing but sit in front of the computer now...LOL).



Stampin Up is having Deal of the Week Specials again for the month of October!

Week 1 Deals of the Week



Special Price


Trio Flower punch



5-Petal Flower punch



My Way punch


These prices are good through Sunday, October 11th! To place you order, click here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

My Digital Studio NOW AVAILABLE!

I am so excited that customers can now purchase My Digital Studio! To call this a digital scrapbooking program would be unjust! It does so much more. It's a complete paper crafting software that makes cards, calendars, scrapbooks, movies and DVD's and even interactive albums. WOW. And all featuring Stampin' Up! exclusive art work images, colors and accessories.

Here are a few pages I whipped out in no time at all.

To learn more about My Digital Studio, click here or contact me today for your own private demonstration!

Thanks for stopping by!