Thursday, December 31, 2009

More Digital Calendar Pages

Here are a few more pages that I created with My Digital Studio for my 2010 Calendar...

Doesn't it look like they actually LIKE eachother in these pictures? LOL. These moments are few and far between these days (unless there is money involved).

It's so cool that you can modify your photo as well. This first one was a color photograph - but I was able to change it to B&W (there is also sepia, and other color options). You can sharpen, soften, remove red eye, crop...etc. I wanted to keep this page simple and not add too much. I wanted the picture to be the main focus of the page, and too many elements can distract from that.

On this page, I added flowers from our stamp set Petal Pizzaz. It's so much fun adding buttons, brads and ribbons to the flowers digitally. I then added a "drop shadow" on the flowers to create the illusion of depth. Doesn't it look like the flowers are popped up on dimensionals? Very cool!

Thanks for stopping by...I hope you are having a safe and happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sale-A-Bration and New Occasions Mini Catalogs Coming Soon!

Need an Occasions Mini or Sale-A-Bration Catalog?

New Stampin' Up! punches and punch design, clear mount stamps, delicious new satin ribbon (in tons of colors), embellishments and amazing designer series paper are just around the corner! Sale-A-Bration (Stampin' Up!'s hottest promotion of the year) and the Occasions Mini Catalog both begin on January 5, 2010.

Sale-A-Bration: Jan. 5 - March 31.
For every $50 you spend on Stampin' Up! products, you will receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward - stamp sets (including clear mount options), the amazing new Scallop Trim Punch, darling designer series paper, and more!

Occasions Mini Catalog: Jan. 5 - April 30.
You'll discover 43 pages loaded with new stamp sets (including clear mount options), new designer paper, ribbon, epoxy brads and so much more.

NEED FREE COPIES OF THE OCCASIONS MINI OR SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGS? I'm happy to send you both catalogs free (arrival by Jan. 5). If you are not one of my customers (and don't expect one from another Stampin' Up! demonstrator), please email me your name and complete address. US only.

IMPORTANT: If you are one of my Stampin' Up! customers, I have already arranged for your Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Mini Catalogs to be mailed to you on or before Jan. 5. Please feel free to email me if you want to confirm that your copies have been sent.

I am so excited about the new products we have to offer! You are going to want them ALL! :-)
Book your GNO with me before March 31 and let the Sale-A-Bration begin!

My Digital Studio 2010 Calendar

I have been having so much fun playing with My Digital Studio this week. In addition to Scrapbook pages and cards, it also makes amazing calendars. I used many of my favorite pictures of my family to create amazing scrap pages for my 12x12 calendar. It's so easy and FUN. The possibilities are endless!

Here is the cover, and the January and February pages. I will share a few months each day.


(look how BIG Bella is now! She weighs over 80 lbs!)



I love looking at these pictures when my kids were so small. Time goes by so fast! I also love that in MDS, we have access to last years In Colors....Baja Breeze (which I used on the January layout), Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette...some of my favorites!

On the February layout, I used the Night and Day Designer Paper. It's awesome that our Designer Papers are part of the program and we can use it digitally. Very cool!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day and stop by again soon!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Over the past few years, there has been enormous demand from demonstrators and customers alike for a line of repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps.

Well, you asked for it, and now you have it!

Starting with stamps in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and the 2010 Sale-A-Bration Brochure, Stampin' Up! now offers our exclusive stamp art in both traditional wood-mount, and the new clear-mount option.

Our new clear-mount rubber stamps are the result of extensive research with the intent to maintain the very best image quality in the stamping industry, while at the same time offering the ease-of-use and storability inherent in repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps.

Clear-Mount Rubber Stamp Features

* Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle.
* Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel.
* Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with your Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist.
* Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not.
* Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.
* Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.
* Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.

I am really excited about this new product offering. Now we have the BEST of both worlds! High quality images from rubber stamps, with clear blocks for easy positioning and storage!
Look for the Occassions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochures in your mailbox or contact me at to get a copy!

Happy New Year to All!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

One more Christmas Card

I am so sorry for not being a better blogger this month. I have been crazy busy (like most of you I am sure) getting ready for Christmas. I made over 80 cards this year, plus a special few done with My Digital Studio. I love making cards, gifts and tags...and every year I swear I am going to start earlier. And every year I don't.

I used the Dasher stamp for most of my cards this year. I just love that little reindeer. And he's only a $9 stamp! I made several versions, as there were so many I wanted to make. On this one, I wanted to use up some of the Christmas Cocoa Designer Paper I had left over.

The white cardstock behind dasher was embossed using the petals a plenty embossing forlder and the Big Shot die cut machine. The snowflake is made from the punch, and a brad in the center finishes it off.

I wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy holiday season. I look forward to stamping with you in the new year!

Merry Christmas to all ~

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Stampin' Up! Treat Boxes...

...are so adorable and easy peasy! They come flat, you just fold together and viola!

I packaged up some treats for my neighbor who helped me out in a pinch a few weeks I wrapped the contents in a cello bag with pretty ribbon. And then I used the Stampin' Up! exclusive Two Tags Die (which is on SALE right now along with many other Big Shot dies!) to make this adorable tag. The snowman I put together with punches. Isn't he cute?

Here is a close up of the tag:

I love making gifts for people this time of year. Yes, it takes a little time, but you can't put a price on giving a gift that you hand crafted. You can't buy that in a store, and it's much more cost effective. This year, use your hands instead of your wallet. :-)
Have a great day everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Thanks for all of your wonderful comments on my blog! The cookie swap was a lot of fun and everyone loved the little houses I made. :)

It's time to announce the Blog Candy Winner! Random generator selected the following comment:

Michelle said...

Cute stuff Terri!!! I wish I was 1/4 as crafty as you are!! LOL!

This would be of all people, my evil twin Michelle Beatt Burton whom I have known for some 20 years! She and I traveled together in Up With People back in 1989 - 1990. We lost touch for many years, but thanks to Facebook, many of our cast has reconnected and it's been so great!

Congratulations, Michelle! Email me your address and I will get the Snow Buddies stamp set in the mail to you!

Have a great day everyone!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Special Sale, and some BLOG CANDY!

I don't offer discounts often, in fact, maybe once a year. But I know there are lots of you out there with cool Stampin' Up! stuff on your wish lists this year...and everyone is tightening their belts. To do my part, and thank you for your business this year, I am offering a 1 WEEK ONLY SALE.
Beginning today, Dec 1 - through Tuesday, December 8th....

Take 15% OFF* your entire purchase!

A few minor details:
  • This offer is through me, not Stampin Up! So, in order to get the deal, you must email me or call me with your order. You can still use credit cards, or personal checks. If you order online, the discount will not be reflected. So make sure to go through me!

  • Regular tax and shipping apply. Discount is on product only.

Now, for the Blog Candy....

are you ready?

Leave a comment on my blog to be entered into the drawing. How easy is that?
I will use the Random Generator to select the winner.
And the winner will receive the Snow Buddies Stamp Set!

This is a Level 2 Hostess Set in the Holiday Mini.

If you LOVE snowmen, than this is for you! :0)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

It's All About the Packaging...

So every year, my best friend Eileen and her Mom do an Annual Cookie Swap at the holidays. This is always a source of many hours of work. In other words, it's a big, fat hairy deal.

We always have to make between 12- 14 dozen of cookies. We make one dozen for each person in attendance, and one dozen extra for the party for us to eat.

We also do a grab bag, play some games, and it's just a really fun time. I look forward to it every year. It's a big girl event only, so no kids. I look forward to seeing all the gals that I haven't seen since the last cookie swap.

So, here's the thing...I can bake pretty good. Some years my cookies are better than others. Some years, they just suck. But for me, the cookie swap is more of a time to use my CRAFTING skills, rather than my baking skills. I am always wondering how I am going to package the cookies in a way that will be adorable. No cello bags with santa's on it from WalMart for me. Nope. It's got to be crafty and something you can't buy. I spend a lot of time each year trying to come up with something cute, and just a little better than last year.

I thought this year I wanted to make a house of some sort, and after playing around all week with loads of ideas, here is what I came up with.

This is made from a plain white gift bag. I cut the top part with the handles off, and covered the front and back with Kraft Cardstock (definately use sticky strip top adhere it so it doesn't come off). Then I cut another piece for the roof. The back of the roof adheres with Sticky Strip, but the front has velco closures so you can get into the bag. I punched 2 holes in the top of the roof and put in 2 Jumbo Pewter Eyelets. I then threaded the 5/8" Chocolate Chip ribbon through the eyelets and tied on the inside.

I stamped the snowflakes on front and back with White Craft Ink. The tree and bird are from the Season' of Friendship Stamp Set. The windows were made with punches. The red piece is 1.5" square, the Chocoalte Window is the 1 3/8" square punch. And the 4 little craft windows are 1/2" squares.

The door is simply a 2" x 3" piece of Kraft cardstock, sponged on the edge with Close to Cocoa. A Chocolate Chip Jumbo Brad acts as the door knob. The small heart is the smallest heart from the Heart to Heart Punch. The snow is simply a strip that I tore by hand, I added 2 way glue across the top and topped it off with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

The label "From Our House to Yours" was made for this project! It's from the Sweet Season Stamp Set. I stamped it in Chocolate Chip and colored the heart in with a Real Red Marker. It gets punched out with the Large Oval Punch.

I then punched 2 Real Red Scallop Ovals, and adhered them to the Wide Oval to make a background. 2 Gold Brads added to the sides, and a few Stampin' Dimensinoals, and viola!

I am pretty pleased how it turned out, although it did take me all day to design it. LOL.
Now I just need to find a really good Christmas Cookie Recipe! ;0)
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!