I LOVE LOVE LOVE the New Catalog…

I am so excited to get to finally share the new catalog with you!!!!

I have been able to look at, dream about, and salivate over the new catalog for almost a month now.

It has been killing me that I couldn’t share it with you!

So without further ado here is the new catalog

Online Catalog

Online Catalog

Click on the picture to view the catalog in flash form in your web browser

You can download your very own copy in PDF form by clicking on the catalog picture on the left side of the blog

Along with the launch of the new catalog is a promotional sale on three Greeting Stamp sets

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This sale is available today through June 30th, 2013

Sassy Salutations is great set to have

Sassy Salutations wood 132070L

Sale price $17.96 Original Price $23.95 Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set               132070

Sale price $13.46 Original Price $17.95     Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set             126707

Sweet Essentials is a nice basic greetings set to cover all your greeting needs

Sweet Essentials 132085L

Sale price $14.96 Original Price $19.95  Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set               132085

Sale price $15.71 Original Price $20.95 Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set             122497

Petite Pairs is one of my favorite sets, it works with the Decorative label punch

Petite Pairs 122497L

 Sale price $21.71  Original Price $28.95 Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set         128706

 Sale price $15.71 Original Price $20.95 Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set            122497

To order any of these sets just click on the item number to be taken directly to that item in my store

Please contact me to get your hard copy of the new catalog

Happy Stamping!!!

Signature 4Side note: Later today I will have part 4 of my Organizational journey “The Stamps” posted!!!

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More Love for MDS…

Grand baby number two Raelynn

I took more time to make this one

I hand colored a couple of the stamps

That was fun, it was easy too

I could zoom in on the image so I could color precisely where I wanted just like markers to stamps

This time I used letter punches for the name instead of text

Raelynn's Page-001Four more Grand Babies to go

I will try to find new techniques to use on each one

I will report anything new I try and any glitches if I find them, so far it has been pretty flawless

I think the only trouble anyone might have is understanding layers

Think about how you would lay down a paper scrapbook page and then you can see in layers…

Background page, embellishments, stamps layers of paper and photo are all layers

With MDS you don’t have to worry about getting them placed just right

You can bring something forward or send it back behind something else

You can grab something and move it to the exact location you want

If something else is in the way just move it for awhile fix what is behind it and then put it back

Don’t like something just click on it to change it or delete it

No worrying about gluing down and ripping paper to remove it

Did I mention I love MDS

Don’t get me wrong I am still a hands on girl and love my paper and ink

But MDS is awesome too!!!

Now if I could just find a way to watercolor in MDS I would be set!

Check it out for yourself!

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3 More Reasons why I love MDS

I have said before I love MDS

Well here is 3 more reasons why…

1. I can customize it exactly the way I want

I can put a stamped image one, two or, three layers behind

2. I can use whatever photo I want or I can leave it without the photo to add after printing

and

3. It is quick and easy

Tyler james page-001This project took me about ten minutes to pull together

You can see how some of the stamped images are behind the frame layers

The hearts are actually Perfect Plum but I made them more opaque

I can’t wait to play with this more

Stay tuned I have five more grand-babies and numerous animals to use!!!

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I am still working on Part four of my organizing “the stamps” it will be done shortly

I Love My Digital Studio…

I learned how to use My Digital Studio (MDS) today

I learned how to make a business card.

I love all the elements and stamps I can place into project

I can change the colors, shapes, sizes, even the opacity of a color (just like stamping off an image)

My Business Card-001

This is what I came up with

I can’t wait to get more Designer paper so I have more choices

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3 Reasons to Organize your Stamps and Tools Part 3…

This is part 3 of my personal journey to get organized

This post I tackled my color collection

I only have the colors that are staying in the Color Refresh (May 31st I can post all the new colors)

I have a technique book that is an 8 x 8 photo album

I decided to put my color pages in with my techniques to keep everything close at hand

I don’t want a ton of different books to look through to find what I need

The Bright Collection

The Bright Collection

The Neutral Collection

The Neutral Collection

The Regal Collection

The Regal Collection

The Subtle Collection

The Subtle Collection

In the process of creating these pages I also added some organizing to my stamp pads

I used the Word Window Punch to punch out two of the same color as the ink pad

One punch I cut in half and glued into the ink pad as I was stamping the color pages

This way when two ink pads are sitting open side by side I can tell which is which

As you can see from the picture I have Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso side by side

It is hard to tell by looking at the ink pads which is which but with the card stock insert it is easy

Ink Pad Identification

Ink Pad Identification

The other punch is attached to the color page so I have The marker, Ink and, Card stock colors in one grouping

I am on a mission to organize all of my craft stuff starting with my Stampin’ Up! supplies

I hope you are enjoying this journey with me

It is a lot of work but well worth the effort

Stay tuned for part 4 “The Stamps”

Please let me know if you have done this and share pictures of your ideas!

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3 Reasons to Organize your Stamps and Tools part 2…

This is part two or rather a redesign of the original post (can find it here)

After I posted that I really looked at the Punch Templates and just wasn’t happy with it

I went back to the drawing board and came up with this:

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Punches

Punches

Die made and Outline

Die made and Outline

Die Cut

Die Cut

Die cut Inside and Out

Die cut Inside and Out

Framelits

Framelits

Framelits

Framelits

I am really please with how this turned out and I have room to expand it.

Every Template can be laid out over an image to see the fit

I can even use them to sponge with

I will be adding pages with the die cut blanks as well

That way I can see exactly what I have to play with

Stay tuned for part three “The Colors”

Please let me know if you have done this and share pictures of your ideas!

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3 Reasons to Organize Your Stamps and Tools…

I was inspired by several people and blogs to Organize my Stamps and Tools

I will be working on this over the next few days

Stay tuned for more Ideas

One reason I wanted to do this was so I know what I have to work with

The second reason I decided to do this was so I had a quick reference for finding just the right stamp or tool

The third reason I decided to do this was to make it easier to see just what is in my inventory and what I need to add

I started with my punches since that is the smallest of my tool sets

I decided for my punches I would make cards and attach them to a ribbon so I could use them to find images that would fit inside them

I wrote the name of the punch and the Catalog number on each template for easy reference

Punch Template 3 Punch Template 2 Punch Template 1

I may change these up a bit. This was the first attempt at creating this type of template.

More to come.

Please let me know if you have done this and share pictures of your ideas!

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