I Love a Special…

It’s Tuesday…

That means Weekly deals and downloads!!!

This weeks specials are:

03-04-14And The Weekly MDS Downloads are:

03-04-14I love that the Rhinestone jewels are on the weekly special list!!

Tell me what your favorite is…

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Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration (SAB) is our favorite time of year at Stampin’ Up’

MainAd_SABRefresh_demo_Mar0114_USCAWell, maybe next to convention

Anyway, SAB is ending too soon March 31, 2014 to be exact

Hurry and make sure you get your free products!!!

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I Won!!!

Every Friday My up-line Linda Heller holds a freebie Friday

On our Facebook group we can enter by posting something we have created

I haven’t uploaded in a while but…

Last Friday I did to show off my infinity fold card

and

I Won!!!

I won a roll of chevron ribbon and a beautiful card from Linda (which she cased from the leadership boards)

Linda card 2 Chevron ribbon

 How lucky am I?

Here is the infinity Fold card I made:

Infinity fold frontInfinity fold middle  Infinite fold 2

The pictures just don’t show how much fun this card is to open

Wanna see how to make this card?

Leave me a comment below and I will show you!!!

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I Had a Brilliant Idea

Okay maybe not brilliant, but I was pretty proud of myself!

A few weeks ago we had a small craft fair that turned out to be the best one ever

I sold some stuff and bought way more, lol

That is the nature of these craft fairs that my group does

Anyway, Kristy Eskew was sitting next to me and she sells Scentsy

You can see her Beautiful and really good smelling stuff on her Scentsy website

She has this wax warmer that has magnetic frames you can put photos in

She also has decorative frames that will fit into the space on the front of the warmer

Here is a picture of one of the decorative frames you can get

Scentsy Butterfly frame

Now for my Brilliant Idea

The other frame is a picture frame and since they are magnetic I can change them out whenever I want

So, my brilliant idea was to create a stamped image on vellum to put in the picture frame

I can make new ones and change them whenever the mood strikes me

Here is my first picture:

Close up of scentsy picture

 I tried a lot of different styles and techniques like shimmer and glitter but in the end because of the amount of light behind it they all were washed out

What looked the best was Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin Write Markers

Here is a couple of pictures of the whole Scentsy warmer and with the light on:

 Scentsy warmer lit up close up scentsy lit up

Do you have an idea that you thought was brilliant?

Leave me a comment and tell me about it, I might be able to try it and blog about it

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New My Digital Studio Downloads

Every Tuesday Stampin’ Up! uploads new My Digital Studio (MDS) downloads

I try to provide an overview here every week but as of late I have been slacking!

You can see the downloads for the last eight weeks here

This week has six new downloads, they are:

Luck ‘O The Irish Ensemble

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Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper

137077G 137077O1 137077O10Happy Watercolor Stamp Brush Set

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Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape

137079GCelebrate With Us Stamp Brush Set

137085GLife is All Around Calendar Template

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You can see all the details of each of these downloads in PDF form By clicking this link: February 11, 2014 MDS downloads PDF

Or if you rather see them on my Store website click on this link: February 11, 2014 MDS downloads

Now I leave you with a question…

Do you work with MDS? Why or Why not?

Leave your comments below

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Learned Something New!!!

Okay maybe I am more than a little behind on everything Stampin’ Up!

I just found a page on my SU! website for online classes

You and I can purchase classes to teach us more fun things like…

The basics #133385

133385L The Basics Online classThis Downloadable class includes:

Innovative ways to get the most out of your supplies (from stamps to the Big Shot) with clever tips and all the techniques you need to start creating with success. Divided into six PDF documents this class includes written instructions, step out photos, a few videos, and supply lists for 30+ projects.

The following topics are covered in the class:

* Basic Stamping

* Embossing

* Masking

* Stamp-a-ma-jig

* Watercoloring and Markers

* Big Shot Basics

Or

Something more exciting like:

What To Washi Bundle – Digital Download  #134743

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Offering seven different sections of Washi wisdom, this class includes everything you need to know to make the most of one of the hottest crafting trends out there. Washi Tape has taken the crafting world by storm, offering an incredibly quick, easy way to add a fresh, colorful look to any project. Our What to Washi Class explores a myriad of Washi options and provides much more than the basics for you to begin your own Washi adventures. This class includes written instructions, step-out photos, instructional videos, and supply lists for more than 30 projects.

Bundle Includes:

* 7 PDF Documents

* 2 Instructional Videos

* 4 pkgs of Washi Tape (3 rolls per pkg)

* 20 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes

The following topics are covered in the class:

* The Washi Basics

* The Next Step

* Washi-Above and Beyond

* Sharing Washi with Others

* Memory Keeping

* Storage

Only the Beginning. . .

Or

How about Digital classes for My Digital Studio (MDS)

You can find all of the online classes for physical stamping and creating on my store website under Online classes

and

All of the digital classes for MDS on my store website under Digital downloads>Downloads by type>My Digital Classes

So…

If you are unsure or just want to learn something new I encourage you to try an online class

When you do please share what you created, it is my favorite part!!!

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I Absolutely LOVE a Challenge…

Challenges are my specialty, I won’t sleep until I have a solution

Right now I have insomnia, lol, because I am trying to get my schedule organised

My schedule is crazy:

M-F 6:30 am I get my 2 yr. old niece Danyelle

M-F 6:30 am to 9:30 am we nap (or she is a blubbering mess, me too!)

Monday my studio is closed so we do housework, laundry and a movie and popcorn

Tuesday through Friday my studio is open from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

So from 9:30 am to 11:00 am we have breakfast, take out the dogs and maybe get a bath

From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm we get lunch prepared to take with us and for Jerrah to have at work

from 12:15 pm until my studio closes I am there, Danyelle’s mommy gets there around 2:30

After Danyelle leaves I can really focus on projects and my blog

Then on alternating Thursdays and Fridays I work over-nite at the hotel (pays for my studio)

Saturday I get to catch up on missed sleep and then to the studio

Sunday is a rest day (HAHA) I usually spend this on the parents farm working

So I decided since I couldn’t find a planner that fit me I would make one

I have this amazing program called My Digital Studio (MDS)

Well here was the challenge…

I want my designs to print all the way to the edge of an 8 1/2″ X 11″ piece of cardstock

MDS will not do that because it is designed for professional printing and has a built in bleed area

I searched the internet for solutions (always my first step) not much there

I changed my printer setting with no luck MDS overwrites this

Finally I figured it out…

I saved the project as a JPEG to my computer

reopened the project in Microsoft office 2010 and printed it as one 8 1/2″ X 11″ picture PERFECT

Completely borderless no white at all!!!

I am so happy that now I will design my perfect planner (I will share when its done)

It was such a simple solution that frustrated me completely

PLEASE if you have any suggestions for organizing my various life projects and menial tasks please let me know

I am a complete dork and love lists so throw me all your ideas!!!!

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