Click on the photo to go directly to the Pocket Cards or click HERE for all of the downloads that were released yesterday! A few of my favorite stamp sets in the new Annual Catalog were released as Digital Downloads yesterday! Going shopping soon myself!!!
Don't forget, if you don't have My Digital Studio Software yet, there is a FREE 30-Day Trail available! When you're ready to purchase, it is only $19.95!
One last thing! When you order, don't forget to enter Hostess Code: BGGGM2SM for a chance to win a FREE GIFT!
Thank you for joining me today! If you have any questions about My Digital Studio (MDS) or any other stamping or scrapbooking products, please don't hesitate to ask me! (Just leave a comment & I will get back to you ASAP!)
This was just 2 months before our baby girl was going to be here! Because I was soo pregnant, hubby wouldn't let me help very much...but I love the color & he did an amazing job!! (He even painted the fan blades & the a/c vent to match the walls!!!)
I will be making a 2nd page to go with this one that will show the completed room! I will probably also make another layout that shows what it looks like now that she's a year old & we've changed it a bit...but that's for another time!
Hope you've enjoyed this layout! I would love to see some more of my friends submitting their creative works over at MDSMonday!!
Have an awesome Monday! & don't forget NEW MDS Downloads TOMORROW!!!!! ~Cybil
Another Thank You...The Newest Photopolymer Set!Stampin' Up!'s top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of our firm-foam pads, let's just say they're meant for each other! Photopolymer stamps will also be unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options you may not see in our traditional wood- and clear-mount stamp options.
What makes them so great?
They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time!
They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last.
Can you say sticky? (Don't worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time.
I could go on, but we'll let you try them for yourself.
Use Hostess Code BGGGM2SM when you place your order HERE!
When you order this set of Photopolymer Stamps, you will also receive a FREE CLASS using the set!!! You think you know what you can do with Thank You stamps?!? I think I can share a few ideas you may not have though of yet! (If you're not close enough to come to a class or you order a different Photopolymer set, you will get a set of samples in the mail in a couple weeks!)
Have a Stamp-tastic Weekend!!! Thanks for stopping by! ~Cybil
Today I am going to share with you something NEW! Jena has gotten me started on yet another Challenge site...this one is a COLOR Challenge & uses some colors that I was having issues with as it was! I figured I'd give it a shot...
Click on the photo above to see the Challenge & all the very cool submissions!!!
Way to step out of my box!!!!! Here is what I decided to create...& as you can see, I ended up making 2 slightly different variations because I couldn't decide which one I liked better!
Hope you enjoy & maybe you will join the next Challenge!?! If you do, be sure to let me know in the comments so I can check out your submission too!!
Stamps: Six-Sided Sampler (#130956-clear)
Cardstock: So Saffron (#105118); Crumb Cake (#120953); Whisper White (#100730)
The My Digital Studio Software is only $19.95, so if you've been thinking about going digital...either taking the plunge completely or just dabbling in it as well as your traditional paper crafting, it really is a deal that cannot be beat! Plus you also get me as a resource in addition to all the wonderful people at www.mydigitalstudio.net!
TOMORROW is HUMP DAY!!!
Or CRAFT DAY if you prefer!?!
Join me anytime between 11 a.m. & 11 p.m. to Get Crafty! Bring any projects that you are working on, need assistance with, would like feedback/opinions/suggestions on & come PLAY!
Please RSVP asap so that I know how to set up for everyone!
While you're at my website, be sure to check the schedule for the other classes & events that are going on in the coming months! I have been adding PRODUCT-based classes!!!
What this means is:
you pay a flat fee for the class
the class INCLUDES products to take home with you
you also get to come make the projects & get ideas for more things you can do with your new supplies!
The only thing is, you HAVE to RSVP & pay in advance so that I can order the supplies for class night!
So...tomorrow is a RSVP cut-off day for the Holiday Planner class on Wednesday, August 28th @ either 2 or 7 p.m.
Class fee is $40 & you will leave with the following items:
Season of Style This & That Journal
Season of Style This & That Stickers
Season of Style This & That Washi Tape
Naughty & Nice This & That Rotary Stamp
& your choice of a SNAIL Adhesive Runner, Refill or a Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Click on the photo above to RSVP!
If you are not close enough to attend this class, but would like to purchase the products & have them shipped directly to you, visit HERE & Contact Me! Or use Hostess Code BGGGM2SM when you place your on-line order!
Join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included.
And TODAY is the last day to sign up & get your kit this month!
Go NOW & join...you're getting an awesome deal on a kit that's already a amazing deal!!
And don't forget that when you subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin, you can join us for our monthly Pumpkin Patch Gathering to work on your project and see some additional options for your kit!
Check my Calendar of Events for more information!
Click on the photo above to watch the video!
I'm ordering mine soon...check out the flyer HERE!
Order yours HERE & use Hostess Code 9WJUAQBP to get a FREE Class using your awesome new Thinlits Card Dies! You must order before August 31st to get your FREE Class!
Click on the photo above for the flyer with all the details!
Go HERE to Join Now! Or to contact me with any questions you may have!
Today I am going to show you a card I made a while ago...using products that are retired now. :( Then I'm going to show you how I used the same DESIGN to make a card with current products!!! (and 'Step It Up!' just a bit too, although hand-made cards don't have to be difficult to be amazing!)
First the 'OLD' Card:
...a very nice, clean & simple card...
I actually made these for 3 holidays: St. Pat's, Halloween & Christmas!
Now...a NEW stamp set, new colors AND new ideas!
These were the cards we made in the It's All New: Bundle Class on Tuesday!! If you missed it, the supplies are listed & you can purchase them on my website.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you need any assistance!
I must say that Saffron's party on Sunday really wore me out! Last week I was so busy getting ready for the party, I'm having a hard time concentrating on anything this week.
I do want to share with you the banner that I made for her party! My friends made an awesome banner for her baby shower & it's been hanging above her crib since before she was born...but now it's time to replace it with this one...
I used Stampin' Up!'s NEW Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (Item #133507), which are awesome because they are canvas instead of paper! The Kit comes with stencils to make the background designs...with a few ink pads and sponge daubers, you can make them as light or as dark as you wish!
The Rosettes are made with the Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die (Item #125594) & the Big Shot Machine (Item #113439) using a retired Designer Series Paper in Elegant Eggplant.
The bases for the letters are cut on the Big Shot Machine with the Labels Collection Framelits (Item #125598) & embossed with a few different embossing folders...Chevron (Item #127749), Perfect Polka Dots (Item #117335) & Clouds (Retired).
The Cardstock colors are Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant & Bermuda Bay.
I also used my Cricut Machine & the Rock Princess Cartridge to make the font.
If you have any questions about the products or techniques used, or you would like to order a Kit or even a completed Banner of your own custom design, please don't hesitate to ask!!
I hope you all are enjoying a little peek into my daughter's 1st Birthday Celebration!
I will admit that I spent the whole day yesterday, recuperating from my daughter's 1st Birthday on Sunday! It's amazing how fast this year has gone & I find myself often thinking about what I was doing this time last year...1 year ago today, I was waiting to get released from the hospital to bring my baby girl home...very impatiently, I must admit!
Here we are...waiting for the release paper-work...
I think I was even pacing! ;)
Papa was ready too...
probably just as nervous as he was excited!
Little Saffron didn't really know what was going on...
she was just enjoying her nap!
& here we are 1 year later!!!
She's gotten soo big & has soo much personality now! It's been an amazing journey so far & it's only going to keep getting better!
Then I saw the layout for the MDS Monday Challenge & couldn't help but think that the pics from Sunday would be perfect! (although the only numbers are the date...lol)
Soo...here is the sketch:
And here is my layout!
I still wish I knew how I could get these to sit next to each other...lol
And as always, I'd love to hear what you think!
The background paper is actually a photo I took at Dinosaur World of some pretty ground covering plants! I don't know what they are, but I loved them!
I also just saw that I got an Honorable Mention for last week's MDSM #24!!!!! I'm so honored & surprised & thankful! This has been great fun for me...I find myself checking for new sketches WAY more often then I even believe they will be posted...& I would love to see more of you submitting your projects as well!
There's still time to enter the contest I posted last Monday! Here are the details again...
Today for the Friday Feature, I'm sharing the invitations that I made for my daughter's 1st Birthday on Sunday!
But first,I wanted to let you know...IF you live in Florida, the state of Florida is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies up to $15 per item from August 2-4. Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the list of items below will be state tax-free during the holiday period. You must place your order before Sunday to get these items tax-free!
The following items are tax-exempt during the Florida sales tax holiday:
The front of the card is all 'traditional'...real stamping, embossing, inking, cutting, etc, while the inside is Hybrid! I used My Digital Studio to do the wording so that I didn't have to worry about writing them out, but I added stamped images to give it even more of a 'hand-made' look & feel! The one thing I LOVE about hand-made cards is that they are never exactly the same! Each one is as individual as the person that's going to receive it!
I hope you all have an amazing weekend & I will see you all on Monday! ~Cybil
There are some NEW classes on my calendar!!! These classes INCLUDE products for you to take home with you! However, the dates are coming up that you have to RSVP & pay so that I can order your products & have them in time for the class. Please look at the calendar for more details, but here is a sneak peek of one of the cards for the Tape It Up! Class on Thursday, August 22nd!
(RSVP & pay before August 8th to attend this class!)
I'm also celebrating this month!!!
August 4th is my baby girl's 1st birthday!
I can't believe it's been a year already!
Keep an eye out next week for some awesome items that I made for her party on Sunday!
Hope you all had a great July & will have an awesome August!