Birthday, feminine, Handmade Cards

Perfect Blend

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card I made using MDS (My Digital Studio), the computer program that Stampin’ Up! have had for a few years now, and will no longer offer from 31st May 2015. I am devastated about this news, but I will still use the program, there just won’t be access to new downloads or customer support.

This card was made for a special fellow demonstrator who has supported me greatly and it was her birthday earlier this month. We both loved our coffee so I thought this was the perfect blend for her!

Surprisingly I don’t own this stamp set, so I downloaded it in MDS for only a couple of dollars and I can use as many times as I like as well as resize it to whatever size I want!!!

Perfect Blend

I printed the images onto Sahara Sand card and fussy cut them out.

Perfect Blend

I printed them again but this time onto some of the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack and cut out the sections I wanted. How clever is that!!!

Perfect Blend

I added some Silver Glitter card and some Strawberry Slush Baker’s Twine and added all the elements with dimensionals.

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this card.

 

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

Name Banner

MDS, Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

Dear Crafters,

What a big week it has been with the Retired List of Stamps and Accessories available on Tuesday 21st April with up to 50% off some items. If you missed that post, you can click the images below to take you directly to my online store to see what is still available, or you can download a PDF file of the list here.

       

and the Weekly Deals are still happening as well, so make sure you check them out every Wednesday.

Flower Medallion Punch by Stampin' Up!
FLOWER MEDALLION PUNCH
Price: $29.95 $22.46
Handpicked Framelits Dies  by Stampin' Up!
HANDPICKED FRAMELITS DIES
Price: $42.95 $32.21
Ornate Tag Topper Punch by Stampin' Up!
ORNATE TAG TOPPER PUNCH
Price: $39.95 $29.96
Regals Designer Buttons
REGALS DESIGNER BUTTONS
Price: $13.95 $10.46
Silver 1/8 Ribbon
SILVER 1/8″ RIBBON
Price: $8.95 $6.71
So You Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
SO YOU PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET
Price: $42.95 $32.21
Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons by Stampin' Up!
SWEET DREAMS DESIGNER BUTTONS
Price: $9.95 $7.46
Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper  by Stampin' Up!
SWEET DREAMS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
Price: $18.95 $14.21

My Digital Studio (MDS)

All of our MDS digital downloads are available at a 30% discount until June 2015.

 

I’m getting excited now, as this time next week I will be on the Gold Coast at the Stampin’ Up! Convention for 3 days!

When I return, I will be able to share with you some of the new products from the upcoming 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue, YAY!

Until then, happy stamping,

Name Banner

MDS, Retired Products Lists

Retiring Stamps & Accessory List

Dear Crafters,

RETIRING STAMPS & ACCESSORY LIST

You will be very happy to know that the Retiring Stamps & Accessory List will be available on 21 April!!!

In past years, many items on the Retiring List have sold out so quickly (and by quickly, I mean some items have sold out within the first few hours!!!)… so my advice to you is:

1.  If there is something that you want from the Stampin’ Up! catalogue that you could not live without, make sure you get it now! (Shop Online 24/7)

2.  If there are items you are maybe thinking about purchasing, be sure to check the Retiring List FIRST THING on Tuesday 21st April and make your purchases early, before they sell out.

MY DIGITAL STUDIO RETIREMENT

As I have previously mentioned, MDS is retiring, but ALL My Digital Studio downloads will be on the retiring list and ALL My Digital Studio downloads will be offered at 30% off from 21st April to 2nd June.

2014-2015 ANNUAL CATALOGUE

This annual catalogue will be ending on 2 June 2015 and not 30 June as stated on the front cover. Why? you ask? Well, the NEW 2015-2016 annual catalogue will launch at 2am on 2nd June!!!! So exciting!!!

WEEKLY DEALS

On sale until Tuesday 21st April 2015

Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets  by Stampin' Up!
BIRTHDAY BASH DESIGNER WASHI SHEETS
Price:  $16.95 $12.71
Confetti Hearts Border Punch   by Stampin' Up!
CONFETTI HEARTS BORDER PUNCH
Price: $37.95 $28.46
Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die
HEXAGON HIVE THINLITS DIE
Price: $42.95 $32.21
Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
LOVELY LACE TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Price: $13.95 $10.46
Silver Metallic Encore Pad
METALLIC SILVER ENCORE PAD
Price: $16.95 $12.71
Basic Metal Buttons
SILVER BASIC METAL BUTTONS
Price: $13.95 $10.46
Something Borrowed Embellishments by Stampin' Up!
SOMETHING BORROWED EMBELLISHMENTS
Price: $11.95 $8.96
Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
ZIG ZAG TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER
Price: $13.95 $10.46

 CLEARANCE RACK

New items have also just been added to the Clearance Rack, check them out by clicking here!

As exciting as this all is, I think that is enough information for a Saturday!!!

Happy Stamping,

Name Banner

 

Birthday, Handmade Cards, Kids Cards, Masculine

Motorbike for the boys

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card I made using MDS (My Digital Studio), the computer program that Stampin’ Up! have had for a few years now, and will no longer offer from 31st May 2015. When I heard this is was disappointed, as I had purchased many downloads and use the program for my scrapbooking and designing my blog headers. But in saying this, we can still use the program, there just won’t be access to new downloads.

This card was made for a young man in his 20s for his birthday. At that age, I find masculine cards more difficult, but love this motorbike stamp which I downloaded in MDS for only a couple of dollars and can use as many times as I like!!!

Motorbike

I printed the image onto white card and cut it to the size required. I coloured it with Stampin’ Write Markers. As the saying goes, Red goes faster, so that is what I chose!!!!

How awesome does it look?!!!

Motorbike

I layered it on Basic Grey card and Real Red and added some coordinating Candy Dots.

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this card.

 

Sale-a-bration, ends 31st March 2015 (tomorrow!)

Be sure to place your online order today and for every $90 that you spend, you can choose 1 Sale-a-bration item FREE. So if you spend $180, you choose 2 items for FREE, etc.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

Name Banner

Convention, MDS

Convention Mini Swaps

Hello Crafters,

Today I share with you something that our Stampin’ Up! Art With Heart Team did for Convention 2014 held here in Melbourne this year.

Those who wanted to join this challenge, made a 2″ x 2″ swap using the colour combinations: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Rose Red or Strawberry Slush & Silver.

The idea was to pick a theme, which our up-line Claire chose, Flowers and Friends. I think this was the perfect theme for our lovely team of ladies.

At the end of our first day at Convention, we all met up for a drink and swapped our squares. It was such a lovely idea, getting us all together to chat about Convention, which for many of us, was our first one ever!

So here it is all framed!

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I got a 12″ x 12″ white shadow box frame and layered my background with a piece of Strawberry Slush DSP ~ Whisper White cardstock ~ Strawberry Slush cardstock and then the tricky part of adhering those gorgeous 2″ x 2″ squares evenly!!! I think I did okay?!

The top middle square, I created in My Digital Studio (MDS) and then printed it so we can look back on this for many years to come and remember when and why we made it!  For your free 30 day trial of MDS click here. It is awesome to use in conjunction with the new Project Life products which all coordinate with the Stampin’ Up! range.

Here is a close up of the swaps!

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Aren’t they just gorgeous? We have such a talented team of ladies and we love to share our ideas with each other.

 

The new 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue goes live on 1 July, but if you would like to receive a copy before then, please Contact Me. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful colour pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Don’t forget to check the retired stamps and accessories lists, there are sure to be products to please, but hurry, only available while stocks last!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,
Name Banner
MDS

Digital Scrapbooking

Hello Crafters,

My photographs have been left to sit on the computer or in packets in cupboards, for long enough now 😦

I really needed to get stuck into some scrapbooking!!!! YAY!!!

I began with some 12″ x 12″ pages, but was finding it a little overwhelming, so I went back to the computer and opened up My Digitial Studio (MDS).

I only went back as far as 2011 (but to be honest, I have only done one years worth of my oldest daughter who is about to turn 8 this year!)

Below are a few pages I have done and I will be sure to share more with you over the following weeks!

 

Here is a page of my youngest daughter who used to pull the funniest faces when the camera came out ~ and you know what, until I looked at these photos again, I had already forgotten about this!!!!

MDS Scrapbooking

Here my girls are in the backyard with a “friend” from kinder!

MDS Scrapbooking

and here is their birthday party from that year ~ yes, the movie Rapunzel was a huge release here and that was all they wanted me to make for their birthday (I have deliberately blotted out faces to protect identity).

MDS Scrapbooking

 

You too can create some wonderful layouts in MDS.

You can also do a combination of digital and traditional scrapbooking because as you know, Stampin’ Up! colours, papers, embellishments all coordinate!!!!

There are so many options and digital stamps start from as little as $1.50.

Express yourself and impress your friends when you create projects using MDS, My Digital Studio’s digital design software. You can download your FREE 30 Day trial here

With the FREE 30-day trial, you’ll get:
* Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days
* Full access to design tools to create cards, photobooks, calendars, and more
* Full access to a sample of exclusive artwork
* The chance to buy additional downloads that you can keep after your trial expires

To use the software more than 30 days, buy the full MDS software (item 130646)

Click here to Shop Online 24/7
Click here to Shop Online 24/7

Happy Scrapbooking,

Name Banner

Kids Cards, Masculine, MDS

MDS Cards

Morning Stampers,

I want to share with you today some cards I have made with the MDS (My Digital Studio) program.

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There is nothing more satisfying than creating a card in a few minutes when you require it “yesterday”.

The best part about creating a card in MDS is that once you have created it, you can save it and reprint it any time you like.

You too can try this software for FREE with a 30 day trial. Why wouldn ‘t you give it a go today!

All you need to do is click on the icon below and it will take you to my online store. If you haven’t already created an account you will need to before adding the FREE 30 day Trial to your cart. Once you submit your order, you will get an email confirmation with the link to download it immediately.

MDS Free Trial

Once you have tried MDS, the full program can be purchased for $24.95, yes, that is the total cost. Click the icon below.

MDS Download

Once you have the full program, you will have access to create just about anything, from cards, photobooks, calendars, tags and more!

You can also purchase extra images, designer papers, embellishments, etc and every Tuesday, new downloads become available so stay tuned each week to receive those updates.

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For these cards I purchased the stamp brush images for the Extreme Skateboarder and Extreme Snowboarder  for only $1.50 each. The other images are part of the full program, which has so much to it, that is all you will need to get started with!

To purchase any of the items, trials or programs, click on the links/images above or visit my online store to view more.

 

Now I am off to celebrate my 40th birthday today, Happy Birthday to me!!!!

Happy creating,

Kate

MDS

MDS Downloads – 30 July 2013

About To Blossom August Kit -- Digital Download

About to Blossom Kit – 134860

Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download

Gingham Garden DSP – 134853

 

Birthday Candles Stamp Brush -- Digital Download

Birthday Candles Stamp – 134921

 

Kind & Cozy Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download

Kind and Cozy Stamps – 134854

 

Really Good Greetings Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download

Really Good Greetings Stamps – 134805

To purchase any of these digital images, visit my 24/7 online store now!

Newsletter

July 2013 Newsletter update

It’s all steam ahead with the new 2013 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue!
I have put together a jam-packed newsletter so you are up to date with everything to do with the new catalogue including specials and my favourite projects.
Remember if you have any friends who would like to stay up to date with Stampin’ Up!, you are welcome to forward my newsletter to them.

Check out the new 2013 Catalogue here

View in my Online Store
Click the image here to view all the products in my online store 24 hours a day. It’s super easy to order online, mu customers are loving it and how quickly their order arrives.
View the Catalogue Online
Click this image to view the catalogue online as a flip-book.
You can also view the supplies list (a list of all items and colours used in pictures in the online catalogue) and product guide here too.
This link will also let you download the catalogue as a PDF for your computer, or open and save in iBooks if you have an iPad.
This is super handy and you can also do the same with the supplies list.
Grab your Greeting Promotion until 31st July

Between now and the 31st July, you can grab some 25% savings on 3 greeting sets.

Sale Price Normal
Price
Greeting Set Item Number
$31.46 $41.95 Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132070
$25.46 $33.95 Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126707
$26.21 $34.95 Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132085
$20.96 $27.95 Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126457
$37.46 $49.95 Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set 128706
$29.96 $39.95 Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set 122497
To grab your greeting, either order online, or email me your order today. 

Some items in the new Catalogue that I love

Bundles
(Alright, so I cheated here because bundles are technically more than one item but I know you’ll forgive me!)
No-one does matching stamps and punches or Framelits quite like Stampin’ Up!. These matching products make card making a breeze, and the great news is when you buy products in bundles you save 15%!
Even better news, is that 4 of the bundles are priced incorrectly in the catalogue, and are actually cheaper than listed (see catalogue corrections below).
Here are a couple of my favourite bundles.
Label Love Wood Bundle
Label Love Bundle and Artisan Punch:
Wood 132723 or Clear 132722
Mosaic Madness Wood Bundle
Mosaic Madness Bundle
Wood 132734 or Clear 132733

Flower Shop Wood Bundle
Flower Shop Bundle
Wood 132727 or Clear 132726

Some other products that are going to sell very well are:

Tag a Bag and Tag a Box

These items make gift giving a breeze! Just stamp your greeting on one of the coloured tags, add some ribbon and punched shapes and your done.
Show your gift recipients how much they mean to you by personalizing their gift packaging!
You’ll find these in the Bags and Tags section in the online store.

Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set (see example card below)
Gorgeous Grunge
I really love this set already! It’s so perfect for adding a splat of ink, messy borders, or just some ‘grunge’ to your papercraft pages.
Wood Set 130514 or Clear Set 130517

Of course this is just a small sample or new products and I look forward to bringing you lots more products over the coming months!

Catalogue Corrections
I need to advise of a couple of pricing errors in the new catalogue for Australian customers (some down, some up) – Please accept our apologies and amend these in your catalogue!

  Page Item # Description
32 132723
132722
The prices listed for the Label Love Bundle are incorrect. The correct prices are: $60.25 AUD/$72.95 NZD for wood (132723) and $52.50 AUD/$64.50 NZD for clear (132722).
95 132727
132726
The prices listed for the Flower Shop Bundle are incorrect. The correct prices are: $59.25 AUD/$71.25 NZD for wood (132727) and $52.50 AUD/$62.75 NZD for clear (132726).
123 132734
132733
The prices listed for the Mosaic Madness Bundle are incorrect. The correct prices are: $63.50 AUD/$77.25 NZD for wood (132734) and $54.95 AUD/$67.95 NZD for clear (132733).
125 132725
132724
The prices listed for the Six-Sided Sampler Bundle are incorrect. The correct prices are: $63.50 AUD/$77.25 NZD for wood (132725) and $54.95 AUD/$67.95 NZD for clear (132724).
139 132281 The price for the Cardstock & Pad Kit is listed incorrectly as $47.95 AUD/$57.95 NZD; the correct prices are $93.95 AUD/$113.95 NZD.

Card Samples


Two Step Stamping
(Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set)


(Mixed Bunch Stamp Set and coordinating punch)


(Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set)


Water Gel Technique
(By the Tide Stamp Set)


(Sassy Salutations Stamp Set)


(Daydream Medallions Stamp Set)


(Label Love Stamp Set & Artisan Punch with Washi Tape)


(Daydream Medallions Stamp Set)


(Minions made from Owl Punch)


(Secret Garden Stamp Set)


(Wine Bottle Gift Tags)


(MDS scrapbook page)

Don’t forget to check the online store every Tuesday for the most recent MDS downloads!

Get your free 30 Day trial of MDS now!

I hope you have a fabulous week and stay warm.
Kate

MDS

Tuesday’s MDS downloads – 23 July 2013

It’s Tuesday again, so more Digital downloads available from today!

I love the look of Party Premiere Ensemble and it could come in handy with all the birthday celebrations I have to look forward to in the years ahead of me.

Party Premiere Ensemble -- Digital Download

Party Premiere Ensemble – Digital Download (134762)

Preferred Price: $21.50
Download includes:
* Double-sided postcard invitation (5″ x 7″)
* 14-page décor designer template (8-1/2″ x 11″)
* 58-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 6 Designer Series Papers
* 48 embellishments
* 1 punch

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Be the talk of the town with this art deco download
* Create a movie night, awards-themed party or red carpet event with everything you need for décor
* Templates for water bottle and wine glass tags, party favor bag and topper, star garland, hanging décor, popcorn/snack container, menu cards, coasters, food picks, and a framable

Colors:
Basic Black, Basic Gray, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Whisper White

Soho Subway Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download

Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (134845)

Preferred Price: $5.50

Download includes:
* 12 Designer Series Papers

Features:
* Bold, graphic patterns with fresh colors
* Digital paper based on the traditional Soho Subway Designer Series Paper

Colors:
Crisp Cantaloupe, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Summer Starfuit, Very Vanilla

Hello, Lovely Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download

Hello, Lovely Stamp Brush Set (134852)

Preferred Price: $6.50

Download includes:
* 10-piece stamp brush set (PNG and SVG images)

CLICK HERE to go directly to my online store to view more MDS downloads!

Have a wonderful day!

Kate