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.


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Happy Stamping,

Name Banner


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)

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Happy Scrapbooking,

Name Banner


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
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

(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
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
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
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
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.


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

* 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

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

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

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!



Tuesday MDS Downloads – 16 July

Wow, I love these MDS downloads, especially the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper!

It is only $5.50 for 12 pages

* Digital paper based on the Birthday Basics traditional Designer Series Paper
* The perfect patterns any time you need to celebrate

Colors: Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla

Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download

Also the Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper, also $5.50

Download includes: 12 Designer Series Papers

* Digital paper based on the Eastern Elegance traditional Designer Series Paper
* Bold flourishes and intricate geometrics

Colors: Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Whisper White

Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download

Birthday Cake Stamp Brush only $3.50

Birthday Cake Stamp Brush -- Digital Download

Cycle Celebration Stamp Brush Set only $4.50 for 6 pieces

Cycle Celebration Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download

Lots of Thanks Brush Set is $6.50 for 9 pieces

Lots Of Thanks Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download

6 piece stamp brush set called Yippee Skippee is only $4.50

Yippee Skippee Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download

To shop for any of these MDS downloads online 24/7, go to

There is sure to be something here this week that you will love and want to purchase via download for your MDS projects!

Happy days,



June Newsletter

2013/2014 Annual Catalogue

to start 2 July 2013 at noon

New Annual Catalogue

I am so excited to be able to bring you some of the new catalogue sneak peek samples within this newsletter. There are only 5 days to go until the 2013/2014 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue goes live. Make sure you request your catalogue ($5.00) as soon as possible by emailing me!

I’ve had lots of fun playing with the new colours and products being introduced in July. Here are a few examples:

This card uses the Mosaic Madness Embossing Folder, Label Love Stamp Set and Artisan Punch, Owl Build-a-punch, all in Coastal Cabana and Whisper White.

This card uses the Mosaic Madness Embossing Folder, Mosaic Madness Stamp Set & Mosaic Punch, Label Love Stamp Set and Artisan Punch, in Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Whisper White.

This card uses the Mosaic Madness Embossing Folder, Mosaic Madness Stamp Set & Mosaic Punch, Label Love Stamp Set and Artisan Punch, in Crisp Cantaloupe & Whisper White.

and for the boys, this Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set

Triple Time Stamping Workshop
I still have a few spots for this workshop (see card at the top of the column).
Come along for some fun, stamping, and learn a new technique. Bring a friend along for support. Please let me know so I can organise enough supplies!
Anyone who spends $50+ at the Workshop, will be entitled to a free 2013/2014 Annual Catalogue to take home on the day!!!

When: Wednesday 3 July
Time: 10.00am – 12.00 noon
Cost: $15.00 cash on the day (includes all supplies, tea, coffee & sandwiches)
RSVP: and I will provide my address

New Single Stamps
New single stamp releases are available now!
These are separate to the offerings in the Annual Catalogue and vary in price from $11.95 to $13.95.
These are available to purchase from now until 31 August by email/phone or by visiting the single stamp section in my online store. Here is what is available:

This week’s MDS downloads

Get Going July Kit – Digital Download – 134764

Price: $10.95
Download includes:
* 25-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 21 embellishments

* Digital exclusive
* Document the iconic landmarks you visit with this fun kit
* Create a swatchbook or wall art wish list of the places on your traveling bucket list
* Coordinates with the Get Going July Wallpaper

Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush, Tangerine Tango

Click HERE to see all of this week’s MDS downloads!

Important Dates Coming Up

1 July
Last day to place orders for current Seasonal and retiring products.

2 July
New catalogue goes on sale at 12 noon.

Do you have a wish list of $169+ in the new catalogue? Save yourself some money!
Have you considered signing up as a hobby demonstrator in our fun and friendly team to save yourself lots of money?

As a hobby demonstrator, you will actually get to choose $235 products of your choice for just $169, so that’s a 28% discount to start with. You will also get 30% off your first qualifying order and an ongoing 20% discount. If you join from 1 July, you have until the end of December to reach your first quarterly minimum (which is just $400 anyway!) so that gives you plenty of time to enjoy a very lovely discount on your annual and holiday catalogue purchases (plus you get to see and order the products a month earlier!). There are no other charges and no ABN needed.
Hobby demonstrators are very welcome in our team. There is no pressure to do any more than you want to. We have a very active online team right around Australia so you will have lots of crafty friends to chat with and share projects and ideas!
It’s super easy to join online, but of course you are welcome to phone or email me any time with any questions too. I would love to have some more happy crafter’s in our team!
Here is a link to My Online Demonstrator Sign Up Page HERE.(Just click the brown ‘Join Now’ button halfway down the left hand side to begin the process.)

Retiring Products

We have loads of retiring products that won’t be available to order after 1 July. These include:
  • Products in the Seasonal Catalogue – a limited number of products have carried over, however most are retiring. To order these items online, enter the item number in my online store  see link below). You can also email me your order if you prefer.
  • Products retiring from the 2012/2013 Annual Catalogue – shop online via the retiring products section of my online store or email your order to me.
MDS, Newsletter

Hurry before it’s too late

Sample teasers from the new
2013/2014 Annual Catalogue

to start 2 July 2013

* A reminder to get 25% off Digital
* check out the retiring products now before they are all sold out!

Bright Blooms

with Summer Smooches DSP: I just love the bright colours in this Designer Series Pack of papers and how the Bright Blooms Stamp Set goes so well with it!

“Gorgeous Grunge” stamp set
will be available in the new 2013/2014 Annual Catalogue 
that will go live on-line from 2 July!
Here is a sample teaser for this wonderful stamp set

Don’t forget 25% off Digital finishes on 15 June!

Shop on-line 24/7

Bright Blossoms - Clear-Mount Stamp
Bright Blooms Stamp Set clickHERE
Price: $22.95 for clear mount, $28.95 for wood mount
This sassy set is perfect for spring and summer projects. Create young and fun cards, scrapbook pages, tags, and more!
Available in both wood and clear mount.

Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
Summer Smooches DSP click HERE
Price: $11.37
Perfect for all your sassy summer projects!
Includes 12 sheets; 2 each of 6 double sided designs. 12″ x 12″. Acid and Lignin Free
Colours include: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise.
Available now only for a limited time!


Latest MDS Downloads

My Digital Studio

It’s Tuesday and some more MDS downloads are available!

How beautiful are these?
I think I will have to add them to my collection as well.

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to download your FREE 30 day trial of MDS by going to my 24/7 online store via this link HERE

The new 2013-2014 Annual Catalogue will be available online from 2 July!

Latest MDS Downloads

11 June 2013

Image 1 – Summer Possibilities Kit – Download includes, 11-piece SVG stamp brush set, 12 Designer Series Papers, 22 embellishments, 4 punches
* Digital exclusive
* Perfect for summer picnics and parties

Colors: Going Gray, Night of Navy, Real Red

Image 2 – Venetian Romance – Download includes, 12 Designer Series Papers
* Digital version of the traditional Designer Series Paper
* European-inspired color scheme
* Coordinates with the Venetian Romance traditional product suite

Colors: Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo, Pistachip Pudding, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla

To purchase either of these and more, clickHERE

Have a Stampin’ good day!