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October 2009

Printing My Digital Studio cards at 1/2 price!

I have a GREAT tip for you if you'd like to save some $$ and print your My Digital Studio cards for 1/2 price!!  SEE Below for the VIDEO.

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Copyright question / solution:

Michele asked about the copyright not being on the back of the card when you cut it in 1/2... some solutions:

1.  you can add one of the MDS copyright stamp images on "page 2" of your project, which will print on the back of page 1. (pg 4 comes with the copyright info printed on it - which would be the back of pg 3)

2. you could stamp one of the SU! copyright stamps on the back of your project

3. you can get a personalized stamp made with the copyright info to stamp on the back of your project


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Have you placed your order for October to use my exclusive October coupon yet?


Swap Contest Winners - Oct. 2009

At each of my Luv 2 Stamp Group events we swap cards and have we vote for our favorites. I'm happy to present to you the ladies who won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

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2nd place: Paula Watson, 3rd place: Saundra Huston and the winner: Joy Perryman!

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!  GREAT CARDS!!

They each received a box of goodies: shimmer paint, snail refill and dimensionals from me.  Joy also received a pack of Night & Day DSP for being the 1st place winner!

Here are their beautiful cards:

Joy"s 1st place "wiper card" (instructions may be found HERE)

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Paula Watson's 2nd place winning card:

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 Saundra Huston's 3rd place winning card:

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My Digital Studio VIDEO Tutorial - Resizing Ribbon

One of the most asked questions I have been hearing is...

"How do I Resize or Insert a small piece of ribbon on my My Digital Studio project!?"

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I have a VIDEO TUTORIAL for you to show you how to resize the ribbon!  Enjoy!  Let me know what else you'd like to see.. my next video is "How to print 1/2 price cards" then a Blog Header tutorial. 

BE SURE TO WATCH THE ENTIRE VIDEO  - there are 2 projects shown on this video.

Great tip shared by several readers.... right click on the object that you want to place the ribbon on or under, click edit object, and see what the width of that item is, then use that # when resizing your ribbon!



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Pirate and Princess Kits ON SALE THIS WEEK!!


 


Project Tutorials & MDS handout OFFER

Here are the 4 Make & Take projects we made at my Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting on Saturday. 

If you would like to purchase some of the handouts I offered at the meeting, including: all 4 project tutorials (9 pages total) for the 4 projects below plus my 5 page My Digital Studio Overview document, please use the BUY IT NOW button below and I will email you with access to all 5 documents on a protected portion of my blog. Cost is $12.00 for all 5 handouts/tutorials.


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Luv 2 Stamp Group Meeting - October 2009

I am writing this on Friday but you will see it on Sunday... I am ready for all my wonderful stampers who will be attending our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting here in the San Francisco Bay Area in CA (on Sat., Oct. 24).  I'll have a few reports and lots of pix this coming week but just wanted to show you some of the things I have ready for my stampers!

Our Door Prize basket - everyone gets a ticket for coming.. most people will win a prize:

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Helper gifts for Registration, Card Contest Board, Set up, Clean up, Note Taker:

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Helpers received either gold or silver metallic cord from the Mini catalog, a bottle of Shimmer Paint from the Mini catalog and a spray bottle to make their own metallic spray.  Of course I had to make cute note tags with My Digital Studio! :)

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Welcome Gfits for first timers and visitors:

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Of course I had to embellish the SU! post-it's and pen with a little note made in My Digital Studio...

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Thursday was "Stuff the packets day":

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Here are the gifts for the WINNER and Runners up in the Swap Card Contest:

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My My Digital Studio Display Board is ready:

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 ANNNNNNNNND... I'm ready to go!

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It takes me roughly 2 weeks to bring all this together before each meeting, including the Make & Take Projects ... I just hope my stampers get a lot out of the day... I'm especially excited to be doing a 2 hour My Digital Studio presentation!!!!  I offer a long distance packet to my downline who live more than 2 hours away which includes all handouts and Make & Take Supplies.

Make & Take projects will be posted tomorrow! :)  Check back Monday to see how you can order the .pdf tutorial files for my MDS Presentation and our 4 M&T projects.  

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Clips, brads, and Grommets ON SALE THIS WEEK!! 


My Digital Studio Video Tutorial!

I am SO EXCITED to share my first

My Digital Studio video tutorial with you !!!

In this video you will learn how to make your own stationery sheets using a template from a Designer Kit page in My Digital Studio.

I hope you enjoy this and have fun making your own personalized stationery .. or flyers.. or invitations... or ....


Leave me a comment and let me know what you thought!  I can't WAIT to make more of these!!!

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Technique Class sample Oct. 09 - #4

This is the last sample from my 6x6 Technique Book Class last week... we did several things with Shimmer Paint.. it is just the COOLEST product !!!!

Shimmer Paint

Direct to Rubber

Stamp in shimmery shades of

champagne, white and platinum!

Shimmer paint dir to rubber 

Shimmer Paint

Direct to Rubber

Stamp in shimmery shades of

champagne, white and platinum!

Supplies: 

· Shimmer paint from Stampin’ Up!

· Sponge Daubers

· Dark cardstock

· Rubber stamps

Directions:

  1. Shake bottle of Shimmer Paint well
  2. Open lid and dab sponge dauber into paint that is inside the lid
  3. Dab off excess on scrap paper if necessary
  4. Apply shimmer paint direct to rubber image and stamp

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Holiday Mini catalog, pg 27

#116806, Champagne Mist, $5.95

#116864, Frost White, $5.95

#116807, Platinum, $5.95




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Technique Class sample Oct. 09 - #3

Here is the 3rd sample we made last week in my 6x6 Technique Book Class:

Brayered Specialty Paper

Create custom elegant background papers 

More info in this post.

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Brayered Specialty Paper

Create custom elegant background papers 

Supplies: 

· Specialty Papers from Stampin’ Up! – Bride paper recommended

· Ink pad

· Brayer

· kleenex

Directions:

  1. Cut Bride Specialty paper to desired size
  2. Ink brayer WELL in desired color (Bermuda Bay used here)
  3. Brayer desired color onto specialty paper
  4. Let dry a minute and then buff with Kleenex

Bride Specialty Paper

#115669, $13.95

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Technique Class sample Oct. 09 - #2

Here is the 2nd 6x6 Technique Book Sample we made in class last week... this is by far my favorite one and is what inspired me to make the FRAME HERE.  :)

Shimmer Paint

Shimmer Spray & Shimmer Stencils

The background is spritzed with shimmer paint.. instructions are at the bottom of this post.

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The ornament was sponged (with a Sponge Dauber) and Rich Razzleberry Classic ink using the VINTAGE ORNAMENTS #1 STENCILS from page 29 in the Definitely Decorative Decor Elements catalog and the Platinum Shimmer Paint.

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Shimmer Paint

Shimmer Spray & Shimmer Stencils

Make your own Shimmer Paper!

Supplies: 

· Shimmer paint from Stampin’ Up!

· Sponge Daubers

· Cardstock and Rubber Stamps

· Definitely Decorative Stencils from Stampin’ Up!

· Small Spray Bottle with Rubbing Alcohol

Directions:

  1. For Shimmer Spray, fill small spray bottle 2/3 full with rubbing alcohol and add a few drops of Shimmer Paint.  Shake and spray!
  2. To Stencil:  Shake Shimmer Paint, open lid and dab sponge dauber into paint that is inside the lid
  3. Dab off excess on scrap paper if necessary
  4. Apply shimmer paint onto the stencil to shimmer your design

Shimmer Paint

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#116806, Champagne Mist, $5.95

#116864, Frost White, $5.95

#116807, Platinum, $5.95


 




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Technique Class sample Oct. 09 - #1

Last week I had another edition of the very popular 6x6 Technique Book Class series.... we've been doing this class since before Stampin' Up! even had 6x6 books... back then it was a 5x7 Technique Book class! :)  

Each class features 4 new techniques on a 6x6 sheet, with a 6x6 instruction sheet to go in the 6x6 book.

Here is the 1st technique from last week's class:

DIRECT TO RUBBER with SPONGE DAUBERS

Direct to rubber medallion

Direct to Rubber

Create lovely blended colors with your bold stamp images. 

Supplies: 

· Bold image stamp

· Ink pads

· Sponge Daubers

· Cardstock

Directions:

  1. Daub sponge dauber numerous times into one ink pad, and apply to the rubber stamp. Do not completely cover the image.. leave about 1/3 uninked
  2. Repeat step 1 with 2 more colors – adding to the rubber until the image is completely covered with ink
  3. Stamp image onto cardstock.

Idea from Sandy Hancock

Ordering information - click HERE to place an order:

Stamps: Medallion, pg 133, item 115223

Ink Pads:  pg 155; Crushed Curry (115659), Rich Razzleberry (115658), Melon Mambo (115656)

Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Crushed Curry (115319), Rich Razzleberry (115316)

Misc:  Night & Day DSP (Holiday Mini) item 116768, Summer Sun Corduroy Buttons pg 181 (114343)

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Control Freak Blog Tour - Christmas Samples

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Welcome to the Blog Tour this month.. sit back, relax, enjoy the ride and enjoy the Christmas Ideas we have in store for you !!!!

This is an 8x10 frame I made to display at home this Christmas... I used the VINTAGE ORNAMENTS #1 STENCILS from page 29 in the Definitely Decorative Decor Elements catalog. 

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I sponged the ornaments in Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede classic ink then sponged the decorations with the PLATINUM SHIMMER PAINT (pg  27 in the Holiday Mini Catalog).  The HO HO HO is printed out in Always Artichoke from MY DIGITAL STUDIO and layered onto Always Artichoke CS.  

Ho ho ho frame 

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My next sample was a very quick card I made using MY DIGITAL STUDIO.. with the templates provided it is soooooooooo easy to make up a quick photo card or just a card using Stampin' Up! artwork.  Here I've added a photo taken on our son's High School Graduation day in June.   This sample uses the "Christmas Jingle" Designer Kit.

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Here is another MY DIGITAL STUDIO project.. I made some full sheet stationery to use in December.. I love that I can customize my own stationery and print as many as I want for each season!  (I have been printing my stationery sheets on my color laser printer at home, but have printed all my cards, calendars and bound scrapbooks through the Stampin' Up! printing service.. click HERE for pricing info on printing).

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 Please enjoy the rest of the "TOUR".. click on the icon below to visit LISA - the next blog on the tour!

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Coming Soon - Blog Tour with Christmas Samples

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<<<<<<  SNEAK PEEK!!! 

Please tune in beginning tonight at 8:00pm Pacific Time... The CONTROL FREAK SWAPPERS are bringing you a Stampin' Up! Christmas Blog Tour with 16 blogs to visit PACKED with great Christmas ideas for you !!

Check back tonight beginning at 8pm Pacific time, or anytime Tuesday for our Blog Tour!

Don't forget about the DEAL OF THE WEEK - clips, brads and grommets on sale this week!! ... click the graphic below for all the details!

ON SALE THIS WEEK!!

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Stamp A Rama cards Sept. 09 - part 3

Here are the remainder of the cards from our Stamp A Rama shoebox swap event in September.. enjoy these great ideas from my talented gals!

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card above by Sharon Lim

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Card above (2 versions) by Bridgett Martinelli

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card above by Joy Perryman


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Project above by Cindee Wilkinson

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Card above by Patty Bennett

And then we had to celebrate Sharon's birthday... and since I couldn't let her have dessert alone... I had to order something too..... :)

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  View more samples from our Stamp A Rama event HERE and HERE.

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