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February 2011

Fun Flowers Birthday Card!

We celebrated Joy's birthday in our stamp class last week... and I made this  Stampin' Up! card for her.. she loves fun bright colors.... just like her! :)

Joy fun flowers

Color combo... Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Basic Black.. zipppppy!

aaaaaaaaaand you guessed it.. my favorite new Big Shot die from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini catalog...

Fun flowers
Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, #121812, $32.95, pg 39 Occasions Mini Catalog

 We celebrated with a Red Velvet Cake... yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Red velvet cake

(no.. i didn't make it.... but Costco did)  :)

Cake pieces
It was fun celebrating with you at Red Lobster, too!

Joy lobster

and I had LOBSTER PIZZA ... oh my goodness sinfully good!

Lobster pizza

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2011 free sets 

Did you you that in addition to the amazing free gifts in the SALE A BRATION catalog from Stampin' Up! there are also dozens of free sets you can select from??  Check out the link to the right (and pg 11 in the Sale a Bration Catalog) .. whohoo!

How can you get these amazing free gifts?  Simply add one gift to your order for every $50 you order during Sale a Bration - offer expires 3/31/11.

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It was a fun CUPCAKE kind of day!

Cupcake trio 2  We made Cupcakes.. STAMPIN' UP! STYLE at our last Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting!!!  It was so fun.. Cindee led us in this project and we made the cutest cupcakes in town!

Ribbon cupcake 1
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

I first saw this idea for the ribbon cupcakes when I attended the Stampin' Up!  Founder's Circle 2010 trip and received one as a pillow gift.... toooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!   Then I noticed them on a few blogs and Cindee agreed to teach us how to make them.  She got instructions from Becky Roberts.

Cupcake parts Cupcake parts 2

The Stampin' Up! PERFECT SETTING DIE for the Big Shot, and the 2-1/2" circle punch make the perfect combo for this project.

Cindee demo'd under the overhead camera so we could watch on the Big Screen.. then I showed some of the project, too.

Cindee demo 1

Patty demo

Patty demo 2

Ribbon I had sewn a running stitch on the sewing machine on all our striped ribbon and our vanilla satin ribbon, so that it would be easy for everyone to gather the ribbon. 

Cindee showed us how to gather the ribbon into a circle for the cupcake top.

Gather ribbon 1

Gather ribbon 2

Gather the ribbon in a circle and add the satin ribbon and a button on top.

Ribbon gathered

Cupcake top

Cupcake lid Place a cupcake liner in the base and attach the lid and base with some linen thread.. voila.. cutest cuppycakes ever!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cupcake and box You can get the tutorial to make the cute cupcake box on Becky Roberts blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cupcake 4 And how about this additional adorable cupcake idea from Kay Sha.. she has a tutorial and more pix on her blog here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OK, whew.. that's enough for this blog post... hope you enjoyed these very low-fat cupcakes!

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Very Vanilla Fun Flowers

Have I told you how much I LOVE the Fun Flowers Die for the Big Shot from Stampin' Up!?  OH WOW>>> LOVE it!!

Isn't it gorgeous when you use only Very Vanilla cardstock and sponge the edges a bit with some Soft Suede ink!?  FAAAAAAAAABULOUS!

Vanilla fun flower 2
Other supplies used;  Love Letters DSP #117162, Antique Brads #117273

Vanilla fun flower 1

I created that fun "ledger" background in My Digital Studio.. see this post for details.

Fun flowers
Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, #121812, $32.95, pg 39 Occasions Mini Catalog

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2011 free sets 

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How can you get these amazing free gifts?  Simply add one gift to your order for every $50 you order during Sale a Bration - offer expires 3/31/11.

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My Digital Studio Card, Catalog, & Downloads

I have a card to share with you that I made in My Digital Studio - & more MDS info... please read on friends... 

Just believe template <<<<  I started out with the Stampin' Up! MDS Card Template called Just Believe. You will get this card template FREE when you download the Just Believe Stamp Set.

Just believe dnld

Here is the card that I made, using that template and altering some of the images and adding the FREE image from the Bliss stamp set - this is a free download you can get on CD as a Sale a Bration gift!:

  Just believe 1

I always add a design to the inside of my card before getting it printed through the Stampin' Up! MDS printing service... it's the same low price ($1.99) whether you just design the front or you design the inside, too!

Just believe 2

If you'd like to find out how to create that cool sponged look, check out THIS CARD & INSTRUCTIONS on the www.MyDigitalStudio.net site ... if you are not yet a member, please sign up.. it's free, it has billions (ok, thousands) of samples, videos, tutorials, discussions, etc., all about My Digital Studio!

Have you seen the new MDS Catalog?  Whohooo!! Click below to get caught up on all the downloads available!

Download the new MDS Catalog FREE!

Mds catalog logo

Additional downloads added 2-8-11

Addtional downloads added 2-15-11

Additional downloads added 2-22-11

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Please note that you do not have to have My Digital Studio to purchase these downloads - you may use them in any program that supports .jpg and .png files & layers such as: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Jasc Paint Shop Pro (PSP), Microsoft Digital Image Pro (DIP), Ulead Photo Impact (PI), Corel Draw.  I personally like adding the MDS images to my Word docs CHECK OUT how I added downloads to my Word Doc on my CLASS SCHEDULE HERE! ! :)

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Pop Up Card Make & Take - Luv 2 Stamp Group Meeting

One of the fun projects we made at our February Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting was this cute pop up box card.  Sharon Lim led our group in assembling the card base and everyone had their choice of how to decorate the card using the fabulous ICE CREAM PARLOR paper, ribbon and buttons.... DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN GET THOSE FUN ITEMS FREE? Check out the Sale a Bration Catalog on pg 7 for more details - one free item for each $50 in Stampin' Up! orders through 3/31/11!

Samples inside

We used the colors that coordinate with the Ice Cream Parlor pack:  Melon Mambo, Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight

Outsides

Thanks to Karolee for faithfully bringing the overhead camera and projector, we can all watch the demo's on the big screen! Thanks, Sharon for the demo!

Sharon demo

 We also used the PUNCH BUNCH Sale a Bration stamp set... another FREE ITEM you can earn!

I made a tutorial for this project for my Luv 2 Stamp Group - if you are in my downline but did not attend the meeting and would like the tutorial, please email me.

IN A NUTSHELL: The project starts with an 8"x8" square, scored at 4" and 4" and score on one diagonal, and cut one score line, like this:

Score

and then you adhere the bottom flaps together like this:

Adhere btm flap

and then squish it flat:

Flattened

Important... only adhere the top triangle portion so that the card can still squish flat:

Inside flap piece

Flattened decorated

Inside pacific

Inside daffodil

Inside mambo

 

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How can you get these amazing free gifts?  Simply add one gift to your order for every $50 you order during Sale a Bration - offer expires 3/31/11.

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Petal Cone Die Pocket - Luv 2 Stamp Group Mtg Make & Take

 

This was one of the Make & Take Projects I had ready for my downline at our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting in February.  It features the new Big Shot die from Stampin' Up! called the PETAL CONE.  I LOVE THIS new die .. you can make a 3-D cone or make it flat!  So versatile and FUN ! 

  Petal cone flower 2

You can put the contrasting 1/2 round scallop piece behind or in front of the 1/2 round flap.. 2 fun looks!

Petal cone flower 1

As you can see I also used the new FUN FLOWER DIE # 121812.

After cutting out the flowers with the die, you run them through the Big Shot again with an embossing folder for texture, and sponge the edges for dimension. Square Lattice embossing folder used here, #119976.

Petal cone emboss

Petal cone die

  Fun flowers
Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, #121812, $32.95, pg 39 Occasions Mini Catalog

 

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2011 free sets 

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How can you get these amazing free gifts?  Simply add one gift to your order for every $50 you order during Sale a Bration - offer expires 3/31/11.

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February Blog Tour! Birthday Theme

 

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WELCOME to the February 2011 Control Freaks Blog Tour !!!

You have probably joined me after visiting Jan Tink's blog and you can click on the "next blog" link at the bottom of the post to continue on the tour  :)  

Our tour officially starts on Sunday, Feb. 20th.. so if you are joining us early, some of the blog tour links may not be quite up yet.. so please check back Sunday morning for the full tour.

This month we are featuring BIRTHDAY IDEAS made with Stampin' Up! Products.  Please enjoy the samples and the tour.

My first Birthday Sample is a card I made with MY DIGITAL STUDIO.. this was my swap card from our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting last weekend. :)

Patty mds cupcake swap

I printed the card fronts at home on my Epson R1900 photo printer and mounted them to Pretty in Pink and Real Red cardstock.  Then I added some Rhinestones (pg 188, # 119246) for a little BLING:

Patty mds cupcake bling

My 2nd BIRTHDAY SAMPLE was from my workshop a couple weekends ago, we made these fun cards using some great new Stampin' Up! products!!

SAB cupcake cards
Janice's workshop guests were able to select any of the patterns of paper in the fun FREE Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series paper kit, along wtih the self adhesive die cuts, the Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon and Buttons!  YES, IT'S ALL FREE!!  THese items are found in the Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration catalog!

They also used the fab fun Build a Cupcake Punch and the Create a Cupake stamp set.

This is my favorite new greeting...

Happy birthday
You will find it on pg 21 of the Occasions Mini Catalog, in a set called Bring on the Cake.

 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead and ENJOY THE BLOG TOUR!

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Please Visit  Gretchen's blog by clicking on the link to the left! :)

 

 

 

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Displays from the Feb. 2011 Luv 2 Stamp Group Meeting

Here are some great samples that were on display at our Stampin' Up! Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting last weekend:

Cindee and her fabulous frame - idea from the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference 2011:

Cindee frame

Cindee frame flowers

Patty's MDS display:

Patty mds display

Some of Patty's MDS books:

Mds books

Fun Flowers Die and Valentine paper.. too cute!

Valentine flowers

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Stamped Samples and Fun Times - Luv 2 Stamp Group Feb 2011 Meeting

As promised..just sharing more fun times and samples with you from our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting last weekend... more samples tomorrow and next week!

Cupcake box by Cindee:

Cupcake box

Luv 2 Stamp Group:

Group 1

Group 2

Darling Cookie packaging by Lorena (Paper CD holders):

Lorena cookies

Snack Time!

Snack time

Thank you to Kim and Barbara for doing the registration desk!

Kim barbara registration

Shelley and Sharon:

Shellley sharon

Patty Swapping with Cyndi and her guest:

Swapping cyndi

The 4 "matchy-matchy" gals :) LOL

Fun shirts

Wanda patty Special Thanks to Wanda and to Mindy for helping me take photos of our event!! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting!

Agenda welcome

Patty welcome I always enjoy making up little gifts to give to 1st time Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting attendees... and bringing lots of door prizes to give away. 

I also made the Thank You gifts for all volunteers this time.. I made them fabric flower pins, similar to what the Stampin' Up! Leadership attendees made during Make & Takes. 

  Welcome gifts

Prizes

Flower gifts

The Fabric Flower pins are made using the Springime Vintage Fabric (pg 38 mini catalog), Trinket Keys (pg 24 mini catalog), Pear Pizzazz and Rose Red seam binding ribbon (pg 16 mini catalog), Antique Brads (pg 187), Paper Daisies (pg 188), Victoria Crochet Trim (pg 190), and the faaaaaaaabulous new Fun Flowers die from pg 39 in the mini catalog. (VIEW ENTIRE CATALOG HERE).

Springtime vintage  Trinket keys
Springtime Vintage Fabric from Stampin' Up! - order yours here!

Trinket Keys from Stampin' Up! - order yours here!

Fabric flowers

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Luv 2 Stamp Group Feb. meeting - Contest Winners

We had a MOST fabulous meeting on Saturday with the Luv 2 Stamp Group and several visitors and first time attendees.. what a GREAT DAY!!  Thank you to everyone who attended, helped, volunteered, swapped, demo'd, brought snacks, etc. !

We enjoyed swapping, stamping, learning, celebrating, visiting, eating, and making new friends!

Meeting room

Swappers


Swap elyse mindy

Here are the top 3 winners of the Card Swap Contest:

3rd Place: Christine                         2nd place: Stephanie

Swap winners

                  1st place: Gloria

Christine receiving her gift for 3rd place:

Christine winner

Recognizing Cindee's promotion to manager with a special gift..

Cindee manager

swapping swapping...

Ellen sharon christine

Patty wanda

I'll be sharing meeting photos all week.. so please check back each day  :)

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A little love on Valentine's Day

Just sharing a Valentine made with the "LOTS OF LOVE" LETTERPRESS PLATE and the new "BE MY VALENTINE" a la Carte Stamp on pg 43 of the Occasions Mini catalog.

Valentine letterpress

 I used both the full size craft pads and craft spots in 2 colors to ink the letterpress plates.

AND.. here is how you can use the Valentine heart stamp well after Valentine's day ... just cut off the "banner" portion after you have stamped the image and cover it with a punched out image :)

Valentine thank you

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a My Digital Studio Valentine

I made a few Valentine's using My Digital Studio.. I love playing with the great downloads available in this program to create fun designs..

Valentine MDS

I only made a couple of these so I printed the card fronts on my Epson R1900 photo printer and mounted them onto Naturals Ivory Cardstock.

Downloads used:

  • Love Letter Designer Paper
  • Valentine Defined stamp set
  • Decorative label punch
  • heart punch
  • Vintage Trinkets
  • Taffeta ribbon

I started with a card template in MDS.. the only thing i kept was the heart and green DSP piece... it was a Christmas card template....  it's so fun to change things all around with MDS!

Visit www.MyDigitalStudio.net for a FABLULOUS NEW 76 page .pdf Catalog of all the My Digital Studio images!!!  Whoohoooooo!!!  

If you have not signed up to be a member of My Digital Studio.net, just go ahead and make an account.. I visit that site several times a DAY for great ideas, tips, videos, etc !!

Want to purchase My Digital Studio or some downloads?? CLICK HERE to order!

Please note that you do not have to have My Digital Studio to purchase these downloads - you may use them in any program that supports .jpg and .png files & layers such as: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Jasc Paint Shop Pro (PSP), Microsoft Digital Image Pro (DIP), Ulead Photo Impact (PI), Corel Draw.  I personally like adding the MDS images to my Word docs ! :)

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