Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ www.debbied.stampinup.net ~ deeleed@aol.com

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Downloads & A Card

Stressing about your Christmas cards yet? Stress no more! As of today, there are seven new digital downloads for My Digital Studio available, including several holiday-themed kits that will make your Christmas projects a breeze! Click on the My Digital Studio Picture to the right, I have redirected it to take you right to the Newest Downloads available.

Remember, even if you haven't purchased My Digital Studio yet, you can still purchase downloads and use them later with MDS, or with digital software you are already using.

Item # Item Name Price
118117 Berry Christmas stamp brush set $5.95
118118 Friend by Definition stamp brush set $1.95
118119 Just Perfect Alphabet stamp brush set $9.95
120880 Christmas Cocoa II digital kit $9.95
120881 Write Stuff II digital kit $9.95
120882 Icicle digital photo card kit $3.95
120883 Merry Moments digital photo card kit $3.95

My card today is my favorite of all the cards I made for the Craft Bazaar. This one uses the Big Shot & Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Folder. I love these embossing folders! They make it so easy to add great dimension to your cards. You can find this one in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I used my Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen to color the centers of the poinsettias. I think it really makes the card. The saying is from the Heard From The Heart Stamp Set. The ribbon is the 3/4" Red Polka Dot Grosgrain. I hope SU adds this in more colors, I love it too!

Here is a close up of the embossing.

Thanks for checking in, hope you're having a wonderful day. The sun is finally shining here!

dd

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Treat Box

These Treat Boxes are perfect if you like to make Holiday Treats to share with friends & family. They are coated and food safe. They come 5 to a package for only $3.95, and ship flat. All you have to do is fold on the crease lines when you're ready to use them, insert your treat, small gift, or gift card, add a tag with coordinating ribbon and viola! You have an adorable gift bag in a snap!

I used the Large Metal Edge Tag, covered with Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP punched with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch. It just happens to be the perfect fit. I love that about SU products, everything works together! I stamped the deer image from the Winter Post Stamp Set in Soft Suede Classic Ink, punched it out, sponged the edges, and layered it on the tag with Stampin' Dimensionals. I added the red nose with my Real Red Stampin' Write Markers. The Sweet Treats saying is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, stamped with Real Red Classic Ink, punched out with the Word Window Punch, and layered on Real Red Cardstock punched with the New Modern Label Punch. I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch the hole in the tag, added the Sleigh Bells Ribbon, and tied it to my Treat Box.

These are so simple and fun to make. You can make up several at a time, so when you get that unexpected invite to a friends house, you can add your treats and have a nice gift to present to them when arrive.

The Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP, and Sleigh Bells Ribbon can be found in the Holiday Mini Catalog, along with lots of other fun Holiday stamp sets, paper & ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed today's project. Thanks for stopping by!

dd

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Catching Up

Wow! I was embarrassed when I realized how long it had been since I had last posted anything here. I have really neglected you, I must get you caught up!

First, let me explain my absence. I have been stamping like a crazy woman preparing for a Craft Bazaar that I participated in this past Saturday. I am happy to say, that it was a success in several ways. It was very well organized, the people running it were extremely gracious, I saw lots of people I knew, I had some interest in my classes, a good friend of mine sat with me to keep me company, and last but not least, I sold stuff! This is also good for you...I have lots of projects completed that I can share with you here, so possibly a month won't pass by with out something for you to check out.

The project I have for you today, some of you may have seen before, but this is a different color combination. I had some friends interested in doing these for Holiday Gifts, so I invited them over, and we had an afternoon of stamping fun. I had my samples to use as guides. I love it when we do this. Not an actual class, because you can express your creativity and "do your own thing", and I love to see what other people come up with. One of the ladies chose similar colors to these, and I just had to make some like it. I sold two in this color combination! Thanks, Cathy!

Now that the Craft Bazaar is over, I need to get my thoughts together, and get you caught up on everything that is happening with Stampin' Up! Be sure to check out my website for the latest information, and check back tomorrow for another project and more updates.

Thanks so much for visiting, have a great day!

dd

Some of the products used in this project are Retired. Let me know if you have any questions.