Saturday, February 20, 2010

Playing with My Digital Studio

Tonight was crop night at church, but Keith had plans so I really couldn't go.  I did go by and see my friends for a few minutes and then headed back home.  Once I got home, I got my laptop out and started playing with My Digita Studio (MDS) from Stampin' Up!  I love it.  Just in a few minutes, I made this cute little card.  Oh, so easy!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Don't forget...

Customers and Clubbers, please don't forget to complete the poll below and then let me know you've been here by posting a comment.  There's blog candy for you!

A beautiful gift bag...

The other day, I needed a gift bag and really didn't have one suitable.  So what's one to do?  Get out the DSP and get crafty!!!  I used retired DSP from Stampin' Up! because I love this particular design!  Tell me what you think?

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Embossing Resist - So Simple

At last night's stamp club, we re-visited an old technique called embossing resist.  It's such a simple, simple technique.  Here's the card we made.  Notice there we didn't use any embellishments.

On this particular card we used glossy paper.  The very first thing we did was emboss the image in white embossing powder.  You could easily use clear embossing powder but since we weren't using an embellishments, I wanted this embossed image to pop.  One we finished the embossing, we simple sponged classic ink over the embossed image.  I used Lovely Lilac and Apricot Appeal.  The very last step was wiping any excess ink off the glossy cardstock.  If you've never tried this technique, give it a try.  You'll love the results.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Who's my cupid?

So the title of this post is "Who's my cupid?"  Before I start talking about my cupid, I want to show you more gifts. 

On February 13, my very talented cupid sent me shredding scissors and a mini ruler.  I didn't know that shredding scissors even existed.  I think they would be great for cutting grass (making cardstock look like grass) and making flowers.  I just found this blog called Maya * Made.  You need to check it out.  She's such a crafty gal!   On Feb. 13, my cupid also got me a clear mini ruler with a straight edge.  I can think of a trillion ways to use this.


My day 3 gift was something that I dearly love.  When I opened it, I had this strong gut feeling that I knew who my cupid was.  I was right!!  It was LisaBee.  You can see some of her beautiful work on her blog as well as on the gallery of Stampin' Addicts.  Here's a couple of links for you...

Lisa's Corner - her blog

Lisa's gallery on Stampin Addicts

And yesterday was Valentine's Day.  Happy Valentine's to all my friends!!!  So was my 3rd and final gift?  It was a CD by Casting Crown.  I absolutely love Casting Crowns and  don't own it!  In fact, I don't own and CDs because I usually check them out of the library at church.  I'm so bad about keeping them longer than I'm suppose too.  Well, I guess I can listen to this one as long as I want!  I haven't listened to this one yet, so you know what I'm going to be doing while I'm stamping!.  Thank you sweet LisaBee!!

Now in this picture, check out the felt flower!  Lisa used the Big Shot to die cut this beautimous flower!  I told you this girl was talented!!