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Friday, August 31, 2012

Butterfly Wedding Card

Word Play Stamp Set, item #120308 - Wood OR item #120651 - Clear


Glimmer Paper comes in 3 color choices:
Champagne, item #127885
Red, item #121790
Silver, item #124005

Each package contains 2 sheets that are 12 x 12.

The heart was created using the Heart Collection Framelits, item #125599.   Butterflies were punched out using the Elegant Butterfly Paper Punch, item #127526.
 
You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Go in the Direction of Your Dreams Card


Word Play Stamp Set, item #120308 - Wood OR item #120651 - Clear


Glimmer Paper comes in 3 color choices:
Champagne, item #127885
Red, item #121790
Silver, item #124005

Each package contains 2 sheets that are 12 x 12.

I used the Oval Accent BigZ Clear Die, item #127005 to cut out the background piece of Glimmer Paper.   The heart was created using the Heart Collection Framelits, item #125599, and the tiny stars were punched out using Punch Pack called Merry Minis, item #126882.

I think this would be a great card for a graduation, new job, and encouragement to try something new.


You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Howl-o-ween Printer Tray Project Kit - Recruiting Promotion


GREAT NEWS!!!!   Stampin' Up! has extended this recruiting promotion.

Dates: August 1 - September 16, 2012

Promotion Details: It's always more fun to stamp with friends! When you join my team by September 16, you will get a Howl-o-ween Printer's Tray project kit absolutely FREE-a $60 value! This exclusive kit contains the perfect elements of a spooktacular Halloween decoration!* Remember, you can only earn this special project kit when you join my team between now and September 16, 2012.

*Project kit does not include ink

I have detailed information on my Stampin' Up! website ... click HERE 
Or you can contact me directly (e-mail above) for more information.   When you are ready to sign up, you go to this LINK and click on Join Now on the left side.


Whether you want to join as a business demonstrator or a hobby demonstrator, you are welcome on my team.   Being a demonstrator gives you a good discount on products you love, and also allows you to be one of the first to know about new products coming out.   The Starter Kit is only $99 plus tax and has FREE shipping.   For your $99 plus tax, you will choose $125 worth of products of your choice and also receive $65 worth of business supplies.   That is a $190 value!!!!

PLUS if you join between now and September 16, 2012 you will also qualify for the Howl-o-ween Printer Tray Project Kit worth $60.   That brings this value up to $255.

You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Wedding Card with Champagne Glimmer Paper



Did you notice the new Champagne color Glimmer Paper, item #127885, in the Holiday Mini Catalog?  It is on page 18 of the mini.  I thought all the shimmer and sparkle was perfect for a wedding card or for a golden wedding anniversary.   The Glimmer Paper is the perfect addition to any card for a celebration.

It comes in 3 color choices:
Champagne, item #127885
Red, item #121790
Silver, item #124005

Each package contains 2 sheets that are 12 x 12.

I used the Oval Accent BigZ Clear Die, item #127005 to cut out the background piece of Glimmer Paper.   The heart was created using the Heart Collection Framelits, item #125599, and the tiny stars were punched out using Punch Pack called Merry Minis, item #126882. 

You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Guest Designer - Tamara Price



I would like to thank Tamara Price for allowing me to share her beautiful card today on my blog.   I wish you could see it in person, it has so much sparkle as she used glimmer mist on it.   Tamara is a member of my Stampin' Up! KreatesKards team.  She has her own blog too, which can be found HERE.   I just checked and she has another version of this great card on her blog.

Contact me (e-mail link above) if you also would like to be a part of my Stampin' Up! KreatesKards Team.   Stampin' Up! allows demonstrator to be business or hobby AND the starter kit is now only $99 plus tax with FREE shipping.   If you join by the end of this month, you also will qualify for the Halloween Spooktacular Kit worth $60.   The flyer about this promotion is HERE.

Stampin' Up! has just released the newest set of MDS2 downloads:  Click HERE

 
You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Framelits And Paper-Piercing Thank You Card

I'm making cards for a card swap that my KreatesKards Stampin' Up! team is doing for September.
Plus I made a few extra for my Stampin' Up! and Miche Customer Orders.
 


Here's a photo of a single card.


 This photo is a close-up of the paper piercing and Specialty Designer Series Paper I used.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Natural Composition Specialty Paper, item #126917  (love the high gloss design to it)
Tangerine Tango Card Stock, item #111349
Early Espresso Classic Ink, item #126974
SNAIL Adhesive, item #104332  OR #104331 SNAIL Refill
Paper-Piercing Tool, item #126189
Stampin' Pierce Mat, item #126199
Paper Piercing Pack - Festive, item #127857
Label Collections Framelits, item #125598
Wacky Wishes Stamp Set - Hostess Rewards

You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Miche: Introducing New Luxe Shell Line - Sep 2012

 Miche is doing a test release of a new Luxe Shell line as for September.   Quantities are going to be extremely limited.  

 
Click on photo for larger view.

More detailed information is available on my Perfect Purse For You blog.  This week I will also have individual photos posted of each new Luxe Shell.

You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.


Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Halloween Treat Bags - Googly Ghouls And Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit


I made two treat bags last night using Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit, item #126914.   It comes:
20 printed double-sided tags - 10 each of 2 designs
10 glassine bags with die-cut edges:  ea 3" x 5" x 1 1/2"
50 adhesive-backed googly eyes (ea 5 mm)
10 pieces Pumpkin Pie/Whisper White Baker's twine ea 8" (color exclusive to this kit)

I embossed the glassine bags using the Big Shot and the Spider Web Embossing Folder, item #120889.   When I put it thru the Big Shot, I put the platform with 2 tabs up.   Gently open the bag after removing from the embossing folder.   I did accent the stamped label with a small brad.

Stamp Set: 
Googly Ghouls, item #128060 - Wood OR #128063 - Clear


Bundles:  Purchase the Googly Ghouls Stamp Set and Ghoulish Googlies Designer Printed Kit together. Priced to save you 15%!
Ghoulish Googlies Bundle ... item #129852 - Wood OR #129853 - Clear
IMPORTANT ... to get the discount you have to use the bundle item #.  If you use the individual item #s for the stamp set and then for the kit, you will be charged the regular pricing.

Bundle - Save 15%

You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thank You Card With Tiny Purse



As many of you know, I am also an Independent Miche Representative.   When someone orders (also with Stampin' Up! orders), I always send out a Thank You note to my customer.   I thought the added purse stamps on the inside of the card and on the envelope were perfect for Miche thank you notes.

I used the Labels Collection Framelits (item #125598) for the card front.
The Thank You is from a Hostess Rewards Stamp Set called Wacky Wishes.
The Tiny Purse is from the Hostess Rewards Stamp Set called Carry On.

Any customer that places an order of a minimum of $150 (before tax and shipping) qualifies for hostess rewards.   Here is more information about hostess rewards ... CLICK HERE.
 
You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

MDS2+, 31% off Digital Products, Come join my team.

Good news: We decided to extend the 31% Off Digital sale until September 14! We know you and your customers are wrapping up summer stuff, getting everybody back to school, and things are busy. Now everybody can have a little more breathing room to finish their projects to send off to the print services. And don't forget about the 31 digital content items on sale too. Make sure to tell your customers to snatch up their favorites before September 14.

Here's the complete details of the promotion:


Get 31% off 31 digital content options and most of our print products for all 31 days in August! Now extended to September 14th.  

What's on sale?

ALL cards, photobooks, individual pages, and tags. That's right: print any photobook, board book, swatchbook, individual pages, greeting card, postcard, trifold card, or tag-all for 31% off.
Some of our best digital content. 30 downloads and 1 content disc. Yup, that equals 31.

Here's the list of content: (MDS2+ annotation means that it is digital content that is in MDS2+)

tem Digital Content Retail Price 31% Off Price
127217
Floral District Collection Disc  $  23.95  $ 16.53
118115
Night and Day Designer Series Paper  $    4.95  $   3.42
129929
Candid Frames  $    2.95  $   2.04
129921
Check This Out Page Templates  $    4.95  $   3.42
129609
Blossom Builders Embellishments  $    5.95  $   4.11
128999
It's All Me Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
127441
Whimsical Note Journal Template  $    1.95  $   1.35
128342
Pinwheel Daily Calendar Template  $    9.95  $   6.87
127599
Party Animal Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
127600
Autumn Traditions Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
127620
Grateful Heart Thanksgiving Ensemble  $  14.95  $ 10.32
126027
Playful Polka Dots Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
130066
World Traveler Photobook Template  $  17.95  $ 12.39


131221
Storybook Specialty Designer Series  Paper  $    4.95  $   3.42

130850
Joyful Times Kit (MDS2+)  $    9.95  $   6.87
124463
One Great Year Digital Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
127175
Limited Edition Embellishments  $    2.95  $   2.04
129607
Walk in the Park II Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
129934
#HASHTHIS Stamp Brush Set  $    7.95  $   5.49


129923
Book of Birthdays Swatchbook Template  $  12.95  $   8.94

121071
Travel Journal Kit  $    9.95  $   6.87
129924
Get it Done Kit (MDS2+)  $    5.95  $   4.11
129005
Sweetly Nested Framable  $    4.95  $   3.42


127758
Delight in the Day Photobook Template (MDS2+)  $  19.95  $ 13.77

130862
Blast Off Ensemble  $  19.95  $ 13.77


129890
Little Milestone Birthdays Greeting Card  $    7.95  $   5.49

128892
Designer Gift Cards  $    4.95  $   3.42


127580
And a Happy New Year Photocard Template  $    1.95  $   1.35


127435
Thanks Tons Greeting Card Template Set  $    2.95  $   2.04

127587
Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit  $    7.95  $   5.49
127762
Gratitude Framable Designer Template  $    1.95  $   1.35

The Fine Print
  • Print product bulk pricing isn't included as a part of this sale-sorry! (But not too sorry because it's still a sweet deal.) 
  • You can only get the digital downloads and print products through an online order. 
  • There's no limit to how many sale items you can order. Go crazy!
  • Get your orders in by Friday, August 31. Submit online orders by 11:50 PM (MT). 
This was just posted on the MDS forum ...  There are 3 downloads included in the 31% off promotion that are found in MDS 2+ as well. These include:
-Get it Done Kit
-Delight in the Day Photobook Template
-Joyful Times Kit


MDS 2--My Digital Studio's newest software--is now available EARLY in downloadable format for you! It's time to start playing today with this wonderful upgraded product. You can start designing spreads, creating your own custom-sized projects, adding different colors to your stamp brushes, and so much more.

Already have the original software? Get the upgrade.

Haven't taken the My Digital Studio plunge? Get the downloadable version of MDS 2 (software only) or MDS 2+ (software plus $500 in content).

Still on the fence? Get MDS 2 FREE for 30 days with the trial. You've got nothing to lose!


Last but not least: if you're still into the whole "buying software on discs" thing, the disc version of MDS 2 is on its way later this fall. We'll let you know when it becomes available.

Go purchase or get the free trial offer ... go to my Stampin' Up! website, 
then click on Shop
then clip on My Digital Studio

Here's some additional information for your:

Upgrade:  
 Upgrade your original My Digital Studio software to our newest version—MDS 2.

Software upgrade includes:
* Full software with design tools to create cards, photobooks, calendars, and more
* Some functional content including a few punches, card stock, and photo layouts. (See it all here)

Features:
* Full of new design features for you to enjoy
* A downloadable version of the software that you’ll get right away
* Easy to order professional prints of your designs
* Mac and Windows compatible


MDS2 ( Software Only - without $500 worth of digital content)
Express yourself and impress your friends when you create projects using MDS 2, My Digital Studio’s digital design software.

Software download includes:
* Full software with design tools to create cards, photobooks, calendars, and more
* Some functional content including a few punches, card stock, and photo layouts (see it all here)

Features:
* A downloadable version of the software that you’ll get right away
* Easy to order professional prints of your designs
* Mac and Windows compatible

Want digital content with your software? Get MDS 2+for $500 in content.


MDS2+ (Software PLUS $500 in digital content)
Express yourself and impress your friends when you create projects using MDS 2+, My Digital Studio’s digital design software.

Software download includes:
* Full software with design tools to create cards, photobooks, calendars, and more
* $500 in digital content (See it all by clicking HERE)

Features:
* A downloadable version of the software to start designing right away
* Easy to order professional prints of your designs
* Mac and Windows compatible


Mary's note:   I am seriously considering purchasing the MDS2+ even tho I already have MDS and could upgrade it.   There are many digital items that I have not purchased and for the $50 approximate difference in price between the two software options (upgrade versus MDS2+), it just might be worthwhile for me to purchase the MDS2+ instead of just the upgrade.

Stampin' Up! also has a MDS site on-line.  It is loaded with helpful tips and forums where you can ask questions and share your creations.   CLICK HERE to go the MDS Site.




Dates: August 1-31, 2012

Promotion Details: It's always more fun to stamp with friends! When you become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and part of my team in August, you will get a Howl-o-ween Printer's Tray project kit absolutely FREE-a $60 value! This exclusive kit contains the perfect elements of a spooktacular Halloween decoration!*

*Project kit does not include ink

Things to Remember

  • Each new recruit will receive a project kit.
  • You may choose the language of your stamp set (English or French; Spanish speakers may choose the English set or Pedacitos espeluznantes [Spooky Bingo Bits in Spanish]).
  • The printer's tray included in the kit is limited to this kit.
  • New recruits who earn a kit will be able to order it with their first demonstrator order beginning September 1. Demonstrators and new recruits will have until October 31 to redeem their free project kit.
  • Deadlines:   You must sign up by Friday, August 31, 2012; 11:50 PM (MT). 
Becoming Part of my Team

I am always looking for individuals who would like to join my team.  Whether you want to join to build a business and bring in an income OR you want the demonstrator discount as a hobbyist, you are welcome to join my team.   Stampin' Up! encourages both types of demonstrators.   Right now it is only $99 to join.

Even better, Stampin' Up!'s New Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get
  • Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products!
  • A business supply pack valued at $65!.
That's a total value of $190!
Plus, during August, you’ll get a FREE Howl-o-ween Printer’s Tray project kit—a $60 value—just for doing what you already love and joining the Stampin’ Up! family.

More information can be found HERE. 
Please let me know if you have any questions about becoming a demonstrator.  There is an e-mail link at the top of this page, so you can contact me directly.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Scented Stampin' Emboss Powder by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! now is offering Scented Stampin' Emboss Poser in five scents.   Emboss delightful scents into stamped images.   Simply stamp the image in the ink color you want, then emboss with a scent to match.   Embossed scent lasts up to 2 weeks.   Container is 1/2 oz and the powder is clear.

Scents Available from Stampin' Up!:
Vanilla scented, item #125590
Melon scented, item #127034
Cherry scented, item #127035
Sugar & Spice scented, item #127829
Peppermint Sticks scented, item #127830

This is how I would do the embossing:
1.  Stamp your stamp in a Versamark pad (item #102283), then in the color pad of your choice, then immediately stamp on your card stock.
2.  Completely cover the stamped image with the Scented Emboss Powder, brush off excess.
3.  Heat with Heat Tool (item #129053) until glossy, then let dry completely.

I really like the Stampin' Up! embossing powders.  I have not used the scented ones because of allergies to scents, but I have heard many great comments about them.   Just remember the scent only lasts up to 2 weeks, so don't make your project too far in advance if you want it to be scented.   Even with the scent gone tho, you will have a beautifully embossed card.


You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Scentsational Season Bundle And Card Samples Day 5

 This is the last in my series for Scentsational Season Bundle And Card Samples that begin on my blog last Wednesday, August 15th.  I had such fun creating this card.  I had seen a card made by Shelli Gardner (co-founder and CEO of Stampin' Up!) on her blog, and decided I wanted to give it a try using my own spin of it.   Here's what I came up with:


 Front of the card.

Inside of the card.

Back of the card.

Candy cane image acting as a latch.  It is placed (not glued) under the brads.

Slide the candy cane image up to open the card.

Well, what do you think?  I'm really pleased with the result.  The Candy Cane stamped image and framelits (candy cane & larger tree) are from:

Framelits Dies - Holiday Collection, item #127814

Scentsational Season Stamp Set
Item #121026 - Wood OR Item # 121190 - Clear
OR
Bundle AND Save
 Priced to save you 15%  when you purchase the Scentsational  Season Stamp Set and the Holiday Collection Framelits Dies together.   Be sure to use the Bundle Item #s to get your savings:
Item #129945 - Wood Mount Bundle
Item #129946 - Clear Mount Bundle

The doors for this card were made using the largest of the Window Frames Collection - Framelits, item #129021.  The Antique Brads are item #117273 (20 brads - 4 ea of 5 designs ... Size:  1/3" to 3/4")

The little trees are part of a mini punch set:   Merry Minis Punch Pack, item #126882.   There is a star, an ornament, and a tree in this pack.   If you would like the coordinating stamp set it is:  Merry Minis Stamp Set, item #127916 - Wood OR #127919 - Clear.

The latest My Digital Studio Downloads are HERE.

You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Scentsational Season Bundle And Card Samples Day 4

Here are two cards I made using the Framelits - Holiday Collection, item #127814.

The hillside was made by ripping Old Olive Card Stock and then using SNAIL Adhesive to adhere it to the card base.  I like the rough edges to it.

The trees were made with Brushed Silver Card Stock, item #100712.   Here are some other types you could use too:

Brushed Gold Card Stock, item #102935
Red Glimmer Paper, item #121790
Silver Glimmer Paper, item #124005
Champagne Glimmer Paper, item #127885

The tree top was accented with Pearl Basic Jewels, item #119247.

Just a reminder that since the 15th of August, I have been posting samples of this Framelit set along with its matching stamp set.

You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Scentsational Season Bundle And Card Samples Day 3

Ahhhhh ... just had to share these cuties with you.   The little gingerbread men have won over my heart.   Thought it was a cute touch to add in the small hearts.   The small hearts were created/punched out using the Small Heart Punch, item #117195.   The samples of these cards start on Wednesday, August 15th here on my blog.

Framelits Dies - Holiday Collection, item #127814

Scentsational Season Stamp Set
Item #121026 - Wood OR Item # 121190 - Clear
OR
Bundle & Save
 Priced to save you 15%  when you purchase the Scentsational  Season Stamp Set and the Holiday Collection Framelits Dies together.   Be sure to use the Bundle Item #s to get your savings:
Item #129945 - Wood Mount Bundle
Item #129946 - Clear Mount Bundle

You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Scentsational Season Bundle And Card Samples Day 2

 
Here's my 2nd set of samples using the Scentsational Season Bundle from Stampin' Up!  Additional photos and information started yesterday on my blog.  Card bases are Whisper White and Very Vanilla Card Stock, but you could use any color you wanted.    Card on the left has the "steam" from the hot chocolate, card on the right does not.  Up to you which you want to use.   Each image is cut out with the matching framelit after being stamped, then adhered to the card front with dimensionals to add height and dimension to the card.


Framelits Dies - Holiday Collection, item #127814
Scentsational Season Stamp Set
Item #121026 - Wood OR Item # 121190 - Clear
OR
Bundle & Save
 Priced to save you 15%  when you purchase the Scentsational  Season Stamp Set and the Holiday Collection Framelits Dies together.   Be sure to use the Bundle Item #s to get your savings:
Item #129945 - Wood Mount Bundle
Item #129946 - Clear Mount Bundle

Stampin' Up!'s latest video about MDS2 ... you will LOVE all that you can do with this great product.
You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Scentsational Season Bundle And Card Samples Day 1

 Framelits Dies - Holiday Collection, item #127814


Scentsational Season Stamp Set
Item #121026 - Wood OR Item # 121190 - Clear

Bundle & Save
 Priced to save you 15%  when you purchase the Scentsational  Season Stamp Set and the Holiday Collection Framelits Dies together.   Be sure to use the Bundle Item #s to get your savings:
Item #129945 - Wood Mount Bundle
Item #129946 - Clear Mount Bundle

The next few days I want to show you some of the cards I made using the Scentsational Season Bundle.  Here are my first samples.  Oh my gosh, I think the little gingerbread man is going to be one of my favorites.   It is so wonderful to have a stamp set and a Framelits set work together or they can be used individually on their own.

To make these cards, I stamped the images on Whisper White Card Stock, then using my Big Shot and the Framelits Dies - Holiday Collection I individually cut out each image.   I added dimension to each one by putting Stampin' Dimensionals underneath.   Trees were stamped with Old Olive, gingerbread man was done with Early Espresso, and the sentiment was Raspberry Ripple.   Wacky Wishes (Hostess Rewards) is the stamp set that the sentiment came from.




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Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Is it a Traditional or Is it a Digital Design ???

I'm going to post two photos of cards I created.   Look at them closely and tell me which one is the traditional card and which one is digital.   There is a bit of a variance in color and elements, but overall both of the cards are using the same layout.



Card #1 is the digital version, and Card #2 is the traditional.   I created the traditional version first using framelits, embossing folder, stamps, and embellishments then challenged myself to make a similar card in MDS2.   Both cards are perfect to wish someone a hearty Congratulations no matter what the occasion.  

Card #1 - Digital Supply List:
Background
     Card Stock\Whisper White
Embellishments
    Grosgrain Ribbon\Crushed Curry Grosgrain Ribbon
     Brads\Daffodil Delight - brad
Stamps
    Cottage Garden\Cottage Garden - flower 2, Color = MIDNIGHT MUSE 17,69,93
Punches
    Decorative Label Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\Soft Flower\Crushed Curry Soft Flower
    Basics\Oval Punch, Fill Color = MIDNIGHT MUSE 17,69,93
    Basics\Medium Oval Punch, Fill Color = WHISPER WHITE 255,255,255
    Extras\Flag Punch, Fill Color = WHISPER WHITE 255,255,255
    Extras\Savor the Season - bow 2, Fill Color = WHISPER WHITE 255,255,255
Photos
    Card Stock\Midnight Muse

Card #2 Traditional Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Midnight Muse Card Stock, item #126843
Whisper White Card Stock, item #100730
Daffodil Delight Card Stock, item #119683
Midnight Muse Classic Ink,  item #126860
Joyous Celebrations Stamp Set, item #128066 - Wood OR #128069 - Clear
1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon - Daffodil Delight, item #126872
Tiny Flower -- any stamp set with small flower (I used Reason to Smile - Retired)
Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set, item #126255 - Wood OR #126257 - Clear
Extra Large Oval Paper Punch, item #119859
Bitty Banners Framelits, item #129267

The latest My Digital Studio 2 (MDS2) are now available HERE.


You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Monday, August 13, 2012

No Blog Post Today

 I spent Sunday night watching the closing ceremonies of the Olympics, and time got away from me.   So there won't be a blog post/card sample today.  However tomorrow I will have 2 samples for you.  One will be traditional and then I created a similar one digitally.    It was fun to do and challenged me.   I created the traditional card first.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day, be sure to visit tomorrow for my latest creations.

You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Halloween Card Using My Digital Studio 2 (Stampin' Up!)

 
Since this whole week has been hot, I'm focusing today on cooler weather and Halloween.   I used quite a bit of tricks to create this cute Halloween card.   The cat was facing right, so I copied and flipped him over to face left also.   The pumpkin was black so I changed him to Pumpkin Pie.   The eyes and mouth are a circle punch of daffodil yellow moved backward - doesn't it look like it is has a candle inside.   The Happy Halloween was a black digital stamp that I used the color change for to create the two colors.   The large bat didn't have any eyes, so I used small digital pearls to create them.  I think they look rather spooky and perfect for this card.   The background was a large 12 x 12 scrapbook page (digital), I used only the upper left hand portion by cropping it out.  It has the neatest looking texture.

I have samples on my blog all this week for My Digital Studio 2.   There are also links to the videos and forums.   Take a moment to go back and look.  

I hope many of you will decide to try My Digital Studio 2 also.   I doubt that I will ever give up my traditional stamping, but this way is sure fun too. 


Stampin' Up! Digital Items Used:
Embellishments
    Basic Pearls and Rhinestones\Basic Pearls and Rhinestones - pearl small
   
Stamps
    Calendar Basics Kit\Calendar Kit - pumpkin, Color = PUMPKIN PIE 255,130,1
    Spooky Bingo Bits\Spooky Bingo Bits - black cat, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits\Spooky Bats\Spooky Bats - bat 4, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits\Christmas Jingle - stamps\All Holidays\All Holidays - halloween

Punches
    Basics\1.25 Circle Punch, Fill Color = SUMMER SUN 255,196,56

Photos
    Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Wicked Fun - designer series paper\Wicked Fun - 1

You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Imagine The Possibilities Digital Card Front


I'm still trying different techniques with the new My Digital Studio 2.   One of the new features is that you can add in "splatters" of color to a design.   There are a number of different versions/styles to choose from with this option too.  When I started with this card front, it was a blank white canvas so to speak.   Then I added in the background color and started to play with different embellishments, colors and shadows.   It required me to "Imagine the Possibilities" so I thought that sentiment was perfect for this card front.

Did you notice how distinct the scallop heart is?   That is because I added in a black drop shadow.  You can change the colors of the shadow and even blur it in different amounts.

My Digital Studio - Stampin' Up! Supply List:

Background
     Card Stock\Marina Mist

Stamps
    Splatters\Ink Splatters\Ink Splatter 5, Color = RIDING HOOD RED 190,64,75
    Word Play\Word Play - imagine whole, Color = BASIC BLACK 19,27,29

Punches
    Hearts\Hearts Collection 2, Fill Color = BLUSHING BRIDE 243,182,177

My goal this week is to give you five days of digitally created cards using My Digital Studio 2.   So there will be one more tomorrow.    My cards this week haven't even touch the tip of the iceberg of what can be created with this program.

When I am printing these at home, I save them as a jpg file, and then print it out on photo quality paper.  The photo becomes my card front which is attached to a card base.  This makes it a "hybrid" card.   Hybird means it is part digital, part traditional.   I could add in ribbons, pearls or other embellishments to accent the card even more.

Just a reminder that Stampin' Up! has a fantastic website set up for MDS2.  It is loaded with training videos and forums.   CLICK HERE.   It seems like there is always someone there to help with questions and answers.   I'm learning so much.   I've been on the site daily.

You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack - WOW !!!



 I was just checking the Clearance Rack a few minutes ago and was amazed to see so many great deals.   There are packs of our fabric for 99 cents a pack (yes, 99 cents).  It originally was $9.95.   Do you remember the cute little bat punch that retired a while back?  Well it is now on the clearance rack too at a good discount.   Clearance Rack items are retired or discontinued.  They are while supplies last only.

Clearance Rack items are while supplies last only.  Please check it out.  It really can save you some money on your crafting supplies while at the same time you are purchasing quality products from Stampin' Up!

Go to my website ... click here
Click on Shop Now
Click on Clearance Rack
(you can view all the items by click View All - on the right side)

Clearance items have to be ordered thru my website.  I cannot place the order for you.   You can add other products to your order also that are currently available.  

You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Create Card Using My Digital Studio 2 (MDS2)


If you look at the supply list below, you will see that I used a butterfly stamp.  Can you see it in my card front above?   One of the new features of MDS2 is being able to "crop" a stamp.   I cropped the butterfly dividing it in half.   The left wing of the butterfly is on the left of the CREATE and the right wing is on the left.   I changed the wing from black to white.   With the CREATE stamp I used another new feature of MSD2 which allows me to brush in the color that I want.  So instead of one color, I used six.   If I had wanted, each letter could of been numerous colors not just one.   So many options.   It is fun to be learning new techniques using MDS2.   

Stampin' Up! Digital Items Used:  


Background
     Card Stock\Textured Card Stock\Textured Card Stock - Old Olive

Embellishments
    Noteworthy - ribbons\Noteworthy - ribbon 6
    Brads\Bashful Blue - brad
    Brads\Cherry Cobbler - brad
    Brads\Crushed Curry - brad
   
Stamps
    Creative Elements\Creative Elements - butterfly, Color = WHISPER WHITE 255,255,255
    Creative Elements\Creative Elements - create

Photos
    Card Stock\Textured Card Stock\Textured Card Stock - Old Olive
   

Just a reminder too that Stampin' Up! has set up a website specifically for My Digital Studio.   There are training videos, discussion forums, and so much more.   You can find it HERE.

You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Timeless Love MDS2 Card


Being that we are big fans of the VW Beetle, I thought this would be a perfect card for my husband.   I made it using MDS2 (My Digital Studio 2).   This card front is 100% digital.  I will print it out on my color printer as a card front.  Then I will attach the card front to my card base.

Another option would be to create the rest of the card (inside and back), then have it professionally printed by Stampin' Up!

Here's the Stampin' Up! Digital Products I used:
Background
     Card Stock\Textured Card Stock\Textured Card Stock - So Saffron

Embellishments
    _Designer Kits\Fan Fair - embellishments\Fan Fair - border 2
    _Designer Kits\On the Go - embellishments\On the Go - car
    Brads\Silver - brad
   
Stamps
    Creative Elements\Creative Elements - flourish, Color = 0,0,0
   
Punches
    Labels & Tags\Hugs & Kisses Punch\Kisses punch, Fill Color = 10,127,136

Photos
    Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\On the Go - designer series paper\On the Go - 2





The latest MDS downloads are HERE.

 
You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Monday, August 6, 2012

My Digital Studio 2


I just downloaded the new My Digital Studio 2+ last night to my computer.   Here's my first try with using the new feature that allows you to do multi-colors on any digital stamp brush set in our program.   Isn't this amazing?   Oh my gosh, the old way each item would be one solid color.   This way the fire is two colors, the chair is three, and the tent is four.   It was so easy to do.  The program recognizes the line, so if you put the brush in a white area it will not color it in.   I am so impressed, and can't wait to try more of these. 

Stamps - Digital Brush Sets
    The Great Outdoors\The Great Outdoors - fire
    The Great Outdoors\The Great Outdoors - tent
    The Great Outdoors\The Great Outdoors - chair


(note:  The Great Outdoors was a separate purchase from MDS2+)
THE GREAT OUTDOORS STAMP BRUSH SET, item #130857

I think this would make a great card for anyone who loves the great outdoors and camping.

If you would like to learn more about My Digital Studio, there are training videos HERE.

You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Miche August 2012 Releases

WOW ...  I'm so excited to do a quick share here with all of you.   This photo is just a quick look of a number of the new releases for Miche Bag for August 2012.  If you would like to see more details on these beautiful purses/shells, please stop by my Miche Bag blog for more details and my Miche Bag website if you would like to make a purchase.   There are also new handles and a beautiful soft black wallet with an abstract purple liner.

I feel very blessed to be a representative for both Stampin' Up! and Miche.  They both have such wonderful products.

On Monday I will have a sample of a new card I created using My Digital Studio 2 (MDS2).   Have a wonderful weekend.

You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Two More Thank You Notes to Share & MDS2 Update


 Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Woodgrain, item #127821 (card #2)
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Holiday Frame, item #127820 (card #1)
Labels Collection Framelits, item #125598 (card #2)
Apothecary Accents Framelits, item #127003 (card #1)
1/8" Mini Brads - Silver, item #122941
Stampin' Dimensionals, item #104430
Wacky Wishes Stamp Set (Hostess Stamp Set)

Stampin' Demsionals are double-sided adhesive foam dots which add depth and dimension to your project.  They are acid free and have 300 dots per package.  

If you just recently purchased or updated your MDS software to MDS2 or MDS2+, there is an new update.   Open your MDS2 program, click on help, then click on check for updates.   It will allow you to update the software plus install the update for you.  Quick and easy. 

You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Thank You Cards Samples


Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Lacy Brocade, item #127819 (card #2)
Texture Impressions Embossing Folder - Fancy Fan, item #127751 (card #1)
Apothecary Accents Framelits, item #127003
Brads of choice
Wacky Wishes Stamp Set (Hostess Stamp Set)

Change out the color of the background or the sentiment to make it perfect for whatever occasion you need a card for.


You may order from my Stampin' Up! website 24/7 by CLICKING HERE, then click on Shop Now or by contacting me directly. My e-mail link is at the top of the screen.

Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

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