Saturday, February 16, 2013

March Birthday Cards

Here are a few cards I made for birthdays coming up in March.
I've always liked the 'quilted' cards, so thought I'd finally try my hand at it. The card base is Baja Breeze, as is the Happy Birthday banner. The next layer is Soft Suede (think next time I might add some texture to that layer). The 'quilted' Top Note die uses some left over retired DSP (Parisian Breeze). Then I used some Early Espresso Baker's Twine.
This card uses the retired Daisies #2 Die, retired Corduroy Buttons and some retired So Saffron ribbon. The card base is from a retired Simply Sent Kit.
This card is one of my 'go to' layouts for male cards. The card base is Basic Black, the embossed layer uses Basic Gray card stock and an embossing folder from my stash. The stamp set, though retired (Nature's Silhouettes) is a 'go-to' set for male cards and gets used a lot! The Happy Birthday is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and is punched with the Word Window and layered on the Modern Label punched piece. I used some Black Brads from the Neutrals Collection.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I've inspired you in some small way!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Starting today, you can add online orders to workshop orders for calculating the hostess benefits. The process is simple: they just add a hostess code to the order at checkout. Then you can combine their online order with your workshop order. Easy! It includes ALL products on our online store PLUS My Digital Studio print products and downloads. Isn't that sweet?
Please note: Online customer orders will be charged normal shipping costs for their order. The workshop order will be charged for shipping on the non-online customer order items only.
So, now if you have customers who cannot attend your workshop, or live in another area, their online orders can count for your hostess totals and will ship directly to them. Note that online orders may ship to your customers even before you close your workshop order, as they are processed the same as they always have been.
Once you book a workshop, I will enter your name into the system and send you a code that you can send to all those who cannot attend your workshop. Then, those people go to my website and place their order, entering the code at check-out and you reap the benefits of their order being added to your workshop total. Again, remember that they will pay normal shipping/handling on their online order. But, that order will ship directly to them and you won't incur the additional charges of shipping their order to them.
If you have any questions about this exciting news, feel free to contact me! Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

So Grateful

This is a card I made to send to my wonderful friend, Doris in appreciation for the lovely album that she made (pics in this post). I used Melon Mambo for the card base, used Watercolor Paper for the white layer that I ran through the Big Shot with the Vine Street embossing folder (SAB) inked with Wild Wasabi ink. I colored the image (from Apothecary Art) using Watercolor Crayons in Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi. I used the Layered Labels framelits to cut out the image and another layer in Melon Mambo. I also used some of the Striped Organdy ribbon (Spring Catalog) and a Basic Jewels Rhinestone.
Thanks for stopping by today. Check back in the next few days as I will be posting projects that we'll be doing for my Coffee, Conversation & Crafting event that I will be holding on the 23rd.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Best of Love

Can you believe it's Feb. 1st already? Here is the newest 'Best of...' set from SU! It's called Best of Love. The 'Read My Lips' is the never before seen stamp.

And, here's the new promotion just announced today: 
Introducing our exclusive Sent with Love Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper available in a bundle with Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine for 20% off. Hurry! Only available Feb. 1–Apr. 30. Bundle is item 132851 and is priced at $25.50
If you want to purchase just the DSP, it's item
Sent with Love Designer Series Paper
If you want to purchase just the stamp set, it's item
Sent with Love Stamp Set (clear-mount; English only)
In addition, you may purchase the Sent with Love Digital Kit (item 132914; $9.95.
Please note that the digital kit is not included in the bundle.