Exciting Digital Designing Details!!!

The new catalogs are starting to roll out and with the new catalog is an announcement about upcoming updates to My Digital Studio!  So exciting!  I love all the new features that will be coming in MDS 2.  Over 75 exciting upgrades and when you order MDS now you get the upgrade for free!

Have you downloaded your Free 30-day trial yet?  Click here.  What are you waiting for?  It’s free, there’s no obligation, it’s easy to download and you don’t even have to enter a credit card number!


And here’s the newest digital downloads announced this week!  I’m super excited about the Oh! Splat Overlays and Mis-Stitched.  Oh, the possibilities!!  Which is your favorite? (Click on the image for more information.)

A Royal Ensemble

Countryside Brush Set


Oh Splat! Overlays Stamp Brush Set

Peaceful Thoughts Greeting Card Template

Tool Shed Stamp Brush Set



Quick Graduation Card and Video Tutorial

How many graduates do you need cards for this year?  Here’s a quick graduation card to help you make it a special day for your graduates!

And here’s a video tutorial.  (If you are reading this in an email message you’ll need to go to the website to see the video.)  I hope you enjoy it!


Only 8 more days to place an order and receive a free new 2012-13 catalog.

Did you know that you can qualify for hostess rewards without hosting a party?  You can.  Order $150 in product for you and your friends, and earn free Stampin’ Up! rewards.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Tagtastic (Stampin’ Rewards Set)
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Wild Wasabi #108641, Beyond the Garden #122342
Ink: Melon Mambo #115656
Extras: Lots of Tags Sizzlit #104508, Extra Large Oval Punch #119859, Clear Emboss Powder #109130, Dimensionals #104430, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439 



Stampin’ Up! Vintage Chic

Vintage Vogue (retiring) is the perfect stamp set for clean and simple chic.  The color scheme is a hint of pink in Blushing Bride (retiring) and the always chic Basic Black.

The background was created by embossing white vellum card stock with the beautiful Finial Press Embossing Folder (retiring).   The embossed vellum was then mounted on Blushing Bride card stock.  The subtle pink behind the vellum shows off the elegant design of the embossed vellum.

The Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine is the star of the show on this card creating the elegant impressed background and the lovely black tag to frame the oval ‘friends’.

A simple little flower from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack with a tiny pearl adds just the right touch.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Vintage Vogue (retiring) # 117690 wood-mount, # 118598 clear-mount
Paper: Blushing Bride cs (retired), Whisper White cs #100730, Basic Black #101179
Ink: Blushing Bride (retiring) #119786, Black StazOn #101406
Extras: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Finial Press Embossing Folder (retiring) #115963, Lots of Tags Sizzlit #114508, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, Extra Large Oval Punch #119859, Pearls #119247, Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon #119261

Don’t miss out on these great Stampin’ Up! products that are retiring – order yours today.



Family Sunday – Ron’s Birthday in MDS

Last month we celebrated my husband Ron’s birthday!  Here’s a couple of 8-1/2″ x 11″ My Digital Studio pages I put together to remember the occasion.



I opened a photobook project with photos only – which is a photobook with pre-arranged photo boxes.  I just added my pictures, some designer series papers, a little journaling and a very few embellishments.  DONE!

And I love that I can crop my pictures or resize them without damaging my photos!  I even changed a couple of photos to sepia right in the program.  Love it!

Enjoy!  Julie

Stampin’ Up! Kentucky Derby Hats

Happy Derby Day!  Yesterday I shared this fun derby hats card with you, but I wanted to show you the custom envelope and some close ups of the hats.

All these hats were created with three oval punches: the Extra Large Oval, Large Oval and Scallop Oval and the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper.

This first hat was made with the Large Oval punch.  The tail was snipped out with the Paper Snips and the final touch was the Flower Designer brad.

The Large Oval paper punches were layered with a paper punched Scallop Oval.  A little ribbon was added with a silver Glimmer paper flower and red brad.

This final and largest hat was created with the Extra Large Oval punch.  And the scrunch flower was made similarly to the scrunch flower here just much smaller.

Next week I’ll have a graduation card video for you AND a video of these hats.  Stay tuned!

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