Lovely Letters Alphabet

This is one of my favorite stamp sets and I’m really going to miss it when it is gone. Lovely Letters Alphabet (item 115030/127796) is so versitle and we just don’t have anything else that comes close to a monogram set.

Here are a some great gift projects I’ve made with this set.

Lovely Letters Alphabet (2) Lovely Letters Bookmark

Here is a swap that I received using both the Lovely Letters Alphabet and Established Elegance Stamp Set (item 122530/122532) retiring on June 3rd. You can click HERE to see more about this card.

Established Elegance

And here is a note card that my friend Janie made for me recently. This note card uses the Lovely Letters Alphabet stamp set and our Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (item 126902).

Lovely Letters Alphabet

Don’t you love the way she used our banner shaped framelit from the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies? The Hearts a Flutter Framelits (item 130159) aren’t just for Valentine’s Day. You can use them for all kinds of different things and right now you can get them by themselves or as a bundle (item 131098/131097) and save 15%!

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Say goodbye to the Two Tags Die

I hated to see the Two Tags Die (item 115954) on the Retirement List (click HERE for the Retiring Accessories list). I’ve shed some tears over this one – It is absolutely one of my favorite dies and is a lot of fun to use too.

Here is a great card I got in a swap at Leadership using our Parker’s Pattern Designer Series Paper (item 131021) and the Two Tags Die. Isn’t it lovely?

Two Tags Die Leadership 2013Shoebox Swap Lorrie J Skinner (3)

And here are the great little bookmarks I made earlier this spring using the Spring Sampler Stamp Set (item 125510/125512). Click here to see my earlier post with more details on these little guys.

Spring Sampler Bookmarks group

And a cute little topper for hand sanitizers using the retiring Tags til Christmas Stamp Set (item 120847/121169).

Two Tags Punch Topper

And finally these cute little post it note holders that I made for my Regional Swap in Chattanooga last fall. This little post it note holder also uses one of my favorite fall stamp sets, Day of Gratitude (item 120835/121148)

Day of Gratitude Post it Note Holder Regional Swap 2012 (2)

Don’t you love the little acorn?

Day of Gratitude Post it Note Holder Regional Swap 2012 (1)

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Easy Graduation Thank You

Want quick and easy Thank you cards for your graduate to use? With the 25% OFF Sale going on right now it is not only quick but also easy to do with My Digital Studio.

Check out these great thank you notes that I created with the Embark Graduate Ensemble Download (item 133467) last month for my daughter.

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I created my Thank you card once with the built in template and then decided that I wanted to try a different color combination for the outside of the card. Here is the Tangerine Tango version of the card.

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And for the inside I used my daughter’s picture (yes, the butterfly is real what luck right?)

grad thank you-003and a basic thank you above where my daughter can write her note.

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I dated the back of the card with the year and school so they know when the picture was taken. If they’re like me they might place it somewhere safe and then later find it and not remember right? Sound familiar – lol.

It’s Tuesday so that means NEW Digital Downloads. Check the latest out – There is a great one so that you can get ready for Father’s Day now during the 25% Off Sale!

Because I’m the Dad Greeting Card Templates (item 134685)


Faces I Love Swatchbook Template (Item 134595)


Packed for You Designer Template (item 134687) It’s FREE so why not try it out! What a great download for teachers!


You Are So Nice Kit (item 134688)


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Bon Voyage to some of our favorites

In today’s post I’m going to share with you some swaps that I have received at Leadership using some of the stamps sets on the Retirement List. If you’d like to see all of the stamps and accessories that are retiring as of June 3rd you can click HERE.

This first card uses the Perfect Punches Stamp Set (item 117022/120516 ) and who doesn’t love punches, right?

Perfect Punches Swap Lori Metzgar

I’m not much of an orange person but somehow I really love this combination using the Floral District Designer Series Paper (item 126919 ), which is one of my favorite Designer Series Papers this year. It is just so bright and cheerful.

This second card uses our Mouthwatering Stamp Set (item 125675/125677) which is also on the retirement list.

Mouthwatering swap Nadine Despres

And finally another card with cherries this time from the Button Buddies Stamp Set (item 122735/122737)


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Luau Punch Art

Yesterday I shared with you the first party invitations I created for my daughter’s luau themed graduation. Today I’ll share with you the final item I created for her to choose from my luau punch art card.

Punch Art Luau Invite (1)

This card is actually 5″ x 7″ since I couldn’t get it down to the traditional 4 ¼” x 5 ½” like the others from yesterday. But since it was just the front and not a full card I was ok with that too. The My Digital Studio graduation announcements I made with the Embark Graduate Ensemble (click HERE) were post cards that were 5″ x 7″ also.

Want to know which of the four cards I made for her she chose? Drum roll please…… She narrowed it down for me the two cards based on what she liked

Sweets for the Sweet invite

Punch Art Luau Invite (1)

Then asked me which one was harder. She is so sweet. In the end we both decided that the punch art card was just too stinking cute! So we went with it. I know called me crazy, right? But this is my baby and the last one to graduate from high school for us. So why not do it up big….and I knew I had a stamping pal who would be game to help me out.

What does mass assembly luau punch art cards look like? Here are a couple of shots of Cindy and me working on parts of the cards – at least the first 40, LOL. We had a great time visiting and punching together!

Punch Art Luau  invite assembly (1)Punch Art Luau  invite assembly (2)

My daughter later added another 30 for her friends she’d forgot to put on my list. I didn’t get to take a shot of them all together since I’d already mailed the first group but by then it was quick and easy and I had a lot of fun so I found it a great break and creating them rather relaxing. I know crazy – but they are sooo cute!

Punch Art Luau Invite (2)

Want to know how these cute luau punch art cards were made? Just watch the video below.


½” Circle Punch (item 119869)

1″ Circle Punch (item 119868)

1 3/8″ Circle Punch (item 119860)

Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (item 118309)

Small Heart Punch (item 117193)

Large Oval Punch (item 119855)

Modern Label Punch (item 119849)

Two Step Owl Punch (item 118074)

Color Spritzer Tool (soon to be retired item 107066)

Cloudy Day Embossing Folder (item 127022)

Paper Snips (item 103579)

Soft Suede Classic Ink (item 126978)

Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker

Stampin’ Sponge

Island Indigo Card Stock (item 122923): 5″ x 7″ for card base

Pool Party Card Stock (item 122924): 4 ¼” x 5 ½”

Crumb Cake Card Stock (item 120953): 4 ¼” x 3 ½”

Blushing Bride Card Stock (item 131198): scraps for punching

Early Espresso Card Stock (item 1119686): scraps for punching

Old Olive Card Stock (item 100702): scraps for punching

Daffodil Delight Card Stock (item 119683): scraps for punching

Rose Red Card Stock (item 102544):  scraps for punching

Soft Suede Card Stock (item 131198):  scraps for punching

Chocolate Chip Card Stock (item 102128): scraps for punching

Designer Series Paper: scraps for punching (I used Floral District item 126919)

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Sweets for the Sweet

As I mentioned earlier this week I’ve been working on items for my daughter’s graduation and thought I would share with you the progression I went through when designing her party invites. We’re using the Luau theme of course, I didn’t realize it before recently, but did you know that May is Luau month? Explains a lot- lol.

I started making invitations using the Sweets for the Sweet Stamp Set (item #128742/122512). Here is the first one I came up with. This one uses Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, and Pool Party. I wasn’t completely happy with the proportions so wanted to play a bit more.

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Then I got to thinking maybe she’d like school colors being used. Habersham Central has four school colors so there are plenty to choose from. Here is what I came up with next. This one uses Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise card stocks.

Sweets for the Sweet invite (1)

That really didn’t get me excited and I had realized I had Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder (woohoo!) so here is what I came up for my last sample. Of course it uses the same color card stock as try #2 but feels much different.

Sweets for the Sweet invite

I really liked the way this one turned out with the Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder.  It makes the umbrella look like a plastic umbrella.

If you’re wondering on how I created the sand I used are soon to be retired Color Spritzing Tool (item 107066) popped in my Soft Suede Stampin’ Marker, spritzed and then torn the edge of the paper. Love the look of this technique, don’t you?

Since I was having so much fun and have wanted to try some punch art I kept going. Stop by tomorrow to see my punch art card and find out which one my daughter choose for her party invites!


Stamp Set: Sweets for the Sweet (item #128742/122512), Oh Hello (item 130730/130733)

Inks: Pacific Point and Versa Mark

Accessories: Cloudy Day Embossing Folder (item 127022), Linen Thread, Color Spritzer Tool (retiring item 107066) and Soft Suede Stampin’ Marker

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Bon Voyage Artistic Etchings

Artistic Etchings (item 118517/120573) is a great set that you’ll find on the retirement list. You’ll have until June 3rd to order your stamp set if you want to get it before its gone forever! You can click HERE to see the entire Retirement List.

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Here are a couple of cards I created for convention swaps back in 2010 when the set first introduced.

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I tried two different color combinations basically using the same layout. The first one uses Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler, the second Sahara Sand and Cherry Cobbler.

The great thing about this set it is can be used in so many different ways. Many of the elements can be used independently or with other stamp sets.

convention swap #3

Leave me a comment and let me know which card color combination you like best.


Stamp Set: Artistic Etchings (item 118517/120573)

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Fresh, Fun NEW Digital Downloads

It’s Download Tuesday and you know what that means – Stampin’ Up! has just released 4 fun Digital Downloads for you!

I really love the Wonderland Party Ensemble (item 134594) and its images. The colors are bright and cheerful and great for an upcoming party.

MDS_DWNLDA_WONDERLAND_PARTYAlso just released is the digital version of our new photopolymer stamp sets, Show & Tell 1 (item 134599 )

MDS_DWNLDA_SHOW_AND_TELL_2And Show & Tell 2 (item 134600)

MDS_DWNLDA_SHOW_AND_TELL_2Along with the Legit Kit (item 134686)



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Embark Graduate Announcements

Friday I promised you I would share a recent project that I made with you using My Digital Studio. As I’ve mentioned before my youngest is graduating from high school this spring. It has really snuck up on me, her senior year has just flown by so quickly. So when the Embark Graduate Ensemble was released earlier I knew this was the way to go! (You can click HERE to see that post).

My sister took these great pictures when we visited her last summer of Kaitlin and they really turned out great. Sooo all I had to do was drop and drag. Easy peezy! Here is the template like it comes when you open it.

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And the back of the post card. I  did tweak this area and personalized the text to include a few things that I wanted – but the basic layout is stock.

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Well – I couldn’t leave it this way, right so I played around to incorporate school colors with Kaitlin.

I love the way the new upgrades to My Digital Studio allow you to change colors for the different elements! You can customize almost anything now! Whoohoo, right?

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We had a blast changing and trying the different layouts and here is what Kaitlin finally liked. Notice the Tangerine Tango Glimmer Paper? It originally came with Champagne Glimmer Paper in the template. We tried Going Gray, Night of Navy and Pumpkin Pie and finally went with the Tangerine Tango option. (Our school colors are orange, blue, silver, and white so there were plenty to choose from.)

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Kaitlin was excited about these. Which says a lot about My Digital Studio because she isn’t really my “stamper”, but loves to work with My Digital Studio, it’s defiantly more her style. She loves her tech gear and is always trying to get me up to speed.

We ended up designing three different versions of the graduation announcement. Uploaded them and quickly got them back, without ever leaving the house – the printing looks great and of course with Stampin’ Up! you know it will be great quality.

This was also a great budget option since I didn’t have to buy the graduation announcements and the photos! Which means more left over for the party and I’m using the Embark Graduate Ensemble to create party items too! Love the coordination – makes me smile to see everything match. And with the 25% off on My Digital Studio right now I’m lovin’ it. How about you? You can click HERE to see more about My Digital Studio and the latest downloads too.

Better go, because right now I’m working on those party invites and want to share them with you later in the week. We realized we needed an additional 27 for her friends last night after we stuffed all the family envelopes I’d done already – so I’m busy working to meet tomorrow’s deadline.

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Memorable Moments

My daughter turned 18 on Monday and so I wanted to make her a special card using some of my sneak peek products that I just received from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog.

Here’s what I came up with. I think she really liked it too since she specifically noticed our NEW Washi Tape that I used to make the candles and commented “it was cool”.

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I wasn’t sure about this product when I first saw it, but I think I’m really going to like it. It’s quick and easy to use and I love the feel of it.

The stamp set I used for the sentiment on this card is the Memorable Moments stamp set (item 126680/126682) currently found in our 2012-2013 Catalog on page 139. The set has such a pretty font and I like the way I can customize it for almost any occasion using the set of numbers that it includes.


Stamp Set: Memorable Moments (item 126680/126682)

Inks: Melon Mambo

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White

Accessories: Gingham Garden Washi Designer Tape (sneak peek item 129314), Bird Builder Punch (item 117191), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (item 127821)

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Stop back on Monday and I’ll share with you a great project I made recently using My Digital Studio! It was soooo easy –

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