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.

graduation announcement-007

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.

graduation announcement-008

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?

graduation announcement-001

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.)

graduation announcement-002

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.

NEW 2013-2014 Catalog coming soon!

Are you excited about the  NEW 2013-2014 Catalog coming soon. Do you want to make sure that you are one of the first to get the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog there are several ways to earn one for FREE!

#1 Reserve a Catalog – Preorder your own catalog today for $4.50 with me and as soon as my catalogs arrive, I’ll mail one to you in the order in which they are reserved.

#2 Book a Workshop – Call me to set your date for a private party with me. It’s a fun time for you and your friends AND you’ll get your catalog for FREE

#3 Place a $50 Order in starting now through May 18th– This can be done Online or through me. This must be a single $50 order (before shipping and tax). (Don’t forget you’ll also get a spot on my 50/50 Board with a chance to win $50 in FREE Product. Click HERE for more details about my 50/50 Board) Use Hostess Code 69D43KUE and get a FREE Class Tutorial from me.

#4 Join a Club – Sign up for one of my Clubs (Stamp, Scrap, Big Shot, or even my Virtual Club) Clubs will start in August when clubs are filled.

#5 Local Customers – Those of you who live locally will have the opportunity to attend my Luau Catalog Launch Party. Dates will be announced soon.

#6 Join My Team – You’ll be the FIRST to see all the NEW and exciting products in the 2013-2014 Catalog! Demonstrators always get a 30 day jump start on Catalogs and products. You can click HERE to see more information about joining my TEAM. Please contact me for all the exciting details regarding the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog and joining.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact.

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

NEW Digital Downloads for Tuesday!

It’s Tuesday and that means NEW Digital Downloads for MDS2! I think you are going to love the new holiday themed Downloads that are available today – there is something for everyone!

With Halloween around the corner the NEW Sophisticated Spooks Ensemble may be your choice. It comes with templates for an invitation, banner, coasters, treat toppers and more; 27 piece stamp brush set, 6 DSP patterns; 10 embellishments; and 3 punches all for just 14.95!

And with our print special of 31% off until September 14th! It’s a perfect way to make your Halloween get together quick and easy.

There are several NEW Downloads available for the Christmas holidays which include More Merry Messages, Holiday Celebration Punches, and Holiday Treasures II DSP.

And for our Jewish friends – Jewish Celebrations Stamp Brush Set!

Not thinking about the holidays quite yet – How about Fancy Frames? Six beautiful frames to highlight your special projects!

You can see these and more Digital Downloads at http://mydigitalstudio.net/ along with wonderful projects, tips and tech help or you can view all the Digital Downloads at my Online Store.

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Luau Catalog Launch – Door Prize Winner!

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. We enjoyed ours here with the traditional food, party and fireworks. I know I haven’t posted in a while but I’ve had a lot of stuff going on with family – but I’m back now.

I wanted to share with you today some pictures of the Luau Catalog Launch event. We had a lot of fun trying out some of the new products found in the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog during the event while doing the two FREE make n’ takes and getting to see some of the new products and samples in person.

Everyone who attended received a little gift from me – a Catalog Survival kit. I made the kits using our NEW In Color, Summer Starfruit and the Comfort Café Designer Series Paper – I just love the designs in this package of DSP!

For those of you who weren’t able to make it, over the next few days, I’ll be sharing those make n’ take cards with you.

If you haven’t gotten the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog yet and want one why not drop me an email or give me a call and I’ll be happy to tell you how you can get your own NEW 2012-2013 Catalog along with your own Catalog Survival Kit as my gift to you.

Here is a photo of the table of “goodies”. I always have so much fun making special goodies for my fellow stampers. My recipe for the Maui Artichoke and Crab dip was a huge hit – So much so, everyone who tried it wanted the recipe and suggested that I share it with you here on my blog.

The recipe is quick and easy to make and was wonderful warm or cold, although I have to say family liked it better warm. It does make a huge batch and I knew I wouldn’t use it all in one day so I actually cut out the center of the bread to fit a serving dish in which I could just set the dip after I warmed it. This dip kept well in the frig too; it didn’t last long enough for me to try and freeze some.

King’s Hawaiian Maui Artichoke and Crab Dip

2 16 oz. loaves King’s Hawaiian Bread

3 8 oz. pkg. Cream Cheese, softened

1 c. Mayonnaise

1/3 c. Dijon Mustard

¾ tsp. Cayenne Pepper

1 tsp. Garlic Powder

2 14 oz. cans Artichoke Hearts, drained & chopped

12 oz. cooked Crab Meat, fresh or frozen, (imitation may be used)

8 oz. Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Carefully hollow out one of the loaves to within 1 inch of sides and bottom. Cube the remaining loaf and bread that was removed into 1-inch chunks. Mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder, until smooth. Fold in artichoke hearts and crab. Gently warm seafood mixture in microwave or stovetop, remove from heat. Reserving a ½ cup cheese for garnishing, mix remaining cheese into mixture. Pour warm dip into hollowed bread loaf. Garnish with remaining cheese. Arrange bread cubes around loaf when ready to serve. Serve warm or cold.

Makes 1 quart

Preparation time; 20 minutes

I know you have waiting patiently to learn who won the Grand Drawing Prize of over $75 in product on display at the Luau Catalog Launch event. So I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. Drum Roll please…………Congratulations to Jill whose name was drawn after the event and won this little pail full of wonderful Stampin’ Up! products.

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)


Lower Cost + Complete Customization = The Stampin’ Up! Opportunity is better than Ever!

New Stampin’ Up! $99 Starter Kit, Your Way!


In just 5 easy steps, you can be part of my Stampin’ Up! TEAM, get a discount on products you love, and join all the fun!


You’ll get your choice of $125 worth of your favorite Stampin’ Up!  products, your kit ships FREE, lots of resources and training PLUS $65 in business supplies to get you started. Hobby or Business minded demonstrators are welcome!


Visiting my Stampin’ Up! Website HERE and Join Stampin’ Up! today YOUR way!



Want to be the first to get your 2012-2013 Catalog?

Our AMAZING newly designed 2012-2013 Catalog will be released on June 1st!  This full-color catalog will feature 208 pages of Stampin’ Up! products including new stamp sets, accessories, and ideas! You will find links to the online version of our new Catalog on my website on June 1st, so be sure to check back then!

Want your own copy of the new catalog?  There are several ways you can get your very own catalog sent to you.

#1  Reserve a Catalog
Preorder your own catalog on or after May 7th for $4.50 and as soon as my catalogs arrive, I will be shipping them out in the order which they are reserved.


#2  Book a Workshop
Call me to set your date for a private party with me. It’s a fun time for you and your friends and you get your catalog for FREE.

#3  Place a $50 Order in May
This can be made online or through me.  This must be a single $50 order (before shipping and tax), not cumulative orders.


#4 Join a Club

Sign up for one of my Stamp Club, Scrapbook Club, or Big Shot Clubs that are starting in July.


#5  Local Customers
Customers who live locally will have the opportunity to attend my Luau Catalog Launch Party. Dates to be announced soon.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.