Sunday, 30 June 2013

MDS Monday Challenge #1

The lovely and talented Nicole Derendorf has been using My Digital Studio for several years as a past Canadian demo, and has arranged a weekly MDS challenge to help everyone get familiar and have fun with the new program here.  This is the first week, and the sketch provided is this one:
And, here's my take:
Feel free to join in and email me with your version!

Saturday, 29 June 2013

I scrapped! My Digital Studio page

I used to do quite a bit of scrapping, and have a nice fat album for each of my kids and a general family one.  But, there are SO many photos that I never got around to!  I do want to have a play with the new style "This n That" journals (Stampin' Up!'s great take on the Smashbook trend for 'quick and dirty' memory keeping), but in the meantime there's nothing like being able to whip up a page as I supervise a Senior Art class.  They were busy working on their creative projects and requiring less than zero input from me after roll marking and a bit of wandering around to see what each of them were making.  Must have been the creativity oozing from the walls, because I finished this page.  I do realise I have neglected to date it, but the beauty of MDS is I can easily pop back in and add one!  I've built this page from scratch using a variety of elements, but there are pre-made customisable templates for almost instant scrapping too.  I've used Howlstooth and Scaringbone papers, Digital Washi tape, textured cardstock, punches, stamps, drop shadows, splatters, stitching and have played with opacity and rotation.  What do you think?

On August 10th at a CBD hotel, Stampin' Up! are running a "My Digital Studio Tour" event where you can learn to use this easy yet powerful software to create cards, scrap pages, photobooks and lots more.  The cost is just $35, and  includes a full version of the software with your registration (valued at $24.95).  If you're interested, please give me a call or message me to find out more.

ALSO - tomorrow and Monday are the FINAL TWO DAYS to order from the current catalogue and the retirement lists - best way to check out what is available is via the SHOP NOW button at the top right side - create an account and use this code when prompted:  69SHUUN7  to enter my draw after 30th June for a prize bundle!

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Fun stuff not far away!

2013 was the Best. Convention. Yet!  I think I say that each year but truly, Stampin' Up! spoiled us rotten in celebration of their 25th year as a company with heart.  So many giveaways, so much inspiration, so much excitement over what is ahead!

There's still 2 weeks left to make sure you've ordered all those goodies that are leaving us - the best way to see what is available on the Retirement Lists is via the Shop Now button at the top right of my blog sidebar.  Create an account in a few simple steps and you're off and shopping for bargains!  In case you've left it to the last minute, there's about 1 hour left on the Digital Sale! - ends tonight at 11.50pm.  By signing up for an account and placing an order, either directly with me or via my online store, you'll also be helping us reach our Convention Challenge of introducing as many new people to our great product range as possible!  If we reach it, there's even more free goodies for us!  And I have some free goodies to give away too!

So, grab a pen and jot down this code for your order, and create an account to shop today - 69SHUUN7 - just enter these details when prompted for the Hostess Code - you'll also be entering my draw for a prize bundle to be drawn June 30th.

 Above I have put some pics of a sneak peek, just one of the inspiring cards made on stage at Convention, this one by the uber talented Shannon WestWe all know Washi tape is just awesome stuff to create with, and you can never own too much, but imagine being able to STAMP it!  In whatever colour combo took your fancy!  This card does just that, and I can't wait to get my hands on this set. 

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Dates for your diary

Lots of dates to keep in mind - my calendar is bristling with all sorts!

* My Digital Studio Digital Sale - Selected digital content (mostly kits of papers, stamp brush sets, embellishments and more) is on sale 25% off until June 15th  - this coming Saturday.  No postage required, just buy online and download instantly!
Don't forget to click on the image to see more views of what is included with each pack, and read through the content list - the main thumbnail doesn't do justice to some of the kits available.
My picks:

 Tea for Two Easel Calendar Template - not just for calendars!  Heaps of goodies inside!

Storytime Ensemble - 74 piece stamp brush set is just the beginning!

Stampin' Crop Day - DATE CHANGE
I've put this in my recent newsletter, but realised I'd forgotten to alter the blog calendar date.  Due to my Rural Fire Service commitments, I have moved the upcoming crop day from this Saturday 15th June to the following week, Saturday 22nd June.  I know this suited quite a few of my regulars, so if it works out I will move the date permanently(ish) to the fourth Saturday of the month. 

Sent with Love Limited Edition Stamp Set and DSP pack

Only available until June 15th, grab the bundle for extra value at 20% off!.

Don't forget the Retirement List  too!  I'm sure there's more, including my upcoming New Catalogue Launch, so I'll be back soon with more entries for your calendar!