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Showing posts from March, 2015

Balloon Bash Birthday

Here are the third and fourth cards from the previous post.
I must admit I almost didn't get this set because I have heaps of birthday stamps already....but I'm glad I did!   The confetti stamp is perfect for backgrounds - and I love the font used in the words, too.  Here's a simple card using a Crisp Cantaloupe base (another colour it has taken me a while to love, better late than never!). Product List

2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment [133631] $8.95
Card Stock A4 Crisp Cantaloupe [131303] $11.95
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad [131171] $9.95
Card Stock A4 Bermuda Bay [131286] $11.95
Whisper White A4 Card Stock [106549] $14.95
Balloon Bash Photopolymer Stamp Set [137144] $44.95

Fab 4

It's almost the end of March - which means the end of Sale-a-Bration is nearly here!  Don't miss your chance to get yummy free product with every $90 you spend! I recently did a workshop at my lovely customer Sarah's place and she requested a "Tween" card - here are four designs that I made while trying to come up with a project.  I like them all, but they weren't the right fit for the workshop.  I'll dhow you what we did make in the next post. My children tell me they like these cards - whew! - so I'll be making a couple of multiples for my sample box as they raid it whenever they have a birthday party to go to! First card:  I love that the Chalkboard Trend is still around!  I think this card is very girly, but you could easily make it less so by swapping the Melon Mambo for a blue, and swapping the doily for a few strips of washi tape or something.   Here's the how-to Project Recipe: Create your background by randomly stamping the confetti imag…

My Digital Studio is going too.

Sad news, friends.  As you probably know, I'm a fan of My Digital Studio.  Our South Pacific market got it a couple of years ago, after it had been in the US/Canada market for ages.  I've made hybrid cards, digital scrapbook pages, flyers, business cards,  photobooks and more.  
Unfortunately Stampin' Up! has decided not to continue offering MDS any longer and will finish up on 31 May 2015.
Here are some Q&A from Stampin' Up! about this:

Q: What will happen to the digital downloads available on the online store?
A: They will be unavailable after 31 May 2015.
Q: Will Monthly Downloads be discontinued?
A: Yes. The last available Monthly Downloads will be released on 17 March 2015.
MDS Announcement
Major changes are underway at Stampin' Up! We have been examining programmes throughout the company to determine how effective each one is—all with the intent to provide our demonstrators with the best possible opportunities for growth and success. After careful …

What am I supposed to do now?

In case you haven't heard, Stampin' Up!  has made the tough decision to discontinue the Blendabilities range of alcohol-based ink markers.  They were experiencing consistency issues with the manufacturer, and had to decide to pull them from our product line.  What will you use to colour now they are no longer available to use?  Well, here are some suggestions.