Friday, July 23, 2010

July 23 - My Digital Studio Hybrid Video Tutorial

I've been wanting to make video tutorials for over a year now, but just never had the time. So one of my goals while off work this summer was to get the job done! For my first online tutorial I thought I would show how to add a little "digital hybrid" to your photos using My Digital Studio elements in Adobe Photoshop (the would also work in almost any other photo editor you may have)

Enjoy the video and let me know if there are any other things you'd like to know in My Digital Studio and I can make a video to share of it. I can tell that making these videos is going to get very addicting very fast!

If you would like to purchase your own copy of My Digital Studio or any of the elements included with the software just visit and click the Shop Online link in the top menu, then choose the digital category. You will not be sorry you did. My Digital Studio = lots of creative goodness (even if you're not so good on the computer)!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July 13 - Hello Coffee Card

I was honored to host a workshop the other night where this was one of the cards that we made. What a fun card for any tea or coffee drinker, made from some all new products from the 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalog.

Due to my health issues I am only holding workshops in the summer when school is out so if you'd like to have one for a really fun Girls Night Out in July or August please be sure to let me know ASAP.

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Early Expresso Ink and Cardstock
  • Poppy Parade Stampin' Write Marker
  • "Woodgrain" Background Set
  • "Take A Sip" Wheel
  • "Tiny Teacup" Single Stamp
  • White Signo Pen
  • Scalloped Border Punch
  • Large Scalloped Circle Punch
  • Curly Label Punch
  • Twine

Monday, July 12, 2010

July Card Day Information

July's CARD DAY will be on Saturday, July 17th at the following times:

11:00am - 1pm - FILLED
1pm - 3pm - Only 3 Spots Left!
3pm - 5pm - Only 5 Spots Left!

I will have 8 openings for each time slot so when RSVP'ing please let me know which time slot you would like to sign up for. All 3 event times will make the same cards and everything else about the card event will be the same as before.

Most of the cards made during July's Card Day will be using all new products from the NEW 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalog! (One of which is pictured on the right) If you haven't gotten one of the new catalogs yet I will have them available here that day.

To sign up for Card Day on July 17th please send me an email at or leave a comment here to RSVP.

What: Make 6 pre-designed and pre-cut cards, each card includes a matching envelope. Snacks and drinks are provided during the event.

Where: My house, directions are provided when you sign up.
How Much: $8 OR a $25 Stampin' Up! order (yes! you can now come without placing an order, you'll just have to pay for the supplies to make your cards - or if you place an order over $25 you DO NOT have to pay a supply fee)

Extra Bonus: I combine all orders and use the hostess benefits earned that night to get goodies that I split up with everyone who placed an order. So with your order you will receive a FREE goodie bag with a variety of Stampin' Up! embellishments, stamps, paper, etc. - the goodies are different every month. And if you did not place an order the night of the event you can pay an additional $4 if you would like to receive the same goodie bag that the people that placed an order will be getting.

To Sign Up: Leave a comment here or email me at to reserve your spot (don't forget to tell me what time you'd like to come). Hope to see you there - contact me if you have any questions at all!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 11 - Well-Behaved Women!

Here's a card idea using lots of goodies from Stampin' Up!'s Summer Mini Catalog! The quote on this card is from the "Favorite Thoughts" stamp set, one of my favorite stamp sets! We made this card at my June Card Day.

I'm working on putting the information together for July's Card Day today and will hopefully have all details posted and emailed out by tonight. :)


Favorite Thoughts Stamp Set (Summer Mini)
Elements of Style Stamp Set (Summer Mini)
Island Oasis Designer Series Paper (Summer Mini)
So Saffron Ink and Cardstock (IB&C pg. 167)
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock (IB&C pg. 166)
Basic Black Ink (IB&C pg. 169)
Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (IB&C pg.191)
Flower Designer Brads (IB&C pg. 187)

Hope you are having a FANTASTIC week! :)