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Digital Scrapbook Week

Digital Scrapbook Week

Did you know it’s Digital Scrapbook Week? 

I’m not going to lie.  I was going through my email when I received something that talked about it and I had a glimmer of excitement.  It’s been awhile since I had opened My Digital Studio.  I immediately opened it up and started creating… Well… sort of.  

If you are a mac user and you updated to Yosemite, there is a little snag with My Digital Studio.  Luckily Stampin’ Up! is on top of it and provided a patch that fixes the problem.  If you are having this problem, click HERE and download the patch and you will be all set.  

Now… once I had that fixed I was creating away.  I love My Digital Studio and I love creating pages of my sweet doggie.  

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I enjoyed going through my software picking out fun elements for this layout.  There are a couple elements I purchased from Pixel & Co that were added as well.  I love that you can use other digital art with our software.  The font I used is called KD Rocky.  

If you are like me and haven’t opened your software in awhile, I challenge you to do so this week.  Share your project on our Simply My Digital Studio Facebook Group.  We have a challenge this week to have 50 projects uploaded.  There will also be a drawing on Monday.  

Celebrate Digital Scrapbook Week with me, will you? It’s another great option to share your creativity.  Isn’t it great we have so many options with Stampin’ Up!  

You can see NEW digital art from Stampin’ Up! HERE.  For Digital Project Life fans, there are new fun downloads too.  Don’t miss it.  

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Project Life Giveaway, Stampin' Up!
Great news today.   Stampin’ Up! has an awesome giveaway— Project Life.  Click the photo above and enter to win.  It’s a pretty good size loot you do not want to miss out on.  

Project Life: What Else Can I Do?

Project Life: What Else Can I Do?


Oh goodness.  I’m getting addicted to this little Project Life thing.  There are so many great things that you can do with these Project Life cards.  


There is a problem though… they are so pretty I want to frame them.  Sigh!  


Instead I got a little creative and used my Silhouette Cameo and cut the sun from an MDS SVG file.  I just love it.  


Now it’s time to put this card together using my Project Life Everyday Adventures from Stampin’ Up!  


Make Creative Cards 

The card is layered onto a Whisper White cardstock base and then I layered a few of the cards.  Super simple and a FAST card.  


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I stamped the Life is Good greeting using the Project Life Remember This photopolymer stamp set.  

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I stitched a small piece of the Bermuda Bay cardstock texture embossed with the Arrow embossing folder and also added a piece of the White Filter Paper under it.  Love how this looked on the card.  

 What Else Can I do? 

Here is where you can Step it Up a Notch.  Our new Espresso 6 x 8 Project Life Album is amazing.  The best part is that you can embellish to YOUR desire.  Oh my word.  Isn’t that fantastic???


I had a ball creating a fun album cover on mine.  The possibilities are endless with this.  

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With just a few pieces of fun embellishments and Designer Paper you can get crazy with these albums.  R E A L L Y!!


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Project Life

If you haven’t taken the dive into Project Life, I can’t encourage you more.  Here are just a few fun things you can do:

  • Document your life
  • Make beautiful handmade cards
  • Create home decor by framing the cards.
  • Create a Mini Album
  • Create a Photo Collage with the Project Life cards.

What ever you do with Project Life, I can tell you it’s going to be simple and easy.  The question isn’t “What Else Can I do?”, but “how can you fit all these projects in?”


Enjoy the adventure with Project Life by Stampin’ Up! and get creative.  See all the products in our Project Life Line HERE.  


Looking for more memory keeping inspiration? Try My Digital Studio.  Today’s challenge is up on our Simply My Digital Studio Facebook Page.  Create a Layout using Pennants or Banners.  

Here is a layout I created.  

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My Digital Studio is amazing for creating fun digital scrapbooking pages and keeping those memories alive FOREVER!

Have a SUPER fantastic day!

Do You Create On the Go?

Do You Create On the Go?


If you are crazy busy like me I have a solution for how to CREATE on the GO!

I don’t know about you but it’s RARE that I don’t have some type of creative “thing” in my hand.  I love to create and if I can find something to create when I’m on the go I am a happy camper.  


There is ONE problem!


I’m not that organized and I have a tendency to procrastinate getting something together to take with me when I’m on the GO.  


I do have a solution!  It’s pretty simple and still gives me the ability to create like I love.  

Get Digital, My Digital Studio

My Digital Studio!  All I need is my computer and I’m out the door and have the ability to create quickly.  


Below I’m sharing 3 layouts that I created for our Simply My Digital Studio Challenge Group.  This group with over 1600 participants has been a great way to learn My Digital Studio.  


If you are new to this great software, it’s easy as 1, 2, 3!  A simple way to take your photos and get them off your computer and make beautiful layouts for albums.  This software is also fantastic to use with e-Cutters such as the Silhouette Cameo or to make beautiful cards that you can print on your own or through our print lab.  


For only 19.95 you can’t beat it.  See our great digital artwork and more about My Digital Studio.  


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If you are constantly on the Go and need time to create while you are out, try My Digital Studio!  Just grab your computer and get your software.  

Check out the awesome resources available to you on our Simply My Digital Studio Challenge Group.  


Have a GREAT weekend!

Eleven Years Ago | Stampin’ Up!

Eleven Years Ago | Stampin’ Up!


Eleven years ago my life changed.  I just had Alexis.  She was 5 months old when I decided to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  


WOW! Eleven years! 


When I look back on the eleven years I’ve been with Stampin’ Up! I can see so many great blessings that have come along the way.  After trying a few other great companies prior to Stampin’ Up! this is the one that I knew right away I was passionate for.  


I’ve always loved the concept of being my own boss and the entire Direct Selling venture, but there was something about Stampin’ Up! that made me really passionate about creativity and most of all uplifting and inspiring others along the way.  


For the record let me tell you that I probably wasn’t inspiring anyone with my creativity in the beginning.  Boy could I make a not so pretty card when I started.  Although my creativity may not have been on par, my enthusiasm was over the top.  You know that contagious enthusiasm?  You see someone so happy doing what they are that you want to be a part of it too? That’s was me… and it’s still that way eleven years later.  


During my eleven years with Stampin’ Up! not only have I been able to enjoy a business I can call my own but the most incredible friendships along the way.  Today my favorite part of my business comes from making something with my ink, paper and stamps and uplifting and inspiring others.  There is something great about showing others the art of creativity and that you DON’T have to be creative to stamp.  It comes with time.  Just like anything else in life.  


While my family has been blessed beyond belief during my time with Stampin’ Up! we all learned this year the most beautiful part about being a demonstrator was the community of stampers that I know.  When Russ had his stroke my customers, downline and fellow demonstrator sisters prayed and took care of Russ and I.  It was the most humbling experience during a really difficult time.  You prayed hard, and I will always love each and every one of you for it!! 


Today I’m sharing my two favorite things to do.  Paper crafts and Digital scrapbooking.  


As you know for the last year and half Heather Summers and I have lead a Digital Group completely focused on My Digital Studio.  It’s been a great journey as we help inspire more and more people to enjoy the art of digital scrapbooking.  Today over 1500+ members enjoy the challenges, ideas, advice and encouragement that comes from this group.


I’m grateful to Stampin’ Up! for giving me an opportunity to preserve my family memories. My Digital Studio is just ONE way I get it done.  


Digital Scrapbooking, Stampin' Up!


Next, my other passion (more like ADDICTION) is paper, ink and stamps!

Be a Star, Stampin' Up!


It’s easy to be a star as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Every time I create something I feel like a star.  Not because I think what I’m creating is amazing, but the feeling I get from making it.  

It’s only fair that I share the greatest opportunity that someone shared with me.  Are you looking to fulfill a passion? Do you like to inspire or uplift other people around you? If so, I would love for you to join the Stampin’ Up! adventure with me.  


Right now until June 30th  you can JOIN Stampin’ Up! for $50. You can choose $55 in retail product of your choice AND you would get a Paper Pumpkin kit along with your kit.  


Whether you make this passion a hobby or a passionate career like I have you are under NO obligation where you take it.  You decide.  That’s the beauty of being a business owner.  


Click HERE to read more and see if Stampin’ Up! is a fit for you.  I would love for you to join TODAY on my Stampin’ Up! anniversary so we can celebrate each year together.  


I am grateful today.  Thank you for following along the journey and making my adventure with Stampin’ Up! so so special.


Create a Desktop Background with MDS!

Create a Desktop Background with MDS!


I’m so excited to share with you how to create a desktop background using My Digital Studio.  Honestly, most of the time I am using stock photos to look at a pretty seen that Apple provides me.  I guess you could call me boring.  




I wanted to change my boring self! The reality is it’s SO easy to make a desktop background using My Digital Studio.  



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For purposes to show you on my website the image below was sized down to fit.  


For my 15″ Macbook Pro I started a new project and made it a custom size  in pixels of 1440 x 900.  Depending on the specs of your monitor your’s could be different.  Watch the video below to learn how to find the correct size of your display monitor.  The video shows you how to do this on a Mac.  


If you are a PC designer, you will want to follow the path below to see your sizing needs: 

Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > Screen Resolution


One FUN thing to note is you should have an update on your My Digital Studio software.  I’m super excited about this because the NEW In Colors are there as well as a new Facebook Cover Photo Template.  Make sure to check them both out.  


Here is the video showing you how I created my desktop background.  


Hop over to our Simply My Digital Studio Challenge Group and be inspired by all the amazing work others create using My Digital Studio.


New catalog ordering starts today at 12 noon!!  

Have a FANTASTIC Monday!!!