Archive | February 2012

New My Digital Studio Downloads Available!

It’s Tuesday – so you know what that means?  That means there are new My Digital Studio Downloads available!  And if you have a boy to scrapbook, you are really going to love this week’s downloads!

Click here to view the downloads just for this week:  http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/MDS_Downloads_-_Feb_21.pdf.

Want to see ALL of the digital downloads?   Have you been to http://mydigitalstudio.net/ yet?  If not, then what are you waiting for?   Those who know me – I never profess to be creative, I just know people who are!  And if you browse the site you will see the amazing creativity of people from all over the world.

And finally – speaking of My Digital Studio – are you interested in taking a Beginner’s Class?  Well this weekend is your opportunity.  On Sunday afternoon from 4pm until 6pm (or so) I am having a training session. If you have purchased MDS from me in the past, this class is FREE.  This class is also free to Stamp Club members.  All others there will be a $5 charge.

Have you not yet purchased My Digital Studio but are interested?  For a limited time, a trial download is available.  (The $5 charge will be collected for the training, but will be credited back to you if you choose to purchase the software from me).  You can take advantage of the Free Trial without taking my class.

Contact me today at anikostamps@hotmail.com or give me a call at (770)614-8270

Happy scrapbooking!


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Page Protectors – The New Coveted item

OK – so I have to confess.  I don’t use everything Stampin’ Up!  HOWEVER, let me clarify by telling you that even though it’s not a Stampin’ Up product, I will always try to incorporate Stampin’ Up! into it.  AND I will only use it if Stampin’ Up! doesn’t carry it.  I just love Stampin’ Up! and will always be true to them.

So – what I am working on right now (one of the many projects that I typically have going at one time) is Project Life.  Project Life is a scrapbooking project where you record memories from an entire year.  You don’t have to do it everyday and you don’t have to do it a full year.  However, you can purchase this kit that contains journaling cards that are 3″ x 4″ and you take 4″ X 6″ pictures.  So – one week you have spots for 8 pictures, and 8 journaling cards.  Typically you would use one spot to list the week and one spot as a “Filler” or extra stuff.  Here’s a sample here: http://www.beckyhiggins.com/blog/2012/02/our-creative-team-does-it-again-february-edition/jwoodburyfeb4a/.

I am using the “Cobalt Edition”.  The Cobalt Edition very closely resembles the following Stampin’ Up! Colors:

Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum, Cajun Craze, Basic Gray

It’s not an exact match, but it is pretty close.  So – stay with me here.

I use My Digital Studio to create some of my own Journaling cards that are the same size as the Project Life cards, as well as print some of the other “odd size” pages.  You can also download the cardstock Patterns from Jessica Sprague’s website:  http://www.jessicasprague.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=10&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=295 .  The awesome thing about My Digital Studio is that can use just about anything that you would typically use in that other more complicated software.

Now – on to the Page Protectors….  The Project Life cards are designed to have 2 – 6X4 slots on top, 2-6X4 slots on bottom and 4 – 3X4 spots in the middle.  These are also known as “Page Protectors Design A”.  Well they have been sold out since I decided to start this project toward the end of January.  My BFF Kris has graciously loaned me some of hers. Well today (insert Angels singing here) – they became available on Amazon!  HOWEVER – they are already sold out!  ACK!  Becky Higgins assures us there is another truckload to be entered into Amazon’s system and they will be available today.  So, guess who keeps hitting refresh on the Amazon website anxiously waiting for the “Add to Cart”?  Yup, that would be ME!

So – keep an eye out for some of the layouts I have done for Project Life.  Here’s a sample of what I used for the Journaling Cards – so you can see how I have incorporated My Digital Studio elements

This was used in two 4X6 spots

 

New Stamp Club forming NOW!

New Stamp Club forming NOW!

Need some time away?  Would you like to either learn how to create fabulous paper craft items or enhance the skills you already have?  Do you have a wish list longer than your grocery list?

Join Stamp Club!

Purchase $30 of product a month for 5 months (before shipping and taxes) to build your stamping supplies, stay on budget and receive…

  • Current Idea Book & Catalog
  • At least $25 in Hostess Dollars to buy what YOU want in Stampin’ Up! Merchandise during your hostess month

But wait… there’s more:

You will make three exclusive projects designed just for stamp club members.  Learn techniques, get individual coaching, and enjoy time with adults who share your love of the paper arts.

Materials are prepared and ready for you to assemble. You supply adhesive and a $5 materials fee—I’ll supply the fun, snacks and instruction!  No experience is required! You will walk away with three completed projects each month.

Two meeting opportunities give you options to fit your life and your schedule (The 3rd Thursday and 3rd Sunday of the month)

Just think—hostess benefits without having to clean your house, prepare food or invite guests… what a deal!  Membership DOES have its benefits!

Call or email me today and get ready for fun! No experience required!

2 Page Scrapbook

This is one of the Techniques we did last month – “stamping on scrapbooks”.  Sorry for the quality of the picture, it looks much better in person 🙂

The baby card was the Card we made last month.

Worth the Wait Baby Card

So – if you are interested don’t hesitate to contact me!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wow – can’t believe it is already February 14th!  So, of course Valentine’s Day gives us another opportunity to make some cool stuff!  Even if you don’t celebrate V-Day and you think it’ s a marketing ploy, you just can’t go wrong with Pink, Red and Chocolate?

So – below is the project I made for the teacher’s.  I had to make 12 – part of the fun of Tommy being in Special Ed is that he has three teachers in his special Ed class, two teachers in his mainstream class and then there is a speech therapist and occupational therapist.  We love each and every one of them and are thankful for them, so we have to show them how much we appreciate them whenever possible.  Now if you are doing the math, that is only 7, so what are the other 5?  Well, he has a student teacher now, then Anya has two teachers and we can’t forget the two wonderful ladies at the front desk.

Valentine Goody - Front

This was actually a really easy project using the Top Note Big Shot Die.  There is so much you can do with a bag and the Top Note Die.  You can decorate it any way making it the perfect Die to have in your set.  I have seen it used for Halloween, Christmas (especially Christmas!), Easter, Valentine’s Day … any time that you want to give someone a special little something that will fit in a bag.

The back of the Goodie

Just a few that I made

The back uses the “Heartfelt Thanks” from the Sweetheart set.  I wish I would have found Pink or Red chocolates, but to get the different flavors, I had to get different colors.  I’m sure no one will mind!

The Heart punch really makes things easy.  I use punches whenever I can – in fact, if it involves scissors, I tend not to use it! The Red heart is from the PS I Love You set in the Occasions Mini, stamped in Riding Hood Red and then punched out.  The other heart is from the “Twitterpated” paper that is also in the Occasions Mini.  The “Handcrafted for you” is also from the PS I Love you Set, but stamped in Baja Breeze to add some more color to the treat.

Well enjoy!  And don’t ask me what I am doing with the few leftover chocolates that couldn’t be disbursed evenly 🙂