Monthly Archives: October 2012

Have You Done It?

Spooner Farm-001
Supplies: MDS2+ (130646), MDS2 (130644), MDS2 upgrade (130650), or 30-day FREE trial of MDS2 (130910); A Split Second Designer Template Pages (132562)

Have you done it? Have you downloaded the FREE digital downloads that Stampin' Up! is giving us as part of a week-long celebration of National Digital Scrapbooking Day? If not, please do so because if 18,000 downloads are done, we will get another free download at the end of the week! Click here to see the downloads and order them. Remember, they are FREE. If you don't have MDS2 yet and are not sure you will like digital crafting, then give our 30-day Free trial of MDS2 a whirl. I'm sure you will become as addicted to it as I am. If you have any questions or problems, I am always delighted to help.

I chose to use the A Split Second Designer Template Pages download to share on this post to see if the title of the template was an indication of how long it took to make the pages. Well…I have to confess it took me much longer for several reasons. First I didn't have photos with the right orientation so I had to rotate the frames and reposition them. Then I didn't like the gray chevrons so I recolored them. Finally, I just had to have the journaling fit exactly on the journaling lines. I took a bunch of time playing with the font size and the line spacing to get it to fit. But I'm that way. When I knit a sweater, I generally am not content to follow the pattern exactly with the same colors and patterns. There is usually something I want to change. I am a terrible CASEer (Copy And Share Everything). I really like to change things up just a bit.

Well…I'm off to play some more with the free downloads. Oh…I almost forgot! This is Terrific Tuesday. We got 4 new downloads to purchase today. Click here to see them and order the ones you know you'll want. I know the photos of the downloads are quite small. Just click on them to see a bigger view and then click one more time to see an even bigger photo.

Until next time…blessings,
Sue
sue@soggystamper.com

Spooky Savings!

Halloween Party Template-001
Supplies: MDS2+ (130646), MDS2 (130644), MDS2 upgrade (130650), or 30-day FREE trial of MDS2 (130910); Spook Central Designer Ensemble (127589), Bitty Bat punch (122152)

Yes, a second post from My Digital Craft Corner. There is so much happening at Stampin' Up! That I couldn't get it all in one post. This is just too good a deal not to share it with you.

Today is Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular where ALL SU stamps including the wheels are 15% off except for hostess stamps and stamps that are part of a bundle. For instance, the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set combined with the Holiday Ornaments framelits is not on sale but the stamp set by itself is. This is a one-day-only sale so you must order today to take advantage of the sale. Order through my online store. If you order $150 worth of products through my store you will still get hostess benefits. The prices online have been adjusted just today for the sale price. This is a perfect time to get items on your wish list and to purcase gifts for your stamping friends!

Did you know that you can customize any of the templates in MDS and MDS2? I used the postcard Halloween invitation template from the Spook Central Designer Ensemble as my starting point for the picture at the top of the page. After opening the template, I unlocked all the page elements. Then I deleted the texts on the invitation and added my own text. I felt the words were kind of lost against the background so I added an enlarged square punch filled with Going Gray and an opacity of 50%. Then I moved that layer just behind my text. I also added three bat punches filled with Basic Black. If you haven't given digital crafting a try yet with MDS2, click on the Free 30-day trial in he supply list to order it. You have nothing to lose if you don't like the program but a lot to lose if you don't give it a try. I would love to help you get started enjoying the exciting possibilities of digital crafting.

Until next time…blessings,
Sue
sue@soggystamper.com

Today is the Day!!!

Halloween Party Template-001
Supplies: MDS2+ (130646), MDS2 (130644), MDS2 upgrade (130650), or 30-day FREE trial of MDS2 (130910); Spook Central Designer Ensemble (127589), Bitty Bat punch (122152)

Welcome to The Soggy Stamper blog today. There is a lot going on with Stampin' Up! this week! Oh, boy!

Today is Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular where ALL SU stamps including the wheels are 15% off except for hostess stamps and stamps that are part of a bundle. For instance, the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set combined with the Holiday Ornaments framelits is not on sale but the stamp set by itself is. This is a one-day-only sale so you must order today to take advantage of the sale. Order through my online store. If you order $150 worth of products through my store you will still get hostess benefits. The prices online have been adjusted just today for the sale price. This is a perfect time to get items on your wish list and to purcase gifts for your stamping friends!

Did you know that you can customize any of the templates in MDS and MDS2? I used the postcard Halloween invitation template from the Spook Central Designer Ensemble as my starting point for the picture at the top of the page. After opening the template, I unlocked all the page elements. Then I deleted the texts on the invitation and added my own text. I felt the words were kind of lost against the background so I added an enlarged square punch filled with Going Gray and an opacity of 50%. Then I moved that layer just behind my text. I also added three bat punches filled with Basic Black. If you haven't given digital crafting a try yet with MDS2, click on the Free 30-day trial in he supply list to order it. You have nothing to lose if you don't like the program but a lot to lose if you don't give it a try. I would love to help you get started enjoying the exciting possibilities of digital crafting.

Until next time…blessings,
Sue
sue@soggystamper.com

It’s Here!!!

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Today begins Stampin' Up!'s weeklong celebration of National Digital Scrapbooking Day. Click this link to see and download the free digital downloads and this link to see and order all the Digital Kits that are all 50% off this week. Pictures of the free downloads follow:

Days in December index
Days in December Kit

Enjoy Everything index
Enjoying Everything Kit

Spit Second index
A Split Second Designer Template Pages

If 18,000 free downloads are downloaded by the end of the week, we all will get a 4th download. So…tell all your friends about this wonderful deal!

Until tomorrow…blessings,
Sue
sue@soggystamper.com

Serene Silhouettes – Merry Christmas

Birds in tree
Supplies: stamp sets - Serene Silhouettes (c-127324, w-127322), Petite Pairs (w-122495, c-122497; Inks – Versamark, Baja Breeze, Real Red and Early espresso markers; other – Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127819), Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies (129021), Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon (124138), Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130)

I saved my favorite card of this series for last. Well, maybe it will be the last. There is a card using this stamp set I may CASE. That means copy and share everything. I first embossed the Pool Party card stock with the beautiful Lacy Brocade embossing folder. Then I cut out the center with one of the Window Frames Collection framelits. I positioned this layer on the card base and lightly marked the opening with a pencil. Then I removed the Pool Party layer and stamped my image coloring directly on the stamp with Real Red and Early Espresso markers. Then I inked the stamp with Versamark ink and used the stamp positioner to stamp over the colored image. Then I heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Finally, I sponged Baja Breeze ink on the background. The Pool Party layer is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

This stamp set will be 15% off tomorrow. If you don't already have it, I hope my samples have inspired you to purchase it. Just imagine the warm thoughts a recipient will have towards you when you send a card you made with this set.

Until next time…blessings,
Sue
sue@soggystamper.com

Serene Silhouettes – Get Well

Flowers and Butterfly
Supplies: Stamp Sets – Serene Silhouettes (w-127322, c-127324), Perfectly Penned (w-122890, c-122892); Ink – Gumball Green and Regal Rose, More Mustard, Gumball Green, Early Espresso markers; Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Rose Red; Other – Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies (129021), 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Black Stampin' Emboss Powder (109133)

Welcome to The Soggy Stamper blog this Saturday. I hope your weekend is going well. Here is the third card I have created using the Serene Silhouettes stamp set. I love the simple elegance of this card. After embossing the image with black embossing powder, I colored in the butterfly and the flowers with markers. The 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch fit perfectly around the image. I had originally planned on punching it out with a circle punch. Well…I have a plethora of circle punches I kept out of storage but not the one I needed this time…go figure! I really like it better with the scallop punch.

Don't forget about the super exciting Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular happening on Monday, October 29! Here are the details:

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.

This means all stamps in the current catalogs including 

    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps

This DOES NOT include

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    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
  • What a great way to end the month of October! But wait…November is going to be even greater. There is going to be an Ink-redible! promotion for hostesses Nov 1-Dec 16! When you host a $450 workshop, you will get your choice of color family…yes whole color famiy except Neutrals… of Classic Ink pads not at half price but FREE, FREE, FREE! So contact me to book a workshop during this time. Start making your guest list right away. Those of you living other than in Ketchikan or on Prince of Wales Island can hold a catalog party. I'll see that you get some catalogs, order blanks, invitations, etc. Invite your friends over to your house for refreshments and to browse through the catalog. I'm available to answer questions by phone.

    These are exciting times in Stampin' Up! land so stay tuned.

    Until next time…blessings,
    Sue
    sue@soggystamper.com

    Two New Assortments of Single Stamps!

    Check these out:

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    I'm really excited about these single stamps because there are some that are brand new.Way to go Stampin' Up!. This is the best company!! These aren't listed in any catalog but can be seen and ordered through my online store or you can email me the ones you want and I'll be happy to place the order for you.

    Until next time…blessings,
    Sue
    sue@soggystamper.com

    Never Compare Wall Art

    Never Compare Wall Art-001 copy
    Supplies: MDS2+ (130646), MDS2 (130644), MDS2 upgrade (130650), or 30-day FREE trial of MDS2 (130910); Convention 2012 Photobook Template (130971) – frame corner 2, banner, and designer series paper; font – Chalkduster

    Welcome to My Digital Craft Corner this Friday. Today I read a blog post by Matt Cheuvront which really connected with me. He ended with the above quote. When we judge how well we are doing something by comparing that with someone else who has more experience and practice, we often get discouraged and give up. I want to keep this quote close at hand so I created this wall art.

    I used the Convention 2012 Photobook Template download. You may be thinking you wouldn't use this download because you are not a demonstrator or because you didn't go to convention. But you really 'need' it! Yes, it is a photobook template, but it also has a 71-piece stamp brush set, 8 Designer Series Papers, 3 embellishments, and 3 punches. What a value! I especially like the chalkboard designer series paper I used in this project.

    Are you ready? Have you cleared your schedule for October 29? October 29 is National Digital Scrapbooking Day and the beginning of a week-long celebration by Stampim' Up! There will be FREE downloads and all digital kits will be 50% off!

    I want to have a big blog post for National Digital Scrapbooking Day so I'd like all my readers to create a scrapbook page or card and email it to me. I'll then feature them over the next week. You have the oppoutunity to be a featured artist here on My Digital Craft Corner so get busy and email me your project.

    Until next time…blessings,
    Sue
    sue@soggystamper.com

    Serene Silhouettes – Happy Birthday

    Heidi's BD cardSupplies: stamp sets – Serene Silhouettes (c-127324, w-127322), Perfectly Penned (c-122892, w-122890); other – Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127819), Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies (129021), Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies (127003), Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119959), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)

    Last week I started a series of cards using the Serene Silhouettes stamp set. In this post I shared the index for this set. Today I have another of the images. I stamped it with Island Indigo ink on Pool Party card stock. Then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing folder. Next I cut the image out with one of the Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies. I should have cut it out first and then embossed it because the second pass through the Big Shot flattened the embossing a little bit. I stamped the Happy Birthday onto Very Vanilla card stock and cut it out using one of the Apothecary Accents framelits. Then I embossed it. I don't know why I thought I could do without either the Lacy Brocade embossing folder or the Window Frames framelits because I love them both. They are so elegant. The card base is Crumb Cake.

    This card is for my daughter-in-law whose birthday is in early November. Wow…I am being very proactive for a change. Now I have to remember to mail it in time. THAT will be the challenge! If you need any supplies for this or any other project, either click on the links in the supply list or visit my demo online store to place your order.

    I have two more cards (at least) with this stamp set so come back again to see them.

    Until next time…blessings,
    Sue
    sue@soggystamper.com

    Doggone!

    Doggone Farewell

    Supplies: MDS2+ (130646), MDS2 (130644), MDS2 upgrade (130650), or 30-day FREE trial of MDS2 (130910); Stamps – Man's Best Friend – dog 4 (came with original MDS disc), Send Me Soaring – clouds (129589), and Occasions Alphabet – dots (127614); Grass Punch comes with Celebrate Any Day Greeting Card Templates (127757); Snow Festival Designer Series Paper (129831)

    Welcome to My Digital Craft Corner today. I have this hybrid card to share with you today. One of my students I tutored last year and his family are moving to Oregon and there was a little farewell party at school for him today. I tried to give the suggestion of the dog moving off the card and turned the greeting into a downward mouth shape to show sadness. The greeting was tped using the Felt Marker font on my laptop. Maybe it is a little corny but I hope he liked it. After printing out the picture, I trimmed it, matted it with a piece of Snow Festival Designer Series Paper, and mounted the whole thing on Whisper White card stock.

    Get ready for celebrating National Digital Scrapbooking Day beginning Oct 29 and lasting all week long! All digital kits will be 50% off and there will be free downloads. What a party! If 18,000 free downloads are downloaded, we will get an additional download. Stampin' Up! also is offering a one-day walapaloosa of a sale on Oct 29. All stamp sets excluding digital stamp brush sets, hostess sets, and sets that are a part of a bundle will be 15% off for just Monday! Get your fingers ready to order online or email me or call me!

    Until next time…blessings,
    Sue
    sue@soggystamper.com