Sunday, September 20, 2009

My Digital Studio.....

Oh me oh my! What fun am I having! I just barely got this new digital papercrafting program from Stampin' Up! (available to customers October 1st) and without any training I have already made up several digital scrapbook layouts. The first one I did in a 12X12 format... and is a quick layout using only a couple elements including DSP, a couple 'stamps' and some journalling. It was quick and easy and if I could get my ancient wide format printer to 'talk' to MDS, I would be even be happier. Still working on that. It's so easy to take an element and adjust it to the size, color, shape that will work for your own layout. this one is pretty basic but definately gets the point across.

The next layout I worked on is in the 5X5 format. In MDS, there are several sizes you can work with, and a variety of options on how to fill them from a blank, to a 'sketch' to already made pages where you just have to fill in the photos. The thing I like about the 5X5 size, is that I can print them on my regular home printer and then mat them up to 6X6 to fit in my Stampin' Up! albums.

The twins started Kindergarten this year and their teacher suggested they bring photos of favorite things etc instead of their toys and other things that could get lost. So of course being a paper crafter I had to take that one or two steps more and I made up 5X5 digital layouts. We spent the weekend camping and so I made a double layout that I can add to our scrapbook in a year album and each boy is going to take one side of the layout. Lots of pictures, some journalling. Everything I want in a layout... mounted up to 6X6 and in a page protector for them to take for show and tell. All about time management eh... Got this weekends layout accomplished and boys get something for show and tell. :) And using MDS, I made it in less than half an hour! Once I get more knowledge about the program I'm sure I will be even faster too. What a quick and easy way to get scrapbooking again!

I'm really getting excited about this program and I've barely even scratched the surface of what it can do. Calenders, greeting cards, and even electronic albums are just some of the other options. As a demo I will be taking an online course on the My Digital Studio so that I can help others have as much fun as I am.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

My convention experience is coming to an end...

and What an experience it has been! I have met so many awesome people! Finally got to connect in real life with my SA Sistahs who I love and adore! Took some awesome classes with incredible speakers and even learned a bunch too. Took what seems like 1000 pictures of the fantabulous displays too! AND I won a prize! All my customers won't know what it is yet because its in the new mini... but I can't wait to show you! for my downline, I won a gift pack that included a signed copy handmade by one of the Gardener family of one of the new lockets and the Charming stamp set. So very cool! Love it!

So much new going on... the new My Digital Studio is coming! We should have an actual release date in a couple weeks, SU! has teamed up with Build a Bear with an entire collection of stamp sets, die cuts and as a Convention goer, I was able to purchase a SU! Build a Bear complete with a special stamp, a In Color Bow and his foot even says Stampin' Up! How cool is that!

Between the dancing at General Session, the running around taking pictures of displays, running to classes, hanging out with my Stampin' Addicts Sistahs and other members of the website (AND it was Great meeting so many of you at the Meet and Greet Friday night)and all the great swaps I received, Convention was both exciting and exhausting. It's 11:30pm right now and I am right toasted. It's been an incredible week and I am so glad I came down. And I can't wait for Convention 2010!!!!!! Going to be held in Salt Lake City August 4-7!

Oh and just a reminder... you too can come to Convention and experience Stampin' Up! to its fullest just by signing up to be a demo yourself. It's a great time to do that as we have a recruiting promotion going on to the end of August. For only $105... you have the opportunity to become a demo and receive the new in colors in innk and paper, a new set and the business supplies. OR for the full regular price of $269... you receive the regular kit PLUS the new in colors in ink and paper. Great time to join us! Lots of other benefits and perks so contact me to get even more info!

Well, I'm on the road again tomorrow morning so I best be getting some shut eye... hard to do with all the excitement running around in my head. I will be home Monday early evening all going well and I'll post the swaps that I made later in the week.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Promotions Galore!

And one of the best is the recruiting promotion!

Contact me for more information about this great opportunity to join my team.