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My Digital Studio Friend card and a NEW CATALOG!

I created this card on My Digital Studio for Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge.  Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding and Blushing Bride.   My digital card was also inspired by a card on page 111 of the new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  YES!  It’s a brand new catalog with so many wonderful products.  You can see the catalog by clicking on the image of the catty on the right side of my blog.

Stampin up my digital friend cardI added a shadow to the banners to give them dimension.  A very easy and fast card.

Join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Show us your projects!  If you need more inspiration go to Hand Stamped Sentiments for more ideas from our talented design team.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

 My Digital Studio Friend Card

Embellishments
Gold & Silver Baker’s Twine – embellishments\Gold & Silver Baker’s Twine – silver
Gold & Silver Baker’s Twine – embellishments\Gold & Silver Baker’s Twine – gold_bow
Basic Pearls and Rhinestones\Basic Pearls and Rhinestones – pearl medium
Basic Pearls and Rhinestones\Basic Pearls and Rhinestones – pearl small

Stamps
Extreme Elements\Extreme Elements – dots, Color = STRAWBERRY SLUSH 239,79,117
Simple Friendship\Simple Friendship – friend, Color = EARLY ESPRESSO 80,57,49

Punches
Extras\Flag Punch, Fill Color = PISTACHIO PUDDING 201,221,176
Extras\Flag Punch, Fill Color = STRAWBERRY SLUSH 239,79,117
Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\2010 In Color Patterns – designer series paper\Blushing Bride Polka Dots
Basics\1.25 Circle Punch, Fill Color = STRAWBERRY SLUSH 239,79,117

Happiness is: Scrapbooking with Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio

Here it is again!  Another fun color challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Lately I have been making an effort to use My Digital Studio to scrapbook pages with my fur babies.  I took the pictures I used in this page in March when our irises bloomed.  I thought it would be cute to take photos of my pets with the irises but some how they don’t always do what I want.  I did manage to photograph Chula my Chihuahua in front of them but she really wasn’t interested.  The only way I could get a cute pic of my kitty was to put him in this basket since he loves boxes and small places.  He stayed in the basket just long enough for me to snap a picture.

My Digital Studio 8" x 8" spring pets page

I would love to see what you create using the colors below.  Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration from our talented designers.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge 183

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

8″ x 8″ Happiness Scrap Book Page
Background
Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Eastern Elegance – designer series paper\Eastern Elegance – 6

Stamps
Greatest Moments\Greatest Moments – happiness is, Color = BASIC BLACK 19,27,29
Big Bold Birthday\ Big Bold Birthday – petals

Punches
Flowers\Fun Flower – 3, Fill Color = CRUSHED CURRY 254,197,45
Flowers\Fun Flower – 3
Basics\Medium Oval Punch, Fill Color = GUMBALL GREEN 105,132,51
Basics\Medium Oval Punch

 

It’s Sale-a-bration!

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge.  Since my craft room is still in disarray I used My Digital Studio to create this 8″ x 8″ scrapbook page.  I found these photos I took of my Bengal kitties in a Sale-a-bration box and I knew I wanted to create a scrapbook page.  Sadly the kitty with the topaz eyes is no longer with us but I still have photos and memories to remember him.

stampin up sale-a-bration bengal cats

8″ x 8″ Scrapbook page created with My Digital Studio

Use the sketch below to create a project and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  We’d love to see your creativity.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #180

Don’t forget now through March 31st 2014 it’s Sale-a-bration.  For every $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products you get to select a free item from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog!  Woo hoo free stuff! All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

8″ x 8″ Scrap book page created with My Digital Studio

Size:  8″ x 8″

Background
Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Soho Subway – designer series paper\Soho Subway – 12

Embellishments
Button Latte\Chocolate Chip Button Latte – button2
Button Latte\Chocolate Chip Button Latte – button1
Button Latte\Chocolate Chip Button Latte – button2

Punches
Basics\1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = 220,227,216

Valentine You Send Me Soaring Card

I’m so glad for My Digital Studio!  I’m in the middle of re-organizing my craft room and everything is upside down.  So for this week’s challenge My Digital Studio was a lifesaver.  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge – Rose Red, Smoky Slate and Midnight Muse.  Currently I’m into creating Valentine cards with unconventional colors and these were perfect.  I love the digital stamp set Send me Soaring.  Cute kite and cloud images!

My Digital Studio Valentine card

Valentine's stampin up my digital studio card

inside of card

Valentine You Send Me Soaring Digital Card

card created with My Digital Studio software

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Embellishments
Brads\Whisper White – brad
Brads\Whisper White – brad
Brads\Whisper White – brad
Brads\Whisper White – brad

Stamps
Send Me Soaring\Send Me Soaring – clouds
Send Me Soaring\Send Me Soaring – string
Send Me Soaring\Send Me Soaring – straight string, Color = MIDNIGHT MUSE 17,69,93
Send Me Soaring\Send Me Soaring – kite 3
Send Me Soaring\Send Me Soaring – kite 1
Send Me Soaring\Send Me Soaring – send me soaring, Color = MIDNIGHT MUSE 17,69,93
Send Me Soaring\Send Me Soaring – kite 4
Send Me Soaring\Send Me Soaring – straight string

Punches
Basics\1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = 225,225,224
Basics\1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = MIDNIGHT MUSE 17,69,93
Basics\1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = MIDNIGHT MUSE 17,69,93

Photos
Designer Series Paper\Large Polka Dot\Regal Rose Large Polka Dot

A Motorcycle Birthday!

For this week we have a fun sketch challenge.  Pressed for time because of the holidays I created this card with My Digital Studio.  I love the Mocha Morning Designer Series digital paper.  The Crumb Cake and Early Espresso colors make this a very masculine card

Stampin' Up! masculine birthday cardsCheck out HSS to see all the projects submitted by our very creative design team.  Create your project using this sketch and join the challenge.

Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge blog

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Motorcycle Birthday Card
Background
Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Mocha Morning – designer series paper\Mocha Morning – 7

Embellishments
Brads\Kraft – brad

Stamps
_Designer Kits\Chevron\Chevron – 1 grunge, Color = EARLY ESPRESSO 80,57,49
Motorcycle\Motorcycle – cycle
Big Bold Birthday\ Big Bold Birthday – happy birthday, Color = VERY VANILLA 254,249,232

Punches
Extras\Flag Punch, Fill Color = EARLY ESPRESSO 80,57,49

DSP
Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Mocha Morning – designer series paper\Mocha Morning – 5
Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Mocha Morning – designer series paper\Mocha Morning – 7
Card Stock\Textured Card Stock\Textured Card Stock – Crumb Cake

Happy Halloween My Digital Studio Card

For this week’s challenge I decided to play with My Digital Studio to create a Halloween card.  The colors were inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge of Tangerine Tango, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green and Basic Black.  Don’t these colors just scream HALLOWEEN!  It was so much fun using the coloring tool to add different colors to the digital stamp images.  If you haven’t tried digital crafting, download the free trial version of MDS here.  You can create cards, scrap book pages and books, journals and whatever your paper crafting mind can conjure.

Halloween card-001

Create a scary or funny Halloween card, scrap book page or 3D item using these colors and upload your card to Hand Stamped Sentiments.   If you need more inspiration go to HSS and see what our very talented design team has created.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Happy Halloween My Digital Studio Card

Background
Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Howlstooth & Scaringbone – designer series paper\Howlstooth & Scaringbone – 9

Embellishments
Scallop Dots Ribbon\Scallop Dots Ribbon – black
Basic Pearls and Rhinestones\Basic Pearls and Rhinestones – rhinestone large
Basic Pearls and Rhinestones\Basic Pearls and Rhinestones – rhinestone large
3 Antique Brads\Antique Brads – brad 5

Stamps
Splatters\Ink Splatters\Ink Splatter 4
Splatters\Ink Splatters\Ink Splatter 5
Spooky Things\Spooky Things – happy halloween
_Designer Kits\Chevron\Chevron – 1 grunge
_Designer Kits\Chevron\Chevron – 8 grunge

Punches
Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Card Stock\Textured Card Stock\Textured Card Stock – Elegant Eggplant
Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\Small Polka Dot\Garden Green Small Polka Dot
Extras\Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Frightful Sight – designer series paper\Frightful Sight – 2
Labels & Tags\Lots of Tags – shape 4,  Filled with: Card Stock\Textured Card Stock\Textured Card Stock – Elegant Eggplant
Labels & Tags\Lots of Tags – shape 4,  Filled with: Card Stock\Textured Card Stock\Textured Card Stock – Tangerine Tango

First Day of School My Digital Studio Card

It’s hard to believe that back to school is around the corner and summer is almost over.  Where did the time go?!  The inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments inspired me to create this card on My Digital Studio.  It was so quick and easy and one of the features of MDS is you can color the stamps.  LOVE that feature.  Wouldn’t it be nice to put this card in your child’s lunch box.  It would be a great way to wish them a happy first day of school.

Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio Back to School card

Join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and see the wonderful projects created by our talented design team.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Back to School My Digital Studio Card

Background:  Designer Series Paper\Small Polka Dot\Real Red Small Polka Dot

Embellishments:  Scallop Dots Ribbon\Scallop Dots Ribbon – black, Round Buttons\Crushed Curry button

Stamps:  A is for Apple\A is for Apple – paper; A is for Apple\A is for Apple-Apple; A is for Apple\As is for Apple – A+, color Basic Black for shadow; A is for Apple\As is for Apple – A+, color Crushed Curry; A is for Apple\As is for Apple – school days colored with Real Red, Crushed Curry and Gumball Green

Punches:  Labels & Tags\Modern Label Punch, Filled with Designer Series Paper\Grid\So Saffron Grid; Borders\Scallop Ege Punch, Filled with Card Stock\Whisper White

Photo Block:  Filled with Card Stock\So Saffron for background of lines (paper stamp)

A Note of Thanks

This week I created Thank You note cards on My Digital Studio.  Creating with MDS is fast, easy and fun!  If you have wanted to create digitally using MDS but want to try before you buy go here to download a free trial.

The challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge with Summer Fruit, Pool Party, Midnight Muse and Primrose Petals.  I’m printing several of these note cards.  I love this digital stamp set.

stampin up by the seashore my digital studio

I hope you’re inspired by these colors.  Your project can be created digitally or traditionally.  We’d love for you to join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

MDS A Note of Thanks Project Supply List

Background:  Cardstock Pool Party

Embellishments:  Basic Pearls – Pearl medium

Stamps:

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – clam

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – shell

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – shell 2

By the Seashore\By the Seashore – starfish

Thank You Kindly\Thank You Kindly – note of thanks, color= MIDNIGHT MUSE

Masculine Bookmark

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a masculine inspiration challenge.  Masculine projects are a challenge for me but my husband gave me a great idea!  He suggested I make bookmark for him.  I immediately thought My Digital Studio.  I haven’t played on it in awhile and this was the perfect opportunity.  I started with the First Edition digital DSP.  The edges look sponged because I used background #1 of the Vintage Overlays digital DSP.  There’s a great tutorial for this technique on www.mydigitalstudio.net.  The images are from digital stamp The Open Seas.  I used Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy. I used two pieces of chipboard and covered each side with the  digital background.  Before I glued them together I put the Antique brads through.  EASY PROJECT!

Open Seas bookmark

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I hope you join us this week for our masculine inspiration challenge.  For more inspiration visit HHS to see all the wonderful projects from our talented design team.

HHS masculine stampin up inspiration photo

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Masculine bookmark

Card Size:  1.50″ W x 5.50″ H

Digital Stamp sets:  The Open Seas, font:  French Script for initials

Paper: digital DSP First Edition, non Stampin’ Up! Matte photo paper

Inkjet:  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy

Accessories:  Antique Brads, retired Early Espresso 1-1/4 striped ribbon

Sympathy card for a friend

Recently my friend’s mother passed away and I needed to make a sympathy card.  She’s a dear friend and I was saddened to hear of the news.  I wanted my card to be elegant and to also let her know I was thinking about her and wished her comfort.   I wanted my card to be mostly neutral with a hint of color.  So Saffron was perfect.  I used a butterfly image because I think when our time here on earth is over our soul or energy, like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, we transform into something else.  The butterfly image I used is retired Stipple Butterfly.

I stamped the butterfly image with Versamark and Basic Black ink then embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I then used a yellow watercolor pencil with a blender pen to color the wings.  The embossing powder adds just a bit of shimmer.  Click on the image below to see the shimmer.   I embossed the background and the envelope flap with the Vintage Wallpaper folder then sponged with So Saffron ink.    See card recipe below for more details.

Sympathy butterfly card

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Sympathy card inside

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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Sympathy card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamps:  retired Stipple Butterfly, Thanks for Caring Digital stamps

Paper:  CS:  Silver, So Saffron, Whisper White, Vellum

Ink:  So Saffron, Basic Black, Versamark, Yellow Watercolor pencil, Blender Pen

Accessories:  My Digital Studio, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Scallop Oval punch, Corner Rounder punch, Basic Pearls, non-SU edge punch, non- SU ribbon

Technique: Embossing, Watercolor, Die cutting

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