Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Sorry everyone but I have been busy working on my scrapbook because the deadline for discount printing in at the end of this month and I want to be sure to get it done in time. I have to scan a lot and it is taking me some time. Next time I post, I will have a contest. You will have to pick out all the MDS cards and all the completely hand stamped cards. The one who comes up with the correct cards will win a prize. If there is more than one then there will be a drawing. The cards will be posted later this week so keep a look out.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Big Shot Hero

Won the Commercial award at Convention.

ODU Marching Band

Here is my Daughter's Marching Band.


I just love my new Digital Studio from SU. I have never liked scrapbooking because it would take me for ever. I bought a scrapbook and put items in it to scrapbook later for our cruise and it has yet to be done. The pictures on still on my computer. Well, last night I managed to do the 1st day and start on the 2nd. It was a 7 day cruise to 6 Islands. But now it seems feasible and so much easier. Here is a sample of 4 of the sheets I have done. It will be an 8 x 8 and I will have SU professionally print it when it is done. It will be a Christmas or Birthday present for Charlotte since we gave her the cruise for her Graduation present.

More Digital Cards

On these cards, I just printed the images and then cut colored and put them on my card as usual. The neat thing is that I don't have these two stamp sets so I can now make cards without buying the sets.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

More Digital Cards

I was more excited and hadn't thought of it until the webinar that we could use the digital software as a sketch type of tool and then do the real thing on paper. This is a great idea. But I also think it is nice when we need a quick card. Yes, I wouldn't want to use all my ink in my printer just to print cards but in a hurry, just print one up, add a few accessories and you are good to go. The ones I did yesterday I did in a third of the time I would have done had I done them completely by hand. The other thing is, if you do need a stamped image smaller or larger than the original, this is a great way of getting it. I have three cards to show you. One is completely without any real accessories, except I may add them later but the image is smaller than the original stamp. We were shown this in the webinar last night. The second one, I just printed out the image then put it on real DSP and card stock w/ribbon. The difference is that I wouldn't be able to get the clear color of Make a wish if I had stamped it on top of the melon mambo ink. And the last one is an image I don't have. Also I liked the idea of making the punches smaller and larger to fit on top of each other. I also printed the images, then cut and assembled the card just as I would have if I had stamped. I did stamp the paw prints. The printing on the label would also not be able to be done if I were stamping it. So there are some pro's to maybe printing images. Also, if you run out of designer paper, you can always print a sheet for you to use on your project.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wednesday's Cards

I got the Stampin' Up Digital Studio today and just had time to play a little with it. I am not much of a scrapbooker but I can see that I may become one with this program. It is really easy to use. If you are not a demo, you can get you copy from me at my SU store on October, 1'st. These are two cards where I just added a few accessories but the rest I printed on my printer.

New Mini Holiday Catalog

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Flood Victims for September 2009

The flood victims for September are:
Regina Gibson
Joan Washburn
Mary Peterson
Debbie Hurst
Mary Sue Bancroft
Diana Pope

Remember cards need be sent out by the 15th of each month. Thanks,

Christmas Ornaments

I saw someone make a card like this using the sweet cups as a snow globe and then I started thinking, why not make it into an ornament. Thing how many different designs you can make. I used the circle cutter for the outside border. I think next time I would put a piece of cardboard in between to make the paper more durable and even. Enjoy!

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