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August Stamp Club Begins 8/17

12noon Bucksport Middle School.  Make 3 monthly projects using the most current Stampin’ Up! products, while you build your stamping collection and earn Hostess Merchandise.

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Blendabilites Class

August 27, 6 pm Bucksport Middle School

join me in person for $25 OR as a Class To Go $30

Both versions will include 1 set of Blendabilites markers and complete instructions to duplicate these projects at home. Must register by 8/18 to have supplies by the night of the class.

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Happy New Year! 

In America, not only do we celebrate our country’s birthday, it is also the New Year for Stampin’ Up!


What does that mean?  It means  there is a brand new catalog with wonderful new products and ideas.  Have you received your new catalog?  If you haven’t, contact me right now. 

It also means Stamp Clubs will be starting. Build your stamp collection a little each month with a minimum order and receive hostess credit as well.  Email me to join now or if you have questions for me.

New classes will be starting up as well.  You can join me at these live events locally; or you can have your class To Go.  This is a new service I will be offering.  If you are unable to attend my local classes due to the fact you are busy at that time or you live too far to travel; classes can be mailed directly to your door complete with directions.

1/2 Off Your First Two Months of Paper Pumpkin!

July 16- Sept 10, 2014:

Offer Detail: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

Order your Paper Pumpkin  right here.  Paper Pumpkin will be delivered straight to your door every month.  All supplies, except adhesive of your choice, are included in your monthly kit.  Most projects are completed in 30 minutes.  Great for people with busy schedules, but still need their paper therapy time. (Sorry chocolate is not included either)


NEW ALCOHOL BASED MARKERS: Blending colors with markers has never been easier! There are 7 sets of colors to choose from:

  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Old Olive
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Skin tone Assortment
  • More colors will become available in August.

Not only can you color images on paper, you can color buttons, brads, and window sheets!

I will be having a Blendabilities 101 class  August 27, 6 PM as well. Register for this class today. Class fees include projects and your own set of Blendabilities Markers to take home with you that evening along with the directions for all the projects we make. (Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad and Blendabilities Ink Lifter can be added for $11 more if you want to start creating at home immediately.)

*Must register no later than 8/18/14 to have supplies the night of the class

 All rights reserved.All stamped images are copyright of Stampin’ Up! 1990-2016. They are shared for personal non-commercial use and inspiration only. Thanks for your support!


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Hexagon Hive Soccer Scrapbook


Good Morning Stampers.  Yesterday, I mentioned I learned how to make a soccer ball with the Hexagon Hive Framelit from Lynn Starzl.  As soon as I saw her little soccer card, I knew I HAD TO HAVE the Hexagon Hive Framelit.

My daughter had played soccer last fall and between myself and the school photographer, I ended up with several nice digital photos.  Now I need to get them printed.

My daughter is also participating in Spring Indoor Soccer.  I may be making lots of soccer ball scrapbook pages and cards for coaches.

imageI cut the Hexagon Hive Framelit from Basic Black card stock and then glued it to a piece of Whisper White.  I the then placed everything on my magnetic  plate in my Big Shot.  When using the Circle Framelits to make the balls, you can get at least two depending on the size of the balls you make.  In this photo, I used the 3rd and 4th circles from the center of the set.

The base of the scrapbook page is a piece of 8″x8″ Soft Sky card stock.  The grass is Wild Wasabi cut 1 1/2″x8″.  I used the Fringe Scissors to make the grass. I cut a photo frame 4 1/4″x 6 1/4″.  Finally, I used the Banner Punch to cut So Saffron banners to trim the photo. The year was stamped using ABC-123 Alphabet & Number  clear stamp set with Tempting Turquoise ink.

I’m off to the store to pick up my photos.

Suppllies needed to make this project:

  • 133325 Fringe Scissors
  • 132965 Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die
  • 130911 Circles Collections Framelits
  • 113439 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • 130658 Magnetic Platform
  • 131203 Soft Sky Card Stock
  • 108641 Wild Wasabi Card Stock
  • 100730 Whisper White Card Stock
  • 105118 So Saffron Card Stock
  • 126952 Tempting Turquoise Ink Pad
  • 130565 ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers
  • 133519 Banner Punch (Free from the Saleabration Catalog with $50 purchase)

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Shoes and Rings and MDS, Oh My!

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Yesterday I commented how I missed my flip-flops and had actually had a scrapbook

page about them. There is an actual story behind it.  I don’t just scrapbook about my shoes normally.  I have copied and pasted the post below from my old blog.  It was originally posted May 2011.
I am determined to learn how to use My  Digital Studio from Stampin Up!  There was a challenge on VC Rocks this week to make a scrapbook page with a photo of just yourself.  Well first of all, I am the one usually taking the pictures-so I am not in that many.  Second, to find where the heck I put the photos….

So here is my silly little story of a picture I took of myself two days ago.  Oddly it is of my hand and foot-not my face.

More of the story:

At the end of my daughter dance recital, when all the parents were in the hallway I saw a lady wearing a pair of these shoes.  I grabbed my mother’s arm and said “Look at those shoes!  They would match my ring!”

So after going out to eat, I had to go to the mall.  I went to 4 or 5 stores before finding them.  describing them to different clerks, walking up and down rows and rows of shoes.  And finally, there they were right near the window!!  And they were on sale for $12.99!

I was so excited I had to tell all my facebook friends/family about them.  The first response was from my mother making sure I had not mugged the poor lady from the dance recital someplace. (Really, how desperate does my mother think I am???).

Have you tried My Digital Studio yet?  Did you know you can get a 30 DAY FREE TRIAL? Click here to get your free trial.  It is a very easy program to use.  It can be used for card making, scrapbooking and home decorating projects.  If you are like me and need to see things because you  are a visual learner, don’t panic.  Stampin’ Up! is such a great company, it also has a website just for My Digital Studio.  Oddly enough it is: www.mydigitalstudio.net. It has the store, blog posts, challenges, classes and video tutorials.  Click here for the video tutorials to get started.  What’s the worst that can happen?  Try it out for 30 days.

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Puppy Love or Kitten Love?

Guess what I found on my computer today, while looking for a photo of my husband for a “paper” scrapbook page. I found this project I made using My Digital Studio back in 2008.  Perhaps in July or August. Unfortunately I don’t remember the colors, font etc.  If I had to guess, I would say Chocolate Chip for the background, Real Red for the font and bow colors.  I am not sure which blues.  Oh well.

puppy love postThe photo I took was in color originally. The I made a duplicate layer in black and white and “erased” the black and white that was on my daughter’s shirt.  It really was that color red.  The cat was black to begin with, so that didn’t really change anything. Don’t ask me how I did it, I don’t remember other than following an YouTube Video.


Here is that baby kitten today.

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She thinks she is the ruler the house and the other animals. If she thought she was any more of a queen, she would need a crown 😀

Now is a great time order digital downloads for My Digital Studio.  Many templates and printing products area 25% off. Check it out all here.  Don’t take too long, this special ends June 15th. What you have never tried digital scrapbooking or card making???  Get a FREE 30 DAY TRIAL of My Digital Studio here.  So go ahead and play with it.  What do you have to lose? Not any money :)

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Little Moments, Lots of Meaning Sale

Flyer_1up_MDSsale_May0113_NA copy 2Do you use digital scrapbooking or card making?  This is the sale for you.  Starting today My Digital Studio select content and printing is 25% off.  Check this out – ALL ensemble, calendar, photobook, and swatchbook digital content are one sale here. Can you believe it??? Over 80 items are on sale May 1-June 15, 2013.

Once you are done designing your wonderful memories, you need to get them professionally printed.  That too is on sale. Download all your printing options and their sale prices MDSpricingList_MDSsale_May0113_US.

So scrapbook all those Christmas photos you still have on your computer,  create all those graduation and wedding announcements and save money while you’re doing it :) (Everyone likes to save money, right?)

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Questions & Answers


 Q&AQ: The new This and That journals look cool. In what ways are people using them?This and That Product Line by Stampin' Up!A: Our latest This and That product line is based on a growing trend of smash books. They go
back to the roots of scrapbooking when people created memory books filled with photos and
mementos. Today’s scrapbooks can truly be a work of art to be cherished as a family heirloom,
but some scrapbookers prefer to go back to a simpler and faster way of capturing what is
happening in their lives. So, are you still wondering what it’s all about?

    • Do you remember doodling in your school notebook? It’s like that!
    • Have you ever created an Imagery Board for your wall or collages of magazine pictures
      that you like or places you want to go? It’s like that!
    • Have you ever had a journal you kept in the past and stopped because you just wanted to
      add a journal entry when you felt inspired instead of chronologically? It’s like that!
    • Have you ever collected ideas and inspiration from several different sources for a
      school project, a home renovation, a wedding, a party, or maybe a garden? It’s like
    • Ever wanted to have a place to add your favorite quotes when you hear them? It’s
      like that!
    • Need a place to collect all your love notes, recipes, or funny quotes from your kids? Yeah,
      it’s like that, too!

I could go on and on because, as with most crafting products, the only limitation for using
This and That journals is your imagination! But, I will leave you with this last idea –
basically, it’s Pinterest on paper. 

This and That Product Line by Stampin' Up!

This and That Product Line by Stampin' Up!

This and That Product Line by Stampin' Up!


As you can tell, this would be a great product for teens, Tweens, mothers, planners, would-be
artists, collectors of pretty things … the list goes on and on. Take a look at this video and
then give it a try and see what inspires you!

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April Showers & Graduation Digital Downloads

pg1 of 3 pg2 of 3 pg3 of 3Here in Maine we may still have snow, but I have heard Spring is on its way. “April showers bring May flowers” is how the saying goes.  And check out these adorable April Shower digital downloads.

May had it’s flowers along with the start of graduation season.  Never fear there is a digital download for that too.

If you haven’t tried digital scrapbooking and card making yet, try it for 30 days absolutely FREE.

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Big Daddy Cool & MDS

Today I am posting this photo for two reasons.

  1.  to shKirsten & Kevin Nashpostow you what types of scrapbook pages you can make with my digital studio.
  2. to see if my darling husband actually reads my website or Facebook page.

So nobody tell him this is a test.  Just kidding.  So the other day I said the Seriously Teen Kit was awesome.  I said it was a must have, if you have boys.  Well, it works well for girls too.

Our local high school had professional wrestlers come for a meet and greet and autograph signing.  Then they had a real night of wresting with the “Maine event” being Kevin Nash aka Big Daddy Cool. It was a wonderful fundraiser.

My daughter has watched wrestling with her father since she was born.  I hate to say, that isn’t an exaggeration. She can tell you who they are, identify entrance music within a few notes, and repeat their tag lines. So watching wrestling has become their thing to do together.

Of course, as soon as we found out Kevin Nash was coming to our town; she had to have tickets.  She had a blast.  She went in the wrestling ring (and was promptly told she couldn’t be in there by security).  She yelled so loudly at the wrestlers, they actually started yelling back.  My husband said she was a little Vicki Guerrero.  You have to know wrestling to get that reference. Sorry, I don’t have time to explain it.  Needless to say, she and other local children had so much fun.

I took two of the photos from the signing to make this 12″x12″ page. I hope they will both be surprised when the actual printed pages arrive from Stampin Ups printing service.

Supplies needed for this project:

  • # 130647 My Digital Studio Discs or # 130646 My Digital Studio download 
  • # 133475 Seriously Teen Kit Digital Download

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Free Scrapbook Tutorial Is Now Ready

Get a FREE tutorial for this Mini-Scrapbook

Yesterday was  another snowy day in Maine (about 9+ inches this time).  I had another class postponed due to the weather.  So I spent the day working on my new site.  I should be getting posts done on a more consistent basis now.

I also worked on a tutorial for a mini-scrapbook, that only uses two sheets of card stock! You can get this tutorial absolutely FREE. I know, I know, you’re asking yourself what’s the catch?  No catch.  Do you see that black box on the right side of this page that says SIGN UP TO RECEIVE EXCLUSIVE CONTENT? Fill that in.  Within two days you will receive a four page PDF file from me with step by step directions with photos included.  Ok, I guess there is a catch after all.  You will receive a confirmation email from me, that has a link to confirm it is a real person asking for my tutorial.

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