Enjoy 25% off MDS digital products and professional printing thru June 15!

Exciting news for My Digital Studio fans: enjoy 25% off MDS digital products and professional printing thru June 15!  Selected downloads and disc products are available at 25% off, as are many of my favorite print products (click here for details).

My Digital Studio softwareIf you’re currently working on a project, you have plenty of time to get it done and submit it for fabulous professional printing by June 15.  And, if you haven’t tried digital design yet, check out the 30 day free trial of MDS!  Grab some pictures and try out a photobook template – you won’t believe how fast and easy it is.

And then you too can take advantage of 25% off MDS!

Happy Easter! Welcome, Spring! with My Digital Studio

Summer Smooches Easter eggs

Summer Smooches Easter eggs

How to buy scrapbook supplies at up to 80% discount!

So, want to know how to buy scrapbook supplies at up to 80% discount? It’s easy! Simply go to my online store to see the great offerings in the Clearance Rack Blitz!  But remember, these are only available for a limited time or until they run out.

Clearance Rack Blitz

There is a huge assortment of great stuff in the Clearance Rack – some of my favorites!  Check out the card I made a few years ago using the Vintage Vogue clear mount stamp set (117690), now reduced from $23.95 to $14.39:

Vintage Vogue card

Vintage Vogue card

I used Old Olive and Perfect Plum, with Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads (109110)… which are also on Clearance at $4.39!

Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads (109110)

Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads (109110)

Here are some other great bargains:

Heat Tool (100005) for $11.99 – we have a new heat tool with two speeds, but this is a great deal on the older version [was $29.95].

Heat Tool (100005)

Heat Tool (100005)

Butterfly Print clear mount stamps (120738) for $7.79 [reduced from $12.95] match the Butterfly Punch (119848)  now on sale for $10.19 [down from $16.95].

Butterfly Prints - Clear-Mount Stamp (120738)
Butterfly Prints – Clear-Mount Stamp (120738)
Butterfly Punch (119843)

Butterfly Punch (119843)

 

 

 

 

 

Tag Punch (110114) [now $5.79] and Large Tag Punch (119876) [now $9.59] make a great layered tag for your greeting card words or scrapbook page embellishment:

Tag Punch (110114)

Tag Punch (110114)

Large Tag Punch (119876)

Large Tag Punch (119876)

 

 

 

 

 

1 1/4″ Circle Punch (104403) is now only 5.79 – it is the old style punch but still works great!

1 1/4 Inch Circle Punch (104403)
1 1/4 Inch Circle Punch (104403)

So, check out my online store to take advantage of these great bargains during the Clearance Rack Blitz, and you’ll know how to buy scrapbook supplies at up to 80% discount!

Holiday Gift Wrap Bundles – Get All the Cuteness Without All the Work!

Here’s a great way to wrap your little presents with Holiday Gift Wrap Bundles and get all the cuteness without all the work!

You have two Holiday Gift Wrap Bundles to choose from:

Trimmings & Tags Bundle (Item 132769)
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
Includes:

  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5″ x 3″ x 11-1/2″)
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2″ x 3-1/8″)
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Sweater Trim (10 yards)

Petite Treats Bundle (Item 132770)
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
Includes:

  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3″ x 5″ x 1-1/2″)
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)

Check them out in my online store.  Order now and get your Holiday Gift Wrap Bundles in plenty of time for your holiday gift wrapping – all the cuteness without all the work!

Cyber Monday scrapbooking (and Tuesday and Wednesday)!

Get 50% off on MDS2 and up to 50% off on traditional rubber stamping suppies from Stampin’ Up on Cyber Monday scrapbooking sale (and Tuesday and Wednesday)!  Check out the details of the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza 20 – 50% off sale that runs through Wednesday, 11/28 at my online store.

Cyber Monday Online Extravaganza Stampin' Up!

Cyber Monday (and Tuesday and Wednesday) Online Extravaganza at Stampin' Up!

You can get:
■20% to 50% off traditional rubber stamping supplies like paper, rubber stamps, ink, embellishments etc.
■50% off MDS2 (130644), the version of My Digital Studio with a small amount of digital content, for only $19.98.
■Or 50% off MDS2+ (130646), the version with the most digital content, for only $39.98.
■Or, if you currently own the original My Digital Studio, you can get the upgrade to MDS2 (130656) for only $9.98… but my recommendation is to buy MDS2+ during the sale because you will get about $500 more digital content that way for only $30 more!

If you haven’t tried it yet, there is still time to start the Free 30 day trial of MDS2… this gives you a few days to play with it and decide if you like it, before the sale is over on Wednesday!

And be sure to check back here on Wednesday for some special sale items on Wednesday 11/26 only.

So check out my online store… and maybe 50% off on MDS2 will become the best deal YOU get on Cyber Monday scrapbooking sale (or Tuesday or Wednesday)!

Top 10 things for which I am thankful… including 50% off on MDS2!

Here are the top 10 things for which I am thankful… including 50% off on MDS2 this week!

10 Things thankful template

Very Very Thankful template

Isn’t this cute?  It’s a template from MDS2, the My Digital Studio digital scrapbook software from Stampin’ Up!  Of course, you can use MDS2 for so much more than just scrapbooking (think greeting cards, flyers, postcards, framable art, calendars, journals, and so on).

I hope that you are also able to spend time with your own wonderful family and friends this holiday!  And if you have a few minutes while the turkey is cooking and want to take a look, check out the details of the Online Extravaganza 20 – 50% off sale that runs through next Wednesday, 11/28 at my online store.

You can get:

  • 20% to 50% off traditional rubber stamping supplies like paper, rubber stamps, ink, embellishments etc.
  • 50% off MDS2 (130644), the version of My Digital Studio with a small amount of digital content, for only $19.98.
  • Or 50% off MDS2+ (130646), the version with the most digital content, for only $39.98.
  • Or if you currently own the original My Digital Studio, you can get the upgrade to MDS2 (130656) for only $9.98… but my recommendation is to buy MDS2+ during the sale because you will get about $500 more digital content that way for only $30 more!

And hey, if you haven’t tried it yet, there is still time to start the Free 30 day trial of MDS2… this gives you a few days to play with it and decide if you like it, before the sale is over on Wednesday!

So check out my online store… and maybe 50% off on MDS2 will become one of the top 10 things for which YOU are thankful, too!

Get 50% off MDS2 and 20% off the Big Shot!

Get MDS2 for 50% off for the next week and 20% off the Big Shot today only, during Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza!  There are a variety of sales going on this week, so check out the details below and then go to my online store to take advantage of this generous discount!

Online Extravaganza Stampin' Up!

> MDS: If you haven’t tried My Digital Studio yet, NOW is the time.  Get 50% discount on MDS2 or MDS2+ (with a TON of great digital content).  Or, if you already have My Digital Studio, you should upgrade the software to MDS2 for only $9.95… all for 50% off thru next Wednesday, 11/28!

> Big Shot: Several items, including the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), and the Big Shot Doctor’s Bag (113474) for carrying it, are 20% off TODAY, Monday 11/19 ONLY!

> Clear-mount rubber stampers: the Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)(118491) and the Clear Block Storage Caddy (120279) are 20% off next Wednesday, 11/28 ONLY (and the Stack and Store Caddy (109127) as well).

> For traditional rubber stampers, there are TONS of items from 20% – 50% off during the next week, thru Wednesday 11/28. Check out the extensive list at my online store to place your order!

And, when you place an online order you can add other items that are either regular price, are MDS2 digital downloads, or order from the Clearance Rack!

Get MDS2 for 50% off for next week!

Free My Digital Studio downloads… and half-price digital kits from Stampin’ Up!

Check out the free My Digital Studio downloads for My Digital Studio in honor of Digital Scrapbook Day!

  • 132557 Enjoy Everything Kit
  • 132562 A Split Second Designer Template Pages
  • 132558 Days in December Kit

Also, all digital kits are 50% off this week (another hint: if you combine your digital downloads to total over $150, you get $25 free merchandise!).

The following digital kits are 50% off this week:

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Check out the free Downloads at my online store!

Item Designer Kit Retail Value Sale Price
50% Off
130861 Afternoon Daydream Kit $9.95 $4.97
129928 Afternoon Tea II Kit $9.95 $4.97
119839 Always Elegant Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
129358 Attic Boutique Kit $9.95 $4.97
122175 Autumn Spice Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127600 Autumn Traditions Kit $9.95 $4.97
130969 Bandstand Kit $7.95 $3.97
130970 Be of Good Cheer Kit $7.95 $3.97
123728 Celebrations Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
130982 Chevron Punch Kit $7.95 $3.97
123956 Christmas Cheer Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
120880 Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127362 Convention 2011 Digital Photo Kit $9.95 $4.97
128876 Day in the Life Kit $14.95 $7.47
130059 Fifty Nifty Kit $9.95 $4.97
130062 File it Fun Kit $7.95 $3.97
131228 Friendship Preserves Kit $3.95 $1.97
128875 Frosty Days II Kit $9.95 $4.97
129924 Get it Done Kit $5.95 $2.97
129870 Good Times II Kit $7.95 $3.97
118465 Happy Birthday Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
128872 Holiday Harmony Kit $7.95 $3.97
127773 Holly Berry Bouquet $9.95 $4.97
118466 Hoppy Memories Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
128999 It’s all Me Kit $9.95 $4.97
130850 Joyful Times Kit $9.95 $4.97
124230 Just Add Cake Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
124446 Leadership 2011 Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
124568 Leadership 2011 Digital Photo Kit $9.95 $4.97
124443 Love Birds Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
131231 Lovely Little Labels Kit $7.95 $3.97
129359 Mixed Bunch Kit $7.95 $3.97
119978 My Sweet Pea Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
132264 Neon Notes Kit $9.95 $4.97
129898 New Heights Kit $7.95 $3.97
122174 Nite Owl Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
129340 Number One Kit $9.95 $4.97
129360 On the Go Kit $9.95 $4.97
124463 One Great Year Kit $9.95 $4.97
131360 Ornament Keepsakes Kit $6.95 $3.47
127599 Party Animal Kit $9.95 $4.97
131226 Picture This Kit $4.95 $2.47
130851 Pinwheels on Parade Kit $7.95 $3.97
126027 Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
131227 Providences of Provinces Kit $7.95 $3.97
130983 Raspberry Splash Kit $7.95 $3.97
118869 Recipes By Design Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127163 Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit $5.95 $2.97
130060 Season By Season Kit $9.95 $4.97
127587 Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit $7.95 $3.97
129605 Special Delivery Bright Kit $7.95 $3.97
129606 Special Delivery Subtle Kit $7.95 $3.97
127759 Spice Cake Kit $5.95 $2.97
130852 Spring Break II Kit $9.95 $4.97
129608 Spring Fever Kit $7.95 $3.97
130076 Summer Happiness Kit $9.95 $4.97
118464 Summer Home Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
129601 Summer Smooches Kit $9.95 $4.97
124229 Sunset Serenade Digital Kit $5.95 $2.97
129339 Sweet Shop Kit $9.95 $4.97
129882 Tea Time II Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
132190 That’s a Wrap Kit $7.95 $3.97
127431 Tickets & Tags Kit $9.95 $4.97
125757 Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
131217 Topsy-Turvey Celebration Kit $9.95 $4.97
121071 Travel Journal Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
126022 Travel Log Kit $9.95 $4.97
129332 Twitterpated Kit $9.95 $4.97
129607 Walk in the Park Kit $9.95 $4.97
132567 Winter Wonders Kit $9.95 $4.97
127609 Wicked Fun Kit $9.95 $4.97
131218 Wonderfall Kit $7.95 $3.97
120881 Write Stuff II Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
128883 You’re My Sunshine Kit $7.95 $3.97

If you’d like to see the half-price kits, click to go to my online store!  Be sure to place your online order by Monday, 11/5 at midnight (well, technically 11:50pm MST – that’s 1:50am EST!).

I hope you can take advantage of these great special offerings.  Remember, if you don’t have MDS2 you can use the individual kit components in other digital design programs – but to get the best effect, you can download the free 30 day trial at my online store!

So check out the free My Digital Studio downloads… and half-price digital kits from Stampin’ Up!

15% Discount on stamps and free My Digital Studio downloads from Stampin’ Up!

Yes, that’s right: 15% Discount on stamps and free or half-price My Digital Studio downloads from Stampin’ Up!  First: Virtually every single stamp set or single stamps are 15% off today only, Monday 10/29/12 thru midnight.  Take a look through your catalog, or browse through my online store and place your order online before 11:50pm MST (hint: that’s 1:50am EST).  Place your order online and it will be delivered right to your door!

Digital Scrapbooking Day 2012 1029

Check out the free Downloads at my online store!

And second, if you’re into digital scrapping, check out the free downloads for My Digital Studio in honor of Digital Scrapbook Day!  Also, all digital kits are 50% off this week (another hint: if you combine your 15% off stamp orders and some digital downloads to total over $150, you get $25 free merchandise!).

Here are the digital kits that are half-price this week:

Item Designer Kit Retail Value Sale Price
50% Off
130861 Afternoon Daydream Kit $9.95 $4.97
129928 Afternoon Tea II Kit $9.95 $4.97
119839 Always Elegant Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
129358 Attic Boutique Kit $9.95 $4.97
122175 Autumn Spice Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127600 Autumn Traditions Kit $9.95 $4.97
130969 Bandstand Kit $7.95 $3.97
130970 Be of Good Cheer Kit $7.95 $3.97
123728 Celebrations Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
130982 Chevron Punch Kit $7.95 $3.97
123956 Christmas Cheer Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
120880 Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127362 Convention 2011 Digital Photo Kit $9.95 $4.97
128876 Day in the Life Kit $14.95 $7.47
130059 Fifty Nifty Kit $9.95 $4.97
130062 File it Fun Kit $7.95 $3.97
131228 Friendship Preserves Kit $3.95 $1.97
128875 Frosty Days II Kit $9.95 $4.97
129924 Get it Done Kit $5.95 $2.97
129870 Good Times II Kit $7.95 $3.97
118465 Happy Birthday Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
128872 Holiday Harmony Kit $7.95 $3.97
127773 Holly Berry Bouquet $9.95 $4.97
118466 Hoppy Memories Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
128999 It’s all Me Kit $9.95 $4.97
130850 Joyful Times Kit $9.95 $4.97
124230 Just Add Cake Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
124446 Leadership 2011 Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
124568 Leadership 2011 Digital Photo Kit $9.95 $4.97
124443 Love Birds Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
131231 Lovely Little Labels Kit $7.95 $3.97
129359 Mixed Bunch Kit $7.95 $3.97
119978 My Sweet Pea Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
132264 Neon Notes Kit $9.95 $4.97
129898 New Heights Kit $7.95 $3.97
122174 Nite Owl Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
129340 Number One Kit $9.95 $4.97
129360 On the Go Kit $9.95 $4.97
124463 One Great Year Kit $9.95 $4.97
131360 Ornament Keepsakes Kit $6.95 $3.47
127599 Party Animal Kit $9.95 $4.97
131226 Picture This Kit $4.95 $2.47
130851 Pinwheels on Parade Kit $7.95 $3.97
126027 Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
131227 Providences of Provinces Kit $7.95 $3.97
130983 Raspberry Splash Kit $7.95 $3.97
118869 Recipes By Design Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127163 Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit $5.95 $2.97
130060 Season By Season Kit $9.95 $4.97
127587 Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit $7.95 $3.97
129605 Special Delivery Bright Kit $7.95 $3.97
129606 Special Delivery Subtle Kit $7.95 $3.97
127759 Spice Cake Kit $5.95 $2.97
130852 Spring Break II Kit $9.95 $4.97
129608 Spring Fever Kit $7.95 $3.97
130076 Summer Happiness Kit $9.95 $4.97
118464 Summer Home Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
129601 Summer Smooches Kit $9.95 $4.97
124229 Sunset Serenade Digital Kit $5.95 $2.97
129339 Sweet Shop Kit $9.95 $4.97
129882 Tea Time II Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
132190 That’s a Wrap Kit $7.95 $3.97
127431 Tickets & Tags Kit $9.95 $4.97
125757 Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
131217 Topsy-Turvey Celebration Kit $9.95 $4.97
121071 Travel Journal Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
126022 Travel Log Kit $9.95 $4.97
129332 Twitterpated Kit $9.95 $4.97
129607 Walk in the Park Kit $9.95 $4.97
132567 Winter Wonders Kit $9.95 $4.97
127609 Wicked Fun Kit $9.95 $4.97
131218 Wonderfall Kit $7.95 $3.97
120881 Write Stuff II Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
128883 You’re My Sunshine Kit $7.95 $3.97

You can see the contents of these fabulous kits in my online store!  Remember, the 15% discount on most stamp sets is today only (Monday, 10/29) and the free MDS and MDS2 digital downloads, and 50% discout on kits, are this week only (through next Monday, 11/5 at 11:50pm MT).

So, be sure to take advantage of discount stamps and free and half-price My Digital Studio downloads from Stampin’ Up!

How to Make a New Baby Gift by Modifying a Template in My Digital Studio 2

I’d like to show you How to Make a New Baby Gift by Modifying a Template in My Digital Studio!  Wow, that’s a mouthful – but it is actually a really easy project.  Check out the template I’m going to start with:

Mixed Bunch 8x8 page

Mixed Bunch 8x8 page

Here’s what got my creative juices flowing: I got an email from one of my customers yesterday, who said she had downloaded the free 30 day trial of My Digital Studio 2 and was enjoying exploring the software.  She was wondering if there is a template to make a framable baby gift… so I took a tiptoe through the templates and found that, while there wasn’t one specifically listed as a “framable” in the online store, there was this cute 8×8 page that comes included with the Mixed Bunch Kit – Digital Download (129359).

I like it!  The one I show above has a dummy picture in it so that it will display the picture area (it is black with the words “Your photo here” but since I made it quickly and didn’t bother to adjust the zoom, it looks like it says “our phot here” – isn’t that funny?).  Anyway, all you have to do is drop in the picture, change the name in the text box to the baby’s name, add a few words to the text box at the bottom to personalise it, and it is ready to print and drop into an 8×8 frame (I recommend the professional printing).

Then I started thinking – what if we wanted to make a gift like this but didn’t have a picture of the baby? and maybe we would like it to be a bit less flowery (um, maybe it’s a boy?!)… and heck, it’s a lot easier to find an 8×10 frame than an 8×8.  So, I modified the template!  How do you like this one?

8x10 Baby frame based upon Mixed Bunch

8x10 Baby frame based upon Mixed Bunch

Here’s what I did:

  • I made a new project using the Mixed Bunch template, which gave me an 8×8 photobook with one page
  • I clicked on Edit in the top navigation bar, and selected Change Project Size/Type.  Then I specified the new size to be 8×10
  • I deleted the picture and the flowers
  • I had to move some of the pieces around a little, but I was planning to do that already!  Most of the content on the page is made up of individual letter stamps that form the words, so I grouped them together to make it easier to move them (click on each item while holding down the CTRL key, then click Arrange on the top navigation bar and select Group)
  • Then I relocated and enlarged the pieces to fill more of the page
  • I added various other words, stamps & embellishments to fill the page, mostly from the Seriously Awesome (130664), Fundamental Phrases (118824), Little Additions (123135), and Rock-a-Bye stamp sets. Depending upon which version of the MDS software you are using, these may be either included with the software or available for purchase as a download through my online store.

To rearrange the items, there is a convenient and easy way to control spacing of items on the page: select a single item by clicking on it (or click and select multiple items while holding CTRL), then click Arrange and select Align; use the options on the drop down menu. Choices are: 

  • Top, Middle or Bottom – controls vertical spacing
  • Left, Center or Right – controls horizontal spacing
  • Center Vertically on Page
  • Center Horizontally on Page
  • Space Evenly – Horizontal or Vertical – these are fabulous to distribute items evenly across a space
For example, I added the five onesie stamp images on the page, selected them all, and aligned them by the left side.  Then I Aligned them to Space Evenly – Vertical so that they would be evenly distributed on the page.  And, while they were all still selected as a group, it was easy to simply drag them left or right to be positioned where I wanted on the page!
   
I think that it would also be fast & fun to put one of these together free-form, but it was super-easy to start with a template.  Let me know if you have one you have made, and we can put it in a future post!
   
If you’re interested in trying your hand at My Digital Studio 2, you may be interested in trying the 30 day free trial of the software.  Check it out at my online store – simply make an account (no need to specify a credit card), add it to your order, and download.  Let me know if you have any questions!
  
I hope you have enjoyed seeing How to Make a New Baby Gift by Modifying a Template in My Digital Studio 2!