Archives for May 2011

My Digital Studio

Hello everyone! I am back, I promise! I have just had huge distractions, and the break has been nice, but it’s time for a new catalog and I am jumping back in full throttle! Thanks for checking in.


So one of the distractions that I have had over the last few months, has been learning to use the My Digital Studio program. Aubrey’s daddy is entering the military in August and I wanted to send him off with a photo book.  I was so excited when I heard about the May special, so I waited to order my books and got them at a great price!


When I first started playing with the program, I was really surprised how easy it is to use. I say that because I also own Photoshop Elements and I can’t do anything in that program. Even resizing my pictures was a daunting task, so I have never done anything with it. My Digital Studio is easy to learn. I made all of my pages without doing any of the webinars that Stampin Up has made for demonstrators , and it was still fairly easy to navigate. My plan was to just play with it a little to familiarize myself and then I just never took the time. I did spend a little time on the MDS website . There are lots of samples and many helpful people over there. If you have the program and haven’t jumped in yet, just go for it! You will be churning out pages in no time!


My favorite digital items are the overlays. I use a lot of those. Did you know you can purchase the digital downloads and use them in other software programs as well? You can! I still love to scrapbook the old fashioned way too, but I have to admit that I am getting hooked on My Digital Studio! I love the instant gratification of ordering a digital download and then playing with it within seconds!


Aubrey loves her some chocolate! I love her Cheshire Cat smile in the first picture. She stole Nana’s cookie and her chair and was pretty proud of herself!


so much chocolate


This is the facing page. I always try to keep some of the elements the same on facing pages even if they are a different event. The circle pieces are made by simply choosing a punch shape, resizing it and then filling it with  background paper.


little diva


I’ll be back tomorrow with some more projects and the retiring list for this catalog!


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May Specials and Promotions


Hello Everyone!


Sorry to have gone missing in action so long. After an extremely busy few weeks and my allergies kicking off the worst season I have experienced in years, I just took some much needed time to regroup, organize, rest up, kick out a few home projects and get ready for the upcoming New Catalog Release! I know, I can’t even believe it is time to be uttering those words! The release of the retirement list is just a couple of weeks away!


Here are a few exciting new promotions to keep us busy this month!


National scrapbooking month


Yes, May is National Scrapbooking month and we have some really exciting things on sale at 30% off! Go to  my specials page for all of the details including direct links to see all of the  Stamp Sets that are being offered at 30% off!


We are also offering 30% off  My Digital Studio Printing


We have FABULOUS My Digital Studio Digital Download Bundles at 30% off!


We also have a new scaled down version of the My Digital Studio Software for only $39.95. The My Digital Express version is down-loadable and comes with $50 worth of content, allowing you to personalize your version.


Last but not least, you can sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator at 30% off when you purchase the Digital Starter Kit containing over $320 in stamps and supplies for only $122.50!



Summer mini



But of course, that’s not all! We are kicking off a new Summer Mini Catalog! This link will take you to a down-loadable .pdf version or you can click on the link in my sidebar to view a flash version.


Finally, as part of our Making a Difference program, Stampin’ Up! is proud to partner with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in the Strength & Hope Campaign.


Throughout the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog sales period, Stampin’ Up! will donate $2* from the sale of each Strength & Hope set and Strength & Hope digital kit to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). View this lovely set in the Summer Mini Catalog or directly, by clicking on the link above.


strength and hope