Archive | July 2010

Christmas in July Swap

Hey everyone, want to join in on a Christmas card swap?  I’m calling it the Christmas in July swap, even though its more likely to start in August, here’s how it will work:

  • Sign up by August 14!
  • Once the magic number of participants (hereafter noted as #) is determined, you will make:
    # identical cards in August, due Aug 31,
    # identical cards in September, due September 30,
    # identical cards in October, due October 31, and finally
    # identical cards in November, due November 30.
  • All cards will be mailed to you by December 6, unless there are stragglers!  You can mail me your creations or hand them to me in person.  I will likely deliver them in person (or you can pick them up from me) unless they must be mailed.
  • Must use mostly Stampin’ Up supplies (participants will receive 10% off their orders August – November)
  • Must be good quality that you would want to receive in your swaps, and in full A2 size (5-1/2 by 4-1/4 when folded)
  • Each month should have a different style.

Sign up by adding a comment to this post or emailing me at!  I hope to have a lot of swappers!  I will email you all on August 14 to let you know how many cards to make each month for the swap!


New Eggplant Wedding Invitation Design

My wedding invitations have been highly requested and unfortunately, many of the supplies that were used in the original design had been retired, so I updated the design with new ribbon and a new front flap design that is simply embossed with a Perfect Polka-dots embossing folder.

Check out the wedding invitations page for more examples and information on ordering your own invitations! These can be done in any of the current Stampin’ Up colors.

These were based on a Purple and Silver wedding theme, the ribbon comes only in white but could be dyed another color as well. Hope you all enjoy the new design!

MDS Free New Color Update and New Downloads

If you have My Digital Studio, click this link to update your software with the newest colors.  There are 4 links to click for the updates, and the first update came out a few months ago, so you may have already installed this one.

Now for the other great new downloads for your software (or any software you use for digital crafting and multimedia)

Item Description Price
119839 Always Elegant Digital Kit

121431 Wedding Sweet stamp brush set

121432 Paper Daisies Kit

121433 Elegant Soireé Designer Series Paper


and more!

Item Description Price
122150 Eyelet Border digital punch

122151 Dotted Scallop Border digital punch

122152 Bitty Bat digital punch

122153 Two Step Owl digital punch

122154 Ornament digital punch


And if you’re still reading… 🙂 Remember my Summer Vacation sale! 15% off any catalog items (doesn’t apply to MDS downloads, but DOES apply to the MDS software! A great time to invest in this wonderful tool!) Just email me your order to Sale runs July 8 – July 23.

Summer Vacation Sale

While I’m on vacation for the Summer, you can save 15% on any order you email to me from all current catalogs.  Please send your order to and I can get a total for you.  Sale runs July 8 – July 23

Current catalogs are available online via pdf files or you can check out the online store here.  Orders placed online cannot be discounted so please send me an email instead 🙂

Apple Blossoms

Here’s the card I made for our pre-order swap 🙂  This card features a hostess level 2 set called Apple Blossoms.  Its a cheerful set and the color combination I used was one suggested on our new color coach!

Stamp Set: Apple Blossoms

Paper: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Naturals White

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Scallop Rectangle Clearlits, 3/16″ corner rounder, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder