Saturday, October 31, 2009

My Digital Studio Certification

Well, I stayed up a little late last night so that I could finish the webinars and take the quizzes for the My Digital Studio Certification.  I have one actual project to complete this week to officially finish, but I'm sure that won't  be difficult.  Now I have done the training required for certification, you can feel confident that I know this product and how to use it.  Did you know that you could use My Digital Studio to create different types of multi-media projects?  Not only can you create the easiest, most awesome scrapbooks around, you can create cards, calendars, and slideshows of your favorite pictures, movies, narrations, background music and so much more!  It truly is a digital papercrafting solution!  There's something for just about everyone!

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Friday, October 30, 2009

Christmas Gift Tin


Looking for gift wrapping for that special someone?  Need something to go in the gift, but not sure what to get?  How about a decorated tin filled with chocolate goodies?  This one is filled with 'Buckeyes', a chocolate covered peanut butter fudge, that is 'melt in your mouth' delicious!  There will be a limited number of these available tomorrow at the Home Show Extravaganza at Lake Storey Pavillion from 10:00 to 3:30.  I don't expect these to last long, so don't wait too long to get yours.  Of course, I can always make custom orders if you need them.  Give me a call at 221-0978.  I have a limited number of tins on hand, but would be willing to order more if the need arises.  You can also shop with me at the Holiday Home Show at the 1st St. Armory in Monmouth next Satuday from 10:00 to 3:00.  I look forward to seeing you.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Puns from the Past


Puns from the Past provide a quick, easy way to cheer anyone.  This card is totally cased from one I did at Georgia's Make & Take well over a year ago.  I used the more current Patterns DSP in Bashful Blue.  The flowers are from the Boho Blossoms Punch.  The card opens up to the left with plenty of space to write a quick note.  This was really easy to make.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday Card Club


Gifts of Christmas is one of the stamp sets we'll be using tonight at Card Club tonight.  All the projects  are really easy to do, and some could maybe use a little more bling, but the theme for this month is easy to do.  I've been sick with a respiratory infection, so it's been hard for me to do much in the last 2 weeks.  I'm finally getting better.  Just can't seem to get rid of the lingering cough.  I definately look forward to seeing everyone tonight.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Friday, October 23, 2009

Build - A - Bear Magnetic dress up set


Wouldn't you just love to give your child a Build-A-Bear to boost their imagination?  This magnetic set can be yours for just $10.  The decorated bear can be stored on the outside of the tin, or on the inside; and when you open the tin, there are two sets of 'clothes' to mix and match for a complete wardrobe.  Play on the refrigerator, on a large magnetic board, or take it anywhere you want to go!  All the pieces are in the tin, and they're ALL magnetic!  I plan on having at least a few of these at the Holiday Home Show on November 1 in Monmouth, so why not come and visit me!  Other color options are available, so if your child isn't a pink or blue fan, that's OK.  Just call me, and we'll work something out.  I can be reached at (309)221-0978.  I look forward to hearing from you.
 
Happy Stamping,

Twila
 

Saturday, October 17, 2009

My Digital Downloads now available

Whether you need more options for My Digital Studio, or choose to add options to another digital program, New Digital Downloads are now available.  Not sure what you want?  Why not give me a call.  I can help you choose and understand the digital options available.  Not sure you want to spend so much on this program?  Let me show you how you can get it for half-price!  Click on the title above to see the downloads.  You won't be disappointed!

Happy Stamping,

Twila




Stamp Brush Sets
Papers
Digital Kits






Friday, October 16, 2009

Decorative Post-It Note


Decorate a piece of coaster board or just plain cardboard with your favorite Designer Series Paper and a little bit of cardstock, and you have a great looking post-it note pad.  Put matching or coordinating DSP inside a RSVP pen, and it gets even better.  Add foam mounting tape to attach to a wall next to the phone, or magnets to put on your refrigerator to make quick and easy notes.  This was one of the make & takes at the recent Scrap & Chat scrapbooking crop.  If you missed it, you missed a lot of fun and fellowship, especially as it was a dreary day outside.

Check back for the final make & take, and when I get my scanner up and running again, I've got some magnetic Build A Bears for you to see.  These will be great to give as gifts for young children.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Monday, October 12, 2009

DEAL OF THE WEEK #2

The new deals of the week were posted today, so make sure and check them out.  These offers will be valid until next Monday morning at 10:00, when they will change again.  Since you won't be able to take advantage of this offer during Card Club, you can still place your order with me or you can order online at any time, day or night. 

Happy Stamping,

Twila


Item
Page
Description
Regular Price
Special Price
115961
200
Perfect Setting Bigz XL die
$42.95
$25.99
114515
195
Flower Burst Embosslits die
$11.95
$5.99
116760
201
Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die
$39.95
$25.49


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Picture Frame Art


Too bad my scanner isn't a little bit larger!  It cut off the end of the frame.  I really need to set up a photo area for my larger  projects!  I was experimenting this morning with papers I had on hand.  I was at the Scrap & Chat, so only had retired DSP that I was trying to sell, along with my card stock.  I made several of these frames last year to use as Christmas presents.  I also sold one that was extra.  The nice part about using this die, is that is can be used to decorate for any time of the year.  While it is particularly useful with Christmas colors and themes, I have used a variety of colors, stamps, and embellishments for year-round use.  I'm planning to make a few for sale at the Holiday Home Show in Monmouth on November 7.  I will also accept custom orders.  This particular frame has a 12 x 5 mat, but I can customize other sizes, as well.  There are plenty of options.  Give me a call and we'll work something out.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Scrap & Chat Saturday


If you like to scrapbook, there's still space to come join the Scrap & Chat Scrapbooking crop from 9 - 4 October 10.  This key chain is one of the make & takes we will be doing.  There will be two more.  Come join us and find out what they will be.  You can call Capt. Kim Ray, Salvation Army, 510 N. Kellogg, Galesburg, IL at 309-342-9168.  The cost is only $20 and includes make & takes, prizes, gift bags full of goodies, and lunch (we're having lasagna, yumm!).  Of course, you can't put a price on the great fellowship, which I think is the best part of all!
As much as I'd like to do the Scenic Drive, I don't relish being out in the cold, so I'm glad I  have a day to do something I love to do.  I'll also get to demonstrate some of the stamping techniques I've learned.  I have so much fun learning new things!
Hope to see you there!

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Holiday Ornaments


Can you believe that these two ornaments are made using the same die?  They both started as coasters that were run through the  Big Shot using the Top Note Die.  Turning the die cut coaster again and again through the Big Shot will give you different shapes.  Dasher is stamped with Gold ink on both ornaments.  The top one is edged with Close to Cocoa, with Shimmer Paint spritzed all over.  The bottom  ornament is painted with a mixture of Taken with Teal and Frost White Shimmer Paint.  I think Dasher needed a little bit bolder embossing, but is still beautiful, none the less.  Now I just have to order the gold cord to finish these.  The Shimmer Paints and gold and silver cord are all found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  If you'd like me to show you and your friends how to make these, call me to book a workshop.

I'll be busy the next few days winterizing my home and preparing for a scrapbooking day on Saturday, so I'll post something again very soon.  I may be busy, but never too busy to take your call or get a message through e-mail.


Happy Stamping,

Twila

Monday, October 5, 2009

Deal of the Week #1 & Scrap & Chat






These three punches are listed through next Monday at 10:00 as the Deal of the Week!  The flower punches are only $10.99, and the My Way punch (arrows) is on sale for just $11.99.  What a great deal!  These are normally $15.99 each!  I may just have to buy the ones I don't already have.  I can't go wrong on the price!

Do you like to have an entire day devoted to scrapbooking!  This Satuday, The Salvation Army, 510 N. Kellogg, Galesburg, IL is hosting Scrap & Chat from 9 to 4.  Cost is only $20 and includes gifts, drawings, and lunch, and plenty of fellowship.  Vendors will be available.  Contact Capt. Kim Ray at (309) 342-9168 to reserve your space now!  I look forward to seeing you there.


Happy Stamping,


Twila


    

Refuge and Strength


While looking for a stamp set to make a plaque of some kind, I ran across the set 'Refuge and Strength', pulled it out and read some of the stamps.  This one really spoke to me tonight.  The verse says "In those times I can't seem to find GOD, I rest in the assurance He knows how to find me."  I'll be  hanging this in a prominent place in my home as a constant reminder to myself that even though I may not remember to look to God for strength, I know HE is always there.

God Bless and....

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy Anniversary


A wonderful couple at our Church will be celebrating their 60th anniversary tomorrow.  I knew I wanted to make them something really special; simple, yet elegant.  This was the final design.  I used the polished stone technique on glossy white, and ran it through my Big Shot using the Finial Press Embossing Folder.  For a little extra shimmer, I added a spritz of shimmer paint.  Again I spritzed  some Whisper White card stock, let dry, then stamped using the Oval All stamp set and punched out using the Oval All Punch.  It is adhered using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The finishing touch is the Organza Ribbon at the top.  Let me know what you think?

Do you have a special occasion coming up?  Let me help you design your invitations or announcements.  For more information, call me at (309) 221-0978. 

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Friday, October 2, 2009

IT'S HERE! MY ALBUM IS HERE!


My scanner just isn't big enough to capture both pages fully, but you get the idea of the look.  I even added a then and now picture.  Hmmm!  Maybe that wasn't such a great idea.  I sure have changed!  Oh, well, don't we all.  These are pages 2 & 3 of the album I created using My Digital Studio.  I decided to have it professionally printed, though I usually prefer to scrapbook the pictures by hand.  This program is great for time saving features and it's super easy to use.  If you don't usually prefer scrapbooking, you'll easily be a convert with this program!  Give me a call to view my scrapbook AND My Digital Studio.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Thursday, October 1, 2009

DEAL OF THE WEEK #1

During the month of October, Stampin' Up! is offering a Deal of the Week during each week!  These deals are based on inventory, and are great  buys!  The first weeks deals are good until October 12 at 10:00a.m.  At that time, another deal will be announced!  Stay Tuned!

Happy STamping,

Twila
Week 1 Deals of the Week

Item
Description
Special Price
109183
Trio Flower punch
$10.99
109041
5-Petal Flower punch
$10.99
110709
My Way punch
$11.99

CLEARANCE RACK


Stampin' Up! is now offering a Clearance Rack in the Online Store.  These are items that have been on the shelf for quite some time and are now being offered to our customers at a drastically reduced price.  Remember, though, these are only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!!  This is your last chance to get Designer Series Paper, ribbons, rub-ons, and clearanced supplies!

Don't forget.  MY DIGITAL STUDIO is now available to customers!