Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 2012 My Digital Studio Downloads

I thought I would post all the January 2012 MDS Downloads because there are some great ones for Valentine's Day and Wedding Invitations! For more details and prices of each download, click here and select the appropriate week.  As an added incentive until March 31st, purchasing these MDS downloads ONLINE does qualify you for Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES - and while you're ONLINE check out the CLEARANCE RACK for great prices because purchasing clearance rack items also qualfies for Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!  Click here to order ONLINE; make sure to select me as your Demonstrator when you log into, or create, your Online account in order to qualify for my Frequent Shopper's Reward Program (see details on my right sidebar)!

Here are the 1/3/12 Downloads:

Here are the 1/10/12 Downloads:

Here are the 1/17/12 Downloads:

Here are the 1/24/12 Downloads:

And here are today's Downloads:

Thanks for visiting and I'll be posting another cute Valentine's Day candy holder next!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine's Day Treat Holder Video Tutorial

I made this quick and cute treat holder with a 6" circle cut from Poppy Parade cardstock.  To give the box some design, I ran it through the Big Shot using the Lots of Love Texture Plate with VersaMark ink.  The box measures 3" across, 1/2" wide, and 3 1/2" tall.  You can watch the video below to see how I made it.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: PS, I Love You
Cardstock: Poppy Parade (video also uses Melon Mambo) and Whisper White
Ink: Poppy Parade and VersaMark
Accessories: Circle Scissors, Big Shot machine, Lots of Love Texture Plate, Scalloped Heart Embosslit, Fashionable Hearts Embosslit, 2-way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Mini Brads, Dimensionals, Sticky strip, Mini glue dots, SNAIL, Large Heart Punch, Word Window Punch, and Scallop Ribbon Border punch.

Thanks for watching and contact me if you have any questions!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012




Don't forget that in addition to SAB FREEBIES, you also get my Frequent Shopper's Rewards points for every $50 of merchandise you order (before shipping & tax); see Program details on my sidebar. 

Also, during SAB, if you're interested in becoming a Demonstrator, the Starter Kit is on SALE for only $125.00 PLUS new recruits get either a packet of Designer Paper or a MDS download EVERY MONTH for the rest of the year!  As usual, SAB is a great time to Sign Up!

Have a great day and contact me if you have any questions about becoming a Demonstrator (email: stampingmaria@yahoo.com).  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 23, 2012

2012 MDS Calendar Easel with Drawer

UPDATED 11/2/12: I'm selling my new 2013 MDS Calendars, click HERE.

The above is this year's 2012 MDS Calendar Easel Card with a drawer.  I used the new Twitterpated Designer Series paper and Blushing Bride cardstock to make this one.  The calendar measures 5" x 5" and the box measures 6" x 6".  Just a reminder that I'm selling the calendars if you're interested; the pricing information can be found here and the tutorial on how to assemble the drawer and easel can be found here.  Below is a picture of the the calendar pages.

Also, don't forget that SALE-A-BRATION starts tomorrow, January 24th!  I'll post a link to the Sale-a-bration Catalog then, so check back!  Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My Digital Studio Software Video

This video explains what My Digital Studio offers and the difference between the two options available to purchase My Digital Studio software:

Find more videos like this on My Digital Studio

I really encourage you to watch the numerous TRAINING VIDEOS available here showing how to use and how to alter My Digital Studio software.  The training videos are categorized into "Beginner", "Intermediate", "Advanced", and so on.  I keep watching them to refresh my knowledge; they really help!

Also, sorry I haven't posted any projects lately, but I'll remedy that soon! 

Finally, if you signed up to "Follow Me by Email" and haven't received any emails yet, please try again.  I think the problem is that you didn't follow the link in the email sent to you by Feedburner so you didn't get "Verified".   I can see several people listed that tried to sign up, but show as "Unverified".

Take care and Happy Wednesday; thanks for visiting!  

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hello Doily and Sweet Floral Background Stamps

I don't often use the larger image background stamps, so I thought I'd look at what Stampin' Up has as samples on its website.  I found these that I really liked and thought I'd share with you.

You can find the supplies for this project here.
You can find the supplies for this project here.

You can find the supplies for this project here.

I'd rather be stamping up a storm, but I'm still forcing myself to get organized and finish projects that should have been done before now!  So, don't worry, I'll be getting back to it soon.  Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Stampin' Up Designer Rosette Die Video Tutorial and Dresden Designs Die Video Tutorial

Here are 2 more videos Stampin' Up filmed to show how to use the NEW Designer Rosette XL Die and the NEW Dresden Designs L Die in the NEW Occasions Mini Catalog. These products are awesome and will make your crafting so much easier!

Details for Rosette Die:
** Rosette Die cuts and scores pieces for paper rosettes.
** Includes 2 different edge designs: scallop edge and pinking edge.
** Size of finished rosette: approximately 10" in diameter.
** Approximate die size: 6" x 13-3/4".
** Designed to cut only one sheet of card stock or paper at a time.
** Use with Extended Cutting Pads and Extended Premium Crease Pad.
** Instructions included.

Details for the Dresden Die:
** Dresden Designs Die is ideal for creating quilts, home d├ęcor, and paper crafts.
** Design based on traditional Dresden Plate quilt pattern.
** Includes 2 petal sizes:
Large: 7-5/8" long, 3-1/4" wide at top; makes a completed pattern that is approximately 17" in diameter.
Small: 6-1/8" long, 2-3/4" wide a top; makes a completed pattern that is approximately 14" in diameter.
** Each piece includes a scant 1/4" seam (for sewing pieces together).
** Approximate die size: 6" x 8-3/4" and can be used with Standard or Extended Cutting Pads.

You can purchase any of the products shown by clicking here and logging into, or creating, an ONLINE account.  Make sure to choose me as your Demonstrator in order to get "Preferred Pricing" and participation in my Frequent Shopper Program!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Stampin' Up's Paper Doily Die Video Tutorial, Framelits Dies Video Tutorial, and Edgelits Dies Video Tutorial

Luckily Stampin' Up! filmed these videos to help us with using the WONDERFUL NEW BIG SHOT products in the NEW Occasions Mini Catalog (effective January 4, 2012 to April 30, 2012)!  You can view the Occasions Mini Catalog here.

Paper Doily measures approximately 4 1/4" in diameter.

Framelits are available in two collections:
(1) Hearts Collection - Approximate die sizes (at widest part): 13/16", 1-5/8", 2-1/2", 3-3/8", 4-3/16", and 5-1/4". Coordinates with the Take It to Heart Stamp Set.
(2) Labels Collection - Approximate sizes (at widest part): 1-15/16", 2-5/8", 3-1/4", 4", 4-11/16", and 5-7/16". Coordinates with the Apothecary Art Stamp Set.

There's also a great new Hostess Only stamp set (page 5) in the NEW Occasions Mini Catalog that I know you'll love and want to get for yourself! All you have to do is put together a Catalog party where you're the Hostess and friends help you by giving you their orders OR you can easily buy some NEW goodies for yourself and place a minimum Hostess qualifying order of $150.00.  Please email me if you're at this level so I can input the order for you and make certain that you get ALL the FREEBIES you're entitled to!  And don't forget about my Frequent Shopper Program too (details on right sidebar)!

Thanks for visiting and have a great Wednesday!

Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 Holiday Mini Catalog Carry Over Items


CLICK HERE TO VIEW the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Above is Stampin' Up's list of Holiday Mini Catalog Carry Over items.  Wednesday, January 3rd, is the last day to order from the Holiday Mini, so take another look and place an order to get the items you've been wanting, but still haven't gotten!  I'm soooo happy that they're carrying over the Red Glimmer paper, the 1" cello bags, and the Dazzling Details; I'm sad they're not carrying over the cute mini jingle bells, the beautiful Spice Cake DSP, and some other items!  Don't forget to take a look at the items in the CLEARANCE RACK BLITZ promotion; items have been newly added since so many sold out!

Also, I really want to take a moment to thank Rachel, Lori, and Kadie for their supportive and kind comments!  I can't tell you how much it means to me that you all took the time to leave an encouraging and uplifting comment!!  It really does help to "hear" from others! 

I'm working on getting caught up since I took time off from stamping the past couple of weeks for the holiday, so I'll "see" you later with a project and video!