Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My Digital Studio Mojo Sketch

As you can tell, I have been having a wonderful time using My Digital Studio.  I cannot say it enough, it is quite easy to use and create! When you are pressed for time, this program has designer templates so all you have to do is fill it with your pictures or stamp set that you desire. And if you already have a digital program, our downloads are compatible with most programs.

But today, my inspiration for my card came from Mojo Sketch 139.


{Project Details}
*My Digital Studio*
Stamps: Vintage Vogue and Thoughts and Prayer
Inks: Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, and Soft Suede
Papers: Soft Suede, Old Olive, and Whisper White
Accessories: Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon; Button Bouquet; The Write Stuff 2 elements


Monday, May 17, 2010

Veteran's Day Tribute

You're probably reading and wondering, Veteran's Day? More like Memorial Day, right? But no, I mean Veteran's Day. Its a scrapbook page. I've had these pictures of my Joelle and her friends from Kindergarten. Her class on Veteran's Day marched around campus and shouted out a chant honoring our Veteran's and their courageous efforts. This is just a sample of what I made using My Digital Studio. (Because my background is white, you can't see the outline of the paper. But I hope you get the idea.)

Again, simple layout but I love it! Hope you're having fun with your scrapbooking.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Simple Scrapbook Sketch

In honor of May, Scrapbook Month, I've decided to post different scrapbook sketches. This is an idea that I found from the Simple Scrapbook Magazine.

Most people have a difficult time with scrapbook because its a larger canvas and feel like they need to add lots of embellishments to the page but I feel that some of the best pages are when you keep it SIMPLE.

I was able to create this page in minutes using My Digital Studio. It was very easy to download my pictures onto this layout and then with a few clicks, choose the paper that I wanted and add my text.

For a double page layout, I would just horizontally flip this sketch around and add my other four pictures. Start off simple and as you go, you can add more embellishments!

Hope you enjoy!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Birthday Bliss Card Class

In this class, you'll create this delicious looking gift set which includes a custom cake box and 4 coordinating cards featuring the Birthday Bliss stamp set and Pumpkin Pie Patterns Designer Series Paper.

Dates: Sunday, June 13th at 2 p.m.
           Wednesday, June 16 at 7 p.m.

Location: Stamp Ink Diva Studio in Corona, CA
Cost: $20 or receive this class for FREE with a $50 purchase order.

Please email me to sign up for this class: stampinkdiva@gmail.com


• Stamps: Birthday Bliss

• Ink: Basic Black and Regal Rose Classic inks, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery and Real Red Stampin' Write markers

• Paper: Pumpkin Pie Patterns DP, Pretty in Pink CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, Real Red CS, Certainly Celery CS, Whisper White CS and Medium Whisper White envelopes

• Accessories: Sticky Strip, Snail adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals,2-way glue pen, mini glue dots, Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, Sherbet Designer Buttons, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Grid paper, paper snips, mat pack, paper-piercing tool, bone folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Scrub and Mist, paper trimmer and scoring blade, Stamping Sponges, Wide Oval punch, Scallop Edge punch, 1 3/8" Square punch, Tag punch, Small Tag punch; Non SU supplies: ruler and stapler

Resist Technique

A couple of weeks ago, I participated in the Royal Blog Tour. For one of my projects, I created this:

As promised, here is the tutorial for this card. It is based on the resist technique.

  1. Start with a Chocolate Chip card stock (8-1/2" by 5-1/2") and fold in half (4-1/4" x 5-1/2").
  2. Place a 2" by 5-1/4" piece of Chocolate Chip Patterns Designer Series Paper along the top of the card, leaving a 1/4" border along the top edge of the card. (Tip: you can use a scrap just for the corner instead of the measured piece stated above.)
  3. Place your stencil onto the Whisper White card stock and dab the open space with Versamark Ink Pad. (Tip: You can use it directly or with a sponge dauber.)
  4. Take away the stencil, sprinkle clear embossing powder over the image, shake off the excess, and heat set it with the heat tool.
  5. Ink the Bella Toile background stamp set with Chocolate Chip classic ink pad and stamp over the embossed image.
  6. Wipe away the ink with a tissue from the embossed image. It should leave a "shadow" around the non-embossed areas making the image pop out more.
  7. Next, using a sponge, rub over the stamped background with Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, and Pretty in Pink classic ink pads until you are statisfied with the outcome.
  8. Distress the edges, tear a corner and adhere it to Pink Pirouette card stock.
  9. Distress the Pink Pirouette card stock and tear along the same corner of the Whisper White to frame.
  10. Spray the layer with Log Cabin Smooch Spritz. (You'll need to wipe away the spritz from the embossed area with a tissue.)
  11. Adhere the layers onto the Chocolate Chip card.
  12. On a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the frame from Gallery Stamp Set. Trim with scissors leaving a little white edge.
  13. Stamp the verse from Oval All Stamp set and punch out using the Large Oval Punch.
  14. Layer the verse with stampin' dimensionals onto the frame.
  15. Spray the piece with Log Cabin Smooch Spritz.
  16. Adhere the Pretty in Pink satin ribbon behind the frame and then adhere to the card with stampin' dimensional.
That's it! I hope you enjoy trying this and hope that you'll share your creation with me. I would love to post it on my blog!

Thanks for stopping by. I'd love to hear what you think! Leave a comment!

Stamps: Bella Toile, Oval All, and Gallery.

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede, and Wild Wasabi Classic Ink Pads; Versamark Ink Pad.

Paper:Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, and Whisper White Card Stocks; Chocolate Chip Patterns Designer Series Paper.

Accessories: Elegant Trio Stencils, Sponges, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Large Oval Punch, Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Why I Became a Demonstrator

Have you found something that just made you smile instantly? That was what it was for me when I was first introduced to Stampin' Up! It was about 10 years ago and I was invited to my very first workshop. I had not even known there was such a thing as rubber stamping. We learned how to decorate the cover of a notebook. I think I have it, but I'll have to dig around my things to find it! We learned the two step stamping method and the set used was not my style, but I LOVED what I was doing. And of course, I bought everything to get started. Then, I got married and had kids and my love of stamping was set aside.

A few years ago, my friend Elisa became a demonstrator and sparked that love again for me! Stampin' Up! had changed with the times becoming more trendy and yet the quality of the product had stayed the same. There was no second thought, I had to become a demonstrator myself. I became a demonstrator for two reasons: (1)  the discounts. Because if I was going to buy these products anyway, I might as well get some kind of benefit. And (2) it gave me another identity. By having workshops, it gave me an outlet from being home with the kids all the time and gave me some "me" time. Don't get me wrong, I love my kids and love that I'm a wife and mother. But, it gave me time with other ladies and another identity all the while having FUN and being able to show others that they too could have a creative outlet even if they didn't think they had a creative bone in them!

For mother's day, my Joelle (who is my middle child), said that what I do all the time is stamping BUT she loved to "stamp it up" with me. Its a blessing to know that I am able to balance my love for stamping and keeping this a small business for me while I tend to my most important job as a mother and wife.

If you've thought of becoming a demonstrator just for the fun of it, for discounts, or to make a full time business,  I would love to have you join my team of Divas. If you join now (and while supplies last), you can get TWO FREE workshop wow DVDs.

Item  Description  Retail Value 
Click here to watch a sample of the video
Workshop Wow DVD 2008-2009 (140 min.)

Sampling of Workshop Wow presentations from Stampin' Up's 2008-2009 regional seminars. Includes 19 demonstrator presentations of "WOW" techniques.

Click here to watch a sample of the video
Workshop Wow 2007-2008 DVD (117 min.)
Sampling of Workshop Wow presentations from Stampin' Up's 2007-2008 regional seminars.
Includes 18 demonstrator presentations of "WOW" techniques for use in preparing for workshops.
Total Value  $42.42 

And for every new recruit (through me), you'll also receive a Welcome Gift.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tool Time Class

This one of a kind Tool Box with four Tool cards are a must have for any handy person! You just never know when you are going to be put in a tight spot and need a hand. With these cards you will be able to thank the person who helped you out of that tight spot!

Date:  Sunday, May 16 
Time: 2 p.m.
Cost: $20
Location: Stamp Ink Diva Studio in Corona, CA

Please email me to sign up for this class: stampinkdiva@gmail.com

{Project Details}
  • Stamps: Totally Tool and Woodgrain background stamp
  • Ink: Basic Gray and Chocolate Chip Classic inks, Jet Black StazOn ink and Basic Black Stampin' Write marker
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip Patterns DP, Basic Gray CS, Real Red CS, Close to Cocoa CS, Basic Black CS and Brushed Silver CS
  • Accessories: Sticky Strip, Snail adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Grid paper, paper snips, bone folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin' Scrub and Mist, paper trimmer and Scoring blade, Stamping Sponges, 3/16" corner Rounder punch, 5/16" Neutral Jumbo Brads, Tombow adhesive, mat pack, paper-piercing tool; Non SU supplies: A10 envelopes (4 1/8" x9 1/2"), standard sized hole punch

And the winner is . . .

Thank you to all the wonderful people who have passed through my blog on the Royal Blog Tour. I hope that you enjoyed the passage and will continue to be inspired.

The winner of the Elegant Trio Stencils is Darlene LeMar. The winner was chosen by Random.Org. Congratulations and hope that you'll share your creations that you make with the stencils set. I would love to see what you come up with.