Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Gift for Baby

Hi there!

I just wanted to share a quick card with you today. I made this card for UFC 2013 (a gathering of fantastic friends in Montana). Usually people make baby cards with soft subtle colors: pastels, watercolors, etc. I like this card because it's two colors that really POP. They're both bright colors and I like how they look together. I added a little pearl to the elephant's eye because I think it adds some dimension, however, I tried adding a pearl on the giraffe's eye as well-let's just say it was creepy looking and I'd recommend not doing that haha.

Here's my card:

Stamp Sets: Zoo Babies
Ink: Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, In-Color DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Pearl Basic Jewels

I'm in love with this card, it's so bright and cheery. I think it's perfect for a unique baby/baby shower card, I guarantee no one else will show up with a card like this. ;)

If you'd like to purchase any of the supplies used to make this card or any other Stampin' Up! product, you can shop 24/7 in my online store, HERE. Don't forget, it's Sale-A-Bration, so you can earn free product for shopping. Check out my SAB post, HERE.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

No time for crafting?

Remember how I told you I've been really busy with school lately? Well naturally that means less time for crafting. And less time for crafting equals a sad crafter. However, I've found a fantastic solution to this problem... My Digital Studio! MDS is Stampin' Up's digital designing software. Digital designing is one of the hottest crafting trends! And while mixing traditional stamping with digital designing may not seem intuitive at first, you may be surprised how easy it is to use and fit into your schedule. It is easy enough for the beginners, but also robust enough for experienced digital designers.  It includes tons of designing options as well as the high-quality artwork that Stampin' Up! is known for.

I'll tell you what, if you don't believe me, start with the FREE 30-day MDS Trial. Get your feet wet! Test it out and see for yourself how much fun digital designing can be. I'm sure after poking around and making a few creations, you'll be hooked: Just like me!

Here, let me show you a card I made on MDS. I'm not even exaggerating when I say it took me 10 minutes to design and finish. I love it.

What do you think? Pretty cute if I do say so myself. ;) This is a really simple design, you can make your creation as complex as you'd like. Want to see more? How about a scrapbook page I created that literally took me 15 minutes.

Cool, huh? Notice the twine up at the top matches the twine bow on the tag? I feel so coordinated,  thanks Stampin' Up! ;) Oh by the way, that's my lovely mama in the pictures with me. Hi Mom! I choose the "I like you" stamp because I obviously love my mom but we really like each other too. I'm so thankful that I have a mom that I can call my best friend as well (stop crying, Mom) ;)

Ooo! Did you notice the awesome paper I used on both my card and my scrapbook page? Or how about the twine and the stamp sets? I'll tell you a secret; everything I used in this blog post is from Sale-A-Bration! One of the options for your free stuff with a $50 purchase is ALL of the SAB items in digital form. How cool is that? Then you don't have to choose, you can get it all!

For more information of Sale-A-Bration, you can read THIS blog post.

To shop 24/7 in my online store, you can go HERE.

Thanks for reading!