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Showing posts from October, 2012

Happy Halloween

Our improved castle was a hit. It is so much fun to do for the kids (and parents). This year we repaired it and added ivy and a few other details. Got plans for next years additions. Stay safe people's!

Ladies Night Out

Ladies, grab your BFF and head out to this lovely annual event. I will be there with Miche this time. Always a fun evening. Sandy

My Pup

Snapped a quick pic of my puppy who is almost sixteen today. Ginger. She is still a good friend.

Yup More single stamps

Yup Stampin' Up! Is smart. They broke up a few of our favorite sets into individual pieces. It's great. Think about it. If you are stamping wedding invites and want to speed it up, order three of a single stamp. Get done three times as fast. (Example) Really only like one or two of a set and you are on a budget, buy just those stamps (example). Order today.

Yup. They Did it. Single Stamps

Stampin' Up! Finally did it. They broke up. Actually they broke a few if our favorite stamp sets up and they can now be ordered individually. How cool is that. Which one is at the top of your list?

Becoming a Demonstrator

Going into business for yourself, becoming an entrepreneur, is the modern-day equivalent of pioneering on the old frontier. ~ Paula Nelson

Ladies Night Out

This annual night of fabulous shopping with many vendors is a great chance to get a jump on your holiday gift giving. Come visit me!

Tech Tuesday: Bleach 4 card

Here is our sample card we made at our demonstrator only technique Tuesday. This is a monthly meeting where we learn two new techniques and swap cards with previous months techniques. I store my technique cards and sample swaps in a book, that is why my bow is flattened. Do I have your interest now? If you would like to learn more about attending this event as a demonstrator, message me today. Happy crafting, Sandy

Tech Tuesday: Bleach 3 card

Here is another card swap I received with the bleach technique. Thanks Autumn

Tech Tuesday: More Bleach Stamping

One of the bleach stamped cards I received in a swap from Beth T. So cute!

Tech Tuesday: Bleach Stamping

Yes you can stamp with bleach! The results will vary depending on the paper used. To make your stamp pad place layers of a thicker paper towel (I like Bounty) on a plastic, glass or ceramic plate. Pour bleach, the more concentrated bleach works better. Pour enough bleach to soak the towels. Stamp as usual. You will need to replenish bleach if stamping quite a bit. Set aside to dry, no more than 30 minutes. Color will change as it dries. Practice first until you achieve the look you want. Clean and protect your stamp with Stampin' Mist cleaner from Stampin' Up! (102394). It will moisturize after the harsh bleach. Thank you for stopping by.

68 Days until Christmas!

Time to start thinking about the annual holiday letter/Christmas card. • Photo card? My Digital Studio can help. • Family letter? My Digital Studio can help. • Card? My Digital Studio can help. Sensing a theme here? With MDS there are many great photo card options. It is easy to make a stylish letter with MDS. And don't want to reproduce 100 cards by hand? Then MDS is the choice for you. If you do want to mass produce 100 cards by hand or just 25, I can help you with layout, color and more. Want to include a photo? We can make room for that. Contact me for design help or to purchase MDS today. Looking for further inspiration, Happy crafting, Sandy

Thought for the Day

Present fears are less than horrible imaginings. - William Shakespeare

MDS: Favorite Restaurants

This is such a quaint old fashioned and very tasty restaurant. Still smells the same after all these years. This was the first time taking the kids. Have you scrapped those favorites in your life? I recommend you get out and to it today.  With My Digital Studio it is so easy to create. And now I can print one page for me, and one for my son. Try that with traditional scrapbooking. So go scrap those faves today. If you send me a .jpeg of it, I will post it on my blog. Happy scrapping, Sandy

MDS: Love You Mommy

Isn't he just the sweetest kid? My sweet son laying one on me.  Scrap those sweet moments of your life. That is really what preserving those memories is about. Go, get busy. Happy scrapping, Sandy


Looking for reduced prices on your crafting supplies, I will have them for sale this Saturday at Elks Lodge #44 in Brooklyn Center. Who: YOU When: October 13, 10-3 What: lots of retired Stampin' Up! Stamps, inks and papers Where: Elks Lodge #44 in Brooklyn Park Why: because paper crafting and scrapbooking is fun How: cash only Prizes! See ya there.

Think pink! Get checked.

MDS: got mice?

Had a few minutes tonight and whipped up another long lost photo. Scrapping is so quick and easy with My Digital Studio. Contact me if you would like to learn more.

Happy October

It is a gorgeous October here in MN. Be inspired to get out and enjoy the colors and take some pictures.


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