Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Week-long Digital Scrapbooking Day!

Yup, you heard me correctly - Stampin' Up! is celebrating Digital Scrapbooking Day for a whole week! And how are they celebrating?!

FREE Downloads & 50% off ALL Digital Kits! 


And if you think the free downloads are going to 'small', think again! There are three fabulous downloads, and I'm going to be featuring them over the next three days! 

So, let's feature the first free download!!

"A Split Second Designer Template Pages" - 132562




This download includes: 
  • 2-page Designer Template (12" x 12")
  • 12-piece SVG stamp brush set
  • 2 Designer Series Papers
  • 4 Embellishments
  • 3-piece SVG splatters
To check out all three of the free downloads, visit the Stampin' Up! website.

Be sure to come back tomorrow and see what else is new! 

Pssst, if you've been lovin' MDS2 as much as I have these days, then you'll want to stay tuned to my blog, I have some very exciting news coming shortly!!

-Tara
xox

Monday, October 29, 2012

It's time to start shopping!!

For one day only, Stampin' Up! is offering 15% off ALL stamp set and single stamps!! Get your wish list out and ready, and head on over to my online store to take advantage of this awesome deal!


Anyone who places an order today through me will get entered into a draw to win a single stamp of your choice. The draw will be held on November 1st - so come and check back then :)

-Tara
xox

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Time to get your sketch on!

It's time to get your sketch on this week! Holly at Sunday Stamps has got a great sketch for you to use! Also, Sunday Stamps is looking for a new Design Team member - if you're interested, hop on over to the blog and email Holly!

Another digital card to share with you this week. My craft room is lost in a sea of boxes and extra "stuff" right now, so MDS2 has become my best friend.




Here's this week's sketch:


We would love to see you playing along this week!

Thanks for stopping by.

-Tara
xox

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sparkling Christmas at The Friday Mashup!

Good morning!

This week at The Friday Mashup, Amanda has a great challenge for us to get in the mood for Christmas!


I used the DSP and Ornament from the Merry Moments Simply Scrappin' kit in the holiday mini - I love these kits for scrapbooking and cards!... and gifts, and home decor, and... ;)

I added some sparkle with some Dazzling Details to highlight some of the ornament and the DSP. Not your traditional Christmas colours (Grey and Ivory), but I think it works nonetheless!

Here's the challenge:




So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project with a "Christmas Ornament".
  2. Or Make a project with some "Sparkle".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Christmas Project with some Sparkle".


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Sunday, October 14, 2012

A happy face for Sunday Stamps!

Who says you can't use pink on a scrapbook page for a boy? This page I did for my son, Jacks, has a lot of pink on it, and I love it!

**This picture of Jackson was taken by his caregiver - best lady in the world!**

These great colours are courtesy of Hayley this week at Sunday Stamps! Hayley is days (hours maybe?) away from giving birth and they don't know if they are having a boy or girl - so this is kind of in honour of her too - blue and pink... Can't wait to find out! (Hayley: If you're reading this, and for your sake I hope you're not, we're thinking about you and wish you the best of luck!! xox)

Check out the colours we're working with this week:


We'd love to see you play along - Sunday Stamps is a fun weekly challenge blog alternating between sketch and colour challenges, and we would love to see more faces playing along with us each week!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Friday, October 12, 2012

Technique time at The Friday Mashup!

Happy Friday, friends! :)

This week I'm your hostess over at The Friday Mashup, and I've got a fun sketch and technique mashup for you!

Back in August I attended the Stampin' Up! regional event in Hamilton and they showed us a really cool technique for making your very own Washi Tape - So easy and so cool! Check out the tutorial I made over at The Friday Mashup Tutorials page for instructions on how to do it.

Here's what I created:
**See the end of this post for a list of supplies**


And while you're at it, why not mash it up with the sketch part of the challenge too? :)

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project with the "Sketch".
  2. Or Make a project using "Faux Washi Tape".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project using the "Sketch and Faux Washi Tape".
Thanks for stopping by today. Can't wait to see all your lovely creations!

-Tara
xox

List of Supplies:
Stamps: Winter Memories
Paper: Crumb Cake CS, Lucky Limeade CS, Cherry Cobbler CS, Festival of Prints DSP
Tools: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch

Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloween Fun with the Dynamic Duos!

Hello!

Playing along with the Dynamic Duos today. Somehow, the mood hit me again to make another Halloween card ;)

From view

Side view

To make this gap card, I cut a 1-1/4" piece out of the middle of the front flap of the card. I reinforced it again with a window sheet and adhered the letters with two-way gluepen along the top and bottom (so as not to be seen through the window sheet from the back).

I had so much fun making this card - I plan on doing another one for my last Christmas class in November!

Check out the fabulous colours this week at Dynamic Duos:

I added Basic Gray as my neutral for this one to push the halloween feel even further.

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Digital Christmas Wishes!

Good morning and happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!

Are you ready for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps?! Joan had some great colours for us last week, and now this week Lisa's hitting us up with a fabulous sketch!


I decided to go digital again this week - But instead of a scrapbook page went with a card. I made this one a 5x7 size so that we could send some family photos out with our cards this year.

Here's this week's sketch:

We hope to see you playing along with us this week. Check out what the rest of the design team has for inspiration!

-Tara
xox

Friday, October 5, 2012

Colour challenge at The Friday Mashup

Happy Friday!!

A great colour challenge is waiting for you at The Friday Mashup today!


This card is for my grandma for her 90th birthday today!! I always used to say to her that blue and green didn't go together and she would respond "every flower has a green leaf".... meaning everything went with green. So, there you have it. Turns out she's right :P

Here's the challenge for this week!
  1. Make a project with the colors "Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Gumball Green, and Lucky Limeade". 
  2. Or Make a project using "Rectangles".   
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with the "Color Combination and Rectangles".
 I ended up using only one rectangle, but I was very caught up in the colour combination! haha

Happy 90th birthday, grandma!!

our little man and his great-grandma last halloween

Thanks for stopping by today - look forward to seeing what you create with Erica's fun challenge this week :)

-Tara
xox

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Digital Tuesday... And some BIG news!


I'm back with another Digital Tuesday post - and boy are there a lot of awesome things happening!

Let's start with this week's newest downloads, and my featured download of the week:



This week's featured download is the Neon Notes Kit! It's got geometric prints and it's got a handful of brights toned down by the ever-awesome Crumb Cake. Featuring DSP, embellishments and loads of fun stamps - this is a great little kit to play around with.

Neon Notes Kit (132264)
Check out the other downloads for the week:
  • Any Witch Way template
  • Everyday Woodcuts
  • Quick Wit Costumes templates
  • Year End Review Infographic Postcard template


OK, now to the exciting news!!

LOWER PRICES - FOREVER!


Stampin' Up! has slashed their prices on digital print product! Compare old vs. new pricing here! If you missed the 31% off printing services (yes, like I did!) you can now rejoice - these prices are slashed FOREVER!

And, if that wasn't enough - there is a new software upgrade that has 4 new design features and the latest fixes! The new design features are:
  1. Crop punches: Show off part of the punch and hide the rest
  2. Paper Rip: Create torn edges with Designer Series Paper, card stock and photos (see project above!)
  3. Import from other project:  Toggle between projects to import elements onto current project
  4. Multiple page view options: View your page with trimmed bleed areas (in addition to viewing in single pages and spreads)
See all 75+ new design features of MDS2 here and the latest fixes here!

Well... I think that should about do it for today. If you have not yet downloaded your free trial of MDS2, please do so! It's so much fun. You can get the free trial and newest downloads at my online store

I'll see you back here next week for a new Digital Tuesday - Until then, enjoy the new downloads.

-Tara
xox



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