Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ ~

Monday, October 26, 2009

More Digital Fun!

Here is a 12 x 12 Scrapbook Page that I literally whipped up in about 15 minutes with My Digital Studio! This time I started with a blank page and chose my own background papers, embellishments, stamps etc., to complete my page. I haven't printed it out yet. The service for individual pages is not available quite yet, but when it is, there will be a minimum of 5 pages either 8-1/2 x 11 or 12 x 12 (true to size) pages, and the cost will be only $2.95 each! Using Stampin' Up!'s professional print services is the best way to print your projects created with MDS to make sure their exclusive colors print correctly.

Be sure to check out this week's Deal of the Week. This is the final one! Click on the picture on the sidebar, and it will take you right there.

Don't forget about the new downloads for MDS, just in time for Halloween. Did you know that you don't have to have MDS to get the downloads? If you already do digital, you can order these adorable downloads to add to your collection. Visit my website to see what's new.

With the launch of our much anticipated My Digital Studio software, new recruits can purchase an exclusive Starter Kit that includes My Digital Studio, in addition to stamps, inks, and accessories. Contact me or visit my website for more information.

If you're thinking about Hosting a workshop, now would be a fabulous time to just that:

Host a workshop totaling $250 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog for only $10!
*Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio.
Host a workshop of at least $400 and get My Digital Studio for 50 percent off the retail price (retail price: $79.95; promotional price: $39.97) when you use your free hostess dollars!

Contact me today to get your workshop on the calendar!

Have a Great Week, Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 23, 2009

My Digital Studio

Well, once again, I can't believe another week has gone by. As they say, "Time sure flies when you're having fun!" I have been going through a Certification Program that SU is offering to Demonstrators for the My Digital Studio Software Program. Can I just say that this is an Amazing program! It is so much more than just scrapbooking. Not only can you create greeting cards, albums and individual scrapbook pages in 5 different sizes, and calendars, you can create Interactive greeting cards and albums by adding narration, music, & videos. The possibilities are almost endless!

Here is a quick card that I created to share with you this morning. You can start with a template, which is what I did here, or you can start from a blank page and create a card or scrapbook page completely on your own. When you get your MDS you get 2000 images to begin creating. Designer Series Paper, Cardstock, including the In-Colors, Hundreds of Stamp Sets, Punches and Embellishments galore! Ribbons, Brads, Hodge Podge Hardware, Buttons, everything you need. The great thing about the embellishments is that they are "true to size". So, if you design a page, add a button, and decide after printing that you want to create a hybrid page and actually add that button, the digital button is the exact size of the actual button! Another great thing is that if you want to, you can resize any embellishment or stamp or punch. Imagine that!

There will also be new downloads available periodically. Here are some new ones just in time for Halloween:

Item # Product Name Price
118114 Cast A Spell Designer Series paper - digital download $4.95
118115 Night & Day Designer Series paper - digital download $4.95
118124 Medallion stamp brush set - digital download $1.95
118126 Circle Circus stamp brush set - digital download $5.95
118116 School Days II stamp brush set - digital download $9.95
118121 Great Moments II stamp brush set - digital download $9.95
118122 Pumpkin Patch stamp brush set - digital download $5.95

If you have any questions regarding MDS, please let me know. Even though I have gone through the Certification program, I'm definitely not an expert, but if I don't know the answer, you can bet I will do the research and find it for you!

I have a question for you today. I am curious if you would prefer posts every day of simpler projects with more detailed projects once in a while, or a couple of posts a week of more detailed projects. I have been feeling guilty for not posting on a daily basis. I appreciate your opinion!

Don't forget to check the Deal of the Week! There are some great embellishments on sale this week.

Have a Great Weekend!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wood Block Calendar

Are you loving the Holiday Mini Catalog as much as I am? When I saw these Decor Elements Blocks, I just knew I had to have them. I didn't know at the time exactly what I was going to do with them, although I really like the sample in the catalog, but I had to have them! I also loved the Calendar Kit...okay...I pretty much love everything about this mini catalog.

At Regional they showed the calendar on the blocks, so I had try it! The calendar pages are bigger than the 3" blocks, so I had to trim them down. I painted the tops & bottoms of each block with acrylic craft paint. The Blocks come in a set of 4, but I only used 3. I put 4 months on each block. Just make sure you don't put 2 consecutive months on the same block, if you want to display them in a stack like this. The Calendar Pages come printed with some distressing marks. I stamped the swirly design from the Note To Self stamp set, also in the mini, randomly along the edge of each month with Old Olive Classic Ink. I used Sticky Strip to adhere the pages, and lightly sanded the edges with my Sanding Block. I stacked them up and tied them with the 1-1/4" Chocolate Chip Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

These would make great Teacher gifts, or gifts for a co-worker to set on their desk. I just love it! I came up with some other ideas while working on this, so I just had to order some more blocks. I can't wait until they get here!

Hope you're enjoying this Fabulous Fall weather. Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Digital Studio

I feel another addiction coming on. Part of what I have been doing in my absence from my blog is playing with my latest purchase from Stampin' Up! I decided that if I was going to be able to answer any questions regarding My Digital Studio, I better have it...and use I could help if needed. Now, I'm not completely computer challenged...I did learn how to blog...but I do have to request the assistance of my daughter for some things. So, I was a little worried that I may have some issues with figuring out how to use MDS. Not a problem! I am so proud of myself. I just completed a 22 page 8x8 album! It wasn't difficult at all. I just placed my order yesterday, so I will let you know how long it takes to get it. The nice thing is though, that now that it is saved in my computer, I can share pages with you now! is my first try at digital scrapbooking.

My Digital Studio is now available for purchase, or host a $400 workshop and get it for half price!

Thanks for checking in, have a great day!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I'ts About Time!

Wow, I don't even know where to begin. My poor neglected blog. I quit working, and I feel like I am busier than ever! Rushing here, rushing there, doing this, doing that...someone told me it's because when you're working you can say "no", because you know you're working, and you know your limits. Any way, I decided today was the day that I was going to take the time to sit down with some sweet tea and try to fill you in on everything that is happening with Stampin' Up!

The Holiday Mini Catalog sales period is in full swing. This is a great catalog that covers Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentines Day. You can look at it online, or contact me and I will get you a copy.

Sweet Rewards -- From October 1 - November 30, get our all-new My Digital Studio software for 50% off when you host a $400 workshop! Plus, get any one item from the Holiday 2009 Mini Catalog for just $10 when you host a $250 workshop. Contact me to schedule your workshop.

Deals of the Week--Throughout October, get all-new Deals of the Week—with select products up to 50% off! See below for this week’s Deals of the Week:





Regular Price

Sale Price

October 1, midnight (MT) through October 12 (9:50 AM)



Trio Flower punch





5-Petal Flower punch





My Way punch



Visit my Online Store today to take advantage of these great offers!

My Digital Studio -- Creativity goes digital with My Digital Studio! Use the same great artwork, colors, and accessory images found in our current product lines to create personalized cards, photo albums, scrapbooks, and other projects. Once you've created your personalized gift or heirloom, have it printed in our high-quality print facility and delivered to your door; or you can print your creation at home.

Watch the video at the end of this post for even more information on what My Digital Studio has to offer—and imagine the possibilities!

Digital + Starter Kit -- With the introduction of My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up! is now offering an all-new business opportunity with the Digital+ Starter Kit. Priced at just $185. You can see the exact contents of this kit by clicking on the picture on the right.

That's probably enough for today -- I'll be back tomorrow -- Thanks for stopping by!