Saturday, September 5, 2009

My Digital Studio!!

I am SOOO excited to tell you about Stampin Up!'s newest product coming out -- called "My Digital Studio"! Most of you know i a digi scrapper -for about 3 years now, so i have been eyeing this, believe me!! It's a computer program that lets you scrap digitally, create photobooks, cards, and calendars!! This program is both user friendly for newbies, but great for more experienced computer people.It contains TONS of SU stamp sets digitaly, as well as their papers, cardstock, embellishments and scrap kits!! There are over 2,000 images on these DVD's!!

However, it gets better! Do you already have a favorite program on your computer such as Photoshop Elements? Well, SU will also have separate individual files that you can purchase thru my online store, and download onto your computer to use in the most popular photo programs!!! How cool is that?! I will be explaining more about this product in future posts.. If you want to be one of the first "in the know" then subscribe to my blog - or shoot me an email, at and i will put you on my email list!

My Digital Studio will be available on Oct. 1, but one of the perks of being a demo is getting wonderful products like this a month earlier than the public!! So, guess what i have been doing all day?!

As you can tell from the following layouts, i am trying to catch up on my Disney trip from August. Hope you enjoy them!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fairytales do come true....

Today, i am going to show you a lil' tutorial on how to use a Stamp a Ma Jig.. This is a great way to line up any image to where you want it to be specifically.
I am working on my sister's wedding invitations, today i am doing the envelopes. Now, i want the wording to be lined up perfectly on these.
Here is what i used: The envelopes are SU's 5x5 whisper white. The stamp set is "Once Upon A Time" #113746 (19.95). And i am using Melon Mambo ink.
My sister's wedding colors are Pink (like Melon Mambo), Black and White.. And she is having a "Disney Fairy Tale Wedding" - she is getting married at the Grand Floridian at Disney's wedding pavilion in March 2010. I am SOOOO EXCITED!! Ok, back to the tutorial..

First, you will notice that the Stamp A MA Jig has a clear plexi piece that goes with it -- you need to flip it over to have the rough side facing you.. then line it up to the bottom edge corner as shown of the SAMJ .
Next, you will stamp your image (with your ink) on the rough side of the plexi-plastic stuff... (see below)

This is your guide.. so take that plastic piece, and put it exactly where you want it to go on your envelope.. Then, line up your SAMJ . (to the corner - same as how you stamped)

Now, remove the plastic, and KEEP THE SAMJ WHERE IT IS!!! While it is still in position, line your stamp up to where you took the plastic from , and when you have it set - remove your SAMJ.

And STAMP! :)

There you have it!!!! IT's a wonderful tool!!
Now, to finish my envelope, i am going to show you how i embossed it. I got my new toy in yesterday - the Sizzix bigshot! I love it!!!
So, i used the SU Elegant Bouquet folder, you just follow the directions, with layering it into the machine, and run it thru...

And there we have it!!!! A pretty (if i do say so!) embossed wedding envelope!!