The Creation Station Blog Hop!

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Hello Everyone!

I am so excited to share the first Creation Station Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that have joined together to bring you some inspiration from Stampin’ Up!’s amazing products. On the first and third Sunday of each month, we will each feature a couple of products from the current catalogs so be sure to hop on through to all the other blogs!

One of the products selected for this round is the stamp set Geometrical from the Occasions catalog. The set contains 12 trendy stamps and is $29.95 for wood mount and $21.95 for clear mount.

133161GI wanted to share some fun examples for you, but problem was I don’t own this set! So my solution was to turn to MDS! Did you know that most of Stampin’ Up!’s stamp sets are available in digital form? This is so great because each stamp is just like a piece of clip art and even if you do not own MDS (Stampin’ Up!’s software) you can use the stamps in any program!

When I saw the arrow, I immediately thought of a funky and fun background.  Here is a helpful tip when using MDS: Line up the arrows in one line and select all of the arrows and then right click and say “Group”. This will create one stamp of a line of arrows! What a time saver! Now you can easily line them up to create a fun background! I used the colors Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Lucky Limeaid (retired).  A simple punch and sentiment keep the card clean and simple.



For my other project, I decided to use several elements from the digital download. I used the sentiment and then colored it with Gumball Green and Melon Mambo. I added a couple hexagons and resized them to different sizes. I also added an Smoky Slate ink splatter. I didn’t want the ink splatter to interfere with the words so I used a circle punch and colored it white and then layered it behind the words, but in front of the ink splatter. Wa-la!

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To create a bit of dimension to the card, I added a couple Candy Dots – my fav!

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I hope you enjoyed the samples of the first ever Creation Station blog hop! Be sure to hop to the next blog or back to the previous one! Thanks for stopping by!

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Stampin’ Up! Chevron Baby Shower Banner


Well my cousin’s baby shower is tomorrow and I was asked to make a simple banner for the event. I turned to MDS to create the chevron paper. I used the chevron image from the Chevron Punch Kit Digital Download and resized the chevron so that it would cover the entire page. I colored it using Night of Navy and Lucky Limeaid and printed them from my computer. Assembling the banner was quick and easy! I love finding new fonts so the font I used was called Wofl In the City from DaFont.

Chevron banner

The banner also coordinates with the cupcake toppers I made the other day. You can see them HERE!

Thanks for stopping by and it’s Friday!!


Stampin’ Up! Amped Up Ampersands


I am sneaking this card in at the last minute. I have really been wanting to play along with the “And” challenge at Cas-ology because when I saw this challenge I knew exactly what to do. Now I know there is not much to this card, but sometimes you just need a quick and easy card. I use My Digital Studio every now and then and saw the Amped Up Ampersands Kit and fell in love with this one DSP. So I printed it out on some heavier paper and attached it to the base of Coastal Cabana. I added a Melon Mambo button tied with some Whisper White Baker’s Twine. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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My Digital Studio


Today, I have another My Digital Studio scrapbook page. It’s no secret, I love banners/flags so of course, I had to add a couple to this page. I like to include the supply lists after the post because I find that when I see someone elses project and I always want to know how did they do that. It’s helpful to look though the supply lists so that you can see what punches or what stamps were used.

Designer     Series Paper\Cottage Wall – designer series paper\Cottage Wall – pattern 10

_Designer     Kits\Downtown Grunge – embellishments\Downtown Grunge – frame3

_Designer     Kits\Number One\Number One – background, Color = CRUMB CAKE 179,161,131
Daring     Adventure\Daring Adventures – element 1, Color = BASIC GRAY 118,122,121
_Designer     Kits\A Little of This\A Little of This – flag, Color = POOL PARTY     169,221,199
_Designer Kits\A Little of This\A Little of This –     flag, Color = LUCKY LIMEADE 170,172,62

My Digital Studio – Burgess Falls


Today I wanted to share another digital scrapbook page I created. I created this page for our trip to Burgess Falls. If you are ever near Nashville, Tennessee and feel like taking a short day trip, this is the place to go! There is three amazing waterfalls on a short hike and the last one is spectacular (see below!) The colors I chose for this page are Basic Gray and Pool Party and kept the page fun and simple with the chevron patterns.

Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Places I’ve Been – designer series paper\Places I’ve Been – 9

_Designer Kits\Candid Frames – embellishments\Candid Frames – snap shot
Staple & Stitching\Staple
Staple & Stitching\Staple

_Designer Kits\Game Day\Game Day – arrow, Color = 0,0,0
_Designer Kits\Game Day\Game Day – arrow, Color = 0,0,0
_Designer Kits\Game Day\Game Day – arrow, Color = 0,0,0
_Designer Kits\Game Day\Game Day – arrow, Color = 0,0,0

Labels & Tags\Get It Done – punch 1,  Filled with: Card Stock\Pool Party

Stampin’ Up! Bride & Groom Wedding Card

I was super excited to create last night since I got my order of new Spring Catalog and Sale-a-bration goodies! I started with a base layer of Baja Breeze cut to 7.5″ by 7.5″ and scored it in half. I kept wanting to use some First Edition DSP, but I do not have any, but I remembered it is included with My Digital Studio 2 so I printed out a sheet from MDS and made a rosette and then layered a circle of vellum and a heart from the glitter paper.  The heart stamps are from a new set available in the Spring Catalog which debuts January 3 called Hearts A Flutter. The sentiment comes from the set Sweet Essentials. I even made a little matching belly band to go around a gift card. The challenge over at CASology was “Sparkle” and while I don’t have a lot of sparkle on this card, I think the simple heart is just enough. Thanks for looking!

Going Digital….


So I took the plunge! With Stampin’ Up!’s My Digital Studio 2 (MDS) being 50% off during the online extravaganza, I did it. I bought MDS! While I have used Stampin’ Up!’s digital content before in other programs, I am so glad that I bought MDS. It was at such a great price and it is even more amazing that it came with so much content! For my first project, I decided to create a book that has all the places that we have been. My husband and I and our rat terrier go hiking to a lot of different places and I wanted to be able to capture and remember those places. There are so many times where we are like…where was that neat place we went? So I decided on a digital scrapbook so that I can continue to use the stamp sets and products I love, just in digital form! So while I am no pro at MDS and am learning every day, I will share with you some of the pages that I have created.

_Designer Kits\Get It Done – embellishments\Get It Done – graph paper 3
Buttons Pack Brights\Pacific Point – button 2 (re-colored)
_Designer Kits\Candid Frames – embellishments\Candid Frames – instant

_Designer Kits\A Little of This\A Little of This – flag, Color = POOL PARTY 169,221,199
_Designer Kits\A Little of This\A Little of This – flag, Color = GOING GRAY 163,158,155
_Designer Kits\Fifty Nifty\Fifty Nifty – tennessee, Color = 0,0,0
_Designer Kits\A Little of This\A Little of This – flag, Color = LUCKY LIMEADE 170,172,62
_Designer Kits\Game Day\Game Day – splatter, Color = 0,0,0
_Designer Kits\You’re My Sunshine\You’re My Sunshine – me you, Color = 9,125,100

Extras\Fifty Nifty – punches\Fifty Nifty – tennessee,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Downtown Grunge – designer series paper\Downtown Grunge – 4
Basics\Star Punch,  Filled with: Card Stock\Bermuda Bay

Note: The background is not Stampin’ Up. I wanted to create a bulletin board look so it was a piece of clip art I had.