Friday, August 24, 2012

31% Off Extended to September 14



Good news: Stampin' Up! decided to extend the 31% Off Digital sale until September 14! They said they realized that we were all wrapping up summer stuff, getting everybody back to school, and things are busy. With this extension, everybody can have a little more breathing room to finish their projects to send off to the print services. And don't forget about the 31 digital content items on sale too (listed below).

I love what SU! told us, "Yes, we realize that this change doesn't go along with our little "31 theme," but . . . who cares? When we're talking SALE, 45 days is better than 31!" I love SU!

Contact me for more information on MDS2 or this awesome promotion. August is the month for digital designing!

~Cita 

ItemDigital ContentRetail Price31% Off Price
127217
Floral District Collection Disc $  23.95 $ 16.53
118115
Night and Day Designer Series Paper $    4.95 $   3.42
129929
Candid Frames $    2.95 $   2.04
129921
Check This Out Page Templates $    4.95 $   3.42
129609
Blossom Builders Embellishments $    5.95 $   4.11
128999
It's All Me Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
127441
Whimsical Note Journal Template $    1.95 $   1.35
128342
Pinwheel Daily Calendar Template $    9.95 $   6.87
127599
Party Animal Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
127600
Autumn Traditions Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
127620
Grateful Heart Thanksgiving Ensemble $  14.95 $ 10.32
126027
Playful Polka Dots Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
130066
World Traveler Photobook Template $  17.95 $ 12.39
131221
Storybook Specialty Designer Series Paper $    4.95 $   3.42
130850
Joyful Times Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
124463
One Great Year Digital Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
127175
Limited Edition Embellishments $    2.95 $   2.04
129607
Walk in the Park II Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
129934
#HASHTHIS Stamp Brush Set $    7.95 $   5.49
129923
Book of Birthdays Swatchbook Template $  12.95 $   8.94
121071
Travel Journal Kit $    9.95 $   6.87
129924
Get it Done Kit $    5.95 $   4.11
129005
Sweetly Nested Framable $    4.95 $   3.42
127758
Delight in the Day Photobook Template $  19.95 $ 13.77
130862
Blast Off Ensemble $  19.95 $ 13.77
129890
Little Milestone Birthdays Greeting Card $    7.95 $   5.49
128892
Designer Gift Cards $    4.95 $   3.42
127580
And a Happy New Year Photocard Template $    1.95 $   1.35
127435
Thanks Tons Greeting Card Template Set $    2.95 $   2.04
127587
Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit $    7.95 $   5.49
127762
Gratitude Framable Designer Template $    1.95 $   1.35

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Catching Up


My daughter is 2 and half years old and I have been working on her scrapbook of her first year for over a year now. With the current 31 days promotion (get 31% off printing services for MDS), I figured I should get my butt in gear and finish her book so I can take advantage of this great offer. Also, the recent release of MDS2 has rejuvenated my love of MDS and I'm loving all the new features and upgrades the new version offers.

In this page, I took advantage of two new features of MDS2. Well, one is not necessarily a new feature, but more of a feature made super easy. First, MDS2 offers a lot more photo layouts. I love using this feature when I'm having designers' block. If anything, the photo layouts are a great starting point, which is what I did on this page. I started off with the big circle picture layout.

The second "new" feature is adding a photo to a punch. Like I mentioned earlier, this feature is not new, it's just SUPER EASY now. All you have to do now it select the "Photo Fill" option in the Design Center pallette, pick your photo, and wa-la the photo fills the punch. Double-click on the photo to tweak the position or even re-size the photo. I used this feature for the three little circle pictures.

Have you had the chance to play with MDS2 yet? If not, take advantage of the FREE 30-day trial. Check out my website for more details.

Happy Stampin'
~Cita

Friday, August 10, 2012

Inaugural Ladybug Blog Hop: Back to School

Greetings! Welcome to my blog! And if you are participating in the Ladybug Blog Hop, thank you for taking part in our inaugural blog hop! We're excited to share with you a little of what us Ladybug Stampers like to do. This month, we are focusing on Back to School.

I have to admit that the Back to School theme was a little bit of a challenge to me since I'm not really involved in school anymore. However, my daughter is two and goes to daycare. Next week, she will be promoted to the next class and I wanted to give her current teachers a little thank you gift. If I remember correctly, teachers appreciate thank you gifts. :)



My gift comprises four parts: the box, pens, a lanyard, and of course, chocolate!



The Big Shot makes making boxes like this so easy! Use the Fancy Favor Bigz XL to cut out the box and decorate it.

I used the Designer Rosette Bigz XL die to make the rosette and the A Fitting Occasion stamp set to put my "Thank You So Much" greeting. Make sure to include lots of chocolate in your box.



I love pens. And recently, I have developed a love to decorate my pens (that way I know when someone steals my pens). I used a strip (1" x 3.5") of Floral District DSP to decorate the inside of this pen.


I actually made this lanyard for the Ladybug Stampers who attended the Stampin' Up! Convention with me, but I also decided that this lanyard would be great to include in my thank you gift. I found a super easy tutorial here, and used the Twitterpated Fabric to make the lanyard.

Thanks for stopping by blog. Next  stop is Miss Cassie.
Come back and visit soon.
~Cita
 


Thursday, August 02, 2012

My Digital Studio 2 is Now Available



We've known for several months that the new, and awesomely improved, My Digital Studio 2 (MDS2) would be available soon. And now we no longer have to wait! You can download MDS2 RIGHT NOW!!! (Yay!). Head over to my website to order your downloadable version of MDS2 right now and immediately get started on your digital crafting projects.

There are four options for you to choose from. Let me break it down for you.

30-Day FREE MDS2 Trial
If you just want to check out MDS2 before committing to purchasing it, then take advantage of this great deal. For 30 days, you will have access to the full software with a sampling of all the artwork included in MDS2+. You even have the opportunity to purchase print services for the items you create during the trial period.

MDS2 ($39.95)
Get the full software with design tools to create cards, photobooks, calendars, and more. This version includes some functional content including a few punches, card stock, and photo layouts (see it all here)

MDS2+ ($79.95)
This version comes with the full software PLUS (+) over $500 in digital content.

MDS2 Upgrade ($19.95)
If you already own the original My Digital Studio, this option is for you. This upgrade gives you the full MDS2 software.

If you are confused or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me through email or my Facebook page.

Happy Stampin'
~Cita 

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Hello New Holiday Mini Catalog


It's here!! The new Holiday Mini Catalog is ready for your viewing and purchasing pleasures. It's amazing featuring awesome holiday-themed stamp sets, more framelits, and and amazing paper. You can view the catalog here and then head on over to my website and make your purchase.

When you are done looking through the catalog, let me know what your favorite items are. I'll post my list of favorites in a few days.

Happy Stampin'
~Cita