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October 2012

SPOOKTACULAR Scrapbooking Page

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I just had to share this adorable page with you - I got the idea from Selene Kempton and had to try one myself.  My Buffet attendees were able to make this page in September!!!  I made the white polka dots with a dauber and White Craft Ink.  The spider comes from the Googly Ghouls stamp set.

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The little ghost is made with the owl punch - just cut off the little feet!!! A little white gel pen on the eyes is the perfect touch.

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SHOP WITH KELLY

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  • CARD:SCRAP BUFFET- Saturday, November 10th - 9am-1pm @ Trinity, Menasha
  • Check my November stamping schedule here:  SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
  • FREE Digital Downloads  Click here:  FREE DOWNLOADS
  • My Digital Studio 2 FREE 30 Day Trial - click here  MDS2

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Thanks for stopping by...

Achesonsiggy

 


Happy Halloween!!!

 

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I just had to share this stunning card with you!!!  I received it in a swap, so I can't take credit for it.  I love the black embossing and sponging of such rich colors on the witch image.  This stamp set is perfect for this technique.

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SHOP WITH KELLY

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  • CARD:SCRAP BUFFET- Saturday, November 10th - 9am-1pm @ Trinity, Menasha
  • Check my November stamping schedule here:  SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
  • FREE Digital Downloads  Click here:  FREE DOWNLOADS
  • My Digital Studio 2 FREE 30 Day Trial - click here  MDS2

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Thanks for stopping by...

Achesonsiggy


Pick a Project Winner - New Kit Available!!!

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Remember the "Pick a Kit" survey from Stampin' Up!'s October 1 Facebook post? The results are in and your "likes" have been heard.  Introducing the first viewer's choice kit (drum roll, please) . . . Fancy Friends

 

 

Fancy Friends Kit  (ORDER YOUR KIT HERE:  1 Kit - $15.95)
Everything you need to send a quick note to your friends! Includes the product listed below:

  • Delicate Doilies Stamp (wood-mount; only one image) 
  • Sweet Essentials Stamp (wood-mount; only “friends” image) 
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock flower pieces 
  • Old Olive Cardstock flower pieces 
  • Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Spot 
  • Old Olive Stampin’ Spot 
  • 6 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes 
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels 
Get everything you need to make six cards!  If six isn't enough, add Note Cards (#107311, $5.95 for 20) to your order - we've already included extra rhinestones in the Fancy Friends kit.

Additional Supplies Needed (not included in kit):
  • Glue Dots
Assembling the Cards:
  1. Stamp the doily image in Daffodil Delight or Old Olive ink three times on the card and once on the envelope, re-inking between uses. 
  2. Stamp "Friends" in Daffodil Delight or Old Olive ink on the front of the card. Adhere the flowers to the card. 
  3. Adhere Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the center of the flowers.

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SHOP WITH KELLY

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  • CARD:SCRAP BUFFET - Saturday, November 10th - 9am-1pm @ Trinity, Menasha
  • Check my November stamping schedule here:  SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
  • FREE Digital Downloads  Click here:  FREE DOWNLOADS
  • My Digital Studio 2 FREE 30 Day Trial - click here  MDS2

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Thanks for stopping by...

Achesonsiggy


Simple & Crisp Masking Technique

 

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Here's a stunning card that I received in a swap and was one of the cards available to make at the last Card:Scrap Buffet.  I love the clean & crisp look...and it's an easy one too!  All I did was cut a mask using a rectangle cut out of the middle of a piece of typing weight paper.  I placed the mask over my white layer and sponged it with Old Olive ink.  Lift the mask off and stamp the leaf images in black ink and the ink spots in Old Olive.  I used the Stamp-a-ma-Jig to stamp my words, from the Day of Gratitude stamp set, so they would be "just right" on the edge of the sponged area.  I have a video tutorial that shows how to use the Stamp-a-ma-Jig here:

STAMP-A-MA-JIG TUTORIAL

 

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Make sure you join me for the next Card:Scrap Buffet on Saturday, November 10th!!!

 

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If you'd like to place an order - click here:

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Make sure you don't miss the HUGE SALE tomorrow, Monday, October 29th!!!

Thanks for stopping by...

Achesonsiggy


FREE My Digital Studio Downloads & 50% off ALL Digital Kits!

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What do you get when you combine Digital Scrapbooking Day and My Digital Studio?  Traditionally, Digital Scrapbooking Day is the first Saturday in November, but Stampin' Up! has decided to give you a full week of FREE downloads and 50% off ALL digital kits!

What: Three FREE downloads. 50% off ALL digital kits. Mega blogging & more on MyDigitalStudio.net all week!


When: October 29-November 5, 2012. 


Why: To get the word out about My Digital Studio's awesome design program, content, and print products!

Get Your FREE Downloads:  These are brand new downloads that will be added to our digital offerings for the full stated price on November 6.  Check them out in my Online Store!  

 

FREE DOWNLOADS:
Enjoying Everything Kit ($7.95 US Value)
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Days in December Kit ($7.95 US Value)
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A Split Second Designer Template Pages ($2.95 US Value)
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Here's another page I just made on my CRAZY time in Madison on Saturday!!!  I made this entire page with the FREE MDS2 Trial - you can get it free for 30 days....
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Get a BONUS FREE Download:  If we get 18,000 downloads of FREE items we'll give you another FREE download!  So, tell everyone you know to visit my blog and get their free downloads, too!

The Sale:  Save 50% off ALL Digital Kits.  Check them out in my Online Store!  Here is a list:

 

Item Designer Kit Retail Value Sale Price
50% Off
130861  Afternoon Daydream Kit $9.95 $4.97
129928  Afternoon Tea II Kit $9.95 $4.97
119839  Always Elegant Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
129358  Attic Boutique Kit $9.95 $4.97
122175  Autumn Spice Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127600  Autumn Traditions Kit $9.95 $4.97
130969  Bandstand Kit $7.95 $3.97
130970  Be of Good Cheer Kit $7.95 $3.97
123728  Celebrations Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
130982  Chevron Punch Kit $7.95 $3.97
123956  Christmas Cheer Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
120880  Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127362  Convention 2011 Digital Photo Kit $9.95 $4.97
128876  Day in the Life Kit $14.95 $7.47
130059  Fifty Nifty Kit $9.95 $4.97
130062  File it Fun Kit $7.95 $3.97
131228  Friendship Preserves Kit $3.95 $1.97
128875  Frosty Days II Kit $9.95 $4.97
129924  Get it Done Kit $5.95 $2.97
129870  Good Times II Kit $7.95 $3.97
118465  Happy Birthday Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
128872  Holiday Harmony Kit $7.95 $3.97
127773  Holly Berry Bouquet $9.95 $4.97
118466  Hoppy Memories Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
128999  It's all Me Kit $9.95 $4.97
130850  Joyful Times Kit $9.95 $4.97
124230  Just Add Cake Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
124446  Leadership 2011 Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
124568  Leadership 2011 Digital Photo Kit $9.95 $4.97
124443  Love Birds Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
131231  Lovely Little Labels Kit $7.95 $3.97
129359  Mixed Bunch Kit $7.95 $3.97
119978  My Sweet Pea Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
132264  Neon Notes Kit $9.95 $4.97
129898  New Heights Kit $7.95 $3.97
122174  Nite Owl Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
129340  Number One Kit $9.95 $4.97
129360  On the Go Kit $9.95 $4.97
124463  One Great Year Kit $9.95 $4.97
131360  Ornament Keepsakes Kit $6.95 $3.47
127599  Party Animal Kit $9.95 $4.97
131226  Picture This Kit $4.95 $2.47
130851  Pinwheels on Parade Kit $7.95 $3.97
126027  Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
131227  Providences of Provinces Kit $7.95 $3.97
130983  Raspberry Splash Kit $7.95 $3.97
118869  Recipes By Design Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127163  Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit $5.95 $2.97
130060  Season By Season Kit $9.95 $4.97
127587  Sending Glad Tidings Designer
 Tags Kit
$7.95 $3.97
129605  Special Delivery Bright Kit $7.95 $3.97
129606  Special Delivery Subtle Kit $7.95 $3.97
127759  Spice Cake Kit $5.95 $2.97
130852  Spring Break II Kit $9.95 $4.97
129608  Spring Fever Kit $7.95 $3.97
130076  Summer Happiness Kit $9.95 $4.97
118464  Summer Home Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
129601  Summer Smooches Kit $9.95 $4.97
124229  Sunset Serenade Digital Kit $5.95 $2.97
129339  Sweet Shop Kit $9.95 $4.97
129882  Tea Time II Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
132190  That's a Wrap Kit $7.95 $3.97
127431  Tickets & Tags Kit $9.95 $4.97
125757  Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
131217  Topsy-Turvey Celebration Kit $9.95 $4.97
121071  Travel Journal Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
126022  Travel Log Kit $9.95 $4.97
129332  Twitterpated Kit $9.95 $4.97
129607  Walk in the Park Kit $9.95 $4.97
132567  Winter Wonders Kit
  (to be released Oct. 30, 2012)
$9.95 $4.97
127609  Wicked Fun Kit $9.95 $4.97
131218  Wonderfall Kit $7.95 $3.97
120881  Write Stuff II Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
128883  You're My Sunshine Kit $7.95 $3.97


FUN on MyDigitalStudio.net:  Make sure to check out the action on MyDigitalStudio.net this week.  We’ll have tons of blog posts, challenges where you can win free digital stuff, and more!

Reminder:  Order your MDS Christmas presents by Dec. 6 to get them back in time for the big day!  If you need a little procrastinating room and live in the US, you can wait until Dec. 10 or 11 if you want to dish out a little more money for speedy shipping (2nd day and next day air).

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Thanks for stopping by...

Achesonsiggy


HUGE SALE TODAY ONLY!!!

 

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Here are the details: (Updated 2:35 PM (MT) 10/25/2012)

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
  •  
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
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    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
  • Any order type qualifies for this promotion-customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online.
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    CLICK HERE TO SEE SINGLE STAMPS:

    SINGLE STAMPS

    Thanks for stopping by...

    Achesonsiggy


    Don't Miss Out!!!

     

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    The big bundle promotion is almost over!!!  See the flyer below - when you order one of the Ornament Keepsake bundles during October - you can get the Paper Piercing Pack shown below for FREE!!!  This stamp set makes such beautiful cards - and the framelits are soooo easy to use!  Here's another card that was featured at the Card:Scrap Buffet in October!  This photo doesn't do it justice - it's so much prettier in person.

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    Click on the photo below of the bundle to see the full size flyer:

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    If you'd like to place an order - click here:

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    Thanks for stopping by...

    Achesonsiggy


    I was playing tonight!!!

    Are you ready for this???

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    What do you get when you combine Digital Scrapbooking Day and My Digital Studio? A week of FREE downloads and 50 percent off ALL digital kits! 

    Mark your calendar for October 29 to November 5 for our weeklong Digital Scrapbooking Day celebration where you'll get:

    • FREE digital downloads
    • 50% off ALL digital kits
    • Creative project ideas
    • Digital project challenges

    Check out these quick links to see what's happening in the digital papercrafting world of Stampin' Up! 

    • New downloads. Take a look!
    • ALL print prices lowered permanently-up to 50 percent off! Check them out.
    • Frequent MDS 2 software updates. See if you have the latest version.
    • A chance to win a FREE download (think NEON). See how.
    • 50% off all Digital Kits from October 29th-November 5th!! Check back here on October 29th, or visitwww.mydigitalstudio.net that morning for a complete list of all the sale kits!
    • FREE exclusive, new downloads all during Digital Scrapbooking week! Whoo hoo!! 

    Click here to get your FREE 30-Day, no strings attached trial of My Digital Studio, and see what all the fuss is about! MDS2 Trial Verison. Then email me to set up a free 15-minute overview session, and you'll be off and running!

    Order it NOW - just click here:

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    And here's something I created tonight in 3 MINUTES!!!!  Seriously!!!  I downloaded the FREE version of MDS2 and decided to play with it a little bit....totally not what I'm suppose to be doing tonight...but it was really fun!!!

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    I really did make this page in 3 minutes!!!  I used the AUTUMN ELEMENTS stamp set images and the 2nd photo layout that comes with MDS2 - you then just drag and drop your photos in!!!!  The stamped images were black - so I clicked on the color palette and changed them to white - EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY!!!!

    I hope you'll take advantage of the FREE download so you can try out the amazing software!!!  One little tip - you need to click on the "stamp" image at the top of the screen to see all the stamp set images that come with MDS2...I tried to use the Resource Palette on the left side of the screen - only to find it empty...because you have to go to the top one first.  

    There are a ton of videos on the MYDIGITALSTUDIO.NET site that start with "BEGINNER" and go to "ADVANCED" - that can help you get started too!

    If you'd like to place an order - click here:

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    Thanks for stopping by...

    Achesonsiggy


    HUGE THINGS HAPPENING ON MONDAY & TREAT HOLDER

    This just in from Stampin' Up!:

    October 25, 2012

    HUGE things are happening on Monday, October 29 that you will not want to miss!

    For 24 hours only, almost every stamp we sell will be reduced 15 percent! We're calling this the Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular

    Here are the details: (Updated 2:35 PM (MT) 10/25/2012)

    • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
    This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    •  
      • Background stamps
      • Personalized name stamps
      • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
      • Cookie press stamps
      • Single-image stamps
    This DOES NOT include
    •  
      • Hostess sets
      • Bundled stamp sets
      • Digital stamp brush sets

    Get your wish lists ready now!!! You don't want to miss out on the opportunity!

    And now for a little Halloween fun....Here's an adorable treat holder I made for Hailey.  I'm headed to Madison this weekend - it's a BIG TEN football game, homecoming for the Badgers and Halloween weekend - HOLY COW!  Can't wait to show you our RED TOGAS!!!

    The treat holder made out of the embellishment containers that our buttons and brads come in.  You take the top and bottom and adhere a strip of designer paper to the edge - use the 2-1/2" Circle Punch for the top and bottow - it fits perfect!!!  Notice that the bottom of my treat holder is smaller - that's actually the lid of the embellishment container and the treat holder top is the bottom of the container.

     

    I used Snail adhesive on the designer paper for the edges and then overlapped them a little bit - on that over lap - I used our liquid glue.  If you only use Snail - they will pop apart at the overlap.  I've seen some people use Sticky Strip - I tried that - and you know how unforgiving that stuff is....my way is a lot easier. Then you take an acetate sheet 9-1/2" x 3" and adhere it in the lid and bottom - when you wrap it around - use Mini Glue Dots on the acetate overlap.

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    Here's a Christmas treat holder that I received from Jill Olsen at Founder's Circle...LOVE the use of the Make-A-Mitten stamp set and matching punch!!!  And 1/4" Sweater Trim is just perfect for the pom-pom and strings on the mittens!!!

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    If you'd like to place an order - click here:

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    Thanks for stopping by...

    Achesonsiggy


    MORE SINGLE STAMPS!!!

    A few weeks ago Stampin' Up! announced that until January 2, 2013, you have the opportunity to purchase single stamps from the Word Play, Perfectly Penned, and Seasonal Sayings Stamp Sets. Based on the interest they have seen so far, it appears that you love them! And now I'm excited to let you know that Stampin' Up! has added ten more individual images-including three images that you have never seen before!

    CLICK ON EACH OF THE FLYERS BELOW TO SEE A LARGER VERSION OF THE PROMOTION.

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    If you'd like to place an order - click here:

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    Thanks for stopping by...

    Achesonsiggy