This Week’s Digital Downloads!


Picture This Kit – Released August 28, 2012


Live the Day Easel Calendar Template – Released August 28, 2012


Essentials DSP – Released August 28, 2012


Joyous Celebrations Stamp Brush Set – Released August 28, 2012


Great Sport Stamp Brush Set – Released August 28, 2012


Twinkling Joy Greeting Card Template – Released August 28, 2012


Ho Ho Ho Trifold Card Template – Released August 28, 2012


Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail


July’s Framed Art insert turned out to be so much fun!  It’s a celebration of the 4th of July, Ice Cream Day, Lollipop Day, Don’t Step-On-A-Bee Day, Tour de France, and just summer!  The 4th of July frame used the Black Magic technique – so much fun – it actually looks like fireworks!  I had never used this technique, so it was a fun technique to try using our fabulous watercolor pencils.  I used another one of our wonderful digital images called Sweets for the Sweet and turned it into a 3-D image by punching out the circle pinwheel with a punch and popping it up on a dimensional.  Using My Digital Studio, I sized one of the “sticks” to fit a 2 x 2 inch square and then used one of the pinwheels to become a lollipop and sized the pinwheel to fit a 1 inch circle.  I then printed them out along with just the circle image which we then punched out with our 1 inch circle punch, added some Dazzling Diamonds, and then popped it up with a dimensional to create a 3-D look.  I then used our very small hand-held 1/16 punch and punched two small holes on either side of the “stick” and threaded up some silver thread and knotted it and tied it in a bow so it looked like it was a ribbon actually around the stick.   The canopy square turned out cute-cute and looks like a real canopy!  I hope you enjoy looking at July’s insert!

Here is the insert in an 8 x 10 frame:

Here is the insert in a 12 x 12 frame:

Here is a close-up of the 4th of July square:

Here is a close-up view of the canopy square:

Side view of canopy square:

Here is the other view:

Enough of the canopy!  Here is the Lollipop DIGITAL IMAGE square!

Here is a side view:


Stamps:  July Fourth (r), Nature Walk, Pedaling Past (r), Sunny Fun (r).

Ribbon:  Whisper White 1/4″ stitched grosgrain ribbon.

Accessories: Mini Alphabet, large brads, Dazzling Diamonds, SU watercolor pencils, clear embossing powder, Dazzling Details, silver thread, dimensionals.

Punches: Postage Stamp punch, 1″  circle punch, 1/16 punch, 1-3/4 circle punch, Word Window punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Scallop Square punch.

Sizzlits Dies and Embossing Folders:  Peekaboo Frames Bigz L, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Black Craft Ink, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White Craft Ink.

Paper:  Whisper White, Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Very Vanilla.

Designer Series Paper:  Polka Dot Parade, Summer Smooches.

Markers:  Island Indigo, Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Primrose Pedals, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, White Gel Pen.

I hope you enjoyed July’s monthly insert!  August’s insert class will be on July 28th!  See you then!

~ Gail


Hi everyone!  The insert for June celebrates Father’s Day, Go Fly A Kite Day, Fishing Day, Flag Day, Graduations, and just a celebration of our men.   This insert introduces the new in-colors, using Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, along with Early Expresso, Marina Mist and Very Vanilla with our new designer paper and I just love those new buttons! I used another digital download and also used a very old Stampin’ Up! fishing stamp set that I just could not part with – do you have any of those??  I love how this one turned out – it has a feeling of action and movement with the fishing scene.

Here is the June insert everyone made:

Here is my personal family insert, celebrating both my husband’s B-day an our granddaughter Savannah’s 10th B-day – both in June!

Here are some close-ups of some of the squares:

Here is the recipe for June’s Framed Art insert:

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Early Expresso, Marina Mist, Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper.

Inks/Markers:  Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake.

Digital Image: On The Green

Stamp Sets: On The Fly, Send Me Soaring, Motorcycle (also available as a digital download), Uncharted Territory, Service & Sacrifice, Best Dad Ever.

Punches:  Owl Builder, 1″ circle punch, Ticket punch, 1-3/4 Scallop Circle punch.

Big Shot:  Peekaboo Frames Bigz L

Accessories:  Stripes Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Naturals Designer Buttons (NEW #127554), Jumbo Brads, White Baker’s Twine (dyed with Basic Black reinker for fishing line), Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Adhesive, Tombow Glue, Toothpick, Brads, Rhinestones.

I hope you enjoyed looking at this fun insert!  Now on to working on July’s insert!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail


Hi Everyone!  Here are the projects that we did in May – getting ready for Father’s Day in June!  Our first project was a stinkin cute Father’s Day Shirt that Tammi had done except the original card was too large to fit into a regular envelope and I wanted to be able to mail this out, so I reworked the measurements so that it will fit nicely into a square envelope.  This just makes you want to listen to steel drums playing!

Here are the measurements to make this card – it’s too cute!

Tommy Bahama Card:

Basic Black Base: 3-3/4 x 9-14/16 (or 2 marks before the 10″ mark).

White Front: 5 x 3-14/16 (or 2 marks before the 4″ mark).

After you sponge and stamp this piece, cut in half at 1-15/16 (or 1 mark before the 2″ mark).

Sleeves: 1 x 1 inch.

Collar: 3/4 x 3-3/4 inches.

White piece for inside collar: 1/2 inch x 1-14/16 (or 2 marks before the 2″ mark).

Inside of card white piece: 4-3/4 x 3-1/2 inches.

Sponge and stamp your front white piece with Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, and Real Red.  Also sponge your pocket.  Stamp palm tree from the stamp set Plant Hope.  Cut in half.   On the left side piece, pierce the edge to simulate stitching.  Attach brads.  Lightly edge the cut edge with black ink.  Lightly edge the pocket edges on all sides with black ink.  Attach sleeve pieces at an angle on the black card base, then prepare the collar by folding the 3/4 x 3-3/4 piece, bringing each end in the center and then folding it at an angle.  Attach the white inside piece, then cut halfway up on each end of the folded flaps of the collar.  Attach the collar to card and then slide the front of the “shirt” pieces up through the collar and then adhere, slightly overlapping the left side piece on top of the right side piece.  Just make sure the collar is down low enough and is not too high so as not to fit in the envelope. Next, adhere your white card stock piece inside.

Our next project is our Father’s Day refrigerator magnet, or this would work great on the side of “Dad’s” tool chest!

Here is a wee closer look:

The last project was a Graduation card.  I found in my stash some little magnets which I found to be the perfect thing to keep the cap closed onto the base of the card.  You can personalize this by switching out the colors to match the school colors of the graduate.  ALSO, this was created using one of our fabulous digital downloads!  We also made the tassel out of our grosgrain ribbon.

Here is the inside:

Thanks for looking!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail


Hi Everyone!  Well, just finished up the May Framed Art insert and there’s so much celebration going on!  First – Mother’s day is in May, along with Memorial Day – we can’t forget those who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, and this insert is in celebration to ALL of us wonderful women who “do it all – backwards and in high heels” even!  LOL!  Also, one square is for all of us to remember to get your mammograms!  Ok – here is May’s insert:

This one is the one all my stamper’s made:

Here is my own personal family insert – notice how I highlighted my mom – the “Queen Mum”!  She’s TOO CUTE!  Also, this month we celebrate our granddaughter Addison’s 8th birthday – Happy Birthday Addison!  I also, for the first time in an insert, used a digital download (Fashionable #129883 for $7.95 – includes many other images and sayings too).  What was VERY COOL was that after I had downloaded the image, resized it to fit, I then used a Versamark marker, went over the image, and then heat embossed it using Irridescent Ice which darkened the image and gave it a beautiful shiny and glittery look – then topped it off with bling!

For the Stars and Stripes square, I used our red and silver glitter paper but needed blue, so I made my own glitter paper by taking some Marina Mist and patted it into my Versamark pad, sprinkled Heat and Stick powder over it, heat set, then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over it, tapped it off, and then heat set again and voila!  Blue glitter paper – very cool!  I created the hat using the top of a water bottle – LOL!  Here is my personal insert:



Here is the recipe for this month’s insert:

Stamps: Bright Blossoms.
Markers: Basic Gray, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz
Ink Pads: Stazon Black, Poppy Parade
Paper: Regal Rose, Basic Black, Whisper White, Red and Silver Glimmer Paper, Pretty in Pink, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, In-Color DSP, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Punches: Owl Builder, Bird Builder, Small Oval Punch, Lace Ribbon Boarder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, 5-Petal Flower, Word Window, Round Tab, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Beautiful Wings, Stripes EF, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Square Lattice EF, Big Shot, Daisies #2 Die, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Stars #2 Die, 1-3/4 Scallop Circle punch,
Digital Download:  Fashionable
Fabric:  Flirtatious
Accessories: Pearls, Rhinestones, Gel Pen, Versamark Marker, Irridescent Ice EP, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Subtles and Brights Buttons, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Antique Brads, Ruffled Ribbon, Taffeta Ribbon, Metallic Brads

I hope you enjoyed looking at May’s Framed Art insert!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail


It’s been a fun weekend—I knew we had blogs scheduled to go up several times a day, so I’ve checked in often to see who was posting and to see the projects they were sharing. I haven’t been disappointed, and I hope you haven’t either!

Of course, with free downloads, I’m sure we’re all happy!

I’ve liked all the projects. There’s been a great variety, lots of Christmas projects (which makes sense since several of the downloads were holiday themed) with other fun ideas as well. I thought I’d mention a few of my favorites. . .

I always love Andrea’s projects, and her four projects using the free downloads were awesome! I thought they were a great way to start off the weekend and get the creative juices flowing.

Jeanna Bohanon created a beautiful page with the Digital Tape and So Typefelt downloads—I loved the way she used the two downloads together! And the soft picture in the background was a wonderful touch!

Heather Summers is obviously rockin’ with the Christmas banner that she combined with adorable pictures of her kids!

And I loved Rochelle Gould’s page of a baby’s first visit with Santa. . . What a darling page—and a great memory to capture!

I could mention something I loved about each blog—and I’m not just saying that! If you haven’t checked them all out, be sure to browse through them. You’ll be amazed at what you find!

And guess what? We set a goal to have 5,000 new friends visit our site and receive the free downloads, and we exceeded that goal! Woo hoo! We’re psyched, and we wanted to share our excitement with you—in the form of one more free download!

That’s right . . . so you’ll enjoy a total of five free downloads from Stampin’ Up! to celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day. Check the link below to get your fifth free download below. Happy scrappin’!

My Digital Studio for Windows: Click here

My Digital Studio for MAC: Click here

Other programs: Click here

To learn what’s included in the fifth download and how to access the content files once downloaded, choose one of the following:

I have the My Digital Studio software
I don’t have the My Digital Studio software, but want to use my free download in other programs


Stampin’ Hugs!
~ Gail


Hi Everyone! I’m here to announce that from TODAY until NOVEMBER 11th, for every $25.00 in orders either in person or through my SU On Line Site (click on the order button to be taken to my site), your name will be entered in a drawing to win a My Digital Studio software program through me ONLY! So, that means if you order $50.00 in product, your name will be entered TWICE! Twice as nice – that’s right! However, if your order only comes to $49.99 or under, that won’t count for two entries, only one – it has to be in multiples of $25.00 to get your name entered into this drawing. This also goes hand in hand with all the fabulous deals SU has on printing and just in time for Christmas and holiday memories! If you know of anyone who has been wanting to get into digital scrapbooking or if you have been wanting this program, then go on and place a $25.00 order and get your/their name in to win this fabulous digital scrapbooking program. I’ll be featuring all the great things you can do with this through this month to give you ideas! The possibilities are endless! AND SOMEBODY WILL BE WINNING THIS PROGRAM ON NOVEMBER 12TH!

OR, you can have this FREE by being one of the first three people to sign up as an demonstrator through me ONLY in addition to getting a FREE BIG SHOT or $100 in free merchandise! If you already have a Big Shot use the $100 for FREE dies for your Big Shot machine or for ANYTHING! That’s right! Sign up as a demonstrator on my team and be able to come to monthly team meetings, take advantage of our fabulous discount, get to attend demonstrator only events, along with preorders and sneak peaks of upcoming specials – come to Convention or Regionals or Leadership events! How FUN! You can choose to be a hobbyist or earn extra money for the holidays – or give it a try and just see if this is for you and take advantage of getting a FREE Big Shot, the My Digital Studio software program (FOR THE FIRST THREE PEOPLE WHO SIGN UP AS A DEMONSTRATOR), and get a totally customizeable Starter Kit to get the product you want – it doesn’t get better than this. If you decide it isn’t for you, then there is no further obligation except to take all the FREE stuff and walk away smiling! This offer is only good to the first three people signing up on my team and only through me until October 31st!

Stampin’ Hugs!
~ Gail