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


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! This month for every $25.00 in product you place with me, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a “My Digital Studio” software program – valued at $79.99! Along with the specials that SU has going on with reduced printing costs, they came out with a fabulous Recipe Book template just in time for the holiday season to give as a cherished gift to a loved one or friend!

Recipe Books for All!

October, November, and December are the busiest months in the kitchen at my house. So, when I was asked to create a recipe book cover and spread for our new board books, I was excited to see what I could come up with! First, I decided to see if there were any quotes I could use. I found a quotation by Paula Deen that I thought was perfect to go on the cover of a recipe book: “Cooking has always brought me a happiness that I didn’t think was available. I just fire up the stove and things start to fade away.”

Once I was done designing, I was in love with it. (I’m planning to have it in my kitchen in the very near future.) I was excited to learn that we also decided to make it into a designer template!

I can’t wait to download this Compilation of Recipes Designer Template for myself! Finally, I have an opportunity to do something with the stack of loose recipes I have been collecting over the years (not to mention all the recipes sitting in my e-mail). Christmas presents for my sisters, sisters-in-law, mother, and mother-in-law . . . check, check, check, and check!

I hope you all enjoy this 32-page board book designer template as much as I know I will! Be sure to check out the other downloads released today for more gifting and holiday goodness!

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