Tuesday, July 23, 2013

MDS Convention Swap and New Digital Downloads

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday! Well, I'm a little slow to the trough but it is still Tuesday, and that means we have new Digital Downloads. I also thought it would be a good day to show you one of my Convention Swaps. I did it in MDS and then a few days before convention decided to turn it into a "Hybrid" by coloring a rhinestone with a sharpie and adding it to my card. Here's what I came up with-

and this was my final swap-

sorry for the poor lighting, I'm in the middle of packing up my house.

This is a CASE of a traditional card I made last year for a team swap. I switched it up just a little, but you can still see the basic bones-

What do you think? I am soooo happy with how it turned out! 

You want to know what's even better? I saved two of my swaps just in case I got to meet two of my favorite MDS people- Kimberly Van Diepen and Heather Summers. Well I met Kimberly early on and swapped with her but kept missing Heather till the last night. I was headed back to my seat after another unsuccessful round of "hybrid" swapping when one of my friends said "There's Heather" and there she was standing at the end of our row talking with some of our friends. Sooooo, what do I do? Yep, I go running over like a crazed escapee from a mental institute yelling"OHHHHH Heather Summers It's You! Finally!!!! Yep, Deer in the headlights look. Poor Heather. At least we had communicated by e-mail in the past so when I introduced myself she knew who I was. That's helpful when you go to fill out the restraining orders, don't you know. Well, I told her I had saved a MDS swap for her and this was the one I had left. She actually asked me how I got the sun to look like it did and if she could put it on her blog? Uhhhhh, let me see.... Like I was going to say No! Yes, Please!!! And Thank You!!! How cool is it to meet your blog friends and idols? So Cool!

Oh and today just gets better. It's Tuesday and that means we have all new Digital Downloads. I am Soooo Super Excited about the All New Rise and Shine Pocket Cards. We saw them Demonstrated at Convention and they are going to be a great addition for all of your scrapbook and journaling. Print them out and keep them on hand in your This and That book too, I know I plan too. So many great new downloads I just don't know which one I'm going to play with first. What about you? 
Hello, Lovely Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Party Premiere Ensemble -- Digital Download
Post Card Stamp Brush -- Digital Download
Rise & Shine Pocket Cards -- Digital Download
Soho Subway Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download
World Map Stamp Brush -- Digital Download

To shop these great downloads and more stop by my online store. You can shop 24-7. Don't forget our Paper Promotion ends at the end of this month. Buy any 3 packs of Designer Series Paper and get 1 pack FREE!

Well, That's all I have for you today. I hope you liked today's card, and I hope it inspires you to try MDS and create something fun for yourself. You don't always have to create something new, you can put a new twist on something you've already taken the time to create. If you liked today's card or have questions about it, I hope you will take take the time to leave me a question in the space below. I love hearing from you. Your comments really do make my day! If you'd like to +1 or Pin today's card, I've added the buttons for your convenience. Friends and Followers are always welcome too! :)

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated. Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe,

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Back From Convention

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Hey y'all! I have missed y'all something fierce! I hope you've missed me too. :) I've been at convention the last few days and was running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Well, bouncing around like a chicken with my head cut off would probably be a more accurate description. There were so many of us there, there wasn't much room to be running anywhere. Truth be told though, I had a BLAST, and you could have packed us in even tighter and it still would have been ok with me.

Sorry, about the lack of posting lately. I was busy getting swaps ready for my first ever SU Convention. In addition to that I've been in the process of getting my house ready to put on the market. How is it, that we can manage to accumulate so much "stuff" in 11 years? Oh my goodness!!! It really was so much easier with the military. You just didn't have enough time in any one place to accumulate enough stuff to make the packing up that difficult. Just about all of my house except my master suite, stamp room and kitchen is sitting in my living/dining room for an indoor yard sale. UGH!!!

The good news is, I've got some new cards to show you. The bad news is my stamping space is now very limited. I will be stamping on the floor before long. Hopefully I will be in a new place within the month.

I will be back tomorrow with a swap and some exciting news.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my little corner of the world. You are very appreciated! Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to destroy. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe,
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