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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

More Digital Snowmen

Hey! Here is another Christmas card made with My Digital Studio. The punches used were, circle, oval, square, and rounded corner. You have to play with the nose awhile until you like what you get. I want to bring your attention to the bird. Notice how its feet are a different color than its body? When you have another photo-editing software, there are so many more possibilities with MDS. Including using a multicolored stamped image!! Video coming soon!!


Trey Sims
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Candy Cane Lane Snowman

Here is a cute little Christmas card I made with one of Stampin' Up!'s newest digital downloads.
Don't you just love it!?! First I put down the DSP from the same download, then the Snowman outline from, "A Cute Christmas" stamp set. Using square punchs, I made the sign. I made one joy in the color of the DSP and another in black, slightly off centered. I exported this as a JPEG, and opened the JPEG in Paint. I used the airbrush and water color brush to color in the image. Then I saved the image. I opened My Digital Studio and started a new project. I imported the colored picture and resized it to fit the cardfront. Then, I put another snowman outline, and lined it up with the previous to make the image look sharper. Do you understand this? or is it clear as mud?
When I printed one, I used my Tombow multi-adhesive to make little dots. Then I sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over them! It looks very pretty, but it doesn't show up well on camera. :(
Don't forget! Only 12 days left to get 20% off your order! Just email me to get started! trey.sims@comcast.net
Trey Sims
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New Digital Downloads!!!

Stampin' Up! has realeased new digital kits with items from the Holiday Mini Catalog. There is Nite Owl, Autumn Spice, Deck the Halls, and Candy Cane Lane, Celebrations, and a brad add-on pack. Here is a picture!

Item Description Image Price
122174 Nite Owl Digital Kit $7.95
Nite Owl
122175 Autumn Spice Digital Kit $9.95
Autumn Spice
122176 Deck the Halls Photocard Digital Kit $3.95
Deck the Halls
122177 Candy Cane Lane Photocard Digital Kit $3.95
Candy Cane Lane
123728 Celebrations Digital Kit $9.95
Celebrations
122166 Brad Add-On Pack $0.95
Brad Add-On



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Sunday, October 10, 2010

CLEARANCE RACK!!! ~EASY GIFTS!

Just checkin' in! Maybe a project later today. Just wanted to tell you that the clearance rack was updated with over 200 items! WOW!!! I specifically want to bring the tins to your attention. I will show you mine when I receive them. You can purchase these for about 60 cents each. You can also buy a roll of retired red ribbon for 2 or 3 bucks! This is SUPER-DUPER easy packaging for any gifts. Place your clearance rack orders at http://treysims.stampinup.net/! Unfortuneatly I cannot apply my 20% discount to these orders, but if you would like to order any other merchandise, just email it to me and I can work that out!
Trey Sims
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Monday, September 27, 2010

Medallion Background Stamp

Hey!!

Just wanted to stop in to showcase one of Stampin' Up!'s FABULOUS Background stamps, Medallion. This stamp was actually the most purchased stamp last year. :) I though I would never buy background stamps. This was my first and now I buy them all the time! Get yours 20% by e-mailing your order to me! trey.sims@comcast.net

This card is actually using some retired items, and I have not gotten around to remake it yet...
The base is Bermuda Bay 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4". I inked the Jolly wheel in Bermuda Bay ink and rolled it across the entire card front. I used Versamark, Gold Embossing Powder, and the heat tool to emboss the medallion and peace(non-SU!). Then, you can use either your 1/16" handheld punch or paper piecer to punch a whole for the cord. Sadly, SU! has stopped carry elastic cord :( It has always been a favorite of mine.
Have a great day!!!!

Trey Sims
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Christ is Born

Hello! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! This set has been on my wishlist for over a year and finally bought it a couple of weeks ago! Here is one of the cards I made.

The base card is Whisper White. I stamped the poinsetta in Cherry Cobbler on a 2 1/4" square. I wrapped Gold Cord (no longer available through SU!) around it 3 times and tied a knot. This was layered on a Real Red 2 1/2" square. I distress a piece of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and sponged the edges with Wild Wasabi. Christ is Born was stamped in Versamark.

TIP: Using Craft and rubber scissors, separate the "Christ is Born" from the Psalms 96:11 to get more 'mileage' out of your stamp.

Psalm 96:11 was stamped in early espresso.

Don't forget to take advantage of my 20% discount on all purchases by e-mailing me your order.
Have a Great Weekend!
Trey Sims
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Just Checkin' In...

Just wanted to assure you that have not fallen off the face of the earth. lol First week of school has been so busy. haven't had time to stamp. So, I don't have a project for today, but have some really cool christmas card ideas I want to show you! Stay tuned!
Trey Sims
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

MDS- Faux Glow Tutorial

I have a short video on how to do 'faux glow'. Like the name I came up with? Make sure to watch till the end to see another project using faux glow!

Also, the Holiday Mini Catalog Starts today! Click the picture below to view the PDF. Email me your orders and receive 20% off! trey.sims@comcast.net


Some of my Favorites:

  • Bells and Boughs Stamp Set
  • Glass Glitter
  • Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
  • Rejoicing in Christmas Stamp Set

Also, when you sign up to be a demonstrator (you can do this online at http://treysims.stampinup.net/. password: treysims) You will receive a free Greenhouse Gala Craft Tote shown here!

Here is todays video!




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Monday, August 30, 2010

MDS Christmas and Summer Mini ending!

Good Morning!

I LOVE making Christmas Cards! I made this one on the go with my laptop and My Digital Studio. This one uses the Christmas Jingle Digital Kit, and is already included in your My Digital Studio! Everything on this card was already included in my software. One of the things I love about My Digital Studio, is nothing EVER retires! You can also get an unlimited supply of your favorite designer paper!

I used the reindeer from the Winter Post set. They are actual size and three are Close to Cocoa, and one is Early Espresso. The background is Old Olive Grid DSP but with a low opacity. I used the hand torn stamp from the Torn Edges Stamp set (digital only) and colored it Chocolate Chip. To make the snowflake background, make two square punches the same size. Make one Very Vanilla and send it to the back, and fill the second with the snowflake DSP from Christmas Jingle and lower the opacity. The Merry Christmas border is from the kit too! I used the scallop edge punch with more DSP from the Christmas Jingle. Stay tuned this week for how to make the nose glow!

This is a note card, not an actual 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I designed it that size, and in a different photo-editing software cropped the image!


Also, TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER FROM THE SUMMER MINI! You can view the mini catalog here. You can place your order online, or you can e-mail it to me and receive 20% OFF!!

Thanks for visiting!

Trey Sims
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trey.sims@comcast.net

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Perks of being a demo!

UPDATE: Starting September 1st, I will GIVE you a FREE Craft Tote when you sign up! Go to this website to sign up on September 1st! The Password is: treysims

Hey!

Just wanted to share with you what came to my doorstep this afternoon! One of the many perks of being a demonstrator (if you are interested in the list, e-mail me or click here), is being able to purchase "Memento Mall" items. These are sold at annual convention in SLC, Utah, but the leftovers are available for demos who didn't attend (like me lol).

I am sharing this with you because I know some of you are on the fence about becoming a demo. You will never regret it, plus, if you sign up before Sep. 1, you have the opportunity to buy this amazing item!






All of these are pictures of the wonderful Greenhouse Gala Craft Tote! These are available to demonstrators only until August 31st! Go to this link to sign up instantly! Password: treysims

Inspired by the new Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper featured in the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog (p. 173), this tote is a must-have!

Here are a few of its many features:

•This tote fits 12" x 12" products as well as 12" x 12" Craft Keepers, and it even holds your Paper Cutter!
•A back-zipper pocket holds seven Classic Stampin' Pads.
•Open outside pockets hold our Extra-Large punches.
•A detachable shoulder strap makes it easy to carry your tote.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hostess Sets

Let me start by saying I would love to placed your order for these sets for you! This card uses a Level 1 Hostess Set 'Because I Care' and a Level 2 Hostess Set 'Fast & Fabulous'. Order total would have to be $400. Or, $150 for just the Level 1, or $300 for just the level 2. An excellent time to take advantage of my offer of 20% off your order! Email me to get started!

Very simple and elegant card. Stamped the flower outline in Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso. Stamped the overlay in Concord Crush. The greeting and border was stamped in Concord.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Simply Adorned

Hope you are having a great day!






I wanted to show you Stampin' Up!'s jewelry line, Simply Adorned. I will be purchasing a chain and charm as a gift for a church elder. As I do not have them now, I have designed several inserts for her to use.

I made 6 charms using Crosses of Hope. The colors are (top, left to right) Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point (night of navy brad), and Early Espresso. (bottom, left to right) Silver/Gold embossed, Pear Pizzazz (non-SU! brad), and Real Red.

Cross Charm Instructions:
To make the cross insert, cut a piece of glossy cardstock (1 1/2" x 2"). Ink the cross, stamp on a piece of scrap paper, then stamp in the middle of the piece of cardstock. Take a sponge dauber, with almost no ink, and brush it vertically to create a roughened look. Then sponge the edge of the insert. Insert a brad, and use a marker to only ink 'God' on the 'God bless you' sentiment.

Snowflakes Charm Instructions:
The snowflakes insert uses a Serene Snowflakes and Holiday Collection (retired), I used the hologram technique (mix clear emboss powder and dazzling diamonds) and white embosses each individual word from the "HOLIDAY WISHES peace.joy.love" stamp.

Swirls Charm Instructions:
The middle insert uses a retired wheel "So Swirly", ink in Early Espresso, and add two brads.

Moments Charm Instructions:
Use your Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive markers to make the grass. The flower image is from 'Beary Best Friends'. Use your Old Olive, Blushing Bride, and Peach Parfait markers to color the flower and stamp. 'Moments.' is from Elements of Style. Again, use your old olive marker to ink the sentiment. The bee was hand-drawn using the Daffodil Delight and Basic Black markers.

I will post this again when I get the chain and charm.

Don't forget to e-mail me your order to get 20%! (ends October 29th)
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Polka-Dot Flower

Happy Friday!





Another simple card today. I can't get my scanner to work, and I wanted to show you a cute Build-a-Bear Card but this will do for today. This uses the Pick-a-Petal stamp set.

This card uses some retired colors, to be honest I can't remember the names lol. But could be easily substituted with new/returning/existent colors. I stamped the petal using the Stamp-a-ma-jig. I stamped the circle image and used the 1"circle punch. I cut a little off using my paper snips, I adhered it with a dimensional. I used the Old Olive Marker for the stem, and used the "smile" petal for the leaf. I covered of the "smile" with the sentiment - made with Family Phrases and Modern Label Punch. Lastly, I used my 2-way glue pen and added dazzling diamonds to the leaf. For the polka dots, I used a pencil eraser as a stamp! Such an easy technique! This is still one of my favorite designs!

Don't forget that you can order Stampin' Up! products at a 20% discount until October 29th, OR you can take advantage of the ink pad special.

Supplies:

  • Pick-a-Petal Stamp Set #115042
  • Family Phrases Stamp Set #114960
  • 1" Circle Punch #119868
  • Modern Label Punch #119849
  • Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker #100079
  • Two-Way Glue Pen #100425
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glitter #102023
  • Whisper White 8 1/2"x11" Cardstock #100730

Have a great day! Thanks For Visiting!

Trey Sims

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Clear-Mount DVD Case Inserts

I know I keep bombarding you with all these My Digital Studio projects, but this one was really exciting for me! I recently converted most of my wood mount stamps to clear mount. I did this using clear vinyl that you can buy at craft stores. I converted 21 Sets. I left my background stamps wood mount, and some of my sets that were not die cut. I used less than a quarter of a yard! Anyways, I will be ordering SU!'s DVD cases, and made inserts using My Digital Studio.


The dimensions of the insert are 5 1/2" x 7". I used Pumpkin Pie Grid Designer Paper. I took the stamp image from the online catalog and the snipping tool. Or, you can get the image from my online store. The left tab tab is 1/2" wide. I used a black square punch, and white text for the number. I put the four languages just to make it look more 'official' lol.

You can purchase My Digital Studio here.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

My Digital Studio

Hello,





I have another My Digital Studio project for you. I use MDS for my business by selling "We've Moved" cards to a local realitor, which she gives to house buyers. She likes simple cards. I first made this card IRL by stamping with my E, D, and A, blocks. I wanted to try to imitate this digitally. This is what I came up with.

I used photo-boxes to size the different rectangles. And filled them with Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, and Early Espressso. I changed their opacity to 70. If you have ever stamped with your clear blocks, you know that they do not stamp a clean solid image. To rough up the images, I used the additional download, Vintage Overlays. I resized three of them to fit the rectangles, then made each one darker than the background color. To do this for the pear pizzazz overlay, click on the overlay, change color, click on pear, then click the tab 'HSB' and move the circle to a darker area of the spectrum.On top of the whole image, I used a white vintage overlay. I made the dots by resizing circle punches to 5 pixels wide.


My sister-in-law had her fifth baby last Friday! It was a little baby boy! They named it Eli, and he is so adorable. Sorry I don't have any pictures! I did not have a chance to take a picture of the card I made for them before I gave it to them. But, since they did not now if it was going to be a boy or a girl, I made a card for both, and obviously still have the girl version. I will try to get that posted this week.

Supplies:

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Awash with flowers

Hello!
Sorry I have been out of the loop this past week. I have been helping with our high school's band camp. It was a great week! My order came in this past Friday, and I have made at least a dozen cards in the past 24 hours! Here is a picture of my order!
One of the sets that came in my 19.1 lb. box, was Awash with Flowers. I have a couple cards this week to show you that use this set. Here is the first:

I stamped a whole 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of whisper white cardstock with images from this set. I used my 1 3/4" circle punch to cut out different portions. The circles were matted on a piece of Pear Pizzazz. The inks used were Rich Razzleberry, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, and Melon Mambo. I used a torn piece of Poppy Parade, and an 1/8" strip of daffodil delight. I used the spiral image from Trendy Trees in versamark and basic black for the greeting, also from Trendy Trees. Have a Great day!
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Sunday, August 1, 2010

My Digital Studio In Color

Good Morning!





Welcome to August!





Here is another card I made using My Digital Studio. Very Simple.


I used Concord Crush for the base. The left panel is Pear Pizzazz, the middle is Certainly Celery (with white stitching on both sides) and the right is Old Olive. The mat of the flowers is Poppy Parade and the flowers were "stamped" on Whisper White. This is the Petal Pizzazz stamp set. I used a digital technique similar to masking IRL. I "punched" out three or four white circles in about the size of the concord flower's petals. I laid them on the petals where the pear leaves were showing through, then right clicked the concord flower and clicked "Bring to Front". The other flower is blushing bride. For You greeting is from the stamp set 'For You' but I took a circle punch in old olive and covered up the flower.

If you would me to make a video of how to make this card, please leave a comment.

Also, when you purchase My Digital Studio, and ANY OTHER item from the mini or idea book & catalog, you qualify for 2 FREE CLASSIC INK PADS OF YOUR CHOICE! Promotion details here.

Shop here.

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Friday, July 30, 2010

NEW PROMOTION RELEASED!!!!

YAY! I am SO excited for this promotion! You can see all the details here!

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NOTE TO SU! DEMONSTRATORS:
At some order totals, ink pads will cost me more than the instant income I will make on the order. If you have met your minimums, and are going to place an order including a classic ink pad, you may consider saving by taking advantage of this promotion.

Interesting Box

Good morning!

My family is off to the county fair today.

I wanted to share a box that I have been making for years. I have used it for Christmas, I.O.U's, small birthday treats, and more. I have the template for sale, priced at $1.50. It includes a template that can be printed on cardstock, another template with measurements printed on it, and instructions. I included the second template because you don't NEED a template once you make the box about five times. You can buy the template here.

Here are a couple of pictures:

When closed, the box measures 2 5/8" x 2 5/8" x 2 5/8". I altered the box from its original size, so it is now as big as you can make it from an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet. The template measures 7 1/16" x 11". The template will be e-mailed to you when I receive payment.
Have a great day!

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Blog Button/Graphic Video Tutorial

Good Morning!

I have another MDS video tutorial on how to eliminate the white box from your web-graphic when it is posted on a blog or other website.

If you can not see the video, click here.
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