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My Digital Studio

April 24, 2013

Be your own designer with My Digital Studio. Design cards, photobooks, calendars, and more. We’ve got you covered for all of life’s events with intuitive software and digital content right at your fingertips.

You can download a 30-day trial for FREE (we all love that!) or go ahead and purchase the full program for just$27.95.

There are so many reasons to go digital if you have never done it before. The ease with which you can create cards, scrapbook pages, party invitations, decor for around the home…. oh my goodness it just goes on and on!

On top of what you can produce with it, there’s also a LOT of benefits… got little ones you need to juggle on you lap while you create? or you want to create, but find it hard to pull out your stash and then put it away again?? With MDS – all you need is a computer or laptop and you are away laughing. I have been surprised at how easy and intuitive the software is.

There is a LOT of content – with new content added every Tuesday. There’s a support site to help you find your way around with quick and easy video tutorials – and a forum to ask questions and share your end product. Love the SU community!! You’ll find all that here at

So, if you’d like to give it a go, download the free version try before you buy.

I can also come demonstrate the program to you and your friends at a party – just give me a call (565-4407) or send me an email and we can set a date.

In the meantime – take a look at this great Getting to Know MDS video. It’ll show you just how great this software is!


Colour Refresh

April 19, 2013

In 2010 when Stampin’ Up! announced the big Colour Renovation, they shared plans for colour refreshes every three or so years. This was to keep our colours on trend and fresh. Well, it’s been three years, and Stampin’ Up! has announced that ten new colours will be making their way into the core colours. Most are returning in-colours that have become firm favourites. I think when you see the list, you’ll love them as much as I do – I am SO happy to see Blushing Bride return!


Well Hello!

April 18, 2013
It's been a while!

It’s been a while!

It’s rather embarrassing at how long it’s been since I last popped on here…. eeek! Work and family commitments have meant next to no time for updating my blog.

I’ve just put together my first newsletter for quite some time too. Why the flurry?? Well, Stampin’ Up! have been making all sorts of fabulous announcements so I figured it really was time I got tapping away on the laptop and share some of these with you.

Rather than make a super long blog post right now, I’ll add an announcement every day or two here or on my facebook page – hopefully both! And my Stampin’ Up! page should also capture all my updates as well.

So as well as finding me here, you can also find me on:
Stampin’ Up! page:

On my Stampin’ Up! page, you’ll find a ton of information. The latest promotions, updates that mirror my facebook or this blog’s updates. And NOW…. my online store! Yesss! You can shop in your PJs 24/7 🙂

Click to go straight to Kelly’s Stampin Spot shop

PS: My card at the beginning features the “Oh, Hello” set from the 2013 Seasonal Catalogue.

Halloween Treats

October 29, 2012

I know it’s been a loooong time since I updated. Family life and work life get in the way of paper and glue time!!

These little treat bags were made by one of the ladies at the monthly community craft night that myself and a friend run. We had a loose theme of Halloween and Thank you cards. The ladies had a great time putting these together, and these were made by one of the ladies for each of her kids. We were using Googly Ghouls which you will find in the “Holiday Mini” catalogue.

Lucky I had my cellphone to get any kind of photo – I think she did a great job!! She made another dozen or so which she planned on taking home and threading with cotton in order to hang from twigs in a vase – super simple halloween decorations!


To a Friend

June 10, 2012

Oh boy! I am NOT even going to look at the date I last posted here. It’s been a while. A looooong while!


Seeing as I have computers and hard drives working for the moment, I thought I would pop a post up showing one of my favourite cards of recent weeks. It’s using a few of our new products available in the current Autumn-Winter mini.

I love how easy our Framelits are to use. Take a look at this video to see what I mean.

Hope these chilly June days are helping you get your craft on!

By for now,

Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue Blog Hop time

April 1, 2012

Woah! I hadn’t realised my little break from blogland had been so long!!  I really did chill out with the family and left a LOT of technology time in the sidelines.

SAB and the Summer mini finished yesterday – and so today, we start with our Autumn-Winter mini. This lovely little catalogue will last for four whole months. But if you are anything like myself – and fellow demonstrators – you will ADORE the new products and tools showcased in this mini. Today ESAD has a fabulous blog hop going on – whether you follow from the beginning and arrived from Tina Hewitt, or you’ve joined the hop here, keep clicking on the links at the end of each post, and you will have 25 glorious stops. I recommend a cuppa – and a notebook! – because I think you will fall in love with the talent and the examples on show today.

But who – or what – is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up demonstrators.

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group

 Now… on with the show!

I have two projects for you today – both involving the fabulous new cutting tools: Framelits and Edglits.

First is this super cute box: I’ve run the completely gorgeous Twitterpated DSP through the big shot with the Box number 2 die – and then used the smallest label framelit to create the window on the front. I wanted a narrow frame around the window to highlight it so I used the same size framelit with Lucky Limeade cardstock, then fussy cut the outer edge using the very faint impression left behind when you lift the framelit from the cardstock.

A fancy looking – but oh-so-simple! – ribbon embellishment has added some lush-ness to the otherwise basic project, thanks to the Blushing Bride Pleated ribbon.

The cute image hanging in the window is from one of the Apothecary Art stamp set – I’ve punched this image using our 1″ circle. Apothecary Art has been designed specifically to co-ordinate with our framelits. Gorgeous!

Finally, the hanging image has been tied with Indigo Island Bakers Twine – a further addition to the already wonderful Bakers Twine range introduced in the Summer mini. I love it!

Wow!! Five brand new products in one project…!!  AWESOME!

And here is Project #2: A card using the Adorning Accents Edgelits – and the co-ordinating Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.

I’ve watercoloured (with Blender Pens) the very pretty flowers from the Bordering on Romance stamp set. This set has been designed to co-ordinate with the Edgelits – perfection! Having stamped and coloured the image, I’ve then chosen a larger size Framelit to cut perfectly a shape. The bottom of the shape has been de-bossed with the seriously cute small hearts from the Adorning Accents embossing folder… and there is more of that Backers Twine and Pleated Ribbon. The Pleated Ribbon comes in four fabulous colours – I dare you not to get them all!!

The spritzing effect on both the card base and the image was achieved with some old-school spritzing using a marker and spritzing tool – with a touch of sparkle on the image thanks to some gold smooch… yum!

I hope you have enjoyed your stop here, now it’s time to hop on over to Yvonne. She has some really fun ideas using Mixed Bunch and the Blossom Punch.

I have started to post out copies of the Mini to my regular customers – if you would like to receive your own copy, email me with your details and I’ll get one off to you as well.

Join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration

January 26, 2012

Right now is really the BEST time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.  If you have been thinking about it for a little while, act now and:

  • Pay just $289 for the starter kit (total value of the kit is in excess of $725!) – instead of the usual $339
  • Add a FREE stamp set of your choice from any of the current catalogues – adding MORE value to the starter kit!

Joining couldn’t be easier – click on my Stampin’ Up! Demostrator Webpage, and click on the “Join Now” button under my contact details, and follow the prompts.  Easy as can be!

And for some added interest – take a look at this video for more Stampin’ Up! opportunities.