An Artisian Award non-entry

Hello. Happy Lazy days of summer… at least that’s how I feel today. I had the day off and while I did have quite a few pre-scheduled appointments that got me up and out of the house this morning, the rest of the day has been one of those lazy, hazy days of summer. I’ve actually been hiding in my air-conditioned stamp room for a bit if I must confess… but I’m thinking I might head out to the beach for a bit in a while… we’ll see. In the meantime, I thought I’d share with you one of the cards I made for the annual Stampin’ Up Artisian Award contest. This award is one of the greatest perks of being a Stampin’ Up demo! You submit 10 projects (5 cards, 3 scrapbook pages and 2 3-D items) of your best work in hopes that you’ll come out in the top 10 participants. Why, you ask? Well, the winner gets a $500 SU shopping spree, $500 in cash, a special dinner with SU co-founder Shelli Gardner and concept artists and usually a special little gift or two from SU. Sounds wonderful, right? I agree! Oh, and I forgot… because they

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Have you seen it?

This new Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up is amazing… by far the best I’ve ever seen! I had to look through it like 10 times before I saw everything — it’s bigger and full, full, full of great products and ideas. What are you waiting for? Go check it out here now! 🙂 You can start buying goodies from this baby today — it’s a month earlier than SU normally releases their holiday catalog so you can get a head start on those great crafting projects you have planned for the holidays! Another great tid-bit of info for today is that the new MDS2 is launching! If you are not familiar with our digital paper crafting program, My Digital Studio, now is a great time to become familiar with it. It has always been great for make digital cards, scrapbook pages, photo books, banners and so much more — but now you can use it for canvases! That’s really exciting to me… it also has over 75 other great new features including being able to design in two-page spreads, use multiple colors on a stamp brush, recolor an existing embellishment, recolor a photo, text shaping and so much more! Want

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