Julie Butler - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Julie Butler - Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013


So by no means am I anywhere near being proficient in the use of MDS (MY Digital Studio) which is the newest and most awesome addition to the Stampin Up range but I wanted to share this wee inspirational quote that I made tonight.      I am still teaching myself how to use MDS.   Decided that rather than watch the tuition videos that I would just start playing around.    Sure it may end up being the "long way" around buy it sure it fun at the time.     It is FAR from perfect but I still wanted to share in the hopes that other novice users may be inspired.    MDS is actually quite easy once you get that hang of things.

This entire picture is dedicated to those friends of mine who do really accept me as I am - all my flaws and all.   Love you all.  xxx

Monday, April 22, 2013

Just add technique

Over at Just add ink this week they have a great challenge.    Just add a new technique you haven't tried before.

I needed to produce a couple of mothers day cards for an order and thought that this card I saw recently by the amazing Catherine Pooler would be a fantastic one to case.    Im not even certain that there is a name for this technique but I want to call it "paint meets ink".   I kept my case fairly similar, using different colours inspired by the few test pots of paint that were lying around the house (yep thats regular old house paint).

This card is also very special because it is a hybrid card.   What is a "hybrid" card.   It uses a combination of old fashioned ink stamping and the new digital stamping program Stampin Up have just released.   It is called My Digital Studio (MDS) and you can check it out here  I must say I am extremely taken with the program.    It is FREE to trial with a 30 day trial and less than thirty dollars to purchase.    If you wish to purchase it follow the links and don't forget to put my name in as your demonstrator   (Julie Butler).   

I used MDS on this card to print the tree and the sentiment.   I didn't have either of the stamps and for a minimal charge I could download them to add to my collection.   This is a fabulous way to build up your sentiment collection and with a good colour printer the sky is the limit when it comes to printing stamp images.

Anyway - I hope you like the card, the purchaser certainly did.

PS - check out all of Catherine Pooler's videos.   She is a fantastic inspiration.