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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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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


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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Trey Sims
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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" 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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Trey Sims

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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.


  • 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

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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.

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Trey Sims
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Monday, August 16, 2010

My Digital Studio


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.


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Monday, August 9, 2010

Awash with flowers

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.

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Trey Sims
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