Sunday, August 19, 2012


My Digital Studio 2

Express yourself and impress your friends when you create projects using MDS 2, My Digital Studio’s digital design software.

With the FREE 30-day trial, you’ll get:
* Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days - available to you from my business website Online Store and click on the Shop NOW Button, then on the MDS2.
* Full access to design tools to create cards, photobooks, calendars, and more
* Full access to a sample of exclusive artwork from MDS 2+
* The chance to buy additional downloads that you can keep after your trial expires
* Ability to order your projects from our professional print services
* Discounted bulk pricing on select My Digital Studio print products.

Watch the video below to see just a few things that you can make with MDS2:

Do you have your Holiday mini catalog yet?  If not email me with your name and address, and I will mail one out to you right away.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me

Thank you for watching the video,
Donna Marcil

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone,

I have to go to a birthday dinner tomorrow evening and I needed to come up with a great card for my brother-in-law who is a very simple guy.  Then I wanted to use my new Bigz Typeset Alphabet set, so this is what I came up with.  I hope you like it?

I had to do a little playing around with the alpha set to get it just right, so for you I will tell you what I did and what I used.

2012-2014 In Colors - Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit - 126838-$6.95
Patio Party - Designer Series Paper - 126916-$10.95

Typeset Alphabet Bigz - 127553-$89.95 (If you order this die set through September 30th, you can purchase this for a 15% discount.  That is $76.46... You must email me to earn this discount.  Include name address and phone number).
Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon - 126847-$8.95
Designer Ribbon Slides, New Holiday Catalog - 127834-$4.95

Make four 2 inch squares of the colors that you would like to use.  Use your Big Shot and your Typeset Alphabet set and line up your squares center to the letters.  Put through the big shot.  Cut down squares to make them as centered as possible to 1-3/4 inch.  Cut four 1-3/4 inch squares to put behind to make them pop.  Adhere with adhesive snail and place on card.

I hope that you like the card,  please leave me a comment if you do or if yo have any questions, please feel free to email me

Thanks for looking,
Donna Marcil

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Googly Ghouls Treat Bag

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to share this spooky little treat bag using the Ghoulish Googlies Bundle Set. This would be a great little treat bag for your Ghoulish Guests at Halloween.

Here is how to make this adorable Googly Ghouls Treat Bag:

Stamps – Bundle Set (Save 15% on Bundle Order):
Ghoulish Googlies Clear Mount Bundle (bundle sets have different order numbers, so make note when ordering) – 129853 – Includes:
      Googly Ghouls Clear Stamp Set
      10 Treat Bags, 20 Double Sided Tags, Pumpkin Pie Bakers Twine & 50 Googly Eyes

Basic Black-126980 / $5.95
Versa Mark-102283 / $7.50

Black Embossing Powder-109133 / $4.75
Dazzling Diamonds Embossing Powder-102023 / $4.50
Brayer-102395 / $12.50
Chevron Embossing Folder-127749 / $7.95
Heat Tool-129053 / $29.95
Adhesive Snail-104331 / $4.50

Place your bag in the Chevron embossing folder the short way and line up the bottom of the bag with the side of the folder.  You lines will go across instead of up & down.  Then take your brayer and put it into the basic black ink and roll on lightly not to press into the recessed grooves from the chevron folder.  Make several passes to get the desired darkness.

While ink is drying, using a stamping tray or an old wooden set container, place a small amount of dazzling diamonds in and mix it with black embossing powder.  You want more black than you want of the dazzling diamonds for good deep color.  Now take your brayer and versa mark and roll on and do not press to hard to get into the recessed grooves.  Then place in the stamping tray on top of the powder mixture until desired coverage has been accomplished.  Use your heat tool to set the embossing powder.

Decorate your tags as desired using the double sided tags available in the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit. 
Ghoulish Googlies Clear Mount Bundle  – 129853

If you like this idea, please let me know with a comment or become one of my blog followers and then you can keep up with all the exciting cards and projects that I will be doing.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Keepsake Ornaments - LOVE Them

Hi Everyone,

Just made these cards for my class I had last night and another upcoming class.  I just Love the new Keepsake Ornaments and the Holiday Framelit Dies, don't you?

Ornament Keepsake Bundle - 129950 Clear $42.95
Includes clear stamp set and framelit dies that match
Yes, you can now Bundle some of our beautiful sets of stamps & framelits and they are priced to save you 15% off the single purchase price.  WOW now that is a super savings to you.  I also used the new Champagne Glmmer Paper -127885 and I used the Champagne shimmer paint and dabbed it on the Merry Chrismtas from the Greetings of the Season - 128033 clear, using Chcolate Chip classic Ink Pad...  Other colors used we Soft Suede and Crum Cake.  The Crum Cake was brayered over the recessed side of the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder - 120175, to make it look really vintaged and worn.  The Oranment Keepsake Bundle in Clear was used-129950 which includes the stamp set and the framelit dies.

Triple Layer Stamping Technique
I just had to CASE this card from one of my very talented sideline, Kris.  I changed it slightly, but it turned out beautiful!  Here we layered the whisper white card stock on each other with a small dap of snail.  Then stamped our images on the whisper white using the new Snowflake Soriee stamp set - 127925 Clear / $21.95. I am also using our new Designer Ribbon Sliders with our Whisper White 1/4" Grossgrain Ribbon.

Here is the last card, it is from one of my favorite sets Lovely as a Tree - 115026 wood.

Brayer Technique
I used the In Color Midnight Muse Paper - 126843 and Summer Starfruit  3/8" Satin Ribbon - 126846.  I also used the Top Note Die-113463.  The moon was made by creating a template with a post a not cut out using the 1-3/4" circle punch. Stuck it to the Glossy White paper.  Brayered, starting with tempting turqoise and using Midnight Muse over the top.  The moon was then completed with Summer Star Fruit on a dauber and moving from the inside to the outside in a circular motion.  I then stamped in Basic Black Craft Ink using the Lovely as a Tree -115026 and finishing it off with White Craft Ink using the Petite Pairs - 122497 clear set.

I hope that you all enjoy.

Let me know what you think, email me or leave a comment,
Donna marcil

Thursday, August 2, 2012

All This FREE!!!

OK Ladies, I finally received my stuff that I had to ship home from Stampin UP! Convention in Salt Lake City.  There was just way to much FREE stuff for me to lug it around the airport or pay for another bag to send it home.  It was cheaper just to send UPS ground. 
FREE Product from Convention
This is ALL the stuff I received:
1 Idea Book & Catalog (IB&C) - $5.00
1 Holiday Catalog - $.50
1 Stampin Up Fan made with our very own Designer Series Paper - Priceless
5 Make & Takes w/Colored Directions $15.00 value
1 Sheet of our 12x12 Sheet Protectors from the IB&C - $5.95
2 Packages of our Sewing Fabrics - $9.95 each = $19.90
2 New Stampin Dazzle Markers Silver & Gold from the Holiday Catalog - $3.50 each = $7.00
1 Container of 2012-14 In Color Dahlias from the IB&C - $7.95
1 1/2" Striped Basic Grey Satin Ribbon from the Holiday Catalog - $7.95
1 3/8" Stitched Primrose Petal Satin Ribbon from the IB&C - $8.95
1 Sheet of our Rhinestones Basic Jewels from our IB&C - $4.95
1 Sheet of our New Googly Eyes from the Holiday Catalog - $2.50
1 Package of our New Howlstooth Designer Series Paper from our Holiday Catalog - $10.95
1 Wood Stamp Set of "Moving Forward" to help benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities-$19.95
1 Wood Stamp Set of "I AM" Convention - $15.95 Value
1 Clear Stamp Set "Mixed Medley" from the Holiday Catalog - $10.00 Hostess Set or a $15.95 value
1 Clear Stamp Set "You're Amazing Stamp Set from the IB&C - $22.95
1 Clear Stamp Set "Affection Collection" from the New Holiday Catalog - $21.95
1 Clear Stamp Set "Monster Munchies" from the New Holiday Catalog - $14.95
1 Clear Stamp Set "Daydream Medallions" from the IB&C - $26.95
1 Anywhere Glue Stick - $3.95
1 Stampin UP! "I AM" Pen - $3.95
1 Stampin UP! shoulder bag - $24.95 
All of this comes to, DRUM ROLL PLEASE - - - - over $268 worth of AWESOME Product.  Not to mention delicous and healthy lunches were included daily, the swaping of cards & scrapbook pages with other demonstrators, the friends you make and the most important of all, the things you learn...Oh YEah, we did have FUN too.  I have taken away so many great ideas that I you will begin to se them soon.

I would like to offer you the oppotunity to join my team and come next year for the 25th Anniversary of Stampin UP!  You know that it is going to be GREAT, if I received all this great product for just the 24th anniversary.  They are running a Spooktacular special right now.  Come take a look...

If you would like to keep up with my blog and find out new and exicting ips or techniques, upcoming classes, card ideas and all of Stampin Up's great promotions, became one of my blog followers.  See "Become a Member" on the left column of my blog.

Thanks for looking,
Donna Marcil 


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

2012 Holiday Mini Catalog is now live!

Holiday catalog PDF
Stampin' Supplies List

Take special note of some of the MONEY-SAVING features of this new mini, with layouts to inspire and enchant your holiday festivities:

  • BUNDLES - Yep!  You read that right.  Stampin' Up! has bundled matching stamp sets and framelits saving you 15% off!  There are 7 different bundles to choose from and they are all listed on page 2.
  • KITS - Designer Kits make your gift giving experience even better.  Look for new kits throughout the mini.
  • SUITES - Four new Suites take all the guess-work out of what items coordinate and fit into everyone's holiday needs!
  • SAMPLES - Grab your favorite drink and settle in.  There is so much "eye-candy" in this mini you'll never run out of ideas to copy and create.
Are you in love with this mini yet?  Even as hard as it is to decide what to get first, SHOP NOW so these goodies will arrive next week!  Don't have a catalog yet?  Tell me today and I'll send you one immediately!
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Ok are you all revved up?  It gets better!  Hold onto your seats.

My Digital Studio has been the most awesome digital design program on the market but it just got better with the release of MDS 2.  MDS 2 sports 75 new functionality features to make your designing experience even more enjoyable.

A few of the enhancements include:

  • design in spreads
  • multi-color your stamped images just like you do in real life
  • crop both stamped images and embellishments
  • customize your color-pallet
  • easier view of templates
  • create custom groups to use throughout your project
  • round corners
  • recolor Designer Series Paper
  • add text to a path - so cool!
  • watermark option
That gives you a taste of the new improvements, remember I said there are 75 of them.
You can try MDS 2 FREE for 30 days by visiting this link.  Download, start designing and once your project is complete, save 31% on our professional Printing Services on sale during the entire month of August.
Here's more news, it just keeps getting better with the 31 Days of Savings Promotion.
Get 31% off 31 digital content options and most of our print products for all 31 days in August!
Feed your My Digital Studio addiction! With digital goods on sale and the 30-day FREE trial of the software, August is the perfect time for you to enter the digital designing craze and see what it's all about.
What's on sale?
ALL cards, photobooks, individual pages, and tags. That's right: print any photobook, board book, swatchbook, individual pages, greeting card, postcard, tri-fold card, or tag-all for 31% off. 
Click HERE for more info on our Print Products.
Some of our best digital content. 30 downloads and 1 content disc. Yup, that equals 31.
Here's the list of sale items:
Item #
Regular Price
Sale Price
Floral District Collection Disc
Night and Day Designer Series Paper
Candid Frames
Check This Out Page Templates
Blossom Builders Embellishments
It’s All Me Kit
Whimsical Note Journal Template
Pinwheel Daily Calendar Template
Party Animal Kit
Autumn Traditions Kit
Grateful Heart Thanksgiving Ensemble
Playful Polka Dots Kit
World Traveler Photobook Template
Storybook Specialty Designer Series Paper
Joyful Times Kit
One Great Year Digital Kit
Limited Edition Embellishments
Walk in the Park II Kit
Hash This Stamp Brush Set
Book of Birthdays Swatchbook Template
Travel Journal Kit
Get it Done Kit
Sweetly Nested Framable Template
Delight in the Day Photobook
Blast Off Ensemble
Little Milestone Birthdays Greeting Card
Designer Gift Cards
And a Happy New Year Photocard Template
Thanks Tons Greeting Card Template
Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit
Gratitude Framable Template
The Fine Print
  • Print product bulk pricing isn't included as a part of this sale-sorry! (But not too sorry because it's still a sweet deal.)
  • You can only get the digital downloads and print products via an Online order. 
  • The Floral District Collection Disc can go on a workshop order as it is a tangible item.
  • There's no limit to how many sale items you can order. Go crazy!
  • Get your orders in by Friday, August 31.
Any Questions or comments, please feel to contact me
Donna Marcil
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