Finally…. things have settled enough to get a post made.  School is in full swing and it’s shaping up to be a busy year.

This coming weekend both of my stamp clubs are meeting… and I’ve been working hard to get projects made and samples made!!  I was thinking, to start the year, we might play with the Moving Forward stamp set.  This is the Ronald McDonald set for this year. $3 of every set purchased goers to the Ronald McDonald house charities. This set was also a freebie at convention. And I love it.  Super cute for children’s cards or tags on packages.  Speaking of tags… look at these 3×3 cards: (and totally cased from Monika Davis… thanks Monika!! )


I just love how cute the images are. And the new firm foam ink pads make stamping the solid blimp image a breeze!!  (I absolutely love the new stamp pads. Had to convert my whole collection.)  Here is another card that I completely cased.  This one came from this month’s Stampin’


Would YOU want to get a magazine every month with tons of cute stamp ideas just begging to be made?  Well..  it’s easy!  Just pick up the starter kit. And, in addition, for the month of August, you get ALL the items necessary to make this spooky printers tray:

Also… in August, MDS2 was released!!  Now, you are able to download a 30 day free trial of MDS 2 to see how you like it.  I’ve already played with it.  And, I LOVE it.  A gigantic improvement over MDS 1.  I have some projects I will post next time that I made with it.  I’m currently working on a friend’s wedding (invites, favor tags, signs, table numbers…) Lots of fun stuff.  And, as a way to promote MDS 2, Stampin’ UP is giving 31% off select MDS downloads and ALL the print products ordered through them (not including bulk pricing, but this is cheaper anyway, so you don’t need the bulk pricing).

I was thinking, to celebrate this promotion, I will give free design services to anyone who orders through me and prints (through SU) their Christmas Cards.  Now, I realize it is WAY early, but if you have pictures that you want to use, or don’t think your children will change too much between now and Christmas, you might as well get your cards on sale, get something WAY more exciting than Costco offers, and have them all ready to go before the holiday rush.  Then when all your friends are stressing out, you can sit back and sip a cup of hot chocolate.  These cards come on a super thick card stock and the printing is superb.  I have samples of cards printed through these print services if you want to see.  Hurry though, if you want me to design it in time to get in on the August sale, you better let me know ASAP.    (Or, use the free trial and make some for yourself!!)  One thing I want (and WILL) do this year is to make a bunch of Christmas TAGS.  Just 3×3 tags that can be tied on all the neighbor gifts, and whatever other gifts that we give from our family.  Cute, easy…  I will post samples of that too..  I will run the design special through the holidays, but any printing done after August 31 will be back to regular (or bulk) pricing…

Anyway, it is past my bedtime.  I will post again… post my MDS project…post a couple more pics of Moving Forward (Did I mention I love this stamp set)  But, I have a feeling I am rambling…which I do when it is past my bedtime… way past…


About clkondo

I am a teacher, mother, wife, and LOVER of all things papercrafting. It's been my sanity (and sometimes insanity) for the past 10 years. I am an Independent Stampin' UP Demonstrator...which helps me pay for my passion...

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