Saturday, January 31, 2009

CHA - We have a winner!!!

Well, actually we have TWO winners - can we get a WOOT WOOT, please??

Thank you again for being part of our CHA giveaway fun and for letting us know what you like about our new releases. It is important for us to hear what you think and it was so exciting to see just how much you like our new lines!

But now, without further ado let's see who will be the lucky ones to get our two CHA prize packs.

We numbered all entries we received on our CHA posts and deleted a few, which were double-posts. With the help of the fabulously unbiased >> RANDOM GENERATOR << we determined the following two entries to be our winners:

Lythan said...
I'm going to go for man about town as I love all shades of blue and green together
January 18, 2009 6:58 AM

Alecia Castro said...
Super cute stuff and thanks for another chance at a giveaway!!
I scrap my friends a LOT!! We are all scrappers, so we are constantly taking pics whenever we are together.
January 22, 2009 10:28 AM

Lythan -> you have won a set of Rub Ons and one set of Stamps
Alecia Castro -> you have won one of our new paperlines

Congratulations to both of you! Thank you for playing along and be sure to share with us what you create with your Upsy Daisy Designs prizes.
Would you two please be so good to email me (Kim S) at with your address details in order for us to send the goodies out to you.

Again, we would like to say how much we did appreciate you all playing along and we hope you bookmark the blog for future happenings.
As you may have already noticed, every Monday one of the wonderful Upsy Daisy Designs DT Members will showcase what they created with the new lines, but starting March we will also have monthly contests for you which will enable you to win ever more Upsy Daisy Design goodies. You don't want to miss it....

From your comments we have also noted that many of you have difficulties getting hold of our products, so please find below a list of online shops which carry a nice selection of our designs. And don't forget - you can always by from us direct too.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

CHA - New Release Pt. VI

All good things must come to an end and with today's post not only will we show you the last of our our new releases but you also have one more chance of winning our CHA prize pack!

Actually, we have been so excited to see all your comments and learn that we are giving away TWO prize packs. That's right - we are going to have two winners....wooohooo

As you have seen we were busy creating super cute stamps and rub ons to coordinate with our existing paper lines but we also wanted to offer something for the card-makers amongst you. With that in mind we have introduced our sentiments/greetings rub ons with repeating images and sentiments. But of course they can be used on layouts and altered projects too!

Last but by no means least we thought that another set of alpha rub ons would be a perfect additions to our selection of existing {rub ons}Now, let us re-flect on the previous posts and all the new releases we have shown you - have you found your favourite amongst all those stamps and rub ons? Or do you want/need them all? Tell us what you think and each comment from today's post will be entered into the CHA prize draw.

Thank you for all your lovely comments over the last days. It has been great to read them all and we appreciate that you took the time to check us out. Please bookmark our page as we will have many fun projects coming up on the blog, including challenges and don't want to miss what we have in store for you!
We are hoping to announce the winners for our CHA prize packs within the next couple of days, so do check back as it might just be YOU!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

CHA - New Release Pt. V

Welcome to our penultimate CHA reveal - didn't time just fly? Hard to believe that we are almost done with our new products...
Have you already found you favourite amongst our new releases? It is kinda difficult, don't you agree? All four lines plus their coordinating stamps and rub ons are so different yet work so perfectly with each other that it seems impossible to pick a why not treat yourself to all of them *wink, wink*But with all our brand new releases we don't want to forget our other fantastic paperlines {Flutter} - {Vroom} - {Cupcake} and {Tweet}. And because we love them just as much as the new kids on the block, we have created some fantastic rub ons to coordinate with each of those lines, too.
Now aren't those just delightful? These may even be part of our CHA prize pack, so if you want to be in it to win it - just leave us a comment on today's post and tell us why you like using rub ons.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

What makes you smile?

For's all the YUMMY New goodness that UDD has designed! Not only is it GORGEOUS...but the quality is the BEST TOO!

Here are a couple creations I've done using a couple of the new lines.


...and up close:

And My littlest LOVE:

...and up close. :)

I can not wait to see what everyone who gets their hands on these new lines creations! :)
Be sure to post a link here to share you creations too...we would LOVE to see them ALL!
Lots of loves and blessings,

Saturday, January 24, 2009

CHA - New Release Pt. IV

Do you love sophisticated? Elegant? Then our stunning {Unwritten} line is definitely for you. Double-sided papers that invite you to tell your story, focusing on the written word.

The stamp set includes sentiments, brackets and words, which are an essential tool for all your journaling needs - and they work prefect for cards too!

Now look at those purdy rub-ons - Butterfly heaven, how can anyone resist these? Right now Butterflies are so hot that we could not pass them on. They make the perfect elegant partner for {Unwritten}.

P.S. - Did you know that when you click onto the smaller thumbnails on each of the papers from the {Unwritten} line that they will open up bigger in a new window? Check it out and see the designs in more detail..awesome!

So tell us, are you a journaller or do you let your pictures tell the story? Every comment to today's post will be entered into our CHA Prize draw.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

CHA - New Release Pt. III

Let's get fun and funky today with the cheerful new line that is {Circle of Friends}. The perfect blend of bright and pastel colours make this line one of the most versatile; fitting almost every occasion.

The stamp set just oozes fun and happiness - especially the dotted circles. You can never have enough circle stamps and combined with the flower and the corner stamps you are onto a winner!

Our rub ons repeat the patterns from the papers and the stamp set, with some super cool sentiments thrown in -> perfect for those BFF pages and cards :)
P.S. - Did you know that when you click onto the smaller thumbnails on each of the papers from the {Circle Of Friends} line that they will open up bigger in a new window? Check it out and see the designs in more detail..awesome!

If you are looking for some inspiration on how to use this funky paper line, have look {here}and {here} to see what Design Team Members Kim S and Katrina created with it.

Wanna win some of our CHA goodies? Then let us know in today's comments section how often you create layouts/cards/projects about your circle of friends.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

CHA - New Release Pt. II

After we introduced you previously to the soft beauty of {Bebe} let us move on to the more masculine world of {Man About Town}.

The papers invite you to create projects about the men in your life but work just as wonderful for heritage layouts. The 4 x 4 stamp set has one of the coolest journaling spots and the swirls are perfect for custom made borders or corners.

As for the rub ons - well you can never go wrong with the colour combination of brown, green and blue. There is just something about it, that makes it pop off the page!

P.S. - Did you know that when you click onto the smaller thumbnails on each of the papers from the {Man About Town} line that they will open up bigger in a new window? Check it out and see the designs in more detail..awesome!

You can have look {here} and {here} to see what our Design Team Members Michele and Katrina created using this fabulous line.

If you would like to get you name entered for a chance to win our CHA prize pack, let us know in the comments section how you would use the {Man About Time} line? Do the rich colours inspire you to create masculine projects, or would you rather use them for something totally different? We would love to hear your ideas!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Good Monday Morning everyone!! Kathy posting today amongst the CHA sneak peeks - isn't the new stuff wonderful!!

You know, with the 'big' holidays behind us, Valentine's Day is just a few short weeks away! I love using non traditional papers for traditional things. Here I used the Unwritten (I think it's my favourite, so classic and versatile!), Bebe and even Hot Chocolate collections to make a few simple Valentine's cards! Once I pick up a bit of chocolate, I'll be all set for hugs and kisses day!

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

CHA - New Release Pt. I

Welcome to our first CHA Peak.

Today we would like to showcase our wonderful new clear stamp set and the rub ons for the super cute and soft {Bebe} paperline.
Look at those stamps - aren't they just adorable? And they are so versatile and are certainly not restricted to be used for Baby projects.

And what about our rub ons? The faux damask stamp will be perfect for cards and layouts alike and is available in both the pink and blue to coordinate with the reversible sides of the paper.

P.S. - Did you know that when you click onto the smaller thumbnails on each of the papers from the {Bebe} line that they will open up bigger in a new window? Check it out and see the designs in more detail..awesome!

For today's chance to get your name in the hat for our CHA Prize pack, let us know how you would use this stamp set and rub ons on your projects.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

CHA - Here we come and GIVEAWAY

Upsy Daisy Designs are SUPER excited to be part of CHA later this month. We cannot wait to show you all our new releases up, close and personal!
Be sure to stop by our booth #4045 and say hello - we would love to meet you all and have a chat.

What's new at Upsy Daisy Designs? In December we had a pre-CHA release of our four new lines {Man About Town} - {BeBe} - {Circle Of Friends} - {Unwritten} which have proven to be very popular already. Now, what would be better than releasing some fabulous new stamp sets and rub ons to coordinate?

So, that's exactly what we did and here is YOUR chance to win some goodies from us!

Every other day (starting tomorrow, Sunday 18th of January) we will show you our new releases and everyone who leaves a comment will be entered into a draw to win a CHA pack from Upsy Daisy Designs; consisting of a selection of the new rub ons and a stamp set. You can comment once on each new CHA post (we will have seven in total) giving you the chance to get your name in the hat seven times...starting today! Winning was never easier :)

For today's post -> please let us know which of our pre-CHA releases is your favourite and why, to be entered into the CHA prize draw.

Monday, January 12, 2009

January Inspiration -> Kim S

Hello everybody - this is Kim S posting today.

Now that we have all well and truly settled in the New Year and taken down all the Christmas decorations it is already time to think about Valentines Day!
For 2009 I have set myself the challenge to use up as much of my papers as I possibly can. What better way to combine this with my Blog-Challenge for you, as I have used just scraps of paper for this cute accordion folded display.

** click any of the images if you wish to see them larger **

If you scrap, like me, mainly in 8,5 x 11 you will most probably have lots of 3,5 x 12 strips of paper floating around, right? Well, the above display was made from one of said strips - kinda nifty, hu? If you want to get the best use out of your scrap-stash, then have a look at my step-by-step guide. I am pretty confident that you will enjoy using up your scraps!

Step 1:
Take a 3,5 x 12 strip of patterned paper

Step 2:
Score the sheet on 2" intervals and bend them in accordion style. Decide which side of the double sided paper should be on display and score along the length of the strip another 1" line. Bend this one forward. As I had decided I wanted a scalloped border, I punched the edge of the 1" fold BEFORE I continued with the next step.

Step 3: Place strip of double-sided tape along the creases of the 2" score marks but ensure you do this on the 1" fold-over part. This way you will create small "pockets" in which you can place pictures, tags, money (if using this as a gift card). You can skip this step if you do not want any pockets and just glue the 1" fold-over straight onto the background.

Now you can start to work with the base of this display as your heart desires. I have chosen to distress the edges with a distressing tool and some ink and add tags and chipboard letters to my display. If you chose to make a display like this following the step-by-step guide, please do link us back to your project so we can leave you some love :)
Upsy Daisy Designs Materials used:
#UDD173. Sophie Love (Circle of Friends line)
#UDD0168. Ella Bella (Circle of Friends line)
#UDD0145. take to the air (Flutter line)
#UDD0069. Basic White-Alphas

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy new year !

Hello :)

my English is not enough rich of words to wish you all that i want to wish you for this new year !
and i hope that you will be happy to spend this new year with us, a good year for Upsy Daisy Designs i am sure ! because when you look at the new collections, they are so wow !! i love it !

So let's begin this year with two pages.
the first one, talk about love, and when i look at my daughter Melany, i see Love :

for my background i used :
#UDD0183. Memoire of the Unwritten collection
my favorite thing actually is big frame, i really love this on a page, love the dimensions it gives... i used papers of the Bebe collection :

#UDD0163. Belle / Beau
#UDD0162. Amour
#UD0164. Caresse

the second one is about my husband who looks totally desperate on this picture ! one of my favorite photos of the last year :

the "Man about town" collection is really beautiful, and i didn't want to hide the papers with lots of things on my page.

#UDD0175. Deacon
#UDD0176. Grafton
#UDD0178. Kent
#UDD0179. Nolan

and voilà ! :) thanks so much for letting me share :)