Saturday, February 21, 2009

Best Buds


Another scrapbook page that I was working on and I think it turned out pretty good. I like doing the journaling around the pictures as it gives it a border as well as info on the pics. I used Stampin' Up! Pacific Point card stock as the base and Retired Jersey Shore for the little bit of striped paper that was used on the left side. I also used chipboard letters and colored them with Whisper White craft ink and Whisper White card stock was used to border each of the pictures.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Card

Since St. Patty's Day is the next holiday on the calendar I thought I would try to make a card even though I do not have any SPD stamp sets. I used the Best Wishes and More stamp set (item #111602, $26.95) that I received at the Regional meeting. It has a heart stamp that I used to make the 3 leaf clover. The Lucky Definition is from the Define Your Life stamp set (item #114950, $47.95)You will also notice the Old olive DSP has a sheen to it. It is the new Rockabilly specialty Designer Series Paper (item #114039, $11.95) and each of the papers has a embossed side and a smooth side. This paper set has such beautiful papers with stripes, cherries and skulls and matches both the Tart and Tangy stamp set (item #111514, $12.95) and the Just Jawing stamp set (item #111660, $25.95). The ribbon is a white taffeta and the paper is elegant eggplant. I used dimensionals to give the clover a little lift. I really like the way this card turned out and I think I will go see what other sets I have that can adapted to St. Patty's Day!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Summer Fun

I have so many pictures to scrap from the past few years and I finally feel like I can get them scrapped and in books. In the summer of 2007 my Niece and Nephew came down from Indiana to stay with my In-Laws for a few weeks and the kids have a great time with my son. They do not get to see each other much and when they do all hell breaks loose. It was 3 weeks I will not forget anytime soon! I found these summer die cuts in my stash from years ago and thought they would look great on this layout so out they came. I used my ink pads to color the die cuts and I am pleased with the results. The base color is Taken With Teal and the patterned paper is retired Jersey Shore. You will start to notice that I have started resizing my photos and printing them out on my photo printer because I have a bad habit of taking most photos close up and to not leave any cropping room. I fould that I have a program on my computer that allows me to print my photos in lots of different sizes as a combination on 1 sheet of photo paper and it makes it much easier for me to scrap lots of photos instead of choosing just a few that will fit.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Scrapbooking again


It has been quite a while since I scrapbooked and really wanted to get it going again even though I have not been taking pictures lately either. Photography and scrapbooking was a great passion of mine at one time and then life got in the way and it fell to the wayside. When the new catalog came out I decided to purchase the new Simply Scrappin' Kit Tailor Made (item #114326, $19.95) as it is a great kit for boys and men and since that is all I have in the house (besides me) I thought that I could jumpstart my scrapping again and it worked! This is a fabulous kit and is great for boys, men, outdoor pics, etc. The colors of the kit are: Artichoke, Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip and Sahara Sand. I also used the Contempo Alphabet (item #111570, $42.95) to stamp the title and then decided I wanted it a little raised and used the Versamarker pen (item #100901, $3.95) to trace over the letters and used clear embossing powder (item #109130, $4.75) to emboss it and give it a little texture. The Crop-a-dile (item #108362, $29.95) was used to make the holes and set the star eyelets in the circles and I raised them slightly with Dimensionals (item #104430, $3.95).

Friday, February 13, 2009

Free Catalog

Place an online order thru my Stampin' Up! website now thru April 30th and receive a free 2009 Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog. This is a $9.95 value free just for placing an online order. There is no minimum purchase requirements. If you dont have a catalog, now is a great time to get one of your own for free!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Card Organizer Class

I just love this project! I am really bad at keeping track of dates and sending out cards on time. This organizer is the perfect answer to this problem. You can keep track of dates and the organizer has pockets to hold your cards until you are ready to sent them. The class will be held on Thursday, March 12th at 7pm. Class fee is 7.00 and you will need to bring the following supplies: trimmer, scissors, adhesive and 7 sheets of Designer Series Paper with cardboard backer. If you do not have any DSP, please contact me for more options and to reserve your seat. Deadline for sign up is March 1st.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration is in full swing and you don't want to miss out on earning free stamps sets! For every $50.00 in mdse you will receive a free item out of the Sale-A-Bration mini brochure. You can chose from stamp sets, ribbon and Designer Series Paper. All designed to make papercrafting and card making a breeze. Dont wait! This sale ends March 31st. Please click on the SAB picture on the right side of the page to download the brochure or click on my Shop 24/7 button to place your order.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Kids Valentines cards

Valentine's Day is just one of those holidays that you know you have to make a card for and having a son who is in Elementary school I cannot resist making cards and treat for the kids each chance I get. Stampin' Up!'s Pun Fun stamp set was just perfect for what I had in mind and I think they turned out cute. I also made these Sweet Tarts treat holders for each of the kids in class. The idea came from one the great ladies on SCS and they were so easy to put together using the Love You Much stamp set and Candy lane paper.



Recipe:

Cards: Pun Fun stamp set, watercolor paper, basic black, riding hood red and red red cardstock. watercolor pencils, blender pen, 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 white envelopes.

Treat box: Love You Much stamp set, Candy Lane DSP, pink pirouette and riding hood red cardstock, whisper white cardstock, scallop circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, white grosgrain ribbon.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Friday club meeting

We will be having our first Stampers club meeting this friday, February 6th from 7 to 9pm. Please make sure that you mark your calendar and going forward all club meetings will be on the first Friday of each month. We will be learning the technique that you see on the backround of the stamped images that are on the cards pictured. It is called several things, but smooshing is the one I know it by. Lots of fun to do and quite easy with a fabulous result and I would encourage everyone to try different color combinations to see what you can come up with.