Friday, October 31, 2008

Stamp a Stack card

Well, here is another card we are going to use for our Stamp a Stack class. Simple, yet unique. I cased this sketch from a few cards I saw on I like being able to create a pretty card like this using my punches and scraps. The joy stamp is from last year's Perfect Presentation set. The paper comes from the I Wish Christmas Simply Scrappin' kit.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halleigh's birthday

Since Halleigh's birthday is coming up, I decided to use my Party Hearty set to create the party inviations. I love how I made my own patterned paper using my Stampin' Wheel with the Baroque Border.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Christmas joy card

Well, I gave in and bought the Christmas Creations book from Papercrafts. I'm such a sucker for their books! I just love to get new ideas and sketches for projects. Not that my projects ever look the same, but I love to get inspiration from magazines! That being said, the new magazine was the inspiration for this card. I used some scraps from the Christmas Simply Scrappin' kit, real red background, ink, and ribbon, and my lovely Snow Swirled set. I just love how the sticker defines what brings me be with my loved ones! Now, off to play with some new product! Yippee!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Check out Lori's blog

One of my fellow Stampin' Up demonstrators is celebrating her 1 year anniversary of hosting a blog. Lori has a terrific blog with a great variety of inspiring projects that you need to check out TODAY! To celebrate, she is offering a prize to people who share her terrific blog with others. Go check it out - I know you will like it! Plus, you may win one of her beautifully hand-designed plates for looking!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I just love this picture of Halleigh - the sheer innocence of childhood evokes such fond memories each time I look at it. I'd say that is a great start to my next scrapbook. I went back to the 8 1/2 X 11" size this time. Just trying something a little different. I forgot that this one was horizontal, though - it's a good thing I remembered before I finished my layout, huh?!

The stamps are from the "Flight of the Butterfly" set and the embossing is from the "Priceless" stencil. My paper is from the leftover scraps of my last layout using Bella Rose.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Daddy's Girl

Here is the last layout in yet another scrapbook...I sure wish scrapbooks had more pages - either that or the refills were easier to load and find! I didn't have all the perfectly matching papers, ribbons and embellishments, but I thought this page turned out okay. I am going to finish the journaling when my Chocolate Chip marker comes in. Halleigh decided she likes blueberry muffins from Baxter's!

Birthday scrapbook page

Hannah, a new stamper and scrapper, just had a party on Friday night, so this is the birthday scrapbook page that I made for her using the same Birthday Whimsy set. I just love adding the glitter into the "white" spaces of the cake!

The "recipe" for this page was inspired by the fall sketch posted by Stampin' Up. I added the circle cutout in the photo mat to complement my circle accent by using my circle Coluzzle.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Toby's birthday

Toby's birthday was Saturday, so here is the card I (finally!) finished making for him. I used an old birthday set from this past year - Birthday Whimsy. I used the tip of my Aquapainter with some Future Floor Finish to add the orange Pearl-Ex to make it somewhat sparkly. I thought I would try to use my Word Window punch to create a buckle that opens the card. Happy Birthday, baby! I love you!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Christmas card kit for the Stamp-a-phobics!

Well, now you can see I am making up for lost time on my blog! This is a kit I am making for any of you who want cute handmade Christmas cards but don't have time to stamp. I will do all the cutting and scoring for you - all you have to do is fold and stick and you are done! I made this cute box that is at the top and 12 adorable cards like you see at the very top in just an hour! Now that is lightning speed for me! If you would like the materials to create this kit - pre-cut and scored papers, envelopes, ribbon, and stickers (with some leftover to play with!), just email me and I'll be happy to get your kit made and delivered to you. The cost for the kit is $20.

Stamp-a-Stack class

Can you tell I got a few new stamp sets in? I think the Snow Swirled set is just so elegant! I think it is a very popular set right now. I am thinking about using this card as one of my cards for my Stamp-a-Stack event on November 2. If you'd like to join me, we will be creating 4 each of 5 designs on that Sunday afternoon, for a total of 20 cards and envelopes. The cost is $25, but if you make a purchase that afternoon, you can reduce the price of your class! Email me soon to register so that I can have enough supplies for everyone.

Butterfly box

Can you tell I've been a little busy this week? I can't believe I haven't posted in this long! Anyway, I had 3 Stampin' Up events this week, so I hardly had time to get my things together, much less post.
Needless to say, I got a new stamp set in - Flight of the Butterfly. I just love how it looks with the Cameo Coral and Ruby Red colors. While it's not the same exact size as the butterfly on the Priceless dry embossing template, I thought it really looked cute with the embossed butterfly below it.
I made another one at my workshop Friday night using Tempting Turquoise and Chocolate Chip. I even added a Chocolate Chip background using the Stampin' Around wheel - it was too cute!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fall Scarecrow and bleached fence

I got my new Aquapainters in and decided to play with them! I have been reading about how you can bleach the color out of a piece of paper to do the opposite of coloring a stamped image. I guess this is a testament to the high quality of SU's cardstock! I bleached this fence on pumpkin pie paper at least 6 times and it still only turned out yellow! I guess that's okay, though - it's still a good fall color. I'm going to use this little 5 X 7 frame for a sweet little picture of Halleigh playing in the fall leaves. Won't that be darling?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sweet Always layout

Admittedly, I will have to say I have not figured out how to get a good picture of a 2-page 12X12 layout, so if anyone has any tips, please feel free to share. My scanner is only large enough to handle 8 1/2 X 11 inch items, so it is no good for these pictures.
This is a layout of this past Easter (yes I'm still on Easter!). I have had this cute little stamped bunny for the longest time after participating in a card swap for Papercrafts magazine. I thought it would make a cuter embellishment for my Easter page, though! I just loved using the new Sweet Always designer paper for my page. My mom couldn't believe I was using orange on an Easter layout, but I thought it turned out okay! I am loving the new scallop edge punch, too...
The layout for the first picture on the left hand page is the basic layout for our 5 X 7 page we will be making during our club meeting on Sunday. As you can see, it makes a great frame for a cute picture of my favorite little bunny!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Decor Elements

I recently received a sample of Stampin' Up's new Decor Elements line. Since I was in the mood to decorate for fall, I decided to use my sample on a glass jar. Decor Elements work like super duper rub-ons! It took me about 3 minutes to put this on my jar. I filled my jar with fall leaves and sunflowers and then I can change it out whenever the seasons and holidays change. Or, then again, maybe I'll fill it with CANDY!!! I can't wait to try another of the new decor elements! What a terrific and easy way to decorate your home or even the outside of a scrapbook!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Robert!

Tomorrow is Toby's dad's birthday, so here is a bright and cheery birthday card to celebrate his birthday!


All Simply Sent items - pp. 176-177 in the catalogue (or search simply sent on my SU website) are 20% off if you order them by Friday.

Also, if you would like a ribbon sampler, I will be creating a ribbon sampler for $30 before tax and shipping and handling. You will get 3 yards of 1/4" grosgrain: Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip; 2 yards of 1" double-stitched grosgrain: Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, and Chocolate Chip; 3 yards of 5/8" Striped Grosgrain: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, and Tangerine Tango; 2 yards of So Saffron 7/8" Poly-Twill Ribbon; 2 yards of Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon; 3 yards of Linen Thread; and 2 yards of Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon!

If you like ribbon, but don't want 15 yards of one color, this is the perfect deal for you! Just make sure to place your order with me before or during our crop on Friday, October 10.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Witch's broom decoration

Here is a sneak peek of the witch's broom that we wil be making at Vicky's party. It is only 1 of 3 projects we're going to make. I may add some Pearl-Ex to it once I get my Aqua painter in! It is a quick and easy home decor project for Halloween.

Stipple Brush card

Well, I recently saw a post showing how to create images using stipple brushes over embossed images, so I just had to try it! I used the Fresh Cuts stamp set to create the card and went with Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, and Pixie Pink for my colors. It created a really interesting look!