Wednesday, April 14, 2010

and more scrapbooking pages..........

Here are the other two pages we did for my monthly scrapbooking pages (March). I used all Stampin Up products on these two pages. Loved how they turned out. I am still getting page ideas from other stampers but I always change it up before it is all over with. Can't help it - there are so many cool things you can add to a page. Like I have said before, I absolutely adore the Circle Circus stamp set that I used on the background of the Splish Splash page. This page can used for bath tub time or for swimming photos. And if you move around like I used to, the HOME page is a neat way to document what you now call home. I love my home.

Just a reminder that April is the last month to purchase items from the Occasions Mini Catalog!
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Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Dear Spring........

Dear Spring: Please hurry the hell up - I miss you.

I just absolutley LOVE this scrapbook page. I got the idea from another crafter and for the life of me, can't remember who. I look at so many a day. I live in Winter Park, Colorado - about 9200 feet above see level, in the Rocky Mountains. Spring here is defined as some snow, no buds and lots of snowmelt which leads to lot of mud. Thus why we call it Mudseason. We can't plant our flowers until after Father's Day (June) or they will die. Believe me, I have tried. So, in honor of Spring, I created this fun page - Dear Spring. My monthly scrapbook girls loved it. It was not an easy page to do but it allowed for a lot of individual creativity. Now I just need to go out and take some photos of trees with no buds, snow melting, and maybe a few deer in my yard (can you believe about 100!).

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Here Comes the Easter Bunny!

It is a very special time of year when that cute, fuzzy, adorable little white bunny come hopping around hiding Easter eggs and filling up baskets. This month I held my first young girl (9-11 year olds) stamp club. It was tons of fun. I originally scheduled the club for two hours and realized quickly that it was going to be well over 3 before we completed all three projects! I have a little 4 year old boy so I am not used to 3 hours filled with nonstop giggling. It was truly an experience - one that I enjoyed! Next time, we will replace the cupcakes with tons of turkey. Hee hee. Anyhoo, we did 3 really cute projects all Easter related. I am posting only two as the third project we decorated Easter eggs with the Stampin Up Eggcellent Eggs Kit (SOLD OUT).

The two cards were fun to make. The flower card was inspired by one of my favorite bloggers, Dawn McVey of My Favorite Things. She uses the most unsual color combos on her projects - thus encouraging me to try something out of my comfort zone. I love the way this card turned.
Supplies for the flower card are:
Whisper White CS 100730
Bernuda Bay CS 115317
Certainley Celery CS 105125
DSP - Shades of Springs (Occasions Mini) 117160
Pretty in Pink satin ribbon (Occasions Mini) 117289
Green Galore ink pad 102122
Petal Pizzazz Stamp Set 113417
1" Circle Punch 109046
Bold Brights Brads 106957

The second card was challenging for the girls. They could not stop eating the candy! This is my first attempt at a punch project. The poor little Easter bunny is missing 2 of his foot pads, but I did not realize it until after I took the photo and I am not at home to replace them. But you get the jest of it. He's cute.
Supplies for the Bunny card are:
Large Oval 107305
Ornament (Holiday Mini)
3/4" Circle 107217
1/2" Circle 104390
1 3/4" Circle 112004
Scalloped Edge 112091
Word Window 105090
Certainley Celery CS 105125
Pink Passion CS 102762
Whisper White CS 100730
DSP - Shades of Spring (Occasions Mini) 117160
Sweet treat Cups (Occasions Mini) 116802
Eggcoutrment Stamp Set 115164
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set 115370
If you are interested in purchasing any of the supplies to make these cards, please click here.
Thanks for taking a peak at my blog!

Monday, March 8, 2010

What is up with that?

Busy. Busy with life. Between work, school, husband and 4 year old, training for Avon walk, and moving family around I have not had much time for crafting. What is up with that? Well, my hubby and I have spent much needed alone time the past two days and guess where we are going tonight!!!????? Give you a hint:

Can you say "yum yum". My darling husband got me 17th row tickets. Should be loads of fun. So, I will not be crafting tonight either but will be soon as I have a stamp camp and Little Girl Stamp Club this weekend.............



Thursday, March 4, 2010

Last Month to Sale-a Brate!!

It's the last month of Sale-a-Bration! Take advantage of all the FREE stamp sets, paper, and punch you can get during this once a year offer from Stampin Up. Not only can you pick FREE products from the Sale-a-Bration catalog, but there are tons of stamp sets from the regular catalog you can choose from to add to your collection. Just check out the last page in the catalog for a listing of those stamps.
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Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for

every $50 purchase

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Choose any retail stamp set

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Plus, get 15 percent off your Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+)!
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This offer ends March 31, 2010.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Using Decor Stencils......

for scrapbooking pages! What a great idea! Normally, these stencils are used for wall or furniture decor but I thought it would be cool to use as a background for a scrapbooking page. So, for the second scrapbook page for my monthly scrapbooking class, I created this vintage looking page to honor my mother. I layed the stencil over the Kraft 12 x 12 cardstock and gently sponged the Pink Passion first. Then I moved the stencil slightly down, while still exposing some parts of the already sponged Pink Passion part and gently sponged over with the Old Olive. I did the same procedure for the opposite corner. For the other two corners I just doubled stamped the images with Pink Passion and Old Olive, stamped the flower on Very Vanilla and cut out. I intend to go back and journal something about my mom. So................what do you think?

Products used:
Kraft Cardstock 12 x 12 #107070
Very Vanilla Cardstock 8 1/2 x 11 #101650
Pink Passion Ink #101212
Old Olive Ink #102277
Chocolate Chip Ink #100908
Decor Stencils #118139 (Mini)
Well Scripted Stamp Set #117072 (Mini)
Vintage Vogue Stamp Set #117690 (Mini)
Wide Oval #112082

If you would like to purchase the supplies listed above, please click here.

Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I love...........

Been awhile since I used Stampin' UP's Simply Scrappin Kits for my scrapbook class...........and I missed them so! This particular page, I am using the Love Sparkles. I forgot how easy it is to create a page with just the items provided in the kit. The only other thing I used was the Schoolbook Serif stamp set and Chocolate Chip ink. And look how fabulous it looks! Of course, this page is dedicated to the ones you love. Can't wait for the girls to see it Friday night!

Love Sparkles - Simply Scrappin Kit #113918
Chocolate Chip Ink #100908
Chocolate Chip 12 x 12 cardstock #107102
Rose Red 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock #102544
Crimper #101618
1 1/4" circle punch #104403
Schoolbook Serif Stamp Set #113510

If you would like to order the products used on this page, please click here.

Thanks and happy stamping!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CPS 154 Part 2

I just love the Card Positioning Systems swketch challenge. This is my second time creating a card for the sketch and the challenge makes me use brain cells I have not used in awhile. Hooray for neurons! Can you tell I just completed my Anatomy/Physiology class?

So, this is my card for the challenge. Do you like it? I do. I used my favorite DSP called Sweet Pea from Stampin Up's Occasion Mini Catalog. I need to purchase another as the Mini is about to be history come April 30,. YIKES! Then what will I use? I am sure Stampin UP will have some adorable new DSP paper in its Summer Mini but I want to make sure I have plenty of Sweet Pea. Look at all the cute paper within Sweet Pea. Now you know how it got it's name.

To make this card, all you need is the following:

Chocolate Chip
Pumpkin Pie
Whisper White

Sweet Pea (Occasions Mini Catalog)

Stamp Set:
Three Little Words

Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons
Word Window Punch
Small Oal Punch
Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon

To purchase supplies, please click here!
Let me know if you have any questions!


Monday, February 15, 2010

Hello - The Happy Card

Wow - what a crazy weekend. I had my sister, her hubby, 13 year old daughter, and two little sons up for the weekend. Love having her come for a visit as she does not come that often. She is afraid of driving over the pass to get here. It can be a little scary but if your drive it all the time it is not so bad. Had a fun filled weekend just no time for stamping..........

Here is a very cute card I did for my stamp club this month. I have had this DSP paper forever and have not used it until now. It was a huge hit with the girls. I love it. These little flowers just make me happy. Having a bad day then I look at these little cuties and I am happy. Not that I have bad days all the time. I don't. This card is perfect for a workshop as some of your workshoppers may be new to stamping. I cut out the little butterfly and used a dimentional to pop it out.

Hope to do some challenges this week since I do not have a club to prepare for this week........

Anyhoo, here are the Stampin Up supplies for this adorable happy card:
Chocolate Chip #102128
Whisper White #100730
Melon Mambo #115320
Melon Mambo #115656
Brilliant Blue #100691
Tall Tales DSP #115678
Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon (retired), but you can use Old Olive in place of......
Scalloped Edge Punch #112091
To purchase these supplies, just click here!
Well, have a wonderful day and I hope you find time to stamp today!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Man Card

I call this card The Man Card. I had a hard time making this card. For one, I need to build up my supplies....need more of everything! So, figuring out the color scheme was interesting. But the end product turned out great. Does it look like a card for a man? I think so.........I love the Circle Circus stamp set. So versatile. Love that word too......versatile. I tend to make numerous pretty, fluffy cards perfect for women and sometimes forget about our good men out there. Need to show them how much we love and appreciate them. I am married to a wonderful man. Not just saying that. He is an amazing dad. Sometimes I think he does more than me when it comes to our 4 year old. Anywhoo, this card is for the men out there. Decided not to go with ribbon as that is not very masculine. cased the idea of the crimped cardstock instead from someone......who was that........anyhoo, thank you for the idea. Looks good on the man card.

Supplies for The Man Card:

Chocolate Chip #102128
Whisper White #100730
Old Olive #100702
Soft Suede #115318

Stamp Sets:
Circle Circus #115778
Well Scripted #117072 (Mini)

Chocolate Chip #100908
Old Olive #102277

1/2" Circle Punch #104390
Crimper #101618
Scallop Punch #109043
1 3/8" Punch #104401
1" Circle Punch #109046
Earth Element Brads - Old Olive #106955

See..............I need to restock my supplies. I feel like I am using the same colors all the I?

If interested in purchasing supplies to make this card, click here.

Thanks for shopping!