February 23, 2008

Sale-a-Bration Class

This class was centered around using the Sale-a-Bration stamp sets. These are the projects made by my customers:

12x12 scrapbook layout using Birthday Whimsy and the Love & Happiness rub-ons

So Many Scallops

February 20, 2008

Coordinating Colors for Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Since I love using the double-sided designer series paper that Stampin' Up!(R) sells, I thought you might be inclined to try them too if you knew which colors coordinated. This list helps tremendously, even if you aren't using any DP. I used this as a guide last night as I was preparing a project for my upcoming class.

Azure: Brilliant Blue, Very Vanilla

Bali Breeze: Old Olive, Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie

Berry Bliss: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa

Cutie Pie: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron

East Coast Prep: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard

Flowers for You: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise

Fall Flowers: Old Olive, Really Rust, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand

Ginger Blossom: Ruby Red, River Rock, Cameo Coral, Groovy Guava

Jersey Shore: Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue

Le Jardin: River Rock, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue

Notebook: Soft Sky, Kraft, Vanilla

Olive Press: Old Olive, Very Vanilla

Porcelain Prints: Blue Bayou, River Rock, Wild Wasabi

Spring Break: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky

Spring Fling: Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron

Spring Silhouettes: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla

Western Sky: Ruby Red, River Rock, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky

February 19, 2008

No Stamp Ginger Blossom Frame

Like this altered wood frame from Michael's? It cost just $1. All I did was trace the frame onto the Ginger Blossom designer paper (DP) and added very vanilla ribbon and flowers that also came from Michael's. I glued it down with Mod Podge. The flowers have a Blush Blossom eyelet in the middle.

February 16, 2008

Garden Whimsy

I've been working on this spread since last night and I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. What do you think? This layout was my inspiration. I love it, but I didn't want to cut my photos. I desperately wanted to showcase the red popsicle and my daughter's striking baby blue's, but I didn't just want to do a red, white & blue layout. I ended up using 12x12 glossy paper, stamped the images in Versamark and sponged with the pastels. Also, I embossed the black circles and title. This was a messy project! I smudged the cardstock in a few places, but I was already too far into the project to redo the whole thing!

Stamp sets: Garden Whimsy, Seeing Spots, and Warm Words
Colors (paper, pastels, or ink): Real Red, Ballet Blue, Barely Banana, Green Galore, Pink Passion & Basic Black

Accessiores: Various punches & Barely Banana eyelets

Seeing Spots layout

So here is the second layout I had ready since it was part of a scrapbook class. I love the colors and one day the hubby & son's were dressed to match this layout. I had to jump on that photo-op.

I added photos!

Here is a layout I made for a class I had, so all I had to do was add photos. WOW! That was SO easy and a relief. I am known to spend hours on one layout...yes, I am a perfectionist! There's one more layout I added photos to this week and I'll upload that in a little while.

A little bit about this layout: It was made using a Simply Scrappin' kit entitled Just Delightful. It is now retired, but, as you can see, these kits are a breeze to use. I highly recommend them to get scrapbook pages done quickly!

February 13, 2008

Who's ready for some scrapbooking?

I have to admit, I have not been in the stamping mood lately. It seems that scrapbooking has been on my mind, but I didn't have photos printed that I wanted to scrap. So, on Monday, I place a huge order at dotphoto.com and here is the stack that arrived TODAY. They sure are fast!

Be ready for some new layouts in the near future!

February 8, 2008

Ahoy Matey Invitation/Thank You

These are the invitations and thank you's I made for my son's 7th birthday party. Both cards are made using the Ahoy Matey stamp set. The invitation is a tri-fold card and the inside was printed from the computer. I found the pattern paper at Hobby Lobby and Michael's.


I decided to finish the extra mailboxes I bought. This is a fast, easy, and fun project to do. You can make it more intricate by stamping your own pattern paper, but I like the look of the designer paper. I used Berry Bliss DP and last year's Loves Me DP to decorate both the boxes and candy. Here is a great tutorial that describes how to decorate the mailboxes.

Look what I got!

I got my Sale-a-Bration order today! Look at all this fun stuff! I can't wait to play with these new stamp sets.

Check out what else is awesome...the Sale-a-Bration stamp sets are die cut meaning you don't do any cutting at all! It's already done for you! Woohoo!

February 1, 2008

NOW is the time to become a Demonstrator!

Join Stampin' Up! (R) NOW and not only do you get to choose ANY stamp set from the Spring~Summer Collection FREE, but you get 20% off your starter kit! Click here to see the flyer. I'd love to have you as part of my team. If you want to learn more about this great offer, I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.