Friday, January 29, 2010

A couple more Wedding MDS

This wraps up what has turned into scrapbooking week. I strongly encourage you to try your hand at scrapbooking in some way. Here's an easy idea for you, do a scrapbook for 2010 each page can have one picture from each month. If you start now you won't be behind!
Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wedding scrapbook

In December I did another theme scrapbook. This one was for my sister-in-law. She will celebrate her 2nd wedding anniversary this year but we still hadn't done a scrapbook yet. So I decided that her wedding would be the perfect thing to scrapbook using My Digital Studio. I was very happy with how easy the software is to use. While doing the scrapbook I decided that I would finish my 2007 traditionally, but 2008 and 2009 were both going to be digital scrapbooks!

For this scrapbook I used Jeni's wedding colors chocolate chip and very vanilla, and several different stamp sets that came with MDS. Here's a few of my favorites.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Last of the baby scrapbook

With this scrapbook I kept the layouts very simple. All photo mats are sized at 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 perfect size for a 4 x 6 snap shot. There is one photo on each page and room to write information like date and weight if you want, however you don't need to. Some don't like to journal in their own handwriting.
For those of you that are overwhelmed with the idea of scrapbooking, try a theme scrapbook. It helps having a beginning and end.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

February Classes

The Hershey kiss rose bud and love note are one of the projects that we will be making at the Adult Valentine Class on Jan 1st at 10am and 6:30pm. Cost is $10 and we will make several valentine projects.

On Saturday Feb 6th I will be having a Kid's Valentine's class. Children 5 and up can come and make 30 valentines for their classmate. Parents you do not have to stay. Class will be from 10a-noon. Children younger than 5 are welcome but will need extra assistants so an adult will need to stay with them. Cost is $15
February 11th at 6:30 I will be having monthly stamp camp cost is $10
February 23rd at 10am and 6:30pm I will be having an all occasion stamp a stack. You will make 12 cards including thank you, thinking of you, and birthday. Cost is $15
RSVP today to save your spot!

more baby scrapbook

Here are a few more pages...

One of the things that I love about a theme book is that you don't have to reinvent the wheel with every page. The numbers for the months are all made basically the same. (on a few pages I didn't add the red flower). This makes it easy because you can stamp all these a head of time and have it ready when you assemble the page. It also adds a consistency to the album and connects everything together.

Monday, January 25, 2010

baby scrapbook

Okay all of you know that I don't love scrapbooking. I focus more on cards and gifts. The reason is that it seems like it's never ending. I stress with each page about colors, layouts, accessories. Where do you begin? If your child is 3 years old do you try to scrapbook all the pictures from the last 3 years (I'm stressing just thinking about it)?

All that being said there are scrapbooks that I love making! I like a theme scrapbook. One that has a beginning and an end. The same color scheme, stamps and paper are used through out the book. I've done several scrapbooks like this. I made each of the kids a "School Days" Album. I made the entire album when Caleb was in Kindergarten and Emma wasn't in school yet. I love it because every year when they get their school pictures I put the picture in the book it takes me about 5 minutes to do both. To see one of the pages of this album click here.
The scrapbook I'm showing you today is for a baby shower gift for a friend. There is a place for a picture each month of the first year for the baby. We all know how hectic that first year with a baby can be so why do we put the extra pressure on ourselves to scrapbook it also! Anyway, I got the color scheme and design idea from looking at her registry to find out the nursery theme.
Look for more pictures tomorrow.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Stampin' Up Haitian Relief
Stamin' UP will donate $2 for every I {heart} hearts stamp set sold. To find out more info click the picture above. This a great simple way for you to help out.

Same material different stamp set

I had some extra material cut so I was playing with my new Sale-a-bration set

to make some new cards. I love how this layout works horizontal or vertical. Which do you like best?

Remember you can spend $50 and get this stamp set for FREE!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Valentine Class

Feb 1st I will be having a Valentine Class at 10am and 6:30pm. We will make a few different projects all with a Valentine theme. The cost is $10. Please RSVP by Saturday Jan 30th.

This card was made with the single "like-o-meter" stamp. It's so cute. On the side it says "here's how much I like you" then you color in the meter. With options like "I'd marry you again" and "you don't annoy me" this stamp can be used for all age valentines. I've used it with the black satin ribbon and there is only one word to describe the ribbon--sexy. wow! I love it. I still have a couple spots open in the ribbon share if you are interested it's $20 plus shipping and you get 3 yards of all 9 colors of the new satin ribbon.

More stamps for sale

I'm still going through my stampin' basement and finding things that I don't need anymore.

I'm adding two stamp sets to the list of retired stamps for sale

Botanical blooms $5
Contrats $5

And remember if you purchase by Jan 31st it's buy 2 get 1 free. To see the full list click here

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Another birthday card

Here's another card we made using a retired stamp set called Big Bold Birthday (It's currently on the list of used retired sets for sale in this post). The color combo is my attempt at a gender neutral card. Bashful blue, certainly celery and dusty durango.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Alien Birthday Card

Here is one of the birthday cards we made last week at the Birthday Card Stamp a stack. It's so cute I love it!! I love the aliens. This set is called Greetings Earthling and it's perfect for boys and girls of any age. Especially if they have a kooky sense of humor.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Brayer Technique

Most of you know or can tell by my blog that I'm not a big technique person. I like patterned paper, simple layouts and and little accessory. But this technique is so easy and wowing! I used the Brides speciality paper and inked my brayer up in mambo melon and rolled the brayer of the paper, the shimmery design resists the ink and you have a beautiful patterned paper in what ever color you want! LOVE IT!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Retired Stamps for Sale

I'm going on vacation soon and I need some extra money for clothes :). I'm also working on cleaning out my stamp area of all the things I don't use. Here is a list of the retired sets that I'm selling. They are all used unless noted. From now until Jan 31st I'm offering them buy 2 get one free.

Big bold birthday $10
Year round cheer $5
sweet stems $8
polka dot punches $5
polka dot and petals $8
birthday whimsy $5 (wood is stained)
best yet $7
The snowflake spot $10
weather or not $7
merry and bright $8
so much $15
alphabits $8
yummy $5
fancy flexible phrases $25 (single mounted my husband made a second set of blocks for the stamps)

let me know ASAP if you want any of these sets.

more from the card kit

I love those little love birds! Don't wait to order your kit. $15 plus $5 shipping if needed.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

close ups of the card kit

Here are two of the cards for the January card kit. I love putting real red and kraft together, adding the pretty in pink makes it the perfect valentine's day card.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Love you much card kit

Here is January's card kit. It uses the Love you much stamp set and real red ink. The kit includes precut paper and accessories to make 8 cards. Instructions and envelopes are also included. Cost is $15 plus $5 shipping. I will have the gets ready to mail by Monday so let me know if you want one.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Girl Scout Cookie Time!

This post isn't stamping related. It's cookie related :)

Emma, my sweet little Brownie Scout is selling Girl Scout cookies. They are $3.50 a box. If you would like to order some you can email me and let me know. We will get them mid February and collect the money when we deliver them.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Birthday Card Stamp-a-Stack

It's not too late to sign up for the Birthday Card Stamp-a-stack.
Monday at 10 am or 6:30pm. Make 12 Birthday cards for $15. We will be using some of the new stamp sets as well as sets in the big catalog.

RSVP by Sunday

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Clear Mount Stamps

As you begin to scan your new Occasions mini catalog you will see that you now have a choice when ordering the stamp sets, clear mount or wood block. Clear mount offers a lot of advantages, they save space and the stamp sets themselves are cheaper. You do need to purchase the acrylic blocks but you only pay for these once then use them with all the clear mount stamps you buy. I'm so happy that Stampin' Up! is offering this option it shows once again that Stampin' UP! listens to it's customers!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Heart Treat Cups

I know that many of you fell in love with the sweet treat cups that were in the Holiday Mini. Good news not only are there more sweet treat cups in the Occasions mini there is also a new stamp set to go with it (I think it's even cuter than the first one). But that's not all Stampin' UP! has also released a heart shaped treat cup that can be used with he full heart punch and a coordinating stamp set. All this just in time for Valentines Day!
Click on the picture above for more info. Hurry don't wait!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Occasions mini Try it Clubs

One of the things I love about new minis are all the great accessories. But if you are like me you want it ALL. With the try it clubs you are able to get a little taste of everything! I'm currently offering 3 clubs: paper, ribbon and accessories. Below are the details.

Accessories $10 plus $4.80 shipping if needed
Includes 1 of each style and color of Sending love Epoxy Brads (total 6)
1 or each style and color of Corduroy buttons (total 6)
1 of each piece of the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt (total 6)
Ribbon club: $20 plus $4.80 shipping if needed
Includes 3 yards each of 9 different colors of 5/8 in Satin Ribbon
(Basic Black, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, Old olive and Basic Gray)

Paper Club: $10 plus $4.80 shipping if needed
Includes 1 6x6 in square of each design in Sending Love Specialty paper, Shades of Spring paper and Sweet Pea paper stack.
(total 36 6x6in sheets of double sided paper)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Tuesday FREE workshop

I'm so excited about SALE-A-Bration this year! Don't forget to come to the FREE workshop Tuesday at 6:30 to play with the new products and get your own SAB catalog and Occasions Mini Catalog!

See you then!