Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This was one of my favorite cards made this summer. I love the ice cream...it just feels so summer. It's not too late to order the the stamp set...get it today before it's retired!
We will also be making this card tonight at the Stamp-a-stack.
Monday, August 30, 2010
This is a card we will be making at the Stamp-a-Stack Tuesday. There's still time to register.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I was recently going through some old pictures. As I was looking at them I realized that what I enjoyed looking at was more than the people in the photo, it was also the background.
This picture of me sitting on my dad's lap is a perfect example. When I saw it I immediately was drawn to the kitchen I grew up in. I scanned the shelves in the cabinet noticing the Tupperware tumblers that we drank out of, the beautiful blue glass jars lining the counter (that I wasn't allowed to play with). And of course the Wonder Woman place mat...all great memories.
So what's my point? Simple. If this were a picture of my daughter sitting on my husbands lap that I was getting ready to scrapbook, I would crop out everything but the people. I would pay no attention to what at that moment is simply a messy background. But to those viewing the photo 30 years later, the messy background is just a fun to look at and brings back just as many memories as the people in the photo.
My answer to the scrapbooker's question of to crop or not to crop is....NOT to crop. At least don't crop them all! One day your child will look at your scrapbook and say something as silly as "I loved that place mat." And isn't that the purpose of scrapbooks...documenting our life to spark the great memories later?
Monday, August 23, 2010
|ok, so you've seen this one before.|
|Isn't she cute with her bright orange dress and her handmade valentine...I love her. I also love that this card uses the square scallop die that is in the Holiday Mini (it might be my new favorite)|
|off to school...how sweet, do you think he's carrying her books? I love this pattern of the prints designer paper. I think it gives a great old fashion feel that really works with this stamp set.|
|Love this...these images fit perfectly into this square and it really makes the focal image pop. As I was coloring the image I thought...I want purple tights :)|
You have until August 31st to order this great kit...contact me today!!
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
To Celebrate what is left of summer I'm having a Summer Stamp-a-Stack!
We will make 12 cards using products from the Summer mini, this will be the last chance to order the products from the Summer Mini catalog...so don't miss it!
August 31st at 6:30
Cost is $15 if you prepay...$18 the night of the event.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
And last but not least the square scalloped die for the big shot...I'm in love!
Monday, August 16, 2010
called greeting card kids. I love it. I used the aqua pen and the ink pads to water color it...I still need practice doing that. The pumpkin polka dot paper is from the brights prints stack of paper and the button is from the brights button collection. I was never a big fan of the brights collection before the color renovation, but now it's one of my favorites!!!
Oh and the sentiment is a sneak peak from the Holiday mini....check tomorrow for another sneak peak.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
- You can see what you are stamping and where you are stamping.
- They are so much easier to store
- They are CHEAPER!!!
- Stampin' UP! is now selling a very cool case to hold your acrylic blocks.
But I knew most of that before, what sold me was when I used them at a fellow demonstrator's house. I was wowed by how easy they were. Now I'm still not sure how I'm going to work some of my stamp-a-stacks. I"m worried I won't have enough blocks but I'll figure that out soon enough.
The moral of this story is if you are thinking about whether you want something or not, or if you'd like it...play with someone else's before you make your decision.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I fell in love with the medallion background set as soon as I saw it in last years catalog. I wanted it so bad, kept seeing beautiful sample made with it but still didn't order it. Finally I ordered it, but I ordered it at the same time I place a big order from one of the mini catalog. All my samples we made with the mini catalog stamp sets and I forgot all about this beautiful stamp.
Sometimes when we get new things we forget about the great old things we have. What stamp sets do you have that you love, and maybe you haven't used in awhile?
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
I really love the level one Hostess sets in the catalog this year...which is your favorite?