Tuesday, February 3, 2015

You Make My Heart Go Boom-Boom

This is the other set of pages that we made last Monday at my scrapbooking class. I love this set! I have several cards that I made with this set also that I can't wait to show you. 

Did you notice the striped paper? That's part of the set of papers you can get fro free during Sale-a-bration from now to the end of March. The paper is white and you can sponge, spritz or brayer color onto it. Here we used the brayer to put Night of Navy on it. There are other designs in the package as well. So much fun!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Here's the other set of pages that we will be making on Monday, January 26. I just love the colors for this set!

I will tell you more about these pages next week. I'm really please with the way they turned out and look forward to tell you more about them.

Monday, January 19, 2015

I'M BACK!!!!!!!!!

I won't bore you with the details of where I've been for almost 3 years. Just remember that I have 4 beautiful daughters that are very active in their schools and extra curricular activities.

I do have a class coming up very soon! My scrapbooking night is Monday, January 26 and just to tease you, here is one of the sets of pages you can make with me! I found this set of pages from another demonstrator and didn't change a whole lot as it is perfect just the way it is! That snowman is just too cute!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Friday, May 18, 2012

Stampin' Up!: Flight of the Butterfly

I held a class on how to do One Sheet Wonders. These are the cards that we created.

The way a one sheet wonder works, is that you start with a plain sheet of cardstock (you can also use a piece of DSP but I wanted to stamp!). Then you stamp the cardstock full of images. You want to make sure that the paper is quite full because once you cut it, you may end up with white space that you don't really want. Here is what my 6x6 cardstock looked like before I cut it up to use on my cards.

After you stamp, then you cut it up to use on the cards. There are lots of people who have shared their templates. I'm not sure which/who's pattern I used to cut this up. I can get you the measurements if you really want them! Let me know in the comments!

Here are the close ups of the 8 cards that this 6x6 made.

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Cardstock: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Accessories: Grosgrain ribbon: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Pool Party ribbon, 
Wide oval punch, Butterfly punch, sponges, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder

The Flight of the Butterfly, all the grosgrain ribbon, the butterfly punch and Sincere Salutations are all retiring! Don't miss out on these fun things!

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Stampin' Up!: Graduation Announcements

My neighbor and friend has a son that is graduating this year from Shoreland Lutheran High School in Somers, WI. She asked me to create 76 invites for her. Now you know part of what I was doing in April! Of course they weren't the easiest cards around either! I love how they turned out! My oldest daughter, Abi is a freshman at the same High School. She was pretty mad when she saw these! She thought they were so cool and was afraid that I didn't have anything left for her graduation in 3 years. I have time but I am in need of a few ideas!

Here's a group picture of all 76 invites.

Here's a close up of one. You can see that they are a criss-cross card. Lots of little things on this card. They took a long time to get done!

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Basic Black, Summer Sun (retired), Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Black DSP, Round Tab punch, Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" circle
 punch, Square Lattice embossing folder, Timeless Type dies, dimensional, Tombo liquid adhesive

 While I used this card for an announcement/invitation, you could make it as a card to give to the graduates in your life! Change colors to your students high school colors and your all set! Just be prepared that there are A LOT of little parts to this card!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stampin' Up!: One Layer Butterfly

This was club card from a while ago. My ladies had challenged me to create a card that didn't use any layers. I found one (several actually) like this one. This one uses the colors Marina Mist and Certainly Celery with the flowers and words stamped in Basic Gray. I cut a butterfly from the Beautiful Butterfly die from copy paper. Placed the mask down on the cardstock and sponged the Marina Mist and Certainly Celery into the opening. Before removing the mask, stamp the daisies. Remove mask and add sentiment. Simply Beautiful!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Ink: Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Whisper White
Accessories: Beautiful Butterflies die, sponges

Upsy Daisy is on the retiring list. Don't miss it!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Stampin' Up!: March Christmas Cards

If you follow my blog, you know that I having been doing Christmas cards each month so that when the Christmas rush comes, I have one thing done! These are then already to be addressed (I use an Excel document for my address that I keep updated every year) and mailed! 

These are my cards from March. Yes, they were completed in March! I'm very sad that Welcome Christmas is on the retiring list. I have LOVED this set since I first laid eyes on it. It just has a very classic/traditional/vintage Christmas feel to it.

Here's a close up of one. You can see that I embossed the red panel with Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. The ribbon is the polka dotted scallop ribbon but I used the backside of the ribbon so you don't see the polka dots.

Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Short & Sweet
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Black scallop polka dot ribbon, Petals a Plenty embossing folder, glue dots

You'll see the stamp set Short & Sweet on this card too. It is also on the retiring list! Don't miss out on your favorites that won't be around much longer!

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Stampin' Up! Mother's Doily

I hope that everyone had a great Mother's day yesterday! Ours was quiet which makes it a GREAT day! 

Here's a card that I created for my mom for Mother's day. I used this card to show off the doily die as well as the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the blossom punch. I also used two of the retiring In Colors, Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride. I must admit that I had a very difficult time working this the doily die. Once I realized that my Big Shot was too "loose" to cut this die correctly, I was able to add 2 sheets of copy paper to my sandwich and then the cardstock was being cut completely through and I fell in love with this die.

Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose
Accessories: Doily Die, Blossom punch, Word Window punch, Modern 
Label punch, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder, mini brads, dimensionals

Don't miss out on the In Colors! They will be gone on May 31!

Happy Stampin'!