Friday, August 31, 2007

Creative License Simply Scrappin'

I used the Creative License Simply Scrappin' scrapbook kit for an album I gave my mother-inb-law for her birthday! I was really pleased with how it turned out! I filled it with photos of both Zeb and Gabriel. She loved it!
This is a really cute kit and very versatile! I've seen it used for 3-D items as well as cards and scrapbooks. The colors are Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, and Blue Bayou. This is a hostess level 1 kit, so you can get this for yourself by hostessing a workshop! Let me know if you're interested!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Scrapbook Class: Fall Layout

COST: $10
DATE: Sunday, September 23
TIME: 2pm
BRING: 5 photos to fit mat sizes 4x4 & 4x6 OR leave your pages blank & ready to fill!!

You will make this 12x12 fall scrapbook layout. CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO ENLARGE AND SEE DETAILS. Your 12x12 pages will include lots of embellishments such as crystal brads, On Board chipboard letter, ribbon, lots of punches, and Fall Flowers double-sided designer paper! We’ll also use the new cool alphabet set, “Wild West!” Two easy yet beautiful pages to showcase your fall photos! We'll also make a simple 3-D item. Contact me today to reserve your place! If you can't make the class date, you can still receive the materials and instructions to put everything together yourself!

Chipboard Christmas Ornaments

Inspired by the new holiday those On Board Trimmings!...I decided to play around with some chipboard I already have and make these star ornaments! I used On Board Accents. I swiped one of the stars in Rose Red Craft ink, used the scalloped circle punch on Wild Wasabi, and stamped and punched the greeting from the retired "Riveting."
I covered the other star with liquid glue and then pressed it onto a piece of double-sided paper. I then cut around the star and finished it off by using my sanding blocks (for the first time!) around the edges. The "Merry Christmas" greeting is punched from the "Party Punch" set (hostess level 1). Both stars are finished off with ribbon. They really make very cute ornaments! If you absolutely love these, place an order sometime between September 1-15 and you'll receive one for FREE!! OR contact me and I'll help you make your own!

MORE Christmas Cards!

Here's a couple of more cute Christmas cards using some traditional Christmas colors. I used the new "Dashing" double-sided paper for both cards, which really added a lot, I think. And the best part is...they're both very simple to put together! If you'd like to make these two cards + others, contact me to sign up for the Christmas stamp-a-stack in October!
Santa "ho-ho" card: Holiday Tag Team, Headline Alphabet, "Dashing" designer series paper, Whisper White, Old Olive, & Real Red.
JOY card: Whimsical Alphabet Lower (retired), "Dashing" designer series paper, Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red, Circle punches, & dimensionals.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Christmas Cards...looking ahead

"City of David" set, VersaMark, Old Olive, Bravo Burgandy, Handsome Hunter, Hodgepodge Hardware, designer series paper, satin ribbon.

"In the Spotlight" hostess level 2 set, Warm Words, Snowflurries, Wintergreen double-sided paper, rhinestone brads, dimensionals, 5-petal flower punch.

"Block Party" set, In the Spotlight set, Wild Wasbi, Purely Pomegranite, Bayou Blue, double-stitched ribbon, circle punches & dimensionals.

After "wrapping up" the Christmas stamp camp this past weekend, I kind of got into the Christmas card-making spirit! I decided to get a few of my Christmas sets out and play around with some ideas. Here's what I came up with so far. I think these cards are pretty yet they were so simple to make! As some of you know, I'll be offering a Christmas Stamp-a-Stack sometime in October. I will have details on this event soon!

Another QUICK 6x6 Album-in-an-Evening!

I had a few spare minutes last night after the scrapbook class to play around with a little 6x6 album for myself. Actually, I'm thinking about giving this one to a little friend of Zeb's in Ohio. Her birthday is in September, so I'm really planning ahead here! The point is, though, this was soooo quick and easy! I used the same layouts as the ladies used for their albums (see posts below). However, instead of a Simply Scrappin' kit, I used designer series paper (Petals and Paisley) and die cuts from one of the Accents and Elements tins. These tins are full of self-adhesive die cuts, just like the Scrappin' kits, but on a smaller scale (there's not as many), and there's no paper included. Just add photos and another quick easy scrapbook is complete!
Plus, I found these cute albums at the dollar store! They're 6x6 in size and hold 20 pages in plastic page protectors. Many of the colors matched the Simply Scrappin' kits really well, so I included one with each kit purchase for the class. Contact me if you're interested in receiving one of these cute albums with your Simply Scrappin' kit purchase and schedule a class date with me!

Stampin' & Scrappin'!

Here's some recent pages I made for Gabriel's album. These pictures are adorable! I had so much fun using stamps on these pages! The stamped images coordinate so well with the pictures! And my titles were a breeze! Of course, with such a cute subject, the pages are bound to turn out perfect! Check these out and let me know what you think!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Scrapbook-In-An-Evening Success!

The Scrapbook-In-An-Evening class was a success! Using the Simply Scrappin kits, four ladies created their very own albums in about 2 hours! They simply followed given layouts, used pre-cut paper, & chose coordinating self-adhesive die cuts from the kits! Pam, Amanda, Sherry, and Glenna all did an amazing job! Check out these photos of some of their album pages.




If you're interested in creating your own personalized scrapbook, contact me!

For $25 you will receive a Simply Scrappin' Kit of your choice (see catalog p.174-177), pre-cut 6x6 or 8x8 pages, 6 sheets of self-adhesive die cuts, and 4 designer paper patterns with pre-cut pieces for album embellishments! You'll also receive layout instructions for 20 pages and a 6x6 album! It's so simple to make your very own scrapbook! You can take advantage of this offer and complete the book on your own with instructions, or set a date with me to receive hands-on help!

It's a Wrap!

We "wrapped up" the Christmas stamp camp on Saturday. That was the make-up day for anyone who didn't make it to the original camp in July. Thanks to everyone who participated! This was my first camp ever!! I'd like to send a special thanks out to Melissa Sibert who designed the circle tote, gift box, and organizer cover. I modified some of her original designs for the camp I held on Saturday. She has been so helpful and willing to lend me some of her punches, stamps, and ink! I appreciate it so much!
Here's some of the items the ladies made on Saturday. The organizer is one of the 5x5 on board albums. The gift box features 2 dyeable silk flowers from the new pretties kit! We used Wintergreen paper and some of the new In Colors for the circle tote, gift card holder, and tags. If you're interested in directions or info about any of the items pictured below, contact me!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

More Myrtle Beach Scrapbook Pages!

Here are a couple of more Myrtle Beach scrapbook pages for Gabriel's book! I had fun with the Whale Wishes set...although it was alot of cutting! And, it's so easy to use stamps for page titles! No more missing alphabet letters! With stamps, every letter is always right there! Click on the pictures to enlarge.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Elegant Baroque

I thought this was a pretty "thinking of you" card. I found the layout idea on splitcoast but changed up the stamps and colors. I used versamark on everything except the white paper and greeting! I didn't have the Close to Cocoa ink, so it worked really well!

Here's another card using Baroque Motifs. This is such a pretty and elegant set! I also used it on a gift bag (see previous posts below). Simple additions to your card can add so much. I used the scalloped circle punch, glitter glue, and a crystal brad.

BE HAPPY Chipboard Tag

This is a large tag that I made using the On Board Accents chipboard. I decorated it using the Be Happy stamp set. This is a nice set for a variety of occassions. Check out the 6x6 easy scrapbook page I made using this set as well!

Pick-A-Petal Cards

Here's a couple of very simple cards using Pick-a-Petal stamp set! No cutting or coloring! Stamping Only! Very easy and cute!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Easy Scrapbook Pages!

Here are some cute little 6x6 scrapbook pages that I recently demonstrated as make-&-takes at my house! The 6x6 size is perfect for a gift album or special occassion album for vacation or b-days! Both pages feature Seeing Spots for the background. I also used Big & Little Pieces and Be Happy stamp sets...both very versatile! Click on the picture to enlarge.

If you'd like to create your own 6x6 album in ONE EVENING....yes, I said one!...CONTACT ME!! I'm holding 2 scrapbook classes in August. You'll create an entire album in one evening! I will give you page layout instructions for 20 easy pages! You'll also get to use a Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' kit of your choice! Email me for more details and to reserve your place!