Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Flower Fusion meets Bali Breeze!

Here's a pretty birthday card that I recently gave a friend of mine. I LOVE the exotic and fresh Bali Breeze DS paper's colors! And if you haven't tried the Flower Fusion felt flowers, you're really missing out! They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, have a hole already punched in the center (perfect for brads), and are super easy to glue onto your surface! I've used these on both cards and scrapbooks. They come in packages of 130, three colors, and 14 flower designs. I think they can really add alot to a card. I whipped this up in under 5 minutes! Here's what I used:
Stamps: none (on the outside)
Paper: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Bali Breeze DS paper
Ink: none (on the outside)
Other: Flower Fusion felt flowers, gold brad, Tempting Turquoise grosgrain, & other polka dot ribbon (from last catalog's hostess SS kit)
PS. I did stamp a birthday greeting on the inside:)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Introducing Stampin' Up's NEW Decor Elements!

Stampin' Up just announced a NEW product line called Decor Elements. This line consists of vinyl wall elements that coordinate with Definitely Decorative stamps. They're easy to apply and remove. These large wall decorations will add color, flair, dimension, and style to your walls, frames, mirrors, lampshades, and anything else you can think of! They come in a variety of sizes and designs. Make a personal statement with these elements! Click on Decor Elements to view the product line preview brochure. Contact me to order.

A Father's Day Album for Grandpa!

Well, since I was on the Father's Day album kick, I decided to make an 8x8 for my boys to give my dad. Therefore, the Grandpa album was created! Needless to say, it was the perfect gift for him. My parents live in Ohio and we only get to see them about once a month. They're both crazy about their grandsons and already have tons of pictures and momentos around the house to remind them of the boys, so this album will fit right in! We miss them and wish they lived closer to us and I know they wish the same.
I was pleased with how this album turned out, although it was a challenge to fit all of the pictures onto an 8x8 page! I really should have made a larger size, but it worked out, in the end.
The first photo features paper and die cuts from the Boho Blends Simply Scrappin' kit.
In the page below, I used Summer Picnic DS paper and die cuts from the Summer Days SS kit.The boys also each made a picture for the cover page, which was a great personal touch.
I wish these photos of the album pages would have turned out better, but I guess I was in too big of a hurry.
Did you scrap any special memories for Father's Day? If not, it's never too late to begin! You don't need a holiday to give a gift of photos:)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Say Good-bye! The 2008 RETIRED STAMP LIST is here!

Yes, it's that time of year! A new group of stamps are retiring--meaning they'll be gone for good--to make room for a whole new group of stamps! August 9th is the last day you will be able to get any stamps on the RETIRED LIST. Check it out and please let me know if you'd like to place an order! Be sure to email me for my personal specials this month!

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Father's Day Cards!

Here's 2 styles of Father's Day cards that I made for Sunday. I thought they both turned out very "manly" yet bright and interesting. Both were simple and quick. I thought the Hodgepodge hardware added some style and dimension. I used the Dad's Day stamp set. The Designer label punch is perfect for the image I used. DS paper East Coast Prep (retiring) and Notations No.2 (retired) were also used.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Father's Day Scrapbook Pages

I've decided to make Dave a Father's Day scrapbook album with pictures of the boys. I think he'll love it, but of course I've waited until the last minute! I'm off to a pretty good start, though, mostly thanks to the super easy Simply Scrappin kits! Wow! They sure make putting a page together quick and simple. Here's one using the Summer Days kit. Very bright and fun! Here's another using a retired hostess from the last catalog, Creative License. It's definitely great for a boy theme.
The top photo, however, features the East Coast Prep DS paper, Bold Bright buttons, and some misc embellishments. You can click on any picture to enlarge and check out details.
I'll add more pictures as I get them put together. The next one will be a "Gabriel page" using the Boho Blend Simply Scrappin' kit!
Scrapbooks, even small albums, make great gifts for loved ones. Preserving memories is absolutely priceless! If you're trying to come up with a Father's Day gift for Sunday, consider scrapbooking something! If not an entire album, you can always choose one or two pictures and stamp or embellish around them. Frame something or create a card around a picture! Be creative and have fun!

"You're So Nice" Card

Here's a pretty card using a current hostess set Sweet Dreams + the Afternoon Tea DS paper. I love the flower image in this set because it's so simple and makes an easy image for a card. I used markers to color the flowers and stems. The words are from part of the greeting stamp in this set.
Stamps: Sweet Dreams
Paper: Afternoon Tea, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky
Ink: Green Galore, Sage Shadow, Cameo Coral
Other: Circle punches, Photo corner punch, heart brad (non-SU)