Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween Banner

This is a banner that I created last weekend. It is the perfect size to hang on the overhead cubby in my office at work. Something to decorate my drab little corner of the work world. The triangles are chipboard covered with SU! Wicked Fun specialty paper. The chipboard letters are also covered with paper from that pack. The background for the ghosts are Rich Razzleberry. Don't you just love the spider? I knew I had to use the Spider Web embossing folder. I think it is my favorite item out of the SU! holiday mini. Isn't that grey gauzy material great? I got that from the Halloween decoration section of the Dollar Tree. I really should wait to take a picture of this and post it tomorrow so I could have better lighting and place to take it but I wanted to get entered into a contest on Kim Score's Paper Punch Addiction blog. You'll have to go check it out.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Beautiful mistake...

Aren't these flowers just gorgeous?!? They are the result of a little 'mistake' my daughter made the other night at our Scrap Club. One of the embellishments for our club project on Friday night was supposed to be the beautiful accordion fold flower that you see everywhere right now. (Wonderful tutorial HERE.) The one we were making is from the Extra Large Scallop Circle punch in the new SU! catalog. You punch two of the scallop circles, score all of the way across the circle between each of the scallops, in the valley. Karen wasn't listening and when she scored hers, she scored in the middle of each scallop instead. She was aggravated that she had 'messed up' and wanted to throw them away! I told her to go ahead and finish it to see what it would look like and this is the beautiful result. The Very Vanilla and Basic Black flower at the top of the photo are like her 'mistake', the one on the right follows the tutorial that I made them from. Isn't her 'mistake' just gorgeous?! And those Antique Brads just set them off perfectly. The little flower in the middle is from the Island Floral Big Shot die.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Scallop Square Mini

We made this cute little mini at our June Club meeting. Very easy, all pages made with the Bigz Scallop Square. There are 6 pages, double layers. The front and back covers were put through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder then highlighted with Close to Cocoa and a sponge. I glued another square to the back so that there would be a smooth surface to stamp on. I liked the weight of the two layers of cardstock so all of the pages are two squares put together. Each of the remaining pages also had the edges inked after gluing them together. The stamped images are from the Elements of Style stamp set, currently my favorite set. The other images are from the Mostly Vintage decor stencil. The combination of these two sets together is awesome! Most of the stencils were done with Chocolate Chip ink but a couple were done with spritzing on the Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, very nice effect. Go easy on the spritz though, a little goes a long way! Putting the two layers together also hid the back of the brads that I used for embellishment on one of the pages that I used the stencil on. The butterfly on the front is from the Beautiful Butterflies die, cut from Dusty Durango. I stamped it with the flower from the Elements of Style set and then spread a thin layer of Crystal Effects over it. I'm going to finish it off by tying ribbon to the ring.

Supplies: Soft Suede & Dusty Durango cardstock
Accessories:Vintage decor stencil, Beautiful Butterflies die, Scallop Square die, Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa ink, Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, Brads, ring
Stamps:Elements of Style

Friday, August 27, 2010

Suitcase mini album

Can you believe I have had this post in draft since May? I totally forgot about it! Anyway, I have to say, I just love how this project turned out. I wanted to make my grandson, Hunter, a mini with pictures from the time he spent with us last summer. We drove to MA to visit them and he came back with us. We stopped at Niagra Falls on the way home, went to the St. Louis Zoo, and he was here over the 4th of July. So we had tons of pictures. I won't show you the entire book but I'll show a few different things I did to make room for extra photos and lots of journaling that I am going to let him do.

This was made from the Briefcase Chipboard album that was in the Occasions mini. I only used two of the chipboard pieces from it. On the outside I used Creamy Caramel (retired) I crumpled the paper up a few times then smoothed it out just a little. I then took a sponge and lightly sponged over the entire piece with Close to Cocoa ink to highlight the wrinkles. Kind of gave it a worn leather look. I then covered the chipboard with the distressed paper for the outside. The inside is just covered with the 'regular' Creamy Caramel cardstock.

For the inside pages I wanted something a little thicker than cardstock but not as thick as the chipboard pieces so I took the cardboard that comes in the designer series paper and cut it to size. I sandwiched that in between two pieces of Creamy Caramel cardstock that I had put through the Big Shot with the texture plates. I inked the edges of this 'sandwich' with Close to Cocoa ink. I punched holes in it and placed eyelets in it to keep the pages from tearing out.

On a few of the pages I needed extra space for adding plenty of pictures so for the photo mat I made it twice as long as I needed it to, scored it down the middle, inked the edges and glued it down to the page. I only glued the edges on 3 sides to create a pocket for a tag. I used photo corner brads (don't know if that is what they are called) to keep the bottom of the page folded up. This allowed me to put 3 photos on this one page and have room for journaling.

I tried to make sure I used this same method of gluing the photo mat down on all of the pages. By only gluing 3 edges I always had somewhere to tuck a tag into for the journaling.

On another page I took a piece of Very Vanilla and cut it to size. I inked the edges of it and with my Cutting tool I perforated a slit in it about 1/2 inch from the edge and opened the slit up. When I glued the paper to the page I only glued down the very edges so that the middle stayed loose. I then made a tag that would fit into the slit, another place to hide the journaling.

I took these pictures before the album was complete and of course forgot to take more before I gave it to him. The closure was leather that I got from the BIA folks. Have to say I won't use it again. After the leather got loosened up from opening and closing a few times it became to soft to easily fit back into the clasp. I was very disappointed since there was no way to remove it without destroying the cover. Oh, well, you live and learn. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

12x12 Color block Layout

We made this for our July club meeting. I just love all of these colors together. I got the idea from page 159 of the new catalog. I wanted a two page layout though so I modified the design just a bit. The base of the pages is Chocolate Chip. It sets the colors off so nicely. I basically just cut my strips of paper as wide as I wanted them and then started cutting them to various lengths until I had a layout that I was happy with, making sure that I staggered the colors across the two pages so that it drew your eye across and balanced out. Notice that there are little patches of the Chocolate Chip peeking out between some of the colors. Most of the papers were run through the Big Shot with either embossing folders or texture plates. I used the Punched Posies level 1 hostess set from the Summer mini for the embellishments. That is such an awesome set. Almost every stamp goes with one of the SU! punches, how wonderful is that?! I also used the new Broadsheet Alphabet set for the title. This is going to be great for titling my scrapbook pages. I love how the pages turned out. Of course it doesn't hurt to have such a cute little subject, does it?

Supplies: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink and Wild Wasabi cardstock;
Accessories: Butterfly, Five Petal, Fancy Flower, and Scallop Border punches; various texture plates and embossing folders; Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, and Pumpkin Pie inks
Stamp Sets: Punched Posies and Broadsheet Alphabet.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Halloween Treat Tube

This is a cute little treat tube that I found the pattern on Paper Punch Addiction. I did this for a swap with my fellow demos. I love the way it turned out. I was going to enter it in a challenge that Kim had on her blog but didn't get this post up soon enough. Oh, well, maybe next time. This photo isn't the best but I'll try to get another one posted soon so that you can see the detail better. It almost looks like I have a black lite on doesn't it?

I started out by running the black cardstock through the Big Shot with the new Halloween Spider Web embossing folder. Then I took White Craft Ink and a sponge and highlighted the raised lines of the web. Next came the Shimmer Mist spray made from the Shimmer Paint. I love that stuff. A little goes a long way. The top and bottom were made with Pumpkin Pie paper. My wonderful upline and friend, Suzanne, cut me the Rich Razzleberry zig zags out of the new Tasteful Trim die that will be available in the Holiday mini. I was going to use the ric-rack trim but it was much too big for this little box. I just love this die by the way. The trim is long enough to make a border for a 12x12 scrapbook page. Isn't that awesome!?!? I have so many ideas for even the scraps from cutting this die.

Anyway, back to the box. The spider is from Rich Razzleberry too. I was going to make it black but thought it didn't stand out enough from the box that way. The spider is attached to the box with some black string (retired SU! that I don't know the name of) by poking a hole in the lid, putting the string through and using a small black brad to hold it in. The string is attached to the spider by sandwiching it between two pieces of paper.

The spider is made with:
2 1 3/8 circle punches (one for the front, the other is used on the back to sandwich the string)
1 1 1/4 circle punch
2 photo corner punches (cut each on in half following the shape)
Eyes are made with hole punch covered in Crystal Effects.

I will admit though that it took a little time because of all of the steps I did but it wasn't difficult. Hope you all enjoy and check out Kim Score's blog for all of the details on how to create the box.

Edited: Added another pic so that you can hopefully see the detail a little better.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Gatefold Baby Mini Album

This is an album I did for a friend, Brenda. She didn't know the gender of the baby so I went for the neutral baby colors of yellow and green. The Moments and Milestones Simply Scrapping Kit from Stampin' Up! fit the bill perfectly. I just love the Tempting Turquoise in this, really gives it a pop. I wasn't sure what to use for the closure, couldn't find a button with a shank that I liked for this album. So I modeled the closure something like those envelopes where you weave the string in and around two buttons that are set apart a little. I took two chipboard circles (retired), one about 1/2" and another about an inch I think, glued them together with smallest on the bottom and covered the larger one with paper, inked the edges and glued them to the album cover. Inventive, right?! I used some 1/2" Certainly Celery and 1/4" Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon along the seams on the outside cover, cute way to cover it up. One thing I really have to remember though is to apply the ribbon BEFORE sticking the inside pages down with their binding. Had a hard time trying to get that ribbon over the seam! I used a couple of the SU! Tempting Turquoise buttons on the inside covers. Love how SU! coordinates everything. The pocket pages and all of the tags inside the pockets were all made with Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, and Basic Gray cardstock. I added a punched border to the pockets on the binding with the Basic Gray and the new Scallop Border punch.I didn't do too much embellishing, I wanted to leave that for Brenda as she added the photos and journaling so she could make it girly or boyish. I gave her the remaining stickers that came with the Simply Scrapping. She had a beautiful baby girl a couple days later. If I had been my normal procrastinating self I could have made her a girly album!

Shame on me! I almost forgot to tell you where I got this design from. Of course it came from the wonderful Laura Denison at She has some awesome techniques and ideas, but don't take my word for it, go check her out. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mother's Day Present - mini album

I'm on a mini-album kick. I've found that I just love making them. I always have tons of pictures so the picture part goes together pretty easy. This one I made for my Mom for Mother's Day. Funny thing is she has been watching the progress of it all the way through and doesn't even know it is for her! The style for the pockets inside this mini came from the wonderfully talented Laura at She has a blog, YouTube videos and UStream classes. She is SO AWESOME!

The entire album is made with Bella Bleu DSP. I love this DSP, it is so pretty! The cover is chipboard covered with some of the DSP and sponged on the edges with Close to Cocoa ink. The flower is from the Pretties Kit colored with a Not Quite
Navy marker with a punch flower in the middle. There are also different size of the
scallop circles from the Big Shot dies under the flower. The F is from some retired SU! chipboard and the rest of 'family' is cut out on Night of Navy cardstock on the Cricut. All of the pages and the cover have holes punched and then an Antique Brass Jumbo Brad was used to reinforce the hole for the binding.

April Club Layout

Cased this one straight from Lyssa over at Song of My Heart Stampers changed it up a little bit but the idea is the same. She has some beautiful work over there on her blog, you should check it out. The background is Pretty in Pink, the flower stems were stamped in Chocolate Chip, the flowers were stamped in Pretty in Pink ink and punched out with the Extra Large Fancy Flower, a circle punch, and the Scallop Circle punch. The photo mats are Chocolate Chip. The little clipboard has the paper punched with the Spiral punch to make it look like notebook paper, cute idea. This is a quick and easy layout that you can whip up in no time.

Monday, March 22, 2010

6x6 Cuties

I was working on some simple layouts for the kid's class that I did and this is one that I came up with that I then couldn't use. I textured the background with the Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder from the Occasions Mini. I centered the paper in the folder and then ran it through the Bigshot. The reason I couldn't use it is because I had already bound the albums for the kids so they wouldn't have a way to run it through the Bigshot. It turned out very cute though. I put a strip of paper above and below the embossing and put a cute little butterfly up in the corner of the photo. Simple and cute.

This one is also simple, just a piece of DSP behind the photo to coordinate the pink in the picture with the page and popped on some more of those cute little butterflies from the Beautiful Wings embosslit and you are done. Helps to have such a cute little subject too! I know you can't see her face, I smudged it, you'll just have to take my word for it. She is adorable. Of course, no bias here, she's only my newest granddaughter. Her daddy calls her teacup because she is so tiny.

Last but not least, here is one of me with more of my little darlings. I stamped the background of this with little butterflies from the Sprinkles background set that I got free from Sale A Bration. Gotta love those freebies. But it gives just a little added something to the page. Added the Melon Mambo paper as a mat for the photo, ran it through the Bigshot with a texture plate first. And as usual, no title yet. I am horrible about that. I always have to go back later and add little bits and pieces to my layouts.

So here they are 3 cute little fast and easy layouts. Great for mini albums which I have fallen in love with lately.

Supplies: Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo cardstock; Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Accessories: Stampin' Up Beautiful Wings embosslit (Occasions Mini catalog) , Modern Label punch, Rich Razzleberry ink
Stamps: Sprinkles, Warm Words

Sunday, March 21, 2010

March Club layout

This is a layout created from an idea that I found in the April Stampin' Success, a magazine for demos. This first page is basically what was in the magazine, different colors but same idea. I always have to have a double layout though cause I like to put in as many pictures as possible so I just created the second by turning it 45 degrees and turning the dsp into a pocket to place tags in. Quick and easy but still very nice. I think you could use this layout for anything from weddings to Mother's Day depending on the DSP and colors you use. I chose to make it all about one of my granddaughters. I haven't come up with a title for it yet but it is all about Lanie.

Supplies: Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry cardstock; Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Accessories: Stampin' Up Beautiful Wings embosslit (Occasions Mini catalog) , Crushed Curry Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon

Monday, March 15, 2010

6x6 Valentine Swap #2

This is the 6x6 layout that Karen did for the swap. The card stock is Pink Passion with Chocolate Chip for the photo frames, and the beautiful Sending Love Specialty paper for the border. Stamp sets used were Well Scripted from the Occasional mini and Whimsical Words from Sale A Bration. She used the new scallop corner punch for the square medallion. I got the instructions for this off of a blog while surfing, unfortunately I didn't write it down so I can't give them credit. You just take a 2 inch square of paper and use the punch to punch each corner and you get this perfect piece. She also masked off the edges and sponged the middle portion. Pretty look. Karen popped it up with dimensionals on a square of Real Red to give it a 3d look. The heart is the new embosslit in Real Red and the big heart punch.

January Club layout

I promised one of the ladies that we would do a Christmas layout in January since we didn't have a club meeting in December. This was a super simple layout but used several different supplies. We started with the Santa's line-up jumbo wheel with Real Red ink in the corners. Added our Build a Bear Santa and North Pole sign. This was a super simple embellishment, I got the idea from a swap I was in. I took a small piece of black cardstock and 'drizzled' Crystal Effects at the top. Added the Dazzling Diamonds glitter to it while it was still wet then let it dry. Add the North Pole with the White Signo Gel Pen. The pole is just a scrap of Real Red with a 1/2" circle on top with more of the white gel pen for accent. As you can see we didn't waste any of our paper when it came to the Top Note die-cuts. We used the 'waste' as frames too. It is hard to tell from the photos but the circles that are sprinkled around have been put through the Big Shot with texture plates and spritzed with the Shimmer mist made from the Shimmer Paint.

Supplies: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Real Red cardstock; Real Red ink
Accessories: Various Circle Punches, Top Note die, Build A Bear dies, 1/4" Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Old Olive and Real Red 1/2" Striped grosgrain ribbon, whisper White taffeta ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, White Gel pen, Crystal effects
Stamps: Santa's Lineup wheel

Sunday, February 7, 2010

My Buddy and Me Mini Album Scrapbook Class

I'm having my first ever kid's class! This class is meant for a child with an accompanying adult (hence the "My Buddy and Me"). I didn't set an age limit on this. I know my granddaughter will be there and she is only 2 1/2. She loves to stamp and punch!

Date: March 6, 2010
Location: Bank Star One, New Bloomfield (community room in the basement)
Cost: $22
10am to noon - UPDATE - Morning class is full
2 - 4pm (Space still available)

The color scheme for the book is the Designer Series Paper (DSP) Razzleberry Lemonade (page 162 of Stampin' Up! 09/10 catalog) which includes Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, and Pumpkin Pie.

Cost of class includes:
  • A 6x6 mini album with 20 pages
  • ribbon, ribbon, and more ribbon!
  • several pieces of DSP
  • buttons
  • use of stamps and coordinating in
  • use of assorted punches
  • use of Big Shot and assorted accessories (dies, embossing folders, texture plates)
  • ideas for completed layouts

Please bring your pictures, your own scissors and adhesive.

Space is limited to 8 so pre-registration is important. A paid registration will reserve your spot in the class. No refunds will be given if you cannot attend, but you will still receive the consumable supply packet.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

12x12 Valentine Swap #2

Here is another layout done for a Valentine swap. More CHOCOLATE!! This swap was fun. I loved using these colors together. The chocolate and pink just pop together. Reminds me of some yummy chocolate covered candy.

You can't see it very well in the photo but the letters on the Scallop Circles are stamped and then embossed.

On the second page, on the right, the Very Vanilla is connected by strips of Real Red put through the crimper and topped with hearts in Pretty in Pink.

Supplies: Pixie Pink, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, and Real Red, Pretty in Pink cardstock; Sending Love Specialty paper (Occasions Mini catalog); Chocolate Chip ink and Versamark
Accessories: Full Heart Punch, Small Heart (Occasions Mini catalog), Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon
Stamps: Schoolbook Serif Alphabet, Well Scripted (Occasions Mini catalog)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mini Album

This is a quick little mini album I put together for my granddaughter, Addyson. She is two years old and loves to stamp and glue with Nana. She loves flowers and butterflys. I covered two pieces of 4 x 4 chipboard in Pixie Pink and added some embellishments cut and punched from some old paper I had. On the inside I used Pixie Pink, Bashful Blue, Lovely Lilac, and Pumpkin Pie. I added a few pictures of her favorite people inside with intentions of adding more. She found it before I had a chance to finish it and officially give it to her. She said "You made this? For me?" I said "Yes, for you." She said "Aaawww, that's so nice!" Don't you just love them at that age, too cute!

I helped her make a birthday card for her daddy today (didn't get a picture). She is the cutest thing. She of course can "do it myself". By the time she was done she had blue ink on the tips of all of her fingers. And it is a good thing I'm not too picky about what my wooden blocks look like because the four that she used from the Holiday Blitz set were pretty inked up with blue too! It's all good though, she got her card done for her daddy and she was mighty proud of herself. Anybody know a good way of getting ink off of a kid's fingers though? I have a feeling she'll be in my craft room quite a bit in the future.

6x6 Valentine Swap #1

Another part of the Valentine swap that I joined from Stampin' Addicts. This is of course the 6x6 layout that I did. This started with a base of Very Vanilla. I used one of the hearts from the Simply Said stamp set in Real Red ink to create the background. The first page has a photo base of Real Red with a tab punched from Chocolate Chip from the Round Tab punch and a small silver brad. The sentiment is from the Holiday Best Level 1 Hostess set stamped in Chocolate Chip. I can't seem to do Valentine's Day stuff without using Chocolate Chip! The second page has Chocolate Chip card stock for the photo base and Real Red banners stamped with words from the Fundamental Phrases set and sponged with Chocolate Chip ink, and finished off with a silver brad.

I was blog surfing the other night and looking through a new-to-me site, StampinByTheSea, where she used her Photo Corner punch to make the tags. I don't know about you but when I find these easy little tricks I have to 1) use it quickly on something so I don't forget it and 2) think, "Why didn't I think of that?!". Make sure you check out her site, she has some great stuff. I love her style. If you want to see how she makes the banners check it out on this post.

12x12 Valentine Swap #1

I joined another swap on Stampin' Addicts. This one was for a 12x12 Valentine double layout. I started with a Chocolate Chip base. You can't have a Valentine without chocolate now can you? The first page has a 81/2 x 81/2 piece of Rose Red trimmed with the new Scallop Trim border punch (that I got free from Sale-a-bration) in Very Vanilla. The bottom has Very Vanilla 1/4" grosgrain ribbon with 1/2 circles of Rose Red and hearts from the new Small Heart punch. Both papers were sprayed with the Shimmer Paint mist spray that I love.

The second page again has the Rose Red paper trimmed with Very Vanilla and the Scallop Trim border punch . I used the Scallop envelope die with the new Sending Love Specialy DSP. I cut a portion of the Scallop Envelope again from Pretty in Pink (sprayed with Shimmer Mist) to line it with. I then embellished it with a heart in Rose Red from the new Scalloped Heart of Hearts and a Very Vanilla (sprayed with Shimmer Mist) punched with the heart punch. I slipped a small piece of Pretty in Pink inside the envelope to journal on.

This was a really simple layout. Probably the hardest part was getting the ribbon to stick on the paper where I wanted it to. Went together very easily. Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Arrival layout

Here is a layout I did form my newest grandson. Landon will be 4 months old this week. I had the honor of being there when he was born. Such an exciting and awesome experience. I was fortunate enough to be present at his and his older sister's birth. I was the photographer and some times coach. Daddy got to do most of that though. This layout uses Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi (retired), Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, and Jersey Shore DSP (Retired). I also used some retired Wild Wasabi Ribbon for embellishment. I don't think I'm quite done with embellishments. I still think it needs a little something. Do you like the strategically placed little stars in the second page? I used the Top Note die for the journaling spot. Haven't journaled yet, of course. That is the hardest part for me with scrapbooking. I got this layout from a scrap map in a class that I took with Got Sketch?. They had a doubles class a couple of months ago. Awesome online class. Lots of layouts and tips. Of course I adjusted it a little for the size of my pictures.

Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you think.

6x6 Scrapbook album - another BIA project

I am having so much fun creating my own albums with my Bind-It-All. I'm getting to use up a lot of paper that I've had for years. It is the cutest stuff for girly projects and since I now have 4 granddaughters I have plenty of girly projects to make! This one is for Elaina. I wanted to give her one for Christmas but life happens (she got a new little sister) and I didn't get it done. So better late then never here it is. I covered it with this pretty paper that came in one of those paper stacks but it doesn't have the cover anymore so I don't know who made it. Anyway, I filled the insides with Appricot Appeal, Pink Passion, Bashful Blue, and Lovely Lilac. One of the reason that I had this paper for so long is because in the tons of solid cardstock that I had I couldn't find any that went with it. But now that I have SU! I'm not having any trouble finding things that match. And bonus, I have embellishments too since all of SU! stuff coordinates. The E on the front is a retired piece of chipboard colored with Bashful Blue craft ink. I dried it with my heat tool and then sprayed it with my Shimmer mist spray that I have talked about before. I just love that stuff. I don't think I've ever stamped or anything with the Shimmer Paint, all I've used it for is the spray mist. I think I'm going to add some more ribbon to the front too. I don't have any ribbon that would match this except for the Pumpkin Pie 1/4", which looks good but I wanted some pink. So I took my Pink Passion marker and colored some of the White Taffeta ribbon. Isn't it cute? I need to get some more so I can finish this. Now I'll just have to plan some scrapping time with Lanie to help her get this book filled up.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Beautiful paper with Shimmer Mist spray

I have been seeing the most beautiful paper all over the place. It looks like the paper is covered in glitter. It got me to thinking that I could make my own glitter paper with the Shimmer Mist spray, only I like it a lot more because the 'glitter' doesn't come off. I have to say that I am totally happy with it. The pictures here don't do it justice because it is very hard to capture the shimmer on film. You'll have to try it and see it for yourself! I got the instructions for the Shimmer mist spray from Adrea Walford's blog but I use 70% alcohol instead of the 99% and I didn't add any reinker to it. I read on Splitcoast that the 70% was better to use so that your sprayer doesn't clog up. So far I have left it sit for a couple of months at a time and it hasn't clogged yet. This first picture is just trying to catch the shimmer with a photo.

This is the start of a layout I did with the paper, it is the SU! Rose Red. It works great with the new Sending Love Specialty paper that is in the Occasions mini catalog. I just love that paper, at least one side on each piece of paper has glitter on it. Not a bunch, just enough. And the package has a bonus for me, the cardboard/chipboard that is in the package with the paper is great to use for my BIA projects. This is from my daughter's wedding almost 2 years ago, see how far behind in my scrapbooking I am! Oh, by the way, don't you love that border? I did that with the Eyelet border punch. I can't wait to get my new border punches that SU! has come out with. They should be here tomorrow. Woohoo! I'm looking forward to it. This paper is the only thing that I preordered so I can't wait to get home from work tomorrow night and dig into all of my new goodies! I'll post this layout again as soon as I finish it off. Hopefully soon. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

All Day Crop & Classes Too

It's time for another All Day Crop! Bring whatever projects you have and join us for a full day of uninterrupted stamping and scrapping. That’s right – uninterrupted! A day to relax, hang out with your friends, and work on your scrapbooks and/or cards.

Date: February 6, 2010
Time: 10am – 6pm
Place: Capital Mall, Community Room, Jefferson City MO
Cost: $15

We are also offering a couple of Classes that day:

Valentine's Day Projects Class
  • Cost $20
  • 6 projects (2 cards - 4 treat holders)
  • Class time: 10am - 12pm
All Occasion Card Class
  • Cost$25
  • 20 cards w/envelopes (5 each of 4 designs)
  • Class time: 1pm - 4pm
Discounts available:
  • Register for the Crop and both classes for just $50
  • Register for just the classes for just $40
Check out all of the details here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Card Purse with thank you notes...

This is a gift that I made for my sister. She asked me to make her some thank you notes. I was inspired by some note cards that I saw on Andrea Walford's blog. She has a lot of wonderful stuff on her blog. Lots of videos and tutorials. Awesome stuff! The 'purse' pattern I got from a tutorial on Splitcoast. I used Bermuda Bay cardstock and Polka Dot ribbon for the purse and handle. The base for the cards are made from the Clear Bigz Scallop Square die cut in Bermuda Bay, Gable Green, Pixie Pink (I think). The note card itself is a piece of Whisper White, most of the flowers are made from a combination of the pieces cut from the #2 Daisy die, you can really make a bunch of different looking flowers with that one die. A few flowers are from the Scallop Circle punch. This was a really fun and easy project to make. I love the bright colors. What a great way to say thank you, huh? My sis really liked them. Hope you enjoy them too.