Saturday, November 19, 2011

Nice little Stocking Stuffer

Aren't these cute? These are lip gloss holders. I had a bunch that were made in non-Christmas papers too but I sold all of those. These are so easy. I found the instructions while blog surfing and I'm sorry to say I don't remember where. I jotted down the dimensions on a slip of paper but not the web address. Sorry! I usually try hard to give people credit when I CASE something. Anyway, these are made from a piece of Real Red cardstock, some DSP from a retired Simply Scrappin' Kit (same one the Santa's Magic Key) was made from. Wrapped a little piece of taffeta ribbon and stamped a little sentiment and all done. Easy little gift to put in a girl's stocking.

Friday, November 18, 2011

A little nostalgia

This is a layout of my Mom and Dad. I wanted to create something to document their engagement. I’ll use the Details area for journaling the who/what/when/where. I love this layout. I think it is very elegant. I started with a Very Vanilla background and sponged the edges with Early Espresso ink. I used the Swirly die (retired from SU! catalog) for the borders. The flowers are made from punches. The small ones are from the Boho Blossoms punch. The larger ones are made from the layering several of the small Scallop Circle punch out of Baha Breeze or the Newsprint specialty Designer Series Paper. Also used for embellishments is the Top Note die and the Elegant Lines embossing folder, the lattice die, and the Photo Corner punch (retired). I used Basic Pearls in the centers of the flowers.
Supplies: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Baha Breeze cardstock; Early Espresso ink
Accessories:Basic Pearls, Top Note  and Lattice die; Boho Blossom, Scallop Circle punches; Swirly die
Stamps: Notes & Details; Punch Potpourri (retired hostess set)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Santa's Magic Key

Did/does your little one ever ask you how Santa gets in to deliver the presents when you don't have a chimney? If so, this is the perfect project for you. I've seen different takes on the magic key but this version I came across here.  I just knew I had to put a few of these together. I used a retired Simply Scrapping kit and whipped out four of them in no time and still had tons of stuff left over. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I'm going through some photos of projects that I've done in the past year and just now getting around to posting. Isn't that sad? I always start out with the best of intentions and then life just gets in the way, you know? Anyway, on to the project. This is a layout that we did for last April's club meeting. I started out with a Daffodil Delight as the background and used Peach Parfait and Concord Crush as the accents. And isn't the Tangerine Tango pompom trim cute? Adds just the right touch. I love that stuff. The banner is just created by using a strip of the DSP for the background and then I cut strips of another DSP wide enough to stamp the letters on. I used the photo corner punch to give the letters the 'banner' look.

Supplies: Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait and Concord Crush cardstock; Tangerine Tango Ink; Just Sunny Garden Designer Series paper (retired)
Accessories: Tangerine Tango pompom trim (retired); Fun Flowers die; Sweet Buttons embosslit die
Stamps: Broadsheet Alphabet Upper and Notably Ornate

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A little bit of Christmas...

I've been creating a few Christmas projects and thought I would share them. Here are few ornaments that I made using either Stampin' Up! reinkers and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I embellished some of them with rub-ons from my retired stash and some ribbon. I love how they sparkle! I sold most of these but I'm going to make some more to hang on my own tree and to give to my grandbabies. I have a tradition of giving them an ornament every year. That way when they grow up and move out they will have their own ornaments and a keepsake from Nana.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kid's Christmas Stamp Camp

Come join us for some crafting fun!

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011
Two class times to choose from:
10am to Noon
1:00 pm to 3:00pm

Bank Star One, New Bloomfield (Community room in the basement)

Class fee is $20. Space is limited so payment is required when you register to hold your space in class.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

We will create 3 projects the the kids can keep or give away as gifts.

Please bring your own scissors and adhesives. All other class supplies will be provided.

Call (491-3621) or use the link on the left to email me for directions and to register.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Christmas Stamp A Stack Classes

Its that time of year again to start planning for the holidays. Wouldn't it be great to have some hand stamped cards to send this year? Come join us for a couple of hours of stamping and fun creating beautiful holiday cards.

Cost: $25 for 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs)

We will hold 4 classes - All at McAllisters Deli, Jefferson City, MO - 15 person capacity each class. Your paid registration will hold your spot in the class.

2 weeknight classes - We will have a the same 4 card designs for both of these classes (different than Saturday classes)
  • Friday, October 21, 2011 from 6pm - 8:30pm
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2011from 6pm - 8:30pm
Saturday November 19, 2011 - We will have the same 4 card designs at both classes (different than weeknight classes).
  • 1st class from 11am - 1:30pm 
  • 2nd class from 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Monday, September 26, 2011

Kid's Halloween/Fall Stamp Camp

Bring the kiddies for some stampin' fun! We'll create a banner and treat holders.

This class is meant for a child with an accompanying adult so there is no age limit.
Please bring your own scissors and adhesive of your choice. Space is limited  so registration is important. A paid registration will reserve your spot in the class.

Date: October 15, 2011
Location: Bank Star One, New Bloomfield, MO (community room in the basement)
Cost: $20
10am to noon
2 - 4pm 

Call (491-3621) or use the link on the left to email me for directions and to register.

Monday, September 5, 2011

12x12 Summer Layout

I can't believe that summer is pretty much over. But I have to tell you, I am so happy to see the cooler weather that we have had the past couple of days! This is a layout that I did for a convention swap. I started with Early Espresso background. For the banner I used a strip of Tempting Turquoise cardstock and distressed the edges with the Cutter Kit then I layered on a strip of the Just Add Cake DSP. I used the Petite Pennants punch and punched out Whisper White triangles and Peach Parfait scalloped triangles. Sponged and stamped the white with Tempting Turquoise and layered onto the Peach Parfait. Strung them together with the Early Espresso bakers twine. The photo mats are Pear Pizzaz and again distressed on the edges. Wrapped with the white bakers twine. I made the flowers with the smallest flower from the Island Floral die and layered it onto one of the flowers from the Fun Flowers die. Did you know that one of the flowers from the Cottage Garden stamp set fits perfectly into the smallest flower on the Island Floral die? I'm so glad I figured that out. Makes that die cut so cute with very little effort. And if you are using the clear mount stamps you don't even have to break out your Stamp-a-ma-jig! The middle of the flower is a simple silver brad. Really cute embellishments that are quick and easy.

Supplies: Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise Peach Parfait and  Pear Pizzaz cardstock; Tempting Turquoise and Chocolate Chip ink; Just Add Cake Designer Series paper
Accessories: Silver Brads; White & Early Espresso Bakers twine; Fun Flowers and Island Floral die; Petite Pennants builder punch
Stamps: Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Upper and Cottage Garden

Friday, August 19, 2011

Scrap A Stack

There is still time to register for the class that we are having next Friday night, Aug. 26th. Let me know if you are interested. Details here...

Village of Cuteness

Finally got my project done from a class I took at convention back in July. Isn't it cute? A little bit of 'scrap' 2x4 and some paper and embellishments. Wouldn't these little houses look cute all decorated up for Halloween, Fall, or Christmas?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Daisies With a Twist

I just love this page. It is so bright and colorful. I created this for one of my swaps for convention. Hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. I started with a Daffodil Delight background. The photo mat is Pear Pizzaz with a punched border of Tempting Turquoise. The Lattice Die makes a great background for my favorite flowers. I made these from the Daisy#2 die. Aren't they cute?! And they are so easy! Just take a skewer or your paper piercer tool (I call it the pokey tool) and place it on the tip of the daisy petal, hold it on there and just give it a twist. Be gentle so you don't tear the paper. I do this to all three layers and then glue it together. On these I used the Boho Blossom punch for the center. Just love em! I'll show you another project later that I did with them. Enjoy!

Supplies: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz cardstock; Tempting Turquoise ink
Accessories:Basic Pearls, Daisies #2  and Lattice die; Boho Blossom, Decorative Label, and Lace Ribbon Border punches
Stamps: Broadsheet Alphabet

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Easy Events Cupcake 8x8 Double Layout

This is an 8x8 double layout that I did for a swap. Aren’t the cupcakes just too cute?! I inked the cupcake stamp from the Easy Events set with a Concord Crush marker and let it dry. Then I colored the bottom with Melon Mambo, the icing with Wisteria Wonder, and water colored underneath with a little of the Wisteria Wonder. After the ink was dry I painted the tops with a little bit of the Shimmer Paint to make it shine. You can’t tell but the lines under the cupcake are to cover up my over-inking the stamp, had to hide the shadow lines somehow and that worked perfectly. Sorry about the wonkiness of the picture. I have to figure out a better way of photographing my layouts!

Supplies: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder cardstock; Melon  Mambo, Wisteria Wonder ink; Concord Crush Marker,Shimmer Paint
Accessories:Concord Crush 1/2” Stitched-Poly Ribbon
Stamps:Easy Events, Bring on the Cake, Raining Flowers, Wonderfully Worn

Monday, August 8, 2011

Come Join Us for An Evening of Fun!

We're having a Scrap A Stack!

Come join us for an evening of fun on August 26. We’ll create 6 12x12 pages, (3 double layouts). 

Please bring your own scissors and adhesive, all other class supplies will be provided.

Location: Laura's House - call or use the link on the left to email me for directions and to register
Phone: 573-491-3621
Date: Aug. 26, 2011
Class fee: $20
Time:   6:00 pm

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Come Join the Club!

Are you looking to have a fun evening out once a month?  Do you love to scrapbook and want to have more opportunities to get stuff done?  Then this is the club for you! We'll meet the second Friday of every month and create a 12x12 double page layout.

Club member benefits:
  • Free current Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog. We just started a new catalog on July 1st. Lot of new goodies!
  • Rotating Hostess Benefits (new program starting with this catalog) 
  • Learn new scrappy techniques
  • Try some new fun tools
  • Get more variety on your pages
Your Hostess month:
  • You get all hostess benefits.  Club sales total of $150 gets you $25 hostess dollars to spend on anything in the catalog.
  • Club sales can be combined with a workshop to get higher benefits
The Club Commitment (based on 6 members):
  • Minimum $25 (before S&H and taxes) product purchase each month (can be less if we get more than 6 members)
  • 6 month commitment (# months is based on # of members)
 First meeting – Friday, August 12th – 6:30pm, my house (let me know if you need directions)

All you need to bring is your scissors and adhesive.  If you are interested give me a call or send me a mail so I know how many to plan for!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's good to dream - SU2 Color Challenge

I'm guessing that you can tell how much fun I am having with My Digital Studio? Stampin' Up! just keeps on releasing all of these wonderful downloads. I finally caved and bought the Vintage Overlays which is the outer frame for this layout. Also had to get the awesome Antique Brads. They are just as awesome for digital scrappin' as they are for the traditional paper scrappin'. The swirls came from the Baroque Motif stamps, most of them are hidden behind the photo mat. My craft room probably thinks I have abandoned it for my computer. I sit down and start one of these layouts and before I know it time has just flown by. 
This layout I did for a the SU2 Color Challenge on Soul Scrappers. The challenge was to use Kraft, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, and Ridinghood Red. I wasn't sure how to get the red in there but I think it works using it for the title, just a little pop of color. This was actually a color photo but Audrie is wrapped in a Chocolate Chip colored blanket and that didn't work with my design for the challenge so I just changed the photo to B&W. Now it works perfectly with the layout, don't you think?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sweet Sister

We created this layout at one of my club meetings. These are photos of my sister when she was 2, I think. Isn't she just too cute?! I love the Newsprint and the Love Letter Designer Series Papers and they work well together the way I've used them here. This layout started with a Riding Hood Red base and is embellished with strips of DSP that have been sponged lightly with Basic Black ink. There are also the beautiful medallions created using the Scallop Circle punch and also flowers from the Island Floral Big Shot die. The DSP has a border punched from the Scallop Edge Border punch in Very Vanilla. I've added a place to journal with one of the stamps from the Notably Ornate set. I just love the way this layout turned out, perfect for black and white photos.

Supplies: Ridinghood Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla cardstock; Newspaper Print and Love Letter DSP
Accessories:Extra Large Scallop Circle, Scallop Edge Border, Photo Corners, Modern Label punches,  brads
Stamps:Notably Ornate

Monday, January 17, 2011

MDS Saturday Scrapbook Challenge - ScrapSketch11

Another My Digital Studio creation. There is a Saturday Scrapbook challenge on that I found and I just love the sketches that Alesha Walls provides there. She does a wonderful job. This one was supposed to be for Christmas but I took a few liberties with it and created something a little different. This past summer when I had all of my grandkids around at the same time we had a little photo shoot. The older kids weren't into it much but the little ones love to ham it up for the camera. I'm working on doing an entire album that I'll post when I get it done but here is an 8x8 that I did with the week 11 sketch.
I started with a background of Real Red. The circles are Night of Navy DSPs with a white mat. The long white swirly stamps are from the Torn Edges set. I added a few star brads from the Hodgepodge Hardware embellishments. The flower is from the Simple Friendship set. Love the way that you can '2 step stamp' with these. It is much easier in MDS than with 'real' stamps for me! Just leave me a comment with any questions you might have.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Little cutie...

Isn't this little one just adorable!? This is my granddaughter, Audrie.Okay, I think I can officially call it an obsession. Every time I look at a scrapbook layout I wonder if I can reproduce it in My Digital Studio. Do you think that qualifies? I was blog surfing last night and came across a page on the Pretty Paper Blog that caught my eye. Had to try to CASE it and reproduce it in MDS right then, couldn't even wait. For this layout I started with a background of Pretty in Pink which I reduced the opacity on to make it lighter. Layered in strips of Designer Series paper (all in Pretty in Pink) with the 1.25' square punch and embellished away. The flower is created with 3 of the Five petal flower punches and a circle punch. All of them have a white mat added to them. Look at me, I can't even get away from my punch addiction when I'm scrapping digitally! Don't you just love the Chocolate Chip zigzag stitch!? I've been telling myself I'm going to try this on my paper layouts but haven't gotten to it yet. The photo mat and label are colored with Close to Cocoa.

Stampin' Up! has been adding tons of new downloads to use in MDS. Check them out here online 24/7. For lots of great tips and tricks check out the Ning site that Stampin' Up! started just for MDS. Lot of great people sharing their ideas.

Monday, January 10, 2011

MDS Valentine Card

This is a card I created in My Digital Studio for another one of the Creative Crew Challenges on SplitCoastStampers. This challenge was all about Valentine's and hearts. Do you think I added enough hearts? I thought the landscape was a little bare without the little hearts scattered about. Might need to come up with a couple of more sayings for them though. I'm really in trouble here with using MDS for these projects. My wish list is growing out of control with a ton of downloads!

I started this with a Riding Hood Red background, added the Riding Hood Red striped DSP with a Basic Black mat. The hearts are all Rose Red (I think) with a Riding Hood Red mat. The sentiment is from the Always stamp set. I took a little creative license with the sentiment. This entire saying is on one of the stamps but it didn't have the font that I wanted and it didn't fit the heart the way I wanted it to. So I stamped the 'Everything' with one of the stamps that was included in the set and added the 'You me' with 2 different text boxes so I could get them positioned just right and the emphasis would be on the 'Everything'. That is what is so awesome about using MDS. You can play with everything a bit to get just what you want without wasting supplies. Another awesome thing is that if you already own another editing program you can probably still use all of the wonderful downloads that SU! has available.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

What I love about you

Happy New Year everyone! I'm setting goals for myself this year, not making resolutions. Is there really any difference though? One of my goals for this year is to be more consistent with my posting. I'm going to try to do at least one a week. We'll see how that goes.

Like my new blog design? I did it with My Digital Studio (MDS). I think I'm finally getting the hang of using it. Another of my goals for this year is to do at least one digital layout a week, single or double page layout. Using MDS is going to make it really easy. This layout is one I did for one of the CreativeCrew challenges over on SplitCoast. It came together very easily. The challenge is to scrapbook something/someone you love and tell why. How could you look at this face and not love it? She just smiles with her whole face.

I started out with a background of Blushing Bride wallpaper, added Chocolate chip zigzag stitching, and an enlarged punch heart in Regal Rose. The photo is matted with Chocolate Chip, lettering is in Cherry Cobbler with a Chocolate Chip shadow and it is finished off with the Rose Red buttons. Lots of different colors in there but I think they work well together.