Friday, December 19, 2008

Just a Note...

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The Christmas Crafting is winding down fast! My final project in these last few days is sets of handmade notecards accented with the appropriate initial. These are multi-purpose and I think nearly anyone could put them to use! They are fun to make because I use so many different combinations of the Designer Series Papers. That's "Bella Rose" in the foreground, 'Haiku" in the upper right, and "Sweet Always" on the left. This is just a sampling -- my work table is filled with different combinations!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sparkly Snow


Here's another one of those Christmas Stamp-a-Stack goodies! I wish my photo did the bling some justice. Trust me -- it sparkles! This card features two of the In Colors, Baja Breeze and Pacific Point plus some Ski Slope Designer Series Paper. RSVP by Friday!
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Monday, November 10, 2008

Stamp-a-Stack of Christmas Cards!

it's that time of year again. Time to head to My Stampin' Spot to stamp yourself a stack of Christmas Cards in 2 hours. 20 cards to be exact. With envelopes. And the option of punching coordinating photo corners to add your treasured picture to the inside. Seasoned stampers appreciate that the prep work is taken care of and newer stampers appreciate how fast it is to create something special and handmade.

This is one of the 5 designs. I always manage to sneak a little pink into Christmas!

Stamp-a-Stack Workshop Dates:

Sunday, November 30 2:00 pm
Monday, December 1 10:00 am
Tuesday, December 2 7:30pm

Cost: $30.00

Please RSVP by Friday, November 21.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Christmas Countdown: Week 2

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So this is how I spiffed up my Christmas Countdown Binder this year. Grabbed some very old holiday patterned paper from my stash and a favorite Christmas photo from last year. Last week I cleaned up the inside (threw out all of last year's receipts!)and printed my new calendar pages and checklists. I also made a few trips to the store and have dutifuly noted the purchases and the recipients in the Gift List section. Check out this week's "assignments" at .

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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I am really going to miss this Ghostly Greetings Paper when the final trick-or-treaters have come and gone. (I made sure to save one sheet with the words for a scrapbook page or two!) This card features that paper with Pumpkin Pie, Going Gray, and Kiwi Kiss Striped ribbon. And I used the scalloped edge punch.. AGAIN!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pssst... Only 59 Days Until Christmas...

So here's a friendly reminder from your Stampin' Pal that it's time to get organized. Time to plan the (handstamped) cards, the gifts to make, the treats to bake, the holiday menus, the gifts to buy. And TODAY is the day to start!

Click on over to Organized Christmas for Day 1 of this year's countdown. I'm off to update my binder and get this season going!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Spread Some Halloween Happiness...

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This is my version of the little treat basket/purse that is making the rounds on the Internet. This one isn't the tiny favor box size. I made this larger (think a large order of French Fries) because I want it to hold a handful of Halloween candy. I love the Ghostly Designer Series Paper and that's the new Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain around the top. I'm thinking I'll make five more and let them be my Halloween Teacher Treat this year!

(There is a video tutorial out there for this project created by a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator named Michelle.)

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Are You Still In???

My pictures are not nearly as good as Ali's -- my lists are way more abbreviated -- and my husband and children are running from me -- but I'm still in! My "Week in the Life" is going to be an interesting little project when I put it together next week. I never would have captured so much of the mundane, so much of the routine.

If a week is too much, follow Stacy Julian's approach and give yourself a present!

Happy Creating --

Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Week in the Life

Ready for a challenge this week? How about documenting a week in your life? Just gather up your camera, a notebook, and loads of those Stampin' Up! supplies you already own. Ali Edwards is our guide. Aby Garvey is already on board. Are you?

Let's see what a week in your life looks like!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wow -- Flowers!

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This cheerful card uses some fun, new products! The stamp set is "Wow, Flowers!". The cardstock and ink colors are two of the new In-Colors -- Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss. The sentiment is in Whisper White Craft Ink topped with White Embossing Powder to give it a little pop!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Wishes "In Color"

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Here is a card that features the new In Color, Baja Breeze. I paired it with some Certainly Celery and some Barely Banana. The stamp set is new as well. It's called "Heard from the Heart" . It is one of the featured sets in the "Never Before Seen, Never before Savings" events. Read about the discounts on brand new stamps HERE. And see the scalloped edge at the bottom. That is the brand new punch you HAVE to have!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Happy New Year!

Welcome to a brand new Stampin' Up! Year! There are lots of new products on sale --and classes with new products on the calendar.

I can't wait to get started.......

There is a lot of information on my Official Stampin' Up! Website

Thursday, August 07, 2008

The "In" thing...

As in, the New "In Colors" thing!

My demonstrator pre-order sampler of Stampin' Up!'s limited edition colors arrived and I have dipped my toes into the new colors with this quick card. I am anxious to see which colors I like together and which colors I use the most -- espcially once I get my hands on the new catalog and can order some coordinating patterned paper and ribbon!

You'll want to take these colors for a spin yourself! Watch this space for my New Catalog Special on them beginning August 11th!

Stamp Sets: Stitched Exotics, Happy Everything
Paper: Perfect Plum, KIWI KISS, TANGERINE TANGO, So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories: Silver Brads, Word Window Punch, Photo Corner Punch

Sunday, August 03, 2008

The Fling is Ending...

My Spring Fling that is -- with the Spring Fling Designer Series paper. It's retiring and I will miss its soft subtles tones. (It's 25% off and still available, so grab a few packs while you can!).

The stamp set is my oft-used, always loved Pretty Princess. It retired a few years back, but stop me if I have mentioned before how you will have to pry it from hands...

As another quick aside, this template is one of my "go-to" sketches when working with patterned paper. The proportions always seem right when you select a wonderful Stampin' Up! set of coordinated paper!

Stamp Set: Pretty Princess (retired)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Whisper White, Spring Fling DSP
Ink: Black Staz-on, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery
Accessories: narrow White Grosgrain Ribbon, Pink Gingham ribbon, Soft Subtles Eyelets

Monday, July 28, 2008

I'll Never "Froget" You....

I am so going to miss this little guy. My little "Unfrogettable" frog. In a sea of floral and princess stamps I own, he is my "Go To" little boy set.

Froggy is retiring in August and so are a few of my other friends. You can browse the list HERE and email me on the link in the sidebar ----------> to find out about the special discount I am ofering on retiring sets ordered before August 8th.

Stampin' Up! is also offering some of the retiring accessories at a 25% discount. You can view that list HERE and it is frequently updated now to reflect sell outs.

It's hard to say good-bye to so many favorites -- but get the goodies while you can at a discount!

Stamp Set: Unfrogettable
Paper: So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi Designer Prints (also retiring)
Ink: Wild Wasabi (retiring, snifff... snifff....) Black Staz-on
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Stitched Ribbon (on the way out -- get it at 25% off!), Scallop Punch

Monday, July 14, 2008

A Library of Memories


Since you have to have a "little" project while waiting for the new Stampin' Up! catalog year to begin I decide to organize all the pictures I have ever taken. Really.

If you know Joe, then you know that my photos are all in containers and behind closed doors. The only problem is he just likes things put away -- he is not interested in grouping like items together. (I'm funny that way. The coffee supplies are in the cabinet directly above the coffeemaker. The ziploc sandwich and snack size bags are just below where I pack lunches. That kind of thing.) So imagine my horror when I discovered multiple containers of photos stashed around the garage. They were in cabinets and things -- but spread out everywhere. And I never would have made the connection that a box he marked "garage pics" was in fact a box of boxes of pictures he was storing in the garage. I have walked past it for 2 years thinking it was pictures OF the garage without processing it fully.

But I digress.

Since I am a Stacy Julian devotee -- think Big Picture Scrapbooking -- think Simple Scrapbooking -- I knew that her latest work Photo Freedom was just what I needed to corral my out of hand photographs and make them into a system. So that when I am inspired by great supplies or pictures in the new catalog to create a memory item or a scrapbook page I will know where to find the photos. And they won't be subjected to the humidity of the garage.

So I took Joe by the hand and together we scored all the known photos in our home. Just as Stacy says I piled them all in one place. (The dining room. He nearly died. I like the table space.) Then I began the process of sorting and more importantly friends, PURGING. (Why oh why did I ever order all those doubles? And who needed 14,000 pictures of my three cats??? Why keep photos of boyfriends from way back???) I tackled the 1990's first. When I was done the boxes had melted down into a few piles and multiple trash bags were full. I tied them and ran them outside quickly so as not to be tempted to go back through them. I have one album of photos ready to be scrapbooked. And I am making dividers for my 4 storage drawers to keep pictures I might work with again. I am already feeling so much better!

I am tackling 2000 next which is a different animal because that includes digital. I take too many pictures -- I don't edit enough -- don't print enough -- and save too many. Heck, I've got one hard drive stashed in a closet with 11,000 pictures on it! Wish me luck.
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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Berry Fun Layout

The new school year begins again in the morning and I can already feel just how much more crafting I am about to get done!

I got a quick fix in this weekend while (tap, tap, tap) waiting for the new Stampin' Up! catalog year to begin.

This layout uses the Summer Picnic Designer Paper and the Tart and Tangy Stamp Set from the Spring mini catalog. I just LOVE this paper and the stamps!

Stamp Sets: Tart and Tangy, Big Deal Alpha, Short Order Alpha
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, summer Picnic
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Real Red Striped Grosgrain, Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain, Old Olive 5/8 Grosgrain, Scallop Punch, 1 3/4" AND 1 1/4" Circle Punches

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The Bali Breeze Card Collection (and the cute box, too)!

Be prepared for any occasion with this stunning collection of 12 all-occasion cards in a custom-designed box. This card set makes a perfect gift for the person who has everything, or simply keep it on hand for yourself!

Thursday, June 19 7:30 pm
Monday, June 23 7:30 pm
Monday, June 30 7:30 pm

Class Cost: $25.00

RSVP and Pre-payment for all class dates by June 13th.

Please email me with the link on the right hand sidebar for more information about the class!


• Stamp sets: One of a Kind, Embrace Life, Stitched Exotics, A Beautiful Thing,
• Paper: 8 ½” x 11” Whisper White, Apricot Appeal, Rose Red, Old Olive, Taken with teal, Certainly Celery, River Rock, Bali Breeze Designer Paper (DP), Medium Whisper White envelopes.
• Ink: Basic Black, Taken with Teal, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery Old Olive, Rose Red, Purely Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie, Blush Blossom, River Rock Classic ink pads; Old Olive & Rose Red Classic ink refills; Rose Red Stampin’ Write marker or Stampin’ Spot.
• Adhesives: Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive, Snail Adhesive, 2-way glue pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals
• Accessories: Pomegranate double-stitched ribbon, narrow white & apricot grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
• Puches & other tools: 1/16” handheld circle punch, ½” circle punch, ¼” circle punch, ticket corner punch, large oval punch, Boho Blossoms punch, 3/16” corner rounder punch, blender pen, Stampin’ Sponge, Stamp-a-ma-jig

He'll "flip" for this gift!

This is the Father's Day Photo Flip Frame I'm featuring as the "to go" project. The base is two 4 x 4 coasters. The Designer paper is "Jersey Shore" and the stamp set is "Enjoy Every Moment".

Across the desk "they" see the decorative outside. On his side of the desk he'll be staring at the very special photo of your choice.

Friday, May 30, 2008

School Days Thank Yous...

Really -- it is coming to an end. Preschool finished today and we track out of elementary school next week. But I still needed another half-dozen Thank You cards for group teacher gifts and notes of appreciation for Room Mothers.

Andrea Walford came to the rescue with her makeover card on her blog this week. I copied the design, I just changed it to include the (retired) Darling Doodles Designer Series paper that I just love for anything school-related.

This is an example of a sketch that is a keeper! It is adaptable to so many situations and is a great way to use scraps of fabulous paper. It also comes together very quickly assembly line style!

Stamp Set: Enjoy Every Moment
Paper: Whisper White, Darling Doodles
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou and Wild Wasabi Stitched Ribbon, Silver Brads

Monday, May 26, 2008

Life's a Breeze

The end of the school year crafting is sure to end soon! This is a set of cards from one of our preschool classes to the two teachers. We're going tropical with the good-byes because one of these wonderful ladies is quitting teaching to head to the Islands and pursue her dream -- she bought a restaurant/bar!

I love, love, love this "Life's a Breeze" set. Now that summer is unofficially here -- expect to see it a lot!

Stamp Set: Life's a Breeze
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Jersey Shore DP, Whisper White
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, White Craft
Accessories: White EP, Striped Grosgrain, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 inch Circle Punches, Scallop Punch,

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Tart and Tangy Collection

This is the other set of cards I made for the fundraiser at the Quota Conference. Since I also stamped all the attendee nametags and made the 8 packs in the post below, I went very simple for these sets. Simple because I completely CASEd the work of Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Andrea Walford. I love her style and inspiration (stop me if I've mentioned this before!). Anyway, love the summery set "Tart and Tangy" and the wonderful "Summer Picnic" Designer Paper!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Glorious Greetings

If this is Spring then I must be crafting like crazy! This weekend the service club I belong to, Quota International of Raleigh (, hosted our district-wide conference. As a small fundraiser, I sold packages of hand stamped greeting cards to attendees. We sold out -- and I didn't have to bring a single card home!

For the one assortment I used the Glorious Greetings set along with some retired Petals and Paisleys Designer Paper (have to USE that stuff and not hoard it!). Glorious Greetings is a real work horse set. You can hardly think of an occasion that isn't on one of the stamps in that set!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Teacher Treats

I've been busy stamping Teacher Treat Boxes for our upcoming Teacher Appreciation Week at Preschool. One day they all attend a luncheon and each place setting will have one of these boxes stuffed with gift certificates from generous merchants.

I used the retired Serene Sunflower to match the luncheon invitations (a very subtle background). I did half in Apricot Appeal and half in Barely Banana because the turnaround time was short and I had to use paper already in my stash and I needed to make 26 of them. I partially inked a stamp from the SAB set "Lots of Thoughts" because it was so appropriate!

The directions for making "2-5-7-10" Boxes can be found HERE.

Stamp Sets: Lots of Thoughts, Serene Sunflower
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Chocolate chip
Accessories: Theater Originals ribbon, Scallop Pnch

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Enjoy Stamp Club in April!

I am featuring the "Enjoy Every Moment" Stamp Set at April's Stamp Club Meeting.
I love the set because it is LOADED with layering possibilities. All of the circles and images work with each other. The flower match the ones in the Felt Fusion set as well as the ones in the Bali Breeze Designer paper -- not to mention the punch in the "Three for You" box. "Enjoy Every Moment" is also part of the Free Wheelin' Promotion so you buy it now for $29.95 and you get the matching Daisy Dash Jumbo wheel (an $8.50 value) for free! I used it as the background on the card here.

We will also be making a double-page 12 x 12 scrapbook layout with the Bali Breeze Designer paper and the Felt Fusion flowers.

I love the sentiments in this set for card making and scrapbooking. Just think how versatile an "enjoy" card is. Enjoy this gift, enjoy your birthday, enjoy your new baby, enjoy your new life together, enjoy your retirement, enjoy your well-deserved vacation -- it goes on and on and on.

And for scrapbooking you can use enjoy "the little things" or enjoy "every moment" or enjoy "life". It also has a journalling circle with lines.

And it's got a 'thank you" as well. Plus a free wheel until April 30th. Enjoy!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Another Spot of Tea....

Afternoon Tea, that is! I am loving this Designer Paper and the projects it is inspirng!

Stamp Set: Live Your Dream
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Afternoon Tea, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava
Accssories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Ribbon Theater Originals, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Blender Pens

Monday, March 31, 2008

The Carousel Notes Purse Mini-album

I am so excited about this one! It features those great Stampin; Up! Carousel Notes AND their envelopes along with the Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper and the brand new "Live Your Dream" Stamp Set. (See it all in the Occasions Mini-Catalog HERE.)

The outside looks (of course) like a purse! The inside features spots for photos and journalling and two Carousel notes pull out of the inside envelopes with spots for photos or messages. This is a GREAT Mother's Day gift -- or something special just for you.

Class Dates: Thursday, May 1 7:30pm
Sunday, May 4 2:00pm

Class Fee: $25.00 (includes your own package of 12 x 12 "Afternoon Tea" Designer Paper)

RSVP and Prepayment due by Monday, April 21 to ensure that your package of paper arrives in time!

This project was created by super talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Jan Tinklenberg. She won't pre-cut all the paper for you, though -- and I will!

Free Wheelin'

It's a Stampin' Up! promotion with endless bad pun possibilities. We've got a "wheely good deal for you". When you purchase selected stamp sets you get the matching wheel for free. Wheely!

Free Wheelin' Promotion

If you haven't experienced the fun, ease, and versatility of our Stampin' Around wheels, now is your chance. From March 18 through April 30, when you buy a pre-selected stamp set, you'll receive the coordinating wheel absolutely FREE!

Item Number Description Price
112848 Wonderful You bundle
Includes Wonderful You stamp set and free Stems & Silhouettes jumbo wheel $33.95
112851 Life's a breeze bundle
Includes Life's a Breeze stamp set and free Something Fishy jumbo wheel $29.95
112850 Pun Fun bundle
Includes Pun Fun stamp set and free Sweet Stars jumbo wheel $30.95
112847 Year after Year bundle
Includes Year after Year stamp set and free See You Around jumbo wheel $30.95
112849 Stitched Exotics bundle
Includes Stitched Exotics stamp set and free It's Beautiful jumbo wheel $33.95
112853 Enjoy Every Moment bundle
Includes Enjoy Every Moment stamp set and free Daisy Dash jumbo wheel $29.95

You'll be amazed at all the ways you can use wheels to add depth and dimension to your projects!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Wild Thank You

Here we are... the last of the "Wild About You" accessories from the jungle themed birthday party. These are the thank you notes. All have been stamped, and the messages inside are a work in progress! I made these matchbook style with more of that textured Wild Wasabi cardstock from the Wild For Wasabi promotion!

Stamp Sets: Wild About You, Lots of Thoughts
Paper: Textured Wild Wasabi, Jersey Shore Designer paper, Brilliant Ble, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle, Scallop circle, Pumpkin narrow grosgrain

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter!

I love this "Spring Fling" paper and I am so glad it coordinates with Sage Shadow. I love usng all the soft subtles in spring projects and I'm not sure Sage gets all the credit it deserves!

Stamp Set: A Good Egg
Paper: Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Whisper White, Spring Fling, Pretty in Pink Designer Prints
Ink: Black Staz-on
Accessories: Narrow Pink Grosgrain, Crafter's Tool Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Teacher Treats

We sent a half dozen of these little treat pouches to school this week to wish our teachers "Happy Easter". It's been a week full of Easter and Track-Out activities so I took the easy route and CASED a stamper I admire! Andrea Walford has these on her blog and I barely changed a thing in the interest of speed stamping!

Stamp Set: A Good Egg
Paper: Lavender lace
Ink: Black Stazon, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark
Accessories: White Signo Gel pen, Blender Pen, Wide Celery Grosgrain, Rhinestone Brads, small cello bags, Three for you flower punch, CHOCOLATE!!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Wild About These, Too!

So here are the party goodie bags. Another friend from the Wild About You stamp set, another piece of Jersey Shore Designer Paper, a dab of Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon and then-- my find of the week. Colored lunchbags at Target (where else???) that match Stampin' Up's Brilliant Blue exactly!

A few wriggly jungle animals and some candy and it was all done!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Wild About This Invitation!

There's so much to tell you about this one! First, it uses the Sale-a-bration set "Lots of Thoughts" on the front. The cardstock is that fabulous Wild Wasabi Textured paper that's part of a special deal right now. Seems there was quite an OOOOPS cutting holiday paper and we are benefitting. I made the pieces into pocket cards.

This invitation is the first time I have used the Jersey Shore Designer Paper and it is so happy and bright. I used the Hugs and Wishes set for the party details on the insert. And I am now the proud owner of the Wild About You. When one of my girly-girls picked an inflatable place with a jungle theme I had an a-ha moment and ordered right away!

Stamp Sets: Wild About You, Lots of Thoughts, Hugs & Wishes
Paper: Wild Wasabi Textured, Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" circle, Striped Pumpkin Grosgrain

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Free Rub-Ons!

I really love the set of rub-ons that is one of the *free* choices during Sale-a-bration. You get 4 sheets. the images are identical -- but you get one page of white, one page of black, one page of olive, and one page of chocolate brown. That is a lot of rub-ons!

The quality is first-rate -- they adhere nicely to all kinds of surfaces and don't peel at the edges.

I used the Chocolate here to make a quick and easy 6 x 6 scrapbook page (stop me if you've heard me go on and on at one of my workshops about the freedom of small pages and favorite photos!).

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Rub-ons: Love and Happiness
Accessories: Ribbon Theater Originals

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

10 for 10 Sneak Peek!

It's time for the Sale-a-bration 10 cards for 10 Dollars Workshop. It's cheaper than Hallmark and so easy to do because the prepping and measurng and cutting is done by the time you walk in the door.

We'll be making 2 cards each of 5 designs. All the cards are versatile and just what you need to keep on hand.

The sneak peek begins with this Happy Birthday card that you can send to just about anyone!

Class Date: Sunday, March 9. RSVP by: Saturday, March 1. It's all on my Stampin' Up! Calendar of Events!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Something to Brag About....

Sometimes it seems like I just don't post enough of my scrapbook work. It may be in part because I am such a lousy photographer and scans of my pages look even worse than the pictures..... Anyway, here's another one of those 6 x 6 "Brag Book" pages I love so much. This page can be completed in (really!) minutes. Since the picture isn't so good it is hard to see the flower background stamped with "Taken with Teal" as well as the little flowers on the title box stamped off in Apricot Appeal.

This page premiered at a workshop today (thanks, Sally!) and will be making other apparances in this post-Valentine's Day "season".

Stamp Set: Time Well Spent
Paper: Taken with Teal, Confetti White, Apricot Appeal
Ink: Classic Black, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Taken with Teal
Accessories: Wide Celery Grosgrain, Silver Brads

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Birthday!

To a special stamper and scrapper and an original "Scrapford Wife"! Have a wonderful day, Hillary!

Stamp Set: Birthday Whimsy
Paper: Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Wide Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Deco Edge Scissors, embroidery floss, Fresh Favorites Buttons, loads of Dimensionals!

Happy Heart Day!

Hope your day is full of hugs, kisses and love!

Stamp Set: Happy Heart Day
Paper: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Bordering Blue
Accessories: Large Tag Punch, Theater Ribbon Originals, Blender Pen

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

More Classroom Treats!

These Valentines have nothing to do with candy at all. We are giving the gift of creativity to the 3 year olds! The boxes of crayons are wrapped in belly bands I rolled through the paper crimper for a little texture. Then I stamped tags with my ultra favorite "Crayon Kids" set. It's been retired for a few years and I think I continue to use it more than ever before! Remember, always buy 'em while you can still get 'em!

Stamp Sets: Crayon Kids, Cold Play (the "to and "from")
Paper: Glorious Green, Whisper White
Ink: Glorious Green
Accessories: Paper Crimper

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Lovin' Our Lollies!

It's been a Valentine Craft-a-thon around here -- but thankfully treats will begin heading to their destinations tomorrow! That includes this batch of lollipops with covers that are headed to Kindergarten Valentine Mailboxes. The covers are straightforward 5 1/2" X 2 1/2" rectangles stamped on the outside and embellished, with the addition of names and four punched holes so that the ribbons can be tied and the lollies stay put!

Stamp Set: Happy Heart Day, Cold Play (for the "to" and "from"), Doodle This
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Black Gingham Ribbon, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Scallop Punch, 1/8" handheld punch, blender pens