Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sweet Sweet Moments Make Me Smile

I made this layout for my April Scrapbooking Class. 

It features photos of my youngest son through the years....the title says it all- remembering all those sweet moments from years gone by make me SMILE!

It seems like just yesterday he was just learning how to walk....and he is 27 years old this year, just bought his first home, and has three beautiful children of his own. How time flies! 

I had a lot of photos that were just singles, so I wanted to do a layout where I could combine all the photos. 

Delicate Doilies stamp set made the background.

Assorted scraps were used for mats and flowers.  

A little bit of journalling and some washi tape completed the page. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

You Make Me Happy

Doesn't this card just scream spring? 

 I cannot believe that this stamp set and die set has retired....very sad!

Products used to make this card: 

  • Backyard Basics Stamp Set
  • Backyard Basics Framelits
  • Perfect Pennants Framelits
  • So Many Scallops Embossing Folder
  • Blender Pen
Technique:  watercoloring

I saw so many wildlife and signs of wildlife this weekend when we were at the trailer.  

There were deer tracks right beside our trailer.  And  there were big cat tracks in the mud !!! 

Of course there were tons of rabbits, geese, birds, squirrels, chipmunks and geese.  

Monday, April 28, 2014


This super fun layout was designed for my April Scrapbooking Class.  

It features my BFF showing me some serious attitutude when I was getting a bit too happy with my camera one day. (love ya girl)

 The stamped statement "a touch of class and a lot of sass" makes me laugh-  Hahaha too funny!  

The background was created using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and assorted inks. 

Then I simply used scraps to create the strips to give it some added dimension and interest.  

The letters for the title were made using the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies. I chose to have the title go around the focal point for more interest.  

Then I inked three wooden circles with coordinating ink to give some dimension and interest at the bottom.  

Friday, April 25, 2014

Life in the Forest & Scallop Tag Topper Punch

This super cute swap card was made using In the Forest stamp set- item #133851 $19.95 and the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch - item #133324 $31.95  from the Occassions catalog. 

All are available only until June 1. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

So Many Scallops

This beauty was received as part of a swap.  

It features the Banner Framelits on page 27 of the Occasions catalog. 

Item #132173 $32.95

It also features the Scallops Textured Embossing Folder found on page 32. 

Item #132971 $9.95

The stamped images are from Happy Watercolor stamp set found on page 22 

Item #133191 $26.95

All items available until June 1.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tag Topper Punch Card

This unique card was received as part of a swap and was made using the Scalloped  Tag Topper Punch found on page 35 of the Occassions Catalog. 

Item #133324 $31.95- only available until June 1

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Retiring Stamp Sets- Retiring Products AND FREE Shipping too!

Whew!  A lot is happening right now at Stampin' Up! 

Just last week they announced Project Life; now this week the Retiring Stamps and Retiring Products lists were released as well as an announcement of FREE shipping until this Friday!  Wow! 

Here are the links to the Retired Stamps and Retired Products:

Hurry and get your order in before they are gone, cause once they are gone, they are gone forever.


This cool card was received as part of a swap. 

It features the Ampersand Textured Embossing Folder found on page 22 of the Occasions catalog. 

Item #132970 $9.95- available until June 1.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Folding Technique

This cute card was received as part of a swap. 

Isn't the folding technique cool!  

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Super Dog?

This fun swap card features the stamp set Cool Kid found on page 29 of the Occassions catalog. 

Item #133125 $21.95

She has also used the banner punch, the word bubble framelit dies, and the On Film framelit dies.  

Isn't this card fun!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

On Film Framelit Dies & Peachy Keen Stamp Set

I received this fun card as part of a swap.  

It features the On Film Framelit Dies and the Peachy Keen stamp set found on page 18 of the Occassions catalog.  

They can be purchased separately or save 15% and buy as a bundle.  Item #135225 $46.50

Remember, this is only available to order until June 1.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Oh Happy Day

This is a swap card I received featuring the stamp set Oh Happy Day and the Starburst Framelit Dies.  

They can be purchased separately or as a bundle.  They can be found on page 34 of the Occasions catalog- item #134818 $47.50

Don't you just love the woodgrain image on the turquoise cardstock!  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Googlie Eyes

This super cute card I received in a swap.  Isn't it cute!  The googlie eyed guys are made with a flower image from the Simple Stems stamp set found on page 33 of the Occasions catalog.  

Item #133101 $21.95.

This stamp set is only available to order until June 1.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Just Sayin & Word Bubble Framelits

 This is a swap card I received that features the stamp set Just Sayin and the Word bubble framelit dies.  

These can be found on page 36 of the Occasions catalog.  They can be purchased separately, or save 15% and purchase as a bundle.  Item #134820 $45.95

This is only available to order until June 1.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

More on Project Life.....

Here are the items you’ll be able to purchase on May 1:

People Like You

I made these three sample cards to showcase the stamp set  People Like You from the Occasions catalog. 

It is found on page 22 - item #133215 $15.95

Available only until June 1st.

Monday, April 14, 2014

My recent FLOPS !

You know how you get this great idea in your head, and then when you try to create what is in your head,  it is a HUGE flop ?

 Well these two cards are examples of my FLOPS.  

In my head they were great, simple cards...but as you can see, they just don't cut it when I made them. 

Everyone makes cards that don't turn out well. Some days I just do not have the creative mojo!    Just salvage what you can and move on.  

Come back tomorrow for cards that are not flops.  :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Peaceful Petals- Thinking of You....

This is a card I made using the stamp set Peaceful Petals.  It is found on page 20 of the Occasions Mini catalog. Item#133107 $25.95

I LOVE the images in this set, they are great for watercoloring!  Here is an image of all the stamps in the set: 

As you can see it can be used for a variety of occasions- thank you, thinking of you, birthday, sympathy.....the list goes on!  

Products I used:

Wild Wasabi card stock
Whisper White card stock
Daffodil Delight card stock
Memento Black Ink
copic markers
dazzling details- in center of flower
tombow liquid adhesive

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Swap Card- Petal Parade

Creator unknown.  This beautiful swap card was made using the SAB stamp set called Petal Parade.  Check out the flower image stamped on the butterfly- LOVE it!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Swap Cards- See Ya Later

creator unknown - check out the mosaic is pieces of cardstock.  It looks like they are glued on to another piece of cardstock that has been spread with crystal effects and old olive ink? maybe?  really cool looking!

by Anne Granger

These beautiful swap cards were made using the SAB stamp set See Ya Later.  

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Swap Cards- You're Lovely

by Melissa Bernard
by Joanne Rolston

by Marja Deith

These three swap cards were all made using the SAB stamp set called You're Lovely.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Swap Cards- Banner Blast

by Kari-lyn Klemick

by Mary Beth Phillips

Hope you all enjoyed the WONDERFUL weather this weekend!  SO nice to see the sunshine! 

These  beautiful swap cards were created using the SAB stamp set Banner Blast and the Banner Punch.  I know SAB is over :(, but we all need ideas.  

Check back tomorrow for more great ideas!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Scrapbooking Tools

Today I am going to continue on in my series of Scrapbooking Tips .  

You can find my first post on Scrapbooking Organization  HERE

There are so many different tools and supplies available that there is no way I could ever cover them all.  So I am just going to wing it and mention some of the more common ones. 

Paper Trimmer- for cropping photos, making mats etc

Journalling Pen- fine tip black is a necessity but colors are fun too

Alphabet Stickers or Alphabet dies- for making titles for your pages

Tombow Adhesive- the best bang for your buck adhesive- temporary or permanent and goes a loooong way!

Ruler- measuring, keeping journalling straight

Label Maker- for journalling

Sticky Strip- double sided tape for adhering heavy items or making a mini album

Computer- for journalling

Adhesive Remover- to quickly fix and mistakes

Scissors- you need a good pair of fine tip sharp scissors for paper only as well as another pair for ribbon and other items

Album and Page Protectors- to store your completed pages

Tweezers and Pick Up Stick- helps with placement of small embellishments

Spritzer Bottle- to make your own homemade spray inks

Punches- add ginterest and dimension to a page

Washi Tape- quick and fun way to add color and dimension to your layout

Embellishments- brads, buttons, metal, clips, candy dots, flowers etc

Cardstock and Designer Series Papers that coordinate for your layouts.

Coloring- inks, pencils, crayons, pastels, markers etc

Sponges and Daubers- to add depth and dimension

Ribbon and Twine- add interest

Bling- go ahead glitz it up girl!

Distressing Tool- to rough up edges 

Sew Easy Tool- to add decorative stitching

Book Binding Tool- to make your own mini albums

Tags, Journalling Cards and Paper Embellishments- add interest

Also there are so many pre-made items you can purchase for embellishment as well as assorted types of inks and spritz- texture pastes- hardware the list goes on and on.  

My favorite tool by far is my new Cameo Silhouette that dear hubby got me for Christmas.  It is the absolute best!  I can cut my own shapes and titles and manipulate the images myself on my computer to get exactly what I want.  

I recently made football shapes that we made into cards  in my monthly card class- these were a big hit

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sorry no posts....

Hello stampers,

Sorry no posts until Saturday.....lost my creative mojo....taking some personal time to:

Check back on Saturday for some great samples!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Morning Meadow for PPA #197

This simple and subtle card was made for the challenge over at Pals Paper Arts #197 found HERE

Here is their sketch: 

Products I used to create this card: 

Bashful Blue card stock
Pretty Ink Pink card stock
Pear Pizzazz card stock
Very Vanilla card stock
Festival of Prints dsp
Morning Meadow stamp set
Marina Mist Ink
Bashful Blue marker
Pear Pizzazz maker