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I have been getting back into the reason why I started stamping - Scrapbooking... Well not the only reason but...I found that I didn't really like the look of all the stickers I was putting on my pages and needed to find another way to decorate them. I had already had my hand into rubber stamping and decided I would look into finding ink that would be safe near my photos. Stampin' Up! has a line of Craft Inks that are perfect for stamping on your scrapbook pages. Now I am addicted to stamped images to all my pages. I love making my own headings and personalizing pages with rubber stamps. Below is an page from Stampin' Up! that I just love. It shows you how quick and easy a page can come together.
1. Wheel image in VersaMark ink
on Bashful Blue textured page (6" x 6"). 2. Adhere photo to page. 3. Adhere striped Designer Series paper (6″ x 3/8″)
and Wild Wasabi textured card stock (6″ x 1/4″) to page. 4. Punch circle from Real Red textured card stock
scrap using 1-1/4″ Circle punch, and adhere to page. 5. Stamp star image in Pumpkin Pie ink on Whisper
White card stock (3″ x 3″), and punch out using Large Star punch. Adhere to
page using Stampin’ Dimensionals. 6. Punch tab from Wild Wasabi textured card stock
(3″ x 3″) using Round Tab punch, and adhere behind page. 7. Journal on page using Basic Gray Stampin’ Write
I have added a new category "scrapbooking" and I am looking forward to posting many ideas, samples, and tips to it in the future. So check back often to see what's new.
Hope you like this idea - It is not my own - this page came from Stampin' Up!
Enjoy and let me know about your scrapbooking progress.
Well part 5 in my series of Gift Giving Made easy is this great project... It started out as a painted white wooden framed Mirror. I used modge podge to adhere the Designer Series Paper to the frame. After it dried I sanded with our Sanding Blocks to get rid of any unwanted edges. Once that dried I took organdy ribbon scraps and created a bow/flower, layered a white flower from the Pretties Kit. I used a small flower from the same kit and use a sponge dabbed with Groovy Guava ink and colored the flower. I adhered all the layers with a Crystal brad to finish it off. I attached this embellishment to the top corner of the frame with a pop dot.
As you can see on the bottom of the frame used some more organdy ribbon attached to the new Silver Hodge Podge hardware. I stamped Sweet on another piece of Designer Series Paper and used the oval punch to make the "Sweet" insert in the Silver Hodge Podge frame. I put a few glue dots behind the Silver frame to make sure it stayed in place.
I think it will make a wonderful gift!
SO any frame you have at home - whether it is a picture frame or a mirror frame - these is a really easy idea to dress it up. If you need any supplies so that you can try one of these - just let me know. I would love to see what you have created.
Hope you enjoyed this project~ Have a stampin' good day!
Up 'til now Stampin' Up! has not accepted customer credit cards. As a demonstrator we have had to go to outside sources to accept our customer's credit cards. This was an added expense for Demonstrators to do.
As of April 23rd Stampin' Up! will be accepting customer credit cards...
What this means for my customers is that if you order from me and use paypal to pay for your order I am now able to take your information and process the payment myself through Stampin' Up!
This will eliminate the charges that PayPal charges me to process the payments. WAHOO! and a thank you to Stampin' Up!
If you'd like to place a Stampin' Up! order
through me all you need to do is provide me with your information and I will
place the order. It is very easy and very safe.
I am excited to be able to offer this to my customers near and far. It just couldn't be easier for you. Just give me a call or email me your order and information regarding payment and it is in the mail to you! That simple.
Will be posting stamping samples soon! I am sorry that I have not posted on a more regular basis lately. Spring is here and so many things to do. My kids are off this week (as for me I still have to work) but they still have practices and games so life has been a bit hectic! I am happy today as I got my car back last night after being in the shop for 4 weeks ~ yeek. It was so nice driving to work today in my car. Thank you Lord for always watching over me.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Have a stampin' good day!
I revisited a project I did for the Holidays. Do you remember this mini album?
If you recall these wonderful albums are made with clear envelopes and are great to give as gifts. You can customize them for any occasion you may need. Just slip in a few photos of your kids and it makes a wonderful Grandparents gift. Mother's Day is coming - what a nice gift to give to mom with a few photos of your family in it. Decorate the front for a baby and use it for the mom expecting in your life. Great for photos of prom, graduation, confirmation, communion, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
This is the album we finished last night at our class held at the Caldwell Public Library in NJ. What fun we had. It was a class full of new stampers. I love to introduce rubber stamping to people for the first time. There was so much energy and excitement. Everyone had a wonderful time.
I hope you enjoy this great gift idea. It is fun and easy but most of all I love that it is such a useful gift.
Please share your mini albums with me. Sharing ideas are a great way to learn new things.
If you receive my newsletter you know that my Product feature this month was Stampin' Write Markers. I explained their features and benefits, ideas and tips, & tons of was to use them. If you don't get my newsletter - now is a great time to sign up. Each month I feature a product where not only do I give you its features and benefits - I included tips, ideas on how to use it, & samples. You won't want to miss it.
Here is a sample using Stampin' Write Markers ~
Everything used is Stampin' Up!
I am not sure if anyone feels like this - but lately I just feel like the family housekeeper, maid, taxi driver, sports cheerleader, grocery shopper, bookkeeper, mom, wife, sister, daughter, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, etc. I could go on and on. This is all aside from having a job. I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed and started questioning why. Is all this important? Does anyone respect me, appreciate me? Does anyone care? I guess you can say I was having a pity party. Then I received a card from a friend (fellow stamper in my stamper's 10 club) - A thinking of you card - Beautiful flowers on the front - each flower had the name of the flower and the corresponding word to go with it (example - Rose - Love, Carnation - Joy). The card and the sentiment touched my heart BUT the really surprise was when I turned the card over and read the message on the back. It shouldn't but it always amazes me that God knows what we need, when we need it and delivers it. We are so well taken care of by our Father. Here is what I read on the back of the card...
Someone Cares I read recently that by the time you reach age seventy-five you might easily have slept the equivalent of twenty-five years of your life. I think I've already spent at least that much time watching. Last week I watched my son Ross Play trombone in a jazz band concert, my daughter Maria dance in a recital and my husband Paul's barbershop quartet in concert. Soon, I'll begin the springtime rite of sitting on hard metal bleachers watching countless hours of high school baseball. I was telling my mom that maybe I should be doing more and watching less when she laid the truth on me in her reliably sensible way. "We can't all be stars," she said, "Somebody has to watch, or it would take all the fun out of performing." Then I remembered how our daughter rushed up to us after last years school musical. "Did you see my dance?" she wanted to know. The fact that Mom and Dad had seen her seemed as important as the dance itself. My mom also pointed out that there's more to my role than simply watching: Somebody has to drive to rehearsals, get the piano tuned and volunteer to bring the post-game snack. None of that may be glamorous, but I've learned that the performance - or whatever form that "starring role" takes - couldn't happen without the supporting players. We watchers play an important role in the lives of others, who need to know that someone is cheering especially for them. Author - Gina Bridgeman
So when I think all that I do doesn't matter I will remember it matters.
I may not get as much time to stamp these days while I'm sitting on those hard metal bleachers, at a recital, or running endless errands - but it matters. God assures me it matters.
It's no secret - Stampin' Up! will release their new catalog in August 2008. Along with the new catalog comes new IN COLORS!!!!! And here they are...
Thanks to my friend and fellow blogger Patty Bennett who took these shots on the SU Bermuda Cruise last week. SU unveiled the new In Colors as they set sail from New York to Bermuda last Saturday with many talented Stamping Demos.
Just one of the many benefits you can earn being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
I am working hard to earn that benefit.
Back to the new colors - aren't they gorgeous! I am in love with them already.
Continuing my quest to make my gifts I have yet another gift idea made easy. I attended a Women's Conference this weekend that my Bible Study Group holds once a year. I knew months ago that I wanted to create prayer journals for everyone attending. But as always life gets in the way and the months went by and I never did get the time set aside to make them at my leisure. It was more of ~ I have 4 hours to get 60 journals made!!!!! Thank you God for not allowing me to give up but to persevere and get them done. My wonderful husband jumped in and lent a had tying ribbon. What a help he was. These a such a nice gift to give.
I started with 3" x 5" notebooks and covered them with Stampin' Up! Designer Paper. Stamped on the front are different bible verses (all stamps are SU - they have some wonderful bible verse stamps). Ink - SU Basic Grey We tied assorted ribbon (most of the ribbon I used were SU) to the wire spins of the notebooks. I think it really gave them a finished look.
I hope you enjoyed this project and are able to use the ideas for some gift giving you have. Have fun with this idea and add your own twists. I would love to hear from you if you try some.
If you have any questions don't hesitate to email me. Thanks for stopping by ~ Have a stampin' good day.