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September Online Project of the Month!

September 2012 Merry Moments Quick Christmas Set


                            Do you like to send cards?  Do you like to give gifts?  Are you busy?

 If any of these are true, then this class is for you!

 Join me and see how simple it can be to create quick and stylish Christmas cards, a Décor Photo Page, and Mini Notes using the artist-designed Merry Moments Simply Scrappin’ Kit. You’ll love how the coordinating card stock, patterned paper, and card stock stickers make it easy to create professional looking cards and more. It’s magically quick - just like old St. Nick!

You may purchase the following products at a 15% discount through October 11, 2012, if you purchase this months project tutorial, regular shipping and tax will apply.  This discount cannot be combined with any other offers:

  • Merry Moments Simply Scrappin' Kit  (#126911)  $21.95  $18.66
  • Greetings of the Season (Wood mount #128030)  $15.95  $13.56
  • Greetings of the Season (clear mount #128033)  $11.95  $10.16

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Stamping 411 "Blast from the Past"!

 I've got another Blast from the Past for you today!  What is a "Blast from the Past"?  It's a fun post where I use a sketch from the past and create a scrapbook page!!  I used the Saturday Sketch #112 today:

And, my scrapbook page:

I'm trying to catch up with all my scrapbooking--this is the 2002 Bermuda Cruise with Stampin' Up!  So, I'm only 10 years behind!! :-)  My two best friends went with me, and we had a GREAT time!!  Here are the supplies I used:

Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set;  Bashful Blue, Night of Navy and Whisper White cardstock.  Scallop Edge Punch and Boho Blossom Punch.  I also used the Night of Navy Stampin' Write marker for the journaling and title.  Very simple, but that's the way I like to scrapbook--the photos should be the focal point!


Blast from the Past!

This is my week for the "Whatever" post on Stamping 411!  Here's what I did:

Good morning!!  Today's post is a fun article in which I take an "old" sketch from the Stamping 411 archives, and turn it into a scrapbook page!!  Today's sketch is from Dec 25, 2009!

And, here is my sweet and simple scrapbook page!


Supplies used:

Just Perfect Alphabet Set 

Basic Black Cardstock (12 x 12;  8 1/4" x 8 1/4")

Whisper White cardstock (8 1/2" x 8 1/2";  1 1/2" x 11")

Brushed Silver Cardstock (2 3/4" x 11")

Misc:  Big Shot, Stars #2 Originals Die; Extra Large Oval Punch


The pictures are all trimmed to 4" x 4", and mounted onto the 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" Basic Black cardstock.  

Hope you enjoy it!!  


Be sure and check back tomorrow for the Stamper's Showcase!!

March Online Project of the Month!!


Do you like to give handmade gifts?

Do you have favorite memories to share?

Do you like to craft with friends?

 If any of these are true, then this class is for you!  Whether you need a thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day or want to display favorite photos of your kiddos or recent vacation, you can do it in style with this versatile, staggered mini album. This bite-sized project is big on style! Your mini album is easy to store and display in its own stylish case. You’ll love how fast and easy it is to create this versatile project using the convenient and coordinated Country Club Simply Scrappin’ Kit!

Click HERE for all the details!!


Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Happy Friday!  As you know, Friday means a new sketch over at Sketch Frenzy Friday!  This week the sketch is brought to us by Maria!


Doesn't it look like fun?  Well, I had some fun--playing with My Digital Studio!!  I really need to start doing more scrapbooking, and I love using MDS for it!!  Here's a page I created used the above sketch:


It's an 8x8 page.  It's a nice size to work with--enough space for more than one photo, but not too much space!! :-)

For you next stop on our little blog hop this morning, please go to our HOMEPAGE!  Feel free to play along with us!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

WOW!  Can you believe it's already Thanksgiving?!!  Christmas will be here before you know it!!  I hope you're all enjoying a wonderful day with family and friends!!

Here are the last four months of my Year in Review Scrapbook class!!  Enjoy!



Season of Friendship, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant and Chocolate Chip



Wicked Cool;  Basic Black and Tangerine Tango



Falling Leaves;  More Mustard, Pool party and Early Espresso



Word Play;  Garden Green, Real Red and Whisper White

A year in review, continued!!

Good morning!!  I've got a big pot of chili in the crockpot, and am ready to enjoy the day!!  Here are the next four months of the Year in Review!!  Enjoy!



I didn't put titles--so everyone could do their own thing!  I'll use mine for Mother's day!  Color sare Pear Pizzazz and White, with the Paisley Petals Designer Paper.



Need for Speed & Best Dad Ever Stamp Sets.  Colors are Not Quite Navy and Early Espresso,



Colors are Night of Navy, Whisper White and Real Red!!  Used the Big Shot for the letters!!



Under the Stars Stamp set;  colors are crumb cake and chocolate chip!

I'll be back tomorrow for the last four months!

A Year in Review

A week or so ago, I held my "A Year in Review" scrapbooking class!!  We made a 2-page spread for each month of the year, plus a front and back page!!  Here are some of the pages!!  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask:  [email protected]



Snow Swirled Stamp Set;  Bashful Blue and Night of Navy



I {heart} Hearts stamp set;  real red and basic black



Circle Circus and Teeny Tiny Wishes;  Pear Pizzazz and Basic Black



Elements of Style;  Calypso Coral and Whisper White

Enjoy!!  I'll have more for you tomorrow!!

Albuquerque Regionals!

We had so much fun yesterday, and learned so much!!!  Not sure how they fit so much into just 4 hours!  I was lucky enough to be chosen as a Workshop Wow presenter, and I showed "masking", but with a twist! I used our window sheets, and punched shapes out.  These were my templates!!  Then, I simply sponged, then masked with post its, then sponged some more!!

This is the card I demonstrated:


You might remember this one from THIS post!  I won't bore you with the details again--just click on the link to check it out!

Here are some of the samples I showed:


I used the Modern Label and Curly Label punches for the border at the bottom.  colors are Real Red and Marina Mist. 


This one was fun!!  I first sponged all the cirlcles (1" circle punch).  Mask these with post it notes.  Now, sponge all the squares (1" square).  Mask these with post its--but, don't remove the circles!!  Now, sponge over all the masks, to fill in!!  Colors are Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz and Concord Crush!

Come back tomorrow for more samples!!!  Please email me at [email protected] if you have any other questions!

Another Layout (6x6)

Good morning!  Here's the last layout we did with my Scrapbooking Club!


Colors for this one are Peach Parfait and Whisper White!   I used the Designer Series Paper Pack (In color).  It's one of the Level One Hostess choices!  The flowers were punched with the wonderful new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch!  These punches are soooo much fun!  The "banner" at the bottom was left blank on purpose--so they can add their own title or journaling!

The new Scrapbook Club will start up again in August, and run through May 2012.  Here are the meeting dates (all Sundays @ 2pm):  (We'll make two 2-page, 8x8 spreads each month)

August 7

September 11

October 2

November 6

February 5

March 4 

April 15

May 6

If you're interested in joining the next round, email me and I'll let you know the available hostess months!  Don't worry--it's just the month that you'll get all the FREE stuff!  You don't have to have the meeting at your house! :-)  All meetings are here in my stamp studio!

Have a GREAT day!