Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Scrapbook plans

 The baby has decided that he only wants to nap 20 minutes at a time, so getting snapshots of the scrapbook layouts when I'm home alone with him hasn't been working.  It is the husband's weekend so I hope to get some snapshots of the hybrid scrapbook that I am making. 

 Hybrid because half of the items are Project Life which has the neat little divided pockets that I will fill with the journal cards and half will be traditional 12 x 12 pages. Now I've never had much luck on scrapbooks- I tend to give up. so far I've been using washi tape to lay out possible layouts- its hard without having photos to use. Sadly I don't have many pictures of family. 

Here are 2 of the samples of the project life 12 x 12  that has inspired me 

I have downloaded some layout samples from Pinterest- one of the biggest compliments that I received as a Stampin' up! demo was how creative I am. Yet most of my projects were CASEd from Stampin up! samples.  I am trying to use the layouts as a jumping off point.  I am sticking to clean and simple layouts like the one below.

I challenged myself to only order three items from Stampin' up! for my scrapbook. I already possess one set of 12 x 12 Project Life pages, one set of 12 x 12 whisper white sheets, one set of 12 x 12 subtles sheets, the baby boy project life kit and various designer paper from 3 years of demonstratorship.  I chose to buy a pack of 12 x 12 page protectors, a pack of whisper white paper and Subtles Designer series paper stack.  That came to $46.00 yet due to my discount as a demo, I paid $36  (you can sign up under me to earn two free stamp sets in your starter kit for one more day!)

I ordered some prints of Jason's birth and the visit from my sister/ brother in law & niece the month after Jason's birth as the focus point of the first pages.  I ordered mostly 5x6 but also a few 4x4s to try a row of three smaller pictures alongside a larger picture. I hope to get that scrapped tomorrow- keep an eye here for pictures!
If you are interested in buying any stampin' up you can do so for one more month here
Happy stamping! 

Friday, June 24, 2016

My scrapbook is coming together


I have been working on my scrapbook twenty minutes at a time while the baby naps.  So far, I have come up with a few cute baby pages! My husband has set up my photo box so I will do my best to get some photos taken during nap time later today.  I am making a hybrid album- some stampin' up! project life pages and some that I am creating on 12 x 12 paper.  While searching for inspiration, I find that the quick day to day aspect of Project life appealed to me.  Here is the video that I am watching to pick up more tips.  As I stamp today I will snap some pictures to share my thoughts with you

Monday, June 20, 2016

Clearance Rack


Thanks for swinging by. I wanted to show you a section of Stampin' Up! that you might not be aware of- the Clearance Rack. Here you can get great deals on Stampin' Up! products.  Take up to 60% of these select products. You have to get them now as they are first come, first serve.  You can shop here To get a peek at the new Catalog, look at the publications tab for the PDF.  I want nearly everything in the catalog so good luck choosing your wish list!

Shop now

Carolyn King has created the cards up above with the new color stack that I love- Playful Palette. You can see the new colors including my favorite, the deep green Emerald.  Great for guy cards!  This set also has paint splatter and black and white designs.  I'll get you a peek at my cards asap!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Joining Stampin' Up! this month = 2 free stamp sets

That’s right! Every new demonstrator who joins  this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to $104 USD/$136 CAD, depending on which stamps your new recruit chooses. It’s a pretty big deal since that’s the same month we launch the new catalog and the new stamps inside it. Plus, anyone hosting an event with you in June can also get Extra Stampin’ Rewards, which can be used towards their Starter Kit.

  • Promotion Period: June 1–30, 2016
  • New recruits who join during the promotion period may choose two stamp sets from the new annual catalog to be included in the Starter Kit for free.
  • Bundles and kits cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion.
  • Promotion Deadlines: New recruits must be submitted online or by fax by the times below in order to receive free stamps.
    • FAX: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT).
    • ONLINE IDA: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT).
  • You can join the fun here

Monday, June 13, 2016

Here is a peek of what is in my shop. As a new stay at home  mother, I will likely let my stampin' up! 

account lapse until I have enough free time to host parties again. I don't think that I'll make enough 

sales this month to stay active.   You can make your stampin' up and scrapbooking purchases through me through July, however!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Scrapbooking bug

I have recently been bit by the scrap booking bug.  My mom has visited me from out of state with a

collection of snapshots from Jason's birth that I had never seen before.  Now while I have a Project

life set just for Jason's birth, I wanted to include some pages in my 12 x 12 scrapbook.  I have been

keeping this scrapbook for eight years.

My little one would be the perfect jumping off point for a new scrapbook

This is definitely a picture that I want included. This yellow blanket is a family heirloom on my husband's side.  It was a big moment for our baby to be brought home swaddled in it.

I have been scouring the internet for ideas and have settled on this layout

with these stamp sets as a jumping off point.  I don't have much of that designer series paper so I will be dying my own Irresistibly yours paper.  I'm definitely doing that with mom here to help- I'm sure every mom remembers how a little one seems to need you every 20 minutes :) 

When you design your scrap book layouts do you use one color scheme for the whole layout- or use one color scheme per two page spread and change colors through out the album?  I have read some scrapbook guides that suggest matching colors of paper and embellishments to what colors are represented in the photographs.  Let me know your style! 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A new technique- Masking


How to mask using post it notes
Made easier using the Big Shot! and framelets

One great effect is overlaying floral images like in the happy blooming birthday card above used with one of my favorite stamp sets, Flower Patch.  I made the masking effect a little more obvious by leaving an un - inked barrier between flowers but you could make a seamless mask for an impressive effect.  All you need is a stamp set, ink pad, post it notes and scissors.

1. Stamp your base (the larger pink flower and the two leaves above it)
2. Stamp the pink flower on a post it note. Cut around the flower closely.
3. Place the post - it cut out over the pink flower
4. Stamp the blue flower right over the post it note. Adjust the post it note to ensure that the other side  is still covered.  Stamp as many times as you like as long as you are covering the flower with the post it.

For a faster time, cut the post it with the Flower Fair Framelets & the Big Shot!

To make the above card you need Flower Patch & Banners Framelets Dies

The new catalog has many floral options. Check back to see what I do with my pre- order, Fabulous Flora 

Basket for you 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Flower Shop Thank - You cards

Hello! I hope that this finds you well. I have been enjoying being the mommy of a newborn so much! I have been blessed to be able to stay home with my little one and I had some time to make some thank you cards. Here are some of the thank you cards that I had the most fun stamping

This card was created with the Flower Patch stamp set which is Photopolymer. I enjoy polymer because we can bend the images and layer the images easily.

Stampin' Up has created this card:

If you are wondering how those flowers were die cut so perfectly, you can do so yourself with the Bundle- click for more info or to purchase

You can see more project ideas at my Stampin' up blog   If you'd like to make purchases to make your own card, enjoy!