Saturday, January 12, 2008

Froggie card

I found a sheet of oval punch art ideas (by Lorrie Reibin) and decided to play around with the frog tonight. This is the card I made:

I'm surprised that this didn't take that long to make, considering how many different punches are used.

: Large & small oval punches; horizontal slot punch; 1/2" and 1 3/8" circle punches; scallop punch; narrow celery grosgrain ribbon; Hugs & Wishes stamp set; basic black journaler & basic black ink pad.


Today I completed a scrapbook! This is a major accomplishment for me as most of my scrapbooks are only half finished.
Using SU's 6"X6" black (faux) leather album, I created a special scrapbook of all of the Christmas cards and photos our family received this year.

The above photo is one of the inside layouts. All the pictures I used were from Christmas cards. I then cut out the signatures or the printed names from the cards to include.

I've decided that this will be my tradition every January -- to take the Christmas cards and photos and scrap them. My husband thinks it's a great idea, but we'll see if I actually do this in 2009!

Supplies: album, Simply Scrappin' kit (retired X-mas 2007), black cardstock

This is another scrapbook I (almost) finished (just have to do the journaling):
I can't believe what can be made from just a few paper bags and some odds & ends supplies! I had fun making this, and my daughter *loves* to sit and "read" it. (She's five now.)

Supplies: 3 paper bags; assorted SU ribbon; rhinestone brad; lg & sm oval punches; prima flower; scallop punch; DS paper; Pretty in Pink & Regal Rose cardstock; tab punch; broken pencil & rubberband (for holding book together); Hugs & Wishes stamp set; basic black ink.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Baby Girls

I know so many people having baby girls recently! I made two of this card for 2 fellow moms:

Monday, January 7, 2008

New Website!!

Stampin' Up has redesigned our demonstrator websites with all sorts of new features. Please take a moment to check it out here:

Sunday, January 6, 2008

SITM Round 3

I promised one image from Round 3's SITM (Stamps In The Mail) and here it is:
Every participant will make this calendar, along with at least 8 other fun & fresh projects when committing to Round 3 of SITM. Participants will also receive a stamp set, ink pad, markers, and many other great Stampin' Up! accessories.

Sorry, I won't post directions or specifics on this particular project, as it's exclusive to my SITM program. But, I will tell you that it was inspired by Beate Johns' calendar tutorial on

If you'd like to sign up, please contact me at OR post a comment here with at least your email address. All the details of this fun 3 month program where you get a COMPLETE kit of projects delivered to your door can be found here.

Stampin' Up demos:
If you are interested in obtaining all of the color directions and consumables for this project, I have made a SU demo only kit available for only $35. This includes 3 months of EVERYTHING the customers will receive except for the SU products that you can buy as a demo (stamp sets, ink pads, etc.). Demos who participate are encouraged to use the exact projects (or modify as necessary) with their own customers and downline! (This is a great value, as I have increased the value of the consumables this round.)