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Shrek Punch Art

One of my co-workers is in the Shrek production this weekend and next.  I created this punch card to wish her luck (aka “break a leg”).

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I did use some retired items such as the Top Note Die (my children will have to tear this from my hands before they bury me) and Lucky Limeade card stock (the perfect green for Shrek).  I was a little heavy on the sponging on this one.  I liked how the banner punch worked for his ears.

Of course, my co-worker did an amazing job!

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My Digital Studio National Day of Prayer Poster

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Today is the National Day of Prayer.  Mother Teresa's words resonate in my heart.

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Valentine’s Day Photo Frame

At one of my events this winter, my customers came to pick up the new catalogs (spring and SAB).  This was the make and take they created that evening:

Calendar Flip Photo Frame

This was SUPER easy, but so versatile.  You can still get the flip photo case (DESKTOP DISPLAY CALENDAR CASE-#127033-$1.95) from me.  The Valentine insert was created with Big Shot items and our new Delicate Details Lace Tape.  Sadly, the Happy Valentine's Day phrase is no longer available, but you can certainly find another heart or image in our fabulous catalogs! 

What I really love about these cases is you can always change up what you are displaying since you can insert a new piece anytime!  I'll be using this idea throughout the year and sharing my creations on my blog.

Share the love…today and every day!

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VC Rocks July Blog Hop – Daydream Medallions Extras!

I am so excited to be part of the VC Rocks Blog Hop this month.  We are sharing gift and non-card projects.  You probably came from June Reister's blog – www.junescreations.blogspot.com .  If you ever get lost along the way, you can always start at the beginning – www.vcrocks.blogspot.com

One of the stamp sets I ordered for my Sale-A-Bration rewards this year was Daydream Medallions.  It was one of the most expensive stamp sets in the catalog.  Here is the stamp set (it does come with 2 stamp boxes):

Daydream Medallions stamp set

This is a great set all by itself, but did you know there are EXTRA parts?  Be careful when you are mounting your stamp set – save all the extra rubber die cuts.  Why you ask?

Daydream Medallions

 

See those larger three stamps?  They each came with a diecut inside that easily pops out.  Lovely, perfect circles.  DO NOT THROW THESE OUT!  Instead, find some extra blocks and mount those circles.

Daydream Medallions Stamp Set Extras

I have used these circles more than the actual Daydream Medallions stamp set. 

One of the new stamp sets from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog is Googly Ghouls.  I knew I had to have it!  I created a fun little gift tag for a spooktacular treat:

2012 VC Rocks Blog Hop July Halloween Tag

I used Wisteria Wonder card stock and stamped the circles in Wisteria Wonder as well.  I used the Labels Collection Framelits with my Big Shot for the tag.  Then I embossed the Frankenstein, bat, and booo phrase in a mixture of Black and Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I covered the top of the beaker with the new ribbon in the Holiday Catalog attached the tag with white Baker's Twine.  I popped up that little bat with a Stampin' Dimensional.  Here's a close-up of the tag:

2012 VC Rocks Blog Hop July Halloween Tag Close

 

Another project I created with those fabulous circles is this recipe scrapbook page:

VC Rocks Blog Hop July Scrapbook

This is the punch I serve at my annual Catalog Pick-Up Party.  It is a crowd pleaser to be sure.  The wine glass stamp is from the new Embellished Events stamp set, and the "cheers!" stamp is from the new Happy Hour stamp set (another favorite of mine).

I hope you've enjoyed this stop on the blog hop.  Karen Gibson's blog – www.kraftingwithkaren.blogspot.com – is your next stop.  Enjoy!

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Sweet Centers Hot Air Balloon Scrapbook Page

When my husband and I first moved into our home, Saturday mornings usually meant listening to hot air balloons rise and fall in our neighborhood.  We loved watching these beautiful balloons skim the trees and sail into the clouds.  Riding in one of these balloons is still on my bucket list.

I had a customer workshop this weekend with a request for a scrapbooking make and take.  I created a 12 x 12 layout, and the guests created an 8 x 8 layout.  I wanted to use the new Stampin' Up! Framelits, a different color combination, and punch art in my page.  This is what I came up with:

12 x 12 Scrapbook Page - Sweet Centers Balloon full

I used the Domestic Goddess DSP for my color inspiration – Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Daffodil Delight.  All the ladies loved it!  Here are some close-ups of this page:

12 x 12 Scrapbook Page - Sweet Centers Balloon

The guests made the 8 x 8 page and also the balloon accent.

 

12 x 12 Scrapbook Page - Sweet Centers Balloon balloon

The clouds were easy to make with a punched out scallop, sponge, and Pool Party ink.

12 x 12 Scrapbook Page - Sweet Centers Balloon

I hope you like the page – may your creativity soar!

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My Digital Studio Birthday Scrapbook Page

I can't believe the month of May is coming to an end!   Have you had the chance to scrapbook this month? 

My youngest niece, Katie, is just ADORABLE!  She is extremely intelligent and fun to be around!  I've even had the chance to stamp with her.  We've made quite a few Sesame Street punch cards, and for her birthday, I gave her an Elmo mini scrapbook and her very own Elmo card kit!  I came across one of her birthday party pictures and knew I had to scrapbook it.  Here is what I came up with using My Digital Studio:

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I purposely used one of the premade templates and then added a few pictures, more accessories, title, and journaling.  SUPER EASY!

In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, I am posting a customer special and scrapbook idea every Wednesday this month.  This week's special is:

20% off My Digital Studio (DVD or Downloadable) Software  (Regularly $79.95 – on special for $63.96)

20% off My Digital Studio Express Downloadable Software  (Regularly $39.95 – on special for $31.96)

20% off My Digital Studio Express Booster Pack (DVD or Downloadable) Software (Regularly $39.95 – on special for $31.96)

If you want more information on these products, you can check out the Stampin' Up! website:

My Digital Studio Overview     Video

My Digital Studio Features

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Don't forget to check out the 30% specials on selected My Digital Studio products from Stampin' Up!  (See above in the right corner for the flyer.)

Please contact me if you would like to place an order! 

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Playful Polka Dots Simply Scrappin’ Page

Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scrappin' Kits are so easy to work with.  In the new mini catalog, Playful Polka Dots is the newest one to play with!  The bright color combination is fun and flirty!

I've been working on several pages for a demo meeting tonight, but I'm ready to share this layout:

Simply Scrappin' Playful Polka Dots Spring

Here is a close-up of the pages:

Simply Scrappin' Playful Polka Dots Spring Left

Simply Scrappin' Playful Polka Dots Spring

The Big Shot Timeless Type alphabet and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit were instrumental in this page!  I really only used a few items from the kit – which makes the kit go a LOOONG way!  For $21.95, you can create interesting and spectacular pages with little effort.

In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, I am posting a customer special and scrapbook idea every Wednesday this month.  This week's special is:

10% off any Simply Scrappin' Kit ($21.95 for the Playful Polka Dots and $19.95 for all kits in the 2010-2011 Idea Book)

Please contact me if you would like to place an order! 

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Strength and Hope Progressive Scrapbook Page

Today's scrapbook pages are examples of how easy it is to create a 6 x 6 page and then adapt it to a 8 x 8 or a 12 x 12 scrapbook page by adding card stock and other accents.

Here is the 6 x 6 page:

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I used the Strength & Hope stamp set and embossed it with the new Melon Mambo embossing powder on Pretty in Pink card stock.  I just love this new color embossing powder!  I used a Melon Mambo marker and colored in the phrase "love" from the phrase stamp that comes with the stamp set.  This is an omitting technique.  The a Pretty in Pink flower brad was inserted in the filigree brad.

Here is the 8 x 8 scrapbook page:

Strength and Hope Scrapbook Page 8

For the 8 x 8 page, I added white embossing to the bottom.  The heart swirl stamp is so pretty!

Here is the 12 x 12 scrapbook page:

Strength and Hope Scrapbook Page 12

For the 12 x 12 page, I added another Melon Mambo layer and then added circles for picture backs or journaling.

In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, I am posting a customer special and scrapbook idea every Wednesday this month.  This week's special is:

Purchase the Strength & Hope stamp set (Wood  #118100 $17.95; Clear  #123660 $13.95) and any 2 rolls of ribbon of your choice and receive your choice of any color embossing powder for FREE!

Please contact me if you would like to place an order! 

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Sail Away Gift Scrapbook

May is National Scrapbooking Month!  I love making small gift scrapbooks, and this one I demonstrated at my downline meeting last month.

Sail Away Dad Gift Scrapbook

 

I used my Sizzix Big Shot Alphabet (Timeless Type) and Brushed Silver card stock to make the "DAD".  I have to be honest – I never knew about Baker's Twine until I saw the new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog!  I love it!  A perfect touch for this project!

I used the smoosh inkpad and Aquapainter watercoloring method on the sailboat image.

Inside the scrapbook covers are Stampin' Up! clear envelopes – it is the quickest way to make a gift scrapbook!  You can just slide in pictures or mini pages in the scrapbook!

In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, I will be posting a customer special and scrapbook idea every Wednesday this month.  This week's special is:

Purchase any alphabet stamp set valued at $19.95-$47.95  (pages 159-162) or Sizzix alphabet valued up to $47.95(pages 207 and 212) and receive your choice of Basic Rhinestones or Basic Pearls (a $4.95 value).  If you purchase the Sizzix Alphabet Simple Letters,Timeless Type, or Go Go Boots you will receive TWO of your choice.

Purchase the Serif Essentials Alphabet and you can be your own hostess!  I'll include THREE Rhinestones or Pearls or a $14.85 voucher for something of your choosing!  Plus you'll earn exclusive hostess-only stamp sets and $15.00 hostess merchandise.  It's like getting double the hostess merchandise!

Pleasse contact me if you would like to place an order! 

 

 

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Build A Bear is Oh Sew Suite

I LOVE my Sizzix Big Shot…it is never off of my stamping table.  A major theme in my Oh Sew Suite sampler book is my Big Shot.  When I was creating my sampler book, memories of going to Build A Bear with my youngest came flooding back.  I haven't used my Build A Bear dies very often, but I "dusted them off" and got busy making this 6 x 6 scrapbook page:

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Samples BAB scrapbook

 

I love the embosslit buttons at the bottom of the page and the pompom trim on the skirt.

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