Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Sale starts today!

Today only!  Doorbuster Savings on 3 of Stampin' Up!'s favorite products!

Many Marvelous Markers - $76.97 (regularly $109.95)

Stampin' Trimmer - $20.97  (regularly $29.95)

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate - $8.37 (regularly $11.95)

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Convention 2013

 I'm back!  I hope to start blogging regularly again!

I was blessed with the opportunity to attend Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary Convention, thanks to my dear friend, +Donna Earley.  She told me that she really wanted to go, and that was all it took.  I was in!  Here we are at Stampin' Up!'s headquarters in Riverton, Utah.


Here's Donna, in front of the headquarters building.  Ain't she cute?!!!

This is a view of the atrium.  What a gorgeous place to come to work!  I must say, I'm a little jealous.

This is Donna, getting her My First Convention badge!

We had a blast!  I will put a few more pictures of projects and fun times over the next few days!


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Beau Chateau - page 4

Okay!  Another page in the Beau Chateau album!  I'm probably breaking some cardinal rule of scrapbooking, but I'm decorating both sides of this beautiful DSP.  So one of the previous day's pages is on the other side of this one.  I've tried to place any bulky areas in different sections of the page, so when it goes into an album, it isn't too thick.  Today's layout is pretty simple.  All of the pieces of solid cardstock are meant to be used as frames for photos.  The rectangle pieces are 4 1/4 X 6 1/4.  The square pieces are 4 1/4.  I figured most photos are 4X6", so this will keep the cropping to a minimum.

 Today's envelope beautifully coordinates with this paper.  This one is left open, and I will include a Mini Library Clip with a stamped image Framelit for a journaling option.  Otherwise it can be used to hold a special momento.
Bojo Blossom punch and pearls again are the chosen accents.
 Sorry for the blurry photo here, but it is hard to tell sometimes on my little camera screen.  To make today's journal section, I cut a piece from another page of DSP that had the lines on it.  I gave it a frame, and accented it with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, and pearls.
To get the scallop border for the photo frames, I cut strips of Soft Suede with my Tasteful Trims die (I love that die - it saves me tons of $ in ribbon). 

I hope you are enjoying these Beau Chateau pages!  I'm having a great time making them!  I still don't know what I'll do with them!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Beau Chateau - page 3

Here is page 3 in my Beau Chateau collection!  I'm still not sure what I'll do with these pages, but I'm having fun making them!
Today's page had no pink in it, just Marina Mist and Soft Suede (and Very Vanilla), so I stayed with those colors for the page.  As in the previous pages, I'm using a few reoccurring products to keep the pages tied together. 

 Today's scalloped envelope is meant as a decoration, so is closed. The Chantilly Lace trim is attached with Glue dots to make the ruffled pattern below the scallops. I love this look! The flower is made with the Bojo Blossoms punch - it punches all 3 flowers at one time, then I curled the edges up a little and layered them, finishing it off with a pearl.
To make the 2 border pieces, I made one large Framelit, and then cut out the middle section.  But don't worry, I'll use that paper with punches to make accents throughout the other pages!  Again, a few pearls to make it pretty....

And the Chantilly Lace trim along side the photo panel is attached with Glue Dots.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Beau Chateau - Page 2

Okay, so I failed to do a little check-up of yesterday's post, and I realized that I had the wrong full-page posted, because the extra details were for the wrong page.  But I've corrected that now, so be sure to go check out yesterday's full page layout.

 This framelit is actually from yesterday's page, but I made all of the frames to look the same, to carry throughout all of the pages.  Remember, I punched them all out at once, having several sizes.  I punched 3 flowers using the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, and then added pearls from our Basic Pearls Jewel pack.  This is a great spot to add some journaling, or names of those in the photos.
Here is a view of both pages together, although I don't know if I'd leave them together, or perhaps have the Cherish page at the front of the book, and the Memories to end the book with...  I have a few more pages finished, so I'll show them over the next day or so!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Scrapbooking - Beau Chateau

Hi there!  I've been busy working on scrapbook pages, even though I don't scrapbook for myself.  I do some digital scrapbooking, and should go back and post what I've made so far using My Digital Studio....hmmm...gonna have to start blogging more while watching Dancing with the Stars!

I'm not certain what I'll do with these pages; I'll most likely take them with me to the Camp Harmony Scrapbooking weekend in November, in hopes to sell them.  Or I'll figure out how to set up an Etsy store.  Either way, these were fun to make, and this DSP (Designer Series Paper) was great for leaving journaling sections.

To make those journaling sections, I used the Frames Collection Framelits....I put all of the Framelits onto one piece of Soft Suede cardstock.  Running it through the Big Shot cuts all of the frames at once.  Then, I can use each sized frame on the different pages (there are more to follow!)

To add a little interest, and to use up some retiring product, I made this lovely scalloped envelope, and attached a framelit piece stamped with an image from the Apothecary Arts stamp set.  This would be great for a date/location.  It is all held together with a mini library clip.
For the flower detail, punch 2 pieces of Pink Pirouhette with the Blossom Punch, and 2 petals in Soft Suede with the Blossom Builder Punch.  Add a Marina Mist 3/4" circle and a scrap of Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim.

Here's another close-up of the bottom detail.  The crochet trim is gathered by runnning thread through one side, then pulling it to gather and scrunch it up a little.  I initially tried to sew the trim to the scalloped strip of DSP, but that was taking too long, so I just tacked it to the page with mini glue dots.
More to come!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Retiring List

Hi there!  I'm trying to figure out if there's a way to link the pdf of the retired list to my blog.  I haven't figured it out yet, but you can go to my Demonstrator Website and if you click Shop Now, you can see the stamp sets that are retiring.  The only problem with that is that it will take longer to mark your book (if you mark the retiring stamps in your catalog like I do).  I can email the pdf to you, so if you'd like, you can post a comment with your email address, and I'll send you the attachment...