Tuesday, March 31, 2009

afternoon tea

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This is a stationary folio set we made at Spring fling. It features one of the "under $10" page stamps- elegant thank you. The designer paper is afternoon tea, punches are eyelet border punch (my new fav), scallop square punch, almost amethyst, pretty in pink and whisper white card stock. The ribbon to close folio is white taffeta.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

scrapbook saturday

Okay, more scrapping and no cards or 3-D items. This is one of the layouts we will be doing for my simply scrappin class on this Monday. We are using "Best Ever" kit. The photos are from my son's 5th grade celebration last June (yep, still catching up). I liked this kit because it is for more than just birthdays. I also made a few cards and a gift bag and one other double page layout. These kits are awesome, so much you can do with it.
And look- no stamping- how fast is that! Plus there is so much left over for more cards, pages, or whatever else you need. Sorry, it is not the best angle to see the whole page and all it's elements.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Football, You Bet!

It's almost April and I finally got around to scrapping some of my photos of Dylan's football season. Of course that ended before November, so I was a little behind.
I used one of Becky Higgins sketches and then used the sissix big shot with football die to recreate their helmets. I used the my way punch (arrows) so I could point him out in some action shots. I only stamped the title!
Hopefully I will get the basketball pages done as season finished in beginning of March, before baseball kicks off in a few weeks!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

kids scrapping party

I did a birthday party for a 9 year old girl on Sunday. She wanted to do scrapbook pages with her friends. Isn't great that they want to get started so early?

It was a little chaotic with 16 girls around one table, but so much fun to see them create and be proud of what they did. I kept if fairly simple as we had 1 hour to do it. They also made beaded pens.

Here are the samples I did with them, they could change it up with stamps/inks I provided.

1) Christmas/snow, they put a snowflake in center vs. tree if they wanted to do some outdoor snow photos.

2) This is Friends layout- cased idea of SCS. I added a photo of some of my fellow demos at Philadelphia Regionals 1.5 years ago to add to my SU album.

3) this was Sun Fun- beach, outdoors, vacation layout. (yikes- yes I am showing a pic of me in bathing suit)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Recipe book- new class project

This a class I am offering on April 16th at 7:00 PM at my house, or you can do make up on Thursday April 30th. Customers will have a choice of this or birthday card organizer (w/ 4 cards) for just $15, RSVP by 4/3.

I decorated the on board art journal, the pages are 5 x 7 inside. The designer paper is FREE sale-a-bration paper you can get until March 31st with a $50 order. I am still working on inside of book using "from the kitchen set".

Here is the chef from "Voila" set close up. He is paper pieced with same SAB paper, then colored with SU markers.
Blog candy alert!!!! Tiffany is in Hawaii a trip she earned from SU- she is giving away great stuff. Check it out here.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Big shot welcome

Happy first day of Spring! I had bought myself some Gerber daisies to get in the spirit of Spring and my husband walked in the door today with my favorite- tulips. He hardly ever gets me flowers, so that's why I bought them for myself. Who knew?
So here are some paper flowers to show... Another project done at Spring fling, all featuring the sissix big shot dies.
1) SU basket and blooms die
2) bird with leaves and flower die
3) Su little leaves lie
4) ovals die
5) Su birds and blooms dies
6) spring flower set dies
7) go-go boots alphabet dies
It is matted on on board basic (large) and uses Tea Party designer series paper. Also my favorite new punch- eyelet border. If you love the scallop edge punch, this one is so much better!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cheap Stair!

This is a stair step card done with set "Cheap Talk" stamp set, Good morning sunshine DSP and on pacific point blue cardstock.
We made 2 of these at Spring fling this past weekend.
I did mention before that birds freak me out a bit. But as a rubber stamper- once you use a set, you say to yourself "I think I need this set". We will see....
The card does make me think of SPRING, only 1 more day and it officially starts.
Directions for stair step card:
it will fit nicely into our medium envie.
main cs base:
1- 5 1/2 x 11 "pc, scored long side at 1.5", 3", 5", 7", 9"- accordion style
1- 5 .5 x 4.25"- for pop up piece
1- ww is 5 .25 x 4"
For accordion layers the measurements for dsp are:
1: 5.25 x 1.25"
1:5 .25 x 1 .75 "

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day

Happy St. Patty's day! This is
a photo from about 2 years ago of me kissing the Blarney Stone.
Legend has it you will get the gift a gab by doing so...
But I am giving the gift of GREEN to my customers, if you order from me starting today 3/17- 3/23, I am offering FREE shipping on me. You still have time to get Sale-a-bration orders in for next two weeks too!

I do have a creation to show you, I finally got around to last week's card sketch on SCS. This is for my friend Rebecca's birthday today. Beth will be giving it to her!
I used raspberry tart dsp, cheers to you set and my new oval scallop punch that will be available in Occasion mini that starts on April 1st.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Decor Elements

On Saturday some demos in our group put on a Spring Fling stamp camp. It was so much fun to just go stamp for fun, have everything cut and scored for you. We got to stamp, socialize, snack and go with really cute projects. Sometimes it is fun to be the customer!

These are some of my fellow demos and friends (me, Gail, Robin and Colleen) showing our one of our projects.

Do you want to see it up close- it is Gorgeous! I believe it was an idea presented at Leadership.
It is a shadow box with some "urban oasis" dsp (113978) scored to make box. Then we used the big shot and beautiful butterflies die (114507, $21.95)to make some butterflies out of same dsp. (I am so getting that die on my next order) and popped butterflies up on dimensionals. Then we used some small decor elements on the glass part of frame -"faith, hope, love, life" that are only $4.95 for all 4 words. My friends at the table have never used the decor elements yet, so I helped them out. Now I am sure they will be ordering some on their next order- they are so easy and addictive like rub-ons!

Friday, March 13, 2009

spring cleaning

I have not created anything in last two days.
Why you ask? I cleaned my craft room and it was a two day project. I can see my floor, got everything up off it, organized photos, cards, swaps. I even closed up my closet which usually is overflowing. However, I am not sure if it wouldn't be like an "I Love Lucy" episode and stuff will come flying out if opened.

I do have one stamped item to show you. I was in charge of my son's classroom auction donation. We did a backyard adventure theme. This for smores kits using "under the stars" & "jumbo outline" stamp sets and I watercolored with watercolor crayons.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

a wicked purse

I am on a roll with 3-D challenges. I finally got around to doing some of the demo challenges on SCS. The WICKED challenge this month is by Caroline.
There are all types you can do; color, sketch, technique and 3-D. This the purse-a-lope.

super easy and fun idea...
I pulled out my SAB set polka dot punches and made a clover out of the heart and used gold embossing powder.

I filled the little pouches with some Hershey's mint chocolate that comes in green foil to get in mood for some ST. Patty's day next week!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

time for a challenge

I can't believe I have not participated in SCS challenge since January. Maybe I just needed a different challenge besides cards. Maybe I just needed the blast of Spring we had here this past weekend- it was 65 degrees. Of course we got snow and freezing rain, yesterday so snap back to reality as I had to scrap ice off my car.

Anyways, I did the Try a new technique on SCS. This was to do a treat purse, TCL211.

It was super EASY! You can find Julie's directions HERE.

I chose to make an Easter one, using just punches. The base is textured so saffron, handles certainly celery and the dsp is delicate dots- still available for Sale-a-bration through the end of this month.

I used bashful blue grosgrain ribbon to close up purse and filled it with Jelly beans. Because (gasp...) I gave up chocolate candy for Lent.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Burnt pizza

Okay in the chaos of my life and being the Queen of multi-tasking.... I realized during making the pizza for dinner that I forgot to make Thank you cards for my son's coaches. Today was his last game, and of course I had all the time during my morning stamp a stack to accomplish this- but totally forgot. It was also school talent show night and I was working bake sale, so no time to create after dinner. His game was first thing this morning so....

Silly me thought I could whip out 3 simple cards in the 15 minutes while the pizza was cooking. Every crafter knows you loose sense of time when creating, so 15 minutes turned into 30 minutes and the pizza was totally burnt!!!

Hence we ordered Pizza out as it is Lenten time for us and no meat on Fridays.
So was it worth burnt pizza?

Friday, March 6, 2009

More Stamp a stack cards

Here are the last two cards for my Stamp-a-stack classes this week. Big Thanks to my friend Rebecca for hosting last night, so much fun to get out to stamp, socialize with friends and we all needed the break last night! I do offer to anyone who can't make my scheduled class time, that they can host it and if they get 4 friends to come then their class fee is FREE!

The card on left features the set Fifth avenue floral, it has to be one of my favorite new sets in the catalog. Starting on March 1st, the embossing folder to match this set is available to purchase (item # 114517) for $7.95 on page 202 in the catalog.
You may remember my check book cover, I used this set for. I based my card off of that but changed up the kiwi accents with more night of navy.
The onesie card, I used goody gumdrops hostess set. Just love the duckies! I went with celery so it could be used for girl or boy baby. I have showed this one before, but if you want to do it yourself you can check out the tutorial by Lauren Meader. It was her genius idea and such an easy card to do, but soooo cute!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

stamp a stack #2

This is the sympathy/get well soon card I am using for my stamp-a-stack this week. The theory of stamp a stack are cards you can make in about 10 minutes so you can mass produce in a short amount of time- I do all the prep work, they just stamp and assemble.

It features using thoughts and prayers(113252) $25.95 on page 30 in catalog. The sentiments are for sympathy, thinking of you or get well. I used markers, so I get get muli-colors on one image.

I used the big shot "top note" die- a favorite of many and used very vanilla for main image and creamy Carmel for mat. The great thing about this die is that it is perforated so, you just cut along the line so you can mat it in second color. Plus I could crank out 5 at a time in my big shot- big time saver. My crop-a-dile was used to punch holes to feed ribbon through top note piece.
The main card base and ribbon are sage shadow- one of my favorite greens- but it is tough one to match colors too. Green is my favorite color, so good month for it!

This is the version for "get well soon"

Monday, March 2, 2009

Easter among the storm

We are getting a huge snowstorm here today! All of our snow finally melted this past weekend, but life in New England is to know you never know what to expect with weather. So, kids and DH are home today as we are due to get 10-15 inches!

Lots to share with you:

1) early sneak peek of Easter sets out of Occasion mini

2) embellishment share

3)Easter card

Stampin Up is doing an early release of the Easter sets in Occasion mini catalog and they are available to order starting March 1st. The rest of the Occasion mini will start on April 1st.

the link to see PDF file is here:

I am also hosting an embellishment share, I will keep it open until March 30th until spots fill:

Buttons, Brads and Clips Club
Would you like to receive samples of ALL the new Buttons, Brads and Clips in the NEW Stampin' Up! catalog? Sign up for this club and you will receive each of the items described below at a fraction of the cost of buying a full package of each new item! You can buy a package of each new item for approx $107 plus tax and shipping. If you join this "club" you will get everything listed below for only $25.00!

Join today and your club sampler will include these 91 pieces:

* 6 Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Buttons
* 6 Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons
* 6 Kraft Corduroy Buttons
* 6 Pacific Point Corduroy Buttons
* 6 Pumpkin Pie Corduroy Buttons
* 6 Summer Sun Corduroy Buttons
* 6 1/2" Library Clips (2 each Choc Chip, Old Olive and Wh White)
* 10 Latte Buttons (variety of styles)
* 8 Jumbo 5/16" Brads (2 each Choc Chip, Very Vanilla, Wh White and Silver)
* 8 Jumbo 5/8" Brads (2 each Choc Chip, Very Vanilla, Wh White and Silver)
* 15 Clear Rhinestone Brads
* 8 Flower Assortment Brads (2 each Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron and Choc Chip)

All of these items can be seen on pages 174-176 in the new SU Catalog.

contact me at sacwhite@comcast.net and I will sign you up.

Now for a card:
This is one of the cards we will be doing for my upcoming Stamp-a-stack this week.
stamp: a good egg
paper: bashful blue, ww, so saffron and SAB designer paper delicate dots
access: sab ribbon celery poly-twill, word window punch
technique is paper piecing.