Simply Sunday: Scrapbooking Halloween from Scraps!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share with you a quick -n- easy scrapbook page that was created out of scraps!

Our clubs had created a card where we were punched out colors of cardstock with our 2″ Circle punch so we ended up with a whole bunch of left over circles.  Not wanting anything to go to waste, I used the circles to create the background for today’s scrapbook page.  I simply just glued the circles on using the Tombo Multi-Glue.

The title was created from my computer, the kitty’s were created from the retired “Spooky Night” Designer Series paper… but our cat punch is still available to punch kitties for your page.  I thought it was appropriate since she was dressed as a little kitty cat!

Don’t ever pass up the chance to use up your scraps … this was fun and easy to create!

Still time to join me and your fellow stampers for a Stamp Club …

Thanks for checking out my blog today.

Hope you day is a beautiful one!

Today’s Supplies used to create the scrapbook page … 


Flashback Friday: Scrapbooking

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I am sharing some scrapbook pages that I did a “few” years back, however they are still relevant today.  Lately I have been talking about getting back to the basics; stamps, ink and paper … and that is exactly what I’m showcasing on our pages today!

I have always felt that the photos should be the focal point of your page, and then the journaling.  Embellishments are great and they are fun, but I have seen pages that are embellished to the point were I could not “see” the photo!! What?

Let’s begin with the simplest of pages … just stamping!

This was a 6 x 6 page in my “Brag Book” … I took two complimentary colors and put them together and then just stamped my images with VersaMark™.  This makes it easy to create a background with multiple colors without multiple inks!  Super Simple … a little gold cardstock to pop my photo and a little glitter to add some pizzazz.  There is plenty of room to add some journaling, I would probably print it on vellum and then add it to my page.

My next page is also creating a background but with multiple colors …

This is a FUN page to make … get yourself an “Uninked Spectrum Pad” on page 202 of our annual catalog and ink it up with your favorite colors.  Here I have Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze and have create multi-colored Oak leaves.  The other leaves solid but using the same colors that were “stamped off” first so they appear lighter.

A simple heading “FALL” made with scraps and you are now ready to add your pictures.  If you want to add embellishments to highlight the photo, may I suggest die cutting your leaves and placing them at the corner of your photo.  Although this stamp set is no longer available … we have many beautiful coordinating stamp sets and dies that you can use.

Next up is a cute page created with sponging ….

Remember, we’re back to basics here … Stamps, Ink and Paper.  Super simple page creating a beach and water.  The Crumb Cake paper was sponged with Crumb Cake ink to create the texture of sand.  We tore the edges of our paper and then sponged them with White Craft Ink to create the illusion of waves.  Don’t put that sponge away yet … We used the same sponge with the White Craft Ink to create soft wispy clouds in our sky.

My last page uses punches to create “color blocking”…

The color “blocks” actually create a frame around my photo showcasing the picture itself while giving us space to add some fun stamping elements and a header.  On this page, I actually stamped color on color … this creates a bolder image than if you would have done them all in Versamark.

The color blocking is a playful way to add dimension to your page and the colors just say “Spring” … gotta love that. Hope it’s coming to our town soon!!

I hope you enjoyed this little parade of pages and that it inspired you to pull out your pictures and do some scrapbooking.

Thanks so much, and have a great weekend.

Throwback Thursday: Scrapbooking at the Historical Society

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share some photos of a scrapbooking event I did a few years back.  One of the pictures actually showed up on my Facebook page as a memory so I thought I’d share with you all.

The Historical Society supplied the pictures and I supplied the layouts and materials. I was really excited about this… I had so much fun looking up the historical information for the pages! They included a tour of their research area!

It is actually a unique way to scrapbook as it fit more within a “genealogy” style because the information and pictures were historical and not personal … Our first page is “Historic West Bend”

The photos included Main Street, our Theater, the now Historical Society Building which used to be the jail and county building and then our Train Depot … which we all know the train tracks were removed in West Bend.

They wanted a fun way to show people their vast resource (research) center. The Washing County Historical Society does so many fun things to involve the communities and showcase the facility and a friend of mine gave them my name as a scrapbooker.

Although these pictures are of people “I don’t know” … it’s more about the HISTORY, so if you are scrapbooking your genealogy lineage or just going back in time on your scrapbooks for your children, don’t be afraid to include the history, it is really fascinating! I had a blast learning about what the culture was like in the early beginnings of our county and town.

So have fun with your scrapbooks and add a little history … you’ll enjoy discovering some amazing facts.

Have a great day and thank you for going down memory lane with me.

Halloween Week: SCRAPBOOK

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share with you a quick -n- easy scrapbook page that was created out of scraps! Last year our Stamp Club made a Halloween card using the Seasonal Chums bundle … No longer a bundle but the stamp set and dies are still available.

And I used the cut out circles to create the background for today’s scrapbook page.  I simply just glued the circles on using the Tombo Multi-Glue.

The title was created from my computer, the kitty’s were created from the “Spooky Cat” bundle and “Spooky Night” Designer Series paper … also from last year (sorry … but we have to use up that paper sometimes!). I thought it was appropriate since she was dressed as a little kitty cat!

I wish all my scrapbooking would go this quick -n- easy! I need to remind myself to “Keep it Simple” because the photo is your reason for scrapbooking in the first place 🙂 

Thanks for checking out my blog today.

Hope you day is a beautiful one!

Today’s Supplies used to create the scrapbook page …


Flashback Friday: Autumn Fun

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Thought it was time to have some fun and reminisce about past fall fun! I’ve got two “punch” cards to share with you today and a scrapbook layout.

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (I love them all) but this is the time of year you can take a peek into the dark side all will having some fun… Halloween.

This card was created a few years back with this awesome border punch! If you punched on a 3 x 3 square piece, it created this frame … I’m sure some of you still have this border punch, so try it out because it also worked great when I used this frame on my scrapbook pages!

Now here is a really fun Halloween card created with punches …

I used the owl punch to create the ghosts (just flipped them upside down) … the pumpkins were created with oval and circle punches (3 each) and then you sponge the edges – I’m using Pumpkin Pie cardstock with Pumpkin Pie ink and then they are just layered together to create the pumpkin. They are so cute!

To make the gravestone I used a label punch …. I think the current “Everyday Label” punch would work great for the headstone! Then the stone was engraved (lol) handwritten by me.  It was just a super fun card to make.  Here is this years using the Paper Pumpkin September 2018 kit…

I simply used all the items in the kit to create this one … the headstones were the tags, and the ghost and bat were also in the kit… as well as the “spooky”.

My final share today is a quick and easy scrapbook layout…

You could easily replicate this page using the Natures Poem Designer paper and Natures Root Framelits dies. Actually this layout would be cute anytime of the year! It’s been a while since I got any scrapbooking done, maybe someday soon!

Thank you for stopping in and checking out my Friday Flashback! I love going back and looking at things I’ve done years ago.  Some can stay in the past (LOL) and some are timeless.

Have a wonderful day and hope to see you back tomorrow.

Throwback Thursday: Autumn Memories

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you doing? We got a little peek of sunshine yesterday but there is rain in the forecast for the next 7 days! I like my fall to have warm sunny days with crisp cool nights … the sun of the leaves, so pretty!

Let’s have some fun and explore some cute scrapbook page layouts today! I’ll be sharing some memories of autumns past with some scrapbook pages I have done years ago …

With all the fancy gadgets and dies out there now days, we have a tendency to forget how simple yet pretty creating your own “designer” paper can be!  You can totally recreate this page by using the beautiful leaves in the “Rooted by Nature” stamp set.

To create the multi-colored leaves; you could either use the baby wipe technique or ink up the “UnInked Spectrum Pad” on page 202 of the annual catalog.  My suggested colors are …

Now there is a beautiful fall color line up!  You can also see that while some images are stamped in full color, some are stamped without re-inking so you get a nice light coloring … this adds dimension to your page just by stamping!

My next page is one of my all time favorite layouts … I also had a great time with my daughter and her two little girls that day.  Cassie, the little blond picking pumpkins asked me what size pumpkin she could get, and I told her “anyone” she could lift!!  I could not believe how strong she was … or should I say determined!!

There is not a lot of stamping on this page layout, just a little decorative edge and an alphabet set which you can find on pages 174 and 175 on the annual catalog.  The color blocking is a fun way to coordinate a page and really make your pictures pop off the page!

I hope you enjoyed my little stroll down memory lane and I thank you for coming along with me.  If you have any questions about scrapbook layouts or how to get started with stamping in your scrapbooks … message me.

Have a great day ~

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SCRAPBOOKING: Lori’s First Halloween

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share with you a quick -n- easy scrapbook page that was created out of scraps! A couple of weeks ago our Stamp Club made a Halloween card …

And I used the cut out circles to create the background for today’s scrapbook page.  I simply just glued the circles on using the Tombo Multi-Glue.

The title was created from my computer, the kitty’s were created from the “Spooky Cat” bundle and “Spooky Night” Designer Series paper. I thought it was appropriate since she was dressed as a little kitty cat!

You won’t want to miss out tomorrow … I’m using the Graveyard Gate Bundle. It’s been a HOT search on Pinterest!

Thanks for checking out my blog today.

Hope you day is a beautiful one!

Today’s Supplies used to create the scrapbook page …


Memories and More by Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share an amazing new product designed by Stampin’ Up! that coordinates with our Stampin’ Up! suites, product collection and exclusive colors.

The Memories & More by Stampin’ Up! Coordinating packs make it easy to put projects together quickly. Card packs are perfect for cardmaking, memory keeping, or any other project you can dream up. This simple, affordable system makes it easy to get started with just a few basic products.

Amazing right! I love the ease and stress free way of scrapbooking this system offers along with the versatility to flow into your other stamping creations.

Please let me know if you have any questions about Memories and more or our other products.

Thank You for checking out my blog today …

I hope your day is a good one!

Product showcase … just click on the products below to view more about the product or to begin your shopping ~


Throwback Thursday: Happy Easter

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m bringing back a really cute Easter card and a scrapbook page! With the products we currently have in our catalog today, you could easily recreate either of these two projects.

My “technique” that I was teaching when these were created was “Dying your Glimmer Paper”.  I taught my classes how to use your ink refills and either a sponge dauber or the Stampin’ Spritzers to color the Glimmer paper … NOW you don’t have too! With the beautiful colors of Glimmer Paper Stampin’ Up! has brought out for Sale-a-bration all you have to do is punch! No fuss required!

The first is my bunny card …

Both the bunny and the eggs were created with a combination of circle and oval punches … now, I think I would use the Layering Circle and Oval Framelits. You will have a greater choice of sizes this way. The little bunny tail was made with a flower punch.

I used the same format on my scrapbook page as I did on my card.  That is one thing that I have always taught in my classes.  Use what inspires you to create what ever you need.  How do you like the little chick I tucked inside the cracked egg? Again, made with the oval 🙂

OK, I have one more card that I want to share with you that I created using the “Dying your Glimmer Paper” technique …

You could easily recreate this card using the Sale-a-bration Glimmer paper. And you know what … the “Petite Petals” punch that I used to make this card is still in the catalog!!  You know what else would be cute … the Elegant Butterfly punch.

Just because something is old (Created 2014) … doesn’t mean it can’t be new again!

Thank you for stepping back in time with me today, I hope this inspires you to get creative and have some fun!

Have yourself a wonderful day ~


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Memory keeping has never been so easy!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m back with another video…

Memory keeping has never been so easy! With the Celebrate Every Day Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack, you can quickly and easily create photo pages, cards, and more.

See them now in the 2017 occasions (spring/summer) catalog–then contact me or go to to order yours.

I’m waiting for my card collection and accessory pack to come later today.  Then stop back tomorrow and check out what I have come up with!

Thank you for stopping back.

Have a great day ~







Throwback Thursday: Fall Fun

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I love fall,  it is my favorite season and hosts my second favorite holiday … Halloween. I love the crisp air, the smell and the beautiful colors, not to mention the visits to the pumpkin farms!

Today I’m sharing two scrapbook pages that I did years ago, but the layouts used make them timeless.

The first is a visit to the pumpkin farm with 2 of my granddaughters. A simple layout but it works beautifully as it really makes the pictures “pop” … and isn’t that was scrapbooking is all about – the pictures!


I still laugh when I look at this page. We told Cassie should could have any pumpkin she wanted as long as she could pick it up! Well let me tell you… that young girl had a lot of determination, you can see her struggle, but she got them and was so proud.

The second is another layout of us at the pumpkin farm … this time I used a split photo technique. I always wanted to do that and it really looks cool.


These pages are really making me long for the days of pumpkin farms … time to pick up my great grandson and continue the traditions!

Hope you enjoyed the layouts, and that it inspires you to pull out your photos and do a bit of scrapbooking.

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me.

Have a wonderful day ~


Hello December? Why yes, check it out …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you the perfect way to preserve all your Holiday memories … with the Project Life: Hello December 2016 products. A few basic products are all you need, so you can spend more time living and less on memory keeping! Watch and see how easy it is!

Donna Griffith from Stampin’ Up!’s training team shares some tips for creating with the Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack.


Here you can see the album all decked out and ready for your photos …

Let me know if you have any questions about our Project Life Memory keeping / scrapbooking system. You will fall in love with these easy card and accessory collections, and they work well when you need a card in a moments notice as well.

Thank you for stopping in today…

Hope yours is a good one!







Simply Sunday: Halloween Night Scrapbook page

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have for you a scrapbook page! Stampin’ Up! has made it easy to do some quick -n-cute scrapbook pages … let’s start on page 51 in the Holiday catalog.

The base of my scrapbook page is the “Halloween Night” 12 x 12 cardstock pack. I can’t tell you how excited I was to see colored 12 x 12 cardstock back – a scrapbookers delight!  Woooo Hoooo!


Now … here comes the easy part, the “Halloween Nights Specialty” designer paper has a cute sheet that has little haunted houses all over it, so I simply just cut off the bottom layer of houses and added it to my page!

Your page will come to life when you add pictures of your cute trick -or- treaters going from house to house. Don’t forget that close up shot of their cute little face 🙂

This close up shows you the detail … right down to the cute little “Pumpkin Pie” dots. As you know, our designer paper is created using our family of colors so everything coordinates beautifully.


 My hauntingly cute ghosts were created from the Paisley framelits (although you’ll want to bundle that set) and the faces came from the “Spooky Fun” stamp set (also has a great bundle).

Tomorrow I’ll share a “Paisley” card with you and on Tuesday I’ll share 2 quick cards from our “Halloween Nights Specialty” designer paper… so I hope you stop by, or better yet, just follow my blog and you’ll get an e-mail each time I post!

Thank you for the visit and can’t wait to show you the other projects!

Have an awesome day ~

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Some “Throw Back Thursday” Fun!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

We are over the hump and heading into the weekend … it’s a good day! I thought it would be fun to share some scrapbook pages that I created many years ago when I first started demonstrating.

Times and embellishments have changed greatly since then, but the photos and memories we save will always touch our hearts. I admit, I prefer the “hands-on” approach to scrapbooking vs. computerized.

In the spirit of “Throw Back Thursday” … do you remember Button Bear!! Very, very popular when I started stamping.  Here he is helping my grandson celebrate his birthday!


Not sure AJ would want me scrapbooking him with Button Bear anymore … he’s more into BMX bikes!

Here is another page done with a camping stamp set. Now I would use the “Project Life: Let’s Get Away”. One of the sayings in that set is “To Live is to Travel” … I think Shayla would agree to that. I think I instilled the love of traveling into her.


I really do miss that swirl stamp for my pages though … I always thought that looked so cool!

My last page is another birthday … Cassie’s first! I haven’t done a monochromatic page in a while, and now most of my pages are done in the 12 x 12 format.


With so many birthday stamp sets to choose from, it wouldn’t be hard to create a page. Two of my favorites are “Birthday Yay” because of the numbers and “Sweet Stack” just because I think it’s so much fun.

I think it’s time to begin sharing a little more scrapbooking here on my blog! It’s not something I’ve done much of. Any of these pages could easily be done on a 12 x 12 layout or the Project Life style (where you just pocket photo’s, cards and embellishments.

You can watch this short video to learn a little more about Project Life …

I’ve shared the links to the products I mentioned in the post with you below. Just click on them for more information.

I definitely need to share some updated scrapbook pages … two of these grandchildren are in high school and the other has graduated to make me a great grandma! How times flies.

Thanks for stopping by ~

Happy Thursday!





Photo Tips From Becky Higgins

Hello Stampin’ Friends, Today I have a special post for my scrapbookers … Photo tips from Becky Higgins.

Becky has designed “Project Life” … a fabulous way to scrapbook, I’ve posted videos before to introduce you to Becky. She has also partnered with Stampin’ Up! to bring her scrapbooking ease to Stampin’ Up!s amazing designs.

Grab a cup of coffee and sit back and enjoy …

Photo Tips From Becky Higgins

Ever wondered how to improve the pictures you take? Check out some tips on getting those great, every day shots from Becky Higgins.

Those are great tips for scrap booking!  We sometimes overlook the obvious but then later wish we had captured those moment.

My favorite tip was using the different angle shots!  I’ll be using that one for sure.

Hope you enjoyed as much as I did.  I’ll meet you back here tomorrow for the Weekly Deals!

Tomorrow marks the beginning of our Bonus Deals! You can save up to 30% on even more Weekly Deals, or up to 60% on extra items in the Clearance Rack (while supplies last), but remember: Weekly Deals discounts are available in limited quantities before the items return to retail prices, so contact me (lindaluvs2stamp@aol) before the deals run out!

I will post links for you tomorrow that will direct you to the Weekly Deals and the Clearance Rack.

Have a good day ~