Did you know …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share two items that are found on the “Year End Sale” and that I use a lot for quick and easy cards. Yes, they were created for easy scrapbooking but I love the fact that I can use an item for many different purposes.

First …

Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection by Stampin' Up! 

Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection 139651
Price: $16.00 $9.60
Make the most of the holiday season, then bundle up your memories in an album that lasts and last.

Memory keeping is super simple and super beautiful with Project Life card collections. Just slip these designed cards into Photo Pocket Pages for instant color, design, and journaling space.

* 100 cards in 3 sizes: 4″ x 6″, 4″ x 4″, 3″ x 4″ | 10.2 x 15.2 cm, 10.2 x 10.2 cm, 7.6 x 10.2 cm
* Double-sided


You can also get the coordinating embellishment kit ….

Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack by Stampin' Up! 

Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack 139652
Price: $13.00 $7.80
Dress up your Project Life pages with the accessories in this pack. They’re also great for more than just Project Life; use on cards or traditional scrapbook pages too.

Pack includes

* 5 alphabet sticker sheets
* 20 specialty cards, 2″ x 2″ | 5.1 x 5.1 cm
* 3 element sticker sheets
* 7 wood shapes
* 4 die-cut wood specialty cards
* Epoxy stickers
* Paper clips
* Sequins
* Washi tape, 5 yards | 4.6 m

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Kraft, Old Olive, Tangelo Twist, white

Here are some of my quick -n- easy creations using these products …







What do you think of these cool products? Are you strictly into cardmaking or scrapbooking or do you dabble in both of these fun activities? I’d really like to know were your passions lie.

Thank you for stopping in on me today.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!




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!





Let’s Get Away …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Just a quick post today as I share an easy way to scrapbook … Project Life. We are so excited that we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs.

If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

Your most important souvenir from any trip is your memory album! Get caught up with your memory keeping and use Project Life® by Stampin’ Up! The Let’s Get Away Card Collection is bright, whimsical and loads of fun. Get yours today… Just click on the links below!


Easy … Simple … Why not scrapbook your next vacation.  Here’s a tip … bring the cards along on your trip and have your kids write down their experiences that day.  Then you can just slide them into place and add photos!! Done … and Done!

Thank you for stopping by. Tomorrow I will have the card “From Land to Sea” as promised yesterday.

Have a good day ~


or purchase separately …

Gratitude for Days …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share some cute projects created by one of our concept artists, Jen.

There are some darling kits in the new holiday catalog. Today we are highlighting the Gratitude for Days Simply Created Kit. I love the bright colors and patterns. The coordinating stamp set also has some great images for any card or project.

Here are Jen’s creations playing with this cute kit.

1. Add a little pocket and note to a treat or gift. I love being able to tuck a little message inside the pocket. And there are 30 of these cute clips in the kit that are perfect for attaching the pocket to your gift.

Gratitude For Days_crbQuick thanks tag

2. Create a little birthday “card” that holds both a message and a gift card. Use the number stickers to represent your recipient’s age. Stamp on the lined pocket card and add a sweet birthday wish. This is super-quick and easy.

Gratitude For Days_crbGift Card Pocket

3. Use it with Project Life. This kit coordinates beautifully with the Happiness Is Project Life Card Collection. If you cut down the pockets from the Gratitude for Days kit, they become 3″ x 4″ specialty cards—which you can then add as an interactive element to your Project Life layout. Insert the lined card in the pocket with journaling, or use it to store ticket stubs/memorabilia.

The coordinating stamp set is also great for memory keeping. It helps prompt journaling about things you’re grateful for.

Gratitude For Days_crbProject Life

I had a lot of fun playing with this kit. There are so many fun ways to use it!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend,