Saturday Scrapbook Page Parade …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to to take you into how I started my amazing journey with Stampin’ Up! … SCRAPBOOKING!!

I’m going to share a Parade of Scrapbook layouts /pages that I created back when … the layouts are still relevant today with a change of designer papers, you can create a whole new look!! These layouts are GREAT for beginning scrapbookers.

Join me in a stroll down memory lane ….

One of the easiest pages to create, this is actually a 6 x 6 with 4″ squares of designer paper and coordinating cardstock created around 2004! The alphabet stamps with a circle punch and die cuts for the “Hoot” created my theme … and then the owl punch.

For my second layout ….

Super simple layout with a tropical flair … I stamped some flowers on the background just to create some dimension to the page, added a strip of designer paper to the bottom and coordinating cardstock for my photo mats. The coconut cocktail was created using a circle die / or punch … whichever you prefer and then I cut out part of the top and added my accessories! How cute, fun and easy was that!!

My third layout …

Oh my gosh … how easy is this layout! I used an actual road map … what a great way to highlight your road trip. Grab a map or two of the areas you visit and then used it to pin point where you have been. I found some cardstock that coordinated with the colors on the map (good thing Stampin’ Up! has so many amazing colors).

If you don’t have dies to cut out your headers / titles for your pages … Use your computer to print one out. Again, super simple and a great way for beginners to get started.

For my last layout, I’m sharing a page I created with scraps …

My Card Club was creating “window” cards so all the orange, lime green and black dots are left over from their cards, so I attached them to a piece of black 12 x 12 and created a really fun backdrop for my page. Here is a great example of using your printer to create your title. The cats were actually punched out of designer paper (I love that Stampin’ Up! coordinates dies & punches to the designer paper) … makes for an easy page. To finish it off … I just added my sweet little grandbaby in the center!

I thank you for walking down this path with me today, and I hope you are inspired to whip up a few easy scrapbook pages … you’ve got some layouts now.

Enjoy your Saturday!

I may just start adding scrapbooking back into my stamping … What do you think? Please comment below.

All Dressed Up …

Hi Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you are enjoying the weekend.  A bit cold here, but the sun is shining and that is good.

I took the day off yesterday to get some well needed house cleaning done … it was a good day!  I found 2 gift certificates and $10.  I think that will work well for Christmas shopping and a treat for myself.

Today I wanted to share with you some projects that I had done with my clubs and on retreat.  First I’ll start with the card …


I cased this card and feel it is the perfect card for a Sweet 16, special birthday or your BFF.  I used the “Dress Up” Framelit Die and “Fabulous Phrases” stamp set.  What I love about Fabulous Phrases is … you can create your own greeting by lining them up on your clear block.

I will admit, I had some help with the “Clear Mount Perfectly Placed Guides” … these are clear guides you can stick onto your clear blocks to help you line up your images.  Click on the link to see what they look like.

I used the “tulle” from last year’s Holiday Catalog … but you can use anything you have around the house or pick up at the fabric store.

Next, I took the card idea and turned it into a scrapbook page for my scrapbook club members.  I loved that little dress so much I couldn’t help but share this idea.  As you can see I used the “Flowering Flourishes” stamp set on both the card and the scrapbook page.  It adds a touch of beauty and fills up some of that blank space.


We used the “Polka Dot Parade” for the dresses and banners, and on the next project.  I chose the Bold Brights collection, I love that you have so many color choices in these packages.  It allowed my club members to choose the colors that suited their page.

I created a “mirror” by using the “Apothecary Accents” Framelit Dies.  At the time I created this, we did not have the “Silver Foil” that you can now find in the Holiday Catalog … that would really make it look like a mirror (how cute!!).

Last but definitely not least, I’m sharing a quick and easy 3-D project that we made at our Spring Retreat.  I saw this done before but with too many steps involved, so my version is super simple.


All you need to do is fold your Designer Series paper in half.  Now, when placing your die… bring the shoulders of the dress above the fold (this will prevent it from cutting) and will give you that “tent” effect.  Now just simple use glue dots to attach the dress to the candy.

If you are making these for a birthday party or bridal shower … you want quick and simple!  Your guests are going to love them.

I think I may have to try a “Holiday” theme, maybe with a bit of red and white!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Enjoy your day.

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






Dress Up (Framelit) Die



 Flowering Flourishes – WOOD



 Flowering Flourishes – CLEAR



 Fabulous Phrases – WOOD



 Fabulous Phrases – CLEAR



 Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper



 Apothecary Accents Framelits



 Pearls (Basic) Jewels



 Clear Mount / Guides

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Dress Up Day …

Hello Stampers ~

It’s that time of year … prom, graduations, weddings and more!  So, I have the perfect scrapbook page for the girlie side.

I created this page for my “Stamp-n-Scrap” club.  Once I got my hands on the “Dress Up” framelit dies (130101) I fell in love with them… like a little girl with her first Barbie!  It’s dress up day!


The “Polka Dot Parade” (126902) Designer Series Paper made it easy for dress up, as did the beautiful pearls (119247) used to “accessorize”.  I borrowed the tulle as an item of the last Holiday Catalog for the little black dress.  The used the “Apothecary Accents” framelit (127003) die to create an illusion of a mirror.  My base colors used are Basic Black and Sahara Sand.


To draw your eye around the page, I stamped the beautiful images from the “Flowering Flourishes” stamp set: (C – 126367 / W – 131998).  I think it suits this page so nice… Perfect for a Sweet 16 page!  What do you think?

To balance out the page, the banners were added using the “Polka Dot Parade” Designer Series Paper.  The page is now ready for your pictures.  Choose your layout … and don’t forget to journal.

Here’s a tip:  If this is your daughters Sweet 16 or prom page, let them write down their thoughts for the special event.  Then in years to come those thoughts will trigger the precious memories of that day!

Enjoy your day!

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