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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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 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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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TWO 4 TUESDAY: Scrapbook page & Fun Technique!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I missed you yesterday.  I was off catching up with friends, preparing for my upcoming Holiday Retreat, and just life in general.

So, today I will share 2 projects!  First is a Fall Scrapbook page, and the second is a fun technique that I shared with my clubs last year.

My fall page is all about the beautiful colors of fall.

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The leaves were created with the “Autumn Accents” Bigz die (127812) found on page 192 of our annual catalog.  This die makes collecting leaves quick and easy.  You will also see the “textures” on some of the leaves … a little roll through the BigShot with the “Perfect Polka Dots” embossing folder and the Core’dinations (129956 / pg.157) sandable cardstock – Neutrals collection.  Yep, a little sanding highlights the texture by exposing the core color which is lighter than the outer layers.  Simple to make … just add your pictures and some journaling and you have another page done!

My second project is a cute fall card using the “Faux Tile” Technique:

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I did create this card last year.  If you have not noticed, we have discontinued the glossy cardstock – which I used here.  If you don’t have any left in your stash … go to any office supply store and purchase the glossy photo cardstock, it works the same.

You will need the “Simply Score” Scoring Tool (122334 / pg.178) for this technique.  By using the  glossy cardstock, you eliminate a couple of steps from the original “Faux Tile” technique.  Cut your cardstock to the desired size for your card.  Place onto “Simply Score” tool and score every 1/2 inch.  Turn carstock 45 degrees (on it’s side) and score every 1/2″ creating a tile pattern.  Now, just simply stamp your images onto the card.  I used the “Gently Falling” (pg.65) stamp set.  My final step was to brayer over the entire piece … careful not to push too hard, you want your “grout” lines to show.

If you don’t have access to the glossy … you can use our Whisper White, score, and stamp, the next step would be to lightly tap your VersaMark pad onto the tiled area (Not too hard … you don’t want VersaMark in the creases).  Then emboss with clear embossing powder.  This will give you a that real tile / grout look!  Just takes a bit longer than the “simple version” described above, but stands out a bit more.

I’d love to hear what you think about this technique.

Thanks for stopping by … I will be back tomorrow with another fun project.

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Summer’s Coming…

Hello Stampers ~

Today I wanted to share a fun scrapbook page I did a while back, but he is so cute I had to share!

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Such a quick and easy page to do.  You will need the Extra Large (119859) Oval Punch, the Large (119855) Oval Punch, and the Owl Builder (118074) Punch …. I used that for his eyes.  You will also need the 1″ Square (124094) Punch to create his legs and punch the ovals to make his claws!  I used circle and star punches to create the sun.

Although the alphabet used to create my title is no longer available… I suggest the “Notable Alphabet” – it’s fun and would look great on this page.

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The waves are created using your favorite blue tones: I suggest Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, and Bermuda Bay!  Even sounds like the ocean!  The background (sky) is the tempting turquoise and the sand … Crumb Cake that was sponged to make it look more like sand.

Tear and layer the remaining blue tones and sponge the edges with Whisper White Craft Ink to create the illusion of waves.  I also gently sponged the clouds with the White Craft Ink.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post …

Let me know what you would like to see!

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My Digital Studio … 25% Savings

Hello Stampers!

I know most of you love the feel of a wood or clear block in your hand when your stamping, but for those of you who are fascinated with the digital age … here’s good news!

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First, if you’re not already familiar with My Digital Studio (Creating Cards, Scrapbooks, Calendars and more) on your computer … You can get a FREE Download to TRY IT!  Click on the 30 day Free Trial and sign up to get yours.

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Are you always on the go, find you don’t have the time or energy to drag out your supplies?  You can rescue those pictures “still” in your camera! MDS is simple … download them onto your computer and right onto a layout (or create your own)!  Don’t you think it’s time you let the kids out! (tee hee)  Here is a little video if you would like to learn a little more!

For those of you who have create projects already, it’s time to print … and you can save on your printing through June 15th!  CLICK HERE FOR PRICE LIST

I’m really excited about this promotion … I’m hoping to finish my book quick, so I too can get the 25% off on my printing.   Let me know what you have created with the My Digital Studio!

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