Thursday, May 27, 2010

Just FYI!

Check out this great project from Stampin Up!


  • FYI
  • Itty Bitty Bits*
  • Whisper White card stock 
  • Old Olive textured card stock
  • Bashful Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Regal Rose Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Linen thread
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Bone folder
  • Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack*
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Matchbox Bigz XL die
*From 2010 Summer Mini Catalog

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Going 'round in circles

Have you tried the Stampin Up Circle Scissors Plus??? I had read that it was a little tricky to use, but honestly, it worked the first time I tried it!

This is the 12x12 scrap page we made at May's Club meeting. We cut a 6 inch circle out of Orchid Opulence, a 5 inch circle out of Rich Razzleberry, and a Large Scallop Circle (with the Big Shot) out of Always Artichoke! I copied the layout from my friend Lisa--I think it's a great way to try circles in scrapping!

We HAD to make one of the hot scrunchie layered flowers, of course! Easy and fun with the scalloped circle punch. We also used the great set Elements of Style from the current mini catalog.

Stampin' Up's National Scrapbooking Month Promotion (free brads with selected sets, including Elements of Style!) is almost over! Check out my Stampin' Up website to order!

Stamps: Elements of Style 120045-clear (Summer Mini 12, $19.95 clear)
Paper: Mellow Moss 12x12, Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Mellow Moss
Accessories: Circle Scissors Plus 112530 (191), Glass Mat 112531 (191), Big Shot 113439 (194), Scallop Circle Die113468 (199), Scallop Circle punch 109043 (186), Mellow Moss Taffeta ribbon 109069 (183), Silver brads 104336 (179), Glue Dots103683 (192)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Music for Mom

My mom has taught piano lessons for all of my life. I knew her rag quilt purse had to be special, so I started hunting for music patterned fabric. Took me a few months, but I finally found 5 I liked, and here is the result! It was her Mother's Day gift, and she's actually using it. lol

Monday, May 17, 2010

Butterfly birthday

I constantly find myself short of birthday cards! Perhaps this comes from having a large family! Anyway, I sat down to replenish the old birthday stash, and this is one I came up with. I like layouts that are a little skewed--rather than everything straight. Somehow, it makes me feel like the card is my friend . . .

The base is Bermuda Bay--which is going away forever! Get your Bermuda Bay while it still lasts. Beginning June 1, it's on a "while-supplies-last" basis. I added some paper from the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP pack, and topped it off with some ribbon and some pretty embossed butterflies! Simple, mailable, and fun!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Razzleberry Lemonade
Ink: Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Bermuda Bay grosgrain, Butterfly embosslit

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Elements in black and white

We made this card at club on Tuesday. I copied the idea from Paula, although my sketch turned out a bit different! We used the set Elements of Style from the brand new Summer Mini catalog! It's such an elegant set, and Paula's idea to use black and white was a stroke of brilliance!

Stamps: Elements of Style 120045-clear (Summer Mini 12, $19.95 clear)
Paper: Shimmery White 101910 (159), Basic Black 102851 (155)     
Ink: Black Staz-On
Accessories: 1 ¼” Black striped grosgrain 115615 (183), ¼” Black grosgrain 109027 (183), 1 inch circle punch 109046 (186), 1 ¼” circle punch 104403 (186), Stampin Dimensionals 104430 (192)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Island Party!

Hmmm. My scheduled post didn't go! Sorry about that! This was supposed to be up on Tuesday!

I just love this new Island Oasis line from the Summer Mini Catalog! It's so perfect for summer! And of course for scrapbooking, if you've been lucky enough to make it to Hawaii! In addition to the stamp set and Designer Series Paper, there is a Big ShotIsland Floral Die (perfect for making paper or fabric leis!), some adorable party favor boxes, and a 6x6 scrapbook album!

Stamps: Tropical Party
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Accessories: Earth Elements Brads, Big Shot, Island Floral Die, 5/8" Old Olive ribbon, yellow and turquoise felt, Flower Assortment Designer Brads, Scallop Edge punch

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Shimmery White, Mellow Moss
Ink: Mellow Moss
Accessories: Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch

Friday, May 7, 2010

Cheep cheep

Sorry my blogging has been sparse this week. We've been a little busy.

Due to the predations of a very sneaky neighbor dog, we found ourselves in need of a few more laying hens. (That darn dog got out of his pasture, came around behind ours, and waited for our birds to get a leetle too close to the fence! He grabbed 'em right thru the fence!)

So here you see the 7 (it was supposed to be 6, but the hatchery gave us an extra) new additions to the Bell coop. Three (the stripey ones) are Gold Sex Links. They're called that because they're cross-bred so that their color indicates their sex. Sex link. Clever, eh? That way, I don't have to have any mean old roosters. We love the Goldies--they are great layers. The other 4 chickies are Easter Egg hens. We already have 4, and it's just the coolest thing to get blue and green eggs!

Oh, and if you're looking for something about stamping, check out the latest additions to the Clearance Rack on my Stampin Up website! Some great deals on retired stuff! and they're "cheap cheap" !

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It's National Scrapbooking Month!

Here is a great project from Stampin Up that shows the fun new set Sentimental Journey (120075 unmounted, $17.95) on page 22 of the Summer Mini Catalog! Go to my Stampin Up website or contact me to order this set and the matching Designer Series Paper now!

Travel Journal DSP 117156 $9.95 page 23 in the Summer Mini