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  • November 17 November Scrap Class

Thursday, April 23, 2009

More Layouts

Here a couple more layouts that I finished at the Super Stampin' Weekend. The first one was a layout my club ladies did last summer.

This layout is one my club ladies did from a scrap map. This was my sample. You can find the Scrap Map here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Scrapbooking Layouts

Here are some more pages that I completed at the Super Stampin' Weekend. These pages were not swaps, but ones that I did during the weekend.

This next page was based on a really cute scrapbooking kit that Debbi had. It had the cutest felt dinosaur on it. I tried to copy him using the Circle Scissors and my oval punches. He turned out pretty cute!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Boy, oh boy, do I love swaps!

One of the best things about being a member of one of my Scrappin' Clubs is swapping layouts with the other members! If I had to come up with every layout I need to scrap all of my pictures, I would never get caught up. Swapping gives me a ton of pages with lots of different styles, images, and product. The idea behind swapping is that it is MUCH easier to make 6 (or 8 or 10) of the same layout than to come up with 6 different layouts.

It is so exciting to see what everyone comes up with each month and to figure out which pictures I'll use on each of the layouts. Why am I going on and on about this? Well, because of all the swaps I've received over the years, I was able to get 56 pages completed during the Super Stampin' Weekend. Now, I did create some new layouts for specific pictures and did add some additional details to others. I also had quite a bit of other things to work on during the weekend or I could have finished even more pages!

I am going to share some of my finished layouts with you over the next few weeks. You will notice that not all of them have journaling----yet. Yes, I know that the journaling is very important and I will get to it soon. I did do some journaling on many of the pages, but for layouts that I had a lot to say, I will print that journaling on my computer.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Upcoming Classes

Scrapbook in a Box Class

Make a beautiful Scrapbook in a Box, a single scrapbook page, and a gift card--all perfect for a Mother's Day gift!

Date: Thursday, May 7 at 6:30
Cost: $17 for half a kit (makes one set)
$30 for whole kit (make one set and use the other half at home to make another or additional scrapbook pages)
RSVP & Payment: April 24

Sunshine Garden Simply Scrappin' Kit Class

Make 4 two-page layouts using the beautiful Sunshine Garden Simply Scrappin' Kit. You will have some paper and lots of stickers left to make additional pages.

Date: May 26 at 6:30 pm
Cost: $30
RSVP & Payment: May 11

*All of my classes have room for a limited number of participants and require RSVP by specific date listed
*Payment is required by the due date listed in order for your spot to be reserved.
*Bring a paper cutter with a scoring blade and adhesive to all classes

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Card Kit!

It's card kit time again! You will LOVE this stamp set and these cards!

What are monthly card kits?
Monthly card kits are a fantastic way to make cards if you like the stamping part and not so much the planning and cutting part! I cut all the pieces you need to make 12 cards--6 each of two designs. You receive all the consumable supplies, envelopes, and step by step directions that also give you an additional 2 card layout ideas that can be used with the combined contents of your card kit.

Card Kit Price is just $15--that's 12 cards, plus envelopes for just $15!

Each month, the card kit also features both a Stamp Set of the Month and an Accessory of the Month. If you purchase the card kit, you may also purchase these items at catalog price--no shipping/no tax!

What else will you need? See the list below for items that were used to create the cards in this kit. If you already have everything--just buy the card kit and you are ready to create! Otherwise, you can choose to purchase items you need or just use things you already have.

Ordering supplies through my website: I am unable to give you a discounted price for the featured products when you order through my website. So, instead, subtract the amount listed in parentheses by the featured product from the cost of your card kit. Example: Featured stamp set is $26.95. My discounted price would save you $4.77. So, you would take the cost of the Card Kit $15 and subtract the savings- $4.77. You would pay 10.23 for the card kit

Orders for the Card Kits must be received by May 10th. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.

Please Note: I am happy to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $4 shipping charge.

May Kit Featured Products:
Friends 24-7 $25.95 (4.59) with the purchase of the Card Kit
Dress Up Ribbon Originals $12.95 (2.29) with the purchase of the Card Kit

**NOTE: Ribbon is NOT included in this card can purchase as a "featured product" or use other ribbon you already have on your cards.

Products you will need to complete cards as shown:

 Close to Cocoa Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
 Sage Shadow Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
 So Saffron Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
 Riding Hood Red Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
 Basic Brown Classic Ink ($5.95)
 Small Oval Punch ($15.95)
 1” Circle Punch ($10.95)
 Aqua Painters ($16.95)
 Stampin’ Sponges ($3.50)
 Stampin’ Dimensionals ($3.95)
 SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)
 Bone Folder ($6.95)
 Friends 24-7 Stamp Set $25.95**featured stamp set
 Dress Up Ribbon Originals $12.95**featured accessory

Friday, April 10, 2009

Oh, Easter is this weekend!

Well, I didn't forget that Easter was coming up, but I did let it jump out at me. I had meant to share some cute Easter treat ideas this whole week, but never got to it!

So, this is the treat that I made for Kyle's preschool class. It uses the Big Shot Top Note die, (in Mini catalog), and the Scalloped Oval punch, Small Oval Punch, and the 1/2" Circle punch. I used the Enjoy Every Moment stamp set for the eyes. My hand-drawn whiskers and mouth look a little funny, though!

These next two pictures show the Easter baskets I put together for my nephew and my cousin's daughter. I bought the tubs at Big Lots for $2.50 each and added their names using the Big Shot Serif Essentials alphabet and our Raw Decor Elements vinyl. You can purchase the vinyl in White, Chocolate, or Dark Gray. The Bigz dies are best when cutting the vinyl.

I left Taylor's basket plain since he is a boy, but put a bunch of ribbon on the handles of Mallory's basket. You can't see them very well, but I used blue, green, pink, and white ribbons.

I hope you all have a fantastic Easter. Kyle is so excited for the Easter Bunny to come this year. Although, he didn't want to go and get his picture taken with the bunny. I think my baby's growing up! Sniff... Sniff...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Punch Art--Part 3

Here are the last of the Punch Art samples:

Images copyright Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Punch Art--Part 2

Here are some more Punch Art samples:

Images copyright Stampin' Up!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Punch Art--Part 1

A while ago, I posted that my club ladies were working on using Stampin' Up's fantastic punches to make punch art cards and also showed you The Little Mermaid layout, the punched fish layout ,and the Sesame Street layout--all containing punch art.

I have almost all of the punches in the catalog and use most of them quite a bit. I love how easy they are to use and how many of them have stamp sets that coordinate with them. If I had to narrow down my favorites, here would be my Top 5 Must Have Punches:
  1. Scallop Circle punch

  2. Scallop Edge punch

  3. 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 Circle punches

  4. Round Tab punch

  5. Oval punches--all 3!
Okay, it's actually my Top 8, but it was a hard task!

Here are some more samples of super cute animals and such that use our punches.

Images copyright Stampin' Up!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Where oh Where is the Newsletter?

Okay, a few of you have been asking about my newsletters. I have been a big ol' slacker in that department! I decided to skip March because I was getting ready for SSW. I will be sending out my April News very soon.

I do have classes that I am planning, but have not quite finished all of the details. Here are some classes you can look forward to in April - June:
  • Sunshine Garden Simply Scrappin' Kit class--May

  • Stamp-a-Stack--June

  • Sunshine Garden Note Card Class

  • Scrapbook in a Box (shown above)

  • Celebrate Summer
If your are not on my email list and wish to receive my newsletters, just send me an email. I don't spam you. I send no more than two emails a month and you can unsubscribe at any time.

SSW Swaps--Part 3

Finally, here are the last 4 swaps from the Super Stampin' Weekend:

Layout by Jennifer:

These next 3 layouts were made by customers of my downline Christine, so I'm not sure of their names!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

SSW Swaps--Part 2

Here are 4 more of the swaps from the Super Stampin' Weekend.

Layout by Shannon (as soon as I got this one, I knew I had the pictures to put on it!)

Layout by Diane:

Layout by Pam:
Layout by Kimberly:

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Hoppy Memories Class Sign Ups

I wanted to remind you all about my Hoppy Memories Simply Scrappin' Kit Class. RSVP's were due today, but shipping times from SU have improved, so I am able to keep sign ups open until April 10.

Class Details:
Date: Tuesday, April 28
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: $30
RSVP & Payment: April 10
We will use the Simply Scrappin' Kit "Hoppy Memories" to make 4 two-page layouts. You will go home with the rest of the kit that we don't use. Please bring a paper cutter and adhesive.

Drop off or mail payment to:
Carrie Clary
961 Cottage Avenue
Miamisburg, OH 45342

SSW Swaps--Part 1

One new thing we added to the Super Stampin' Weekend was an optional layout swap. Twelve of us signed up for the swap. The layouts were wonderful! Everyone really did a great job. Here are 4 of the layouts. I'll share the rest over the next couple days.

This first layout is mine. As you can see, I've already put my pictures on it. When I work on my swaps, I almost always have pictures in mind that I can use for it. I used my Big Shot and the Stars #2 die to make the chipboard star. I smooshed the star into my Whisper White craft pad and embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.

Layout by Debbi:

Layout by Christine:

Layout by Chris: