Sunday, June 28, 2009

Stamp & Scrap

It's been a while since I did a real Stampin' Up! workshop, but last week I did one that focused on Stamping and Scrapbooking. These are the projects we made. This scrapbook page uses Cameo Coral, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss and So Saffron. All colors that I found in the Walk in the Park paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog. The Butterfly from "Great Friend" is stamped with Saffron ink on the Saffron background cardstock. Some Cream grosgrain ribbon was tied around the Kiwi Kiss strip. The Kiwi Kiss strip was texturized with small Polka Dots and a Texturz plate in my Big Shot. I used my Photo Corner punch to add a bit of green to one of the photo mats and the stamps used in the title block were from "Big Deal Alphabet" and "Happy Everything."
The Card that we made used more patterned paper from "Walk in the Park," A stamped and colored image using "Wonderful Watercolors" in Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, and So Saffron. Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon was used for embellishment along with punchouts from the Boho Blossoms punch and a Brown corduroy button.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Crop for a Special Boy

I'm so excited to announce that I'll be hosting a Crop to benefit a local 8-year-old boy named Jacob Shell who is battling Neuroblastoma Cancer. So far the support for this little boy has been tremendous and I want to do more to ensure that this family is not stressed by the financial burden that this battle could cause. They have enough to be worried about.

So on July 18th, I'll be hosting a "Crafters Retreat for Jacob" at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glenville, NY. While I expect most of the attendees to be scrapbookers, I'm hoping that we'll have a variety of crafters taking part...stampers, quilters, beaders, and anyone else that needs table space, food, and creative company. We'll have raffle prizes, refreshments and a relaxing atmosphere so that all can enjoy their creativity while supporting a great cause.

The cost for the Retreat is $30 and it runs from 9am -5pm. Contact me if you'd like to participate or contribute in some way.

Can you please pray for Jacob and his family?
Thanks so much!

June Scrapbooking

This month it was all about summer at my monthly scrapbooking class. I also had fun using up some special papers I've collected but never got around to using.
This first layout uses the new Melon Mambo pink that willb in the new catalog coming up in July. I couldn't resist using it since it worked so well with the patterned paper. The other colors are Certainly celery and Bashful Blue. I also used the Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge for the popsicle and the watermelon. The letters were done with the Taffy Alphabet (my new alphabet!).
This layout uses the stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog called "Just Beachy." I used Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Egglplant, and Real Red for this color scheme. Taffy Alphabet and the Rough Edges Alphabet (retired) for the title.

For this layout I used Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Lavendar Lace and Barely Banana for the color scheme. I used the "Doodle This" stamp set to add some swirly accents throughout the pages. I also added some glittery details using the Clear Stardust Gel Pen (can't see in the picture).

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mommy & Me Card Class

Here are the cards that we made for the recent Mommy & Me Class. My kids and I had such a great time at this class. Here's the recipe for this first card:

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Inks: Basic Black
Papers: Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Whisper White, Real Red
Accessories: Wide Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (background), colored pencils
Stamps: Wild about You, Best Friends Alphabet Upper
Inks: Bashful Blue, Pacific Point
Papers: Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Very Vanilla, Flock Together Designer Series Paper
Accessories:Blue Gingham ribbon
Stamps: Great Friend
Inks: Cameo Coral, Basic Gray
Papers: Walk in the Park DSP, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories: White Grosgrain ribbon

Sunday, June 14, 2009

New Scrapbook Pages Available

Here's a sampling of some of the pages that I have available in my Online store. Local customers can of course purchase these through me in person. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Day at the Park

Here's a layout that I recently completed of a fun day that I had with the kids at our local park and bike path. I used some Pear themed papers and embellishments from Storytellers Club. I know these pictures have nothing to do with pears but I just thought the paper and colors were pretty! Pears are a trendy thing now for some reason, so I guess it's ok to use pear paper as if it were floral paper, right?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Gorgeous Card from Mom

My Mom made me this beautiful card for my husband and I on our Anniversary. She used the new Manhatten flower Embossing Folder on vellum for a very elegant card. Thanks Mom!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Layout Challenge Winner

I'm excited to announce that Belinda is the winner of this month's layout challenge. She didn't have much competition on this all must be so busy! What I love about this layout is that she turned the second page. This layout was used for my recent scrap-a-stack and I keep hearing rave reviews from the attendees with how pleased they are that both pages can be easily turned to suit the photos that they have. The stamped horse, twill tape, and brads add beautiful embellishment to these great photos. Thanks so much Belinda for sharing this with us!