Thursday, May 28, 2009

Only a few days left.....

I can't believe that the month of May is almost gone! It has been one of the fastest months on record for me and I wish I could have a re-do because it was a great month! My brother's wedding was fantastic, and the scrapbook was a hit. I'm excited to get all of the pictures back so that I can start putting them in the album. I haven't even seen half of the pictures because my 16 year old niece (who's a great photographer) had my sisters digital SLR the whole night and was taking pictures of everything. Can't wait to see pics of my kids cutting it up on the dance floor....they were fantastic!

On to business! Since May is almost over, I don't want any of you to miss out on the great specials this month! Hop over to my website and check out the promotions. There are two going on right now for National Scrapbooking month. One is a paper special where if you buy 3 of the specified 12x12 DSP or Textured Cardstock, you get 1 FREE! Also, there's 20% off a cuter than cute alphabet stamp set called the 'Jumble Alphabet'. This is a brand new set that will come out in the new 2009-2010 catalog. Here's a picture of the set:

For all of my current customers, contact me by 5/30 to place any orders for these promotions and I will add your order to a group order! All new customers can click on my website and place your orders on-line by clicking the 'shop now' key!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Am I crazy or what?

What was I thinking? Making a wedding scrapbook takes WAY longer than I thought it would! Well....let me rephrase that......making a wedding scrapbook takes time, but if one is wise and actually organizes their life and budgets time accordingly, one wouldn't be scrambling at the last second to finish. I finished 30 pages, and I wanted to do 40, but I'm going to wait until I actually get the pictures to finish up in case I need to make some special pages. Needless to say, I haven't done any other stamping, and have nothing to post! I'll definitely be posting pictures of the wedding when we return.

I'll be starting my summer, 'a post a day', on June 1st, so make sure you start checking my blog more frequently! I'll also be giving away some 'blog candy', so keep an eye out for that on June 1st too!!

Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Easy Elegance

I had to make a card for my SIL and new BIL who were married recently, and I wanted something that was simple, but elegant. I checked out some of the past templates on the Splitcoast website and found one that I really liked and set to creating! Everything is SU! except I used the Nesties to cut the ovals out. I'm pretty happy with my end result!!!

Recipe: Stamp Sets: Heartfelt Thanks, and All Holidays; Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White; Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Basic Gray; Accessories: Raspberry Tart DSP, Pretties Kit, White Satin Ribbon.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Wedding Gift

One of my younger brothers is getting married and I just had to make a scrapbook for them as a wedding gift. The hardest part about a gift like this is making scrapbook pages that have no pictures on them! I've almost got all of the pages finished (the wedding is next week!), and I'm going to bring my camera to the wedding and take tons of pictures and fill it for them after the fact. I'm planning on wrapping the album up and giving it to them so they have a gift to open and then take it back in order to put the pictures in it. This way, if the pages don't look finished once I put the pictures on them, I can embellish them a bit more. My SIL-to-be isn't a scrapbooker (yet!) so I'm trying to make this as easy as possible. It's been a lot of fun, and the SU! Simply Scrappin' kits make it SO easy!! The kit I used was Love Stories, and I think the pages turned out really well. Here's the kit:

For some reason I can't enlarge the picture of this kit, but if you want to see it, click here to head over to my website and click on SHOP NOW and then check out the Simply Scrappin' kits!

I picked this kit because the colors in the wedding are blue, white and silver, and I thought that pictures of the wedding party would look really well on the Cardstock that was included in this kit. I almost always use sketches to create my scrapbook pages because it goes so much quicker! Two of my favorite places to find the sketches are in Scrapbooks Etc. magazine, and also on the PAGEMAPS website. I don't know what I would do without those two resources!
I used supplies from the kit, and that was all! A paper trimmer, adhesive, and scissors were the only other tools I needed. The great thing about the kits is that you can finish tons of pages in 1day. My friend Michelle and I went to a local scrapbooking store to do Wednesday crop, and I finished 14 pages in 4 1/2 hours! Gotta love that!
Now that I've got my scrapbooking mojo back, I'm off to do a few more pages for myself!
Happy Stampin'!

Monday, May 11, 2009

I've been MIA....sorry!

The end of the school year is always crazy around here. With teacher's appreciation gifts to make, Mother's Day, birthday's, soccer, dance, etc., I've barely had time to think, much less post. I'm hoping that once things cool down when school ends, I will get on a schedule of posting every morning....wouldn't that be grand??
This card was a part of my Clearly Amazing Stamp Camp. I just love these new printed window sheets that SU! came up with!! It only takes a few minutes and you have a beautiful card that's ready to give. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the die cuts that are behind the window sheet look like they're going to pop out of the card. My 7 yeard old son told me "I feel like I'm wearing 3-D glasses when I'm looking at it Mom!". I was pretty happy with this's totally my own design!
Recipe: Stamp Set: Oval All; Ink: Basic Gray; Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, and Basic Gray; Accessories: Organza Ribbon, Scallop Oval punch, large oval punch, Clearly Thanks Window Sheets, watercolor pencils; DIES: Little Leaves and Big Bold Cupcakes.