Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Too Cute To Spook! Scrapbooking class...

This is one of the pages for this month's scrapbooking classes. It's quick and easy and uses fun Halloween colors. I love the "Ghostly Greetings" designer paper from Stampin' Up!. There are little shaker eyes in the O's on the word: spook. The pumpkin is one of the new die cuts from Stampin' Up!, the leaves are a retired SU! punch. The titles are also done on the Sizzix. (Cuttlebug's Olivia alphabet and Sizzix Serif alphabet) This has been a hit at scrapbooking classes so far this month! If you missed class this month and are interested in this layout please contact me.
How you are finding time to scrapbook this fall!
Artwork copyright Stampin' Up!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Copy the Catalog!

The Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog is great for copying ideas.

I found this card on page 125. I changed the image stamped on the background to "Eastern Blooms" instead of "Kind Thoughts" from page 122, since I didn't have that one.

I used some Soft Sky paper with the new In Colors: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red.......and you could easily copy this card and use the Baja Breeze for the blue card piece.

Have you noticed all the stamps that fit into the new Square Scallop Punch? This same design could be made with a variety of stamped images with all those choices that fit that punch.

Happy stamping,


Artwork copyright Stampin' Up! 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Scallop punch Sunflower card

Here's a fun "Happy" card from a stamping class I taught this week. The Stampin' Up! Round Scallop punch was cut to resemble a sunflower. Leaves were cut free hand out of a folded piece of green cardstock and ran through a crimper. Super easy and fun fall colors too!

My inspiration for my card was this "happiness" card made by Patty Bennett.

Happy stamping,


Artwork copyright Stampin' Up! 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Grad gift scrapbook page...off to college!

I'm sharing a graduation gift I made for my daughter's high school graduation this past May. We have scrapbooked together to make pages for her albums throughout the years and I snuck this one in without her knowing...and put it in the front of her Senior year album. I love the saying I found for this page: " All our dreams can come true....if we have the courage to pursue them." by Walt Disney. And this poem:

We're so glad you're our daughter
Especially on this wonderful day
For it's your graduation

And we love you more than words can say

And perhaps this photo album

Will in some way help to show

We're proud of all you've said and done

And we just wanted you to know

So as you turn these special pages

May you feel our joy and love

Today, tomorrow and always

That you're so deserving of

O.K.......get the box of Kleenexs out! :-) .....she has left for college!!!

I used Stampin' Up! embellishments on this page: chipboard letter "A", ribbon, ribbon slide, brads, punch, cardstock & DSP. I did a colored pencil drawing of her from one of the senior pics I took of her. So this is a special page for her album. I'll have to make a similar page for my son in a few years....I was smart enough to buy the poems for both son & daughter....and as long as I don't lose it in my messy stamp room I'll be good to go!

Enjoy, Jennifer

Friday, August 8, 2008

New Arrival: It's a Girl!...think PINK!

O.k., I'm looking through all my swaps from convention searching for fun ideas for my new grand-niece that decided to surprise everyone and arrive yesterday several weeks early! I was just starting to think about making a scrapbook album as a baby present for my nephew and his wife and now..., the baby is here and I can start thinking PINK! So that will be a lot of fun.
Here are several cards that I found in my stack of convention swaps that I thought would be great for a baby girl....and since I don't live close to this new baby I can send lots of fun stuff to her in the mail. Thanks to these fellow stamping friends that swapped with me: giraffe card by Beth Cotta, "for you" card by Patty Bennett, boat card has no name on back :-(, tall brown card by Kim Yancy, and pink "priceless" card by my border buddy Pam Lee from Canada.

Next Project

This is one of my favorite things I saw at Convention '08 using the new wall art. The new Decor Elements "family" image is used on the glass pane of this old window (or cupboard door) frame. I'm anxious to go to the local flea markets and find some old frames like this to make one for my living room. The scroll/vine images are actually on the wall and the words on the glass so that adds an interesting layered look. I really like these and know it will go well with all the family pictures I have in my house. I also think it would be fun to make one with the new Sizzix Big Shot machine & alphabet to cut out last names.....cutting the letters out of vinyl for a personalized framed name to display in our homes. Wouldn't that be great wedding & Christmas gifts? And first names for baby gift! O.k., time to go rummage through the rafters in the garage to see what fun things might be stored in there!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Surf's Up! Sizzix

I bought these Sizzix Sizzlits dies a few months ago for an event with a Surf's Up! theme. After attending the Stampin' Up! convention last week in Salt Lake City I remembered I had these (now that we have partnered with Sizzix and will sell that product line!...yeah!) and if anyone is interested in using these for any gifts for the Stampin' Up! Hawaiian incentive trip let me know. I would be happy to punch out the shapes or work out some deal with you. I think they would be super cute downline gifts for that incentive trip or personal items:
*Scrapbook pages
*Gift Tags
*Luggage tags

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Convention Swaps

Here are some of my top picks from swaps one of my roomies received at convention. I like that these are demonstrable and repeatable. Sorry I don't know the names of the gals that made these since I just photographed them while we were going through piles of swaps. These will be some I use for ideas for classes and workshop demos.



Artwork copyright Stampin' Up! 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

Convention Displays 2008

I have to say that one highlight of convention for me is looking at all the Stampin' Up! displays & seeing items that I have sent into Stampin' Up! for various contests and such. Here are 2 of my creations that I found on display. The light blue 12x12 scrapbook page with the title: "Summer Days" used rub-ons, die cut blooms and cute (old) pictures of my kids who are now 18 and 15!

The other item is the tent card in lt. blues and red with the black bird on the top.

Decor Elements samples

I used my samples of the new Stampin' Up! Decor Elements product line and put them in my stamp room. I put one on the white wood window trim (next to the "create" from TLC) and one on my large glass jar that currently stores bolts of ribbon. And yes, my stamp room is PURPLE....."Does paint come in any other color?" tee hee
The image on the wall got a little squished on my way home from convention and the little dots didn't want to cooperate so I cut part of the image out and just used that on the wall.
Happy stamping, Jennifer
Artwork copyright Stampin' Up! 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

6x6 Convention project

I also made a 6x6 scrapbook page layout for a project/kit for a group gathering at stamp convention. I used the same layout for my convention swap card (see previous post) and turned it into a 6x6 layout.
....once again super easy!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Convention Swap 08 - paper saving tip!

O.k...............I'm having troubles with this blogging deal......I keep uploading these pictures and some keep turning sideways.
I'm just going to leave it and go finish packing. Please just "Tilt" to view this one! :-) Here are my swaps for the Stampin' Up! convention this year. I am so excited to go to Salt Lake City...I look forward to convention all summer long. I used the new scallop edge punch for this card layout and it made it so easy.....so I made 100 of these to swap out with all the other crazy demo swappers at convention! (Yep, you know who you are! tee hee). If you are a customer of mine you will get to see all the cards I swapped these out for at our next class/home workshop. Remember to book your own catalog party or home workshop to get the NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog & Idea Book for FREE!

I made a few variations to the design so that is why you might see a little something different on each of these. Of course they also look different with the different designer papers used. I used all new cardstock: Riding Hood Red & Kiwi Kiss and designer paper: Bella Rose.

The flower is the 5 petal punch with a jumbo eyelet and some scrap ribbon.

Here's a fun trick to save paper on this card: When you use the new scallop edge punch it punches the scallops and give you the scallop piece, some small scraps of trash and also a long skinny strip. SAVE that long skinny piece and add it to your design....just FLIP it over and attach it to you design. I used a glue pen for that.
Heading to Salt Lake City bright and early in the morning....take care, Jennifer
Artwork copyright Stampin' Up! 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Scallop Edge punch

Here is a sample of some projects made with a new punch that will be in the newest Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog available around August 1st. I punched the bottom of the red piece on the card and the top of the brown piece on the bag in a box.

This punch is super easy to use, easy to punch and easy to line up. I really liked how easy it was to punch through the designer paper! Put this one on your WISH LIST for ordering in August!


Artwork copyright Stampin' Up! 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Coaster projects with Designer Paper

I came up with these projects while trying to clean out my stamp room and design projects for an event. Coasters are covered with designer papers and embellished. This is a great way to use up various scraps of all different patterns of the designer papers. Backs are covered too and don't really have to match the front.

The circle coaster would also make a great tag for a gift bag....instead of tying the 2 ribbons on the top left... put a punched hole in the top center and add a longer ribbon that can be tied onto a gift bag handle. Stamp "To: From:" on the River Rock piece of cardstock.

The square one is a great way to get the Crop-a-dile in your customers hands so they can try it out by punching holes and setting eyelets in the corners of that square coaster.

Enjoy, Jennifer

Artwork copyright Stampin' Up! 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wall Art...New Product Line!

You can view the Decor Elements catalog online by clicking here.

Check out this great announcement from Stampin' Up! ... all new stamp sets in the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog (including new hostess sets) will be die cut for your convenience! We know you enjoy the flexibility of custom mounting your stamps, and with these die-cut sets, all you'll need to do is pop, peel, and place before you begin stamping.
Only our new stamps will be die cut; sets carried over from the last catalog and those on the dormant list will still require trimming. Cool huh?!!! I love the way these are already trimmed so nice and neat. It will save me so much time and give me more time to STAMP, yeah!!!
Happy Stamping & decorating your walls, Jennifer
Artwork copyright Stampin' Up! 2008

Last Call: In Line Colors

Here's the 6 In Colors for Stampin' Up!'s current catalog and idea book. Stock up now as these can only be ordered through the end of this catalog year (end July 08). Remember to order refills for your ink pads too. I love these colors and know I will love the next In Colors too! Here is a simple card, one of my favorite layouts lately as it is so quick and easy and I can use it for any type of card I need. This is a great card to use up scraps of designer papers & ribbons.
If you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator this is an easy card to prep for a workshop or class and a great way to highlight a technique i.e. we did watercolor crayons and Aqua painters on the "bride" image and added some Dazzling Diamond glitter to the finished flowers. Super cute, great project for any level of stamper. Beginners could chalk in the image or use the blender pen...possibilities are endless! Enjoy, Jennifer
artwork copyright Stampin' Up! 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Last Call: Carousel Notes & In Colors!

The Carousel Notes are in the current mini catalog that expires the end of June. Stock up now on both the Carousel Notes and any In Color ribbons, designer papers (Afternoon Tea shown here) and cardstock.
Here is a quick and easy gift card holder idea for you. It is quick and easy.
Enjoy, Jennifer
Artwork copyright Stampin' Up! 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Binder Clip Stamp Camp Project

Here are a few more pictures of the Greeley Stamp Camp for Demos. This Binder Clip was one of our projects. These are great to decorate and use to hold a recipe, a namecard, photo, little phrase or inspirational note etc.
If you're a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator these little clips work well to hold up your card sample at a stamp station.
I used my to hold a 6x6 scrapbook page from our daughter's recent graduation. Yeah, Alexis!

Stamp Camp for Demos

Here's some photos of the 6th Annual Stamp Camp for Demos in Greeley, Colorado this past weekend.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I love the scallop punch! This card will kind of hold the card together by the way the scallop piece and the punch out piece line up together. This is a great card to use up the scraps of designer papers you might have as well as scraps of ribbon too!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Long Notes - Masculine Birthday

Masculine cards are always a challenge. Here's a quick card that is more masculine than most cards I do. I used the long notes, jumbo eyelet and double stitched ribbon...."Wanted" &
"Think Happy Thoughts Set"...and Blue Bayou Designer Series Paper. All from Stampin' Up!
Artwork copyright Stampin' Up! 1990-2008

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Chip board "LOVE" theme

I've seen similar brag or theme books on the market that have the letters on the side of the pages and I've always thought they were fun and wanted to make one. So here is what I came up with using all Stampin' Up! products. I used the On Board Book Basics Small and cut each sheet a bit smaller than the one behind it. Then used designer paper (which I love) and chip board letters. Then embellished each page with rub ons, felt fusion flowers, rhinestone brands, silver hodgepodge pieces, ribbons and
Big Bloom die cuts......so really just about anything laying on my stamp table within arms reach! :-) This project is not hard, just takes time but not difficult at all. Hardest part was finding and choosing only 6 favorite photos to match the titles from the rub ons.
Artwork copyright Stampin' 1990-2008

Friday, June 6, 2008

Here's a layout of photos of my daughter cheering at state basketball this year. The title is made with some rub ons as well as the long strips of designs. The scalloped black strip, the #2 and the two little pom pom type of shapes in the bottom right are all chipboard shapes. The three stamped hearts are from the set: "Always"...stamped in black and then some white gel pen added here and there to simulate the bandana design on Alexis' headband. This layout could easily be changed to any theme: Love 2 Stamp, Love 2 Garden, Love 2 Dance, Love 2 Hike, Love 2 Play in the Dirt......etc. The larger photo is a 5x7. I love that picture and wanted to highlight it on this layout so I made it larger to start with. It looks cool knowing that we usually don't have a huge crowd like that to cheer in front of, only at the district & state. And the other team playing next just happen to be sitting there and were our same school colors. So it looks like there are a lot of Coyote fans! Otherwise, living in a town with a population of 388, the crowds aren't that big! :-)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Silver Hodgepodge kit

I made these items by soldering the silver hodgepodge pieces together (there is a front and back piece of the same shape). The solder matches the color of the silver and is easy to do. Just held it together with a clothespin (real high tech isn't it?).... then added flux and then used the lead and the solder tool. Each insert is placed behind a piece of acetate for added protection.
I made a key chain, a necklace pennant and an ornament.
This would be more of an advanced project for customers.
Oh, and the cute kids in the photos are mine!
Images copyright Stampin' Up! 1990-2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Demo Camp this Saturday

Here's a sneak peek of the projects at the stamp camp for demos this Saturday in Greeley, Colorado. We are making 2 gift card holders, several cards, a coaster craft, a binder clip craft and scrapbook pages! All in a 3 hour session. Hope the girls eat their Wheaties! LOL!
I'll post these individual projects later on.
Artwork copyright Stampin' Up! 1990-2008

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Carousel Notes gift card purse

Here's a fun gift card holder made with the Carousel Notes. The handle is chipboard covered in designer paper. Obviously I need a larger envelope for this due to the handle.
Here's the inside. The word window punch (two punches side by side) makes a perfect slot for holding the gift card.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Punch & Poke Card

I used the 5 Petal Punch (from SU!) and a giant thumbtack for this fun flower cutout on this card. Just punch the flower out, then use the thumbtack (or paper piercer) to create and outline of hole punches around the punched out image. This is a great way to use up scraps of designer papers which get layered behind this opening. Also used rub on words, spiral punch, taffeta ribbon and a rhinestone brad.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Scrapbooking with Rub Ons

Here's a quick and easy page made with the Stampin' Up! rub ons: A Perfect Day, designer papers: Summer Picnic, which is one of my favorites!
Also used the Die-cut Blooms. All of these fun products are in the Occasions mini collection (mini catalog) good through the end of June (note that extended date which is correct even though the front of that mini catalog states it end May 31).

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Personalized Thank you cards

Here's a card idea for personalizing your thank yous with a monogram to the recipient. Scissor fobs were also enclosed in the clear envy as a gift.