Stampin' Up! Snapshot

For You - Snapshot, a fun camera image from Stampin' Up!

Products used today: 

Stamps: Snapshot, sentiment from My Paper Pumpkin
Project Colors: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Lost Lagoon
Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot, Chalk Talk, embossing folder, Paper snips
Embellishments: Mini Silver Brads
My favorite adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals, Fast Fuse Adhesive


Playing with card sketches

Its always fun to me how you can take a card sketch and make it look so different by tweaking the card stock, images and embellishments you use. This past Friday in class we focused on sketches and played with a fun one from Mojo Monday (#362). Each participant gets a copy of the sketch to keep on a ring and makes a card, too.

The following samples are some simple cards I made based on the sketch. They were shared at the class to help bring the sketch to life and (hopefully) provide some ideas:

These stamped images are from this month's My Paper Pumpkin kit.
Sentiment: Gratitude for Days; Leaves Kinda Eclectic


Project Life by Stampin' Up! Two Tips and a few samples

Recently, I had the privilege of sharing our new Project Life ® by Stampin' Up! products with a group of friends. This was a fun way to share the afternoon and I have a couple of tips that will help you if you decide to play along:

Tip 1: Make it a group event! This group of friends each purchased a different set of card inserts then shared a few. For example, my book uses mainly the Happiness Is Collection, but now also includes inserts from the Love Story, Playground and Everyday Adventure Collections. Each collection contains 100 inserts, so there are plenty to share! (See page 189 of our Annual Catalog or click here to see options.)

Tip 2: If you are using the 6" x 8" book with assorted page inserts and you have a lot of horizontal photos, consider cutting some of the scenery photos in half and putting the pictures in the small pockets. (This might work with group photos if there is space between people.) Becky Warner shared this idea with us in class; here's a picture to give you an idea of how it looks. It's not as scary as it sounds...

Here are a few really basic pages I created for my book. I may go back and add some embellishments later, but for now this book is meant simply as a place to put these memories and photos that make me smile :)

What happens when they get tired of mom taking pictures...

He is growing up too fast...

Took some doin', but I finally got him to look at me!

My guys *grin*


Stampin' Up! Bootiful Occasions

Shhh! I'm playing in my craft room. Even though this didn't come out as I envisioned, it was still more fun to work on than that load of laundry that is going to beep any second now....

Products used today: 

Stamps: Bootiful Occasions
Project Colors: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Pie
Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot, Framelits - Circles, Framelits- Bitty Banners
Embellishments:  Jewel Basic Rhinestones, 1/4" Taffeta Black
retired Designer Series Paper
My favorite adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals, Fast Fuse Adhesive