Update to blog site


Just FYI - it's time to refresh the look of my blog. I'll be playing around with the background and layout of my blog over the next couple of days. If you follow my blog via feeder, you won't see a difference; but for those of you who read my blog on my blogger site - don't think your eyes are playing tricks on you.  :)

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Unscripted Sketches 191 Snowy 2013


If you are like me and are trying to avoid all the chocolate and food that has piled up over the holidays, then you just might need a card sketch to get your mind off the dangers lurking in the kitchen. Unscripted Sketches has a new sketch today for you to try. I used it to create a card welcoming in the new year.

Maybe I'll send it to someone I missed on my Christmas card list… oopsie.

We invite you to visit the Unscripted Sketches site and share your work with us. The top three submissions are chosen each week and awarded this groovy blinkie for your own website:

C'mon...You know you want it….
Inspired by: Unscripted Sketches #191

Stampin' Up! Product Supply details: 
Snow Festival Designer Series paper (126908 - Available through Jan 2, 2013)
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (wood mount 115370)
Colors: Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit
Tools: Corner Rounder punch (retired), Big Shot (113439), Perfect Polka Dots folder (117335)
Embellishments: Glimmer Brads (subtles 121004), Brads (Regals 119737), Designer Silver Basics buttons (129325 - Spring 2013 catalog), Island Indigo Baker's Twine (125575)

Other: large die cut and numbers were cut using my Silhouette Cameo. Yes, Santa was REALLY good to me.

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Stampin' Up! Summer Silhouettes


I've missed my craft room. I love the holidays and love my family, but I absolutely missed spending time playing with paper. When I found a few minutes to escape, I pulled up a Mojo Monday sketch and fiddled around with some goodies I had on my desk. I am really enjoying using our Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper stack and will be missing it when it retires next week. I also had 2 new stamp sets on my desk that needed to see ink. They were feeling neglected so I just had to take a break and ink them up… The family will understand. ;)

By the way, be sure to visit this weekend. At Stampin' Addicts we've put together a blog hop to showcase some of the new materials available in our Spring Catalog which will debut January 3rd. We have 14 stops for you and I believe you'll be impressed with the variety of projects you'll see. See you here?

Inspired by: Mojo Monday sketch 271
Product Supply details: 
Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (126904)
Stamps: From My Heart (clear mount 126557), Summer Silhouettes (clear mount 126447)
Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla (dessert anyone?)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003)
Embellishments: Saffron 5/8" Taffeta ribbon (122982), Metallic Brads (119741)
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Stampin' Up! added 15 more products to the Clearance Rack Blitz! See the list of newly added products below:
  • Neutrals Flower Brads
  • Regals Flower Brads
  • Subtles Flower Brads
  • Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon
  • Bashful Blue 5/8" Satin Ribbon
  • Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim
  • Artichoke 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon
  • 2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
  • 2011-2013 In Color 12" x 12" Textured Cardstock
  • Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper
  • Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
  • Well Worn Designer Series Paper
  • Beau Chateau Side Notes
  • Sweetest Stem Embosslits Dies
  • Flower Burst Embosslits Dies

Stampin' Up! Make a Mitten


This weekend, Unscripted Sketches released yet another fun sketch to work with. I apologize for not posting it on Saturday as usual. 'Tis the season around here and that unfortunately means that somehow there are not enough hours in the day! :)

There's still time to post cards with the sketch if you would like to play along.

Be sure to visit the Unscripted Sketches site to check out what our Design Team and guests have created with the sketch. You'll see inspiration from around the world!

Product Supply details: 
Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper (126896)
Stamps: Make a Mitten (c127943), Pennant Parade (c122742)
Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Chocolate Chip
Tools: Mitten Builder Punch (127824), 1 3/4" circle punch (119850), Word Window punch (119857), Scallop Border trim (119882)
Embellishments: Vintage Trinkets (128764), White Baker's Twine (124262), Gumball Green Sweater Trim (127838)

Other: random scalloped circle I had sitting on my desk. No idea where it came from ;)

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Unscripted Sketches 187 Remember This


This week's challenge at Unscripted Sketches is a great layout for a card. While playing around with it, I realized it would also make a good layout for a scrapbook page.

The following page contains pictures from Thanksgiving last year (2011). As my Pastor always reminds us, the important things in life are God, people and time. This year was the perfect example of just how blessed we are as we were able to celebrate with loved ones from both my husband's family and my mom's side.

Project Notes: I really like the larger plaid pattern and didn't want to waste any by having it unseen behind the smaller pattern, so I trimmed out the center portion. 

To use this idea, insert your paper into  your trimmer so that the right edge is on the outer 1" mark. 

Align the blade 1" down and cut until you reach the 11" inch mark. 

Repeat on the other three sides and you will have a frame.

Inspired by:Unscripted Sketches #187
Product Supply details:
Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper (126906)
Champagne Glimmer Paper (127885) 
Colors: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Framelits - Labels Collection (125598), Apothecary Accents (127003), Festive Paper-Piercing Pack (127857), 2 1/2" circle punch (120906)
Embellishments: Designer Naturals Buttons (127554), Natural Cotton Ribbon (127844), Linen Thread (104199)

Other: retired rub-ons (quails, images on circle above and below them, sentiment on ribbon)
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