Category Archives: Scrapbooking

Sunflower, anyone?

I made this 2 page layout using my Cricut Expression and the Walk In My Garden cartridge. Justin had gotten the sunflower seed from his preschool teacher (oh yes, I really am that far behind in my scrapbooking). He was really excited the day we planted it in our front yard. As you can see, it didn’t take too long before it was much taller than him!





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Boho Blend SSK scrapbook pages


I am having a heck of a time trying to get my watermark to work in my newest edition of Photoshop! Sorry for the delay in getting some things posted. I decided to just post these without the watermark.

They were both made using the retired Stampin’ Up! Boho Blend Simply Scrappin’ kit. I added a little ribbon, but for the most part, everything was done with the SSK.



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Mother’s Day Gift

I made this scrapbook page for my sister for Mother’s Day. I had been promising to make a new one for her for a while and finally took a really cute picture of my nieces that I knew *had* to be scrapped! She has a page I made for her previously framed in her house, so this one will replace that. I think she really liked it and it was fun to do. I used a retired Simply Scrappin’ Kit from Stampin’ Up! (of course). It was called Just Delightful and I really liked the colors of the paper in it.

My sister and I also took my mom out to dinner and to see the show “Mom’s the Word” at the Lowry Theater in St. Paul for her Mother’s Day gift from us. It was absolutely hysterical and soooo true! If you are in the area and are looking for some laughs, you might want to check it out. It is running until July, I believe. The three of us had a great time. I’m very fortunate that I have a very close relationship with my mom and that my sister and I get along, too.

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day! Lord knows my kids drive me crazy, but I love them more than anything in the entire world and know how truly lucky and blessed I am to be their mother.

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First Cricut project

I haven’t had a chance to do much playing with the Cricut and there is quite a learning curve. I just wanted to share this door sign I made for my son’s room. He is completely obsessed with school buses, so I thought he would like one for his room. It didn’t turn out too bad considering the fact that I had no idea what I was doing. I have some vinyl now, so my plan is to make some of those adorable wall decorations with it (a la Uppercase Living, etc.). I used the Locker Talk cartridge to make this little project. Now I just have to break in the other 16 cartridges I’ve already accumulated 🙂 I have seen so many incredible things done with this machine and I can’t wait to produce something a little more challenging than this. Like I said, it was my very first attempt to make something with my new toy.

I also have a card to share. Actually, I have lots of cards to share but I’m trying to spread them out. I have heard from many of you that you wish I would post more often. I am really going to give it a try by sitting down once/week and writing 3 or 4 posts. Then I’ll schedule them to post every few days. I thought things would slow down once my grad class was finished (got an A, btw), but it hasn’t. Now Justin has t-ball 2 nights a week, swimming 1 night a week, and Bart has his kettlebell class on Friday nights.

Here’s one of the cards we made during my techniques class last week. We used the chalkboard technique and it turned out really well! To do the chalkboard technique, we stamped on dark card stock (I used Chocolate Chip) with White Craft Ink. Then we went over the ink with chalk using a dauber. You need to tap more than rub. The craft ink doesn’t come off, either. I used really soft, muted colors for this card but plan to try it with the brighter colors next time. I bet it’s going to look great!

Stamps: Live Your Dream
Ink: White Craft, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Afternoon Tea DSP, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Soft Sky
Accessories: Mat pack and paper piercer, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 5/8 inch Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon


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Crew Kids Boy & Crew Kids Girl

I cannot tell you how much I {heart} the Simply Scrappin’ Kits from Stampin’ Up! Yes, I am a demonstrator for SU!, so that does make me a bit biased. But these kits are wonderful for getting pages done quickly, easily, and fashionably too! I am not a fan of stickers. But the card stock stickers that come in the kits are not your typical stickers. If you don’t scrapbook, don’t write these off just yet. I have seen fabulous cards made from these kits. I have the Rose Cottage SSK that I plan to use for making cards. If you haven’t tried these out yet, you must!!! Everything you see on these pages came out of the kit, with the exception of some of the photo corners that I punched with the Photo Corners Punch!

These are the pages I designed for my Simply Scrappin’ Kit class. I had so much fun doing them!!!

Crew Kids Boy 1

Crew Kids Boy 2

Crew Kids Boy 3

Crew Kids Boy 4

Crew Kids Girl 1

Crew Kids Girl 2

Crew Kids Girl 3

Crew Kids Girl 4

I’ll be back with a couple of cards tomorrow!!


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Simply Scrappin’ Photo Cube

I *love* this project for 2 reasons:

1. It features my adorable family. 2. It was SO easy!

Justin and I usually bake chocolate chip cookies for my husband for Valentine’s Day. Since my husband has been working out 3 or 4 days a week at the gym, I decided not to sabotage that and made him a gift for his desk at work instead. I used a Making Memories Photo Cube (around $3 at JoAnn or Michael’s) and the Stampin’ Up! Home Again Simply Scrappin’ Kit. These kits are amazing! Everything coordinates perfectly and there’s so much to work with. I made this cube and have enough left over to make cards, scrapbook pages, or more cubes! If you haven’t tried using one of these kits, I highly recommend you give them a shot.

Bart’s Photocube 1

Bart’s Photocube 2

Bart’s Photocube 3

Bart’s Photocube 4

Bart’s Photocube 5

Bart’s Photocube 6


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SAB Birthday Whimsy

Do you want to make this card? You can only get this stamp set during Sale-A-Bration!!! I cased this card from Teneale Williams. You can see her card here.

Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to time place an order, host a workshop, or sign up to be a demonstrator!

Dates: February 1-March 17, 2008

Our Sale-A-Bration promotion gives everyone a reason to celebrate!

Promotion Details:

Customers: For every $50 purchase they make, customers will receive a free Sale-A-Bration product.

Hostesses: In addition to our regular hostess benefits, hostesses will receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set for workshops that reach $300 or more.

Recruits: Anyone who joins as a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration can choose any stamp set–a value of up to $47.95–from the current catalog.

***In addition to the FREE stamp set from the current catalog, Stampin’ Up! is offering the starter kit for 20% off during Sale-A-Bration! The kit is regularly $199, but is now $159 until March 17th.***

If you have ever considered signing up as a demonstrator, I would love to talk to you more about it. Drop me an email or leave a comment on this thread and I will contact you. The starter kit is a great deal, with over $300 in product. During Sale-A-Bration, you also get to choose a free stamp set from the current catalog valued at $47.95 or less, too!! As a demonstrator, you receive a 20% commission, preorder opportunities for all of the catalogs and mini catalogs, and many other benefits. I *love* being a demonstrator and I think you will, too!

If you would like to place an order, all you need to do is send me an email with your order and your address. I can accept payment via paypal, credit card, check, or money order. Once I receive your order, I will contact you regarding payment.

I have more cards to share and hopefully some scrapbook pages as well, since I’ll be scrappin’ on Friday night with the Kristines 🙂


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