Tuesday, November 20, 2012

12 Days Mini Album Class

Today I have my first Stampin' Up project to share with you.  It is a sweet 6" x 6" mini album featuring the Merry Moments paper line and the 25 & Counting stamp set (which is a steal right now at $16.98).

My Stampin' Up friend and I are teaching this as a class in December, but I am offering it up to all my online friends as a PDF file FREE with a $50 purchase from my website HERE.

12 Days Mini Album

The cover was made from the chipboard backing of a paper pad and then covered with a Lacy Brocade embossed strip of the olive paper from the kit.  The label sticker is a perfect title spot for the album.  Your title could be 12 Days of Christmas, 12 Cookies of Christmas, 12 Gifts of Christmas, 12 Ornaments of 2012, 12 Years with Santa, 12 Cards of 2012, or any other theme you can associate with the holidays.  You get to decide your theme.

I used the Ornament Punch and Merry Moments border stickers to create the ornaments dangling from the binder rings.  So fun and easy!

The inside pages are created with 6" x 6" squares of the cardstock from the kit:  2 red, 1 green, 1 gray, and 1 cream.  I used the stickers to create tabs along the tops of the pages.  Here's a sampling of the inside pages.

This album is so fun and festive, but it didn't take a lot of time to make and only used up half of the Merry Moments kit

All you have to do to get step-by-step directions for this album is make a $50 purchase HERE from my Stampin' Up website.  After your order is processed, I will send you a PDF file with the supply list, directions, and color photos.  

Be back soon with a layout and a couple of cards that I made from the other half of the kit!

Monday, November 19, 2012

BIG Announcement!

I'm SO excited to share with you that I have become a Stampin' Up demonstrator!!!  In the next few days you will start to see project ideas lighting up my blog.  In the meantime, you can find some amazing deals at my shop HERE.

Dates: November 19-28, 2012

The Online Extravaganza promotion is our biggest online sale of the year! We want to make it easier for you to get sales during a time when lots of people are doing their holiday shopping, but not necessarily holding Stampin' Up! parties. So during these 10 days only, you and your customers can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!

In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!

Be back soon with my first project, a 12 Days of Christmas mini album!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

3D Pumpkin Tutorial

Happy Election Day!  I'm so excited to be off today (since the schools are used for polling) and to finally get to cast my vote in this election.  Later on today, I'll be glued to the television watching the results come in from all over the USA; however, I have a feeling that this will be a close one and we may not know who wins until much later in the week.

So, while we're waiting, I thought I'd let you know about my tutorial that's up today at the Doodlebug blog.  I'll be showing you how to make the pumpkin on this card.

It is such an easy project, and I just love the dimension.  As one of the other Doodlebug DT girls pointed out, it would be easy to use red paper and turn this into an apple for a teacher card.  I hope you'll check it out HERE.

Have a great day!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Fall Photo Shoot

I am loving this weather.  And scarves.  And all the brown and orange.  And dappled sunlight.  And all these Fall pictures of my family.

Hope your Fall is absolutely fabulous, too!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Fall Fever at The ScrapRoom

Today I thought I'd share the other half of my November ScrapRoom gallery work using Echo Park's Fall Fever.  This paper line is too cute and just perfect for any Fall photos you may want to scrap.  

Fall Memories

I used my Cricut Expression and the Simply Scarecrows cartridge to cut out several leaves.  I crumpled them a bit and then layered them around the polaroid die cut that came in the kit.  I also cut out my title. The simplicity of the images on this cartridge really worked for my page.

One Fall Day

I have been waiting for just the right paper to scrapbook these pictures of my kids at the park last Fall.  Even though the blues aren't exactly the same shades, I still thought this paper worked quite well.  

This month's Flavors of the Kit is equally as fabulous.  You can check it and the gallery out HERE.  Thanks for stopping by . . . see you soon!