Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Christmas Scrapbook Sneek Peak

I'm in the process of making a 6x6 scrapbook for Christmas. I'm offering a class on this later in November, but have promised for the past 3 weeks that I would post some pictures of it on my blog. Well, it is finally happening! My scrapbook is not completed yet, but I have a good start on it. I might try to turn mine into a countdown to Christmas. My kids would love to be able to turn the page each morning. Actually, they will probably be fighting over who gets to turn the page! I'll have to make up a calendar so they can see whose turn it is! This may be more work than I want:) The scrapbook pages use the Simply Scrappin' Kit, I Wish. I am trying to keep the pages simple so the focus is on the pictures and also so it can be completed in a short period of time. I turned all of my pictures into sepia tone so the colors don't conflict with the cardstock colors. My pictures are not from one year, but start 6 years ago when my daughter was born. So, here are a couple of pages and I will post more in the near future.

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Birthday Celebration

Since SU! is offering 20% off of select birthday stamp sets, I am offering a class using the set Crazy for Cupcakes which is one that is on sale. I haven't had a lot of time to play with it, but I had fun with the card and envelope holder that I came up with. The envelope holder is not my original design. I saw it on this blog and she had great video directions to make it.

Recipe for Cupcake Card:

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes

Paper: Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor Paper, Sweet Always Designer Paper

Ink: Black Staz On, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate chip Markers

Accessories: Aqua Painter, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Large Oval Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Recipe for Envelope Tote:

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Polka Dot Background

Paper: Whisper White Envelope, Regal Rose, Georgia Peach Designer Paper

Ink: Regal Rose, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette

Accessories: Rose Ribbon, Brads, White Gel Pen, Decorative Scissors

To make the cupcake on the tote, I inked the cupcake in old olive and stamped it on the designer paper and then stamped it again using the pink pirouette so it would be very light for the frosting portion. I cut out the top and bottom and then adhered the top with dimensionals and added glitter to cover up any ink that may have shown.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pocket Silhouettes

This is a CASE from the new SU! catalog. I changed the colors and a few things, but if you have looked through the new catalog this card will look familar to you! I love these new colors together.


Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes, Sanded Background Stamp
Ink: craft white, basic gray, baja breeze
Paper: baja breeze, kiwi kiss, not quite navy, whisper white
Accessories: silver brad, mini library clips, kiwi kiss striped grosgrain ribbon, curly label punch

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Holiday Gifts Class

Friday, October 10: Holiday Gifts Class 7:00 p.m-9:00 p.m. Come and make some easy, but attractive gifts to give during the Holiday season. These are great for trick-or-treaters, Holiday parties, teachers, Secret Santas, friends, etc. After you learn how, you can easily make more at home! You will make 1 Halloween treat bag, decorate 4 mint patties, decorate Hershey nuggets with designer paper and package in a tin (one complete tin will be made), and stamp on a domino to make a Christmas ornament. Class Fee: $12.00, bring a friend and you each receive a prize RSVP by Monday, October 6.