29 January 2008

Spring-Summer Collection 2008

As Eloise would say, “Oh, my Lord.” I totally forgot to tell you all, devoted readers, about the NEW Stampin’ Up! Spring-Summer Collection 2008 catalog! Well, it’s here, and it’s beautiful. Lots of great new stamp sets, some really gorgeous new Designer Series Papers, and tons of new accessories, including rub-ons, felt flowers, and more. Why doncha call me to book a workshop, then you’ll have one for your very own!

Coming Soon: Sale-A-Bration!

Remember the good old days of Januarys past, when Stampin' Up! offered free stamps thru their “Sell-A-Bration” promotion? Well, those days are back, with a twist! Now called “Sale-A-Bration,” you will once again be able to get free, exclusive, limited edition stamp sets with every $50 order you place starting February 1 and running through March 17. If you host a home workshop during Sale-A-Bration, you'll receive a free set for reaching $300 in sales (and that's in addition to your FREE hostess benefits). Also, 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. It's an awesome time to start Stampin' Up! Call me to book your Sale-A-Bration party now. I'll be offering a special gift to all hostesses during the months of February and March, so call now to book your date!

28 January 2008

My Creative Classroom Grand Opening

I’m becoming a big fan of online classes, and here’s a new site with lots and lots of offerings, My Creative Classroom. This week is their grand opening, and if you register for their newsletter you can enroll in their free classes this week!

24 January 2008

More Layouts

I've been doing a lot more scrapping than stamping these days… it seems to be a January habit of mine. I get into a flurry of scrapbooking to try and remember the year just past. There have been some great challenges posted online lately, so these are some of them that I have participated in.

This is a page about my oldest DD. The challenge involved choosing a word from a list given, then scrapping about it. They were all kind of unusual words, but there was no doubt who I would write about when I saw this one! All elements from "Embrace Life" freebie digikit by Sande Krieger for Memory Makers. Font is CK Becky.

This traditional page is, obviously, about my favorite color. I created the photo collage in Photoshop and had it printed on an 8x10 sheet. Cardstock, ink, alphabet stamps, and chipboard heart from Stampin' Up!, patterned paper by Rebecca Sower.

13 January 2008

iScrap Blog Challenge

There’s an online crop going on this weekend over on iScrap, and it’s a blast! I’ve only completed one page, but I do have 4 more in the works which I’m hoping to finish today. This particular challenge involves a blog post. I’ve got to answer 5 questions and link them back to my blog, so here it is:

The Power of 5

1. Five things I can’t scrapbook without: My Mac, stamps, ink, a good journaling pen, Tombow Mono Adhesive.
2. Five places I have traveled to most recently: NYC, Walt Disney World, Bethlehem PA, Philadelphia, Schenectady (woo-hoo on that one)
3. Five things I watch on TV: Young & the Restless, Sopranos reruns, CSI, Criminal Minds, As the World Turns
4. Five foods I can’t stand: This is a tough one, because I love just about any food! Definitely raisins, sardines (DH eats them for lunch almost every day -- blech!), cooked broccoli (love it raw, tho), raw onions, and baked beans.
5. Five reasons to visit iScrap!: Contests with amazing prizes, inspiring work, challenges and crops to get you scrapping with ease, discounts on supplies, and FUN!

04 January 2008

Still Cruising on a Layout A Day

Still managing to keep up with the Layout A Day challenge, although I realize it is only Day 4! I’ve been too lazy to dig out all my paper, adhesive, stamps, and embellishments, so I'm sticking with the digiscrapping for the moment. That’s probably my favorite part about it—it is largely mess free. I’ll have some details on the new Stampin’ Up! Spring-Summer Collection catalog in the next day or two. They’re running a Valentine’s bundle promotion that I will tell you about as well. In the meantime, a couple of Christmas layouts to share.

Both pages feature images from Shabby Princess’ “Twas the Night” kit. The first page I created from scratch, and used the font Didot for the text. The second page is a Piece-A-Cake quick page that was included with the kit. Font is Cheryl by FontGarden.

02 January 2008

Stamped Goods

Here are a couple of projects from last month that I neglected to post. The first is a shot of the three cards created in last month’s Stamp A Stack class. The participants created 5 each of the cards, for a total of 15 ready-to-mail Christmas cards!

The next is the gift I made for all my daughters’ teachers this year. The tin and the stamp set (Holiday Treats) are from Papertrey Ink, and the cardstock, ink, brads, and patterned paper (Wintergreen) are from Stampin’ Up! These were soooo easy to make. Just stamp on standard address labels and wrap them around Hershey’s nuggets candy. Add a stamped greeting, and voila! Instant gift!

01 January 2008

Get a LOAD of This

In an effort to jump-start my scrapbooking for 2008, I signed up for yet another class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. The best part about this one is that it is FREE! It’s called “Get A LOAD of This: A Layout A Day in January” and that pretty much says it all. Hurry over there and sign up. There are hundreds of layouts in the class gallery already, including this one, chronicling our non-New Year’s Eve party. We just hung out in our jammies, watching Dick Clark just like the old days.