Yup, you read that correctly. For FIVE days only, beginning April 21 through April 25, everything in the store at Stampin’ Up! ships for free. That day also coincides with the release of the Retired List, so be sure to stop back to see what’s going to leave us – and to pick up all those goodies you want before they’re gone for good!
Just announced today!!
Right now there is no one hotter than Becky Higgins in the scrapbooking world – her Project Life approach to memory keeping has revolutionized the industry, breathing vitality into a market that appeared to be on the decline. And this is something EVERYONE can do – fast, fun, and easy ways to get your picture out where you (and everyone else) can see them! The products above will be available May 1 in my online store (click here). Stay tuned for additional information as it becomes available!
My DD and SIL adopted two of the cutest kittens ever! They absolutely adore each other, and in fact, they were fostered together. So of course you couldn’t adopt one without the other. Below is the left side of a two page layout featuring these little buddies.
Above, the right side page. I love these colors together. And the entire Eastern Elegance paper pack, as well. Here are the supplies I used:
Been really busy lately, but I have had a little time in the craft room, nonetheless. Needed a card for a bridal shower recently, so I delved into the archives and pulled out this stamp set from 1998, I think. “Baskets of Happiness” is a multi part set that you can customize using different pieces. The basket is the base, and then you can add whichever insert you want. I then went in and did a little water coloring with my blender pens. The background color is Coastal Cabana, one of the In Colors for 2013-2015. I stamped the basket image and then fussy cut it, and adhered it directly to the card. I propped up the sentiment piece with dimensionals.
There are great products available in today’s Weekly Deals:
Here are the Digital Downloads for MDS, including a fresh new ensemble for St. Patrick’s Day, as well as a new Calendar template.
Stampin’ Up! has just released a brand-new personalized stamp and, for the first time ever, it’s in photopolymer! This stamp is highly customizable, and even better, when you place your order for this item you will see an on-screen display of exactly how the stamp will look before you purchase it.
Every part of the lettering on the stamp can be customized any way you want, from your address to a “thank you” stamp!
The Weekly Deals will expire on Monday, February 10.
I haven’t done a scrapbook layout in a really long time, and I’ve notice that while I have seen tons and tons of absolutely gorgeous cards made with the Sale-A-Bration products you can get for free with a $50 purchase, I haven’t seen any layouts yet at all. So yesterday I sat down and made the layout below, using a variety of items:
I don’t work chronologically when I scrapbook now. I used to, I was so determined to get everything in order as it happened in my life, but I realized that trying to do so was an almost impossible task and one that was so overwhelming that I almost stopped scrapping altogether. But then I sat back and decided that one of the aspects I loved most about the crafting was the beautiful paper. So I started pulling out the paper and then going through my piles and piles of photographs to see what kind of inspiration took hold. So I have an album that has a miss-mash of layouts in it, in no particular order, but they’re done, and when it comes time to set them permanently into an album it’ll be very easy to do: just a matter of slipping the layouts from one page protector to another.
In the above layout I used the Sweet Sorbet paper pack that is a Sale-a-bration exclusive, as well as the See Ya Later, Banner Blast, and Petal Parade stamp sets. I fussy cut some of the big flowers out of one of the pages of the paper, and hand-drawing all the little stitching lines. I used the exclusive mini banner punch on a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock that I had run through my Big Shot with the (also exclusive) Decorative Dots embossing folder. In the flower centers I used some of our smaller Basic Jewels Rhinestones, and colored them black with a Copic alcohol ink marker.
If you click on any of the pictures below you will go directly to my online store, where you can get a better look at the items that I used. Now I’m headed back to the work table to make another layout, this time with some of the papers from the Occasions Catalog!