Monday, November 23, 2009



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Christmas Lounge Scrapbook Layout

As promised, here is the 2nd layout that we did at Scrapbook Club last week.

My club members LOVED these pages! There is a lot of cool stuff going on here. The new Stampin' Up! Decor Stencils take center stage. I must admit, I was quite reluctant in purchasing the stencils. The idea of using stencils didn't appeal to me. But let me tell you, these are not the stencils from the 80' little houses, hearts or grapes and ivy here. These stencils are COOL!

The pages are done in Sahara Sand Cardstock and Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper. On the first page on the left, we used the largest of the Vintage Ornaments I stencil set, and sponged it with Sahara Sand Classic Ink. We then laid the swirl ornament over it, and used our Sponge Daubers with the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. It's so gorgeous I can't even stand it! :0)

The large snowflake is the Snowflake #2 Die for the Big Shot. We cut it out of Chipboard, and used the White Frost Shimmer Paint to cover it and put a Clear Rhinestone Brad in the center. I love that the Big Shot cuts so many different types of material, not just cardstock. It can handle chipboard, fabric, metal, leather...over 50 different materials! It's the BEST die cut machine ever.

On the 2nd page, we again used an ornament stencil - this time with Ruby Red Classic Ink (to coordinate with the Designer Series paper). The swirl is another stencil and we used the Frost White Shimmer Paint. Beautiful!

The ornaments on the bottom are from the Delightful Decorations Set and the Coordinating Punch (found in the Holiday Mini Catalog). The tag is a die cut...Two Tags...which I ADORE...I will be whipping out holiday gift tags in record time this year!

This round of scrapbook club is wrapping up in December. A new club will start in January and I am taking names now. I still need 2 more participants. So if you want to make beautiful layouts each month and have a fun night out, please let me know!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas Blessings for Noah

Hello Stampers -

The story of 5 year old Noah has been circulating the internet, and I want to share it with you.
This little boy has been battling cancer for 2 1/2 years. Sadly, he is in his final stages. His only wish is to celebrate Christmas. His family is moving Christmas up to this week because he will not make it until the end of December.

Click here to learn more about Noah and his family.

Please join me in helping to make Noah's last earthly Christmas his best one ever and send this amazing little boy a Christmas card.

Here is his address:

Noah Biorkman
1141 Fountain View Circle
South Lyon, MI 48178 USA

His family has asked that if you would like to, you can also include $1 inside Noah's card which they plan to donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and to U of M for Neuroblastoma research. They have already received thousands of cards and gifts from around the world.

Thank you for taking the time to make this little boy's wish come true.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November Scrapbook Pages

Hello Stampers!
Last night was our Monthly Scrapbook Club Meeting. The gals seemed to LOVE the pages this month so I wanted to share them with you.
The first one features the Night and Day Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

I am not sure if you can tell, but we inked up the Medallion Stamp (my fave!) in Basic Black Craft ink and stamped it in the top right corner and lower left corner of page 1. We then added clear embossing powder and embossed it with the heat tool. It give a very rich tone on tone that lends wonderfully to the mood of the page.
The large scallop circle was made using the Scallop Circle BigZ die. The initial was cut out using the Serif Alphabet set for the Big Shot. Next to the initial is a punched out piece that reads "You are One of A Kind" - which was made using the Modern Label Punch. The tag at the bottom was stamped with the Original Definition stamp from the Define Your Life Set. That set is very popular for scrapbooking because it has so many wonderful defintions. Everyone was able to customize and use what they wanted to for the definition.
Page 2 is simply a 10x10 Whisper White layer on top of the 12x12 Basic Black. Then we used the Night and Day paper and Basic Black cardstock to create 3x3 squares. These will hold 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" pictures perfectly. I envision a "many faces of Jacob" type of page with each sqaure representing all the things that make my little man the awesome kid he is. :)

The next post tomorrow will feature the 2nd set of pages we did last night. You won't want to miss it as we used some COOL new products and made gorgeous pages!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Falling Leaves

I wanted to share one of the cards we made at Card Club last week. This is the Falling Leaves Stamp set. I had gotten it a few months ago, and hadn't really used it yet. But once I got it inked up, I fell in love with it.

It's a pretty simple card....Soft Suede and Really Rust Cardstock, plus the Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper. A few circle punches, and the new Modern Label Punch for the greeting makes it come together very easy. I added a few gold brads to brighted in up, and tied in the gold cord. A perfect card to say thank you, Happy Thanksgiving, or even for a fall birthday.
Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Gift Giving From The Heart - Decorative Tiles Class

Hello Stampers,

I am sorry I have been away all week. As most of you might have heard (from me screaming here in CT) my email has had some major issues this week. All of the emails I have been sending have disapeared into cyberspace. Comcast is still working on it, so I hope to have this situation resolved soon! Thanks for being patient!

This is a class I did a few years back and everyone loved it so much. Since then I have gotten many more requests on when I would have another. So, just in time for the we go.

We will make these four 6x6 tiles in this class using Stampin' Up! Inks, Ribbons and Embellishments. These designs are inspired by my good friend and fellow demonstrator, Kimberly VanDiepen. She is such a wonderful person, and we always share ideas to help eachother out. So, thanks girl!

In uncertain times, when we are trying to get by with less, giving gifts that are handmade are not only cost effective, they are true expression of love and caring.

Instead of buying gifts, make them! The recipient will cherish that you took the time to make a gift instead of buy one. :)

This class is offered on 2 dates...

Thursday, December 3rd at 10:00 AM
Friday, December 11th at 6:30 PM.

There are 6 spaces available in each class.

Class fee is $25.00

What to bring: A Smile! :0)

NOTE: these tiles are decorative use only.

If you are interested in attending, please email me at

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamp Happy,

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Here’s a gorgeous Card Class to help you
crank out those holiday cards!

We will be using the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin’ Kit
to make 25 HOLIDAY CARDS!

Just take a look at how beautiful these cards are!

OK, now for the details…

This class is offered on 2 dates….

Sunday, November 29th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 6th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Each class is limited to 6 participants.
If I get a huge response and fill these dates, I may add additional dates.

If you want a private class for you and your friends, please contact me and we will find a date that is suitable for both of our schedules.

The class fee is $35.00 and includes:

Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin Kit (enough to make all these cards and STILL have plenty left over!)

(The Christmas Jingle Kit comes with 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock in Very Vanilla, Real Red, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip. You will also get several sheets of 12x12 Designer Series paper in 4 patterns, and 6 sheets of Self Adhesive Die Cuts. The only stamping on these cards is the greetings!)

* 8.5 x 11 Very Vanilla Cardstock for the card base (this is additional cardstock aside from what is in the kit)

*Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Cord, Gold Brads and Stampin’ Dimensionals

What to bring:

Paper Trimmer…yes, you will be doing cutting and measuring in this class! Because the cards are all different with different measurements, it’s really impossible for me to prep it all for you ahead of time. I will have most of it done, but you will need to cut some of the Designer Series Paper.

Bring adhesive and scissors.

If you would like envelopes, please add $6.00 to the class fee. You will receive a pack (40) of Stampin' Up! Ultra Smooth Very Vanilla Envelopes. These envelopes are the HIGHEST quality, and you will LOVE THEM! :-)

Please email me to reserve your space. First come, first serve. Prepayment is required, sorry no refunds.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a great day!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

November Scrapbook Page

This 12x12 page is from our Days to Remember Calendar that I made last Christmas. It's a 12x12 calendar that you personalize, and make a coordinating page. When the month is over, the page tears out and you can put it in your Album.

I think I love this page so much because of the picture. This is my little man who was just a year old when we went to the Pickin' Patch to get pumkins. I plopped him down right in the field and took a jillion and two photos until I got the perfect one. :0) Now my little man is 8, and certainly not so small, but just as sweet and caring as always...and the best hugger in the whole world. :)

The quote on this page says "Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things."

Have a great day and start thinking about scrapping the things in your life that you are grateful for. :0)


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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October Scrapbook Pages

Here is one of the layouts from my Monthly Scrapbook Club. We have a great time getting together every month working on our pages. This club is full, but I am currently taking names for another club...there are 3 seats left. Join me and scrap one night a month!

You deserve it!! :-)

This page uses Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla together with the Bella Bleu Designer Paper. . The tag on page 1 reads "Tie your heart with an unslipping knot". The flowers were made using the Big Shot and flower die cuts, and the center is a Very Vanilla jumbo brad. Vanilla tafetta ribbon and a touch of gold cord ties this page together.

On page 2 we used the Always stamp set for the heart. We stamped it in Not Quite Navy Ink and sponged it and of course added glitter! :-) The top piece is a pocket that holds 2 tags (making tags is a snap with the Stampin' Up! tag corner punch).

And this page is from Courtney's workshop. She wanted to get the gals together for a Scrapbook Workshop and here is the SNOW page they made. It uses the Serene Snowflake Stamp Set (MY FAVE!) in the Holiday Mini, along with the Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper. That paper ROCKS. It's has a metallic subtle shine to it that is so RICH. There is also some of the patterns that are FLOCKED. Gorgeous!

The finishing touch on this page (and I am not sure you can tell by looking at this photo) was a fine mist spray of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to give it a subtle all over sparkle. We mixed 1 oz. of 91% rubbing alcohol to 15 drops of Shimmer Mist in a spray bottle (shake well!) After we stamped the page, we misted it with the spray (open a window...very strong fumes...but worth it!). It dries very quickly (because of the 91%) and it just adds that extra special touch to the page. This also works wonderfully on cards. :-)

Thanks for stopping by ~

take some time for yourself today and stamp a card or scrapbook page. :-)

Monday, November 2, 2009

November Classes

Check out the video to see details of my upcoming November Classes. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible to attend either of these events.

Hope to see you soon!
Stamp Happy,

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Introducing PMS Night!

I am excited to announce a new Monthly Stamping Event, beginning on November 20th!

You are invited to "PMS Night" - Peeps, Munchies and Stampin'!

Grab your peeps, and come on over and get inspired by card, scrapbook and project ideas!

This is an opportunity for you to use my stamps, inks and tools, as well as get support and creative ideas.

Need help with your holiday cards?
Have you purchased from me and not even opened the bag?
Let me help you get started using your awesome Stampin' Up! supplies.

I do not plan any stamping projects for this event, but I am here to help you should you need me!

I will provide light snacks and beverages. If you want to bring a snack to share, that is great, too.

The Fine Print:
  • Seating is limited, so RSVP early.
  • There is a $5.00 fee to participate to cover the cost of the snacks.
  • I ask that you use my supplies with care, and treat them as you would your own (clean stamps when done, etc.).
  • Please bring your own cardstock and adhesive.
  • This events starts at 7 PM and ends at 11 PM.

I hope this is something you will enjoy...a creative night out with your friends!

Look forward to seeing you soon!
Stamp Happy,