Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fangtastic Spook Page

I was working on Halloween scrapbook pages this month and this is one of the ones I created. I actually created two layouts but my other page is the one I ended up using for my class and a swap.

I love the web embossing folder, I've been using it on all of my Halloween stuff. Even though I didn't use this for a class I can add it to my scrapbook and I will eventually add some pictures to it, hopefully. I have several scrapbooks with pages but no pictures, in this world of digital photography it seems that I forget to get my pictures developed. I love that we don't have to buy film anymore and that we can see our pictures instantly but I do wish I was better at developing my pictures.

This week I am working on creating cards for my class this weekend so hopefully I will have time to share them with you this week but if not, I will share them next week.

Items used:
Stamp Set: Fang-tastic
Paper: Wicked Fun DSP, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Basic Black, Cajan Craze, More Mustard
Big Shot: Web Embossing Folder, Alphabet Simple die, Tasteful Trim die

Friday, September 24, 2010


I have been trying to post new projects on my blog at least once a week but this week I fell behind. The good thing is that it wasn't because I didn't have time to create, it was I just hadn't had the time to take pictures and blog about them.

Anyway, Fall is my all time favorite time of year. I love the colors, the pumpkins, the smell of pumpkin spice, seeing kids dress up in cute costumes and Thanksgiving. So to get ready for this wonderful time of year I pulled out my fall decorations. So my house is officially in the fall mood. Although it looks like I might need a new scarecrow because mine is falling apart. I'll have to go and look for one this week.

Normally I don't decorate for Halloween and I just do the fall theme stuff so that it last all the way through Thanksgiving but this year I am a little more into the Halloween stuff, I guess because we have Malachi. I am looking forward to dressing him up in his skunk costume, he is too cute. So to add a little bit of Halloween to the house I created this banner, I also had my stamp club make one.

This past Tuesday my house was full of ladies and several Big Shots. We used the Pennant die, circle die, alphabet set, and web embossing folder all on the big shot. We also used the waffle paper and the bitty bat punch. I hope everyone enjoyed making their banners and will proudly display them at home or work.

OK, I am off to finish prepping for my scrapbook class tomorrow morning.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


For the first time in my Stampin' Up! career I am trying to earn the incentive trip. The next incentive trip is to Walt Disney World and at first I thought, big deal, I go to Disneyland all the time but then I thought I've never been to Disney World. I love Disneyland why wouldn't I want to go to Disney World?

Anyway there is a little contest on Stampin' Connection (SU! demo site) to upload a Disney themed project. I used My Digital Studio to create this 12x12 Scrapbook page.

The pictures are from last year, October 22nd to be exact. It was my 30th birthday. Even though I have been to Disneyland to many times to count I still love to take pictures with my favorite characters every now and then so when we saw Mickey we went right over to take our picture. Now I wasn't expecting Mickey to rub my belly but he did and Eric took a quick picture to capture that moment. I wasn't a huge fan of random people coming over and rubbing my belly when I was preggo but since it was Mickey Mouse I didn't mind.

It would be nice to win something from the Stampin' Connection contest but it would be even greater to accomplish my goal and earn the incentive trip that SU! offers to all the demonstrators.

You can't accomplish a goal if you never set a goal to accomplish.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Give Thanks

This scrapbook page idea was in my head for a couple of weeks and I finally got it out on Monday night. I wanted the "Give Thanks" to look like it was sitting on a pile of leaves, it didn't turn out quite like I wanted it to but is still came out nice. I am going to add something to the left page like a journalling block and then I think I will feel like it is complete.

I am currently working on three layouts for a swap and my upcoming scrapbook class, this Thanksgiving one, a Halloween one, and a Christmas one but this one is the one that I just had to finish up first. I love Fall and it is nice and cool this week in Southern California so it put me in the mood to make this page first. I hope this is what our fall is going to be like because sometimes its just way to hot here!

Items Used: Autmn Spice DSP, Big Shot Leaves die, Simple Letters die, Naturally Serif Alphabet, Cajan Craze, Old Olive, More Mustard, and Early Espresso card stock.

Monday, September 6, 2010


So I haven't done as much stamping as I wanted to this weekend but I did make a couple of Halloween cards with the Fang-tastic Stamp Set and with the Spider Web embossing folder. I added some basic black ribbon, distressed the edges, and brayered the web with basic black ink.

I'm thinking I should have put the witch on her broom so she doesn't look like she is floating in the air but oh well, maybe on the next card. oh, I can't wait for Halloween. We are currently trying to decide what costume to buy for the baby. Oh the fun of dressing up Malachi!

Ok, I am off to try and do some more crafting, I want to work on some scrapbook pages. I have a couple of ideas floating around in my head, hope they work out and hopefully Malachi will cooperate with me and take a long nap. Enjoy the rest of your Labor Day.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Holiday Mini Catalog

You can now order from the Holiday Mini Catalog. This catalog is filled with great stamp sets, buttons, fabric, Big Shot dies & embossing folders, paper, ribbon, and punches.

This also means that we are that much closer to the holiday season and Fall! I am looking forward to the seasons changing buying a costume for Malachi, getting ready for my favorite holiday Thanksgiving, and then decoration for Christmas!

If you'd like to see the Holiday Mini, just click on the picture.

I am excited to find out that my mini catalog order will be arriving on Friday, just in time for the weekend. Yippee!!! I will try and post what ever I make.

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