I was recently talking about our Memories and More scrapbooking line with a friend. She mentioned that she liked the idea of the pocket pages that make scrapbooking so much quicker, but she was not in love with the plain 6x8 albums. Her words… “who wants a plain brown book?”. And I totally agree! Nobody wants a plain, boring book. That’s for sure. Then I explained to her how I decorate my covers. I'm glad the albums are plain so I can make … [Read more...] about Not Just Another Boring Album
One of the perks of being a Stampin Up Demonstrator is getting early access to new products. I love that I can order supplies in advance so I can get started playing with new things right away. My number one item from the new Catalog that starts on June 4th is the Magnolia Lane Suite. Yes, the entire Suite. Stampin Up did an incredible job on this Suite making sure everything coordinated beautifully. Since they arrived a few weeks ago, the … [Read more...] about A Trip Down Magnolia Lane…
I usually try to share gift and card ideas before the actual date so you can have a chance to recreate them for your own gift-giving. However, I had to hold the pictures of my Mother's Day gift for my mom until after I gave it to her. I'm sure you understand. I think one of the prettiest Suites in the upcoming new Catalog is the Magnolia Lane Suite. This Suite has a gorgeous stamp set and coordinating dies, fabulous pattern paper, and … [Read more...] about Happy Belated Mother’s Day!
For each OnStage event, I like to give my Downline that attend a little something. The Stampin Up Mini Pizza boxes are perfect for a couple small treats. This time I included a couple Ghiradelli chocolates, and set of page flags, and a mini highlighter for marking their favorites in the new Catalog. The pizza boxes are perfect for decorating. I wrap the paper around the outside of the box without taping it to the box so they can just … [Read more...] about Downline Gifts
Today, I'm joining The What's New at Stampin Up Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from around the world who are Hoppin’ with exciting ideas to share with you. Today we will feature products from the Holiday Catalog. I know you will find a lot of wonderful ideas shared today. As soon as September rolls around, I start to add the Fall decor around the house. Every year I like to add a new project and somehow they all seem … [Read more...] about What’s New At Stampin Up – First Frost
I love the adorable little picnic baskets that came in the July Paper Pumpkin kit. But I don't really have a lot of room to store 3D projects like that in my studio. Seriously, I would be overrun if I kept one of everything. Still, I really wanted to enjoy the look of the picnic basket and knew a Sampler would be perfect to display something like this. I took most of the various pieces from the July kit to make my 12x12 Sampler. I used the … [Read more...] about July Paper Pumpkin Sampler
The Catalog is a great place to get ideas for projects, but sometimes you don't have the right supplies or you just don't want to make something quite that large. Don't be afraid to take an idea out of the Catalog and put your own twist on it. A few weeks ago I shared a canvas that I made using the new Pop of Petals stamp set and tons of flowers. You can see it here. A project like this can take a fair amount of time and work to make. I … [Read more...] about Follow Your Dreams
I know it's rare for me to post non-Stampin up products, but that doesn't mean that I don't occasionally use them in my personal crafting. And when my crafty friends design an amazing project, I am definitely game to make it. My friend Annette, the owner of AJ's Craft Cottage, makes these amazing seasonal frames. The cool factor with the frame is that you continue to reuse it and the individual panels pop in and out since they are held in with … [Read more...] about Something Different