Holiday Stamp-A-Stack




These are the cards that we will be making at my Holiday Stamp-A-Stack on November 18th at 1:00pm. The fee is $20. You will make 12 cards, 4 of each of these designs.
Let me know if you'd like to attend, I'd love to have you join me!

Wild cards...


This is a really super simple card!! I got the idea from a stamper at SCS. The only thing I did to change it was add a layer. These are great to have on hand, I made a few of them to send out Conner's school picture. I have a friend that is having a baby soon and I'm going to make her a bunch (either blue or pink depending on what she has) and change the sentiment to "Thank you", so she doesn't have to worry about buying thank you's.
Stamp set- Wild about you Inks/cardstock- wild wasabi, basic black, whisper white Assessories- black gingham ribbon, mini glue dots

Giving thanks



I have a bunch of thank u's to get out. I initially pulled out a different set but "Give Thanks" caught my eye and I thought it was the perfect set to make fall thank you cards.
I like simple, if you haven't noticed. I don't like to use a lot of embellishments or papers. For me, it gets to busy and takes away from the design. My philosophy, less is more!!
I have another card to make and I'm going to try to use this set again. I'll post what I come up with.

Envelope memory album



This is an album I made for my father-in-law who is in rehab recovering from a stroke. He is doing great and will be going home on Oct. 29th. I am hoping it helps to see pictures of everyone that loves him.
I got the idea and instructions for this album from splitcoaststampers. If you'd like to make one of your own here is the link to the tutorial http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/envelopealbum.php
The only change I made was to use the long, letter size envelopes.
It's really a great project. It opens accordian style and there are 4 mini pages on each side. I decided to make all of the photos black and white since they were all taken at different times and I wanted them to coordinate with each other. I love the retired SU! treehouse paper and think it looks great for masculine pages!

Perfect Presentation


This is another splitcoast sketch challenge (sc145). I'm really enjoying doing these, and I finally got a chance to use my wintergreen designer paper. I love the greens used in this paper!! Next time I think I will use craft white ink to stamp the word "sparkle", it is definitely too dark in always articoke ink!!
Stamp set: perfect presentation, warm words Inks: certainly celery, always articoke Cardstock: Celery, articoke, whisper white and wintergreen dp Accessories: 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, ribbon, ticket punch

Be Original



With everything we have going on I haven't had much time to play :( but I did manage to complete a scrapbook page last night. I used an SU! Simply Scrappin' kit which made it incredibly easy to complete this layout. They come in handy when you have time constraints!!! If you haven't seen these, you must! They come with textured cardstock, double-sided designer paper and coordinating embellishments. Here's what I did with the "Creative License" kit.
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, pumpkin pie, designer papers from kit Inks: blue bayou, only orange, soft sky, wild wasabi, Stamp Sets: Headline Alphabet, Typeset upper and lower, stamp of authenicity Accessories: blue bayou double stitched ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

Life gets crazy!



I haven't had any time to stamp or scrap but wanted to add some new pictures to my blog. Here are two I did last week. The x-mas card is a sketch challenge I did on splitcoaststampers (sc143). I always wanted to try one and have a feeling I'll be doing it again. I'll add the recipes later. Have a good weekend!
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