Stamp camp


This is the stamp camp project I have planned for June. Please read below for the particulars.

Date: Sunday, June 8th 11am.

This stamp camp project is to make a double-pocket bag with 4 coordinating cards and envelopes. It is the perfect gift for anyone or just to keep for yourself.
We will be using the designer series paper, le jardin, and the coordinating stamp set Carte Postale.
The stamp camp fee is $15.

Please RSVP for this event: 570-686-2325 or email me at maureenlmerritt@mac.com

This stamp camp project will also be available by mail. More to follow about that option later!

Party animals!!!


So, my boys are turning into party animals. They are going to ANOTHER birthday party this weekend, boy, what a life! That's three this month.
This is the card I made for the birthday boy. I've had the "Spring break" designer paper since February and was dying to use it. I just loooovvvee the color combination. I've also been wanting to pull out the "All in the family" and "Family Accessories" sets.
Here they are, and I'm really happy with how it turned out!! I tried to make the little boy look like Jack (the birthday boy) and it does resemble him. I used staz-on jet black ink and colored the image using my blender pen and ink from the cover of my ink pad. I also used some soft sky ink and colored around the image, to make it look like sky.
Have a great weekend!!

Stamps: All in the Family, Family Accessories and Happy Everything Cardstock: Blue bayou, whisper white and spring break dsp Ink: Blue bayou, old olive, soft sky and summer sun Accessories: 1 1/4, 1 3/8 circle punches, stitched ribbon and blender pens

Christmas in April? (Scrapbook layout #16)


I know I've been counting the days until Spring and now that it is here, am I scrapping with beautiful pastels and stamping pretty flowers. No, I'm working on Christmas. Seriously though, can you blame me? Look at these faces. How could I not scrap these pictures?
I have had this idea in my head since I took these pictures for our Christmas card. And it was so fun to finally scrap them.
What do you think?

Stamp: The snowflake spot Cardstock: Real Read, River Rock, Very Vanilla, dashing dsp (retired) Ink: real red, old olive Accessories: 1/4, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches, round tab punch, real red marker, dimensionals, cricut

Scrapbook layout #15


This is the first Christmas layout I have done since Conner was born in 2003. I'm always so overwhelmed by holidays, that I don't know where to start. I'm going to try to scrap Christmas 2007 in 3 sections. Getting a Christmas photo, our family and Christmas day. We'll see how it goes!

Cardstock: Real red, very vanilla, old olive, dashing dsp (retired) Accessories: articoke and striped grosgrain ribbon, tag corner and the cricut for cutting letters

Scrapbook layout #14


Happy Monday!!!

I'm back in the groove and loving scrapping right now. I would love to run upstairs and lock myself in my stamping room for the day. Unfortunately, laundry, dishes and two wild boys are stopping me from doing that. What do you have if you don't have dreams, right?

Have a great one!

Stamps: Typeset Alphabet - Upper and Lower (retired) Cardstock: River rock, really rust, apple cider dsp (retired) Ink (choc. chip) Accessories: 1 1/4, 1 3/8 circle punches, corner rounder, mat pack, linen thread, hemp twine, dimensionals

Party time!!


A quick post...
I was FINALLY able to be creative yesterday. I used the splitcoast sketch challenge (sc172) to get my creative juices flowing. Not only did I create this card yesterday, I also completed a scrapbook page, whoo-hoo. I'll post that tomorrow.

Stamp: Birthday Whimsy (sale-a-bration '08 retired) Cardstock: Bashful blue, brilliant blue, wild wasabi, whisper white, jersey shore dsp Accessories: striped grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

We're off to the party!! Happy 3rd birthday Ryan!!!

Bad, bad blogger & scrap layout #13


Ok, so I haven't been the best blogger lately. On top of working my way through a bit of a creative block, I have been sick on and off since Easter. Every time I start to feel a little bit better, bam, I'm sick again.
This is the 13th scrap layout I've done this year. I've completely lost track of how many weeks have passed this year, so much for my resolution...I guess that's why I don't usually make them. I do have hopes of catching up. Doug is off tomorrow and all of next week, so I am hoping to get some creative time to myself up in my stamping room.
This page is one I created for a workshop I did last Friday night. The hostess asked to do a scrapbook page (yeah), as it's her goal to learn to scrap this year. This is a progressive page. We started with a 6 x 6 page, turned it into an 8 1/2 x 11 then 12 x 12. I used barogue motifs, the baroque wheel and always. And, again, I used River Rock, basic black and whisper white...do you see a trend here?
Very simple, very elegant and lots of fun. Thanks Jody!

Other notes: The heart from Always was heat embossed and cut out with paper snips. I also used the black and white gingham ribbon for the bows on the 6 x 6 page and the heart.

Embrace life.


So, I think I'm having a creative block! Although I love the sketch challenges, I can't seem to come up with anything without a sketch! Usually my wheels are always turning, I have more ideas then time to create. Not the case right now!!
This is my second attempt at SC170, and I'm happy with the way it came out. I love the combination of river rock, black and very vanilla. I used the ginger blossom designer paper along with the stamp set "Embrace life". To color the flower, I used ink from the cover of my river rock ink pad and my blender pen. It's a fairly simple card with an elegant and classy look. It is for my Aunt's 60th birthday.
Have a great weekend. I hope to have some more to share soon!

Carte Postale


Although not a new set to Stampin'Up!, it's a new set to me. I've had my eye on this one for a while. I think this is the first time I've posted a card using it. I made this a couple of weeks ago. Since I haven't had one bit of energy to create lately, I thought I'd post this one. My voice is finally coming back, maybe the body aches are on their way out too!!
Mellow moss and elegant eggplant is one of the first color combinations I fell in love with. It's been close to a year since I've used them together. I think I fell in love all over again. I'll definitely be using this again soon!

Stamp set: Carte postale Cardstock: mellow moss, elegant eggplant, very vanilla Ink: mellow moss, elegant eggplant accessories: taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 circle punch, corner rounder, mat pack, pretties kit
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