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February 2012

Stampin'Up! OnBoard Art Journal & Creative Elements!!

Just wanted to share with you this Onboard Art Journal I decorated and gave to my downline who attended my Christmas Party this past year. It's a "create" journal for them to use to jot down ideas and inspirations for their business and pleasure stamping (which for me is one and the same!) The viney-flourish from the "Creative Elements" set and has been heat embossed with White Embossing Powder directly on the naked cover. The "create" words from the same set were white embossed on a Baja Breeze strip of cardstock and then Ticket Corner-punched on each corner. A Basic Jewel Pearl, a big strip of "Springtime Vintage" fabric tied into a pretty knot, and a flower punched with the "Blossom Punch"  and a Jumbo Pearl finish it off with flair!

Downline gift 1
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I used more stamps from the same set to embellish each page!

Downline gift 2©Stampin'Up!™1990-2012

I love how the fabric decorates the inside cover too! I just clipped the fabric fat quarter along the side the width I wanted my strip to be, then tore the fabric all the way across the piece! Tearing fabric can be a very satisfying, stress-reliever! Give it a try sometime!

That's all for now! Today is my last day to get my taxes finished! Until tomorrow, have a
"Stampingrox!" Day!


Stampin' Up! Perfectly Penned Inviting

Today's post is another card from my January Birthday SAS. I had alot of fun designing this card. I used the "Berry Blossom" Designer Paper, some of the "Brights Patterns" Designer Paper Stack, the Triple Bouquet Blossom Punch, and of course, a fresh sucker stick! I purchased a few bags of the sticks at the "M" store a few years ago when it went out of business (can't imagine why?!) This card was a hit, especially because we used the "Perfectly Penned" stamp set too! The Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch flower is Stampin' Dimensionaled over the stick, and the stick is adhered with Mini Glue-dots!

 

Perfectly penned 1
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After heat embossing with White E.P, the banner was hand-cut, we used Paper Snips and/or a square punch.

For the inside we used the "Inviting" stamp set. I think the "your're invited" phrase is perfect for this card, don't you! Amazing the possibilites there are in a set that you would normally only think of for invitations!


Inviting
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Well, I'm off to Quilt Class this morning! I'm behind, I only have 3 of the 10 squares completed! My bed quilt may turn into an afghan! lol!

Until tomorrow, have a "Stampingrox!" Day!


Everyday Enchantment 6x6 Scrapbook Page!

I had a hostess request a scrapbooking workshop last week, and this is what we made, using the "Everyday Enchantment" FREE Designer Paper from the SAB mini, Everyday Enchantment FREE Ribbons and Brads Pack from the SAB mini, Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding from the Occasions Mini, Label Framelits Collection from the Occasions Mini, and "Petite Pairs" and "School Lines" stamps from the Main Catalog!

6 x 6 page
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(these are my three grandchildren in 2008, there is now a fourth grandson in this family, and another one on the way with my second daughter, Kimberly!)

NOTE: The page uses the "Element of Threes" so often found in scrapbook pages. Placing three embellishments in a triangle arrangement is pleasing to the eye and directs the eye to the focal point, which of course is the photo!

Here are a few close-ups of the page elements:

Tag
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We punched the Pool Party layer with the same size Tag Punch as the Poppy Parade Tag under it, then layered the Very Vanilla "Petite Pairs" stamped small tag punched layer onto the Pool Pool Party tag and hand-trimmed the Pool Party layer just slightly larger than the Very Vanilla, creating three sizes of tags!

Beautiful butterflies
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We used the "Beautiful Butterflies" Die and the Big Shot, along with the "Square Lattice" Textured Impressions Folder to create this beautiful butterfly embellishment! The "Everyday Enchantment" brad adds just the right touch to the center!

Framelit label
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One of the most-dreadded-but-also-most-important aspects of this page is journaling! Journaling is often avoided because so many of us don't like our own handwriting, but in essence it is extremely important to record the date, who is in the picture (don't we all have boxes of pictures from our grandmothers that we have NO IDEA whos those people are?), the mood of the time, as well as a personal link to future generations! I don't have any real scrapbooks or hardly any written correspondence from my mother, who passed away when I was nearly 11 years old, therefore the little bits of her handwriting I do have I treasure. Belive-it-or-not, your future generations will be able to make a much more personal connection with you when you journal in your own handwriting! Try it, don't be scared!

We used the "School Lines" background stamp along with the Label Framelits and the Big Shot to stamp and cut out the journaling area for this page. It was easy to stamp the lines first, then cut them out with the Framelit. You can't get it crooked by doing it in this order!

Well, I've got to get back to my real project for today, preparing my taxes!

 

Until tomorrow, have a "Stampingrox!" Day!


Happy Birthday, Mark!

As promised, here's the other pop-up card I made almost a month ago, this time with "Just My Type"!

Closed:

Just my type pop up
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And when you open it, the typing paper pulls out of the roller!4

Just my type inside
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We had his party today, so now I can show it to you!

Happy 58th Birthday Mark! I love you more now than when we met in 1974!

Until tomorrow, have a "Stampingrox!" Day!



I Dig You!

We made a card similar to this one at my January Birthday Stamp-a-Stack, which was my jumping-off place for the trackhoe birthday card I made for Cohen a few weeks ago! (on a side note, Cohen's mom reports the trackhoe card is alive and doing well, despite the fact that Cohen plays with it frequently and moves the digging arm all around! I am amazed, I expect destruction when a four-year-old plays with cardstock!)

Dirtday 1©Stampin'Up!™1990-2012

Inside:

Dirtday 2
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The major alteration to this card was the addition of the "splat" stamp from "Extreme Elements"! Whoever heard of construction vehicles being clean?????

Gotta run, lots to do today before my scrapbooking workshop!

Until tomorrow, have a "Stampingrox!" Day!

 


Good Morning!

Good morning Stampers!

So sorry for the late posting this morning, once in awhile things just do not go as planned, do they?

Here's another "punched glitter" technique card, only this time I used the Big Shot Framelits to cut out the "Apothecary Art" image!

Karlas birthday 1
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This picture doesn't do the glitteriness justice, but you can get the idea! We are making this card at my workshop in Marion tonight! I get to stamp with these lovely ladies almost every month and I can't wait!

Well, I'd better run and get the rest of my projects for tonight all packed up!

Until tomorrow, have a "Stampingrox!" Day


Button Buddies Class Cards #5 & #6!

Here are the final two cards for my Button Buddies Class!

How cute are these girly snails???!!!

Snails 1
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I used the verse from "Language of Friendship", a set you can get for free with a $50 order right now during Sale-a-bration!

Here's the inside:

Snails 2
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"Birthday Wishes" is from "Bring on the Cake", and the trio of flowers is also from "Language of Friendship"!

And the 6th and final card:

Vase 1
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Vase 2
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If you want to come to class or are interested in a Class-Kit-to-Go, just let me know!

Until tomorrow, have a "Stampingrox!" Day!


Button Buddies Class Cards #3 & #4!

Here are the next two cards for my class this Saturday!

Pig 1
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Who woulda thunk a Peach Parfait Pig could have so much fun?!? ha!

The inside:

Pig 2
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I used the Small Oval Punch for the balloons, super easy!

The "Striped Embossing Folder Plaid" technique is featured on this baby card:

  Rattle 1

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"So Worth the Wait" is from "Word Play" #120651 in  Clear-mount on page 156 of the main catalog!

Rattle 2
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That's all for now! I have my Galatia Punch/Technique Class at the Galatia Community Building tonight, so if you are in the area, come stamp with us! Class fee is $15 for three punch or technique cards with a 6x6 Instructional page and hand-out for each, or the class is free with a $25 order!

Until tomorrow, have a "Stamingrox!" Day!


Button Buddies Class Card #1 & #2!

Ever since the current catalog came out last July, I have been loving Button Buddies. However, for some unknown reason I have stamped with it very little, so I decided that with the free Brights Buttons you can choose from the Sale-a-bration Mini, I should have a class! Here's the first two of the six cards we will be making next Saturday here at my house!

Cherries 1
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It's difficult to see in the picture, but the cherries have Crystal Effects on them!

Here's the inside:

Cherries 2
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I really love the embossed strips on this one for the background:

Flower 1
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Inside:

Flower 2
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Come back tomorrow for the next two cards in this class! Until then, have a "Stampingrox!" day!


Cohen's 4th Birthday Card!

My oldest grandson, Cohen, turned 4 this month and for once I had his birthday card ready ahead of time! This card using the "I Dig You" stamp set will probably be a one-of-a-kind, at least for me, because I stamped each section of the trackhoe's digging arm separately, clean-then-stamp, clean-then-stamp, which took a bit of time, but of course for Cohen, who loves all things with wheels, or diggers, or trains, or Monster Trucks, it was worth it!

 

Cohen's birthday card 1
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I put the diggin' arm together with brads so it can move!

Cohen's birthday card 2
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Here's the inside:

Cohen's birthday card 3
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Lots of markering and the presents were stamped separately then cut out so they would fit in the loader back and bucket, but the animals stamped perfectly directly in the "dump" of the truck! I love this set!

Stampingrox Shopping List:

I Dig You! #122722 $19.95 clear-mount

                #122720  $27.95 wood-mount

Early Espresso 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock #119686 $6.95 (24 sheets)

Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock #100730 $8.50  (40 sheets)

Pacific Point Designer Paper from the Brights Patterns Stack: #117155 $21.95

            (40 sheets, 2 each of 2 double-sided designs in 10 colors)

Real Red Stampin' Write Marker #100052  $3.50

Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker #120968 $3.50

Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker #119680 $3.50

Silver Brads #104336 $6.95 (200 per pkg)

Paper Crimper #101618 $19.95

Paper Snips #103579 $9.95

That's it for today! Come back tomorrow for another "Stampingrox!" Day!