Monday, October 22, 2007

Blogger thoughts...

So one of my favorite scrapbook sites, The School of Scrap ( sometimes posts blog challenges for journaling. Today's was to tell about your family and what inspires me to scrap. Well that's an easy one.

I have a family of NINE, yes, I did say nine. They are all so unique and such awesome individuals. From my wonderful and loving husband, all the way down to my precious, but spoiled baby girl. I don't usually "pose" them unless it's for a holiday or family shot, but I get some great pictures of them from time to time. I started scrapbooking right before my now six year old was born. My sister in laws gave me a book with a few pages already completed, and it just grew from that. Now all of my children have books, more than one. I also have one for our family in general. I guess what I enjoy the most, other than the creative process itself, is seeing my kids (especially my youngest 3) drag around their big books and look at them. I love that when I'm gone someday (hopefully years from now) they can look at these and remember how much I loved them, and share that with their kids.

My scrapbooking led way to my stamping... and I love using it in my scrapbooks now. I also make lot's of cards, because although I love emails, there is nothing like a handwritten card. There is just something fun about getting something in the mail!

Have a great day and SCRAP or STAMP!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

My first "Z" fold...

I've been wanting to make one of these for a while. I also just LOVE the Baroque Motiff set. I think it is on of my favorite sets ever purchased from SU! So much you can do with it!

Cardstock: Bayou Blue, Soft Sky, Winter White, River Rock Ink: Bayou Blue, Not Quiet Navy Brads: Antique Brass, Punch: Round Tab

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thank You SU!

I am so pleased to announce that 12x12 in all colors are coming back in the upcoming new catty that will be released in January. As a scrapper, I was not happy when they stopped producing so many of the colors, but I am so thankful they are back! Thanks for listening to us SU!

Busy does not describe what...

has been going on around here. I'm dying to get some scrap/stamp time. I have some new sets that I need to cut out and ink up! But I did get a few minutes to play today and did these two really quick cards.

I love the bright colors. Ink: Tempting Turquoise and Pixie Pink. Cardstock: Tempting Turqoise, Pixie Pink, Winter White, Designer Series Paper: Petals and Paisleys, Stamps: Petals and Paisleys and Garden Whimsey, SU! Ribbon

Monday, October 15, 2007

Pumpkin Pumpkin...

Tonight I have my monthly stamp class. This is one of the layouts we will be doing tonight. It is relatively simple, but I just LOVE these pumpkins made from the two oval punches sold by SU! Here's the recipe: Stamps: So Many Sayings, Give Thanks, Baroque Motifs. Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Really Rust, Only Orange, Winter White. Ink: Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust. SU ribbon, SU buttons, Lg and Sm Oval Punches, Word Window Punch. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ok, so it isn't Stampin' Up!...

but I am an avid scrapbooker as well. I love scrapbooking expecially for my family and friends. Having seven children, I stay really busy to say the least. This paper is Cosmo Cricket and I used my Cricut for the title. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

BlogCandy!!! Winners!

Hello ladies, I'm late but it's still Wednesday. Thanks to my sweet little boy, the names have been pulled and the winners are: Lisa and Juli! If you ladies will please email me at and send your address, I'll get you some "candy" in the mail. Also, please tell others about my site. Thanks.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

WCMD My Card

We had so much fun on World Card Making Day! Our class in Gardendale was a great and many ladies walked away with some great cards.
This is my design for the day. I love this set because it is very elegant. Simple Delight is one of the sets that come with one of our Simply Sent kits.
Supplies: Simple Delight; Not Quiet Navy, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Winter White cardstock; Not Quiet Navy and Blue Bayou Ink; Stampin Up! Punches 1-1/4, 1-3/8, 1-1/2; Soft Sky Ribbon, Silver Brad, Silver Cording.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

First Time, Blog Candy!

On Wednesday, October 10th, I am going to draw two names from anyone who comments on my site. Candy will be a great sample of Stampin' Up! embellishments! You will love it! So leave a message and spread the word!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Simple and quick.

These were made rather quickly today with the Simply Sent set Simple Delight. I love that the set is so elegant, but also easily used for making masculine cares. I have many more "lady" sets than I do "manly".
The card on the left uses: Blue Bayou, Soft Skye, Close to Cocoa, and Whisper White cardstock, Blue Bayou ink.
The second card uses: Bliss Blue, Close to Cocoa, and Very Vanilla. I also used aged brads I had laying around and the ticket punch. Simple and quick a good combination!

My October Special

During the month of October, if you order:

35.00 worth of Stampin' UP! Products you can earn (1) stamp pad OR (1) 8-1/2x11 paper pack for free!

50.00 worth of Stampin' Up! Products you can earn a sample pack of our new Prints Designer Series (12 sheets) for free!