Scrapping! WOW!

onewildridescrapI am trying to be a really busy girl, stamping wise.   July was a really busy month.  I went on two vacations.  One, at the end of the month with my niece to England.  The other, was over 4th of July weekend.  It was our kids and us in a cabin with no running water, no flush toilets, no electricity, and best of all, no internet!  Yes, I can do this type of vacation for about 2 days.  We were there three…….. EEK!  We all survived!  We had a couple of minor crashes, one resulting in an injury (road rash mostly).  But, we had a BLAST!!  We were in Silver Jack, CO and it’s a stunning place!  I mean STUNNING!!  Anyway, in the beginning of the month, you saw the card that I made with the One Wild Ride Stamp set.  Well, here’s the actual scrapbook page that I wanted to make!

The color combo is Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, and Early Espresso.  I used the Best Badge Punch for a border at the bottom, incorporating many of the images in this set. The Bunch of Banners Framelits cut out the “Born To Ride” banner.   I think it came out pretty neat. You will see more scrapbook pages in the near future.  I am going to, not only, work on this trip but the trip to England as well!  I have a LOT of photos of England!!

“Will you do a workshop?” SURE!

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So, this whole return to stamping came from a different customer (than yesterday’s post) messaging me on Facebook.  “Will you do a workshop for me?”  Of course I will!   This workshop was held in late October.  She wanted to do a scrapbook page and a card.  The projected I created were pretty simple but time consuming.  I decided to cut most of the pieces for the ladies since I only had one set of the Pretty Pines Thinlets.  I also used the Large Numbers Thinlets too!

Well, this workshop started well, as it always does.  Then suddenly, it went downhill.  For some reason, the pine boughs wouldn’t cut right.  I even had wax paper with me just in case this would happen.  For some reason, that didn’t work out well either.   UGH!! Help me!  They got pretty impatient and just used the pine boughs that they were given.

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The second project, this adorable card below came right out of the Holiday Catalog.  I like to do that for one of the projects because it shows them that they can get inspiration from anywhere, especially the Holiday Catalog.  When I did the card, it took me 5 minutes to put the entire card together from start to finish!  At the workshop, yeah.. it took forever!!  I am pretty sure that I either broke my Big Shot or they did.  I haven’t had any problems cutting before or after!  Just there.  Maybe it was bad “juju.”

After recovering my complete embarrassment, with the help of some amazing German cakes, they then turned around and said, “So, would you be open to doing a scrapbook club?”  REALLY!  *perks up*  Of course I would!  We haven’t started the club yet, I am thinking after the holidays are all over!

List of supplies – Noel Scrapbook Page: (each link opens a new window)

List of supplies – Santa Card: (each link opens a new window)

Simply My Digital Studio Challenge

I belong to a Facebook Group called Simply My Digital Studio Challenge.  What a great group!  Kimberly Van Diepen and Heather Summers run this group and they are premier MDS’ers!!  Anyway, they posted a sketch this week and it took me all week to get to it but I got it in!  If you are on Facebook and you want to learn more about MDS, this is an AMAZING group!!  Join it today!!

The photos have been taken over the years of my friend, Cathy Casey and I.  Every one of these photos were taken at airports.  Usually at o’dark thirty!!  We travel to Stampin’ Up! Convention and Leadership just about every year!  This year we drove to Convention together!  What a hoot!!

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List of supplies (each link opens a new window):

My boys…

Tuesday, new downloads were released!  (Btw, EVERY Tuesday new downloads are released) This week’s downloads are AWESOME!!  I can’t wait to order some.  Want to see them?  Click here:  September 17, 2013 downloads.  I am super excited by the Ruffled Trim download and Festive Flurry Kit download.  Naturally, there are a few more of them in my cart….

This is a continuation of my favorite pictures.  This will be a HUGE album and you never know what’s going to go into it!  Sometimes it’s random stuff that I love… (that’s a hint for a page I am thinking of creating!)  So, no book would be complete without pictures of my boys.  Actually, I have quite a few pictures of them that will make the book!  (quite a few = 50 or so! LOL)  I love how the paper looks all crinkled!!  There is an overlay (see the links below) that is just a MUST have.  Play with the colors and opacity to really make it pop! Super fun!

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List of supplies (each link opens a new window):

September Scrap Class

This month, I focused on putting pockets/envelopes on scrapbook pages.  This page has a journal box hidden behind the main photograph.  While this page is a fall page, it expressed how I was feeling about my vacation this summer… THANKFUL!  It was a wonderful trip and I enjoyed Maine especially!  What a beautiful place!

Creating a pocket is a breeze.  Just put Sticky Strip around 3 sides of a photo mat or photograph.  Slide a journal box behind it (I made the journal box about an inch smaller and an inch longer than the photo mat).  Done!  To make the cut corners on the journal box tag, I used the Hexagon punch.

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List of supplies (each link opens a new window):

Technical Tuesday

OOOOH! The new downloads have me very excited!  I can’t wait to get my hands on some of those downloads!!  Some of my favorites are the Burlap Ribbon, What a Day Pocket Cards, and the Witches Brew Washi tape!!  Click here to see all the latest ones!

So, I thought I would share a page with you.  It’s a continuation of my goofy book.  I actually corrupted a few kids into my web of goofiness.  Then I corrupted their dad!  What a blast it was to have them all making faces with me!

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I love this ensemble.  I especially love the coffee cup rings! It’s a must have!!

Tech Tues on Wednesday

I had my week planned out.  I was going to post to my blog once a day.  Well, instead of scheduling my thank you card on Thursday, I posted it on Tuesday!  *giggles*   Oh well, bonus for you!  So, I downloaded some of the new MDS downloads and just had to play with one of them.  I used the “Old School” digital set for this page.  DSP and embellishments.  With all of the mugs that I have acquired over the years, I didn’t have room for a title or anything else!  I still like the way it came out!

Here’s the link for the newest downloads!  Check them out! They are super cool!  August 27th downloads

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