Saturday, 22 November 2014

Combining Project Life by Stampin' Up! with Traditional Scrapbooking

Good morning!  Sorry for my lack of posting the last couple days.  Things have been a bit hectic the last few days preparing for and holding classes. This pace will continue for another couple weeks and then there will be a bit of downtime.  I will continue to post as much as I can though - I have so much to share with you:)

Today's post was a combination PLxSU and traditional scrapbook page layout.  Sometimes photos just scream for a little extra something and I thought these were those photos.  I love these photos of my daughter and had to do a layout of just them.  I chose a few cards from the Playground card collection.  The name of this collection is a bit deceptive - there are so many cards in this kit that could be used for anything not just younger children as the name portrays.  Another thing to love about the PLxSU collection - their versatility - you really do need them all;)

Because I wanted to add a few more embellishments to dress up the pockets, I chose to use the Flower Patch stamp set and coordinating framelits and repeated the stamped flowers on the traditional layout on the right.  Even the words in this set were perfect for the photos.  I love it when that happens.
And here's a closer look at the traditional layout.
Are you interested in learning more about Project Life and how it can be used to help you get your photos into albums?  Join me at my information session from 12 to 1 on November 30th where I will show you just how easy and versatile it is!

Be sure to stop by on Monday for details of the Online Extravaganza!  Have a creative day!

Sherry

Supply List:
To find out more information or to order any of the products, click any of the photos below.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

What can you do with the Many Merry Stars Kit?

Good morning!  Today I thought I'd share with you a few ideas for the Many Merry Stars Kit.  If you are a regular blog visitor, you've heard me mention this kit before.  It's a great kit that includes everything you need to create 26 star boxes as shown in this photo.
 Many Merry Stars Kit:  #138104 - $31.95
There are a LOT of star boxes!  Want some ideas on what to do with the boxes? 
Christmas Ornaments
Place setting for your holiday dinner
Adorable little holiday trees
Dress up your gift packaging
Maybe you don't want to make up all the boxes?  I decided I had enough boxes after awhile and made some gift tags.  This makes the kit go even further!  All the supplies to create these tags came from the kit, after creating several boxes.
How about some holiday cards?
I absolutely love the versatility of this kit!  However, the kit is only available while supplies last so be sure to order yours today. 

Have a creative day!

Sherry

Order your Many Merry Stars Kit here or send me an email, I can add one to my next order for you.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Banner Blessings

Last week Stampin' Up! released a wonderful new photopolymer stamp set called Banner Blessings.  I love this stamp set. This adorable little card was created using it.  Here's a peek at the rest of the images.
This set is great for not only cards but layouts, Project Life and gift packaging.  Here's another cute project created using it.
Banner Blessings #136720 - $19.95.
Hope you have a creative day!

Sherry

Order your Banner Blessings stamp set and/or other Stampin' Up! product here.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Are you a subscriber? Holiday Helper goes begins tomorrow!

Holiday Helper

I can't believe the holidays are approaching so quickly! As a "thank you", I will be sending out a special holiday gift to all my newsletter subscribers.  If you are a subscriber, you will be receiving 12 Days of Holiday Helper Projects from me every Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning on November 17th . If you are not a subscriber - be sure to enter your name and email address by signing up on the right side of my blog.  I hope you enjoy these projects and that they help you to enjoy your holidays just a little bit more.

Have a creative day!


Sherry

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Scrapbook Saturday - 6x12 Layout

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing half a layout with you:)  Actually is a full layout but is only 6x12.  Because of the way I scrapbook, I occasionally have a couple single photos that just won't fit into a pocket or that I love too much to put into a pocket and want to create a layout for so that's when I create a 6x12 layout.  This one is of my sweet niece.
I used some strips of dsp to create the background and then a couple stamps to create the accent.  I love the Four Feathers stamp set - it's a great generic set. It came together quite quickly and just adds a little more emphasis to this adorable photo:)

Hope you have a creative day!

Sherry

Friday, 14 November 2014

The Perfect Gift this Holiday Season



I know it seems a bit early for some to be thinking about Christmas.  But I love to get my shopping done early so that I can enjoy the holiday season without the pressure of hitting the shopping malls when they are crazy busy.  Stampin' Up! has many great gift options for you that can be purchased right from home!  If you are a regular blog visitor you know that I LOVE Paper Pumpkin and I know that you, your friends and family will love it too!

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Have a creative day!

Sherry

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Project Life and My Paper Pumpkin

Good morning! 

Today I'm sharing how I love to use lots of bits and pieces on my pocket layouts.  I'm a frugal crafter and don't like to throw much away.  So I've started a little basket that I keep on my Raskog cart (from IKEA) that holds all the odds and ends I collect.  These consist of mostly leftover pieces from My Paper Pumpkin kits and other kits that I've used.  When I go to do my documenting, I pull out the basket and most of the time there is something in there that works perfectly for a little accent on one of my layouts. 

The base of the layout is made up of photos and a few cards from the Happiness Is card collection.  As for my accent pieces, I used some self adhesive die cuts (top right pocket) and the little wooden people from an old My Paper Pumpkin kit.  I love using bits and pieces left over from my MPP kits in my PL layouts.  The centre pocket uses a die cut accent left over from the Bermuda Bay Celebration Add on Kit.  And of course, because I'm a stamper, I also love to include stamps on my pages:)

I hope you have a creative day!

Sherry

Supply List:
To view a description and/or to order click on the photo and it will take you to my online store.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Weekly Deals Nov. 11 - 17th

Just popping in to share the weekly deals...

1/2" Circle Punch
Product #119868
Price:  Reg. $7.95 Sale $5.96

Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of cardstock that has been punched over a coordinating cardstock for a reverse effect.

■ Sleek body style
■ Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
■ Locks to store
■ Slim and stackable


7/8" Scallop Circle Punch
Product #129404
Price:  Reg. $15.95 Sale $11.96 


Let our punches knock you out!







Blushing Bride 3/4" Chevron Ribbon

Product: 130013
Price: Reg. $12.50 Sale $9.38


Trendy must-have! Adorable twill with chevron design. Whisper White accent woven through. 10 yds.






Daffodil Delight 1/2" Ribbon Seam Binding

Product #125583
Price:  Reg. $9.50 Sale $7.13

Returning favorite now in even more colors! Soft and flowing - drapes like silk. 10 yds.






 Window Frames Collection Framelit Dies

Product #129021
Price:  Reg. $32.95 Sale $24.71

Cut your stamped images, create layers and frames! 6 layering dies. Largest image: 4-15/16" x 4-15/16".






Brights Designer Buttons

Product #130028
Price:  Reg. $10.95 Sale $8.21


72 buttons: 4 each of 3 styles in 6 colors. Overall measurements: 11/16", 7/16", and 5/16".






Wonderfall Kit - Digital Download

Product #131218
Price:   Reg. $8.95 Sale $5.37

 
Download includes:
* 7-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 5 punches

Coordinating colors:
Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Summer Sun, Whisper White


If you'd like to order any of these products, you can order them online or send me an email:)  

Have a creative day!
Sherry

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

September My Paper Pumpkin - from Halloween to Christmas

Another quick post today.  September's My Paper Pumpkin's kit was these adorable burlap bags that were meant to be decorated for Halloween.  Because I didn't get them done in time for Halloween, I decided to make them suitable for Christmas.  These will make GREAT gifts - I plan on tucking in some little chocolates and a gift card - perfect teacher gifts - for men OR women!

The tag was created using the star framelits and the fabulous new kraft cardstock from the big catalogue and the heavier specialty dsp from the Holiday catalogue.  These tags whip up super fast.  I made up the tags for all 8 bags in about 15 minutes.  Love it!

Have a creative day!

Sherry

Sign up for My Paper Pumpkin here.

Monday, 10 November 2014

October My Paper Pumpkin

I hope you had a great weekend!  Today I thought I'd pop in and share what I did with my October My Paper Pumpkin kit.  In the kit, we received, 8 triangular boxes that were meant to go together to create a pie.  I didn't really want to use mine that way so I switched it up and created 4 of these little thankful for you boxes with the feathers from the kit.
Two of these Season's Greetings boxes.  Super cute and all you have to do is slide off the ribbon to open the box at the bottom.
This last one is my favorite - I created a couple Christmas trees using the last two boxes.  Aren't they adorable?!  They are going to make perfect hostess gifts this holiday season!

I am still loving the My Paper Pumpkin kits.  Although I may not always love the projects that are intended to be made - I do love the supplies we get and enjoy coming up with alternate ideas.  Quick and easy!

If you are interested in giving My Paper Pumpkin a shot, you can sign up here.

Have a creative day!
Sherry



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