May 31, 2015

The Countdown is On....

Howdy friends! Hope you enjoyed a nice relaxing weekend. I actually had a great Saturday meeting some new friends at the second annual Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire at the Cape Cod Community College yesterday.

And today was a nice relaxing day... caught up on some cleaning, took a nice nap and have been thinking about doing a little stamping but considering it's 8:30 p.m. and I haven't ventured to the craft table yet -- that's probably not going to happen!

Instead, I thought I'd pop on here and say hello as it's been a while...

So did you hear? Stampin' Up is releasing it's brand new 2015-2016 Idea Book and Catalog on Tuesday, June 2nd! Just two days away (well, really just a little over one day now)! Do you have the new catalog yet? If not, let me know and I'll send you one...

Today I'm sharing a card made with a stamp set that didn't get much love from me over the last couple of years (I hate when that happens!). This one is called "Four Frames" and features four really great images that can all be punched out with the decorative label punch (one of my MUST haves!). You can even buy the stamp set and punch as a bundle and save 15%! For this one I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with my Wild Wasabi and Bermuda Bay markers. Then I pulled out my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up the "happy birthday" sentiment. That is really such a cool tool and really easy once you get the hang of it.

Also on this card is the Fancy Fan embossing folder -- that one is going bye-bye, too so if you need it for your collection be sure to grab it now in my online store. You may want to check out the Clearance Rack while you're there, too.

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday evening! I'll be back again tomorrow (shocking!) with another card featuring some of my favorite retiring products. Stay tuned!

May 2, 2015

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Hey there! I almost didn't make it, but Happy National Scrapbooking Day! Did you get a chance to get scrappy?

I'm actually at the Ready Set Crop Spring Fever event in Leominster, MA. We're having lots of fun.

Although sadly I'm not teaching any scrapbooking classes this weekend I did have a fun card class earlier today that kept me busy for a bit. But rather than sharing cards today, I thought it would be more appropriate to share with you a few of my recent scrapbook pages. I've actually been making quite a few lately for events.

The one above was a single page I made as part of the make and takes for last month's Memory Keeping Club class, which meets the last Friday of every month at the Harwich Community Center. We get together and work on our own projects for a few hours and I always have a make and take or two. The next date is Friday, May 22nd. You should join us!

I've also been hosting a couple of scrap-a-thon's lately, too. The first time I did this event was last summer and it was a big hit. So I just did one in March and have another one coming up later this month.

Here is my favorite layout from the March event:
The Something Borrowed paper from the Occasions Catalog is really great for scrapbooking because you can add any color you want with it and it works beautifully. Here I added little pops of Elegant Eggplant and I loved the result. I also used the "So You" stamp set from the Occasions catalog... that's another perfect choice for scrapbookers.

So how about you... did you get any scrapbooking done today? I wouldn't be surprised if you said no... from what I hear it was a beautiful day outside in our neck of the woods.... I guess that's what late nights are for!

Happy Stampin'!

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