Scrapbooking With Stamps… Part 2!

Hello, hello friends! So I’m back again (for day four in a row!) and I wanted to share with you some more tips for using your stamps in your scrapbooks. First let me start by apologizing again for the poor photo… I tried to fix it, but let’s just face it yesterday was not a good day for taking photos (rainy = dark!). I did try and lighten it up for you, but then I made it a little crooked, but I still think you’ll get the idea. You’re smart… I know this! Anyway, would you like some more tips on how to use your beautiful assortment of stamps on your scrapbook pages? Okay… here we go! 4. Stamping ON your photos. Did you know you can use Staz-On ink directly on your photos? See the “Life is Good” sentiment on the upper right photo? Yup. Used my black Staz-On ink straight on my photo. TIP: I would recommend you practice stamping on scrap pieces of photos (you know, the one where you cropped that strange looking person behind Aunt Annie at the picnic? Yeah. That one). The reason why is because photos are slick (a.k.a. slippery) and as you

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Scrapbooking With Stamps

Hello! Can you believe it? Day three… I’m working on creating a habit here people! And I’ve actually wanted to share a couple of scrapbook pages with you for a while now. So how about one today and one tomorrow okay? Last month I was actually asked to do a “Scrapbooking with Stamps” class. Apparently a lot of people struggle with stamping on their layouts. This very technique is one of the reasons why I joined Stampin’ Up nine years ago. I had been scrapbooking for about six years and I got “bored” with the usual pre-made embellishments and wanted a way to add more flair to my pages and this was exactly it! So first let me apologize for the poor photography on this page. I really should have took an extra minute to retake this photo, but it’s late at night when I’m typing this, I’m actually pretty comfy on my couch and you know what? I’m being a bit lazy! But I think you’ll still find my tips helpful (hopefully, anyway). So back to my class. I created two pages that showcased at least SIX ways to use stamps on your scrapbook pages. This one uses three…

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For the Love of Animals…

 Hey there! Welcome back. For those of you that don’t know me so well… I have a very small (just kidding… a HUGE) love for animals especially doggies! So when I saw a request for vendors at a local craft fair to support our local animal shelter I couldn’t sign up fast enough! And while it wasn’t super busy (it was the first time they’ve done this fair), it was SO much fun… the event and the prep for it! I made some really fun exclusive crafts for the fair and I thought I’d share them with you today! First up were some birthday cards. I used two stamp sets from the 2015-2016 Idea Book and Catalog for all these projects. The first one is Hot Diggity Dog and the second was You Little Furball. Here are the stamp sets: Hot Diggity Dog You Little Furball So, as I said first up was some birthday cards. I made all my projects with a “dog variety” and a cat variety: I used the new Go Wild 6×6 paper stack from the new 2015-2016 annual catalog as the patterned paper for all four of these cards. I must say I kind of

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A Quick Convention Re-Cap… with Some Exciting News!

Hey there friends!Happy Sunday… I am really sorry I still haven’t gotten the hang of being here regularly. I swear I’m really working on it — well, at least thinking about it a lot. That’s the first step to making something happen, right? Anyway, here I am and I have some super exciting news to share… Many of you know I go to the Stampin’ Up convention each year in Salt Lake City, Utah. And this year was no different. And oh my goodness I saw the new holiday catalog and you’re going to go crazy over it — at least I did (and so many of my other demo friends did, too)! But we’ll have more on that later! Today I wanted to share that I earned a spot in the prestigious Founder’s Circle (the top 100 demonstrators in the U.S. & Canada)! How cool is that? Seriously… top 100? Me? I was super shocked, but so, so excited because this is the last time they are recognizing top performing demonstrator’s with the Founder’s Circle trip (yup, in addition to earning the Mediterranean Cruise I’m also earning a second all expense paid trip to Utah to hob-nob with the

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