Scrapbook update

At the beginning of the year I had set a goal for myself to complete 6 scrapbook pages per month. Well, the results are both good and bad. On the good side, the little quota I set for myself has increased the amount of scrapbooking I do each month (having a lot of workshops where I demonstrate progressive scrapbooking has helped, too!). Sadly, though I have still not hit the six page requirement yet (that’s the bad side). I’ve come close. I completed 4 and 1/2 in March. How do you have a half of a scrapbook page, you ask? Well, I laid it out. Continually looked it over day after day for about a week and I just couldn’t commit to it (I hadn’t taped anything down) so I packed it all up and put it in one of those scrapbook page folders and stored it under my table for a new day. I know, I know. I should just pull it out, tape it down and call it done, but now it is just principal. I will evenutally probably do just that, but for now it remains in limbo. The 6 X 6 page pictured above was a

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Ideas and Inspiration

One of the questions I’m most frequently asked as a Stampin’ Up demonstrator is, “‘where do you get all of your ideas?” Because I love to play with all things paper and with my rubber stamps, a lot of times I come up with ideas all by myself! However, there are days when I just don’t seem to have a creative bone in my body. Last week was a perfect example of that. Thankfully each month Stampin’ Up demonstrators get a monthly magazine called Stampin’ Success, which is full of project samples and business ideas. Well let me just say thank goodness for that! The project above was taken from our September 2009 edition and it was a huge hit with my stamp club. It is a piece of chipboard cut from my Big Shot using the scallop square die cut and then decorated using the Kind and Caring Thoughts hostess stamp set and the butterfly from the Good Friend stamp set. You could use this as a decor element in a room, the cover of a scallop square scrapbook album, or as an embellishment in a larger framed item. This wasn’t the only project I CASEd (Copy And Share

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