Sunday, July 27, 2008

Decor Elements

The new Decor Elements are really neat. I searched my house for the perfect spot, but there isn't a smooth wall in the entire place. Where to put my DE?
Who says it has to go in the house? Why not the car? I read about other who have used decorative vinyl products on vehicles quite successfully. So I tried putting in on my car windows. How cool is that!

Friday, July 25, 2008


Now, I remember trying to use rub-ons for fun as a little kid, but they weren't much fun. I remember stuff sticking to the wrong places and letters getting ripped...
I finally had the courage to try out rub-ons on a transparent plastic bucket I picked up somewhere. Not too bad. It was easy, clean. I guess rub-on technology has come along way!
Now, we'll have to see if I can muster the courage to put them on pictures for scrapbook pages!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

SU website

OK, I have gone and done it. I have a Stampin' Up Website now! Feel free to check it out and let me know what you think. Its at:
Ah, just one more site to play with!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Porcelain Prints Box

OK, I have been working on this project for too long, but I am finally mostly done. I picked up a set of stacking wooden boxes some time ago. When I first saw the Porcelain Prints, I knew they were perfect for covering the boxes.

I covered the boxes and sealed with Modge Podge. Be careful. My delay was the time to dry, since I put on too much too fast. So, now that they are no longer sticky, I used the double stitch ribbons in Wilid Wasabi and Bayou Blue and Vanilla Grosgrain to highlight.

I love Porcelain Prints. I am sad to see them go. Hopefully, there will be something just as nice in the new catty!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Scallop Punch

OK, so some people are wondering about using the new Scallop Punch. This is what I have found that works.

First, notice the scallop markings on each side of the punch. This is the guide you will want to use for punching. The more you punch, the more you want to rely on the punch picture that the plastic edge.

After you punch once, you can see that the silver punch image is visible as you move the paper. You want to place the paper so that none of the silver image is showing.

Once the silver image is hidden, punch and move to the next location. It seems to be easiest to start in the middle and work your way out.

As you punch, the thin strip left along the edge is not stable enough for lining up your punch. That is why it is so important to line up the pictures of the scallops. I do like the look of that strip, so I kept it for my strapbook page.

I can tell... This is going to be one of my new favorites. Now, to try it with the Scallop Stamp set!

New stuff!

I love being a Stampin’ Up demonstrator!
As soon as the Stampin’ Up calendar starts to end, we start to get sneak peaks to the new materials. Even better… we can order some materials early to play with!

I haven’t had a chance to make much, but here is what I did so far.

There are the new In Colors: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point, and Kiwi Kiss.

And of course new Designer Paper. This is using Bella Donna.
I used some Bella Donna paper with Pink Pirouette and Basic Black with the new Scallop Punch (So Cool!!!)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Scouting pages

Here are some other scouting pages I have been doing. This one highlights the tag punches. I thought that would offer a fun means for journaling.

The second page uses the old, yet favorite "Scouts at Play" stamp set. The fun thing about stamping is the versatility. You don't always have to just stamp on the background paper. I like cutting and using dimensionals to make the image "pop"

The new Boho look is so fun! Using the western paper and Simply Scrappin Kits captured the western theme for our pack recruitment "Cub Scout Round Up". The thread made a great lasso too!

Scrapbook pages

With one sheet of Cub Scout quotes paper and a couple sheets of Designer Paper, I made this set of pages to showcase my son's graduation to Webelos 2.

Brilliant Blue card stock with Summer Sun and More Mustard mats go well with the colors from the Cub Scout paper.

I used the Designer Paper (Brilliant Blue and So Saffron) to break up the solids and add interest. I also used dimensionals to make the badges "pop".

I also used my Coluzzle and Word Window punch to make this "Arrow of Light". That is my little one's next big goal!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Random Scrappin'

I have been busily scrapbooking: going through and organizing pictures, remembering events to journal, laying it all out and crafting it together. Wow, is very time consuming but rewarding.

I have so many pictures I am scrapping them as I get inspired and will get them organized in albums when I get enough together to see what all I have.

So here is some of my random scrappin'. Here are my pages from Teacher of the Year. The Mellow Moss sets are from the district and the Blush Blossom are from the County. I used one of the old Simply Scrappin' sets: Today and Always. The new pretties kit goes so well with it, especially when I sponged the flowers with Mellow Moss.

I always stock up on Simply Scrappin' kits because you never know when you will want it.