Saturday, March 28, 2009

BIA book

Playing with my Bind It All and coasters, I had to try some other projects. Whenever you get a new toy, you have to see how it works and how far it can go.

In this case, I thought I would start by playing with some of the Pattern Prints hostess papers. I love the designs, but because they are 6 x 6, they are somewhat limited. I have not worked much with that size, and this seemed a good project to try some out. I also used my Color Coach to find a good warm monochromatic scale. The Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron combo seemed good. I also dropped in some Marigold Morning.

With the flowers on the designer paper, it just cried out for some "pretties". I used some Saffron Craft ink on the pretties for the covers. I also used some of the new Satin Ribbon (that is so soft and pretty)

On the inside, each page is a pocket. I made cards with tabs to drop in each pocket. I also added a bit of Patterned Paper to each "spread". These pages were made differently from the other books, each being an individual page that also had a pocket. Using full card stock, the book is much fuller.

For any of these books, it seems the best option is to consider the necessary durabilty, weight and usage to determine the best design. There are so many ways to create them.
Its so much fun, I'll need to try some more!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


The new matchbox die is so cute!

I made several of these little matchboxes out of the Delicate Dots DSP. It took no time at all. And no glue. That is sure nice.

The box base just folds in and holds in place. The only adhesive is needed for the "wrap". The boxes are pretty small, holding about 4 nuggets. But I found they are also good for storing punched embosslits!. Those embosslits make great embellishments, but can get lost if you make too many. I stored all my extras in one of these.

Hmmm... might make a fun goodie for a scrapbooker. A little box of embellishments!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


The new Embosslits for the Big Shot are fun and easy.
All you need is the pop a piece of card stock into the Embosslit, close the Embosslit Folder, and run through the Big Shot.

Even better... sponge the embosslit with compatible colors. It adds texture and depth. Way Cool! For these flowers, I used the Cherry Blossom embosslit in So Saffron card stock and sponged with More Mustard. Goes great with the Delicate Dots DSP for this matchbox.

Adding a brad just snazzes it up a tad more. It also makes it even easier to attach the die cut to the basket with the brad.

Pretty cute, if I do say so myself.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dots Books

If you are interested in getting free SAB stuff, don't miss out. SAB is only available until the end of the month. You can get a free product with each $50 order. You can order online at my Stampin Up website

Here are my SAB books. Both are made from the same sets and supplies and bound with a Bind It All.
For each book, I covered a coaster with the Delicate Dots Designer Paper. I also decorated the cover with ribbon from the SAB Ribbon Bundle. The Ribbon Bundle comes with both So Saffron and Certainly Celery ribbon.

The large heart is stamped from the free SAB Polka Dot Punches stamp set and punched with the Full Heart punch. The little hearts were stamped from the Love You Much stamp set and the Heart to Heart punch.

I also used the Eyelet punch with Celery cardstock to create the green border on the cover. One other touch you can't see is that the hearts are raised with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The inside front cover of the book matches the cover page paper. I made the front page with a little pocket to add a paper with notes for additional journaling. (See the lettle blue pocket or the striped pocket on the right)

I have also included a few of the inside pages. Each interior page is made by folding the paper in half to make a "spread". The adjacent spreads were then attached to each other back-to-back. After several spreads were attached, they were run through the Bind It All for punching. After several sets were made, they were finally attached and bound.

Each spread was finished with embellishments. Some have borders using the Scallop or Eyelet punches. Some have ribbons from the Ribbon Bundle. Some have punched images stamped from the Polka Dot Punches set and punched with the Scallop Circle Punch, Full Heart or other punches.

If you would like to make a book, let me know and we'll plan a get together!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I used more of the Delicate Dots Designers Paper in the Basket die for the Big Shot. I also used the embosslits and SAB ribbon for the embellishment for the ribbon on the left. The right is embellished with the flowers made with the die. Not bad from one sheet of paper!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

SAB goodies

I love Sale-A-Bration! Free is always good, but these freebies ROCK!

I love the whole Polka Dot collection. Designer paper and stamps that go together are cool in general. But this set is so cute.
This week, I will share a few of my SAB creations. I wish I had more time to play. SAB only lasts a couple more weeks!

I had a panic attack last week when I realized I had two birthdays and needed a card in 20 minutes. While I cooked dinner, I ran over and made this card inspired by one of Patty's cards. Although it is a much simpler design, I can't complain since I made it between stirring dinner. And I didn't burn a thing! Talk about a fast design and still cute.

This card uses the SAB Delicate Dots Designer Paper and Polka Dot Punches stamp set (which coordinates with our punches!) all on So Saffron and stamped with More Mustard. And it has the SAB ribbon as well. Note the Eyelet Punch edge (This is my new favorite!).

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


As year 2 Webelos, the boys were able to attend Camporee with the Boy Scouts. What fun! The boys had all kinds of fun outdoor activities, from slingshots and hatchet throwing to the traditional "Lizzie Gator" pole rafting exercise.

For these pages, I used Night of Navy with a sheet of scouting paper and accents with More Mustard. I split the decorative paper on the thirds for balance. The accents were primarily from the Big Shot. The Fleur-de-Lis (a symbol for the brotherhood of scouting) is a great die for the BS that every scouting scrapbooker must get.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Pinewood Derby

A staple of scouting, I had to get Pinewood Derby scrapped. I found some of his old pictures from his derby as a wolf. I am using up some of the many scouting papers I have laying around. I took Basic Black to make the top border and cut the small images to alternate like a strip of checkered flag. I also used a circle Nestability with So Saffron to make the highlight of Daniel.

Every Pinewood Derby, I get pictures of the boy with his car, any awards, and all the cars. I think it so much fun to look at all the boys cars and see their fun ideas too.

Whenever possible, I try to include any memorabilia on the pages. In this case, there is his "driver's license". Every scout pre-registers his car several days before the derby. Each receives a license that they were during the derby. What a fun tradition!

All the boys also received ribbons, another momento to scrap along with a picture of their car with its special recognition! Daniel's car "the Republic Starfighter" won best space vehicle.
"Sigh" its our last derby.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Raingutter Regatta

I wish there was more stuff related to Scouting, but I work with what I find. Since K & Co contracted with BSA for the scouting pack, I find its the only directly scouting material out there. But plenty of other things coordinate. Not Quite Navy worked well with this BSA striped paper and the Sail Boat die from my Big Shot makes a great embellishment.

I also have the Fleur-de-Lis die for my Big shot. Its great, since it is the symbol for the Brotherhood of Scouting. I used some BSA paper, added Night of Navy for the back ground and More Mustard for all the accents.
Night of Navy and More Mustard are great matches to Cub Scouts colors.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Finishing up Cub Scouts

My youngest has just bridged from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. But I have tons of Cub Scouts photos still. What is a Scrapbooker to do?
I am making a big push to get all of Daniel's Cub Scout events scrapped this year, so I can focus on Boy Scouts. I will still need to find all of Patrick's older photos and catch up there. But at least I can get Daniel done!
Here is one of the many Blue and Gold events. I used my die cutters to produce the palm trees and letters and some scouting paper from K & Co on Night of Navy.
I am going through tons of Night of Navy right now since it is perfect for Cub Scouts.