Friday, February 20, 2015

Mini Scrapbook using Best Year Ever Designer Paper

So a while back my friend Martha showed me an amazing book created by her friend's daughter, Julie. This book was all made from scratch using cardstock, designer paper and scor tape. So Martha wanted to learn how to make this book. I took a look at it and really wasn't sure how it was made. I knew it was made with love and lots of attention to detail.

A few month's later Martha calls me up to say that Julie is in town and would be willing to teach us how to make the scrapbook. I said I would be there. I wanted to see the details of how the book came together and how the pages were put together. They have pockets and belly bands and all kinds of neat extra flaps.

So I went to Martha's house and we all learned how to make this book. I started it off with just using my Fast Fuse tape, Best Year Ever Designer Paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog and Soft Suede Cardstock. The key is to make sure you measure the pages right. Plus you need to score it right too.

A bone folder is important too. You need to make sure your scores are creased good.

After working on the book for one day at Martha's I realized that I would need several weeks to get it done. Luckily Julie helped me learn how to make the basics which was the pages, cover, spine and flaps. I wish I had seen how she did belly bands and also the pockets on the front but I think I figured that out on my own. Might not be perfect though.

Here's the pictures of my pretty much finished book.






I think it will look so pretty with all the pictures in it too. Not sure yet what will be in this book. I just know I love it.

Thanks for looking and let me know if you want to learn how to make this book. I'm planning to do a class on March 9th.


Friday, February 13, 2015

Weekly Deals Feb. 11-16

Chalkboard Banner Simply Created Kit
Chalkboard Banner Simply Created Kit
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Darling Doily Thinlits Die by Stampin' Up!
Darling Doily Thinlits Die
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Floral Frames Framelits Die
Floral Frames Framelits Die
Price: $26.95 $20.21
Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die by Stampin' Up!
Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die
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From the Garden Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' Up!
From The Garden Photopolymer Bundle
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Gold 1/8 Ribbon
Gold 1/8" Ribbon
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Label This Kitchen Designer Template -- Digital Download
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Venetian Crochet Trim by Stampin' Up!
Venetian Crochet Trim
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Dirty Laundry

Actually it's clean laundry but most people wouldn't dare show their messy house. This is the spare bedroom and it acts as a holding area for clean clothes, sheets, towels, etc. Most days you can see naked people running to this room.


Normally there's always clothes on the bed but this pile seemed higher than usual. I guess it's because I've been so busy lately. I've just gotten back from Leadership Convention, I've had two Girl Scout cookie booth sales, I've gone to a Mardi Gras Ball and a Mardi Gras parade, plus I've had a team meeting and my hostess club this weekend.



Believe it or not I did get the laundry put away finally. But of course someone had to get more clothes dirty and I had to wash them and now there are clothes back on the bed. Why can't we live in a nudist colony??? I suppose I would be too cold if I did.

So here's a card for you to see from my hostess club. It's embossing resist.


I used the new saleabration stamp set Best Day Ever. I love it but should have gotten it in Photopolymer. The clear mount is not sticking too good to the block.

Thanks for looking today.

Jackie

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Expect Great Things

Saw this on facebook but had to share it here. I expect great things to happen every day. Don't you? I hope you like this little cutie.



It's time to revisit your goals for 2015 and see where you are at. Did you want to send birthday cards out on time? Did you want to finish your scrapbook of Disney? Did you want to lose 10 pounds or more? If you didn't write it down, now is a good time to do that. Write it where you can see it and look at your goals everyday. Make sure you see it and think about it and pray about it. You can do it when you expect to do it.

Here's a card that I made for a swap at Leadership:


I love how each day can become a new adventure. Let's start our journey and expect wonderful things to happen.

Blessings,

Jackie

Valentine's for my sweet girls

Okay so my two darling daughters need Valentine's right? I have made a bunch of cards lately and most of the ideas I get from Pinterest. So these two are from cards I saw and did a little tweaking.



I hope you like them. I enjoyed making them. It's fun to try to make the cards I see online. Maybe you can get inspired by these two cards and make your own. Feel free to email me a picture of what you make.

Can you guess what stamps I used? You might be surprised by the swirled pink on the bottom one.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Wood you be mine?

I have just started to play with this manly lumberjack stamp set. He's perfect for Valentine's Day. Here's the colors I came up with for the shirt. Which one do you like?


Top to bottom:

Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake
Crushed Curry, Marina Mist, Lost Lagoon,
Real Red, Pear Pizzazz

So far I'm liking the Marina Mist best.

Here's the card I made for my hubby.


 
Stamp Set: Wood you be mine? 137134
Paper: Early Espresso CS, Whisper White CS, Adventure Bound DSP stack 137780
Ribbon and twine from Stampin' Up!

I even decorated the envelope. Woo hoo. I'm getting fancy. LOL.

I hope you enjoyed stopping by. Leave a message for me.

Jackie


Monday, February 9, 2015

Team Projects

 
We did these projects last month. I love how the blendabilities look with this stamp set.

 
The pages in the DSP stack are perfect for making sour cream containers. I used the sweetheart punch then a circle punch to get the negative space then punched out a heart to put underneath it in the DSP. And layered it on top of the ever popular scallop circle. I cut my dimensionals so they wouldn't show.


Last but not least was the Lotus Blossom stamp set from Sale-a-bration and the scallop tag punch. A simple way to show your customers that you care. Can be used as a book mark or added to a card front. Colors I used were Blushing Bride and Rose Red. Stamp off once to get the lightest color in Blushing Bride.

 
My team met this last Saturday and we had fun making treat bags with the new framelits and also made cards from the kit Hooray It's Your Day. Did you know that this kit makes 20 cards. It includes 2 reusable masks, wood stars and words, two spritzing bottles, glitter paper, die cut embellishments, numbers, dimensionals, washi tape, star paper clips and twine. What would you pay for this kit? It's only $24.95.  You can add the stamp set to it for $13.95.
 
Thanks for looking and make sure to share my website with your friends.
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