Saturday, October 27

My Family is In-Color

I took my In-Color layout that I taught at Stampers Six and created a new one complete with family photos from Easter this year!

You will notice if you read yesterday's blog that I did not use Wasabi in this layout. The two In-Color blues plus pomegranate were a perfect color balance for these photos. You may also notice that I switched out my 12x12 cardstock and 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock colors. I am really enjoying the In-Color scheme this year!

Stamps: Be Happy, Little Pieces, Big Deal alpha
Paper: designer series paper in Soft Sky, CS Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, and Pomegranate
Accessories: Double stitch ribbon, RR brads, tag punch, circle punch

Make sure you stock up on ink refills for your stamp pads and get your coordinating cardstock and ink pads! They all go so well together!

In-Color Scrapbookin'

Hello! Here is the empty layout I designed using the wonderfully rich In-Colors by Stampin' Up! The idea behind this page is that you begin with a 6x6 layout, place that on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock and then finish embellishing on your 12x12 page. I like these progression layouts because they tend to have a very balanced color scheme. Give it a try!
Stamp Sets: Little Pieces & Be Happy
Paper: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou, & Purely Pomegranate CS, Prints Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Tag Punch, Double Stitch Ribbon, RR & EE Brads

Monday, October 22

More Jumpin' Jingle!!!

For those of you who have purchased the Jumpin' Jingle card kit, here are a few more samples to view!
You will notice that some of the background papers have been cut in half to give a two-tone effect - decorated on top with solid cardstock color on the bottom. Others use a paper strip to add contrast. And still another uses the cute little adhesive border strips to add some fun elements!
There is still plenty of time before Christmas to purchase the card kits! And as fast as they go together, you will be ready for another kit to make birthday cards and other occasions too!

Saturday, October 6

Pretty Mantis Pumpkin Patch!

My sister is CORRRRECT!!! I need to post a picture of my munchkins on my blog!

Since the temperatures dropped nearly 40 degrees yesterday, the fall chill whispered in my ear...


So off we went to the Faux Pumpkin Patch! There is only one REAL patch in Las Vegas... and it is at the far extreme end of town and is only open during the mornings hours. So we went to the KMart shopping center pumpkin patch instead.

To our delight... the pumpkins had just arrived and were not picked over yet. We selected a nice plump pumpkin and a taller oblong pumpkin. When Shaela picked up a cute pint size pumpkin, it had a bonus gift! A little praying mantis was perched on it! She still calls this bug a 'Pretty Mantis' and I don't want to correct her... it's just too cute!

Shaela - 5
Devin - 7 (for 7 more days)
Dominic - 9
Mommy - Angels don't Age

Happy World Card Making Day!!

And it was happy!

We had a lively kitchen and living room full of crafting activity. We made the two kit projects Jumpin' Jingle and Quick n Classy. Between everyone I think we fnished 195 cards in our class today!!!! WOW!!!

Our bonus project made from 2 sheets of leftover textured cardstock - this cute card purse! It holds 20 cards and envelopes!