Monday, May 23, 2011

G-RAD gifts!

Well, it's that time of the year when halls of the schools ring with Pomp & Circumstance, and if you are looking for G-RAD-ical gifts for those graduates, here's an idea!

This notebook cover is created with an empty Clear Mount Stamp Case from Stampin' Up! (Item 119105, $4.95 for 4 of them!!) The cool thing is that they are CLEAR so you can use double sided paper and it slides in the cover like this:

You will need to cut down the Jr. Legal Pad to 7" x 4.25" to fit inside (Kinko's can do this with just two cuts on their industrial cutter). Then cover the top of the pad with coordinating Designer Series Paper (I used SU! Celebrations DSP). For the matching pen, use a scrap of DSP and a Pentel RSVP pen:

Super Simple. Super Fast. Totally Radical! My style of stamping! And think about all the other possibilities for creating a covered notebook that won't get ruined when you throw it in your purse: Birthdays, Thank Yous, Party favors, Craft Nights, Teacher Gifts, etc.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Take it and Run With it

Sometimes I find I need a springboard to get my creative Mojo running...and it happened this morning when I checked out the Clean & Simple Sketch 141:
So I took the sketch and ran with it! I immediately thought of a new Hostess Set in the Summer Mini catalog (Love & Care) and combined it with the fabulous new Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (also from the Summer Mini). In an effort to bring a little spring color to our VERY WET and overcast spring here in Utah, I used the brightest colors I could think of: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise.
Have you ever tried the "Rock & Roll" technique? I stamped the flower in Daffodil Delight classic ink and rolled the stamp edges around in Melon Mambo ink, like this:
While you are here, let me invite you to join my Stampin' Up! Birthday/Wedding Card Swap! I'd love to see YOUR creativity!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Crop for a CURE!

National Scrapbooking Month with Stampin' Up!
It's time for me to get some scrapbooking done, and I thought I'd invite a few friends over...what are you doing this Saturday? Let's combine a few good things and make a difference at the same time at the CROP FOR A CURE to benefit JDRF!

Here's the scoop: I'll host the crop at my house and there is NO CHARGE, but I would invite you to make a donation of any amount to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). You can donate at the crop or online here.

We'll crop from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. down Spendlove Lane in Spanish Fork!

****Bring your own card stock, photos, scissors, adhesive, etc!!****

You will have access to all my stamps, ink pads, Big Shot, dies, punches, etc. I will provide chocolate and prizes! You can leave for lunch or dinner or we can order it in (purchase your own). If you have extra scraps/embellishments/card stock/etc that you want to offer on the "Free for All" table, bring it along and we'll recycle it!

Space is limited, so please call to reserve your spot ASAP: 801-376-8685

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Send a Little Hope

Is there anyone whose life hasn't been touched by Breast Cancer? As part of the Make a Difference program at Stampin' Up!, we have partnered with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in the "Strength & Hope" campaign. I created my first card (and have already sent one) with this beautiful set based on a design I recently used for my Stamp-a-Stack Card Class:

I hope you can see this detail: Add a few drops of the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to a hand sanitizer spray (the kind that looks like a fat pen which you can buy at the dollar store or Staples) and spray it over your card for a beautiful shimmer!

Hint: When you run out of hand-sanitizer spray, fill up your "spray pen" with rubbing alcohol and add more shimmer paint! These little spray pens give a perfect mist over a card and the alcohol content dries quickly so your card doesn't get too wet.

From May 1-August 31, Stampin' Up! will donate $2 from the sale of each Strength & Hope stamp set and Digital Kit to BCRF. For more information (or to order your own set) click HERE. I'm sure you know a strong woman who would love a card created from this inspiring set!