Monday, October 30, 2006

Why I scrapbook

I read this today and felt in such agreement w/ the author:

"I scrapbook because life is short and time is fleeting; memories fade and good intentions can be forgotten."

It was written by Jlyne Hanback for's online magazine. I couldn't agree more with her reason for scrapbooking. Everyone who enjoys this hobby has a reason; it's relaxing, it's a good excuse for girl time and chocolate, and it's productive. But, really, the older I grow the more time means to me. And I can't think of a better thing to spend my free time doing, than recording my family's history. I love this hobby!

City of David

I love this stamp set, but didn't order it because I couldn't figure out how to use it. It is a very simple design, and needs special treatment. Well browsing around this morning I found what I feel is the perfect card for this set. CLICK HERE to see how Debbie used it.

Another set I LOVE for Christmas is Peaceful Wishes. Isn't this card great? I can't take credit for making it ... but I may case it for some of my cards this year!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Gift for friends

I wanted to quickly share this gift album. A couple at our church were badly burned in a house fire several weeks ago. They are still hospitalized. This is what I'm sending them today. It is a 6x6 album filled with Scripture verses. I hope it ministers to them as they heal in the hospital, and later at home. If you think about it, say a prayer for them.

Stampin' Friday night

Stamp Camp Friday night for Christmas Cards ... don't miss it! We're making 12 cards to get you started on the holidays. Or you can come and stamp on your own projects if you don't need holiday cards. Contact me for more info if you're not on my email list. Click HERE to read the original post and see a sample card. {the card above is an idea only, and not a card we'll be making Friday}

Saturday, October 21, 2006

I am so drooling over this ...

The new Club Scrap kit. I LOVE Club Scrap. I used to be a member, and this kit makes me want to join again! The only reason I stopped the kits was because of finances ... darn it! I've never met a CS Kit I didn't like. Visit CS at; tell 'em I sent you!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Who's up for a Challenge?

image from Emilymomto3boys on

Each week challenges are posted on This week the color challenge is to make a card, scrapbook page, or project using the following colors: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery and Blush Blossom. Click here to read the actual challenge post: SCS Color Challenge.

Emilymomto3boys posted this week's challenge, and that is her card you see posted above. She is a very talented stamper, as you can tell! Emily used the new SU Paisley stamp along with Linen, the SU chipboard flower, cardstock and some Basic Grey patterned paper for a totally awesome card.

Challenges can be inspiring, help you over a case of creative block and usually motivate me to move out of my color rut ... you know, using the same combinations over and over because they are safe, and they work.

If you make a card, you can upload it to SCS, and I would love it if you send a copy to me as well. Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Country Blessings

Wow! I am really excited about the newest promotion from my favorite stamp company. Stampin' Up! has partnered with Country Living magazine to offer a stamping kit with everything needed to complete 8 projects plus an exclusive die-cut stamp set. In addition, Stampin' Up! customers have the opportunity to subscribe to Country Living magazine at the incredible rate of only $12 for one year. Contact me if you are interested in ordering this set - available from October 6 - November 30, 2006.

The exclusive Country Living Autumn Elegance Country Blessings Stampin' Kit includes all of the following items:

  • Country Blessings die-cut stamp set
  • 8 pieces of eight inch Chocolate grosgrain ribbon
  • 8 pieces of six inch Natural Hemp
  • Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware
  • 8 pull tabs
  • 16 brads
  • 8 sheets of glue dots
  • 1 watercolor brush
  • 10 Natural Ivory envelopes
  • 4 Classic Stampin' Spots {always artichoke, choc. chip, more mustard, ruby red}
  • 4 sheets of Always Artichoke cs
  • 2 sheets of More Mustard cs
  • 2 sheets of Naturals Ivory cs

This is a special, limited-time offer and available only while supplies last. $49.95. It would also make a great gift for the holidays, especially if you know someone who wants to learn how to begin making their own cards and papercrafts.

Click HERE to read the entire online article from ivillage.

Click HERE for 6 Table Favors made with the Country Blessings stamp set.

Monday, October 02, 2006

How cool is this?

I found this on another stamper's blog: Altered Container
She has taken the Stampin' Up containers that buttons/brads/eyelets come in and altered it. Here's another shot: Altered Container Insides