Friday, May 31, 2013

Scrapping with KIDS: Final Post!


Have you had a wonderful week? Got big plans for the weekend??

This is my last Friday here for three more weeks. I will TRY to get a few posts scheduled before I leave VERY early Monday morning, but I simply can't promise - it's BUSY!!

This is also the last post to show you my sample scrapbook for my nieces and nephews. (Speaking of which, I have a NEW nephew, born Tuesday! I will be seeing the family just before we come home, and I CANNOT WAIT!!!;D ) And I think these are my two favorite ones. :D

The above is the third pocket insert. I really love doing faux tiles, and I will really, really miss the Pretty in Pink color. :( BUT, we have new ones to play with! :D When I get back, I have an open house scheduled for you to come stamp with a few new things and place orders - the new IDEA BOOK & CATALOG is LIVE today! I'll be changing the link as soon as I post this for you. :) Don't forget to check it out - or contact me to get your own book!!!

OK. I'm glad y'all enjoyed seeing my sample book; the kids did TOTALLY different things. :D They loved the Big Shot, so there were letters cut out, and butterflies - and lots of paper scraps. :D They enjoyed learning to emboss, too. :) Kids are WONDERFUL at stamping; let's get YOURS involved!

I am OUTTA here! Have a WONDERFUL weekend - and be SURE to MAKE the time to STAMP something!!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Scrapping with KIDS: Two 2--page layouts

Happy Wednesday!!! How are you doing? Are you having a good week? It's speeding up here until when I head out again! :) AND until the new IDEA BOOK & CATALOG release THIS SATURDAY!!!!! If you're in middle Tennessee and want a book, please let me know you're coming and stop by between 5-7 p.m. this Friday evening to get yours! It's important that I know you're coming, because I have a limited number of Idea Books right now! I'll be hosting a NEW CATALOG OPEN HOUSE on Monday, June 24; if you want more details, please let me know! :)

OK, I'm outta here! Have a WONDERFUL day - and be SURE to make the time to STAMP something! :)

Monday, May 27, 2013

MDS Monday - My Love Affair

Good Monday Morning! Here's today's share. I can't help myself - and it's all Kenn's fault for introducing me to the Pacific Ocean! I'd been to the Atlantic, but it was so long ago that my love for the ocean was forgotten.

Have fun with your DSP, y'all! There's NOTHING on this layout that couldn't be duplicated with your supploes - and it's a great way to use up those assorted pieces of your designer series paper. :)

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day - and be SURE to take the time to stamp SOMEthing!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Scrapping with KIDS - post 2

Good Wednesday morning! Are you having a good week?

These are from the kids' paper bag scrapbook I made; the two-page layout  has the Petite Pocket on it (the one the phone booth is stamped on) for hidden journaling. That's such a fun die! (And how wonderful is it that my nieces and nephews love the Big Shot, too?!?! :D)

Again, we just had FUN sitting and creating for two hours a day, three days in a row. :) I love my family.

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day! Take the time to stamp - or SCRAP! - something!

Monday, May 20, 2013

MDS Monday - In the Garden

Good Monday Morning! How are you today? Did you have a good weekend?? We had a GREAT hostess club party on Friday night - and if you want to order a retiring stamp set or anything else AND get it shipped straight to you, email me at and I'll get you the number to put it under! Help out a hostess, people! :D

Anyway. :D These are pictures from our garden in Tennessee that I took two days after I got home last weekend. My mom's favorite color is yellow, so this page is dedicated to her. :D I love MDS - it would be SO easy to change this background to any color, including the large stamp!

OK, I'm outta here - short and sweet for this one. :D Have a wonderful day - and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Scrapping with KIDS: Next two pages!

HAPPY FRIDAY! How are you?? Have you had a good week? Are you startled and amazed that I'm here three days in a row again?!? :D

So, today I'm showing you the insert for the first "envelope" in our scrapbook bags and the first two-page layout. I wanted to keep it simple and fun for them. Don't forget, you can see the whole photo bigger if you click on it! And ask me questions if you want - I feel like these are pretty self-explanatory. :D

We have a hostess club get-together tonight, and I can't wait. We're going to have a wonderful time! :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend - and be sure to take the time to stamp SOMETHING! :)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Scrapping with KIDS! :D

Hi, everyone! :D Are you pleasantly surprised to see me?!?! :D

I'm going to share pictures of my sample for my nieces and nephews at our family reunion. They each did their own thing, and were great fun to watch as they developed their own styles in their books. :) Today I'll show you the front and back. :)

I wanted them to feel free to use anything they wanted; I used buttons, ribbons, designer series paper, die cuts with the Big Shot - boy, did they LOVE that machine! :D - ink, card stock, and punches! :D

The 2012 Sale-a-Bration items played a large role in what we used, because my parents purchased special things for the project and I chose coordinating items from the SAB mini for FREE. Can't beat that with a stick.... :D

Don't forget that you can click on the photos to see them the same size I uploaded them. :)  I'm not going to link to anything with these shares; if you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask me! And if you want to have a last-minute Stampin' Up! party before I leave June 3, call me!!!! :)

Now, go STAMP something!!!

Monday, May 13, 2013

MDS Monday - Bones Nursery

Good Monday Morning! Goodness, what a week it's been! I'm in Tennessee now; I have a doctor's appointment today, and then I hope to get back to a bit of stamping. Of course, I don't have everything here I might need - most of my stuff is still in Oregon. SO, we'll see what I can do with what I have! :D

Anyway. Today's share is from a wonderful, surprising visit to a nursery close to where we used to live. We'd never stopped - but we did Friday. I have some more wonderful pictures; these are rhododendrons. Their colors are so various, it's so hard to decide which ones to put on the scrapbook page! :D

OK, I'm outta here! I'm not looking forward to my doctor's appointment, but I don't know many people who do! LOL!

Have a WONDERFUL day! Be sure to take the time to stamp something!

ROFL! Why didn't anyone tell me I didn't seem to attach the picture?!?! :D

Monday, May 6, 2013

MDS Monday - Long May It Wave

Good Monday Afternoon!

Sorry it's not this morning; our internet connection is rather fitful sometimes.  

This traveling memorial really touched me; it was beautiful, and made a huge impact with no words. So I wanted to scrap it for you for MDS Monday. :) It has been simply incredible here this week, with weather y'all in TN could only dream of at this point. :D

So. Besides coming home early, I'll be home for about three weeks to go to my clinic and get some insulin, then fly back to Portland to do some final things with Kenn before we head for home. I'm looking forward to being able to get some stuff done for blogging - it's been really impossible to stamp much here, and that fish card I created is one I'm going to use for a hostess club while I'm home! You'll see it eventually. :D ANYWAY. The new IDEA BOOK comes out while I'm home; I won't have any new stuff to show off until the end of JUNE, so I'm going to do my OPEN HOUSE then. If you want to come get a book, LMK and we'll schedule it!