Saturday, April 30, 2011

It's National Scrapbooking Month!!!

Did you know that May is National Scrapbooking Month?  Well, it is :) 

In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, I will be doing my very best to post a double-page layout each day this month.  The reason for double-page layouts is that I am just that kind of gal!  I've seen some beautiful scrapbooks with single page layouts in them, but I just prefer the look of a double-page layout in my scrapbook.  It just looks more finished to me.

You may have already seen some of the pages I'm sharing as single-page layouts.  I am taking the time this month to finish them up as double-page layouts so that I can take advantage of the Stampin' Up! National Scrapbooking promotion to get 30% off my printed pages!!!  I'm really excited to finally put some books together. 

I've never been much of a scrapbooker, but with My Digital Studio, I'm finding it so easy to do!  This is the finished double-page layout for my son's Soccer team last season.  I am really pleased with the final results.

Also, don't forget to leave a comment on my previous post to be eligible for my blog candy!!!

Friday, April 29, 2011

So Many Good Things and Blog Candy

Oh my goodness.  I did not realize how long I've been away from my blog!  I am so sorry.  On the home front, my hubby FINALLY returned from a deployment -- his first one in over five years -- so we've been having a lot of family time.  Can't really apologize for that, can I?  I have so much to share with y'all!!! 

Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Scrub Refill Pads

First, the Stampin' Scrub (Item 102642) and the Stampin' Scrub Refill Pads (Item 101230) are once again available for regular orders.   As a result of the material issues, Stampin' Up!'s supplier was unable to provide the same scrubbing pad material. While you may notice a slight difference in the material, the functionality and high-quality standards remain the same. After in-house testing, Stampin' Up! approved the material change because they found it to be an excellent alternative.  As you know, Stampin' Scrub was temporarily unavailable as part of the Starter Kit.  Effective April 28 at noon (MT), it will return as a Starter Kit item.  Again, thank you for your patience throughout this process.

National Scrapbooking Month Promotion

Message from the Home Office:  We are starting May's National Scrapbooking Promotion today, April 29!  In addition, April's promotion will continue through April 30, as previously indicated, so you will be able to participate in both promotions through April 30.  Check out the flyer here!!!  You can get several stamp sets, My Digital Studio download bundles and My Digital Studio printing services at 30% off during this promotion!  Don't miss out!

Spring is Blossoming Promotion and Occasions Mini Catalog

April 30 is the last day to take advantage of the Spring is Blossoming promotion (see button on my sidebar) and order from the Occasions Mini catalog!  If there is anything you want from either the promotion or the catalog, don't delay!!!

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Classes, Clubs and Camps Spring 2011

The newest round of UStamp with Dawn and Friends is officially open!  There is still plenty of time to sign up for fabulous projects, live chats and tons of prizes!!!  Click on the button in my sidebar and sign up today!

Club Share

I couldn't do such a big blog post without adding some kind of stamping project, could I?  My Stamp Club met last weekend and one of the items we made was this cute little coaster book.  I just love working with coasters.  There is just so much you can do with them.  For this one, we covered two chipboard coasters with Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (sneak peak Spring is Blossoming promotion) on one side and card stock on the other.  We put a few sheets of lined paper in between the coasters and bound it together with my Bind it All.  The framed initial on the front is from the Four Frames stamp set and the Lovely Letters Alphabet set.  

Stampin' Supplies:
Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (122367)
Early Espresso Card Stock (119686)
Early Espresso Classic Ink (119670)
Early Espresso 5/8" Satin Ribbon (119753)
Four Frames Stamp Set (W: 123440; C: 123442)
Lovely Letters Alphabet Stamp Set (Wood mount only - 115030)
Stamping Sponges (101610)
Chipboard Coasters (Non-Stampin' Up!)
Bind It All (Non-Stampin' Up!)


And now, for what you really wanted to know about ... BLOG CANDY.  As my apology for being away for so long and to express my gratitude for you sticking with me I am offering up to one lucky winner a brand new, unmounted Spring Solitude stamp set with matching Wheel.  This is a retired hostess set from a few years back.  All you have to do to enter to win is leave me a comment on this blog post.  Be sure to leave me your email address so I can contact you if you win!!!  This is VERY important.  Deadline to sign up is 11:59 PM Central Time on Sunday, May 1.  Good luck to you all!!!

And now that life is beginning to get back to normal in my house, I'm hoping my stamping routine will get back to normal as well and I can show you all some yummy stamping goodness again on a regular basis!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Camp Survival Kit

I'm so excited to share this project!  It's the second project I designed for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Big Shot Brilliance 2011.  This project was so much fun to make and as I have two campers (my son is now a full-fledged Boy Scout and my daughter has been a Girl Scout for many years), it is near and dear to my heart!  This year my daughter will be taking this set to camp.  My son hasn't quite gotten into wanting this type of thing yet.  I hope you enjoy it!!!

If you would like the PDF tutorial for this project, head on over to UStamp with Dawn and Friends (the button is in my sidebar) and sign up!!  There are TONS more fabulous projects to be had as well.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

I Found My Swap Pictures!!!

I recently posted about a swap I particpated in here, however, I couldn't find the pictures.  Well, guess what, I FOUND THEM!!!  So, without further adieu, here the are

Friday, April 1, 2011

Get Your Grab On!!!!

Beginning April 1, and continuing only while supplies last, customers can purchase $5, $10, or $15 grab bags in the Online Store, containing an assortment of discontinued paper products and consumable accessories.

Grab bags
Each Grab bag will a variety of SU! Discontinued items that could include:
  • Ribbon
  • Accents & Elements
  • Chipboard
  • Designer paper
  • Simply Sent kit components

 **NO Stamp sets or Tools will be included in grab bags **


 No Minimum purchase required and No limit to the number of grab bags to purchase


 **Grab bags sales are final and there are no refunds or exchanges**


 Use the above item number/s when adding them to your order starting today .

Promotion details: Spring is Blossoming with Sneak Peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. Your customers can get these brand-new products in one of two ways:

•Spend $20* on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.

•Host a $350* workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!

*Net sales before tax and shipping

Four Frames Stamp Set
W: item 123440
C: item 123442

Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper
item 122367