Mocha Morning Butterflies

Just a really quick post today – busy, busy….

Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.  Baroque Motifs and Sincere Salutations – both retiring.  Mocha Morning Designer Paper – also retiring.  Butterfly Punch – yep it’s retiring.  The Neutrals 5/16″ brads – I think those are staying.  Also the Simply Scored was used but you can’t see it much in this picture.   Card Style idea from Cindy – we used this style in our MDS club class and I have those to share too – I don’t think I already did it so those will be on another day since we made several designs.  Gotta go….

Scrapbook Class this Friday

My next scrapbook class is this FRIDAY!  If you would like to attend please RSVP so I can have materials ready for you.

March 2012 – Scrapbook Class Reminder

Come join me on Friday for Scrapbooking Class!

This layout was from my February Class.

We will be making two new 2-page layouts this month.

Scrapbook Class

Friday, March 23rd

at 10AM  and 7PM– Scrapbook Class

  Come join me for my scrapbook class this week.

We are making two 2-page 12×12 layouts.

The class fee is $20.

Please bring snail adhesive and paper snips.

RSVP by Wed. night so I can have materials ready for you.

RSVP directly from the events on my website calendar.

If you are a demonstrator the scrapbook layout from last month may look a bit familiar – it is modified version of the layout that we made during our Make&Take Session at Leadership.  I took the 8×8 page and stretched it into a 2-page 12×12 layout.  What do you think?

Background is Old Olive stamped with Baroque Motifs.  The original 8×8 page is on the right page of the layout and I add another strip of Baja Breeze Designer Series paper to the left – the same height but wider and the card stock layer behind it.  I took the elements on the left side of the original 8×8 layout and moved them over to the left page.  Then added some extra blossoms from the set in the Occasions Mini Catlalog to fill in.  The two banners are on skewers – they were punched with the Pennant punch.


Happy Halloween – it’s a scrapbook layout

Happy Halloween!  I hope that I have already posted all of my Halloween projects – I need to go back and look through my stuff to see what all I made….. in any case I thought I would share a scrapbook layout with you.  Now that Halloween is here, there will be pictures made that need to be scrapped.  I’m not really sure that I will have any though – so I may pull off that 2011 and change to something else – two in college and the third in high school – dressing up and trick-or-treating is not high on the list at our house.  Or I could take pictures of the kids coming to my house – or get pictures of my niece and nephew – now that is what I really need.  So now that I have rambled on lets get to the layout – we made it on Friday at my monthly Scrapbook Class –

The idea for the layout came from a scrapbook magazine – it was a single page that I stretched……

I used the Pick Your Poison Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini catalog.  And the colors that coordinate ate Basic Black, Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla.  I also used Basic Gray with my layout since a lot of the paper had the black faded out.

Stamp sets used are House of Haunts, Baroque Motifs and Warmest of Wishes (the Hostess set in the Holiday Mini catalog).

I cut strips of DSP in varying lengths and widths  – 1/2″, 3/4″ and 1″ wide.

The swirls stamped write over the top of the papers after they were glued down.  The house is stamped and cut out and a moon is punched with the 1-3/8″ circle punch and glued behind the house.  I also colored in the windows with the Peach Parfait Stampin’ Write Maker to give them some spooky light inside.

The owl from Warmest of wishes was stamp in Pumpkin Pie ink on Very Vanilla card stock and punched out and then stamped on Peach Parfait card stock with Basic Black ink to cut out the trick or treat bag which is put on top of the punched out owl with a stampin’ dimensional.  I colored in the eyes and nose with a black marker.

The title is cut with the Big Shot and the Timeless Type Junior alphabet set.  And today is the last day that you can get the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine for FREE!  Really – you can – when you sign up as a demonstrator today you get the full starter kit plus a free Big Shot (or $100 in product).  You can sign up today directly on my website!  Don’t miss it!

UPDATED – The Free Big Shot promotion has been extended through Nov. 11th – so you still have time to join with the awesome offer!

Have a fun Halloween!

UDI Color Challenge – so not my style

Welcome to the Utah Diva’s Color Challenge this week.  I wasn’t sure exactly what to do with these colors except flowers – but I didn’t want to do flowers – that was the obvious choice.  So I went way outside my comfort zone and created a card that is so not my style.   Here is the inspiration picture for this week –

These are some really bright colors – Concord Crush, Perfect Plum, Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Very Vanilla.  Here is my funky card….

How do you like that lady with the bright pink hair?  She is really bright wearing that Concord Crush dress.  But this isn’t just an ordinary card.  I saw this idea in a magazine and wanted to try it – see that little tab on the side – well you give that a little tug and look what happens –

The scallop circle rotates to reveal a secret message underneath.  I think this idea is really fun and I want to try it again on a different style of card.

Click on this link to go to the  Utah Diva’s Color Challenge blog.   There you can see the creations from the entire design team and add a link to your creation if you decide to play along.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card stock:  Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Concord Crush, Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum, Crumb cake (just a touch for the skin color), Stampin’ Write Markers – Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Concord Crush
  • Stamp sets: Not So Seriously, Baroque Motifs, Got Treats
  • Accessories:  Big Shot Die Cut Machine, 3″ Circle Die, Scallop Circle #2 Die, Mini Silver Brad, Round Tab Punch, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Cheerful Treat Designer Series paper

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.

One more thing –

I have to tell you that Monday’s news was very unsettling.  They are reporting a KSU student named Tyler Davis died after eating at the Commons (the campus dining hall).  While this is very sad news the unsettling part is that my son is Tyler Davis and my son goes to KSU and eats at the dining hall too.  So it is very strange to listen to the news and hear them say his name.  I was very glad that I saw him this morning.  Tyler says he has been getting phone calls and text messages all day.

Utah Divas International Color Challenge #11

We are movin’ right along with the color challenge’s each week – we are already on week #11 of the Utah Diva’s Color Challenge. Here is our inspiration for this week:

For this week I decided to play with these colors in My Digital Studio.  Stampin’ Up! has recently release several new project options for My Digital Studio so I decided to create something using the new calendar size that was added.  Here is some more information about the recent update: The My Digital Studio version 1.0.5 update is now available. With this latest update, you will receive functionality upgrades as well as access to seven new professional print output products–including a trifold card, a journal, a 5.5″ x 6.5″ calendar with easel, and four postcards.

My birthday is in the month of March and these look like March colors to me so I created that month’s page for this weeks color challenge.  Here is the result:

I started with the template in My Digital Studio – the designer template for a calendar already has the name of the month and all the numbers lined up in the right place for you.  I did go in and change the color and opacity for all the numbers and the title – they are Chocolate Chip at 100%.  I added a Background paper which is Very Vanilla Textured card stock.  I used three digital stamp brush sets to decorate the page – Upsy Daisy, Baroque Motifs, For All You Do.

The butterflies are all the same image but I changed the sizes, colors and turned them in different directions.  The flowers from Upsy Daisy set are flipped and the opacity is reduced and I added drop shadows on them.  I highlighted St. Patricks day in Pear Pizzazz and my birthday in Rose Red.  I also went back and added some Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon and a Bow – since our inspiration picture had that on the dress I thought I would dress up my calendar page the same way!

From now until November 30th you can purchase My Digital Studio at 50% off during the Online Extravaganza – plus some of the digital downloads are also on sale.  Just visit my online store on my website.  Or you can sign up as a new demonstrator with the Digital+ Starter Kit for half-price.  If you want to know more about either of these let me know.

Now it is your turn to play with these colors – then go to the UDI blog and add your creation to the linky section.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • My Digital Studio software
  • Additional Digital Downloads: Textured card stock

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.

Some of my Bingo Players must be napping – or away on vacation with their families for the holidays – so for those of you still playing – we’ll keep going on the search for the winner of this never ending round of Bingo!

It’s BINGO TIME!  We are playing Round 6 of Monika’s Blog Bingo.  I have now filled group 7 and won’t be taking any more names right now – I”ll be taking a Bingo break after group 7 plays – I may play again in the future so I hope you will continue to visit my blog.   See this POST for more details on how to play and the previous winners.

And now for today’s piece – Here is piece #20 –the mug from Itty Bitty Bits stamp set (stamped in Chocolate Chip).

Anybody have Bingo?  Make sure you send me an email when you get your 5 in a row. 

Dragonfly Shirt Inspiration

I wore a shirt the other day that had dragonflies on it – Ryan asked if it was a Stampin’ Up! shirt.  I said “no”.  Then Greg said “well it sure does look like it would be a Stampin’ up! shirt”.  But it is not.  Since they seemed to think it looked so much like a Stampin’ Up! shirt I decided to try to recreate the design in a card.  I saw a card challenge on Lynn Pratt’s blog that I had wanted to try and with the shirt in my mind decided to combine the sketch idea with the color/theme of my shirt.

Here is the shirt that I had on.  I pulled out my Color Coach to determine what colors I wanted to use for my card.  The dragonflies seemed to be Tempting Turquoise and Sahara Sand, while the back ground was two tones of green.  I decided to use Garden Green and Wild Wasabi.

I used the sketch from the challenge I found which was a card base with a folded Top Note die-cut as the flap on the card.  When you lift this piece the message is underneath.

I decided to stamp the dragonflies on vellum paper using StazOn Black ink and then color them with my Stampin’ Write markers and cut them out.  I slightly curled the wings and tails and used a mini glue dot to attach them to my card. The dragonfly image is from the Nature’s Nest stamp set.

The swirl is from Baroque Motifs, and the “for you” and the words on the inside (which I didn’t take a picture of) are from the Great Friend stamp set.

I added some random splattering using my Color Spritzer Tool and the Garden Green marker – I miss my Itty Bitty Backgrounds splatter which would have worked well on this card too.  The shirt had little brad like things scattered throughout the design so I decided to add that too.  I used a few brads from the vintage set.

What do you think?  I’m not sure, but it does resemble the design and colors of the shirt and fits the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by today!