Holiday This & That Planner


Have you seen the Season of Style This & That Planner in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog?

I wasn’t sure about it just looking at it in the catalog.  But I bought one any way and it is really nice!!  I’m so glad I got it.  I’m working on filling in my calendars – there are 4 months – that gives me Oct, Nov, Dec and Jan!  Or you could start with Nov and go through Feb.  Or use it for more than one year – Nov/Dec for 2013 and Nov/Dec for 2014.  You can customize it for the way you want to use it.

At the Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat one of the optional projects was to decorate this planner – since the inside already has all the pre-printed pages we just added the decorations to the front cover.  This design was based on the one shown at Convention over the summer.

Here is what was added to decorate the cover –

  • a piece of the Season of Style Designer Paper stack
  • a Cherry Cobbler piece cut with the large scallop circle in the Circles Framelits die set
  • Cherry Cobbler’s Bakers Twine tied around the cover and into a large loopy bow – TIP – cut a notch on the side of the cover to slide the twine into so it doesn’t slip out of place.
  • a half-piece of the Season of Style Designer Paper stack – cut into a flag
  • three paper doilies layered together
  • Expressions Thinlits “Merry” cut from Gumball Green card stock – TIP – use wax paper between the die and the card stock and run it back and forth a few times to get a really good cut on all the details
  • a bitty star punch of Cherry Cobbler card stock with a small rhinestone
  • a banner stamped with the word “Christmas”

And I thought I would list for you what all the pages are inside the journal.

  • a pocket page – with 2 envelopes
  • calendar section – with 4 months of calendars
  • cards section – 4 pages for card lists and 4 grid pages for designing the cards
  • decor section – 6 grid pages for design ideas
  • gifts & packaging section – 4 pages for family gifts and 2 grid pages, 2 pages for friend gifts and 2 grid pages, 2 pages for neighbors & such gift ideas and 2 grid pages
  • Entertaining section – guests, menu, to do and shopping lists for 3 events plus grid pages for each
  • a pocket page

All the pages are thick and sturdy and the front and back cover are chipboard.

Get it soon and put it to use!  You can order it in my online store along with the coordinating Washi Tape and Stickers.




Make A Wish

make-a-wishThis is my  version of a card I found on Pinterest.  I made a few changes but it is generally the same.  I think it make’s a great masculine birthday card.

  • Daffodil Delight card base
  • Basic Gray layer – embossed with the Chevron Embossing Folder
  • Some flags made from the Epic Day Designer Series paper
  • Make a Wish from the stamp set called Make a Wish – it is stamped in Basic Gray on Whisper White card stock
  • Stamped the splatter from the Paper Pumpkin Welcome kit in the background in Daffodil Delight
  • Attach to the Basic Gray layer
  • Tie a piece of Basic Gray stitched ribbon around

A fun card that would be easy to create with any of the designer papers in a variety of colors!

Thanks for visiting today!


Swaps from my team meeting

These are the swaps from the team meeting I had last weekend.  So any great ideas from my downline, adopted downline and sidelines – I love getting together with all of these ladies!  Lots of new products are featured!  I’m going to list with each caption the new products that were used on the card.

Anne's swap

Anne’s swap – new In-Colors


Cindy's swap

Cindy’s swap – Gingham Garden Designer Paper, Really Good Greetings stamp set


Diane's swap

Diane’s swap – Flower Shop stamp set, Pansy Punch, Deco Labels Framelits, Bermuda Bay



Laree's swap

Laree’s swap – Mosaic Madness stamp set, Mosaic punch, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, also some new colors



Leishman's swap

Leishman’s swap – Mosaic Madness embossing folder, Simply Pressed Clay and molds


Lisa's swap

Lisa’s swap – Gingham Garden designer paper, Simply pressed clay and molds, Banner Greetings stamp set


Sue's swap

Sue’s swap – Epic Day This & That Designer paper – this one is a fancy fold – the front square tucks under the rose to hold it shut


Monika's swap

Monika’s swap – Banner Greetings stamp set, Epic Day This & That Washi tape

I hope that holds you for a few days for some creative ideas.

Have a great weekend!








Q&A – How can I capture all of our family summer fun?

Summer Scrapbooking

 Q&AQ: How can I capture all of our family summer fun?

A: Some of us like camping, some like the beach, and others prefer a luxury hotel and room service. Scrapbooking is kind of the same. We all have different likes and needs. The great thing is that Stampin’ Up! has a solution for us all, even you! Check out the options and see which one fits you and your family best.

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Quick & Informal

This and That Journals are perfect if you want to capture your memories on the go. They are designed so you can add thoughts, photos, brochures, tickets, and other tidbits as you go. Pack a small bag with a Stampin’ Write Marker or two, your This and That Journal, Remember This and That Rotary Stamp, coordinating Designer Stickers, and Washi Tape, and you’ll have everything you need! Since you can add thoughts and memories right away, you can return from a getaway with your journal complete and ready to share! Since it’s informal, you’ll cherish having other family members jot down some of their thoughts and favorite moments to share, too.

This and That Product Line

Epic Day This And That Designer StickersEpic Day This And That Designer Washi TapeRemember This And That Rotary Stamp

This And That Epic Day JournalThis And That Epic Day Designer Series PaperHung Up Cute Clips

Digital Diva

My Digital Studio is perfect for our digital world. You take your digital photos (lots of them!), download them to your computer, and then create! No need to print and crop. For the quickest results, just add your photos into any one of our many gorgeous artist-designed photobook templates. Customize it with your journaling and you are done. Even with our great templates you are in control. Add, move, or delete any of the elements as you wish. Have more time and want more customization? Simply make your own photobook using your favorite papers, stamps, and embellishments. You’ll be impressed with the quality and pricing of our print services. One of the often overlooked features of digital crafting is that it is easy to replicate. Need more copies of a photobook as a gift? No problem. The dog ate your photobook or your kids spilled red punch on it – no worries. You can reprint your projects anytime! Photobooks, journals, calendars, and more await your digital creativity!

Digital Diva Sample

Places I've Been Swatchbook Template -- Digital Download

Give Me a Year

Calendar scrapbooking is a great solution if you want to share a highlight of memories from the year. You can quickly pick one (or a few) favorite pictures from each month. Add them to the calendar page for that month and you’ll have a collection of photos that gives a great overview of your year and family memories. Calendars can be created traditionally or with My Digital Studio. Using My Digital Studio, you have the choice of artist-designed calendar templates, complete customization, or somewhere in-between. These calendars are useful, you can enjoy them each day, and they make fantastic gifts that your family and friends will look forward to receiving each year!

CalendarsTea for Two Easel Calendar TemplateLive The Day Easel Calendar Template -- Digital Download

2013 Month By Month Calendar Template -- Digital Download2011 Pennant Desktop Calendar Kit Digital DownloadBest Day 2013 Easel Calendar Template -- Digital Download


Traditional Rules

The world of traditional scrapbooking hasn’t changed – only grown! Maybe you love the hands-on approach of cropping photos, layering papers, and handwritten journaling combined to create scrapbooks that honor and share your special memories. If so, don’t worry, you can still use our great quality, archival, acid- and lignin-free Designer Series Paper and card stock to make your 12” x 12”, 8-1/2” x 11”, 8” x 8”, 6” x 6”, or other size scrapbooks. Create beautiful backgrounds with Stampin’ Around Wheels, create titles in any color with alphabet stamps, journal with coordinating Stampin’ Write Markers, add character with stamps, and finish it all off with the perfect embellishments. These scrapbooks become cherished works of art full of the love with which they were made.

Digital Diva Sample

Create a Cupcake Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!Cupcake PunchBrights 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock
Enjoy the Journey

However you decide to scrapbook, enjoy the journey! Set time aside on a weekly or monthly basis so you can scrapbook the memories while they are fresh. Contact me today with questions. If you are thinking of becoming a Digital Diva, get our free 30-day trial of My Digital Studio here. Let me help you get started!

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The Best Things in Life

We are counting down the days – 8 more days left to order from the 2012-2013 Stampin’ Up! catalog – June 3rd is the final day.  Remember that stamp sets will be available until the last day but the accessories and Stampin’ Around wheels are only available while supplies last.  You can see the most current list by checking out my website online store and look under the category Retiring Products.


This card actually has some Spring Catalog and Sneak peek items – not really anything from the retired list.  The Silver Designer Buttons and Feel Goods stamp set are from the Spring catalog.  I thought this was a fun way to use the new Washi Tape from the This & That collection that will be coming in the new catalog.  Just put strips across the card and then stamp directly on top of them – something fairly bold like the Feel Goods stamp set.

Don’t forget my special offer going on right now for anyone placing an order through my online store – it’s almost over.  Read more about it HERE.

Thanks for visiting today!


This & That Memory Jar

I love this project – it is a memory jar.  Throughout the year you right down all the things big and small and put them in the jar.  Then at the end of the year you can pull them all out and see all that happened in one year. You could add tickets stubs from events that you attend throughout the year.  Or other little pieces of memorabilia.


I think this project would be easy to adapt to a variety of things – how about wishes for a couple getting married or advice for a new mother, or baby’s memories from their first year.  I used several pieces from the new This & That product line.  Here are some more details and photos –

  • Cut a strip of the Epic Day This & That Designer Series paper to wrap around the jar and use the Washi Tape to secure it in the back.
  • Punch a circle of the Designer paper to cover the lid – for my jar the 2-1/2 circle was the right size.  For a wide mouth jar I think the 3″ circle Bigz Die is the right size.
  • Tie a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the jar – folding a paper doily in half and over one pass of the twine and let the rest of the twine go over the top of it holding it against the jar.  Tie a bow.
  • Punch a Blossom Punch from Calypso Coral card stock.  Using the matching piercing template, pad, and piercing tool to pierce around the flower.
  • Punch a piece of Pool Party card stock with the 1-1/4″ Scalloped Circle punch.
  • Punch a piece of Calypso Coral card stock with the 1″ Circle punch.
  • Stamp an image from the A Round Array stamp set with Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White card stock and punch out with the 7/8″ Scallop circle punch.
  • Color a Jumbo Rhinestone with a turquoise colored permanent marker to make it a light blue color.
  • Layer all those piece to create the flower focal point for the front of the jar.  Add to the front of the jar with Stampin’ Dimensionals.memory-jar-close-up
  • Use the Epic Day Rotary Stamp to stamp the word Remember – punch out with the Word Window punch and add to the front of the jar.
  • Add a silver button with a glue dot.
  • Tie some Baker’s Twine through the large Faceted Button and add to the front of the jar with glue dots.
  • I printed out the poem and cut it down and then layered it on a piece of Basic Gray card stock.  I attached this to the back of the jar with some of the Washi tape.memory-jar-back
  • Inside the jar – I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock into 16 pieces (just 1/2 it, then 1/2 each of those, and 1/2 each of those, etc.)  – I used one for the stamping on the front of the jar and the rest go inside the jar.  Cut more card stock when you fill those up.  memory-jar-inside
  • I decorated a clothes pin with the Washi tape and clipped the blank cards to it.
  • As you fill out one of the cards you can use the rotary stamp to add a date and/or message to each card.  Read on for some tips with the rotary stamp.memory-cards

I did some practicing with the rotary stamp and have a few tips that you might want to try.

  • I used a marker to color the stamp or parts of the stamp that I wanted to use.
  • Use a tissue or piece of paper towel sprayed with some stamp cleaner to clean the part that you used.  I think this works better than trying to clean it on our big stamp cleaner.  I just wiped it off when I was done.  You don’t want to turn the dial and forget to clean it so just do it right away after you stamp.
  • Since each dial rotates individually I found that there was some unevenness across the stamp if you were using the whole thing – a saying and the full date – sometimes one section wouldn’t stamp – if you use the Stampin’ Pierce mat under your paper it worked better.
  • practice some on scrap paper so you get the feel for stamping it straight and not leaning one way or the other.
  • these are some of the things that helped me – hope they work for you.

The idea for this project came from one of the Stampin’ Up! designers.  I hope you love it!  I sure do!

Thanks for visiting today.