Monday, October 26, 2009

Scrapbook Layouts featuring Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper and the "Deal of the Week"

I went to a scrapbooking crop this weekend and had a wonderful time. I was able to have creative "me" time....something I have had very little of since our move back home this past summer.

As usual, I put off getting things ready to take to the crop until the very last minute. I found myself running around like a chicken with it's head cut off (don't you love Southern trying to decide which pictures, papers, embellishments and so on to take with me. I was getting quite frustrated, so I decided to do it a little different this time.

As you will notice, there are no pictures on my layout. I grabbed papers and embellishments that were appropriate for Fall and Thanksgiving and decided to just go with my creative flow. I didn't take a single picture with me to the crop.

This is the first time I have created a layout without choosing the pictures first, and I must say that I found it very liberating doing it this way. It gave me free reign to just be creative and not worry whether the pictures coordinate with everything.

I am sure once my Thanksgiving/Fall pictures are developed after the holidays that everything will match just fine.

The papers I used are from the Autumn Meadows Designer Series paper (Item #116769, $9.95) which can be found on page 13 of the Holiday Mini.

I absolutely love, love, love the colors in this paper!!

Okay, so here's a challenge for you....try creating a layout without pictures. I bet you will find that it gives you creative freedom too.

The beautiful Autumn Splendor stamp set (Item #116503, $20.95) coordinates so well with this paper. I did not use this stamp set on my layouts because I don't own it yet, but it is definitely on my wish list. Once I have it I will be using it on the additional Fall pages I will be making. I still have tons of paper left over after doing 4 layouts!

The paper and the stamp set are both featured in the Holiday Mini catalog on page 13. Don't wait too long to order though. All items featured in the Holiday Mini are only available for sale through January 4th.

Click here to get yours before it's too late!

And now....drumroll is the last Deal of the Week:

Both the Pirate Party Kit (Item #116213) and the Princess Party Kit (Item # 116214) are on sale for $9.99. Regular price $15.95.

The Pirate kit contains products to create invitations, eye patches, banner, treasure boxes, and food toppers for eight.

The Princess kit contains products to create invitations, crowns, purse boxes, banner, and food toppers for eight.

Hurry, sale ends October 31st at 11:50pm Mountain Time.

Click here to order!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Join me to make holiday cards for the troops!

As I mentioned in my post on Sunday, I am hosting a holiday card-making event for Operation Write Home. I will be doing this on October 29th, 6-8pm. If you would like to participate, please email me at for directions.

Please bring the following items with you: Holiday themed scrapbook paper and coordinating cardstock, trimmer, adhesive, and embellishments of your choice. I will provide holiday themed stamp sets, ink, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, and chalks for you to use on your cards.

Because this is a charity event, no fee will be charged. Snacks will be provided.

Hope you can join me :)

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Join a Worthy Cause - Operation Write Home

I came across an organization called Operation Write Home today on Facebook. After reading their blog, I have been inspired to make cards for this worthy cause.

Here is their mission statement:

To support our nation's armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

I need to iron out the details, but I plan on holding an event before the end of this month to make cards for the troops in time for the holidays. If you live in or near Ouachita Parish and would like to make cards for the troops as well, please visit my blog again on Monday. I will have the details of when/where posted here then.


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Monday, October 5, 2009

Great Holiday Card Display Ideas from

I found these Holiday Card display ideas over at Better Homes & Garden's website. Aren't they gorgeous. I think the ladder display is my favorite. They have more display ideas on their site. Click here if you would like to check them out.

Have a great day!

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Create your own custom blog posting signature.

Just testing my new blog posting signature to see if it works. Let me know if you like it. I think the heart graphic is very pretty and feminine, but I would like your opinions as well. Please comment on this post and tell me what you think.

If you would like to add a signature to your blog posts, visit Isabella Snow's HubPages where you will find easy-to-follow instructions.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Deal of the Week is back, plus other great promotions!

**** Deal of the Week is Back ****

Throughout October, get all-new Deals of the Week—with select products up to 50% off! See below for this week’s Deals of the Week:





Regular Price

Sale Price

October 1, midnight (MT) through October 12 (9:50 AM)



Trio Flower punch





5-Petal Flower punch





My Way punch



Visit my Online Store today to take advantage of these great offers! Bookmark this blog and be sure to visit each Monday throughout October to see the new Deal of the Week.

Sweet Rewards

Creativity goes digital with My Digital Studio™, Stampin' Up!s exclusive software studio. With My Digital Studio, creating cards, photo albums, scrapbooks, and more has never been easier!

From October 1 - November 30, you can get the all-new My Digital Studio software for 50% off when you host a $400 workshop! Plus, get any one item from the Holiday 2009 Mini Catalog for just $10 when you host a $250 workshop.

Contact me today to schedule your workshop!

Digital+ Starter Kit

With the introduction of My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up! is now offering an all-new business opportunity with the Digital+ Starter Kit. Priced at just $185, the Digital+ Starter Kit contains

  • My Digital Studio software
  • Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads®
  • Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin' Write® markers
  • Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals®
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive®
  • Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)

Combining My Digital Studio with traditional embellishments and other Stampin' Up!® products allows you to not only effectively showcase hybrid projects, but also demonstrate projects using non-digital elements. If you would like to sign up as a demonstrator and purchase this new kit, go to my Stampin' Up! website. Once you're there, click on "join now" and you'll be able to fill in your application and pay via credit card. You'll need my password: scrappinheaven.