April 28, 2009

Monkey For You

Last card from Michigan!

This Sock Monkey card was used to showcase the Stampin' Dimensionals. Both the main image and the sentiment are popped up. Mr. Sock Monkey was colored using my favorite technique - watercoloring with ink and the aquapainter!

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April 21, 2009

Monochromatic Beauty

All Michigan Retreat participants received a monochromatic kit that includes two coordinating card stock colors, 6x6 sheet of designer paper, ribbon, and brads,buttons or eyelets.

These two cards were the samples shown for the kits. Both cards were made with kits ingredients only and the God's Beauty stamp set.

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April 16, 2009

Dimensionals on a Scrapbook Page

Another gift for the Michigan participants was a sheet of Stampin' Dimensionals. Although dimensionals are often thought of when it comes to cardmaking, the work great on scrapbook pages!

This page uses the dimensionals to pop up the stamped and cut out footballs (Just Football Stamp Set). In real life it gives the page alot of dimension.

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April 14, 2009

Die Cut Blooms

This card was used to showcase the die cut blooms given to the Michigan participants. I used the Fresh Cuts and Sanded stamp sets along with Kraft and Always Artichoke cardstock.

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April 09, 2009

Bridge Technique

These scrapbook pages all showcase a technique I call the Bridge Technique that was taught as a class in Michigan. I learned it from the Scrapbook Lounge on crafttvweekly.com a long time ago. Although this site has since closed, some of the episodes are on UTube. However, I have not been able to find this particular episode. It was taught as a way to make a suspension bridge on a scrapbook page.

When I saw the idea I first thought of a fishing net, hence the top scrap page. Then I used it on the used it as a net for my Easter eggs and the net that released my son when he got his driver's license.

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April 07, 2009


These two cards were samples for the ribbon give-a-way. I wanted to show some nontraditional ways to use ribbon - ways other than bows, knots, etc.

The first card used pink scraps to make a flower. I attached the scraps to a punched circle and trimmed them to make the flower.I finished the flower center with a So Saffron button . The stem is a piece of green from my scrap stash.

The second card uses a piece of satin ribbon that is adhered to a punched circle on the bottom and then topped with another punched circle. The stem was hand cut and the leaves were oval punched, scored and inked.

If you click on these pictures you will get a bigger picture for a closer look.

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April 06, 2009

April Stampin' Up! Promotion

During the month of April, order $40 from the Occasions Mini Catalog and choose one free item from page 208 of the big catalog. Below is a thumbnail look at the free stamp choices.

You may view the Occasions mini by clicking on the button in the right hand sidebar---->

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April 02, 2009


This scrapbook page is so much prettier in real life! The tempting turquoise piece was stamped with black and the black piece (all though you cannot see it) was stamped with tempting turquoise using the Pick A Petal stamp set. I scalloped the edge of the black piece using the Scalloped Edge Punch.

The vellum title was stamped with Whisper White pigment ink and "fastenated" with the fastenators we received in Michigan.

"Dance" was made by cutting letters out of chipboard on the cricut. I inked the letters with black and then coated them with crystal effects to make my own "epoxy type" letter stickers.

The other embellishments are from the pretties kit and leftover ribbon scraps.

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