Thursday, November 10, 2011

Forever Friends

This has been a hard page for me to scrapbook. When we decided to move to be closer to grandchildren, I didn't realize how hard it would be on me to say good-bye to my dear, dear friends back in SD. We shared lots of tears, and this picture was taken after we had been crying, so you will notice our red eyes and noses from our tears. Oh what dear friends and how I miss them! I guess you could call this page therapy for me! Thank you Ellie and Susan for all the years you've just loved me for me, for all the years of praying me through the struggles of everyday life, and for all the years of being my best friends! I love you dearly and cherish our friendship. I know that even though miles separate us now, that we will be Forever Friends!
Here's a couple of close ups for the details on the page.

I added a hidden journal piece that slides out of the side of the picture. I just had too much to say about our friendship to fit it into just a couple of sentences!

I wrote out my journaling, then printed it on my journaling block and can hide it behind and read it only when I want a good cry! I lifted the picture off the page with dimensionals to make the journaling easy to pull out  and will slit the page protector to let it be pulled through easily.
Here's a list of the ingredients for you:
Stamps: Digital Letter It ( a digital download I purchased for my Digital Design Studio that I can print out in different sizes and any of the Stampin' Up! colors)
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP, Pool Party
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake for sponging the edges
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Sponges, Dimensionals, Victoria Crochet Trim, Antique Brads, Extra Large Oval Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Snail Adhesive, Soft Suede Marker

I certainly have felt the need to write down all my thoughts about this special friendship that I share. Don't let those memories get lost! Write them down and put them in a scrapbook!
Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Let It Snow!

Faith loves the snow so much! When it was snowing last week, she stood at the window and said, "Snow harder! I want to go sledding!" The scrapbook page I made yesterday is with pictures that were taken in Feb of this year of her playing in the snow, so no, it hasn't snowed that much here yet! Sledding will have to wait for another day!
Did you figure out that the tall snowman on the end with the snowflake and dot of paper is my exclamation point? Now that I've told you, I hope you can see it! Here's a close up of it.
When I cut the letters with my Big Shot, I also cut them out of a piece of the cardboard that comes in the back of the DSP papers. I always save those to recycle them. It adds a little lift to the letters and to the backs of my snowmen. Here's the ingredients list for you.
Ingredients: Stamp Set: Snow Much Fun
Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue 12 x 12 cardstock, Brights Designer Series Paper Pack, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue for shading
Accessories: Markers to color the snowmen, sponge daubers, Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet, Alphabet Simple Letters, Big Shot,Snail adhesive, dimensionals

The whole page went together pretty quickly. Remember, scrapbooking isn't about being caught up or how far behind you are, it's about DOING it!  So dig out those photos and get started again!
Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Another free digital download!

Because the Digital downloads were so successful, Stampin' up! is offering one more freebie! It's a Christmas download! How fun! Remember that you don't have to My Digital Studio to use them, but can download them to your other programs you may already have. I do love My Digital Studio! And I love Stampin' Up! for freebies!! Just visit and download yours today!
I'm working today on some scrapbook pages and getting ready for the class coming up on the 19th. RSVP today to save your spot!
Happy Stampin' Day!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pines and Poinsettias

What a fun weekend we had! We made cards on Saturday for an awesome Christmas workshop! We made three different cards and I had a fourth one ready to go, but we just plain ran out of time.  A couple of the ladies hadn't stamped before, so I had so much fun starting from the beginning and showing them how easy and fun stamping can be! They loved it!! I know they will be joining us again for the next one. What even makes it better, is that I put the order together last night and it's already heading our direction! WOW! That's a new record I think! FAST! Better yet, since I've moved to Elko, there's only one day that we have to wait for it!! YIPPEE!! I love it when UPS shows up to the door...especially if it's with a Stampin' Up! order. Here's another beautiful Christmas card:

Ingredients: Stamp Set Pines and Poinsettias, Season of Joy
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Crumb Cake
Accessories: Chocolate Chip marker, Always Artichoke marker, Cherry Cobbler marker, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Cherry Quilted Stain Ribbon, Big Shot, Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Extra Large Oval Punch, Snail adhesive, Dimensionals
The inside was stamped with the same pine cones as the front and inked with the markers. The front panel was scored with the Simply Scored Scoring tool at 1 1/4" intervals (the Very Vanilla card front measures 3 3/4" x  5"), then touched with the Crumb Cake ink pad for the direct to paper technique.  The cones and pine boughs remind me of the Black Hills and all those pine trees! These are the best kind though... they don't have to be raked up! Love this card!
Faith and I made paper snowflakes today and taped them to the window. I haven't made paper snowflakes for years! We stamped the Serene Snowflakes randomly over them in different colors of blue ink. What another fun project to do with a little one.
Get stamping time in today...even if it's to make paper snowflakes!
Happy Stampin'!