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I’m back from the beach – it was a wonderful week spent with family, just relaxing on the beach, reading, telling stories, and making memories.   I’m fully refreshed and ready to get to swap making – only a little over 2 weeks until I’m in SLC for Stampin’ Up!’s convention!  I’m so excited.

I was looking through some of my favorite blogs for ideas for my Destin pictures.   I really like this father’s day album on Candace’s blog.  I think it would make a great small album for my cousin that got married this week.  There are so many ways you could modify this!  I absolutely love it!  As soon as my swaps are done, I’m going to be trying my hand at this one!

I like the layout of this scrapbook page she did as well.  I can already imagine some of our beach pics displayed this way.

Candace's Scrapbook page

Candace's Scrapbook page

I’m off to stamp some – I’m itching to get inky again!  I’ll be working on Convention Swaps!  I can’t wait!

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I really enjoyed working on my mom’s memory album.  I can’t wait to show you a couple more of my favorite pages from her book.

Carshow 2 pg Layout

Carshow 2 pg Layout

My folks like to go to carshows, so this layout showcases some of their favorite cars they’ve een at different shows they’ve attended.  I used the retired Bold Bright buttons and some stickers that are non-SU.  The background is Creamy Caramel, the photo mats are basic black.

Here’s a close up of each page. . . ..

Car Show Left side page

Car Show Left side page

I really like the car turned sideways with the flames shooting out the tailpipe, almost like it’s going to drive off the page.

Car Show Right Side Page

Car Show Right Side Page

This page shows the time we lived in Austin, TX.  We were only there for a year,  but it was memorable.

The Austin Page

The Austin Page

I used the set Organic Grace (a retired hostess set) for the images which I stamped in Perfect Plum.  I used Certainly Celery Ribbon from Sale-A-Bration.  The title is chip board sponged with Certainly Celery Ink.

I hope you enjoyed these scrapbooking pages.  Looking at them makes me want to scrap something right now. . . . .

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I recently completed a memory album for my mom and step dad’s 25th wedding anniversary.   When I started thinking about sharing some of the pages from the album, the old Eddie Rabbitt song “Drivin’ my life away” popped into my head and just seemed so appropriate.  We did drive 10 hours to get there, and I did feel like I was scrappin my life away while I was working on this labor of love.

I try to stick to SU stuff on my projects, but this album has a few non-SU peices.    We’ll start with my Mom’s 2 pg layout – It uses my favorite Su color BAJA BREEZE and that awesome DSP Parisian Breeze both of which are retiring this month.

Mom's 2pg Layout, 25th Anniversary Album

Mom's 2pg Layout, 25th Anniversary Album

I used a flower and half pearl from the pretties kit and a Baja Breeze button for the flower and layered it on a satin baja breeze ribbbon.  I used this layout to showcase different times in mom’s life and the text portion is a list of her likes and favorites.

Courting and Engagement Pages

Courting and Engagement Pages

In this layout, I used the Parisian Breeze DSP again wtih Sahra Sand mats for the pictures.  The background is pacific point and I used the same flower and ribbon as the precious layout.     I also added some Baja Breeze Corduroy buttons on this one.

Well, that’s enough for today!   Check back on Sunday for a few more of my favorites from the memory album!

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I promised that today I would share the entire Birthday Scrapbook spread that I did in honor of my nephew’s 4th birthday.

We really did have sooo much fun at his party.  It was at the local firehouse and the kids got to climb on the firetruck and blare the siren.   They had a blast!

The left side of this 2 pg spread is Connor blowing out the candles on his birthday cake.

Blowing out the Candles

Blowing out the Candles

I used our 12×12 Barely Banana Textured cs as the base for the page.  The pictures are matted on Ballet Blue.  The presents are stamped on Whisper White and matted on real red.   For the balloons, I stamped them in Ballet Blue, Certainly Celery and Real Red on Whisper White cs and cut them out.  I used dimensionals to raise one of the balloons in each group.  I used my Basic Black marker to draw the balloon strings.   Then I stamped a heart in real red on whisper white (yes, the heart is part of the set!), cut it out and attached it with 2 way glue onto the junction of the balloon strings.  I stamped a couple of additional hearts around the balloons as well.  The cupcake has a real red bottom and ballet blue icing.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the images, and cut them out as 1 peice after stamping them.  The candles are stamped and individually cut out – the candle is certainly celery, the outline of the flame is real red, and the inside is colored with Barely Banana.  I used Ballet Blue and Certainly Celery in alternating letters to stamp the sentiment “Make a wish” on whisper white cs.  I mounted the sentiment onto a scalloped oval punched from Certainly Celery.

And now . . . .  .the right side of this spread!   He had so much fun when they let him hold the hose.  I had my camera set to take rapid fire photos, which meant I got lots of great expressions – I used my favorites on this page.

Birthdays Are Fun!

Birthdays Are Fun!

For this page, again I started with the 12×12 Barely Banana Textured cs.  I added a large rectangle of real red to the top left corner and another rectangle of certainly celery to the bottom right corner.   The I added a 5.5 inch wide strip of ballet blue across the center of the page.   The balloons were made the same way as the ones on the other page.  And the green square is where I’m going to add my journaling.

I hope you enjoyed these pages!  Isn’t my nephew sooo cute?  I don’t think I’m biased at all!

Don’t forget, Big Bold Birthday is about to retire on June 30th – so if you need this set in your collection – contact me today to order it.

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Welcome to Port of Call #12 on Stampin’ Addicts 2009 Bon Voyage Blog Hop!

Here we explore Stampin’ Up!’s really fun set Big Bold Birthday .

The first attraction at Port 12 is this wonderful scrapbook page.  The pictures are from my nephew’s 4th birthday party at a firehouse.  He and all the boys were dressed in their firemen jackets and hats.  It was sooo cute.    This page shows him blowing out the candles on his cake which is perfect for the set Big Bold Bithday!

Blowing out the Candles

Blowing out the Candles

Below is a quick run down of what I used in making this page.  Be sure to check back on Wednesday when I’ll post the facing page that coordinates with this one  and share more details on some of the little touches on the page.

Cardstock:  Barely Banana Textured cs, Ballet Blue cs, Real Red cs, Certainly Celery cs; Stamp set:  Big Bold Birthday; Ink:  Ballet Blue, Certainly Celery, Real Red,  Barely Banana, Basic Black.  Accessories:  Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch.

Our second attraction is a favor box for some lucky kid’s birthday party!   This was a lot of fun to make.  I can just imagine it filled with candy and small toys.   The card in the back has space to right each child’s name so that you can use it as a placecard as well.   On Thursday I’ll be posting the details on how to make this lovely box!

Birthday Party Favor Box

Birthday Party Favor Box

Here’s the recipe for this project:    Paper – Bashful Blue Textured cs, Whisper White cs, Brilliant Blue cs.   Ink:  YoYo Yellow, Brilliant Blue, Green Galore, Real Red, Basic Black.  Stamp Set:  Big Bold Birthday, Oval All.  Accessories:  Scalloped Envelope Die,  Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch.

Our next attractions are a couple of cards using this set – It seems obvious that you can make a birthday card with the set, so I thought it would be fun to do something a little  different.  The first card is a get well card.

Balloon Get Well Soon Card

Balloon Get Well Soon Card

The Get Well Soon Card uses the following supplies:  Stamp Set – Big Bold Birthday,  Always in my thoughts.  Paper:  Certainly Celery cs, Real Red cs, Whisper White cs.  Ink:  Real Red, Ballet Blue, YoYo Yellow, Certainly celery.

The second card is a thank you card!   I think it’s perfect for a kid to use to say thank you for a birthday gift.

Presents Thank You Card

Presents Thank You Card

The Thank you card uses these items:  Stamp Sets – Big Bold Birthday, Fundamental Phrases.  Paper – Ballet Blue, YoYo Yellow, Real Red, Whipser White.  Ink – Certainly Celery, Ballet Blue, YoYo Yellow, Real Red.

I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit here at port of call #12. Please come back after the tour is over for more information on these projects.

Sorry  the tour is over now, so the links have been removed.  I hope you enjoyed the hop!




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Welcome to stop #14  on Stampin’ Addicts Parade of Papers Blog Hop, showcasing the beautiful Designer Series Papers from Stampin’ Up! You may have just arrived  from Comeka’s blog  or this may be your first stop.  Either way, the links will take you in a circle and you’ll end up back where you began.  But remember, these links will disappear at midnight on Sunday night!  Be sure to bookmark or subscribe to the blogs you love!  You’ll find the link to the next blog at the end of this post.

I’m excited to be featuring the beautiful Rainbow Sherbert Designer Series Paper.  It coordinates with Apricot Appeal, Green Galore, Gable Green, and Tempting Turquoise.   Here’s a quick peek of the paper!

Rainbow Sherbert DSP

Rainbow Sherbert DSP

Since May is National Scrapbooking Month, it’s only right that the first project I share is a 2 pg 12×12 scrapbook layout.  The pictures are of Christin and Wyatt playing at Nana’s house – hence the title  “Sunday Drivin’ at Nana’s”

Left side 12x12 layout

Left side 12x12 layout

Right side 12x12 layout

Right side 12x12 layout

These pages were so much fun to make.   I have a sneaky suspicion that there may be some discussion at NaNa’s house about who gets to keep these pages!

Recipe:  Paper:  Rainbow Sherbert DSP, Pacific Point Textured cardstock, Gable Green, Green Galore , Apricot Appeal and Tempting Turquoise cardstock.   Ink:  Versamark, Green Galore.  Accessories:  Very Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, White Embossing powder, scallop circle punch,  3/16″ corner rounder, Aqua glitter from Fine Supernova Stampin’ Glitter.  Big Shot:  Birds & Blooms, Swirly, Billboard.  Stamps:  Warm Words, Best Wishes & More,  Petal Pizzazz, Darling Dots.

Next up is a wonderful CD photo album inspired by Maureen Henry.  This would make a great gift!  You can attach a few favorite pictures and include a DVD of the event they were taken at or a music CD .

Front view of CD Photo Album

Front view of CD Photo Album

inside of CD photo album

inside of CD photo album

I love how this turned out.  It really makes me think of summer!

Recipe:  Paper:  Rainbow Sherbert DSP, Pacific Point Textured cardstock,  Green Galore, Apricot Appeal, Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White cardstock.  Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Versamark.   Accessories:  Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, 1/2″ circle punch,  lg oval punch, scallop oval punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Very Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Velcro Circles (non SU).  Big Shot:  Birds & Blooms,  Beautiful Butterflies. Stamps:  Warm Words.

One of my fellow demonstrators, Lyssa (who’s also participating in this blog hop), inspired me to try something I haven’t done before:  A modified picture frame.  I picked up a plain, boring chipboard frame at my local craft store, and I ended up with this lovely picture frame, sporting a picture of the beautiful Christin.

Picture frame

Picture frame

Recipe:  Paper:  Rainbow Sherbert DSP, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise and Apricot Appeal cardstock.  Ink:  Green Galore, Versamark.  Accessories: White Embossing Powder, 3/16″ corner rounder.  Big Shot:  Birds & Blooms. Stamps:  Warm Words.

Finally, what set of projects would be complete without a card?  To be more precise, a set of thank you cards using Rainbow Sherbert DSP!  These cards are really very easy and quick to make!

Thank You Card Set

Thank You Card Set

Recipe:  Paper:  Rainbow Sherbert DSP, Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise, Appricot Appeal, and Green Galore cardstock.  Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green, Green Galore and Apricot Appeal.  Accessories:  Apricot Appeal Brads from Soft Subtles Brads.  Big Shot:  Birds &  Blooms.  Stamps:  Flight of the Butterfly, Petal Pizzazz, Fundamental Phrases.

Well, I hope you fell in love with the Rainbow Sherbert Designer Series Paper as much I have – there’s no better time than right now to stock up on Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and Textured Card stock with their Buy 3, Get 1 Free Sale – be sure to check with your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for details.

To see another of the beautiful Designer Series Papers on this Parade of Paper Blog Hop, now go to Twila’s blog. Enjoy the rest of your blog hopping and don’t forget that all the Parade of Paper links will be broken at midnight on Sunday, May 10!  I hope you will be inspired by all the creative projects and beautiful scrap pages and cards. Also, be sure to check out the Stampin’ Addicts website – Positively Creative!

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