Crushed Curry Mosaic Madness

Mosaic designs are all the rage in all sorts of media.

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I have seen DIY painting mosaic designs on your wall tutorials on Pinterest.  I have seen mosaic designs on tissue boxes.  I mean they are everywhere.  And of course, stamping.

This is a simple card base of Crushed Curry. A layer of Baked Brown Sugar was embossed on the lower half using the Modern Mosaic embossing folder.  The images were stamped with Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, and Rose Red and punched with the coordinating Mosaic punch.  Don’t you just love bundles? Not only does everything go together, there is also a 15% discount.  The banner is a layer of Bermuda Bay and Very Vanilla.  I sponged a little Crushed Curry on the the vanilla layer.  Stamped a sentiment from Petite Pairs and tahdah a quick thank you card. Don’t forget the rhinestone for a dash of bling.

Supplies to make this card:

  • # 129984 Modern Mosaic Embosiing Folder
  • # 132734 (w) 132733 (c) Mosaic Madness Bundle -Stamp Set & Punch
  • #128706 (w) # 122497 (c) Petite Pairs
  • # 131163 Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock
  • # 131174 Baked Brown Sugar Ink Pad
  • # 131199 Crushed Curry Card Stock
  • # 131173 Crushed Curry Ink Pad
  • # 126954 Rose Red Ink Pad
  • # 131197 Bermuda Bay Card Stock
  • # 131171 Bermuda Bay Ink Pad
  • # 101650 Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • # 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • # 112439 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

Summer Memories Q&A


Q: 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 Software

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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Fathers Day/Summer Scrapbook Page

Here is a page I did for my June stamp club.  This was inspired by a card made by my “stamping sister” Connie Staples at a downline meeting.  She made a great

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little card with a BBQ grill on it that said Happy Father’s Day.  Well, it was almost Father’s Day when we met for stamp club, so I switched it up to a scrapbook page and incorporated a new alphabet stamp set.  I used the word Father because it didn’t use the same letter twice and I was trying to think of something simple for my ladies to use. Once there one of the ladies said “you could have turned the ‘w’ upside down and had it say SUMMER”.  Oh, if only I was that clever.

Anyhow, here how I made a fun scrapbook page using punches.  I love finding more ways to use punches since they are an investment.  I started off with an 8″x8″ Soft Sky background.  Added and 8″x2″ strip of Pear Pizzazz and snipped it across the top with my scissors. The grill is punched with the 1 3/4″ circle punch out of Basic Black. The grilling surface and legs are punched with the Word Window Punch from Smokey Slate card stock.  Also, the Word Window Punch was double punched from Basic Black.**  If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you will see a little handle on the grill and a little red hamburger, those are just scraps of the Smokey Slate and Real Red card stock cut using the Holiday Ornament Framelit set.  It’s just a piece of the top of any ornament in that set.  Or if you have the top of the retired ornament punch, that will work too. Finally, I used my paper piercer and mat to add mini brads to give it the look of hardware.  You know how men like their version of bling :)  Oops, I forgot the verse.  I placed all the letters from the new ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Number set and inked them with a marker.  Different verses that could be placed on here are BBQ, SUN IN THE FUN,  SUMMER FUN or maybe even MY DAD.

** Double punched refers to punching a shape once and reinserting part of the punched piece back into the punch and punching it again.  Note to self: make a video showing this.

This share was put off a little bit due to the fact my friends at VC Rocks are having a little blog hop featuring Punches, the Big Shot,  and Simply Scoring Tool.  I thought this project fit in perfectly with  that theme.  Feel free to check them out.  They are a group of very talented ladies.


Supplies to make this project:

  • # 119873 1 3/4″ Circle Punch
  • # 119869 1/2″ Circle Punch
  • # 119857 Word Window Punch
  • # 130565 ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers
  • # 131201 Pear Pizzazz Card Stock
  • # 131203  Soft Sky Card Stock
  • # 131202 Smoky Slate Card Stock
  • # 121045 Basic Black Card Stock
  • # 100082 Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
  • # 127816 Holiday Ornament Framelits
  • # 133439 Big Shot Die cutting Machine
  • # 122941 1/8″ Mini Brads
  • # 126199 Pierce Mat
  • # 126189 Paper-piercing Tool

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Keep Your Kids Busy All Summer!

chores and more

This weeks digital downloads will keep everyone busy this summer, even the kids. Let them develop  self esteem by earning check marks on their chore cards created using the Chores and More Designer Template.  You could even offer a prize or money if they get each spot checked off, or something special like a “play date with Mommy or Daddy”.

You can even let your kids color Designer Series Paper themselves if they are old enough to use the computer.  These days most kids are more computer savvy

Everybodys business

than adults- or maybe they’re just smarter than me :) With My Digital Studio, you can change the color of images if you like.  With Everybody’s Business Designer Series Paper, there are 12 designs made in grayscale that are just waiting to be colored.

memory mile stones

Do you have a brand new
baby? Memory Milestones Baby Photobook is just perfect for you then. Keep track of baby’s firsts and news worthy events that are happening in your little babies life.

Check out all these newest digital downloads here.

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Day Of Firsts

Today is a day of firsts for me.  First day of Summer Vacation, first day of 10 hour shifts, first day of part time blogging (I will now be posting 3 days a week) , first day of guest stampers.  Loni Holt is a very creative lady.  She can stamp, knit, sew, and many other things too.


Lonis tissue holder

Remember not too long ago, Stampin’ Up! sold fabric?  Well, look at what Loni made out of some small pieces.  A tissue holder.  Isn’t it just adorable?  Who wouldn’t love a pretty little tissue holder like this in their purse?  Loni even has directions to make one of these yourself.  I haven’t sewn for a LONG time but the directions seem straight forward enough that even a beginner sewer could make these as well.

So Thank You Loni for sharing this awesome project with me.  It was certainly happy mail.


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PS wish me luck today as it is my first day of 10 straight hours with a dozen children ages 4-9.  I will be lucky if I get to pee by myself-kuddos to all my daycare friends who do this all year round; I will be lucky to survive the summer.


Hash It Out Greeting Card Template

Here is this weeks newest digital downloads.  Quick, simple greeting cards can be created in just minutes with the Hash It Out Greeting Card Template.  Or design some projects with the romantic Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper.

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Do you prefer hexagons which are the hottest things going right now? The Summer Possiblities Kit might be for you.  Hexagons and red, white & blue designer series paper.



Do you like to organize or need help organizing all your craft supplies? You will

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want the new Label It Stamp Brush Set.  You can label all those draws, jars, shelves or anything else you can think of.

All of the downloads can be found here.  Want to try My Digital Studio before you buy it?  You can for 30 days absolutely free. Download it now. And you can start creating entire projects in just minutes.

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Last Day Of Second Grade

Today is the last day of school.  Do you remember I posted about this free digital download not too long ago?  I created this for an end of the school year project. Sorry I only took a photo from one angle-someday I will start to remember on 3D items to take photos from different angles.

last day of school packed for you

This was a super fast and easy project.  I would recommend looking at the photo online as you build it.  I forgot the pocket went in the front and mine is on the back.  However, you if don’t tell people you made a mistake, they’ll never know. :)

Add a few small note cards and a couple chocolates and you have a gift almost any teacher would love.  Maybe next year I’ll make some of these for the secretaries for secretary appreciation day.

Supplies needed to create this project:

  • # 134687 Packed For You Designer Template-Free Digital Download

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Mr. Big Shot

The day care I work for is almost ready for it’s summer program.  We are cleaning and organizing. Lately I have been working on cutting out letters and images with my Big Shot for the daycare bulletin boards.  What do you make with your Big Shot?  Do you think that you can only cut card stock with your Big Shot? Here is a list of all the items you can cut.

big_shot_materials copybig_shot_materials Download it and save it for later if you like.

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Day Off From Stamping

Today I am taking a day off from stamping.  I am spring cleaning.  I have cleaned out several bags of toys from my daughters room. Clothes that don’t fit because she is growing so much.  I have even worked on getting rid of things my husband and mine.

Next it is to tackle the garage.  Last but not least I will be cleaning out my stamp room.  I will be packing up all my stamps I don’t use/like any more. I am thinking of having a huge sale at the end of the of the summer or beginning of the school year.  Stay tuned.

Back to stamping tomorrow.

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Wildflower Meadow

A little before the new catalog was released, my upline had a get together to make cards with new items.  Everyone attending had to bring something.  Here is a card my stamping sister Dianne designed and had us create as well.

wildmeadow card

It is pretty straight forward. Simple layering, stamping and the Big Shot.  This was one stamp set I didn’t order.  It has the stamp and the matching embossing folder. I was quite impressed with how easily you could line up the image with the embossing folder.  Score another one for Stampin’ Up!

Supplies needed to create this project:

  • # 129165 (w) # 129168 (c) Wildflower Meadow Background Stamp
  • # 129367 Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder
  • # 129310 Gingham Garden  Designer Series Paper
  • # 119683 Daffodil Delight Card Stock
  • # 126986 Island Indigo Ink Pad
  • # 119247 Pearl Basic Jewels
  • # 125598 Labels Collection Framelits
  • # 129711 (w) # 129714 (c) Banner Greetings
  • # 113439 Big Shot

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Chocolate Birthday Cake Of A Different Kind

Here is a birthday cake I made for my June Hostess and dear friend Gail.  I actually used retired designer series paper simply because A) I like it B) it is very cheery and the weather report here is another week of rain….

Gail's Birthday Cake Gail is not only the hostess in June, her birthday is in June as well.  Hmmm, what to make for a hostess gift.  I usually make something with the Big Shot with and dies.  So many of my favorite dies (and the ones I own) retired.  Oh boy, I really don’t know what to make.  Thank goodness for Pinterest.  I found this cake.

Oh it is stinkin’ cute and just perfect.  I even bought the tutorial.  Unfortunately, Michelle was out of town and couldn’t email me the tutorial for a few days.  Ok, let’s play with the chocolate and see how I can get it to stick together since I only had an afternoon to get it done.  Well, I did get it done with lots of glue dots and bakers twine to hold the inside layers together. I sure hope Gail likes it and that she doesn’t got into a diabetic coma LOL.

Supplies to make this project:

  • Designer Series Paper of your choice
  • Coordinating ribbon of your choice (1/4″ or 3/8″ ribbon would probably work best)
  • Nugget chocolates- flavor of your choice
  • Bamboo Skewers from local store
  • # 130619 (w) # 120622 (c) Label Love Stamp Set
  • # 129087 (w) # 129090 (c) A Round Array Stamp Set
  • # 129404 7/8″ Circle Scallop Punch
  • # 118874 2 3/8″ Circle Scallop Punch
  • # 130920 Artisan Label Punch
  • # 113439 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • # 113468 Scallop Circle Bigz Die

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Wanderlust is the newest photopolymer stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

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It is a cute little stamp set that I think would go great with the This and That Journal and Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper.  Together I think they would make a great summer traveling journal set. Don’t you?  Where would you like to travel this summer?


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Go Everywhere Frameables

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I just love the frameable art work that I can print directly from my My Digital Studio program.  Or I can have it printed for a more professional looking piece.  This weeks digital downloads have more printable frame art.  Awesome.Screen Shot 2013-06-06 at 11.14.24 AM


There is some very pretty paper to download this week as well.  I think it would make great masculine projects or fall projects.Screen Shot 2013-06-06 at 11.14.19 AM

Also, there are some great brush sets this week.  I love the “Pin Me” verse.  Does that mean I spend too much time on Pinterest??  I sure hope not.



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Puppy Love or Kitten Love?

Guess what I found on my computer today, while looking for a photo of my husband for a “paper” scrapbook page. I found this project I made using My Digital Studio back in 2008.  Perhaps in July or August. Unfortunately I don’t remember the colors, font etc.  If I had to guess, I would say Chocolate Chip for the background, Real Red for the font and bow colors.  I am not sure which blues.  Oh well.

puppy love postThe photo I took was in color originally. The I made a duplicate layer in black and white and “erased” the black and white that was on my daughter’s shirt.  It really was that color red.  The cat was black to begin with, so that didn’t really change anything. Don’t ask me how I did it, I don’t remember other than following an YouTube Video.


Here is that baby kitten today.

jjA mere 16 pound cat….

She thinks she is the ruler the house and the other animals. If she thought she was any more of a queen, she would need a crown 😀

Now is a great time order digital downloads for My Digital Studio.  Many templates and printing products area 25% off. Check it out all here.  Don’t take too long, this special ends June 15th. What you have never tried digital scrapbooking or card making???  Get a FREE 30 DAY TRIAL of My Digital Studio here.  So go ahead and play with it.  What do you have to lose? Not any money :)

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The Best Of Greetings

The Best Of Greetings is this months Best of 25 Years.  Can you believe we are on the 6th set already??? Where is the time going? We are already at the point you can earn a free stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  Have you printed off your collection card yet? If  not you can download the collection card pdf now.

25_Year_Best_of_Stamps_flyers_best_of_JUNE_NA copyDid you miss the previous months of the Best of 25 Years? You can see them all right here.

Do you recognize all of these stamps.  There are a couple that I don’t.  It must have been before I learned to stamp in 2000.  I can’t believe I have been stamping for 13 years. No wonder I have too many stamps.  Don’t tell my husband I just said that 😀

I think I have been stamping long enough some things are coming back in style again.  Eeek that is scary.

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Nothing Like Playing In The Dirt

Here is a page I created using My Digital Studio. I used the Today & Everyday Designer Photobook Template. I just love the templates in My Digital Studio.

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The page is complete, all that needs to be done is drop and drag the photos.  Easy Peazy.

I love the fact my daughter and all her cousins get along great.  They all play together-boys & girls, with little fighting depending on who is showing their “Coombs Attitude” on any particular day.

Here they were playing outside at a birthday party. It was warm and sunny and the kids wanted to go sledding.  And they did, on their bottoms.  I have not seen so much dirt embedded into childrens’ clothing before.  It was worth the mud in the washing machine because they had a great day together.  It’s nice to know kids still like to play outside in the dirt, and don’t always need electronics to entertain them.

Don’t forget the 25% of My Digital Studio Special is still going on. You have until June 15 to order select downloads and printing products at a great discount.

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New Catalog Is Here

20130601_AC_en-USThe new catalog is here. If you don’t have your own copy, contact me right away and I will get one to you. I may even throw in a special item with it as well 😀

I hope you have a large cup of coffee,  a pen and your wish list.  Your wish list will be long. Here is a wish list for you to get started with.  MyWishListPDF you may have to print two or more copies 😀  Email me your wish list along with your snail mail address and you may get a little surprise from me.

MyWishListI think you will love the layout of the new catalog.  One thing that may strike you as odd at first, or maybe you will be like me and not notice until the 500th time looking at it, there are not any fall/winter holiday stamps.  OH MY GOODNESS, NO WINTER STAMPS…. Do not panic. They will all be in the holiday catalog.  I can’t wait to see what the new designs will be since the carry over list is relatively small.

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Guest Stampers Wanted!

Hi everyone.  I am looking for guest stampers.  What is a guest stamper?  Any one who would like to share their creations with me and I will post them here for the world to see your creativity.  It can be cards, scrapbook pages, 3D items or home decor.  You can email me a photo of your projects or mail them to me with a return envelope.

My job is becoming full time for summer vacation.  I will be working 10 days with K-6 students.  I know they will wear me out to exhaustion.  I know I will be too tired to be as creative as I would like, even with the new catalog and my new goodies.

I also think this will be a great way to learn from each other.  I know I still don’t know everything about stamping and scrapbooking.  I’d love to have you all teach me something too.

To apply send me an email . However you send me your projects (email or snail mail) please include the recipe (list of items) used to make your project.  Please use as many Stampin’ Up! supplies as possible.

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