Wednesday, April 23, 2008

At last . . . a scrapbook page!

I am proud to say that I FINALLY created a scrapbook page today! I LOVE this picture of Bailey - such a precious little face. I have found plenty of inspiration on the web lately, but just no motivation on my part . . . UNTIL TODAY!!! I just love the scrapbook page that is on the cover of this month's "Stampin' Success" magazine (for SU! demonstrators). I thought the wavy strips of paper were so pretty, but I wasn't sure how to make them. So, while at JoAnn's the other day, I found a Fiskars Tear Edger-Wave and it worked like a charm! I LOVE IT! And it's very cheap, especially with a coupon - under $5! I even used my stamps on this page, too. Perhaps, I'll scrapbook more later on . . .

Sunday, April 20, 2008


I found this Teacher Survival Kit idea on SCS (of course) and decided to make one for Bailey's teacher and one for the school fundraiser. It's so easy to do but super cute! You can include any kind of treat you like - I had a couple of 100 Grand bars, because Bailey's teacher is worth at least that much, but I ate them . . . oops! I guess it's better to buy treats that YOU don't like!!


This is a great promotion for every crafter because chipboard is so versatile! From May 1 - 31, with a minimum purchase of only $35, you get 25 percent off as many On Board chipboard items as you want. This is a perfect time to stock up on a wide assortment of chipboard products. This is an especially great offer for scrapbookers. You will love chipboard for your pages and keepsakes. There are so many fun ways to use chipboard - you can attach SU! Designer Series paper or card stock to it, stamp on it with Craft Stampin' Pads, or even use it plain!

Check out these great items (page 178-179):
On Board Blossoms & Basics
On Board Ginormous Pieces
On Board Bitty Book
On Board 5" x 5" Art Journal
On Board Art Journal (5-3/4" x 8-3/4")
On Board Accents
On Board Lots of Letters
On Board Simon Upper
On Board Simon Lower
On Board Clipboard (13" x 7-1/2")
On Board Clipboard (9" x 9")
On Board Clipboard (4-1/2" x 9")
On Board Book Basics Large
On Board Book Basics Small

Thursday, April 17, 2008


I found this little cutie on the SU! Demonstrator web site today and I can't wait to make one! If you've ever considered becoming a demonstrator, the web site, which is available exclusively to demonstrators, is a definite perk! Every day, there are 4-6 new ideas to spark your creativity. Please let me know if you want more info about becoming an SU! demonstrator!

Stamps: Pick a Petal, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Short & Sweet, Happiness
Paper: Glossy White, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Bashful Blue
Inks: So Saffron, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Orchid Opulence Classic Stampin' Pads, and Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue Stampin' Write Markers; Signo Gel Pen
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Crystal Effects, 1/4-inch Circle Punch, Scallop Punch

Created by:
Shawne Arnold

Sunday, April 13, 2008


I shameslessly CASEd this beautiful card from curlyred73 on SCS. She was so nice to send me the instructions and it is super easy. Click here for her original. I didn't have a button so I used SU!'s Build-A-Brad and the same Bali Breeze Designer paper that I used for the rest of the project. How cool is that!! Custom brads!! If you'd like the directions, please send me an e-mail or post a comment. Have a great week!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Today's first-grade field trip to the zoo was so much fun!! The weather was wonderful - sunny, breezy, & warm - and the animals were lively. My little group of three ran & ran & ran, tirelessly, for hours. The new frog exhibit was awesome! The Blue Dart frog was a favorite, as was the gecko, the white tiger, and the black bear. We saw it all, and then some, and boy am I pooped! Aren't these the cutest kids, though?

Sunday, April 6, 2008

You Can Recycle, Too!

I'm sorry to say that I'm not much of a recycler. I drink several cans of diet Coke every day and we are a garbage intense family, so we should really make more of an effort to recycle. But today, I made a tiny little contribution to the environment when I reused a General Foods International Coffee tin!!! I literally had to gouge out the coffee with a knife because it was so old, but once I cleaned it out, wrapped it in Summer Picnic paper, and added some chocolate (Hershey's Truffle Kisses - YUM!!) - instant gift! I swear you can cover ANYTHING with SU! Designer Paper and it becomes a work of HEART! So what are you waiting for . . .

From the Garden

"From the Garden" is a Level 1 Stampin' Up! Hostess Set. If you've never seen it, it is surprisingly pretty and fun to color. There are some beautiful examples on SCS. Schedule your workshop today and you could be stamping with "From the Garden" soon! Have a great week!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Bailey's teacher, Mrs. Bilbrey, is so sweet and wonderful, and she LOVES dark chocolate so, tomorrow, she is getting a GIANT Hershey Bar, specially wrapped just for her in my favorite Summer Picnic paper! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE making these paper bows! They make any gift extra-special! The tutorial is from Splitcoast Stampers (of course!) - check it out! It's FABULOUS!!