Sunday, January 22, 2012

January Saturday Scrappers

Wow, the holidays are gone. Some of the gifts have broken, been returned, or not even touched after the first half hour rush of excitement on Christmas morning. BUT, you can preserve that excitement with beautiful scrapbook pages. For this month’s Saturday Scrappers we utilized the Simply Scrappin’ Christmas Lane Kit from the SU Holiday Mini Catalog (sorry no longer available) and the Bigz L Die Holiday Stocking. You may remember I used this die in last months’ projects.  I think this will be a die that will be used annually. Oh, I used the Top Note die to make the sleigh truly fun. I really like using the SU Simply Scrappin’ kits from time to time. They are jammed packed with such wonderful stickers, card stock, and DSP. You just add the imagination!

If you are looking to complete a Scrapbook but don’t know where to begin or know of someone that would like to join my Saturday Scrapper group, please contact me. I have a couple of openings. We meet on the second Saturday of each month and we complete 4-5 unique theme based pages.  

January Mojo

For this month’s Mojo Monday we used some new stamp sets from the New Occasions Mini and Sale-a-Bration promotion catalogs. Shown here is a fun folded card where I used the Tea Shoppe stamp set. I have seen so many great cards using this set, I hope you enjoy mine.  Yes, that is a real tea bag inside the tea cup….it really makes the card smell delicious. I’m sorry BlogSpot does not have ‘smell-a-vision’.  

These next cards are using FREE stamp sets from the Sale-a-Bration catalog (starts this week January 24th – March 31st). I really love this first one. I used 3 products from the catalog; Fresh Vintage Stamp Set, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (DSP), and Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack (yes, you get both the ribbon and brads in this product - LOVE IT!). I don’t fancy myself as a vintage kind of gal, but I do like the “Shabby Chic” from time to time and these products inspired me. The floral was hand colored with SU markers; I like how they went with the DSP. I used Friendly Phrases for the sentiment. 

This fun calendar card uses the Language of Friendship stamp set, which is a free set during Sale-a-Bration or can be purchased year round in the Big Idea catalog. I love this set how it coordinates with the Bird Builder and Boho Blossoms punches. Okay, I cased this idea from Janice, my upline manager, but isn’t that the biggest form of a compliment.
This week Janice is at SU leadership and I can’t wait to hear all about her trip.
Thanks for stopping by! Next month’s theme is LOVE. So, come back and take another peek.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New (Crafting) Year!

So, 2011 has come and gone and here is 2012? And for the life of me I cannot come up with a good slogan for 2012, mainly because I cannot think of a good rhyme for twelve......besides delve. Nope, don’t like it.

I would like to share a little bit of my crafting corner and my latest addition that will help to inspire me in the coming year. My upline manager Janice made this really beautiful framed art piece for me and it now hanging in my crafting “Kat” corner. Thank you Janice.

Yes, I really have only a corner of a room that I sit and create in. I would love to have a whole room to myself (a girl can dream) but for now it is just a corner, okay it spills out into the rest of the room a bit. It’s really is a nice little corner; my husband put in an L-shaped Formica counter top, some open shelving and overhead lights. Plus this past December I acquired a small TV and cable hooked-up for my corner and now I can watch HGTV, Lifetime and all the “chick-flicks” I want while creating. And at any given time I usually have at least one kitty with me in my “Kat” corner. In this photo is Missy, she is my biggest "helper".

Okay what about: Twenty-twelve – don’t be shelved or: Feeling swell in 2012! Hmmm,  that might work – what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.