Sunday, April 28, 2013

Monogram Portfolio

Hello there - hope you are all having a fabulous Sunday!  I had a "Seriously FUN" day with my Noodles Club yesterday!!  One of our projects was the Monogram Portfolio that I had posted during our Love at First Stamp Blog Hop in March.  I had quite a few comments for the directions and now that I have done this with my club I am posting the directions that we used to make the portfolio!

Monogram Portfolio

Using Designer Series Paper cut to 8 ½ x 12
With 12” side at top of score tool, score at 5 ¾ & 6 ¼
Next, using Crumb Cake stock measuring 4 ½ x 7 ½
On 7 ½ “side, score at ½”, 1”, 6 ½” & 7”
On 4 ½” side, score at 3 ½” & 4”
Use bone folder to create crisp folds and then cut out corners as per diagram below & add Sticky Strip as shown:

Using Raspberry Ripple Card stock measuring 6 3/8” x ¾” cut with edgelit.

Stamp flourish & bird from Everything Eleanor on the front pocket, spritz with Glimmer Mist,  adhere Raspberry Ripple strip along the top of the pocket & adhere the pocket to the inside page of the portfolio.
Using a piece of Crumb Cake cut to 5 ¼” x 8” – run the bottom edge through the edgelit & then add the matching border – spritz with Glimmer Mist.
With a very Vanilla piece measuring 3 ¼ x 4 – stamp the image as shown above in Crumb Cake & run through the accent framelit.  Color in the flowers using an aqua painter & Primrose Petals Ink.

With a Raspberry Ripple piece of card stock measuring 5 x 4 run through the next size bigger framelit & then run through the Polka Dot Embossing Folder.
With a scrap of Silver Glimmer Paper, cut out your initial from Typeset Alphabet set.  *Note:  the Glimmer paper should be face down on the big shot die.*
Assembly of front cover:
Adhere the Crumb Cake centered on the Designer Series Paper Cover using snail adhesive.
Using an exacto knife – slice along the stamped line on your watercolored piece.  Insert a piece of Raspberry Ripple Ribbon & adhere to back.
Add that piece to the Raspberry Ripple piece that has been run though the polka dot folder using stampin’ dimensionals & set aside.
Using a piece of Sticky Strip run straight across from center front to center back & adhere Raspberry Ripple Ribbon from front cover to back.
Add your Centerpiece over the Raspberry Ripple Ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Add your glimmer initial using mini glue dots.
Stamp the individual sheets of the English Ivy Note paper with your initial or specialty stamp.  Insert the paper & envelopes into the pocket & tie the ribbon to close.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Oh Scrap Class!

Oh Scrap!

Isn’t this a great class!!  I totally cased it from Dawn Olchefske.
Join me on Saturday, May 4th at 10 am for my “Oh Scrap Class”.  We will be celebrating National Scrapbook Month and using the Flower Fair Simply Scrappin’ Kit from the Spring Catalog.
The cost of the class is $22.50.  You will receive 1 FULL Flower Fair Scrappin’ Kit, make a darling envelope/box to hold 4 cards and envelopes.  You will make the box and all 4 cards and have tons of paper, buttons, ribbons and designer paper to take home with you.
Not really a scrapbooker – then this is the class for you, I will show you how to turn a scrapbooking kit into something else.  This will make an awesome Mother’s Day Gift for anyone – the cards include 4 different greetings to cover every occasion – and look at what you will have left over….

Here is another look at the project:

RSVP deadline is April 25th.
Email me should you need any additional information:

Monday, April 15, 2013

Baltimore Regional

Sorry it took so long for me to make this post, but the Regional was beyond Awesome!!  Lot's of great ideas & some insider information that I cannot yet share, but let me tell you WOW!!!!!

Here are the 3 musketeers still left from Love at First Stamp - Kristin on the left, me in the middle, & Gail on the right.  We had a nice time & it was really great to reconnect with Kristin.

Of course Gail & I had to get in line to have a photo op with Shelli......
It truly was an amazing day - the make & takes were fabulous - using a stamp set I would never have bought....well now another stamp set on my list!!  Thanks Stampin' Up! & Shelli for a great day.

Last but not least, me being a little silly in the inner harbor....

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend too!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Baltimore, MD

Early Friday evening and Gail & I have arrived safely in Baltimore for the Stampin' Up! Regional tomorrow.  Looking forward to meeting up with some Rubber Dubber friends & hopefully getting a lot of great ideas!

Here is Gail as we sit, relax and work on our computers in our spacious room (2 Queen Beds - fridge & micro & nice work space) at the Holiday Inn opposite the Convention Center!  Soon we will be off for dinner & then an exciting day of Stamping tomorrow.  Check back for more action from Baltimore.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


For those of you who are signed up for my Spring Fling Class I will see you next Saturday, April 20th!

I will be traveling this weekend to the Baltimore Regional where I will reunite with lots of Stampin' Friends!  Looking forward to seeing my sister Rubber Dubber's and anxious to see what SU has to share.

Stay tuned as I will be posting about my Oh Scrap class to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Everyday there is so much NEW happening at Stampin' Up!  There are two HUGE announcements today ~

That's right!  Free shipping on any size order April 6th (beginning at 12 a.m. Mountain Time) through April 8th (ending at 11:50 p.m. Mountain Time).  So think about all those things you NEED!  Don't forget about all the special promotions that are going on right now - This and That Bundle
This bundle is amazing - the journal is fabulous and the Designer Series Paper is to die for!  I am ordering a few bundles for gifts - think Summer Vacation, Graduation & of course my favorite - Convention Memories!
Don't forget to add a set of the new Photopolymer Stamp Sets - you may want to invest in a couple so you have multiple letters!
And don't forget to add the April - Best of Butterflies!
Last but not least the Sent with Love Bundle

So, get your catalogs out - check out all the special promotions and get shopping NOW!

And the Second BIG announcement today is the COLOR REFRESH ~
Colors are coming and going at Stampin' Up!  Now is the time (especially this weekend while there is FREE SHIPPING)  to stock up on Ribbons, Brads, Markers, Ink Pads, Ink Refills & Cardstock - anything on our Retiring colors - ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Say Goodbye to:
  1. Regal Rose
  2. River Rock
  3. Pretty in Pink
  4. Bashful Blue
  5. Certainly Celery
  6. Baja Breeze
  7. Riding Hood Red
  8. Bravo Burgundy
  9. More Mustard
  10. Not Quite Navy
Much more to come and don't forget to go SHOPPING, while we are offering FREE SHIPPING!