Saturday, July 14, 2018

Making Your Own Ink Pad Colors

I would have easily overlooked this in our annual catalog. It was actually my upline that talked to us about the spectrum pad and making your own color combos. Then I saw the video from Sarah Douglass our CEO from Stampin' Up! and I was hooked and I wanted to play along to. I decided to experiment with the reinkers I had on hand. I did have to buy 2 colors though as the reinkers I had in general were for retired colors. Yes, I am bad about buying reinkers when I buy a new ink pad. That will change from now on though! The colors I chose are from the Regals collection in the catalog. When I was putting the colors together it dawned on me that these colors reminded me of fall. That is the name I gave for this particular pad. I already have a list for my next order and I can't wait to see what colors I can come up with or be inspired by. My question to you is have you played with a spectrum pad and reinkers? If so what color combos did you come up with? I would love to hear all about it. Please go here Online Store so you can buy your own spectrum pad and reinkers. I promise you it's a lot of fun and you can't go wrong in playing with color!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

DIY Notebooks

I am a planner girl. Any other planner girls out there? With our Designer Series Paper sale going on right now I wanted to experiment and think outside of the box of what I could do when my dsp order comes in besides making cards and scrapbook pages. I remember seeing videos on Youtube about traveler notebook inserts. So I thought I'd play around with what I had and see what I came up with. This was the result. I am also a paper hoarder and I have a hard time letting it go. So I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to do that. The first picture the paper I used was a paper pad I had gotten from Michaels and the 2nd picture is retired paper but still useable. I also wanted a different way to tell my story ( I am foremost a scrapbooker at heart). I love putting down my family history but sometimes for me it gets stagnate doing the scrap pages the same way day in and out. I had seen people doing scrapbook layouts in traveler notebooks so this is my take on it. I am not sure if that will work necessarily in the 2nd picture as those notebooks are made with 6x6 paper so the notebooks are smaller. If anything maybe I will use them to journal with. But that's the beauty of making things like this yourself there's no rules you have to follow but whatever makes you happy. What have you made lately that was outside of the box for you? I will come back and share my creations in these notebooks once I do them. Thank you for stopping by! Remember you can go here Online Store to take advantage of our Designer Series Paper that is going on right now!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Envelopes with Cards

Remember a while back when I was making all those cards? The one thing I didn't do was make envelopes to go with the cards until now. I like to make the envelopes once I know I am sending out a card or handing one to a person. I like making my own envelopes instead of relying on standard ones as at times my cards are different sizes then what a typical envelope would be. Most of the products I used are retired. But hopefully this post encourages you to use up your stash and shows you how you can still make pretty envelopes even if they are out dated. What items you can still find at my Online Store I will have down below. Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Buy 3 Get 1 Free!

I wanted to let you guys know about the Designer Series Paper that Stampin' Up! has going on right now. It started on July 1st and will end on July 31st. If you have been following my blog or my social media in general you have seen me show case the Twinkle Twinkle paper and that is also on the list. I know for me on my must have list is the Petal Promenade paper as its gorgeous. I love our designer series paper as you can make many things with it. What I also love is the cardstock packs that you can get that go with each designer series paper. I love that Stampin' Up! takes the guess work out of doing that and does the matching for you. What about you? Do you have a favorite or favorites that you must have right now? Please let me know I would love to hear about it! Down below will be a list of the papers that are on sale . Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Scrapbooking with old and new Products

I know I have talked about the Twinkle Twinkle suite with you recently but I wanted to show the versatility that this suite has. I have been in the process of making a baby album. One of the things that I love about Stampin' Up! is how easy they make things to accomplish such things as that. I originally was going to make a pocket page scrapbook and was going to use a Memories and More baby kit that has now retired. As you can see in the pictures above I did end up using those products but I was also able to make the pages fresh by using the Little Twinkle stamp set, punch, Gray Granite and Petal Pink ink. The papers I used was Pool Party cardstock and the Twinkle Twinkle designer series paper. I am hoping the recipient enjoys what I have put together. Do you use Stampin' Up! products in your scrapbooking? If you see anything you can like you can find the new items here Online Store

Friday, June 22, 2018

Twinkle Twinkle

If you are a Facebook follower you may have seen me unbox this suite. I wanted to take a few minutes and share with you all the cards I made using this suite. I love how cute these cards came out. I used the annual catalog for inspiration. I also liked that because I got everything in the suite it all matched and was easy to make these cards as a result. The one item I really liked was the twinkle adhesive backed sequins. I can easily see myself getting more to use in future projects. I am also trying to use up my designer series paper more instead of hoarding it. I think its safe to say that yes that paper got used! So now I am ready for any future babies to be that may come in my life or a just because card as I have some on hand. Do you have a favorite suite from the annual catalog? What is it? If you like what you see you can get items here Online Store