Vintage Paper Bag Album!

Vintage is all the rage right now!  Well actually, it probably never really went out of style?!?  Here's a pretty little vintage album that you can make and put your photos in or give to a friend!  This project is a great scrapbooking class as well!



To get the instructions for this pretty little scrapbook designed by Kristyne, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to August!

Posted on : Aug 30 2011

Princess Party Ensemble!

Do you have a little princess with a birthday coming up?!  Here's a beautiful little Princess Party Ensemble perfect for any special occasion!  This fabulous project includes instructions and templates for,  invitations, favors, drink wrap, decorated cupcake holder, crown and tiara, wand, and a party banner!  Everything you need to make your little princess' party special!



To get the instructions for this fabulous party ensemble designed by Sandra, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to August!

Posted on : Aug 28 2011

Holiday Mini Catalog Sneak Peek!

Only five more days until the new Holiday Mini Catalog goes live!!  Hopefully you've already gotten your hands on a copy of the new mini, and if so and you're like me, you've already got your wish list made out!!  I love the holidays and the Holiday Mini Catalog is one of my favorite minis of the year!  Once I get it, I can't wait to make my wish list, put in my first order, and when my order arrives, start making my holiday projects.  From Halloween projects for the kids' classmates, to Thanksgiving cards and decorations, to my annual Christmas cards, craft fair items, and last but not least my holiday decor!  Fun, fun, fun!!

This week on my Sisters in Stamping blog we're giving you a little sneak peek of some of the sets and accessories from the mini!  You'll want to head over there to see what my stamping sisters created! 


I decided to use the Haunted Forest A la Carte stamp since that's the first holiday that is coming up. 



In addition to the stamp, I used the Fright Night Designer Series Paper from the Idea Book & Catalog and also the Basic Black 1/2" Scallop Dots ribbon. I used an Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker to color the dots on the ribbon from white to olive. 



To place your order on September 1st (the first day to order from the new mini), and get your new goodies on their way so you can start your holiday projects, feel free to call me, email me, or order online from my website 24/7 from the comfort of your home!!


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fun and fabulous weekend!

Posted on : Aug 26 2011

Surprise Pull-Out Baby Card & Gift Box!

Here is surprise pull-out card and an adorable little baby gift box for a precious little one.  Change up the colors and theme and you can use the card and box for any gift giving occasion!  This quick and easy project is fun for classes and clubs too!



To get the instructions for this cute project designed by Naoko, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to August!

Posted on : Aug 25 2011

Teacher’s Desk with Notepad & Candy!

Here is a perfect gift for any teacher!  In addition to being oh-so-cute, it has a pencil and notepad for jotting down important notes.  And inside the drawers are little chocolates to help ease those little stressful moments!  Change up the theme and make a desk for your co-workers filled with paper clips, rubber bands, etc.! 



To get the instructions for this cute project designed by Chris, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to August.

Posted on : Aug 22 2011

Array of Sunshine Box & Note Cards!

As a special thank you to subscribers Craft Project Central has not one, but two bonus projects for you this month!!   Head on over there to check out the details!

This cute little project makes a great gift!  The box is filled with darling little note cards that the recipient can use, and once the cards are gone it makes a great Post-it note holder too!  This project is also a great class or club project!!



To get the instructions for this cute bonus project designed by Laurie, just head on over to Craft Project Central, subscribe to August and meet one of the other bonus project requirements, of subscribing to two or more months in a row, adding the Craft Project Central badge to your blog or referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting them know.

Posted on : Aug 20 2011

Jacie’s Journal!

Over on my Sisters in Stamping blog this week we decided to feature back-to-school projects.  Well Jacie just started 2nd grade this past Monday, so I decided to make her a little journal that she can use to record her 2nd grade experiences in.



I also put the year on the back of the journal so we can remember the year later on.


I started with the 5" x 5" Art Journal and decorated with Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper, and the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits Dies.   The little journal was so easy to make, but I must admit that I had my stampin' friends, Jane and Jenn over and they helped design and cut out all the letters and numbers for me!  Thanks gals!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fun and fabulous weekend!

Posted on : Aug 19 2011

Teacher’s Survival Kit – Bonus Project!

Want to send your child off to school on the first day with a special little gift for their teacher?  This teacher's survival kit is the perfect gift to help start the year off on a positive note!  The matching card with survival kit descriptions is great for helping your child's teacher feel encouraged as they begin a new year.  This little box would also be fun to fill with other little goodies, like different kinds of candy…making it the perfect sweet treat for anyone any time of the year!



To get the instructions for this great  bonus project designed by Heidi, just head on over to Craft Project Central  subscribe to August, and meet one of the other bonus project requirements of, subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge/blinkie on your blog, or referring a friend and letting them know when your friend subscribes!

Posted on : Aug 18 2011

End of Summer!

End of Summer


Oh no! Where did it go? It seems that it was just Memorial Day, and now in the blink of an eye, summer starts to come to a close with an onslaught of Back to School sales. As kids are getting ready to go back to school, it is also a great time for everyone else to get ready for fall. Just doing a little bit each day can help you to get organized and ahead of the game before the busy schedules of fall are in full swing. Need somewhere to get started? Check out these fun and practical ideas:


Stamp up cards to replenish your stash.

            Look ahead for the next 4-5 months to see how many birthday cards you’ll need to have on hand. Stamp up some extra thank you, thinking of you, get well, and note cards, too. You can use the Medium Die Box (#122220), with or without the insert, to keep your cards organized. (The box fits the standard-sized cards on end nicely.) You can even create some dividers for the different kinds of cards that you use. The Medium Die Boxes come with a nice label plate on the outside so that you can mark what’s inside. And don’t forget to make it pretty with a little bit of ribbon, and maybe a paper flower or two. Also consider getting yourself a personalized address stamp and postage stamps to keep with your card stash to make sending out cards a breeze. Stampin’ Up! has a variety of personalized stamps to choose from, like the Conventional Three-Line stamp (#115580).


Start your school year scrapbooks.

            Or if you have one big scrapbook that you add to each year, start by making some general pages – first day of school, school pictures, sports, fall fun, etc. to get a start on the pictures that you’ll be taking throughout the year, This will make it easier to keep up with your scrapbook as the year progresses. The Simply Scrappin’ Kits are a great way to make scrapbook pages come together quickly. Check out our new kits, like Party Animal (#122372) and Tickets & Tags (#122373). If you are a digital scrapbooker, My Digital Studio software (#118108) can have scrapbook layouts ready for your pictures or you can create your own custom pages right on your computer.


Some other ideas you might like include decorating and embellishing plain old file folders with Designer Series Paper like the Pocketful of Posies (#122354) or Domestic Goddess (#122355), using Chalkboard Decor Elements, like Days of the Week (#122298) to keep the whole family organized, and creating mini bulletin boards with an inexpensive frame and our Corkboard (#119819). And if you are really motivated, you might even want to start thinking about and planning your holiday cards …


So get ready and be ready! I know it’s hard to think about fall when summer is still lingering, but a little bit of preparation can ensure that you’ll be able to enjoy each moment in the busy months to come.

Posted on : Aug 17 2011

Four Section Treat Box & Card!

Wow them with this beautiful four-compartment treat box filled with a variety of candies or other goodies!  The accompanying card coordinates perfectly for an extra special touch!  And it's so easy to use the instructions and template, change up the colors, and use for any occasion…birthdays, Valentines day, Easter, you name it! 



To get the instructions for this fabulous and functional gift idea designed by Kim, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to August!

Posted on : Aug 16 2011