Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Scrapbooking Myth #3

Continued from my previous 2 blog posts about Scrapbooking Myths. (Excerpts taken from a Stampin' Success magazine article by Lisa Mabey.)


Myth #3: Pages are supposed to start with photos that tell a story.


Truth: Photos are just one way of triggering your memory and telling your story. There are other ways to start and finish scrapbook pages. When you think of preserving one memory at a time using your photos as illustrations, you’ll find inspiration in the smallest things, and you’ll find that a

single photo or series of photos can trigger powerful memories. Think about these three alternate ways to start your creative juices. 

  1. Concentrate on people in your life or your feelings about a person or event. Maybe your favorite part of being a mom is the myriad facial expressions your child pulls on a daily basis. Capture your thoughts and a few choice expressions for the page page. Photos can come after the idea for the page! 
  2. Using a “Top 10” gives you a venue to really share who you are and what you like, but if it doesn’t work for you, find another way to express your likes and dislikes. Pages don’t always have to be about a specific photo.
  3. Be willing to change your approach any time you need to. Don’t limit yourself to one type or size of album or page. Why not try an album with a mix of portrait and landscape pages?

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Even though years have passed since my scrapbooking rebellion began, I still love breaking the rules. I love changing the shape of my canvas, trying challenging color combinations or accessories I usually wouldn’t, and including unusual bits and pieces that tell my story how I want it told. I cling to simplicity, and I feel freedom in knowing that my scrapbooks and pages are not dictated by anyone else’s rules. I invite you to do the same.

What stops you from scrapbooking? Allow yourself the freedom to break some of these unwritten scrapbooking rules and enjoy scrapbooking again (or for the first time).

..........I hope this series of scrapbooking articles has encouraged you to try some new things, and dive into scrapbooking! I know it has inspired me!

Have a great New Year!


Monday, December 29, 2008

Scrapbooking Myth #2

Continued from my previous post.....let's get rid of these scrapbooking myths that hold us back!


(Excerpts taken from a Stampin' Success magazine article (for Stampin' Up Demonstrators) written by Lisa Mabey.)


Myth #2: I’m never going to get caught up.


Truth: Let’s get one thing straight: if you think you need to scrapbook every event or every photo in this age of digital images, you’re right—you’ll never get “caught up". But the good news is that you don’t have to, nor do you need to make multiples of every page you create, make all your pages the same size, scrapbook your life chronologically, or anything else you don’t want to do.


Scrapbooking is extremely personal, so why do we feel compelled to abide by “rules” that burden us? Don’t get discouraged by the details of scrapbooking. Some people don’t even start scrapbooking because they feel like they have to do some or all of these things all of the time to have a meaningful scrapbook. Not true. Your scrapbook can be meaningful and inspiring when you are

selective in what you scrapbook and let any guilt, pressure, or feeling of obligation you may have about scrapbooking go (like exhaling all your negative thoughts in yoga—cleansing, isn’t it?).

don’t worry about scrapping every event, holiday, and milestone in your children’s lives. All they really need are the highlights.....


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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Scrapbooking for the non-scrapper

For those of you who have been afraid to start scrapbooking, I wanted to share this great article I found  in the January issue of Stampin' Success,

a free magazine for Stampin' Up demonstrators. Over the next couple of

blog posts, I will give you some excerpts of this awesome article.   

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Here's the first scrapbooking myth:

(by Lisa Mabey)

Now, I realize that everyone scrapbooks differently, and that stereotypes

are not universal (thank goodness). However, scrapbooking “rules” still

exist, and they sway some people into believing that scrapbooking is not

for them. But it can be. So let’s debunk a few scrapbooking myths

(in a not-so-silent rebellion) and break free from these so-called rules

that you or your customers may feel bound by.

Myth: Scrapbooking is too overwhelming, so I might as well not even


Truth: I have one word for you: Simplify. Scrapbooking should be fun, inspiring, and a way to tap into your creative energy every time you see scrapbooking supplies (doesn’t seeing a new Designer Series paper make

you want to just create something stunning?). Start simple and take your scrapbooking one page at a time. Having a few meaningful scrapbook

pages completed is a lot better than never  scrapbooking because you

think you can never be “done” or don’t know where to start. Here are a

few simple ideas to get you started. 1 Get creative! Take pictures of (and scrapbook) the mundane, everyday stuff you do. Make a “day in the life”

page of your or your kids’ average day so that the page expresses a cross-section of who you are. This would be a perfect introduction to your

album!  Think of scrapbooking a favorite memory (instead of broadly focusing on all the photos you’ve taken). What would you need to

capture that memory? Say you go to the park with your children

frequently. Sum up your park visits with one or two well-planned pages

that capture your thoughts, feelings, and the delight your children feel.

Once those pages are complete, you’ll no longer feel compelled to

scrapbook each outing to the park, because the important story and

memories are already recorded. Of course, if something really special happened on your latest trip to the park, feel free to scrapbook the event,

but you’ll be able to move on to other memories and other stories more easily. If you take away the pressure and overwhelming size of

“scrapbooking your whole life,” it can become creative and pleasurable

like it was meant to be. Scrapbooking isn’t a chore—it really is fun!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Beautiful Christmas Cards

I wanted to show you these gorgeous Christmas Cards brought as show & tell items to the last stamp club night 2 weeks ago. They are made by customers of mine, and I am always learning new things from my customers!

This one is made by Jennifer, and I love how she added little jewels to the Christmas Tree! It really makes it pop! It uses the Snow Swirled stamp set, Pretty in Pink & Chocolate Chip cardstock, and the small oval punch.

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Beautiful job, Jen!

The next two are made by Louise, with the first one showing some amazing sponging of ink over top of White Embossed images. (The tree is actually cut out and placed on top, with some markered accents added between the swirls.)

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This one is so pretty also, I just had to share!

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Thanks for sharing, Louise, they are lovely!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Tags!

Here are a couple Christmas Tags I wanted to share with you....

The first one was made using Bashful Blue, White, and Night of Navy cardstock.....

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It is about 2" X 3", and I used the Punch Pals stamp set. Even though it's hard to tell from this pic, I stamped the white circle in Versamark, and embossed it in Silver. I used the Corner Rounder on the edges, and the handheld Rectangle Punch for the White Taffeta Ribbon.

The next one is made using Baja Breeze cardstock, Old Olive and Real Red ink, and the Ski Slope Designer paper.

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The medallion shape is made using the Scallop Edge Punch. You have to start with a piece of 2 3/4" X 2 3/4" cardstock, and punch the Scallop Edge punch along each side. It makes a really neat shape! I then added the patterned paper over top, trimmed with my scissors, and stamped the sentiment from Punches Three.  

I love making handmade tags for Christmas gifts, and we recycle ours every year in our "Tag Box". We love to look thru the past year's tags, and remember the times we spent making them, and who we made them with.

Happy Creating!


Friday, December 5, 2008

Reverse Masking

The card below is using a neat technique called Reverse Masking to make this cute Christmas ornament card.

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It was designed by Kim for my Downline Shoebox Swap, and here's how she did it......

Stamp the green background with snowflakes in White Craft Ink. Allow to dry. Cut a circle out of scrap cardstock. Hold it over the Red cardstock piece, and stamp some larger snowflakes inside the circle, overlapping the edges here and there. Then, being careful not to move the mask, sponge some white ink inside the circle, concentrating the ink around the edges. Remove the mask, allow to dry, and embellish as you like!

(The ornament looks a lot prettier if you put only a small amount of white ink in it. Don't cover it too much.)

Thanks for the great idea, Kim!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Cards!

Here are a couple of cards made by fellow demonstrators at my Whimsical Impressions Downline Shoebox Swap a couple weeks ago. They are so cute! Each demonstrator designs one card, pre-cuts all the supplies for everyone else to make it, and brings all the supplies to complete it. We set shoeboxes of supplies out on the tables, and move from place to place making each card. What a fun night of stamping! 

The card below was designed by Julia....

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The one below is by Charlene, using Mr. Twigster stamps, Felt Flurries, Versamark and Iridescent Ice embossing powder, among other things.

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I will share a few more tomorrow, so come on back!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Table settings

Here are a couple of neat table setting ideas for your Christmas Dinner this year. They are very easy to make!

Below are some matching placecard and table favors that I made for a Women's Christmas Brunch I attended last Saturday morning. There were 10 ladies at our table, and I got their names ahead of time, so I could make the placecards. I whipped all these up in about 1 hour. (For those of you who were at Friday night's Stamp Club get-together, I started the treat favors after you went home!) Oops :)

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These are made using the Sizzix Top Note Die and the Big Shot machine. I cut with that on Bravo Burgundy textured cardstock (only available in 12X12 assorted packs), as well as I cut the strips of Brushed Silver cardstock, so the edges would match perfectly. (It's also faster than using scissors!) I used the 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch and Scallop Circle Punch to make the medallion on the front.

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This little favor box was made by cutting out overhead transparencies (available at office supply stores), using the Pillow Box Die on my Big Shot. To close the side and one end, I used Sticky Strip (must have!), filled with chocolate-covered raisins, and then wrapped the Bravo Burgundy 5/8" grosgrain ribbon around. Secure with a brad, and it stays closed until ready to eat! The image stamped on the front is from the Best Yet level-one hostess stamp set.

At this brunch, every year, there are about 300 ladies. Every table is decorated differently, by one of the ladies who reserve seats there. Our table was decorated by my good friend, Maria, and she did a fabulous job! I co-ordinated my little creations to her color combination on the dishes. Here's how the place settings looked when we were done:

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And here's the whole table. It was beautiful, and we felt like princesses!

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Below is a similar table setting idea, made by good friend, Karina. They are made with Bella Rose designer paper, Deer Friends hostess stamp set, Riding Hood Red cardstock, and Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon.

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Here's a closeup of the napkin ring, made using the Top Note Die...

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If you are looking to make handmade Personalized Christmas Crackers to add to your decor, see my Nov 7th post here.

Enjoy your holiday decorating, cardmaking, and baking!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sharpening your Punches

I just saw this video on how to sharpen your punches! This lady is amazing! I have tried tin foil before, and had a small amount of success, but I think this is even better. I tried it, and it seems to help, especially with those ones that make frayed edges. Check it out!


Disclaimer: watch out for sharp pop can edges!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Scallop Envelope Die - as a box!

I wanted to share with you a great idea for using the Scallop Envelope Sizzix Die that has recently come out from Stampin' Up. This cute little box was made using Pink Pirouette cardstock, and cutting out 4 Scallop Envelopes from it. (I cut two at a time, and used the Premium Crease Pad to get nice score lines that weren't cut through.)


Just by attaching the "wings" of the envelopes together with Sticky Strip (p190), you get the sides of the box assembled. Then, you just alternate the bottom pieces to close it (fold as you would close a cardboard box). I found that you need to place a cardstock liner in the bottom to keep it from shifting, and then you don't need any adhesive on the bottom. I added 2 layered strips of Bella Rose paper, along with a stamped image from Punches Three (hostess level one set). This was punched out with the Wide Oval punch.

We did this as the Big Shot Club make & take project for October, and it was fun! But, I originally saw this idea on someone else's blog, so I can't take the credit for it. (Trouble is, I don't know who to give credit to. If you know, please forward me the info, so I can update my post!)

my line of the day: If it stands still long enough, Stamp it!


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Bag in a Box

I just wanted to share a cute little project that one of my downline demonstrators submitted for my recent Creativity Challenge. This "Bag in a Box" was created by Debby, and she used Bella Rose designer paper, and Pink Pirouette cardstock.

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This would make a great gift box for a very special Christmas gift!

Thanks Debby! I love it!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Personalized Christmas Crackers!

I am offering a class on Nov 21st (7:00pm) to learn how to make these Personalized Christmas Crackers!

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There are limited spaces available, so register today. The class is $25 and you will learn how to make these beautiful Christmas Crackers. The class includes 3 completed crackers, and you will also get instructions to take home, so you can make more for your additional family members!

Inside, you will be able to place little gifts, jokes, chocolates, or even diamonds (!) to bring a smile to people's faces ;)

Register here for the class by Nov 14th.....


Can't make the class, and would like the instructions via email ? Click below, it's only $9.00....


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Christmas Cards

As promised, here are the cards we made at last Saturdays' Christmas Stamp-A-Stack. We will also be making these cards at my Daytime card class on Nov 20th (9:30am) if you want to join us!

1) The first one is using Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, and Whisper White cardstock. The background image (hard to see) is using the stars from Starring You (#111696 $16.50 set of 4) in Pacific Point ink.The focal images are stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder, and are using the Holiday Trinkets stamp set (#111650$18.95 set of 4). The ribbon is Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain, and I used the Slot punch to make the holes to slide it thru.

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2) This next one is using Bashful Blue, Basic Black, and Whisper White cardstock. Here's how I did this technique:

I ripped some photocopy paper, and temporarily attached it to the whisper white (using 2 way glue pen, which I let dry well), along with a cardstock circle, cut with the 3/4 inch circle punch. I brayered over the top using Bashful blue, then Brocade blue ink, and sponged along the snow line using Night of Navy. After removing the ripped paper, and the circle, I sponged a little "mist" on the bottom of the moon using Bashful Blue. The trees (from Lovely as a Tree #101223 $30.95 pg 106) are stamped in Craft Basic Black ink, and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder(they look nice and sparkly in real life). Thje sentiment is from All Holidays, stamped in Night of Navy. Add a little Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon, and you're done!

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3) The one below is made using Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Whisper White and Always Artichoke cardstock.

I stamped the Mellow Moss with my Canvas background stamp (#104421 $20.95 pg135) foirst. Then I stamped the images from Punch Pals (#109489 $37.95 pg 37) in black ink on various cardstock colors, and punched them out with the Scallop circle punch, the 1 3/8 inch circle punch, and the 3/4 inch circle punch, layering with dimensionals as I went. The tree tag is colored with Markers, and punched with the small and large Tag punches ($19.95 pg 188). The fold in this card is a little different, and is basically the same card base as normal, but with an extra score line at 2 1/8" on the one side.

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4) And, last but not least, below is my monochromatic card:

I used cardstock vellum for this, rolling the Jumbo Snow wheel in white Staz-on ink over top. The second layer is the Season of Joy tree (#110384 $31.95 pg 34) stamped in Basic Grey on whisper white. It is layered using Basic Grey and Going Grey. The ribbon is Gray Taffeta ribbon done in a "faux bow" through holes made with the double rectangle punch (p188 $7.50 #105088).

(Sorry, it's a bit blurry!)

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If you have any questions about any of these, you can email me at

Happy Stamping!

Jo-Ann Unrau

Monday, November 3, 2008

Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack pics!

My Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack on Saturday went so well! What a fun group of ladies! Everyone made 16 Christmas Cards (4 each of 4 designs), and we were all done within 3 1/2 hours! Whew! 

Here they are having a great Stampin' time!


In the above photo, you'll see: Alex, Judy, Jen, Taneane, Peggy, Susan (in pink). And at the far table: Myla, Marg, Susan and Corinna. Where are Kathryn and Eliane? I think they're hiding :)


Here are Mardana, Pamela, and Michelle......

I gave away all the hostess stamp sets and shopping dollars as this was a Mystery Hostess Event too!

Congratulations to Peggy for winning two hostess sets, to Susan for winning a $60 shopping spree, and to Myla for winning a free stamp set from the Catalogue Sampler! Ladies, I hope you enjoy your free goodies!

Hope you enjoyed the pics, I will share photos of the cards next time!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Great Pumpkin Hunt

Every year, my mom and dad have this great tradition to include my kids in their "Great Pumpkin Hunt". They spend the summer months growing squash, decorative gourds, pumpkins and decorative corn in their huge garden, to display at Thanksgiving. Then, in October, they gather the kids, a tractor and some barn clothes, and get picking! Here they are enjoying some of their annual "Hunt"....

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And here they are enjoying their winnings. They then set all the veggies out, along with fresh picked apples, nuts, and decorative baskets, at the door to greet guests as they arrive for a visit. 


My mom and dad have been doing this for years, and we always look forward to seeing how the display changes from year to year. Here's the final product for 2008.....


Happy Fall!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Red Hat Christmas Cards!

In the past week, I have had two card classes here with the Red Hat Ladies. My mom is in both groups, and hosted these classes.

There are Red Hat groups in communities all over the place, and chances are, you've seen them around town. They are a fun bunch, who dress up in beautiful, flamboyant, red hats with purple accents, and purple outfits, and get together regularily for social events. Here they are stamping at my place.

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I have four more sets of the following cards pre-cut, if you'd like to make your own for a Red Hatter in your life. $13 per set of 3 pre-cut cards, (not stamped) with pictures and instruction included. Add $5 if you need it mailed. Contact me via email if you are interested.

And here are the cards that I custom designed for their event......

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This one's made using the Snow Jumbo Wheel, and the Scallop Edge Punch (p189 $19.95 #112091). I used Ruby Red and Perfect Plum, and had them add some Silver Elastic Cord, now available in the Holiday Mini Catalogue. The Red Hat was made using the Small Oval Punch, and the 3/4" inch circle punch. I just glued the circle behind the oval, and added two skinny strips of Perfect Plum to make a hat band. Then we punched a silver flower, using the Trio Flower Punch (pg 189 $19.95 #109183) and some Brushed Silver cardstock (p 166 $9.50 #100712), and popped that up with a dimentional. 

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The above card is made with Mellow Moss, Real Red, and Lovely Lilac cardstock. We wheeled the Twinkle wheel (now retired) in Versamark, and embossed with white embossing powder. The front is stamped in Mellow Moss with Canvas background, and again with the Merry Christmas stamp from Loads of Love (p53 $24.95 #104606), with Versamark. We heat embossed this with white embossing powder as well. The hat is from a retired stamp set I own, called Going Out in Style. I stamped it in black ink, colored it with markers, and cut it out. Add a little Red Grosgrain ribbon, and Voila! 

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Here's the last one we did. The colors are Lavendar Lace and Whisper White cardstock, Bella Rose paper, and black gingham ribbon.

We cut out the Top Note Die with the Big Shot Die Cutting System ($117.95 Holiday Mini Catalogue) onto white cardstock and Bella Rose paper (p168 $11.75 #112041). We cut off the perforated edge of the finished piece only on the gingham, and mounted it onto the white to get this cute white backing. The snowman is from Punch Pals, and the sentiment is from the Punches Three hostess stamp set.

Hope you like our Red Hat Cards!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Color Combinations

Hi everyone, Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to pass along this fabulous website that is a great resource for looking up Stampin' Up color combinations. You can make your own, or browse some of the popular ones. Try it, and let me know what you think, by posting a comment! Click on the link below.....

SU color combos

Friday, October 3, 2008

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack coming!

Join us for a great time of stamping Christmas cards, so you are ready when it's time to mail them out! Here's a sneak peek at one of the cards we'll be making at my Mystery Hostess Christmas Stack-A-Stack on Saturday, Nov 1st.....2008 sept 002 

We'll be making 4 each of 4 designs (16 total), and everything will be pre-cut for you! Register and pre-pay by Oct 14th,2008.... $30 per person via cash, cheque or Paypal. Email me if you are interested. We will be listening to Christmas music, munching on Christmas goodies, and enjoying holiday cheer! You will also get a draw ticket for every $30 you order while here, and I will be drawing for all the Hostess Stamp Sets, and Hostess Credits from the day's orders. Come join us on November 1st 9:30am......

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Family Name Frame Class

I am offering a class for this cute project on Oct 21st at 7:00pm.....

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You will be able to make your own family name and little characters to match your family members! Sign up NOW If this class interests you. Email me by Oct 11th to register, limited spaces available.

1) $25 per person or

2) $5 class if you order the stamp set "All in the Family" (#109339 pg78 $43.95) by Oct 11th to be used at the class. I will even assemble it for you before the class!

This even makes a nice gift for someone else!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Poppin' Pastels - doin' the 3-step!

Using Stampin' Pastels and a Versarmark stamp pad, you can create beautiful layered images like this:

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I showed this Poppin' Pastels technique at all my Stamp Club get-togethers this week, and it is so soft and pretty, I wanted to share it with you.

(If you want more info about my stamp clubs, email  me or click here.)

Here's what I did:

Using the Fresh Cuts stamp set (#111634 pg98 $25.95) I inked it in Versamark ink (#102283 pg193 $9.50), and stamped it on the left side of the white cardstock. I took a cotton ball, and rubbed it on my Stampin' Pastels (#105542 p163 $30.95) Pale Plum chalk color, and gently brushed it over the image. Then, I inked the leaves in versamark, and stamped them over top. I brushed Mellow Moss chalk over those. I stamped the flowers last, again with Versamark, and brushed Perfect Plum on those.  You can keep adding more and more layers of images, as you like, but I have done this one as a 3-step.

Let me know what you think.....

(And....If you order online NOW, get a hand-stamped card from me in the mail! To place an online order for any of the above products, go to my website, and click on "Shop Now"-it will be shipped right to your door!)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Scrappin' Kits!

I am not sure if I've told you before, but I LOVE Stampin' Up's Simply Scrappin' Kits! Have you ever seen one in person?! They are amazing! The images on the adhesive die-cuts look just like perfectly-stamped and colored images! And, for me, the removability of these is essential! I often place something on my scrapbook pages, only to change my mind, and want to move it. Now, don't get me wrong, these things really stick! But, you do have a few minutes to move them around, and it doesn't rip your paper! LOVE it!

Here's a pic of a page I made using a retired kit. I love that the colors all co-ordinate, and layout ideas come with the kit, and you have tons of 12X12 paper to work with! 

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For a special deal I am offering on Simply Scrappin' Kits, see my Scrappin' Kits page.

Make your Scrapbooking easier....and faster!

Wondering how you can make beautiful scrapbook pages in just minutes? Are you like me, and want to finish quickly, have a lot of the ideas at your fingertips, and make the most of your time? Tired of laboring over layouts, accents, and embellishments for hours?


Make your life easier by using Stampin’ Up’s Simply Scrappin’ Kits, and get your scrapbook pages done! The kits are only $23.95 each and include the following:

-         6 sheets 12X12 double sided patterned paper

-         8 sheets 12X12 solid color, textured cardstock

-         6 sheets co-ordinating adhesive die-cute that match the papers!

-         Ideas for layouts using the kit

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They will:

     - make your scrapbooking more productive!

     - co-ordinate for you! No more worrying about “what goes together”!

     - take the stress out of scrap booking! Makes it fun again!

     - They are safe for your scrapbooks, acid-free and lignin-free!

     - They can be used for any size of scrapbook page (6X6, 8.5X11, 12X12)

     - Combine it with a Neutral pack of cardstock (12X12), this kit can make an entire              album, in a very short amount of time.


Order 2 Simply Scrappin Kits right NOW, and get two free gifts from me:

-         a 10-page “Scrap Map” full of fabulous layouts for your scrapbook pages (a $28 value)

-         color photographs of pages I have made using SU’s Simply Scrappin’ Kits ($40 value)


To order your Simply Scrappin’ Kits, all you need to do is this:

-         Click here

-         Click on "Shop Now" in the top right corner

-         Type “Simply Scrappin’ ” in the search box, and click the arrow

-         Under Category, select “Simply Scrappin’”

-         Pick the first kit you want, and Add to Bag, Continue Shopping

-         Repeat the search steps, and pick the second kit, and Add to Bag

-         Checkout, and follow the instructions to set up an account


Shortly after you place your order, you will receive your $68 value in free gifts via email from me!


If you have any questions, please email me at


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

More projects from Whimsical Impressions Team meeting!

As promised, here are a couple more projects swapped at my Whimsical Impressions demonstrator meeting last week! I just love getting together to trade projects, and learning new styles, new techniques, and new ideas! These ladies are awesome, too, and I wish you could meet them all! We have a great open relationship in our group, and everyone loves to share! Thanks to Erin who arrived early to help with the make & takes too! I appreciate that!

Erin Enns' card 

Made by Erin Enns, this card uses the Tart & Tangy stamp set, the Sock Monkey stamp set, the Summer Picnic paper, and the Scallop Circle Punch! All my favorite things! That cute ruffle along the middle is actually our white Taffeta Ribbon made into a ruffle! I will be showing this neat technique at my upcoming Big Shot Class on October 3rd, so be sure to register for that!

Debby Evoy's card 

This pretty card, made by Debby Evoy, uses the Upsy Daisy stamp set, the Tangerine Tango striped grosgrain ribbon, and Holidays and Wishes stamp set, and Seasonal Icons stamp set. The colors are Tangerine Tango, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, and Very Vanilla cardstock. It's hard to tell from the picture, but she also added 2 way glue, and dazzling diamonds glitter to all the flowers! So sparkly in real life! Beautiful card Debby!

Thanks for swapping ladies!

To place an order for any of the products seen here, go to my online ordering link.

To learn more about joining this fun group, and getting a discount on your own orders, go to my Demonstrator Business Page, or contact me via email. The $119 special is only on until Oct 10th!

Here's a pic of a few members of our group! (and that's baby Keaton in the middle!)

Whimsical Impressions Team

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Gift Card Holder

Today, at my Fun Folds Class, we made this cute Gift Card holder out of a piece of 12X12 patterned paper. Unbelievably the project requires no adhesive (except for the decorations on the front), and it just uses folds. Very fun! We learned this fold at a Stampin' Up regional seminar in Vancouver a couple years ago. This particular one was designed by my good friend, Karina, who is also a demonstrator!  Thanks Karina! You rock! 

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If you'd like the pattern for this, send me an email. (I can't quite figure out how to post that on here yet! I'm still learning :) )

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Christmas Wish List



My Stampin' Up Christmas Wish List!


Name: _____________________________


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Family and Friends to contact:

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Prize draw to take place in the New Year: 1 pack of 12X12 Designer Paper, in the patterns of your choice! 

Get lots of chances to win: 

Submit this to Jo-Ann by Nov 28th, and get your name in the draw!

For every family member who orders for you, you'll get your name into the draw again! Encourage people to order for you!

Jo-Ann Unrau

(604) 504-0383