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Posted on October 18, 2018

Glitter Bomb – Scrapbooking in New Orleans

Contests/ People/ Scrapbook

Hello Stampers from wet and rainy Texas! My goodness I love the rain as much as anyone but…I think we've had enough for awhile! The ground needs to get a bit of a chance to dry out. I'm going on a stamping and scrapbooking retreat and it would be really nice to have a little sun, especially as we are all unloading our “stuff”! šŸ™‚

Speaking of scrapbooking, have you been introduced to the New Orleans Scrapbooking mystery series by Laura Childs? If not, I highly recommend these books! Her latest one, Glitter Bomb, continues the adventures of Carmela Bertrand, scrapbook store owner and amateur sleuth.

Glitter Bomb - Scrapbooking in New Orleans

Glitter is a staple in my crafting vortex and, as a matter of fact, my home always has a trail of it leading out of my craft room. Yours, too? šŸ™‚

Be sure you are on my mailing list (you can subscribe above) by next Tuesday. I'll be announcing a contest that you won't want to miss! HINT: it involves GLITTER!!

 

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Posted on April 5, 2018

Ft. Worth Stampin’ Up! OnStage Excitement and Swaps

Classes / Events/ Memories & More/ Scrapbook

Hey Stampers! Today I wanted to share some Ft. Worth Stampin' Up! OnStage Excitement and Swaps with you! TheseĀ big events are always a blast, but this one will beĀ  even more exciting for me because I am a presenter!Ā It's an honor to be chosen; I'm a bit nervous but I've practiced a lot andĀ some of my team will be thereĀ  to cheer me on!

I'll be driving over tomorrow morning with one of my team members; stopping at Starbucks on theĀ way of course! In the afternoon I have aĀ rehearsal for my Saturday presentation andĀ later in the eveningĀ the CentreStage event for silver Elites and above. We always get some fun “goodies” (aka new products coming out in the 2018-2019 annual catalog!) and get to party with our stamping friends!

One of the most fun things about attending an event such as this is making and exchanging “swaps”. We get lots of great ideas. I used one of our Memories &Ā More kits to make mine.

Ft. Worth Stampin' Up! OnStage Excitement and Swaps

I just love these card packs. You get so many cards of 2 different sizes, along with some sticker embellishments. You canĀ  put together cards in a snap or use these kits in your scrapbooking. Check outĀ all of our Memories & More offeringsĀ here.

One of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator andĀ  attending these OnStage events is theĀ  ability to see and pre-order new products before anyone else…woo hoo! I had some ladies join my team during our Sale-A-Bration special and they are uber excited about getting to order NEW STUFF!Ā  I won't be able to actually share product pictures until Monday after the event (confidentiality rules), but I'll try to post my stamping friends and I having fun!

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Posted on October 30, 2017

SU Designer Series Paper Sale Ends Tomorrow!

Product Information/ Scrapbook

Hey stampers! Hope you all had a great weekend! My Cowboys won so all is well in my world! šŸ™‚ Today's post is short and sweet. SU Designer Series Paper Sale Ends Tomorrow! I'm sure you don't want to miss out on this opportunity to get a free package of one of our DSP packages. Whether you are a cardmaker or scrapbooker, this is a great deal!

October 31 is the Last Day for Designer Series Paper Freebie

Click belowto see the flyer with all the details.

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Here are just a few ideas of projects you can make with our amazing patterned paper.

October 31 is the Last Day for Designer Series Paper Freebie

ANNUAL CATALOGĀ  (P. 189) 144137 DELIGHTFUL DAISY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.00

ANNUAL (P. 189) 144137 DELIGHTFUL DAISY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.00

ANNUAL CATALOGĀ  (P. 188) 144111 BE MERRY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.00

October 31 is the Last Day for Designer Series Paper Freebie

ANNUAL CATALOGĀ  (P. 188) 144111 BE MERRY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.00

ANNUAL (P. 188) 144111 BE MERRY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.00

HOLIDAY CATALOG (P. 49) 144613 PAINTED AUTUMN DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.00

October 31 is the Last Day for Designer Series Paper Freebie

ANNUAL CATALOGĀ  (P. 188) 144110 WHOLE LOT OF LOVELY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.00

Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Papers coordinate beautifully with our colors and stamp sets, no matter what occasion is at hand. I keep several of my favorite packages in my craft room so when I need to create a quick card, I'm ready to go!

You can purchase any of the papers at my online store. These make great gifts for your favorite crafter, too!

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Posted on March 15, 2017

Take Better Vacation Photos

Project Life by Stampin' Up!/ Scrapbook

Hey stampers! I've got some great tips today to help you take better vacation photos! Summer is just around the corner and we'll all be off on some fun trips. You might also be sneaking away for a long weekend over spring break.

Follow some of these ideas and you'll end up with some awesome shots that will work perfectly in your scrapbooks or Project Life memory system.

  1. Start with a clean lens, whether using your camera phone or your $3,000 Canon.
  2. If your travels take you to an aquarium, don't use the flash when you're photographing…you'll get a big flash and no fish!
  3. Don't ruin a beautiful photo by putting the light BEHIND your subject. Switch the scene OR use the HDR mode on your camera which will balance the light and dark areas.
  4. Take multiple shots instead of just one. Someone's eyes will always be shut or you'll get a random tourist running through. You'llĀ  get tired of answering “who's that” when sharing your photos after the trip.
  5. When you've lined up the perfect shot, take a big breath and exhale…THEN snap it. Believe it nor not, that's when your hands will be most steady.
  6. Don't shoot everything dead center….that's boring. Shoot with people or objects to the side.
  7. Landscapes by themselves CAN be pretty…

but don't take too many of these; they will be much more interesting with people or something about 10 feet away to visually anchor the shot.

8. If you're ready to graduate from your phone to a nice camera, you'll see some great benefits. Bigger lenses will allow you to shoot good photos in bad lighting and you can also play around with depth,Ā  blurring the backgrounds.

I mentioned Project Life above. If you haven't heard of this simple, cost-effective system for organizing your photos and memories, I invite you to check out Stampin' Up!'s exclusive line of PL supplies here.

I hope these tips will help you take better vacation photos…have fun on your trips!

 

 

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Posted on July 28, 2016

Sketch Challenge

Projects/ Scrapbook/ Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Ever get stuck in a rut with your cardmaking? Using the same colors, the same designs, your same old “standby” stamp sets?

This happens to me sometimes; when it does, I look for a sketch challenge to get my creative juices freely flowing again! Here's one I found at Becky Fleck's PageMaps (http://pagemaps.com/june11cardmaps.htm)
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Think of all the scraps from your scrapbooking or stampingĀ you could use up…each card would be different and any sentiment would work!

I hope today's sketch challenge inspired you; I'd love to see your creations!
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