Scrapbook Pages

In this month's Scrapbooking Hostess Club, we made this great layout of two 12 x 12 scrapbook pages.  They have lots of "Wow!" factor but are really easy to make in very little time.  The Love Letter DSP (designer series paper) and coordinating Artistic Etchings stamp set do all the work!  The Seam Binding Ribbon adds great texture and softness.  We had so much fun making these pages!  (Click on the photo to get a larger view.)

Love Letter Layout

The Real Red, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla color scheme is classic and timeless just like our title.  You could go in many different directions in choosing photos for this layout.  One of my club members just took a trip to Paris, so she is using this as the beginning and springboard for her trip photos.  Any black and white photos, recent or old, would look great in this layout.  I have some black and white photos from my daughter's wedding that look great in here.  Anything that is timeless in nature fits the bill, here.

May is National Scrapbooking Month.  Join me for my free Open Crop in San Antonio.  Full details are here.  It's free, it's fun, and you will go home with completed projects!  Get in on the fun of scrapbooking.  If you haven't yet started, come to my Open Crop and I'll show you how.

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Summer Mini Catalog Sneak Peek!

The Summer Mini Catalog is already being mailed out and will go live on May 1st.  That is less than 2 weeks away!  I thought a little sneak peek was in order:)

I've been working on swaps so I'll be ready for you to see plenty of samples using items from the Summer Mini Catalog.  Those samples will, of course, be on my Mini Catalog display board in my Stamping Studio.  But I will also be featuring many of them right here on my blog. 

Fabulous Mambo

This card features the new stamp set Fabulous Florets as well as the new Embossing Powder in Melon Mambo.  How fun is that–colored embossing powder?!!   The Summer Mini offers 3 custom colors:  Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, and Tangerine Tango.  They are sure to add texture, brightness, dimension, and fun to your projects! 

You will also notice the gorgeous new Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper.  It is designed to specifically coordinate with the Fabulous Florets stamp set.  I love the way Stampin' Up! makes it easy for us to make fantastic looking cards and scrapbooks with custom-coordinated products.  Any of the products stand alone and look great, but put them all together and you have sophisticated design that won't quit!  Using the coordinated products allows me to put together handmade cards, scrapbook pages, and more that make people think I went to art school! 

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks and information about the soon-to-be-released Summer Mini Catalog.  It's chock-full of great things to stamp and scrap your summer and more.  Call me at 210-355-5729 or email me by clicking on the Email Candy button to your left, and I'll make sure you receive your own free copy of the Summer Mini.