Sunday, September 20, 2009

CD Folder Album Class

Saturday I had a fun time showing how to make this. Here is the one I made along with my friends that came to class. Each person received all of the supplies to make this album including a full pack of Designer Series Paper!!! Each person decorated their album as they wanted. I will show their albums in the next few days.

This is the front cover. I used the Charming set in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I LOVE it. The Designer Series Paper is Thoroughly Modern. I was not going to order this paper but it is really pretty! Right now it is my favorite.

This is inside the front cover. We used the Mini Square Envelopes and filled with cardstock with a pull tab to put a picture or saying on.

This is the middle of the Album. It connects the 2 cd holders together.

This is the last page. Aren't the papers absolutely gorgeous!!!

I didn't take a picture of the back of the album but it is decorated as well.

I will be making some of these for gifts. Just such a fun project to fill with whatever the recipient decides. Pictures, notes, special papers...

Everything is ©Stampin' Up Only.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Regionals Roadtrip!!!

Last Thursday I drove over to the east side of the state to catch up with 4 friends. Michele, Emma, Tracy and Dawn Marie. What did we do? Went to the Stampin' Up! Regionals in Cincinnati!!!! What a fabulous time. Dawn Marie drove us in her conversion van and what a comfy ride!!!

Here we are at dinner Thursday night. From left to right: Tracy, Michele, Dawn Marie, Emma and ME!!! This is outside on a balcony overlooking the river.

Here we are in the convention center waiting to go inside the ballroom.

Here we are with our "best friend" (per Emma) Shelli! She is so sweet and thoughtful of others. Takes time with everyone meeting her. This is the second time I have met her and she was genuine both times. That is not something you fake.

Several times throughout the day a list of 10 names were projected on the screens as winners of a FREE stamp set!!! NONE of our names were listed. BUT if someone either didn't come or was out of the room when prizes were given ANOTHER NAME WAS LISTED!!! Michele won that way and is the proud owner of Wandering Words! AND MY name was then listed the next group around when someone didn't claim their's and the stamp set was Autumn Splendor!!! I LOVE IT!!! Thank you to those that weren't there. (sorry about that gleefulness)
I really wish you all had been there. We were given some FABULOUS ideas. One thing we were taught was how to take pictures. I am still chuckling over that. We were shown before and after examples by Shannon West. To take pictures you need to crop, turn sideways, chin out and show your clavicle!!!!! hee hee hee Very good ideas.
At the start of the day we also had a moment of tribute because it was 9/11. Remembering those that died that day and the troops that serve to preserve our freedom. It was a little teary for me as Dave is in Iraq right now.
I will share ideas in the next few weeks. We were given a lot of wonderful techniques and information. My only issue for the whole day was trying to take pictures at the sample boards. Holy cow!!! And that we didn't get chips with our sandwich at lunch. How do you eat a sandwich without chips!?!?!?!?
Thanks Emma, Michele, Dawn Marie and Tracy for such fabulous friend time. And for listening to me blabber, blabber, blabber.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Stampin' Up! 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog

Inside this catalog are fun new holiday products. Available from now until January 4, 2009!

Open it up and find Sweet Treat Cups, Halloween, Autumn, Christmas and Winter stamps and ideas. There are also 2 hostess sets.
Plus, Stampin' Up! is launching several new product lines in the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog:
1. Simply Adorned Charms and Chains: These are currently not available to order. Coming Soon!
2. Build-A-Bear Workshop: Stampin' Up! has teamed up with Build-A-Bear Workshop to you an exciting and exclusive collection of products! Stamp sets, Sizzix dies and Designer Series Paper.
3. My Digital Studio: Use Stampin' Up! exclusive images in this innovative and easy-to-use software studio to make cards, photo albums, scrapbooks, and other projects. Available starting October 1st.