Adventure Awaits

It’s been a while since I’ve created a scrapbook page but I had this idea while I was doing some training at my new job. Have you ever gotten and idea from a project from somewhere kind of unusual? During the training they kept showing a picture and then drawing a line from the picture to create a rectangle. My mind immediately thought it would make a great card front or accent for a scrapbook page. As I mentioned the other day my family loves to be outdoors and I fell in love with the Campology stamp set wanting to use if for scrapbook pages. When I started creating this project I was drawn to the Greatest Journey Dies that I showcased early. I enjoyed combining the Enjoy the Journey Suite with the Campology Stamps to create this fun scrapbook layout. Now I just need to go camping so I can add some pictures.

I thought that I would give you a close up of some of the details on the page. Rather than cutting out the letters and placing them on the cardstock I actually did the reverse and lined them up and cut them out using the cutout as my header. I used some old washi tape to hold them in place so they didn’t move as I was cutting them out. The advantage to this technique was that I didn’t have to worry about attaching a bunch of small pieces to my project.

I really love how the accent pieces turned out. I think I may create more projects using this outline technique. It was simple to create using a ruler and our stampin’ write markers. I also used black to add shadow to some of the images as a way to incorporate the black accessories I wanted to use from the suite. I finished it off by using accents from the greatest journey suite including some of the awesome designer series paper which is where I pulled my color scheme from.

  • 152553 – Campology Stamp Set (R)
  • 160588 – Greatest Journey Stamp Set (R) (M)
  • 160594 – Greatest Journey Bundle (Stamp and Dies) (R) (M)
  • 160599 – Enjoy the Journey Suite Collection (R) (M)
  • 160597 – Three Twine Combo Pack, Garden green, Coastal Cabana (R) (M)
  • 160598 – Enamel Sticker Icons – (R) (M)
  • 160586 – Enjoy the Journey 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (R) (M)
  • 160750 – Alphabet A la Mode (C) (M)
  • 104199 – Linen Thread (C)
  • Colors – Coastal Cabana (C), Garden Green (C), Crumb Cake (C), Basic Black (C), Basic White (C)

(R) Retiring, (C) Carrying Over, (M) Found in the Mini Catalog

When I started this project I originally used the colors Shaded Spruce and Very Vanilla, but then I ended up deciding to use elements from the Enjoy the Journey Suite and the Designer Series Paper used slightly different colors. Rather than let my original focal image go to waste I turned it into a quick card adding in additional embellishments and words from the suite.

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Greatest Journey

Have you ever fallen in love more with the dies than with the stamp set?

That is how I felt when I first saw this suite. It was the dies that drew me to them. Maybe because my family is very outdoors and we love to camp, hike and bike and I thought these would be perfect to make cards for them and scrapbook pages. When I started to play with this stamp set I really wanted to use the blending brushes in a unique and different way. I chose to use the dies to cut out a template that I held to create a layered effect on the card. Rather than having a blended look by using the template I was able to create depth to the background without adding more layers. I finished it off by layering cardstock that I embossed the saying on with white embossing powder and the used one of the die cut images as a focal point.

I originally created this card as a swap with my Stampin’ Up! team and I’m happy to report that I was one of the winners of the swap with this card. Here is a close up picture where you can see the detail better.

After creating the card for the swap I decided I wanted to see what I could come up with using some of the other images and sayings in the set. Here’s what I came up with. What do you think? I still like the first one the best, but I like these as well. I know I’ve said this before, but I’m sad this one didn’t carry over from the mini catalog as I think it’s a great set and I love the dies.

  • 160588 – Greatest Journey (R) (M)
  • 160593 – Greatest Journey Dies (R) (M)
  • 160594 – Greatest Journey Bundle (R) (M)
  • 160597 – Three Twine Combo Pack, Pumpkin Pie, (R) (M)
  • 160518 – Small Blending Brushes (C) (M)
  • 153611 – Blending Brushes (C)
  • 160519 – Blending Brush Storage (C) (M)
  • 155554 – Stampin’ Emboss Powders, White, (C)
  • 129053 – Heat Tool (C)
  • 147277 – Craft Stampin’ Ink, White (C)
  • Colors – Mango Melody (R), Cajun Craze (C), Orchid Oasis (C), Highland Heather (C), Starry Sky (C), Basic Gray (C), Basic Black (C), Basic White (C)

(R) Retiring, (C) Carrying Over, (M) Found in the Mini Catalog

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Covention Swaps 12 x 12 group 1

Sorry I’ve been missing in action we’ve had internet problems and I’ve had camera issues, but I’m back and with some fabulous swaps form convention. The last group I did was 12 x 12 pages. There were actually two group for this one. Because there are so many I’m going to break them up in 4 groups. So enjoy!

There is no particular order here and I will try and let you know who did each one (hopefully they are all marked.)  Thanks again to everyone who participated all of the pages are great.   I’ve already used some for Club and I’m looking forward to adding pictures to them.

First up is mine.  I used the awesome Awash with Flowers Set.  It’s hard to tell but the flowers are done with a fun technique that gives you a water color look even though it’s a solid stamp.

Awash with Flowers
#117063 Wood $39.95
#120549 Clear $ 27.95

Word Play
#120308 Wood $41.95
#120651 Clear $28.95

#117163 Elegant Soiree DSP  $9.95

Is this page just cute or what.  I love it.  It was created by Shelly May.  I love the colors and the overall layout.  Plus how cute is the cogs punch.  I’m so glad that they put it in the catalog.

#117164 Celebrations DSP  $9.95

#118873 Cogs Extra- large Double Punch $17.95

# 111550 Sock Monkey  $26.95

More Monkey Accessories
#116962 Wood $16.95
#120468 Clear $12.95

Party this way
#118744 Wood $15.95
#120609 Clear $11.95

This page is so fun and so cute.  In fact I used it for club last month.  With just one change.  Her cute sand is actually made with real sand paper.  I created it with the awesome log cabin spray.  I just love all the fun punch art on this page as well.  It was created by Natalie Cottle.

Punches used:
#119856   Scallop Oval  $16.95
#119856   1-1/4″ Square  $15.95
#119850 1-3/4″ Circle  $16.95
#119869 1/2″ Circle  $5.95
#119872 Spiral Boarder $15.95

#119871 3/16″ Corner $6.95

Can I say I’m in love.  This page is adorable.  It was made by Melanie Williams and she would say it’s a little Cheese.  I would have to agree.  The cheese is so cute I love how easy it is to make just using all of our different circle punches.  Plus doesn’t the hamburger just look good enough to eat.  She even added texture to the bun by using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.

#117335 Perfect Polka Dots $7.95

On the Grill
#116970 Wood $23.95
#120474 Clear $17.95

The last fun page for today was created by Deanne Henderson.  I love how simple it is yet very I catching.  There’s so much detail in all the flowers.  Off course they were created with our great punches again.  What you can’t see very well is the fun Rhinestones in the center of the small flowers.  With 150 per package it’s so easy to add fun bling to your page.

#119246 Basic Rhinestones $4.95

#119831 Sunny Garden DSP $9.95

#117158 In Color Patterns DSP Stack $19.95

#118874   2-3/8″ Scallop Circle $16.95
#119854  1-3/4″ Scallop Circle $16.95
#119858   Boho Blossoms $16.95
3119868   1″ Circle $10.95

Hope you enjoyed them and were inspired by all the great talent.  Come back soon to check out the other three groups.

Check out My Header

Hopefully you noticed the fun new header I added today.  I created it using the new “My Digital Studio.”  This program is so much fun and so easy to use.  You can use it to make scrapbook pages, books, cards, calendars, DVD’s and so much more.  You will love it.  It’s packed full of all our great colors, lots of accessories and stamp sets to use.  Plus there will be downloads available to add later.  You can print your own projects or have them printed through our professional print services.  At just $79.95 this product is a steal.  It will be available for customers October first.

My Boys Camping Pg 2009Want to save a little.  Here’s two great ways.  Save $10.00 when you pre-order this great product.  I will order it for you as soon as it comes available.  Or you can get it for 1/2 price.  Anyone who hosts a $400.00 party in October or November can get the new “My Digital Studio” for 1/2 price.  Plus they can get any other item of their choice from the mini catalog for just $10.00.  Click here for more details & to see the mini catalog.


Here is the fun page that I created to match my header.  You are just going to love this program.  Be watching for more fun samples.


Fun Summer BBQ Kit


BBQ Country Living

Country Living Cookout

 Take advantage of all the Summer Fun the Country Living Summer Cookout Kit. This summer, we’ve partnered with Country Living magazine to create a unique craft kit, which they will feature in their July 2009 issue. You will love how it can help create special memories with a fun and convenient, coordinated summer barbeque! 

The kit is availible:  June 15 – August 31, 2009 or while supplies last. 

Item # 




Country Living Summer Cookout Kit  $24.95

The exclusive Country Living Summer Cookout Kit includes the following products:

  • 8 die-cut table tents (2 each of 4 colors)
  • Die-cut components, bamboo skewers, and envelopes to create 8 shish kabob invitations
  • 12 die-cut coasters (3 each of 4 colors)
  • 16 die-cut tags (4 each of 4 colors)
  • 24 12″ x 12″ printed food wrapper sheets (12 each of 2 colors)
  • 4 printed recipe cards
  • 5 yards linen thread 
  • Ruby Red Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Dig In stamp set (item number 116700)

Note: the kit does not include tablecloths, plates, or flatware. 

Dig In Stamp Set

Kit includes “Dig In” stamp set shown here.

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Summer Fun Sale

 Summer Fun BannerI hope every-ones summer is getting off to a great start.  If not hopefully this will make it better.  I have lots of fun activities planned for the summer and I hope that you will be joining me for several of them.

To get things started I wanted to have a little fun so I’m offering a Summer Fun Sale.  The catalog is retiring and it’s sad to say good-bye so I thought I’d give you a great incentive to get all those fun things before they are gone for good, plus anything else you may want.  This sale is a great time to stock up on paper, adhesives and accesoriesso you can fill the summer with lots of fun stampin’.

Summer Fun Sale

The Sale- Runs from June 16th- June 27th.  However the sooner you place your order the more you save.  You will save on your order as well as get into a drawing when you place your order.  See the chart below.


    1 entry into each drawing for
Date Save Gift Certificate  Free Product
June 16 – 18 30% $30.00 $30.00
June 19 – 21 25% $25.00 $25.00
June 22 – 24 20% $20.00 $20.00
June 25 – 27 15% $15.00 $15.00

Note- Free Product will be for special product that I have on hand including hostess sets, retired sets, sale-a-bration sets and more.

You can still save 30% during any part of the sale here’s how.

June 19 – 21 Save 30% with your $200.00 or more order.

June 22 – 24 Save 30% with your $250.00 or more order.
                          Save 25% with your $200.00 or more order.

June 25- 27 Save 30% with your $300.00 or more order.
                          Save 25% with your $250.00 or more order.
                          Save 20% with your $200.00 or more order.

The sooner you order the more you can save however you save throughout the entire sale.  Just give me a call 435-245-5321.

Discount is on product only.  You will need to pay tax ans shipping on the full amount.  If you need help figuring your total just let me know.

All orders must be to me by 10:00 PM on the last day to qualify for the discount.

Ways to order-
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Call me at 435-245-5321 Home or 435-232-2651 Cell  (Please leave a message.) 
Place and order on my website at just click on shop.
             Note-if you place your order on-line you will be charge the standard amount.  I will mail you a gift certificate for your discount that you can use anytime in the next 6 months.  Plus I will enter you into a drawing for on-line orders only for $35.00 in free product.  (That means you can use your gift certificate on new catalog items.)

Orders can be personal orders or you can collect orders from your friends.  They can save and you can earn hostess benefits.  Plus each of you will be entered into the drawing and you will get a bonus entry just for getting your friends orders together.

Additional Hostess Benefits
Remember that June is extra hostess benefits.  Totals over $250.00 receive $20.00 in bonus hostess benefits.  Parties over $400.00 receive $40.00 in bonus hostess benefits.  So get you group together today and save this summer.

New Recruit Quick Start
Now is a great time to start your Stampin’ Up!® business.  We have a new catalog coming out next month and summer time is always great to get together with friends for a little Stampin’ Fun.

I want to get all my recruits off to a great start so here is my special offer.  Sign up to join my team before June 27th and I will personally help you earn your investment back. Just book at least 3 parties before Aug 31st and I will come and help you with them.  I’ll teach you everything you need to know to get going and have a successful Stampin’ Up! business.  If you’ve had your 3 parties and we haven’t earned your money back at by the August then I will personally pay for the difference in your starter kit.  So give it a try and join us today.

Joining the Stampin’ Up! team is the best job I’ve ever had.  I am my own boss, I can work around my family, be at home with my kids and best of all I get paid to stamp.  What better job is there?

I want everyone in my team to succeed so I will help you even if you sign up under my down-line.  That’s right you can be anywhere in my 6 levels and I will still personally help you. 

New Recruit Bonus-
Anyone who signs up for my group by June 27th will be entered into the quick start product bonus.  One lucky recruit will receive her choice of $50.00 in free Stampin’ Up! product to get her business off to a great start.

If you have any questions please feel free to drop me a note or give me a call.  Remember these specials are mine and can only be redeemed by placing your order or signing up with my group.

Enjoy a summer full of stampin’ fun.  I’m so excited to serve you.  Candice