Christmas and Deer Scrapbook page

While Christmas is over I still wanted a chance to share the two retiring stamp set that I have that are Christmas. Here in Utah we’ve been wondering if Spring was ever going to come. We’ve had record breaking snow and it’s been coming down clear into April. I figured rather than making cards since Christmas is still a ways off, I would focus instead on scrapbook pages that I can put some of those fun Holiday pictures on.

I went with something a bit not traditional mixing together, browns, blues and greens. I also wanted to use as many retiring items that were seasonal as I could. You may notice that I used some new and returning colors. Yep, I’m enjoying playing with some of these new colors. The lighter blue is the new in color Boho Blue and the darker color is a returning in color that has been added to the core colors, Misty Moonlight. I love how they work so well together.

There is so much detail to this page that I thought I would share a few close up shots. The trees along the bottom are a punch where as the other trees I fussy cut as well as some of the deer. What I really love is the greetings all meshed together. Both of these sets have lots of great says that work well on cards, but I thought they made a fun word blog on the page. You will also notice the two embossed images using the Wintry 3D Embossing Folders. I always love it when a project turns out well, especially when I didn’t have an idea what to do when I started.

  • 156891 – Peaceful Deer Stamp Set (R)
  • 156300 – Christmas to Remember Stamp Set (R)
  • 155433 – Wintry 3D Embossing Folder (R)
  • 153603 – Evergreen Border Punch (R)
  • 156390 – Deer Builder Punch (R)
  • 153607 – Essential Tag Punch (R)
  • 161631 – Boho Blue 3/8″ Texture Ribbon (N)
  • 159198 – Starry Sky 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon (C)
  • 161300 – Adhesive-Backed Solid Gems (N)
  • Colors – Boho Blue (N), Misty Moonlight (N), Early Espresso (C), Crumb Cake (C), Mossy Meadow (C)

(R) Retiring, (C) Carrying Over, (N) Found in the new 2023 – 2024 Catalog available May 2, 2023

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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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Introducing Project Life by Stampin’ Up!

Project Life

October 23rd

6:00 – 8:00

“GOT PHOTOS IN BOXES?? I am looking for people interested in memory keeping (NOT scrapbooking) or any burned out scrapbookers who want to document their photos without draining time, energy and wallets. No creativity required!!! Come check it out! No gluing or cropping! It is so quick, easy, and very affordable. I’d LOVE to show you how you can create beautiful albums documenting your story without all of the time and energy of traditional scrapbooking! ; )

PL- Everyday Occasions Pg 2Do you have piles of pictures just waiting to be shared?  Would you love to get them in a book fast but still make them cute?  Then you will love this class.  Learn more about this fun product and way to keep track of your memories.





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Project Life is coming to Stampin’ Up!

Awesome News from Stampin’ Up!  I’m so excited about this.  I hope all of you will be too!

Introducing Project Life

April 15, 2014

We are so so so excited to let you know we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal-authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

You  will be able to order that a selection of products starting May 1. And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products!

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Signature Stamps in MDS

Last year my grandmother passed away and I had the opportunity to create a book for our family to remember her. My Digital Studio made this so easy. I had all our friends and family send me pictures of Grandma. Once I had those I was ready to go. I started with the template Sweet Details which comes with MDS. I made a few changes to add in additional photo boxes to fit in all those great pictures everyone sent and added words that worked well with the pictures. I also left plenty of room for signatures.

Grandma's book Front
Once I had the book ready to go I printed at a local printers and placed it in smooth sheet protectors. We took the book to the funeral and had everyone sign on the sheet protectors with a sharpie marker and write a special memory about my Grandma.

Grandma's Book Signature on page protector
After the funeral I took the book home and flipped the pages over so that all I had was the signature with a white background. I scanned these into the computer then used Photoshop to delete out the white background and turn the image into a SVG file.  SVG file is the same type of file that MDS uses to create stamps in the program. I saved all of my signatures in MDS under stamps and I was ready to go.

Grandma's book Signature on white
I added each signature to the pages. This was really nice because I was able to change the colors to make them match, re-size if needed and even move to a different page to spread things out. I also moved embellishments and pictures if necessary to make all the signatures look good with the pages and pictures.
Grandma's Book MDS screen shot
After I had everything in I was able to print the book through Stampin’ Up! to have a nice finished book. We actually printed like 15 books so that each family could have book of their own and have all the great pictures plus memories. I love it because everyone was able to have this special book instead of just one person.

Grandma's Book Finished Signatures
I think this idea is perfect for family reunions, special birthdays, weddings, graduations really just about any special occasion that many people would love to have the memory. I plan on making one for my son that is graduating this year and have friends and family write special messages. I think this would also be great if your child is part of a team like band, cheer, dance or any group they spend a lot of time with. You can create a book with pictures from the events and messages from all the participants then add it all together so everyone can have a special memory book.


I know this is a little advanced but I wanted to share it anyway because it just really gets me excited. If you would be interested in my creating a book like this for your event please let me know. I’d be happy to help you, or if you would like to make one of your own I’d be happy to help you with the steps as well. Hopefully you’ll find lots of great uses for this idea. I even think it would be fun to have your kids write a message each year that you could add to the family year book and have their handwriting preserved from year to year and see how it changes. If you have any questions please let me know.

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Disk #130647 $19.95
Download #130646 $19.95
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Sweet Details Photobook template- #125742 $17.95


Stampin’ Up! Cyber Monday 24 Hour Sale

Great news Stampin’ Up! has added more items to their Holiday Sale.  Check them out.  The sale ends today so make sure you get your order in.  Everyone who uses hostess code:  B9Z3AARZ  will get a free gift from me.  Or you can contact me to place an order.

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Envelope Liners Framelits Dies

Envelope Liners Framelits Dies

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Expressions Thinlits Dies

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Extra-Large Gift Box

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Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent

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Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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Snowflake Season Simply Sent

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