Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mommy & Me Scrapbook Class

Today the boys and I worked on prepping a couple of albums for my upcoming Mommy & Me scrapbook classes. Callum chose this cute scrapbook kit and we made this album in just a couple of hours. I am offering two types of class, one for you and your child/grandchild and another for you and your older or adult family member. You get to choose one of many different scrapbook kits ahead of time and can use my stamps etc. to embellish. You will leave with a finished, decorated 10 page chipboard album for only $40! Sign up ASAP to reserve your spot. Click here for available dates. If you can get enough friends together I'd be happy to bring this class to your home if you prefer. Callum let me do the girly Sunshine Garden album which came out pretty cute too but I don't have the toothless grin to show it to it's full advantage!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blog Candy Winner!

I'm running out the door to go to my Farmington Stamp Club this morning but before I go I wanted to post the winner for my blog candy! I used a random number generator and it picked comment # 4 - Michele Redding! Congratulations Michele! Have a great day everybody, thanks for playing, Brenda

Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy Monday! It's Blog Candy Day ;-)

This is the first week my boys are out of school so we're trying to settle into a new routine - the sun is shining and we got back from our first weekend camping, la la la!

I have a fun thank you card to share with you plus I have a little package of blog candy to give away so put a comment with a way to contact you and I'll add you into the drawing! I will draw Tuesday night.

I had to make a couple of cards that lots of people could sign so I made this one out of a sheet of 12" x 12" card stock folded in half. This one was for Finlay's teacher and I used the school colors, purple and gold, yuck. I feel badly that they're going to have these ugly colors follow them through their school lives but what can you do?! I did the same card using Blue and Gold for the Cub Scout leaders, much nicer colors, but my picture didn't turn out well so I'm stuck with this one! I used the cute bear and raccoon from the Great Outdoors set and our new Jumble Alphabet (that's on special this month only!) to stamp the words.

I can't post my stamp club projects until after Wednesday (which is the final stamp club day) so check back then!

Have a great week, Brenda

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Welcome to the May 15th & 16th Blog Tour!

The tour is over now but you can still see my projects below... I will be doing another tour in July...

Featured stamp set: Owl Together Now from Stampin' Up!

Don’t forget to bookmark your favorite blogs as the links that make up this tour will disappear at midnight on May 16th. Please come back after the weekend, I really have some fun things to show you next week! I am holding them until after my final stamp club group this Wednesday, I don't want to spoil the surprise! Plus you can enter for Blog Candy on Monday!

I chose the stamp set Owl Together Now from Stampin' Up! This set appealed to me the first time I saw it and it has grown on me even more now I've had chance to play with it. This is a gatefold card, the message inside reads "something for you from owl of us". We made this card at one of my stamp clubs when we were learning about water color crayons and the aquapainter. You need to become "one" with your Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the owls on the branch and line up their party accessories!

Whoo la la! I created a mini (3" x 3") card using the Pink Pirouette textured card stock (on sale!) and punched out an opening in the front using my scallop punch. Then I centred the peeking owl on a Basic Gray Scallop Circle and colored him in using the ink pads and a blender pen. Super easy!

I colored this little owl using markers. Then I placed him in front of a little forest stamped with the Forest Friends tree. The greeting is from the Great Friends set. The strip at the bottom is punched from a piece of Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper (also on sale!)
This final card is a Valentine's card, I used the Curly Label punch and layered 2 pieces, one horizontally and one vertically to make the border.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Beer Can Gift Box

Oops, is it really a whole week since I said I'd post this?!

This is another sample I made for the Spring Stamposium. My friend Lynn's husband kindly donated me an empty Bud can (he's so generous!)

I tried making the base of the box with the tin can but it didn't do well with all that folding so I made the inside just using regular card stock and made the outer sleeve with the can. The Matchbox Die cut and scored the can easily but when I made sharp folds the can tore so before I folded it I covered the reverse side of the can with packing tape, that way when I made the sharp folds it didn't break apart.

We'll be using our little box to put a Father's Day gift in, maybe some beer money!

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Become a Demonstrator for only $75 plus other specials!

Only $75 gets you the Scrapbooking supplies plus all the business stuff you need to get going!!! Woo Hoo! How fun! And that means you could REGISTER TO COME TO CONVENTION! That's worth it right there in my book ;-)

May 2009 Specials from Stampin' Up!
There are THREE specials being offered during the Month of May - NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING MONTH:
Scrapbooking Promotion - Dates: May 1-31, 2009
Promotion Details
1. Buy three packs of Designer Series paper (including our Specialty Designer Series paper) or 12" x 12" textured card stock, and get one FREE!
2. Buy a sneak peek stamp set from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog- Jumble Alphabet (set of 52; double-mounted)--at a 20 percent discount.
Will be: $43.95 Sale price: $35.16
3. In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, join Stampin' Up! and my BLISS stamp group as a demonstrator for only $75 with our limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit.
Sign up NOW on my website HERE, when asked for the PASSWORD, enter: bbmarsh
The Scrapbooking Starter Kit for only $75 contains the following:
Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set*
Simply Scrappin' Petal Party
Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12" x 12")
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
*Substitutable for any stamp set up to $43.95 value.
Please note: Each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items. Please see the Scrapbooking Starter Kit Order Form for details.The Scrapbooking Starter Kit also contains all the business supplies contained in the standard Starter Kit:
Getting Started DVD
Getting Started Guide
Guest Invitation Postcard (100)
Idea Book & Catalog (8)
Occasions Mini Catalog (8)
To My Hostess Envelope (10)
Recruit Folders (5)
Recruit Brochures (20)
Hostess Brochure (20)
Hostess Benefits Form (10)
Customer Order Form (50)
Sign up NOW on my website HERE, when asked for the PASSWORD, enter: bbmarsh.
Please email me if you have any questions! BrendaStamps@Q,com