Scrapbooking with Wetlands

Today I thought I would share with you the scrapbook page I created using the Wetlands Stamp Set (126695/126697) that I submitted for the Convention Challenge.

One of the things I love about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is that Stampin’ Up! is always giving us opportunities to learn and grow on a personal level, in addition to indulging our creative side. I love that Stampin’ Up! gives us the tools to create projects that we can use in our every day lives. And as we say goodbye to our 2013 Catalog and welcome our new 2014 Catalog Stampin’ Up! has offered a challenge to demonstrators with a contest to participate in Convention Displays.

I was inspired by a card that I had made earlier for my image and color pallet. I thought the Wetlands stamp set was just perfect for this project, (you’ll notice the sea oats in the photo below.)

Wetlands Summer Themed convention swap

I had a photo that I wanted to make into a home décor item as a gift for my friend. So that’s where I started. (and no, these adorable children aren’t mine LOL.)

Wetlands Scrapbook page

Can you tell what I used for my base? Well, I used a piece of Pool Party from a package of the  Subtles Core’dinations Card Stock (129954) that I spritzed a Stampin’ Spritzer and Baked Brown Sugar to add that feel of sand and sea spray from the ocean.

Did you know that our Core’dinations Card Stock is part of the Retirement List? I was rather sad to see it there since it is great for all kinds of things and I reach for it quite often. It has a wonderful texture on one side and is smooth on the other. So you can not only use it to sand and tear, but it is also great to use to add texture to your project too! And if you love to scrapbook a 12 x 12 page you’re in luck because it comes in pack of 12 x 12 sheets of assorted colors.

Now I just need to place it into a 12 x 12 frame that I’m making for it before I give it to her. I hope she’ll like it. I just love the way it turned out.


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Stamp Set: Wetlands (126695/126697)

Inks: Baked Brown Sugar (131174)

Paper: 2013-2015 Core’dinations Card Stock (129958) and  Subtles Core’dinations Card Stock (129954), 2013-2014 Designer Series Paper Stack (130136), Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits (125598), Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399), Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker (119680), Stampin’ Sponges (101610), Hexagon Punch (130919), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon (132140), and Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon (132982)

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NEW This and That Journals Introduced


Stampin’ Up! has just introduced a NEW product – the This and That Journal. The This and That Journal will debut in the 2013-2014 Catalog in June, but they are giving you a chance to get it now!

Life is different for everyone but the one thing we all have in common is that life can happen really fast! So the This and That Journal gives you a chance to capture it all on the go.




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Here are the details:

  • Five products are being introduced now, but Stampin’ Up! will be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
  • Bundle Dates are March 23- April 30th (items offered now will be in the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog but won’t be offered in a Discounted Bundle like they are now.
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MDS2 Band of Blue Photo Book

Tonight is the first football game at our High School and I’m hoping the weather holds up for it. For me that means Band and the half time show. My daughter is a senior this year and has a piccolo solo so it’s a big deal for us.

I just got back my newest project from printing with My Digital Studio, our Band of Blue Photo Book. I love making these up each year for my daughter and the other band members. They cover the season in detail for them and are a great addition to their year books.

Here is a peek at the cover.

and one of the pages –

MDS2 is now available for download if you already have My Digital Studio. Or if you have been playing with the idea of buying it, why not try our MDS2 FREE 30 Day Trial? I think you’re going to love it as much as I do!

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Did you know with our special digital sale going on until September 14th you can get your items printed for 31% off! Why not catch up on all your summer events?

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Gotta run – it’s almost time to report for Band of Blue duty!


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Digital Sale Extended!

Good news: Stampin’ Up! has decided to

 extend the 31% Off Digital Sale until September 14th!

Here’s what they had to say –

We know you are wrapping up summer stuff, getting everybody back to school, and things are busy. Now everybody can have a little more breathing room to finish their projects to send off to the print services. And don’t forget about the 31 digital content items on sale too. Make sure to snatch up your favorites before September 14.

Yes, we realize that this change doesn’t go along with our little “31 theme,” but . . . who cares? When we’re talking SALE, 45 days is better than 31! In fact, you are the ones who made it happen; we decided to extend the sale because you asked for more time since there was so much going on in August with the release of MDS 2 at the same time.

Take a few minutes and check out our list of 31 Digital items that are on sale until September 14th!

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Digital Content

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Floral District Collection Disc

$ 23.95

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Night and Day Designer Series   Paper

$ 4.95

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Candid Frames

$ 2.95

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Check This Out Page Templates

$ 4.95

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Blossom Builders Embellishments

$ 5.95

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It’s All Me Kit

$ 9.95

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Whimsical Note Journal Template

$ 1.95

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Pinwheel Daily Calendar   Template

$ 9.95

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Party Animal Kit

$ 9.95

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Autumn Traditions Kit

$ 9.95

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Grateful Heart Thanksgiving   Ensemble

$ 14.95

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Playful Polka Dots Kit

$ 9.95

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World Traveler Photobook   Template

$ 17.95

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Storybook Specialty Designer   Series Paper

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Joyful Times Kit

$ 9.95

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One Great Year Digital Kit

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Limited Edition Embellishments

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Walk in the Park II Kit

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#HASHTHIS Stamp Brush Set

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Book of Birthdays Swatchbook   Template

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Travel Journal Kit

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Get it Done Kit

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Sweetly Nested Framable

$ 4.95

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Delight in the Day Photobook   Template

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Blast Off Ensemble

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Little Milestone Birthdays   Greeting Card

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Designer Gift Cards

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And a Happy New Year Photocard   Template

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Thanks Tons Greeting Card   Template Set

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Sending Glad Tidings Designer   Tags Kit

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Gratitude Framable Designer   Template

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World Traveler MDS Download

My daughter and I are visiting my sister and brother in-law in Houston. We’re having such a great time together and doing a lot. I can’t decide who is wearing out whom.

Today I wanted to share with you one of our new My Digital Studio downloads, World Traveler. I couldn’t wait to use it – It’s a great deal for just $17.95 and makes putting your vacation photos together sooo easy! Here are a couple of pages I put together quickly this morning over coffee while visiting with my sister. I used the basic photo book template and then just added a couple more photos of my own to the page. It was so easy-peasy.

World Traveler (Item #130066) comes with a 26 page photo book template, 28 piece stamp brush set, 8 Designer Series Paper patterns and 24 embellishments! What a great value.

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Stampin’ Up! Retiring: Season of Friendship

Here are some quick and easy scrapbook pages that I made for the different seasons. Season of Friendship is one of our two-step stamp sets. I love the versatility of our two-step stamp sets. They allow you to customize and change things up easily.

This first 12 x 12 scrapbook page is for spring – I used some of Subtles buttons instead of the flower stamp that came in the Season of Friendship set.

This next 12 x 12 scrapbook page is for fall

And this last 12 x 12 scrapbook page is one I did for winter.

You can click here for more on this photo.

I like the fact that we can use our stamps all different ways so – here are the cards I originally made that inspired me to do the scrapbook pages. After all isn’t a scrapbook layout the same thing just bigger?

Leave me a comment and let me know which your favorite is.


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