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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Traditions Mini Album Class

Edited July 28th - If you've come here from the Practical Scrappers Blog, Welcome! I've added a few more pictures to this post to show you guys more ways to accent the most simplest of titles - ones you print off yourself! If you find yourself needed a title but are short on alphabet stickers (is anyone ever short on alphabet stickers?) or alphabet stamp sets (as I was last Christmas), it's really easy to find a font you like in your word processing software of choice and with a few clicks you've got totally unique titles for your pages. I chose to print all my title onto Whisper White card stock for continuity but you could easily print them onto patterned paper and cut out each letter for a more varied look.
For your convenience. all added content is in red italics.

Hey everyone!
I have been a busy little bee in my craft room this month. For the second year I completed a December Daily album (started by Ali Edwards, check out her blog for more details) which is posted on my personal blog. I have a pile of non-Stampin' Up! product still to use up so this album is mostly made up of old products but I did use some SU inks, stamps, and punches.

It inspired me to create a mini album (which is a class I will be teaching on January 5th - go here to sign up) talking about our Christmas Traditions. Here are some sneaks, if you want to see all the content you will need to sign up for the class! :)

Here on the title page I used Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to fill in the letters and add sparkle.

On the title here I added the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details just along the bottom edges of the letters to create the look of depth or shadow. Below I used Dazzling Details in a similar way but on top of the letters this time to mimic the look of snow or ice sitting on top of the title.

The pages below don't have any significant examples of my use of Stampin' Up's version of Stickles  but I added them for your enjoyment anyway. Looking back at this post I think I may use this year's version of this Simply Scrappin' Kit to make my 2012 December Daily! (BTW it's called Merry Moments Simply Scrappin and will be available on August 1st.)

I am using the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit (plus various other things I have in my stash.) It is a beautiful kit and will be gone soon so you will want to snap yours up now!

The class is $42.00 which may seem like a lot but here is what you get:
- Complete templates for all my page designs
- Access to all my stamps, inks, punches, Big Shot and dies, ribbons, brads and other accessories.
- Customized titles (if mine don't work for you!)
- My help and the company of other fun, creative scrappers who I know will take my designs to new heights!

If you would like to make one of these (or just get the products so you can make it later), go here to register for my class. Hurry though as registration MUST close on Dec 31st otherwise I cannot guarantee the product can be shipped on time. Also, these items will ONLY be available with Stampin' Up! until January 3rd!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

From my family to yours, have a very merry Christmas! We are thick into family gatherings which means lots of young kids running around high on sugar and excited about the whereabouts of Santa! Hope your homes are as filled with love as mine is right now!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What's new?

Wow! Has it really been a month since I posted?! I've been busy with other projects - kids, Holiday Season activities, non-Stampin' Up! projects (gasp!) - and kind of forgot to keep everyone updated. My apologies!

So ... how's everyone doing? Ready for Christmas? We are mostly there. The girls and I are heading to Richmond Centre today to visit Santa and collect trading cards from his elves. They have a fantastic program over there that has completed enchanted my girls so every year it has become tradition to "Elf Hunt" (i.e. collect as many trading cards as we can!)

I've been busy crafting some Christmas decorations - check them out.

On the Stampin' Up! front, they are having a HUGE Clearance sale right now that you have very much got to check out. Clicking on the link above takes you to an info page on my SU site. From there you can go to the Products - Shop Now tab and browse the on-line store. The products on sale are discontinued items and old-stlye punches but the prices are amazing! Oh and while we're on the subject of discontinued items, I just heard that they will NOT be continuing the Stocking Builder Punch so if you were thinking of getting one, I'd snap it up now before stock runs out. It's pretty versatile - stockings (obviously) but I've seen it turned into baby booties, sweaters, hobby horses, and check out this cute Canucks Card.

I've been busy updating my Class Calendar on my site too - check it out here. Join me on January 5th as we make a mini album documenting our Christmas memories. I'll be holding an Open House on January 7th to show off the new Occasions Mini and Sale-a-bration Catalogues. And on January 20th is the Inaugural Stamp Club class - we'll be playing with emboss resist techniques. As soon as I've got samples to show you I will!!

That's all my kids will allow me to post right now (sigh). Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year. Can't wait to see what 2012 holds in store for me and Stampin' Up!