Fall Decor with Scrapbook paper in 2 minutes

So I realized this fall that i have NO fall decor. So what's a girl to do? Use what she has! I put autumn-ish scrapbook paper in all the frames in our home! Above is example A. So feeling un-festive? just find some scrapbook paper!

Stamp Camp Ornament

So I decided that rather than coming up with new ideas for stamp camp, that i would just use my ideas for cards and gifts for this Christmas! This was my ornament idea--I was going to use some blues and silvers but i really like how this one turned out! I just curled the 1/6" strips around a pencil, slipped 6 of them in the glass ornament, and added fun ribbon and a tag! The ornaments were about $3 at my local craft store for 5 of them. I'm definitely going back for more!! A very frugal gift idea:) Happy stamping!!


Christmas Stamp Camp Saturday!

I'm having my Christmas Stamp Camp this Saturday, November 7th @ 1 PM at our home in Woodbridge! Here are the three cards we'll be making. We will also make an ornament and scrapbooked gift (no photos yet:) ) Hope to see you there--let me know if you can make it!


Stampin' Up!'s digital scrapbooking, etc program!

here is my first project that i made with My Digital Studio. i saved my pennies and bought the program and finally got a chance to play with it a week or so ago! i like what it can do a lot and after i finally learn HOW to do it instead of just playing around on my own, i'm sure i'll be able to do much more:) enjoy!!


Updated Sale List

Here is what I have left... and they are priced to SELL!! I would love to get rid of all of them!! Help a girl out:) Check out this link http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/su and search by the name of the stamp set to see what comes in the set!! Leave me a comment if you'd like to strike up a deal:)

By Definition $3
Happiness $3

Catalog Stamps:
Collage Alphabet $7
Oh So Sweet $5
Little Layers $5
Be Happy $5
Sending Happy Thoughts $2

Hostess Sets:
Time Well Spent $7
A is for Adorable $5
Occasionally $5
Love It $5
So Many Sayings $7
Event Full $3
Make it Count (unmounted) $3
All About Occasions (set only) $2

Petals $1


Year @ a Glance Scrapbook

These are the pages I created for my upcoming "Year @ a Glance" scrapbook class. They are 6x6 and are two-page spreads (but aren't side by side in the picture because I put them in the page protectors by month, not by how you'd arrange them in a scrapbook!) They are also in reverse order because I am a genius at uploading photos to my blog:)

If you are interested in hosting your own class with your friends, I'll come to you with all the supplies! Cost is $40.


Retired Stamps--Make me an offer!!

Hi Friends!

I have some stamps I am trying to part with... so make me any reasonable offer! If you are long distance, I ask that you pay the shipping, but we'll find the cheapest way possible!! To see all the stamp sets--go to http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/su and search for them through this site!!

Email me at lauren483@yahoo.com to chat!!

By Definition

Catalog Stamps:
Collage Alphabet
Amazing to Zany
Oh So Sweet
Totally Cool
Life's a Breeze (matching wheel also)
Little Layers
Be Happy
Say it with Scallops
A to Z Accents
Sending Happy Thoughts
Dare to be Darling

Hostess Sets:
Time Well Spent
A is for Adorable
Love It
So Many Sayings
Event Full
Make it Count (unmounted)
All About Occasions (set only)
Small Script

Something Fishy

In Colors:
12x12 textured pack (16 sheets left)
Pacific Point: 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock (unopened)
Pink Pirouette: 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock (almost all there)
Riding Hood Red: 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock (almost all there)
Kiwi Kiss: 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock (2/3 left)
Baja Breeze: 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock (7 sheets left)
Tangerine Tango:
8 1/2 x 11 cardstock

1/4" circle and square punches
Bold Brights buttons (mostly green and blue left)
Chocolate Chip Poly-twill ribbon

Designer Series Paper (DSP):
Darling Doodles (6 sheets left)
Soft Sky (2 sheets left)
Bella Rose (6 sheets left + riding hood red ribbon remnants)
Good Morning Sunshine (2 sheets left)


Wedding Present

my roommate from college got married this summer! we used to scrapbook all night together... so what better gift than a scrapbooked frame--using the ribbon and accent from her invitation! (the square was on the invite and has their initials on it) I hope they like it--and if their tastes change 2 years down the road... i hope she feels free to re-purpose the frame!!!

cardstock: whisper white, pumpkin pie, basic gray, going gray
accessories: on board chipboard simon lower alphabet (retired--i used it to trace the letters!)

Christmas Card in July!!

I don't really start getting ready for Christmas in July... but I had to make 30 cards and had the supplies for it... so here you go! Hope it gets you ready for the holidays.... coming soon!

stamps: holiday blitz, best wishes & more
paper: sahara sand, old olive, night of navy, whisper white
ink: sahara sand, real red, soft suede, night of navy
accessories: soft suede ribbon, bold brights brads, glitter

Mom's B-day Present

This was the birthday gift i made for my mom in august... blank cards for her to use and chocolate (see it in the background?) :) I figured i could buy her something... or make her something she might actually be able to use!! Let's hope she does:) love ya mom!!

card 1--baroque motifs, basic black ink and cardstock, bermuda bay ink and cardstock, mango mambo ink and cardstock, crushed curry ink
card 2--pocket silhouettes, always artichoke cardstock, ink and designer series paper patterns, soft saffron cardstock and ribbon
card 3--wanted, chocolate chip ink, really rust/old olive/very vanilla cardstock, vintage brads, linen thread


In Color Scrapbook Page

The new in colors are very summer-y and made this scrapbook page very fun. I haven't added any photos yet... since I haven't done much summer-y stuff this summer but we'll see. The background was stamped with the Circle Circus stamp set and the In Colors, randomly all over the page. Hope you have some fun summer photos to scrapbook!

Stamps: Circle Circus, Jumbo Outline Alphabet
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Soft Suade
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Soft Suade Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 3/4, 1 3/8, 1 1/4" circle punches


Praying for you...

We made this card at a workshop a few weeks ago. I don't have the big shot, but she did and wanted to use it... so we did! She also wanted to use this set, and I didn't have it--which gave me an excuse to get it! Other than using the Top Notz die, the other fancy work on the card was coloring the tree, which I did on the back of the stamp with markers. It kind of gets me in the mood for fall! Anyway, I'm rambling! Hope you enjoy!

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, More Mustard, Whisper White
Accessories: Top Notz die, Earth Elements brads, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker, Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write Marker


Lots of baby girls!

I love the Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' Kits! This was the baby girl kit from the last catalog... very cute:) I made a bunch of cards when the kit retired since ALL of my friends are having/have had girls this year! So lots of pink:) All I added was the Kiwi Kiss ribbon!

Enjoy your summer!!

Accessories: Rock-a-Bye Girl Simply Scrappin' Kit, Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon


Congrats Grads!

This was a quick card made from a Simply Card kit. It was easy to make a bunch for the kids graduating this year. The only things I needed extra were the ribbon, square punches, and the Congrats stamp from Say it with Scallops set.

Happy Anniversary!

I found the idea for these cards on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator website. They were pretty easy to do--the only stamping was Baroque Motifs and the "Happy Anniversary"! The rest was the pretties kit: flowers and the hat pin.

Jamie's Wedding Shower

Here are some of the things I made in May for my good friend Jamie's wedding shower. The theme was a Penn State Football Tailgate. Soo... the invitation (or first draft of it) is above, the card for her gift, and the album we made with advice for Jamie and Chris during the shower. I hope to post a few more projects from the last month or two in the next few days!


my first paid job!!

so at the church where i work, i gave a gentleman a card who was in the hospital.  it was one of those times when you have a card sitting around for months and then you finally have the PERFECT person to give it to!  he really liked it and asked if i could make 20 for him!  of course i never make 2 cards the same... and the original was made with retired colors/accessories... so here is what i ended up with!  the picture is a little fuzzy, but you get the idea.  happy easter!  

stamps: the free and the brave
ink: blue bayou (R), real red, river rock (R)
paper:  real red, whisper white, river rock (R), blue bayou (R)
etc: blue bayou double stitched ribbon (R), dimensionals

(R) - retired


birthday chic

i loved this set... which is now retired, sad.  everything else is current though!  it is so fun and girly, which i usually am not, which kind of surprised me that i would purchase this set, but it is really quite versatile!  anyway, i needed to stock back up on birthday cards this weekend, so i did just that--i made this one and then another with another retired set, which i didn't like as much.  

stamps--she's all that
paper--bella rose dsp, whisper white, chocolate chip, kiwi kiss
ink--chocolate chip, kiwi kiss
accessories--dimensionals, 1 3/8 and 1 3/4" circle punches, 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon


simple scrapping

i made this page using the new baby girl simply scrappin kit from SU! for a workshop.  i tried to do something that could be used for something other than a baby--i think this could work for any age girl--i even thought about using it for pics of my puppy, Lucy.  :)  

paper--rock-a-bye girl simply scrappin kit, regal rose cardstock
accessories--1 1/4" circle punch


rainy spring day

This was a card that took forever to do.  i think i like how it turned out... :)  anyway the colors reminded me of rainy spring and they made me happy so i used them!  Hope you are getting excited for spring:)

stamps--pun fun
paper--good morning sunshine dsp, baja breeze, basic gray, whisper white
ink--basic gray, summer sun marker, baja breeze
accessories--baja breeze stitched ribbon, blender pen


valentine's card for hubby

this is the card i made for my hubby for valentine's day this year:)  i found a card on the stampin' up demo website that was this general idea but a different size and colors.  i used baja breeze, certainly celery, old olive and very vanilla.  the set was best wishes & more.  hope you take some time today to show your family how much you love them!!  :)  ~lauren


Birthday/Adoption Cards!

Here are my last projects from December:)  A birthday card I made for my hubby and an adoption card I made for my friend (from scraps!).  Hope you are staying warm!!

If you are in Woodbridge, I'm having an open house this Saturday from 1-4PM.  Hope to see you there!