What do you do with your scraps?

Hey all....

There's a nasty bug going around and I was unlucky enough to get it.  Today is the first day in almost two weeks that I feel somewhat "normal" and have enough energy to get in my office and do more than stare at my computer.  

I have so much to catch up on but decided I just couldn't get creative without a little cleanup first.  Today's job was to get all these paper scraps organized!  I've been filing my scraps under each Stampin' Up! Color Family (ie., Soft Subtles, Bold Brights, etc.) but over the years that I've done this I consistently toss the scraps in anywhere rather than having to think what Color Family to sort it under.  I'm far too messy and speedy a crafter to take time to do that so I thought I would simplify my scraps in basic color groups rather than each specific color in the Stampin' Up! color family.

Pile of scrap

So....I took some 12x12 backboards that I collect from all the Stampin' Up! Designer Paper I purchase throughout the years and cut about 1 1/2" off the top and added a simple color code.

I thought I'd stick with the rainbow colors as groups and then add any other categories later.  So, Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Green, Purple, then added a White/Ivory, Brown and Black/Grey group to the mix and done!  Much easier filing all the blues under blue, reds under red, so on and so on.  

Scrap File

I have these great containers from Thirty-One Gifts that I love to store my 12x12 paper and paper scraps in then file in my bookshelf.

Scrap Storage

This way, when I'm in my stamping cards and creating ...I just pull these out and plunk them on my desk for easy access and put them back when I'm done.

I'm sure you have your own method of storing your paper scraps - I'd love to hear it....always looking for a better way.

I'm off....have a lot of samples to take pictures of and will post again soon.

Thanks for waiting!

Hey gang....been sick and under the weather....will post soon.. Promise! Got so much to show with Sale-A-Bration and the new Occasions Catalog just can't get my head clear enough to think straight...


Welcome to 2017!

Another year gone and a New Year has been ushered in.  Just a few more days before the official launch of Stampin' Up!'s Annual SALE-A-BRATION and the new OCCASIONS CATALOG!  Always such an exciting time of year!  Remember, for every $60 Cdn spent on Stampin' Up! product you'll receive one item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog FREE!  And with so many great freebies to choose from you're going want them all!

Like this "Carried Away Designer Paper" that coordinates with the Lift me Up Bundle.  I had fun playing with this new Bundle.

LiftMeUp www.stampchatter.typepad

LiftMeUp Image 2 www.stampchatter.typepad

Recipe:  Sale-A-Bration Item "Carried Away Designer Series Paper", Mint Macaroon & Night of Navy Cardstock, Layering Circles Framelits, Banners Framelits


Occasions/Sale-A-Bration 2017 Samples #4

Blog Post #4 of some great samples to show from the New Year's Occasions Catalog!  Enjoy!

Mediterranean Moments www.stampchatter.typepad

This stamp set was Inspired by Stampin' Up!'s Million Dollar Sales Achiever Susan Nygaard.  This is one image out of four stunning sketches.  Gorgeous!

Recipe: Mediterranean Moments Stamp Set, Tip Top Taupe, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla Cardstock, Watercolor Pencils, Brick Wall Embossing Folder

Balloon Adventure www.stampchatter.typepad

Balloon Adventures from page 5 of the new Occasions Catalog.  This shows a small portion of this 17 photopolymer stamps!  A great stamp set for making a multitude of Birthday cards for 2017!  Comes as a Bundle with the Balloon Pop Up Thinlits.

Recipe: Balloon Adventures photopolymer Stamp Set & Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, Whisper White, Basic Black & So Saffron Cardstock, Basic Black and So Saffron ink

Sealed with love (bundle) www.stampchatter.typepad

Let's not forget about Valentines....what a cute card to make for your Valentine Sweetie!

Recipe:  Sealed with Love Stamp Set with matching Love Notes  Framelits (comes as Bundle), Sending Love Designer Series paper, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Real Red, Whisper White, Sahara Sand Cardstock

Occasions/Sale-A-Bration 2017 Samples #3

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and continue to enjoy the holidays!  Here are a few more fun samples to show you today!

Another great card using "Beautiful You" from the new Occasions Catalog.  My friend Melva made this one and I love the colors and added pearls.  Recipe: Sahara Sand, Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, Basic Pearls, Falling in Love Designer Paper from the Occasions Catalotg

BeautifulYou www.stampchatter.typepad

 I made this simple card on my Crafting Weekend in November using Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits which are sold as a Bundle in the upcoming Occasions Catalog....simple and elegant.  Recipe:  Whisper White Thick, Smoky Slate and Vellum Cardstock, Dazzling Diamond Glitter paper, Silver Ribbon, Detailed Floral Thinlits Die


Dragon Fly Dreams www.stampchatter.typepad

and the Sale-A-Bration set sampler today is another Hey Chick Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  Recipe:  Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Moroccon Design Paper, Stitched Shapes Framelits

HeyChick SAB 2 www.stampchatter.typepad



Occasions/Sale-A-Bration 2017 Samples #2

Happy Christmas Eve!

Posting some more samples of cards I've made or received from my SWAP pals using new stamps from the upcoming Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration. 

Check them out!

This set is called Lift  Me Up and comes as a "Bundle" with matching framelits called Up Up and Away.  I cased this one directly from the 2017 Occasions Catalog when I first got the set.  I was a bit confused at first as to what all the framelit pieces were all for so it seemed easier to CASE something first while I was figuring it all out.   All  the colored background pieces of the Balloon are a different framelits for each color (somehow, this took me awhile to figure out).  The card is done mostly with the Up Up and Away Framelits with the stamps used for the cloud, the note and the saying.  A very fun set to play with.

UpUpAndAway www.stampchatter.typepad

Recipe:  Basic Gray, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette,  Blushing Bride,  Calypso Coral and Watermelon Wonder cardstock, Basic Gray and Pink Pirouette and Soft Sky inks

HeyChick SAB www.stampchatter.typepad

Okay, I LOVE this set.  Whimsical fun! It's a Sale-A-Bration FREE stamp set.  I CASED this one awhile back so not my original idea but very cute.  It's called "Hey, Chick" and comes with a few other characters as well.

Recipe: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight and Tip Top Taupe inks, Gorgeous Grunge Stamp 

Lastly for today...."A Beautiful You" another set from the new Occasions Catalog.  If you've been around Stampin' Up! long enough this stamp set may seem very similar to a stamp set Stampin' sold years ago that was wildly popular.  My hunch is this one will be a sell out as well.    

BeautifulYou2 www.stampchatter.typepad


Recipe: Basic Gray, Delightful Dijon and Very Vanilla Cardstock, Urban Underground Designer Paper, Basic Black Ink

If you don't have a hard copy of the Sale-A-Bration and/or Occasions Catalog and live in Canada....just Contact Me and I'd be more than happy to send you one!

That's it for today....I'll blog more on Tuesday after Christmas!

Have a wonder Christmas and blessings to you and your friends and family!


Life's like that sometimes.....


Hey Stampers,

I'm so sorry I haven't blogged the last two weeks as life threw me a few curve balls and with Christmas errands, on top of everything else including another concussed kid, a Dad with Shingles, a few trips to the Emergency, Doctors and specialist appointments....um....well I'm just plain pooped!

Luckily I have some great Demonstrator friends of whom we've shared cards with plus I had managed to make myself a variety of card samples at the end of November after my two crafting retreats using new product from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration and new 2017 Occasions Catalog

So over the next couple of weeks, instead of Project Tuesdays, I'll be posting new samples to get your creative juices flowing and ready for the New Year's big SALE-A-BRATION that Stampin' Up! puts on every year. 

Window Shopping www.stampchatter.typepad

I got this set (Window Shopping) FREE at Stampin' Up!'s ON-STAGE Event in November and initially didn't really know what to do with it.  But I'm quite happy with how this one turned out.  Recipe:  Night of Navy & Crumb Cake Cardstock, Window Shopping Stamp Set (2017 Occasions Catalog); Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper

Here's a small 3"x3" Note Card I did using the same set as above (Window Shopping) Recipe: Calypso Coral & Night of Navy Cardstock & Inks

Window Shopping2 www.stampchatter.typepad


And the last one for today. A fun chalkboard technique using "Celebrate Today" stamp set from the 2017 Occasions Catalog.

Celebrate Today www.stampchatter.typepad

 Recipe:  Melon Mambo and Basic Black Cardstock and ink; Whisper White craft ink, Stitched Shape Framelits and Pop of Pink Specialty Designer paper

Paper Project Tuesday - Deer Sticks

Happy December!

Just 19 days and counting until Christmas!   

We had a great time at our Christmas Stamp N Chat event last Thursday!  Ate, drank and crafted the night away by the fire - so much fun!  Love having you all over!  Sad to not see a few of you but hopefully we'll catch up in the New Year!

One of my giveaways was this cute Reindeer Stick filled with Jellie Bellies (love those!).

Owl Builder Reindeer www.stampchatter.typepad.com

I tell you, I've used my OWL BUILDER punch for 100's of projects other than owls.  It's for sure the most used punch in my collection of punches!  I used the new Stitched Shapes Framelits along with the Tree Builder punch for antlers and of course the Owl Builder punch and whoala....a cute reindeer was born!

These make great stocking stuffers and are easy to make.  You can get all the details in my PDF below...


Best Birds - Paper Project Tuesday

Taking a break from Holiday Cards and found this card that was given to me by my friend Karen Duke who CASE'd it from Kimberly VanDiepen from the blog StampinbytheSea   Check out her cards and those of the Stampin' up! Artisan team - they are stunning to say the least.  How could you not CASE those cards....   When Karen gave me this card I literally gasped that's how beautiful it was to me.  Hope it makes you smile as much as it did me.

Best Birds www.stampchatter.typepad

This card uses Best Birds stamp set and matching framelits.  You can get all the details on this card by opening the free PDF tutorial below.

Happy Project Tuesday!



Advent Calendar Easel Card - Paper Project Tuesday

I'm so relieved that November is almost over!  It's been very busy and productive but I'm still glad it's coming to an end and I can turn my attention to my son's birthday (late year baby) and all the Christmas events and plans that need attention now. My son's birthday is end of November and we have a deal that no Christmas decorating or talk of Christmas starts until his birthday is passed.  

This is just one of this month's projects I made for my annual Crafting Weekends with Rose & Liane.  This was our thank you gift for all our crafters this year.

Advent Calendar Card www.stampchatter.typepad

I made over 65 of these Easel Cards but enjoyed every minute of it.   There's something about repetitive stamping that I find relaxing at times and this was one of them.

My hubby works for a Marketing firm so we got personalized Post-It-Notes to go on our Easel Cards.  The mini calendars I purchased from SkyBluePink  .

The scripture stamped on the front of the Easel Card was a stamp I found at Hobby Lobby.  The perfect saying for the busiest time of year for me.  I used a few packages of Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper and the Blloms & Bliss Cardstock pack to complete these cards. 

You can find all the directions and products used in the free PDF link below.