Apr 152014
 

Stampin’ Up! has partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal-authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.

Here are the items you’ll be able to purchase on May 1:

Juanita

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Apr 102014
 

Scrapbook Challenge #14 Sketch - visit http://stampingwithjuanita.com

It’s time for another Scrapbook Challenge. Here’s the sketch for this week’s scrapbook challenge to help inspire your scrapbook creativity. Use this layout to get you started creating a page for this week.

Scrapbook Challenge #14 Sample - visit http://stampingwithjuanita.com

This page layout was perfect for some photos that I took from a recent trip my DH and I went on to New Mexico. As I started looking through my papers I thought the paper from the Fan Fair Photobook Template would go well with my photos. The background matches the color of the rails in my photos, only a lighter shade. Then I started checking the embellishments that came with the Fan Fair Photobook Template and decided that it had everything that I needed for this page. I do love the photo frames around my photos, too. Even the stitching along the bottom of the striped section is from the Fan Fair Photobook Template. The only thing that didn’t come from the kit was my text. It makes it so simple to be able to just use everything from one kit.

As you can see, I dressed my page up a little from the sketch. The sketch is just a general layout idea to get you started.

Supplies Used:

This is another simple and easy page to make. Use this page sketch as a start point for your own scrapbook page.

If you would like to share your page, you can either leave a link to your page in the comments below, or  share it on my Facebook Page. You can also just let me know you did a page using this sketch in the comment section.

Juanita

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Apr 092014
 

Summer Happiness Thinking of You CardI decided to make a Thinking of You card as I do send them out to people fairly often and I don’t like to send the same design all of the time.

Because this was a simple layout, it was very quick to do. It was perfect for my Thinking of You card. A lot of the time, I try to dress up my cards or pages and it takes me a while to get them done. I was nice to have this one done so quickly but still look nice.

I don’t have a lot of stamp brushes that say thinking of you, but I love the one I do have that comes with Thoughts and Prayers. The only thing about that stamp is that is says more than think of you. So I love the MDS feature that lets me crop the stamp to just have the part I want to use. By having the top of the card in plain white, it helps the sentiment stand out more, I think.

I love the bright, cheerful colors in the Summer Happiness Designer Paper. I want my Think of You cards to hopefully lift the person it’s being sent to, so why not use bright, cheerful colors.

I added a Melon Mambo bow to the card, but the color just seemed a little too light. So I decided to recolor it using the same color. I wasn’t sure what would happen, but it made it a brighter color. I’m glad I gave it a try.

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I challenge you to make your own Thinking of You card and send it to someone you have been thinking about recently.

Juanita

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Apr 082014
 

Stampin’ Up! has released this week’s new Weekly Deals and Digital Downloads and here they are.
New Weekly Deals

Brights Glimmer Brads Gingham Standard Stampin’ Around Wheel
$4.95 $3.71 $6.50 $4.88
Island Indigo Baker’s Twine Make A Cake Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$2.95 $2.21 $11.95 $8.96
Punch Pack Recipes By Design Digital Kit – Digital Download
$16.95 $12.71 $9.95 $5.97
Secret Garden Framelits Dies Summer Starfruit 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
$24.95 $18.71 $8.95 $6.71

Newest Digital Downlads

Endless Birthday Wishes Kit – Digital Download Springtime Hello Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download
$9.95 $1.95

Be sure to take advantage of these New Weekly Deals while they are available and check out the New Digital Downloads while you are there.

Juanita

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Apr 072014
 

Simple Fabulous Florets Card - visit http://stampingwithjuanita.com

This simple Fabulous Florets card was one of the projects at one of our Stamp Club meetings. I CASEd it from a card I saw on Sudsol.

I love Fabulous Florets. I do wish there were some framelits to go with this stamp set as I don’t do the greatest with cutting neatly around items to layer them. I could have used one of the Secret Garden flowers, but I really love this flower. So I took up the challenge and we did hand cutting around the flower. I do so love the layered look with flowers. It really adds something to the card.

We used the Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the card background as I love the textured look on my cards. Then we used the Ovals Collection Framelits for the tag area on the card. I really love the collection framelits because you can create your tag area and a matching mat to go with it so easily.

Supplies Used:

This simple Fabulous Florets Card could be CASEd with other stamp sets and colors as it’s just a basic layout. Feel free to CASE it yourself or to Pin it to use as an idea for later.

Juanita

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Apr 032014
 

Scapbook Challenge #13 SketchIt’s time for another Scrapbook Challenge. Here’s the sketch for this week’s scrapbook challenge to help inspire your scrapbook creativity. Use this layout to get you started creating a page for this week

Scrapbook Challenge #13 SampleWhen I have a page layout already worked up, I then look for the photos that I want to use. Then I find the paper and embellishments that I think will go with those photos. As I was looking through my photos to see which ones I wanted to use in this layout, I found these photos from my two daughters’ birthday party. Once I found my photos and added them to the page, I started looking through my papers to see what would fit the occasion. I haven’t used this paper in a while and it just seemed appropriate, because of  it’s name and it’s design. They are from the Sweet Shop Kit.

Some of the embellishments from the kit are hearts, which gave me the idea to add a heart. I added the heart embellishment. But then i wanted to shape my text to the heart. That feature only works with punches. So I had to swap out the heart embellishment for the heart punches from the Hearts Collection Punch.

At first , when I was looking for the paper to use, I was thinking that I needed paper colors that matched the photos. But as I tried the Sweet Shop papers, I realized that they didn’t have to match.

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As you can see, this is a simple and easy page to make. Use this page sketch to create your own scrapbook page.

If you would like to share your page, you can either leave a link to your page in the comments below, or  share it on my Facebook Page. We would love to see it and leave a comment for you.

Juanita

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Apr 022014
 

New Weekly Deals

7/16″ Natural Trim Ribbon Blue 3/8 Inch Denim Jean Ribbon
$6.95 $5.21 $6.95 $5.21
Delicate Details Lace Tape Fancy Flower Punch
$9.95 $7.46 $16.95 $12.71
Fun Flowers Bigz L Die Mom, I Love You Ensemble – Digital Download
$32.95 $24.71 $9.95 $5.97
Fun Flowers Bigz L Die Mom, I Love You Ensemble – Digital Download
$32.95 $24.71 $9.95 $5.97
Perfect Pennants Bigz Die Polka Stampin’ Around Builder Wheel
$32.95 $24.71 $4.50 $3.38

Newest Digital Downlads

Eggstra Spectacular Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download Fine Print Greetings Card Templates – Digital Download
$4.95 $9.95

Be sure to take advantage of these New Weekly Deals while they are available and check out the New Digital Downloads while you are there.

Juanita

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Mar 312014
 

Today is the last day to get a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write® Markers  when you sign up for  a new subscription to Paper Pumpkin.

Paper Pumpin Welcome Kit Bonus

Today is also the last day to take advantage of Sale-a-Bration and be able to get a Free gift with each $50 purchase.

Enews_US_03And, today is also the last day to enter this month’s Card Contest. Use this sketch to create a card and share it on my Facebook page. If you win, you will receive three of my digitally created cards (printed out) with matching envelopes.

March 2014 Card Contest SketchBe sure to take advantage of this Last Day of March when all of these events will be ending.

Juanita

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