Monday, September 17, 2007

My first squash book!

For the first time in a long time I got to go to a stamp event and sit back and enjoy! And looky what I learned!!! I made my very first squash book! Now, I had seen one of these before. And I heard someone call it by name before - but no one ever showed me how easy it is to make one!!!

But I was quick on my toes. Since I knew others would like to learn this too I brought home a second set of pieces and have created a picture tutorial so I can share this with others!!! Let me know if you'd like the tutorial - I'll email it to you. Now, I certainly can't take credit for creating the product... however, I'll share my pictures and the steps I learned with ya'll.

Throw your hands up in the air and yell -- "FUN!!!"

And for those who still don't know what it is... it's a small scrapbook (about 3" x 3")... sorry haven't officially measured it. But you can make it with any two end pieces (an empty tin, old jar lids, etc) - in this instance we just used square chip board (that was covered in paper) for the front and the back. Isn't this just the perfect size for grandparent scrapbooks?!

More importantly - why didn't I already know how to make one of these?!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Here I go CASEing again

These are the super simple cards I showed at a very successful workshop on Saturday. Even though it was over 95 degrees in that house (no a/c?!) it turned out to be a winner of a show!

This was a CASE of sorts - the color combination was inspired by the card sample in the top left corner of page 156 of the Fall/Winter Collection '07.

Details, details...
Stamp set: Sidekick Sayings (Hostess set, level 1)
Colors: Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, Blue Bayou, Confetti Cream
Extras: WW Crayons/Blender pens, Spring Flower Bouquet punch

Add this stamp set to the top of my favorites list. I can't wait to use when we get more into the fall and winter months! And I just couldn't resist using it since fall IS just around the corner.

Details, details...

Stamp set: Seasonal Whimsy

Colors: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla

Extras: Very Vanilla grosgrain, 1/8" circle punch, and 1 1/4" circle punch