Scrapbooking with Project Life by Stampin’ Up!

Project Life



Whether you’re a traditional scrapbooker or are looking for a way to begin memory keeping, Project Life by Stampin’ Up! will make it so much easier!  I love how quick and cute your pages will turn out with these easy-to-use products.  Watch Carrie Cudney’s video from the Stampin’ Up! home office and you’ll be hooked!



And there’s no better time to begin your memory keeping!  I’m sure you have lots of photos from the holidays AND it’s Sale-A-Bration – the biggest time of the year to buy Stampin’ Up!  There’s even a free Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection as one of the products that you can select free with your qualifying purchase of at least $50.  Here’s another video so you can see all you get in the free card collection during Sale-A-Bration:


30 specialty cards to supplement Project Life card collections, including a selection
of acetate cards with metallic ink. Includes 15 UV resist cards: 4″ x 6″ (5 cards),
3″ x 4″ (10 cards); 15 printed acetate cards: 4″ x 6″ (5 cards), 3″ x 4″ (10 cards).
Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, gold, silver, Tempting Turquoise, Watermelon Wonder, white

Don’t Forget!
Get free card kits from me each and every time you place an order in my online store!  They’re my gift to you.  Simply use Host Code HGER634Q when checking out to receive your free January card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.


Find all of our Project Life supplies by clicking HERE.

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Scrapbooking Friends with Sunshine & Sprinkles

I love the entire Sunshine & Sprinkles suite found in the Spring Catalog – such pretty colors!  At first blush, it might seem like baby paper, but by using different sides, you'll get a lot of diversity from this pack.

  • I began with Marina Mist 12"x12" card stock and decorated the Sunshine & Sprinkles strip of designer paper with a piece of Melon Mambo Organdy Ribbon
  • Daffodil Delight card stock was cut with the Big Shot and the Tasteful Trims Die to create borders.
  • Layer ovals quickly and easily with the Ovals Framelits Dies – they're a must have!
  • Lg. Rhinestone Brad creates the center of a flower from Boho Blossoms Punch.
  • Stamp tone-on-tone with the Flowering Flourishes stamp set and a Marina Mist stamp pad.
  • Don't forget an Elements Cute Clip on the corner of your photo mat, tied with more Melon Mambo Organdy Ribbon.

Item No. 126922 Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 129939 Elements Cute Clips $4.95
Item No. 129293 Melon Mambo 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon (10 yds.) $9.95
Item No. 129681 Feel Goods wood $25.95 OR
Item No. 129684 Feel Goods clear $18.95
Item No. 126365 Flowering Flourishes wood $24.95 OR
Item No. 126367 Flowering Flourishes clear $17.95
Item No. 129324 Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels $4.95
Item No. 119858 Boho Blossoms Punch $16.95
Item No. 120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die $42.95
Item No. 129381 Ovals Collection Framelits Dies $26.95

To order products, visit my Online Store HERE, and also receive my Online Customer Perks – You'll automatically be entered into the April grab bag drawing – TWO of these grab bags will be given away!

Item No. 126922 Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper $10.95

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Stampin’ Up! This and That – Save 15%




Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast.

Click HERE to watch a one-minute video of this fun new product.

 Click HERE to order your This & That Bundle!

Get a sneak peek of the Stampin' Up! 2013-2014 annual catalog with the This and That product line that lets you capture it all on the go.


  • Leaving the hairdresser? Tuck your next appointment card right in with some washi tape. Having a girls' day at lunch and the movies? Stash the tickets right there and have each friend write her favorite part of the day. The possibilities are endless, and the goal is perfect imperfection
  • This and That is great when you use all the products together, but each product is great on its own too! The Designer Series Paper is terrific for scrapbooking and crafters alike – and everyone will love the awesome rotary stamp. Plus, the other embellishments are so much fun. 

Click HERE for the This & That flyer.






Epic Day This and That Journal



Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper



Remember This and That Rotary Stamp



Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers



Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape



Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.

15% Off Retail Value!

Fine Print

  • Stampin' Up! is introducing the line with these five products, but will be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
  • 15% OFF Bundle Dates: March 23-April 30 (remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in the new catalog, but the discounted bundle is only available through April 30).

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For the Record Scrappin’ Kit

In the Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog on page 9, there's a terrific scrapbooking kit that includes everything you need to create 2 12"x12" scrapbook pages, including instructions.  It's called For the Record and sells for just $9.95.  Today I thought I'd give you an additional layout option for this great little kit.  I purchased the kit and added just a few extra accessories to step it up just a bit.

My most used scrapbooking tools are the Big Shot and the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die.  I love this because you can create 4 different 12" strips to accent all of your layouts.  I've also added a few colored brads.

On this page I used a fun little arrow clip from the Hung Up Cute Clips packet.  I tied on a piece of Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and clipped it to the note element that you get in the kit.  The "f" is to stand for "f is for fun" and I just realized I didn't journal that in!  Island Indigo Baker's Twine is wrapped three times around the Old Olive strip at the bottonm.

Item No. 126900 For the Record Simply Scrappin' Layout Kit $9.95
Item No. 120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die $42.95
Item No. 129389 Hung Up Cute Clips (24) $4.95
Item No. 126875 Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
Item No. 125575 Island Indigo Baker's Twine $2.95

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Creative Escape is coming your way in February!

Registration for the February Creative Escape is in full swing! And what a great Christmas gift the registration would be! With over 20 women already registered, it's going to be a FABULOUS weekend that you won't want to miss!  Women who've attended before are coming back and bringing their friends with them.  Referring us to your family and friends is testimony that Creative Escape is becoming one of the premiere paper crafting weekends in the area – thank you for your support!

Some exciting things that will be NEW to the February Creative Escape:

  • "Class in a Box!"
  • Hands-On My Digital Studio Session
  • Alternative Digital Download Product Bundle Option
  • A Raffle with really BIG items and bundles (a $150 alphabet set is in the mix, in addition to hundreds of dollars in other products!) 
  • and MORE! 


Here are some pictures from past weekends to give you a glimpse into the FUN that is waiting for you!

Join us for an amazing weekend of creativity at the Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack in Farmington, NY.


The Creative Escape is whatever YOU want it to be – a scrapbook crop, stamping & card making fun, a time to get caught up on digital scrapbooking.  Bring WHATEVER creative projects you're working on and settle in for some quality time to create!  


Don't want to pack up all of your crafting supplies? You don't have to! With access to nearly the entire catalog, dozens of display items and your fully loaded product bundle, you can keep your packing light and just bring your supply basics (adhesive, scissors, etc.).  We'll bring it all for you!    


We are so excited to be partnering with a facility that will help us put on a weekend you won't forget. Our creative space is our very own private floor, with easy elevator access to the main floor. Our room is made up of ceiling to floor windows overlooking the race track – you're in for a view! Each table also has a TV with basic stations, easy access to electrical outlets and WiFi.  


You can do nothing but craft all weekend! Or, you can take a break to enjoy the other amenities the Casino has to offer, including but not limited to, slots, live music and a full-service bar.


As if that isn't enough, you are going to eat WELL this weekend! Your registration includes a full beverage service and all you can eat buffets around the clock! With 120 menu options, there is something for everyone… even prime rib and crab legs at dinner, and decadent desserts!


Ready to register?  Click HERE for all the information on the different registration packages and classes.

Have questions?  Simply email me at  I'd be happy to talk with you about it. 

Hope to see you there!

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More Simply Scrappin’ Projects

I'm continuing with my projects from THIS POST using the Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin' Kit.  Are you falling in love with this handy kit yet!  Here's a really simple card using lots of components from the kit – in fact, the only thing not from the kit is the Naturals Button and Pool Party Baker's Twine in the center.  The sentiment is from Delightful Dozen and is stamped in Basic Black Classic Ink.

Item No. 126927 Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin' Kit $21.95
Item No. 127554 Naturals Designer Buttons (24) $4.95
Item No. 125574 Pool Party Baker's Twine $2.95
Item No. 122650 Delightful Dozen wood $32.95 OR
Item No. 122652 Delightful Dozen clear $24.95

Next up is a card again using mostly the kit.  I've added a Rhinestone to the center of the motif, some 1/4" Basic Gray Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and a Pool Party card stock piece punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  The sentiment is from A Word For You and is stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed using White Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.

Item No. 126927 Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin' Kit $21.95
Item No. 126879 Basic Gray 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
Item No. 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels $4.95
Item No. 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 117032 A Word For You wood $21.95 OR
Item No. 120528 A Word For You clear $16.95
Item No. 102283 VersaMark Pad $7.50
Item No. 109132 White Stampin' Emboss Powder $4.75
Item No. 129053 Heat Tool $29.95

Finally is another card from the set using lots of kit components.  Extras are the Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Rhinestones and an additional Whisper White Scallop Trim Border Punch piece.  Sentiment is from Perfectly Penned stamped in Basic Gray Classic Ink then punched out using the Decorative Label Punch.

Item No. 126927 Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin' Kit $21.95
Item No. 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels $4.95
Item No. 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 122975 Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon $9.95
Item No. 122890 Perfectly Penned wood $16.95 OR
Item No. 122892 Perfectly Penned clear $12.95
Item No. 120907 Decorative Label Punch $120907

ORDER NOW at my Online Store and get Kriss's Online Customer Perks!

STAMPIN' UP! CHRISTMAS GIFT PROMOTION ENDS OCT. 31:  Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (or bundle) and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Click HERE for details.

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Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin’ Kit

Truly one of my favorite products in the Stampin' Up! catalog is the Simply Scrappin' Kits.  You can find them on pages 167 & 168 in the Annual Catalog and on page 9 in the Holiday Catalog.  These sweet sets pack a real punch – at just $21.95 per kit, I was able to make all of the above projects – 4 12"x12" scrapbook pages and 8 cards – plus have pieces left over!  Here's what each kit contains:

  • 8 sheets of 12" x 12" card stock, 2 of each of 4 colors
  • 6 sheets of 12" x 12" double-sided designer paper, 3 each of 2 designs
  • 3 12" x 12" sheets of self-adhesive card stock stickers, each sheet having double the stickers

I chose Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin' Kit for the projects above.  I used mainly the kit contents and added a few embellishments like brads, buttons and ribbon, and I used lots of different sentiments from my stash of stamp sets.  You'll also want to consider the Daydream Medallions stamp set that coordinates with this kit.  They work really well together!  Over the next few posts, I'll break down all of the above projects and give you close-ups of the photos as well as a supply list for each.

To give you an idea of what the kit contains, the base of the card, the designer paper to the right, the strip along the bottom and the butterfly all come in the kit.  I added pieces of Primrose Petals and Whisper White card stocks to the mix, as well as a couple of Rhinestones to the center of the butterfly.  The white card stock is punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch, and the Primrose Petals card stock is run through the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.  Sentiment is from A Word For You stamp set.

Item No. 126927 Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin' Kit $21.95
Item No. 127751 Fancy Folds Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels $4.95
Item No. 117032 A Word For You wood $21.95 OR
Item No. 120528 A Word For You clear $16.95

For this card, the base of the card plus designer paper and bottom circle are from the kit.  The top motif is created with Daydream Medallions stamp set, Primrose Petals stamp pad and the coordinating Floral Frames Framelits.  Flourish is from Everything Eleanor stamp set.  Sentiment is from Petite Pairs.  There's also a Pool Party Designer Printed Brad in the center.

Item No. 126927 Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin' Kit $21.95
Item No. 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 127012 Floral Frames Framelits $26.95
Item No. 126465 Daydream Medallions wood $36.95 OR
Item No. 126467 Daydream Medallions clear $26.95
Item No. 124162 Everything Eleanor wood $36.95 OR
Item No. 124164 Everything Eleanor clear $26.95
Item No. 122495 Petite Pairs wood $28.95 OR
Item No. 122497 Petite Pairs clear $20.95
Item No. 122940 Designer Printed Brads $7.95

My third card uses kit supplies for the card base, the designer paper and both of the flower motifs.  I've added a 3" circle of Primrose Petals card stock using the Big Shot and the 3" Circle Originals Die, white card stock to stamp the sentiment on using Blessings from Heaven stamp set and Pool Party Baker's Twine and a More Mustard Button for accents.

Item No. 126927 Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin' Kit $21.95
Item No. 122125 3" Circle Originals Die $17.95
Item No. 123050 Blessings from Heaven wood $18.95 OR
Item No. 123052 Blessings from Heaven clear $14.94
Item No. 125574 Pool Party Baker's Twine $125574
Item No. 119744 Regals Designer Buttons $8.95

I hope you've liked the line-up for today.  I'll continue to show you the other cards and scrapbook pages in detail.  For now, have I convinced you that you need a Simply Scrappin' Kit?!  Order today by clicking HERE for my online store, or email me, and let the fun begin!

Item No. 126927 Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin' Kit $21.95

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Creative Escape Registration Now OPEN!

Registration is now LIVE for our October Creative Escape! This is a weekend you will NOT want to miss…. our first one was held this past June and a HUGE success! We received nothing but rave review, and many attendees have told us they're coming back and bringing friends — a good sign of everyone having fabulous time and feeling that it was a great value!

And our second Creative Escape is going to be even bigger and better!  We're moving into a larger space and we'll have our own FLOOR! 

Click HERE for all of the details on our next Creative Escape and register today!

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February Stamp Shoppe

The February Stamp Shoppe is quickly approaching! Be sure you're registered to attend so that you don't miss out on this month's fabulous projects…
Or, if you can't attend "in person" then try it "On the Go!"
We're always striving to make The Stamp Shoppe an even greater experience for you.  Here's a reminder of some of the NEW highlights for 2012.
  • We're opening ONE HOUR EARLIER on Friday Nights, kicking off the fun at 5:30 pm! Don't worry — you're still able to arrive at 6:30 or later if that's what you're used to.  In fact, we're hoping some of you still stick to your normal arrival time. But for those of you who are able and wanting to get an earlier start on the evening, we invite you to do so! The extra hour is to help spread out arrivals to keep things comfortable for everyone as our numbers increase.
  • Our Display Table of the Month is being replaced with TWO, 10-minute product demos during each session! Rather than just browsing projects, you'll get to see firsthand how to make a couple of them and learn how to use some products that haven't been incorporated in Shoppe projects!
  • One of the enhancements I'm MOST excited about is the ALL NEW "First Timer's Room"! Anyone who is attending Shoppe for the first time* will make a bonus project, learn some basics and receive a "Getting Started Guide" to go along with a "Simple Stamping" display! If you bring a new guest, you'll still make DOUBLE the cards for bringing them**, so be sure to invite and bring a friend in the New Year!

*The pass to the "First Timer's Room" is given on the first full-price class you attend. If you are attending Stamp Shoppe on a coupon or free class pass, you'll be able to participate in the "First Timer's Room" the next time you visit.

**"Double Cards" for referrals are given when your guest is paying full price for the class and not valid if she's using a coupon or free class pass. "Double Cards" are only given for referring a friend who has never stamped with us before.

The fun just keeps on coming at The Stamp Shoppe!
Scroll down to take a look at the projects for the month.

This Month at the Card Shoppe…


February 10th from 5:30 – 9:30 pm OPEN Hours


February 11th from 9 am – Noon OPEN Hours

at 1000 Winton Road North, Rochester NY 14609 

Cost: $15 or FREE with a $20 Order during class.  


Here's a look at the "The Card Shoppe" line up for February!


This Month at the Scrapbook Shoppe… 


February 10th from 5:30 – 9:30 pm OPEN Hours


February 11th from 9 am – Noon OPEN Hours

at 1000 Winton Road North, Rochester NY 14609    

Cost: $20 or FREE with a $25 Order during class.  


Here's a look at 2 of the 3 pages we'll be making this month at Scrapbook Shoppe!

I can't wait to see YOU at Shoppe this month!

To RSVP simply click HERE.

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Scrapbooking with Flirtatious

Here's a 12" x 12" scrapbook page of my darling granddaughter, Quinn, using the Flirtatious Product Suite.  I love that all the coordination is done for us with these beautiful products!  The color combo is definitely "girly" – Wisteria Wonder, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.  I started with Wisteria Wonder 12"x12" card stock, stamped tone on tone with the Hello, Doily background stamp.  At the bottom I added rows of designer paper from the Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.  The strip of Daffodil Delight designer paper is punched with the Lace Ribbon Border Punch and some 1/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon is threaded through.  I stamped three of the images from Delicate Doilies stamp set and punched them out with various circle punches.  The top one is backed by a Pumpkin Pie doily found in the Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper.  All have Basic Rhinestone Jewels in the center.  I added some Bitty Buttons backed with card stock punched from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack to give the clear buttons color.  The various words come from Fabulous Phrases stamp set.  The caption underneath the picture is computer generated onto Whisper White card stock, then punched out with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch.  In the top right corner of the picture I added Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon layered on top with some Melon Mambo 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon.  They're held in place with a Whisper White 5/8" Jumbo Brad that's topped off with a Rhinestone.

Item No. 122845 Hello, Doily $17.95
Item No. 122590 Delicate Doilies wood $21.95 OR
Item No. 122592 Delicate Doilies clear $16.95
Item No. 117002 Fabulous Phrases wood 37.95 OR
Item No. 120501 Fabulous Phrases clear 26.95
Item No. 122360 Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper $12.95
Item No. 118761 Bitty Buttons
Item No. 122362 Lace Ribbon Border Punch
Item No. 120906  2-1/2" Circle Punch
Item No. 118309 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack $16.95
Item No. 119254 Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
Item No. 114616 Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Item No. 122985 Melon Mambo 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon $7.95
Item No. 112533 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo Brads $6.95
Item No. 119246 Jewels Basic Rhinestones (150) $4.95

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Posted on : Aug 16 2011
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