Saturday, February 14, 2009

Darling Dots Cupcake Take-Along

I am pretty excited about this project! I made these for my 3 daughters for Valentine's Day. I saw the idea here on Nichole Heady's blog. I loved it and decided to try my own using Stampin' Up! products. It's so much fun getting inspiration from other people, but then challenging myself to use the Stampin' Up! products that I have on hand. The only things I ddn't have were the "Trendy Tubes" and the little glassine bags, but I did manage to get my hands on some of those.

I used Real Red cardstock to cover the cake mix box. I then used Pink Passion cardstock for the pocket on the front. I stamped Whisper White cardstock using Pink Passion Classic ink with the cupcake stamp from the Darling Dots stamp set to make my own background paper. This stamp set is a Level I Hostess Set in the new Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog. I then stamped over it with the "Happy Valentine's Day" stamp from Holidays & Wishes stamp set. I cut a layer for the front pocket, and then I used a long pice to cover the tub of frosting.

I have some more pictures here for you, and then the list of supplies I used at the end of the post. I hope this inspires someone!

Stamps: Darling Dots, Holidays & Wishes, Short Order Alphabet
Cardstock: Real Red, Pink Passion, Whisper White
Inks: Real Red, Pink Passion
Accessories: Red/White Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Scalloped Edge Punch, Boho Blossoms punch, 1-inch Circle punch, 1-1/4 inch Circle punch, Heart to Heart punch, Scallop Circle punch, 3/16 inch Corner Rounder punch, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Crazy For Cupcakes

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 26th, 7-9 pm
WHERE: Robin's Home, 10527 Stonecreek Place
Option 1: $20 - Includes all the supplies to make this adorable bundle, as well as full-color instructions to take with you to make it again!
Option 2: $40 - Includes everything in Option 1, as well as the Crazy for Cupcakes $23.95 stamp set. You do get a price break for the class when you purchase the stamp set!
Option 1: Email me at
Option 2: Call me at 912-3778 to reserve your spot!
Option 3:
If you register a friend, you will both receive a stamped GIFT from me!
Don't forget, this is Sellabration time, so any orders of $50 retail will get you a free Sellabration set! LINK
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Milk Cartons Class!

Get ready to package up some treats for your sweets, ‘cause these cartons with handled containers are rockin’! You can fill them with anything from candy to little toys, or hand lotions or bath salts! Come to this class and learn to make this adorable set of cartons and the container!
See my website and/or my blog for more details!

January 28th,
7-9 pm

Robin Clark’s home, 10527 Stonecreek Pl., 78254
or FREE with a $50 order* --
choose a FREE Sellabration* set AND
get a gift from me!
(210) 912-3778
** Order must be $50 net (before taxes); order will be placed on February 1st, when Sellabration begins. Order will be delivered to you when it comes in.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Retired Sets for Sale

I have a huge amount of retired stamp sets that I need to move out of my stamp room, and I am selling most them for 50% of retail. The sets that have never been mounted are not 50%, but are discounted. I have them listed by Box Number (that is, the box I have them stored in in my stamp room, so I know where to find them!) If you see something you'd like to buy, email me and we will work out a deal! I take money orders, checks or Paypal. Thanks for looking!

Key: PM=partially mounted / WU=well used & stained / SS=Some Staining / NU=never used / BU=barely used


All About U (WU) $13
All-Around Alphabet Upper $14
Alphadots Alphabet $14
Around & About $6
Bold Alphabet (Double) $20
Bold Alphabet Numbers (PM) $8
Bold Butterfly (WU) $12
Border Builders $11
Classic Alphabet Numbers $8
Classic Alphabet (Double) $20
Collage Alphabet $14
Crazy Alphabet Numbers $9
Crazy For Christmas (PM) $12
Delightful Doodles $6
Fresh Fruits $15
Good Times $12
Headline Alphabet $20
Hung Up on the Holidays (WU) $5
Listen With the Heart (PM) $6
Newsprint Alphabet (Double) $20
Newsprint Numbers (PM) $8
Perfect Ending $6
Petite Patterns $7
Pure & Simple Alphabet Lower $14
Simple Type Alphabet (Double) $20
Star-Spangled Banner $8
Stippled Stencils $7
Surprise! $8
Tidy Numbers (NU) $9
That’s Nice $7
Vogue Verses $10
Whimsical Alphabet Lower $14
Whimsical Numbers (UM) $9
Wishing You The Best (Ronald McDonald
Set 2006-2007) $8
Wonderful Words II (PM) $12

Classic Caps Alphabet $20
Delight in Life set #1 $10
Delight in Life set #2 $10
Elegant Beginnings $15
Sassy Sayings II $15
Wish You Were Here $22
Perfect Presentation $25
Burst Into Bloom $8
Basket Full of Fun $25
Tags For All $20


Key: PM=partially mounted / WU=well used & stained / NU=never used / BU=barely used

BOX 2:

Because of You $9
Cheery Chat $18
Double-Line Doodles $13
Fall Fun $7
Figures of Speech $11
Fresh Fillers (PM) $6
Fresh Flowers (WU) $13
Fun Filled (mint rubber/SAB ’05) $8
Fun With Shapes $13
Gifts of Joy (PM)(GU) $12
Happy Hearts (WU) $7
Holiday Spirit $10
Holiday Woodcuts (WU) $10
Let’s Party $6
Little Layers $10
Little Layers Plus $10
Made From Scratch (PM) $8
Monogram “C” $8
Monogram “E” $8
Monogram “L” $8
Monogram “&” $8
Nice & Narrow $11
Perfect Party $12
Quick & Cute $8
Simple Shapes $11
Simply Circles (WU) $9
Sketch It $18
Small Script $7
Smitten (WU) $10
Spring Garden (WU) $13
Springtime Fun (WU) $18
Stars & Swirls $6
Sweet of You $10
Swirl Frame Fun (PM) $18
Tags & More $10
Tea Time (Def. Dec) (WU) $18
Terrific Tulips $14
Watercolor Garden $14

All-Around Alpha Numbers $9
Birthday Best $7
Euphoria Mini Alpha & Numbers $14
Graceful Words $18
Happy Harmony $8
I Did It $7
Letter Prints $12
Made From Scratch $10


Key: PM=partially mounted / WU=well used & stained / SS=Some Staining / NU=never used / BU=barely used

BOX #3

A Greeting for All Reasons $14
All-Year Cheer I (SS) $15
Artifacts (BU) $11
Beyond the Basics $6
Big Blooms (WU) $12
Buds & Blossoms (WU) $10
Expressive Flexible Phrases (PM) $20
Going Out in Style (BU) $10
Groovy Lines BG (SS) $8
Itty Bitty Borders $6
Just ‘Cause I Like You $8
Just Journaling $8
Just My Type (PM) $10
Ladybug Picnic (SS) $11
Lexicon of Love (PM) $$8
Little Layers II $10
Merry (WU) $11
Mini Messages (WL) $8
Monogram “G” $8
Oh My Word (PM) $10
Open For Trade (PM) $16
Polka Dot Party $12
Polka Dot Posies (PM) $11
Pure & Simple Alpha Upper (SS) $13
Quick Thinking (PM) $7
Shapes & Shadows $15
Simple Somethings $6
Simply Spring $11
Simply Sweet (PM) $10
Sketch a Party $12
Sketch an Event (SS) $11
Smile $7
Smorgasborders $8
Sparkling Season (WU) $10
Suitable for Framing (BU) $10
Tag Line (BU) $14
Tag Time (PM) $14
Take Shape $12
The Fine Print (PM) $8
Year-Round Fun II (PM) $14
You Make Me Happy $11
What Could Be Better! (SS) $12

Festive Four $6
Flowers of Gratitude $6
Friend to Friend $14
Merry Minis $25
Roses in Winter (WU) $14
Seaside Sketches $26
Shape-Ups $6
Snowflakes (WU) $10
Something to Celebrate $18
Springtime Stems $8
What’s For Dinner? $22
Wishes Awash $20


Key: PM=partially mounted / WU=well used & stained / SS=Some Staining / NU=never used / BU=barely used

BOX 4:

All in a Row (PM/BU) $10
All Through the Year (BU) $13
Amazing to Zany (2 stamps
mounted & used) $25
Be Happy (BU) $11
Bud Basics (BU) $9
Best Friends Alpha Lower (BU) $14
Carte Postale (1 stamp
mounted & used $20
Circle of Friendship (BU/PM) $19
Festive Favorites (SS) $12
Friendly Flowers (NU) $14
Glad Tidings (SS) $13
Greetings Galore (WU) $12
It’s Your Birthday (PM/SS) $15
Little Pieces (WU) 8
Love & Joy (NU) $15
Much Appreciated (SS) $9
Office Accoutrement (BU) $18
Peaceful Wishes (WU) $12
Perennial Favorites (BU) $9
Snow Flurries (WU) $5
So Much (BU) $25
Stamp of Authenticity (PM/BU) $18
Sweet Shapes (BU) $13
Tagger’s Dozen (NU) $15
The Snowflake Spot (WU) $10
Trimtastic (SS) $21
Unfrogettable (SS) $13

Big Pieces $25
Blossoms Abound $22
Create A Coupon $23
Dare to be Darling $9
Eat Cake $20
Elementary Essentials $22
Give Thanks $20
God’s Blessings $25
Love Ya Bunches $10 (SAB)
Love Ya Bunches #2 $10 (SAB)
Polka Dots & Paisley $18
Time Well Spent $23
DD Wild Rose $25
Year After Year $25

Petal Pizzazz!

Today is the day that the new Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog goes live! That's right, you can order from the beautiful new catalog starting today, either by calling or emailing me with an order, or by going online to my Stampin' Up! website and clicking on the "Shop Now" button.

One of the new sets in the catalog is this set, Petal Pizzazz. I saw this card that had been stamped by another demonstrator, Mary Brown, and pretty much copied it because I loved it so much. I changed very little. I used new DSP (Designer Series Paper), Raspberry Tart; Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White cardstock; and Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain ribbon. I also used the Birthday stamp from Hugs & Wishes stamp set. I used a Red Fire brad in the middle of one of the flowers. Two of flowers were stamped by using the Rock 'n Roll technique, inking the stamp in Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose; and then inking the edges of the flowers in a darker pink ink -- in these cases I used Regal Rose with the Pink Pirouette and Rose Red with the Regal Rose.

I made a second card just like this but changed it up just a tiny bit, using the Rose double-stitched grosgrain ribbon instead of the Kiwi Kiss ribbon; and I used a Green Ice brad in the center of the large flower. It gave it a slightly different look.

This was definitely a stretch for me because I had to cut out the flowers and the leaves, and anyone who knows me well knows that I DO NOT like to cut out images! But, I thought the card was so pretty, I made myself do it. I think it was worth it...

So far, I'm doing well on my New Year's Resolution, don't you think? My fellow demonstrators and I are challenging each other to update our blogs once a week, so I have an accountability thing going on, and I think it will help me. I need any other readers out there to help me out, too, though! If you see anything you like, please comment! It keeps me encouraged that someone out there is reading! Pretty soon, I plan on doing some other fun things, so stay tuned.

Thanks for reading! Have a great week, and do some stamping!


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A New Year, A New Year's Resolution

I know, I know, we all make New Year's Resolutions. However, I'm really going to work on keeping this one. It's very important to me! This particular resolution, among others, is to update my blog at least once a week. So, here is my first posting for the new year.
This is a wedding book that I made for one of my daughter's best friends, Taylor. She got married this past October. This was the guest sign-in book, as well as the book to write in the gifts. It is made with Brushed Gold and Very Vanilla cardstock. Baroque Motifs was stamped onto the Very Vanilla in Versamark and then embossed with a combination of Pretty Pearl (retired Stampin' Up! embossing powder), clear embossing powder, and some Silver Mica Powder. I know it's a strange combination, but it worked, and looked really shiny and pearlescent. I cut out ovals for the main image, which was stamped with the Stampin' Up! stamp set, "To Have and To Hold." This was also embossed with the same concoction as above. This was mounted on a Brushed Gold scalloped oval. I used several different colored organdy ribbons cut and taped together, and mounted in the middle of the cover, then put Stampin' Dimensionals on the oval piece and placed this over the ribbons. After I bound the book with my Bind-it-All, I put some large flat-back champagne pearls on the left-hand side of the book to give it some elegance. Then, it all needed something in the right lower corner, so I printed the words on my printer, punched them out with the label punch, and used Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware over the punched-out piece. I loved the way this looked, and it created just the right third "leg" of the triangle that the book needed.
Right now I am busy working on creating samples for Valentine's with the "Love You Much" stamp set and bundle, including the triple heart punch and Candy Lane Designer Series paper that are included in the bundle. This bundle is going to be featured at my stamp camp this Saturday, January 17th. I will be posting the projects later this week so everyone can see what we made. Feel free to email me if you would like more information on the bundle or the projects!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"Summer Picnic"

Thursday, September 4, 2008
7:00 pm
@ Kimberly’s House
8902 Drayton Heights
San Antonio, TX 78254
Cost: $30

With this adorable class that screams “Party” and “Fun”, you will receive a pack of the Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper, a roll of the red striped grosgrain ribbon, and all of the other supplies needed to make these projects. There is a gift bag with matching tag, a CD case, a chocolate holder, and a super cute container. You will have paper and ribbon left to take home to recreate these projects.

Please RSVP by Thursday, August 28, @ 10:00 pm so that I can order your supplies and have them here for the class!

Feel free to share this invite with friends!!
Prizes for those who bring NEW friends!!

RSVP to Robin at or 912-3778

Visit my Stampin' Up! website, Events calendar, to see my other upcoming classes!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fresh Cuts Note Tote & Cards eScape Class!

Don’t you just love summer? It seems like the time of year when we tend to kick back and relax, and get together more often with friends and family. Now you can freshen up your summer-gift giving with this adorable set of 4 thank you cards in a custom-designed 5” x 5” note tote. Make a bunch of them, and you’ll never be caught without a cute hostess gift to give, or a thank you card to send. In this class you will make 1 note tote & 4 fresh cuts note cards.

Date: Wednesday, June 25th
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Cost: $21
Location: 8902 Drayton Heights

Please email me to purchase the stamp set & note cards to be waiting for you at the class:

Optional Supply List: If you have these things, feel free to bring them to help you complete your projects a little quicker, but the supplies are not mandatory!
Inks: Whisper White Craft Ink Pad; Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Blush Blossom, and Groovy Guava Classic inks
Adhesive: Snail adhesive, or adhesive of your choice.
Accessories: Paper trimmer with scoring blade, paper snips, paper piercer with foam mat, Crop-a-Dile (or 1/8” handheld circle punch), Stamp-a-ma-jig

Shower Invitations

I know it's strange that I can go for weeks, or even a couple of months and not post at all, and now here I am posting twice in one day, but I'm on a roll! I've been stamping a lot, just haven't had time to post! Plus, my computer is so slow these days. I have it too full, I know, and I need to clean off the hard drive to speed it up. One of these days...

Anyway, my oldest daughter is getting married next month, and I made some shower invitations for the family shower that we are having tomorrow night. I thought I'd share what I made. This card uses Stampin' Up! stamp set To Have and To Hold from the Spring & Summer Collection. I used Cool Caribbean (my favorite color from last year's In Colors) because it is an almost-perfect match with the color of her bridesmaids' dresses. I did use a few things that are not Stampin' Up! -- I hate to admit it! But they were perfect for this project. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder, Swiss Dot, on the large white layer, and I did use some square Nestability dies. Then I also used some little bitty pearls on the bouquet and one in the bride's hair. The story on that is that I had ordered some sticky-backed pearls thinking they would be large enough to use on the black tin flower pots that we will be using as table centerpieces for the reception. Well, it's the story of my life that I didn't pay attention to the size of the pearls and ordered about a thousand of them (slight exaggeration), and when they got here had a great laugh at myself because they were so tiny. So I had to use them somewhere! It was a big of a pain, but I only made 15 invitations, so it was okay.
Hope you enjoy my card, and my story!

Cute Chipboard Frame

I made this cute little frame as one of the projects a couple of weeks ago for a chipboard class that I taught. I used the outside piece after I punched out the flower, covered it with Afternoon Tea designer paper, then embellished it with a couple of other pieces of chipboard covered in coordinating paper from that same Afternoon Tea collection. I then used some hardware from the Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, a piece of Groovy Guava double-stitched grosgrain ribbon, and a flower and half-pearl from the Pretties kit. The funny thing is, I didn't know what picture I was going to use in the frame, but after I chose the picture of my granddaughter and slid it in, the bow on her hat slid right underneath the flower that I had previously put onto the frame! It was so perfect, I couldn't have planned it any better!

Oh, I used Sticky Strip to attach a piece of cardstock on 3 sides to the square of chipboard so that my frame had a back, and then I just slid the picture in. It was tight enough that I didn't have to tape the picture in. It stays all on its own!

Hope you like it!


Sunday, April 27, 2008

Bloomin' Beautiful Portfolio of Cards!

This Thursday is my class using this gorgeous set, "Bloomin' Beautiful," from Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Mini. This portfolio box is super adorable! I can say that because I didn't design it. It was designed by a fellow demonstrator, Andrea Walford, who lives in Ontario, CA. She is an amazing artist who just designs the neatest boxes for cards.

The class includes all the supplies to make the portfolio box and 4 lovely cards using the stamp set, as well as a complete set of full-color instructions (about 9-10 pages) that will be ring-bound for ease of use. And all for the low, low price of $20! Isn't that great? To register and pay for the class, click on the link below, and it will take you to the website to register. You must register on that website to be included -- that's where I get my final count.

So what are you waiting for?! (smile)

See ya Thursday!


Sunday, April 6, 2008

Tart & Tangy Cards & Box

This Thursday night, April 10th, is the Tart & Tangy Cards-in-a-Box class. We will be making these 5 cards (above), 2 cards of each design; as well as this adorable box (below) in which to put them! These will make a cute gift to give away to just to give yourself! They are so bright and sunny, they will remind you that spring is here and summer is on the way! While you are stamping, you will be supplied with yummy Strawberry Smoothies! It's a fruity kind of theme we have going on! LOL.

If I have talked you into coming, go here: - to register for the event. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday night. I look forward to seeing lots of you there!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

One of a Kind

If anyone has checked my blog lately, you might have wondered where I disappeared to! It's just been hectic this last 5 or 6 months with my family life and my work life. One daughter got married, then two weeks later my father suffered a life-threatening brain event from which he is still recovering. Praises to God, he is doing great now, just continues to need therapy and still has a few ongoing issues, but overall he is a walking miracle.

Now I feel like I can think about my stamping and my stamping business again, and I'm ready to get to it! I finally sat down and made myself stamp a card with a couple of my new stamp sets from the new Spring & Summer Idea Book & Catalog. I used "One of a Kind" and "Boho Backgrounds," both brand new sets from the new catalog. I used the "dotted" background to stamp across the lower part of the Purely Pomegranate cardstock in Close to Cocoa ink. I used Close to Cocoa Designer Paper across the top portion of the card. Then I stamped the circle stamp from Boho Backgrounds in Purely Pomegranate ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched it out with the scallop punch. Then I stamped the 3-flower stamp from One of a Kind in Purely Pomegranate ink and used the new coordinating punch, Boho Blooms, to punch out the flowers. In the largest flower, I punched a hole and placed an Ice brad, new to the last catalog. Then I just stamped the greeting and used glue dots to adhere the other 2 flowers from the bloom punch. I used the Pomegranate double-stitched ribbon to finish it all off. Hope you enjoy it!
Card Making

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Playing with Palette O' Prints

Did you get the news today? The Stampin' Up! retired list came out this morning, and it's a long list! They retired more sets than ever this time! I know it's to make room for the new sets that will be coming out in the Fall & Winter Idea Book, but wow, it's hard to say goodbye to so many sets! If any of my customers reading this would like the retiring list sent to them, please send me an email and I'll forward it to you.

This past Saturday we (my upline and I, and a few sidelines) held our spring stamp camp, and while everyone was working on their projects, I got out my brand-new Palette O' Prints. If you haven't heard, it's a pad of new background papers that will be in the 2007-08 Fall & Winter Stampin' Up! Idea Book that comes out in July. The pad is a preview and it has 4 colors of papers -- Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Rose Red & So Saffron. The papers are beautiful!

I didn't take a lot of supplies with me, just the coordinating cardstocks plus Whisper White cardstock, a few ribbons, and that's pretty much it! So I guess you could say this was a "limited supply" design! It doesn't have any extras, but I like the way it turned out anyway. Sometimes, it's just very relaxing to make simple cards without a lot of embellishments. You don't have to think too hard about it.

I then decided to make a card with all 4 colors in it. I think the colors look great all together like this. They really work! Hmm, you'd think Stampin' Up! had planned it that way... Anyway, this is what I came up with:

What do you think? Let me hear from you!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Polka Dots and Petals Stamp Camp

These are the projects we are making at stamp camp this Saturday using Polka Dots 'n Petals stamp set, as well as the pretty papers from the Spring Mini catalog!

This first project is a Post-It Note holder using chipboard coasters and Au Chocolat background paper. The calendar is also made from a chipboard coaster and has a magnet on the back so you can put it on the fridge.

The huge clothespin is coveed with stamped paper, labeled with the Designer Label punch, and it's ready to display a cute picture or recipe!

The clipboard is 4 x 4 and we made a little scrapbook "page" to display a picture. You can hang it on the wall, or next to your office door for messages, or you could also put a magnet on it and hang it on the fridge.

This last project is the only card we are making, but it's a pretty fun one! It's a file folder card!
If you have questions about anything, send me an email and I'll be happy to answer you!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Big Blooms Resisted!

Well, not really. I mean, I didn't resist buying the set, at least. I used a resist technique for this card! Versamark Resist, to be exact. I saw a similar card that camsmom (SCS) stamped using these colors and the Big Blooms set, and I knew I had to stamp something similar. I love pink and orange together! I used the Petals jumbo wheel from the Spring Mini catalog, inked it up on a Versamark pad, and wheeled it onto Glossy White cardstock. Then I stamped some flower stamps from the set using Pink Passion and Only Orange Classic ink pads. To finish up the background, I inked up my brayer on the Cotton Candy Spectrum pad and rolled it over the whole thing. It looks really cool, doesn't it? We made this card at our Technique class in March. Be looking for information about the April Technique class! Have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Petal Pushers

I don't know about you, but when I need a stack of cards, like thank-you notes or birthday cards, I tend to fall back on simple layouts with clean lines and very few frills, like punches, embellishments, all of that stuff. This is one of those cards. I needed some thank-you cards, and I used an "old stand-by" type of layout. I used this cute set, Petal Pushers, from the catalog, and some pretty Soft Subtles colors -- they are almost candy-like colors, or maybe sherbert? Well, except for the Bashful Blue. Anyway, I think the colors are "sweet" -- besides Bashful Blue there's Apricot Appeal and Pretty in Pink -- and the little bit of black layers & words kind of accentuates the soft colors. I used the blue gingham ribbon as my only "frill." I have to say, when it's all said and done, I always like the simple elegant cards the best!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

April Customer Special

April has brought not just 1 but 2 great specials from Stampin' Up! (R)

First, a discount on 6 really great "word" sets! Click here for details!

Second, if you sign up to be a demonstrator between April 1 and May 31st you will get 2 hostess sets FREE from the new 2007-2008 Idea Book & Catalog that comes out in July! Click here for full details!

Brag Book, Color Themed

Cover - "All Through the Year"
January - "Little Pieces"
February - "All About U"
March - "Simply Circles"
April - "You Make Me Smile"
May - "In the Wild" & "Spot On" jumbo wheel
June - "Bugs & Kisses"
July - "Sparkling Summer"
August - "Wild About You"
September - "Simple Shapes"
October - "Tag Time"
November - "Fall Whimsy"
December - "Merry"

For about 6 months now I've had a color combination in my head that I wanted to use for my next brag book. I had seen a sample in the Stampin' Up! 2006-07 catalog with a similar combination, and it's been brewing in my head for a while. In the last couple of weeks myself and my good friend, Kimberly, who also happens to be my upline, have worked on these pages, and we're very happy with the results. I am sharing some pictures of it with you here!
The first picture above is a picture of the cover page. After the cover page, we did 12 2-page layouts, one for every month, so there are a total of 25 pages. The colors we chose were Real Red, Brocade Blue, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip, with Marigold Morning used for an accent color on some of the pages. When I was trying to come up with the cover page, I thought I should look at Inspiration Sheets (R) for, well, inspiration! The Inspiration Sheet for All Through the Year stamp set used almost exactly the colors we wanted to use. So I totally CASE'd it! It is just so cute in person, and with each season represented, made the perfect cover page.
After that, we went through our IS's and used layouts we really liked, but with our colors and a lot of times with different stamp sets than what SU! used. We really liked our results. As you can see, the January layout was stamped using Little Pieces, and for the February pages we used All About U.
For March, we used Simply Circles, and for April we used a stamp set from the current Spring Mini, You Make Me Happy.
If you'd like to come to the second session, there is still time to RSVP! Click here for more info!