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Friday, January 23, 2015

Color Challenge - River Rock & Butterfly Basics


Here is my challenge using some of my retired Stampin Up River Rock Cardstock with a new Stampin up Set Butterfly Basics.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

MFT Sketch Challenge #211

Hello All,

Here is my take on the MFT sketch challenge this week:

Thanks for looking.

Stamps used: MFT stripes background, MFT Beautiful Baby,
Inks:  Stampin Up- Pool Party, So Saffron, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Stampin Up - Vanilla, River Rock
Other: Martha Stewart sequins, Acetate

A Paper-holic Confession...

Hi, My name is Janie and I am a paper-holic!

I love pretty paper and cardstock and have tons of it in my scrapbook stash.  I could probably wallpaper the entire neighborhood more than once with my stash of paper (oh-my).  Anyway, I wanted to issue myself a challenge in 2015 since I have so much lovely paper to work with.

Challenge - Use it Up!
I am a Stampin Up demonstrator and although I use mainly products from the most recent catalog, I do have a lot of cardstock and papers that has since retired.  My personal challenge is to use the paper to make cards and projects that I can make and either sell, donate, or give to friends & family.  This first challenge is to use cardstock from my retired stash - This first week, my color to use was Groovy Guava from Stampin Up.  Next weeks challenge is to use River Rock cardstock from Stampin Up. .  Two colors of cardstock I couldn't bring myself to sell or give away when I was cleaning out my craft room recently.

Here are the cards I made with Groovy Guava.. I actually made 10 cards ( 6 butterfly and 4 circles), but can easily duplicate for the remaining cardstock I have in my stash which is about 10 more sheets.  I also give myself snaps for using some old washi tape in my stash and some remaining banners from last year's sell-a-bration freebies along with the new Stampin Up Thinlits dies.

Tune in mid-week for samples of my cards using River Rock!

Enjoy and have a good week!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

A challenge for my friends!!!!

Happy 2015!

I've been absent for a while, yes I know - sorry.

Anyway, I had plans to get to see some friends last weekend, but wasn't feeling well so couldn't go.  However, I wanted to give my friends a little gift and a challenge to boot.

I have made these matchbook mini scrapbooks from a tutorial from Kathy Orta and I love them.  I love them so much I wanted my friends to have one - but not have to worry about constructing the base of the mini scrapbook.  Therefore I made them one AND challenge them to style it with their choice of products and embellies.

Then, at our next gathering, we can share how each of us decorated our matchbook mini scrapbooks.  I am sharing one that I made and matted with Theresa Collins papers, just to give them a little peek as to what one of mine looks like.  It doesn't have any photos yet, but here it is...

SO, I am calling out Tiffany and Marisa to participate in this challenge.  I have mailed their matchbook mini scrapbooks today, so I hope they get in early next week.  I also hope they post pics on their blog once they are done.

Good luck girls and have fun decorating this scrapbook!