"Stampin' Up! Class for Four ~ FREE!"

    I had the most fun last night!  I did a CHRISTMAS ALBUM CLASS for three new friends ~ Kim, Vania and Eleise (yes, I have to look at that spelling every time I write it!).  Kim bid on a GIFT CERTIFICATE that I donated to the GIRL SCOUTS for a fund raiser last fall and she was collecting.  The Gift Certificate said 'Stampin' Up! Class for Four ~ FREE!' and we had great fun making our albums.  Here are the three ladies and the albums that they made (Kim's fourth guest couldn't make it, darn.)  Each one made the album and then decorated the outside with a LOLLIE!  All of them were different but oh so cute!

Kim 2

Vania 2


    If you are interested in this little album for yourself or to give as a gift for Christmas or as a table decoration/gift for Thanksgiving I will be teaching the class again soon.  Here is a picture of my REMEMBER WHEN ALBUM and the information on the class ~ 

Remember When album

Sunday afternoon, October 16, 2 PM


Friday evening, October 28, from 4 to 8 PM

Class fee $15 or free with a $30 order placed at the class!

The Cat/Art Studio

Scrapbook your pictures...

Scrapbook page Kenab 2

These scrapbook pages are from my trip to Utah ~ a showcase from Stampin' Up!'s manufacturing plant in Utah (yes, they do manufacture all of their own stamp sets ~ except the wheels!).  They have a fabulous showcase ~ more tomorrow.

Scrapbook page Kenab

If you would like to spend a weekend scrapbooking may I recommend my friends, Susan and Ashley.  They have a weekend planned for you in early November (the registration dates have been extended) and you can find out more about it here! 

What a fun group at class last night!

I thought you might like to see pictures from the Simply Scrappin' Scrapbook Class last night!  We made 8 pages, 4 double layouts with Stampin' Up!'s Playful Polka Dots Kit (#122346) and they all turned out fabulous!  I loved the class as I could prepare ahead of time and then just party with everyone the rest of the night.  Thanks so much for coming everyone ~ i see another Simply Scrappin' Class in the future...

Scrap Class Daphne
Lynda and Daphne working hard!

Scrap Class Holly, Rosie, Kim 2
Holly, Rosie and Kim with several completed pages.

Scrap Class Daphne and Gloria
Gloria and Daphne and their big smiles ~ too cute!

Don't forget my fundraiser tomorrow for the Susan G. Komen Foundation supporting breast cancer research.  You are going to love my Boobie Party!  Call me, 757-587-1548, and come on over!

Playful Polka Dots Simply Scrappin Class ~ tonight!

I love, love, love this Simply Scrapppin' Kit in Stampin' Up!'s Summer Mini Catalog!  I love the colors and the pretty designs.  This is the kit we will be using tonight in my SCRAP CLASS and I can't wait until my scrappin' friends arrive ~ Lynda, Gloria, Kim, Holly, Rosie and LaRaunce!!!  See you soon!

Playful Polka Dots Simply Scrappin kit.  Everything you need to easily embellish and preserve your summer memories with bright colors and playful designs. It’s so handy, you’ll have more time to make more memories! Acid and lignin free. Page 15 of the Summer Mini Catalog item number 122346.


More scrapbook pages...

Scrapbook 3
This is one of the pages displayed on the boards on our cruise in the TRADING POST.  Notice the use of four different Big Shot dies ~ Top Note, #113463; Beautiful Butterflies, #114507; Daisies #2, #114520 and Fun Flowers, #121812.

Scrapbook 4
This is the second page of the 2 page spread (the left hand corner image is the overlap of the first page ~ confusing!).

Scrapbook 5
And here is a close up of the flowers ~ gorgeous and inspiring, don't you think.  I would frame it ~ the heck with the album ~ too confining!  I hope you enjoyed a album pages!  Thanks for stopping by!

On the boards...

On the Stampin' Up! Cruise to Alaska there was a Hospitality Suite, the Trading Post, staffed by the wonderful ladies of SU's Event Staff!  Thank you Ladies!!!  One of the reasons to stop by every day was to spin the PRIZE WHEEL and get some free SU product!  YES!  Another reason to stop by was to take pictures of fabulous samples made by staff or contributed by those on the cruise.  Here are some examples of beautiful scrapbook pages from the boards ~

Scrapbook 1

Scrapbook 2

This two page spread uses Stampin' Up!'s new Triple Layer Punches from the Summer Mini Catalog.  The top one uses the Doily Triple Layer Punch, #122465, and the bottom one the Blossom Bouquet, #122464.  My next SCRAPBOOK CLASS will be on Thursday evening, July 21, at 6:30.  You can read more about it in my Mid-Month Newsletter coming soon!  Thanks for stopping by!  Susan Elise


Bliss scrapbook page
Back to Leadership so that I can show you some more samples that were on the boards.  I don't know if you like samples as much as I do but I think it is a great way to get ideas!  Often, just looking at someone else's work gets my creative juices going!  And, even though Stampin' Up! Demonstrators 'Copy and Share Everything' ~ known as CASE ~ my creation usually turns out differently!  So enjoy the samples today using the BLISS STAMP SET from the SALE-A-BRATION CATALOG.  You can earn this set free with a $50 product order or by having your own $300 party ~ I'll do all the work and you and your friends can have all the fun!  Let's set it up today! 

The person who created the SCRAPBOOK PAGE above used the floourish stamp in the set to create the background by stamping it repeatedly and creating the pattern you see.  What a great way to create your own designer series paper!  Here are some more samples for you.  Susan Elise

Bliss card 3

Bliss Notebook

Bliss 4 card

Bliss card 5

Scrapbook Page...

Shelli and Sterling album page
I love this scrapbook page.  I took the picture at Leadership; it was on the sample boards.  That's right it is Shelli Gardner and her husband, Sterling.  SHELLI, as I am sure you know, is the Cofounder and CEO of Stampin' Up!  Such a happy picture, don't you think?

You can find the products used to make this page in the OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG.  The Designer Series Paper, Botanical Gazette (#121783) and the coordinating stamp set, Nature Walk (#121997) are beautiful additions and I will be using them in an upcoming class making a BOTANICAL GAZETTE FOLDED ALBUM ~ more information to come.

Another product, new for Stampin' Up!, is the little Baja Breeze blue flower that you see on the left of the scrapbook page.  The little flowers come in three colors and are called ADORNMENTS (#121879).  These vintage flowers are perfect accents for any project and you can attach them easily with Mini Glue Dots (#103683).  A container of 24 flowers in Very Vanilla, Rose Red and Baja Breeze is $5.95.  You'll love using them on your scrapbook pages.  REMINDER ~ leave me a comment by tonight at midnight to be included in my Thursday drawing for scrapbook supplies ~ just let me know what you think about my upcoming SCRAPBOOK CLASS starting next month.  I'd love to hear from you!  Susan Elise



2 more scrapbook pages from Leadership

Scrapbook page windy day I love this album page, the colors are so bright and the creator has balanced out the squares of color so well.  There is a little bit of journaling and a minimum of accessories, two buttons and three brads.  She (sorry, I KNOW there are Demonstrators who are men but for convenience sake I'll stick to the feminine) has kept it simple and clean but with a big impact.  I also like the fact that she used an embossing folder to add texture to the Old Olive squares. 

Scrapbook page w fabric
Here is another one from the SAMPLE BOARDS at Leadership.  The ruffled edge near the bottom of the page is fabric ~ isn't that a nice addition?  Stampin' Up! continues to add to their fabric collection with two new Designer Fabric selections in the OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG ~ Springtime Vintage (#121817) and Sweet Stitches (#121818).  You'll love working with this !00% cotton fabric and the coordinated designs in stamp sets and designer series paper.  Projects are made easy with the Big Shot and the variety of dies that are available in the Idea Book & Catalog. 

I will be starting a monthly SCRAPBOOK CLASS in February and I am looking forward to working with you if you would like to join me.  Please let me know if you are interested.  I will be drawing a name of one lucky person who leaves me a message to receive some scrapbook supplies from me.  I will announce the winner on Thursday, January 27.

Tomorrow ~ a kitty update ~ and then back to more samples and fun from Leadership!  Susan Elise

Sample Boards at Leadership

Scrapbook page w nursery suite dsp I thought you might like to see some of the scrapbook pages that were on the sample boards at Leadership in Nashville.  The boards show samples of cards, scrapbook pages and 3-D items all created with Stampin' Up! products.  You can imagine what a popular display area that is!  It is usually very crowded, sometime three and four people deep waiting to take pictures.  Don't you love the FUN PAGE above?  The 'doiley effect' is from the NURSERY SUITE SPECIALTY designer series paper (#117165) on page 172 in the Idea Book and Catalog.

Scrapbook page sew suite
This one uses products from the new OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG.  The OH SEW SUITE collection starts on page 32 and features bright colors and fun images.  I love it ~ and, I haven't ordered a thing yet!!  Do you believe it?  I am saving it in case I get a little depressed or it rains for a week and I need something wonderful to cheer me up!!!  At least that is what I am telling myself, really, I am trying to see how disciplined I can be.  Wonder how long that will last????

More scrapbook pages tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping in and have a great Thursday!  Susan Elise