Tuesday, June 26, 2007
I Scrapped!

For those of you not in the know, Stampin Up Demo's across the US are anxiously awaiting our shipments of new SU catalogs!! We are expecting them anytime this week and it looks like mine might be arriving tomorrow!! A few have received theirs already and spoilers have been posted in certain parts of cyber world. I am doing my best to avoid those areas because I would like to have my catalog in front of me and see it all for myself.

So, how does one spend their time while they are anxiously awaiting the big brown truck?? Well I have spent it scrapbooking. Yes you read that right. I was busy all weekend in my scrap room turning out layouts left and right. I completed 14 layouts and put the finishing touches on about a half dozen more. I didn't feel like messing with the scanner so I put them up on the fridge and snapped pictures of some of them. (Sorry about the flash reflection in some of them)


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Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Cuttlebug Shmuttlebug

It seems that dry embossed backgrounds on cards has become quite popular since the Cuttlebug hit the shelves. The cards I have seen using the cuttlebug embossing folders are really neat. My cards don't usually have a lot on them so they tend to come out looking a little dry. The embossing gives it a little something extra. The problem is I do not want to purchase a cuttlebug machine at $99.00. Actually I don't want to purchase the cuttlebug for any amount of money, but I don't mind paying $4.99 for a cuttlebug embossing folder. So, how can you use the cute cuttlebug embossing folders without having to buy the machine (or any other cuttlebug compatible machine). Easy! Go in your kitchen and pull out your wooden rolling pin. All you need is that and a little spritz bottle of water and you are good to go.

Buggie Cut your cardstock to the size you want.
Buggie Spritz a little bit of water on each side of the cardstock.
Buggie Place it in the embossing folder and put a little piece of tape at the bottom to keep it shut.
Buggie Put the embossing folder on a surface that has a little give. I put a piece of cardboard down on the carpet and lay the folder on the cardboard. It seems to work better for me than doing it on a table.
Buggie Roll the rolling pin over the folder a few times with some good steady pressure. I roll it a couple of times in one direction, then turn the folder and roll a few times in the other direction.
Remove the cardstock and give it a few minutes to dry from the water spritz.

Here is a birthday card I did for my brother using a happy birthday embossing folder.

Cool eh? Now here is the best part! If you have an AC Moore near you they have cuttlebug stuff 40% off this week! The folders only cost me $3.00 each! Dollar Smiley

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New In Colors & Pick A Petal

Stampin' Up! ® 1990-2007

Stamps: SU Pick A Petal, Cute Converse
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, White Craft
Misc: Oval punch, word window punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, white gel pen
This card idea was CASED from Tracy Harp


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Hi! I'm Melissia. I am a wife of 9 years, a mother of 6.5 years and a program assistant for almost 2 years. I enjoy paper crafting and doing various other crafts. I also enjoy reading, blurfing, brain games and spending time with my daughter.