21st Birthday Card / Album is Finished!

My youngest is turning 21 very soon and for each of my children I have made an album / 21st birthday card for everyone to sign at their 21st celebrations. They are a work of love and this is the last one I have had to do. I am so happy to have it finished at least a week ahead of time ( some of my other efforts have needed an all night stand to get them completed! ).

I have used retired papers, rubons and stamps as well as current products from the Stampin’Up! range. The rubons have got me through three albums and I still have plenty left! Remember when rubons were in the catalogues?

Here are some of my favourite pages. I have used a 7×7 inch chipboard album that is held together with metal file rings.

Do you like the banner stamps on the page above? They are one of the Sale-a-bration sets you can earn for free from Tuesday 28th January.

My cheeky boy then and now below.

I love this photo below – two of my lovely loved ones.

I am really pleased with the album and also very relieved that it is completed!!!!

Thanks for looking.

Janine xxxx

February Class – Squash Book

The year has well and truly begun so it is time to get back into doing classes again! Yay!!!!

This month I will be teaching you how to create a fun squash book card. You can give this card as a fun decorated card or as a mini scrapbook to someone you love or make yourself a mini scrapbook of a special occasion or loved one. There are so many possibilities!

Here is the first one I created. I made it for my daughter’s birthday in January and I decided to put in the photos of a very special occasion for her and us from last year to make it a card she would always treasure.

This is the card front.

And here is the card when opened. Imagine the delight on the recipients face when they open this amazing card made by you!

There are so many ways to decorate this card, so I will have more examples for you to see when you come to my class.

So when are my classes?

Dates –  Friday February 22nd at 1pm
             Saturday February 23rd at 1.30pm
             Thursday February 28th at 7.30pm

Please bring a paper cutter with you, it just speeds up the class for you if you have one.

Cost – $20

Classes are held in Mount Waverley.

If you would like to attend please email me –   jannic@bigpond.com     to book your place. Places are limited so please book early.

I’m excited about the prospects of what I can create with this card!!!!!

Hey I Scrapbooked!

Now as you may or may not know I am not a true scrapbooker, it’s really a time thing if I had more I probably would scrapbook! Any way my downline and I are having our regular stand/display at the upcoming August Paperific Paper Expo and we want to focus more on having scrapbooking displays. So the challenge was put out to everyone to create a couple of pages and move out of the comfort zone of card making. So here is my effort!

I’m actually quite pleased with it! I’ve used the colour tones from the girls clothing and matched them with Rose Red and Baja Breeze. The paper is from the retiring Elegant Soiree set of papers. The backing card is Soft Suede.
 I’ve utilised my Big Shot to create the title and to make the butterflies using the Beautiful Wings embosslit. You can’t see the detail but the pale blue top has little butterflies printed on it so I picked that up to use as my decoration for the page. Doesn’t the Decorative Label punch look good when split and used as a backing behind a whole punched label?

Now for more details on Paperific click here Make sure you check out the competition page as Stampin’Up! are sponsoring the  card/scrapbooking competition and you could win some great Stampin’Up! prizes for your card or scrapbook page!

For more details on the Stampin’Up! Retired List click here
If you would like to make an order please email me. Update – the punches on the retired list have sold out.

If you would like to find out more about my lovely scrapbook display frame click here

21st Birthday album/card

Sorry it’s been so long between posts. I am slowly revving myself back up to get back into my stamping after several very busy weeks of being everything but a Stampin’Up! demonstrator. Just feel like I need a really good rest!!! But don’t we all this time of the year!
Anyway, I thought I would show off some of the pages I created for my DS’s 21st album card. I’ve used Washington Apple and Tangerine Tango DSP to cover a chipboard tag album. I decorated it using Stampin’Up! ribbons, rub-ons and stamps. I really like the label stamp from the new Sale-a-bration set Vintage labels – works so well with the Designer Label punch! I inserted a page of Naturals Ivory cardstock between each sheet for family and friends to write on. For someone who does not show much emotion – I do believe he was rather chuffed by it all!