Hi everyone. Yes, yes, I’m feeling extremely guilty – I’ve gone from posting at least twice a week to nothing for a whole month. I’m still here, but I’ve been working on some cards for magazines so unfortunately I can’t show those as yet. I’ve also been busy working on my Stampin’ Up! business which is growing stronger and stronger everyday. That, along with family life has kept me away from my blog.
Anyway, I just had to pop in and let you all know about the super Stampin’ Up! promotion this month.
For September only, if you join Stampin’ Up! as an Independent Demonstrator, you will receive a free box of Hodgepodge Hardware valued at $52.95 – you can choose from Pewter, Antique Brass or Aged Copper. This is a fantastic deal in addition to an already heavily discounted Starter Kit. If you have ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up! then e-mail me on angelasargeant@gmail for more information. I will be more than happy to mail you a free information pack. If you’d like to read a little bit more about me and Stampin’ Up! then click on the link above that says “Business Opportunity” or click here.
In the meantime, here’s a 6×6 scrapbooking layout I did recently (sorry to those who have seen this at my workshops – I promise to have something new uploaded very very soon).
(Please ignore the ‘white patch’ – I realised after I uploaded this photo that I had the school name showing which I figure isn’t a good thing to be showing on the internet where anyone can see it.)
This layout was done using the new Scribble This stamp set along with the Office Accoutrement stamp set. To make this layout I stamped the swirl from ‘Scribble This’ randomly around a piece of 6×6″ Certainly Celery cardstock using Certainly Celery inkpad. The photo was layered onto a piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock. The “memo” is the Memo stamp from Office Accoutrement and has been stamped in Brocade Blue then trimmed down as this layout is a small one for a brag book. The memo was then mounted onto some Brocade Blue cardstock which was punched with the new Stampin’ Up! Spiral Punch to give it a ‘notebook’ feel. The flower on the memo is also from the Office Accoutrement stamp set and was stamped with the Almost Amethyst inkpad onto some scrap white cardstock then trimmed around leaving a very thin border. I added a pewter brad to the centre of the flower then attached it to the layout with some double-sided foam mount (Stampin’ Dimensionals). Those brackets at the top of the layout are made using the Round Tab Punch (yes really! email me if you’d like instructions on how to do this). The “Important Message” stamp is also from the Office Accoutrement stamp set and was stamped with Elegant Eggplant onto white cardstock then the edges of the cardstock were dragged over the inkpad to give some definition. Lastly the words “sassy”, “unique” and “beautiful” are from the Expressive Flexible Phrases stamp set and were stamped in Almost Amethyst, Brocade Blue and Elegant Eggplant respectively and trimmed around to leave a little bit of a border.
As I said, this is brag book size (6″x6″) – the pages being small are much quicker to create than a 12″x12″ layout and can be easily constructed as a great Christmas present for that special someone.