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You’ve come a long way, baby! Hard to believe 10 years has gone by that I’ve been scrapbooking for Donna Pepper and her One Week Boutique kid’s consignment sale. From a tiny little space and about 5 small racks of clothing to what now could probably span a football field (and DOES fill an entire big-box storefront)…definitely has been 10 years to celebrate!
I found this old photo from an early sale (maybe the first?):
Like I said, definitely a lot of change, as here is what a recent sale looked like at the old Best Buy building in Champaign:
It has been fun to see the sale grow, and to have the chance to help capture it in a scrapbook. The original book is pretty much bursting at the seams. Perhaps it’s time to put the 2nd 10 years into a new volume? One Week Boutique: Volume 2?
What things in your life would you like to capture in a scrapbook? What stories would you like to tell or watch blossom over the years?
I’d be happy to help you get started, either digitally (I offer free digital scrapping classes every month) or on paper with traditional supplies (I’ll have a scapbook-in-a-day class coming up this spring).
Be sure to sign up for my email newsletter below or drop me an email now to let me know if you are interested:
And if you want to shop, get ready! You can find the One Week Boutique on their Facebook page, and get all the details on shopping times. If you have kids, know kids or like kids, this is THE PLACE to shop for them and pick up some fantastic items at fantastic prices!
Yesterday I posted the cover from my latest My Digital Studio album, nearly ready to send for printing with the 30% printing special in May. Here is the final page from my book, with pictures taken on Mother’s Day.
** MDS Technique Tip: **
The pink heart is a ‘stamp’, so I chose my ink color to match the pink in my daughter’s shirt. With My Digital Studio, it’s easy to match exact colors using the eye dropper tool.
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Happy (belated) Mother’s Day! Yesterday was a digital Mother’s Day in our house. After church, my family gave me an iPod Nano so that I can listen to audio books while I run. Then I took a few digital photos to add to the cover of the My Digital Studio album I’ve been finishing (here’s the cover):
Have you seen that MDS Albums are 30% off to print during May? I have 2 albums loaded and one more to finish, then I’ll be set to place my order. I think this is my most productive National Scrapbooking Month ever!
If you haven’t played with My Digital Studio yet, then I highly recommend checking out this Video Sneak Peek. You can learn a little more about the program. And if you decide you’d like to get your own copy, you can order online through my website (see it online) or you can choose the Digital+ Demonstrator Starter Kit, which includes MDS plus stamps, inks and accessories at a GREAT discount for $122.50 only in May. (learn more about that here)
** NEW VIDEO MDS TUTORIALS: **
Already have My Digital Studio? Now there are NEW Video Tutorials available at MyDigitalStudio.net, the free online community for MDS users and Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. May, with the fabulous printing discounts, is the time to get your first book free, if you haven’t printed one yet! Remember that you can combine your MDS printing order with other Stampin’ Up! products, too, or even get some new Digital Downloads (see them online) to use on your projects.
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Spring! Yay! The sun is shining (here, at least) and the bulbs are blooming. Sure makes a person want to make some tulip accents for springtime scrapbooking pages! This is where the Build A Blossom stamp set (see it online) comes in handy.
Sure, it looks like it’s designed for ‘flower’ shaped flowers, but it turns out to make a pretty cute tulip, too.
For the square accents, I used the Square Lattice Die (see it online) for Big Shot, and added them as a subtle tone-on-tone effect. Since the colors match, the lattice pieces make great accents, but they don’t take away from the pictures.
- Stamp and punch three of the smallest petal in Melon Mambo ink on Melon Mambo card stock.
- Start with the center petal and add adhesive to the front. Add the next 2 petals to the left and right to form the tulip. Bases of the petals should meet at the bottoms.
- Stamp and punch the large narrow leaf in Wild Wasabi ink on Wild Wasabi card stock. Cut in half up the middle to form the 2 leaves.
- Trim a narrow strip of the Wild Wasabi card stock to form a stem. Attach stem to back of tulip and add leaves.
Don’t forget to order online today or tomorrow, since the Build A Blossom stamp set and coordinating Blossom Petal Punch (see it online) are in the Occasions Mini Catalog that ends on Saturday, April 30th!
Yup, that’s me in the middle with the short brown hair As I look at this photo, all the fun memories from Stampin’ Up! Convention last year begin to float back to the front of my mind. Did I mention that I’m really excited for THIS year’s Convention?! August & Convention are coming quickly!!
During one night at Convention, Stampin’ Up! holds an awards ceremony. My group always enjoys getting dressed up, and it’s even more excited when some of us get to walk across the stage for an award or another reason. Here I’m on stage with the other 7 wonderful ladies who served on the 2008/2009 Advisory Board with me.
My favorite things about this scrapbook page? Definitely the new Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper and the new Circle Circus stamp set, which you could pick as your stamp set if you order the $99 Starter Kit!! This is a fabulous stamp set–very flexible and it’s brand-new in the new catalog that debuted on July 1st.
Plus this was a fun chance to pull out all my Circle Punches and use that yummy Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon. And yes, I pulled out my Stamp A Ma Jig for lining up those letters in the “celebrate” title.
Stamps: Circle Circus (115778), Lovely Letters Alphabet (115030)
Inks: Basic Black (101179), Melon Mambo (115656)
Paper: So Saffron Textured Cardstock (108696), Basic Black (102851), Whisper White (100730), Melon Mambo (115320), Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper (115675)
Accessories: Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115611), Clear Rhinestone Brads (113144), Clear Buttons (105447), 1-3/4″ Circle Punch (112004), 1-3/8″ Circle Punch (104401), 1-1/4″ Circle Punch (104403), 3/4″ Circle Punch (107217), 1″ Circle Punch (109046), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)