Saturday, January 18, 2014

I've Gone Stampin Up Crazy

So this is me getting back to my roots I guess because I'm suddenly Stampin Up CRAZY!  Once upon a time, a number of years ago, I started an innocent card making hobby with a Stampin Up demonstrator friend of mine.  Well, those seemingly innocent little stamp orders have now turned into a stamp collection of 300+, paints, inks, markers, paper, die cutting machineS, tools, glitter, embossing powder, stickers, buttons in every color and an endless array of adhesives to stick anything the mind can fathom and plenty more that I don't have room to mention (ahem... the sewing machine devoted to sewing paper).... so you wouldn't think I need more.  But here I sit lamenting ANOTHER Stampin Up order that I just placed for more paper I JUST HAVE TO HAVE!  Oh sure, I justify it with, "It's a retired item.  It's on clearance and I may not be able to get it anymore (REMEMBER THE ROCKABILLY FAMINE???)!!!  I need it to make a very important project!"  Well, that last one is sort of a really good point.  You see, in a few months I'm gonna be a grandma and I've got some crafty ideas in the works that all started with a little tri-fold project I once made..... at a Stampin Up Class.

Presenting Kassidee's Birth Announcment featuring Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (retired and currently on clearance which is why I just ordered more), Fresh Vintage (retired and no longer available) and Apothecary Art with coordinating framelits (you can still get those... YAY), all from Stampin Up.

Yep... my grand baby is a girl and I'm SOOOOOO excited!  I can't wait to get to know this little one and after years of collecting craft supplies I'm realizing that I'm horribly lacking in baby stuff!!!  I feel another Stampin Up order coming on!

So this pic shows the announcement with the first (left) side open.  You can see that the left side is just a window, but then you open the right side....

And here's a place for Kassidee's picture and a journaling spot to put her birth stats.  In the middle of the tri-fold I included a Spellbinder's banner that Mom or Dad can write in WHATEVER they want.   Here's a close up of the flourish I stamped on the journaling page:

All I did was take the flourish from the Fresh Vintage stamp set and stamped it off the page to create a semi-border.  I LOVE how it turned out!  Thanx to my friend Dana Edwards (ANOTHER Stampin Up enabler demonstrator who showed me how to make this GORGEOUS tri-fold), you can check out her blog HERE.  If you're ever in the area and can take one of her classes, I HIGHLY recommend it!!!

***Oh!  And if ANYONE out there can get their hands on a Stampin Up Rockabilly Designer Series Paper Pack for me... I will be eternally grateful.  WHY does Stampin Up discontinue stuff I LOVE????


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How exciting! I just love love love this!! GORGEOUS colors!!!!!!

Krista said...