Thursday, March 24, 2011

Stampin' Up! Hostess Club - More March Projects

Hi everyone!

Here are some more projects that we did at this month's hostess club meeting. I was inspired to make these sweet little boxes after seeing some that other demonstrators have shared. We embellished empty button containers using a variety of products from the Occasions mini catalog, including the designer papers, pom pom trim, buttons, and roses. Some of the papers and die cuts came from the Sale-a-bration paper pack, which you can still get for free for one more week! These are the samples I made to inspire my club members:

Here are some of the boxes the ladies made:

You can purchase the containers here, (or e-mail your order to They are only $3.95 for 6, and they come in handy for storing all sorts of embellishments, earrings, loose change, candy, and probably a gazillion other little things.

We also did some technique sheets, which we do every month. Here are a couple of the ones we've done recently:

These are always a lot of fun.  I have to  punch a hole in the upper left corner before I can add these to my ring.  I like to keep the format pretty simple and uniform. They are on 1/4 sheets of Stampin' Up! card stock, the sample size is 2.5" x 3.5" (trading card size) and the description is done on a business card template in Microsoft Works (2" x 2.5"). I was introduced to doing the technique sheets this way by Tracy Harp at one of the SCS gatherings, and I've been doing them with my club members ever since.

I have a bunch of work to do on my swaps for the gathering this week-end, so I'm off. I'll be sure to post pics of my projects when I get them done.

Thanks for stopping by!

Laura Albertson ♥

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stampin' Up! Hostess Club - March Projects

 So- I had my Stampin' Up! Club meeting yesterday, and I have a couple of our projects to share.The first one is a card we made that I case'd from Mary Fish. Usually if I copy a card design from somewhere, I change it up a bit so it is not an exact copy of someone else's design, but this card was so fresh, clean
and beautiful just as it is that I did not want to change a thing.The only thing different is the greeting. (I did give the credit to Mary at my club meeting, though!) Here is the card we made:

Maria decided to change hers up a bit (I love that). Here is Maria's card, isn't it sweet?
I love when my club members get creative and change up the card designs. It's always so nice to see a fresh take on something. For this card we used the Stampin' Up lattice die for the Garden green die cut behind the sunflower.

Lattice Stampin' Up! Bigz Die 115958

Price: $21.95

Fancy Flower Punch 118073

Price: $16.95


To get the beautiful sunflower shape we used the Fancy Flower Punch and double punched the flower. First you punch the flower out of Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight card stock, stick it on the end of a small post it note (to help you hold onto the flower), re-insert the flower into the punch and twist it so that the flower is off center and then punch again.  We also did a technique sheet on double punching this month. Technique sheets are a bonus for being a member of my hostess club, and we do 1-2 new technique sheets each month. My club members love it!

Well, I have a couple more pictures from club to share with you, but I am suddenly having a little computer trouble, so I guess the rest will have to wait til tomorrow. See you then!

Thanks for stopping by,

Laura Albertson ♥

Monday, March 7, 2011

More samples from Springfest 3

Hi Everyone!

I posted some samples yesterday from last year's Springfest (local SCS gathering). Friends have been asking about the gathering and what to expect. I never posted last year's samples here on my blog so I am sharing them now. Hopefully it will give you a good idea of what types of things are made for the swaps and shoebox projects. Feel free to ask any questions about these projects. Although I didn't create most of them, I did get to see them all in person, and I participated in the swaps,including 20 of the shoebox projects, so I may be able to answer your questions if you have any.

I am getting excited about the Stampin' Along the Lake SCS gathering that I am attending at the end of this month. Can't wait to see what great projects we'll be making then  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Laura Albertson ♥

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Welcome Back!

Hello there stampers!

It's been well over a year since I used my blog with any regularity. First I was plagued by a computer crash, then got busy with my family as a priority for a while. Last summer I had big problems with my domain name and got frustrated. Lately, the blog has been under a little bit of construction, and I've been busy making a few behind the scenes changes & freshening up the look of my blog a bit.
I hope you like what you see. It's still "under construction" (note the new header and blog buttons I made all by myself using My Digital Studio!) but I will be posting regularly again, so please check back often.

The 4th annual Springfest is coming up in April, so I have been getting a few questions from friends who have never attended about what the projects and swaps are like. Since I never posted pictures from last years event, I'm going to share some here now. Although some of these do not use all Stampin' Up! products,  there are many great project ideas.

I'll post a few more tomorrow, so check back.

Thanks for stopping by!

Laura Albertson