August 2010 Paper crafting cruise to Alaska!

Bring your family and friends on a wonderful vacation and get to scrapbook along the way! Click on the cruise ship in the sidebar, email or call Kathleen Tansey to reserve your spot today! Space is limited, so don't delay. I am so excited about this opportunity! It is going to be so much fun. I have hardly slept thinking about the amazing projects and scrapbook pages we will be doing! Sign up today!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Eastern Blooms swap

I totally fell in love with this gift bag as soon as I saw it!  The great Elsie Camp made each one of us "orphaned" demos this as a special treat at a meeting we had ages ago.  Since then I have made several of them.  Chas and I used this as one of our projects at one of our stamp camps.  Elsie is like the "mom" of our group of demos that get together once a month to stamp and chat.  She has such great ideas and it is always fun getting together with all my friends.  If you join my team, you to will be invited to go to these meeting with me.  You don't want to miss out on the fun!!! Join today!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Decor Elements

We have some beautiful vinyl elements for decorating your home.  Here is one I placed on my wall as you come up my stairs.  I love it.

It is really pretty when the candles are lit, but I couldn't get the lighting right for the picture.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Upsy Daisy swap

Here is a swap I recieved from the awesome Mary Hodgeman a while ago, but it is still one of my favorites.
You can barely see inside-there are post-it notes in there!  Love it!  She is so creative!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Delightful Decorations Christmas card

Here is the make-n-take from Amy's Workshop
Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations
Card Stock: Real Red, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Ink: real Red, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant
Other: Big Shot, Textured Impressions Folder - Petals a Plenty, Ornament Punch, Eyelet Border punch, 3/4" circle punch, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, powder pals, glue stick

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sweet Centers Stamp Set - Christmas card

Another card from my friend Amy's workshop
I love this stamp set!!  This card was much easier to make than the halloween card below-SO much easier!
Stamps set: Sweet Centers
Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Brushed Silver
Designer Series Paper: Christmas Cocoa Specialty - specialty because 4 of the sheets are flocked and are so beautiful!!!  Very Classy! 
Ink: Versamark
Other: Silver embossing powder, Powder Pals, Heat tool, Sweet Centers cups, 1 3/8" circle punch, gift bag stuffing cut up with my Snips to get it to go in the cup (ugh! I don't recommend this stuff).

Monday, October 5, 2009

Beary Best Friends Christmas Card

I demonstrated this card at Amy's workshop. 
Stamp Sets: Beary Best Friends, Beary Nice Wishes
Card Stock: Real Red, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark, Bashful Blue
Other: Real Red 1/4" grosgrain, white embossing powder, powder pals, heat tool, white signo gel pen, sponges, watercolor pencils, Real Red and Garden Green markers, blender pens, Snail, Mini glue dots, and Snowfall printed window sheets
I love the Snowfall printed window sheets-there are embossed snowflakes on one side!  So beautiful!  I think you can see them a little in the picture.  Love them!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Itinerary Details for 7-day Alaskan Cruise

This is a sample itinerary:

Day 0- Depart Seattle Washington
Day 1- At sea (lots of stamping/scrapbooking will get done this day)
Day 2- Juneau AK, Noon - 9:00pm
Day 3-Glacier Bay 7:00am - 4:00pm (we don't get off the boat-just get as close as possible to the glaciers)
Day 4-Sitka AK, 8:00am-5:00pm
Day 5-Ketchikan AK, 7am-1pm
Day 6-Victoria Canada, 7:30pm-11:59pm (federal law requires we stop in a foreign port)
Day 7-Back to Seattle

We will be doing our scrapbook layouts for each port ahead of time, so you know what type of pictures to be taking. 
We will be doing all kinds of other papercrafting also.  I am having so much fun figuring out all the projects, I have to start narrowing it down so I can fit it all into the time frame!! 

I will have a sample class schedule out soon also.  Keep watching!!

Have a great day!

Sweet Centers Stamp Set - EEK You're sweet! Halloween card

This is the swap I made for the last "orphaned demos" meeting I went to. 
Stamps: Sweet Centers, Haunting wheel
Card stock: Only Orange, Whisper White, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant,
Ink: Versmark
Other: White embossing powder, Black embossing powder, heat tool, powder pals, Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon Snail, stapler, Sweet treat cups, jelly beans
Punches: Small tag, Large tag, 1 3/8" circle, 1 3/4 circle, Scallop circle

When you pull up the ribbon, there is another tag in there so you can open the card.....

and get the candy out!!  Yummy! 
I saw this idea on another blog, but it was quite a while ago and I don't remember who's it was-if its your's let me know so I can give proper credit!  It's an amazing idea-this way the card does not get destroyed trying to get to the candy. 
TFL!  Have a great day!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Cruise to Alaska - My luncheon aboard ship the ms Amsterdam

A couple weeks ago I had a wonderful invitation from my travel agent, Kathleen Tansey to have lunch aboard the ship the ms Amsterdam.  It is the sister ship of the ms Zaandam.  The ms Zaandam is the ship we will be on for our AMAZING cruise to Alaska in August 2010.  I was already excited about the cruise, but I have never cruised before. My imagination had been running wild about what it is like-and I have to tell you-the luncheon and tour exceeded all my expectations. 

Our first stop was a room they have set up for live entertainment.  It was beautifully decorated with all different kinds of art and statues. The ship crew greeted us with mimosa's and kept them coming if you wished for more than 1.  :) We watched a short clip about Holland America and the world cruises they offer-(someday I will get to go on one of those)!  They also asked about how many days the crowd had cruised-apparently it is rather additcting because many of them had cruised for over 200 days!  I imagine that is total days cruised-not consecutive.  WOW!  I was impressed-but that kept me from snapping pictures of everything.  Didn't want to risk looking like a tourist that was not going anywhere but back

Then we were off to lunch in the main dining room.  We sat on the upper level, and the view of Seattle was really great by the end of lunch.  It had been foggy and misty most of the day.
The food was exceptional.  Served with ice water, and all the wine you want.


Creamy Grilled Tomato Soup
Topped with basil foam

Salad of Lobster and Grapfruit
Asparagus and pink grapefruit vinaigrette

Olive Oil Poached Alaskan Salmon
Warm vegetable salad and balsamic vinigrette
Oven Baked Rack of Lamb
Roasted bell pepper puree, Meditereanean vegetables and rosemary-garlic demi-glace
Harvest Butternut Squash Risotto
Petit mache in tangy, tangerine vinaigrette

Crunchy Fruit Napoleon
On chocolate and fruit sauces

Petits Fours, Coffee, Tea

The whole thing was so incredible.  I was so full, I could not believe it. 
The crew was so friendly and the service was absoultly first class. I felt like royalty! 
(my lunch today is microwave heated Progresso soup-wish I were back on the ship)

After lunch, we went on a self guided tour.  I got to see the Hudson room, which will be our stamping/scrapbooking room 24-7 during the cruise, the gym, the spa, the library, both pools (pictured below) -OH and this huge buffet of food-all kinds of sandwiches, pannini(sp), wraps, fruit, salads and the huge dessert section.  Oh man-if you didn't like the menu for lunch, just go order yourself a custom sandwich or whatever your heart desires!!  I think there was also tacos, and chinese food-it was such a huge buffet-and it is open 24 hours a day.  Need a midnight snack-go have one of the chef's whip you something up!  The ship was boarding already for the cruise leaving at 4pm that day, and there were people getting themselves snacks and all kinds of stuff to eat. 

Here is a pic of me next to the pool that has a roof that opens when the weather is nice. 

Pool on the top deck-this is where I will be hanging out when I am not stamping or scrapbooking!

Nightclub at the top of the ship.  Amazing views.  The lady in the picture is Leenora.  Leenora and her husband joined Kathleen and I for lunch.  They are experienced cruisers, and were a wealth of information, answering any and all of my inquiries (its any wonder how I ate my lunch-my motormouth just kept asking questions about their experiences) They are a very sweet couple.

I will add our itinerary details later.  It is going to be so much fun!  I hope you join us!

Deal of the Week

Week 1

                                                       109183  Trio Flower punch    $10.99

109041 5-Petal Flower punch $10.99

110709  My Way punch  $11.99

This is only good for a limited time.  Order from my website before 9:50am on October 12th 2009!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Digital + Starter Kit

Have you ever wanted to own your own business?  Make your own hours? Work as much or as little as you choose to?  Have opportunities to travel if you like?  LOVE YOUR JOB??  I absolutely LOVE my job and now Stampin' Up! has an amazing offer for anyone who would like to join my team!
Here is the break down:

Starter Kit Price: $185 (over $295 value!)

Digital+ Starter Kit Contents:

My Digital Studio software
Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin' Write markers
Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
Button Latte Designer buttons
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots
SNAIL Adhesive
Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies

Not only do you get all these great products-you will get exclusive training and opportunities from me.
My team and I have so much fun, and are in constant contact discussing projects, business, workshops, classes, stamp camps and so much more!  This is an amazing opportunity.  If you have ever considered joining Stampin' Up! this is the time!  Don't wait to get started!  Click on my website, click on Start your own business, the password is sandyscott, all lowercase no spaces.  We will have so much fun together - don't hesitate! 

Friday, September 11, 2009

Snow Much Fun layout

This layout was for my scrappin club last January.
Stamp set: Contempo Alphabet
Snow roller
Ink: Bashful blue, Night of Navy
CS: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red
DSP: Holiday Treasures
Other: Big Shot, Snowflake #2 die, Felt Flurries, Crop-a-dile, brads, 1-1/4 circle punch, 1-3/8 circle punch, sponges,

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Season of Friendship Framed Art

Here is a couple of pics of the framed art I made with Chris W. She is one of my club members, and she took advantage of my offer of 2 hours of free Creative Consulting I give to my club members.  We had so much fun making this frame.  She even made a few more at home to give away to friends!  I only made one, so I kept mine.  I love how it turned out.
Stamp set: Season of Friendship
CS: So Saffron, Creamy Carmel, Whisper White, Bordering Blue
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, Versamark
Other: 3/4" Circle punch, snips, dimensionals, White embossing powder, heat tool, frame - I probably missed something along the way....Let me know if I did!

Autumn Harvest Halloween layout

This is my halloween layout from 2 years ago.  I doubt I can remember everything I used on this but I will give it a shot!  Stamp sets: Autumn Harvest, Contempo Alphabet  CS: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss,     Ink: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant,       DSP: Ghosty Greetings (??? taking a guess here)  Tools: Tag punch, Sm Tag punch, Scallop circle punch, Photo corners punch, 5 Petal flower punch, Big Shot, Top Note die, couzzle, Crop-a-dile, sponges, snips    Other: Basic Black hemp, brads, mini library clips, elegant eggplant grosgrain, basic black grosgrain, black gingham, googlie eyes, staples

Enjoy Every Moment with Bella Rose DSP scrapbook page

This layout is from a long time ago, but I love it so I thought I would share.   This was for one of my scrappin clubs.  Stamp set: Enjoy Every Moment  Inks: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red   CS: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White         DSP: Bella Rose      Ribbon: Riding Hood Red Taffeta, 5/8" Pink Pirouette striped grosgrain      Other: 1" circle punch, Crop-a-dile, brad, dimensional, sponges, chipboard frame, scallop edge punch, stapler, Basic Black Stampin write marker
TFL!  Have a great day!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral

Here is another card that was in the basket with the card below.

Stamp set: Fifth Avenue Floral
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
DSP: Ghostly Greetings
Tools: Big Shot, Mahattan Flower Textured Impressions Die, Bone folder, Sponges
Again, as with the card below, some of these items have been retired. 
Have a great day!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

August Club Projects

This project is a gift card holder.  I got the idea from my awesome friend and fellow demonstrator Jodey Batay.   

We started with Soft Suede ink and the  Polka Dot background stamp (item # 109276) that is on the dormant list, so if you like it be sure to order it soon!  It may retire with the next catalog.
1. Lay the background stamp down and tap the ink pad all over it.
2. Place your Soft Suede CS down, lining it up on a score line. 
3. Fold your grid paper over the whole thing and rub it so you get even coverage.
This is how it should look.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3, turning your Soft Suede CS inking the top flap.
It should look like this.
5. Again repeat steps 2 & 3 with your strip of Crushed Curry
6. Sponge edges of Soft Suede CS and Crushed Curry CS with Soft Suede Classic ink.
I have trimmed off the edges of a regular ol' plain envelope for you
7. Glue flap down (I don't lick them-icky)
8. Fold in half and glue down bottom half
9. Glue the top 1/2 of the envelope to the inside of the Soft Suede
10. Place 1 dimensional in the middle of the 2 halves.  See how it makes 2 pockets.  One can be for a gift card, and one for a little note from you :)
11. I used the new set That's Funny and stamped in Basic Black ink. I double matted it on Dusty Durango, and Crushed Curry.  Then color them in using the new In Color Markers.  If you don't have these In Color markers yet-they are a MUST HAVE!  They totally ROCK! 
12. Place 2 dimensionals on the Dusty Durango, taking care to make sure you are placing them at the BOTTOM of your me. :)
13. Use a 2-way glue pen to fill in the flames on the candles and the ribbon of frosting across the cake.  Sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds over the glue. 
Now how fun was that?  I loved it! Thanks Jodey!
This next project is so cute!  I took the layout of the card from my upline Christie Hagerhjelm, I changed it up and made it my own. 
1. Start with folding your So Saffron CS (my favorite color)  in half (like a regular card) and then fold on the score line in the middle of that back towards the spine of the card so it looks like this:
2. Glue Flock Together DSP onto outside flap.
3. Glue Whisper White base to back of So Saffron CS. 
4. Glue Certainly Celery CS to the center of So Saffron
5. Using the Razzle Dazzle stamp set, stamp the large flower in Versamark and onto Whisper White square.
6. Break out those Stampin Pastels!!
What I love about the Stampin Pastels is they come with all the colors in the standard color families.  Bold Brights, Earth Elements, Rich Regals, and Soft Subtles, and they are listed on the back of the lid-just like a christmas box of chocolates!  Takes the guess work right out trying to coordinate! Awesome!
7. I use cotton swabs to apply my chalk because my applicators are in need of cleaning or replacement. :(
I started with the So Saffron, then used Rose Red on the flowers.  I used a bit of Certainly Celery on the stems and followed up with Garden Green for a bolder look.  I also cleaned it up a bit with the eraser. 
8. Glue to So Saffron mat. 
9. Turn over - flipping it towards you and only glue on only the left 1/2
(see step 9 before you do this)
9. Line up with Certainly Celery mat and adhere to Flock Together DSP only.
10.  With card folded closed, stamp sentiment.
Beautiful!  Thanks for the inspiration Christie!!

Carousel Notes card

I make a basket of cards every year for the Scleroderma auction.  I love the Carousel Notes for a variety of projects. Almost everything on this card is retired, but take it and make it your own!  I would love to see what you come with!  Leave me a note so I can check it out!  
Stamp set: Eastern Blooms, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
DSP: Bella Rose
Tools: Classy Brass Template - Pick a Petal, Stylus, Circle Scissor Plus, Bone Folder, Scallop Edge punch, Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Scallop Envelope die, snips
Other: Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Tombo Liquid adhesive, dimensionals
Ribbon: Riding Hood Red Taffeta
Here is a close up of the mini card so you can see the glitter better.  I used dots of Crystal Effects and sprinkled the glitter on and let it dry overnight.  I tried using the 2-way glue pen first, but liked this effect much better!
Here is a shot of the card out of the mini envelope.
Love it!  Hope you like it too! :)