Wrapping Up Snow Week

Yes, I’m just like the Discovery Channel…they have Shark Week, I am finishing up Snow Week here on the blog.  That was painless, right?  I bet you didn’t even notice I had a theme!

A few years ago at a Stampin’ Up! Regional, I made a super cute scrapbook page…and then I filed it away and forgot it…until I was organizing my craft room last week.  In this case, organizing means “trying to remember where each ribbon, stamp, punch, etc. was stored before my Christmas crafting started back in November.”

Anyway, I found this page and thought, I should finish that!  All it needed was a photo and a bit of journaling. And it gave me an excuse to stop organizing and do a little crafting immediately.

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Now, if you’ve read my blog much, you know that I rarely if ever do anything but digital scrapbooking, for two main reasons.  The main one is that I’m do not enjoy dragging out all my scrapping supplies, getting it all set up, then realizing I don’t have the right size photo or the colors of paper and embellishments that go with what I want to scrap. WIth digital, you just change your photo size or paper colors, or can easily download the perfect thing to use.

The other big deal breaker about paper (for me, anyway) is that I frequently make duplicate scrapbooks, either for the hooligans to take with them when they move out and become responsible adults, or for the grandparents. With digital, I can print as many copies of the page I’ve created as I want.

That being said, it’s fun to do a paper scrap page occasionally, especially when someone else (i.e. one of Stampin’ Up!’s minions) has already cut everything and gathered your supplies for you.

This can easily be recreated in your very own home, though.  Here’s a few tips about it:

1. The “s, n, and w” are chipboard letters, colored with craft ink. The “o” is a metal rimmed tag, with a circle of Pacific Point paper punched, stamped, and blinged.

2. The dots add dimension, which is always fun. Just punch them out and use Stampin’ Dimensionals (known as Pop Dots to the rest of the world) to pop them out a bit.

3. The red strip is pierced in a straight line about 1/4” down from the top, which you can’t really see in the photo, but it adds interest to the page.

4. The snowflakes are felt, which are no longer available from Stampin’ Up! but I’ve seen them everywhere in craft and scrapbooking stores.

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!  Even cutting things yourself, this could easily be created in less than thirty minutes.

Before I go, I want to tell you about not one, but TWO fabulous promotions from Stampin’ Up! for Valentine’s Day. And, no, it is not too early to think about that, if you need to order supplies, silly!

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Number 1:  20% off the Valentine Treat Bundle (item 132771)

The exclusive Happy Heart Single Stamp AND a package of 1”x8” treat bags(50 bags)…a $7.45 value for only $5.95

Number 2:  FREE Sealed With Love Simply Sent Kit with purchase of My Little Valentine Stamp Set

When you buy any of these:

132242 My Little Valentine (English; clear-mount) $9.95

132245 Enamorados (Spanish; clear-mount) $9.95

132248 Mon petit amour (French; clear-mount) $9.95

Get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit ($7.95 value) FREE

If you’d like to order either or both, or just get more details, you can easily do so at my Stampin’ Up! website, 24/7 through January 21 only…so don’t miss out on these great offers!

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