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Saturday, May 29, 2010

It's Scrappin' Saturday!

Hi Everyone!
It's Scrappin' Saturday! But first I want to announce the winner of this week's BLOG CANDY. Drum roll please..... JEAN W! Congratulations and I'll be in touch!

Thanks for playing everyone and keep you eye on the blog for fun new opportunities from time to time. Now ... on to scrapbooking.

I have a 12x12 two page layout for you today. I'm subjecting you to more of my Mexico scrapbook. I lived in Guadalajara for a while one summer while I attended La Escuela del Arte (the School of the Arts). So, here is the first page.

There is the left hand scrap page. Notice the numbers on the pictures. They are described on the facing page I use punches and the Big Shot a LOT when I scrapbook.

The butterflies are an exclusive SU die called Beautiful Butterflies (#114507) The sunflower is the Clear Circle die (#114533) cut out of chocolate chip card stock and run through the Big Shot using the Stampin' Up! Backgrounds texture plate small polka dots (#114512).

I then mounted the chocolate chip center on a piece of Summer Sun card stock cut out with the Scallop Circle (#113468). The designer patterned paper is from The Write Stuff (#115674). The arrow is the My Way punch (#110709) and the leaves are the Little Leaves sizzlet (#114511) in Old Olive. The numbers are from the SU Sissix alphabet Go Go Boots (#113450). The little camera and the two kids with the sign stamps are from a retired Stampin' Up! set called Travel Time. I've used All in the Family as well (page 84 #113488) to stamp people. Finally we have the metal edge tag (#103374) and the Crushed Curry 1/2 inch polka dot grosgrain ribbon (#115614) to finish off the page.

Here is the facing page. You can see I stuck with the same format with variations, like running the ribbon from side to side. Most ingredients are the same except for a few items. I used the Scallop Square die (#115950) in Soft Suede to mat the photo in the upper left. and the yellow flower is the Flower Burst Embosslit (#114515).

The large journaling area is from The Write Stuff and explains the picture numbers. Let me give you a better look at that.

You can see that the die cut image had alternating buff and saffron lines for journaling. This made it so simple to read. I used the welcome stamp from the Warm Word stamp set (#115108) and the little girl is from the All in the Family stamp set (#113488).

That's it for me today. Simple and easy scrap pages for you! Now for the fun part ... Love The Write Stuff Specialty paper and die cuts after seeing them used? Buy a pack of The Write Stuff and one package of coordinating 8 1/2 x 11 card stock ... I'll cut out and GIVE you
  • The large sunflower die cut image
  • The scallop square mat image
  • All three butterfly images
  • 2 Little Leaves images
  • A flower burst image
  • and a metal edge tag
all for your own scrap book pages! If you order on line you will need to pick up your images separately. If you order through me directly just give me a call or email me at Karen's Write Stuff Die Cut Giveaway. Make sure you put WRITE STUFF in the subject line.

I'm selling catalogs at $10 each with a coupon for $5 off your first order! if you order and pay by the end of June. Book a private class and you'll get a coupon for $10 off your order at the class along with hostess benefits.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend and we'll talk next week soon,
Much love and joy,



  1. Love how you used this DSP kit. Very nice layouts.

  2. Thanks Brenda. I have a Loooooongg way to go on my scrapping! I'm a total novice. However, we've all got to start somewhere! The specialty kit, being in the Mexican flag colors helped a lot to create a theme and I needed the extra help of having the journaling die cuts done. The joy is in the journey, right?