Scrap From My Heart Benefit

I attended a crop last weekend which was a benefit in memorial to raise funds for the McFarland Lutheran Church youth camp. The gym has excellent lighting, nice tables and kitchen access. Good conversation, time to work on our projects and enjoying good food were the event activities.

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I provided a scrapbooking make-take using the Bubble Up suite. Here are Susan, Ranee and Brenda (peeking over the top) with their pages. The fun thing about double sided paper is that you can pick which side to display. Everyone did their layouts a little different.

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Ready for the scrapbookers…

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I have extra of both styles so let me know if you want a set for outright purchase or gifts with purchase works too.

I’ll be back next year. Would you like to join us? The tentative date is February 15 and 16, 2019. Scrap with you then!

Super Awesome Scrapbooker Shirley

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Lorie Line in concert

I have been a fan of Lorie Line since seeing her in the early days playing at the Cities department store. I have many of her CD’s but not sure where Threads of Love went. hmmm…it has been missing for several years. I have watched her concert schedule over the years but it was never a good time to attend.

She was going to be somewhat close by so I watched the weather and that open front row seat. When the weather looked clear, I thought when was I going to have the chance to be front row again? So, I took the opportunity to attend. Lorie’s first costume was elegant eggplant velvet so I knew I was in for a great show. I love the color purple!

I added the concert CD to my stash at intermission. I was pleasantly surprised that it was placed in a dark purple organza bag. Such fortunes to be surrounded by purples!

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Thanks for a wonderful evening #LorieLine and company!

Oh yes, I did sent her a thank you card. It was this one because I felt the reindeer conveyed all the effort put into preparing and performing this concert. I’ll color coordinate a (purple if that is the concert theme) thank you card for the next concert I attend.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

You might be a scrapbooking foodie if…

you color coordinate your kombucha to your scrapbook layout! Look at this gorgeous lemon lime twist colored NessAlla kombucha logo and the bermuda bay colored sticker towards the bottom…

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Both of these colors are featured in the Bubbles and Fizz designer series paper. So it was destiny that I scrapbook my kombucha journey. The NessAlla stickers are the perfect memorabilia since they are flat and won’t add much thickness to the page.

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I just need to add my favorite NessAlla flavors, my home brewing observations, the SCOBY drive thru story. You know, the journaling part that gets done later.2 2018odbloghop4-001

side by side, 12×12 inch layouts with the brew that inspired it!

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Can you see the different basic black mat widths around the edges? The one on the left has a 1/4 inch mat. The one on the right has a 1/2 inch mat. I’ll have to walk around the layout a few more days to decide which mat I like. Nothing is taped down yet so I can make some adjustments and add more journaling space if needed. It usually takes a few days for a layout to be finished for me. I’ll pull out all the supplies I want to use and make a rough design. After a few days of walking around the layout and making adjustments, I can declare it is done!

Supplies used:

12×12 basic black cardstock for the base layer (matches the popped bubbles on the dsp)

Bubbles and Fizz designer series paper which is earned free with a $50 Sale-A-Bration order

lemon lime twist, bermuda bay, calypso coral (on the assorted sized bubbles) cardstock

whisper white cardstock

Bottles and Bubbles framelits

Stitched Shapes framelits

All paper crafting supplies can be ordered at my online store here.

To find NessAlla kombucha near you, visit their website here for locations. They have tappers at Willy Street Co-op in the Madison area which makes it convenient to reuse their bottles.

Are you a scrapbooking foodie? Add a comment if you are and what your favorite foodie adventure is that you scrapbooked.

And yes, lemongrass ginger is my favorite flavor followed by hibiscus cardamom ginger when I am feeling I need a little red spice in my life.

Until next time,

Super Awesome Scrapbooker Shirley

 

 

Anything But A Card Blog Hop

I hope you are enjoying our Anything But a Card Blog Hop. I’m hopping with fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Quebec, Canada.

Today’s hop features products from Sale-A-Bration 2018 that can be earned with qualifying purchases. I decided I wanted to document my kombucha journey. Notice the documenting is absent. I’ll add the journaling later along with my favorite flavors and my home brewing set up.

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Nessalla is right on trend with my favorite flavor, lemongrass ginger. The bottle logo coordinates with our lemon lime twist In Color. When this color was introduced last summer, I knew I would be using it to make a scrapbook layout. The blog hop was a good reason to get the layout designed. The Nessalla bermuda bay sticker is also on trend and coordinates perfectly with the Bubbles and Fizz designer series paper. This DSP can be earned free with purchase during Sale-A-Bration.

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Check back tomorrow for assembly tips including why each page has a different border width.

 

Make sure you keep hopping along to see all the other Sale-A-Bration projects! Click on the “next” badge below to visit Emilie Poncelet’s blog and super nice project.

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#nessalla #kombucha #lemongrassgingerissorefreshing

Here is a list of all the participating blogs in case you need to get back on the hop.

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With special considerations, I am adding 2 hop stops that were removed at the last minute. When you finish hopping along and end up back at my stop, click on these links for bonus projects from Sandra and Susan.

 

 

 

I Spy Amazing You Hop Design Details

Thanks for stopping back today after hopping along our Inspire, Create and Share Blog Hop. If you missed the blog hop, click here to zoom to the hop.

I am sharing design details and supplies used to create my blog hop greeting card entry below. This card would also be fabulous on a scrapbook layout.

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The crumb cake balloons needed a little jazzing up so I looked through my stamp stash and found a star stamp in the Better Together stamp set that was the right size. Strips of bermuda bay cardstock from my snippets bin were attached using the liquid glue. The snippets were custom cut off from the balloon using my Stampin’ Up! paper snips.

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The next picture shows the Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon in bermuda bay prior to fraying in the bottom right. Gently pull the silver thread until the volume of fluffiness is reached for the tassel.

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Next, use glue dots to attach the balloon tassels to the back of the crumb cake balloons. Use a mini-dimensional to adhere the balloon to the island indigo larger balloon. Both balloon sizes were punched using the Balloon Bouquet punch.

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All the supplies used to create the blog hop card are included in the photo below. The second to largest size from the Lots of Labels framelit was used to frame the Celebrate You. Sale-A-Bration 2018 products include the Celebrate You Thinlets, Shimmer Ribbon, Amazing You stamp set and Bubbles and Fizz designer series paper.

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All supplies can be ordered at my online store here.

The Sale-A-Bration brochure is at my online store too. Customers, hosts and new recruits are rewarded for ordering, party sales and signing up to be a demonstrator on my Super Awesome Stampers team. Check out the brochure and then contact me if you have questions about ordering, hosting or being a demonstrator. If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours!

Thanks for stamping with me today!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley