Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Goodbye

Welcome to the  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  we are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from  Colleen’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month’s theme is Goodbye   ~ as we’re coming to the end of  the 2018 – 2019 Annual catalog we are  saying good bye to  stamp sets,  some lovely colors and papers so  let’s get creative and use our favorites this month!!

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice but also because they have the 12 x 12 Page Protectors and Albums.

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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Masculine

Welcome to the   Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  I took a few months off while I helped America file their income taxes but I am delighted to be taking part  again.  We are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from  Rebecca Jo’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month’s theme is Masculine   ~  probably one of the subjects I struggle with  the most !

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice but also because they have the 12 x 12 Page Protectors and Albums.

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Happiness Blooms Birthday

Somewhere it is someone’s birthday today ~ maybe yours?  ~ if so this one is for you 🙂

The Happiness Blooms Suite   from the 2019 Occasions catalog has a great variety of products which are perfect for creating pretty birthday cards.

I have chosen to feature a couple of the Memories and More items that coordinate with the Bloom by Bloom Stamp set ~ the card pack and the Cards and Envelopes Pack.

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Embossing ~ Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop

Welcome to the 5th  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  I am delighted to be taking part  again.  We are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from  Shirley Mercer’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month’s theme is  Embossing   ~  there are different types of embossing, dry embossing which uses Embossing Folders along with the Big Shot, Powder Embossing which uses embossing powders and a Heat Gun and Embossing Paste – so I had quite a decision to make on which to choose.

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice but also because they have the 12 x 12 Page Protectors and Albums.

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Winter Holiday ~ Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop

Welcome to the 4th in Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  I am delighted to be taking part  again.  We are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas with you.

You will have either arrived from  Karen’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month’s theme is  Winter Holiday  ~  I chose to do a SNOW DAY page which almost always turns out to be a winter holiday in North Texas as the local authorities are really not geared up to deal with really bad winter weather as we don’t get a lot of it but when we do it can be a doozy!

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice but also because they have the 12 x 12 Page Protectors and Albums.

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Fall ~ Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop

Welcome to the 3rd in Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  I am delighted to be taking part  again.  You will have noticed a change to our ‘livery’ but we are the same group of international demonstrators sharing our ideas with you.

You will have either arrived from  Jo Blackman’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME .   This month’s theme is  FALL  ~ we are just about to start fall here in North Texas, the weather is so unpredictable that it could last until next spring or we could get a a viscous winter with ice storms.

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice but also because they have the 12 x 12 Page Protectors and Albums.

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Sketch Challenge~Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2nd in Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  I am delighted to be taking part  again.

You will have either arrived from  Rebecca Jo’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME .   This month’s theme is  a sketch challenge! ~ we were given a sketch as inspiration. I have never used a sketch for a scrapbook page before so this certainly is a challenge for me!

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice but also because they have the 12 x 12 Page Protectors and Albums.

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Vintage Scrapbook Page ~Ink and Share Blog Hop

I am not new to scrap booking or memory-keeping  but I do find it hard to find the time to dedicate to it, so I am delighted to be taking part  in the Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop for its very first HOP!

You will have either arrived from  Cheyrl Taylor’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME .   This month’s theme is  to use anything that is currently available from Stampin’ UP!  ~ and I have designed  a vintage theme and  chosen to create a 12 x 12 page using Crumb Cake Card and Balmy Blue Card.  I want to show you that your card making supplies can be used for creating scrapbook pages and customized embellishments, quickly and easily.

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Memory Keeping or Scrapbooking ~ Stampin’ UP!

Traditional scrap-booking is something I have loved to do over the last 8 – 9 years, more or less since we became grandparents really.  Building up the 12 x 12 pages, adding photos and other memory pieces, but it can take a bit of time to build a page or two.

Memory keeping allows you to build up your album a lot quicker – I have been working thru doing ‘something’ with our wedding photos for several years, with Memories and More I was able to build up about 6 double page 12 x 12 spreads in about 3 hours!

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Stampin’ Up Featured Product ~ BIG SHOT

Oh boy ……………  do I love my Big Shot – from the very first time Stampin’ Up! started to sell it in 2008 to the present day it has been a part of my work bench – close and ready to use when needed.  Over the years the die cutter itself has not changed much but the accessories and dies now available are fantastic offering a whole range of designs and techniques, many of which I have shown in various cards and project on this blog.

So I think it is time to revisit the Big Shot – if you don’t have one you should certainly make the investment – and if you do but it doesn’t get used much – may be this post will encourage you to dust it off – purchase a few new products to use with it and make it your best buddy again!

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