Scrapbook Page

I recently had a request for a scrapbook lesson.  I love scrapbooking but don’t have enough time to do my own things..  So I used this opportunity to make a page using my daughter’s Sr. pictures from last year. The request was for a vintage scrapbook page.  So this is what I designed: 100_9874e I love this page and the way it came out.  So to start a vintage page, I looked at the current Stampin’ Up! designer papers and realized that we have several patterns that have a vintage feel to them! This is the Etcetera Designer Paper on a piece of 12×12 Very Vanilla card stock.   I used the Very Vintage wheel on the vanilla background with pear pizazz ink to give the vintage look to the vanilla background paper.  I selected 3 of the patterns from this designer package.  One of the things that I love about Stampin’ Up! paper is 100_9872e that all the colors coordinate with the cardstock colors.  So no searching for matching pieces.  I used Pear Pizazz cardstock and Pool Party to mat my pictures.  These are two of the colors that are in the Etcetera designer paper.   I stamped the flowers with the Flower Shop stamp set and punched them out with the coordinating Pansy punch. 100_9873eI used the Papillion Potpourri stamp set with the coordinating punch to make the butterflies. The center of the flowers are embellished with the pearl jewels.   The buttons are the Very Vintage buttons with linen thread through the holes.    The decorative trim along the top and bottom were cut using the Tasteful Trim Big Shot die.  Pearl jewels were added to each of these strips for embellishment. What is your favorite thing on this scrapbook page?   signature line-003

Whitewashed Watercolor Technique

Here is another whitewashed watercolor card using the Secret Garden stamp set.   I am teaching this technique 100_9407
 on Thurs. evening at 7pm.  Class   cost is $17.  YOu can register for the class here.
    Can’t make the class but want to learn the technique?  Place an order of $35 or more on my website with the hostess code BZPERKX4 and I will send you a link to a video demoing this technique and a file with the layout for these cards plus 2 more from my technique class.   Just enter this code BZPERKX4 in the line for hostess code when you select the items that you want to order.  You can order here.   To make these cards you need the following items:
  • Secret Garden stamp set or another outline stamp set such as Flower shop or Fabulous Florets
  • White Craft ink pad and white embossing powder
  • An Aqua Painter
  • 3-4 ink colors (can be markers or ink pads)
These two cards are made with crumb cake cardstock, melon mambo cardstock and midnight muse.   Happy Stampin’ signature line-003      

Whitewashed Watercolor Technique


Don’t you just love the look of the whitewashed watercolor?  I think this is my new favorite technique.   The look of watercolored flowers with the contrast of a non-white card stock  is just stunning.   I will be teaching this technique at my August Technique Class on Thursday August 29th at 7pm.

In this class, you will learn how to do this technique and receive an instruction card with complete instructions to do this technique in the future.  You will be provided with all the supplies to make 3 cards with envelopes.

You just need to bring a “class kit” which includes your adhesive of choice and some scissors.

The cost of the class is $17.  You can pre-register here for the class.

Here are a couple of other cards that we will be making in the class.
100_9714e   I hope to see you on the 29th!           signature line-003

Father’s Day Card

This week challenge for the Late Night Stamper’s group is a Father’s Day card.  I actually didn’t design this card but it is one of my favorites!!  This card was designed by my downline and friend Michele LaCerda.  Michele is in my downline but is actually the person that taught me to stamp!!  She took me to my first SU party and then I just had sign up!!  I wanted everything and my husband said that I had to find a way to pay for my addiction!  LOL  Then after I joined SU, she decided to signup.  This July is actually her 10th anniversary as a demo!! Anyway – here is the card… 100_9171 copy The card base is going gray with the watch image from the Dapper Dad set stamped to create the background effect.  I love the way she used the bottle cap for the face of the watch.  The face of the watch is stamped in black and mounted onto the bottle cap.  Crystal effects is applied over the stamped image to give it the look of glass. A piece of metallic silver cards tock is embossed for the background. This is my favorite card for Father’s Day that I have seen so far. Great job Michele!  I will have to toot her horn since she doesn’t have a blog!   Enjoy!   signature line-red

This and That…


Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we’re happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but we’re giving you the chance to get it now. And from today through April 30, you can get all five This and That products in a bundle for 15 percent off!

You can see the details on the product here.

And while you are at it – signup to win a Trip to San Diego as part of the This and That Promotion!



Enter by April 30 to win! One GRAND PRIZE winner will receive round trip airfare for two to San Diego and accommodations at the luxurious US Grant Hotel September 12-15. From world-famous Sea World to the San Diego Zoo, there is an array of exciting things to do in this charming, seaside city. The GRAND PRIZE winner will also get two free This and That Bundles from Stampin’ Up!—a journal and more to capture your trip in the moment. Ten FIRST PRIZE winners will win one of ten This and That Bundles! Enter today!!   signature line-red

Marilyn’s March Bundle – Secret Garden Card Kit

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!!   March 2013 Special_2-001 My downline Jeanne and I had an idea and are going to work together to try this out.  Each month we are designing a set of projects using a bundle of products from the current SU catalogs.  For March, we chose the Stamp Set Secret Garden and the coordinating framelits for our projects.  We have 5 beautiful cards designed using the products listed in the bundle. How this will work:  Each month we will design a new set of projects using a bundle of products.    You can get a full tutorial for these projects for FREE with purchase of the bundle of products from my online store!  These items total $59.  So don’t forget that there is only one week left for Sale-a-bration.   If you purchase this week, you will get a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration flyer.  Order Here. We will have a new bundle ready each month around the 15th of the month. NOTE:  You will also need adhesive, vanilla cardstock and rhinestone pearls make these cards as shown.   100_9091_edited-1  
Or you can purchase the instructions for $4.95.
  Marilyn SanClemente    

Merry Moments Card Kit

Merry Moments Card Kit
                  Here is a detailed list of all the supplies included in this card kit and used to make these cards: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Crumb Cake Seam Binding
Victorian Lace Trim
Pearl Jewels
Scallop Trim Border Punch
 Scallop Oval Punch
1 ¾” Circle punch
Large Scallop Circle Punch
Apothecary Accents Framelits
Basic Gray Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Old Olive cardstock