Sunday, October 30, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking Day Online Event & LAST CHANCE to get a FREE BIG SHOT!!



Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with Stampin' Up! for a four-day online event designed to introduce more of our demonstrators and customers to our digital content. Digital Scrapbooking Day is November 5, but we'll keep the celebration going from November 4-7! The event will include free downloads, blog posts with exciting project ideas all weekend long, and the announcement of the 2011 My Digital Studio Contest winners.  If you don't own the My Digital Studio software, now would be a good time to join my Stampin'Up team (you can choose either the regular Starter Kit or the Digital+ Starter Kit) and then receive either a FREE Big Shot or an extra $100 in product!!  But Monday is your LAST CHANCE to join my Stampin'Up team and get this deal in addition to the other great product in the Starter Kit!  Contact me for more information!!  
 
THANKS and as always...

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!
 
Sarah Williams
Stampin’Up! ® Demonstrator
http://stampscrapwithsarah.blogspot.com/
757-235-5339          StampinUp.Sarah@yahoo.com

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Stampin' Sunday!!

 
Welcome to Stampin' Sunday!! 
   I had to work today, and when I got home I had to finish prepping for my class tomorrow night, so I didn't have time to stamp.  So I'm cheating and featuring the card that I stamped for the Stampin'Up! Charlotte Regional.

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THANKS and as always...

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!
Sarah Williams
Stampin’Up! ® Demonstrator
http://stampscrapwithsarah.blogspot.com/
757-235-5339          StampinUp.Sarah@yahoo.com

Scrappin' Saturday!!

Bulletin Board at my church
Welcome to Scrappin' Saturday!!

Today I mainly worked on my Pazzle...are you wondering what a Pazzle is?  It's a Pazzle Inspiration...an electronic cutting system that uses the computer to cut...well, just about anything you want!!  My husband's cousin, who just happens to be our church's secretary, called me and asked me if I knew where she could buy letters for a bulletin board.  BUY letters???  Hmmm...no, but I can cut you want you want!  So, she told me what she wanted to spell, and I chose a font, size and cardstock color, and cut them out for her!  The picture above is her finished bulletin board...looks great, doesn't it?  I use my Pazzle ALL THE TIME!!  I can cut cardstock, chipboard, even make my own vinyl signs and decals!
So sadly, between cutting these letters and prepping for my class Monday night, I didn't get alot of scrapping done.  But I was still creating....
My Pazzle Inspiration


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THANKS and as always...

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!
Sarah Williams
Stampin’Up! ® Demonstrator
http://stampscrapwithsarah.blogspot.com/
757-235-5339          StampinUp.Sarah@yahoo.com

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday's Fold!!!

 
Welcome to Friday's Fold!!

Today I am featuring the Side Spring Card fold!   This is the card fold that we will be learning at my Technique class on Monday...don't you want to join us?  I love trying new card folds...how about you?  Join us at my Technique University classes where I teach a different card fold each class...at least so far I haven't run out of folds!!  LOL!  
 
 
 
Contact me for more information!
 
THANKS and as always...

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!
Sarah Williams
Stampin’Up! ® Demonstrator
http://stampscrapwithsarah.blogspot.com/
757-235-5339          StampinUp.Sarah@yahoo.com

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday's Tip!!

 
Welcome to Thursday's Tip!!
 
Today I am sharing how I store my flowers...I don't have alot of Stampin'Up flowers, so those are just kept separate in one of the large containers.  But my non-SU flowers are, yep, you guessed it, stored by color!!  That seems to be the theme for my storage organization!!  I guess, if it works, then go with it!  Plus there's the added bonus of how pretty they look!  I have a Making Memories Scrapbooking Embellishment Organizer that I keep the jars of ribbons in...



 
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THANKS and as always...

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!
Sarah Williams
Stampin’Up! ® Demonstrator
http://stampscrapwithsarah.blogspot.com/
757-235-5339          StampinUp.Sarah@yahoo.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday WOW!!!

 
Welcome to Wednesday WOW!!
This is a cute card that we are going to make at my Technique University class on Monday (Oct 24th)....I couldn't resist one more Halloween card!!  This card is called a Side Spring Card and is very easy to do....come back on Friday for instructions!!
 
These are the rest of my projects for Monday's class...don't you want to join us?  Just let me know by Sunday so I'll be sure to have enough supplies!!
Sour Creme containers...your choice of Halloween or Christmas DSP!


Dryer Sheet Technique....

Contact me for more information!!
 
THANKS and as always...

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!
Sarah Williams
Stampin’Up! ® Demonstrator
http://stampscrapwithsarah.blogspot.com/ 
757-235-5339          StampinUp.Sarah@yahoo.com

Technique Tuesday!!!

 
Welcome to Technique Tuesday!!  
(Sorry...I don't know why this didn't post yesterday!)

Today I am featuring the technique Split Negative....This is a really easy technique, but it makes a HUGE impact!  I like the White / Black contrast, but you could also try other colors!  How about a monochromatic color scheme? 

 
 
Technique instructions:  Stamp your image on a light colored cardstock first in dark ink.  Clean stamp and then stamp your image on dark cardstock with white or light ink.  I cut both images in half...that way I get two cards at the same time (mirror images).  Line up each side (one side light, the other side dark) and adhere together.  Adhere image to mat if desired!  On my sample, I had the reverse color mat behind the image (black/white) and then adhered the matted image to a piece of red cardstock for contrast!


THANKS and as always...

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!
Sarah Williams
Stampin’Up! ® Demonstrator
http://stampscrapwithsarah.blogspot.com/ 
757-235-5339          StampinUp.Sarah@yahoo.com

Monday, October 17, 2011


 
Welcome to MDS Monday!!  

Today's post features a Birthday layout from my nephew's birthday celebration from yesterday.  It was created using Stampin' Up's MDS (My Digital Studio) program!  Our software is super easy to use...but you can also import our digital elements into other programs!!   

Contact me if you'd like to see the MDS software in action....

Contact me for more information!

THANKS and as always...

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!
Sarah Williams
Stampin’Up! ® Demonstrator
http://stampscrapwithsarah.blogspot.com/ 
757-235-5339          StampinUp.Sarah@yahoo.com

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Stampin' Sunday!!!

 
Welcome to Stampin' Sunday!!  
 
Needed a birthday card for my nephew's birthday party today...I hadn't used this set yet (Something Sweet, IBC, pg 61, item # 117688, $27.95 (wood mount) or item # 118589, $19.95 (clear mount)), so I made him a card!  You  can also use this set with our Treat Cups (IBC, pg 182, item # 116802 (set of 12 Circle Treat Cups) and item # 120435 (set of 12 Heart Treat Cups) and there are two more stamp sets that coordinate with the Treat Cups -- Sweet Centers (IBC, pg 60, item # 116521, $29.95) and Sweetheart (IBC, pg 60, item # 120415, $21.95 (wood mount) or item # 120780, $15.95 (clear mount).  Stay tuned to my blog and I'll show you how to create a card using the Treat Cups!!


Contact me for more information!
 
THANKS and as always...

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!
Sarah Williams
Stampin’Up! ® Demonstrator
http://stampscrapwithsarah.blogspot.com/
757-235-5339          StampinUp.Sarah@yahoo.com

Saturday, October 15, 2011


 
Welcome to Scrappin' Saturday!!

I've been having a Scrapbooking class once a month since the beginning of the year where we complete a two-page layout for each month.  I'll be featuring those pages on Saturday's posts, until we catch up!  We actually haven't done May, June or July's pages yet...they are designed and ready for class...still trying to find a good day to get together!  So if you are interested in joining us, please contact me!  I can do a catch-up class (for January, February, March and April) for you so your album will be complete! 
 
Contact me for more information!
 
THANKS and as always...

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!
Sarah Williams
Stampin’Up! ® Demonstrator
http://stampscrapwithsarah.blogspot.com/
757-235-5339          StampinUp.Sarah@yahoo.com

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday's Fold!!!

 
Welcome to Friday's Fold!!

Today I am featuring the Triangle Trifold Card fold!  Another easy card fold to do!  I love trying new card folds...how about you?  Join us at my Technique University classes where I teach a different card fold each class...at least so far I haven't run out of folds!!  LOL!  
 
 
 
Contact me for more information!
 
THANKS and as always...

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!
Sarah Williams
Stampin’Up! ® Demonstrator
http://stampscrapwithsarah.blogspot.com/
757-235-5339          StampinUp.Sarah@yahoo.com

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thursday's Tip!!!


 
 
Welcome to Thursday's Tip!!
 
Today I am sharing how I store my SU DSP (Designers Series Paper) and other Patterned Paper.  
 
Because I am a Stampin'Up! demonstrator, I DO keep my SU! DSP SEPARATE from my non-SU!  This just makes it easier when I am doing a class or workshop...I can just go to my SU paper holders and pull what I need. 
 
I keep my SU DSP in Cropper Hopper Paper Pouches (some are in the Paper Holders (it holds 4 Paper Pouches) and some aren't).  Each Paper Pouch has a business card holder attached to it and I have the DSP name and coordinating colors listed on.  I also wrote on the card info if the DSP is in a Mini catalog.  This allows me to pull a DSP and know exactly which color cardstock coordinates with it without having to guess or look it up in a catalog!  Very convenient!!  Once a DSP retires, I just move the Paper Pouch to my "retired" cube and if I don't have alot left, I'll move the rest of the DSP and info card to a Paper File (thinner version of the Paper Pouch).
SU DSP Storage
 

DSP Storage

DSP info card

DSP storage

DSP info card (Holiday Mini item)

I keep my non-SU Patterned Paper in a couple of different ways...most is sorted by color (again, that is the way I "think" when I scrap), but I do have some sorted by THEMES.  I have a Paper Holder for each color and inside each color I have a Paper Pouch for scraps.  The Paper Pouch also separates my cardstock (on the right) from my Patterned Paper (on the left).  

NON - SU Patterned Paper and Cardstock Storage

NON - SU Patterned Paper and Cardstock Storage

NON - SU Patterned Paper and Cardstock Storage

Patterned Paper on the left; Cardstock on the right of the Paper File  


Paper File that holds scraps of both Patterned Paper and Cardstock

Paper File that holds scraps of both Patterned Paper and Cardstock
My "THEMED" paper is also stored in Paper Holders or Paper Files (yeah, I should own stock in Cropper Hopper!)...I have Birthday and Christmas -- since I have ALOT of these, I have an entire Paper Holder for each.  Then I have Paper Files for Sports, Animals, Sympathy, Baby, Specialty Papers (like Vellum, Transparencies, etc)...you get the idea.  I also have a Paper Holder for each Season with 4 Paper Files in each (one for the season and one for each month) -- like for Winter, I'll have a Paper File for Winter, December, January, February...I'll keep paper with a winter theme in the Winter Paper File, December's Paper File will hold any holidays that happen in December (except Christmas since I have an abundance of that) like Hanukkah, Kwanza, etc, January will hold New Years Papers and February will hold Valentine's!  This makes it easy to find papers for a particular theme or holiday!  

I hope my tips are helping you with any storage or organizational issues you may have...my solutions will not work for everyone, but hopefully it will get you thinking and help you find the best way for YOU!!  If there is something you need help with, please feel free to contact me and I will try to help you determine a solution that will work!

 
Contact me for more information!
 
THANKS and as always...

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!
Sarah Williams
Stampin’Up! ® Demonstrator
http://stampscrapwithsarah.blogspot.com/
757-235-5339          StampinUp.Sarah@yahoo.com

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday WOW!!!


 
Welcome to Wednesday WOW!!

These are cute containers called Sour Creme Containers....we'll be making one at my next Technique University class on Monday, October 24th...don't you want to join us?  I made both Halloween and Christmas ones....wouldn't these be a wonderful way to give treats at Halloween or a small gift, gift card or money at Christmas?

Contact me for more information!!
 
THANKS and as always...

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!
Sarah Williams
Stampin’Up! ® Demonstrator
http://stampscrapwithsarah.blogspot.com/ 
757-235-5339          StampinUp.Sarah@yahoo.com

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Technique Tuesday!!!

 
Welcome to Technique Tuesday!!  

Today I am featuring the Dryer Sheet Technique that I will be demonstrating at my Technique University class on Monday, October 24th.  Yes, I said DRYER SHEET!!  and a USED one at that!!  I think it is perfect for winter scenes or for a muted effect!  Adding Dazzling Diamonds makes the image sparkle!!




 
Technique instructions:  · Stamp your image on neutral colored cardstock and color in if desired.  Run the image through a Xyron upside down or use spray adhesive (or any adhesive that will cover the entire image) on the front.  Apply a USED dryer sheet to exposed adhesive.  Trim dryer sheet and pour Dazzling Diamonds over it.  Rub glitter into dryer sheet.  Tap off excess glitter and finished image to your card.



THANKS and as always...

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!
Sarah Williams
Stampin’Up! ® Demonstrator
http://stampscrapwithsarah.blogspot.com/ 
757-235-5339          StampinUp.Sarah@yahoo.com

Monday, October 10, 2011

MDS Monday!!!

 
Welcome to MDS Monday!!  

Today's post features a Birthday card made using Stampin' Up's MDS (My Digital Studio) program!  Our software is super easy to use...but you can also import our digital elements into other programs!!   

Contact me if you'd like to see the MDS software in action....

Contact me for more information!

THANKS and as always...

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!
Sarah Williams
Stampin’Up! ® Demonstrator
http://stampscrapwithsarah.blogspot.com/ 
757-235-5339          StampinUp.Sarah@yahoo.com

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Stampin' Sunday!!!

 
Welcome to Stampin' Sunday!!  
 
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month...and in recognition, today's card was made by my upline...I think it's a great reminder to all to get a mammogram this month!!  Make some cards and send them to your friends.


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THANKS and as always...

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!
Sarah Williams
Stampin’Up! ® Demonstrator
http://stampscrapwithsarah.blogspot.com/
757-235-5339          StampinUp.Sarah@yahoo.com

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Scrappin' Saturday!!!


 
Welcome to Scrappin' Saturday!!

I've been having a Scrapbooking class once a month since the beginning of the year where we complete a two-page layout for each month.  I'll be featuring those pages on Saturday's posts, until we catch up!  We actually haven't done May or June's pages yet...they are designed and ready for class...still trying to find a good day to get together!  So if you are interested in joining us, please contact me!  I can do a catch-up class (for January, February, March and April) for you so your album will be complete! 
 
Contact me for more information!
 
THANKS and as always...

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!
Sarah Williams
Stampin’Up! ® Demonstrator
http://stampscrapwithsarah.blogspot.com/
757-235-5339          StampinUp.Sarah@yahoo.com

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday's Fold!!!

 
Welcome to Friday's Fold!!

Today I am featuring the Flap Card fold!  I made this card as my swap card at my upline's house....it uses the new stamp set out of the catalog -- Button Buddies (IBC, pg 71, item # 122737 (Clear Mount), $21.95 or item # 122735 (Wood Mount), $29.95).  I didn't use buttons for the flowers (I had 15 cards to make!), so instead of buttons, I stamped the flower from the stamp set Itty Bitty Bits (IBC, pg 143, item # 120060 (Clear Mount), $8.95 or item # 117056 (Wood Mount), $11.95) and used the punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (a set of 3 small punches -- IBC, pg 210, item # 118309, $16.95).  I added a small rhinestone jewel (IBC, pg 198, item # 119246, $4.95) to the center of each flower to add a little bling!
I changed up my card a little from the directions...instead of making the side folds the same, I made the left side a little bit smaller. 
 


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THANKS and as always...

Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!
Sarah Williams
Stampin’Up! ® Demonstrator
http://stampscrapwithsarah.blogspot.com/
757-235-5339          StampinUp.Sarah@yahoo.com