Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Watercolor Daisies and Memory Keeping

This year for the Daisy scrapbook, the Troop used our 6 x 8 pocket pages and envelopes and made an adorable album held together with O rings.  The girls are 6-7 years old so it was perfect for them to put the photos in the pockets and then decorate the additional elements with washi tape and designer papers.  It also let them work on their writing skills since they could actually journal on the Project Life cards. 

Project Life does wonders to set children on the path to capturing their memories and scrapbooking.  They don't get caught up in the chronological order of things and they just have fun.  I can learn a lot about how easy scrapbooking can be from my daughter.

But I digress.  Today's post is about the books I made for the three ambassadors leading our troop.  They are the 6 x 8 Kraft Albums.  I wanted them to put the scrapbooks we made with the Daisy Troop inside of them.  Since all the Project Life supplies are retiring, we got a great deal for the 11 books we made and the three ambassador books I'm showing below.

I took a 2" strip of our Delightful Daisy DSP and put it on the left side with a 1" piece of Shimmer White.  Then I printed their names with the printer on Shimmery White and used the aquapainter to color them with Night of Navy ink.  I love the blue and purple look this gave them.  I stamped the cover using Night of Navy ink and Gorgeous Grunge.

Finally, I tried to make a Daisy like was in the DSP. It didn't quite turn out but it's still cute to me.  I punched two of them from the Shimmery White using the Daisy punch.  The secret to these flowers is to curl the edges a little with a pencil or paper piercing tool and then put a dimensional on the back of one.  Turn the flowers over so that you can layer the second one perfectly, leaving no space between the petals.  The center of the flower is a 1/2 circle punched from the Shimmery paper as well.  Then I colored it using the aquapainter and Daffodil Delight ink.

  • Cardstock/DSP: Shimmery White, Delightful Daisy DSP (new)
  • Ink: Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge (retiring)
  • Accessories: Daisy Punch (new), Aquapainter, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape, 1/2 Circle Punch


They tell you to sell what you love and I love Paper Pumpkin.  Paper Pumpkin gives you a chance to be creative and take some time for yourself.  With instructions and supplies included, you can relax and make something that will brighten your day and the person you give it to.  Sending cards is great but there is something special about getting one in the mail that someone took the time to make themselves. 

Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  They also are invited to participate in a free Paper Pumpkin Playdates to make their kits using any of my additional supplies like framelits and punches!  It's a wonderful program and I'd love for you to try it out!  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit!

Sign up by June 10th as a new subscriber and get the June, July, and August kits for 25% off!  Just enter promo code STARTHERE when you sign up!


From May 1st - May 31st, you can order a special starter bundle or premier bundle featuring these products.  Individual items will be available when the new catalog goes live on June 1st.

Click below to see what's included in the bundles:

Eastern Palace Starter Bundle

Anyone purchasing these bundles during the month will get a Project Sheet with several ideas using this set.  Those purchasing the Premier Bundle will also get a free gift from me when the new catalog is live!  I've also pinned a lot of great ideas from other paper artists on Pinterest.


You can see what supplies and stamp sets are being retired by visiting my online store!  Some items are already gone but if you see it on the store, it's still available to order.


Great retired items have been added to the clearance rack.  Check them out here and remember to use hostess code EWBYDTXM when checking out!


To purchase these products, please visit my Online Store and use hostess code EWBYDTXM when checking out.


If you are interested in joining out team and participating in monthly meetings with free make-n-take projects and outstanding company, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  With the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog about to release, it's not hard at all to find stamps and accessories that you will want to play with. 
Contact me today for more information or sign up here: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stacymccain/jointhefun
Have a craftastic day,

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