Simply Scrappin' Kits

My Story Scrapbook - part 2

I forgot to take photos of the covers of the albums from last night's class participants.. they were all so different and wonderful.. darn!  But I did photograph my pages.. I will post some here and more tomorrow.  For supplies see THIS POST.

My Cover:

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1st page:  name, birthdate and location

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Growing Up:

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My family:

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Getting Married - and our family:
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Our family Traditions:

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Things I like and my favorites:

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Here is the list of topics I suggested to my class participants:

MY STORY Scrapbook Topic Suggestions



My Birthday

Growing Up:  Born - Raised

Where I live now


places I have lived

parents names

siblings names

children/grandchildren names/ages

wedding day/place

schools attended

places of employment

where I go to church

A day in my life

Things that make me: happy, sad, nervous, excited, content, mad, laugh, cry

TOP 10/ favorite:  food, activity, restaurant, movies, music, TV shows, snack, book, game, vacation spot, music, drinks, time of day, holiday, celebrity, smell, color, way to unwind

what defines me

hobbies / things I collect

things I love…

People  I love

You & Me

Happiness is..

Through the Years..


My Family and I

good times


adventure – Trips

Family Traditions

My Story Scrapbook Class by Patty Bennett ~ July 2009 ~

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My Story Scrapbook - part 1

This week I am teaching the "My Story" scrapbook class.  This is a spin off from the idea Jaron shared at Convention last year. 

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We used the 3-ring On Board Chipboard album (#112456, pg 185) and covered it with paper from the Wright Stuff DSP pack (#115674, pg 163) (I used ModPodge per the instruction suggestion).  The "My Story" letters are cut out with the Big Shot and the GREAT new alphabet die set called Simple Letters on pg 198.  Above is my cover.

Here are a few of the covers from my students:

by Debbie McMillen:

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by Nora Tryon:

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and Gabriella turned her book the other direction.. SO clever!

Gabriella cover

Here is my first page.. I'll be sharing the rest of the pages with you during the week:

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Supplies we used:

Wright Stuff Cool kids

Wright Stuff DSP pack (#115674, pg 163), Cool Kids SS kit (#115699, pg 165)

SuppliesOld Olive, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Ruby Red Cardstock.  Class participants also got a black journaling marker and got to use the retired rubons called Greatest Moments that were perfect for this book!

Stay tuned for more pages from my book later this week.

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4 for Him / 4 for Her Simply Scrappin' Class Kit in the Mail

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You can create the 8 great cards (4 for "Her" and 4 for "Him") that we made in class this week by purchasing the entire kit or just the instructions and using your own supplies... Your Choice!

Create 8 cards using ½ a pack of the Tailor Made Simply Scrappin’ Kit and ½ a pack of the Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin’ Kit.  You will have plenty of left over materials to make at least 8 more cards of your choosing!

FULL Kit in the mail $26 + postage - U.S. Orders only:

SUPPLIES in your kit include:

·         Emailed 4 page .pdf file with full step by step nstructions, dimensions, & photos

·         ½ pack Tailor Made Simply Scrappin’ Kit

·         ½ pack Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin’ Kit

·         8 envelopes

·         Ribbon: 5/8” White Organza, Riding Hood Red Taffeta, Whisper White Taffeta, Pink Pirouette 5/8” striped, 5/8” Chocolate Chip Grosgrain (enough to complete each project)

·         Brads/Buttons:  Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Buttons, 5/16” Neutrals brads, 5/8” Neutrals brads (enough to complete each project)

·         Die Cuts: I will die cut the Top Note Die and Scallop Die using the patterned papers from your kit

You supply the following*:

·         Punches: Eyelet Border, Horizontal Slot

·         Stamps:  assorted birthday (or Father’s Day) stamps of your choice, Bella’s Blooms, Garden Greetings or stamps of your choice

·         Ink: Chocolate Chip ink pad, Ruby Red and Old Olive markers

·         Misc: Sponge Dauber, scrap of white cardstock (1”x4-1/4”), adhesive of choice, 12” cutter, Stampin’ Dimensionals, paper piercing tool or small (1/8” or 1/16”) hole punch, bone folder

  * if you need to order any of these supplies, I'll be happy to help you with an order

Instructions only: $7.95:

OR if you would like to use all of your own supplies, you can simply order the .pdf file instructions to be emailed to you for only $7.95.  The Instruction File includes full step by step instructions, dimensions and photos of all 8 cards plus the list of supplies you will need.  File will be emailed within 24 hours of payment, please contact me with a phone # if you have not heard back from me within 48 hours.  Emailed instructions can be emailed to any email address worldwide.

These are 2 of my favorite cards from our class this week:

Her 4  Him 4  

To Purchase the Complete kit to create 4 cards for Her and 4 cards for Him, OR to purchase the Instrution file only, use the Paypal button below. Thank you!

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Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin' Kit Part 2

ScreenHunter_09 Jan. 22 09.06 Yesterday I posted some new 4x4 cards using the NEW Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin'  kit (item 113925, pg 164).. here are a couple more samples and a tip for you.

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LOVE this new polka-dot ribbon from the Pig Tails pack!!

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When making 4x4 cards with a Simply Scrappin' Kit.. here's a tip for you... cut your strip of border pieces from the kit into a 4" segment:

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THEN... when you are ready to add the decorative sticky strips to your card, they are the perfect length!

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See THIS POST for more info on cutting your SS kit to maximize the number of 4x4 cards you can get out of one kit.

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Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin' Kit - quick cards

I needed several Thank You cards and decided to take my own advice from my Regional Seminar presentation last February and I used the new Sweet Nothings SS kit to make lots of 4x4 cards in a jiffy!  Of course I incorporated new ribbon and other accessories... how many new things do you see?  :)

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A couple close ups for you ..

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So WHY 4x4 cards?? VIEW THIS POST.

Here are just a few of the pieces from my kit cut up, per my link above:

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More tips and samples tomorrow...

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Christmas Card Class - I Wish Simply Scrappin' Kit & a Video!

Today is my "I Wish Christmas Card Class" - we are using the the I Wish Simply Scrappin' Kit from Stampin' Up! to get a jump start on making our Christmas cards !! 

My first attempt at a Video Tutorial is at the bottom of this post.. .

I wish 1 

I wish 2 

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I wish 4 

My son has been experimenting with Windows MovieMaker, and he shot a tutorial video for me and then did the editing .. go easy on us. it's our first one... it shows how to make the Pennant Die cards above .. hope you find it helpful!


If any of you have kids who play RuneScape, they'll enjoy the music video my son made and posted on YouTube HERE.  I was impressed that he knew how to do all this.. and now he's teaching me how!

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Workshop Wow DVD - Simply Scrappin' Kit Presentation

DSC02104 If you are looking for my Simply Scrappin' Kit Presentation information, as mentioned on the Stampin' Up! Workshop Wow DVD, CLICK HERE, and HERE.

This DVD was available at Convention in Memento Mall and features 18 demonstrators presenting a "Workshop Wow" idea at a Regional Seminar over the past year or so. I believe it will be available to all demonstrators on a Supply Order Form, and I am going to suggest that it be made available to customers as well! 

I got a free copy since I'm on it.. too cool, huh? :)

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FABULOUSLY fun book from Sharon

I know... again.. SHARON is at it AGAIN!!  She made this AMAZING book for Jen for her birthday, and I photographed it at dinner the other night... OH MY GOSH>> it's way too fun and ultra cool!

The good news... this will be an upcoming class (for those of you who are local) and it will be a kit in the mail for those who cannot attend class!  I'm going to WAIT for the NEW STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG in August and decide which Simply Scrappin' kit will work best with this project.. so stay tuned and watch for my upcoming offers on this HOT project!!




oh man.. i'm soooooooooo sick of typepad... it keeps giving me boxes with red x's instead of images.. I have about 5 more pix of this book to share... ugh!!!  Why me??


well crud. . after 30 more minutes of trying I got ONE more pnoto to upload. 

Does anyone else with Typepad have ISSUES with trying to post or the quality of their posted photos???




Special Delivery Baby Book

My friend Tai had a baby girl 2 weeks ago and I made this little scrapbook for her using the Stampin' Up! "Special Delivery - Girl" Simply Scrappin' kit (pg 173).  I used the On Board Book Basic chipboard pieces (pg 179) for the front and back cover.  It's similar to THIS BOOK I made for my husband, but I used the cardstock pieces in the Simply Scrappin' kit for the pages of this baby book instead of making all the pages out of the chipboard. 

Baby girl cover 

Here are a few of the inside pages from the book:

Baby girl pg 1

Baby girl pg 2

Baby girl pg 3

  Baby girl page 4

Baby girl pg 5

Congratulation, Tai and Martin!  Your little girl is adorable!

Thanks to my stampin' friend Erin for inpiring me to do this - see her great baby girl project HERE.

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Happy Anniversary to my hubby!

Anniversary book   Yesterday my hubby and I celebrated 22 years of marriage!  I made him a book using the Stampin' Up! On Board Book Basics small chipboard pages (pg 179).  I covered them with a variety of Desgner Papers and Simply Scrappin' Kit pieces.  Of course I used my Bind It All to bind the pages together (my favorite "toy").  Enjoy the trip down memory lane...

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you can click any photo to see it larger..

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a bit of trivia... the photo below, right, was taken the day after the 1998 Stampin' Up! Convention in San Diego. That was our Stampin' Up! 10 year anniversary Convention! 

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Paper Bag Book - Rose Cottage Simply Scrappin' Kit

Remember my super stampin' friend, Sharon?? Well.. yep, she did it again.. she gave me a gift a few months ago that I turned into this Paper Bag Book class!   I revamped the design slightly and used the same Rose Cottage Simply Scrappin' kit she did.. LOVE these colors!!  Everyone who made this in class this week really enjoyed it, not only how easily it goes together but decorating it with the Simply Scrappin' Kit is tooooo fun!


Each paper bag has a "pocket page" that slips inside:

Pocket pages

and there are also cardstock pages in between each bag.


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The pages in between the bags are all decorated with the Simply Scrappin' kit:

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Here are some dimensions for you:

Paper Bag Book cutting dimensions

By Patty Bennett ~

Paper Bags used:  6-1/8” x 4” x 12-3/8”  “Giant Size AJM” bags from Smart & Final (50 pk)

          Cut the bottoms off of 4 bags as follows:

                   1 bag cut at 4-1/2”

                   1 bag cut at 5-1/2”

                   1 bag cut at 6-1/2”

                   1 bag cut at 7-1/2”

Cutting Directions: Using your Simply Scrappin’ Kit, follow these cutting directions to make a decorated Paper Bag Book:

1.        take 3 of the solid color cardstock sheets from your pack

2.       cut each sheet in ½ (so they are 6”x12”)

·        cut one color at 5” (yield: 5”x6”)

·        cut a 2nd color at 6” (yield: 6”x6”)

·        cut a 3rd color at 7” (yield: 7”x6”)

a.       this creates 3 “pages” for in between the paper bags

3.       using 3 of your remaining 6x12 sheets, trim them down to 5-3/4”x12”

·        cut one color at 4” (use the remaining 7”x5-3/4” piece)

·        cut a 2nd color at 5”

·        cut a 3rd color at 6”

a.       this creates 4 pieces for inside each paper bag (you may have to trim them again slightly if they stick out of the bag too far)

Assembly – top to bottom:
          4-1/2” bag

          5x6 cardstock page

          5-1/2” bag

          6x6 cardstock page

          6-1/2” bag

          7x6 cardstock page

          7-1/2” bag

   Staple them together, and cover staples with a cardstock or patterned paper strip using STICKY STRIP.

Decorate your paper bag books with the patterned paper in the SS kit and the self adhesive die cuts.  Use the “tabs” in the die cuts for your paper bag book inserts or use the Round Tag Punch for tabs.

1 Simply Scrappin’ kit yields supplies for 4 Paper Bag books of this size.

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Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting - part 2

One of the projects we did at our meeting last Saturday was the 2 pocket purse/tote with 3x3 Mini Love Notes inside.  You know my addiction to the Summer Days Simply Scrappin' kit.... well.. I had to use it for this project, of course! :) 

They turned out so cute!




I originally saw the instructions on Melissa Rawlin's blog HERE.  I know several demonstrators have done this project, but I wanted to give Melissa credit for her great step by step directions!

Here is what a few of the demonstrators in my group came up with as they played with the supplies at the table (Summer Days SS kit, Die Cut Blooms, White Gel Pen, Striped Ribbon and White Taffeta Ribbon):








Bermuda Cruise Journal

My dear, sweet friend Sharon brought me a gift last week that gave me the idea to make these journals for our Stampin' Up! Cruise to Bermuda!!  (if all our travel plans go smoothly, we'll be boarding the ship tomorrow!)

This is the coolest idea... see if you can guess what these are made from.... answers below...  and THANK YOU SHARON for this awesome idea! You are the BESTEST! :)









and of course I needed to use my Bind It All machine... gotta love new toys!!


All of the patterned paper and cardstock comes from my FAVORITE Simply Scrappin' Kit:  Summer Days.  I stamped the "lines" stamp from Live Your Dream and made journaling boxes for Day 1 to Day 7 on each page..  a fun mini-journal to keep track of the highlights of the criuse!!


Bamboo Skewer Spine book with photos of my Mom

In January, we made these Bamboo Skewer Spine books in class.  I knew I wanted to use one of them to make a book with photos of my mom as a young girl.  Do you remember THIS MESS I had to sort through??  Old family photos and memorabilia?? Well.. I thought even though it was now nicely sorted, it wasn't doing much good in boxes, so I went through 2 boxes and color copied several dozen photos to put into a book.  I made one for my brother, too.  It's really nice to remember my mom this way.. it will be a comfort to me to look at whenever I need a "lift".  This book covers photos from her birth (1929) to her wedding day (1955).  Enjoy!













I used the Tie the Knot Simply Scrappin' kit for this project, with a few rub-ons added. 

Hope you have a FABULOUS weekend!  GO STAMP! :)