Annual Catalog 2017-2018, Designer Series Paper, Occasions Catalog

A Trip Down Memory Lane!

As this year is close to an end I have been thinking a lot about this year and years past! This year I have jumped into blogging more than I ever have before! Sometimes I struggle with what to write or if my project is good enough but sharing what I love makes it worth it! I have a new project to share today as well as taking a step back to see some from earlier this year!

Today’s project is a scrapbook page. I don’t scrapbook often since just one page can take me ages!! 😳 Next year I will be giving Memories & More a closer look for memory keeping so I can have my photos off of my phone and out to share! This scrapbook page all started with the Powder Pink 12×12 sheet from preorder from the upcoming Occasions 2018.

     I was inspired by my photo from Prom in 2007, the color of my dress is pretty close to Fresh Fig. It was my junior prom and my dress was custom made for me. It had a beautiful bow down the back and I just loved it!

I used the flowery cluster from Wood Words stamp set to add just a little rustic but girly look to the page. The only ink I used is the Fresh Fig from the 2017-2019 In-Colors. This scrapbook page really is a collection of some of my favorite products from the Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog! The Wood Texture and Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, the Stitched Shape dies and the Fresh Fig ribbon! I love how the ribbon is so easy to move to where you want it. I put Tear Tape adhesive on the back so I could fold the ribbon a little to make the ruffled look. Also never be afraid to layer different designer series paper onto each other. Finishing touches as always is some Wink of Stella on the flowers and some pearls!

I took a trip down memory lane looking at my old school pictures! It’s amazing how much life can change, but usually for the better! Here’s a look at some of my favorite creations from this year!

The first set is some of my favorite 3D projects! The first one is a little pocket that holds a small flat Nutella packet. The second project is just a fun decor piece that I used an embroidery hoop and designer series paper. The last 3D project is a gift bag for some birthday goodies! I used the treat bags die in a different way that what is normally used.

Last but of course not least! These three cards are my top 3 favorites from this year! I think I stepped out of my comfort zone with layering shapes and adding texture. The funny thing is all three are all kind of the same card sketch! Oops! Haha I guess that was my favorite style this year! Check out the embossing on the designer series paper! Isn’t that a fun technique?

Well off to go finish helping my dad paint! Can’t wait until OnStage Atlanta in April! Crossing my fingers for Display Stamper again!

I hope you have a great weekend and make sure to get a little inky!

Keep Stampin’!

Britney Vanderlaan

Occasions Catalog

Sweets Meets Treats

Welcoming 2016 with open arms as I look forward to showing you some new Stampin’ Up! products from the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalog. I will be linking the catalogs in the tab above. Now on to the Sweets!!

I LOVE Sweets!! I have a major set tooth that started when I was a kid and never went away! Of course the new year means some changes in my life and that includes less sweets. These sweets today are not edible but very adorable! They satisfy my sweet tooth in a different way.

Eraser Cuteness Watermark

I found these adorable Valentine’s Day cards with cupcake and donuts as well as a pack of Macarons. The donuts and the macarons are erasers. So no calories here but lots of cuteness! The following two pictures are of them in their original forms before I added my creative touch.



I started with the cute Valentine’s Day card and donut eraser. I bought them to create thank you cards for my Origami Owl business. The little paper itself was flimsy so I knew I had to create a full size card with it. There are 30 cards and erasers in the pack.


I trimmed it down to get rid of the to and from and to create smooth edges. I used the new Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper for a background layer. I stamped the heart border from the new Birthday Blooms stamp set in Blushing Bride. I then cut it down and added the flagged end. I cut a piece of the new Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper to be a little longer than the heart flag. Stapled those together and added Stampin’ Dimenionals to the back to add a little pop. Rounded the corners for both the designer series paper and the Valentine’s Day card. Then I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Valentine’s Day card and put it top and center on the full size card.
What do you think? Cute right?!

Let’s talk Mint Macaron! Love the new In-Color from 2015-2017 so I had to use it for this project with the little macaron erasers. I took apart the box they came in and realized I could simplify it. So I cut, scored and put my new box together then put the macarons in and added the original clear top to it.

Macaron Erasers Watermark

I knew I had to add a belly band otherwise it wouldn’t look complete. So I just cut a piece of Whisper White card stock and wrapped it around the box to figured out where it needed to be scored. Cut to length, scored, and adhered it in the back, but not to the actual box itself. Added a piece of the new Melon Mambo and Black Bakers Twine that comes in a combo pack. I thought maybe it was complete but then I realized it needed a sentiment. The sentiment came from a Sale-a-Bration stamp set called Honeycomb Happiness. The sentiment “You’re So Sweet” was perfect! Stamped it in Mint Macaron on Whisper White, added some Basic Black card stock to the back. Flagged the ends of both and stapled together. I added a Stampin’ Dimensional and a Rhinestone then placed it on the belly band. Now the project felt complete.

Too cute to eat? I hope so since these sweets are erasers, but they are a perfect little Valentine’s Day treat for anyone! These were located in the Target Dollar area in the front of the store. I hope you can find them at your Target or look for something similar at another store.

Which sweet treat do you like?

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