Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Summer Scrapbook Pages

Had a fun time with my first scrapbook workshop! We used Stampin' Up! products to create a scrapbook page and then I went ahead and made another companion page to complete a 2 page layout.

Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, scrapbook page, hexagon punch,
Workshop page

Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, scrapbook page, hexagon punch,
extra page
I used the hexagon punch and punched out hexagons from the Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper Pack.

The banner was created with My Digital Studio. and the Splatter stamp is from the Paper Pumpkin Welcome kit. The Splatter stamp is still available to anyone that orders Paper Pumpkin at

If you were wondering why there is a piece of paper over the photo on the workshop scrapbook page, it is to protect the innocent :-)  We were camping with a fun group of friends and relatives!

If you live in the Portland, Oregon area and would like to attend one of my workshops or classes, please see my event schedule at 

Friday, August 23, 2013

July Paper Pumpkin kit Birthday Cards

Paper Pumpkin, Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, Birthday card
Card Front

Paper Pumpkin, Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, Birthday card
Card Inside

Have you wondered what comes in Paper Pumpkin Kits from Stampin' Up!?

The answer is all kinds of things! This was intended to be a cake banner but I had other ideas! I made it into a card because that is what I like to do best.

Paper Pumpkin, Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, Birthday card
2nd card front
I also made this card from the same kit. The clothespins and 'poles' were included. I did not stamp the banners on the first card, but on this card I used the 3 stamps that were included in the kit and the ink pads and stamped the banners.

I made a third card from the kit, but haven't photographed it yet, so perhaps I will share it another time.

If you want to see more cards that were created with this kit by other crafters, go to pinterest and enter the search words 'paper pumpkin'. You will find many ideas. Plus you will see photos of the actual content of this kit.

Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Card

This is my redo of the card in the Paper Pumpkin introductory kit from Stampin' Up! It isn't a lot of changes. I just flipped the card and put the elements on slightly different from the original layout. Then I added a piece of bakers twine to the button before I attached it to the card.
Stamp with Trude, Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!, frinedship card
This is a quick and easy card and Stampin' Up! has done all the prep work for you! There is only 11 more days to get the first two months of Paper Pumpkin for 1/2 price (you have to enter the code; PUMPKINDEAL to get the special price), so sign up now at

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator when you sign up for Paper Pumpkin. You may be asked for the following information.
demonstrator: Trude Thoman
city: Troutdale, 97060

Friday, August 16, 2013

Stampin' Up! Photopolymer Thank You set

Here's the new set of photopolymer stamps from Stampin' Up!
The large stamp in the middle is QUITE large. It pretty much fills the front of a card. I love it!

It is called "Another Thank You" and you can click on that link to see all the details!

Stamp Happy!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Magnificent Maple Thanksgiving Card

My share for today is a card that I made using the color theme that Mary Fish used on her entry for this week's Mojo Monday sketch. It looked interesting so I thought I would try it with the new Stampin' Up! stamp, Magnificent Maple.

I used the Mojo Monday sketch from July 2012.

Thanksgiving, Magnificent Maple, Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, fall, autumn, Tags 4 You
click picture for a closer look
I really like how this Magnificent Maple leaf stamp looks when I ink it up with the main color (pumpkin pie) and then sponge the edges (soft suede). It makes a beautiful leaf.

Very Vanilla card stock (101650),
Coastal Cabana card stock (131297),
Soft Suede card stock (115318),
Polka Dot Parade Designer Series paper (126902),
Stampin' Sponge (101610),
Woodgrain embossing folder (127821),
Bitty Banner framelits (129267),
Magnificent Maple stamp (131868),
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' ink pad (126945),
Soft Suede classic stampin' ink pad (126978),
Tags 4 You stamp set (wood-131820, clear- 131823),
Label bracket punch (132153),
Big shot (113439),
Dimensionals (104430),
Paper Piercing Pack (tool-126189, mat-126199, Essentials pack- 126187)

If you would like to buy the supplies for this card and you need a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love to help you with that. My on-line store is open 24/7 or you can click the tab above for my contact information.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Boy's Greeting Card

A little something different today. This is not a Stampin' Up! card. I was having fun designing cards for a friend to use at a summer camp. She gives them to the children as they arrive. This one is for the boys. It is BRIGHT neon.
Stamp with Trude, greeting card
The layout is simple and can be easily copied for other cards. The splatter background was a Rollagraph wheel that I used to add color and to fill the white space. The neon paper and paper accent strip were originally card stock sheets from a "design your own notebook kit". Yup, I use all kinds of fun stuff in my card making!

Well, that's my share for the day. I hope you enjoyed it. Would love to hear from some of you. Just click the place where it says "No comments" and it should open a comment box.

Have a Terrific Tuesday,

Monday, August 12, 2013

Fall Gift Bag

gift bag, Thanksgiving, Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, Perfectly Penned
Click photo to enlarge

This Fall themed bag is great for many different fall occasions. I used the new Stampin' Up! Thankful Tablescape Simply Created kit on page 18 of the holiday catalog.

There is some lovely birch paper in the kit. It is intended for the centerpiece candle, but I am going to make some cards with it so keep checking back!

This is the kit:
The kit also contains some plastic tags that look like chalk boards. I used the banner shaped ones to emboss the Perfectly Penned sentiment for my gift bag. I also used the place-card background paper to create the base for the gift bag tag. The lovely leaf came from the set too! This kit contains a bunch of creative elements that can be used from cardmaking or scrapbooking. Or, you can use it to create a lovely table for Thanksgiving!

These products are available through my website (tab above). I would love to be your demonstrator and/or Stampin' Up! demonstrator team leader!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Festive Flurry Christmas Card

I was stamping with a friend the other day and we used a Mojo Monday sketch with some new Stampin' Up! stamps to create this card.

Stamp with Trude, Mojo Monday, Festive Flurry, More Merry Messages, Stampin' Up!, Christmas card
It isn't a complicated card. We also used the same Mojo Monday sketch (week 208?) on the card I posted two days ago. If you look at it, you will see the minor changes we made.

I think it would look great with a bow on the lower right triangle. I may have to make another card and see how that would look.

I used a greeting from last year's Christmas season, which is still available, More Merry Messages is the stamp set- wood mount (#126400) is 32.95 and the clear mount (126402) is 24.95

I used it a lot last year. I haven't ordered the new greeting sets for this year yet, so I will probably still use this set. It is a very good and versatile set.

The snowflake is from the new catalog and the set is called Festive Flurry. They also made framelits so that we can easily cut them out, which you can see that I did here. I am really happy about that. What makes me even happier is that Stampin' Up! has bundled the stamp set and the framelits so that you save 15%. Awesome!

I used Marina Mist card stock, Very Vanilla card stock and Marina Mist dots from the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series paper pack. The brad is from the Brights Glimmer Brads set.

If you want to buy any of these products, or any Stampin' Up! product and are looking for a demonstrator, I would be happy to be your demonstrator. You can contact me (info on the tab above) or click my online store tab (above) and shop 24/7.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Very Merry Christmas Gift Tags

I had my first ever customer appreciation event last week. I had a make-and-take to help my customers get off to a good start with their Christmas preparations. I used the new Stampin' Up! stamp set, Very Merry Tags and the matching punches. Stampin' Up! is making it very easy for us to get all our gift tags made. They are even selling the tag bases so all you have to do is create and embellish!

gift tags, Christmas, Stamp with Trude, Very Merry Tags, Stampin' Up!, Stamp with Trude

The two tags on the right side of the lower photo were created with the Stampin' Up! tag bases. The other tag bases in both photos were created with a Sizzix die.

The Stamp set is on page 33 of the Stampin' Up! holiday catalog. The tags are on page 36. Or you can click on my store tab above, then click the "shop" tab and browse through the holiday catalog on-line.

If you would like to order supplies and are looking for a demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator! You can contact me by clicking the tab at the top of the blog.

Have you decided what your favorite item is in the Stampin' Up! holiday catalog yet?
I'd love to hear your opinion. Please share your comments here, on this blog.

Get these three card kits for free! Here's how:
When you purchase the Truly Grateful stamp set from my online store during the month of October, I will send you these 3 card kits. The kits include all the paper pieces to make the cards, PLUS the ribbons, PLUS the brad, and instruction sheets for each card. Too Fun!!

Get more Free products! Here's how:
For every purchase of $50.00 from my online store (not including taxes and shipping), you will receive a Star Crafter Award. When you have 10, you can choose $30.00 of merchandise from the catalog for FREE!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Magnificent Maple Thanksgiving Card

Hello Crafters,
I have been away, having FUN! A little different fun than playing with Stampin' Up! stamps and supplies, but just as fun.
I have been playing with my grandson. Something I can't do every day because he lives 1600 miles away from me. Yes, I know, it could be worse!

Wouldn't you rather play with him than stamps?

Okay, it is back to stamping because I am back home now.

Have you seen the new Stampin' Up! catalog? You can check it out by clicking the tab above that goes to my online store.

What is your favorite new item in the holiday catalog? Leave me a message. I would love to know.

Here is a card I made with the Magnificent Maple stamp and the Tags 4 U stamp set. I also used the matching label punch.

Stamp with Trude, Magnificent Maple, Thanksgiving card, Stampin' Up!
This is a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card (finished size).
I used Cajun Craze card stock for the base; Pumpkin Pie Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper; Very Vanilla card stock; Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Ink; Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' ink; and a soft suede marker for the leaf stem/veins.

Please contact me if you need any supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator if you are looking for one!