Friday, February 1, 2008

February Guest Designer

A big thank you to Jenni Smith, our guest designer this month!

Here's her bio and designs....

Hi there! My name is Jenni and I am 27 years old. I live in northern California with my husband of 6 ½ years, and two little boys, both of whom are my main scrapping subjects. I started scrapbooking about 4 years ago, right around the time my first son was born. I wanted to find a way to preserve and record the memories of our family and found scrapbooking to be the perfect answer! My favorite scrapping supplies right now are chipboard, journaling spots and stamps, and some of my favorite manufacturers include Scenic Route, KI Memories, Maya Road and American Crafts. As I scrap, I will often be caught with a handful of Mike and Ikes or chocolate near by. When I’m not scrapping, I can be found running or working out, baking, reading, shopping, or spending time with my family. I have recently had several layouts published in the online magazine “Ready, Set, Create!”, and am looking forward to having one published in the upcoming March 2008 issue of “Scrapbook Trends”. I am so excited to have this chance to be a guest designer this month for Sugar Dumplin!

Here are her instructions for the double layout:
All items for this layout are from the Sugar Dumplin February 2008 Original kit, except for the following:
1. Chipboard letters-light blue (Heidi Swapp)
2. Self-inking dotted stamp (7 Gypsies)
3. Precision pen-brown (American Crafts)
4. Thread (black)
5. Photos-6 B&W photos that are 2”x3” each and have a small white border around them (border is optional). Four of the photos I used are vertical, and the other 2 are horizontal.

1. Cut a piece of 12”x12” Webster’s Pages patterned paper in half, making 2 pieces (Piece A and Piece B), each being 6”x12”.
2. Leave piece A at 6”x12”, but trim piece B down to 6”x9 ¼”.
3. Adhere both piece A and piece B onto the cardstock, aligning them so they create a rectangle across both pages (Piece A goes on the left hand page and will touch the right side of the cardstock’s edge, and piece B will go all the way across the right hand page). Place them slightly above centered, vertically.
4. Stitch around the outside edges of the adhered patterned paper (make sure not to stitch the inside edges).
5. Using light blue cardstock cut two pieces that are 1”x12” each. Ink the edges and adhere them across the bottom of both pieces of 12”x12” cardstock (about 1/2” from the bottom of the paper).
6. Cut 2 pieces of brown velvet rickrack that are each 12” in length. Adhere them down the middle of each light blue strip of cardstock (parallel to it) that are already on each page.
7. Position the 6 photos across the patterned paper rectangle that is already adhered to the cardstock. I positioned them in the following manner: Left to Right: Horizontal, Vertical, Vertical, Vertical, Horizontal and Vertical. Position them so the photos that are near the inside edges of the 2 pieces of cardstock are touching the edge. Build from there. You want the pictures to almost fill the entire space on the right hand page so you can use the leftover space on the left-hand page for your title. Adhere photos.
8. Using the Bo-Bunny chipboard included in the kit, detach the numbers 1,2,3,4,5 and 6. Adhere one number to each photo, left to right. Using the 7 Gypsies self-inking dotted stamp, stamp a dotted circle around each of the numbers. I didn’t stamp very hard so that only a partial circle was stamped.
9. Using light blue Heidi Swapp chipboard, spell out your title on the top-left hand corner of the patterned paper rectangle, above the photos. Adhere.
10. Detach two Bo-Bunny photo corner shapes from the package. Position them around the title, one at each end. Turn them sideways so they act as brackets. Adhere.
11. On the computer using “Teen” font (downloaded from the internet) at font size 12, journal to describe what each photo is and/or represents. In addition, journal a sub-title. Cut out strips of journaling, ink edges.
12. Adhere sub-title below the chipboard title that is already adhered. Detach and adhrere a chipboard BoBunny flower at the start of the sub-title for embellishment. Adhere description journaling on right-hand page below the patterned paper rectangle holding the pictures.
13. Ink the outside edges of both pieces of cardstock (make sure not to ink inside edges).
14. Using a pen, outline the cardstock with straight lines to add definition (do not outline the inside edges).

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

February Sneak Peeks

February Original Kit: Websters Pages-Classical Garden

February Seasonal Kit: CI: Narratives-Sweet Pea

Guest Designer for Janurary

Lynmarie Hilt is our guest designer for January 2008! Read her bio below and check out her designs on the Guest Designer Gallery on our message board.

Hello! My name is Lyn, and I am so happy to be the Sugar Dumplin' guest designer for January!

About me: Energetic, happy-go-lucky, newlywed, just *barely* 30 years old LOL, Lab lover, teacher, oldest of five siblings, godmother to a cutie!About scrappy me: After our first Europe trip in 2003, I decided I wanted to preserve our mementos and trip photos in a fun way. I made a trip to Michael's, loaded up on cardstock, lots of patterned paper and stickers, and an album. One month later, I fell in LOVE with the album I created. While my style has become more artistic and creative, I still scrap for the same purpose: to create layouts that highlight the important moments of our lives. This is why I am so excited for this chance to be a guest designer!

About non-scrappy me: My husband and I love traveling... we've been to Europe several times and we're headed back there this Christmas. We enjoy Orlando, Atlanta, and the Outer Banks, NC as well. I am an avid reader and also enjoy cross stitching, finding craft inspiration online, and photography.

I've enjoyed spending time with the community members here and I'm looking forward to a fabulous month of January here at Sugar Dumplin'!

Friday, November 30, 2007

January Sneak Peeks

January Original: Fancy Pants - Botanical

January Seasonal: Creative Imaginations/Allison Connors - Frosty
Theme is "Let it Snow"

Guest Designer in December

Our Guest Designer for December is Emelyn Magpoc. Stop by the message board to say hello and check out Emelyn's bio. Her designs using the December Original kit will be posted in the Guest Designer Gallery.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

40-50% OFF SALE NOW!!

The big sale at sugardumplin is now open to everyone!
Use promo code: gobble40 at checkout to receive 40% off everything except Dec. 2007 kits and gift certificates!

Subscribers receive 50% off! Since Nov. kits are sold out, you can call sugardumplin to pre-order a Dec. kit subscription and request the 50 % off promo code to be e-mailed so you don't have to wait! Credit card number may be left via phone message, but please DO NOT e-mail your CC number.New items will be added to the store this keep checking back. There is no limit to the number of times you use the code! How cool is that??!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Our Big Sale!

Hi everybody! is having a REALLY BIG SALE!

The 1st Annual Big Sale will start on Black Friday, November 23rd. Use promo code: gobble40 to receive 40% off your purchase of anything in our entire inventory.*

Subscribers have access to our entire inventory* at 50% off, starting TODAY, November 16th! Use special code that came with your November kit. New subscribers may receive the promo code VIA e-mail as soon as they subscribe by e-mailing way they don't have to wait until their kit is shipped to take advantage of the extra savings.*sale does not include 2007 November and December kits or gift certificates..

We will be adding more items to the store on a daily basis over the next few check back often. There is no limit to the number of times you use the promo code.

All of us at are thankful for the blessings we have, including great customers like you. We wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!