Sunday, December 2, 2012

Bracket Frame Workshop

In my next featured worskshop we will use the My Creations Bracket Frame from Close To My Heart.

This workshop will run through the next few months with the designs changing and customizable.

There are so many options for these beautiful chipboard frames!

Here are a few samples starting with the Christmas designs I have created using the Pear and Partridge paper packet and dimensional elements.

These will make perfect Christmas gifts for my family this year!

As you can see, I popped up a cute 4x4 pic of my son with Santa Claus from this year. 

You could easily fit an 8x8 size photo on the inside as well or even a couple of smaller wallet size pics and a few more embellishments too. 

Here are two more designs that I have created to give as gifts this Christmas. 

This next design is featured in the Close To My Heart Autumn Winter 2012 Idea Book.  It has a stamped family tree on the inset. The tree is intricately cut with the micro-tip scissors so that the leaves stick out and are very life-like.  I love how it accents the wall of photos showing family heritage.

I hope you will consider making one for your home decor or as the perfect gift this holiday season.  Contact me if you are interested.  There are only a couple of dates left for December.  Put your requests in now for the New Year!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

3D Star Workshop

A star is the perfect addition to your holiday decorations! You can choose to decorate your star for the holidays or even for everyday use.  What a fabulous homemade gift they make too.

There are so many designs to choose from. These are two of my samples but I have lots more to show you!

The star workshop includes the My Creations Star, a 12" white chipboard 3D star perfect for hanging, enough papers to cover the star and lots of accessories to make it sparkle!  

This workshop will run until the end of January.  Cost: $20, step-by-step guidance included!

Contact me at to sign up!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Christmas Pear & Partridge Workshop

Sign up now! This workshop always fills up fast! The layout featured in this year's Christmas workshop uses one of the most beautiful CTMH Christmas paper packets of all time, Pear & Partridge.  I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this paper!!!  For just $30 your kit will contain the entire Pear & Partridge Level 2 Paper Packet (valued at $9.95), Pear & Partridge Velvet Rub-ons (valued at 4.95), Red and green sparkles and adhesive to complete the two 12x12 pages shown below.  You will also have access to my stamps, inks, tools and, best-of-all, ME :) leading you through every step of the way.  No guess work involved!  I will even cut the paper for you if this is your first workshop with me.  The cozy, quilted arrangement of the B&T papers reminds me of my favorite warm quilts that I love to take out in the winter. And, of course, I always think about hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies that my son and I set aside especially for that extra special guest :)

Bring at least four 4x6 photos with you to complete this layout at the workshop or you can wait and insert this year's holiday photos afterwards.  Make sure the photos are in the same direction as the ones shown below.  I will teach you the techniques of heat embosssing as well as layering the stamped images, rub-ons and sparkles to really make this layout shine! 

After the workshop, you will have enough supplies in your kit to also complete a layout similar to the bonus layout shown below. 

Plus, with a few additional supplies, you can also create these stunning holiday ornaments to use as tags on a gift or to adorn your own Christmas tree.   Contact me for more information on these Dimensional Element Ornaments.    The Red Glitz Glitter Gel is the best part of these, especially when the tree lights hit them! And what a cool project these would be for the kids to complete!

HO HO HO :)  I can hardly wait to get into the holiday spirit with you! Contact me today at to sign up for this workshop.  My November dates are almost full so don't delay!  December and January dates are filling now. 

In my January workshop I will be featuring the My Creations Star.  For only $20 I will help you make a star you will want to display all year round.  Oh starry night this one's going to shine bright! Check back soon for a separate post on this class and lots of samples for you to choose from. 

My Thanksgiving layout is also coming soon!  I am especially thankful this year that most of my friends and family are now with power, heat and hot water.  Thank you so much to all of the many workers that helped to make that possible.  To those still without power and whose lives have been affected by the storm, my prayers are with you.  May God bless you and continue to watch over us all.

Happy Crafting! :)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Spooky Club Meeting on September 23

My next Papercrafting Club meeting is on September 23 from 2-4 p.m.  Please email me if you are interested at

We will be working with the new CTMH paper packet called Moonlight.  The cost for this club kit is $30.  The club kit includes the entire Moonlight level 2 paper packet plus matching accessories such as black and clear sparkles and skull brads.  Your club kit includes more than enough supplies to make the 4 12x12 scrapbook pages shown below plus additional cards and projects.   I will teach you how to complete the BOO layout (shown below) and also the techique of heat embossing.  You will absolutely LOVE the way the black embossing enhances the spooky look of this layout! Plus you can use my stamps, inks and tools so no need to bring your whole craft bag with you. 

This is the BOO layout we will be completing this month:

With the remaining papers and accessories from your club kit you can also complete the following layout. Note that some additional stamping is required for you to complete this layout at home so make sure to let me know if you would like to complete this layout and we can do the prep work ahead of time!

Plus with just a few additional materials, such as two chipboard blocks and a set of chipboard numbers, you can also create these spooktacular halloween countdown blocks:

Sign up before September 13th to be a part of this boo crew party!

Happy Crafting!  :)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Upcoming Club and Holiday Workshop

Thank you to everyone that came out to support Stephanie Loves Scrapbooking yesterday at the Milford Oyster Festival! I had a great day and met lots of crafty people! :)  I am excited to share with you these new announcements:

I have some openings in my monthly scrapbooking club.  I am always looking for new club members.  Our club meets once or twice a month to work on various papercrafting projects. Some of the projects we create include scrapbook pages, cards, display albums, and boxes. We use the newest tools, papers and accessories from Close To My Heart.  At each club meeting I teach the members a new technique such as heat embossing, edge distressing, masking, and kissing (FYI- "kissing" is stamp technique BTW).  The next club meeting is in September and we will be working on Halloween themed layouts with spooky cool black embossing. 

My next workshop will be in November in which we will be focusing on winter layouts. This workshop fills up fast so make sure to reserve your spot now.  We will be making a holiday themed memory showcase with beautiful snowflakes cut with the Cricut and rinestone brads for accents.  After the workshop all you will have to do is display your showcase for all of your family and friends to enjoy!

Please contact me soon via my new email address at if you are interested in attending my club or workshop.

 If you haven't done it yet, please "LIKE" my Facebook page Stephanie Loves Scrapbooking!

Hope to see you again soon!
Happy Crafting! :)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Oyster Festival in Milford, CT on Saturday August 18th

Calling all scrapbookers and paper craft lovers! Stephanie Loves Scrapbooking will be at the Oyster Festival in Milford, CT this Saturday August 18th.  I will be selling 12x12 scrapbook layouts in shadow box frames, school display albums, baby display albums, princess boxes, superhero frames, perpetual calendars, recipe boxes, memory showcases and much more! I hope to see you there!!!! Check out my My Facebook Page page for some new pics!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My New Email Address

My new email address is
Please Contact me via this email address from now on. Thank you.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rhode Island Vacation Scrapbook using Studio J

I just got back from a mini vacation to Rhode Island. We visited both Narragansett and Block Island for a few days. The weather was a bit cold but the water was calm, the sights are always beautiful, the shopping is fun and the food was delicious! I created these five layouts in Studio J, our digital scrapbooking software. Each layout will be printed on 12 x 12 glossy paper.  All I need to do next is slide them into the sheet protectors of my summer scrapbook.  And voila! Now both my family and friends can enjoy sharing in all the fun we had.  If you would like me to scrapbook your last vacation just send me 20-25 of your most favorite pics and I'll do the rest!  I'll even put the album together for you! Contact me at  I look forward to helping you preserve your vacation memories so that you and your loved ones can enjoy them all year round!

Let me Scrapbook for you! :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Strawberry Festival in Orange - June 3, 2012

I had a great time at the Strawberry Festival in Orange yesterday. Hope you enjoy these pictures of my booth!

Next stop is the Oyster Festival in Milford. Hope to see you there! :)

Happy Crafting! :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Orange Strawberry Festival this SUNDAY June 3

Please come see me this Sunday! The festival is on the Orange green from 10 am to 7 pm. Hope to see you there! -------Stephanie Loves Scrapbooking!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Orange Strawberry Festival- SUNDAY June 3 2012

This Sunday June 3 (new date), I will be at the Orange Strawberry Festival.  Please come see my booth Stephanie Loves Scrapbooking!!! I have lots of new artwork to show you! I can't post it all on my blog before hand--that would be no fun! :) Mention my blog and I will give you a free gift :) Hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Super BIG Artwork Post - Leadershare 2012 Artwork

This is a close up of the laser cut shells that I distressed
with creme brulee ink to highlight the intricate cuts.

I had such a blast at this year's Leadershare in New Jersey and I made some BEAUTIFUL artwork if I do say so myself! Thanks so much to CTMH for the opportunity to learn new techniques, use fresh new products, and to create some AMAZING artwork that I am so happy to share with you all! 

These 12x12 pages are made using the new CTMH  Footloose beach-themed papers papers and accessories such wooden circles  and wooden laser cut beach shapes.  The best deal for this packet is the Workshop on the Go  which includes all of the paper, accessories and instructions to make lots of scrapbook pages and additional projects.   One of the new techniques I used on all of my Footloose layouts was the distressing technique to give all the papers a a beachy weathered look. Notice the white edges of all of the papers? I created this look using a sanding block! Super cool, right?! 

This is a close up of the wooden badge buttons. I stamped little sand dollars on them with the stamp set that comes in Workshop on the Go.  I just love how they came out!

Look how cute my seahorse came out! Both the seahorse, clam, and Horsin' sentiment
are part of the special stamp set that comes with the Workshop on the Go.  I used three different
inks (Lagoon, New England Ivy, Creme Brulee) on the seahorse to give it highlights. 

For my "Fun In The Sun" title I used a chunky alphabet stamp on the sand patterned paper.

Now I just need to go buy some sun tan lotion and spend a day relaxing at the beach to fill these awesome pages with some cute pics of me and my son! I just can't wait till summer! 

These next two layouts are created using the Pemberly paper packetlace flowers, and cork shapes.

I love this sentiment. The stamped flourishes and sentiment are a part of The Best Things stamp set. This is one of my absolute favorite new stamp sets. I just LOVE flourishes! Another neat thing to do with a flourish stamp is to join the flourishes together to create a delicate border around your cards or pages.  

As you can see I used the flourish stamp here as well as the Friend stamp sentiments on these colonial white die-cut cards.  The paper packet I used on these cards is Stella which has beautiful colors of blues, greens and reds.   I also used the new green buttons and cork shapes too. 

My oh my! This has been one BIG post! I hope you have enjoyed what you saw and I hope the artwork has inspired you to be creative too!

Happy crafting! :)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Leadershare 2012 Roomie Gifts Received

I just love my CTMH friends. Even though we are not official "roomies" we still exchange roomie gifts each year at a CTMH event. Check out these awesome projects my two CTMH BFF's made for me. 

Jolene made me this beautiful frame of my initial sculpted totally out of buttons! She makes the
prettiest scrunchie flowers too!  I couldn't wait to hang this up in my craft room!

Crystal made me this super cute box and filled it with sweet tangerine Bath & Body products.
She used the deep cut blade to cut both the black layered flower and the pink rose out
of felt using her Cricut!  I can wear the rose as a pin or even in my hair!

I love you guys! Thanks again! You're the best! :)

Check back tomorrow for my next post (a super BIG one) showcasing all of the artwork I made at Leadershare.