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A 5×5 Art Journal by my sister…

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I wanted to share this cute mini album that my sister, Mary Wick, made for her friend’s birthday.  Mary is a freshman in high school and does a lot of scrapbooking.  She loves to use stickers and Stampin’ Up!’s Simply Scrappin’ Kits. May is National Scrapbook Month, but that doesn’t mean that you have to do a fancy 12×12 album.  Scrapbooks come in all shapes and sizes, so pick the one that is right for you.  This mini album is made from Stampin’ Up!’s 5″x5″ Art Journal. A few of the inside pages of the album show some great ways…

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Flip Album

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With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I thought I would share a quick gift idea. What do you give someone who has everything?  Pictures of their beautiful grandchildren!  I love to put together albums of pictures for the grandparents as gifts and I am always on the lookout for new ideas on how to do that. This is a flip album that I quickly put together last night.  The Simply Scrappin’ Kits are perfect for this album. You can get two albums out of each kit and still have supplies left over! For this album I used the Crew Kids Girl…

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Cookie Dough Truffles

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I first made these truffles as a gift for my sister’s birthday.  She loves truffles and cookie dough, so when I saw this recipe I immediately thought of her. I received a box of truffles for Christmas, so after finishing them off I saved the box and wrapped the top with a piece of Berry Bliss Designer Series paper.  I used an alphabet stamp set to stamp “truffles by jess” on the paper before I taped it to the box top with sticky strip.  After I loaded the box up with truffles I wrapped a piece of wide Chocolate Chip…

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Coaster Calendars

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Many of you have asked where I got the supplies to make these cute Coaster Calendars and how they were made. I ordered the pre-made calendars and the 4″ square coasters from www.stamponthis.com. Their customer service is amazing!  They emailed me shortly after I placed my order to tell me that they were lowering my shipping rate because they could fit my order into a flat rate envelope.  Who does that?!?  I’ll definitely be ordering from them again. On most of the calendars I made, I cut a 4″ square of Designer Series Paper, rounded the corners and used a…

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