Thursday, November 19, 2009
We have this album on display so you can take a closer look!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Jill has been very sick with the flu so I'm doing her post for her. Before she got sick, she made these adorable Christmas trees from Eskimo Kisses. Jill had purchased some great templates from Inky Antics and used one for the tree boxes. I love how she decorated the trees with ribbons, dew drops and buttons. Hopefully, she will be healthy again soon so she can make us more fun samples!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Every year there is so many great products to choose from for Christmas cards and layouts. We are happy to carry Adornit products at Photo Scraps. Since I had already created this layout using a different product, I thought I would share it.
The layout on the left was made with Eskimo kisses from Basic Grey. The fun part of the layout was using the new Smooch Spritz for the first time. I have been a big fan of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists but I have to say I may like these better. shhhh, don't tell. The glimmer in these sprays are more concentrated and just one spritz in an area gives you tons of shimmer. The great part is that since you only need to spray one, the paper doesn't need to get as wet as with the Glimmer Mist. Since the paper doesn't need to get as wet, it doesn't get as wrinkled.
My second layout is using the fun paper line from Bella Blvd and Technique Tuesday Technique Tiles for the frame. I love the tiles because they are so versitle. You spray, ink, stamp or cover with paper. The inks dry very fast and don't smear on the tiles. I also Smooch Spritzed this layout. It is so hard to capture that online.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Also a Bonus card!!! I had some scraps left over so I made an extra card for you to put together!!! :)
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Bonus card! (ribbon may vary)
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVEY Holiday Projects, Don't YOU?
Head to PhotoScraps and check out the Design Team wall.
AMAZING creations using the new Eskimo Kisses line from Basic Grey.
I LOVE, this line. Can you tell I LOVE IT! The embellishments are very whimsical and those who know me well, know I like a little whimsy.
Here are my creations this month. A super fun tree (left) using just ONE sheet of paper, A chipboard ornament (center) and A Christmas Village House (right). Some people on my holiday list will be getting these LOVELIES this year.
The tree is super duper simple to make. Just cut 1" by 4" strips of patterned paper and fold them in half. Do not crease the edge. Adhere to a cone made out of cardstock or paper mache. You can even use a styrofoam cone (use pins to attach paper). Start at the base and work your way up. The star is wired to the top. Simple. Great project to do with your kiddies.
These three projects make great teacher gifts, too. You can attach a gift card to the back of the Tree ornament. The little house is a perfect size to fit some treats into it. The top comes off. Tracy has some of the Maya Road paper mache houses in the store that are begging to be embellished with this holiday line of paper.
Are you inspired to create something fabby?
Happy Holiday Creating!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Such a cliche, but I cannot believe how fast time flies sometimes! We are still coming down from the sugar high from Halloween in our house and it is time to think about Christmas now. We have so many awesome holiday lines in the store right now, and among the cutest of them is the Basic Grey peppermint kisses papers. My layout used several of their decorative papers, the clear overlays (for journaling) and a feltie (the uber-cute reindeer!!). I have an urge on most, alright ALL, of my layouts these days to use multiple coordinating papers, rather than just one, or heaven forbid, just plain 'ol cardstock. I love the look of mixing and matching the papers, and I figure that someone way more talented than me has taken the time to design all those papers and has deemed them interchangeable, so who am I to challenge that? Hope you like my layout. Come see us at the store to see all our fab holiday scrapbooking and stamping supplies! Off to make dinner....Lisa H., aka: the tall Lisa :)
Here are the first 2 cards I've made using our DT focus this month, Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses. The papers are so versatile. The cardinal card shows off the elegance of the line, and the tree card has a whimical feel to it.
The cardinal is a clear stamp from Inkadinkado, a winter birds set. I stamped it in Black Cherry Staz On, which is in my opinion, the best shade of red that you can get in an ink. I used a wide satin ribbon in red, and some tiny bling in pink to finish it off. Actually, I am so pleased with my cardinal card that I am going to use it as one of my designs for my Christmas cards this year.
The tree card is done with a Unity stamp, designed by our very own Lisa Hetrick. The Merry Christmas is a tiny $1 Hero Arts stamp. Some white satin ribbon and some clear bling finish off the card. The images were stamped in Memento ink, my go-to ink for just about anything (except that they don't make a perfect shade of red).
I've had a little preview of some of the other DT projects and I must say that they are outstanding! Come into the store and check out our DT wall, plus you can see the new counter and all the new product. Every week is like Christmas around the store with all the new stuff that comes in.
And on a final note, I am teaching a Flower Soft class this weekend. It is quickly filling up and as of this morning there were only 3 more spots left. If you have wanted to play with this product before investing in it, this is a great opportunity. Come join me!
Sunday, November 1, 2009