Friday, August 31, 2012

Graphic 45 candy tin

Hi Everyone,

From time to time, we see some amazing creations from our customers.  Today, Kim Jefferson brought in this incredibly detailed candy tin.  She covered the box with Graphic 45 paper.  She said that it took her about 6 hours to make.  The amazing fussy cutting she did added so much depth to this tin.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Check out The Next Iron Crafter from CHA Summer

Here is a link to the event that inspired our Next Iron Crafter Event.  Our Hostess will be Gina Adolph who is a whole lot of fun!
Don't bother studying the challenge because our mystery box will have different contents.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Christmas Cards class repeat - final class

For those who have been unable to get into my Christmas Cards class, I am running it one last time on Saturday September 8th.  We will be making a total of 8 cards in this class (4 of each design) to get you started on your Christmas card making.

Please bring the following Copics to class and make sure to have a pair of sharp, detail scissors.


I look forward to creating with you soon!

P.S. Halloween Card class coming on Saturday 9/29.  Stay tuned for samples!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hexagons and honeycomb

I had a chance to grab some crafting time on Saturday and made 2 cards using our fabulous Design Team pick for lines My Mind's Eye.  If you have not seen the new MME in person, hurry up and come to Photo Scraps to check it out!  The lines are so gorgeous that they make me drool.

Both of my cards use hot trendy patterns, hexagons and honeycomb.  I am seriously in love with the honeycomb paper and hope to carve out some time tonight to make another card with it. Along with the honeycomb paper, I stamped a bee and the sentiment from the matching MME stamp set.  The bees were colored with Copics and once I had my card glued together I used Glossy Accents on the bodies and wings to give them some dimension and shine.

My second card is based on a card that was sent to me by my friend Lynn in Oregon. This card took a painstakingly long time to create, between the cutting out of the hexagons in all the different patterns and then trying to line them up nicely on the card.  The sentiment came from the same MME stamp set that the bee did and I chose that one as a little inside joke to myself because I will not be making a duplicate of this card, so it is truly one of a kind.  The hexagons were cut using a die from My Favorite Things and multiple patterns of MME from The Sweetest Thing 6x6 pad.  One of the perks of MME's 6x6 pads is that the patterns are shrunk down so that you have all the goodness from their 12x12 sheets but with a pattern size that translates well for card making.  A few of the hexagons are popped for dimension, and a little ribbon finishes off the card.

Don't forget to join us for Demo Day on 8/18 and grab some of the beautiful MME while you are in the store!


Friday, August 10, 2012

Quick and sweet MME card

This is the first card I've made for the month with the gorgeous new MME papers.  It is a quick but sweet card inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest.  It is done in the CAS style (clean and simple) which is often a challenge for me because it means minimal layering and minimal embellishing, but I love the fresh and clean look of it. 

The polka dot paper is from MME's All Is Bright collection.  The flower was done with wool-blend felt and Spellbinders dies.  The adorable little sentiment is from our own Lisa Hetrick's Avocado Arts set called Style Borders & Sentiments.  I love love love this set because it has tiny words (which you often need) for every occasion, plus great borders that can also be used as background builders.  I made a gorgeous quatrefoil background (current pattern obsession of mine) last night by repeatedly stamping one of the borders and because her stamps are clear you can do perfect placement.  The little tag that the words are on was cut using a Cuttlebug die.

Remember to stop by the Design Team area of the store not only to pick up the great product that we are featuring each month, but also to see our creations in person!

Take care,

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August's Demo Day card

Demo Day is quickly approaching...make sure to mark it on your calendars.  Come join us for some creative play time!

We will be making a card at my table using 2 of my favorite stamp sets:  MFT's Inspired By Flowers 4 and The Cat's Pajamas Simply Said.  This card is perfect for many different occasions and I will have all the sentiments on hand from Simply Said so that you can choose what you would like your card to say.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Simply Said set from the Cat's Pajamas:

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Oh my...My Mind's Eye!

Have you seen the new MME in the store?  If not, run...don't walk...before it all flies out the door!  We got in several of the new MME collections and they are all fabulous.  The papers are just delicious with in-trend patterns like chevrons and honeycomb, the colors are gorgeous, and they all offer endless possibilites for cards, scrapbook pages, and paper crafting projects.  The embellishment packs are irresistable and the stamps are wonderful too.  Needless to say, the Design Team is using the new MME lines as our spotlight product for the month of August.

Stay tuned to see what we create!