Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New Card Magazine and New Class

Hi Everyone,

We received a New Cards magazine.

Monday April 22nd  6-8 PM
Spring Cards with Beth
Join Beth for 4 lovely Spring Cards. (We are waiting on a stamp set for the last card)  $24

Vanessa has two beautiful cards planned for Demo Day this month.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Magenta Wrap up

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to all the wonderful ladies who joined us today for the Magenta classes and Trunk show.  We got off to a bit of a rocky start but then Shon came to the rescue with a TV monitor and microphone.  We owe many thanks to Nathalie for teaching great techniques and working so hard to make this day a great day for everyone. 

Here is the calm before the storm.

Second Class with the TV Video set up.

New Layout of the Week.
Gina P usually creates all our wonderful Layouts of the Week, but this time she has been busy creating all her Demo Day layouts.  I challenged Allison to make something fabulous with some Bo Bunny papers and she rose to the challenge. Available at the front counter.  Just $6

Sunday, March 10, 2013

My Demo Day cards

Demo Day is just around the corner and we will be making a great butterfly card at my table.  This month I will bring you 2 color combo options for the can make the card in shades of purple or in yellow and gray which is a current hot color combo (or make a card in each color combo).  I will have 60 available in each color combo.

I look forward to seeing you on March 16th!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Page Maps Sketches from Pink Paisley

I'm not sure if I ever shared this but the ideas are great.  I love some good inspiration to get my creative juices flowing.  CLICK HERE.

Monday, March 4, 2013

News from the self-proclaimed Queen of Journaling :-)

Greetings to our wonderful followers! This is Gina A. and I'm ashamed to say that I, the "Queen of Journaling", the teacher of Journaling 101 & 102, the person who nags everyone to JOURNAL, JOURNAL, JOURNAL ... that's right, ME!- I have not written on this site for a long time! However, I HAVE been scrapping LOTS (and journaling on those pages, I promise!) I celebrated my birthday in January with a 6-day crop (!) I completed 69 12x 12 layouts and 2 mini books! One of the mini books is on display in the Christmas section of the store. This chipboard "car" album has a pine tree on the top and was a perfect venue for my "cut-your-own Christmas tree" pictures. Check it out - there are kits still available for this adorable "Christmas Woody Album"! It went together so easily and I love the results. The base of the second mini-album is a FarmHouse chipboard book. I loved the pockets and fold-out pages and I used washi tape, glitter mist and stencils to decorate the cover and some of the chipboard interior pages. I'll be showing this album, along with many of my other mini albums and SMASH and SNAP books at our next SMASH crop (Scheduled for April 26th - please plan to join me!) Lastly, I wanted to share this two-page spread celebrating my in-laws long marriage. You could easily re-create this layout idea using any of the beautiful papers in our Heritage/Wedding sections or even the lovely "Secret Garden" Graphic 45 papers. I was inspired by Alice's HEART layout (on display behind the register - it's STUNNING!) I distressed some papers, and added beads, film strip "ribbon", stickers, mica and ink to embellish the papers. The finished product perfectly highlighted the sepia toned photos. Hope all of these ideas give you some creative jump-starts... remember, "Scraplifting" is legal so have some fun stealing these ideas or others from the many samples we feature at the store and on this blog. Happy Scrappin'! Gina A.