Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Piggy Tales has a delightful line in the store called "5 Little Ducks Collection." It really is suitable for more than baby-themed projects. This layout was created with 3 of the double-sided cardstock papers. I also used a Hero Arts rubber stamp to create the flourish embellishment. (I always forget that rubber stamps can be used for more than cards.) Unfortunately this photo does not emphasize the details; parts of the flourish are decorated with Basic Grey bling.
The note card below was created from 1/2 sheet of this collection. It could be used as a note card, kid's birthday card, or party invitation. Select strips were cut out from the paper and arranged on the front of a plain white card. Another strip was glued to the inside of the card. Very fast and easy project!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Another option is a Scrapbook Haus Crop Time Key Tag. The cost is $60 and it is valid for 365 days from the date of purchase. The key tag entitles you to free access to the crop room and die cuts (provided there is not a class scheduled), three free crop nights, $15 class tuition money, and 15% discount on purchases made on your birthday. So you can truly enjoy your gift all year long!
AND just for our Blog visitors: Until Dec 24, you can purchase a key tag for a special price of $45. Just mention you want the Blogger special at checkout.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
From 1-5 PM, two different Make 'n Takes will be offered in the store. JimmyeSue of Texana Designs/Jam'n Stamps fame will be helping guests create a Christmas bookmark. You know how cute her artwork is so you won't want to miss it. Plus as a participant, you'll be entered in a drawing to win a fabulous prize. Additionally, I will be helping guests create a "Cozy Winter" treat. And the best part... both these events are totally FREE! If you're looking for inexpensive ideas for teacher gifts, this is the place to be. Both projects will be offered continuously throughout the afternoon so stop by anytime to join in the fun.
That evening 6 pm to midnight will be the last crop for 2009. Yes, it's kinda like New Year's Eve in Scrapbook land. The cost is only $7 for six hours of creative fun. Bring a friend along to celebrate the season and ring out 2009. Just call the store to reserve a seat. We look forward to seeing you Saturday!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
The new Basic Gray collection "Eskimo Kisses" is now in the store. It features double-sided cardstock-weight paper in non-traditional Christmas colors (pale blue, pink, lime green). I created this card using three sheets of paper from this collection. This is a great idea for a quick yet handmade Christmas card. The front panel of the card is simply 1/6 of a sheet of "Rooftop" so you can create 6 cards from a single sheet. I used "Evergreen" for the card base; but, you can use a pre-folded white card instead. The greetings were printed on the computer. The pink stripe along the bottom is really one of the stripes found on "Powdered Sugar." I still have at least 13 more stripes on this sheet of paper for future projects. This collection gives you a variety of choices. (I also noticed a really cute Bling blue crystal Christmas tree embellishment that matches this collection.)
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
In case you're looking for creative ways to wrap gifts this season, check out the Graphic 45 Christmas Past Collection "Ode to Joy." I made this bag topper with one panel from the 12 x 12 sheet. I like it because it is not the traditional red/green combo. I used Diamond Stickles to outline the panel and to highlight areas in the floral pattern on the bag. The color of the Stickles really looks gold which is Christmas-y to me.
If you look at what is left from this 12 x 12 sheet, you can see what a value you get from this purchase. I still have one panel left to create another bag topper, two vertical panels suitable for cards, one large panel for a 6" x 6" album, and four square images suitable for gift tags. Stop by the store to see the rest of the samples I created from this versatile collection.
Are you looking for ways to make your holiday meal special? You might want to create placecards and/or menu cards for each place setting. This is a simple way to add a personal touch.
The base for both projects is Bazzill Metallics cardstock in a copper color. You can tell from the photo the shininess of this cardstock. The placecard was covered in a fall-look pattern paper and topped with a die cut leaf. The name was written with a Jelly Roll pen.
The menu card is really a pocket card created from the copper cardstock. Eyelets hold the flap closed to create the pocket. A strip of black ribbon accents the front of the pocket. The menu was typed in a Word document and printed on vellum. The vellum was then double matted on brown cardstock and then the fall printed paper.
Since Bazzill makes the Metallics cardstock in other colors, you can also tailor this idea for a Christmas or New Years' dinner. Happy eating!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Simple Simon Collection~fair piggy tale, mother's pail; Cardstock~ red, yellow, green, blue, brown; Ribbon~ school days; Stickers~ from stash
Make sure to stop by the Haus to see all the great new product.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
On Saturday, I will be hosting the Introduction to Scrapbooking class 10 am -12 noon. We will explore all the basic equipment and techniques used in scrapbooking. Bring 2-3 photos and go home with a completed 12 x 12 layout. And the best part is that the class is FREE. Just be sure to call the store to reserve a seat before the class fills up.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Hop on over the the Harlee Quinnz Designs Blog for the full tutorial. And....Happy Crafting!!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Boarder Punches....They are so fun and an easy way to add a little something to a card or Layout.
Here is the card I made using the Imaginice Lets Roll line. I added a chipboard 4; cardstock~ orange, red, and yellow
I also wanted to say Thank You for all the Ladies that came out to the Cricut Class Saturday. I hope you learned ALOT!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
A plain piece of orange cardstock , Cuttlebug, pumpkin embossing folder
Friday, September 18, 2009
It's still not too late......call & get your spot!
Crazy Kraftin’ Crop
Saturday, September 19th
6:00 pm – 2:00 am
Contests, door prizes, snacks, and FUN!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Crazy Kraftin’ Crop
Saturday, September 19th
Contests, door prizes, snacks, and FUN!
Due to space availability, tables are reserved and paid for in advance!
Call and reserve your spot!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
2 x 3.5 or larger. Circles, squares, stars, hearts, tags are fine as long as they meet the minimum size requirement. These should be made with high quality textured cardsock and layered at least TWO times. Journaling lines are required either by stamp or printed from your computer. Notes should be embellished at least once.
On a personal note, when I picked up my 3 year today he was still asleep and he was holding on to his love note that I put in with his lunch. How cute was that ... if you have signed up and get a friend to take a spot YOU WIN A PRIZE!!!! Can't wait to hear from you -- EMAIL ME!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
I selected the holly pattern and the green polka dot paper. Using just those two sheets of cardstock and one sheet of cardstock stickers, I created all the projects in the photo. That's right: one shutter card, three note cards, and four gift tags were created and I had a few scraps of paper left. Bo Bunny really gives you a great value for their product.
The rest of the line also includes a jolly St Nick, deep red polka dot paper, and a smaller holly print paper not pictured above. For more info on shutter cards, see the posting below.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
NEW Glimmer Mist and the colors are BEAUTIFUL!!! Candle lite, Pearl, Cinder, Olive Vine, Pumpkin Pie, Peppermint Stick, Pashmina & many more!
Tattered Angels Bingo cards (TOO CUTE!)
Bo Bunny Flutter Butter paper, flowers, buttons, jewels and eyelets
and The St. Nick collection
This St. Nick collection is just BEAUTIFUL!! Classic designs, reminds me of an old "night before Christmas" book I had when I was little.
Super cute stuff! Look for projects coming soon!