Monday, November 30, 2009

Saturday night crop

The next crop night is this Saturday night, December 5. This can be the perfect time to finish those Christmas cards or handmade gifts. The cost is only $7 for six hours of creative time away from all the distractions at home. And don't forget you can use all the dies and punches while you are there. Be sure to call Scrapbook Haus to reserve your seat!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas New Arrival

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

Great Gift Idea

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.

Hosting the family this year?

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

Technique Tuesday

Bazzill Basic Paper template, paper piercer, needle, scrapbooking floss, mat
Place template on paper where you would like your design. Use paper piercer to poke hole in the middle of template. (make use to use a mat that is soft so that it is easy to poke the holes) After tracing all the holes.....
Use the needle to sew the thread into the holes. When you finish you should have the same design that you chose to trace.
Cosmo Cricket~ Nutmeg (Autumn, falling down); Cardstock~ orange peel, red; Scrapbook thread~ brown; Stickles~ cinnamon; Glossy accents
"Giddy Up"
Paper Trunk~ wrangler giddy up, spurs,buck-a roo; buttons~ brown,green & off white; Ribbon~ ball fringe; Pen~ Gelly Roll (clearstar);p Stickles~ X Mas Red

"School Days"

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

Upcoming Weekend Events

Looking for an opportunity to get away? Scrapbook Haus is hosting a Lucky Friday the 13th crop. Just think seven hours of uninterrupted time to scrap! How lucky can you get? Since this is the busiest photo-taking time of year, get a head start on your holiday layouts. Just call the store to reserve your spot.

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

It's a Girl Thing

I fell in love with this collection as soon as I saw it. This is the Perfectly Posh collection by Imaginisce. You can see the glittery accents in the photo on the left. The thermographic bonding allows the glitter to sparkle but NOT to flake off. The collection includes some cute images ranging from pink poodles to shoes to lipsticks to purses. It reminds me of the children's book series "Fancy Nancy." The cardstock weight paper is double-sided--- another favorite of mine as you get two patterns for the price of one sheet of paper.
Here are two cards I made using this collection.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Nikki Sivils visit

If you've been into the store lately, you might have noticed the cute Christmas and Halloween collections on the end caps. The artist, Nikki Sivils, visited Scrapbook Haus Oct 18 to conduct a mini- album workshop and make n' take. (As you can tell, she looks just like her publicity photos. ) She demonstrated many different uses for her collection. Her single sheet of Halloween embellishments includes two card fronts as well as several individual items to cut out and decorate your layouts. She also brought along product samples such as this Ghost chipboard album. Her double-sided cardstock gives you several pattern options without having to buy lots of paper to complete your project. Her collection also includes a set of acrylic stamps to coordinate with the artwork on the paper. Check out her product if you are looking for some whimsical designs.