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Archive for January, 2010

Quote of the Day

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.

 -Emily Kimbrough

Question of the Day: What is your favorite cookie?


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Technique Tidbit Thursday: Punch Flowers

By Nicole Drewniak

For this class, you will need:

square punch
pattern paper

1. Punch out several squares of pattern paper using your punch. How many you need will depend on the size of your flower. I used a 1″ punch and used 8 squares.

2. Take your first square and fold back 2 of the corners and glue in the back. Repeat with each square. These are your flower “petals”.

3. Attach each “petal” by gluing each one in the center and attach the next petal. Work your way around in a circular pattern.

Finish your flower by attaching a button for the center (I also used a smaller square under my button as well but it’s not necessary).

Club House Kudos: Riff Raff

I am rather proud of this company that is based out of Edmonton, Alberta.  It’s not too often you have a great manufacturer so close to home.  Their chipboard is unique and of wonderful quality.  Check it out in our store here.

Wanting to glean some inspiration while you’re at it?  Then check out their wonderful blog that is loaded with great designs by their DT.

riff raff designs

Question of the Day: Do you volunteer at school or for any groups?

Club House Challenge!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  This week’s Club House Challenge is this:  get out that sticker stash of yours and create a card.  Stickers are perfect for this.  Easier than stamping and colouring an image, right?  So get yours out and get creating! 

Here is my sample:
penguin hello card

Please feel free to share your work with us by linking us to your blog in the Reply section.  :0)

Question of the Day:  What would be the colour scheme of your dream scrap room?

Digital Download

Welcome to a new week!  Are you ready to face the day?

For this week’s Digital Download we found this great free kit from Peppermint Creative:

technogeek kit

You can grab it here.  Enjoy!!

Question of the Day:  Do you like surprises?

Quote of the Day

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up. 

 ~J.M. Power

Question of the Day: Do you have really wild vivid dreams when you sleep or do you rarely remember them at all?

Technique Tidbit Thursday:

By Heather (pink heather)

Lets add some sparkle and shine to your next layout!
What you’ll need:


Glue pad

Glue up stamp thoroughly.
Press firmly on the cardstock and lift straight off.
Sprinkle on the glitter. You can press down with your fingers to get a thicker coat. Just be sure not to swipe and wipe it off.

Shake off excess glitter.
Let it sit for a while to set. You can also buy spray sealants to help the glitter stay on your page.

Add some bling…

You can use the same technique on embellishments. I added glittery circles to my flower centers… and more bling.

Here’s my finished sparkly layout…
Unfortunately the glitter doesn’t photograph that well, but it is very sparkly in real life.