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Archive for April, 2010

Spring Paper Sale!

Let’s start the week on the right foot, shall we?  How about a patttern paper sale?  Pattern paper has always been my weakness but at 60% off, no one has to feel guilty about it.  :0)

We have over 500 patterns to choose from so there’s definately something for everyone.  Head on over quick as a June bug ’cause once a pattern is gone, it’s gone.

This sale ends Saturday, April 24th, 2010.

Start shopping here.

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Quote of the Day

If I had my life to live over, instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
–Irma Bombeck

Technique Tidbit Thursday: Mini Travel Bag Album

By Noella A.

I hope you will join me in making a Mini Travel Bag Album! 😀

Supplies Needed:

2 Chipboard Sheets Approx. 8 1/2″ x 11″ (You will be cutting them)
2 Sheets of coordinating Patterned paper
Coordinating ribbon approx. 6″ in length
1 Sheet of Cardstock to match for bottom accordian
1 sheet of cardstock for inserts
Glue
Paper Trimmer

Instructions:

1. Cut 2 pieces of chipboard following instructions in diagram below:
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2. Measure in top 3/4″ in toward the center on both sides as shown in diagram. Draw a line down to the corner of each side and trim off to make the shape of the bag.

3. Cut 1 – piece of chipboard 5″ x 1 1/2″ (this is the closure) and 1 – pc of chipboard 5″ x 1″.

4. Using glue stick Cover all your chipboard pieces with patterned paper making sure to overlap and fold over to back. (This makes a nicer smooth edge). Then cover insides with another pattern or cardstock leaving a bit of an edge.

5. Cut 4 – 1″ x 1/2″ strips of Patterned Paper. Fold in half and join Top back of travel bag to top and top to closure with glue. (see photo)

6. Then Glue back piece on the back of the bag making sure that the flap will fall to the front.

7. Using ribbon create a handle glueing it under the flaps

8. Cut a piece of cardstock that is 5″ x 6″, accordian fold in 1/2″ measures. Should create 6 slots. (I only got 5… )

9. Glue to each piece of the bag on the larger edge which will be the bottom of the bag.

10. Cut 6 – 5″ x 4 1/2″ pieces of coordinating cardstock and adhere between each accordian, creating your pages for your album.

11. Add your embellishments and photos and whaa laa!!

Please post links to your blogs in this post. I am very excited to see what you all will come up with!

Have Fun and Happy Scrapping! 😀

Club House Kudos: Hambly Screen Prints

This company has some of the most innovative transparencies around. They are definately trendsetters! I am talking about Hambly Screen Prints. :0)
hambly
Transparencies, of course, are not their only product but it is one of their most popular. If you check out their blog, you will find they also carry paper, rub ons etc. Their design team creates the most delicious creations and quite a bit of it is a little “edgier”, which I like.
See the Hambly blog here.

See our Hambly products here.

Have a fantastic day!

Quote of the Day

One moment of patience may ward off great disaster.  One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life. 

 ~Chinese Proverb

Technique Tidbit Thursday: Stamping Tips

Don’t rock the stamps – place the stamp down and try to place your fingers in all 4 corners for a perfect stamp.

Don’t press really hard, especially with acrylic stamps or you smoosh your image or slide the stamp.

Stamp with a pad, magazine or pile of papers under your paper for a good image.

Before you stamp on something “permanent” like a layout or card that you don’t want to ruin, take the stamp on a test run. Try several different types of ink until you get the desired look.
Clean your stamps. It is the worst when you stamp something in bright pink and then you realize that the stamp was stained with black….NOW you have black ink impression on your brand new pink ink pad.

Club House Kudos: Mojoholder

This is one of those blogs that, sadly,  appears to be discontinued but (thankfully) is still available for pubic viewing.  It is called Mojoholder.  It features sketches and samples by their design team along with creative works by popular names in the industry like Kelly Goree, for example.
mojoholder blog

Head on over to Mojoholder and see what I’m talking about!  I’m sure it’ll get your “mojo” going!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!