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Archive for June, 2010

Club House Kudos: Designers Toolbox

Today we giving a shout out to Designers Toolbox for all their cool templates.  Envelopes, cd sleeves etc.  are all there for you to download and print to your liking!

Check it out here!

Club House Challenge with a Prize up for Grabs!

Are you ready? 

I really like the idea of mini books.  You can usually get a lot done in a relatively short amount of time.  While browsing the internet, I found a great freebie class from Shimelle.  She suggests creating an “I Have to Confess…” mini album.  This is really simple and is meant to be light hearted (though you can make it as serious as you want).  See the full details here for more information.

As you can see, you could easily get this album done in a day as the format is quite simple, no fuss.  For all of you who complete your “confessions”, please link us to your blog to show it off!  Scrapbooker’s Club House will be giving a prize pack to a winner, randomly drawn from all the entries.

Closing date is Tuesday, July 13th (two weeks from today).

Good luck and have fun!

Digital Download

Check out these sweet flame foral brushes by HG Designs. Aren’t they great? Grab them for yourself right here.

Have a fantastic Monday!

Quote of the Day

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

   Helen Keller

Technique Tidbit Thursday: Photo Tips

 Tip #1:
Choose a focal-point photo. Treat other photos as “accessories” that help you to tell the rest of the story. As we read from left to right, the top-left hand corner is an excellent point for your focal-point photo when you have several photos you want to use on your layout.

Tip #2:
You don’t have to mat every single photo on your scrapbook layout, unless you want it to stand out from the background.  Or mat your focal-point photo for extra emphasis.

Club House Kudos:

For today’s Club House Kudos  I want to share a  free resource that can really change the way you collect materials for inspiration – whether for designs, type, scrapbook pages, sketches, photos, etc.  It’s called

You can gather images from the internet and create your own collection, tag them for organizational ease, and basically create your own personal idea book.  And here’s a really great feature (like that wasn’t enough already!): There’s a Firefox extension that allows you to right-click on any image you find online and add it instantly to your account. 

 Check it all out here.

Product Spotlight: Vintage Moon Kit

vintage moon kit

Look at what you can do with this spectacular kit:

Isn’t it fun?  Our kits are so versatile and you can do several layouts with each kit which have thoughtfully put together.  Come check out Vintage Moon here.

Question of the day:  What is your favorite summertime drink?

Quote of the Day

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

– Samuel Coleridge

Technique Tidbit Thursday: Matchbook Mini

By Sherry

You’ll need:
a strip of paper/cardstock cut to 10 1/2” x 4” for your cover
pages at 3 3/4” x 4 1/2” (I used 6 pages)
2 brads
bone folder or other scoring tool
corner rounder if desired

Take your cardstock strip (cover) and score at 4” and 4 3/4” from the top and 1” and 1 1/8” from the bottom edge. Fold on score lines.

Take your pages and score at 1” from the bottom *your page should be in the portrait orientation. Round top corners of pages only (if desired) because bottom of pages will not be visible.

Punch pages at 1/2” from each side.

Align page to album (you will have about an 1/8” overhang on each side and the page-bottom should line up with the 1” score line on the cover. This way you can hide the brad backs because you will not be punching the holes through the back cover.

Using page as a guide, mark your holes on the inside of the 1” flap and punch.

Decorate pages and then assemble booklet. Fasten using brads.

Finished project:

Club House Kudos: Cuttlebug Challenges!

cuttlebug challenge

One thing I hear alot from scrapbookers is that when they buy a tool they end up not using it as much as they thought they would.  I am guilty of this myself.  Today for Club House Kudos I have found a blog that encourages the use of one great tool: the Cuttlebug.  This blog focuses on getting you to get the most out of your Cuttlebug and inspiring you with amazing samples of completed projects.  They even have contests and some pretty amazing prizes too.

See it here.