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Archive for October, 2010

Quote of the Day

It’s the friends you can call up at four a.m. that matter.
Marlene Dietrich

Quote of the Day

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

-Marcel Proust

Technique Tidbit Thursday: Gift Tag/Mini Card

By Michelle V.

This is so easy: The instructions are as follows…


Cut a piece of pattern paper (double sided is nicer) to 3″ x 6″.
Fold at 2.75″.
Staple sides to close and form the pocket.

Decorate the front as desired.


Cut a piece of cardstock to match (or pp if you choose) to 2″ x 6″.
Fold accordion style at 2″ and 4″.
Decorate the front of the folded tag with a tab at the top so you can see it when it’s in the pocket.

Place in the pocket.


Club House Kudos!

tissue flower

Today we are giving props to Kristy Neale for this smashing tutorial on tissue flowers!  You could do them black, as above, for Halloween, or red and white for Christmas.  How cute would that be?  Love it!

Quote of the Day!

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.

~ Mae West

Technique Tidbit Thursday: Gift Bags!

By Andrea W.

Supplies for each bag…
1 – 9 X 5 piece of pattern paper
2 – 5 inch strips of ribbon
Wet adhesive
Paper Trimmer
Scoring Blade/Stylus
Hole Punch

Score your paper horizontally at ½, 1¼, 2, 4¾, 5½, and 6¼ inches.

Score the vertical lines at 1, 4, and 4½ inches.

Now we’ll need to create some diagonal score lines. Measure ½ inch down from the top left side. Draw a diagonal line to your 1 inch score horizontal line. Measure 3, 3 7/8, 7 3/16, and 8 inches on the top edge and draw diagonal lines to the 1 inch horizontal score.

Crease all score lines except for the 4 ½ inch vertical score (this will be used as a guide to punch our handle holes).

Punch holes at 2¾, 4, 7, and 8¼ inches along the 4 ½ inch vertical score that you didn’t crease.

Glue down diagonal folds. You should be gluing down 5 “triangle” shapes.

Glue down your ½ inch score mark.

Glue the bottom of your bag together.

Add ribbons to your punch holes and your bag is complete!

Be Inspired!

October is pet wellness month!  Here are some scrappy ideas that you could do, featuring our furry friends:

1. Create a layout about the pet you have.  What is his/her day like?  How did you come to own this pet?  What is his/name and how did you decide on it?

2. Make a layout about your veterinarian.  Does your pet have special needs?

3. If you do not have a pet, why not? 

4.  Use a animal quote in your journaling, such as one of these:

“A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution.” ~ Hazel Nicholson

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” ~ Martin Buber

Cardstock Sale!

Good afternoon!

This week only cardstock is on on sale for 20% off! This is a super time to stock up for all those cards you will be making for Christmas and gift albums!

Sale ends Saturday October 23rd. 2010 so grab your shopping cart and save today!

 Visit the store here.

Quote of the Day

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting 
and autumn a mosaic of them all.”
–   Stanley Horowitz

Technique Tidbit Thursday: A Webby Delight!

coffee filter cobwebs

Aren’t those cobwebs just da bomb?  What a clever idea!  Megacrafty has a great tutorial on her blog on how to create these fantastic spiderwebs.  If you have coffee  filters and a craft knfe, you’re pretty much on you’re way.  See the tutorial here.