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Kit Spotlight: The Road Home

I *heart* this kit:

 

Here are some samples:

I’ve had a few people ask about ideas for the canvas tags/patches in the kit. As you can see above, I did a half flower in the Explore layout. You can also see some like these:

at the Pink Paislee site with instructions on how to make them found here:
http://pinkpaislee.com/2009/09/wacky-wednesday-turning-canvas-patches-into-flowers/

Another idea is to use them for a small notebook cover. Similarly, I am doing a Thanksgiving/gratitude mini album which is below. I xyroned the canvas patch on and I think it works well for the cover of it.

Hope you like what you have seen!  Get your kit here today!

Product Spotlight!

Be prepared to be Simply Enchanted!

This kit is soooo full of goodies!  Full of possibilities!  You could easily create several layouts and cards with a kit of this size.  Above is just a teeny sample of what I did with it.  I’d love to see what you come up with.  Find the kit for purchase here.

Have a fantastic Monday!

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?

Product Spotlight: Simply Enchanting (kit)

This kit is chalk full of scrappy goodness! Just feast your eyes on this:

simply enchanting kit

Design Team samples by Jennifer Cowles and Nicole Drewniak:
baby boy
home sweet home
sing
then and now
china doll
bloom

I hope you are “enchanted” with all you can do with this kit.  You can find it here at the Scrapbooker’s Club House store.  Please note that there are limited quantities available and once a kit is sold out, it is gone forever.

Question of the Day: With Good Friday coming up, I have vegetarian meals on the brain.  What are your favorite vegetarian dishes?

Product Spotlight: St. Paddy’s Day!

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I thought it’d be fun to highlight some of the great themed product we have in store (or maybe you just love green!).  Take a gander at these:
lucky headline

luckypaper

greenday

From our Vita Bella Kit:
vitabellapaper

Don’t forget we also carry non-themed items that would go great with your St. Pat’s pages like Ranger stickles, Queen & Co. felt ribbon, etc.  You can see them here, here, and here along with some other fun items.  :0)

Question of the Day: Do you consider yourself a lucky person?

Product Spotlight: Ribbon Wrap!

This morning I want to share a wonderful organizational product with you.  You know all that ribbon you have stashed away in a big heap?  Wouldn’t it be great to have ir stored neatly away so you could actually see what you have at a glance?  Well you can with ribbon wraps!
ribbon wrap

Simply wind your ribbon around the “cards” and you will end up with this:
ribbonwrap2

Easy to use and saves sooooo much space!  Head on over to the Scrapbooker’s Club House store and snap some of  these babies up.

Question of the day:  Are you susperstitious?

Product Spotlight: Love is in the Air!

It’s February already and time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day and all the ones you love.  Perhaps you will be creating cards or layouts about the special people in your life or maybe you will be tackling your own Valentine’s to send to your beloved.  In any case, we at Scrapbooker’s Club House have a basketful of wonderful products to help you express your heart’s desire.

journal noteslovelandkitxoxopaperlovesequins

Be sure to check out all our “love”ly products here.

Question of the Day:  If you could choose immortality, would you?

Product Spotlight: Walnut Ink

Walnut ink, made from the shells of actual walnuts, comes in a liquid or crystal form. These crystals are mixed with water to produce ink. The intensity of the ink varies depending on the amount of crystals and water used. The manufacturer may suggest you start with a darker solution and thin it as necessary to lighten the colour. Generally, when working with crystals, dissolve 1 tsp. per 1 cup of water.

Tsukineko’s walnut ink spritzer bottles are a form of premixed walnut ink liquid. Manufactured in four shades, the ink can be sprayed directly onto paper or poured out and used as paint.  They are archival and acid free. 

 Are other brands of walnut ink acid free? There is some debate. The actual walnut ink itself is not acid free, but some claim that the dried end-product is pH neutral. If you are concerned about this, just remember to mount your photos onto acid-free cardstock before adhering them to a walnut painted background to act as a buffer OR keep any inked items well away from your photographs.

Walnut Ink works as a “color wash” to stain paper and provides a vintage look to handmade cards or scrapbook pages. Once dry, you can stamp on it using either dye, permanent or pigment inks. And because it is a wet medium initially, you can achieve varying shades of color depending on the strength of the mix you use or add texture just by dabbing in places with a tissue, rag, sea sponge or crumpled plastic wrap 

TIP: Walnut ink behaves differently on different paper surfaces.  So play around with the papers until you get the look you want.  Remember this STAINS fabric and other porous surfaces so you may want to wear gloves or use tweezers to handle your items when wet.
walnut ink

Walnut ink can be purchased here.

Question of the Day:  What would be your dream job?

Product Spotlight: Alcohol Ink

Alcohol inks are an alcohol based, acid free, transparent ink that are put out by Ranger. They are perfect for any smooth, non-porous surface. Glass, plastic, dominos, metal, ceramic, acetate, glossy card and cd’s can all be used with this product. Alcohol inks are so different from regular inks because they tend not to blend. If you cover a glossy surface with one colour, you can drop other colours onto it and it will “push” the original colour out of the way. This is one of the reasons that it needs to be used on glossy or slick surfaces. On mat paper the alcohol ink is absorbed and can’t be displaced so it just looks muddy. The Alcohol Blending Solution is used to blend the colours together and soften the look of darker ink colours.  If you are a follower of Tim Holtz and his techniques on his blog, he uses alcohol inks regularly with spectacular results.
alcohol ink

Question of the day:  Are you a purger or a hoarder?

Product Spotlight: Ribbon

  Ribbon is readily available in every colour of the rainbow and in a multitude of textures.   Its versatility makes it ideal for the creative genius in you.  And, as far as embellishments go, it is quite inexpensive as well—every scrapbooker’s dream! 

Ribbon Techniques 

1.       Make a knot, trim off the excess and glue to the center of a flower.

2.       Weave it.  This can be done by cutting small slits in your paper and weaving the ribbon over and under the page. Alternatively, you can also weave multiple strands of ribbon on the page itself.  Mixing widths and textures adds pizzaz!

3.       Use it to top a tag.

4.       Create a border.

5.       Cut lengths of ribbon.  Loop and glue the ends together.  Place several of these ribbon loops in a circle formation, placing a large brad paper circle or even a button in the center.  Glue.  You have now created a ribbon flower!

6.       Stamp on it.  You may need to heat set your stamping to prevent bleeding.

7.       Create pleats for dimension.  Glue pleats down with ribbon glue or sew instead.

8.       Make your own striped paper using different ribbons instead of using patterned paper.

9.       Use it to dangle a charm off of.

10.   Make a bow or make knots for a more masculine look.

11.   Cover chipboard.

12.   Create photo corners.  Start with a 3-inch strip of ribbon (grosgrain works well). Fold both ends down at the midpoint to form a triangle; iron. Repeat until you have two or four ribbons for each picture. Slip triangles—with seams in back—over corners of photos, and use acid-free double-sided photo tape to affix them to album pages.

13.   Make curly ribbons by wrapping tightly around a dowel rod or pencil (securing with pins if needed), spraying with a cornstarch solution and baking in the oven for about five minutes. Leave to cool, set over night then remove from the dowel. Great for album covers and bindings. 

Attaching ribbon

Ribbon can be adhered to your pages by several methods:

Staples

Glue: ribbon glue by Making Memories works well as do glue dots or running it through a Xyron

Secure with brads, eyelets or nailheads

Stitching

 Ribbon can add a little spice to your pages in so many ways!   Have fun and feel free to share your ideas and tips for using ribbon in the Comments section below.

Question of the Day:   What is your favorite embellishment?