Saturday, February 9, 2013

Old Pictures + New Mind's Eye Paper = Family Memories

The newest My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Ruby line is perfect for old photos so I used it to create a two-page layout of black and white photos from 1955.  They feature me with every member of my family that existed in 1955 except my Dad, who I believe was in the Air Force in Morroco and my two uncles. 

I used the Paper Lace paper to provide my background.  To use the design of the paper that I loved , which was on the paper’s right and left edges, I simply used the edges of the paper and put a different paper for the center of the layout.  And just like that I had the same design as the initial paper, but as a two-page layout rather than a one-page one. 

 I added gray paper from the line, which is a solid color but textured to make a photo mat.  To add glitz and focus to the layout I added some embellishments.  I started with three of the layered stickers, which had glitter and the one that said “Happy Days are Here” seemed appropriate for pictures of people wearing party hats.  The layered doily wasn’t quite large enough so I added a red doily sticker underneath.  To add a little glitz to another layered sticker, I added red rhinestones.    I used the little pennants from the chipboard set across the bottom.  I added a few more up the right side.  Finally, I added a crown and mirror I created with a Spellbinder set that has stamps to match.  And to tie in, I added the red rhinestones I had used on the layered sticker to the crown.

This line has so many items you can use it for almost any type of layouts.   To see how you can personalize your layouts very easily with the many coordinating items offered in this line.   added lots of embellishments. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Valentine's Day Cards

Valentine's Day Cards from BoBunny Love Letters
With Valentine’s Day nearly here, now is the time to get your Valentine’s Day cards made.  ScrapbooksPlus has some great papers for your projects. 

I especially loved BoBunny’s Love Letters line.  It has pinks and turquoises and just makes you happy to look at.  For my Valentine’s Day card, I used the Airmail paper, which has stamps on one side that are ohh so cute and the Love Letters, which has fun stripes.  I made a standard-sized horizontal card with these two papers.  For the trim and a handmade envelope, I used BoBunny Island Mist Vintage.  This turquoise-mottled paper (with gold polka dots on one side) made an envelope that popped, especially when I added a little trim and hearts from Love Letters.  (If you haven't checked out this line of paper, I encourage you to do so.  Similar to the BoBunny dots, this paper comes in a variety of colors  -- all vintage and all with gold dots on one side -- that can be used with all kinds of paper.  I love the browns and blues.)

I also made a little matchbook using the same papers as the card.  I added a Valentine's Day message so it could serve as a unique card. 

Stop by ScrapbooksPlus and check these out.  I am not sure that the picture does them justice.  While you’re there, you can get the supplies you need to make these.  You can also check out other Valentine's Day papers, such as Basic Grey's True Love, which includes little mini bottle caps!

ScrapbooksPlus will be offering a class to make these three items plus a Valentine’s Day exploding box.  Not only will you make these great items, but you’ll learn how to use a scoring board.  So whether you want to make t hese items or to learn how to use a scoring board, sign up now as space is limited by calling ScrapbooksPlus at 703.263.9503.  The class will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10:30am – 2:30pm for a cost of $45.  I hope to see you there!   

Monday, February 4, 2013

BoBunny Powder Mountain

They're back!! I’ve completed my first all-in one mini album kit for 2013, and it’s available at ScrapbooksPlus starting Wednesday, February 6th. This mini album kit has already been designed with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions included in each kit; the paper has even been cut, so all you actually have to do is put it together. How simple is that? 

This mini album features BoBunny’s Powder Mountain Collection. Powder Mountain is a combination of blues, greys, and weathered wood patterns. Its snowy theme, complete with skies, snowboards, sleds, and ice skates makes this an ideal album for documenting all of your favorite winter memories.

There are a limited number of kits available, so drop by the store Wednesday to purchase yours before they’re gone.

Here’s a sneak peak at two of my FAVORITE pages!

Each Kit Includes: 

·         2 BoBunny Powder Mountain 12x12 Paper: Words
·         2 BoBunny Powder Mountain 12x12 Paper: Stripe
·         2 BoBunny Powder Mountain 12x12 Paper: Scarf
·         2 BoBunny Powder Mountain 12x12 Paper: Morning
·         2 BoBunny Powder Mountain 12x12 Paper: Nightfall
·         3 BoBunny Powder Mountain 12x12 Paper: Memories
·         1 BoBunny Powder Mountain Noteworthy
·         1 BoBunny Powder Mountain Buttons
·         1 BoBunny Powder Mountain 12x12 Chipboard
·         2 Chantilly Lace 8x8 Bases: Light Blue Glimmer
·         10 Chantilly Lace 4x6 Photo Mats: Light Blue Glimmer
·         8 Recollections 8x8 Bases: Light Brown
·         1 Yard May Arts Checked Ribbon – Blue and White
·         1 Yard May Arts Nylon Ribbon – Navy
·         1 Yard Creative Impressions Glimmer Ribbon – Royal Blue
·         6” Karen Foster’s Scrapper’s Floss
·         1 Yard Hobby Lobby Natural Jute
·         2 Darcie Silver Acrylic Stars
·         1 Yard Wyla Inc., Tulle – Silver
·         3 Paper Studio 1 1/2" Album Rings
·         1 Cousin Jewelry Basic Metal
·         1 Target Ornament Set – Silver Snowflake
·         2 Modern Romance 'Love' Charms

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

My Mind's Eye Lost&Found ~ Ruby

This month the ScrapbooksPlus design team features layouts, altered items, and cards created using the Lost&Found 3 ~ Ruby collection by {My Mind's Eye}

Lost&Found is always a fun collection but this Ruby line is just beautiful.  The doilies, honey combs, florals and stripes come together beautifully in layouts and projects.   

The glitter accents and embossing are the icing on the cake and make these papers so rich.  And as if that weren’t enough the embellishments are amazing!  Even the sticker sheet is so fun.  I loved all of the different ways that the new design team used the word stickers saying sweet little things like “never forget these beautiful moments” and “remember today” on layouts and projects that are on the Wall at the store.

 The doily and butterflies are such nice accents for cards and layouts either clustered or layered they really add a lot to a project. 


The washi tapes are an easy way to add a little something to a design and although they are made to coordinate with this line they will be easy to mix and match with other collections.  The buttons, brads, enamel and adornments are all so lovely.  It is always so easy to pull together a stunning layout or projects with embellishments like these!  So stop by the store or take a peak at the website to check out the Wall and all of the inspiring projects from the new design team!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Exploding Box & Cards

Most people love to get handmade cards and gifts. I think it is especially nice for Valentine's Day.  On Saturday, February 9th Scrapbooks-Plus will offer a class in which you'll make four Valentine-themed items using a scoring board and BoBunny’s Love Letters line. 

You’ll make an exploding box that would be a great Valentines gift for one of your loves – grandmother, mother, daugter, husband.  It looks like a box but when you open it up out pops all kinds of spaces that are decorated.  You can add messages and pictures specific to the receipient. You could even include a gift card in one of the pockets.  If you have a child away at school one of these with gift cards would be most welcome. 

In addition, we’ll make a newly popular “matchbook,” which can serve the same purpose as a card, but is oh so cute. 

 A card and matching envelope will complete our projects. 

Although these projects are great and reason enough to take a class, but the real purpose of making these is to learn about a scoring board.  After making these item, you can decide whether this is a tool you need in your papercrafting tool box.  Whatever you decide, you’ll have completed some projects, learned how to make some new items and had a fun afternoon. 

This class is part of a series I'm teaching to share new tools and techniques so that we are continuing to expand our papercrafting skills.  I always feel that I make better decisions when I get to use somehting before I buy it and you'll definately gain that experience with this class.  And you'll have a lot of fun!

The class is on February 9, 2013  from 10:30am – 2:30pm with a cost of $45.   The items are on display at the store if you'd like to look at them up close.   To sign up stop by or call Scrapbooks Plus at
703-263-9503.   Space is limited.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Design Team 2013... Announced!

Thank you to all who submitted for the ScrapbooksPlus 2013 Design Team call.  And a big thank you to all who voted!!  This was the first year that we had the customers vote and we were so happy with the results.  Our customers know talent when they see it... so without further ado I will introduce the members of the 2013 Design Team.   We have four brand new members that we would like to welcome onto our team.  Congratulations to Jessica Barnes, Jennie Garcia, Sandy Tuberson and Sam Marshall.  These ladies have lots of talent and we are so happy to have the join us.  Returning to the design team is the oh so talented Robin Shakoor.  Robin was on the design team a few years ago and after fulfilling her term she went on to some other creative endeavors.  She has returned to our team and we are so happy to have her back!  We also have four ladies returning from last year's design team.   Angela Nunley, Kathy Bryant, Erica Houghton and Megan Carey are all back to inspire.  

Please stop by the store to see all of the amazing projects this design team created.  The projects are displayed in the crop room ready to inspire you.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Out of the box

OK... You're right.  This is not a snowy day layout.  I get that.  But with the new year, I am stepping out of my box and all themed collections do not have to follow the theme.  The greens and blues in this collection were perfect for this action shot.  What will you step out of the box with?