Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Snow Maggedon!!

Do you remember Snow-Maggedon?? I know, how could anyone forget??

This is a landscape photo of the trees in my front yard. Its incredible the amount of snow that can fall. We were lucky not to have lost any trees from these storms. Many people lost a good portion of their landscape. Its amazing how much damage can come from such beauty!

Regardless, what an opportunity to scrapbook! You're stuck at home and have nothing but time and hot cocoa to make!

I couldnt resist adding the little jalopy to the layout. Most cars were completely buried under snow but this one came out practically unscathed! Gotta love that!

Bring on the snow!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

1/29/2012 9:08 PM Stop by the store this week and check out some of the new products we received.
· Bazzill- Button Stackers: Snowflake or Hearts.
· Momenta/ATD- “Sassy” stickers for: Travel, Girl, Marriage, Baby, Birthday, Mama, Guy and Friends.
· SEI- Promise Me papers, cardstock stickers and gold foil frames.

Check out some of our new upcoming classes for Valentines Day and sign up today! The Design Team will be changing the wall on Wednesday so stop by and see all of the new pages and projects featuring the Twig 2 line from Little Yellow Bicycle. Have a great week! Debbie

Keeping it simple and scraplift yourself!

Lately I have been finding my design styles to be shifting back to a more simplified design style.  Well maybe simplified isn't the right word- more of a "clean" style.  It always amazes me to look back on the albums I have done in the past and the the transformation of my design styles. I have gone from the stickers to the inky to the simplified and everywhere inbetween.  I have been doing alot more art journaling (where I'm doing most of my inking, painting and techniques) so my scrapbooking has become "cleaner". 

I always love to go back through my albums to get inspiration on layouts that I really love- try it and scraplift from yourself.  It is a great way to get your pages done!


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Winter Card

While I'm not sure I agree with this sentiment....

I took the solid side of one of the SEI papers and got out my stamps, creating a snowflake background for my card. I layered a strip of the perforated paper, tied a piece of ribbon, then added the sentiment. This is a quick and easy design to do if you find you need a card - and fast!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


The SEI Silver Valley line of paper is perfect for all your snow pictures. I used 8 1-inch strips of Stargazing paper and cut trees and snowflakes out of the Silver Valley paper. The background is white glitter paper with torn edges, chalked with Ranger Iced Spruce Distress Ink, on blue cardstock. The journaling was printed on transparency film and the page finished with some embellishments.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Layout for Your Holiday Photos--Today's Make & Take

Start the year off by getting your pictures in scrapbooks.  Today’s Make and Take, which can be made quickly,  features October Afternoon’s new Holiday Style line.   Using a old fashioned “City Sidewalk” theme, the 2-page layout is perfect for Christmas pictures that don’t include children.  In addition to the beautiful papers, the layout uses two sizes of red Bazzill flowers, silver pearls and lots of blue, clear and silver jewels.  The free element is a journaling tag.  This line includes some really cut papers so you may want to get more while you’re at ScrapbooksPlus.  Don’t forget your 40% off coupon so you can get yourself a gift.  The coupon is only good on Wednesday so visit the store today. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

For the Birds!

The Sei Silver Valley paper Snowed In inspired this layout- I love the cardinals that were on the paper! At my house I love to feed the birds- but we have a problem with the bears getting to my bird feeders (this only happens in early spring but every year the bears destroy them.)   I used plain chipboard letters that I painted/stamped/crackle painted and distressed stained-lots of steps but I love the way it comes out!  Here is a closer up photo of what they look like:

It's actually a really easy process- just takes some time- but to me it's so worth it!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

1/22/2012 6:42 PM Hope you all had a great weekend. For those of you who were at the Crops Plus crop I hope you got lots of Scrappin done and had a lot of fun! Come by the store this week and check out some of our new products.
Basic Grey- 4 new paper additions to the Kissing Booth line along with wooden buttons, element sticker and Hero Arts Tapestry Script stamp.
Design Originals- Zentangle 6, Zentangle for Kidz! And Zen Mandalas idea books.
EK Success- Jolee’s Jingle Bells and Heart Repeats dimensional stickers. Sticko cars stickers.
Uchida- Ivy Leaf Embossing Punch.

If you would like to crop this weekend please sign up early as we will only be having a Friday night crop. Start checking out some of the sneak peeks from the vendors and see all of the new products coming out at CHA next weekend. See something that you think I should order for the store, email me, Debbie@scrapbooks-plus.com and I will see if I can get it! If you would like to preorder some of Tim Holtz new dies let me know because I am working on the order this week! I will be ordering all of the new items that will start shipping in February and go through April. Enjoy the week! Debbie

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Christmas Memories

SEI Silver Valley paper was ideal for creating this layout of my brother and sisters as kids. I had planned on a B&W theme and reconsidered; the river rock double sided Silver Valley was perfect for these old B&W pictures. I liked the variegated gray and the reverse small checkered pattern; it added a
light soft color to the layout.
I matted my photos and journaling blocks over three and four layers of Silver Valley paper along with cardstock and then adhered them to the river rock paper followed by the black cardstock. I trimmed the black cardstock to just show a 1/8th of an inch. This was then layered over the Silver Valley Stargazing glitter paper to add a little additional splash of red. I finished off the layout with a few flowers, ribbon, and bling.

KaiserCraft, Madame Boutique Collection

I love the Madame Boutique Collection by Kaiser Craft. There are so many beautiful papers to choose from!! I kept this layout simple by only using ribbon and flowers as embellishments. I cut the flowers out of the Knickers paper and layered them with foam tape for some added dimension. The Knickers paper offers different sizes and colors of flowers, making it easy to cut and stack them for that 3-D effect!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Baby, Its Cold Outside!!!

I love the blues in this collection! The patterns really work well together. To make the trees sparkle, I added bling and glitter flakes from Martha Stewart. I love the way it makes the trees pop. Be sure to stop by Scrapbooks Plus to see the texture and dimension this medium offers.

I dont know about you but Im ready for some snow!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Inking Paper

Did you know that it's easy to change the color of your paper? This background started off as a white-on-white embossed paper. When I took my Distress Inks and stains to the paper, the embossed areas resisted the ink - and gave me a wonderful way to customize the paper to fit my photos!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday Make & Take

Happy Wednesday!  This week's make and take features Bo Bunny's beautiful Garden Girl line.  This amazing line features Art Deco style flowers and flourishes.  The colors are vibrant and fun-- and hopefully will cheer up your scrap space in the middle of January!  There is matching chipboard, stickers and beautifully designed papers in a rainbow of colors!  
I have included a yard of sheer champagne colored ribbon for your layout as your free element.  I made a simple triplet of 2 inch loops and stapled to hold in place using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.  The staple is hidden under the chipboard flower.  I then stretched the same ribbon across the rest of the page and part of the matching page with swirl stickers on top.

I had a enough scraps of my Bo Bunny stash left over to create these cards.  They use paper, stickers and chipboard.  I also added a few sparkle rhinestones to the chipboard pieces for a bling-y touch and my corner rounder to soften the edges of the papers!  Feel free to click on the cards for a close up.  The card fronts are all 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (the card base is half of an 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock sheet).
Hurry in today to pick up this fun layout- with 3 bonus card designs.  Supplies are limited!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Snowflakes everywhere!

I had a great time making this card. I layed out my Design Team paper scraps to create my background for my card and used the beautiful trim to come up with this simple card design.  What makes it special is the textured elements I added.  First, I embossed Tim Holtz Grungboard with a Sizzix snowflake embossing folder, pulled out my mini pinking edging scissors and then inked it to show off the embossing and edge.  I love pulling out these old tools I've had since I started scrapbooking many years ago and using them in fun ways, don't you!?  I punched the tag and used an old stamp from my stash to stamp 'let it snow...'.   The other unique textured element on my card is the chipboard snowflakes.  Here's how I gave them a snowy texture...
I simply covered them with slow-drying pigment ink (or you could use Versamark) by directly rubbing them on my ink pad.  I then covered them heavily with white embossing powder and heated with my heat gun.  I let it cool completely and repeated.  This gave it a thick, textured white surface... just like snow!  Pull out your scrap and stamping tools and have fun!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Join us on Thursday for the last of Tim’s tags workshop and demo from 11:30-2:30. We will be completing tags 11 and 12. I’m glad to see you all coming back to crop and fulfill your New Year’s resolutions to get your scrapbooking caught up! If you are planning to attend one of the crops this weekend please call in and sign up early! Have a great week! Debbie
1/16/2012 11:35 AM For those of you who have the day off, enjoy and do some shopping! Teachers get 10% off today, so why not stop in and see what’s new.
Advantus- Tim Holtz Terminology Tissue Wrap.
Basic Grey- Kissing Booth papers, 6x6 paper pad, diecut flowers, mixed brads, blank cards with envelopes and Canvas Samplers Display Board.
Bo Bunny- Snowfall paper addition, chipboard and Mini Edgy Album. (If you are following the Bo Bunny blog they are featuring a mini album class on Mondays using some of the Snowfall Collection of paper, stickers, chipboard and more! We have all of the supplies in stock to complete the album if you are interested just ask!)
Crafters Workshop- Mini Tie- Dyed 6x6 template. Webbing, Bricks and Branches 12x12 templates.
EK Success- 28 new Jolee’s Dimensional stickers featuring baby, Valentines, Travel, St Patrick’s Day, Sports and more!
Ellison/Sizzix- Tim Holtz new dies: Butterflight, Old Glory, Love Struck, Mini Tattered Florals, Mini Old Glory and Rabbit & Bow. Tim Holtz Texture Fades: Americana Background & Borders Set and Springtime Background & Borders Set.
October Afternoon- Holiday Style Miscellany.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

January Layout

January means one thing around here -- Pinewood Derby time. Last year I took a few photos of our car building extravaganza (well, actually my husband doing the cutting and sanding).

I mixed this month's kit with a couple pieces of the My Mind's Eye kraft Funday collection - one of the papers and a banner.  For the title I used some wood grained Thickers that had been sanded.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Okay, I admit that the child in the picture is too little to be dreaming of a white Christmas, but the colors were perfect for this picture.  With a few simple techniques this picture shimmers like Christmas. 

I started with the Silver Valley paper for background and for the main decorations for the pictures.

I triple matted the 5” x 7” picture using two Snowed In and one Silver Valley (plaid side).  I rounded the corners of all three mats.

Using the technique we all learned in kindergarten, I cut out all  the snowflakes & the small tree from another piece of  Silver Valley. After decorating the tree, I affixed the snowflakes and the tree to the background with pop dots so they standout. 

I make a scallop tag out of white chipboard.  I put the name and year on the tag with silver ink and then used a narrower blue pen to reflect the blues and greys in the paper.  It still looked a little plain, so  I decided to add a little glimmer so  I tried a new technique.  I “inked” the edges of the tag with VersaMark and then embossed it using Zing Silver.  It gave it a little silver without overdoing it.  I affixed it to the page with a snowflake brad.

In addition to the embellishments created from the Silver Valley paper, I used two chipboard snowflakes.  I painted them with white paint and then added a coat of Chandelier Glimmer Glam to make them shimmer.  Another snowflake brad and two stickers saying Winter Wonderland” and “Dreaming of a White Christmas” completed the page. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Winter Survival Kit

I had fun making this cute little project with our DT kit this month.  It is a "Winter Survival Kit".  Now that the temperatures are starting to drop, it seems timely!  It was really quite simple to put together.  I used my Cricut to cut a 'fry box'.
Here's a close up of the front with the layered medallion with vintage book print and a large snowflake (punched with a Martha Stewart punch) and topped off with a button, then accented with burgundy crinkle ribbon.  I also used a Martha border punch to create a snowflake border around the box (under the medallion and layered with more crinkle ribbon.
The contents were also decorated with the same punches, vintage book print and ribbon.  I measured a small tissue pack and created a box with a flap to cover it.  Also included a chap stick lip balm and gourmet hot cocoa mix.  This would also be a fun little 'pick me up gift' for a good friend with a cold- it is that time of year!  I also plan to use this same method for party favors this year for my kids' birthday parties-- create a few themed goodies (not tissues and lip balm!) and put them in a fry box.  Super cute, quick and easy!!  I hope this inspires you to create a fun project with your scrapbook supplies!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Let it snow!

I'm so glad to be back on the Scrapbooks Plus Design Team for 2012!  I really love working with all the wonderful papers our designers come up with.  This month's papers were just so much fun!  This simple layout came together really quickly.  I loved using the Caroling perforated paper- it was one of my favorites!  This layout has 2 techniques that I was inspired to use from Tim Holtz.  The first is using the Shrink Plastic from Ranger.  I really love the way it works- and I use my Melting Pot (also from Ranger) to shrink the plastic using UTEE.  If you go onto Tim's website he has a whole video from his 12 Tags of Christmas showing how it is done.  I also used his On the Edge Snow Flurries die and some clear plastic to make a snowflake border.  I put some Rock Candy Distress Stickles on the edge to give it some pop.

Stop by and check out the DT wall.  The designers have done a great job- so much inspiration!  Also stop by on Thursdays to do the 12 Tags of Christmas with Deborah and learn how to make Tim's tags!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ready for More Tags?

This Thursday we're doing tags 9 and 10 from Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas. We'll be doing image transfers with packing tape -- yes, packing tape! -- and a fun stamping technique. Join us from 11:30 - 2:30. It's a make-and-take, not a class, so no sign-ups necessary!

We've got kits at the store with a tag and and any die cuts you'll need. You bring the rest!

Here's what you'll need.

Tag 9 (directions here):
Bring your favorite background stamp. You'll also need distress ink (Tim used the winter seasonal colors, vintage photo, and wild honey), paint dabbers (pitch black and snow cap), ink blending tool, clear embossing powder, heat tool, adhesive, rock candy distress stickles, sanding grip; tulle, any alphas, and any bling.

Tag 10 (directions here):
Facets, brads (2 small), alphas, distress ink (Tim used brushed corduroy and forest moss), black archival ink, perfect pearls mists (heirloom gold), gold paint dabber, glossy accents, clear embossing powder, heat tool, ink blending tool, thin jute or string (I used baker's twine). For the bottom of the tag, you can use a bit of lace or ribbon, large pearls, small Christmas ornaments, or pieces from Christmas picks.

Wednesday Make & Take

I promise I didn't plan for this to be so timely with the snowflakes falling on Monday afternoon, but what would January be without a snowy layout!  This week, hurry in to pick up this fun layout to showcase your fun snow photos!  The layout is titled "Snow Much To Do" but the letters are from a sticker sheet that matches the papers used from Echo Park Paper Company's Winter Park collection so you could easily change the title to fit your photos.

The white boxes shown on the layout are not mats- they are to show where the photos will be on your completed layout.  As you can see, you can fit a lot of photos on this layout- a total of 6!  (3 - 3x3", 2- 4x5" and 1- 4x6"- plus two places for journaling).  The free elements this week are the die cut snowflakes- one large and three smaller ones, sprayed with Tattered Angels' Glimmer Mist in "Bell Bottom Jeans".   Supplies are limited so hurry in today!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year everyone! Im really looking forward to a great year and hope you are too!

One of my promises (not resolutions) to myself is to document our precious memories more. To keep it simple and get it done. Add some pretties but in the end, get it done.

To that end, I hope that you are able to scraplift layouts from the Design Team and make them your own. Use them as inspiration to get your layouts done!

This layout uses papers from SEI's Winter Valley. Lots of patterns but they coordinate well. Since this was a winter theme, I had to take the opportunity to use my Sizzix Reindeer die. Tis the season!

Monday, January 9, 2012

1/9/2012 10:30 PM Hope you all enjoyed the nice weekend and the wonderful snow today! Here’s what came in new last week.
Crafter’s Workshop- 6x6 Templates: Cosmic Bubbles, Wonky Circles, Retro Squares, Basic Circles and Rustic Paint. 12x12 Templates: Summer and Harlequin.
Ellison- Standard and Extended Sizzix Cutting Pads.
October Afternoon- Farmhouse buttons, Tin Pins, shape stickers and Miscellany. (Papers should be in soon!) Holiday Style papers. ( We will have a Wednesday Make and Take using some of these papers on 1/25/12)
Provo Craft- Cuttlebug “C” Adapter.

Don’t forget to reserve you space for the crops this weekend; they are starting to fill up! Join us on Thursday for Tim’s Tags #9 and #10 from 11:30- 2:30. Check out our new classes this month. Have a great week! Debbie

Sunday, January 8, 2012

January’s paper choice is very versatile. It can be used for much more than Christmas and winter layouts! For this layout, I used the Mountain Trail and Lodge papers. Taking a .50” circle punch to the outside edge of the Mountain Trail paper in 1” increments will give you a nice postage stamp edge. To do this, mark your paper every inch starting from the center of each side. Then take your circle punch and punch a half circle centered on each mark. The vintage photo effect is achieved with Ranger Crackle Accents and Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I also used two Tim Holtz dies; Weathered Clock and Key & Lock. To give the lock & key an aged look, I used both chipboard and a page from an old book. I then glued both pieces together, distressed them and finished off with Ranger Glossy Accents. The clock was cut out of Ranger Foil Tape Sheets and colored with Ranger Alcohol Inks. I plan on framing this in a shadow box frame and giving it to my mom for display so she can always remember this special time in her parents’ lives!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Holiday Thank You Card with Photo for Grandma!

Although this card could be varied to meet many needs, it was designed to be a thank you note for a child’s Christmas gift.  With space for a picture, it can act as a photo frame on a table.  It is made with StargazingC, Caroling and Tomato Velvet paper.  Buttons and twine make attractive closures for the card.    Detailed instructions for making the card follow.

1.     Cut a 6”x 12” strip from Stargazing.  Score vertically at 3” and 9” to form flaps that meet in the middle when folded. 

2.     Decorate the inside first as once you do the outside the surface will not be flat and it will be hard for things to stick.
a.     Center -- Cut a piece of Tomato velvet paper  just slightly larger than your picture as a photo mat.  Mine is 4” x  5 ½.”  I cut little slashes in each corner  to stick the edges of the picture in so it will remain in the card during transit, but remove easily if the recipient wants to put in a frame. Affix  photo mat to the card. Cut 3 stockings (front & back)  out of Tomato velvet paper.  Make three stockings from Tomato Velvet. I used a Cuttlebug die but any stocking will work.  I cut three and then cut three reversed and used two for each stocking so that both sides would be the same.  I cut a top for each stocking out of white paper and applied white flocking powder.   Run twine through a red heart button from Bo Bunny’s Father  Christmas Buttons from the back to the front & then back to the back.  Affix near top left of center piece of card with Glossy Accents.  Hang stockings. (I put knots in between to keep stockings from ending up all on one end.)  Put twine through the other button in the same way.  Affix to card on right side of center piece and trim remaining twine as desired. 
b.     Right Inside Flap – I used an ornament  (3”) cut from Silver Valley with Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge. Using Detail White embossing powder, emboss the word “Thanks” on top of the ornament.  Tie a strand of red/white twine through hole in ornament.
c.      Left Inside Flap -- Cut a 6 x 3 ¼” piece of tomato velvet .  Fasten it to the left inside starting at the fold line.  It will hang over the edge approximately ¼”.   On the inside left apply  a 2 ¾” x 5 ¾” piece of Caroling.  Add  a gift (2 ½”) cut from Silver Valley with the Cricut Joys of the Season Cartridge.  Cut the ribbon from Tomato velvet.
3.     Left Outside -- Fold in the extra tomato from the inside and fasten firmly.  Add a  2 ¾”  x 2 ½” piece of Tomato velvet  on  the top left.  Add  a just slightly smaller  piece of Caroling. 
4.     Right Outside -- On the right bottom add a 3 ½”  x 2 7/8”  piece of tomato and a slightly smaller piece of Caroling.
5.     Closures -- Use green star buttons from the Bo Bunny’s Father  Christmas Buttons set and red & white twine to close; affix to two flat buttons with glossy accents.  (1st run thread for bows through.  After dries tie bow & trim.  Affix twine to one of the underneath buttons with glossy accents; affix buttons to card with glossy accents; wrap twine to close. 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Snow Day

When I saw these papers and started to think about what I wanted to scrap with them. I just kept thinking of all the things we like to do on a snow day.

We love to play outside until we are sooo cold and then come in and warm up with hot coco.

We like to make our favorite breakfast casserole and play board games while it bakes.

There are so many warm family memories made on spontaneous snow days.
I decided to make a layout with journaling about all of the different things we do on snow days.

Since I didn't have any pictures of us on a particular snow day sitting around in our PJ's playing Uno I had to find another photo to help tell the story.

I took this photo of our house on one of our many snow days a few years ago. It turned out to be the perfect photo to help me tell my story.

I love the way the different blue papers come together in this layout. The textures, rich colors and patterns work together beautifully. The Snow Day foil title sticker went perfectly with these papers and this layout in particular.

I did my journaling on these little tags. I inked the edges lightly with blue ink. Then I attached different ribbons to each tag adding even more texture and dimension to my layout.

I never would have scrapped about this if I hadn't been inspired by this paper.

I'm happy I captured these memories for my scrapbook.

What inspires you to scrap?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Final Page Map

This is my version of the final DT Page Map.  The Page Map is being retired and replaced with more layouts around the store by Design Team members.  This is a fun change this year that will give you many more layouts to 'scraplift' from around the store with a variety of paper lines each month.

I love the music paper with perforations!  It was really fun to work with and I split it up and used on several projects!  I also played with die cutting and embossing the red suede paper.  It cut like butter with my Cricut and embosses beautifully!  Here's a close up of the embossing- it was tough to photograph- but it really looks cool in person!

I also added some Liquid Applique' to my Santa hat cut from the suede paper.  This is an old product that I've had in my drawer for years but I pull it out for at least one project at this time of the year.  It is made by Marvy and Scrapbooks Plus can easily order this for you if it is out of stock when you need it.  You simply squeeze it on your project in a thick layer and then heat with your embossing gun until it puffs.  Just be careful not to over-puff as it will burn. Have fun with your own creation using this fun pagemap!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wednesday Layout!

This week we've got Fancy Pant's Winterland collection - just in time for this week's chilly weather. I had a hard time choosing which of the cards to use - so I put in three! And Amy Tangerine's Thickers are a perfect match for this paper - as well as cute!

This layout has quite a few options - you can put two 4x6 photos on the left and a smaller 3x4 photo on the right hand side, as I have. Or, if you have more photos leave off some - or all - of the smaller cards and add more 4x6 photos.  Still more photos? Move the title to the second page and add another row of 4x6 photos above the stripe.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Join Us Thursday

for two more of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas! This Thursday we'll be focusing on tags 7 and 8. 

We'll be demoing his glassine paper and playing with alcohol inks.  And, for those steampunk fans, tag 8 is right up your alley! We've got kits with a tag and any die cut pieces you'll need for $3.50. You supply the rest.

Tag 7:

Supplies you'll need: adirondack alcohol inks (Tim used bottle, lettuce, oregano, meadow, red pepper, metallic mixative/gold), blending solution, distress stains (Tim used antique linen, pumice stone, and forest moss), distress ink pads (Tim used vintage photo, frayed burlap, and black soot), distress stickles (picket fence), craft sheet, mister bottle, heat tool, gold paint,snow cap white paint daubber,  embossing ink, black embossing powder, adhesive; baubles, sanding grip, trimmings; ; paper distresser, scissors, lace

Tag 8:

Supplies you'll need: distress inks (Tim used winter seasonal inks, walnut stain, and frayed burlap), paint - gold, silver, copper, archival ink/jet black, stickles (christmas red), ink blending tool, distress stain (Tim used fired brick and peeled paint), journaling tickets, plaquettes, sprocket gears, game spinners, alpha parts, light bulbs, pen nibs, vial labels, film strip ribbon, tiny attacher, sanding grip.

Monday, January 2, 2012

1/2/2012 5:31 PM Happy New Year to all of you. Because of the holidays we did not receive any new products last week. I expect a few things to come in this week so watch for a report next Monday. The Craft and Hobby show will be in California at the end of the month, so expect some great new products to start arriving over the next few months. Don’t forget to spend your Scrapbucks this month for some extra savings! The Design Team will be putting up some new layouts and projects this week so be sure to check them out the next time you are in the store. We will be doing tags #7 and #8 in the Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas series on Thursday from 11:30-2:30. Have a great week! Debbie

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012

SEI’s Silver Valley is a wonderful wintery collection of scrapbook papers and embellishments.

The pretty pearly accents and shimmery silver hues are perfect for capturing all of your winter memories. The blues are a great choice for creating snowy layouts while the reds and browns come together nicely and are just what you need to get started on the 2011 Christmas album.

And if these lush double sided papers aren’t enough to entice you wait until you see the embellishments. Every embellishment is well designed. From the foil die cuts to the stickers to the dimensional embellishments each little detail makes this Silver Valley a must have in memory keeping this winter.

For some very inspiring examples of how to use these products and to see the projects created by the 2012 Design Team stop by ScrapbooksPlus and take a look at the Design Team Wall. Starting January 3rd the 2012 Design Team projects will be featured throughout the store.

Welcome to the new 2012 Design Team

Lynne Tackett
Angela Nunley
Beth Fraer
Deborah Mahnken
Laura Petruso
Kathy Bryant
Megan Carey
Lisa Hausman

I predict that 2012 will be a very inspiring year!