Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I loved the sentiment on this paper, and it immediately reminded me of a hedge maze we visited last summer on our vacation to England. The kids were thrilled and ran through the maze like four times.
I chose to use this fun hexagon paper on the right-hand side of my layout - the shapes echo and complement the shapes of the hedges in my photos. For the title, I had some leftover chipboard alphas from Little Yellow Bicycle from February's kit. Add a bit of October Afternoon (from an ephemera pack I picked up at the store), some chipboard, buttons and a receipt and I'm done!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
· American Crafts- 12x12 postbound albums: Green/White Dot and Pink/White Butterfly. 12x12 Ring Binders: Black/White Damask, Black/White Embroidered and Robins Egg Blue/White Flowers.
· Anna Griffin- Palmer papers and diecut titles. Haven papers diecut words, 3D sticker embellishments and diecut embellishments.
· ANW Crestwood- Easter papers and jewels.
· Bo Bunny- On the Go mini album and 12x12 collection pack.
· C-Thru- Little Yellow Bicycle Swoon Collection of paper, journaling cards, dimensional stickers, stick pins, chipboard shapes, paper flower kit, decorative edge 6x6 cardstock , 6x6 paper pad and 2 page 12x12 layout kit.
· Crafters Workshop- Ledger templates.
· Creative Imaginations- 18 new papers including beach, family, graduation and birthday.
· Flambeau- Art Bin Super Semi-Satchel.
· Graphic 45- 3 new paper additions to the Tropical Travelogue collection. Olde Curiosity Shoppe alphabet cardstock stickers. Kraft Reflections 12x12 paper pad.
· Kaiser Craft- These Days papers, diecut shapes, sticker sheet and 6x6 paper pad. Tigerlilly and Technologic papers. Wooden embellishments: oval lace frame, small keys, vines and cogs.
· Me and My Big Ideas- Lacrosse chipboard stickers.
· May Arts- 16 new ribbons.
· My Minds Eye- On the Bright Side one 6x6 paper pad.
· Ranger- Dylusions 5x8 and 9x12 stencils, spray inks and Bordering on the Edge stamp set.
· Technique Tuesday- Lacrosse clear stamps.
· WeR Memory Keepers- Doodle Stamper flower and dash replacement heads.
Don’t forget to sign up early for the evening crops this weekend, No Frills on Friday and Midnight Madness on Saturday. The first Basic Grey Page of the Month class will be on Saturday from 3-5pm and if you are still interested in signing up we only have a few spaces left with a limit of 12 people for the year. Have a great week! Debbie
I captured this picture last Easter of my sweet grandson Jacob and could not resist using it with the My Mind’s Eye Follow Your Heart collection of papers! I brought in a solid piece of Bobunny dot cardstock to help bring out the yellows and browns in this line. I love how changing the foundation color can have such a huge impact! I decided to highlight the hexagon pattern in this line by cutting one of the patterned papers into that shape and using the smaller hexagon shapes of the bird and butterfly to tie it in. I cut out one of the hexagon shape frames and used it to border a smaller close-up picture. I used a lot of embellishments on this page and think they really helped pull it together nicely! I used the coordinating My Mind’s Eye twine and chipboard punch outs along with some white flowers and bling! Glimmer Mist really can turn the white flowers into the perfect color for any layout!
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
ANW Crestwood- Valedictorian jewels and dimensional stickers.
Authentique- Genuine Collection 6x6 Bundle.
Bo Bunny- On the Go paper, combo stickers,12x12 chipboard, Noteworthy, buttons, 6x6 paper pad and stamps. Weekend Market paper, 12x12 Collection Pack, Trinkets, combo stickers, brads, jewels, Noteworthy, 6x6 paper pad and buttons. Ambrosia paper, 12x12 Collection Pack, 12x12 chipboard, buttons, jewels, combo sticker,Noteworthy and 6x6 paper pad.
Crafters Workshop- 12x12 Templates: Flower Frenzy and Poppies.
Ellison/Sizzix- Tim Holtz On the Edge Die: Sewing Edge. Big Z Die: Bird Branch. Sizzlits Deco Strip Die:Tattered Flower Garland. Texture Fades Embossing Folders: Retro Cirque.
Fancy Pants- Be You Collection of paper, cardstock stickers and 6x6 paper pad.
Glue Arts- Glue Glider Cartridge Handle.
Jenni Bowlin- 2 styles of Hodge Podge stickers. 3 new colors of acrylic paint dabbers. Vintage printed tags. Reproduction mini box cigar style.
Martha Stewart- Scoring Board.
My Minds Eye- Be Amazing and Be Happy transparency frames. On the Brightside 6x6 paper pad.
October Afternoon- Sasparilla 12x12 alphabet stickers.
Petaloo- Small white and small cream velvet Wild Roses. Mini Daisies in 4 different colors. Butterflies in pistachio and white. Beaded Hat Pins in fuschia, aqua and brown/green. Color Me Crazy medium layers value bag of flowers and Canvas Flowers in Shabby Cut & Straight Styles. Chipboard Deco and Fancy Frames.
Queen & Company- Papers for Summer, Pet Boy & Girl. Chipboard elements for summer and pet. Trendy Tape in 12 color styles. 3 color styles of twine on a spool. Mini Buttons in 6 colors. Twinkle Jewel Borders and Motifs.
Ranger- Brown Kraft ATC Cards, #5 and #8 Tags. White ATC Sticky-Back Canvas.
Sakura- Quickie Glue pen.
Just a quick correction, the Page of the Month 2012 class will be held on Saturday March 31 from 3-5. We still have several openings if you are interested in signing up please call the store and register today!
If you would like to crop this weekend Friday is the only night available as we have a private all day crop on Saturday from 10am until midnight.
Mark your calendars for the next Spring for Bucks Yard Sale being held on Saturday April 21 from 10 am - 5pm. If you would like to sell your old supplies for store credit tables are available for $5. We will sell table space beginning on Sunday April 1st and we will also start selling Scrapbucks at that time!
Have a great week and enjoy the warm weather.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Looking through my albums and layouts I have tons & tons of my children, but a small handful about myself. I'll bet I'm not unusual, either!
I'm trying to do a better job of scrapping all aspects of my life - including wedding photos, baby pics of the kids I'd avoided (we had a sucky point-and-shoot camera), and my childhood pics. For this one, I scanned the original photo and printed out a copy to use on my layout.
My parents used to set up these annual shots, and I still laugh at my brothers' plaid pants.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Love this paper from My Mind's Eye! You will find minimal glitter on this layout as it will surely get on everything but its perfect for those extra special photos/memories.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Advantus- Time Holtz A Compendium of Curiosities Volume II
Bazzill- Wayfarer by Janet Hopkins. Vintage Marketplace by Margie Romney-Aslett. 12x12 paper packs come with 22 sheets, 2 each of 6 designs plus 10 sheets of coordinating Bazzill cardstock. 6x6 mini prints packs come with 24 sheets, 4 sheets each of 6 designs. Both collections come with matching paper flowers. Wayfarer collection has matching wood buttons. 4 antique printed 12x12 papers. Perfectly Pleated Antique Music Borders. Posies in white and sugar cookie. Brad Jacket flowers in white.
Basic Grey- Plumeria and Konnichiwa 12x12 collection kit and 6x6 paper pads. Matching stickers, brads, borders, diecut flowers and open stock papers.
Crafters Workshop- 12x12 Templates: Gears & Chicken Wire Reversed.
Darice- Cut & Emboss Series of Tim Holtz Distress Collection by Core’Dinations.
Elizabeth Crafts- New sticker styles for glitter art.
Graphic 45- Little Darlings and Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collections of papers with matching 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads & chipboard tags. Kraft Collections of papers. Metal Brads, Clothespins and Butterflies embellishments.
K&Co- Pregnancy Sticker Medley.
Paper House- New 3D Sports stickers for Baseball, Football and Basketball. Cardstock stickers: Knitting, Michigan and Oregon. 3D stickers: Gymnastics, Worlds Travel, Science Fair, Karaoke, Handyman, BBQ, Homemade, Wine and Rome.
Petticoat Parlor- 26 new Laser diecuts including chess pieces, Luray Caverns, Legoland, Silver and Golden Wedding, 80th, 90th and 100th Birthday, Graduation 2012 and more!
Sugartree- 18 new papers including Italy, Germany, France, Holland, London, Barbados, Seashore and more!
Check out all of the classes we are offering this month and sign up today. Have a great week. Debbie
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The diagonal gingham and hounds-tooth pattern aren't your typical Easter prints. And the colors are more rich than the usual pastel palette. That's why I love this line so much! My kids are getting older and I just don't like pink and purple pastel for scrapping Easter pics of my son.
This little bunny embellishment was super easy to make. The bunny is die cut from chipboard using the Tim Holts die Bunnies, Butterflies & Eggs. I inked it with embossing ink then covered it with Tim Holtz Distress embossing powder~ brushed corduroy. Then I used a small paint brush to remove the embossing powder from the center of the ear and on the tail. Then I added worn lipstick embossing powder before using the heat tool to set the embossing powder over the whole bunny. In minutes I had this cute little embellishment. I drew a basket on a scrap of white cardstock to make the pattern for the basket. Then I traced it on to the patterned paper and cut it out. I added a few buttons to the basket as colored eggs and I was done.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
as the base of this layout. I matted the photos
for a little pop effect. I placed the three pictures
touching each other towards the center of the page. I hate my hand writing so I tend to journal
everything on the computer and then print it out; first, however, I cut one of the My Mind’s Eye papers down to an 8 ½” by 11” sheet for the printer so my journaling would print out on coordinating paper. I tested the text on normal computer paper and when I was happy with it I used the cut sheet of paper. I then layered this on the stripe paper and then over a dark aqua blue cardstock. I added embellishments from the Follow Your Heart “32” be amazing chipboard
elements. I love those printed chipboard pieces! I sewed two of the butterflies onto the page with the coordinating My Minds Eye Twine. I added a few of the bling. Really simple but yet very elegant, my great niece is going to love this page was it makes its way into her album.
I’ve had this plain paper mache egg sitting in my craft room for quite some time and finally had the perfect paper to create an altered item with! The first thing I did was cut out a hole in the front so I could make a Easter scene inside the egg. I then used Ranger’s Glue and Seal, which can be found at Scrapbooks-Plus, to adhere strips of varied widths (approx. 1”) around the egg. I did overlap each strip. Once I had my strips in place and was happy with the way they looked I put a generous coat of Ranger’s Glue and Seal over the top to seal the papers from wear and tear! For the inside of the egg I painted it with acrylic paint and then sprinkled clear glitter on top of that while it was still wet. Put a piece of chipboard down for your foundation and add some cute Easter figurines to create the perfect Easter scene! I finished off my egg with some ribbon and a bow on top held in place by a decorative pin!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
Authentique- Genuine Collection Kit includes 12 double-sided papers, 12x12 details sticker and 12x8 elements sticker.
Crafter's Workshop- 6x6 templates: Mini Layered Stars, Circle Explosion, Poppies, Ringlets Reversed, Peacock Feathers, Pomegranate & Lotus Blossom. 12x12 templates: Flower Garden and Pomegranate.
Graphic 45- Olde Curiosity Shoppe cling stamps. Little Darlings 12x12 paper pad.
Kaiser Craft- Dusty Pink, Fuchsia and Misty paper flowers.
K & Company- 10 new dimensional stickers: Spring Break ,Greek Alphabet, Clubs, Tea Party, Preparing the Nursery, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Senior Pictures, Pink Ribbon and Funeral.
October Afternoon- Farmhouse Collection Kit includes 24 double side pattern papers, cardstock shape, alphabet, word & label stickers.
Ranger- Tim Holtz Distress Markers in 37 colors. Dylusions stamps: Doodle Parts, Background Love and Bits of This. (These items will sell out quick so pick them up early!)
Reminisce- Shenanigans Irish papers.
SEI- Desert Springs paper, dimensional stickers and perforated sheets. Field Notes paper. Vanilla Sunshine paper, diecut accents and perforated sheets. Corrugate Alphabet and 8x8 Chipboard Shadow Box Kit.
Simple Stories- Awesome and Fabulous 6x6 paper pads, 12x12 collection kits and 6 each open stock papers. Documented 6x6 paper pads, 12x12 collection kits, Fundamentals & Expressions cardstock stickers and all papers open stock.
WeR Memory Keepers- Sew Stamper Tool with Scallop, Cross Stitch and Zig-Zag Stitch Head Cartridges.
Be sure to sign up early for the crops this weekend. Enjoy your week. Debbie
Sunday, March 4, 2012
I really love how well this card came together – the My Mind’s Eye Follow Your Heart collection offers so much flexibility! For this Thank You card I used a variety of papers in the line and distressed them around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I also used a Martha Stewart punch to add additional dimension to this card.