Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
These witches brooms were on the Martha Stewart Website, they have a ton of great decorating ideas too.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Apparently the LadyBugs are anticipating the cold weather too. Last week we began to notice laydbugs in our house. One day we saw two in our bedroom. The following day we had about a dozen in our office. On Monday there were dozens inside and hundreds outside on our house! I went out on to our deck to check it out and was swarmed by them! Eeek! One or two ladybugs are cute. But a whole swarm of them is rather creepy!!!
Anyway, I googled "ladybug season" and discovered they are searching for a warm place to "hibernate." Who knew?!
Here's a small section of my house - imgaine a 3-story 2800 sq ft house covered like this...
Now back to scrappin'! Remember the October Challenge is due to the shop by close of business Saturday October 25th. Details are here...
To help inspire you, here are a couple blogs worth checking out...
For page and card sketches go to So Sketchy!
For fun holiday ideas, tips, and even classes go to Feeling Scrappy! I've registered to take the Sketchapalooza Class - Fun!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Check out this blog of a gal from Down Under. Joanne creates files to be cut on different cutting systems connected to a computer - like the Pazzle. She liked my idea and has created her own based on my layout. I've been scraplifted! Cool.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Kaitlyn's boyfriend Jack will be one on the 17th. This is the card I made for his birthday. I just love the Imaginisce Penguin Dude stamp. I used Bo Bunny double dot paper, (FYI we just got a huge shipment of all the double dot colors) The Star Struck Dust- Baby - Boy Bo Bunny paper. The balloon is a Hero Art's stamp set. For the finishing touch I used the Karen Foster Dark Ranbow Luster Mini brads.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The background paper is from the new Three Bugs in a Rug Playtime line. It's really great for all things "boy." It's all double-sided and you really need two sheets of each 'cause it's all so stinkin' cute! :)
There's some fun details in this layout...I traced over the numbers with a white Glaze pen to give it some shine and texture. Then I used Stickles (Christmas Red) outlined with a white Souffle pen on the title. The rings and stars were cut on my Cricut Expression from Bo Bunny Double Dot cardstock. I popped some of the stars up for dimension. The photo turns/anchors are secured to the page with star brads! The rocket is an acrylic stamp image I colored with Glaze pens. And my favorite part...the rocket's smoke trail! I curled wire around my paper piercer (or paper poker as my friend Julie likes to say), flattened it, and adhered with tiny bits of Glue Dots. (I use Tim Holtz non-stick scissors to cut the Glue Dots.)
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
But really you should come in and check them out, you don't get the whole effect from the pictures, you have to be able to touch and smell them. YUM!!! I HEART PAPER!!!!!
Monday, October 6, 2008
The Girls @ Scrap -n- Stamp
Sunday, October 5, 2008
The first company is Black Market Paper Society. We received three different lines.
Ebony & Alabaster:Let it Bloom:
Lucky 'n Love:
The second new paper compay is g.c.d Designer Paper, stay tuned for pictures. Or stop by the store to check it out in person.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
World Card Making Day is a holiday especially for card makers around the world to:
Celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family Kick off (and get a head start on) the holiday card-making season
The first Saturday of each October, kicking off the holiday card-making season, the most popular time for creating and sharing handmade greetings.
The card-making community worldwide, including hobbyists, beginning card makers, manufacturers of card-making products, retail sellers of products, educators, and press are invited to come together to celebrate this holiday and creative passion.
It is a day to connect with fellow card makers both near and far, to applaud the creativity that powers the craft, and to provide an opportunity for card makers to connect and find resources that will empower, inspire, and encourage them in their card making.
To celebrate this day, Scrap -n- Stamp is having a FREE make -n- take and a special drawing to win a FREE Goodie Basket filled with papers, embellishment and acrylic rubber stamps. Come by anytime during our store hours (or while supplies last) and make a cute card!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Also, new in stock now are the "Sweet" line of papers and embellishments from Die Cuts with A View. They are soooo sweet and cute especially for those little girls having a birthday party!!! So, come on by and see what we have in the store.
For those sports enthusiasts , we now have in from Reminisce new word phrase 12x12 papers and stickers for Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling and Bowling.
So sorry, but I still haven't learned how to transfer pictures to the blog but hopefully Sommer can help me again and attach some pictures.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
The uber-talented Marilea created this lovely card using a Best Creation Inc. overlay, Pink Paislee dotted paper, Worldwin cardstock, Impress rubber stamps, Bohemia gold gems, and some ribbon.
I created this festive layout using Best Creation Inc. overlay, Bo Bunny Double Dot cardstock, Imaginisce "All Kinds of Happy" confetti paper , Bo Bunny Bodacious Brads, Kaiser rhinestones, eyelets, some ribbon, Making Memories epoxy tags, and CTMH alphabet acrylic stamps with Staz-On ink.
Eyelets and brads are an easy way to "adhere" the overlay/transparency to cardstock. You can even hide your adhesive behind an embellishment or photo. Glue Dots work very well.
Get to work! Remember to bring your creations to the shop by the 25th to be eligible for this month's prize.