Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Amazing Blog

For all you crafty people I found the most amazing Blog (Mel Stampz). This blog is full of ideas, tutorials and templates. It has everything from inking, sewing and distressing to creating flowers, 3-D Cards, boxes and envelopes. You have to check it out if you need some ideas or inspiration. Below is a cute diorama she made.

Monday, June 28, 2010

For all you digital Scrappers

Here are some great free digital summer scrapbook titles from Creating Keepsakes Jul/Aug issue. I have only tried digital Scrapbooking a couple of times, and it is a time saver. My first attempt is the layout I did below using some of the software we have at the store. They are super easy to use. Plus you can print multiple copies. This would be nice when your kids get older and you want them to have a copy of the family scrapbook.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sand, Sand Everywhere..

As promised here is a great idea for a inexpensive embellishment you can use on beach layouts. Or you can even make a party invitation with it. I came across this in the July/Aug issue of Creating Keepsakes.

1. First sneak into the garage and find your husbands stash of sandpaper ;-) Any grit will do, but look for one that is the color of sand, you will probably need a 6 x 6 piece. But it really depends on the size of embellishment you want.

2. On the back side of the sandpaper draw a sandcastle, or find a template and trace it. If you use something like the picture above it's best if you cut out the towers separate that way you can use pop-up foam to add dimension. Here is the link to the template from Creating Keepsakes.

3. After you have all your pieces cut, take some brown ink and ink the edges.

4. Using pop-up foam and adheasive attach to your card or Layout. If you want to add flags to your castle use toothpicks and triangles cut from paper.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Father's Day is just around the corner...

Have you made plans to spoil the special dad in your life?? Make him a card that say's thanks for all you have done and all you do. Our very talented Ness made these great Father's Day Cards, and they are for sale at the store. If you would like to make your own come by the store we still have Stamps and of course great paper. To include "Old Guys Rule" by Creative Imaginations.

Monday, June 14, 2010

On The Coast from S.E.I

Here is the On The Coast Collection by SEI. I just love the colors. If you want this paper you better hurry, our tropical papers always go quick!!! Don't forget if you make a card or a layout using the Dad Hand Font and enter it in our challenge this month you get $2.00 in store credit just for entering. You could get a sheet of this paper and still have some credit left!!!

What's that you didn't read my blog about the challenge......Click on the Dad Hand link above to get all the details. Hurry you only have until the end of this month.

Look What just Blew in from Imaginese....

All this crazy wind has to be good for something right?? We now have the Imaginisce- Splash Dance Collection. Check out this super cute paper perfect for scrapbooking all those fun summer trips to the beach. I think I will have to get this for our last beach trip. Also stay tuned for a inexpensive cool embellishment for those beach layouts. The best part is you can make it yourself.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Free Store Credit!!!!

In honor of Fabulous Fathers I choose Dad Hand for the font of the month. However this month there is a little twist....

Would you like to win store credit?? This month if you make a card or a Scrapbook page using the Dad Hand font and bring it to the store, you will be entered in a contest. Just for entering you will received a $2.00 store credit. If your entry is picked as the winner you will win $10.00 in store credit!! How does that sound?

There will be one winner selected for the best card and one winner for the best scrapbook page. The only rules are you have to use the Dad Hand font on your card or in your layout. Entries must be received by close of business on June 30th, 2010. Only one entry per person please. The winner will be announced by the 10th of July. Click any of the links above to download the font. We can't wait to see your entry.