Sunday, August 31, 2008
Morag created this gorgeous layout of her daughter enjoying the summer sun. I love the way the bright colors of the QUICK QUOTES Good Times line of papers POPS off the black cardstock background, just a stunning look. I also really like how Morag used 2 different sets of thickers to make her title, these American Crafts hat box thickers and these gift box thickers too. That handmade strawberry just amazing, I'm thinking Morag needs to make me one of those, lovely job Morag!
Debbie chose to do a layout with beautiful nature pictures as her summer themed project. I just love how she was able to use so many interesting photos on her layout, but still highlight a true focal point photo with the big circle. A really awesome design. Debbie used the My Mind's Eye LUSH BLOOMS as the paper line here, love the scalloped paper and the die cuts too! The little added creatures are so cute, they are actually rubons from Maya Road added to colored paper, cut out and then adhered. Her title is made from brand new American Crafts glitter thickers in the LAX font. What a pretty layout Debbie, thanks for the inspiration.
Trish made the bright colors of the Chatterbox Eclectique line so FUN. Love all the hand cut flowers and butterflies, they are such a pretty addition to her layout. There are so many super design details in this layout, big scallops, fun brads, curly bling and the cool angle of her picture, what a fun perspective. Super job Trish, thanks so much for sharing!
I chose a summer picture of my DD and my brand new niece for my layout. Love the idea of a brand new day for a subject. The Chatterbox Happy Day papers and embellishments are some of my favorite EVER. The colors are perfect for any season and the 3D embellishments are full of glitter, so pretty. I used some hand stitching and some hand cut flowers to embellish my layout. For the flowers, I used the curvy part of my paper piercer to give the flowers dimension. Just curled the petals around it. The quote says, "a brand new day is full of wonder, hope and dreams of possibilities".
Hope you get some inspiration from our summer themed layouts. (Just FYI, Kary has been on vacation and will return for next month's reveal!) Thanks so much for taking a look.
Friday, August 29, 2008
There are more new papers and embellishments from Kelly Panacci, and last but certainly not least Maya Road!
While you are here be sure to check out the newest lines from, My Little Shoebox, beautiful papers and embellishments that would be wonderful to use with all those great pictures you are sure to have taken over the summer! To kick off the fall season, which is just around the corner K & Company has done it again, with their awesome Halloween Whimsy. This spooky line not only has paper and embellishments, but cute decorations that are a snap to put together!
As always, priority shipping within the US is only 4.95.
Have a great Labor Day Weekend
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
So, I am posting it late, but better late than never, right?
The requirements for the reveal was to follow this sketch by the VERY talented Debbie Gaydos
For this challenge, we were given three pieces of American Crafts paper, one pink Bazzill flower, a black brad, a yellow Glitz arrow, and were told that we could use TWO other products for the challenge--I chose stamps and my Cricut (which I consider a "product", right??)
So here is my LO based on the sketch and the collection we were sent--I turned the sketch on its side like this
This was really fun to do and can't wait until the September challenge at AllyScraps
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
To kick off the fall season, which is just around the corner K & Company has done it again, with their awesome Halloween Whimsy. This spooky line not only has paper and embellishments, but cute decorations that are a snap to put together!
While you are here be sure to check out the newest school lines from Scrappin Sports, and Moxxie. Also recently added are Glitz design, and Scenic Route, there are two lines, Surprise and Sonoma. We have also added new albums from MBI, these albums are a great price!
Be sure to visit the Sale section, some great products from Maya Road have been added!
As always, priority shipping within the US is only $4.95 and we're happy to arrange international shipping.
Have A Great Week.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I chose the tree album as my base. The pages are big enough to hold a 4" photograph. I love the way there is a separate 'trunk' for the front page.
I covered the whole album in gorgeous Garden Party Lush Blooms from My Mind's Eye. The prints are just the right size for a mini-album.
By keeping the embellishments simple, I was able to complete the album really quickly. I used the beautiful K & Co Mira stickers which are 3 dimensional and shiny and stamps from October Afternoon.
So why not print off your photos and spend an evening creating the perfect mini-album to bring back all those memories from your Summer?
Friday, August 15, 2008
For my page, I lifted Trish's we're tongue rolling. My page, those magical eyes features the fun new Dream Street Fun & Games collection, definitely one of my faves from them! Also the new glitter chipboard Thickers by American Crafts.
Here's my page:
I used a piece of Kelly Panacci chipboard from the 360 collection also, stamped on it, and then added some diamond glaze on top. I love the effect!
See how pretty those glittery Thickers are?
And, coincidentally enough, since it's time for a new sketch challenge, today's sketch is based on this page! Here it is:
I would love to see what you do with the sketch, and don't forget to post your page in the Sketch Challenge thread for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I have been at it again! Searching the web for more "make your own embellishment" ideas; and I keep finding more!
Today I am going to share with you a link featuring making your own buttons and/or brads! (I say and/or because you can simply make them buttons or you can go a step further like on the directions and make it into a brad for easy attachment!)
Here is the card I made (the black/white polka dot flower center is the brad that I made following these directions):
This is a great way to get a customized look for your pages or cards because you could buy ANY fabric! I also think you could try pattern paper with the button kit as well!
Here is the link (from a friend of mine's blog)
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Moxxie, the great thing about this line is it can also be used for birthday! Also added is a glamorous, Glitzy line from, Glitz Design, this stuff is awesome!
While you are here be sure to check out the newest line of school papers from Scrappin Sports. This great line will take you from Pre School to Graduation, and they are here just in time for school! Also just in, two great lines from Dream Street Papers. We have also added to our Maya Road section, as well as some great new items Paper Bliss. Check them out!
If you have not checked out the Ally Scraps blog lately, you really should! The Design Team just did a great reveal, where they all used the same sketch, and the same products, what they all came up with is amazing!
Today is a very special day for me, my fur baby Andy is 16 years old!! Andy and I want you to celebrate with us, so in honor of his birthday all orders will recieve a 16% discount! Use coupon code - andys16. And as usual priority shipping within the US is only 4.95.
Have A Great Weekend
Cathy & Andy