Tuesday, November 29, 2011

We're Having a Baby

I just love these layouts! Cathy did this for the mom-to-be, using Karen Foster pagers and embellishments. Black card stock is the base, but she added some white Cat's Eye on the edges. So cute! Thanks for stopping by. Did everyone have a great Thanksgiving? We sure did. Linda

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

We would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy this day. Cathy and Linda

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas Box

The new Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium papers are now available at Allyscraps! I was inspired to create this Graphic 45 5x5 box by Jen Lowe Designs on YouTube. Gotta love the internet. There is so much talent out there. I primed the box first with Americana Santa Red paint. I've had this color for a few years, so I'm not sure if it is still available, but it wouldn't be hard to find a red that you like. The box then sat overnight to make sure it was completely dry. The front cover pieces are in a miter cut. Like that little lamp post? It's from Prima, and I used craft paint to color it (comes out of the package white), then when it was dry, added a final coat of Ranger Glossy Accents. I also used Glossy Accents to glue the lamp post to the box and weighted it down with two punches for an hour. Wanted to make sure it was on there and would stay put. For the double sided mini album inside the box, I used Bo Bunny dark green dot card stock, alternating with one of the Graphic 45 designs. There are 2 pockets, and I used the small gift tags from a sheet of Graphic to create my own tags. Red and white baker's twine completes the tags. Hope you like it. I had a great time putting this together. Everyone have a safe and delicious Thanksgiving. Linda
The video on YouTube does not show how she did the box, simply the finished product. Start by painting the box in red, letting it dry overnight. To miter the paper for the covers, cut 2 strips 5 inches long by 1 1/4 inches wide (please check that, my box is at the store!). Hold one piece horizontally, one piece vertically, and line up the edges. You cut from the bottom corner to the top corner, and have a perfect miter every time. I used Ranger's Glossy Accents to make the windows shine in the window shopping picture. Let that dry overnight as well, as it will remain tacky for hours. Other than that, it's simply what you want it to be. Have fun! Linda

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Cards

Cathy has been busy making new samples for the store. The cards she created using the flower kit and papers from Little Yellow Bicycle. The bingo cards are from Jenni Bowlen. I apologize for the poor photographs, but we have not had any sunshine in days, and I wanted to get something new on the blog. Anyway, the flowers just pop off the front of the cards. They would be great for a birthday or thinking of you type card, too! Everything is available from Allyscraps. Thanks for stopping by. Linda

Monday, November 14, 2011

Graphic 45 School Box

I love working with the new Graphic 45 chipboard box. And one of my favorite Graphic paper lines is the ABC Primer collection. This was a recent class at the store. We had a great response for this, so hopefully we can do another project along these lines again. You will need 6 sheets of Graphic 45 ABC Primer paper to do this, 2 of the paper with the ruler. I used the "addition/subtraction" sheet for the sides. All of the edges were inked after the paper was placed. Several of the ladies in class added a ribbon tie to theirs, placing the end of the ribbon underneath the paper on the front and back. Have a great, creative day and thanks for stopping by. Linda

Saturday, November 12, 2011


We had a card class a few weeks ago at the store. It was a lot of fun, and everyone was happy with these three ideas. Products used were: Glitz Vintage Blue paper for the two blue cards, Reminisce Santa paper, kraft paper, baker's twine, and bling. The stamps for the holly leaves, post card and Merry Christmas are from Tim Holtz. We used Graphic 45 ABC Primer paper and stamps for the school days card, along with card stock. Have a great day! Linda

Friday, November 11, 2011

We're Back!

It has been awhile, but hopefully we will be publishing on a regular basis. Today we have a mini album done with the Maya Road large tags and Fancy Pants paper. I also added two of the Maya Road mini envelopes. They are such fun to work with. All of the edges were inked with Cat's Eye Chestnut Roan, one of our favorites at the shop. If you're in the area, please stop by Allyscraps at the new location: 1217 E Main St in Plainfield, IN. The store is open Wednesday through Friday, 10am to 6pm, and Saturdays 10am to 5pm. There are samples everywhere! Cathy and I have been very busy. Thanks for stopping by. Linda