Monday, January 30, 2012

Die Cuts with a View

Good Morning! We have another layout from Cathy. This time it is with Die Cuts With a View products, using some of the winter theme papers and embellishments. As always, everything is available in the store and online for sale. Thanks for stopping by. Linda

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Delicate Layout

Today we have another layout from Cathy. This is Kaiser Craft paper and paper flowers. The canvas dress form (so cute!) is from Prima. To tell you the truth, I'm not sure what all else is on this. Cathy worked on this particular page for oh, about 6 weeks. Sometimes it's hard to finish a page when there are too many choices! Have a great day. Linda

Friday, January 27, 2012

Recipe Box Class

Good Morning. We have a new class available at Allyscraps. This is a paper mache recipe box, very sturdy in construction. I used Melissa Frances paper, along with Kaiser Craft paper and embellishments. This would make a great bridal shower gift, with some of your family recipes tucked inside. This class will be on Sunday, February 19th, at 1pm. You will receive everything you need to make this box. Please bring a basic tool kit, including a 12 inch trimmer, and ink or chalk for the edges. You will also need adhesive, and I recommend glue dots for the wooden embellishments. All classes must be prepaid. There are 5 spots available, and those 5 people will receive a 20% discount on any paper craft products they purchase the day of the class. Cost of this class is $20.00. Thanks for shopping with Allyscraps! Linda

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Look what you're missing!

Welcome to the store! We are inviting you to visit our Plainfield, IN. location and see all of the wonderful goodies. That is, all of the gift and home decor items besides the marvelous inventory of paper crafting products. Cathy and I have been very busy. If you are in the area, please stop in to say hello. Have a great day. Linda

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Kaiser Craft Layouts

Hi. We're back with some beautiful layouts by Cathy. She was inspired by a designer layout in a Kaiser Craft publication. This is one of the newer lines from Kaiser Craft in the store, along with those wonderful "wood" embellishments, and plenty of the paper flowers. Have you tried these yet? The colors are perfect. Each flower comes with a wire stem, so they can be used in so many different ways. I hope these will help kick start your creative juices today. Have fun, and thanks for stopping by. Linda

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Kaiser Craft Mini Album

We (as in Cathy and I) at Allyscraps love Kaiser Craft products. The papers are gorgeous, the embellishments inspiring, and the hard board die cuts they sell are very easy to work with. This is a tag album. It comes with the tags attached to one another. You simply snap the pieces apart, and sand off the little "nubbies" of extra hard board. I did a base coat of white craft paint, then adhered the papers and embellishments with regular glue runner. This is a girlfriend album, kind of tongue in cheek. I used some stamps from my own personal stash, but the papers are from Kaiser Craft. Thanks for stopping by. Linda

Monday, January 16, 2012

Thinking outside the box

Hi. We're back. It's been awhile, and I do apologize. Is this the time of year you get creative? When the snow is blowing and it's just too cold outside to do anything, do you take out the supplies and play? We've been in high gear, making cards, layouts, and some altered art. Today I want to share a Graphic 45 decoration. One of the reasons I love their papers and embellishments is there is so much you can do with it. I found a small, wooden box at a discount store that I immediately saw as a frame. The box was painted black with Folk Art, but you could use any good quality craft paint. That happened to be what I had on hand. I let the paint dry overnight. The Oz papers are just so easy to work with, that this arrangement just fell into place. Very simple. Flowers and the saying, "There is no place like home" are from the chipboard embellishments. I used the 8x8 inch paper pad. Thanks for stopping by, and I'll be back later this week with some amazing layouts from Cathy. She has outdone herself! Linda