Sunday, May 9, 2010

Do you ever... paper because you just have to have it and when you are ready to use it you kind of sit there staring at all the pretty papers and have a blank?? Well I'm sure I'm not alone :)
Here is what you can do...either go to the manufacturers website and have a look at their Gallery and blog or go to a website with a gallery to look for the particular product. I like to go to 2Peas in a Bucket and I always find tons of inspiration.
For the following example I used the 'Queen Bee' collection from Pink Paislee, so I just searched for 'Queen Bee' and a ton of projects came up. I pretty much lifted this Layout and only did some minor changes. The original is by Stacy Michu and you can find it here...

In the next Layout I used the '365 Degrees' collection by Pink Paislee and I followed the same process. I found a Layout by findingnana that I changed up a bit but it was definitely a great starting point.

Now go create something!!

Katja xo

Monday, May 3, 2010

Little Yellow Bicycle Snuggle Bug!

Once again, LYB brings you an irresistible baby collection. Snuggle Bug features a soft, updated palette and adorable, whimsical art, rounded out with smart, fresh embellishments.
Enjoy these samples of the talented ladies from the LYB Design Team...

Cute as a bug! SnuggleBug!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Lots of new products in the store!!

We had so many new products arriving in the last few weeks that it is hard to find any space in our warehouse :) Not a bad problem to have!
Here are some of the new Goodies...

Pink Paislee:
Artisan Elements; Alphabets, Queen Bee, Bayberry Cottage and 365Degrees CollectionBella Boulevard:
All Inclusive, Man of the House and Estate Sale CollectionsLily Bee Design:
Hello Sunshine and Lovely collections
Little Yellow Bicycle:
Free Spirit and Clothesline collections

Pencillines Sketch 182

The Pencillines DT was sponsored by American Crafts this month and there are some beautiful LO's on the Pencillines Sketch site! This is my take of the sketch...


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

This Layout is based on Pencillines Sketch 179 and features some of the new Little Yellow Bicycle 'Clothesline' papers, 'Clear Frames' and 'Fresh Verse Stickers', GCD 'Artsy Urban' Glitter Borders', 'Inspiration Cards' and Laquer Paper. The large Chipboard element next to the photo is a Tattered Angels 'Chip Tile' that has been altered using Maya Road Lemon Metallic Mist and Rangers Distress Ink in 'Faded Jeans'.
You can find all of these products in our store!
Also don't forget our special offer this week...Order $60.00 worth of product including at least one item from GCD and you will receive one Prima Essential Flower tube free of charge. Leave a comment at Checkout to let us know your preference of Essentials! Offer is valid until midnight Sunday. Happy Shopping!

Monday, March 8, 2010

And last but not least here is a sample on how to create your own Background for a Scrapbook Page (or card). The Layout is by Sheri Reguly for Hero Arts.
In this sample the 'Flourished Background' Cling Stamp was used.

  1. Trim a sheet of kraft colored cardstock to 10 1/4" x 10 1/4". Stamp the Flourish Background down both the left and right hand edges. Center and adhere to a sheet of white scalloped edged cardstock, then adhere again to a 12" x 12" kraft colored background.
  2. Adhere a 4" strip of Swiss dot cardstock and a 2" strip of patterned paper down the center of the page. Tuck paper frills beneath the edges as shown, and add machine stitching details if desired.
  3. Mat a 4" x 6" photo onto white cardstock, leaving a thin border along the top edge and a wider border along the bottom edge for journaling.
  4. Create the ribbon butterfly accents. Secure buttons tied with hemp to the centers and adhere to page.
  5. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using black ink. Cut into strips, lightly chalk the edges and adhere to the left of the photo as shown.
  6. For a finishing touch, add three small button embellishments.
You could also emboss the stamped background image or ink the stamp with multiple colours in some places to achieve a different result. Very versatile!
Have a great week!

Next I would like to show you the versatility of Hero Arts Stamps. They come in different forms like wood mounted, Cling and Clear stamps.

The featured card is using the 'Poppy Background' Cling stamp and the 'Friend Definition' Cling stamp.

  1. Trim a notecard to a 4.25" x 4.25" square and set aside.
  2. Stamp Friend Definition with Soft Brown shadow ink onto Eggshell layering paper. Stamp Poppy Background on top with Versamark ink. Sprinkle on clear embossing powder and melt with a heat gun. Trim to a square.
  3. Use ink blending tool to apply Tattered Rose and Barn Door Distress Inks to poppies.
  4. Add Peeled Paint Distress Ink to stems.
  5. Wipe excess ink from clear embossed areas with a tissue or paper towel.
  6. Adhere stamped panel to Latte card.
  7. Stamp sentiment on Eggshell strip and adhere to card with pop dots.
  8. Finish by tying with string and adding pearls to the poppies
I hope you are enjoying these tutorials!