June 26, 2008

October Afternoon "Country Fair" collection

New to the Moscow store is this gorgeous October Afternoon "Country Fair" collection. The papers are double-sided, printed cardstock, in fabulous colors. Included with the papers is a sheet of "journaling cards"...perfect for adding your journaling in a fun way!
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June 25, 2008


OK, so "simple" assignment...use this adorable AdornIt "All American Collection" to create a layout! Simple... until I started searching for pictures taken on the 4th of July holiday---you know, pictures with sparklers, or red, white and blue "flag" shirts, etc. But, alas, I had nothing! So, I had to "think out of the box" and came up with the idea of using the theme of "FREEDOM"...something we all treasure! It was a fun way to use these papers in kind of a non-traditional way!
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June 21, 2008

Carolees Baseball boy and Softball Princess

Baseball Boy!
I had so much fun with this page!

I had a great time doing this collage page! It has lot of inking AND product all from Paper Pals Moscow store! The chipboard arrows are from Bazzill, I inked them, then used crystal glaze over them and let them dry for 8 hours! I love the shiny effect - it shows up much better in person. The stars are rub-ons from the Marrah Johnson Rock Star pack and the big C is grungeboard from Tim Holtz inked love that grunge board! All printed paper is from Carolees and I also used the coordinating stickers.

Another fun collage! I love doing collage pages - it really allows me to feel free and scrap with no boundaries! The Bazzill arrows here I first inked with embossing ink then used black glitter embossing powder and then heat embossed! This page also has the same Rock Star rub-ons and a sweet little crown from Heidi Swapp! I love altering stickers and making them unique. All paper and stickers are from Carolees Softball Princess line.

2 fun easy cards using the Softball Princess Stickers. Wouldn't these be fun birthday cards for that softball princess?!?!
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June 15, 2008

Bam Pop!

I have spent a lot of time with the products Shawna gave me. I was really inspired by a challenge at Inspired by Amelie where you had to pick a quote from the movie, and used that as my theme. The Bam Pop paper worked beautifully with the quote! I couldn't find any stickers or rub ons to use from Paper Pals that matched the theme so I used a font online and printed it on photo paper, then colored it in with sharpies and paint pens. It was kind of a fun trick! The background is a flat canvas board. fitting the scene on 12 by 12 paper was just too crowded.

I have some hambly treats on the way, so stay tuned for part 2.

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June 12, 2008

New Carolee's Collection

I really liked working with this new paper from Carolee's Collection. The Tiny Baby Girl and Tiny Baby Boy lines are really cute and really versatile. For the girl page (featuring the bright smiling faces of my 6 adorable nieces) I got out my scissors and cut out some cute "patchwork" from the patterned paper. I also used some pink paint, sewed ric-rac down the left side and used a huge pink flower for embellishment. For the title I covered a chipboard number and painted some ordinary buttons to pair with the ribbon for added effect.

Recently I was spending too much time reading scrapbooking message boards. One interesting thread was about the differences between 'boy' pages and 'girl' pages. Some scrapbookers even said that they much prefer to scrapbook pages of their daughters because it was more fun to use pink and ribbons and bows and sparkles and such and that they thought the pages of their sons were boring because they felt they had to stick to "dull" colors and couldn't use "fun" embellishments. Had those particular scrappers been in front of me instead of my computer screen, I just might have gone off and slapped them all. But instead of getting mad and typing a regrettably irate message, I decided to actually do something about it. So I got out my paint and white-out pen and ribbons and buttons and cut and glued and painted and scrapped. Yes, I used ribbon on a 'boy' page and I don't think my 4 little nephews look any less rough-and-tumble. Okay, so that rant was a little long-winded, but the point is this; Don't not scrap your sons or daughters or pets or house or friends or parents or whatever because you don't like "that right way" of scrapping.
....whew....and don't forget the leftover scraps. I've been on a mini-book kick lately and had a great time making this little book with more pictures of my smiling nieces and nephews. Mini-books are really easy to put together quickly. I don't have a large circle punch, so I just traced a large bowl for the front and back covers and a smaller bowl for the inside pages and used nearly every bit of leftover paper and ribbon scraps.

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June 9, 2008

New Sassafrass & Serendipity Lines

My friends know of my love for all things America. It all started many years ago, but the all-out commitment to it as my decor happened after 9-11. Imagine my delight when Shawna asked me to do something with the new Sassafrass paper and the felt cut-outs. This paper is so versatile: Independence Day, a special card for a friend, or a lovely background for just about anything you can imagine! The Doodlebug "loopy lou" stickers are one of my favorites right now...you'll see a lot of them in my "stuff".

Both layouts were inspired by Donna Downey's latest "layouts" book. That girl has got it going on...I truly am inspired by her!

At long last, my daughter was able to get her first American Girl doll...oh, what a day! The new papers by Serendipity couple gorgeous turquoise, red, gray and black for a striking combination. I love this paper!

Oh the things you can do with all the little leftovers. There are 6 cards shown here...I had some photography trouble...

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Birthday Cards & Gift Box - All Kinds of Happy

Wendy made the cutest little box and a ton of cards with one chipboard sticker sheet, cardstock and pattern paper from the new All Kinds of Happy line from Imaganisce.
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Baby Powder---By Imaginisce

Having little kids I had a great time with this line. I love the colors! They are so baby but they have that touch of green that makes them a little more hip. I used Bazzill solid color cardstock in 12x12 and 8 1/2X11 along with the printed papers from the Baby Powder Imaginise line. This product line is in the Moscow store. I also went outside of my "Normal" and painted with blue paint on the 2 page little boy layout around the pictures.
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June 5, 2008

Imaginisce...All Kinds of Happy

I had fun with these birthday pictures and the new Imaginisce birthday papers, "All Kinds of Happy" collection, from the Moscow Paper Pals! The papers are double-sided printed cardstock, and the embellishments are chipboard stickers. This line also comes with an adorable set of rub-ons!
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June 2, 2008

Flair Designs, Inc. "Wine Country"...

This paper from Flair Designs, Inc., was the perfect match for (some of )my pictures from our Hayden Lake get-away with our friends!!! I added the embellishments from Jolee's By You and ric-rac from May Arts and voila'!! :0)
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