November 28, 2010

Home Decor Idea

Chances are that you are thinking about home decor this week.

Maybe you are taking down some year-round decor to make room for Christmas decor, and you hope to "accidentally" drop and break it so you don't have to put it back up after the holidays. ;)

Or you have a great wall for some simple artwork, but not the budget. If only you had new holiday decor or even year round decor to fill that space...

Paper Pals customer at previous Design Team member Anita Cory has a solution for you!!!

She cleverly used scrapbook paper to its fullest and most original design... simply by placing a page straight off a Paper Pals shelf into a frame!

She said "I like how it turned out and literally it took 10 minutes and about $30 (frames on sale at Michaels)."

What a world of simple and easy possibilities!

1. Buy christmas paper now, then for the other 11 months of the year place a different sheet over the top (or change it for every holiday!)

2. Buy adorable baby paper for a nursery and put it in white frames.

3. If you already have 8x10 frames, trim your 12x12 sheet to fit frames you already have.

What about you? Any more ideas? I challenge you-- design team OR customer-- to "scraplift" Anita and change up your home decor! Leave a link in the comments if you use this great idea.
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"Holly Jolly"

I had some leftover "Holly Jolly"  paper, so I decided to do another layout!  I love this "My Little Shoebox" Christmas paper!  Soooo many possibilities!
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November 21, 2010

BasicGrey "Jovial" Line

Oh, the joy of christmas scrapbook papers! And, as expected, BasicGrey did not disappoint. Their Jovial line is simply gorgeous.

I did something different and created my cards before my layouts. I loved that this line could look formal and classy but with the same papers it could be fun and sassy!

Formal and classy: (marshmallow glimmer mist makes great lookin' snow on black cardstock!)

Fun and sassy:

For my layouts, I created a two page layout (which I haven't done in awhile) using several photos. I like the idea of using several photos on my Christmas layouts so I don't have pages and pages and PAGES of the same kinds of pictures every year. :)
My "Frosty" layout also uses multiple photos-- wallet sized. I based the theme on a subject that passed over multiple years versus the same activity in one year. This is a great way to combine a tradition w/ only one photo from several years together.

Aren't those chipboard snowmen (and snowflakes... and ornaments.... and stars... and frames.... and journaling spots) just the cutest? Go get you some JOVIAL!
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November 18, 2010

"Holly Jolly"

My Little Shoebox Christmas line, "Holly Jolly," is in the store now!  I love this paper, it is MY kind of patterned paper---bright and whimsical! The paper is two-sided, just adorable!  One of my favorite things about this paper is that it combines the traditional  red and green, and adds in pink, lime green and teal!  SO many possibilities!!
(It's hard to see, but I added Crystal Stickles, from Ranger, to the snowflakes on the layout and the buttons on the snowmen.)

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November 9, 2010

Laundry line by Little Yellow Bicycle.....Happy!!!

So happy to be back on Design Team, Yahoooo! so far my first project has proved to be FUN. The Laundry line paper is not only versatile and pretty but the paper itself is of the highest quality, you can do all kinds of things to it and it can take it. My kind of paper! I had some pictures of my Niece Zoey Held that seem to be a great match for the little pocket booklet I used. I didn't get too wild and crazy this time, I just kept it simple. I need to warm up the creative juices just a little. This was a super fun way to do it! It was so easy to throw together with all the wonderful word stickers and the nifty paper.
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MERRY January

 I realize that this page is overflowing with info but I wanted to do a sort of December Daily idea.  This is from 3 Christmas' ago so I didn't have all the info.  I sewed a grid on the page and then filled up the boxes.  The snowflakes were a bit of an accident.  I punched some snowflakes then misted them with silver and while they were still wet I sprinkled on some clear embossing powder.  While I was heat gunning them some of them got a bit crispy on the edges.  I totally love the look because it matches the tan in the paper. 

This is my quilt page.  I just cut up my pictures and then pieced them all together.  I know it doesn't follow some design rules but it was fun. 
This paper is from We R Memory Keepers and it is called MERRY January.  I got to use the papers: Mitten, Branch, Slush, & Crisp.  I also used the layered Chipboard self adhesive words.  These words are solid.  If you stick them down that is were they are going to be.  I know I rave about all the paper I get to use but I can't help myself.  I had eyed this paper in the store earlier.  It is beautiful paper.  I love the colors.  I know it is called MERRY January but I used it for some Christmas photos.  I also used the clear journal stamp that is in the same line.
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November 1, 2010

Say Hello....

to the new Paper Pals Design Team. 

We had several entries this year and deciding was hard, but here is your new Design Team:

Leah Candler

Deb Felsted

Angela Lenssen

Leah Larson

Judy Pilcher

Keep an eye out for some fabulous inspiration from these ladies, and thanks so much to everyone that applied!
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