June 29, 2011

What's Up Wednesday?

Well I made a lovely little video last night but I couldn't get it to load so instead I have a bunch of photos.  My friends and I threw a baby shower for our friend, Alison.  I took a ton of photos with the idea that I would make her a shower book.  I got a 8x8 We R Memory Keepers Scrap Book from the store as well as all the boy themed lime twist papers from My Mind's Eye.  I also added a couple sheets of My Mind's Eye fine and dandy paper.  I love the way these papers go together.  It totally takes the guess work out of color combos.
I had a bunch of photos so I wanted something fast and easy.  I cut some photos to 4x4 and left some at 4x6.  I simply mounted them on the paper and cut out some words on the Cricut.  My Mind's Eye has great accessories that go so well with this paper.  

I had so many photos of her opening presents so I cropped all of them down to 4x4 and slapped them down on the page.
For some pages I spent more time but once I was organized this book came together very fast.  I have a few finishing touches and then I can send it off. 
I got some lime twist twine that I plan on using in the book.  I am thinking I will tie it around the 2x3 pattern paper that I put inside the pockets of this page protector.  The book came with divided page protectors with room for 2-4x6s and 2-2x4 spots.  I cut pattern paper to fit in those pockets.  I also bought some full 8x8 page protectors and used a mix of both. 
Sorry for the delay.  Thanks for stopping in. 
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Our Designers LOVE Comments!

Our Design Team is so creative!  One of the compliments I hear over and over again from people visiting our store is how amazing all of the samples are.  Well, the majority of the in store samples are from this amazing team of scrapbookers.  I know  I LOVE them so if you see a post or sample that inspires YOU please feel free to leave a comment.
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June 25, 2011

Bo Bunny Timepiece

Here's a Design Team layout by Leah Candler using the Bo Bunny line, Timepiece.
The combo of this product line, the Tim Holz metal key, Kaiser flowers and Technique Tuesday chipboard shapes and the adorable photo just works perfectly together!

And, a couple of lovely cards with the line too...
Nice work, Leah! Thanks for your contributions to the Design Team while you were here!
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June 22, 2011

Whats up Wednesday!

This is just a simple 8X8 of an old photo of my parents with 3 of what would eventually be 8 children. I used the October Afternoon five and dime series for it and it was really fun, I could have really gone hog wild but I wanted to keep this picture precious. I had this great fathers day Idea years ago because my father could not keep track of all his cards from us. I bought him an 8x8 album and started scrapbooking him 8x8 lay-outs with pictures of our family for special occasions. Now I just send it to him, sometimes with a note on back and he slips it into the photo Album. He just loves this! It is so practical and meaningful at the same time. It is easy to throw together an 8x8 and it means so much if the receiver can look them over in an album instead of digging them out of a box. Something to think about. love, Deb
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June 17, 2011

Paper Pals Design Team Call!

Paper Pals is excited to announce that we are searching for new members for our design team. This call is open June 20, 2011 through July 5, 2011.

So WHO are we looking for?We are looking for inspiring designers who are creative, ambitious, and love a challenge. We are looking for designers who can display the following:
~ Open communication skills
~ Unique individual style
~ Teamwork and cooperation
~ Ability to work within deadlines and under pressure
~ Skilled with technology: taking and uploading photos of projects, blogging and social networking

How do you apply?Submit the following:
1. 2 or 3 of your favorite layouts that you feel best showcase your style
2. 2 or 3 cards that you feel best showcase your style

All entries must have your name printed on the back. Submit your entries at our store June 20 through July 5 . (Remember, we are closed on Sundays).

The fine print:The design team term will run for 6 months, July 2011 through January 2012.

If you have questions please contact Karen at the store by calling
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June 15, 2011

What's Up Wednesday

It's What's Up Wedneday again! I've recorded another video to promote the new My Minds Eye products at the store... check it out!

And it's even better in person, so come on in to see for yourself!
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June 4, 2011

Bella Blvd.

Another "super cute" boy line of double-sided patterned paper, this time from Bella Blvd.  The collection is called "Mr. Boy" and the fun dinosaurs, stars, and stripes in primary colors make an excellent backdrop for little boy pictures!  I really had fun with this paper!

The challenge for me was using the "FUNdamental Technique Tuesday" chipboard circle.  (On a side note, my niece, Jamie Harper, is a designer for Technique Tuesday and she can literally "pop out" the cutest layouts using any and every thing!!  Here is a cute layout she did using the FUNdamental chipboard circles.)  But, I had fun with this.  I stamped the circle with a pigment ink "chalk" stamp pad to give it the blue color to match the paper...I really like how it turned out.

The cutest part of the layouts are my grandsons, I never get tired of scrapbooking when I have such fun pictures to use!

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June 1, 2011

Karen Foster Design

One of the reasons that I love being on the design team is that I am challenged to step out of my box.  My assignment this week was to create using Karen Foster Design: Summer Sun, Wild Water & Making Waves Collage Paper as well as Splish Splash Cardstock Stickers.  The collage paper is one I wouldn't normally pick because I have trouble covering it up.  After looking through countless magazines I finally settled on an idea. 
 This paper is super fun and great for a whole bunch of water fun.  I made little loops in the ribbon and then attached charms I had made out of the stickers.
 I got some paper board circle shapes to play with.  I covered 2 of them with cardstock and embroidered on the other. 
Cards made out of the few little scraps I had left. 
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