June 16, 2012

What's the "WOW!" about Washi?

I admit-- when I first heard of Washi Tape, I felt a little wishy-washy about its purpose. (Aren't I "punny"?)

But thanks to Pintrest and the world wide web... ideas were abundant and made me excited to try out the product.

First, I started looking around the house to find things I could "Washi-ize". The options were endless! Here is where I've started:

 A basic painted clothespin,
 Hairclips that never get worn due to their odd brown/purple color,
And a headband that is a bit "young" for my girls now.

Add some Washi, and voila! Within a few seconds you have upcycled new items!

(Thanks to my hair model, my sweet daughter Allison. Is anyone else as jealous as I am about her gorgeous hair???)

When I put the tape on the clothespin, I found some other items to dress up. Here's how the clothespin, candle, picture frame and clipboard turned out. What do you think?
 Lastly, as I prepped for guests to come to my house, I found a good way to label their drinking glasses in the bathroom-- they just have to remember (or even write on) the washi tape glass that is theirs!
What would you do with Washi?

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June 13, 2012

More Adornit Fabulousness!

Fabulous. I just love the yellow, grey and blue together in this Adornit paper line! Capri, the "Family" sticker sheet, gray chevron... they made for some fun combinations with the photos I've been wanting to scrap.

Antonym-- Have you ever looked at a photo and felt like it displayed the complete opposite of that person's personality? So often I see a photo and say "this is exactly like them". But this photo of my dad made the perfect opportunity to create an "antonym" layout.

This next layout was a great way to use a photo collage in a new way. I printed a collage first, and then cut it apart. I used a variety of blocks of other stickers and pattern papers to fill in a new collage of photos and papers. Simple and straightforward!

And a couple of cards too. Aren't these colors together just great?
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June 9, 2012

Design Team Challenge - Let's Get Organized!

It's been awhile since I've seen a Design Team Challenge on our blog so I thought I'd throw down the gauntlet and challenge everyone to share one of their favorite scrapbook organization tips. I chose to share how I organize my Spellbinder dies.

My Spellbinder Nestabilities Dies are one of my most used scrapbooking tools. I tried several different ways to organize them, finally settling on the one I'm sharing with you here.

I like using a binder with CD sleeves.

They are clear and easy to see which dies are in each pocket.

These blank CD cases are the perfect size to store the dies.

I like to cut out the package cover and tape it to the front of each CD case so all I have to do is flip through my binder to find the shape I'm looking for.

The front pocket of the binder is even a great place to store my extra cutting sheets and embossing pads.

That's it! My Nestabilities storage solution. Which design team member is next?!

Now, if you've never used Spellbinder Nestabilities, stop into Paper Pals and let them show you how. I love how elegant and finished they look. Plus, they come in so many different shapes, and Paper Pals has so many to choose from.
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June 5, 2012

Doodlebug Design Inc.

One of my very favorite scrapbook companies is "Doodlebug Design, Inc!"  I have loved this company's products since it's inception, and this newest line doesn't disappoint!  The "Hello Spring" double-sided printed papers and embellishments are ADORABLE!  This paper is bright, cheerful and "oh, so much fun" to play with!

And, with the fun, cardstock stickers that go with the line, cards are a "snap" to make!!

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