Tuesday, December 23, 2008

January kit of the month

We are going to start 2009 with a focus on a different kit every month. All during January, you may purchase this MME kit for 25% off the regular price (while supplies last). Includes these 2 different sheets of glittered cardstock from the My Mind's Eye Embrace set in the
Laundry Line Collection as well as one sheet of Bazzill cardstock
(either Sandcastle - the beigy color or Vintage - the very pale gray).
The kit includes the date cardstock circle, the title piece
"You are my everything",
and the crochet flowers. Regular price: $5.99 - During January: $4.49


There are a few other coordinating accents available separately: Diecut chipboard borders, a large chipboard parenthesis, a smaller paper one, and these beautiful rub-ons.

My Mind's Eye, Laundry Line - Embrace page kit

Below are a few examples created with the pieces in the Embrace kit.
On the page below the words were printed onto the Bazzill cardstock
with a regular ink jet printer. Below are some pages that include some of the additional elements available.

In the example below, blue paint and stickles embellish the background cardstock which has distressed edges. A black piece of cardstock and a couple of pieces of ribbon were added as well.
On the pages below, painted chipboard letters and numbers were added as well as ribbon. Buttons and fibers were added to this page. This page has ribbon and photo turns added. This page has used an extra title card and some glitter dots.
Here she bought an extra sheet of paper and made her kit a 2 page layout.

Get your page kit today!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Recollect Paper

I made this page of me and my brother Rich using the Recollect paper line from KaiserCraft. I love the blue and brown together. I also used KaiserCraft bronze pearls (self adhesive), Magic Mash (self adhesive), a Heidi Swapp Mirror (self adhesive), and some American Crafts ribbon.
Here is a view of both sides of the paper.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas

For those of you who haven't seen Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas check these out. There are so many techniques and lots of great ideas.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Cute and Easy Project

This Lacing Card Kit from Cosmo Cricket is easy to create. All the supplies are included. You will only need to add 3 wallet size photos and the time to put it together.

This is a great gift idea for that something a little extra under the tree. Either complete it and give a beautiful finished project or give the kit to someone who loves to craft as much as you do.

We have the FAMILY kits and the FRIENDS kits available.

Monday, December 8, 2008

New Christmas Display

Lisa W. and her mother were in on Saturday and created this beautiful display of new Christmas items. Why settle for mass produced accents when you can support individual crafters who create one of a kind items. These beautiful cards that Lisa made were so quick and easy with unique pieces from Etsy Designers. You can purchase them here in the store for the same price offered on Etsy and save the shipping cost.

So, if you haven't completed your Christmas cards yet, with these easy-to-use accents you will have them done in no time.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Yearly planner

Personalized planners make great, inexpensive gifts. We just took inexpensive planners with clear plastic covers and decided to cover them with whatever paper we chose. Then used glitter pens, inked paper edges, rub-ons, stamps, and stickers for visual dimension without added bulk.

Teri W made the one above with KaiserCraft papers from the Jade's Garden and Winter Wonderland collections.

I needed a checkbook size one for my purse. I plan to add another photo to the back, but I don't have it printed yet.

This one was made with leftover scraps from other projects. I'll add a photo to the front and back of this one also. The backgound has a subtle striped sheen that works with a lot of papers.

We used seasonal rubber stamps on the inside pages with light colored chalk inks and colored pencils so that the designs wouldn't show through the backs of pages.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Page layouts

This easy page was created with a Digital Page Overlay from Prima. The disk comes with 32 different Quickpage overlays for 12x12 and 6x6 layouts. We inserted our own text using PhotoShop Elements. The design can be printed on any paper you choose. Then LaDonna added tiny paper flowers to the printed stems.

This layout was created by Gina using Cricut cut shapes and letters, one piece of Grungeboard and a few eyelets with the Super Hero line of papers from KaiserCraft . I love the way this turned out. We are going to have to order more of this paper. It is going fast.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Vincennes Downtown Christmas Stroll

What better way to start the weekend Christmas Stroll, then to have a Parade of Lights. There were a lot of great floats and even Santa Claus joined in the fun.

The Christmas Stroll will last until 5:00pm on Sunday and there are several things planned at different stores down Main Street. So even if you missed the parade you can still enjoy the Christmas Stroll weekend.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Paper Bag Mini Albums

Today I spent the afternoon with a Girl Scout Troop, in a class created for their age group. We had a great time making paper bag mini albums.
With a group of 17 girls I had to bring in some help. My friend Angie S. came up from Princeton to help out with the group. Here are some photos from the afternoon.