Thursday, July 30, 2009

More Great Impressions cards with the August '09 stamps

Just finished these two cards for the Stamp of the Month class on Saturday. We'll work with embossing, shimmerz, & glitter pen with these silhouette stamps.
These photos don't show the glimmering and shimmering very well.
Join us to create both cards for $5.

Monday, July 27, 2009

So Precious

Check out this layout Teresa N. just created using supplies she bought yesterday. When you have a good photo and products you can't wait to use, it doesn't take long to make a page layout you love.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Shop Hop Layout

I have had customers ask what they are supposed to do with their passports when they get them back. So, I created this layout today to show how to use it as an embellishment on a page. I selected 9 of my shop hop photos and attached them to a mat. Then made sure I left a pocket area to include the passport when I attached the mat to the background piece. I cut some of the flowers off of the lei and used them for embellishments. Then I inked my chipboard letters to fit my color theme.
I can't wait to see some other layouts created from this years shop hop event.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Featured Scrapper - Lori W.

When did you start scrapbooking :
About a year and a half ago.
In general, how long does it take you to complete a page?
About 2-3 hours
Do you have any favorite manufacturers?
7 Gypsies, My Mind's Eye, Cosmo Cricket, Tim Holtz
What are three of your favorite products to work with?
Chipboard, Rick rack ribbon, and chalk inks

What is/was one of your favorite scrap-booking trends/fads?
Sewing on pages

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
I like to make mini-albums for people

Monday, July 20, 2009

Shop Hop Fun

Some of you know I was on vacation last week. We got back a little early so I decided to join in the Shop Hop fun with some friends. I know I don't get to enter for any of the prizes, but I still had a blast. It was a busy day but we made it to 9 of the 10 stores all on Friday. The Paper Chase in Princeton is the only store we didn't stop at even though we all 3 live in Princeton. It's a block and a half away from the beauty shop I work in, so that stop will be tomorrow during lunch.
We had so much fun, just shopping with each other and seeing the different styles each store had. If you didn't get to join in the fun I hope you can next year. I'm already looking forward to that hop.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Filling In, Shop Hoppin', & New Kit

Hi girls! Lisa Wilson here! The "sisters" are on vacation-not together-and have left me in charge of the store! How cool is that? Besides that, they left me with the password to The Scrapbook Tree's blog. Very trusting, don't you think? So...I'm in charge and I have the blog password so I thought I would add a post and let you know what is happening here.

We've been Shop Hoppin' since Saturday and I have to tell you, Scrapbookers are such nice people. I have met some of the friendliest ladies and all of them have been very patient with me while I try to figure out Ladonna's system for naming products. (That's a whole other blog post!) We have a great make-n-take, chocolate chip cookies and bottles of water, a name tag creating station, and all Shop Hoppers get 20% off their purchases and have a chance to register for some great prizes. I am so hoping I can work in at least a day to do some hopping myself!

And since I am the one that is posting this, I just had to show you the latest Shabby Pink kit at The Scrapbook Tree. How about that? I manage to get a picture of Delilah posted wherever I am! Actually, Melanie suggested I post this. :) There are goodies from Jenni Bowlin, Maya Road, Sassafras Lass, Scenic Route, and Heidi Swapp. Check it out next time you're here!
Take care and have a great rest of your week. If you haven't made it in yet this week, please stop in and introduce yourself.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Extra uses for alcohol inks

This page layout and both cards were color-customized with alcohol inks.

We used them on glitter paper, acrylic sheets, a Heidi Swapp ghost flower, pearls, and rhinestones.

With blending solution in the H2O pen, just paint the inks on the glittered paper wherever you'd like and make your glittered letters any color you choose. We cut these letters out of one solid sheet of 12x12 silver glitter paper.

After you put the alcohol ink drops on the acrylic sheet, blow across them with compressed air to get the splattered effect.

You can paint white pearls any color you have available. It works really well and doesn't wipe off.

Blend tones together or choose one solid color.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Page layout with a tag

We are making cards with these distressed tags for the Shop Hop make 'n' take. I wanted to use one on a page layout though. I started with the basic 9 square layout. I've used this design before, but it had been a while. First I just moved them around until I got the arrangement I liked.
I love the Graphic 45 papers and have been wanting to work with them for a while.
After adherring them to the cardstock, I started putting the "extras" in place.
I used a Prima stamp on plain chipboard letters, because I was going for a masculine look.
But when I put them on the paper, they blended in too much.
Sorry about the blurry photo, but you get the idea.
So, I ended up running a line of ivory paint around the edges of each letter to make themstand out better.
I cut out leaves from this flocked paper.

I stapled the sheer house shape on each side of the chimney. I had dry embossed this sheer piece with a Cuttlebug Embossing folder, then inked it with brown Stazon.

After I had attached my top chipboard letters, I decided they were too bright and colored them with chalk ink and a Dove blender pen.

I put the tag in the top corner. (You have to wait to find out the details on that one).

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Journaling Class with Joanna Campbell Slan

It was so nice to meet Joanna Campbell Slan today. She had a lot of great ideas and journaling suggestions. I knew I could improve the journaling on my layouts, but I didn't expect to get so many ideas for pages that I should include in my scrapbooks. Maybe you'll see a few of them here soon.
She is the author of the scrapbooking murder mysteries Paper Scissors Death, and the newest release Cut Crop and Die as well as several non-fiction ones about scrapbooking.
For tips on making the most of the story you leave behind, check out this great article on
Legacy Scrapbooking that she wrote a few years ago.
Update: to learn more about Joanna and what's coming up in the next couple of books, check out her interview on the BoBunny blog.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My Mind's Eye, Breaking Free - Full Speed Ahead Kits

These layouts were created using the Lighten' Up Baby collection, from the Breaking Free line by My Mind's Eye.

Created By: LaDonna M. (12x12)

Created By: Ramona H. (12x12 layout with a page protector designed to hold additional 4x6 photos and journaling, across from her layout)

Created By: Teri W. (12x24)Created By: Heather C. (12x12)

Created By: Angie S. (12x12)

Created By: Barb W. (12x12)

Created By: Karen W. (12x12)

Created By: Melanie H. (12x24)

Created By: Jill K. (12x24)

Created By: Martha R. (12x24)
Created By: Candy N. (12x24)