Sunday, September 28, 2008
I cut him out of a sheet of 12 x 12 cork I bought at the store. It has great texture so I didn't add all the little bitty pieces of the pattern; just a couple of spots and some inking around the edges and I called it done. The pattern also comes with little nose and eye pieces as well as a white underbelly.
I like the simple look of my deer.
So go to Scrapbooks Etc. Look through their patterns and find something for your next layout. The Nature-Scene paper piecings include a cute little squirrel, mushrooms, owls, and of course, birds. And there's a wonderful Tree Background pattern that I think I may just try on a layout soon.
There are also Halloween themed piecings; Back to School; Flower; Baby; Winter... Lots to choose from.
And come in to the store next week and see the rest of my layout. I used the new Kelly Panache 'His and Hers' line
Saturday, September 27, 2008
We would love to see what you do with Poppy. Send us any layouts or project ideas you have done or would like to do with this line to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 17th. We will pick our top 3 favorites, display them in our gallery, and give them a gift certificate to use at shopsei.com. Plus, our #1 favorite will be displayed for a week at the front of our gallery! Winners will be announced in next month's tidbits on October 24th."
Lynette has the Poppy Line in store. It's gorgeous with silver foil embedded in many of the designs. And they're all two sided so you have a choice of designs when you're working with it. Don't forget to check out the coordinating diecuts, mini coasters and chipboard frames while you're there.
I think I'll enter this layout...
I just love this photo of my kids being kids.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Next week she is going to be working on a 'Week in the Life' album that will focus on documenting everyday details over the course of seven consecutive days. And she's invited her readers to join her. It sounds like fun to me so I'll be packing my camera around all week documenting. Here's a short glimpse of Ali E's instructions...
"Commit to keeping your camera with you throughout the day. Capture everything. Capture things that may seem silly or dumb. Capture the normal. Capture little things. Capture your environment. Here's a couple questions I ask myself or I keep in mind as I am going about this project: what's my daily routine, where did I go, who did I see, what do I do, what does the inside of my home look like, where do I spend the most time, etc. Capture stuff that you use everyday: your computer, a coffee mug, a favorite pair of shoes, a book, etc. Make sure to take a photo of yourself each day"
If it sounds like a fun project check out Ali Edwards blog for full instructions and play along. I'm going to do it.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I also sent out the newest newsletter. You can find a link on the right hand menu here :)
Cutting out my photos isn't something I usually do. My ten yr old daughter occasionally does it, but not me.
I distressed and inked the edges of my patterned paper and the kraft paper I used as a base for my layout. Then I pulled out some old EK Success stickers [I never thought I'd use those tap stickers :)] and used them in place of ribbon on my tags.
The journaling is about my son who at thirteen and in Junior High, has absolutely no concerns about being fashionable. Most of his trendiest clothes are hand-me-downs from an older friend. The same friend told his Mum to tell me to tell my boys that it wasn't cool to be seen in 'Incredible Hulk' t-shirts now that they were highschoolers.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
to everyone who joined us for our Birthday Party Celebration this past Saturday. It was great to see everyone and congratulations to the winners of our Draws:
- Norma Webster
- Mila Baker
- Rhonda Grimes
- Becky Smith
- Ruth Lee &
- Jennifer Skinner
Crystals class was lots of fun too! Their projects turned out so great! We have one kit left of the Schools Days so if you missed the class but are interested in completing the project just give us a call and we'll see if it's still here!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Since it was only a partial day I kept Katherine really busy unpacking all those stickles! The rack was so full we had to have a basket full of overfill. There were also lots of ink colors, Colored Distress Inks, and Glossy Accents in Regular, Matte and Crackle finishes!
Stop by and check them out! Watch for updates to come about our birthday party next week!
Ohhh and I almost forgot I did get a calendar started for those who like to look at the month at a glance to see what's happening, I will be sure to add more to it soon as Crystal and I just discussed what kinds of classes are going to be coming soon! I'll post them as soon as I have dates. If you click on the event it should bring up a description and a photo if available. Click Here to see
Let me know what you think! We are still getting the website worked on and so hopefully that will be done soon, Until then be sure to check out the flickr gallery below.
Take care and talk to you all soon,