Thursday, May 28, 2009

New layouts & Upcoming Classes

Hey everybody I have just been doing some layouts of Heathers and Crystals. Crystal has an upcoming class on June 18th its a "great outdoors" layout, keep posted for further details. Also I heard a rumor that Lynette is going to be teaching a Family word book at the end of July, so stay posted for more news and details on that as well. Also we are having a Sidewalk sale going on! We have sales starting at 30% off to as low as 70%off!!! Members you also get your membership discount on top of that!! So there are some great saving going on here. We have also have been getting in lots of new stock to so come on down to check out everything that is going on down here. See you later.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I have a lot of fun with the spray dies like Glimmer Mist and Maya Mist. They come in lots of great colours and are so easy to use.
Last week I picked up Cosmo Crickets 'Girl Friday' line to play with. I used one of the more neutral papers for my background and decided to play with my green Maya Mist. Here's what I did...

First I cut a 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" square out of waste paper. I corner rounded two of the corners just 'cause. I placed it on my Girl Friday background PP. I chose 3 Heidi Swapp leaf masks and placed two of them at the top right corner of my square and another at the lower left corner.

I grabbed my bottle of green Maya Mist and sprayed it across my page. I gave it a couple secs to dry; it's very fast drying, and then peeled off the masks. If you haven't used the spray Mists before then practice your spraying on scrap paper first. On this layout I used a sweeping motion to give a more even, lighter coverage. If you hold the bottle in one place and squirt you will get more blobs of colour. (which is fine if that's the look you want)

Next I cut a piece of patterned paper 7" x 7". Corner rounded two corners just 'cause, and glued it down in the middle of my square.

Here's my finished layout.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My Next Class

Here it is. This class is planned for the evening of June 18th. The title of the class is "the great outdoors". You could use hiking, camping or any outdoorsy pictures. There is a ton of journaling spots and room for four pictures. Check it out at Unforgettable Memories.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


The other day when I was bragging about being such a great blogger... Angela brought to my attention that I made a mistake. The address to Got Sketch? is . Go ahead and give that a try. Sorry!

Yay! I did a one pager!

Yay, I did a one pager and left it as that! OK I will be honest... it's for the end of Adalyn's first year scrapbook. This is my take on this months Prima sketch. I flipped it, added an extra picture and changed the placement of the embellishments. I think that's what sketches are for, to get you started and make it work for what you have.
Hope you all gave this one a try. I've heard of a couple cool takes on the sketch that you basement dwelling scrapbookers out there have created. Love to see them!
Here is a look at the product I am using for my next class. It will be sometime in June. I am using a miss match of product in this one... some Cosmo, Bo Bunny, and Prima. The theme will be camping so get out there, enjoy the sunshine and get taking some awesome photos!

Don't forget Survivor, Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice are all over now and you still have time to come to tonight's class. The baby mini book and you can make it for a boy or a girl. This book makes a great gift or make one for any other children you may have that you haven't scrap booked for because you haven't had time!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Finished the Prima Sketch

and here it is. I used Prima's cute Mommy & Me line. I love those adorable little creature rub-ons. Did you notice the little birdie, in his nest, on the 'P' of my title?
I am really into butterflies at the moment. I just can't seem to NOT put them on my pages these days.
I picked up a Heidi Swapp butterfly mask at the store a couple days ago and used them on this layout with green ink. I added Prima jewels for the butterfly bodies. But I didn't stop there with the butterflies. Out came my butterfly punch and some white cardstock!
This is a fun sketch. So play along and leave us a link to your layout using Prima's sketch for inspiration.

More New Layouts!

Hey everybody, I have just posted some new layouts today and yesterday. Heather has brought in some as well as Crystal. Check out there newest creations! Come down to see what they used for their layouts. And for those late scrapbookers we are open until 8pm on Fridays!

Got Sketch

Sometimes when I need a push getting started on a layout I check out this blog . Each week there is a new sketch posted. Sometimes it is a layout, sometimes a card or sometimes both. You can also see past sketches too. You can upload a picture of your layout and check out other's work. Cool. So if you are searching for that bit of inspiration check out this blog. Here is a sketch from the other day that I used. Notice I have learned to insert images from other blogs and websites! Look out Blogger World!

And here is a look at the layout I completed using this sketch as inspiration. Now of course this sketch is only a one pager. And everyone knows I can't do one pagers, just wouldn't look right in my albums. Sorry one pagers...

So I started with this sketch and once I got to work I was easily inspired to build the second page.

You can check out this layout at Unforgettable Memories. I used mostly Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday paper. I made the flowers using my Cricut. If you don't have a cutting machine you could trace a chipboard shape, use a punch or get crazy and hand draw these flowers!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

And here it is...

Thanx for letting us know Prima had posted their sketch for the month, Crystal. Better late than never :) Here it is...

Check out the Prima website to see how their fabulous design team used the sketch for inspiration. There are some gorgeous pages to check out.
I'm going to work on mine tonight.
Be sure to post yours when it's done, Crystal ;)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

May's Prima Sketch

Heather posted an awesome sketch of her own. I am totally going to try it out! The Prima Sketch was posted on May 7th over on their website. Sorry, I am not that computer talented to hook you up with a link or a picture nor do I even know the address off hand. Heather maybe you can post a picture of the sketch? Enjoy!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Using your scraps

After dropping off my two Pink Paislee layouts I returned home with the intention of cleaning off my desk and starting fresh with the 'Just Chillin' papers I'd picked up. But I couldn't just toss my Pink Paislee scraps.
And I knew if I put them away on one of my paper shelves they'd just end up getting crinkled up and shoved to the back. So I pulled out a piece of cardstock and started playing with my few scraps.
This is what I came up with...
My two boys and one of their little friends camping in the backyard. Not a great photo; it's a little grainy, but the memories are fun ones.
I even layered the chipboard pieces on top of each other. I'm not usually a 3D scrapper, preferring everything to be flat in my album, but I found 3 layers of chipboard does not make the page overly high and it looks much more interesting than having the pieces lined up in a row.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Create your own sparkly scroll

Here's how...

What you need.

  1. Save the backing from those pretty Prima scrolls
  2. Paper piercer
  3. Stickles in your choice of colour

Place the Prima backing where you want the scroll to be. (Excuse my gardening hands. It's that time of year. :) Next time I'm doing a tut. I'll get a manicure)
Use the paper piercer to poke through the Prima backing and your layout. Make sure you have a self-healing mat under your work. I've found it's easiest to see the placement of your holes if you work in front of a window in natural lighting.
Remove the Prima backing and you can see your design neatly laid out on your page.
Place dots of stickles over the holes. Practice on a scrap piece first to get the dots an even size. And when your hand gets tired take a break. You'll make mistakes if you keep squeezing those dots out when your hand is cramping.

Put your finished design aside to dry. It could take a couple hours depending on how big your dots are.
Any mistakes can be covered up with embellishments when it's all dry.

And here's my finished layout from the sketch in my previous post.

May Sketch

I checked Prima's website for their monthly sketch and couldn't see one. Have they decided to pass on it this month? Anyone know?

I thought I'd make my own sketch for this month. Good thing it's been a slow week at work because Microsoft Word is not the most graphic friendly program to use. Anyway, this is what I came up with. I'm scrapping four 2" x 3" photos.
Notice the scroll along the bottem? I have a very fun technique to show you. I used the waste from a Prima jewelled scroll and stickles to recreate that scroll across the bottom of my photos. When the stickles dries and my page is finished I'll upload it, with a 'how-to'.

I hope you try my sketch and then leave us a link in the comments below so we can see how you interpreted it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Fun, fun, fun!

So I was having fun today. I blinged, inked, glued, layered, popped, cut and stickled these My Minds Eye Floral Die Cuts like crazy! I love the result.

Check out how I used them on the layout "She's walking, that's my girl". You will be able to see more of this layout at the store in the next couple of days. I used My Minds Eye paper and embellishments in this one. Can't get enough of that My Minds Eye paper. Love it, just love it!

I dropped this bottom layout off at the store the other day. I used all Pink Paisley product for this layout with the exception of some really thick "twig and berries", DoodleBug Flocked paper and velvet ribbon as well as Butterfly ribbon from Making Memories "Just Chillin". I don't know how I am going to get this layout into a page protector. I hope it will fit in those plastic wall hangers at the store. I didn't want to use flowers on this layout as the photos are from March. All though I did end up using the butterfly that was in the chipboard pack... so really...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Lots of new goodies!!!

Hey everybody on this beautiful spring day! We have been getting in lots of new stock lately! Heres what our office looks like at the moment!
Yesterday we got 4 boxes of new wilton products.
Also check out our new wedding line by Making Memories. We have got some new paper, ribbon, flowers, gem and pearl stickers and a lot more!!! We have also got in some more Jolee's by You stickers. And if your looking for a summer project we got in some new scrapbooks, lots of colours and styles. Come on down and check it all out. Hope to see you soon!

National Scrapbooking Day

Happy National Scrapbooking Day. Any hobby that has it's own holiday must be a great one! It is a beautiful Spring day. I hope you all take advantage of the sunshine and get some great photos to go with all the new product at Unforgettable Memories!

Friday, May 1, 2009

All done

I am finished my 7Gypsies mini album. Here's a few more of my pages.
A couple of inside pages.You saw the flower page of Breanna while I was working on it. Here it is completed, along with a star page (of Duncan) that will be facing it.

Back cover.The little sticker says 'created by Your Very Tired Mother'. LOL. I thought that was appropriate :)

Inside back cover.

Mini albums are a great way to scrap a few themed pages quickly. I chose to scrap various photos taken over Spring Break.
They also make great gift albums if you can bear to part with it once you're done.
Check out the store. Unforgettable Memories has a great selection of mini albums to play with. I'd love to see your completed albums. Post a link in the comment section so we can all see.