Sunday, October 24, 2010

Scrapbook Trends Giveaway

Scrapbook Trends is giving away their sold-out 'Holidays 2009' magazine to everyone that wants it.  Just click on this link to download it.
I'm checking it out right now.  They have some neat Halloween pages and projects.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

One week to Halloween.

Are you ready?  Have you had fun decorating?  I found some fun ideas on line to show you as well as a couple projects my daughter and I have been working on.
First is a wreath.  It's square so can we still call it a wreath?
It was super easy to make.  I cut out the rectangular shape from a shoe box lid.  Wrapped it all in orange halloween paper.

I glued some Chip Chatter chipboard letters together to make my 'SPOOKY' word and tied it to the frame. Then I started glueing on black vellum circles I had punched using my scalloped circle punch. I scrunched the circles around the eraser end of a pencil and used a glue gun to adhere them to the frame.

Once I had finished covering the frame with scalloped circles I found a sticker title by Little Yellow Bicycle to add to the bottom right corner.  I have it hanging beside my front door and I love it. Remember if you hang it on a window you will need to finish off the back neatly.
My daughter is hosting a halloween party and one of the acitivities she is planning is makeovers; spooky makeovers. She created this banner for the door to her makeover room.
We cut the triangles 8" long and 6" wide at the top.  Breanna chose a Karen Foster halloween paper I bought last year.  She used a new border punch I picked up last week, to create the black border.  The green around the letter circles is ribbon we bought for this project, as is the green trim she used to hang the banner from.  Both are available at Unforgettable Memories. She put eyelets in the bottom of each triangle and strung some pretty beads from there.  The little figures (ghost, witch and skeleton) she cut from a Bo Bunny Halloween paper.
This project would look just as cute with 'BOO' as the title, or make a longer banner with 'Happy Halloween' on it. Lots of possibilities.
I've found some other fun Halloween ideas online.  I love the BOO banner Keisha Campbell created for the Jenni Bowlin website

And how about these coffee filter cobwebs.  I could see them sprayed with 'soot' Glimmer mist or maybe some stickles for extra sparkle and shine. 

This garland would be fun and easy to make with the kids.  It would look extra special using double sided Halloween patterned paper. A leaf punch and some brads to attach the pumpkins to the raffia or Halloween trim and it's all done.

The Gluearts Blog has some great ideas for Halloween blog like these magnetic bottle caps.  Full instructions are on their blog.

I hope there is something here that will get you creating.  If you try any of these projects please let us see pictures.  And have a very Spoooooooooky Halloween.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pentax Optio RS1000 Review

Click here to watch a YouTube video review on the Pentax Optio RS1000. This fun camera allows you to change the front with different skins and has some great features including Face Detection, 720p HD Video and much more.

Learn about this exciting camera today. Stop by the store and we'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I just dropped this layout off at Unforgettable Memories. I used the We R Memories school line available at the store. Check it out!

Monday, October 18, 2010

New Harmonie

Have you checked out the new Canadian company, Harmonie. There is a lot of product from this company in the store. The film strip on this layout is a chipboard precut shape from Harmonie. I painted the chipboard and used glue to adhere it to the layout. You can check out this layout at Unforgettable Memories!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Photos to help ladies in today's class

Here are the photos for you ladies that were in today's class. Sorry it took so long to get them uploaded. Between computer issues and kids this is the best I could do. Good Luck!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Help with colour

One of the most time consuming parts of scrapbooking for me is deciding on what colours work together.  So when I came across this website I immediately bookmarked it.  The Colour Room puts out a different palette each Friday. 

Here is this weeks palette...

The Color Room also provides a sketch for those of you that like sketches.  I didn't use the sketch on my layout but it's an option I might try in the future.

Did you notice my two little birds?  I made those with the new stamp and punch set I mentioned in my last post.  I'll show you some more examples and how I did them in my next post.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Family Tree papers

I was working with a piece of Bella Blvd's 'Family Tree' line last month.  Before the challenge was posted, but I thought I'd show you anyway. It's the orange patterned paper directly under the photo.  I mixed it up with a bunch of different scraps I had.  Theres some Little Yellow Bicycle, some 7 Gypsies, some Bo Bunny, some Cosmo Cricket and some I can't place. 
I sprayed the Tim Hortons grunge numbers with 'Soot' Glimmer Mist.

Just a quick layout because I wanted to list all my sons favourite things at this time in his life; his music, computer games, practicing driving, working out with friends...

A 'favourites' page is a neat theme for a yearly layout.  Things come and go in childrens lives and it's fun to look back and remember what was 'in' as they were growing up.  Do you remember your favourite music at 15?  I remember listening to the Grease soundtrack over and over on a little portable turntable.  That ages me ;)
Look what I bought the last time I was in Unforgettable Memories.

It's a punch with 3 matching stamps so you can add detail to the punches. 

What a great idea.

I was stamping little brown birds on some tan coloured paper last night, and then punching them out.  I have quite the flock ready for my next layout. I'm thinking they would look cute perched randomly on a banner or lined up across the top of a journaling block or tucked in amongst some Prima blooms.  I'll show you next week what I decided to do with them.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Family Tree Paper for Challenge!

Ok folks, here is a photo of the papers to be designing with for Cyrstal's Blog Challenge!

Be sure to get your entries in for a chance to win some free goodies!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October Blog Challenge

This months blog challenge is to create a layout or card using the Bella Blvd. Family Tree line. This challenge ends October 31st. Enter to win your choice of a 12x12 album or a stamp kit. Check out a picture of this paper line in this weeks newletter coming soon to your email account!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Blog Challenge Update

We will be posting the September Blog challenge winners tomorrow here as well as in the weekly newletter. Thanks to everyone who participated. Be sure to check back to the blog tomorrow as well to see what this months blog challenge has in store for you!