Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Stock has arrived!

New stock has arrived. We have Lauderdale from Basic Grey and Babysaurus from Little Yellow Bicycle. Also just arrived is Odds & Ends from Cosmo Cricket. Fun pirate embellishments and fireworks by Mickey Mouse have also come in. Stop by and see all the fun supplies today to make your project your own!

And don't forget, while our old building has moved, we are in the big white building in the same parking lot. Still here offering the same great services!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Making Memories 'Escape' line.

This page came together very quickly and easily.  I built it on the MM hibiscus foil paper which is so shiny and pretty I felt I needed to keep my embellishments fairly simple.

I layered a page out of the Just Chillin' journal book with a piece of the Varnished Passport pp under my photos.

In the top corner I tied a couple of MM travel tags to a strip of PP.

In the lower corner I placed 3 Prima flowers which are the perfect colour with the foil.  Looking at layouts I've done in the past I seem to do the 3 flowers in a downward triangle quite often.

The two pennants are also from the MM Escape line. I find the pennants want to slip down the pin when the page is hanging vertically so I used a glue dot under each one to keep it in place.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Karen Foster

I just loved this paper when I spotted it at the store.  The colours are gorgeous and the design is so realistic.  I knew just the photo I wanted to use with it.

This was one of those 1/2 hour layouts.
I cut one of my Prima crochet doilies in half for the banner and glued it to some copper tape I had.
I added lots more Prima flowers. 
The butterflies are K&Co. 
The canvas tag is MM and the transparency is 7 Gypsies.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Paint Daubers

'Day is Done'

Have you tried them yet?  They are so fun.  I recently bought a white one and then wasn't sure what to do with it so I googled Paint Daubers.  Tim Holtz has some great ideas and videos for using the daubers on your paper craft projects.  I found one by Heidi Swapp that had a neat techniqe for using the white dauber on the edges of the black Cosmo Cricket chipboard.  I thought it would look awesome as an edge to my layout so I tried it.  And loved it.  After dabbing the paint around the edges I stamped over it with a script stamp. You can see the video here.

Then I used my favourite big scroll mask and the pink Glimmer Mist and sprayed my background.  I added a little more pink with an inkpad once the Glimmer Mist had dried.

I really like the package of white frames I picked up.  The long thin strips I backed with K&Co paper. The big square one I cut in half and used on each side of my layout.  I also cut the crochet doily in half.
To embellish my page I used some Basic Grey pieces, Little Yellow Bicycle journal spot and, of course, some Prima.