Tuesday, September 30, 2008

October Kit of the Month

Here is another fantastic kit of the month made by Maureen Wilson. All the embellishments are done and ready to attach to this cute Halloween chipboard mini album. You will need to bind it all together using the Zutter binding machine. (There is one in the store available for you to use. The binding coil is included in the kit). The best thing about this kit is the price...only $3.99!! Hurry in before they are all gone!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Card Class for 10/2/08

Get a jump start on fall holidays with these cute Halloween and Thanksgiving cards designed by Shelly Robertson. You can make all four cards for only $5! Class goes from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, October 2nd at the Rexburg store. Hope to see you there!

p.s. We had a great time Friday night at the 6-Midnight crop! Mary Ann Nelson won the drawing for a $10 gift certificate for posting a comment on our blog. Keep watching for more promotions to come!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Vita Bella by Little Yellow Bicycle

Have you noticed the great collections that are made by Little Yellow Bicycle? Vita Bella is one of them and I think its absolutely gorgeous! I love the soft blues and greens and the rich designs. There are all kinds of stickers, rub-ons, and other embellishments to make designing and coordinating easy for you. One of the pieces I love is this mini album. It comes on a die cut sheet (pictured below) ready to punch out and embellish. The only things I added to complete mine were some ribbon and a couple of buttons. Come in and see all the beautiful pieces of this collection!

For a closer look at the Vita Bella line, click here.

Mini Album Die Cut Sheet

This is the mini album closed up.

This is the mini album opened up. There is a pocket on the right for a journaling tag, which is also included.

Here are some layouts featuring these products. The chipboard letters on both layouts are made by K&Co.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Scrap Pink

This is one last reminder about our big 6-Midnight crop we are holding this Friday, September 26th, at the Rexburg store. Please join us for a night of fun! For the $15 participation fee, you will receive this beautiful Legacy kit from Pebbles, Inc. Ten dollars of that fee will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation to fight breast cancer.

With your kit, you can create the layouts we have designed (see below) or do as you wish with the product. Bring your own scrapbooking supplies as well, since there will be plenty of time to catch up on projects or start new ones. There will be good company, exclusive sales, and lots of fun! We can't wait to see you there!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Scrapbooking Classes for 9/25/08

Need some ideas? Come attend our scrapbooking classes that will be held on Thursday night, September 25th from 6 until 9. All you need to bring are your basic scrapbooking tools, adhesives and photos (if you wish). Sign up at the Rexburg store today. Please pre-pay. (Click on the thumbnails below to see a larger image).

by Candi

by Kathy

by Stephanie

Monday, September 22, 2008

New Scenic Route!

Look at this beautiful new product just in from Scenic Route Paper Company! I love that their papers come with matching chipboard, stickers, and paper strips. One of our designers, Kathy Davis, created these layouts shown here from the Sonoma line.

(A fun tidbit: Did you know that Scenic Route names all their product lines after a city and all the papers in that line are named after a street in that city?)

Scenic Route has a layout gallery on their website that showcases some more awesome ideas. Click here if you want to see.

Here are all the new Scenic Route lines we have in stock. Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment before Friday telling us which one, and we will draw one lucky winner for a $10 gift certificate! We will post the winner on our blog.



Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Have you signed up for the 6-Midnight Yet?

Call or come in to our Rexburg store to sign up for the Scrap Pink 6-Midnight crop on Friday, September 26th. Here is a preview of one more project you can complete with the Pebbles Legacy kit you will receive that night:

It will be great fun with door prizes, sales, and good company! Come crop to your heart's content. As another reminder, the fee to participate is $15 with $10 being donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation to fight breast cancer.

September Kit of the Month

This darling baby envelope book by Maureen Wilson is the September Kit of the Month. They are available in a boy theme or girl theme for only $3.99! We only have a few left, so hurry in to the Rexburg store for yours today!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Die Cut of the Month Continues...

Here is another idea using our cute little elephant die cut:

I love this altered paint can! The little elephants are holding onto each other's braided floss tails. They are so cute! I also love the chipboard flowers which are wired onto the bucket handle. Here is a view of the top:

Altered cans are fairly easy to create and are a unique way to package a gift. Think of all the possibilities for baby showers, bridal gifts, birthday presents, teacher appreciation, and neighbor gifts. You can decorate them in any theme and fill them with a variety of items. Check out our die cut center for more decorating ideas!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Card Class for 9/18/08

Here are the cards that you can make at Joey's card class this week. The cost is $5. It will be held on Thursday, September 18th beginning at 6:00 p.m. Please join us at the Rexburg store!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Get Spooked for Halloween!

Get ready for a Spooky Halloween! With Porter's Haunted Stair case, you are sure to find fun and creative ways to get your home ready for a scary, and fun holiday. Between our Halloween Spider Lights only $7.95 or the cobwebs, Small for only 50¢ or a large pack for $1.99 your home will be ready for a Spooked out Halloween.

2nd Saturday

Our theme this month for 2nd Saturday was using Bling on your pages. We presented a truckload of ideas and it has been requested that we add them to the blog. So here we go!! Just click on a picture if you would like to view a larger version.

This layout has lots of bling. The small letters in the title were traced using a stencil then filled in with green stickles. Stickles come in a bottle with a tiny opening at the top. Squeeze the bottle and it comes out like glue...glue with glitter, that is! Stickles work great! They come in all kinds of colors, the tops don't get plugged, and a small bottle will go a long way. There are also strips of Heidi Swapp rhinestones accenting the large title letters and portions of the photo matte.

Don't be afraid to look outside the scrapbooking department for bling. The centers of these flowers are accented with jewelry findings.

Include bling in a collage of elements.

Accent patterns in your paper such as these diamonds. Adding rhinestones to polka dots look really cute too!

Don't forget about Bazzill Bling Cardstock. It has a shimmery look that may be just what you are looking for. A Heidi Swapp rhinestone frame was used to highlight the photo of these three cute girls.

Add detail to flowers or other designs for an added "wow" factor.

Highlight journaling by using bling as bullet points.

Draw attention to details in your photo by surrounding an element with rhinestones. Also, watch for pre-made embellshments, such as these K&Co. letters, that already come with bling.

Here is another example of using stickles on a layout. All the smaller letters were filled in with them.

Dangle a charm from a pin or ribbon.

Glitter it with a glue pad! Swipe the die cut letters and flowers with a glue pad. Then sprinkle on glitter and tap off the excess. It really makes the title pop!

A line of stickles was drawn around the edges of the vellum butterfly on this layout. A bling brad was substituted for the body.

Many chipboard letter already come glittered. The ones on this page really help emphasize the sugar theme.

Bling can be used for so many things! Hopefully this gives you some ideas to work with.


Now it's time for show and tell. Here are some layouts designed by members of our 2nd Saturday group showcasing ideas from previous months. We have some young scrappers that enjoy coming.

This layout was created by Mason McFadden. I love how he arranged so many photos on a one-page layout. He added hand-drawn details to the cutouts on his page. What a great job, Mason!

This was created by Nitchele Meyers. She used lots of clear embellishments to accent her flowers and the princess. Don't they look great?

Natasha Meyers made this layout. She also used some clear embellishments. Isn't it cute (and so is she!)And last but not least, this was created by design team member Tara Lehmann. I love the simple beauty of this layout. She added just the right amount of detail without detracting from her precious photo. The blue cardstock is actually sticker paper. Notice the decorative edges?