Wednesday, December 24, 2008

New Year's Day Crop!

January 1st is a day to leave the men and kids at home watching ball games so you can join us for a girl's day out! The store will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. We have planned some "out-of-this-world" projects for you to create with a Cosmo Cricket kit from their "Cogsmo" line. The kit is only $10 but has a retail value of $30! Don't miss out on great sales, good company, and lots of fun! Hurry in or call today to reserve your spot!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Come Crop With Us!!

Join us on New Year's Day for a girl's day out from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We have lots fun things planned just for you. In our scrapbooking department, you will receive a fabulous kit stuffed full of Cosmo Cricket products for only $10 (retail value $30)! With that kit you can choose to make three pre-designed projects. Here's a sneak peek of a mini book made from canvas and paper:

Hurry and reserve your spot today before they are all gone!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

2nd Saturday--Button, Button, Who's got the Button?

Scrapbooking doesn't have to just be about paper, scissors, and glue. There are also embellishments! Why embellishments you ask? Well, they add style, personality, and texture and can take a simple layout to a whole new level.

Buttons are familiar objects in our lives, so why not add them to a scrapbook page? Flat buttons work the best, but if you find a button with a shank that you want to use, simply cut the shank off with a pair of wire cutters or a shank remover. To attach buttons, you can sew them directly to your page. But you can also thread floss, thin strips of paper, or ribbon through the button holes and tie a knot on the front. Then attach to the page with Glue Dots. This way you have a hand-sewn look without the work.

Here are a few ideas for using buttons creatively on a scrapbook page:

Use tiny buttons as accents, such as the dot on the letter "i" in the title or on the star on the Christmas tree.

Use shaped buttons to accent a border or a collage of elements.

Themed buttons can add a lot of character to a page or reinforce an idea such as the lady bugs shown above.

Incorporate buttons into your design by accenting other embellishments with them. Use them as flower centers, bug eyes, or wheels on a car.

On the layout above, a shaped button was placed inside a bottle cap then sprinkled with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE). Melt the UTEE with a heat gun so the button stays permanently in place.

Use buttons in place of brads or eyelets. Here they were sewn onto the page to attach the title.

Create a grouping of flowers using buttons as the blossoms.

Buttons were used in a literal sense here to reinforce the sewing theme of this page.

Create large photo corners with groups of buttons.

Clear buttons are a real treat! Stamp a tiny pattern on them with Staz-on ink or place a circle of patterned paper behind them. The design shows through for a subtle accent.

Create the illusion of a sun by attaching yellow and orange buttons to a semi-circle cut from paper.

Drop a few buttons onto a layout and attach them where they fall.

Create a unique border with a row of buttons.

And finally, if you love the look of buttons but don't like the bulk, here is the perfect solution! Punch different shapes from a variety of patterned papers or cardstock. Use a "button hole" punch in the center of each shape. You will have the illusion of a button without the bulk.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Crop til you drop!

Here's another sneak peek at one of the projects you can choose to create at our New Year's Day crop. The store will open at 10:00 a.m. so you can sleep in a little before playing all day. :) Bring snacks...bring friends...and bring your scrapbooking supplies. Call or stop by to reserve your spot today!!

p.s. Click here to see some inspiration that is out of this world using the Cogsmo line from Cosmo Cricket.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas
December Kit of the Month

Once again Maureen Wilson has dazzled us with this cozy house album just in time for Christmas! It's like an album and a Christmas decoration all in one! The die cutting is all done for you...all you need is your own photos and about 30 minutes to assemble it. You can pick up a kit in the scrapbooking department in Rexburg for only $3.99! (Yes, you read that correctly!) Hurry in today before they are all gone!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


These super fun and snuggly CRITTER BLANKETS are the perfect gift for any child or baby. There are many different CRITTERS to choose from and matching pre-cut MINKEE fabric.

New Years Day Crop!

It's not too soon to start planning for our annual New Years Day crop! We will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. that day so you can come celebrate with us! We have put a fabulous kit together for you from Cosmo Cricket using the adorable Cogsmo line. It is stuffed full of paper, rub-ons, die cut sheets, and more for only $10! Here is a sneak peak of one of the projects you can complete:

We will have this and other ideas for you to put together using your Cogsmo kit. But you can also bring your own projects to work on. It will be a day of fun, good company, and great sales! Sign up today to reserve your spot!