Monday, August 31, 2009

Graphic 45 & Tim Holtz

Have you seen all the great vintage-looking paper collections from Graphic 45? There are so many fun projects you can create with them from layouts and mini albums to altered items and home decor.

To cover a wooden 12x12 frame, brush Mod Podge onto the surface and carefully lay a sheet of patterned paper over the top. (You will have to work quickly...Mod Podge dries fast)! Smooth out any bubbles. Flip the frame over so you are looking at the back and use a craft knife to cut the paper away from the photo opening. Embellish with stickers, flowers, ribbons, or anything else you would like.

To create the paper flowers, cut various sizes of circles using a die cut machine or paper punches. Cut around each circle with decorative scissors. (We also have circle punches with scalloped edges). Ink the edges with a warm brown color (we like using "Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Tim Holtz). Lightly spritz each circle with water. Crinkle them up and shape them to form a 3-dimensional layer. Once dry, layer two or three circles and attach them together with glue dots or a decorative brad to create a lovely, one-of-a-kind flower.

This layout was created using the "Baby 2 Bride" collection. Since the white velvet stickers didn't show up on the page, I altered the color of them with some chalks to better match the layout.

Incorporate hidden journaling into a cluster of elements to create a unique photo corner. The metal key by Tim Holtz really adds to the vintage feel of the layout as well as the crackle paint used to alter the chipboard flourish.

Create a simple flower by gathering a bit of sheer ribbon and topping it with a punched circle and a pretty pearl brad.

We have a variety of finished and unfinished trunks which you can alter for a unique look. Just use patterned papers and cut-outs, chipboard letters, and bits of ribbon to re-create this darling child's trunk.

Here's a view of the lid...

You can attach a small chalkboard to the inside of the lid. Tie a small piece of chalk to a ribbon that hangs next to the chalkboard. You could also choose to line the bottom with some felt.

Have fun and get creative! Check out the gallery at Graphic 45 for more inspiring ideas!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

6-Midnight Coming Up!!

One of our favorite Scrapbooking events is approaching quickly!

Join us for the semi-annual 6-Midnight Crop on Saturday, September 19th.

For only $10 you will receive a fabulous kit FULL of product! Included is a large assortment of patterned papers, chipboard embellishments, journaling cards, and rub-ons from My Mind's Eye. AND you will also receive an 8x8 chipboard mini album and embellishments in a box by Fancy Pants. You can participate in the classes and create two layouts and well as a "Boy" or "Family" themed mini album. The best part is, you will still have tons of product left over to create other projects!

Here's a look at the ideas we have designed for you:

Here's the decorated box and the cover of Candi's Baby Boy album.

The chipboard album unfolds like an accordian to showcase five 8x8 pages.

Here's the box and front cover of Kathy's "Family" album...

...and the inside.

Here's one of the layouts you can make in Stephanie's class...

...and the 2nd layout.

We hope you will join in the fun! Spots are filling up quickly, so call or come in to reserve your kit today!

Monday, August 24, 2009

New Abbey Road from My Mind's Eye

Check out these darling collections from My Mind's Eye! Abbey Road features great designs for kids but can also be used on "mature" projects too. Besides their signature heavy weight papers (including die cut edges), these lines also include coordinating ribbons, decorative brads, die cuts, chipboard accents, and transparencies.

Kathy designed these layouts using Stomp, Lucky Me, and Whirlybird:

For more great ideas, visit the My Mind's Eye blog.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Card Class this Thursday!

It's time for card class again in our Rexburg store! Join us Thursday, August 20th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for a night of creative fun. Make all four cards for only $5!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

More Bo Bunny!

One of the newest releases from Bo Bunny, Flutter Butter, is flying off the shelves! With its beautiful palatte of soft yellows, green, and blues, you are sure to love it too!

Here are some rub-ons...

decorative brads...

Beautiful die cut papers...

Journaling cards...

and gorgeous double-sided cardstocks...

We have a free project sheet in the store to make this lovely shadow box, and the frames are on sale!

Create an inspirational canvas to decorate your home or office:

And don't forget all the fun layouts you could make as well!

For more great ideas, visit the Bo Bunny gallery.

Monday, August 17, 2009


SET ME FREE! …and help the March of Dimes arrest the rising rate of premature birth. 1 in 8 babies is born to soon, and often too small. These tiniest babies struggle to survive, and too often many don’t.

I will soon be incarcerated in the March of Dimes Jail & Bail where I will be served only the finest bread and water (okay, maybe lunch!) You can help ensure my good behavior through your contribution. My hard earned bail will aid and abet the March of Dimes in funding lifesaving programs of research, education and community services. Programs that will save babies’ lives.

You can donate here at the March of Dimes. Remember, even the smallest donation helps!

Thank you!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Bo Bunny Releases!

We just received a shipment of Bo Bunny's Summer releases! Hang on to your hats, because you are going to love them!

First of all, here's Kitchen Spice...can you imagine all the fun projects you could do with this? Notice the cute double-sided recipe cards:

Here's a layout that was mounted onto a charger plate for easy display:

Designed by Stephanie Frisby

We have these great free project sheets in the store for a unique recipe holder designed for us by Bo Bunny. They are fairly quick to make and would make a great gift or Super Saturday project.

Here's one of my favorite collections...Delilah. I love how Bo Bunny incorporated pink into this beautiful fall line:

Layout designed by Bo Bunny

Try stitching by hand or with a machine to create unique journaling lines on your layout:

Designed by Stephanie Frisby

This layout was made with a bit of both lines combined. See? It can even be used for boys!
Layout designed by Stephanie Frisby

So, what do you think of these new releases? If you like them, then just wait...there's even more we will show you in a few days!