Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Imaginisce Part 1

New in the store (just in time for that summer vacation) is the charming "Scooter's Vacation" collection by Imaginisce. Although one side of these papers has a definite travel theme, the other side is generic enough to use for just about anything.

There are a variety of double-sided papers available, giving you more bang for your buck:

These cute 3-D layered stickers can be used for any occasion:

Don't miss out on one of the most popular embellishments... coordinating layered flowers:
These mirrored, dimensional stickers give a fun and unique look to your project:

Remember to pick up some matching Scooter ribbon:
Layered 3-D Sticker Stackers are great for cards, layouts, and mini albums:

And last but not least are a variety of coordinating clear acrylic stamps:
Here's a look at some fun projects created with a little help from Scooter:

Kathy started with a wooden album by KaiserCraft:She used Mod Podge to apply the paper to the wood surface. After it was dry, she cut out the openings using a craft knife.

Create a cluster of embellishments with a mixture of products:

A plain 12x12 wooden frame was altered into an eye-catching display:

Don't be afraid to super-size your creativity. Leticia created this family photo collage using a 16x20 frame:

Notice the wave border punch she used to accent her water theme?

As you can see, there are so many possibilities when creating with this bright and fun collection from Imaginisce. Check out their idea gallery for a ton (yes, a ton!) of inspiration!

Monday, June 28, 2010

New Crate Paper and Creative Imaginations

This adorable new collection from Crate Paper is bound to please!  "Paper Doll" features beautiful girly colors and patterns on thick, textured cardstock weight paper.  Here's a peek at a few of the double-sided designs:

We also want to share some products from the Creative Imaginations "Loolah" collection.  The beautiful papers feature a hand-drawn look with a touch of distressing and some stitching as well.  Pair them up with cardstock and epoxy stickers, decorative brads, and other matching embellishments.

Candi mixed papers and embellishments from both collections to create these beautiful layouts:

The large flowers are cardstock stickers which are great for layering.  She scattered epoxy stickers throughout for a fabulous finishing touch.

The green flower stems on the die cut paper come pre-stitched for an unexpected dose of texture.  Notice how Candi's title treatment catches your eye.

For more inspiration, check out the Crate Paper Blog and Gallery  and the Creative Imaginations Blog for an abundance of ideas!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Show and Tell from We R Memory Keepers

Now that school is out for the summer, take time to scrap those end-of-school-year photos.  The new "Show and Tell" collection from We R Memory Keepers might be just the thing you need!  Featuring quality double-sided papers, clear stamps, stickers, chipboard, and more, this line is sure to please.

Kathy has come up with some fun project ideas:

 Don't be afraid to cut up the patterned papers and use bits and pieces as Kathy has done here.

Since the papers are double-sided, you get more bang for your buck!  Mix and match patterns for a fun color blocked look.
Turn the above 12x12 sheet of paper into a fun memory game for the kids...

Or use the smaller 6x6 version to create a set of 1 1/2" wooden alphabet blocks...

There are many more projects you could create with this collection.  Just use your imagination!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Scrapbooking Class Tonight!

Join us tonight for our scrapbooking class at the Rexburg store from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  
Choose one class or both!  Bring a friend and enjoy a night out.  See you there!

 by Stephanie

by Kathy

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

July Calendar Kit of the Month

We are excited to introduce our July Calendar Kit of the Month!

It's always a treat to see something that's designed by Tara Lehmann, and this month is no exception.  Her attention to detail is amazing!  

Hurry into the Rexburg store to get your limited edition kit today!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Free Make and Take

Free Make and Take
Saturday, June 26th
12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Rexburg Store

Come make a fun invitation from patriotic paper for your 4th of July Barbecue. We will also show you some fun decorating ideas!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father's Day is this Sunday. If you are still on the hunt for the perfect gift, look no further! Porter's has great gift ideas in every department. Our friendly staff would love to help you put together something memorable for this special occasion.

Check out our vinyl and wood projects in our craft department. Or maybe Dad would love a framed memento. We also have many decorative items available for his office as well. Get the kids involved and help them create a one-of-a-kind stepping stone. Whatever you choose, you're sure to find it at Porter's!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Upcoming Scrapbooking Class

Our next scrapbooking class will be held Thursday, June 24th, in our Rexburg store from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. We will be highlighting Tim Holtz products.

June is the perfect month to celebrate the men in our lives. Be sure to take photos this Father's Day, then display them on this #1 Dad layout:

by Stephanie

Here's a peek at some Tim Holtz products.

Come learn a unique stamping technique using an everyday item.

Kathy's layout celebrates those sunny days that seem to be few and far between in our neck of the woods:
by Kathy

A look at textured grunge board.

Check out this cute distressed flower!

We can't wait for you to join us! Sign up in our scrapbooking department today!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mixing it Up

Design Team member, Maureen Wilson, is the queen of mixing and matching papers and embellishments from various manufacturers. Somehow she makes it all fit. Here are a couple of examples of her work:

Start with patterned papers from Creative Imaginations and K&Co. Add snippets of felt, papers, and darling stickers. Finish it off with self-adhesive pearls, chipboard, and Tim Holtz embellishments, and you have a very adorable baby page!

We have some fabulous paper stacks in stock by Tim Holtz. They are full of wonderful vintage images ranging from 2x2 to 12x12. Maureen paired them with papers by Creative Imaginations on this fun retro layout. She then added some rusty metal, soft flowers, and glittery butterfly rub-ons for a unique and playful finish.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

2nd Saturday Recap

We have lots of layouts to show you this month using the Tim Holtz line of embellishments. To see even more projects using Tim's incredible ideas, be sure to visit his blog here.

The layout below shows a "fragment" (a clear embellishment) laid over the image of a rose postage stamp. This fragment helps to add a layer of texture and dimension to the page.

Tim Holtz has several different designs of metal locks and keys. One example is featured below:

On the following page, some metal flowers are intermingled with fabric flowers, adding another degree of interest:

Here Tim Holtz Grunge Board was die cut into flourishes and then inked with Alcohol Inks. The film strip ribbon placed horizontally at the bottom is also his product:

Alcohol inks were applied directly to the metal embellishments to add a splash of color to the page:

On the layout below, Stephanie used grunge board, crackle paint, and alcohol inks:

Die cut grunge paper into flowers and then color with alcohol inks. Curl the petals when finished. The cool thing about grunge paper is it will hold its shape:

The bird was die cut from grunge board then painted with crackle paint. When the paint dried, she inked over it with distress inks to bring out the cracks even more:

Here Stephanie tied a round metal tag to the letter "T". (You can also paint over the metal embellishment, then wipe it away. The paint will stay in the debossed part, highlighting the word or image).

Close up of the metal tag:
She also grouped a metal gear with buttons as an embellishment on her page.

Below, a small paper clip by Tim Holtz was added to the photo, drawing your eye to the subject of the page and reinforcing the theme:

Masks are an incredibly fun product by Tim Holtz. Stephanie paired the large flourish with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to create the design on the background paper:

Maureen designed this heritage piece using pictures of her grandparents and a lace doily that belonged to her grandmother. This is actually a canvas turned backwards and she decorated the inside with lots of Tim Holtz and Graphic 45 products:


Below is a sneak peak at the challenge for next month. We will be focusing on using our stamps to help create a fun and fabulous page:

Happy Scrapping!