Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Flower Garden

Here is another amazing page from Heather. I love how detailed and layered her pages are.
Here is a closer look ...
For details, visit her blog at http://heatherahudson.blogspot.com/2011/05/flower-garden-scraptales-mega-meet.html

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A beautiful mermaid

Heather created this amazing page with Creative Imaginations paper ...

Here is a closer view of the mermaid she cut out.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Handmade Decorative Border

Die cutting machines, decorative edge scissors and punches can make some amazing borders.

But, don't discount stickers and die cuts. They can make unique borders on cards, too.

Just look at this one Candy created ...

First, she created a card out of cardstock. Then she tore and inked papers from Creative Imaginations and then layered them onto the front of the card.

Next, she took a die cut from Creative Imaginations, inked the edges, and used dimensional foam to adhere it.

Then, she ran flower die cuts (from the same package by Creative Imaginations) ran them through the Xyron Sticker Maker to turn them into little stickers and then adhered them to the bottom and right corner of the card.

Using detail scissors, she cut the cardstock and paper away from the areas below the flowers.

Finally, she added a touch of Distress Ink to the bottom edge to finish it off.

Simple and unique.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pebbles Mr. & Mrs.

Jamie created these with the Mr. & Mrs. collection from Pebbles ...

Although it is perfect for a wedding, it doesn't have to be. Look at these scrapbook pages ...

For more information, visit Jamie's blog ...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Creatively escape to the islands with Candy

Sometimes paper companies create beautiful papers that are, what Candy calls, "unscrappable." As much as we love to look at them, we cannot figure out how to incorporate photos without either covering too much of the paper or taking the focus away from the pictures.

But, every once in a while, a company comes out with a fabulous line that is perfectly scrappable, like the Sonnets of the Sea Collection by Creative Imaginations.

The collection is small -- with just three double-sided papers -- but it covers everything. There is a sheet with island maps, another with travel words and a third with sand and shells. The backsides offer larger shells and two patterns that could be used as mats, backgrounds or letters.

For this design, Candy used one sheet as her background. Tore and inked two others and attached. Then, she cut out one of the shells from leftover paper and adhered it with dimensional dots as an accent. The title was cut out of another paper using a QuicKutz font and the journaling block was taken from another leftover section, torn and inked. Eyelets and a bit of twine finish off the look.

The final result is inexpensive, but elegant and allows the photos to take center stage.

Friday, May 6, 2011

There's still time ...

There's still time to make it to the Great Lakes Mega Meet in Novi.

We're in booth 435 ... and we have some great specials and items that are not currently in the store.

When Lisa arrived this morning, she was carrying the much anticipated, brand new bag for the Silhouette Die Cutting Machine. It is an amazing bag  ... it holds the machine and a 17-inch laptop and has lots of additional pockets for tools, mats and extra stuff. There is even a little pad on the shoulder strap to make carrying all of your stuff comfortable. I don't even have a Silhouette, but I want the bag! They are $49.99 at the show ...

Speaking of Silhouette, they are on sale at Mega Meet as well. And, Creative Imaginations kits are there ... buy two, get one 1/2 price. And, if that isn't enough, Stampavie Stamps are buy 3, get 1 free. There is also a special on vinyl, which works in the Cricut machine, too, and Stampscapes are available in kits to purchase.

Trust me, just the Scrap Tales booth has enough deals to make it worth the time, gas and price of admission.

And, I spotted Melissa Frances, Darcie and Wendy Vecchi doing demos ... just saying!