Friday, January 27, 2012

Sketch-y Friday

Hello all!

Thank you for popping in today!  It's Friday again, and wow almost the end of the month!  Did your month fly by as quickly as mine did?  I cannot believe this is our last sketch for January, oh and tomorrow we are all heading to CHA, to stock up on scrappy goodness for the store!

Enjoy, and remember  if you play along feel free to send your projects to me via email here and I will be thrilled to post them on the blog.

Thank you for stopping by!  And even though we will be away, keeping popping into the blog as we have all of our usual weekly posts scheduled for you and maybe we'll even be able to pop in and give you some CHA tidbits!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Inspiration on Thursday


It's Thursday already and the month is almost over, I am not even sure where it went it just seemed like a whirlwind!  Do you feel the same way?  Has the cold weather given you extra scrapping time?

As always on Thursday's, I am posting a few inspirational projects for you.  This week we have a couple of layouts from Eileen!

I love how the tone on tone looks makes this page more grown up and more masculine!

I am taking a page out of Eileen's book and making a note to myself to scrapbook  more of me!

Eileen reminds us we can always switch our pictures to black and white if they don't work with out papers.
Thank Eileen for ever being a wonderful source of inspiration!

If you have a layout or card that you would like to see posted here to inspire others, email your creations to me here.  Come on give it a try, I'd love to share your work on this blog. 

Thank you for popping in to see what we are up to!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tips and Techniques Wednesday - Shaped Cards

Hi there!

Shaped cards are so pretty, and I know you can buy the bases but then you don't get to really choose a colour that coordinates with your pattern paper.   So for today's tutorial I wanted to show you an easy way to make shaped cards.

As always gather your materials...

I am going to make 2 cards, one using a butterfly die and one using a label die.  They are about 4 x 4 inches.   Why not make two at once, everything is out and ready to go, if you use scraps from the same collection you even have matching papers our and ready.

For each I have chosen a cards base slightly larger than the die.
 Now run each die and card base through your die cutting machine.

 The only thing you have to make sure to do is lower the top folded edge of your card base about a 1/2 inch below the top of the die.  Like so......

 You will end up with this....

 Here is another view point for you......

 Next, cut out a full die cut the same size and shape as your card in any paper you would like.

 Adhere these to the fronts of your card bases. so the cards now look like this.

 Now embellish as desired.

 Here is a look at the other card.

 There you have it!  Quick, easy and cute!

Thanks for popping by!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

January Colour Challenge Highlights

Hi there!

Our January colour challenge has come to a close, we want to send out a big thank you to the ladies that played along!  Each month we are going to feature a few submissions.  Have a look at these entries for January ......

Brianne and Laura feel free to grab this badge to post on your blog, in honour of being featured here.

Our next colour challenge will be posted on February 7th as that is the first Tuesday in February, and will run through until the 28th.  Check back with us then for a fun and seasonal colour scheme.

Thanks for poppin gin today!