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17 posts from August 2007

August 29, 2007

Color Blocked Thank you

NotetosaythanksDon't you just love Heidi Grace stuff?  I do!!  The colors are so bright and cheery, the patterns are fun and funky, and just make me happy!  Look for some Heidi Grace stuff to make an appearance at the online store in the next couple of weeks!

This card is a basic color-blocking card.  The base is Bazzill cardstock in blue.  Then I started with the yellow patterned paper, blue patterned paper (both from Heidi Grace and they're 2-sided so it came from the SAME paper!) and finished with the brown Bazzill cardstock.  I used the Hero Arts stitching stamp, and the sentiment is from Fiskars.  I used a Bazzill Wings flower, and a Bo Bunny brad in the middle of the flower.

August 26, 2007

Looking for a new printer

I'm looking for some recommendations...I have a HP Inkjet that is about 10 years old that is dying a slow and painful death...I love that printer, but it seems it's time for a new one. I'd really like to get a color laserjet that will print great quality photos.

I'm willing to spend a little more on it if I have to, to get good photos. I have an HP photo printer for small 4x6 and 5x7 prints, but I'd like one to do larger 8.5x11 borderless photos too.

Does color laser do photo quality?  Anyway, I'd love to hear some recommendations on color laser printers if anyone has one!

August 25, 2007

Summer Days

Summerdayspagekit This is another page kit that I put together a while back.  Our summer is winding down as the kids have started back to school, Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, and we've even started having cooler weather already!  Gone are the 90+ degree days with 90+ humidity.  Now we're 70-80 degrees and we'll shortly be complaining about the cold, snow, and wind!  LOL

This page kit uses the Movers and Shakers found at my store (and on sale), Scrap Pagerz Watermelon lettering template, and Bazzill cardstock.

August 23, 2007

What Color Crayon are YOU?

I saw this on another blog this morning, and even though it isn't "technically" scrapbook or card related, it shows off some of your personality in color choices.  Answer a few quick questions, and it'll show you what color you are.  It's kinda fun and it actually picked out my favorite color...

You can click HERE to try it youself.

You Are a Purple Crayon

Your world is colored in dreamy, divine, and classy colors.
You hold yourself to a sky high standard, and you are always graceful.
People envy, idolize, and copy you without realizing it. You are an icon for those who know you.
And while it is hard to be a perfectionist, rest assured it's paying off!

Your color wheel opposite is yellow. While yellow people may be wise, they lack the manners and class needed to impress you.

August 22, 2007

Sketch for Today

5picturesa Sorry I was late posting today...we had the first day of school here today, and then I had to catch up from being on vacation all last week.  Laundry, orders to send out, cleaning up after the hubby...all in a day's work.  :)

I have a sketch here today that will work for multiple photos on a page along with some cardstock and patterned paper.  This one also has a place for ribbon or fibers and a few tags.  If you use the sketch, please post a link to your layout in the comments section so we can all see what you did with it!

August 21, 2007

One more day...

Schooldazescan We are on our last day of having a "baby" at home.  Our only child, will be entering Kindergarten tomorrow.  I was totally cool with her going to Preschool last year, and was so proud of her and how big she was getting.  I don't know why this one is so much harder for me!

This is one of the page kits that I have made in the past, and I really think it's appropriate for today.  :)  The idea comes from the Cropy Cats idea pages and you can find the pattern for the paper piecing Here and Here.  All paper is from Bazzill.

August 20, 2007

It's gonna be a Baby Girl

Babygirltall_2  We're back from vacation...and none too soon either!  This morning we woke up to thunder, lightning and heavy rains.  I wanted to pop up the camper to do some unpacking of clothes and such, but that's not going to happen in the rain, so it will have to wait.

We had a great time at the lake!  We went with a group of 7 other families and spent the week boating, tubing, laying at the beach, bikd riding and other fun camping stuff.  We had pretty good weather all week, and it rained over night most nights.  Which is fine...that way it's not raining during the day!  But that also meant it was nice weather outside and not raining, so I didn't get as many cards as I had hoped I would.  Which is OK too.  I'd rather enjoy the outdoors when we can!  Living in Iowa, we only get a few good months to "play" outdoors, so we try to take advantage of the nice weather whenever we can.

OK, this card...it's a little different shape than I normally make!  The card base is 6x6 folded in half, so it is 3" wide and 6" tall.  Patterned Paper is from the same sheet of KI Memories It's a Girl paper, just using the back side of the paper as well as the front.  The pink border is Doodlebug Paper Frills in Cupcake.  The stamp is from the Doodlebug Baby set, the Punch is the Giga scalloped circle punch and I colored in the face using Copic markers.  I also used a SU! pen to go around the scallops.

August 17, 2007

Vacation Reminder

I just wanted to post a quick note to let everyone know that I am away on vacation and that there is still 25% off the entire store if your purchase is made by Sunday.

We're having a great vacation, boating, jet-skiing, swimming, and lots of other fun stuff around the lake.  We brought our camper here Sunday afternoon and will be returning Sunday afternoon again.

We've been busy making new cards, sketches and stuff to show off, so I'll be posting some more goodies starting Monday!

August 11, 2007

Have you heard of the Element?

Knkelement Have you guys heard of the Klic-N-Kut Element?  This is seriously one of the coolest little scrapbook tools to hit the market.  This baby will cut vinyl, patterned paper, cardstock, fun foam, shrink plastic, foamboard, chipboard, balsa wood, metal, and it will emboss paper and vellum, engrave metals like for sports awards, and there is a new tool that will punch holes in your paper for all those pretty paper crafting arts like Dutch paper piercing.

It comes with the Klic-N-Kut Studio software which will do anything a scrapper needs all in one program. You can design, import, trace, weld, outline, shadow and print designs for scrapping, or a ton of other uses!  The KNK Element will cut 9" wide and as long as you need.  It is shown with the optional tools, and flatbed.  If you'd like to hear more about this awesome machine, email me! 

I also sell other diecut machines as well, and I'd love to help you find the machine that is best suitable to your needs and budget and comfort level!  The KNK machines have a bit of a learning curve, but once you've mastered it, this machine is an invaluable tool! 

August 10, 2007

Thinking of you today Bella

Thinkingofyoutodaybella A bright and cheery card for a Friday.  :)

I got the inspiration for this card from a card in the Cards monthly magazine.  I LOVE this mag!  I'm thinking about getting 6 each month to sell in the store, simply because I LOVE it so much!

OK, for the details...patterned paper is Heidi Grace, cardstock is Bazzill.  Stamp is from Stamping Bella which I colored in with Prismacolor colored pencils and blended with Minerals spirits and a paper stump. The balloons were actually colored in, and then I took some Stickles to make them glittery.  I don't think you can see that in the scan very well though.  :(  The foam flowers are American Crafts and the sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink.

We are leaving on Sunday for our last camping week of the summer.  Hannah starts school a week from Wednesday, so remember, the entire store is at least 25% off until we return!