I hope everyone enjoyed the 12 Days of Christmas! Now, if you start to go through a bit of deal withdrawl, remember you can take advantage of 25% off of all Just Rite and The Girls' Paperie for the entire month of December. Check out the Design Team Blog for lots of great projects using both of these manufactures. Today I have 2 cards by Samantha to share. The first card showcases Just Rite Stamps:
Happy Birthday Supplies:
Paper: My Mind’s Eye Quite Contrary Little Boy Blue (Little Man)
Stamp: Just Rite Favorite Occasions
Accessories: The Twinery Cappuccino Twine, My Mind’s Eye Little Boy Blue When I Grow Up Accessory Sheet
The Second Showcases Just Rite Stamps AND The Girls' Paperie.
Wishing You A Merry Christmas Supplies:
Paper: The Girl’s Paperie Tinsel & Twig (Snowfall, Christmas Carols, Festive Brocade)
Stamp: Just Rite Favorite Occasions
Accessories: Maya Road Pleated Ribbon (Ivory)
I've had to do a lot of Baptism cards lately, and I found that Karen Foster's Baptism Stickers make that really easy. They're an easy way to add color, texture, and a bit of dimension. You've only got about 1 1/2 week left to take advantage of Karen Foster and Inkadinado at 25% off.
This card just makes me smile. It's so bright and cheerful. I love how Lisa used her amazing Copic coloring skills to color in this sweet little girl from Magnolia. Pairing her with Sweet Summertime from Echo Park just puts it over the top. I'm a bit of a punch-a-holic, so I also have to mention that the fun punched border is Fiskars' Effervescence border punch. Have a great weekend!
A Walk Down Memory Lane has a great on-line gallery where you can share your crafty creations and see what the amazing design team is creating. I just popped over to the gallery and am in awe of all the creative mojo that I'm seeing right now. I'm so inspired to create. Click here to check it out. While you're there, check out the message board too. You'll get a peak into what's going on at the store, check out tutorials, chat with other members, and ask any scrappy questions you may have. Today's card was created by Design Team Member Kim and is just a little taste of what you'll find if you head on over to the gallery!
p.s. That paper is from Basic Grey's Jovial Collection.
I love Inkadinkado stamps, so I was super excited when I found out they would be one of this month's featured manufacturers. If you're starting to think about Christmas cards, check out Inkadinkado's ridiculously cute Christmas stamps.
Alright, on to the card for today. It's a sweet and sparkly way to let someone know you're thinking of them. Making the sparkly birds is easy; just stamp, color, cut out, cover in glue and sprinkled with fine glitter.
Paper: Basic Grey Olivia 6 x 6 paper pad
Stamp: Inkadinkado The Flourish Pack, Lawn Fawn Sophies Sentiments
Accessories: Jolee’s Boutique Parcel Dimensional Stickers, Glitter
Tools: Inkssentials Sponge Tool
I know Thanksgiving is the next holiday on the list, and believe me I won't skip over that celebration (I adhere very strictly to my rule that Christmas decorations do not get put up until the day after Thanksgiving), but if you're in the Northwest Iowa area you can get a jump start on your Christmas Cards starting this weekend. There are 2 great classes coming up. Here's a bit about both of them:
Get ready for Christmas with this great class from Samantha. Build you stash of Christmas cards by making 20 cards (5 each of 4 different designs) in one class. All you need is your own adhesive. Everything will be cut and waiting for you to stamp and assemble.
November 13 from 10:15 am - 1 pm
Betsy is joining us for a class helping you with your holiday card making! You will create 4 cards with Betsy's signature style, and My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly Paper. You will not want to miss the chance to make these gorgeous cards!
November 15, 6 - 8 pm
You can reserve your spot for either of these classes by calling A Walk Down Memory Lane at (712)476-3443. Hope to see you there!
Trend 1: Felt. What I love about this trend are the possibilities. It comes un-cut in sheets so you can make your own accessories (like those super cute buttons on the card). You can buy it pre-cut into shapes. You can get it layered into coordinating accent pieces. So fun and so versatile! Don't you just want to reach out and touch it?
Trend 2: Stick Pins. My biggest problem with this trend is making sure I don't stick myself while I'm working with them! Lisa avoids that problem by nestling them neatly under her felt flower. Lisa chose pretty pearl stick pins, but you can also find crystal pins from Jillibean Soup , Jenni Bowlin Studios mixes pearls and crystals together, and there are even fun leaf pins from Maya Road.
Hope you all have a very trendy Thursday!
I know I've sung the praises of Core'dinations card stock before, but I've got some great projects today that help show off this great paper. In case you're not familiar with Core'dinations, it is card stock that has a color core so you can rip, sand, and tear it to reveal the core color. A Walk Down Memory Lane carries it in single sheets, and in packs. There are even packs that have texture embossed on them, so all you have to do is sand. Here are a few great ideas for Core'dinations.
First up is a fun layout by Lisa. She embossed and sanded Core'dinations to create the background for this layout.
I love the butterfly background on this next layout. It comes pre-embossed from Core'dinations and Jenni Bowlin Studios. All Amy had to do was sand to reveal the core color.
I hope this gets your Core'dinations creativity rolling.
Since we're into the last days of October, today I have some lovely layouts and creative cards featuring October Afternoon. Enjoy!
And finally a 2-page layout by Samantha:
Don't forget to check out the on-line Design Team Blog here. They've shared some amazing work this month!