35 posts categorized "Featured Manufacturer"

October 11, 2010

Monday Manufacturer Highlight - Woodware USA

  Best Teacher In case you don't already know, one of October's featured manufacturers is Woodware USA. Here's a really simple card I made using Woodware's School Tots. I stamped a single apple repeatedly in brown on kraft card stock. Then, I  chose random apples and colored them in with Copic markers. Adding color to just a few images in the background adds some interest and saves a lot of time on coloring.

Supply List:

Paper: Crate Paper School Spirit (Ruler, Pep Rally, Chalk Board)
Stamp: Woodware School Tots
Accessories: Pleated Ribbon By the Yard (Brown), Crate Paper School Spirit Phrases Stickers
Tools: Fiskars Apron Lace Punch, Fiskars Scalloped Sentiments
Markers: Copic (YG03, R29, E29)


October 01, 2010

A New Month Means 2 New Featured Manufacturers!

Missing you I'm really excited tell you about this month's featured manufacturers. I love them both, and we have a ton of great inspiration to share with you all month long!

Can you spot the featured manufacturers in the card today? If you guessed Studio Calico and Wodware you're right!

I'll be back Monday with some Studio Calico layouts, but if you can't wait until then to see some fabulous creations, check out what the on-line Design Team is doing here in the gallery.

Paper: Studio Calico Anthology (Aperture), Studio Calico Home front (Dollhouse, Conversation Piece)
Stamp: Woodware Jane’s Script
Accessories: Studio Calico Anthology Fabrips
                                                                                Tools: Fiskars Scallop Edge Punch

September 27, 2010

Monday Manufacturer Highlight - Graphic 45 and Stampendous

Graphic 45 cardsThis is the last Manufacturer Monday of September, and I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the amazing work the on-line design team has done with Graphic 45 and Stampendous.

These lovely Graphic 45 cards with the vintage feel were done by Kim, and the bright, fun Stampendous card was made by Nicole.

This is just a teeny tiny taste of the inspiration these ridiculously talented ladies have been posting on the design team blog and in the gallery all month. If you've had a blast with this month's manufactures as well, we'd love to see it. The on-line design team even has a Graphic 45 contest you can enter. Click here for all the details. Stampendous_Card

Friday we'll unveil 2 new featured manufactures, but until then you can still take advantage of Graphic 45 and Stampendous at 25% off ...ooh, and don't forget it ships for only $5 with the coupon code "SHIPSALE". 

September 20, 2010

Monday Manufacturer Highlight - Graphic 45

P9190106For this weeks Monday Manufacturer Highlight, I have a layout done by Christy. She did a beautiful job of mixing Graphic 45's A Proper Gentleman line with their On the Boardwalk line to create this great layout. I love that Christy chose to document this part of childhood. Bumps and bruises are just part of growing up, but we often don't think to capture it.

There are some really great details in this layout. Did notice the stitching around the background circles? That was done with a white gel pen, and is an easy way to add detail without having to get out the sewing machine. Finally, I've got to point out how Christy used her number stickers to create a border strip above the title. I always have left over number stickers, and this is a fantastic way to use them up. I can't wait to try it! 

If you can't get enough of all this Graphic 45 goodness, you still have until the end of the month to pick it up at 25% off. Later this week Graphic 45 will also be the focus of a fun jewelry making technique. Happy scrapping!

August 30, 2010

Monday Manufacturer Spotlight - Bo Bunny

IMG_2635 Let's talk Bo Bunny! It might be a bit of an understatement to say I'm a fan. I'm thrilled that Bo Bunny is the featured manufacturer for August. I love that Bo Bunny does lines that have subdued colors and lines that are bold and bright, and just about everything in between. Bo Bunny's summer line Sun Kissed  has been one of my favorites for scrapping the fun of this summer. Brick and Mortar design team member Christy captured the fun of a back yard water fight with Sun Kissed. I love the simplicity of the layered circles in the background, the journaling on the cloud, and the film strip style photos.

Disney The second layout today is by me. This layout uses Bo Bunny Block Party.  My first thought when I saw this line was that it would be great for all of my 4th of July photos. However, I found out that it works great with Disney photos, too. I also mixed in a bit of Core'dinations card stock (The black and green circles) and Bo Bunny Block Party brads.  

If you love Bo Bunny as much as me you have until the end of Tuesday to pick it up at 25% off.

July 02, 2010

Stamp Featured Manufacturer is Technique Tuesday

TTThinkingOfYouCardToday's card shows off a sentiment from this month's featured manufacturer.  Technique Tuesday is a fantastic acrylic stamp manufacturer.  They have some really great sentiment sets, and I think my favorite is the Thinking of You set.  It's great for sympathy, get well, or just basic thinking of you cards.

Here is another card I made using that KI Memories Pet Shop paper.  I also added in a Unity stamp for the focal image of the card.  I colored it in with my Copics to make this simple card.

Today's Card Recipe:
Bazzill Swiss Dot cardstock
KI Memories Pet Shop patterned paper
Unity Stamp Co Store Exclusive Set Sweet Affections
Copic Markers
Corner Rounder
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Fiskars Border Punch Apron Lace
Technique Tuesday stamp set Thinking of You
Grossgrain ribbon

July 01, 2010

July 1st brings NEW Featured Manufacturers!

JillibeanLoveYouCardHappy July 1 everyone!  I hope you are having a great week!

Today is the first of a new month, so that means we'll have 2 new manufacturers on sale this month.  Can you tell what the first manufacturer is??




Our paper and embellishment company this month is Jillibean Soup!  They are another company that is relatively *new* to the scrapbook industry and we've been carrying their products since their first collection made it's debut.  They have the most beautiful and original papers printed on kraft paper that I have ever seen.  They also make pattern papers printed on white paper too which of course is awesome as well!  You can check out the Design Team's blog to see all of the projects they completed with Jillibean Soup as well as read more about the company, AND maybe even a little contest that Jillbean Soup is sponsoring!!

Today's card recipe:
6x6 card made with a gate opening
Jillibean Soup 12x12 Kraft Cardstock
Jillibean Soup Kraft Staples paper
Bazzill cardstock
My Mind's Eye Life Stories journal card
Doodlebug Jewel in Ladybug

June 30, 2010

One Last October Afternoon Card

SamOACardIt's the last day of June...and the last day for 25% off all October Afternoon and CC Designs products.  Make sure you hop on over to the store to get your goodies 25% off!!

I love this fun card that Samantha brought to the store to show off October Afternoon's goodies.  I love how she mixed & matched papers from a bunch of different collections and made it into a patchwork quilt card.  This is such a great way to make use out of some of those little pieces of scraps you have left over on your table after a long day of creating!

Samantha's card used:

Paper: October Afternoon Thrift Shop - One of a Kind, Collectors Item, Near Mint
                                      Fly a Kite - Dandelions
Stamps: October Afternoon Clear Stamp Country Fair
Accessories: Ribbon By the Yard - Vanilla Ric Rac
                    Kaiser Craft Pearl

June 15, 2010

Look what the DesignTeam is up to!

The Design Team has been busy again this month, working with our Featured Manufacturer products! 

Every month they put together some fabulous projects using our 2 Featured Manufacturers.  Look at all this beautiful October Afternoon goodies!

Check out what they did with Stamp Company CC Designs.

June 08, 2010

Get Well Soon Card with KI and CC Designs Stamps

GetWellSoonHappy Tuesday!  I thought I'd share a little card that I created a while back, and I don't think has been posted to the blog before.  I started with 2 sheets of KI Memories Pet Shoppe papers and 2 of the KI Memories Pet Shoppe printed cardstocks to see how many cards I could create. I also took along some of our Copic papers, my Copic markers, and a few stamps.  I ended up creating 10 cards or card fronts.

I started with an A2 card front.  Then I punched the corners of the polka dot paper with the Tonic Ticket Punch and placed some Pebbles Candy Dots in each corner. Next came the little strip of stripe paper, and I cut the yellow star cardstock with my Nestabilites label die.  I stamped the bench and Sugar Plums Autumn Emma with Memento ink and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I fussy cut them out and pop dotted them to create the little scene. 

Remember, the CC Designs stamps are 25% off through the whole month of June!  Don't miss out on these adorable stamps!