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15 posts from May 2010

May 26, 2010

Congratulations Christy!

ChristyImagLayoutDesign Team Member Christy posted a layout on her blog the other day in response to a sketch challenge over at Imaginisce's blog.  Guess what??  They posted today that she won the sketch contest and $75 in free Imaginisce goodies!!

Here is her winning layout, and the accompanying sketch.

Congratulations Christy!  We're so proud of you!  :)


May 25, 2010

Bo Bunny Spread Sunshine

SpreadSunshineCardChristyChristy brought in this card a while back, and I never got a picture of it until last week.

She makes some of the most stunning cards...and in person they look even better!

Today's card is a 4x8 card and she started it with Kraft cardstock.  The rest of the recipe is as follows:

Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice Cloves paper
Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice paper
Bazzill Brown polka dot ribbon
Orange Button
Fiskars Border Punch Apron lace

May 24, 2010

The Girl's Paperie Easter

EasterLayoutAmyHope you are having a great Monday!  We're finally experiencing some warmer weather here in northwest Iowa, but I tell you I could live without the humidity and the wind!!  My goodness it has been windy the past couple of days!

Today's layout is courtesy of my sister.  She does some really beautiful layouts, and this is one she created when we were scrapping on National scrapbook Day weekend.  These are pictures of my niece during Easter.  She got to play with some cute little baby ducklings.

The recipe for this layout includes:

The Girl's Paperie Paper Girl Cabbage Rose
Coordinations Cardstock
Jenni Bowlin Label Multi-Colored Stickers
Little Yellow Bicycle Clothesline Paper Doilies
Fiskars Border Punch Apron Lace
Maya Road Kraft Square Scallop Envelope
Basic Grey Kioshi Bloomers Stickers
Jenni Bowlin Pearl Flower Sticker
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Alphabet in Cream

May 21, 2010

2009 Family Layout

2009FamilyLayoutLisaSo...my Grandma has told all of us that she would like a scrapbook page with each of our families on it.  Every year, she would like to add to her scrapbook with a current picture.  She told us this at Christmas, before they flew south to Arizona for the winter.  So...I'm finally getting around to finishing that project up...now that they're back here in Iowa!  *OOPS!*

I used a sketch for this layout from my DT Coordinator Lucy.  I hauled out my sewing machine to stitch around the October Afternoon floral paper, and I  used a diecut paper to trace around the other October Afternoon paper for that bracket shape.

My recipe of products used are:

Bazzill Bling Cardstock
October Afternoon Papers
Prima Say it in Crystals & Pearls flourish
Prima Lollipop flower
Pebbles Glittered Chipboard heart & flourish
American Crafts foam number stickers
American Crafts ribbon

May 20, 2010

Cutting Vinyl with the Cricut

CricutVinylClass1Hi all!  Hope you are having a great week so far!

Today I have 2 projects that I made for our Cricut Vinyl class.  I taught this class a couple of months ago, and these are just two projects that I showed off.  These aren't the actual projects we completed in class, but just something to get your creative juices flowing!  :)

The project here on the left is one of those glass blocks you can get from Simply Said, Hobby Lobby, etc.  The nice thing about this one is that the hole is already drilled for you.  I don't have it filled yet as I'm waiting to give it away sometime.  I'll fill it with something baby-related for a shower gift or something.  Then, I'll take a nice thick ribbon and wrap it around the wides with a nice big bow on the top.

I created this with some special glass etching vinyl we have available by the foot at the store.  Instead of messing around with glass etching cream, I just cut this out of this vinyl.  I cut a square out of the vinyl for the glass size.  Then I put it on my Cricut mat.  I found the center of the square and cut out the image using the Center Point function key.  That way I knew my image was in the middle of the square.  I used the "negative" part of the image so the clear part would be the image that was actually cut out.

CricutVinylClass2 This next project is a little glass that I found on the shelves in Wal-Mart in the floral department.  I think it would be cute in the bathroom, holding toothbrushes.  This one uses the positive image of the cut.

Both of these cuts came from the Child's Year cartridge.

May 19, 2010

New Baby Frame

JBFrameChristyCheck out this gorgeous little baby frame that Christy created!  As if the frame isn't just the most adorable thing...checkout that little face of her new baby!

Christy started out with a plain old boring white frame.  She added some Jenni Bowlin papers where the picture *should* be and then added some of those acrylic frames that go on your fridge.  She did little mini layouts on those acrylic pieces using some more Jenni Bowlin papers, Maya Road chipboard keychain pieces, Jenni Bowlin buttons, Jenni Bowlin embellished butterfly stickers, a stick pin, and a bit of twine.  I love how she distressed the edges of her chipboard pieces after the paper was on for a nice, "worn" look.

Christy's recipe for her frame is:

Jenni Bowlin Homespun Papers
Jenni Bowlin Embellished Butterflies in Pink
Jenni Bowlin Buttons
Fiskars Effervescent Border Punch
Fiskars Scallop Sentiments Border Punch
Jenni Bowlin Stick pin
Basic Grey Precision Filing Tool Set
Maya Road Chipboard Keychain Sets Love

May 18, 2010

Fun Graduation Gift Box

GradGiftChristyDo you have many graduations you need to get a gift for?

Christy made a cute little gift box for a graduate, just in case you need to make a few quick little gifts!

She used one of our clear card boxes and filled it with some Smartie candies.  She found a piece of clipart and printed it on some cardstock and made a tag.  Next, she used a few ribbons and a button to tie it up, and enclosed a Gift Card on the front.

Now, how simple is that?

May 17, 2010

Jenni Bowlin is one of May's Featured Manufacturers

JBLayoutSam1Good Monday morning all!  I trust that you had a fantastic weekend, spending time with the fam and enjoying the spring weather!  I'm hoping to finally get my little flower bed in front of my house planted this week.  I didn't get to plant any flowers last year, because of my hysterectomy and stroke so I'm really looking forward to planting a little bit of flowers again!

I wanted to show off one of the layouts that Samantha brought to the store this month to highlight Jenni Bowlin products!  Doesn't she look so cute...all pregnant and all?!

Samantha's recipe for this layout is:

Jenni Bowlin Studios Victoria Label, Clover Vine
Jenni Bowlin Black Banner Stickers
Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage Ribbon Pleats
My Mind's Eye Lush Brads Red
Kaisercraft Black Pearls and Red Rhinestones
Fiskars Scallop Edge Border Punch

May 15, 2010

Quick Saturday post

FB11 So...if you don't already know, we have a Facebook Page where we share some pictures, our class events, and post a bit about what is happening here at the store.  You can see a gallery of images, chat with us, and you may even come across a valuable coupon code for the online store JUST for our Facebook fans & friends.  :)

Just click THIS LINK to be taken to our Facebook Page!  When we reach 200 "fans" or people who "like" our page...we'll do a drawing for some free goodies from the store!

May 14, 2010

Get Well Soon Card

GetWellSoonCardLisaHappy Friday morning all.  This morning I have a fun little easy card to show off.  It's my typical A2 size (4 1/4" x 5 1/2" wide).  I used the new Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage papers for this card.  I also used a stamp from a new company called Woodware.  This company started out in the UK and I picked them up after seeing them at the Consumer Show at CHA this past winter.  First I stamped it on some Simply Smooth cardstock.  I then colored it in with my Copic markers. Once it was all finished, I cut it out with my Nestabilities circle.  Before I popped it out of the die, I used my Tim Holtz blending tool and the Old Paper Distressed ink and colored around the edges of the diecut.  That's how I got the perfectly white ring around the outer edge.

I hope you have a great weekend!  I'll see you all next Monday!

My recipe for this card:

Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage

Woodware Take it EZ Acrylic Stamp

Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies

Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool

Distress Ink Old PaperCopic Markers

Simply Smooth Cardstock