Friday, June 27, 2008

Sketch # 33

When stamping titles around Rings like this, remember how easy it is to 'round' your acrylic stamps...manipulating the shape of acrylic letters & words can change the whole feel of your page.

Sketch # 32

The birthday stamps used in the XL slide on this layout are from our Birthday Stamp Set for just $3 - what a steal! The mount is stamped with our Fabric background stamp. Add a set of rings & 2 photos...count another page done!

Sketch # 31

Divide an 8.5x11" piece of cardstock into quarters with ric rac or ribbon...makes an easy & interesting photo mat! Add a pair of Stacker circles, stamp a title, and add your easy!! If you wanted a double page, just carry over the Stacker pieces that you cut off to the next page...and you could add another 8.5x11 piece. Oh, don't forget the die cut flower & could use big Primas, too!

Sketch # 30

This layout can be created so easily with any pattern of our 11" Jumbo Circles and coordinating Stackers. And, what a great way to use the edge of the page, with one photo peeking out & the other for journaling.

Sketch # 29

The word stamps on these mini tags are just too cute! Be sure to check out all our Word Stamp Sets online...each contains 6 words like these...they all look hand-written!
The border strip over the top of the Connector Liner, then under the Stacker circle, could be repeated easily across the 2nd page of a double page spread.

Sketch # 28

You can make this layout with one left over Stacker from our Bright Birthday set and one set of cardstock rings! Add some ribbon & a 6x12 print piece of paper. This layout is easy to repeat as a double page spread, too.

Sketch # 27

Fold down the file folder in this layout to hide 2 more photos...or your journaling. You could also add a tag or two & tuck them inside. For the big circle, take 2 of our Jumbo 11" circles & cut them in 1/2...adhere with ric rac in the middle. Ink an XL slide & add photos...another great layout!

Sketch # 26

The mini envelope on this page is the perfect place to hide a treasure under the flap! And, the Rings & Connector liner make the page go together in minutes.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sketch # 25

This sketch kit looks great with the Gretel Collection papers from Piggy Tales! But, any of our great Mix & Match papers will work. Use one Connector Liner & several Stacker circles...add some letter stamps for your title & a few snips of easy is that?? Our sketches make scrappin' a snap!

Sketch # 24

These papers from Sweetwater in this kit remind me of a camping or day at the lake page! Make the sketch again & again using 2 Connector liners, 2 layered Stacker circles, an XL slide mount, and some raffia...then throw in a tag for good measure!

Sketch # 23

Layer one Connector Liner with photos & tags...add a simple border & some die cut flowers...and Voila!! These papers from Studio 8 are perfect for a girly, girl page...order this kit today!

Sketch # 22

This sketch lets you stamp on twill scraps for the title...makes a cute border with slide mounts...and our kit features the new Tin Soldier paper from Piggy Tales. What a great 'boy' page!

Sketch # 21

On this fun layout, use 1/2 of 3 Connector liners for the bottom part of the page. Add 1/2 of a scalloped Stacker w/ a button & some ribbon. Divide the page with twill (that we stamped on w/ our "SMILE" stamp...which you get FREE if you order this kit!) Just add a 4x6 mat & 2 Stackers at the top. What a cute page!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Here are the lucky winners from our last two shows!

CKC, Buffalo

Stacy Conklin
Maria D'Antonoli
Marie Barnes

GASC, Arlington

Debbie Preissinger
Mary Prior
Belinda Foster

If you're listed above, email us at for your coupon code for $25 in FREE product of your choice from our site,


Sketch #20

What you need:

2 coordinating Connector Liners (what a great way to use them on a page!)

1 pack Rings

1 scalloped Stacker circle

1 small Stacker circle


slide mount



stamps - "Dream" shown & Playtime Numbers shown

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sketch #19

Ok, here's the first of many sketches this week, as we try to get caught up! If you're a member of our sketch club, you've already recieved these. If you're not a club member, you can now order them online for just $7.95 for a single page or $9.95 for the double page set.

I just love the Accordion Tag down the side of this about an easy & creative way to fit alot of photos on one page! Other items used include:

1 Connector Liner - cardstock

1 scalloped Stacker circle

3 small Stacker circles

XL Slide Mount

raffia & ribbon

"Cherish" stamp


You could repeat this page with the tag going down the other side for an easy double page spread.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

It's been way too long....

I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to post here. The past several weeks have been challenging, with little time between shows to adjust to the reality of the loss of my father. Your emails & cards & prayers have meant the world to me, so THANK YOU!

Thank you, too, for all the wonderful friends I've made during my classes at our recent conventions. I can't wait to see you all again next year!

Speaking of conventions, we promised 3 winners from each show...and we haven't forgotten you! Email us at for your coupon code for $25 in free products from our online store. Congratulations to the following winners:

Scrapbook Expo, Orlando
Sydney Liebman
Wendy Mendoza
Mary Lang

CKC, St. Louis
Stacey Rank
Melissa Banian
Sandra Anderson

Midwest Scrapbook Convention, Madison
Anna Hach
Ruth Beyer
Kari Lokken

CKC, Mesa
Karen Berry
Cassie Cain
Kathie Herbertz

Memories Expo, NJ
Jennifer Wolf
Heather Campbell
Joette Garner

CKC, Manchester
Kathleen Whitney
Christine Mihalek
Judy Potter

Stay tuned this week for the posting of winners from CKC Buffalo & GASC Arlington! We'll also be posting all the great sketches from the past few weeks.

Thanks so much for being our customer!