Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dog House Book

Look how cute this Dog House is made from our 11" Jumbo Arrow/House Chipboard book! With a set of 'houses' out of our dog pattern paper & a set of rings...all the pages were quick & easy.

And, don't you just love the slide mounts w/ the dog name stamped in them...adhered together & hanging like a sign on a real dog house?!?

Don't forget how easy it is to mix & match our products to create one-of-a-kind projects like this. It's EASY, FUN, & so dang CUTE!!

Have you done any unique projects with our products?? If so, we'd LOVE to see them. Email them to us at, and we just may feature your project on our blog!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Search & Find Contest Winners

Thanks to all of you who sent us answers to our latest 'search & find' contest. We've drawn 3 winners...but we wanted to clarify a couple things.

We do these type of contests for give you a silly reason to scroll thru our learn more about us & our products along the way. We don't really care what the question or the answer is...we want you to enjoy the process....just like our approach to classes & scrapbooking as a whole. Enjoy the journey, regardless of how it turns out. We give you a silly question & have the answer in a blog post, even if it's not the CNN or Google answer. On this one, our local news said we rec'd 17" in one day...obviously more over the 3 days that we were affected by the storm. So, we got answers from 17" to 27", with some down to the hundreths of an inch. We appreciate the effort of your research...but you don't need to look far to answer any question we ask...just head to our blog...enjoy the sites along the way to the answer you're sent to find...then cross your fingers that we draw your name!

Hope that helps explain this past contest a little better.

Now, on to the 3 winners...

Congratulations to:

Linda Shea
Amanda Dossa
Gladys Doll

Each of you has won a $10 gift certificate to our online store! Just email us at by 9-30-08 to claim your code.

Thanks to each of you who participated...and the lucky 3 who won. Each of you, stay you know we'll do something like this again soon!!!


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Gotta love these stamps!!

Hi Keller's customers! This is Kathy, one of Keller's Creations designers. I just had to stop by the blog and tell you how in love I am with the newest of Keller's fantastic products! Wow, these new stamps are so cool!! I am lovin' the new swirl and circle stamps. The swirls have the coolest details in them and are so perfect for adding a quick embellishment to pages, cards and paper crafting projects. Check out this tag I made with one of the swirl stamps. The shape of the swirls makes them the perfect accent to circles and rings that you can get at our online site .

Pumpkin Patch

You can create fun layouts like this with our Circles stamp set, one set of Rings (new Halloween Mix & Match set used here), and our Fall Tag Wrap. Then, just add a snip of ribbon to one of the rings & 3 buttons.
On the 12x12 cardstock, Margaret used just 4 of our Circles stamps to create the fun background pattern. She stamped with orange's a great technique, if you haven't tried it....stamp same color ink on cardstock. She did the same on the purple mats....stamping just down one side of the mat & then inking the edges.
(page by Margaret Brazil)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Trick or Treat...

What a cute Trick or Treat card!

You can use this card as an easy template for any season or occasion...all by using your 'leftovers' from layouts...a strip of paper, 1 ring left from our Rings pk (27 per pk), a strip from our Tag Wraps, a snip of ribbon, & some eyelets. Oh, but don't forget the fun stamps!! These are from our new Circles set.

(card by Margaret Brazil)

Friday, September 5, 2008


Stand Up to Cancer is on right now...

I'm not alone in knowing someone who is fighting this disease.
I'm not alone is missing someone who was taken too early because of this disease.
I'm not alone wishing I could make a difference.

This weekend, please go to and give.

We will be giving $1 from every online order this weekend as we STAND UP 2 CANCER!


Sketch # 37

Use the XL square slide mount in this layout to bring attention to the focal point of a 5x7 or 6x8 print. You'll love this idea! You can add 1 photo to the Connector Liner, or 3 small ones as shown - depending on how many pix you need to fit on the layout.

Sketch # 36

Our solid Connector Liners create this page. Just do the mirror image of this for the 2nd page. This layout can be done over & over, just using different colors.
You can order 30 colors of cardstock Connectors under our Cardstock Creations link on on our site.

Sketch # 35

Getting lots of photos on a page is easy with this layout! Just use lots of tags across the bottom of a page...and continue to a double page spread for even more photos. Stacker circles are used at the top. Just stamp your title for any themed page you like.

Remember, you can order these kits on our site...or order the pieces in our Mix & Match Collections to pick your own patterns. Use our sketches for fast layouts...and send us pix of your creations. We'd love to show them off for you!

Sketch # 34

Our Jumbo 11" circle is the basis for this whimsical page. The bottom right ring for journaling actually has the big circle trimmed out from journaling is done in the ring right on the background sheet.
To recreate this page with other patterns, you just need 1 scalloped Stacker, a set of Rings, 1 Jumbo 11" circle, and snips of ribbon.

A simple project...

This card features our new Elegant Scroll set and 'hi there' from our new Greetings word set. Add a couple flowers & easy is that??

(card by Tracy McCall)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

August...what a blur!

With 6 shows in the 5 weeks of August...and Keller's 13th birthday...and so much more, the month seemed to both fly by and to last forever.

On the first day of the month, we had to say good-bye to a member of our family. After 9 years of love & fun...then 8 months of fighting cancer, Keller & I had to make the hardest decision imaginable. For those of you who've made the decision to end the suffering of a pet, our hearts break for you, too.

Maggie, you are missed so.

Then, we hit the road...

We had a blast traveling to new shows...and back to some of our favorites, too! My brother, David, joined us in Charlotte & Tulsa...he's so funny...the ladies couldn't get enough of him! (hopefully his make & take project taught them a little, too)

We loved the TULSA show...where the line never seemed to end! Thanks, ladies, for being so patient, fun, & encouraging of our products. Thanks, too, to all of the ladies -- and 2 men -- who took classes from us in Valley Forge, Charlotte, Santa Clara, Tulsa, Chicago, and San Diego. I hope you enjoyed class as much as we did!

Thanks, too, to my great staff for traveling all over this country with me. David & Lori set new record numbers of make & takes in a day! Kathy, Deb, David, Mason, Tracy, Lori, Kristy, Jillian, and Carol ---THANKS for carrying me thru the month!! And, Deb, I'm so sorry the booth fell on you....I promise, that's not our usual way of welcoming new employees! And, Catherine, I can't thank you enough for your endless efforts on the homefront while we're gone.

And, to all of our customers, I can't thank you enough for letting me continue along this amazing journey. The overwhelming support & praise & sheer delight in our products & our classes are priceless gifts to each of us who work so hard to make it happen.

While on the road, tropical storm Fay decided to make an unwelcomed visit to our hometown of Thomasville, Ga. This is what 17 inches of rain in one day did to our town...

So long, August.