Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Holiday Card

Just look how cute this die cut tree is stamped with our swirl stamps! Such an easy technique - stamping green ink on green paper - makes this tree perfectly adorned.

And, another quick tip...put one of the XL Christmas Slide Spots inside one of our Rings. (Ring and Stacker scalloped circle shown here are from the Distressed Christmas mix & match set)

Enjoy this easy card idea!


Monday, November 10, 2008

Baby Gift...

Sorry these aren't the best pix (camera issues!) but I wanted to share this so you'd all know that I practice what I preach - yes, our products really do make it so easy that you can do an album in @ 2 hours!!!!

These pages are from a baby album I did for a friend having her first baby next week...we can't wait to meet Jackson! Since she doesn't scrapbook yet, but swears she will start with his pictures, I wanted to give her a jumpstart...and I knew she wouldn't forgive me if I 'bought' her a present instead of making one. Thus, I took a couple hours - literally about 2 hours & 15 minutes - and filled an entire album!

I printed his name & the info for her to fill in on cardstock, then traced our small Stacker circle & cut it out to fit inside the scalloped Stacker circle.

I kept all the pages simple enough for her to add photos where I used our 'place photo here' stamp...and stamped our 'journal here' stamp on the yellow post-it notes you see, so she can pull those up & write in the details.

After she puts pix on the pages & does her journaling, there's still plenty of room for more embellishments. I wanted to provide a good starting point, but want the book to have her style & special touches.

The book was a hit! And, my friend sees now that she CAN do this...that with the pre-cut pieces, anyone can.
I encourage you to make albums...or just a couple pages like this for friends & family...maybe they'll get hooked on our great hobby...or maybe they'll just add pictures & forever think of you when they enjoy the pages. Either way, it's worth the effort...and it sure doesn't take much time!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Calendar Wall Hanging

Our monthly kits just get better & better...and our latest one is no exception.

In fact, I love it so much that I've already added pix to one to give as a gift today...for my mom's 1st anniversary! I can't believe it's been a year since I planned her 'surprise' wedding...anyway, her anniversary is today, so I thought she'd love this.

Their card (made from one of our card kits, of course!!) says "May the happy memories of your first year lead the way for many to come".

I didn't add a single embellishment that wasn't in the kit, and I'm thrilled with how it turned out. I love it. Mom will cherish it.

And, I hope it inspires you to make these for yourself & others this holiday season!


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sketch # 41

We've used a 4x12 cardstock strip here, too, for 2 photos. The rings bring emphasis in to the pictures, by just adhering them over rectangle need to crop them to circles. Also, note the cut-up scalloped Stacker circle used to make 2 different corners stand out.

Sketch # 40

Don't forget about our SQUARE Stackers, too! We use the round ones so much, that sometimes we forget how easy the square ones are to use on our pages...which just happen to be square, right?? We seem to use them more for wall hangings...but we applied that effect to this page, letting them 'hang' from ribbon on the layout. The 4x12 cardstock strip is a great tip to remember, fits a stamped title, a photo, some embellishments, and journaling, too!

Sketch # 39

Our Tag Holder cut out of print paper is the perfect accent on this page. Tag Holders are sized to fit just one tag for journaling like shown here, or an entire chipboard tag booket!

Sketch # 38

One set of Rings, one scalloped Stacker circle & some ribbon scraps....and you have a fun summer page!