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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Marcie's June Layout

It is always a treat to see Marcie's fun playful style come out with our kit! This month we get a peek at her rugged side with a boy layout! This layout totally speaks to me as a mom of all boys! I love how the red burlap is such a bold statement against the more natural hues of the paper. And check out that background paper! If you want to know more on how her technique send us a comment or visit her on her blog and I am sure she would be happy to give you the 411.

I am a sucker for LOVE this clock embelly and will for sure be scraplifting that! Another creative embellishment that is hands down my favorite is the corrugated cardboard! Our clever little Marcie ripped off one edge of the box we sent her kits in to reveal the corrugated inside and then scallop-punched it! Talk about making the most of her kits! So next time you receive a package in the mail don't be so quick to toss it...recycle it into a beautiful embellishment! How's that for going green?

Who doesn't love summer? I know even the biggest snow-bunny would warm up nicely with this bright and playful card!
Thank you Marcie for your wonderful layout and card!!! We can't wait to see more!!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Taraleigh's June Layouts

Ok, so just when I think I have Taraleigh's style pegged she goes and WOW's me again! I LOVE her bold color combo on this layout! The grid-style arrangement of the photos is clean and draws your attention to each and every detail. I am truly impressed on her use of ribbon to draw out the grid lines.
This layout reminds me of a tic-tac-toe game....and clearly Taraleigh wins with this amazing creation!

Here is a closer look at how she wove the ribbon through the page...for all you scraplifters :)

For this next layout Taraleigh used the burlap to mat her photo AND to tie the little bows! She simply unraveled the burlap and tied one thread like twine! A perfect little accessory for the bright punched circles.  Do you have 30 minutes to try out this layout? I think this could easily make it in the 30 Minute Layout category (ok, aside from the journalling that would take me 2 hours) This layout is a perfect combo of bold patterned paper used in small quantities on a neutral background to showcase that special memory. If you scraplift this send us a photo to we would love to showcase your take on Taraleigh's amazing design!
Oh super cute border punch! Wanna know where she found this one? Send us an email or comment...I bet she'll share her secret!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Check out our NEW scrappy power hour... here's a sneak peak!

Join us for our scrappy POWER HOUR!
Want to get more scrapbooking done?  Here is a sneak peak at one of the four layouts that will be displayed during scrappy power hour at our next crop.  Each layout can be scraplifted and completed in just 30 minutes.  Join us on June 18th to see all of them.  Let's get inspired together!

It's time to... Scrap Again!
Saturday, June 18th
Hampton Inn & Suites
800 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA 95688 
10:00a - 10:00p
12 hours of scrapbooking fun!  Cricut center, free embellishments, snack bar, give aways and more!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

When it's a good thing you need to pass it along... right?


Attached is a link to a printable coupon at Michaels.  Get $5 off every $25 you spend.  Nice to save some additional $$$ on those 'I NEED TO HAVE' items that are not already on sale.  WOW!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

I just had to have them...

Scrapbook Trends

When I saw these embellishments... I just had to have them!  I haven't been in 'Mike's' in a while and was quite surprised at all the new 'Recollections' embellishments.  These fabric flower... yes a bit thick, are embellishments that I would normally stay away from...especially with a price tag of $4.99.  Then I saw the 40% off tag... in my basket they went.  Now I just need to be sure to use them and not hoard them!  These flowers also come in a variety of colors; red, green, and pink too, and there is coordinating bling to match. 
... and I was sure to pick one up for Randi too!

I just had to have them!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Mandie's "Chillax'n on the Beach"

If I click my heels 3 times maybe I can join her! Ok, so this was last summer but I bet creating this layout helped her beat this June-gloom Blues we've got going on here! I am loving the excape feeling I have when I look at this layout! The color combo is totally "chillax" and the bright banner couldn't match the beach chair better!

This month we challenged our Design Team to use burlap. I love Mandie's clever use of burlap in this rosette! How did she get it to stick??? of our new favorite products, Glubers! If you haven't seen them yet you have got to try them! Mandie said it was super easy and you can see it turned out adorable!

Thank you Mandie for a beautiful card and inspiring layout! Be sure to file this in your 30 minute layout folder and make it at our crop on June 18th! Or send us a picture of your scraplift we will post it for you!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sneak Peak- June Design Team Kit

The SADT June Kit is HOT!!

The June challenge for our SADT was to use burlap, which is fun way to add texture to your layouts.  It comes in many colors and can be purchased at your local fabric store... but be sure to only buy a small amount, it goes a long way!  Join us at our June crop where will will have an assortment of burlap free for you to try at the embellishment center.

The June kit is filled with pattern paper from the jillibean soup (pasta fagioli),  WRMK (72 & Sunny), Cosmo Cricket (Kite Strings), and Bazzill cheddar cardstock.  Tags from WRMK, ticket shapes are cut from the Mickey Mouse font Cricut cartridge using paper from a dictionary.  Ribbon, burlap, and buttons are also included.