Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Collage Press - Camden

This line is just ADORABLE! I love how the papers can be used for either BOY or GIRL pages :) The patterns are SO FUN too!! :)

Here's a link to the papers in the shop:

Monday, November 17, 2008

Technique: using diecuts to add interest!

Ok, if you know me, you know that i tend to be a scrappy "over-doer." I don't like simple layouts. (at least not when I make them, i like other's simple layouts!!) I don't like simple sketches, i like ELABORATE! Sometimes that's fine, but sometimes you just want to make a few layouts quickly! One of my new favorites for being able to make quickie layouts that are interesting is using die cuts. ESPECIALLY the new glittery Crate paper diecuts you will find in the shop http://stores.scrappersxchangetheshop.com/-strse-***JUST-IN/Categories.bok
I just linked to the new items since there's so many of them to explore, but check these out!! I hope to buy the other lines as soon as possible. Right now i have Lemongrass. here's a couple of examples of simple layouts made interesting with die cuts. Click on the pictures to see them bigger :-)

Another Small Gem From the Scenic Route Kraft Kit . . .

Hey There!

Wow, there are many great things that can be said about ScrappersXchange kits, but one of the best is that they just keep on producing! What a great value especially, when most of us have to buckle down and really watch what we are spending. Here is another little gem created from the kit and I still have some paper and plenty of embellies left!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Scrapbook & Altered Christmas Gifts . . .

Hello Everyone,

I've been thinking alot about how the economy will affect Christmas gift giving this year and have come to the conclusion that more than a few people on my list will be receiving more personal scrapbook related & altered gifts made my me. I fell in love with this pink, black & white patterned cardstock "All The Rage" from DCWV's All Dressed Up. Here is the start of my holiday creating, a gift set that includes (Purse Box Tote, 4 Greeting Cards, a Photo Holder & a Post-It Note Holder):

Gift Set
Post-It Note Holder (need to add the mini pen)

Photo Holder

Card #4 - Thinking of You

Card #3 - Hello Friend

Card # 2 - Celebrate

Card #1 - Thank You

Purse Box Tote
With 6 pieces of Bazzill cardstock (2-black, 2-pink, & 2-patterned), 1 yard of ribbon, 1 medium pearl brad, 2 eyelets, a few word stickers, 14 assorted sized paper flowers w/bling and a creative mind you have a beautiful gift to give to someone special!
Well, I guess I should get back to creating some more gifts.
Happy Scrappin'