Articles in June 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Creative Imaginations Loolah line 6 comments  

what a fantastic line to work with

Posted by JanetM

 Using the Creative Imaginations Loolah line this month was the most fun I've had using a paper line in a long time. Everything just came together so nicely, and I love the colors and the patterns. The embellishments added a perfect touch.



My second layout has one of my favorite things on it- stitching, and I love the way the red stands out on it. I added the stitched flower to it.


This next one I made for a book of pictures with my husband and the grandchildren as a gift for him. They are all pictures from time at our lodge, so the nature patterns on this work just perfect.




The cute flowers are a perfect way to make a fast card, and the brad flowers are great with all the layers on them and the epoxy ones are just really cute.



I really loved this line - thanks ACOT for the opportunity to use and great with this line of paper!


Posted by JanetM


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Scrapbooking With Fancy Pants 9 comments  

Like Father Like Son

Posted by Dianedi

Looking for the perfect paper line to scrap all about the men in your life? Look no further than Fancy Pants newest collection - Like Father Like Son! With shades of blue, green, orange, and gray, Fancy Pants offers you a fabulously masculine paper line with perfect sticker embellishments.


"Happy Father's Day"

This year, my kids couldn't wait for Father's Day! They both made beautiful handmade gifts, cards, and even gift bags at school this year. We hid their goodies away for a least a week before and of course my 5 year old asked every day if he could give them to daddy! It is no surprise that I absolutely LOVE when my kids make homemade crafts. No matter how hard I try, those treasures don't seem to last very long even though we try to save all of them. I always take photos so we'll be able to remember their projects throughout the years.

In this layout, I used two 4"x6" photos stacked on the right side of the layout and two 2.75"x4" photos angled on the left side of the layout. I used the MVP Paper as the base of the layout and then used the Big Guy Paper, Top Pop Paper, LFLF Strips Paper, and LFLS Cards Paper to cut up additional embellishments for the layout. 



"He's My Rock Star" 

This is a layout using one of my favorite photos of my hubby taken a couple years ago. Although the bike belongs to a good friend and isn't ours, I still loved watching my husband ride! 

The Rock Star paper is definitely my favorite out of the Like Father LIke Son paper line! I had fun adding more embellishment to the existing design in the paper. I started embellishing using Platinum stickles throughout the stars and let that dry overnight. Next, I added a strip of paper from the LFLF Strips Paper across the center of the layout. I created a mat behind the 4"x6" photo using the Big Guy Paper. I added the Rock Star title from the LFLS Cards paper and added some stickers from the Pink Paislee Starlight Sticker sheet. The swirl below Rock Star is from the Artisan Swirls by Pink Paislee.  To finish off the layout, I pulled a few older embellishments from my stash: Cherry Arte Poolside and Moroccan chipboard and Creative Imaginations Gala Icon Epoxy Stickers.



"Super Dad"

When I first saw the Like Father Like Son paper line, I fell in love with the quote, " A Father is his daughters first love and his sons first hero". Since I have both a boy and a girl, this quote was perfect for me to use on a layout. On Father's Day, we ended our morning with a photo of the three of them together which is what I used for this layout! 

For the base of the layout, I used the Champion Paper and then cut up the Top Pop Paper to create a border of circles around the photo and quote. The additional embellishments were cut from the LFLS Cards Paper and stickers were used from the Like Father Like Son Element Sticker sheet. I used dark brown ink on all of the embellishments and stickers to help them stand out from the busy background.



"Happy Birthday Tough Guy" 

I created two cards using some left over scraps of patterned paper, element stickers, scallop edge punch, and pearls. 



"You Are My Hero"



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Posted by Dianedi


Monday, June 28, 2010

How to Sharpen your Paper Punches! 1 comments  

Posted by Kristin

Are your punches getting dull and leaving behind soft and fuzzy edges? Don’t get rid of your punch, just follow these easy steps and your punch will be as good as new!




What you will need: foil and wax paper. Tear off a piece of the foil and fold it a couple times. Make sure to press it down so it fits into the punch. If it’s too thick, just fold it over once.




Place the foil into the punch, for example this Martha Stewart umbrella punch, and punch it a couple of times. This will sharpen your punch so it works like new!







After that, take a piece of the wax paper and do the same. Fold it a couple times and place it in the punch (making sure the waxy side is on the outside). Punch it through a few times. This will lubricate the punch so that nothing will stick to it when you're using it!



Now you’re all set to use your sharpened punches for whatever scrapbooking or craft ideas you have!

Posted by Kristin


Monday, June 28, 2010

Fancy Pants Wishful Thinking 11 comments

You'll definitely be wishing for this line!

Posted by SarahA

I was so excited to see the mid-season releases from Fancy Pants. They're one of my favorite companies and they sure didn't disappoint this time! Wishful Thinking is such a pretty line- blues, pinks, greens, browns and creams in several great patterns had me scrapping as soon as I got this in my hands! Of course, they also have a strips and a card sheet which make journaling and layering super easy ...

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Friday, June 25, 2010

How To Make A Dimensional Paper Flower 0 comments

Flowers On Friday #14

Posted by Kimandasmo

This week we are doing a bit of a dimensional flower.

You will need to start with 4( I only show 3 because after I finished I realized I really needed another set) pieces of paper 6 inches by 2 inches ...

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Digi Scrapbooking: Vacations 7 comments

Lets take a trip!

Posted by MamaK321

Travel with the CT and their families to some wonderful places on vacation. Taking a vacation is a special time that everyone enjoys and wants to remember. The following pages have some great inspiration for a memorable travel album. So dig through those photo boxes and external hard drives, and get your vacation album started today ...

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Basic Grey's Max and Whiskers 10 comments

Posted by suslvgeo

One of the wonderful things about Basic Grey is that there are so many cool elements to chose from in one line and all of them match perfectly!! That makes it super easy to put pages together! I am NOT a scrapper that can scrap quickly. It usually takes me a couple of hours to do a page so when I have a reveal I work on it for about a week ...

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

BASIC GREY BASICS Reveal 14 comments

They're the answer to even those questions you didn't know you had!

Posted by Laura Fiore

Ever been looking for the perfect color of cardstock, the perfect journaling spot, the perfect-goes-with-everything kind of scrapbooking element? Well, Basic Grey has come up with the PERFECT answer to almost all of those needs in their Basics ...

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Let's Hear It For the Girls! 5 comments

(Layouts by, for, and about the female gender.)

Posted by MamaK321

"What are little girls made of?  Sugar and spice and everything nice.  That's what little girls are made of."  For this reveal the Digi CT has checked out all the sweet, spicy, and nice kits in the shoppe to create layouts that we hope will help you celebrate how great it is to scrapbook the girls in your life ...

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

June Creative Team Spotlight 17 comments

Posted by Laura Fiore

Summertime, summertime, such a busy time of year and yet our gallery is bursting with goodness right now! The Creative Team has chosen some of the brightest to spotlight for you here!

Isn't She Lovely by EarthMom

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Total Baby Cuteness with Snugglebug! 11 comments

Little Yellow Bicycle's Snugglebug Boy line

Posted by bluejeans7

When I think of the company Little Yellow Bicycle I think of embellishments galore!  Little Yellow Bicycle always seem to have so many different kinds of embellishments to pick from with each line ...

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Core'dinations Impressions Cardstock 9 comments

paired with Jenni Bowlin

Posted by 4peasinourpod

As a scrapbooker, I LOVE to try new products.  If the truth be told, however, I am a tad on the lazy side.  So when Core'dinations teamed up with a few companies to create a matching cardstock, I was in HEAVEN ...

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Friday, June 11, 2010

How To Make A Chenile - Pipecleaner Flower 0 comments

Flowers On Friday #13

Posted by Kimandasmo

I was asked to try and do one of these flowers awhile back, sorry it took so long for me to get to it.

For this flower you will need 2 chenille stems( pipecleaners).

Start by folding each one in half and cutting into 2 pieces ...

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Friday, June 11, 2010

June Featured Designer: Kay Eflin 3 comments

Posted by MamaK321

Kollage by Kay, our featured digital designer this month, offers products that help you preserve your memories in an artistic and vintage style. You can see by their terrific reveal layouts, that the Digital Creative Team enjoyed working with this style ...

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June Digital Creative Team Spotlight 8 comments

Posted by Smiley-Scrap8

Summer is about to be in full swing with school finishing up and fun outdoor activities to enjoy. It's getting hot outside, but not as hot as the digital gallery. Have you looked in there lately? If not I suggest you do and in the mean time check out the smok'n layouts the CT has chosen to spotlight this month ...

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