Friday, July 31, 2009

Sketchy Friday!

Hi guys! It is Friday again! How are you doing with the sketches??? I've seen a few creations but we wanna see MORE!

Remember August 8 & 9th we are gonna have another wonderful Sketchy Crop!! FULL of sketches from some BIG names and of course from our wonderful DT here! You won't wanna miss the fun and PRIZES....yes, PRIZES! Hey, it is HEAVEN you wouldn't think we would do it any other way would ya? So mark it on your calendar! INVITE your friends!!!! We are gonna have a BLAST! sketch...

This week's sketch is by Jona! Isn't it BEAUTIFUL!!!

Oh the possibilities! Maybe 4 small pics, or 2 pictures or one nice 7x5....or I could see it being flipped....soooo many possibilities!

And here is an example that Carla made for us this week to get your creative juices flowing!

Now, to juice this week's up a bit and get your whistle wet for the crop coming up I'm gonna offer a RAK to one person who POSTS either in our gallery (best place to put it by the way) or at LEAST posts a link here to their creation. I'll take all the entries and put your name in the hat and draw for a fun RAK from me! (you can enter more than once by the way!) about a little store goodness....

Did you know that ALLLL the Pink Paisley is on sale!!!???? Yup, 40% off!!! That is HUGE ladies! I love this overlay....(gonna get me one cuz I never got it and NOW it is on sale...oh yea!)

And then, check out this ribbon! OH the possibilities with it! I WANT some of that green lace!

And the paper! OH YEA!

Fun stuff I tell ya! And at .59 and .42 each for most you NEED to hurry because this sale won't last long! (I think Shannon has lost her mind on this one! HA!)

That is just a smidgen, you have to go to the store and check it alllll out. (Any of the above 3 items are 'clickable' and will take you right to them in the store where you can check out the rest of this awesome sale!)

Well, think that is it for me for this week I've got some SNEAKY PEAKIES of the sketchy weekend that we have in store for ya! So make sure you check them out!

Have a super week!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pre-Sale for August kits!

Pre-Sales are listed in the store! Grab yours early :-) Don't forget to check the forum on August 1st to see what the DT has created using these fabulous kits!

While you're in the store, check out Jaz's Alcohol Inks Class!

"This class is LOADED with both product and techniques. Jaz has you playing with Prima's new Say It With Crystals Bling, painting Prima's 12x12 clear acrylic paintable, embellishing with brads and Prima flowers. She displays how to make a published quality layout with ease! There are so many techniques in the class, that we can't list them all!"

Here is a wonderful example of paper folding by Jonaks!! This gal is so inspiring why not check out the rest of her work in the gallery!!

To make your own butterfly follow these simple instructions!! Thanks Jonaks!!

Butterfly Materials:
4 x 4” patterned paper
5 x 3” patterned paper
Craft wire
RibbonInk pad (optional)
Stickles (optional)

1.Ink the edges of both patterned paper, if you wish. (I forgot to do on mine)
2. Fold in quarters the 5 x 3 patterned paper.

3. Cut a fish tail design. You can make the tail more pointing if you wish. Or you can freehand cut the design.

4. Fold in fan like manner the 5x3 patterned vertically.

5. Fold the 4 x 4 patterned paper in fan like manner diagonally.

6. Connect the two folded paper with the 4x4 pp on top and the 5 x3pp on the bottom. Using the craft wire bind them together leaving enough wire for the tentacles of the butterfly.

7. Cover with ribbon the craft wire.

8. Use long nose in securing the beads in the butterfly.

9. Dot with stickles you butterfly, if you wish.

Your butterfly is now ready to be displayed or used in your lay-outs and cards. For smaller butterflies, use 2x2” and 3x2” pp. Perfect size for lay-outs!

Tuesday Inspiration

Everyone in Scrapbook Heaven is so happy to see scrapbook pages from Cheryl (nannyscrap5). Just take a look at this page. I love the colors, the layering and the story behind it all.
You can check her gallery here.
Have a nice day everyone!

Monday, July 27, 2009

It's Monday!

Well Hi girls! Just 6 days away until the full August kit reveal I thought I would share some sneakies with ya!!!

Sneaky from Jona

Sneaky from Lee
And dont forget upload you layouts with a kit for the chance to get showcased right here on the blog! :-)

And! A Card sneaky from our UBER talented Card Maker Bety

Also did you see these wonderful new Trellis Roses from Prima? They are on Pre-Order right now here!

Friday, July 24, 2009

It's Friday again!

Yes, it is Friday again! Yes it is 1:00 in the morning where I'm at...but is it WHERE I'm at that is the best! I'm at a 3 day SCRAPPING retreat in Natchez, Mississippi!!! Wooohooo! I wish all of you guys were here with me. Tomorrow I get to meet Lisa B too! How cool is that????

I just wanted to hop on here and post the sketch for you guys this week. I'll see if I can get an example uploaded tomorrow night with it. (Limited internet, only at the hotel....)

This sketch is by Zoe.

I can't wait to see what you guys come up with for this one! Heck, I'm ready to see what I come up with for it! Ha!

Oh, and don't forget, that August 8 & 9th we have a SKETCHY weekend crop planned for you guys! You WON'T wanna miss it! The sketches that I'm seeing are going to be a blast to work with!

Now, onto what I found in the store...the minute I saw these papers I fell in love with them (and oh my, in real life they are soooooo wonderful!) AND if you don't start singing the songs that they are named after....well, maybe you won't....I'm old! HA!

Check these out....

Tiny Dancer.....

Are you Feeling Groovy???

And these...are you a Free Bird???

The whole line is just simply FUN and will have you singing right along as you create! Make sure you check them out in the store!

Well, I guess I need to get a little bit of sleep....we scrap tomorrow from 9am-midnight! Wooohooo! Today we got here at 3, but by the time we set up, went to eat dinner and what not it was about 8 pm before I got started...and I did two layouts! Woohooo!

Hope you guys all have a super weekend and make sure you share your creations with the sketch with us! We would love to see them!


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thursday Tips and Techniques!!

Heres a great way to use up some wire and add some pop to your lettering. Here's how to do it!! - Technique provided by Heidi!

You will need: a heavy gauge wire, a marker, glossy accents,
letters of choice and needle nose pliers.

1. Take your wire and wrap it around a marker. You want the wire circle to be big enough to
contain your letters. So if you want a larger ring, use a larger marker.

2. Carefully remove your wire from the marker so that it is all in a grouping. Slide this bunch of rings into the pliers and cut as one unit.

3. You should end up with a bunch of small rings. Don't handle these too much, but you may have to straighten them to get them to lay flat.

4. Next arrange your letters and wire together on cardstock and fill in with glossy accents.

5. When your letters are dry, cut them out.
They are ready to use on your next scrappy project.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Spotted in the Gallery

I love this Layout by scrappin_in_AK, the theme, the swirl accent, the journaling spot. Everything is wonderful, to see more of scrappin_in_AK visit her Gallery.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Pre-Sales and some GREAT deals!!

Check out some of these LO's from the Prima Site using these beautiful prima sprays!!! Orders will ship end of July!

Available in a variety of colors, these Prima Cherry Blossom Branches are gonna be flyin' off the shelves! They are gorgeous, and for only $3.25, what a deal! Pre-order yours today!!

Also, ALL Pink Paislee is 40% off. You know there's something there that you need :-)

While you're in the store, Autumn Leaves stamps are 50-60% off regular price. What are you waitin' for??!!! Buy one for yourself, and one for a friend :-)

Friday Sketch time!!!

Hi guys! I didn't forget, just couldn't get the connection that I needed to post this! BUT YEAAAA!!! I got in!

This week's sketch is brought to you by Lee! Check this out.

I just love the layout of this and can see you guys coming up with! And here is Lee's inspiration to get you guys going!

Remember to come share what you did with the sketch cuz we wanna see! (and we need the inspiration too!

NOW! Go check out the store for the Prima pre orders!!! OH MY HEAVENS (and we are in heaven by the way). YOU NEED these! (I need these!) Both the Prima Vines and the Prima Trellis flowers! They are to die for!

Hope you all have a super week!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Spotted in th gallery!

Saw this beautiful layout by Pamala (pjstamps). She did this one for Zoe's challenge this month. Don't forget -- there's a PRIZE up for grabs for those who complete the monthly challenges!

Technique Thursday - By createalways

I just can't throw anything out and its a good thing to because for along time I struggled to find the perfect size circle. Well here's an idea I think you will find handy!

1. Take an old icecream lid and cut around the circle outline already on the lid use a sharp blade to do this and be VERY careful.

2. As you can see you can do this multiple times.
Making many different sizes.

3. Why not kick it up a notch and make scalloped edges!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday's Favorite

I was just browsing the Gallery and Oh My look what I found, isnt this the CUTEST!

Congrats Pamela

Also a little birdie told me we should have a certain June Bug and a Glass of Lemonade in store in the next couple of days, oh Yeah! you heard me alright.

Have a great scrappy Monday