look again at your supplies

I love to look at the scrapbooking supplies I already have and use them in a slightly different way.  I actually like to do that with many things besides scrapbook supplies too actually.  I had my Tim Holtz stencils out and I was thinking about the sun burst one and if I could turn it into a rainbow to co ordinate with my Granddaughter’s dress in her Easter photo…. sure enough, it can be done!  I used painters tape across the part of the stencil that I didn’t want to use to block the areas. (you can use regular tape just make sure to stick it to your clothes a few times first to decrease the stickiness, that way it won’t ruin your layout when you take it off)  I used distress ink in the colours of the rainbow.

When I was happy with the rainbow, I added lots of die cuts and used them as a frame and accents for the photo as opposed to a card base as the large frame is intended to be used as. (I believe all of the dies are from Spellbinders that I used and the title was cut with the Silhouette)   The thread I used was from my Mom’s sewing kit from many years ago and the buttons are antique as well.

I like the final layout very much.  I can’t believe how different that stencil looks just by colouring each ray a different colour.

Posted under Design Team Inspiration, Holidays

This post was written by Jennifer on March 29, 2015

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Are you registered?? Will you be coming??

I hope all you pretty ladies will be at the Spring Crop in April because oh my stars and garters, have I got something fun to show you!!

Have you noticed gold foil is EVERYwhere right now??  Well, if there’s a bandwagon in the neighborhood you know I’m going to be jumping on it.  Considering I’m not a fan of anything glittery or shiny, it surprises even me, that I am so felled by gold foil.  Purple and teal foil now?  Nope.  Nada. Hate.  But GOLD.

So here’s a peek at what I’m going to be demo-ing for a Make and Take at the crop!  And let me preface this by apologizing for the weird angles and not great photography.  Foil shine is hard to capture on camera.

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What’s even better, is how comically simple this process is!  Print your sentiment with a laser printer and run your paper and foil through a laminator.  Boom.

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Gonna also show all y’alls an easy way to foil up die cuts and such like.

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This is going to be more fun than should be legal, so I hope to see you all there!!

Posted under Design Team Inspiration

This post was written by Norine on March 25, 2015

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