Saturday, April 27, 2013

April 12 Tags of 2013

On Wednesday night we had our April 12 Tags Drop In, where we got to create fabulous tags inspired by Tim Holtz and try out a new faux patina technique with his new Distress Paints! So much fun!

You can see all the details on Tim's blog with step by step tutorials for the techniques here!

I took my photo this morning and I think my turquoise background might be a tad distracting LOL (it's my fabulous We R Memory Keepers album) but oh well...
here's a close up showing off the technique we did on the numbers for a rusty patina look, very fun!  It also shows my fortune... some of us went for Chinese food before we got inky, so we thought it would be fun to include our fortunes on the tags!
There's still a few days left to check out Tim's tutorial and play along!  I'm hoping I can find some time to browse through all the entries soon, there's always some great inspiration! 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Clean Sweep Cards

Just a quick post to share a couple Clean & Simple cards I've made that are perfect for our Clean Sweep Challenge over at the Seriously Creative Challenge Blog!

First up is a card I made with extras from our April POTM kit, featuring Basic Grey's fun Bow Ties collection!  When I saw this bug paper, I instantly thought of my set of get well stamps from Lawn Fawn and knew this sentiment would be perfect with them!  The stickers and vellum sticker tape are also from this collection, love it!
This card I made using some pretty papers by Pebbles- the sentiment is a printed banner, which was fabulous for making a quick but pretty card!

   The challenge this month is:

Clean Sweep: Create either a "clean" style of layout/project or make a clean sweep of your stash at home! This challenge will stay open until after our Fiesta, so will end Monday, May 6 :)

 We'd love to have you join us!  Check out more details and inspiration here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


2013 will be our 7th and FINAL Scrapbook & Cards Fiesta Celebration... join us for a fantastic time!

The party goes from 6pm -Midnight on Friday, May 3 and
from 10 am-Midnight on Saturday, May 4!
Space is limited, get your tickets soon!
Tickets are $45 and include:
· fabulous goodie bags!
· $5 donation to BC Cancer Society
· Mexican snacks & Margaritas punch Friday night
· Taco Salad Bar Lunch & a Delicious Dinner on Saturday
· Entry for door prizes (everyone wins!)
· Exclusive store specials
· Space to create (2 per table)
· A whack at our fabulous Paper Crafting PINATA Friday night
· and more...

Tickets are available NOW in the store!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

April SOTM

Whew... I'm back with our SOTM samples before mid month ;)  I'm gonna call that progress!  This post will be a short one, lots of pictures, few words!  Sarah & I used this fabulous Hero Arts stamp together with "boy crazy" papers by MME!  Both of us played a bit with new Distress Paints too- so fab & fun!

Here's the fab cards Sarah made:

And here's my quick ones:

All great fun for boy cards... but this stamp would look fab on girly cards too!  I think I'll be using it a bunch for birthday cards, but I love how you can use the different parts of this stamp for other occasions too... and scrapbooking as well :)  Hope you like the stamp and our ideas with it!