Friday, October 29, 2010

Recipe Holder

Hi Everyone! I wanted to share a project I created. It was inspired by the recipe album Katie Watson taught at the Artistic Journey. You will also see bits and pieces of inspiration from Lisa Pace... pearls here and there... and Aubrey Rives... doodling on the details. I learned so much that weekend! All the paper is from the Little Yellow Bicycle Savor Collection and the chipboard accents are from Maya Road. If you have any questions... just let me know!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Receipt Holder

I'm sure you have seen these at the store and thought they were really cool. I know I did. I had to have it! Of course, I wanted it covered in paper. So I figured out a way to do it that was easy, peasy, lemon squeezy!

The secret to how it was covered is over on my blog. I loved altering this so much I made one for my classroom at school as well.

Now for some fun. I love playing with Maya Road goodies. So leave a comment here with all the Maya Goodies you think were used in this project and next Monday, Sam will have a drawing for a little gift certificate to The Crafty Scrapper from me to you.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Beach Book

A couple of us have had some fun with this new album from Maya Road. This is one of the completed albums. It is a beach theme, but perhaps isn't one you have seen before. The wavy book brought beach to mind and these papers were just so pretty-I had to use them!

We used the Anna Griffin Calypso paper along with some of the Inspired Traveler line. Embellishments include real seashells and Mudd Puddles. The Mudd Puddles are fun to play with. It is a sand and adhesive mixture. It dries pretty quick and is a nice texture when dry.

The flowers & button centers on the front are from Bazzill. We also used some of the little Kraft tickets and ruffled ribbon from Maya Road to trim things out.

Isn't it fun to play with texture combinations?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My Springtime Church Ladies

Just wanted to share a project I worked on today for the mantel at Stolen Moments Inn.

I call these beauties my Springtime Church Ladiesl

The base is (of course) from Maya Road. Everything else is a little bit of this and some of that. I think they are all ready for Easter Sunday.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Non-Stop Inspiration

I wonder sometimes if all the ideas around the store can be overwhelming. Especially the first time someone walks into the store. There are layouts everywhere, books, purses and many other altered items. I am trying to put many of them out here so that a person doesn't have to try to remember it all, and has a spot to come to remember what they saw.

Another person who provides these great ideas for us all to view is Jennifer. Since she lives on the other side of the metroplex, we often transport items via mail. I'm not sure what thoughts might have come to mind as she opened the box and found a large stack of various mixture of papers. Thankfully, she is able to come up with some great items out of the mixed bag of goodies. I am sharing a few of the layouts here that she has done recently.

The first layout is on a diecut paper - using the circle as the full background of the layout. I love the saying she put onto this layout. Cousins are really lifelong friends when we grow up together. I also like the texture she has put onto this page as well. Ruffled ribbon, stars and more.

In the second layout, she added some great touches of texture as well. It is amazing how just a little item like this can add so much to a page. I have put a close up here of one of the sections with embroidery floss wrapped around it. See what I mean? I also like the handmade flowers. A great look and a great way to save a little cash in the process.

She has a son and a daughter and was able to make the soft colors of lavender, blue and pink work for a photo of her son as well. She pulled out the greens and blues so nicely in this paper. Such softness in the photo and the layout.

This last layout is on paper that will be showing up at the store in the next week. (Basic Grey Kioshi). Don't you like the way the photo is balanced with the large floral element? Something that is very hard to capture in the photograph of the layout is the use of little bling jewels throughout the floral portion. Click on any of the photos to enlarge them. It will especially help see the little jewels on this photo.

As always I picked up some new ideas from these layouts and I hope you have too.

(would love to hear your thoughts)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Creativity Is A Team Sport

The football season is over. The olympics are now over. Baseball season hasn't begun yet. Perhaps you think there are no team sports to watch. Good thing you popped over here to this blog.

As you walk around the store, you notice lots of layouts, projects and other items which give inspiration and show some ways to use the papers and products sold at the store. There are several folks who prepare examples for the store. It takes several people and a lot of work. I have been trying to show some of the great items out here and to showcase those people who take the time to create some items for our walls and shelves.

These five layouts are the work of a lady named Penny. Her boys fill the majority of her pages. The pictures here are of the last group of layouts she completed for us. Above, you see that the guys are her world. Don't you like the way that she used the travel type of paper for that thought? And, the brown stripe is velvet ribbon. Perfect on this masculine layout.

When the team members pick up a packet of product, they don't always know what they'll find. Usually, they have to just make a call based on a color or something showing at the top of the stack. I'm not sure if there would have been a better person to pick up this stack of product. The layout "Massey Men" is a perfect match for the Graphic 45 papers in the Perfect Gentlemen line and the Bo Bunny Mamarazzi papers she used.

Many may struggle with patterns and colors for BOY pages. In this layout, I think she really gives a great way to show off a fun photograph while providing her thoughts on the large journal section. This next layout provides the same sort of inspiration. The pride of the scrapbooker shows in the way the paper and photograph work together along with the journaled notes.

Penny does a great job on layouts and she especially pushes me to journal more. This is a strong point of all of her work.

I am sure that these layouts will inspire all of you too.

Monday, March 1, 2010

So Many Fun Projects!

The store received it's shipment of Jillibean Soup Papers today. The design team has been working on some samples using the lines already.

Take a look at this great layout Gena did using the New England Chowder papers. Don' you love the way the paper is used? Gives a real movement, yet uses very straight lines. Very cool.

Isla took several of the papers from Chicken Noodle Soup, Old World Cabbage Stew as well as some coordinating papers from other paper lines and made this VERY cute Recipe book.

Cute little clips hold the recipes in place, next to photos of the actual food.

The way she used other pieces such as Maya Road cupcake coasters and Crafty Secrets stamps really works well.

Of course, these are on display at the store and look SOOO much better in real life than with my photographs.