Unity Thursday

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hello friends! Thanks for joining us this week for Unity Thursday! I am the last stop for today's creative inspiration. Make sure you visit the Unity blog for today's fabulous specials!

We have some adorable new releases and this!

Today I am sharing some pocket page scrapbooking inspiration with the May 2014 SMAK kit.

{Day Dreaming}

Here's a pocket page I created with some of the images from this fun kit.

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It's easy to stamp images onto the pocket inserts. Just cut the inserts at 3x4 and round the corners. The stamp and embellish as you like. Have fun with them!

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I think my favorite image in the set is the frame. So cute!
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I made this page to go with a 12x12 layout I scrapped for my Albums Made Easy Monday post.

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I love the Inked Rose collection by We R Memory Keepers. It's has beautiful images and colors.

Well, that's it for today friends! I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration!! Here's a list of today's hoppers if you are just joining the fun.

Have a creative day!


Albums Made Easy Monday

Monday, May 26, 2014

I know...it's been too long! I'm so sorry I have missed my Monday Albums Made Easy posts. My mom came to visit for a month from Arkansas and I took full advantage of having her here to kit for my upcoming classes at GASC. We got so much done but it took up so much of my time that my blog has suffered.
I have really missed creating for these posts and I am so happy to be back sharing another AME tip with you today!

I wanted to share some ideas with you for creating with your Albums Made Easy inserts outside of your pocket pages and onto a 12x12 layout.

For this layout I used 2 4x6 inserts and 2 photos.

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One of the things I love about this system of scrapbooking is that you don't have to stick to the pockets. You can take the inserts and use them in creative ways on your scrapbook pages.

I love We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy system. We have 4 new templates that you can stitch up some really beautiful images or words to add to your layouts and projects.

On this project I wanted to show you that you don't need a template to have fun with your floss and Sew Easy Needle.

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I added a stitch on the bottom of the Albums Made Easy insert for fun.
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 I added some stamped images, wood veneers, sequins and enamel dots that appear to trickle down my page.

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 When I am done with my stitching I attach the ends of the thread to the back of the layout with washi tape. I used to knot the end when I started but then I realized that left a bump in my layout. This method keeps it smooth.

I hope you'll create your own template for stitching and share it with me on Pinterest. I've created a board to share our ideas and inspiration. If you're interested in being added then leave me your Pinterest name and I will send you an invite.

Thank you for stopping by for today's Albums Made Easy Monday!
I'll be back next Monday with another fun way to use your left over AME inserts!

Have a creative day!


Stamp of the Week Sunday

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hello friends! It's time to reveal this week's Unity Stamp of the Week

Need a Squeeze?

I decided to make a cute little tag with this week's image.

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For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  Now you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own. 

Hurry over to this page to find out how you can sign up to have some Unity Happy Mail in your mailbox each week!


Have a great day!


Almost Ready!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hello friends. I have been so busy kitting away for the upcoming Great American Scrapbook Convention!

I am so looking forward to teaching again this year. I have 3 fun classes prepared for this year's show and you won't be disappointed!
 If you've taken a previous class from me then you know we finish the project in the allowed class time.

I am also excited to share

Therm-o-web is sponsoring all of my classes with their wonderful products! They have graciously donated a huge prize pack for one lucky winner from each of my classes.
But that's not all! I have ordered some fantastic products from We R Memory Keepers to give away as well.

Here's a peek!

Albums Made Easy
Tips and Techniques to creating personally styled pages

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Complete 5 pages while learning some great tips and techniques for styling your Albums Made Easy inserts. We'll be using the Sew Easy script template too!
Instagram Albums Made Easy

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Learn some fun techniques as you embellish the new We R Memory Keepers Instagram Album with the Indian Summer collection.

Glassine Bag Mini Album

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Create a fun mini album from Glassine Bags featuring Jillibean Soup and embellishments from Freckled Fawn.  

There is still time to register online my Texas friends!

Click here to be taken the the GASC website.

I can't wait to see you all.


New items from Anna Griffin

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hello friends! Did you see Anna on HSN on Wednesday? She had a great show and released some great new products. First I want to share the newest collection from Anna. It's beautiful and perfect for the upcoming 4th July holiday as well as pages for the soldier in your family. 

It's called Madison.

All of the papers and embellishments have a vintage Americana motif, and we’ve added special die cut glitter and gold foil accents that really make this collection special. There are star bursts, stars, stripes and chevrons and, of course, a touch of old world ephemera.

Next is the Well Said vellum quotes. These sold out fast.

The last one is my favorite. It's not easy to make masculine cards but these Vellum Quotes and the All About Him card kit made it easy and fast.

Anna has an amazing Pinterest page. Click here for some awesome inspiration for creating with all of her products.

Thanks for stopping by!


Unity Thursday

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hello friends! It's that time again...Unity Thursday! I hope you are enjoying today's inspiration so far! Don't forget to stop by the Unity blog for today's specials!

Here's a peek...

There are some adorable peeps in a grab bag today! Here's one of them. 

Isn't he adorable!!

Now head on over to see Tifany!

Have a great day

Gallery Idol 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

It's that time again friends. Gather up your best supplies, techniques and creativity because Paper Crafts has officially kicked off this year's open auditions for...

You can find out all the details on how to enter here. Only 20 will be chosen to compete from the open auditions so good luck everyone! I made it thru 3 rounds in 2010. 

This was my favorite entry. It got me into the Top 15

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It was an amazing experience. I've tried out each year and have not been unable to repeat my 2010 streak. Hopefully this year I can break back in!

The first theme is Washi Tape. Here's what I created using my favorite patterns in my stash.

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Supplies: Recollections washi tape (green polka dot and camera print) Recollection 3D camera embellishment. Stamped images: MFT Laina Lamb Designs Picture This, Simon Says Stamp Cupcake Party (polka dot border) Tools: Craft knife and Spellbinders die. Misc: Sequins and Stars

You can submit up to 3 entries. I have only ever submitted one. I had so much fun I may submit more.

I would absolutely love to win the trip to CK Seattle! My Dad is buried in Wenatchee and my sweet friend Maren offered to take me there to see where he is buried if I could make it up there.

Here's hoping for a lot of luck this year!!


Stamp of the Week Sunday

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Hello friends! Hope you've had a great weekend so far. It's that time again, a new Unity Stamp of the Week reveal!

Here's a peek at this week's image.

Dreams Set Sail

So on trend right?

Here's my sample.

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Supplies: My Mind's Eye Moments, Recollections Stars embellies, Spellbinders dies.

For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  Now you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own. 

Hurry over to this page to find out how you can sign up to have some Unity Happy Mail in your mailbox each week!
Have a great day!

Unity Thursday

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hello Unity friends! Hope you've enjoyed the journey so far! If you are just popping by, make sure you start at the Unity blog first! 

 I am loving the April/May New Releases, aren't you? Every image at Unity is unique and created with love. 

I love that.

 Here's today's sale banner. Unity is 6! Happy Birthday to Unity!!!

and when you make a purchase this weekend at the Unity Website, you get this!

So beautiful...and perfect!

Now for some samples. Here's what I created for you this week.

Supplies: We R Memory Keepers Inked Rose collection, Copic markers, misc: flowers and sequins.

She's on Sale!


Supplies: We R Memory Keepers cardstock. Patterned paper Simple Stories, Copics, Martha Stewart border punch

She is just $4! I really loved coloring her. So beautiful!

Thank you for stopping by today. I always look forward to reading all your sweet comments on Unity Thursday and appreciate that you take the time :)

Now head on over to Stephanie!

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