Monday, April 18, 2011

Mid Month Craft

Hey Everyone!

I’m back again with another quick & easy money saving idea…..this time for party entertaining and it won’t cost you a dime!

If you are a paper-crafter, then no doubt you have a box full of left-over scraps that you just can’t bear to throw out.

So put them to good use at your next summer-time get together!

Go through your stash and pick out the

brightest, happiest patterns and cut them into flower shapes.

You can cut these free-hand or use a die-cutting machine.

Next cut a simple circle in a matching solid

color & adhere to the flower.

Punch a hole in the center & insert a drinking straw to brighten up any

summer-time picnic or pool party!

Or put a twist on it and try this sweet idea for your

Easter Egg Hunting Celebration this year . . .

too cute . . .don’t ‘cha think?

Friday, April 1, 2011

#4 in Our Sketch Challenge

Hi Guys!

March seems to have come in & flown right back out!
A new month means a new sketch challenge in our own Project12 series!

Here's your new sketch to work with:

And here is the page I created following that sketch:

For my border strip, I chose to do a little bit of paper pleating....LOVE that look!

I used 2 different Chipboard Alpha styles in my lettering, smudging them with some Stickles (love those too!)

Since I spread my title out on the top AND bottom (if you know me, you know I'm not much of a journaler ~ shame on me!), I slinked my butterfly & pearls embellishment from corner to corner to keep your eyes moving across the page. . .

And remember there's no rule that says you HAVE to use the same size photos . . . try mixing the sizes.
Another tip that I've been doing lately: Instead of cropping your photos, print them out in wallet size instead so you don't lose any of your image.

This photo might look a little altered or distressed, but it's not. My son, Alex, is HUGE into photography (go check out his awesome work on Flickr here) and is always looking for interesting situations. He actually took this through a window screen to get that canvas effect.

So that's your challenge for this month. Have fun & show me what you can do with this one by posting your finished layout on The Shoppe's FaceBook Page here.

Remember to mention that it's your April Project12 and the next time you come shopping, we'll give you a Project12 Discount!