Thursday, December 3, 2009

An Exciting Design Team Call!

Hello friends,

I am really excited to share this news about an exciting new Challenge blog coming soon! I want you all to know that Julie of Julie's Open Window is having a Design Team call for the new blog!

DeSiGn TeAm CaLL......

There is always something new going on and
now we are looking for some new designers with a vintage edge.
Are you a vintage girl or guy?
If so, then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for designers who would like to participate
in a brand new challenge

beginning in January 2010 which
focuses on a style reflecting pre-1975.

Call it it retro...are we calling YOU?!?

Here is all you need to do:

Send me an email with your name and blog link.

If you would like, you can send up to 3 JPEG files
of favorite projects

you have done which reflect your vintage-style.

Send a list of any online galleries you participate in
such as Splitcoast, Graphic45, The Play Date Cafe, etc.

and please let us know if you have been or are
currently on any other design teams.

We are asking a 6 month commitment to the team
contributing one project per week

with possible hosting once per month.


Deadline for design team submissions is Sunday, Dec 20th.

We welcome designers from all over the world!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Denim and Daisies Scraplift Challenge

Hello, Here is the Traditional Scraplift layout challenge for Denim and Daisies!
Here is the layout that I scraplifted from!

This layout is by Katrina (cardipaws), another talented Wildflower at Denim and Daisies!
I loved how she has ripped and torn her paper around her pictures! I also loved the punched strips of patterns mixed together.

Now here is my take

I ripped out the paper to be my photo mat and added strips of punched patterned paper to look like what Katrina used.
Please go visit Cardipaws member gallery to see the rest of her beautiful layouts! Or visit her blog, Paper, Scissors and Glue.
Thanks Katrina!!
So I challenge you to try this cool torn technique! Please leave a comment with a link to your layout and you will be entered to win a sweet little giveaway!!!!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Challenge for Denim and Daisies!

Hello! For the Grand Opening Today for Denim and Daises Traditional and Digital scrapbooking kits I am hosting a challenge!

A challenge that I found very hard but yet quite fun!

A No Patterned Paper Challenge!
Here is my layout for the challenge!

A couple close ups.

I now challenge you to try this idea. I realized while doing this how much I truly rely on my patterns for scrapping.
This challenge gave me the opportunity to get out my Glimmer Mist and Tim Holtz Masks to give my layout some flair!
Products used:
Bazzill cardstock, Glimmer Mist, Tim Holtz Mask, Martha Stewart Punches, Prima Flowers, American Crafts rub ons, Tim Holtz ticket, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Fiskers Apron Lace Punch, Coffee dyed tag, vintage sheet music, Making Memories black glitter flourishes.
Try this challenge and leave a comment letting me know!
Now go visit Denim and Daisies for all the Grand Opening Festivities!!!
And visit tomorrow for another Challenge and giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Witches Boot Tutorial

Hello! Today I want to share with you this quick and easy little project I created for the store's Make n Take that I taught last weekend.

This witches boot would make a great element to your Halloween scrapbook page or wall collage.


1 sheet orange cardstock

1 sheet black cardstock

12" strip of ribbon

hole punch


First print and cut out boot pattern. Then trace onto black cardstock and cut out.

Take hole punch ( I used a small sized hole punch) and cut five holes up the side of your boot.
Then take ribbon and pull it half way through the bottom hole.

Start wrapping ribbon around boot all the way up.

Here is what it looks like as you are wrapping.

Then turn the boot to the back and pull other half of ribbon up through the loops till ribbon meets up at the top and tie bow.

Now cut a 6 1/2 x 2 1/4 strip out of orange cardstock.

Cut 1 1/4 x 2 1/4 strip out of black cardstock.

Take black strips and just start separating and gluing the two strips evenly. One end of the orange cardstock should be slightly longer.

Glue the slightly longer end to the top of the top of your Witches boot and you're done!

I hope you like this little project and try making it!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Peeks for Elizabeth

Here are a couple sneak peeks for Elizabeth to see the Halloween layout I made for her.

Happy Scrapping, Lindsey

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Denim and Daisies CT Call!

Denim and Daisies site

Denim and Daisies is having a CT call. CT experience is not necessary, but dedication is a must! Participation in forum, gallery and special events is required! Call is open October 16th - 31st. All positions MUST be filled before the grand opening on October 31st.

The garden is in need of some dedicated flowers to join the blooming Creative Team. No gardening experience is required! Come join this fantastic team of wildflowers. Hurry, the garden gate closes in two weeks!

Contact Heide at

Heide's Blog:

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Playing with Paper!

I found myself happily working at the scrapbook store today, looking at Basic Grey's Halloween line, called, Eerie. I just stood there looking at this paper thinking, "Wow, I wonder what I could make with you?" I pulled all the racks off the wall and set in the floor looking at the different patterns and colors thinking about the endless possibilities this paper could create. I rearranged the paper and put it back on the wall in order of it's product code number and now I am happy with how it looks and I made room for more new Basic Grey paper that I was getting ready to put out.
I saw a really cute candy box on Basic Grey's online newsletter and decided to create my own for the store to display. Here is how it turned out. I have it up high on a shelf but it is filled the mini candy bars.

I nearly hyperventilated today as I opened up this box of paper to be put out on the shelves.
It's Basic Grey's newest release, Nook & Pantry. A very 40's and 50's kitchen themed line that is so dreamy! It has cupcakes, strawberries,doilies in every color, tea pots and bright fruits!
As I was making room for this paper line I found a lonely little bag hanging alongside packets of brads, as I got closer I discovered it was a Napkin Holder. Needless to say I knew immediately it was perfect for this paper!
Here it is! I have it supported on to hooks on the wall next to the line of paper.

A couple weeks ago I had to do my first product demonstration. I was teaching ladies how to create these beautiful tags! I really wish you could see the shimmer that they have! They are incredible! I don't personally own the tools to create these tags but as soon as I do I will show how to create these on the blog. Tim Holtz is the designer and creator of these products and techniques so you can hop on over to his website at to see a video on how to do this if you would like to try it too!

I hope you are having a great week, Lindsey

Monday, October 5, 2009

Thinking Christmas?

I know I am jumping past Halloween for this post, but I promise I will get back to the Halloween and Fall posts after this.

I wanted to share with you photos of a class I will be teaching at the Scrapbook store where I work.

This will be my first attempt at teaching so I am very nervous! But I am very excited, too!

My coworkers have been asking me for months that I should teach classes but with my shyness I didn't know if I could do it.

So when I brought in this paper bag album to be a sample for the store, my Boss told me that I would be teaching it as a class at our Holiday Open House on November 21st.

I originally thought I would create a Halloween paper bag album but the Halloween paper didn't arrive as early as the Christmas paper so it was much easier to create a Christmas album instead.

So, I took this Victorian Santa paper line by Bo Bunny called St. Nick and created this paper bag album.

So hopefully I will be able to show these ladies how I create my paper bag albums!

I wish you all could be there with me! I am sure I would not be so nervous if all my friends from blogland were there!

Have a great day, Lindsey

Monday, September 28, 2009

October is Coming...

..... and that means it is time to get out all of the old Halloween supplies and buy new bewitching goodies of course!

Halloween is my favorite Holiday to create layouts for as the paper and embellishments are so whimsical and fun!
At Target in their $1 section at the front they have sets of Halloween paper. Each set contains 6 sheets of paper. They also have about 5 different embellishments to match the paper.
Here is a paper bag album I made using the $1 paper and embelishments.

I really enjoy the process of making these books. 6 x 6 is a great size as you can get four pages out of a 12 x 12 sheet of paper.

Paper: $1.00

stickers: $1.00

cardstock for photo mats: $1.60

paper bag book: $2.00

Filling it with family photos come Halloween: Priceless!

For the last 3 years now, my favorite Halloween paper line has been by Making Memories. I love the softer vintage colors they use. I usually, apart from the Internet, can only find it at Target. I was at Michaels the other day and they had the newest collection! It is not available at every Michaels as we have 3 within driving distance and only 1 has it. But it is really lovely paper! I was able to get the big paper pack of 36 sheets for only $12.99.
Here is a card I made mixing Making Memories Spook Alley paper,October Afternoon paper, and Inkadinkado Clear Stamps.

I love the clear Halloween stamps this year by Inkadinkado. I have two of their sets and have seen a third online. Aren't these little trick or treaters cute?!

When I got home with my new stamp sets I pulled out my coffee dyed tags and black Staz-on ink.

I hope your having a lovely week, Lindsey

Monday, September 21, 2009

An Exciting Announcment and Caardverks Sketchfest

I am so thrilled to announce that I will be on Denim and Daisies creative team! I will be a Wildflower! Denim and Daisies is going to be a fabulous Monthly Kit club! I am super excited so please stop by and sign up for the newsletter!

Denim and Daisies

Here is today's sketch for Caarvarks sketchfest. This sketch was also created by the talented Heidi Van Laar!

Here is my take on the sketch. Sorry for the off coloring of the picture. It has been VERY dark and dreary here these past few days.

I mixed Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket and Coredinations cardstock to create this card. I then added Kaiser Craft pink pearls, prima and Making Memories flowers, and Bo Bunny ribbon.

I made a sample for the store using Pink Paislee's new Amber Road collection. It has been really popular and selling out fast! I cut the leaves using the Storybook cartridge on my Cricut.

I hope you're having a great week so far!


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Caardvarks Sketchfest

Hello Friends! Today I am participating in Caardvarks Sketchfest challenge! It goes from today till the 27th!

Here is the lovely sketch by Heidi Van Laar. If you have never been to her blog, Van Laar Designs then you must go visit her because she is amazing!

Here is my take on the sketch!

Supplies: Black cardstock, Martha Stewart Halloween paper, Target $1 paper, Tim Holtz Black Soot ink, Me and My Big Ideas black flourishes.

Visit Caardvarks to see a list of the other participants! And visit Studio Calico to see their beautiful kits!