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!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Autumn Wishes Altered Cigar Box

Hello friends,

I found an old cigar box at a flea market the other day and took it home to alter. I needed to make a display piece for the store using this new Pink Paislee Amber Road paper.

I enjoyed cutting out the cherry blossom tree which was a lot easier then it looks! Really! I then inked it in my favorite color of Distress Ink by Tim Holtz, Vintage Photo.

I added a flower with a little key charm in the center that we sell at the store. I happened upon a cute keyhole by Melissa Frances to add to the front of my box.

Products: Pink Paislee's Amber Road, Melissa Frances' Keyhole, Prima flower, Making Memories Bling and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Are You Ready?

Are you ready for Fall yet? Well whether you are or not it is coming very fast! Last week we started decorating the Scrapbook store where I work with leaves and orange flowers!
I created this Autumn banner to hang in the store. It was made using Maya Road's chipboard banner and Bo Bunny's "Delilah" paper.

The ruffled circles were created using crepe paper streamers which I sewed along one side and then scrunched together.

While I was taking pictures of the banner I also took pictures of the store. Here is our new display of paper by My Mind's Eye called "Abbey Road".

Here is a selection of paper by Nikki Sivils. She has a new scrapbook company called "Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker" that also happens to be local!!!

Here is a Halloween layout I made to show an example of our glitter paper.

Here are the shirts we sell. This is the back and it has our logo on the front. It's also my work shirt!

I hope you enjoyed seeing a glimpse of where I work!