Posted in Family, Webster's Pages, tagged 31 days of October, card stock, challenge, Creative Pandemonium, Design Team, ghost pajamas, Halloween, Home for the Holidays, inspireme, Janelle, journaling cards, Kelly, Lee, Nature's Storybook, new, October, Old Navy pajamas, Richmond, single photo layouts, Storyteller alphas, Storytellers, Webster's Pages, Winter Trim Collection, winter's wings on October 15, 2009 |
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Hi everyone! A new challenge is up over at the Creative Pandemonium blog to play along with. You are to make a page using two colors of card stock, two tags, and one photo. I broke out my new Webster’s Pages goodies to make my page. LOVE the colors of the new papers and trims……….and alphas….and die-cut shape stickers……….and well, all of it!
For the challenge requirements, I used two colors of Stampin’Up card stock in teal and olive. I made two tags that highlight both a calendar image and a perfect quote to fit the theme of my page from Webster’s papers. And I used a favorite photo of Peter when he was just a little guy. Love that look on his face, filled with the hope and belief that he could catch that giant bubble right above his head. That was such a fun age.
I used papers from several of the new Webster’s lines, including Nature’s Storybook, Winter’s Wings and Home for the Holidays. I also used the Storyteller alpha stickers and the die-cut shape stickers from the Nature’s Storybook and Home for the Holidays collections. The green trim is also new, from the Winter Trim kit.
I also used the new Days of the Week journaling cards in a subtle border around the photo mat, which coincides with the October challenge at inspireME. This month we are challenging you to use the Webster’s Pages journaling and calendar cards. There are lots to choose from, and I know you will be inspired by the amazing mini album design team member Hilde Janbroers created for his challenge. For more details go here.
And finally, I can’t leave you all without a little bit of Halloween for my 31 days of October. So here’s a photo of me and Nik that might bring a smile to your face.
Ghost matchy-matchies, because friends don’t let friends spook alone.
Thanks for stopping by everyone!
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Posted in general life stuff, Scrapbooking, Webster's Pages, tagged bat, craft projects, crafts, Days-of-the-Week cards, design, die-cut shape stickers, elegant trim collection, featured project, glitter, Halloween, hocus pocus, Home for the Holidays, journaling cards, Love & Learn program, martha stewart glitter, Nature's Storybook, new, ornaments, painting, releases, shape, spotlight, spotlight #1, Storyteller alphabets, Storyteller alphas, summer CHA 2009, team, tutorial, vampire, vampire bats, webster's blog, Webster's Pages, wooden on October 6, 2009 |
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Hello everyone! Today I am excited to share with you the launch of a new program at Webster’s Pages called Love & Learn. This program is designed to highlight individual Webster’s Pages products and to inspire you to incorporate them into your own crafting. Every other week, a member of the design team will showcase a new and unique Webster’s product in a way that will make you want to get up and get creating!
I have the honor of presenting Product Spotlight #1- Journaling Cards.
The Days of the Week cards are gorgeous enough to stand alone as featured focal points on any project. I used a block of the cards around my photo, even incorporating one as my title block.
Another fun way to use these cards are to cut them apart, as I did the border around the main photo block. And you can see how easy it is to use the cards to add a date or a time of year or even a few jotted journaling lines.
I used papers from several of the new Summer CHA releases including Nature’s Storybook, and Home for the Holidays. Also used the matching die-cut shapes stickers and the Home for the Holidays Storyteller alpha stickers. Trims are from the Elegant Trim Collection.
If you are interested in more information on the Love & Learn program, you can find it at Webster’s blog and also at the home site.
And now I want to share a little Halloween goody for day 6 of my 31 Days of October!
This little guy makes me smile! He makes me think of that old Bugs Bunny cartoon where Bugs enters a haunted house and has to deal with a vampire. Unbeknown to Bugs, the little song he’s humming as he walks down the hallways keeps transforming the vampire back and forth from a bat, at very inopportune moments for the vampire, of course. Do you all remember that one? Well, this guy look just like that hocus pocus bat, to a T.
I made this from a wooden bat shape from the craft store. I painted the back and edges black, and glittered the front in orange. I added the cut-out K&Co. skeleton head as sort of a joke, but then I liked the look, and kept it. I then added a hanging ribbon and a bow, and now he’s ready to spook.
Thanks so much for stopping by everyone!
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Posted in Family, Webster's Pages, tagged announcements, blog, card making, cardalicious, cards, CHA, challenge, collection, graduation, Janelle, July Joyride, Lee, pages, Richmond, site, spring, Storyteller alphas, Sweet as Cherry Pie, trim, Webster's, Whimsy on July 1, 2009 |
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Today is a big day in our household. It’s the first day of our summer vacation! And yesterday was an even bigger day, as both my kiddos went through graduations. Makes me very sentimental to think my Peter is about to enter high school, and Nik is going into middle school. Never ceases to amaze me how quickly time goes. And I could not be more proud of my kids. Congratulations, Peter and Nicole on everything you have accomplished. Check out my graduates!
In scrappy news, Webster’s Pages is kicking off an entire month of fun and festivites today on the inspireME site which you all should be sure to check out. We are taking a July Joyride and hope you will join us in our new forum for all the fun! Our journey will include stops every day in July as we show you peeks of our new collections on the way to our destination: CHA Summer 2009. Along the way we will be introducing our newest design team members, sharing new pages, offering prizes and more! Have fun and enjoy the ride! Don’t forget to check out the new July challenge while you are there.
And now here’s a card I recently made for the Cardalicious blog using Webster’s mid-season, newest release, Sweet as Cherry Pie.
This card uses the “Let’s Celebrate” and “Set the Table” papers, as well as the gorgeous Spring Whimsy trim. I cute the “adore” letters directly from the “Fly a Kite” papers, and the alphas are the Polka Dots Storyteller alphas. I just learned a cool new thing about these letter stickers today. They are made to be repositionable, but will set after 30 minutes. No struggles with perfect placement with these beauties!
Thanks for stopping by everyone! Happy first of July!
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Posted in Scrapbooking, Webster's Pages, tagged #86, #87, blog, card making, Janelle, Lee, making, MAMBI, memories, Richmond, site, sketch, Storyteller alphas, this, Webster's Pages, Whimsy on June 8, 2009 |
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Hi everyone! The house is peacefully quiet right now. Both kiddos are tucked into bed for the night and I have the downstairs all to myself. Perfect time for me to do a little more blog catch-up, since I am behind in sharing some of my recent projects. I am probably quite behind in sharing, but will just show the last couple of cards I did for the Sketch This blog tonight. Here is the current sketch, #87.
And here is my card.
Paper is Whimsy, by Making Memories. I hand-cut the flowers from one of the sheets of patterned paper, layered several together, and added a stitched button for detail. The greeting was done with my favorite new alpha stickers from Webster’s Pages. If you haven’t seen those yet, you need to check them out. Each sheet comes with 4 different colors of alpha stickers and 2 different sized fonts. I haven’t seen anything else like them, anywhere. Love them.
And going back to last week, here is sketch #86.
And my card is this.
Paper here is Me and My Big Ideas, and once again, the flower is cut directly from the patterned paper. I simplified the sketch a bit by eliminating the circular embellishments. Great thing about sketches is that you use as much or as little of them as you wish, and fit them to your style. They are a great starting block for almost any project. Sketch This has tons of amazing sketches, so be sure to check it out and play along with us. Hook me up in the comments if you do!
Thanks for stopping by!
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Posted in Scrapbooking, Webster's Pages, tagged announcements, birthday card, blog, card making, cardalicious, challenge, chat, club, contest, design, die-cuts, inspireme, kit, kits 'r it, live, may, monthly, My Mind's Eye, ning, pages, paper, peek, playground, prizes, release, sites, sneak, Storyteller alphas, Storytellers, Sweet as Cherry Pie, team, trim, Webster's on April 27, 2009 |
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Hi everyone! I just have a few things to share this evening. Mom is still here visiting, so I haven’t had as much time to devote to my blog. Once things get back to normal around here, I’m hoping to get back on schedule.
But for now, I do have some news to remind you of regarding two different live chats going on tomorrow, April 28th, at the inspireME ning site. First chat begins at 9 am, and second chat will be at 9 pm, both EST. Check google for the correct times in your zone. We will be releasing a new, mid-season line that is absolutely adorable called Sweet As Cherry Pie. This peek will only be available during the chats until the formal release of the line on May 1st. We will also be announcing the winner of our quarterly banner winner, and sharing a way that your page could be featured in our summer catalog!
You do need to be pre-registered at inspireME to participate in our live chats tomorrow, so be sure to pop on over and take care of that if you haven’t already. There is always tons of inspiration there with our beautiful member gallery and monthly contests and challenges. Be sure to check out our current Show Us Your Backsides contest while you’re over there.
I also have my card for the current challenge over at the Cardalicious blog to share. This week’s challenge is to create a birthday card using the colors blue and green and circles. I know everyone can always use birthday cards, so I hope you all will play along with us. Here is what I did.
Used lots of My Mind’s Eye goodies on here, including the patterned paper, the button, and several of their die-cuts I’ve had in my stash for some time. I hand-cut the bracket using a dingbat I downloaded from the internet as my template, and spelled out my birthday greeting using my favorite new Storyteller alpha stickers from Webster’s Pages. The turquoise trim is also from Webster’s new trim collection. If you haven’t seen the Storyteller alphas yet, you really NEED to. Each sheet contains not only four different colors, but two different sizes as well, with four different colorways to choose from. I would recommend getting all four! We are going to be featuring these alphas and this trim in our May Paper-Playground kit, along with papers and cardstock stickers from A Sweet Life and Magical Wishes. Great way to get these items if you haven’t been able to find them locally!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you all at inspireME tomorrow!
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