Friday, October 29, 2010

New from DCWV

Get ready for Christmas - we have new Christmas items from DCWV!

 There are new 12x12 Paper Stacks, Mat Stacks, Boxes of cards and a make your own Advent Calendar kit!

Find them in store and ONLINE now!

Have a great day!

New from Bo Bunny

We have THREE NEW beautiful collections from BO BUNNY!




These collections include 12x12 Cardstock, chipboard stickers, rub ons, brads, collection kits, card kits, wraps, stickers, jewels, 6x6 paper pads and noteworthys!

Find them in store and ONLINE now!

Thanks for stopping by!

New from Little Yellow Bicycle

The NEW SAVOUR collection from Little Yellow Bicycle has arrived at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

Welcome to the kitchen, where the warmest memories are made. With its comfortable style and homey palette, Savor offers the perfect pairing with your family's favorite photos, keepsake recipes and everyday moments.

This collection includes 12x12 Cardstock, Epoxy buttons, stickers and more!

Find this collection in store and ONLINE now!

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Haunting Savings! Save 20%!

We have some ghastly savings for you!  Save 20% off your entire purchase made between October 28 and October 31st!

Quote "HALLOWEEN" in the comments section of your order and we will adjust the total at our end!

Combine this with FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50 for some ghoulish savings!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Technique Tuesday - Faux Metal!

Good Morning!

Today I am going to show you how to create your own faux metal embellishments using embossing powder and a heat tool!

You will need:
- Versa Mark Ink Pad
- Heat Tool
- Embossing powder
- Stamp
- and Cardstock

This is the card I created:

Tools you will need
Cut your paper to the size you want your embellishment to be - leave a little extra on the side so you don't burn your fingers when heat embossing!
Tap the paper into the Versa Mark ink and make sure you get an even coverage.
Also have your stamp ready and inked up with Versa Mark ink, this will protect your stamp.

Sprinkle your embossing powder over your cardstock and tap off the excess.
I store my embossing powders in tupperware pots with a plastic spoon - creates less mess!

Using your heat tool, heat the embossing powder until it melts - see in the middle it looks shiny.
When the whole piece has melted, quickly pour another layer of embossing powder on whilst it is hot so the embossing powder sticks.
If you are not able to work this quickly, let the entire piece cool and then repeat the step of applying Versa Mark ink and then embossing powder.
Apply a total of FOUR layers of embossing powder, it should end up looking something like this:

Wait 10 seconds for it to cool just a little bit and then place your stamp in the melted embossing powder - apply even pressure and leave it there for 20 seconds.

Remove stamp and Tada - your own faux metal embellishment!

You can use any stamp and any colour embossing powder - have fun with it!
Here are a few others I made

Bazzill White and Brown Cardstock
Fancy Pants Traditions Cards 12x12 Cardstock
Fiskars Scallop Edge Punch
Imaginisce I Rock Tool
Imaginisce Compact Jewels
Provo Craft Cricut and Christmas Cheer Cartridge
Ranger Stickles Icicle
Silver Embossing Powder and Heat Too
Hero Arts Holiday Sayings Stamps
Tsukineko VersaMark
Silver Ribbon
Brown Fineliner

Have a great day!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Clean and Simple?

It's Monday again?  You know I generally don't mind Monday's.  I'm always happy regain a little bit of structure around the house and see the kids off to school.  I got my laundry done and did the floors.  I'm good for the week now.

I did get some stamping time in this weekend though!  I thought I would try my hand at a clean and simple card.  You know, I absolutely love the style, but I struggle to make it work for me.  Mostly because I want to embellish it, and really, most of the cards I make today, couldn't be mailed with one stamp.  So I thought I would try a "Fall to Layout" from the Clean and Simple blog...just to see if I could keep it clean.   Here's what happened.

Stamps:  Silhouette Flower cling (Hero Arts), Tag Lines (Flourishes)
Paper:  Ivory, Orange, Designer paper by Echo Park
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tea Leaves (Versamagic), Yellow Ochre & Pumpkin Spice (Colorbox Fluid Ink)

I just love the Silhouetter Flower stamp.  It is perfect for so many techniques as well as just I did here.  I stamped the image three times...once in each colour of ink, then I cut out a segment 1 1/8" square.  I layered each square on another ivory 1 1/4" square.  Finally I positioned them on a strip of orange cardstock that I had edged with the Apron Lace border punch.

The designer paper is from Echo Park, and I rounded the corners on it and the ivory card base using my Corner Chomper.  The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  I have about 6 different black ink pads, and when I need a sentiment to pop, I always choose Versafine Onyx Black.  It is a really nice dark black and it doesn't have any fade as it dries.  It's perfect for sentiments, especially when  you are stamping them on designer paper where it needs to be as prominent as you can get it.

I finished by adding some Crystal Stickles to each of the flower centres and that was it.  Clean and simple...well pretty close.  This definitely could be mailed with one stamp!

I hope you are planning on Playing in Paradise!  Our sketch challenge goes until October 31st, so you still have a little time to play.  And FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50.00 runs until October 31st as well...and so does the Distress Ink special.  WOW...that's a big day!  Don't worry, there's lots of fun stuff happening in November too! 

Have a fabulous day!  I'll see you soon!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

An Albertan Adventure

Materials List
"Vintage Photo" Distress Ink
"Eden" 12x12 Paper from the "Bella Bohemia" line by Harmonie
"Compass" Chipboard Sticker by Little Yellow Bicycle
White flowers by Kaiser Craft
"Umber" VersaColor Ink Pad
Gold Rhinestones by Kaiser Craft
Memory & Pop Up Glue Dots coordinating cardstock & buttons

Don't you just love the beautiful and rich colours in this new line of papers by Harmonie? I sure do! I love this new line called "Bella Bohemia" was hard to choose just one of their papers to feature in this 8x8 scrapbook page.

So, this summer I decided to start getting my photo in front of the welcome sign to each Albertan town/city that I drove through. Perhaps one day I'll have a photo in front of every town's welcome sign in all of Alberta... I think that may take a few years, though, lol!!

I figured it would be appropriate to start my little 8x8 album off with a photo in front of the Stettler sign as they claim to be the HEART of Alberta. My camera is out of commission right now, so, you'll have to contend with a scanned version of my layout.

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Crazy Christmas Savings...Today Only!

Crazy Christmas Savings  

Get all you holiday crafting supplies this weekend!

Place an online order Today only; Saturday, October 23rd, and quote "Crazy Christmas" in the comments section of your order you will receive 15% off all regular priced items ordered.

Limited to regular priced, in stock items only. Only ONE coupon per household for the entire event, Coupon must be quoted with the order. Not valid on previously purchased merchandise. Excludes all personal cutting systems and associated accessories, computer hardware and software and Copic Markers sets.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New from SRM

It's time to make your calendar's and we now have the perfect items in stock to help you!

New from SRM are their Calendar Stickers!

Calendar Numbers. Available in Small and Large

We've got numbers. Available in Small and Large

Year of Memories - 2011 Stickers

Sleek Months. Available in Small and Large

Snappy Months. Available in Small and Large

These are perfect to use with the Scrapbooker's Paradise blank Calendar's:

Tanis Giesbrecht, a design team member for SRM created these beautiful pages for her calendar using the SRM calender stickers.

Find SRM in store and ONLINE now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New Christmas Item's

We have new Christmas items from Martha Stewart, Jolees and K & Company!

Jolee's Boutique

Find them in store and online now!

Have a great day!

Christmas Creations

 Bo Bunny's Noel collection is a vintage look with traditional Christmas colours.  It will look gorgeous in your scrapbooks and as Carolyn will show you, it will make all your Christmas creations look amazing! 

Designed by Carolyn Hueston
Supply List:
Cardstock:             Herbal Dark Green
                                 Crabapple Dark (embossed with Textile Cuttlebug folder)
Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny -  “Noel Traditions”
Rosettes:                Bo Bunny  Cranberry Rose Trim
Sentiment:            Cut from Bo Bunny – “Noel Rejoice”  Edged with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze – “Flirty”
Lace Trim:             Hero Arts Lace Ribbon card
Also:   Trimmer, Scor-Pal,  green brads,  Jumbo Java ink pad, pop dots, two-sided tape runner, small and large glue dots

From Herbal Green Dark cardstock, cut paper to  5.5” x 11” to create card base. Using Scor-Pal, score at 5.5” and then fold on scored line.

For the bottom portion of card, cut a piece of the Noel Traditions patterned paper to  2.5” x 5.25”.

For top of card, cut Crabapple Dark (red)  cardstock to 3” x 5.25”.  Emboss this piece using the Textile Cuttlebug folder.

Use corner rounder on top two corners of red piece.

Use Jumbo Java ink to run along the edges of both pieces to give it a bit of a distressed look.

Using  your two-sided tape runner, adhere both the pieces you just cut, to the front of the card. This will allow a narrow border of the card base to show on all sides.

Now, cut a 5.25” piece of lace trim and adhere this to cover where the two pieces meet. I used the small glue dots (one at each end and two in between).

Cut three roses from the Bo Bunny rose trim and adhere to top left corner of card using the LARGE glue dots.

Cut any of the sentiments from the Noel Rejoice patterned paper.  I love it when you can create embellishments from the paper!

Using the “Flirty” (red) Glimmer Glace, paint a thin line (the width of the applicator brush works perfectly) around the edge of the sentiment you just cut, and anywhere else you would like a little extra shine and simmer.   Remember to shake it really well first so you get lots of glitter.

Pierce a hole near the top and bottom of the sentiment and insert green brads. (Always pierce your hole first to avoid tearing the paper by forcing a brad through).

Attach sentiment to front of card using pop dots...adds a nice touch of dimension.

Voila! You now have a finished card to impress friends and family!

Here are a couple of beautiful tags Carolyn created using the Bo Bunny "Noel" collection.

Designed by Carolyn Hueston
Supply List:
Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny Noel  Joy” & “Traditions
Punch:                    EK Success – Photo Labels
Stamp Set:            Bo Bunny “Noel”
Lace Trim:             Hero Arts Lace Ribbon Card
Rosette:                 Bo Bunny Cranberry Rose Trim
Gold Embossing Powder :    Tsukineko
Also:  Versamark ink pad, small & large glue dots, pop dots,  two-sided tape runner, trimmer, heat tool (for embossing), single hole punch (to make hole in top of tag), small corner rounder, red brads.
Make tag by cutting a 2.75” x 4.5” rectangle from “Noel Joy” patterned paper.  Cut off one of the top corners and then....(now here is a cool secret to get both corners cut the same size and angle)....FLIP the little corner  piece you just cut off and lay it on the opposite top you have a perfect cutting guide.

On the brown patterned side of the same patterned paper,  randomly emboss “Happy Holidays” using the gold embossing powder  and the stamp from the Noel collection, and THEN punch out the piece.  The trick here is to hold the punch UPSIDE  DOWN so you can see that the sentiment fits and is centred.

Cut a 2.5 x 1.25 rectangle from Noel paper and round all four corners. Adhere  “Happy Holidays” to this piece, and set aside.

For top portion of tag, cut red piece 1.5” x 2.75 inches and cut top corners to match corners of tag.  Now, using a controlled tearing motion, and tearing TOWARDS yourself (this gives you the nice white frayed edge), tear the bottom edge of red piece.

Run Versamark ink pad along frayed edge, and dip in gold embossing powder. Heat embossing powder and adhere this piece to top of tag.

Cut lace trim to fit along bottom edge of tag and adhere using small glue dots.   Allow the trim to extend over the bottom of the tag a bit.

Now, using the tree/music stamp from the Noel acrylic stamp set, stamp JUST THE MUSIC PORTION using Versamark.  To do this, you will have to angle the stamp a bit...that’s the best part of acrylic can SEE exactly where you are stamping.  Now heat emboss this with gold embossing powder.
Pierce holes in Happy Holidays piece you set aside earlier, and insert brads. Adhere to tag using foam dots for added dimension

Cut one of the roses from the Bo Bunny rose trim and stick this to the tag using a large glue dot.

Now, cut a 5” piece of narrow lace or ribbon and loop this through tag hole  (oh, yeah, if you didn’t already punch a hole in the top of the tag, now would be the time to do so!)

Congratulations! You have finished your tag and it can be used on a special gift or even as an ornament hanging on the tree.

 Fun Tip:  using your tag as a guide, cut another full size tag and attach it to the back of your tag, leaving the top open and now you can hide a gift card inside!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Technique Tuesday || Joy - Altered Frame

Joy to the World!
It is Technique Tuesday!

Today we're going to be altering a frame with the use the help of some fabulous products.

This is a fun and easy project with some stellar results. I imagine it would be a fabulous Christmas gift for that hard-to-shop-for someone!

- Unfinished Wooden Frame
- Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist
- Pearlescent Paper
- All-Purpose Craft Tacky Glue
- "Icicle" Stickles Glitter Glue
- Memory Glue Dots
- Coordinating Ribbon(s)
- Jesse James Snowflakes
- Chipboard Letters
- Embossing Powder
- Coordinating Metal Charm
- Coordinating Patterned Paper

I started with an unfinished wooden frame from a local dollar store. I took the back off it and the glass out before I sprayed it with "Ocean Wave" Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist. This new Shimmering Mist is a little bit like Glimmer Mist, but with even more applications! The company is Luminarte, but it is a subdivision of Creative Imaginations - a company us scrapbookers are probably all quite familiar with.

I love love love how the shimmering mist covered the wooden frame! It looks like a blue stain - you can still see the wood grain... and it really does shimmer! Once I sprayed the frame a few times with the Shimmering Mist, I rubbed it into the wood (use a rag, not your fingers!) so that it was covered evenly.

If you're a messy crafter like me, but you don't really like having your hands stained blue, you might want to use gloves for this part. It took me three days of regular washing to get most of the blue off my fingers -- at least you know that it'll really stick to that wood, though!

While I waited for the frame to dry, I started working on the embellishments.

I altered some Chipboard Snowflakes. One of the Chipboard Snowflakes was embossed in white and one was covered with some beautiful Pearlescent Swirl paper. Even with the pearlescent shine of the paper, I later decided there just wasn't enough sparkle (I like a lot of bling!), so I added some more sparkle with glitter "Icicle" Stickles. That glitter glue is so easy to use and it gives that little extra UMPH!

I covered the inside of the back of the frame with snowflake paper called "Snowman Delight" - it is a really cute, double-sided paper from Little Yellow Bicycle's new Christmas line called "Christmas Delight". I know that once a photo is being displayed in the frame, the paper will seem really unnecessary, but I think that for gifting purposes, the paper gives it a bit more of a finished look.

Once the frame was dry, I began to arrange my chipboard snowflakes and other items on it. I love how everything came together so well. I love using chipboard for these sorts of projects because it is heavy enough to hang over the edges of things without getting all floppy and flimsy. I put my "JOY" and my snowflakes over the edges of the frame for a more whimsical look. Don't you just love those little Jesse James Snowflakes I stuck on there with the larger chipboard ones?!!

The ribbon tied across the bottom section of the frame was just from my stash; as was the charm tied to it. We have lots of ribbon in store right now that would work for this... you should definitely check out our ribbon! And even though my little charm is a little old, we currently have lots of fun little charms from companies like 7 Gypsies, American Crafts, The Girls' Paperie, Tim Holtz and more... you can find a charm to fit your own style!

To step this gift up a couple notches, why not make a matching card?

To make the card, I used a lot of the same products... with the addition of a cute little stamp set called "Snow Fun" by Inkadinkado.

My "Aegean Blue" VersaMagic DewDrop Chalk Ink was perfect to match the colours of my frame and card. I also used some "Cloud White" Chalk Ink to ink the edges of the dark blue cardstock that I had mounted the stamped images on.

The Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist really does look radiant sprayed onto the large piece of blue cardstock. It shimmers and glimmers and shines so beautifully!

With Pearlescent Swirl paper, Shimmering Misted cardstock, "Icicle" Stickles glitter glue on the chipboard snowflake, and an over-all frosted feel, this Snow Fun card can hold its own next to my glittery, frosty, shimmery Frame!

And hey, in case you didn't know, tomorrow is the last day of our Adhesive sale! Quote code "10100713" in the comments section of your order, and you'll save %15 on any and all adhesives you order! Stock up!! Being caught without adhesive can leave you in a sticky situation!

Now it is time for you to get busy making your own!
Have a great Tuesday!