Monday, February 28, 2011

News! and Hybrid

I made up a tutorial for a fun mini book at the DigiChick:

Here is what the inside looks like:

Go HERE TO THE DIGICHICKS FORUM for the rest of the tutorial. You will find several more beginner and advanced level projects to play with! Enjoy.

And of course, you all know that we are guesting at the Shabby Pickle for the month of March. They are having a re-launch for this month with a whole bunch of celebration events taking place and we are so very honored to be part of it. We have a brand new collab for Friday's release there. Here's a sneak:

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hybrid Fun at the DigiChick!

Head over to the DigiChick forums for a hybrid weekend!!! There are some new tutorials and challenges for hybrid fun! And if you complete these projects, there is a drawing for a $15 gift certificate to the store! Go HERE for the forum and HERE for the challenge thread. You'll find some awesome beginners tuts for those who want to try it out!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Just thought I'd share and give you a heads tomorrow at the DigiChick!!! 30% off all our items except for bundles! So, head over there to grab what you've been wanting to get!

30% off Storewide between 24 Feb thru 27 Feb!!! That's Thursday thru to the weekend!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Snaps & Scraps

I returned from a quick trip to London yesterday. We were very lucky to get really inexpensive round trip tickets a couple weeks ago (75 euros for 4 people!!! is that crazy???) so we decided to go during the kids' winter break for a 4 days. Not long but hotel prices in London make up for the cheap flights!!! I didn't bring my laptop (poor Vanessa having to deal with everything, sorry, hon!) as I knew I wouldn't have time. We did a whirlwind tour of the various markets and neighborhoods (we had been to London's tourist traps at other times) and it was fun. We did get to stop at the British National Museum and also the National Library. And it was there I got to see the Guttenburg Bible, and a few other amazing book relics. But now, it's just great to be back home.

It's a fresh take on scrapbooking, whether it be paper, hybrid or digital. The colors are an amazing neutral grey with yellow counterpoints. Check out the paper:

Wordart is included:

and these amazing brushes:

Here are a couple layouts to whet your appetite:

from Eryn

from Aniko

from Holly at the DigiChick:

from Gina:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Here it is, our collab with Veronica Spriggs and Obsession.

Just in time for Valentine's Day and for romance. Great for scrapping those memories of your special times. And it comes seperately for those who want or need just the papers or just the elements. But it also is available in the money saving bundle with everything in it.

Here is the rest of this gorgeous collection:

And here are closeups of the papers:

Some amazing layouts from our CT and from the DigiChick CT:

Two from Katie

From Caren

from Eryn

from Vivienne

from Sharyn

from Lynn

from Monique

from Aniko

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Gots another collab coming up and here's a sneak:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CU Grabbag and Re-release!

Here is a CU Grabbag of our fun stuff! For commercial use, no credits necessary! You get 5 FULL PACKS of 10 elements each, that's 50 items for $5.99. Total value of over $25.00! Grab it while you can!
Reveal will be below so if you don't want to see it, go away now! ROFL.

We also updated Yvonne Banham's doodles with ABR brush files along with the png files. Don't forget that we have new CU TOU!!! You can read more on that HERE.

AND you can check out her is a freebie png of a shoe for you to try:

AND the reveal is coming up:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Stationary Box with Basic Grey

I love stationary boxes and I found this awesome box online and after quite a bit of searching, found some patterns and instructions.

You can find the tutorial HERE and the pdf pattern HERE and if you want, there is a video tutorial HERE.

My biggest problem was finding the paper I wanted in 12x12 size. The pattern for this box requires 12x12 sized paper and cardstock which is difficult to find here where I live. Basic Grey at the DigiChick to the rescue! I used the Phresh and Phunky set. I also wanted this box to be sturdier than cardstock. I had some stronger cardboard from a gift box and used that as the base. I constructed the box in the cardboard first. Because of my printer size limitations (A4 is my largest size, similar to letter size), I had to play a little with the printed paper and selected paper that was a bit easier to match up. It ended up being two A4 sheets of the striped paper for the box itself, one sheet of the circles paper for the top, and one sheet of the blue grunge for the inside. The only thing I can add to the tutorial above is that if you are covering boxes, like I did, cut the paper a little larger on the edges so that you can fold over to the inside for a better finish. Also, when constructing the box itself, use a really good glue and clothespins to help hold things together while glueing.