Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Imaginisce Reviews and a Winner!

I've got a RAK with a few goodies I picked up at CHA for Jukebox! Thanks for your comment! Please send us your addy and I'll get your RAK in the mail. I've got a Perfect Crafting Pouch by ScraPerfect, a brand new Stickles color from Ranger, brand new GCD Studios, and a few non-CHA handmade tickets made by Susie Bentz.

And, Craft Critique has a great review of Imaginisce's new cordless glue gun, the i-bond. We saw these at CHA and were impressed, although my friend Karen wishes they'd make them in any other color than pink. It uses four AAA batteries. The tool is more portable - no searching for an outlet!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

CHA Favorites

Well CHA came and went -- all too short. And tiring. The booths were fabulous. There was lots to see and lots of things I'm looking foward to seeing in my local scrapbook store.

After I got back I realized that I didn't really take photos of the booths, but seemed to have filled my iPhone up with samples. You'll have to forgive the quality of the photos - there's only so much I could do with the phone. Here's a few of my favorites:

The Idea-ology Booth - this was all inspiration! I also saw quite a few demos by Tim of his new products - Distess Stains, glassine paper, stamps, etc. You can see quite a few of them used in one of his Configuration boxes:

And these tags-

The Girls' Paperie had some of the best paper for spring. And this wonderful wreath:

Petaloo has really increased their offerings. More elaborate and detailed flowers, vines and branches. I really loved this new paper banner, which was used in the layout below.

And flowers were everywhere, including lots of ways to make them yourself. Cosmo Cricket has their new Glubers, large thin glue circles to which to adhere your fabric, trim or paper. Hero Arts made flowers several ways with stamps, fabric and felt. And so much more - but that's another post.

Above - from the Cosmo Cricket booth. All the flowers on the layout and below were made with their Glubers.

Friday, January 28, 2011

CHA Bound

Yes - we've been awfully silent lately. Please be patient as we make a few adjustments to our blog.

But today we're CHA-bound.

I don't know about you, but I've been watching the sneak peeks come out over the past few weeks. And there's definitely a lot to be excited about. Personally, I'm chomping at the bit to see Tim Holtz's new products in person. You can view Tim's blog with all his new products here. My favorite? His new reflection stamp, the tissue tape dispenser and Distress Stains.

Craft Critique has a long list of CHA sneak peeks.

What product has caught your eye? What are you not-so-patiently waiting for? Leave a comment here and we'll pick a lucky winner for a RAK.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tim Inspired!

Here are the 2 tags I've made so far.

Tag #1: Inspired by the design of Day 6. The only Tim Holtz product on this tag is the little tag...
Proving you don't have to go out and buy a bunch of stuff to make a tag like his!
Just do your own thing. :)

Tag #2: Inspired by Day 7.
I made the poinsettia out of sticky backed canvas, but I drew & hand cut my flowers myself.
The background was stamped with a scarlet lime stamp. The letters were Hiedi Swapp letters covered with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam. I did stamp them with script like Tim, but the paint covered it up.
I think I'll be making a few more them. They are quite time consuming but they come out lovely!

Monday, December 13, 2010

More Tags!

Tim's 12 Tags were all posted yesterday, with two bonus ones on the 12th. Did you see them all?

You still have plenty of time to enter for our Tim Holtz RAKs.

And here's a couple I finished this weekend. Tag 10 using plastic from packing - simply ingenious and it works so well. Honestly it's my favorite tag of those I've made (so far). The pictures just don't do this technique justice. I've going to be on the lookout for packing I can reuse come Christmas morning!

Remember, you have until December 21st to post your project(s) here.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Quick Christmas Tags

Aren't these cute? Ali Edwards did a few quick and easy tags for the 20 Days of Holiday Sharing at Two Peas. Here's a link to her blog with instructions. All you need are tags, random chipboard letters, scrap paper and your favorite mist.